MERS Coronavirus warning

Cases in our region on the rise though, thankfully, not hospitalisations or deaths. The Valencia Region was down below 100 cases per day and a cumulative rate of less than 30. Over the last 2 weeks, cases crept over 100 up to 200 and, yesterday, number over 300 for the first time since March. No deaths at all, though.
The number of cases weren't helped by a group of students who went on organised school trip to Mallorca and 10 of them came back with the virus (39 throughout Spain) despite requiring a negative test to go there. The 2 week cumulative case count has now risen to 40 in 100,000. The only cases of the so-called Delta variant were crew members of some far Eastern ship in Valencia but they have now identified 2 cases of the strain in Elche.

The current restrictions on opening hours for nightlife will be in place until June 30th but the Pres of the community says he will keep some restrictions in place until September though facemask wearing outdoors is scrapped from this Saturday. The Valencia Community was the region with the lowest rates up until yesterday but is now in 3rd place throughout Spain, the Balearics being the best.

Some areas are vaccinating the 30 age group but Valencia Community won't start them until July 17th. Spain is now up to 81% of all those over 40 having one jab with 46% having both.

They also appear to have received a big batch of the AZ vaccine so they can now finish the 60 to 65 age group with the second jab using that vaccine. 93% of that age group have had at least one AZ jab but only 32% with the second due to the lack of AZ vaccines coming in and, as previously stated, 76% of those offered an alternative have refused it and preferred to wait until the AZ vaccines became available. Teachers (one of the groups having the AZ vaccine) have been particularly vociferous over not having the AZ for a second jab despite having their first ones 16 weeks ago. They should also be getting theirs this week as well along with other groups who regularly come into contact with the public.

Majority of cases now in the age range 25 to 39. Total daily deaths have been below 50 in Spain now for over a week with 13 reported on Monday which rose to 30 yesterday. The number recovered has been outstripping the number of new cases for a few weeks now. Hospitalisations are very low and ICU well less than 1% of beds due to Covid. Health centres pretty much back to normal and appointments running at the normal same day or 1 day wait again. Wife even got called for her "annual" blood tests which didn't happen last year. Most covid vaccines are being done at mass vaccination centres which is freeing up the practice nurses for their normal routine. We have 4 mass vaccination centres in our health authority area, ranging from a 3k trip up to 20k depending.

Must be a lot of people going on their travels as the Valencia Community have downloaded 1.5 million EU vaccine passports since the system came in on June 7th. That's over a quarter of the entire Valencian population.

We were looking for a break away at a hotel up the coast in July but were told restrictions may still be in place and we'd have to pre-book an hour time slot at the pool and also for breakfast and only the 10 to 11 am slot was available for breakfast. Decided to postpone it until September and see if things are back to normal.

Our residence area is still devoid of Brits travelling despite not requiring tests or vaccine certs (different story going back, of course) but loads of Scandinavians, Dutch and other nationalities have turned up. No Germans, though, as they would require quarantine on return except for the Canary and Balearic islands which is where they are all going.
 
Meanwhile, in Wales.....

Guido was in a punny mood. From the article:
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Have you looked into the adverse reactions to the vaccinations? Attached are a few sources
It looks like someone has been drinking the hand sanitiser again. It's an unattributed PDF uploaded onto the site, containing incoherent rambling with no discernable point, argument, or train of thought. Googling the first paragraph doesn't turn up anything on the web that it might have been copied from. There are lots of question marks but no clear questions or answers.

In short, it looks like the script for one of Ipso Facto's videos. It even ends with "Believe nothing, check everything".

I'm not sure who you got this from, but whatever he's drinking you need to stay well away from it.

Does this help?
 
It looks like someone has been drinking the hand sanitiser again. It's an unattributed PDF uploaded onto the site, containing incoherent rambling with no discernable point, argument, or train of thought. Googling the first paragraph doesn't turn up anything on the web that it might have been copied from. There are lots of question marks but no clear questions or answers.

In short, it looks like the script for one of Ipso Facto's videos. It even ends with "Believe nothing, check everything".

I'm not sure who you got this from, but whatever he's drinking you need to stay well away from it.

Does this help?
These are techniques used by RT as well. Ask leading questions and let those who tend towards conspiracy theories join the dots.
 
Have you looked into the adverse reactions to the vaccinations? Attached are a few sources
the problem with looking at VAERS and the Yellow card data set is that you are only looking at one side of the story.

You also have to have significant levels of training in statistical analysis to examine them and (this is crucial) have access to databases of clinical events in the general population that is similar to the vaccine cohort.

In that way you can look to see if 4 instances of pulmonary oedema in a period of 28 days in a cohort of otherwise healthy individuals is normal or unusual. So you examine the same demographics in the general population, in a representative sample size to see if it unusual or not.

Without the ability to compare those data sets (and have the skill/training to understand the results) it is next to worthless.

The latest lie of people like you is that 4 BA pilots died recently. The ratlickers are spreading the lie that they all died following vaccines and that BA are in emergency talks with the UK government as they are terrified that they will have to stop any vaccinated pilots from flying less more snuff it - so they are down hundreds of pilots! All of that is utter crap of course.

The pilots ’may’ have died not long after their vaccines - but one was not that long after returning from an extended period in an ICU in the US, whilst another died after severe injuries coming off his trail bike.

So unless you have better information to offer than that please stick it in that place near Slice up in the Ramtops.
 
Have you looked into the adverse reactions to the vaccinations? Attached are a few sources

Where I live the whole county of around 3,000 people have had their second Moderna or Pfizer jab and to date, no one has got sick from it, ended up in hospital or died from it. About the only thing people had afterwards was a sore arm for a day or so.
 
Where I live the whole county of around 3,000 people have had their second Moderna or Pfizer jab and to date, no one has got sick from it, ended up in hospital or died from it. About the only thing people had afterwards was a sore arm for a day or so.

That'll teach 'em to spend the afternoon they got off work for the vaccinations thrapping like bonobos on acid.
 

happyuk

War Hero
Have you looked into the adverse reactions to the vaccinations? Attached are a few sources

Excess mortality is only slightly elevated now. The dead are already dead. COVID prevalence is low. If you take the vaccine now, you need to compare the against the risk of today, not five months ago.

The only way to hear about kids having heart problems, nurses getting deep vein thrombosis etc is from social media and the crackpot press. Mainstream media doesn't want to report it after telling everyone the vaccine is safe.

If you're old, fat or otherwise have a poor immune system, go ahead and get the jab. However, I then also have bad news for you: the jab then is not as effective as advertised. If you have a strong reaction to the vaccine, it means your immune system is working well (not "the vaccine is working") and you wouldn't have needed the shot in the first place.
 
Here is the COVID-19 summary for Wednesday.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday

Abu Dhabi are offering free COVID-19 jabs to tourists.
In the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is offering tourists free COVID-19 vaccinations, previously restricted to United Arab Emirates citizens and residency visa holders.

Israel have postponed allowing in vaccinated tourists due to concerns about the delta variant.
Israel has postponed its planned July 1 reopening to vaccinated tourists over concerns about the spread of the infectious delta variant.

Angela Merkel had a first jab of Oxford-AstraZeneca but has now had Moderna as her second jab to help encourage people to not be afraid to mix doses.
In Europe, a spokesperson for Angela Merkel says the German chancellor received two different vaccines in a conscious effort to encourage people not to be afraid if they are advised to get a mix of shots. Merkel's office confirmed Tuesday that the 66-year-old received a first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine on April 16. For the second, she received Moderna.
I will add that mixing jabs is routine in Canada, and it is even done with Pfizer-Biontech and Moderna. Where I am Pfizer have delayed shipment recently so for the past few days regardless of whether you had Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-Biontech or Moderna, you would get Moderna if you were showing up for your second jab.

The Netherlands had a stock of 200,000 Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine left over when they stopped using it out of concern for blood clots. They decided to use it after all and announced that it would be given out on a first come first serve basis to whomever wanted it. The phone booking line was overwhelmed with calls from people who wanted it.
A telephone line set up to allow people in the Netherlands to book a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination has been overwhelmed with callers. The J&J single-dose shot had largely been removed from the Dutch COVID-19 vaccination program because of the tiny risk of an extremely rare blood clotting disorder. But the government has about 200,000 J&J shots available over the next two weeks and is making them available to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.

Brazil hit a new infection record, with 115,228 new cases in the past day. Their seven day average for infections and deaths is now the world's highest, having surpassed India.
In the Americas, Brazil registered a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, days after reaching a milestone 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend. The country's seven-day average for new coronavirus cases and deaths is now the highest in the world, having surpassed India last week.

Colombia have passed the 100,000 deaths mark, the 10th country so far to do so. On a per capita basis they have the world's third highest death rate.
Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the unwanted milestone.

The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April, and over the past seven days it had the world's third-highest per capita death rate from COVID-19, according to data published by Oxford University and Johns Hopkins University's COVID tracker.

Mexico are donating 400,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Mexico's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it will donate more than 400,000 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine doses to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

India's vaccination program appears to have trouble hitting targets.
In the Asia-Pacific region, India's vaccinations over the next few weeks could fall short of the pace set on the first day of a federal campaign, experts said.

In Australia, New South Wales are having a spike in infections and New Zealand have imposed quarantine requirements on people arriving from there.
Australia's most-populous state reported its biggest daily increase in cases in nearly a week, while New Zealand paused quarantine-free travel with the state.
 
The US are finding that offering lotteries and prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated is having limited success.
States find vaccine incentives not always key to getting more shots in arms

To make a long story short, a number of states in the US are having problems convincing their residents to get vaccinated, with some being well below the national average.

The states had offered incentives to get vaccinated by entering recipients names in a lottery for various prizes. The prizes including multi-million dollar cash jackpots.

This had a short term effect in boosting vaccination take up, but quickly ran out of steam, with numbers of people getting vaccinated often falling back to previous levels after a few weeks or even declining.

The story is mainly a series of examples of these cases. The rate of vaccination is very uneven across the US, with some states having fairly high rates of uptake while other states have stalled at below 50 per cent of the population.

The overall lesson from this is that lotteries and prizes don't seem to be the answer to getting people to get the jab.

What national averages for vaccination rates don't show is that vaccine uptake can be very uneven, resulting in pockets of unvaccinated people who are vulnerable to new outbreaks.

A major issue is probably going to be countering the anti-vaxxer conspira-loons on social media who are busy spreading their usual horseshit (e.g. vaccines are "risky", you don't need the jab if you have a healthy immune system, you don't need one because the pandemic is "over", etc., etc.). They've been wrong every step of the way through the pandemic, but they have an ever-flowing fountain of fresh horseshit which they continue to spread.

I suspect what will be needed to get through the pandemic to the end state (which is vaccination) is continuing leadership by politicians and public figures who people can relate to.
 
Whereas in Hong Kong the freebies and lotteries on offer for vaccinated people has led to a sharp increase in vaccination rates.

This is, though, a town where everyone loves to gamble and people will queue for 2 hours for a free scoop of ice cream.
 
Excess mortality is only slightly elevated now. The dead are already dead. COVID prevalence is low. If you take the vaccine now, you need to compare the against the risk of today, not five months ago.

The only way to hear about kids having heart problems, nurses getting deep vein thrombosis etc is from social media and the crackpot press. Mainstream media doesn't want to report it after telling everyone the vaccine is safe.

If you're old, fat or otherwise have a poor immune system, go ahead and get the jab. However, I then also have bad news for you: the jab then is not as effective as advertised. If you have a strong reaction to the vaccine, it means your immune system is working well (not "the vaccine is working") and you wouldn't have needed the shot in the first place.
You are, once again wrong in pretty much every way - in factual, logic and reasoning.

I’ll edit this once I have had my lunch (home made soup) but suffice to say that you don’t know what you are talking about. Again.
 

happyuk

War Hero
You are, once again wrong in pretty much every way - in factual, logic and reasoning.

I’ll edit this once I have had my lunch (home made soup) but suffice to say that you don’t know what you are talking about. Again.

You liked that did you Ryder watch this space. Don't let me give you indigestion in the meantime.

Retarded, spiteful gibberish from you as always.

In the meantime, it's not looking good...

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It's unethical to to put youngsters at risk just to protect those who have already got one foot in the grave.
 
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Wrong. Those odds are very very good indeed. In fact better odds than you would get of death or long term health problems from contracting Covid.
 
Here is the COVID-19 summary for Thursday.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

Russia reported another 20,182 new cases and 568 deaths, both the highest since January. The vaccination program is apparently going slowly.
Coronavirus infections continue to soar in Russia, with authorities reporting 20,182 new cases Thursday and 568 further deaths. Both tallies are the highest since late January. The surge comes as authorities struggle to overcome widespread vaccine hesitancy and immunize its 146 million people.

The third wave of the pandemic is Africa was described was "extremely brutal" by the WHO regional director. The delta variant is apparently causing it to spread fast and hit hard.
In Africa, officials said Thursday that the continent was facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves.

"The third wave is picking up speed, spreading faster, hitting harder," said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa.

The delta variant "may have played a very significant role" in the third wave in at least 20 countries across Africa, said the director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong.

"The third wave is extremely brutal," he said.

Brazil reported 115,226 new cases.
Brazil registered a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, as its outbreak shows new signs of accelerating despite long-delayed vaccination efforts finally gaining steam.

Indonesia reported 20,574 new cases, a record increase for them.
Indonesia recorded its biggest daily increase in cases Thursday with 20,574 new infections.
 
The following story is about the not too surprising fact that nearly all the current COVID-19 deaths in the US are people who haven't been vaccinated.
Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in U.S. are now among people who aren't vaccinated

The US is down to around 300 deaths per day. Nearly all of them are people who haven't been vaccinated.

The data for May shows that out of 853,000 people hospitalised, fewer than 1,200 had been full vaccinated. Of the 18,000 deaths in May, only about 150 were with people who were fully vaccinated.

The vaccine is so effective that nearly every COVID-19 death at present in the US is preventable.

About 63 per cent of those eligible for vaccination in the US (age 12 and up) have had at least one dose, and 53 have had both. The problem now is with people who won't, for one reason or another, get vaccinated.

It's summer now, but modelling suggests that deaths will hit 1,000 per day again when winter comes.
 

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