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Wear Your Mask - COVID-19 Thread II
RE: Wear Your Mask - COVID-19 Thread II
Christmas and New Year celebrations. That they're not testing non-symptomatic contacts is an indication of failure, as testing capacity is implied to be exceeded and thus test and tracing is no longer an effective tool.

It seems the lockdown in the Netherlands had effect, data's entered in the public report on Tuesdays, but there's a flat rate of corona infections from mid December onwards.

Which, I'll note, is still substantially greater than the rate during the first lockdown. The graphs show quite effectively just how mismanaged the virus was during the summer.

Hopefully, by next Tuesday there's an indication of decreasing numbers, but I'm not so certain of that. While Christmas and New Year were locked down in the Netherlands, the Saint Nicholas celebrations were not and that's a far bigger deal than Christmas is here.
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(01-10-2021, 12:58 PM)Dartz Wrote: What the fuck happened?

Quoting myself:

(01-10-2021, 12:08 PM)robkelk Wrote: People have not been taking the pandemic seriously since the first vaccine acceptance was announced.
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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Lockdown is now affecting me.

Ontario goes into a state of emergency as of 12:01am Thursday, lasting 28 days. Stay at home, except to go grocery shopping, go to a medical appointment, or go to essential work that cannot be done from home.

So much for getting an oil change and tire rotation next week... but I won't need that done, either.
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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Looks like we've bottomed out here, and it's going to likely go back up... and it bottomed out just below the APRIL record of hospitalizations. And just as we moved back to things like really limited indoor dining being allowed because the numbers had been in steady decline. (Not that we've been inside a restaurant except for takeout since sometime in March.)

Brace yourselves, the Holiday Spike has officially arrived, and it didn't go into the punch this time.
"You know how parents tell you everything's going to fine, but you know they're lying to make you feel better? Everything's going to be fine." - The Doctor
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Peg and I have just registered at the NJ state government website to get the COVID vaccine. We may qualify for the current stage of distribution; if not, we're likely in the next stage.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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I've gone and registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I figure I'm probably no sooner than the third stage. I haven't been an EMS responder since 2006, and the only other relevant risk factors are weight and diabetes.
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I'm surprised you need to register.

Here you are registered on the basis that you exist in the database and will be called up. It'll probably be voluntary but highly encouraged to follow that call.
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Last numbers I heard were California: 1 in 16 are infected; Los Angeles: 1 in 10 is infected. Still too damn many sirens from ambulances passing by.

A friend of mine already got the vaccine today — she's in a halfway house, so I guess the prisons department got it early here. I'm okay with this! Stopping people who have the highest risk of spread, living very close together, is a great idea. And reducing the rate of infection might actually be better than the 95% protection of the vaccine, when it comes down to it, because I have so little exposure.
"Kitto daijoubu da yo." - Sakura Kinomoto
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I thought that was what all these restrictions were SUPPOSED to be about. 'Flattening' the curve, keeping the rate of infections down till it burned out.

Of course, I *ALSO* believe Newsome is using this to turn us all into a bunch of humorless funless drones who only work, and worship.
Hear that thunder rolling till it seems to rock the sky?
Thats' every ship in Grayson's Navy taking up the cry!
NO QUARTER!

No Quarter by Echo's Children
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With new stay-at-home order, Ontario admits previous COVID-19 lockdown was too weak

Looking at the numbers and the statements associated with them, I've added a COVID-19 section to the All The Tropes page Blatant Lies/Politics - there's no way the premier didn't know what was happening while he told people the opposite.
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, American roads are getting much deadlier - The first 9 months of 2020 saw a 4.6% increase in road fatalities over 2019.

It turns out that bad habits are a ratchet: people speed on empty roads, then keep speeding once the lockdown ends.  Then repeat the lockdown again.
"Kitto daijoubu da yo." - Sakura Kinomoto
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Not helped by the fact that American roads are often by design unsafe.
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That sounds familiar. I think a similar article and conclusion appeared in one of these threads several months ago.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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