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Apparently the final was a super spreader even a cording to Swinney....

Shows the stats Swinney.

It's ok though No COVID transmitting tomorrow.
To be fair, I got the first "Ping" I have had throughout the Pandemic saying that I had been in close contact with someone on Sunday today.

I was in about 2/3 pubs in Glasgow so the Ping will have come from one of those.

Did a LTF and came back negative, so thankful for that.
 

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When Jason Letch came on the screens there was a certain amount of audible derision went his way, which is unfortunate as I think that he is a straight down the middle medical advisor.
Maybe they, like me, are becoming irritated by the condescending tone of a man who is the literal embodiment of the state infantilization we continue to endure.
If they do follow the lead of the Welsh Government and do as they have done today, the Hogmany street parties will not be postponed whether in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London or anywhere in my opinion. Too much dough involved and massive street parties aren't sports events are they, don't ye know.
This comment didn't age well, did it? Apparently the bourgeois capitalist shills are not calling the shots from the shadows on that one.
 

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Maybe they, like me, are becoming irritated by the condescending tone of a man who is the literal embodiment of the state infantilization we continue to endure.

This comment didn't age well, did it? Apparently the bourgeois capitalist shills are not calling the shots from the shadows on that one.
Oh yes they are and will ensure that that this pandemic will be with us, on our wee planet of years.
Written back at the beginning of January this year, it shows why , brilliantly in my opinion, step by step, the reasons why. Obviously a Socialist analysis and not guff dished out to ordinary punters in shovel loads daily, throughout the world,from various MSM internationally owned by a handful of billionaires. Obscene. Oh the irony. Our money internationally, has paid Big Pharm to make billions in profits, yet ensure that this will not be over whilst there is no plan of production.


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PS. People like Jason Leitch are doing exactly what Medical advisor do. Advise. Whether here or Internationally, they pass that advice to politicians International. It's the up to them to do the tactical gymnastics to minimise the spread. I would be very surprised even if they do not agree with the conclusions of the above article, would not disagree with the substance of it. Outwith the limits of their job in my opinion obviously. I dont think that his advice is either ill informed nor condescending.

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Apparently the final was a super spreader even a cording to Swinney....

Shows the stats Swinney.

It's ok though No COVID transmitting tomorrow.

I heard that as well. Ridiculous statement to make without a single stat to back it up, scaremongering of the highest order.

A terrifying insight into how the SNP would run an independent Scotland, power through fear.
 

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I imagine that the Centre next to the Holy Ground in Hawkhill will have a huge supply of kits pre match. I tested ok an hour ago, with the older kit which did make me boak.
I'll pick up some new ones pre match. What gives me a bigger boak, though not affecting me personally, is the crazy walk up price for fans. Here in EH6, just round the corner it is freezing and pishing down. New manager, last game in front of crowds or not, not a good combination to get folk in Hibernian.

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Hate to tell you this but my nephew John who was on the St Pat's bus on Sunday and was at the club; has come down with Covid,so I'd suggest i f you were on that bus or in the club you'd be better to take a lateral flow test at least.
 

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I heard that as well. Ridiculous statement to make without a single stat to back it up, scaremongering of the highest order.

A terrifying insight into how the SNP would run an independent Scotland, power through fear.

I'm not convinced he said it was a super-spreader event, in fact I don't think he did, more like that it had the potential to be one or something.
 

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I'm not convinced he said it was a super-spreader event, in fact I don't think he did, more like that it had the potential to be one or something.

The Scum newspaper mis-quoted him, go figure.
 

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I'm not convinced he said it was a super-spreader event, in fact I don't think he did, more like that it had the potential to be one or something.

Why say anything that’s speculation and open to interpretation? They’re supposed to be telling us facts, not it’s and buts. It’s stupidity at best, stirring up hysteria at worst.
 

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Not going to pretend I fully understand the paper, but this sentence seems to indicate that this is the best data available in the world right now:

"Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate the risk of
COVID-19 hospitalisation adjusted for age, sex, socioeconomic status, vaccination status and clinical
risk factors."

I don't think any of the numbers coming out of South Africa have been adjusted in that way so they didn't really show that Omicron was intrinsically less severe than Delta. It sure looks like great news as far as my limited understanding can make out.
 

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Just read that few mins ago and was what I was talking with a guy at work about. We all know the virus has to mutate to be less deadly in order for it's long term survival...as to like the common cold virus. This mutation is not attacking the lungs in same wat and is a step closer to its goal. We should see less deaths from here on or head of population infected.

Kids growing up and being infected also should have a greater ability to recognise and fight the disease The world might get wiped by a virus one day...but it wont be this one.
 

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We all know the virus has to mutate to be less deadly in order for it's long term survival
That's not necessarily true for a virus like Covid which can spread pretty effectively before symptoms even start. It happens with viruses that cause rapid illness and death because if you're dead or lying in your bed sick you can't spread it so the transmission chain dies.
 

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Why say anything that’s speculation and open to interpretation? They’re supposed to be telling us facts, not it’s and buts. It’s stupidity at best, stirring up hysteria at worst.

I don't think it was either speculation or open to interpretation. I might see if I can find the interview to confirm.
 
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BBC Scotland Drivetime presenter Nick Sheridan asked Mr Swinney: “Was the Cup Final a super spreader event and why did it go ahead?”



Mr Swinney replied: “It could well be. I think it stands to reason that if we have large numbers of people, 50,000 fans travelling towards a sporting event in one particular part of the country, using multiple modes of transport and interacting with each other – there is a very high danger that will be a super spreader event.

I regret the fact we didn’t make this decision earlier.”
 

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BBC Scotland Drivetime presenter Nick Sheridan asked Mr Swinney: “Was the Cup Final a super spreader event and why did it go ahead?”



Mr Swinney replied: “It could well be. I think it stands to reason that if we have large numbers of people, 50,000 fans travelling towards a sporting event in one particular part of the country, using multiple modes of transport and interacting with each other – there is a very high danger that will be a super spreader event.

I regret the fact we didn’t make this decision earlier.”
Must admit I don't feel particularly hysterical after reading that - do people really think it's stirring up hysteria?
 

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Must admit I don't feel particularly hysterical after reading that - do people really think it's stirring up hysteria?
Some do it appears. I didn't tremble with rage. No more than the usual tremors and shouty fit anyway.

Pretty beige stuff from Swinney.
 
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