Post by Vicky Ayech Post by krw Post by Vicky Ayech
Well quite. And who is making a fuss?
Post by Vicky Ayech
Apparently stsuff that goes up on you tube gets deleted quickly. Most
of us don't kn ow much about looking at original data and
understanding how it applies. We depend on the media to interpret it.
What expertise do they employ and what reasons do they have for how
they present it? There is a lot of similar data to that in the
article. Most I have seen is in that source.
But more or less every single one of my friends and contacts are
vehement in support of the interpretation that there is a very bad
virus killing many and we must listen to the government and obey the
various directions and they are angry at those who don't obey and
don't agree with the media and government interpretation of the data.
Well you can add me to the list of contacts that think the latest data
is not much to be worried about and that the Rule of 6 is ridiculous.
Both our children have 3 of their own so that means we can never visit
together. But I could go round to BrratSki's this evening when they're
all at home, stay for an hour and then waife go in as I leave. What
difference can this possibly make, esp. since we have been meeting them
regularly, going on holiday together etc, since the initial lockdown was
eased ? At least that made sense in that only 2 households could meet.
Now we can have multiple houses meeting - up to 6 if there's only 1
each, weddings can go ahead, pubs and restaurants stay open, crowds can
start going to sporting events again (albeit limited) and people are
being encouraged to go to work and commute. It just does not make sense
and I can see it being widely flouted, in private if not in public.
As for the data - apart from there being many more tests of the
asymptomatic , the test is far too sensitive. I read yesterday that
it takes 40 iterations of the PCR process to detect the virus and a
respected virologist says that anything over 35 iterations is crazy and
she would set the level at 30. This would reduce the number of cases by
2 or 3 magnitudes. In the UK that would mean we'd go from 3,000/day to
30, or even 3.
Look at the data in France - it started to climb rapidly with more than
2,000 cases/day since about a month ago. Yest there is no detectable
increase in deaths at all.
 What if the ratio of asymptomatic younger people to seriously ill
olduns has not changed since the start of the pandemic ? We'd never
know because the testing was not done at the time.