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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the minister cancels his visa, is that absolute (cannot be challenged in court)? I guess that the legal process would be too slow for him to play in the open even if he could challenge the visa cancellation. Not that that worries me too much - I backed Nadal and another player to win based on the...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Have just heard ex-minister Alexander Downer(?) being interviewed by BBC 24 hour news. He said that that the government wrote to Tennis Australia in November informing them that there would be no exemptions from 2 week quarantine on entering Australia except for people who were vaccinated. Having be...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

... the Minister can still decide to cancel his Visa. Would not be suprised if his Social Media posts are currently being scrutinised, only other reason I can think of would be to cancel his visa on Character grounds, which has happened on a number of occasions with far right activists, and certain...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Is that within the allotted 4 hours? Better be or Oz is going to start looking a bit silly - Tennis organisation, NSW state give him to understand he will receive a waiver to vaccination requirement on entry, border force do not follow the procedure outlined to him, minister fails to follow correct...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Apparently the Minister has 4 hours to keep him in detention in these circumstances using their personal powers. Local media reporting that The Minster has not made a decision tonight, and may make a decision tomorrow.... Is that within the allotted 4 hours? Better be or Oz is going to start lookin...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 241
Views: 61509

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

Indian military web entity Indian Defence Updates reports that GTRE (Gas Turbine Research Establishment) is planning to conclude an agreement to produce 14 development engines in the 110kN class in conjunction with Rolls-Royce. Whether that means that SAFRAN's proposal has been dismissed is not clar...

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by art
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

That's sorted then, barring the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs exercising a personal power of cancellation pursuant to sub-section 133C(3) of the Migration Act 1958. With a bit of luck the Australian Open tennis will become the focus of interest now...

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by art
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8988

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

But please submit your definition of Terrorism. Criminal acts designed to scare of intimidate to further a political or religious agenda. Looked up the origin of the term terrorist: late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin terror. The word was originally applied to supporters of the Ja...

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by art
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 241
Views: 61509

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

AMCA fails to complete CDR scheduled by end of 2021 It was anticipated that its CDR would also be completed this December, but it now more realistically targeted for end-2022. https://www.ajaishukla.com/2021/12/hal-joins-drdo-in-building-5th-gen.html Keeping up the tradition of delays as per Tejas ...

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by art
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Free lateral flow tests face the axe under plans for living with Covid which Boris Johnson will announce within weeks. More than £6 billion of public money has been spent on mass testing using the devices. The new system could mean free tests being provided only in high-risk settings such as care h...

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by art
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17137

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

I got tinitus in the form of perceived loud zinging noise for 6 weeks after AZ 2nd dose. Had Moderna 3rd dose 5 weeks ago and after about 2 days the tinitus was back. Is this symptom common?

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by art
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Free lateral flow tests face the axe under plans for living with Covid which Boris Johnson will announce within weeks. More than £6 billion of public money has been spent on mass testing using the devices. The new system could mean free tests being provided only in high-risk settings such as care h...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 241
Views: 61509

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on 6 January that the Engineering Center of the National Combat Aircraft had been formally opened, with the goal of rolling out the first Turkish Fighter Experimental (TF-X)/National Combat Aircraft (MMU) prototype in 2023. https://www.janes.com/defence-news...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1709
Views: 259017

Re: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread

As far as I know there is no EW version of Eurofighter. I am not an expert in this, but please see here: New Eurofighter electronic combat role (ECR) concept presented at the IFC So this concept specifically targets the German requirements according to the article. Thanks. Reading the Eurofighter b...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

60% of Scottish patients admitted for virus: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-59912644 We had better hope the UK sees a peak soon as every other western area trails them. Lightsaber Too early to draw any real inference but UK infections 7 day average may have peaked. The 7 day...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1709
Views: 259017

Re: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread

Thanks for the info mxaxai. The F35 would be capable of dropping the B61 like and is more advanced than the F18. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37784/watch-an-f-35-drop-a-b61-nuclear-bomb-in-this-first-ever-declassified-video So maybe more Eurofighters for the electronic warfare tasks (to pr...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Here are the risk factors for Omicron for ending up in the hospital: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/who-is-considered-high-risk-when-it-comes-to-covids-omicron-variant/289-bea86483-2c90-456c-aa14-4f45afe406de Obesity High Blood Pressure Diabetes Prediabetes High Cholesterol T...

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Rules are rules. If he is entitled to enter the country x days after infection, let him in.

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by art
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Other countries have had easier experiences with Omicron. But with America’s population being older than South Africa’s, and less vaccinated or boosted than the U.K.’s or Denmark’s, “it’s a mistake to think that we’ll see the same degree of decoupling between cases and hospitalizations that they di...

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by art
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I'm talking about straight up cases but here is today's Ontario report which does show our figures for hospitalization also. Total daily cases 11,899 with 9,515 of the cases being in fully vaccinated individuals. That is 80% of the total double vaxxed. Total hospitalized 1327 fully vaccinated of 24...

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by art
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

TokyoImperialPa wrote:
The situation happening in Europe and the future for the US, where hospitals are reporting that most patients are vaccinated and the Omicron variant is causing the main problem...

What is the source of this info?

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by art
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Except that these vaccines do not keep people from catching Covid or spreading it... Omicron proves that. I take the view that this disease is here to stay. It follows that a modus vivendi is needed. Reducing contact between people lowers transmission but is not very practical - it is socially and ...

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by art
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Yes, you don’t want the vaccine? (notice the “want”). Then absolutely, higher insurance for you and most definetly not a priority in the ICU. Period. A choice is a choice. To me it is also a matter of scarce resources. If there is demand for 11 hospital beds but only 10 available, do you withold a ...

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by art
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

https://m.mingpao.com/pns/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9C%8B/article/20220106/s00013/1641406739768/%E8%A5%BF%E5%AE%894-2%E8%90%AC%E4%BA%BA%E8%BD%89%E7%A7%BB%E9%9A%94%E9%9B%A2-%E5%85%A9%E5%91%A8%E8%BF%8E%E3%80%8C%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E9%9D%A2%E6%B8%85%E9%9B%B6%E3%80%8D City of Xi'an in China reportedly achieved "...

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I saw something interesting in a Dr John youtube video. It seems that half the people showing symptoms of common cold infection (runny nose etc) in a studied group in England/UK were actually infected with COVID-19. I cannot name the data source but a chart showing this appears at 5m17s in the video...

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

UK interested in more A400M in a few years? In a table detailing current and future Ministry of Defence expenditure, an entry is listed mentioning that the UK plans to purchase additional A400M Atlas transport aircraft later this decade. An entry in the table under the heading ‘A400m Additional Purc...

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 32097

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... y_aircraft
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I was surprised to see that, according to Wiki, FAB has 5 Gripen in service. I wonder if 4 Gripen E were 'soft delivered' after November but have not yet been shipped ie FAB owns them but they are still in Sweden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... y_aircraft

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

lightsaber wrote:
One of my niece's school had a 50% positivity rate (Portland Oregon).

Looking at the upside, half the people concerned should soon be immune to further illness for quite a long time. Just hope they are not too seriously affected while infected.

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Is it simply a case that Djokovic does not want to be vaccinated but wants the freedoms accorded to people who are? Or does he arguably have genuine grounds of a medical nature for being exempt from vaccination?

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by art
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Something I recall mentioned on BBC TV news was that applications for exemption to be approved were heard/reviewed blind. In my understanding the panel did not know whose application they were evaluating. Djokovic's application was approved. I also seem to recall that the panel were acting for the s...

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

It's clear that humanity has lost the battle to contain and eradicate covid in a timely manner and this disease will be endemic. To my mind the prospect of containing this and eradicating it disappeared very soon after its initial revelation. That said, when will it be treated as such and we can st...

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

Djokovic has had his visa revoked (BBC quoting Reuters).

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Where does it stop? I mean if you step on a rusty nail and didn't have a tetanus shot should you be denied coverage? How about if there are rusty nails all over the place, you are urged to get a tetanus jab, loads of unvaccinated people are getting tetanus and you say you don't want to be vaccinate...

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12295

Re: Australian Open 2022

No Serena? Has she retired or is she giving this one a miss?

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59884038
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According to BBC TV news Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia 5 hours ago but has still not got through immigration control. I hope he is refused entry because he is not vaccinated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59884038

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I think that a lot of people on the left wing need to be blamed for the mess surrounding coronavirus, along with a lot of those on the right wing, but the media does not seem to hold people like Fauci to the same scrutiny. They are currently still pushing the unproven idea that unvaccinated people ...

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Will excluding people from much of public life persuade them to get vaccinated? Even if they are not persuaded, I see this as a good move since the people most likely to be infected and most likely to transmit the virus will be prevented from infecting as many others as they would otherwise infect....

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100753

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

100% agree with you on size versus capability. This speaks to the mammoth inefficiency of our equipment acquisition programs and top heavy bureaucracy (versus the sharp part of the stick). The "small country myth" is one that has entered political debate in Canada over the last forty year...

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by art
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

France has shown a dramatic increase in daily infection rate from around 10K 2 months ago to 250K+ yesterday. With 90% of adults reportedly double dosed, I wonder how many of these infections are in the unvaccinated - more likely to be affected to the extent that hospital treatment will be required....

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by art
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40376

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I am intrigued about vaccination levels. In England vaccination levels against various diseases are: Diptheria 90%+ Tetanus 90%+ Polio 90%+ COVID-19 71%+ https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/resource/vaccination-coverage-for-children-and-mothers-1#background Why do so many people decline vaccination aga...

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by art
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40376

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Oh, it is getting really bad in the hospitals in the UK: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-59866650 [i]At least seven trusts have announced the move in the past week. Critical incidents are declared when health bosses are concerned they cannot provide priority services, like treatment for cancer ...

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by art
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40376

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

My favorite dashboard just added more detail: https://health.mesacounty.us/covid19/datadashboard/ 92.5% of currently hospitalized patients are unvaccinated. 85% of hospital admissions were unvaccinated In other words, the bulk of the bad, long term, hospital stays are unvaccinated. Fascinating. Oh ...

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by art
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDBJBmlvXY

Makes me even more relaxed that omicron has appeared - seems to me a good thing to have happened. Kind of out of the delta fire into the far more benign omicron frying pan.
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Dr John review of South Africa omicron study:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDBJBmlvXY

Makes me even more relaxed that omicron has appeared - seems to me a good thing to have happened. Kind of out of the delta fire into the far more benign omicron frying pan.

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by art
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 14813

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Lockdowns: why not do it in stages -
a) unvaccinated (1 - more likely to end up being severely affected 2 - more likely to infect others)
b) if infection in the unvaccinated risks overwhelming the resources available, lock down the vaccinated as well

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by art
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

South Africa has basically ended their pandemic response No more quarantine for positive asymptomatic people and no more contact tracing. Realising this illness is not overwhelming hospitals or causing significant fatalities and the response of locking up anyone who has been near a positive case is...

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by art
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Hospitalizations growing in UK: 11,898 patients, over a thousand more in 24 hours. Wait, am I reading that right that almost all is in England?!? https://www.manxradio.com/news/uk-news/covid-19-uk-reports-another-record-daily-number-of-coronavirus-cases-189213-in-latest-24-hour-period/ It looks lik...

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by art
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

South Africa has basically ended their pandemic response No more quarantine for positive asymptomatic people and no more contact tracing. Realising this illness is not overwhelming hospitals or causing significant fatalities and the response of locking up anyone who has been near a positive case is...

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by art
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1043807/technical-briefing-33.pdf In the above UK HSA technical briefing #33 I note on p19: 37.0% of delta cases were aged 0-19; 14.6% of omicron 26.8% of delta cases were aged 20-39; 56.0% of omicron To ...

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by art
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

A question. Does omricon displace delta, or do the two strains proceed in parallel? I was asking myself the same. I think we should get answers fairly quickly, since in many parts of North America and Europe, the Omicron wave is starting right in the middle of a Delta wave... The Omicron will likel...

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by art
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21529

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Do you get points for not being vaccinated? Prognosis is worse, isn't it?

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