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Old January 5th, 2022, 03:52 PM
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South African stats since Covid started, Deaths 91,312, Cases 3,475,500, out of a population of just over 59 Million. But don't forget they have a serious problem with AIDS and over that same reporting period 216,150 have died from AIDS, which probably distorts the Covid figures.

Well in this country, Australia, not too many Omicron cases in hospital but so many cases that the testing labs have been overwhelmed such the government are now saying don't go and get tested unless you are really ill, just stay home and isolate. remember it's summer here and in South Africa who knows what winter will bring?

What this means is that the figures coming out of Australia are now under reported, and we still have thousands of reported cases.

My point is, the more cases there are, the more chance there is that a further mutation will occur, and if this does happen it may be a less severe version, or it may be a more severe version. And who knows whether the current set of vaccines will work against the new as yet non existent version.

Further to that, as people are supposed to self isolate there will probably be those who don't and as the Omicron version spreads quickly, we soon could have the whole country infected. Probably not severely as much of the population is vaccinated, but no vaccine is 100% effective. The Chief health officer in this state said today that we can expect that every infected person with Omicron will probably pass it on to 10 others.

Just a few days ago a 30 year old chap who was otherwise healthy, and was triple vaccinated died at home on his own, they found his body when someone called to see him.

Last edited by Ned Seagoon; January 5th, 2022 at 04:04 PM.
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