Fears and thoughts as we move to level ONE

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810157 by Mac



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4 months 2 weeks ago #810177 by Tony T
With 2021 finally here, these are some of my 2020 Thoughts & Observations

1. The dumbest thing I bought in 2020 was a planner.
2. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.
3. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling
at them to stay home!
4. This morning I saw a neighbour talking to her dog. It was obvious she thought her dog understood
her. I came into my house and told my cat. We laughed a lot.
5. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in
the kingdom.
6. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?
7. This virus has done what no woman has been able to do. Cancel sports, shut down all bars and keep
men at home!
8. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national
policy, but here we are!
9. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
10. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the backyard. I’m getting tired of the living room.
11. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask and ask
for money.
12. Not sure if by body absorbed all the hand sanitizer but I have noticed that the toilet seems like it
cleans itself after I pee.
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810189 by PeterD
Excess deaths report for week ended 23rd January show clear signs of the peak having been reached mid January. The second wave has been much steeper and much higher than the first wave, it will be interesting to see if it abates quicker as well. Good news in WC where excess deaths down from a peak of 1500 per week to 1000. However, this is still twice the first wave peak level. EC also clearly on the way down. KZN is the big problem - still at 4000 of which only 1000 are in the official figures. The officialreporting everywhere except WC is abysmal - clearly there is way too little testing happening. Total cumulative excess deaths have now topped 125k vs the official COVID number of 42k.
Mortality rates peaked at 180% of normal in the first wave, and at 300% in the second wave, and this latest week were at 200%.
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810192 by PeterD
Given the lack of widespread testing in SA, an interesting question is -How many in SA have actually had the disease? There have been 1.4m official cases of COVID, with reported deaths of 42k. That implies a mortality rate of 3%. UK figures ( with an older population) estimate average COVID mortality of 1%- 1.5%. Given the steep rise in mortality rates from this disease with age, and our young population ( half are under 21), I would be very surprised if our average mortality rate from COVID is above 1%.
If our mortality rate is actually 1%, and we have had 125k actual deaths, then that implies that about 12m people, or 20% of our population have already had COVID, mostly untested and many with minimal symptoms.
Unfortunately, we are now seeing people who are contracting the disease for the second time- it appears from world data that the immunity effect is 4-8 months for those who have had it.
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810195 by Dave Scott
Thank you again Peter.

I can only talk about my own situation and you are correct in asking "how many people have actually had it"?

I really had no reason to have a test and it only caused me mental stress and no physical symptoms, there must be many in the same situation.

How many are going to pay R850 if they only have a slight cold etc. ( in fact have you heard of anyone with normal flu at this time of year).?

Anyway did not watch the news but did watch an excellent stand up show from Ricky Gervais. , subject Humanity? Along these lines...

I am sure you will be aware he has a unique sense of humour and does not hold punches.

Its really worth a watch, not for sensitive viewers but personally thought it was superb the way he handles difficult subjects in a very clever way 👍
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810198 by Dave Scott
Ps

RICKY GERVAIS
HUMANITY

NETFLIX

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810223 by Sharky
What makes NO SENSE, is why are the UK, USA and the rest of the world so scared of the South African variant and are taking extreme measures to keep it out, yet firstly SA don’t seem to worried or stressed and life seems fairly normal in SA compared to the UK for example who are in a severe lockdown and secondly the cases and deaths are way higher in the UK for example in comparison to SA, so I’m stunned why are they so scared of SA?

As with most things related to Covid, this makes absolutely no sense... maybe some experts can share more?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810227 by Farawaysaint
Zondo's Commision from my perception have been doing a very good job in discovering and informing us and the Legal authorities on what they find.
The further it goes and the wider the information learned it becomes incredible to comprehend let alone accept what has been going on.Particularly over the last 12 years.
I have worked with German companies and their staff and the ordinary guy and his family were genuinely unaware what the Nazi government was up to during WW2.
It seems we could be in a similar situation with what is being revealed now to the commision.
I note that the cost of this commision does not come cheap and a lot of bellyaching from the Government benches but the cost pales in comparison to SAA who can be chucked a few Billion as and when asked for.

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #810230 by monty
@ Farawaysaint. I note that the cost of this commision does not come cheap and a lot of bellyaching from the Government benches but the cost pales in comparison to SAA who can be chucked a few Billion as and when asked for.

Only reason I can assume is they are not sure who is next up to bat at the commission
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810259 by Dave Scott
Sharky many things with this virus don't make sense?

The UK have have twice as many deaths as SA approx same population.
The average person in UK is educated and they have hot and cold running water and electricity.
As vs SA many living in extreme conditions without water/electricity and basic sanitation.

It does not make sense unless reported numbers are incorrect ?

You can still buy drinks in UK but to be fair its not normal to take a panga to the local 😢

Lets see if the truth ever comes out with this entire Chinese Virus ?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810836 by Dave Scott
Lets just say it was a better day for SA going forward but we still have major problems ahead and we still have the ANC running the show.

😢😷💉🍹👍🙏

Keep safe

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810837 by Mossel
More suip suid afrika weer dat die byle huil

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4 months 2 weeks ago #810842 by KitKat
With the irrational and unpredictable decisions made by the Pres and his merry crew, I am going to STOCK UP!

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #810846 by Lionel

KitKat wrote: With the irrational and unpredictable decisions made by the Pres and his merry crew, I am going to STOCK UP!


CR is not calling the shots here.

Clue: Look at JACKSON MTHEMBU's replacement. She has a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Johannesburg, and holds a master’s in electrical engineering. It's so obvious, I'm not going to spell it out.

SA was once a colony of the British Empire. Now, we're fast becoming a colony of the ***
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4 months 2 weeks ago #810852 by Dave Scott
I see WSB have priced up on the Annual Trivial Pursuit competition at ANC head quarters.

Xiaomei Havard 1/10
Bheki Cele 100/1

Other prices on request.

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4 months 1 week ago #810932 by CnC 306
Mary had a little bug
The one they call Corona
She caught it at a catch up
with her pals Yvette and Shona
Who else was there?
I don’t care
We have not been out for weeks
Now Shona’s blue and in ICU
Too breathless as she speaks

Mary had a little cough
She did not wear a mask
Instead she wore a sticker
Saying “I’m exempt, don’t ask”
Coughing up in the kitchen
As she played up the scones,
then a round of filtered selfies
Using all the girls I phones

Mary had a little bug
And now so does her Granny,
her boss, her son
His pal, his mum
Cos Mary is a dickhead

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4 months 1 week ago #810944 by Sylvester
Concerns keeping getting raised in the media about a 3rd wave in South Africa because of the delays in Vaccine rollout.
Knowing how the ANC and their reactionary way of dealing with issues i would expect further lockdowns in the future. keep stock of booze and Smokes if u dont wanna go crazy.

Restaurant and the related sector look to be have a challenging 2021 ahead of them.
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4 months 1 week ago #810962 by TNaicker
With the way the past year has gone, I think I need to stock up (and consume) booze...!!

Life's too short to have a long face...so, cherish the good, learn from the bad and forget the rest...

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4 months 1 week ago #810964 by PeterD
The excess deaths report from SAMRC for the week ended 30January is very encouraging. Another significant drop to 7000 for the week. Still very high but half of the peak a couple of weeks prior. Cumulative now at 132k. All provinces show sharp improvement
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4 months 1 week ago #811225 by Dave Scott
With all the doom and gloom at last we managed to get to Kloof to deliver the Christmas presents to a couple of very happy wee Grandkids.

We stoped over at Van Reenans after seeing the aftermath of a horrendous truck crash at Warden.

We also visited what I believe to be the smallest church ? Its a 15 seater and must have been designed with Covid in mind 😢

Scotland beat England so a happy xmas lunch now planned.

Keep safe 🙏
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