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  • Kyndo
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 09:38:39 am »
Ah, gotcha.
If you're interested in following up-to-date info on the topic, I believe that the site I linked updates several times a day.

Also, don't take that comment as criticism. It was meant to be very tongue-in-cheek. I guess that this medium doesn't always lend itself to that kind of humour. :smiley:
« Last Edit: April 12, 2021, 09:41:00 am by Kyndo »


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 09:44:45 am »
I believe that the site I linked updates several times a day.

It says most recent update two days ago. Same as when I posted.


  • Kyndo
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 09:59:02 am »
It says most recent update two days ago. Same as when I posted.
Oh hey, you're right.
But the source of that source is more up to date. It just hasn't been translated and  prettied up in a graph format yet .
https://ncv.kdca.go.kr/


Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2021, 10:16:43 am »
It's a demand problem as well. Koreans want to wait until countries are fully vaccinated then wait a while more to see if there are any side effects. That's some Koreans, not all, but many are hesitant to take the vaccine before knowing for sure how safe it is. Which is foolish in my opinion. Almost a billion vaccinations. It's safe!
It's not wholly foolish. It's not like Corona is killing mass numbers of people here. There's actually some reasonable risk analysis.


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2021, 10:23:25 am »
Koreaís keeping the numbers down by banning groups of more than four and restricting businesses. Is that a way to live long term? Itís taking a psychological toll on many. Thatís why vaccines should come ASAP. Only 1 in 28,000 had a serious adverse effect. Most people have been fine.


Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2021, 10:43:12 am »
Koreaís keeping the numbers down by banning groups of more than four and restricting businesses. Is that a way to live long term? Itís taking a psychological toll on many. Thatís why vaccines should come ASAP. Only 1 in 28,000 had a serious adverse effect. Most people have been fine.
By Corona restriction standards, thats pretty light.

Sometimes vaccine/drug complications take time to arise. Not that this means they will or if they f
Do its anything too serious, just that we are in a unique situation where companies raced to do this and had expedited testing and trials.

Given Korea's situation relative to other countries, waiting a few extra months is no biggie. Let countries that need it badly get it first.


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 09:51:31 am »
"South Korea said on Monday it plans to begin local production of Novavax Inc's COVID-19 vaccine as early as June, while five domestic companies aim to start late stage clinical trials of their own shots in the second half of this year."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/south-korea-says-five-companies-081205579.html
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  • hangook77
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2021, 01:37:56 pm »
Two of my schools told me to work from home and they keep all travelling teachers away.  So, Thurs Fri Sat Sun and Monday long weekend.  Woo hoo.  Only Tues and Wed at my other 2 schools this week.  Some are taking corona quite seriously and some aren't, including many coteachers who as I previously mentioned aren't social distancing and wanting to play games that aren't socially distanced. 


  • Kyndo
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2021, 01:48:40 pm »
You're lucky!
In my area, most teachers who had schools they couldn't go to were required to go desk warm at their main school.
Currently, everybody is back teaching face to face as per the norm, though.


  • hangook77
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2021, 01:56:32 pm »
You're lucky!

In my area, most teachers who had schools they couldn't go to were required to go desk warm at their main school.
Currently, everybody is back teaching face to face as per the norm, though.


Kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it?  If you had corona and they were trying to keep it away from kids, you'd still be at the main school spreading it to the teachers and kids who come into the teacher's room.  Brilliant idea of theirs.  I remember a friend in another town over from me had that same experience for bird flu years ago after coming back from abroad.  Had to go to main school and desk warm in teachers room for a week.  My local ed office told me to stay home and quarantine just in case.  Which one was medically safer?  But some can't handle giving the foreigner any time off.  So, I will be grateful. 


  • Kyndo
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2021, 02:06:39 pm »
Kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it?  If you had corona and they were trying to keep it away from kids, you'd still be at the main school spreading it to the teachers and kids who come into the teacher's room.  Brilliant idea of theirs.  I remember a friend in another town over from me had that same experience for bird flu years ago after coming back from abroad.  Had to go to main school and desk warm in teachers room for a week.  My local ed office told me to stay home and quarantine just in case.  Which one was medically safer?  But some can't handle giving the foreigner any time off.  So, I will be grateful. 
Well, I mean, sure. I  def would've preferred to "work from home"!
In my particular case, the students were all at home doing distance learning. All the teachers had to get tested and were required to be at school, developing video lesson content.


  • hangook77
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2021, 01:54:21 pm »
Well, I mean, sure. I  def would've preferred to "work from home"!
In my particular case, the students were all at home doing distance learning. All the teachers had to get tested and were required to be at school, developing video lesson content.

All your kids are home then?  Mine are all coming to school.  I am at my Tues and Wed school.  But my other schools this week are asking any travelling teacher as they call it including after schools to stay away.  Kids still come in and the teachers still not really enforcing social distancing too much. 


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2021, 07:34:42 pm »
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people:
United Kingdom: 59.08
United States: 57.49
Canada: 22.79
Ireland: 21.8
Australia: 4.84
South Korea: 2.53
New Zealand: 1.87
South Africa: 0.49
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-vaccination-doses-per-capita?time=latest


  • VanIslander
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2021, 08:16:23 pm »
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people:
United Kingdom: 59.08
United States: 57.49
...
South Korea: 2.53
Fools.

Two countries known to ignore early precautions, preach freedom, then get COVID19 at much higher rates: Texas, Florida and the PM in London put their foot in their mouth, bit down hard, now has the masses taking a risky jab in the arm? Trust AstraZeneca. Trust Johnson & Johnson. Trust bioengineered cutting-edge science innovations and trust the gov't.

S.Korea prez Moon got an AstraZeneca jab  on tv, er, wait, the nurse disappeared behind a screen and emerged with something that looked different but we were all assured by the officials was the same thing.

And oh...

Opps. Severe blood clot reactions? Let's NOW take precautions.

George Carlin would be 85 years old now but he still would be saying "Get the **** out of here."
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2021, 07:27:22 am »

S.Korea prez Moon got an AstraZeneca jab  on tv, er, wait, the nurse disappeared behind a screen and emerged with something that looked different but we were all assured by the officials was the same thing.


Do you really believe this bullshit?


  • Kyndo
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2021, 07:35:35 am »
All your kids are home then?  Mine are all coming to school.  I am at my Tues and Wed school.  But my other schools this week are asking any travelling teacher as they call it including after schools to stay away.  Kids still come in and the teachers still not really enforcing social distancing too much. 
Oh, no.
That was the first half of the previous semester.
All my classes have been face to face this semester. Back to normal, basically, except with plexiglass partitions, masks, fever checks, hand sanitizers, and some distancing rules for lunch, recess, and break-time.


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2021, 01:13:06 pm »
Quote
Opps. Severe blood clot reactions? Let's NOW take precautions.

Donít worry about it. Itís rare.

ďone in 40,000 people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca shot could expect to experience this serious complicationĒ


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2021, 01:15:35 pm »
Weigh that against the risk of being severely hurt by coronavirus... which is also very rare... especially if one is healthy.

All that worrying is bad for health. Just enjoy life and be happy.

And get the vaccine. Because refusal to do so could result in being fired.


  • OnNut81
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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2021, 02:19:54 pm »
Donít worry about it. Itís rare.

ďone in 40,000 people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca shot could expect to experience this serious complicationĒ


So, roll the dice with your health?  No, thanks.  1 in 40,000 isn't any comfort to the numerous people that will add up to.


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Re: Did we just give up on corona prevention - social distancing?
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2021, 02:31:15 pm »
Isn't it more risky to not get vaccinated? And only the AstraZeneca has that risk, one so small to not be worth worrying about in my opinion. Living in Korea, we don't have a choice really; might have to settle for the AstraZeneca. Get the vaccination to keep your job and be able to travel. It's worth it.