Covid Booster. Yes/No?

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Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:15am
gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:11amRather glad, as 7.5% of the town are now testing positive every week.
Is that 7.5% of the tests that are done being positive rather than 7.5% of the population of the town testing positive?

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7.5% of the towns population, though the actual figure is likely to be higher. Being a two tier town, it'd been clear from September that Covid precautions had been abandoned by a substantial proportion. Highly unlikely that many such would bother with a Covid test in between the fag or booze (Nb. Had always been amusing watching the careful efforts to smoke and drink around the covid mask :wink: )
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gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:33am
Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:15am
gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:11amRather glad, as 7.5% of the town are now testing positive every week.
Is that 7.5% of the tests that are done being positive rather than 7.5% of the population of the town testing positive?
7.5% of the towns population, though the actual figure is likely to be higher.
Do you have a source for that figure, please?

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Jonathan
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gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:11am
sizbut wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 7:36pm
Booster: Has it been 6 months since your 2nd dose and are you over 50?
Well I'm <50, but had a "special" invite. Had my booster last Friday :wink:

Rather glad, as 7.5% of the town are now testing positive every week. It's actually at the stage where it'd seem sensible to give the shops, buses and fag smokers a miss. But at what stage does one start ignoring all this COVID nonsense?
Well, I've been ignoring the nonsense from the start and staying away from people, wearing a mask, washing hands etc...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:53am
Do you have a source for that figure, please?
Yes. Such relief, it's dropped to 7.19% today.

Surprised there's yet no move to an emergency local lock down, though believe a certain facility has been subject to an emergency shut down
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gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 11:59am
Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:53am Do you have a source for that figure, please?
Yes. Such relief, it's dropped to 7.19% today.

Surprised there's yet no move to an emergency local lock down, though believe a certain facility has been subject to an emergency shut down
Where is this please? I don't know anywhere in the UK that has a prevalence of over 7%.

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gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 11:59am
Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:53am
Do you have a source for that figure, please?
Yes. Such relief, it's dropped to 7.19% today.

Surprised there's yet no move to an emergency local lock down, though believe a certain facility has been subject to an emergency shut down
That must be the test positivity rate? The town in England with the highest infection rate, Crawley has 571 new cases per 100,000 population (confirmed cases per week for the last 4 weeks).
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Got a "probably OK" from community transport and went online to book mine and only two places offered, one Bury St Edmunds (20 miles away, 40 mile round-trip making 60 mile trip for driver), the other Stowmarket (even further away)! Not unreasonably I didn't book it. (Community transport require an appointment and wont do walk-in's)

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Vorpal wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 12:05pm
gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 11:59am
Jdsk wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 9:53am
Do you have a source for that figure, please?
Yes. Such relief, it's dropped to 7.19% today.

Surprised there's yet no move to an emergency local lock down, though believe a certain facility has been subject to an emergency shut down
That must be the test positivity rate? The town in England with the highest infection rate, Crawley has 571 new cases per 100,000 population (confirmed cases per week for the last 4 weeks).
Gwynedd has the second highest rate in the UK
Over 1000 cases per 100,000.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-11- ... -in-the-uk
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PDQ Mobile wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 5:02pm

Gwynedd has the second highest rate in the UK
Over 1000 cases per 100,000.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-11- ... -in-the-uk
I can easily accept that I did not have the latest information, or that there are towns in Wales with higher rates than in England, but none of those are anywhere near 7%
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Vorpal wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 5:14pm
PDQ Mobile wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 5:02pm

Gwynedd has the second highest rate in the UK
Over 1000 cases per 100,000.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-11- ... -in-the-uk
I can easily accept that I did not have the latest information, or that there are towns in Wales with higher rates than in England, but none of those are anywhere near 7%
I have no idea what current figures are but worst I remember hearing maybe a few months ago was 1 in 50 or 1 in 55 thought to have Covid. Quick Google gives:
[url]https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/covid-infection-rate-rises-again-to-one-in-60-people-in-england[/url] 21 Oct 2021 wrote:Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people
...
At the peak of the second wave in early January, about one in 50 people were estimated to have coronavirus.
...
for Wales
[url]https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-rates-cases-deaths-wales-22272818[/url] 25 Nov 2021 wrote:...
The local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales remains Gwynedd with 854.2 cases per 100,000 population over seven days followed by Vale of Glamorgan with 661 and Monmouthshire with 574.1.
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Vorpal wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 12:05pm
That must be the test positivity rate?
I presume so. It's up to 7.8% now, public health figures showing a case rate of 787.2 No per 100000
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Psamathe wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 6:11pm
Vorpal wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 5:14pm
PDQ Mobile wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 5:02pm

Gwynedd has the second highest rate in the UK
Over 1000 cases per 100,000.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-11- ... -in-the-uk
I can easily accept that I did not have the latest information, or that there are towns in Wales with higher rates than in England, but none of those are anywhere near 7%
I have no idea what current figures are but worst I remember hearing maybe a few months ago was 1 in 50 or 1 in 55 thought to have Covid. Quick Google gives:
[url]https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/covid-infection-rate-rises-again-to-one-in-60-people-in-england[/url] 21 Oct 2021 wrote:Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people
...
At the peak of the second wave in early January, about one in 50 people were estimated to have coronavirus.
...
for Wales
[url]https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-rates-cases-deaths-wales-22272818[/url] 25 Nov 2021 wrote:...
The local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales remains Gwynedd with 854.2 cases per 100,000 population over seven days followed by Vale of Glamorgan with 661 and Monmouthshire with 574.1.
...
Ian
You are correct.
I read by mistake the figures for Torridge in Devon in the same article, which has 1018 cases
Gwynedd is second worst, as I said with 878 (from cited article).
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I live in the Vale of Glamorgan, though not in the more populous bit, and the perception here is that the high figures are driven by Covid running rampant in the schools. So the bulk of infections are in kids and their families. Obviously the virus does escape from there to other more vulnerable groups but at a lower rate. So while very busy, hospitals are not generally as over-run as you might imagine.

My third jab is a week today.
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pwa wrote: 26 Nov 2021, 8:07am I live in the Vale of Glamorgan, though not in the more populous bit, and the perception here is that the high figures are driven by Covid running rampant in the schools. So the bulk of infections are in kids and their families. Obviously the virus does escape from there to other more vulnerable groups but at a lower rate. So while very busy, hospitals are not generally as over-run as you might imagine.

My third jab is a week today.
That's without doubt where mine came from - it's been going across classes and up-and-down between years, and was my daughter's gift to me - I mean kids normally bring a mug or something home in the run-up to Christmas, don't they - well not my daughter! :lol:
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gbnz wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 8:16pm
Vorpal wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 12:05pm
That must be the test positivity rate?
I presume so. It's up to 7.8% now, public health figures showing a case rate of 787.2 No per 100000
Factor of 10 error in someone's interpretation of the data?
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