Originally Posted by Zorg
Iím happy to start edging back to normal if this thing looks like fizzling out, but the UK for example had 330 deaths today, France 231, Italy 380, etc. What am I missing here?
Freedom of information release the other day. There have been 17000 uk deaths from covid since it began, where the person had no underlying conditions and thus could be said to have actually died from covid. Likely from people who got a high viral load. Average age of death from covid overall is 81. It has reduced male average life expectancy to 79, a reduction of 7 weeks. Womenís life expectancy is unchanged at 81 or 82. (May have even increased by 2 weeks, I canít remember).
Meanwhile, over that same time period, there has apparently been 50000 excess cancer deaths due to prolonged diagnosis and treatment. The government will have to explain how protecting the nhs means delaying treatment for serious disease. Iíd have thought protecting the nhs would mean enabling such treatment to continue unaffected.
Omricon itself is far less dangerous than previous variants, no longer attacks the lungs, and less deadly than the flu. But the most contagious variant of covid and most contagious viral disease ever, so could overwhelm hospitals if we donít try and delay the spread, which is inevitable. Barring an unforeseen distaster, this thing will be no different to a cold once we have herd immunity over the next few months. Omricon and the flu target the same demographic, so thereíll be no excess deaths.
Originally Posted by Tory Dave
Exactly, and our massively over-egged death toll has been one of the sticks to beat Bozza with, and detract from what on the whole has been an expertly handled pandemic.
His government have been the ones reporting the death toll
Stupid policy, but the most likely theory around omicron is that it jumped to mice and back to humans. Though itís seen as a good thing, since itís virtually a godsend.