Covid-19 case rates
increase in Wigan as new variant becomes more common
local news, for local people
Started: 14th Jan 2021 at 12:43
Disturbing statistics... But is it right that Oldham is choosing to innoculate their homeless persons in preference to those who are obviously more needy. ?
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 13:27
I bet all the travellers are high up the queue as well.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 15:26
I have decided to mask up all the time when I am out and not just in the shops.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 16:24
When I am out I wear the mask all the time.
Doo yoo think it is those 'bad-uns' on here, who are responsible for the infection rates going up.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 16:43
Don't wind him up for goodness sake.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 16:44
It wouldn't surprise me tts cos there's a few on here think the rules don't apply to them
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 17:46
Can you tell us who those few people are please ?
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 17:57
Just have a look at how many comments they've had removed
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:11
I've better things to do,so I take it you won't tell us ?
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:17
He doesn't do questions. Just sits and snipes. Sad really.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:35
Better things to do
Well get um done instead of following me around all the time
Boredy, this is local news for local people, not for foreigners
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:44
Same old, same old useless bilge. You really are a pathetic specimen.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:47
I don't follow anyone around,I'm asking a question,please be polite & answer you rude man
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 18:51
I thought you'd better things to do
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 19:10
Back to topic, "Covid-19 case rates" .... New cases are dropping across the UK.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 20:17
That's not what they said on the news, They said cases have dropped slightly in Laaaaandaaarn but new infections are going up,
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 21:04
I have to say, yesterday was higher than the day before but, overall, the statisticians are saying it's falling as they take a seven day average.
At that very moment in time, when Chris Whitty said "the covid positive tests were still rising across the UK" (same film as was on yesterday) (and the day before) I was actually studying some graphs of statistics on a government linked site.
And this is what it said ......
The official UK Government website for data and insights on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
(Data are also available to download as an easy to read document.)
Positive Result Test Cases ...
8 January 2021 - 68,053
9 January 2021 - 59,937
10 January 2021 - 54,940
11 January 2021 - 46,169
12 January 2021 - 45,533
13 January 2021 - 47,525
People tested positive
Latest data provided on 13 January 2021
Daily (13 January 2021)
Last 7 days
-29,139 drop (-7.2%)
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 21:47
You have to agree, that a 29,139 drop in positive cases, over seven days, doesn't show a rise. Does it?
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 21:51
Av sed it before and I'll say it agen
figures can lie, and liars can figure, You have to use your own judgement,
my judgement says,
the town centre is quiet, the roads are quiet, people are wearing masks, people are giving space and abiding the rools,
the infections in Wigan are not falling, So, where do we go from here ???
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 22:49
Keep on staying safe...we are now paying for Christmas...it will fall steeply in the next 5-6 weeks
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 23:00
"Keep on staying safe...we are now paying for Christmas...it will fall steeply in the next 5-6 weeks"
I agree with what yoo say 100%
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 23:26
Tom, I think I get about a lot more than you do. And, I can assure you, the roads are not quiet, people are nat all wearing masks, people are not giving space and are not abiding the rules.
It's all bullshit!
If 'figures can lie, and liars can figure', it follows that the figures given about Wigan can also be lies? And there's no bigger liars than Wiganers (especially pseudos!)
Also, when they say 'Wigan', where so they mean?
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 23:40
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 23:56
Time for you to get back to reality. Is Atherton in Wiggin, Bowton, Leyth or Timbuktu. If I want a medical opinion an Owd pitman or a blind man will be just below a paper person.
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 04:55
Broady, I haven't tried to give any medical opinions.
And what's Atherton got to do with it?
All I'm doing is telling it as it is. I'm out and about, every day, seven days a week. Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, loads of places in between. Hitchin, near to Stevenage last week. Buckshaw Village yesterday.
Lockdown? It doesn't exist for me.
I see loads of people, in loads of places, some wearing facemasks, many not, Nobody seems to be 'staying in'. Garage, in Leigh, is very busy, car sales next door very busy, can't move for folk. "Mask?. Eh? "
But, that's a different issue.
The 'figures'. That's what I quoted. All these numbers, of all these things. Tests, positive, died, died inhospital, died at home, not died, got run over - had covid test four weeks ago - died of covid,
battled with cancer for four years - had covid test four weeks ago - dies ...... of covid?.
Then Chris Whitty says "cases are going up" when the 'officially published, government produced, figures' say the opposite ????????
Well, this afternoon, after I've finished this cup of tea and toast butty, I'm going to a house in Newton le Willows, then another one in Hindley. And I'll bet you a pound to a piece of shit that the traffic will be nose to tail and both places will be full of folk, out shopping, walking round, as if it's normal.
Me? Well, I'm all right, me. I've not got covid. Well, I coughed a few times this morning, when I was cleaning my teeth. I blamed it on breathing in the toothpaste froth. It might've been covid! Who knows?
If I drop-deeeud later on, in Hindley, don't let 'em give me a number and call me a statistic!
BUT, seriously now (straight face an'all) ..... the figures! Check the figures!
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 11:48
" I'm out and about, every day, seven days a week. Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, loads of places in between. Hitchin, near to Stevenage last week. Buckshaw Village yesterday.
Lockdown? It doesn't exist for me"
Well it's folk like yoo who are spreading it
Yoo could be a souper spreader
You are A Simptomatic
I bet yoo have got that Brazilian variant, so how did yoo catch that ?
For god sake man, why don't yoo fair low yourself
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 12:37
Walsh is a common Irish surname, meaning "Briton" or "foreigner", literally "Welshman" or "Wales", taken to Ireland by soldiers from Britain, namely Welsh, Cornish and Cumbrian soldiers during and after the Norman invasion of Ireland. It is most common in County Mayo and County Kilkenny.
"Foreigner" it is then
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 16:03
Terry you amaze me with your knowledge
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 17:07
GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK
People tested 'positive' by specimen date
Seven days to 10 January 2021 = 24
% rate per resident population: 0.077
How does this compare to England average?
A woman in Asda, this morning, said, "Ooooooh, aaaaaaye, they're droppin' laaaaike flaaaa'es in Wigan, laaaaaike", "we're stoppin' in ouwer 'ouyse" ! :roll:
Replied: 15th Jan 2021 at 17:07
Momac have you been ok since the injection yesterday ?
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:07
NJ..my Doc said that cause you've had the Covid expect to feel rough for couple of days,I've got aches and pains,heavy arm etc but certainly dont feel rough..and everybody that sat on chairs after for fifteen minutes certainly didn't seem off color at all...they supply you with a card with info if you do feel off..and anyone who's afraid of needles (not me )..it's mainly young men isn't it,I can tell them that you don't feel a thing..in fact if you closed your eyes you wouldn't know it had been done.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:23
Oh that's good news glad you're ok,I'm not afraid of needles,like you say it's usually men
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:42
Can you still play the piano?
If you can't, put a claim in!
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:46
Tonks..you are bonkers,you do know that don't you.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:49
I'm not. My mum had me tested!
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 14:06
Yes for Measles.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 14:08
One thing I don't understand about masks is if there are around 40000 cases everyday then surely some of these cases would of been from people who were wearing a mask at the time they caught it?
I know masks don't protect you but protect others when you wear one but makes you think about how useful they are. Virus particles can get in your eyes, ears and nose as they are that small.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:25
If 40,000 people a day are getting covid19, in four and a half years, everybody will have had it. Unless some people are greedy and catch it twice!
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:31
those figures are for people who go for a test, the more they test, the more they find, So if they only test half, there will only be 20,000 a day Max, if they test 60.000 they might find more so, the solution is,
Stop testing, problem solved,
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:39
Indeed! Also, if everybody is tested, and everybody is positive, it follows that everybody who dies will have died with Covid19.
Then, when they inject everybody with 'the vaccine', nobody will die of anything!
(that's why more people are dying 'with covid' now than were dying 'with covid' before they started testing people).
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:48
If they did a test for, Are you a Wiganer, I would test positive ,
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:52
My wife's birth certificate says she was born in Orrell.
(she was born in Billinge hospital and the family home, at the time, was in Earl Street, Wigan!)
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 21:59
Normally at this time of year there are photo’s of ambulances lined up outside the RAEI and the corridors full and appeals to keep away from hospitals. I read in our local paper last week “ that there had been no reported cases of flu in Alberta this winter” That seems strange.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 22:41
No one is catching flu and you think it is strange William?
If you haven't noticed.......almost everybody around the world is wearing masks, social distancing, sanitising everything in sight and staying at home!
And you wonder why no one is catching flu?
I had you down as relatively bright.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 22:47
I think plenty are catching flu but Covid seems to be blamed for everyone’s death. Get knocked down, go in hospital, catch Covid and that is cause of death. With that I bid YOU goodnight. Some snow to shovel off the roof.
Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 22:54
Wearing a mask can also stop you from getting the flu. In Japan its been a sign of being polite for a long time (as far back as 1918 spanish flu period) when it cut down the infection rate. That's why even before the pandemic people wore masks to cut down the seasonal flu period.
Replied: 17th Jan 2021 at 07:02