Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910
Results 181 to 200 of 200

Thread: Covid-19

  1. #181
    Coach John83's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    7,376
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,209
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    590
    Thanked in
    329 Posts
    Yeah, Pineapple's post is pretty much what I meant. Dahamsta is right too though to say 2 weeks is the max incubation time, so there'll certainly be a non-trivial amount of information available in 2 weeks. I expect at least a week of hand-wringing and half-measures even if the numbers rocket though.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

  2. Thanks From:


  3. #182
    Director dahamsta's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2001
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    13,625
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    358
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    687
    Thanked in
    432 Posts
    Most cases develop in 5-6 days though, that's why 2 weeks is generally a good indicator. Sure let's meet in the middle at 3 weeks, and then double that for Micky to beat down the FF muppets still battling for reopening despite all of the evidence against it?

  4. #183
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    31,436
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,528
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,070
    Thanked in
    1,888 Posts
    Yeah, I don't see it being much longer than a month alright. So probably reasonable to say that the 3-week mark is key - you should be able to see which way things are going by then.

  5. #184
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,768
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    911
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,691
    Thanked in
    2,381 Posts
    I've a persistent cough for a few days, so I rang my doctor yesterday for his opinion. I've no other symptoms - temperature is normal, no loss of taste or smell, energy levels are fine - so he said it was up to me to get the test. I asked him to go ahead and book it, and got my appointment about half an hour later for today at 2:30. It's unpleasant, but only lasts a second; one swab from the back of my throat, and one from the back of my nose.
    In all likelihood I've just a cold, I'm not coughing as much today, but I am clearing my throat quite a bit. Should get the results over the weekend.
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

  6. #185
    Coach John83's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    7,376
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,209
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    590
    Thanked in
    329 Posts
    I hope you get the all-clear tets.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

  7. #186
    Director dahamsta's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2001
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    13,625
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    358
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    687
    Thanked in
    432 Posts
    Good luck!

  8. #187
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,768
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    911
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,691
    Thanked in
    2,381 Posts
    Text from the HSE - test was negative. That's about 28 hours from the test to the result.
    Praise the deity of your preference.
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

  9. Thanks From:


  10. #188
    Director dahamsta's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2001
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    13,625
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    358
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    687
    Thanked in
    432 Posts
    Praise the empty void!

  11. #189
    First Team backstothewall's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,160
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    163
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    519
    Thanked in
    333 Posts
    How does the test work with you guys? I've had the nordie one done but curious if it's that different in other places.

  12. #190
    Seasoned Pro NeverFeltBetter's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Gouldavoher
    Posts
    4,359
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    234
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    631
    Thanked in
    438 Posts
    How is everyone doing with all of this recently? The prospect of a second lockdown appears to be one without a hint of any kind of blitz spirit. Getting a bit annoyed about how every news story on the topic appears to be an exercise in wondering about the All-Irelands.
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

  13. #191
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,768
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    911
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,691
    Thanked in
    2,381 Posts
    The "we can beat this together" mentality that we had during the first lockdown is definitely not there now. The direction from the government isn't helping - do we have five levels, or five and a half, or five levels and two half levels - and the leaks from NPHET aren't doing them any favours.
    My opinion is that, until fines are introduced for breaking the restrictions (e.g. that guy who didn't isolate after coming back from holiday which led to more than fifty cases), it's going to be a series of rolling peaks and troughs of cases for the foreseeable future.
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 19/10/2020 at 4:43 PM.
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

  14. #192
    The Cheeto God Real ale Madrid's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    3,792
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    426
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,426
    Thanked in
    701 Posts
    We are just hanging on until a vaccine or treatment is available. I reckon this increase of the levels now is to try and keep it at level 1 or 2 over Christmas and hopefully an end will be in sight then Feb / Mar. That's my reading of it.

  15. #193
    Seasoned Pro NeverFeltBetter's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Gouldavoher
    Posts
    4,359
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    234
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    631
    Thanked in
    438 Posts
    The levels were meaningless the moment Dublin went to "Three and a half". Even now they're talking about Level 4 with additional restrictions. This after the Tanaiste acted as if NPHET had gone off the rails just a few weeks ago at the idea of moving the country up.
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

  16. #194
    Coach John83's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    7,376
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,209
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    590
    Thanked in
    329 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    The levels were meaningless the moment Dublin went to "Three and a half". Even now they're talking about Level 4 with additional restrictions. This after the Tanaiste acted as if NPHET had gone off the rails just a few weeks ago at the idea of moving the country up.
    The failure to have simple levels with clear criteria to move from one to another is a serious failing of this government.

    Personally, I'd have had 3 levels, and a cut-off in terms of new cases in the previous 14 days / 100k population, and it's done. None of this horse trading bull**** as the government argues how many publicans can dance on the head of a pin.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

  17. #195
    Director dahamsta's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2001
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    13,625
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    358
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    687
    Thanked in
    432 Posts
    It'll come across as very unsympathetic, possibly even selfish since I have a young family at home, but personally I'm sick to the teeth with the whining. The simple fact of the matter is that it could be a year or more before we get a vaccine, and it could be a year or more after that before it gets to us. The simple fact of the matter is that the best ways to protects ourselves from it in the meantime are distancing, isolation and masks. Complaining about these achieves nothing. People need to stop complaining about closures - especially entirely non-essential closures - and start complaining about supports.

  18. #196
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,768
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    911
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,691
    Thanked in
    2,381 Posts
    Listening to the radio this morning - they were speaking to people shopping in Dublin before the shops close tonight. One woman had been queuing outside Penny's since 4am.
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

  19. #197
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    31,436
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,528
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,070
    Thanked in
    1,888 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dahamsta View Post
    Complaining about these achieves nothing. People need to stop complaining about closures - especially entirely non-essential closures - and start complaining about supports.
    I think this will be trickier in the second lockdown though, especially with (awful as it is to say it) so few deaths at the moment. There was a full-page ad in the Irish Times during the week (I don't know who took it out) noting that the median age of death was 83 (more than the life expectancy), and that 95% of people who died had underlying medical conditions. Fergal Bowers is getting chased on Twitter too to clarify how many of those in hospital or in ICU with covid are there because of covid, or were diagnosed with covid while there for another reason. The question in both cases was what's the point of the lockdown. And on the face of it, they're actually reasonable questions.

    But of course once you dig into it, you can see that "underlying medical conditions" is quite a broad term and includes diabetes or obesity, which between them affect 7% and 25% of the country respectively (some will have both of course). Death rates are probably quite low at the moment in part at least because vulnerable people are going out of their way to take care of themselves. And then there's the issue that covid outcomes aren't black and white in terms of dying or not - even if you come through a bad dose of it, you can have permanent lung damage, there's increased risk of stroke and there's plenty of stories of people who have taken months to fully recover their energy levels. It really does sound like something you don't want to take chances with.

    But some people are a dangerous mix of stupid and selfish (I saw someone else on Facebook saying that of course going to visit your daughter was an essential journey...). I think for once we need to actually clamp down on that hard. If we don't - and we've shown no real inclination to - then this lockdown will almost certainly last longer than the last one.

  20. #198
    Apprentice
    Joined
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    25
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    7
    Thanked in
    6 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Real ale Madrid View Post
    We are just hanging on until a vaccine or treatment is available. I reckon this increase of the levels now is to try and keep it at level 1 or 2 over Christmas and hopefully an end will be in sight then Feb / Mar. That's my reading of it.
    There's not a hope in hell we will be at level 1 or 2 for Christmas. Level 3 if all goes well and we are very lucky. The lets save Christmas message has been generated by a communications department to help get buy in. Once we are a few weeks into level 5 expect that message to change, more scare stories and then a restoration to level 3 for part of December through to early Jan, which people will be grateful for. Things will become very sticky from early next year when people realise they won't be booking their foreign holiday they were promised last summer, and NPHET start demanding a level 5 + shutdown. Government may not survive it, increase in civil disobedience beyond the lunatics as well maybe?

  21. #199
    Director dahamsta's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2001
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    13,625
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    358
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    687
    Thanked in
    432 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Listening to the radio this morning - they were speaking to people shopping in Dublin before the shops close tonight. One woman had been queuing outside Penny's since 4am.
    The problem is Xmas, getting all the presents lined up is bad at the best of times at Xmas, but the supply chains were only just starting to catch up and in the last few weeks there's been a run again. It's easy to argue that we need to calm ourselves and mind the supply chains, but I'm already down two santa presents now. Our kids are reasonable so we can talk to them about it, but it's still a pain in the ass.

    So yes, we dashed up to Cork yesterday to go to Smyths. Sorry for being one of them.

  22. #200
    Seasoned Pro peadar1987's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    2,570
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    762
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    802
    Thanked in
    473 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dahamsta View Post
    The problem is Xmas, getting all the presents lined up is bad at the best of times at Xmas, but the supply chains were only just starting to catch up and in the last few weeks there's been a run again. It's easy to argue that we need to calm ourselves and mind the supply chains, but I'm already down two santa presents now. Our kids are reasonable so we can talk to them about it, but it's still a pain in the ass.

    So yes, we dashed up to Cork yesterday to go to Smyths. Sorry for being one of them.
    That one's easy. Santa isn't allowed be a big auld super-spreader, going into everyone's houses and touching their stuff. Sorry kids.

Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910

Similar Threads

  1. Covid 19 - LOI Ramifications
    By D24Saint in forum Premier & First Divisions
    Replies: 1196
    Last Post: 21/10/2020, 5:26 PM
  2. RTE: FAI issue handshake ban over Covid-19 outbreak
    By Foot.ie in forum Football Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09/03/2020, 3:20 PM
  3. FAI: COVID-19 Virus Update
    By Foot.ie in forum Football Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06/03/2020, 9:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •