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Started by Chedney Honks, May 31, 2021, 11:43:16 AM
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Quote from: MrMrs on June 05, 2021, 12:16:59 AMit's not vital, you'll be fine with the first
Quote from: bgmnts on June 05, 2021, 12:36:24 AMNepal variant makes that, what, five variants now? Quite a diverse pathogen loving it. Can viruses ever mutate to become more lethal?
Quote from: Zetetic on June 05, 2021, 06:30:45 AMYes, although selective pressures generally work against such variants spreading unless they have a decent incubation and/or low severity transmission period.You might have heard of a little fellow called CoViD-19, for example.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2021, 10:54:35 AMFor the dunces among us, incubation period is time between exposure and becoming infectious? Or something else?Obviously I know the answer, just checking on behalf of everyone else.
Quote from: mobias on June 05, 2021, 11:58:07 AMIf the incubation period is now reduced with this new variant then presumably thats a good thing? I thought one of the reasons this has been such a shitty virus is that the incubation period was up to 10 days or more and in that time people were wandering around not knowing they had it but also shedding the virus everywhere?
Quote from: BlodwynPig on June 05, 2021, 01:37:41 PMBut you are a cracking moneyman and baseball numbers - man
QuoteAsked how much more transmissible the new Delta variant of coronavirus is, Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells the Andrew Marr the best estimate of the "growth advantage" of the variant is 40%.This makes life more challenging for everybody, he says.But the level of hospitalisations is broadly flat right now, says Hancock.The majority of those in hospitals have not had a vaccine at all. A "very small minority" have had both jabs.The scientific advice shows that having one vaccine is not quite as effective against the Delta variant as against the most prevalent form of Covid-19 - but after both jabs, the protection is the same, adds Hancock.
Quote from: Zetetic on June 06, 2021, 02:26:15 PMBritain has had enough of attempts to quantify uncertainty.
Quote from: BlodwynPig on June 06, 2021, 02:22:53 PMSource for that travesty ? I assume the shaded areas are the bounds around the predictions?
Quote from: mobias on June 06, 2021, 02:33:12 PMhttps://twitter.com/Dr_D_Robertson/status/1401491359970758660As is pointed out there it is based on the current very loose data and on several assumptions.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on June 06, 2021, 04:06:06 PMSo he's saying in ~10 days there will be more people in hospital than the peak of the 2nd wave? And by the end of June 14,000 will be in hospital with this?Start your preddo clocks, I suppose (with the caveat that if it doesn't happen, he is prosecuted in my imaginary court for his fucking tedious media doom-mongering).
Quote from: BlodwynPig on June 06, 2021, 05:01:31 PMThe 14,000 is the upper bound on the prediction. Look at the mean, it's a lot lower.
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