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Corona virus, the non-asshole thread


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58 minutes ago, Longhaul said:

It does not appear that the large outdoor events are causing large spikes so that is a good thing.   We are 4 weeks into the season and cases in our state are actually starting to drop off some so let’s hope this trend continues 

Yes! If those events were causing spikes, we'd have known about it. It would be interesting to know why. 

If you remember, there was a soccer match in Italy very early in the pandemic that was a super spreader. 

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Just now, JimG said:

Yes! If those events were causing spikes, we'd have known about it. It would be interesting to know why. 

If you remember, there was a soccer match in Italy very early in the pandemic that was a super spreader. 

honestly I think that people are not getting tested nearly as often as they are potentially symptomatic....all that being said I am hoping we are seeing the delta starting to burn out but who knows if there is another variant that will do the same

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10 minutes ago, STS said:

honestly I think that people are not getting tested nearly as often as they are potentially symptomatic....all that being said I am hoping we are seeing the delta starting to burn out but who knows if there is another variant that will do the same

Yep....I was wondering that people are now more likely to stay home if not feeling well. 

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My sister, BIL and I went to the Darlington race several weeks ago.  It was an outdoor event and very few people were wearing masks, but we were all fully-vaccinated earlier in the year.

We have had no illness since then. 

Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

SCDHEC's graphic on herd immunity.

COVID-19-herd-immunity-graphic.png

Breakthrough infection data as of September 21.

Total breakthrough cases*¥
 

10,252

Total breakthrough hospitalizations and/or deaths*§

929

Total breakthrough hospitalizations*§
 

898

Total breakthrough deaths*§
 

256

Percent of Fully Vaccinated People who have a Breakthrough Infection

0.4668%

Percent of Fully Vaccinated People who were Hospitalized and/or Died due to COVID-19

0.0423%

Percent of Fully Vaccinated People who were Hospitalized due to COVID-19

0.0409%

Percent of Fully Vaccinated People who Died due to COVID-19
 

0.0117%

* Data as of September 21, 2021; all data are provisional.

The bottom line is get vaccinated and wear a mask in crowded indoor settings until the crisis passes or becomes more manageable.

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2 hours ago, STS said:

honestly I think that people are not getting tested nearly as often as they are potentially symptomatic....all that being said I am hoping we are seeing the delta starting to burn out but who knows if there is another variant that will do the same

I don’t know I think if people are feeling bad they are so worried now they get tested.   Either they are asymptomatic or the events are really not causing a massive spread.   More people in these huge crowds being Vader certainly helps.   Just interesting to watch 

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1 hour ago, Longhaul said:

I don’t know I think if people are feeling bad they are so worried now they get tested.   Either they are asymptomatic or the events are really not causing a massive spread.   More people in these huge crowds being Vader certainly helps.   Just interesting to watch 

I know a ton of people who refuse to get tested unless they are worried about needing to go to the hospital...it is craziness

As for the outdoor events, I just can't help but think that it spreads very poorly in wide open spaces 

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This will be good for those who can't get vaxed due to medical reasons and as adjunct Rx for breakthrough cases.  I would hope that providing this would require a vax along with the oral for the Q-tips.

 

Merck Seeks Authorization For First Anti-Covid Pill, Said To Cut Hospitalizations In Half - News & Guts Media (newsandguts.com)  

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On 10/1/2021 at 5:06 PM, Swayin said:

Nice!  This kind of thing is what it will take to get us out of Pandemic in my mind...people wone vaccinate for prevention can now access oral antivirals...hopefully if this proves efficacious then it will open up hospitals

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Just now, Longhaul said:

Positive cases dropped 35% from August to September so hopefully we are dropping off like Europe has already started to do. 

I just hope that when delta burns out we don't have another variant waiting in the wings

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Just now, TheYancey said:

We already have a C variant circulating.  While it is great to have some new treatments they will not stop the mutations.  We need 80%+ vax rates 

80% isn't going to happen...the best you may get is 80% immunity rate (which is really what should be focused on IMO)

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36 minutes ago, STS said:

80% isn't going to happen...the best you may get is 80% immunity rate (which is really what should be focused on IMO)

Agree and the variants will continue as they are coming from overseas.  We could get 100% vaccination here and variants are still going to be an issue 

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On 9/30/2021 at 2:38 PM, STS said:

I know a ton of people who refuse to get tested unless they are worried about needing to go to the hospital...it is craziness

As for the outdoor events, I just can't help but think that it spreads very poorly in wide open spaces 

In my neighborhood, I’ll say that if a kid starts to come down with a cold, a COVID test is done. No questions asked, almost routine now. Now as far as adults go….

 

I was at a charity event called Bourbon and Bow ties 2 weeks ago. It was outdoors but in a covered area. Event was packed, talking shoulder to shoulder people drinking bourbon and eating food. No one in our party of 8 had any issues other than hangovers. We are all vaccinated

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13 hours ago, carolina_corpsman said:

They converted our break room to a post op unit (to make the original post op room a Covid unit) last week they reconverted it to a post op room. 

Maybe in a month or so we'll get our break room back lol.

cases still coming in like the tide?

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