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Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by Notmyrealname, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Senior Member

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    Finally!

    Taiwan and South Korea started doing this on the first day of the pandemic. The concept is that a person has to stay home from work so they should be compensated. Otherwise there is a financial motive to go to work and get other people sick.

    But if you do test positive, again no need to panic. ........ The government may even pay you a salary during the isolation.

    The amount of pay was dependent on the persons income.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/trust...korea-succeeded-us-stumbled/story?id=70433504
     
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    Kids 10-15 to be allowed out from 1st Feb (from IATF today).
     
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    Adjusting the rules so they match reality
     
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    Here's an article I found today about the effectiveness of lockdowns.

    https://fee.org/articles/3-studies-that-show-lockdowns-are-ineffective-at-slowing-covid-19/

    The offer of money to isolate sounds like a pretty good plan, but without a mechanism to prove they isolate themselves, I guess we'll just be hoping they're good people. In Kuwait, there is an app that prompts you to take selfies multiple times per day, grabbing your location, when you've been told to self isolate. Most Western cultures would consider that an invasion of privacy.
     
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    It's all in how you phrase it. That would be 100% of the known population. :finger: Seriously though, the primary concern I have heard is that it spreads more quickly/easily, which means that the likelihood of it finding someone who is not asymptomatic increases and therefore the likelihood of death. Last I heard, the current vaccines still work on it. It would be a much bigger deal if they didn't.
     
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    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    The problem is (without seeming too negative and depressing people) they have shown that the vaccine will produce immunity against the virus - but don't know if it will stop spread. In other words, will the immunity stop (or reduce) the virus causing illness but allow this person to hold virus (probably in the upper respiratory tract) and so spread it?

    Also, a short testing period cannot answer the question: How long will immunity last? Will it be long or brief for everyone or very different in different groups (based on age, gender, ethnicity, vaccine received, health, etc)? Many countries are finding it tough to afford one round of vaccinations so what if they need to be repeated every 6 months, annually?

    And then the most worrying part - is this virus going to constantly mutate and make the vaccines ineffective? I know they say they can alter the vaccines (and having systems set up to manufacture and distribute puts them ahead of where they were until recently) but can the World afford to keep producing new vaccines on a regular basis? Can it afford to keep shutting down? Some will say 'Don't shut down next time but let it run its course' but they don't know if something emerges from mutations or recombinations which is more deadly or affects different age groups.

    The story is far from over.
     
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    And can you imagine how many morons will join together with an infected person so they get £500?
     
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    If you and Sedona had babies together (a Cerdona) that would be something very amazing (other than for the obvious reason!) :smile:

    Is this on-topic?
     
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    Sedona and I have no such plans. It’s the coolest part of Arizona and Murica by far. Route 66 n all that. Don’t ask me about the cave with a cross eyed Jesus and wonky donkey amateur taxidermy. It’s traumatic. A cerdo is Spanish for Baboy. Lack of Acorns here in the Phils so no fine ham alas. The Baboy sa dehesa sa Andalusia have by their behavioural habits ‘herd immunity’ from a variety of problems. We could learn. Oink oink Sedona, huh?
     
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    A vaccine a day keeps the doctor away.....
     
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