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Just been told our kids go back to secondary school Jan 11th at the earliest (a week later than usual). Apparently all the teachers need training on how to administer Covid tests and all pupils will be tested when they return.

 

My two have been off since the beginning of December as one of their teachers and classmates tested positive, so that will be nearly another six weeks off on top of the rest of the disruption this year.

 

Remote learning is an O.K. temporary measure but it's not the same as being in the classroom. I really feel for the kids (especially those in exam years) and this pandemic is really fvcking with their learning and social interaction skills. 

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5 hours ago, Harrydc said:

We will all be in tier 4 come the new year - if not before Christmas! 

I think so too...was worried we would be going to tier4 and got a driving test tomorow. Been paranoid for a while thinking it would be cancelled. Been a nightmare trying to get a test

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55 minutes ago, Dahnsouff said:

Do we have to tune in next week??? :frantics:

I'm reluctant to provide it, as it might give Guardian readers brain strain. Nevertheless here goes. RNA is a single-stranded nucleic acid, which is unstable and easily degrades. But it can be synthesized into complementary DNA, in which the uracil(U) nucleotide in RNA changes to thymine(T), and this pairs up with adenine(A). The stable cDNA produced is then sequenced, which is why T appears in the sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. The entire genome has over 29,900 nucleotides in total.  

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1 hour ago, Izzy said:

Just been told our kids go back to secondary school Jan 11th at the earliest (a week later than usual). Apparently all the teachers need training on how to administer Covid tests and all pupils will be tested when they return.

 

My two have been off since the beginning of December as one of their teachers and classmates tested positive, so that will be nearly another six weeks off on top of the rest of the disruption this year.

 

Remote learning is an O.K. temporary measure but it's not the same as being in the classroom. I really feel for the kids (especially those in exam years) and this pandemic is really fvcking with their learning and social interaction skills. 

Set them an account up on here pal

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7 hours ago, m4DD0gg said:

Surprise surprise. Theres a reason why Leicester will not be coming out of any sort of restriction any time soon but the cucks on here and in the government are too shit scared to say anything.

I don’t think this is a Leicester problem. Quite a few of these sort of police videos floating around Twitter. Unless there is another reason I’m missing.

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3 hours ago, Corky said:

If we're going into lockdown, go fully in. Keep the schools shut and universities delayed in reconvening. Make sure all pupils have access to online learning at home. Extend the holiday by a week if it allows everyone to be sorted. Then they can work at getting the vaccine properly rolled out and infections reducing.

 

Do it for a month from early January. Do a March-style hard lockdown and get the vaccine to as many as possible. 

As a university student, I can tell you it’s fvcking pointless the students living in their accommodation as all the learning is done online anyway. 

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7 hours ago, m4DD0gg said:

Surprise surprise. Theres a reason why Leicester will not be coming out of any sort of restriction any time soon but the cucks on here and in the government are too shit scared to say anything.

Clearly you're too scared to say it as well.

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Has the ratio of reported "deaths" to confirmed cases ever been lower than what it is now? 

 

Last numbers on the Google tracker were 33364 cases and 215 deaths for the 21st Dec.

 

More tests = more cases obviously but there has to be some kind of scalability. Imagine the numbers of actual cases in March/April to get to 1000 deaths a day :jawdrop:

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18 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

Has the ratio of reported "deaths" to confirmed cases ever been lower than what it is now? 

 

Last numbers on the Google tracker were 33364 cases and 215 deaths for the 21st Dec.

 

More tests = more cases obviously but there has to be some kind of scalability. Imagine the numbers of actual cases in March/April to get to 1000 deaths a day :jawdrop:

Those 215 deaths will be for cases reported 3 weeks ago. There is a time lag.

 

We'll see how many deaths this week's number correlate to in about 3 weeks time.

 

More of the country going to Tier 4 on Boxing Day it seems. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

Has the ratio of reported "deaths" to confirmed cases ever been lower than what it is now? 

 

Last numbers on the Google tracker were 33364 cases and 215 deaths for the 21st Dec.

 

More tests = more cases obviously but there has to be some kind of scalability. Imagine the numbers of actual cases in March/April to get to 1000 deaths a day :jawdrop:

Genuine question (I don't know the answer), how much of the current panic is a result of confirmed positive cases?

 

Is the factor of increased testing from people wanting 'confirmation' they're not infectious before visiting family for Christmas being taken into consideration?

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8 minutes ago, Stevosevic said:

Those 215 deaths will be for cases reported 3 weeks ago. There is a time lag.

 

We'll see how many deaths this week's number correlate to in about 3 weeks time.

 

More of the country going to Tier 4 on Boxing Day it seems. 

 

Or, how many tested positive 3 weeks ago.

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1 hour ago, Ian Nacho said:

As a university student, I can tell you it’s fvcking pointless the students living in their accommodation as all the learning is done online anyway. 

Exactly, unless your course involves coming into the lab, there isn't a huge point being there. 

 

Whereas a lab is basically free for all again 

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36 minutes ago, Stevosevic said:

Those 215 deaths will be for cases reported 3 weeks ago. There is a time lag.

 

We'll see how many deaths this week's number correlate to in about 3 weeks time.

 

More of the country going to Tier 4 on Boxing Day it seems. 

 

With respect, the "time lag" had been quoted for months and the deaths haven't got anywhere near the peak of the first wave. Two weeks ago we still posted 14000 ish cases a day, again higher than the peak of the first wave daily infections but about a third of the corresponding deaths after the "time lag". 3 weeks ago the cases were about the same. 

 

Like I say, I dread to think how many cases we actually had when the deaths were north of 1000 a day. It must have been pushing 100K cases a day given some rough maths.

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2 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

With respect, the "time lag" had been quoted for months and the deaths haven't got anywhere near the peak of the first wave. Two weeks ago we still posted 14000 ish cases a day, again higher than the peak of the first wave daily infections but about a third of the corresponding deaths after the "time lag". 3 weeks ago the cases were about the same. 

 

Like I say, I dread to think how many cases we actually had when the deaths were north of 1000 a day. It must have been pushing 100K cases a day given some rough maths.

Oh I agree 100%. Deaths peaked at nearly 700 in the second wave, still 500 or so short of first wave. 

 

It would appear our recorded cases in wave 3 are going to be bigger than wave 2 so it will be interesting if they reach the 1000 mark again... let's hope not.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

Has the ratio of reported "deaths" to confirmed cases ever been lower than what it is now? 

 

Last numbers on the Google tracker were 33364 cases and 215 deaths for the 21st Dec.

 

More tests = more cases obviously but there has to be some kind of scalability. Imagine the numbers of actual cases in March/April to get to 1000 deaths a day 

About 15,000 confirmed cases per day three weeks ago.  As a rule of thumb they have been estimating that about half the cases are not being confirmed, so perhaps 30,000 total cases.

 

What they aren't saying is how many cases are being tested, and especially how many cases with symptoms vs. cases with no symptoms are being tested.  If they properly analyse different reasons for testing - perhaps into group such as, group 1 suffering symptoms, group 2 no symptoms but been in contact, group 3 random testing- and analyses those data along with the percentages testing positive, they will get a much better idea of how it is spreading and how much of the increase in confirmed cases is caused by increased testing.  I'm sure they must be doing that analysis, but they aren't telling us the results.

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3 hours ago, String fellow said:

I'm reluctant to provide it, as it might give Guardian readers brain strain. Nevertheless here goes. RNA is a single-stranded nucleic acid, which is unstable and easily degrades. But it can be synthesized into complementary DNA, in which the uracil(U) nucleotide in RNA changes to thymine(T), and this pairs up with adenine(A). The stable cDNA produced is then sequenced, which is why T appears in the sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. The entire genome has over 29,900 nucleotides in total.  

Literally every plagiarism system in the world is going mental now..

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