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  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2022, 08:10:53 am »
Yesterday 50 covid deaths. The day before yesterday 163 covid deaths. I pulled a boner. ㅠ ㅠ

Today 113, so not sure where those over 1000 died comes from.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • Kyndo
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2022, 08:18:19 am »
Probably from an article using data from before March 24th.


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2022, 11:40:50 am »
Good news is that this omicron infecting everyone ought to finally create some herd immunity making this virus go away once and for all.
745sticky, Augustiner, Bakeacake, D.L.Orean, Lazio, Mithras, Renma, Rye are still blocked and I can't see them.


  • Kyndo
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #83 on: March 29, 2022, 11:46:43 am »
Yep. Keeping fingers crossed that this'll be the last covid season!

(covid23 is scheduled for end November, I hear.)


  • gogators!
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2022, 12:09:35 am »
Not true. 163 Americans died of Covid-19 yesterday. USAís population is 334 million, so one in two million. Most people in the US caught Covid. Most people in the world caught Covid. No need to be afraid forever. Thatís no way to live life. Especially because Covid is never going away. Eat healthy and exercise to boost your immune system. Get vaccinated. Then forget about it. Social distancing forever isnít the solution. Itís psychologically unhealthy.
How about a link? 907 died on March 28.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2022, 01:10:39 am »
907 died on March 28.

907 is less than more than 1,000.

More than 1,000 Americans died of Covid-19 yesterday.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2022, 04:28:20 am by L I »


  • hangook77
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2022, 10:58:06 am »
China doesnít have an exit plan because somehow it allowed 17 million elderly to remain unvaccinated all this time. The remaining 5%-8%+ of people that are still unvaccinated amounts to 70-100 million+ people!!

They dropped the ball massively on this one. Shanghai is doing the unthinkable (locking down starting today)Öbut quite frankly itís too late for any of that. Omicron is far too contagious and will have to be allowed to burn itself out.

Good thing so far is a tiny confirmed cases so far have been a) symptomatic b) seriousÖwith only about 2 deaths out 40k+. Yes I know, itís china and the numbers may be doctored.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated alike are getting omicron.  So, it doesn't matter.  Either way.  Omicron is more contagious.  I didn't even know anyone who had Alpha or Delta but have known so many who caught omicron.  Even I got it earlier this month.  But it was pretty mild.  Sadly, folks with other health problems have had a harder time with covid.  Good news, is everyone should have good immunity to this wave once it is done. Covid should finally be gone for good then. 
745sticky, Augustiner, Bakeacake, D.L.Orean, Lazio, Mithras, Renma, Rye are still blocked and I can't see them.


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2022, 12:17:37 pm »
Yes I know, itís china and the numbers may be are doctored.

There fixed it for you.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • Mr C
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2022, 01:26:54 pm »
My second class of the day yesterday, 6 out of 8 students missing. A total of 15 students now out at the moment. I've officially called game day, today. I wonder how many are missing today? It's all a guessing game. Although, most parents are phoning if one of my students does have covid.

Last week, we has lots of kids absent--as many as 4 or 5 in a class ~20.   Today in my 4 sections of 6th grade, only one student in total was absent.

Doubt that means anything much though, it's a little early to start counting chickens (but not students).


  • Savant
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #89 on: March 31, 2022, 02:01:21 pm »
Vaccinated and unvaccinated alike are getting omicron.  So, it doesn't matter.  Either way.  Omicron is more contagious.  I didn't even know anyone who had Alpha or Delta but have known so many who caught omicron.  Even I got it earlier this month.  But it was pretty mild.  Sadly, folks with other health problems have had a harder time with covid.  Good news, is everyone should have good immunity to this wave once it is done. Covid should finally be gone for good then. 

Iím still dealing with Covid symptoms 2 weeks after I tested positive and one week after I left ďquarantineĒ. Iím in my 30s and in good health but itís still wearing me down each day as I still need to work.


  • hangook77
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2022, 02:14:07 pm »
Iím still dealing with Covid symptoms 2 weeks after I tested positive and one week after I left ďquarantineĒ. Iím in my 30s and in good health but itís still wearing me down each day as I still need to work.

Yeah, it sounds about right.  At the two week mark, still a slight cough occasionally and tired a bit more easily for me.  I guess I was relatively healthy and mostly recovered asides from those two issues.  No body aches, chills, headaches, etc after a few days. 
745sticky, Augustiner, Bakeacake, D.L.Orean, Lazio, Mithras, Renma, Rye are still blocked and I can't see them.


  • Lazio
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2022, 06:51:05 pm »
Yes, I'm also hoping for better days next week. All the absenteeism has put me off my stride, especially with the younger students who have just started their first grammar books. Be missing for a chapter and that kind of has a flow-on effect. Trust me to tell everyone that they must come do catch-up work on a Friday or Saturday. Next time, I'll zip it and tell them missing pages are homework  >:(

I surveyed some classes this week. They can, for the most part openly talk about having covid. Just a month or two ago it was taboo.
Anyhow, turns out that anywhere between 30% and 80% of kids in each class had it. The average would be around 50%. So it's more or less double the national infection rate.
I guess the difference comes from testing all students twice (or even 3 times if there is a positive case in a class) a week for the past month.


  • gogators!
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #92 on: March 31, 2022, 06:55:55 pm »
907 is less than more than 1,000.

Close enough especially since more than 1,000 had died a few days before. And a lot closer than the number you posted.


  • L I
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #93 on: March 31, 2022, 07:52:07 pm »
True. Testing catches the asymptomatic people who don't even know they have it. Of which there are many. 13 million Koreans got the 'rona. Most quickly recovered. No serious consequences for the vast majority of cases. Feeling it two weeks later is the exception, not the norm...for Koreans at least. Maybe they have better genetics?
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And a lot closer than the number you posted.

No. The 163 figure was accurate at the time of posting. It has since been revised down to 140. And the 50 was reduced to 47. Which of those days were you considering "yesterday"? When you posted, the March 28th stats had yet to be released. Best to admit you pulled a boner. Do you ever do that? Ever admit you were wrong?
___________________ ___________________ ___________________ _______
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailydeaths

March 24th: 883
March 25th: 730
March 26th: 140
March 27th: 47
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« Last Edit: March 31, 2022, 07:54:01 pm by L I »


  • Savant
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #94 on: March 31, 2022, 09:13:09 pm »
True. Testing catches the asymptomatic people who don't even know they have it. Of which there are many. 13 million Koreans got the 'rona. Most quickly recovered. No serious consequences for the vast majority of cases. Feeling it two weeks later is the exception, not the norm...for Koreans at least. Maybe they have better genetics?


Do you have any statistics on Koreans for those "quickly recovered" versus "Not quickly recovered"? As the scientific medical professional that you are, what parameters are you using to define "quickly recovered"?


  • gogators!
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #95 on: April 01, 2022, 12:19:35 am »
True. Testing catches the asymptomatic people who don't even know they have it. Of which there are many. 13 million Koreans got the 'rona. Most quickly recovered. No serious consequences for the vast majority of cases. Feeling it two weeks later is the exception, not the norm...for Koreans at least. Maybe they have better genetics?
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No. The 163 figure was accurate at the time of posting. It has since been revised down to 140. And the 50 was reduced to 47. Which of those days were you considering "yesterday"? When you posted, the March 28th stats had yet to be released. Best to admit you pulled a boner. Do you ever do that? Ever admit you were wrong?
___________________ ___________________ ___________________ _______
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailydeaths

March 24th: 883
March 25th: 730
March 26th: 140
March 27th: 47
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Seven-day average as of March 29 is 644 deaths a day. Nothing to be sneezed at.


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #96 on: April 01, 2022, 08:11:53 pm »
Do you have any statistics on Koreans for those "quickly recovered" versus "Not quickly recovered"? As the scientific medical professional that you are, what parameters are you using to define "quickly recovered"?

According to this: https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=326591
1 in 5 Koreans suffer from post-covid symptoms.

''Threat of post-coronavirus symptoms

As the cumulative number of infections here has reached over 13 million, an increasing number of people are suffering symptoms even after recovering from the disease, a condition known as long COVID.

According to data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, among 21,615 COVID-19 patients who had recovered, 4,139, or 19 percent, have visited a hospital due to post-coronavirus symptoms.

The most frequent symptoms experienced among them were fatigue, breathing difficulties, forgetfulness and sleeping disorder. Experts warned that the number of long COVID patients will surge in the coming months and called on the government to analyze data on the long-term aftereffects of the disease, based on which it should draw up treatment plans.

Against this backdrop, the National Institute of Health said Thursday it would conduct a survey among 1,000 former COVID-19 patients aged under 60, who do not have underlying health conditions, and announce the results within the latter half of this year.''
« Last Edit: April 01, 2022, 08:13:36 pm by Lazio »


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #97 on: April 01, 2022, 08:58:32 pm »
We all know loads of students and teachers who got covid. How many got long covid? I don't know a single one.

The link does not say 1 in 5 Koreans suffer from post-covid symptoms. That's an assumption. Seems like the data is referring to that tiny subset who were hospitalized. Of those, 19 percent revisited a hospital post recovery.


  • Lazio
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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #98 on: April 01, 2022, 09:58:04 pm »
We all know loads of students and teachers who got covid. How many got long covid? I don't know a single one.

The link does not say 1 in 5 Koreans suffer from post-covid symptoms. That's an assumption. Seems like the data is referring to that tiny subset who were hospitalized. Of those, 19 percent revisited a hospital post recovery.

There are some more details here:
https://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2022/04/01/2022040101257.html

So it's clear from this article that those 21 thousand something patients were indeed all hospitalized. However, it was back in 2020. And that time, every single covid positive person was hospitalized, whether they had severe, mild or no symptoms.
Of course, they were infected with the original Vuhan strain. Post-covid symptoms can vary depending on the strain. With Omicron, it might be less common. Or not.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2022, 10:02:08 pm by Lazio »


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Re: So many new infections in Korea.
« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2022, 01:52:39 am »
Children don't have longterm effects of the virus?

*gasp*

The 50+ year olds can sigh in relief...

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