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1 minute ago, Chocolate Teapot said:

This is genuinely encouraging news. Anyone else starting to think we might get back to the KP for the Morgan and duchs farewell game?

To be fair to the Government, they set ambitious testing numbers and got there, hopefully they can do it again with vaccinations. If we can get to 500K a day we'll be rocketing out of this. 

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3 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

To be fair to the Government, they set ambitious testing numbers and got there, hopefully they can do it again with vaccinations. If we can get to 500K a day we'll be rocketing out of this. 

They need to go at a rate of between 385,000 - 400,000 a day from now on to hit the target of 15 million by 15th February. 

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10 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

To be fair to the Government, they set ambitious testing numbers and got there, hopefully they can do it again with vaccinations. If we can get to 500K a day we'll be rocketing out of this. 

Did they? 

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58 minutes ago, whoareyaaa said:

I reckon a lot of people going into ICUs is due to panic attacks not the actual virus itself.

Christ. I thought this type of post had been condemned to the dustbin

Read up on panic attacks mate then think through your post

 

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3 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

They targeted 100k initially and got laughed at, now we're at about 500k a day aren't we? 

 

Just looked, 628,556 tests on Wednesday. 

I feel convinced some people will only be happy if the govt claim we can do a million vaccines a day, so that when we ‘ONLY’ do 500 k per day they can claim failure and demand Hancock be sent to the gallows

:ph34r:

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47 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

Got a good feeling, 300K vaccinations today :fc:

 

These numbers and the prediction that the R rate is as low as 0.6 in many places I'm finally starting to feel like we are close! 

 

Best I've felt in weeks mentally. 

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Just now, EastAnglianFox said:

 

These numbers and the prediction that the R rate is as low as 0.6 in many places I'm finally starting to feel like we are close! 

 

Best I've felt in weeks mentally. 

It feels like the combo of the lockdown together with the vaccine rate is having an effect

I so hope the Brazilian variant doesn’t rear its ugly head now 

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8 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

It feels like the combo of the lockdown together with the vaccine rate is having an effect

I so hope the Brazilian variant doesn’t rear its ugly head now 

 

I was massively worried about the new Brazilian variant and the possibility that the vaccine would have no affect against it, but have now heard on the radio from those involved in the current roll out process that the tweaking of a vaccine if required to fight new variants could be achieved within weeks, which is a relief to know. 

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1 hour ago, Jon the Hat said:

This concept of the NHS falling over is a strange one, as it seems to imply that existing capacity goes away somehow, rather than there being a proportion of patients who they cannot treat as they would like.  I guess they will continue to prioritise patients with a better chance of survival, so I'm not sure it follows that we need a significant drop in average age.

I suppose it's a supply and demand situation and it isn't just a case of demand outstripping supply, it's more of a double edged sword than that.

 

The more people that contract the virus, the more people go to hospital.  It isn't as simple as saying, for argument's sake that if a hospital can treat 1000 people and 1500 require treatment, then the hospital will effectively have to send 500 away to fend for themselves.  That approach assumes that NHS capacity is unaffected.  But it is a little more fluid than that because doctors and nurses also get the virus, meaning they have to self-isolate.  They are not an infinite resource and so capacity does reduce.  There is no point in having 1000 patients requiring 24/7 treatment if you only have enough resources to treat 500.  If a large proportion of patients are in their 60s but can't get the treatment they need, they die.  Either in hospital or at home.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, nnfox said:

I suppose it's a supply and demand situation and it isn't just a case of demand outstripping supply, it's more of a double edged sword than that.

 

The more people that contract the virus, the more people go to hospital.  It isn't as simple as saying, for argument's sake that if a hospital can treat 1000 people and 1500 require treatment, then the hospital will effectively have to send 500 away to fend for themselves.  That approach assumes that NHS capacity is unaffected.  But it is a little more fluid than that because doctors and nurses also get the virus, meaning they have to self-isolate.  They are not an infinite resource and so capacity does reduce.  There is no point in having 1000 patients requiring 24/7 treatment if you only have enough resources to treat 500.  If a large proportion of patients are in their 60s but can't get the treatment they need, they die.  Either in hospital or at home.

 

 

I suspect that if the hospital has the resources to treat 1000 and 1500 turn up, they will treat all 1500 and stretch themselves thinner to do it.  These are medical professionals making that decision, remember.

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29 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

I feel convinced some people will only be happy if the govt claim we can do a million vaccines a day, so that when we ‘ONLY’ do 500 k per day they can claim failure and demand Hancock be sent to the gallows

:ph34r:

The Government's handling of the whole thing has been shambolic but testing those kind of testing numbers are commendable to be fair. There must be more capacity across the system as well as the walk in testing centre near me is almost always deserted, and it's similar at the drive in centre at the University as well. 

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37 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

They targeted 100k initially and got laughed at, now we're at about 500k a day aren't we? 

 

Just looked, 628,556 tests on Wednesday. 

Sorry, I meant they had an initial target by a certain date at some point last year and totally missed it. 

 

So yeah, they got to their eventual target but not when they wanted to. 

 

(obviously it's good they got to it, don't get me wrong. But they missed their own target they set for it. I think they were over ambitious and overpromised).

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32 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

I feel convinced some people will only be happy if the govt claim we can do a million vaccines a day, so that when we ‘ONLY’ do 500 k per day they can claim failure and demand Hancock be sent to the gallows

:ph34r:

You're boring now. 

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5 minutes ago, Sol thewall Bamba said:

The Government's handling of the whole thing has been shambolic but testing those kind of testing numbers are commendable to be fair. There must be more capacity across the system as well as the walk in testing centre near me is almost always deserted, and it's similar at the drive in centre at the University as well. 

Do you mean vaccinating? Testing centres and vaccination hubs are two different things?

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6 minutes ago, StanSP said:

You're boring now. 

What and you aren’t!?

Imagine if the government had set low targets for vaccines? You and all the other negativists would have jumped on their backs about lack of ambition and care. They can’t win

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1 hour ago, BenTheFox said:

They need to go at a rate of between 385,000 - 400,000 a day from now on to hit the target of 15 million by 15th February. 

Easily possible IMO if we were at 288k yesterday already. Should be at well over 300k by the end of the weekend, with more and more vaccination centres being approved and put into place daily.

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Just also want to add how much more positive everyone seems to be now we know we've got a vaccine and we're seeing the numbers daily. Everyday feels like we're getting closer to getting out of this, then at the end of the day you see huge vaccination numbers which far exceed your expectations and it's generating positive IMO.

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