Non - Pandemic

Covid is here to stay like that annoying auntie with halitosis and a loud voice who outstays her welcome. We have to live it and having both jabs and performing the hygiene is really all we can do to keep it under some sort of control. I never come home without washing my hands when I get in. I even clean the soles of my shoes because I see so many people gobbing on the pavements. Better be over careful than not bothering.
 

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Covid was always here to stay it's getting it down to flu like severity without needing strict lockdowns.

Turns out the freedom day dip wasn't anything to celebrate as we're heading towards the Christmas peak again.

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Interesting? Are we being deliberately scared?

One in four patients classed as a Covid hospitalisation is being treated for other reasons, official data reveal, prompting claims that the public has been misled.
For the first time, the NHS national stocktake establishes how many patients categorised as Covid hospitalisations had another primary cause of admission. The data shows that of 5,021 patients this week classed as hospitalised by Covid, 1,166 were admitted for other reasons.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/29/hospital-figures-covid-cases-misleading/
Turns out more than half the hospitalisation numbers we're given via the media on a daily basis are misleading at best. Rather than being hospitalised specifically by the virus, indicating an admission for a life threatening case, instead they contracted the bloody thing whilst in hospital for something else entirely and often only have light symptoms. These numbers then get used to paint us a picture of how serious the situation is and scare us.

One NHS data expert added: ‘People are worried and scared and not really understanding the true picture – that is what I find despicable.’

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/27/more...nts-tested-positive-after-admission-14993125/

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-ne...48?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral
 
More importantly, rate of hospitalisations have begun to dip, following the dip in cases so despite the data being murky with test numbers dropping some real world proof is pointing in the right direction.

Cases have sky rocketed in pockets of areas though such as Lincoln, which is worth keeping an eye on.
 
More importantly, rate of hospitalisations have begun to dip, following the dip in cases so despite the data being murky with test numbers dropping some real world proof is pointing in the right direction.

Cases have sky rocketed in pockets of areas though such as Lincoln, which is worth keeping an eye on.
Now is the time we would expect to see any changes in case numbers following 'freedom day'. Not doing too bad so far but yes need to keep an eye on.

And good to see hospitalisations following the case trend of recent weeks (even with its flawed methodology).