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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by urban genie, 25 Jan 2020.
That's where the T cells come in... (I think!)
This is the problem, if they could come up with a way to test who has had it without antibodies and who it just won't affect, we could get back to some sort of normality. For all we know half the population could have had it. I think the size of a second wave, if any, will be an indication of past infection.
I don’t think SAGE have covered themselves in glory either (including this chap)!but what he’s saying that virtually everybody has to have resistance to the virus to eliminate the thread is probably true. Most of the expert say this approach is unrealistic unless you have a vaccine and the death toll was going to be even more horrendous by blindly seeking herd immunity.
Some of the “follow the science” stuff is really about following the WHO’s recommended procedures including test, trace and isolate. IMHO we needed a more bureaucratic and less of a maverick approach. SAGE said some of their key decision was in formatted by a lack of texting and tracing capacity so that wasn’t following “the science” from early March.
‘18 February – PHE contact tracing limited
Sage concludes that “priorities would shift during a potential outbreak from containment and isolation on to delay and, finally, to case management”. It says Public Health England could cope with “five new cases a week (requiring isolation of 800 contacts)”, with potential capacity to increase to 50 new cases and 8,000 contact isolations.’
That was from one of the Sage meetings, shows we were nowhere near a position to be able to track and trace, god knows how much of a better position were in now.
With all due respect those facts(not checked) are still going to be the case whenever they are opened up again.
I happen to think it’s probably a little early but it’s a pretty pointless tweet.
Incredible front page this, in many ways. Have they only put Bez on the cover because of some tenuous link to Monday?!
If ever a front page summed up the standard of main stream media.