Covid Cases ......

Started by: tonker (24051) 

..... restricting travel UK to Spain?

Catalonia, last week, had Spain's highest incidence with 725 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Being this bad, it means we have to have 3 tests on our return from Spain, due to the government classifying it as an "amber" risk country.

Here's the latest figurs for our area of NW England -

Bolton - 12,094 cases per 100,000
Wigan - 10,685 cases per 100,000
St.Helens - 11,000 cases per 100,000

They'll be making us have three tests after coming home from work next!

Started: 14th Jul 2021 at 13:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8025)

To me there seems to be two things happening, which are contradicting each other.

1. The Government has vaccinated all the old and vulnerable people, so they will have by next Monday lifted all restrictions, and so the virus can just rip through society infecting the mainly young and those who have not been vaccinated, and they are hoping that the NHS can cope easily with the inevitable extra cases requiring hospital treatment, same as in a bad floo season, eventually like a floo outbreak, everyone who is going to catch it has caught it, and that herd immunity is achieved, and then the thing has gone, but just like a floo, it will be back next year with a sneaky new variant.

2. All this testing malarkey, what good is it now, if you catch it, yoo shouldn't be hiding from it, with self isolating, but catching it, and spreading the herd immunity, just like a chicken pox party.

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 15:57

Posted by: gaffer (6859) 

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 17:06

Posted by: AngelWood (593)

Slight exaggeration Tonker.

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 17:33

Posted by: tonker (24051) 


All figures are different. Who do you believe?

In my opinion, they make it up as they see fit!

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 18:33

Posted by: broady (17281) 

Why not build a Casa in Croatia or Taiwan as you are able to travel there.

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 18:51

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Taiwan ! ? I wouldn't be able to drive there in 24 hours. And I can't speak Taiwanese!

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 19:04

Posted by: gaffer (6859) 

Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 July 2021
The most up-to-date and complete information we have is for Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 June 2021. In this period there were:

2,992 people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 living in Manchester (a rate of 541.2 per 100,000 population). In the previous 7-day period there were 2,508 people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 living in Manchester (a rate of 453.6 per 100,000)
27,118 laboratory confirmed PCR tests for COVID-19 carried out on Manchester residents - a rate of 4,905.1 tests per 100,000 population. In the previous week, 24,286 tests were conducted - a rate of 4,392.8 per 100,000 population.

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 19:18

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

If "The most up-to-date and complete information we have is for Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 June 2021", where do these 'trusted sources'get their information from? ........


Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 19:21

Posted by: broady (17281) 

On the 12th July we had 35 reported cases out of a population of 4m plus.

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 19:41

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Broady, on the 12th July, 2020, before anybody was vaccinated, the number of reported cases in the UK was 359.

On the 12th July, 2021, after 87% of the population have been vaccinated and all those officially concerned have had a 'pat on the back' and 'the decimal point on their bank statement moved one or two places to the right', the number of reported cases in the UK was 38,000. And rising!

What does that tell you?

It tells me that people believe utter shite.

Wear a mask, have two jabs, stay in, take a knee!

Replied: 14th Jul 2021 at 23:48

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Covid cases upagain!

Hospital admissions doubling!

Chris Whitty says we'll be locked-down again in five to six weeks!

What about that successful vaccination programme? It's made it worse!

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 22:56

Posted by: broady (17281) 

I get more confused about the UK every time I read the papers. 53 cases in Alberta yesterday. A few weeks ago it was 2500 so something is working. Restrictions were lifted on the 5th. However we have no where near the density of the UK population.

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 23:45

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Broady, that 'thing' what's working over there is, probably, the same 'thing' that was working over here last year. You know, before everybody got vaccinated against Covid19 and the cases dropped very low for a few weeks?

Replied: 15th Jul 2021 at 23:51

Posted by: broady (17281) 

73% of Albertan’s have had at least one vaccination and over 50% have had two. So vaccines seem to be working here.

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 07:49

Posted by: peter israel (1089) 

tonker got this Gmail off my sister in Spain a few days ago
I have to say at the moment I am less worried about Israel extending their current rules than I am here in Spain introducing something.

We have had a terrible few weeks here. We were doing so well…. it started with the UK, things so often do, putting Portugal on the green for the football, then it was Gibraltar, seeing as we share boarders there was no point not allowing the brits in, they would have snuck over anyway. Then we had Sant Joan, 23rd of June is a massive summer festival which was when they decided to lift the curfew and extend the bars. And then if we didn’t need anything else in my village we had the Fiesta mayor! This has resulted in huge numbers here worse than I’ve ever seen it, I have student testing positive, I had only ever had 1 or 2, friends where their whole houses are confined, again only ever being told of people I sort of knew, and now all the summer clubs are closed because of infections, that happened yesterday.

They did massive testing in Sitges last week from 16-30s only 500 went because if they tested positive they’d have to confine and 20% were positive. They have now stopped testing in households if one person is positive or if they are a contact of a positive, so god knows who’s controlling the figures. We seem to be heading back to a curfew, and I’d say they may make it very difficult to travel. Last time I found information over 20% was the new Delta variant and now for the first time younger children are catching it which they didn’t seem to do previously, or not in any great numbers

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 09:21
Last edited by peter israel: 16th Jul 2021 at 09:23:29

Posted by: peter israel (1089) 

since we stopped mask wearing a few weeks ago in Israel numbers have gone though the roof so much that we have been told to mask up again in doors

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 10:58

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 11:57

Posted by: cheshirecat (215) 

Posted by: tonker (23781)
"Chris Whitty says we'll be locked-down again in five to six weeks!"
Just in time for when parliament opens up again after they have been on their jollies!
Ive said it before on another thread. This is my opinion. Johnson and his tory cronies want to go on holiday and have no hassle with restrictions on their holidays and also when they return regarding quarantine, self isolation etc.

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 13:05

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Latest: "The UK's decision to end most Covid restrictions on 19 July poses "a danger to the world", an international group of scientists has warned."

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 13:11

Posted by: scorpion (840)

Tonker is the number because we are testing a lot more than this time last year? Also when did Chris whitty say about 5-6 weeks for next lockdown?

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 19:09
Last edited by scorpion: 16th Jul 2021 at 20:35:14

Posted by: peter israel (1089) 

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 08:11

Posted by: peter israel (1089) 

Doe's know one find it strange that parliament is dissolving for summer on the 22nd when freedom day is19th just in time for Boris to go on his Holiday's
what a coincidence and what happened last year ??? then a 3 month lock down

Replied: 17th Jul 2021 at 08:22
Last edited by peter israel: 17th Jul 2021 at 08:25:10


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