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@pieterstreicher
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6 months ago
6 of 6: #Omicron is extremely mild. The rest of the world has nothing to fear. SA has high natural immunity levels (70%+) and low vaccination rates (25% of the population and 60% of 50+ are fully vaccinated).
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@pieterstreicher
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6 months ago
5 of 6: Cases peaked 3 days earlier than expected. Hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilated beds are all tracking the projections reasonably well. I have now added a projection for deaths as well.
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6 months ago
4 of 6: SA 1st wave - CFR ~4% ~20% infected. SA 2nd wave (Beta) - CFR ~4% ~45% infected. SA 3rd wave (Delta) - CFR ~3% ~70% infected. #Omicron - CFR ~0.42% ~80% infected (some reinfections) It is highly unlikely that the 7x drop in CFR is attributable to prior immunity.
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@pieterstreicher
pieterstreicher
6 months ago
3 of 6: Gauteng cases have peaked already, and there is only a slight uptick in C-19 deaths. Total confirmed C-19 deaths from #Omicron is estimated at 640 for this wave. Gauteng had 15,400 confirmed C-19 deaths from Delta. data source: NICD
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@pieterstreicher
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6 months ago
2 of 6: Mild, milder, extremely mild. As disease severity increases, the gap with Delta widens. Keep in mind that SA is extremely vulnerable to C-19 with an average IFR of 0.5%, and 230,000 excess deaths attributable to the virus. The IFR of #Omicron is estimated at 0.053%.
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@pieterstreicher
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6 months ago
1 of 6: #Omicron - Is this the end of the pandemic? No restrictions will be needed to protect hospitals in any way in any country. Gauteng, South Africa has peaked with case levels similar to Delta, but with deaths expected to be 25 times lower.
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7 months ago
So it’s Climate Action Week on @itv I wonder if @GMB s @susannareid100 will decide to change her car from the, and I quote “Gas guzzler” she owns 🧐. Time to do your bit. Practise what you preach.
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8 months ago
So this morning as usual I tune in to @gmb and straight away @susannareid100 decides to inflate figures. It clearly reads directly below her that this so called new mutation (not variant) makes up 6% of new cases and not 10% as she states.
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9 months ago
@dp040582 @grantshapps can someone please give further information on children under 12 who can not be vaccinated in order to go to the US. Are they exempt when travelling with fully vaccinated parents ?
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9 months ago
Another week passes and still no end in sight for the UK-USA travel ban. What astounds me more is @AmericanAir still continue with the worst ticket flexibility available. How an airline can expect people to cancel and rebook in a 6 month period with borders closed i'll never know
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10 months ago
Heads of Governments around the World: End international travel bans and allow travel for fully vaccinated visitors - Sign the Petition! via @UKChange
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10 months ago
Staying somewhere that looks right up your street @LasVegasUK
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11 months ago
Patiently sat waiting for @piersmorgan to comment on Ben Stokes decision to take a break from cricket due to his mental health
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11 months ago
2/2 @POTUS @CDCgov @PressSec official tournament just pre season training. Not all players will even be fully vaccinated and they bring so many none elite athletes as well as I know you make exceptions for them. Poor form and so upsetting for people desperate to come over.
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