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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2022, 01:13:15 pm »
Thatís around 1 in 8 people in Korea.

Omicron ainít here to play!

Now 1 in 7.
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South Korea today added 362,338 new COVID-19 infections, putting the total caseload at 7,228,550.
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Ten million coming soon?


  • Bakeacake
  • Super Waygook

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    • July 12, 2010, 01:35:40 pm
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2022, 01:35:09 pm »
Now 1 in 7.
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South Korea today added 362,338 new COVID-19 infections, putting the total caseload at 7,228,550.
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Ten million coming soon?

2 weeks ago I made bets that this Thursday the 17th would be the peak.  my guess was 426, 285 cases..  couldnt possibly go higher...right?


  • VanIslander
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2022, 01:54:30 pm »
Hi Van, how are you feeling now?
Good thanks.

The worst is over. Expected to self isolate until Thursday at midnight.

Agggh... that is now the challenge (after dead tiredness for days and other symptoms ... .... am CHOMPING AT THE BIT to go out!!!)
« Last Edit: March 15, 2022, 01:56:06 pm by VanIslander »
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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2022, 02:53:08 pm »
Good thanks.

The worst is over. Expected to self isolate until Thursday at midnight.

Agggh... that is now the challenge (after dead tiredness for days and other symptoms ... .... am CHOMPING AT THE BIT to go out!!!)

Good to hear that. Take it easy and Friday will come around soon enough.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2022, 09:35:33 pm »
2 weeks ago I made bets that this Thursday the 17th would be the peak.  my guess was 426, 285 cases..  couldnt possibly go higher...right?

It could...
Tomorrow will be near 500.000 it seems.
That is almost 1% of the entire population in one day! Gotta be a world record.


  • waygo0k
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2022, 10:05:25 pm »
New deltacron sub-variant with omicron and delta characteristics is spreading in Europe and the US.

It is 1.4x more infectious than omicron (about as infectious as measles)Öbut so far seems to not cause symptoms anymore serious than omicron does.

Letís hope this trend of less dangerous variants and sub variants continues.


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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2022, 02:17:00 am »
New deltacron sub-variant with omicron and delta characteristics is spreading in Europe and the US.

It is 1.4x more infectious than omicron (about as infectious as measles)Öbut so far seems to not cause symptoms anymore serious than omicron does.

Letís hope this trend of less dangerous variants and sub variants continues.
"The BA.2 virus -- a subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant -- isn't just spreading faster than its distant cousin, it may also cause more severe disease and appears capable of thwarting some of the key weapons we have against Covid-19, new research suggests.

New lab experiments from Japan show that BA.2 may have features that make it as capable of causing serious illness as older variants of Covid-19, including Delta.
And like Omicron, it appears to largely escape the immunity created by vaccines. A booster shot restores protection, making illness after infection about 74% less likely."


  • waygo0k
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2022, 05:38:23 am »
"The BA.2 virus -- a subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant -- isn't just spreading faster than its distant cousin, it may also cause more severe disease and appears capable of thwarting some of the key weapons we have against Covid-19, new research suggests.

New lab experiments from Japan show that BA.2 may have features that make it as capable of causing serious illness as older variants of Covid-19, including Delta.
And like Omicron, it appears to largely escape the immunity created by vaccines. A booster shot restores protection, making illness after infection about 74% less likely."

Thatís likely old news from January or February. The consensus at the moment is that it has not caused severe illness in the patients infected with it in FranceÖso far.

ď Former World Health Organisation (WHO) epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman told ABC news that the new variant is more transmissible, albeit not any more severe.Ē

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/top-professor-says-covid-cases-26466762


  • Adel
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2022, 05:46:40 am »
From what I've read he BA.2 virus subvariant is still quite severe among the unvaccinated and for naÔve infections. This is what is playing in Hong Kong amongst the elderly.

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https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2278531/fear-over-new-bug-strain

Hong Kong has been hit by its worst Covid-19 wave to date, recording the world's highest coronavirus death rate.


« Last Edit: March 16, 2022, 05:48:20 am by Adel »


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2022, 06:28:19 am »
Yeah, HK screwed up massively by not implementing vaccine mandates. Now they have to deal with wards overflowing with occupied body bags next to patients on ventilators. This is what McFreedumb looks like in the era of covid (NSFW!!!)...this is what those idiotic truckers in Canada and the US wanted.

Of course that is not their (HK government) only screw up, they also made the dumb decision to send every case (symptomatic or not) to hospitals, quickly overwhelming their already stretched healthcare system.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2022, 09:54:09 am »
Hong Kongís Covid-19 deaths per capita are the highest in the world.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna20033

Only about 35 percent of residents 80 and older have received two vaccine doses, compared with more than 80 percent of those 12 and above.
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Thatís the problem. Elderly people need vaccines the most. But they are getting them the least.

Why is that? Belief in conspiracies because of brain deterioration accompanying old age and/or fear of side effects? Actually, the weaker oneís immune system, the less side effects one will feel. It is young strong people who die from the vaccine, and even for them it is extremely rare. So is dying from Covid. Under 80 and youíll generally be ok, vaccinated or not. Over 80 - huge risk to be unvaccinated.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2022, 10:01:02 am »
400,741 new daily COVID-19 infections in South Korea today.

Total caseload is 7,629,275.

Fatality rate is 0.14 percent. (Thatís 1 in 715.)


  • Mr C
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2022, 10:10:36 am »
400,741 new daily COVID-19 infections in South Korea today.

Total caseload is 7,629,275.

Fatality rate is 0.14 percent. (Thatís 1 in 715.)

When you put it that way, it doesn't sound so bad, but statistically, that's a lot of deaths--over 500 per day ...


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2022, 10:17:38 am »
Last I read, less than two thirds of the South Korean population is boosted. If we could get those numbers up, thereíd be less deaths.

Also, healthier living would be a big help, too.


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2022, 11:07:56 am »
The caseload at 9.00 pm last night was 441,423, and the day finished with nearly 458,000 new infections. I was surprised at the lower total given out this morning. I'm not sure what is correct.

Yeah, something is off.
I saw those numbers too so that's why I wrote nearly 500k yesterday evening. I was also surprised to see the 400k figure this morning.


  • Renma
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2022, 11:07:41 am »
2 weeks ago I made bets that this Thursday the 17th would be the peak.  my guess was 426, 285 cases..  couldnt possibly go higher...right?

Well you definitely understimated it.


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2022, 11:15:08 am »
There was some hiccup I guess and some cases from the day before were added to yesterday's numbers. That's why we have this insane figure today. But nevertheless, it means over 1 million cases in 2 days. That's 2% of the entire population.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2022, 11:18:15 am by Lazio »


Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2022, 11:39:06 am »
A lot of the students in all of my schools have caught it, actually. Not the majority, but a lot. A couple of classrooms are missing as many as a third of its students because they're all in quarantine atm.

It makes me think that the infection rate is much higher, but that a lot of infections are either going undetected or unreported.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2022, 11:40:50 am by Chinguetti »


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2022, 11:40:50 am »
621,328 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total to 8,250,592.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2022, 11:43:55 am »
62.8 percent of Koreans are boosted.