I think it needs to be restructured to emphasize what is really important.I don't entirely agree. Case numbers still indicate spread of the virus, and are a predictor that there will be more hospital admissions. What we hope is changing is the rate of hospital admissions relative to case numbers. What would be good in giving confidence to the average punter would be if hospitalisations go up at a different/lower rate to case numbers after opening up in SYD. That would mean we would start to track more like Vic for hospitalisations thanks to vaccinations.
I would like to see the word "case" banned altogether, this is the word that freaks people out and makes them want to keep borders closed.
Just to be clear these are cases reported following a positive test - estimates vary on the actual number of positive cases - some statistical studies have this number at over 20%. I do understand that we want the facts and not statistical forecasts and modelling, but no one actually knows the answer because asymptomatic cases go unreported. (This is relatively important for Australia because Covid-19 has not been rife in the wider community for 18 months as it has been in the UK)UK
12% population Covid positive at some point in the pandemic
Correct - only way to know is to test.Just to be clear these are cases reported following a positive test
There are asymptomatic cases who are positive - because they got tested - they go into above categoryasymptomatic cases go unreported
The UK is encouraging DIY RAT, but for us uncouth convicts- supervised RATI wonder if we will see more testing for antibodies following opening up
Thats like not buying a lotto ticket every week and then happily confirming each time he did not win the jackpot.regular antibody checks rather than the vaccination.
To be fair in the US there are many places requiring proof of complete FDA approved vaccination or proof of recovery from Covid 19 - I guess the antibody test gives some evidence that the individual, unvaccinated, should be allowed on site.....but yes your simile works.Thats like not buying a lotto ticket every week and then happily confirming each time he did not win the jackpot.
Yes!!mixing Orange juice into their antigen test
My understanding is that a +RAT does not allow that result to be added into the +Covid ledger. Rather it indicates that a PCR Covid test needs to be done to confirm the RAT test. If confirmed - only then its added into the ledger.27% of the population in the UK has had Covid
One research paper estimates that 27% of the population in the UK has had Covid.
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ICMR India suggests that 67% of the population over 6yrs have non vaccine related seroconverted to Covid19 - meaning they have Covid19 antibodies in a July survey but at the time only13% of the eligible population was 2Jab.The South African blood service did antibody tests on donations and their estimates sat at over 50%
I just need an angry face emoji Our nanny state is going over the top to protect us. And the "get out of lockdown" for 15 October is not really get out of lockdown. No shopping allowed. No group fitness classes and gyms limited to 25 people at max - so our Fitness First has decided it's not really worth it to open. No travel allowed beyond border bubble. And border bubble travel only allowed for essential reasons (work, study, medical, care) - although I did note somewhere on ABC News site that it said "visit another household" was also now an essential reason for travel in the border bubble. And that the border bubble has extended slightly to include a bit more of the Capital Region eg Goulburn, Cooma and Yass.