Cases are running at about 10,000 a day, deaths at about 10 a day. So I don't think the fatality risk is 1% or even 0.3%. More like 0.1%.
In the UK, since 24 May (the start of the third wave of cases) there have been 1,605 official Covid deaths.
I care. It could all be prevented by a proper lockdown, like in Australia. But we've been through all this before.
Europe could have never locked down like Australia or New Zealand. Not even the UK or Ireland could have managed it - there's too much integration with Europe, too many open travel routes.Herainestold wrote: ↑Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:45 pmI care. It could all be prevented by a proper lockdown, like in Australia. But we've been through all this before.
I just wonder about the magnitude of the autumn wave and whether we will miss another Christmas.
I wonder how this works (in all countries with no-Qs-asked vaccinations) with the second dose? Do they give everyone Janssen, or do they hope they'll meet up again in 4 weeks?Opti wrote: ↑Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:31 pmIndeed. We now have walk-in mobile vaccination units travelling round the local towns offering 'no questions asked' jabs.
As you point out, it's incredibly unlikely that undocumented people will be able to access a bit of paper clearing them, but the take up is huge.
Mrs sTeamTraen and I went to a couple of hotels last week, one night in each of two. The first night was in a typical resort hotel with 70% Brits. I have to say that people were pretty good about mask discipline when indoors.
Pffft, eat our dust!
Very impressive, Portugal!
Italy has fully vaccinated 70.88% of the 12-and-overs but that's still only 61% of the total population. In terms of first doses we've overtaken the UK.
The article is behind a paywall, but the text that I can read strongly suggests that these are people who actively said "No, I do not want no stinking vaccine, do not call again". The ones who were out or CBA will have been counted separately.