- May 26, 2010
Past October....NSW has delayed its council elections by 3 months (Sep to Dec)...not sure what this means re where this outbreak is going.
This would seem to be a true horse and stable door moment. They were instrumental in causing the doubt about the AZ rollout, and have changed their tune now that the bug is pretty much out of control. If they’d only given this advice in time for the vaccines to actually take effect…. It was pure fancy to think that Australia was going to be lucky forever.ATAGI statement on Sydney:
A statement from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) in response to the NSW COVID-19 outbreak.www.health.gov.au
The articles do discuss that but it is felt younger people are more susceptible to delta as well.possibly because initial viral loads are much higher in delta cases than with earlier variants In the Chinese study they say 1000 times more than in the original Wuhan cases.Is that likely a result of higher vaccination rates in the older age groups? That’s my hypothesizing, not fact
I got the impression Delta was causing higher incidence of ICU for younger age groups.The articles do discuss that but it is felt younger people are more susceptible to delta as well.possibly because initial viral loads are much higher in delta cases than with earlier variants In the Chinese study they say 1000 times more than in the original Wuhan cases.
As well the incidence of younger patients in ICU in this Sydney outbreak is a lot higher than the 2020 Australian outbreaks.
I saw something on Twitter today that I hadn't really put 2+2 together before. Delta variant was so bad that the Australian govt threatened to jail citizens who tried to return from India. Yet, when it breached quarantine in Sydney the PM was cheering on NSW for resisting lockdown. Bit of a disconnect.It seems there is now a "Delta plus" variant.
But the Federal govt will only consider the problem in front of them.
Sorry all I know that the younger age group were very uncommon in ICUs or even hospitalisations.I got the impression Delta was causing higher incidence of ICU for younger age groups.
Do you have any data sources of Melbourne last year v this Sydney outbreak that you are able to share/post?
BBQ man was clearly part of the 80 % who was not that inefectious.There was undoubtedly some hubris.
Yet both Vic, Qld and NSW (BBQ Man) had defeated Delta outbreaks without needing lockdown.
Did you know BBQ man was actually a private equity fund head who was checking out the chain for due diligence for acquisition?BBQ man was clearly part of the 80 % who was not that inefectious.
He bred a false sense of security.
There was nothing to defeat for apart from his wife he did not infect one other person.