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So many new infections in Korea.
« on: March 09, 2022, 12:43:36 pm »
I just read today's stats for new infections in Korea, 342,427. Wow, that is hectic. Are you guys okay? I really hope they can bring those numbers down. Do you think they are going to shut down face to face classes?  My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
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  • waygo0k
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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 01:11:11 pm »
The numbers won’t go down unfortunately, this is now a situation where the virus has to be allowed to “burn itself out”.

The massive positive here is the overwhelming majority of the population is vaccinated, and more and more are getting boosted. This will mitigate the effects of covid (short and long term) for most of those who would have been symptomatic. Yes, there will still be hospitalisations and deaths, not only a tiny fraction compared to what things would’ve been like without the vaccines.

Even here in eastern China, the city and provincial governments aren’t freaking out like they used to. A cluster of cases now means the building/complex will be quarantined, maybe even the street depending on the number of cases, as opposed to city-wide lockdowns of last year. More and more people are being asked to quarantine at home if found to be positive and asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, though some still get sent to quarantine centres.


  • Lazio
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 01:16:48 pm »
I just read today's stats for new infections in Korea, 342,427. Wow, that is hectic. Are you guys okay? I really hope they can bring those numbers down. Do you think they are going to shut down face to face classes?  My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

We are okay. Nothing is being shut down. It's the opposite. Literally no one gives a crap anymore. Not the government and not the people.

Is your wife okay in the Philippines? I saw that covid claimed 57.000 lives so far there. That is a very high death rate.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 01:19:18 pm by Lazio »
''Jealous of those who make more, have a 2 bedroom apartment to live in, ride a GIANT mountain bike, and drive a car that gets them around?  Well, I can't help myself.  It's too bad you are jealous of me for you having less. I am at least able to say I am living better than most ESLers '' hangook77


  • confusedsafferinkorea
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 01:25:58 pm »
We are okay. Nothing is being shut down. It's the opposite. Literally no one gives a crap anymore. Not the government and not the people.

Is your wife okay in the Philippines? I saw that covid claimed 57.000 lives so far there. That is a very high death rate.

Thanks for the query about my wife. She is doing great thanks, had her booster already and things have calmed down nicely there. I think today the new rate of infection was around 400. Life is pretty much back to normal and the borders are open for fully vaccinated tourists. Hoping I can go home in July to see her for the first time in 2 and a half years.  The death rate is around 507 per million which is not too bad considering the level of medical care you can get there.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 01:28:19 pm by confusedsafferinkorea »
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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 07:58:01 pm »
"Omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented degree of efficiency of transmissibility, will ultimately find just about everybody," -Dr. Anthony Fauci


  • Kyndo
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 02:06:15 pm »
Which isn't a bad thing, considering that it's hospitalization and fatality rates are relatively low.
It's almost the exact virus that you would want to spread around in a vaccinated population to effectively prevent more serious strains from taking hold.

I sincerely hope that this is covid19's final form!


  • VanIslander
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2022, 07:06:51 pm »
I thought i had the flu on Tuesday (chills, achy wrists, fingers, toes, ankles, left knee, tiredness, yellow phlegm) and a cold yesterday (cough, scratchy throat). When will the suffering stop?

After another new symptom (seriously thick red veins in eyes today( I took a rapid antigen test today and it was positive. Then got a PCR test, the results coming Saturday. If positive, i am told i have to isolate for 7 days from the positive result (not onset of symptoms). That means stay in the bunker.

It's odd that for two years i dreaded getting breathing problems (might need ventilator to survive) and a fever, thinking those things would happen most prominently. Perhaps that was based on previous variants. Odds are I might have Omicron. Will find out tomorrow.

Strawberries, bell peppers, pistachios, cashews, Samdasoo water and bed in the meantime. (Hope my cats don't get infected.)

« Last Edit: March 11, 2022, 07:08:43 pm by VanIslander »
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  • confusedsafferinkorea
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2022, 07:47:02 pm »
I thought i had the flu on Tuesday (chills, achy wrists, fingers, toes, ankles, left knee, tiredness, yellow phlegm) and a cold yesterday (cough, scratchy throat). When will the suffering stop?

After another new symptom (seriously thick red veins in eyes today( I took a rapid antigen test today and it was positive. Then got a PCR test, the results coming Saturday. If positive, i am told i have to isolate for 7 days from the positive result (not onset of symptoms). That means stay in the bunker.

It's odd that for two years i dreaded getting breathing problems (might need ventilator to survive) and a fever, thinking those things would happen most prominently. Perhaps that was based on previous variants. Odds are I might have Omicron. Will find out tomorrow.

Strawberries, bell peppers, pistachios, cashews, Samdasoo water and bed in the meantime. (Hope my cats don't get infected.)



Wishing you well and hoping you don't have it. My wife has had her booster shot already and the whole neighborhood went down with Omnicron and they all felt yuck for about a week, fortunately they all got over it after that, so hoping you will too if indeed you have it.  The cough lasted a couple of weeks for the youngest but longer for the older folks. Keep us updated and take it easy.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • Adel
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2022, 08:51:08 pm »
I thought i had the flu on Tuesday (chills, achy wrists, fingers, toes, ankles, left knee, tiredness, yellow phlegm) and a cold yesterday (cough, scratchy throat). When will the suffering stop?

After another new symptom (seriously thick red veins in eyes today( I took a rapid antigen test today and it was positive. Then got a PCR test, the results coming Saturday. If positive, i am told i have to isolate for 7 days from the positive result (not onset of symptoms). That means stay in the bunker.

It's odd that for two years i dreaded getting breathing problems (might need ventilator to survive) and a fever, thinking those things would happen most prominently. Perhaps that was based on previous variants. Odds are I might have Omicron. Will find out tomorrow.

Strawberries, bell peppers, pistachios, cashews, Samdasoo water and bed in the meantime. (Hope my cats don't get infected.)



Wishing you well. Hang in there mate!


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2022, 10:06:33 am »
South Korea‘s daily coronavirus cases hit a record high of 383,665, raising the total caseload to 6,206,277.


  • waygo0k
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2022, 10:33:15 am »
That’s around 1 in 8 people in Korea.

Omicron ain’t here to play! Hospitalisations and deaths seem to be staying low though?


  • SPQR
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2022, 10:45:29 am »
If we look at other countries graphs, then this peak should be the end of it. Unless
it mutates again into a much more transmissible and deadly variant.


  • VanIslander
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2022, 05:00:30 pm »
Wishing you well and hoping you don't have it... the whole neighborhood went down with Omnicron and they all felt yuck for about a week, fortunately they all got over it after that, so hoping you will too if indeed you have it.  The cough lasted a couple of weeks for the youngest but longer for the older folks. Keep us updated and take it easy.
Thank you! The words of encouragement are like medicine to us sick.

BUT I OFFICIALY HAVE COVID19 and have to stay inside my apartment until next Thursday at midnight (unless i make a direct trip to a hospital).

Wishing you well. Hang in there mate!
:) Cheers Adel!

The scariest symptom was last night/this morning's aching kidneys (COVID can ravage the lungs, heart and/or kidneys).

I was officially PCR tested positive COViD19. Then i hit the internet and found inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and the kicker for my pain: kidney disease, is EASED/Lessened with red wine consumption compared to abstainers. I then took a huge bowl of strawberries (phytonutrients galore like wine) and two glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon, and all my finger pains, toe pains, knee pain, kidney pains, disappeared! .... Today is a good day. I think I may beat this. Tonight i will have soon about a dozen hot green peppers (vitc), a raw chopped onion (quertin, superfood), veggie greens, a can of tuna (need vitd, can't go outside). No more red wine (the j-curve seems relevant here too, and of course no soju, beer, etc). As Hypocrates said: let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2022, 05:06:12 pm by VanIslander »
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


  • waygo0k
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2022, 05:19:23 pm »
All the best Vani! Wishing you a speedy recovery!


  • Mr C
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2022, 06:32:15 pm »
Best wishes to get well soon!


  • confusedsafferinkorea
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2022, 06:41:26 am »
Hi Van, sorry to hear you got the bug. From what I read about you, you lead a healthy lifestyle and I am sure you will beat this with no long term side effects. Take care, take it easy and keep us in the loop.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • VanIslander
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2022, 06:51:11 am »
Thanks!

My kidneys still hurt (on and off) and I had two seconds of heart pain (a sharp moment, nothing before or since).

I know the importance of vitamin d so am considering my canned tuna or sneaking up to the roof midday for sunshine.

I haven't slept more than 5 hours a night since Tuesday. That worries me.

I.AM.DOG.TIRED.

But my breathing is totally normal and that is huge for my spirits! :)
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


  • Kyndo
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2022, 08:11:26 am »
Glad to hear that you're being proactive about looking up solutions to symptoms.
I hope that you kick the 'rona asap, and that all the isolation doesn't drive you crazy(ier)   :wink:


  • Lazio
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2022, 08:39:17 am »
Hang in there!

Probably now you're glad that you took the jabs after all. Although you'll never know how it would've played out without them.
''Jealous of those who make more, have a 2 bedroom apartment to live in, ride a GIANT mountain bike, and drive a car that gets them around?  Well, I can't help myself.  It's too bad you are jealous of me for you having less. I am at least able to say I am living better than most ESLers '' hangook77


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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2022, 05:29:32 am »
Hi Van, how are you feeling now?
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!