Mega Thread COVID & AFL

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Van_Dyke

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as the season is approaching and there’s still much to discuss with regards to covid, please use this thread to talk about it and the potential impacts of it on the AFL season and the league more broadly. Please note however that if you want to talk about the politics of covid, the politics thread is the place for this and political posts in this thread will be deleted, please keep this thread to how it may impact the competition
 

Taylor

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You underrate the hospitalisations without deaths

and overrate our hospital and healthcare systems

Raw data that backs up my assertion? Sure.
Global death rate for the pandemic prior to omicron was 2%, in Australia it was running at less than half that even with a lot of our cases being aged care outbreaks. Our health system is superior.

Cases not needing medical intervention are the majority for covid, that is even more pronounced now with omicron.

Data showed delta was 1 to 5% of cases needing to go to hospital.

We are talking about omicron being far less than that.
 

Freeeoo

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For anyone interested there is a UK doctor that gives daily updates on the latest scientific information coming in from around the globe.
He has a You Tube channel: Dr John Campbell.
According to him the signs are encouraging that Omicron is displacing Delta, will give global herd immunity with relatively low hospitalisation.
 

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Taylor

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To just clarify Dr John Campbell is an RN with a PHD.
To back this up..

Campbell received a diploma in nursing from the University of London and Bachelor of Science in biology from the Open University. He subsequently earned a Master of Science in health science from the University of Lancaster and a Ph.D. in nursing education from the University of Bolton.

More than Bill Nye
 

Geoff

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Dr John is an educator in health sciences and a very good one, use him a lot as a study reference.


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arsesmart

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The ACT is a good example of the folly of this statement.
99% vaxed and Covid still out of control.

would You at least concede that the vaccine was sold as something that greatly reduces transmission, and that nobody expected tens of thousands of fully vaxed transmissions at this stage?
The general public and media hope was that the vax would end it.

Covid is a fast mutating virus. It's very difficult for a vax to be a blanket solution (ie the flu shot). Epidemiologists were aware of this.

The vax does significantly reduce transmission (eg WA) and the seriousness of the course of the illness should you get it. It also helps reduce mutations as it is not left to go totally rampant and mutate endlessly. Also for those who can and do get vaxed reduces the risk for those who can't.
 

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