BU COVID Dash – General Election Watch

The just concluded 2022 General Election is feared by many to be a ‘super spreader’. The country is on watch for COVID 19 cases to spike given the frolicking witnessed on last campaign night, especially at Bay Street.

Enclosed are Charts for the week ending 21st January 2022.  The daily cases are rising but with a relatively low reproductive number of 1.08.  Daily official isolations have flattened out.  Total isolations (Official + Home) are however increasing quite steeply fueled by the increasing home isolations indicating that Omicron, at this stage, is milder than the Delta variant.  So far so good.  The effects on daily cases by Election activities is not yet evident – Source: Lyall Small
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  • Barbados records 549 new COVID cases
    Article by Barbados Today
    Published on
    January 21, 2022

    The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 549 new COVID-19 cases – 241 males and 308 females – from the 1,960 tests carried out on Thursday, January 20.

    The cases consisted of 96 persons under the age of 18, and 453 who were 18 years and older.

    There were 122 people in isolation facilities, and 6,411 in home isolation.
    A 51-year-old unvaccinated man passed away from the virus on Thursday, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.

    As at January 20, there were 274 deaths from the viral illness.

    The public health laboratory has carried out 512,999 tests since February 2020, and recorded 38,171 COVID-19 cases (17,756 males and 20,415 females).

    Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 157,802 (69.1 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 146,281 (54 per cent of the total population or 64 per cent of the eligible population).

    The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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  • These numbers mean nothing the majority vaccinated or not would contract the virus
    The more the visitors enter the island the more viruses would come along and remain permanent influencers invading the health and well being of the populace
    No one knows when this will end
    Where there is no vision the people suffer
    All these long winded doing nothing politicians are the reason why the people are at high risk of contracting the virus
    Wait till school reopen then tongues would wag and the politics of the day would be a daily dose of PR messages

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  • Your hignorance knows absolutely no bounds.

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  • How many died again? How many were hospitalized again? Is the BARMY Army here as yet?

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  • It isn’t going to spread.

    More than 80% of the cases are imported and few of them will vote.

    Less than 20% are local and with the masking, social distancing and sanitization airborne spread will be minimal.

    The ground has dried out and it is difficult if not impossible to get into the water within the time it is active.

    Ohmigod is going to be just like Western Australia, a dud!!

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  • UK cases falling and restrictions lifting.

    So we expect to see a plateau in Barbados cases and then a fall.

    We are a week or two behind our major markets.

    If you look carefully you can see the signs of the plateau forming now.

    The weekly Monday peaks are apparent as our visitors get tested for the Wednesday flights.

    It will be interesting to see if we get a Wednesday peak.

    So long as there are no floods in the UK or any of the countries from which we get our visitors, our case numbers will continue to fall..

    Even if there are, the local population is pretty much separate from the visitor population so airborne spread will be minimal and any rise will be predominately in the imported cases.

    Ministry of Health should publish the imported cases and stop the scaremongering.

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  • GP BU RETIRED "RESIDENT" DR

    re Your hignorance knows absolutely no bounds.

    ACTUALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS WHO KNOW AND REALLY UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH KNOW THAT ANGELA COX IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT HERE

    1- These numbers mean nothing the majority vaccinated or not WILL contract the virus
    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD IN MOST COUNTRIES

    2 The more the visitors enter the island the more viruses would come along and remain permanent influencers invading the health and well being of the populace
    THIS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY TRUE. EVEN MORONS KNOW THAT THAT IS HOW THE VIRUS GOT TO BARBADOS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
    EVEN PRIMARY SCHOOLD CHILDREN KNOW THAT THAT IS HOW IT WILL COME INTO THE ISLAND, AND CONTINUES TO COME INTO THE ISLAND

    3- No one knows when this will end
    THIS IS A TRUTH THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED
    SEVERAL EXPERTS AGREE THAT No one knows when this will end
    CLEARLY THE PANDEMIC IS ONE OF THE PERSTILENCES PREDICTED BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE OLIVET DISCOURSE AS RECORDED IN THE BIRTH PANG VERSES OF MATHEW 24

    4 Where there is no vision the people suffer
    Where there is no vision, the people perish IS A SERIOUS INJUNCTION FROM Proverbs 29:18
    IT IS SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED

    5 All these long winded doing nothing politicians are the reason why the people are at high risk of contracting the virus
    THIS IS ANOTHER FACT THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED BECAUSE IT IS EVIDENT ——FROM THE VERY BEGINNING- THAT STUPID ERRANT POITICIANS WHO BEING MEDICAL ILLITERATES, HAVE UNIVERSALLY FOLLOWED THE DICTATES OF A DIABOLICAL INCOMPETENT DR, WHO IS NOW BEING VERY BRUTALLY EXPOSED

    I SAW THROUGH HIM FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, AND THE LONG CV THAT WENT ALL AROUND THE BUILDING PUT UP ON BU SEEKING TO CONTRADICT ME TWO YEARS AGO, DID NOT IMPRESS ME ONE BIT, SINCE I HAD MET MEN WITH LENGTHY CV’S BEFORE, WHO WERE ESSENTIALLY MORONS.

    THIS POST WILL GET TEK DOWN, AS MANY ARE THESE DAYS, AS I AM NO LONGER THE RESIDENT MEDICAL DR HERE
    I WILL LAUGH WHEN IT IS TAKEN DOWN , BECAUSE I AM READING THE LITERATURE PRESENTED BY TRAINED DOCTORS, NOT THE MEDICAL ILLITERATES WHO COME HERE WITH THEIR BIASED RUBBISH.

    LIKE MOST WHO COME HERE, AC IS A BIBLICAL ILLITERATE
    AND EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A HATED RESOLUTE DLP SUPPORTER, SHE IS NOT AT ALL IGNORANT IN THIS MATTER

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  • @John
    “More than 80% of the cases are imported and few of them will vote.”

    Where are you getting these stats from?

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  • It is a pandemic, Barbados needs the revenue from tourism. We have to allow cargo; pharmaceuticals, business travel etc. once there is interaction with the outside world to facilitate our day to day survival, the virus will enter. The world is getting on with life, spectators attend games, people going to work etc. Tell us how a 2×3 country could have justified sealing its borders indefinitely? She is always the first to jump up bleating about how Barbados plans to repay loans.

    Next on the agenda is getting children back in the classroom. If we can frolic at political meetings, we can do all we can to look after our children.

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  • I HAVE LONG DECIDED NOT TO ATTEMPT TO TRY TO TEACH ANYTHING HERE ANY MORE AS IT IS A WASTE OF TIME
    I HAVE NOW DECIDED TO LET THE MEDICAL ILLITERATES AND MORONS HAVE , BUT HERE THIS …..

    CDC reveals natural immunity protected better than vaccines against Delta variant

    Natural immunity from individuals previously infected with COVID-19 showed stronger levels of protection against the Delta variant than the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in a study on Wednesday.

    According to the study, the natural immunity’s protection against the Delta variant was stronger than natural immunity against the earlier form of the virus.

    The Biden administration has often downplayed natural immunity in its push to increase vaccination rates among Americans. This study shows that at least with the Delta variant, natural immunity may be more effective than the vaccines.

    The new study will certain boost the value of the natural immunity view of the virus, though the CDC may not change its recommendations based on the new information.

    SO IT IS CLEAR THAT CDC – A GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHO WAS ONCE TRUSTED IS NOW BEING SHOWN TO BE AN AGENCY INHABITED BY MANY ON THE TAKE , AND WHO ARE FOLLOWING THE DICTATES OF AN ABERRANT DILINQUENT GOVERNMENT

    THE KEY WORD HERE IS GOVERNMENT
    CHECK THE ETYMOLOGY OR ORIGIN OF THAT WORD …ESPECIALLY THE “”MENT”” PART.

    THE GOVERNMENTS ARE CONTROLLING OR SEEKING TO CONTROL THE MINDS OF THEIR PEOPLES

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  • Ideally, we would want to see a peak Monday and Wednesday as that would mean in the absence of arrival data that our visitor arrivals have risen.

    GDP should grow this year.

    If you look at the graphs for the UK and Barbados below, you can see the effect of floods on both countries and the close match in case behaviour in the winter tourist season.

    This thing is simple.

    Our winter peak from last tourist season follows that of the UK by six weeks

    If you look in the summer of last year you will see the UK after dropping to very low levels rose with their floods.

    Our floods also caused us to rise.

    We are now back to the predictable winter tourist season where whatever happened in the UK happens here.

    Our peak may be separated from the UK’s peak by maybe a month or so but we will have to wait and see.

    If it is the case then the explanation could be this year the average length of stay is shorter than last year but we got to wait and see.

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  • All it takes is one covid 19 case to enter Barbados from any source and given its reported high transmissibility the virus is on the loose.

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  • ObservingJanuary 22, 2022 9:39 AM

    @John
    “More than 80% of the cases are imported and few of them will vote.”

    Where are you getting these stats from?

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    Simple common sense, observation of empirical evidence and thinking for myself.

    Try it sometime.

    There is too much data out there to miss how this thing works.

    The countries that publish their imported cases show that in the absence of floods, the majority of cases are in fact, imported.

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  • DavidJanuary 22, 2022 10:06 AM

    All it takes is one covid 19 case to enter Barbados from any source and given its reported high transmissibility the virus is on the loose.

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    Did not happen in Western Australia nor here so clearly the reports are highly exaggerated.

    The virus needs a means to be spread, water or air.

    Since it isn’t spreading in these two places it can’t be air!!

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  • A divided nation: Western Australia stays shut as COVID deaths mount in east | Reuters

    https://www.reuters.com/world/western-australia-state-stay-shut-omicron-stalks-east-2022-01-20/

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  • RE It is a pandemic, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT
    Barbados needs the revenue from tourism. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT
    We have to allow cargo; pharmaceuticals, business travel etc. once there is interaction with the outside world to facilitate our day to day survival, the virus will enter. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT

    SO NONE OF THE ABOVE CONTRADICTS WHAT ANGELA COX HAS SAID

    The world is getting on with life, spectators attend games, people going to work etc.
    NONE OF THE ABOVE CONTRADICTS WHAT ANGELA COX HAS SAID

    Tell us how a 2×3 country could justify sealing its borders indefinitely?

    THAT IS FOR YOU AND MIA MUGABE MUTTLEY TO FIGURE OUT. I AM TRAINED IN MEDICINE AND I HAVE SPOKEN ACCURATELY ON WHAT I KNOW. AND I AM EXELLENT IN SO DOING

    She is always to jump up bleating about how Barbados plans to repay loans.
    ANGELA COX BLEATS ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS, BUT SHE IS NOT ANY MORE IGNORANT THAN MANY WHO POST HERE
    AND NOTHING SHE SAYS ABOVE ABOUT THE MATTER IN VOGUE IS INACCURATE

    YUH CANT SAY THAT THE WOMAN IGNORANT WHEN SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND SAYING TRUTHS THAT ARE KNOWN

    TO BE IGNORANT (FROM LATIN IGNORARE) MEANS NOT TO KNOW

    YUH CANT SAY THAT THE WOMAN IGNORANT WHEN SHE IS SAYING TRUTHS ABOUT WHICH SHE IS COGNIZANT ( LATIN COGNOSCO, =I KNOW).

    Next on the agenda is getting children back in the classroom.

    THAT IS THE PROBLEM FOR ALL THE POLITICAL MORONS WHO IN THEIR REAL IGNORANCE CLOSED THE SCHOOLS IN THE FIRST PLACE, UH LIE MONKEYS WERE HANDLING MUSKETS AND WENT AGAINST THE “SCIENCE”

    WITH RESPECT TO ALL THAT IS HAPPENINGIT IS WRITTEN THAT MEN’S HEARTS WILL FAIL THEM FOR FEAR

    WITH RESPECT TO ALL THAT IS HAPPENING, IT IS WRITTEN in Psalm 118:23 This is the Lord’s doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes.
    IS THIS NOT THE WORD OF THE LORD …..as they say in church these days when the Bible is read?

    YUH CANT LIKE ME, CAUSE I NOT A FOOL AND I AM FORTHRIGHT AND FACTUAL
    AND I WILL NEITHER BEND OR BREAK

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  • The comment by the blogmaster address ac’s bleating the government of Barbados should seal the borders.

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  • GP BU RETIRED "RESIDENT" DR

    IN MY FIRST POST ON BU IN 2008 I HAD TO DEBUNK THE RUBBISH BY AN ERRANT DRUG REP WHO OPINED THAT I WAS NOT A “CREME DE LA CREME OVERSEAS DR”

    MY STELLAR AND ARTICULATE EXPOSITION ON THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF CHOLESTEROL AND ITS RELATION TO STATINS RESULTED IN ME BEING DUBBED THE BU RESIDENT DR.
    SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD GOOD REASON TO DISCONTINUE CASTING PEARLS OF TRUTH TO THE BU SWINE SINCE IT IS THOUGHT THAT A LOCAL PERSON CANT POSSIBLY KNOW ANYTHING, OR UNDERSTAND ANYTHING

    HOWEVER YOU MIGHT FIND THE ARTICLE BELOW BY A “CREME DE LA CREME OVERSEAS DR” INTERESTING

    Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your Gov’t is Lying to You, Could Lead to Death’

    Former vice president and chief scientist for Pfizer, Dr. Michael Yeadon, revealed that the government is lying about the COVID vaccine and described how “demonstrably false” their propaganda is.

    He said, “In the last year I have realized that my government and its advisers are lying in the faces of the British people about everything to do with this coronavirus. Absolutely everything. It’s a fallacy this idea of asymptomatic transmission and that you don’t have symptoms, but you are a source of a virus. That lockdowns work, that masks have a protective value obviously for you or someone else, and that variants are scary things and we even need to close international borders in case some of these nasty foreign variants get in. “

    “Or, by the way, on top of the current list of gene-based vaccines that we have miraculously made, there will be some ‘top-up’ vaccines to cope with the immune escape variants,” Yeadon continued.He added, “Everything I have told you, every single one of those things is demonstrably false. But our entire national policy is based on these all being broadly right, but they are all wrong.”

    His main points included:

    There is “no possibility” current variants of COVID-19 will escape immunity. It is “just a lie.”

    Yet, governments around the world are repeating this lie, indicating that we are witnessing not just “convergent opportunism,” but a “conspiracy.” Meanwhile media outlets and Big Tech platforms are committed to the same propaganda and the censorship of the truth.

    Pharmaceutical companies have already begun to develop unneeded “top-up” (“booster”) vaccines for the “variants.” The companies are planning to manufacture billions of vials, in addition to the current experimental COVID-19 “vaccine” campaign.

    Regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, have announced that since these “top-up” vaccines will be so similar to the prior injections which were approved for emergency use authorization, drug companies will not be required to “perform any clinical safety studies.”

    Thus, this virtually means that design and implementation of repeated and coerced mRNA vaccines “go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, [injecting] some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.”

    Why are they doing this? Since no benign reason is apparent, the use of vaccine passports along with a “banking reset” could issue in a totalitarianism unlike the world has ever seen. Recalling the evil of Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, “mass depopulation” remains a logical outcome.

    The fact that this at least could be true means everyone must “fight like crazy to make sure that system never forms.”

    MUCH OF WHAT IS SAID HERE HAS BEEN COROBORATED BY REPORTS AND RESEARCH FROM SEVERAL PARTS OF THE WORLD

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  • GP BU RETIRED "RESIDENT" DR

    The comment address ac’s bleating the government of Barbados should seal the borders.

    WELL SHE IS CORRECT THERE TOO ACTUALLY……….. BECAUSE THE BORDER COULD HAVE BEEN AND CAN STILL BE EFFECTIVELY SEALED—OR SEALED IN EFFECT- BY GIVING INVERMECTIN OR HYDROXY CHLOROQUINONE TO ALL THE RESIDENTS, AND ITS FAR CHEAPER THAN THE VACCINES.

    IN AFRICA WHERE VACCINES ARE LARGELY UNAVAILABLE, AND WHERE THE VIRUS IS NOT SO RAMPANT, THE FOLK THERE ARE GIVEN INVERMECTIN OR HYDROXY CHLOROQUINONE TO TREAT THERE MALARIA

    A DR FROM THE CAMEROONS IN THE USA WHO USES THESE DRUGS HAS REPORTED EXCELLENT RESULTS
    SANE SENSIBLE SIMPLE SOLID DRS HAVE REPORTED EXCELLENT RESULTS

    WE HAVE A SAYING IN MEDICINE AT UWI COMMON THINGS ARE COMMON. AND SO IS THE TREATMENT. EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IS MOST COMMONLY TREATED SIMPLY

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  • Let us get the children back to school please.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, those who advocate the natural immunity, invermectin, hydroxquo and similar appear upset with the quickly created vaccine for personal, scientific and ideological reasons… nothing wrong with that freedom to express one’s conviction…. The problem of course is that they are also more ‘violently’ opposed to the process than those who accept the vaccine… and there is just too much biased grandstanding and politicizing of a major health problem on both sides when commonsense should allow both options in practical ways.

    Clearly the vaxxing has its problems and the prospect that we may be due a vax in perpetuity is not encouraging. However, the argument for natural immunity or the prophylactics is clearly premissed on the fact that the current almost 6 million deaths from covid would have been significantly higher and thus that camp must saying that such a culling of society is acceptable. It seems

    It would have to be higher because the rate of comorbidity illnesses that weakens our natural immunity are too ‘rampant’… in some nations the obese with Type2 DM, hypertension, cardiovascular issues and such are often above 40%; thus even a widespread treatment with the non-vax medications could surely not circumscribe those issues or controlled the initial or short-term death rates.

    There is no clear end in sight to managing this pandemic/endemic as both sides are immovably stubborn. The best thing from all this is more folk are paying better attention (so it seems) to managing their immune system and bringing their body closer to that ‘alkaline’ balance … more power to turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon brews with some zinc, ginkgo biloba, vit C and related natural supplements!

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  • @Dee Word

    As you know this blogmaster has no problem with people disagreeing with anything/posted to the blog, once done without the bounds of courtesies extended by the blogmaster. The challenge here is that public health services across the globe promote social distancing, wearing mask, sanitizing and vaccination as the recommended layers of protection.

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    I HEY LAUGHING LOUD
    BULL SHITTERS POST HERE WITH GAY ABANDON ON THINGS ABOUT WHICH THEY OBVIOUSLY KNOW NUTTIN AT ALL
    MY POSTS ARE MODERATED AND TEKKED DOWN JUST BECAUSE I WILL NOT APPROXIMATE MY LABIAE ORAE TO THE ADIPOSE TISSUE OVER ANYONES GLUTEI

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  • DavidJanuary 22, 2022 10:17 AM

    A divided nation: Western Australia stays shut as COVID deaths mount in east | Reuters

    https://www.reuters.com/world/western-australia-state-stay-shut-omicron-stalks-east-2022-01-20/

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    The division is floods, none in WA and plenty on the East Coast.

    Western Australia could do the same as Barbados and open its borders because without floods and in control of its water, what little it has, there cannot be any significant spread, ohmigod or no ohmigod.

    Here, the Blackman Gollop School that used to be busy during the flood induced surge last year is shut up tight, tight, tight.

    The visitors who are in isolation are probably at their hotels, villas or down Harrison Point.

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    the likkle david that blew on his harp and became KING SLEW THE GIANT GOLIATH, BUT likkle david king cant battle with THE MEDICAL GIANT GP SO ALL HE CAN DO IS TEK DOWN HIM POST WHEN HE EXPLAINS HOW MEDICAL ILIITERATES ARE ENGAGING IN BOVINE EXCREMENT ON BU
    MANY TINGS GOING TO THE DOGS IN BARBADOS CAUSE THE REAL GIANTS ALL DEAD
    IT IS WRITTEN A MAN’S WORK WILL BRING HIM BEFORE GREAT MEN…WHEN IT DOES NOT IT IS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO GREAT MEN AROUND

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  • Critical Analyzer

    The vaccinated don’t seem to be all that protected and were all sold a bridge in China.

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    Critical AnalyzerJanuary 22, 2022 6:59 PM

    The vaccinated don’t seem to be all that protected and were all sold a bridge in China.
    IT IS POINTLESS COMING HERE ON THESE MATTERS SIR

    ITS WHAT JESUS CALLED CASTING YOUR PEARLS TO THE SWINE YOUR GOOD POSTS ARE DISRESPECTED AND TEKKED DOWN BUT THOSE OF THE UNTRAINED STAND UP
    NOW A MEDICAL ILLITERATE MAY ACCURATELY BE OINLY SO DESCRIBED BUT NOW ON BU YOU SUPPOSED TO BOW AND SCRAPE TO DEBUNK ABSOLUTE RUBBISH SPOUTED BY THOSE WHO JUST DONT HAVE A CLUE
    THE BEST YOU CAN DO NOW IS JUST LAFF
    IT IS AN INSULT TO READ THE TRASH THAT SOME WRITE HEAR SEEKING TO CONTRADICT THE TRAINED
    BE GOOD CRITICAL

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  • @CA

    You have to define protected. The vaccine is designed to prevent serous illness?

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    RE The vaccine is designed to prevent serous illness?

    HOW SO? WHEN ITS SEVERAL ADVERSE EFFECTS ARE DISASTROUS AND MORE LETHAL THAN THE VIRUS ITSELF.
    WHEREAS THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SO MANY DRUGS ARE ACTUALLY VERY USEFUL

    SOME FOOL WILL NOW COME AND SAY THAT THAT IS NOT SO….. THEN I AM EXPECTED TO CLAP INSTEAD OF CLAPPING THE FOOL LONG SIDE HE HEAD .

    YOU KNOW THE YOUNG MEDICAL STUDENTS I HAVE TAUGHT FOR YTHE LAST 20 YEARS DONT TALK 1% OF THE RUBBISH I HEAR AND SEE ON BU RUM SHOP,

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  • Even thalidomide now has its uses.

    … and don’t mention viagra.

    In time to come there may be a use for the vaccine too!!

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  • Western Australia only has airborne spread.

    These are the results.

    Few cases, no hospitalizations.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10429437/Western-Australias-Covid-outbreak-grows-seven-new-infections-amid-backlash-border-closure.html

    Seven whole cases!!

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  • Australia overall at 73,777 cases for 7 day average.

    Just can’t believe no one has figured it out!!

    10,000 to 1.

    7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2091&version=KJV

    This is one way God can make these seemingly impossible totally unbelievable Biblical predictions come to pass and man just can’t figure them out because they pass right under his nose as perfectly natural and he doesn’t take the time to look t how the other half live, so totally self engrossed is he.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David

    Calculating rough ratios of serious cases in the vaccinated vs unvaccinated based on the numbers in the two graphics from your post at (David January 22, 2022 6:03 AM) and my post ( Critical Analyzer January 22, 2022 6:59 PM), we get the following calculation based on the raw numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated serious cases adjusted by the numbers vaccinated, we get a 3 to 5 ratio of serious cases in vaccinated vs unvaccinated (0.021% to 0.035%)

    Percentage of Serious cases in Total Population – 270,891

    Total Population – 270,891 (146,281 / 54%)

    Serious Case Rate
    Vaccinated – 0.021% (31 / 146,281)

    Unvaccinated – 0.035% ( 44 / 124,610)

    Based on how our serious cases (Primary and Secondary Isolation) statistics currently stand, we can expect for every 3 serious cases in the vaccinated population to have 5 corresponding cases in the unvaccinated population. and I contend the ratio is nowhere near good enough for a vaccine that touts protection against serious illness as its claim to fame.

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    I AM SITTING HERE LAFFING AS I ASK MYSELF WHERE DID THE BU RUM SHOP PUNDITS ON COVID LEARNED AND PRACTICED THEIR MICROBIOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

    NO WONDER THAT THE ONLY THING THAT WE GET ARE EPEDIMIOLOGY STATISTICS THAT ARE OF NO REAL VALUE EXCEPT IN THE OPENING PARAGRAPHS OF PATHOLOGY TEXTS.

    THEY SURELY ARE NOT AND CANT BE USED TO TREAT ANY INFECTED PERSONS. AND THE SO CALLED VACCINES CAUSING MY HARM THAN GOOD IN MOST PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE THEY ARE USED (THOUGH THIS INFORMATION IS GENERALLY SUPRESSED). LOL

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  • GP STILL WELL TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR EVEN IF NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR

    THIS OPINION IS CLEARLY EXPRESSED BY SOME ONE WHO KNOWS NO MEDICINE AT ALL
    @David, those who advocate the natural immunity, invermectin, hydroxquo and similar appear upset with the quickly created vaccine for personal, scientific and ideological reasons…
    PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE quickly created for personaL ideological reasons…
    KATZUNG’S TEXT RELATES VERY CLEARLY THE PROTOCOLS WHEREBY PHARMACEUTICALS ARE BROUGHT TO THE MARKET
    TO DO OTHER WISE IS FOLLY AND TO COURT DISASTER AS HAS BEEN WITNESSED IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE AUTOPSIES ARE PROPERLY DONE

    The problem of course is that they are also more ‘violently’ opposed to the process than those who accept the vaccine…BECAUSE THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSED HAVE BEEN TRAINED AND NO BETTER

    and there is just too much biased grandstanding and politicizing of a major health problem SAYS WHO ? SOME ONE WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT?

    on both sides when commonsense should allow both options in practical ways.
    IS THIS NOT ABSOLUTE RUBBISH BY A BETZPAENIC
    TELL US LEARNED ONE LIST ALL THE MEDICAL MALADIES THAT ALLOW SEVERAL options in practical ways. THOU PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE

    ASTHMATIC ATTACKS ARE NOW TREATED BY BETA AGONISTS AND TOPICAL STEROIDS
    UTERINE MALADIES ARE TREATED BY HYSTERECTOMIES
    APPENDICITIS BY APPENDICECTOMY
    CORONOVIRUSES ARE TREATED SUCESSFULLY BY SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY BY THE USE OF DRUGS INDICATED FOR THE PURPOSE AS TAUGHT IN HARRISONS TEXTBOOK OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

    THAT IS HOW THEY STARTED TO TREAT THE DISEASE BEFORE IDIOTIC POLITICIANS AND DIABOLICAL DOCTORS WHO USED THEIR POSITION TO MAKE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY FROM THE DRUG COMPANIES

    MANY SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY ARE STILL USING THESE DRUGS

    I DONT COMMENT ON MATHS BECAUSE I AM NOT A MATHEMATICIAN
    I DONT COMMENT ON ECONOMICS BECAUSE I AM NOT AN ECONOMISTS
    I HOWEVER WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL TWICE, AND UNDERSTAND THE RELEVANT MICROBIOLOGY PUBLIC HEALTH IMMUNOLOGY AND ESPECIALLY PHARMACOLOGY, SO I SPEAK HERE WITH AUTHORITY, AND BOT LIKE ONE OF THE BU SCRIBES

    HYDROXY CHOLORO QUINONE IS CHEAP HAS AN EFFICACIOUS MECHANISM OF ACTION AND A VERY GOOD SAFETY INDEX I.E IT CAUSES FEW SIDE EFFECTS AND IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 70 YEARS

    SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY CHOSE THIS INITIALLY AS THE DRUG OF CHOICE
    DFTHE CORRECT BECAUSE SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY KNOW THAT YOU MUST NOT BE THE FIRST TO ABANDON OLD RELIABLE TREATMENTS FOR NEW UNTRIED AGENTS
    THE UNTRAINED SHOOT FROM THE TOP OF THEIR HEADS OR EFFLUX FROM THEIR SHELVES OF HOUSTON AND MAKE NO RATIONAL SENSE TO THE TRAINED ANF KNOWLEDGEABLE

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  • GP STILL WELL TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR EVEN IF NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR

    RE Clearly the vaxxing has its problems and the prospect that we may be due a vax in perpetuity is not encouraging. However, the argument for natural immunity or the prophylactics is clearly premissed on the fact that the current almost 6 million deaths from covid would have been significantly higher and thus that camp must saying that such a culling of society is acceptable. It seems

    RUBBISH
    THE AUTHOR OF THE PIECE HAS CLEARLY NOT READ THE RELEVANT LITTERATURE, OR ANYTHING THAT MAKES SENSE AT ALL

    WHY SHOULD VAXXING HAVE PROBLEMS AND BE THOUGHT AS A MAINLINE TREATMENT FOR A MEDICAL MALADY WHY WOULD SENSIBLE PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONEL WAIT FOR A VACCINE POORLY AND HUREDLY PRODUCED AND CONDEMNED NOW EVEN BY ITS ORIGINATOR, WHEN SAFE CHEAP PHARMACEUTICALS WITH A PROVE EFFICACIOUS MECHANISM OF ACTIION AND HIGH SAFETYINDEX WAS ALREADY AVAILABLE.

    THE CURRENT almost 6 million deaths from covid would have DEFINITELY been significantly LOWER IF THE PANDEMIC WAS HANDLED PROPERLY, JUST AS IT HAS BEEN HANDLED BY SEVERAL SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY BY EXHIBITION OF THE RIGHT DRUG IN THE RIGHT DOSAGE FOR THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME, WITHOUT DRUG COMPANIES PAYING FOR SPURIOUS TRIALS, AND WITHOUT THE DIABOLICAL; DUFFUS ASKING FOR A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR A DRUG THAT WAS WORKING. WHAT SENSIBLE DR DOES THAT IN AN EMERGENCY

    THE argument for natural immunity WAS ADVANCED BY TRAINED EXPERIENCED IMMUNOLOGISTS NOT BY UNTRAINED MEDICAL ILLITERATES IN THE BU RUM SHOP. WHERE FOOLS OFTEN RUSH IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO THREAD BECAUSE THE FOOLISHNESS THEY EFFLUX IS PROTCTED SPEACH.

    THIS IS WHY BARBADOS IS GOING TO THE DOGS. THE UNTRAINED SEEK TO PONTIFICAT ABOUT THINGS THAT THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY IGNORANT ABOUT, AND THOSE WHO KNOW, ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CORRECT THEM

    BARBADOS IS THUS ONE THE WAY FOR A BARRAGE OF EMERGENCY POST MORTEMS. UH LIE?

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  • GP STILL WELL TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR EVEN IF NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR

    RE It would have to be higher because the rate of comorbidity illnesses that weakens our natural immunity are too ‘rampant’… in some nations the obese with Type2 DM, hypertension, cardiovascular issues and such are often above 40%; thus even a widespread treatment with the non-vax medications could surely not circumscribe those issues or controlled the initial or short-term death rates.
    AGAIN THE ABOVE WOULD MAKE VERY GOOD FERTILIZER
    IT IS STILL THE EXPERIENCE OF SIMPLE SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS UNIVERSALLY THAT EVEN PATIENTS WITH ALL THE COMMORBIDITIES LISTED BY THIS NON PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE WHO SEEKS TO PROFESS WHAT HE DOES NOT POSESS, VERY GOOD RESULTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN CENTERS WHERE THE RIGHT DRUGS THAT WERE AVAILABLE WERE EXHIBITED IN THE RIGHT DOSAGE FOR THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
    THE MORE SENSIBLE PERSONS HAVE UPLOADED SEVERAL CREDIBLE REPORTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO THIS EFFECT.
    IT IS A FACT THAT CAN EASILY BE ASCERTAINED BY ANYONE WITH EVEN A SMIDGEN OF UNDERSTANDING AND FUNCTIONAL CEREBELLUMS TO KNOW THAT “””non-vax medications ” I SUSPECT WE ARE TAKING ABOUT THOSE INDICATED IN HARRISON’S TEXT BOOK OF INTERNAL MEDICINE HAVE SURELY CONTROLLED BOTH “the initial or short-term death rates. WHERE THESE AGENTS WERE USED BY ALL THOSE SIMPLE SERIOUS SANE SOLID SENSIBLE PHYSIANS WHO DID THE RIGHT THING JUST AS THEY WERE TAUGHT.

    WE ARE INDEED LIVING IN THE TIMES JUST PRIOR TO THE RISE OF ANTICHRIST, WHERE MANY ARE WILLING TO BELIEVE THE PREVALING LIE, RATHER THAN COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.

    PROFESSING THEMSELVES TO BE WISE THEY INDICATE THAT THEY ARE FOOLS, JUST AS DESCRIBED IN I CORINTHIANS.

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  • Dr. Chetty in South Africa treated upwards of 7,000 with no deaths and for sure in that population are those with comorbidities.

    By the time vaccines actually became available he had already treated thousands successfully.

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    Another variant is running around parts of Scandanavia..

    haven’t seen the pretenders jumping out yet acting like they are the ones giving directives about Covid instead of having to take them from WHO and others and immediately act on them, guess they haven’t gotten their correspondence yet..

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    GP…the latest video is out on that, am sure it will reach you at some point.

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  • Critical Analyzer;

    You said above: Based on how our serious cases (Primary and Secondary Isolation) statistics currently stand, we can expect for every 3 serious cases in the vaccinated population to have 5 corresponding cases in the unvaccinated population. and I contend the ratio is nowhere near good enough for a vaccine that touts protection against serious illness as its claim to fame.

    It gets even more interesting when one looks at the Partially vaccinated. The Vaccination data published intermittently by GIS indicates that roughly, over several discontinuous days, where figures must actually represent a confusing array of double / multiple counting of the same sick individuals, that if one were to calculate the % contribution of the three categories of vaccinations, the data indicates that on average the sick percentages break consistently down into the following Vaccination categories:

    Unvaccinated – 53%;
    Fully vaccinated – 43%
    Partially Vaccinated – 4%

    Those are very scary figures. They predictably show that the unvaccinated at most times accounted for the highest percentages of sick persons in the 3 official isolation facilities followed by the Fully vaccinated category which actually was the one with the highest percentage for 4 days between the 27th December 2021 and the 5th January 2022.

    The Partially Vaccinated was absolutely and consistently the category that was represented by the smallest percentage of sick persons in isolation.

    Look at the implicit ramifications of those results. To my mind, the most obvious one is that being Partially vaccinated offers the consistently best outcomes followed, far down the track, by the Fully vaccinated. Hence there might be a posibility that more than one vaccine might actually be not in the best interests of patients.

    NB; Proper ironclad statistics are not possible with the source data because of double counting and other features, but I think the data might at least merit a red flag as it raises a spectre of immunity suppression, inter alia.

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  • @Lyall

    Can you show a comparative to other countries? Is this a case where we have to question the integrity of Barbados covid data?

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    waru
    answer me this
    if you came to my door sick with a number of symptoms that you noted as listed on a reputable medical forum, would you not expect me to prescribe for you the appropriate medication that is indicated?

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    waru
    re Another variant is running around parts of Scandanavia..

    haven’t seen the pretenders jumping out yet acting like they are the ones giving directives about Covid instead of having to take them from WHO and others and immediately act on them, guess they haven’t gotten their correspondence yet..
    UM DONT MATTER IF THE PRETENDERS JUMP OUT OR NOT WHEN THEY DOING THE WRONG THINGS
    THEY CAN TAKE THEIR MARCHING ORDERS FROM WHOSEEVER THEY WILL BUT IF THEY GET THE WRONG ADVICE THEY WILL GIVE THE WRONG TREATMENT
    IF YUH START WRONG YUH WILL END WRONG

    RE Can you show a comparative to other countries? Is this a case where we have to question the integrity of Barbados covid data?
    NO PANDEMIC OR ENDEMIC OR ANY DISEASE PROCESS ANYWHERE OR AT ANYTIME FROM THE DAYS OF GALEN HIMSELF HAVE EVER BEEN TREATED BY STATISTICS

    WHEN WARU APPEARS IN MY OFFICE IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN WITH AN ENLARGED UTERUS ON EXAMINATION ONE CAN BY EXPERIENCE (NOT STATISTICS) KNOW THAT THE DIAGNOSIS IS UTERINE LEIOMYOMA. HAVING CONFIRMED THE DIAGNOSIS ONE PROCEEDS TO HYSTERECTOMY. YUH DONT LOOK UP THE STATISTICS, AND YUH DONT TRY TO CHANGE THE KNOWN TREATMENT. UH LIE?.

    BUT IT IS GOOD TO MAKE UP AND READ THE RUBBISH BEING SPEWED ON BU PAGES DIS BRIGHT SUNDEE MORNING BY GENUINE BONE FIDE MEDICAL ILLITERATES

    IN MEDICINE IT IS SAID SIMPLE THINGS ARE TREATED SIMPLY——–I.E BY DOING THE CORRECT THING JUST AS DR CHETTY AND THOSE SANE SERIOUS SOLID SERVANTS OF THE PROFESSION HAVE ALWAYS DONE EVEN FROM THE DAYS OF GALEN

    IN MEDICINE IT IS SAID COMMON THINGS ARE COMMON AND COMMON THINGS ARE TREATED COMMONLY -I.E BY DOING THE CORRECT THING JUST AS DR CHETTY AND THOSE SANE SERIOUS SOLID SERVANTS OF THE PROFESSION HAVE ALWAYS DONE EVEN FROM THE DAYS OF GALEN ……AND NOT BY A MULTIPLCITY OF METHODS AS BU RUM SHOP MEDICAL ILLITERATE PRETENDERS PROPOSE

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  • DavidJanuary 23, 2022 10:01 AM

    @Lyall

    Can you show a comparative to other countries? Is this a case where we have to question the integrity of Barbados covid data?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The only thing wrong with our COVID data is that it does not include the numbers of imported cases.

    I see cases are down to 415 for Friday as predicted because the population we are sampling is not local but a combination of those from other countries, principally the UK.

    Monday can be expected to peak although it will be a smaller peak than the previous Monday as COVID cases in UK are falling.

    Yesterday and today should be less than 415 but we will have to wait and see.

    I am not saying our local population has no cases rather that it has far fewer than the last number I saw, 415.

    We probably have less than 80 locals infected.

    Ohmigod is a dud.

    The experts should be looking at how it spreads, not at the virus.

    That’s why Sir Isaac Newton is remembered, he watched how the apple fell and was able to separate its appearance from its motion.

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  • David;

    I don’t think that questioning the integrity of Barbados’ Covid data is warranted. I think that, outside the period I mentioned above, where the Fully vaccinated category showed the highest percentages of sick people in the data, the data is remarkably consistent from reported day to reported day. The anomalous data may need to be checked at source for any possible clerical errors or local circumstances that might have impacted that data.

    There have been hints of such seeming inconsistencies in various reports in other countries. Perhaps John could attack that windmill. He’s good ot it.

    I’ll look at relevant published Official data from neighbouring countries and see what turns up.

    N.B., There might be good statistical reasons available to the authorities that would explain the seeming anomalies since the picture seems to so clearly suggest unwonted, deeply consequential relationships, might exist.

    My analysis might be wrong. But I don’t think so. I suspect that a statistical analysis where the data from 3 or 4 widely separated days are considered as replicates in an experiment, could yield reasonably acceptible results.

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  • Look at Bali, another Tourist destination.

    Imported cases are more than 80%.

    All the regional countries are in the same boat as Barbados, they don’t separate imported from local cases.

    It is a waste of time looking at them.

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  • I can do this blindfolded now.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Doc, it’s truly distressing that your ego so consumes you that you would ACTUALLY opine that one needs to be a medical expert to discuss medical FACTS reviewed from other experts; a lawyer to debate legal issues or a trained economic guru to have a valid opinion on the latest economic data…. Clearly with your reasoning one also has to be a JACKASS in order to bray expertly.

    Enough!

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  • GP TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR

    re @Doc, it’s truly distressing that your ego so consumes you that you would ACTUALLY opine that one needs to be a medical expert to discuss medical FACTS reviewed from other experts; a lawyer to debate legal issues or a trained economic guru to have a valid opinion on the latest economic data…. Clearly with your reasoning one also has to be a JACKASS in order to bray expertly.
    Enough!

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EGO
    THIS HAS TO DO WITH TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE AND COMMON SENSE……WHICH IS NOT VERY COMMON HERE
    YOU WILL NOT LEARN THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL TRAINING,OR KNOWLEDGE TO CONTRADICT ANYTHING I SAY IN THIS RUM SHOP ON MEDICAL MATTERS

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EGO THIS IS ABOUT TEACHING WITH AUTHORITY, AND NOT LIKE THE SCRIBES. LOL

    WHEREAS ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A MEDICAL EXPERT TO DISCUSS MEDICAL FACTS IT HELPS TO KNOW THE BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES IF ONE WOULD TALK ANY SENSE ABOUT MEDICAL MATTERS UH LIE?

    I FIND THAT MEDICAL ILLITERATES ARE WOEFUL WHEN THEY SEEK TO “discuss medical FACTS reviewed from other experts” AS PERSONS OF YOUR ILK DO. IF FOLK WERE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY, WE WOULD NEED TO REALLY PERFORM MANY EMERGENCY POST MORTEMS TO REGISTER THE STATISTICS WHICH HAVE NO PRACTICAL VALUE WHEN IT COMES TO REALLY TREATING PATIENTS SUCEESFULLY. UH LIE?

    VERY BRIGHT MEDICAL STUDENTS ……..YOUTH WHO ARE MUCH BRIGHTER THAN YOU WILL EVER BE LISTEN AND ASK SENSIBLE QUESTIONS WHEN THEY DONT REALLY KNOW OR UNDERSTAND, THEY DONT TALK RUBBISH AS YOU DO

    IT DOES TAKE A LOT OF INFLATED EGO ON YOUR PART, TO IN YOUR ABSOLUTE IGNORANCE OF MEDICAL MATTERS TO SEEK TO CONTRADICT ME. YOU THEREBY PROVE YOUR CASE THAT ” one has to be a JACKASS in order to bray expertly.”

    NOW WATCH THAT MY FIRM REBUTTAL OF YOUR FURTIVE FURIOUS FUTILE FALLACIOUS FOLLY IN SEEKING TO INSULT ME GETS TAKEN DOWN, BECAUSE I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH IN THE RUM SHOP OR DEFEND MYSELF ANY MORE

    I ONCE TOOK A UNIVERSITY COURSE IN ECONOMICS, BUT I DONT ARGUE WITH ECONOMISTS
    I ONCE TOOK A UNIVERSITY COURSE IN PHYSICS BUT I DONT ARGUE WITH THOSE WHO REALLY KNOW PHYSICS

    YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW NO MEDICINE OR MUCH ABOUT THE BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES, YOU SHOULD THEREFORE SIT DOWN SHUT UP AND LISTEN AND LEARN FROM THOSE WHO DO. INSTEAD OF CONTINUING TO MAKE FOOL OF YOURSELF

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  • 🐇/🐰
    Stop right there.

    Brazil is much larger than 14×21 miles and not much smaller than the USA.

    There we can have flood in some areas and drought in others; heavy snow on some areas and no snow on others.

    We have seen different patterns to covid infections as we move from state to state.

    Suggesting you take off the blindfold and provide relevant data

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  • 😃
    I have found that sound subject knowledge can be a drawback to a rum shop argument. Allow me to illustrate by giving you two arguments that I won convincingly

    The first was with a geographer/geologist/astrophysicist who was arguing the world was round. My ‘take your cell phone, run in one direction and call me when you are about to fall off’ silenced him.

    My next was with a astrophysicist/ astronomer on the “big bang” theory. Naturally, I pressed him for his recording of the big bang. Unable to provide even evidence of a whimper to support his outrageous claim, he cussed me and walk out.

    The more qualified they are, the easier to win the debate. Don’t get caught up with having facts or knowledge just be deeply qualified in BS. 😃

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  • I just took a good look at my calendar
    -18/1 pre-election coverage
    -19/1-23/1 in-depth election coverage
    -24/1 routine programming: covid, pumping up AC, 🐇/🐰, RA, EA and MiA coverage

    Or I could cycle back to my May 2018 comments.

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  • Discovering I have nothing to add.

    One of those days where I can’t put two good ideas together. The nonsense is there; the good sense is absent

    Perhaps later. Bye. Have a great day.

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  • TheOGazerts;
    You are the resident statistician. Tell me and the BU family where my suggestions re. vaccinations are wrong.

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  • Most of Brazil is covered by rain forest!

    Abnormal rainfall affects the whole country through its many rivers.

    The reason Australia is different from Brazil is because the “Outback” divides the continent in half and people live mostly on the East and West Coasts.

    If you go to North America, you will see that the states with the worst death rats due to COVID are not surprisingly at the mouths of the rivers.

    Mississipi, Hudson River, St. Lawrence, Fraser River.

    That’s why I can do this blindfolded, I know my geography!!!

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  • A total of 415 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, January 21, from the 1 542 tests

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/01/22/415-covid-cases-january-21/

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  • This may help in understanding why one half of Australia is so different from the other.

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  • TheOGazertsJanuary 23, 2022 12:28 PM

    🐇/🐰
    Stop right there.

    Brazil is much larger than 14×21 miles and not much smaller than the USA.

    There we can have flood in some areas and drought in others; heavy snow on some areas and no snow on others.

    We have seen different patterns to covid infections as we move from state to state.

    Suggesting you take off the blindfold and provide relevant data

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Much of Brazil is the Amazon.

    It is actually larger than the USA!!

    Most of the population is on the coast, where the rivers exit … you knew that, right?

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  • So when I see the floods earlier in January that have left Sao Paulo in ruins, I automatically know what is happening and will be happening there for the foreseeable future.

    I can do this blindfoleded and with half my brain tied behind my back as Rush Limbaugh used to say!!

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  • Weather and geography are the principal factors in the spread of COVID.

    That’s just how it is.

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  • GP EX SCHOLAR REPORTING FROM MY GROUND

    WHEREAS ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A MEDICAL EXPERT TO DISCUSS MEDICAL FACTS IT HELPS TO KNOW THE BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES IF ONE WOULD TALK ANY SENSE ABOUT MEDICAL MATTERS

    THIS IS SOMETHING I ASCERTAINED VERY EARLY IN MY JOURNEY LONG AGO IN 1974

    VERY BRIGHT MEDICAL STUDENTS ……..YOUTH WHO ARE MUCH BRIGHTER THAN YOU WILL EVER BE LISTEN AND ASK SENSIBLE QUESTIONS WHEN THEY DONT REALLY KNOW OR UNDERSTAND, THEY DONT TALK RUBBISH AS YOU DO

    EXAMPLE I WAS TEACHING CARBOHYRDATE METABOLISM IN BIOCHEM,ISTRY CLASS IN MED SCHOOL WHEN A STUDENT WHO WAS A TRAINED EXPERIENCED NURSE SHARED AN EXPERIENCE SHE HAD WHEN ONE OF HER ALCOHOLIC PATIENTS WAS ABRUPTLY SEPARATED FROM HIS “SPIRITS” AND CRASHED IN HASTE. WHY WAS THIS SHE ASKED.

    WELL THAT CONCEPT IS NOT IN THE TEXT OR IN THE USMLE OBJECTIVES, I.E THE SYLABUS.
    I RESEARCHED IT AND FOUND THAT ALCOHOL, LIKE CARBOHYDRATES, FATS AND PROTEINS, IS METABOLIZED TO ACETYLCOA,,,,WHICH IS THE PRECURSOR FOR MAKING ATP, THE BIDY’S ENERGY CURRENCY, S WELL AS CHOLESTEROL FROM WHICH VIT D, CO Q, THE SEX, SALT AND OTHER STEROID HORMONES ARE DERIVED.

    IT ALSO EXPLAINS WHY SOME ALCOHOLICS HAVE A “BEER BELLY” AS ACETYL COA IS ALSO THE PRECURSOR OF STORED FATTY ACIDS

    I LISTENED TO MY STUDENT, AND SAT DOWN AND WENT AND LEARNED SO I WOULD NOT CONTINUE TO BE A FOOL IN THIS REGARD

    I EVEN PUT THE INFO HERE ON BU BEFORE IT WAS THOUGHT THAT I SHOULD BE SOME MOCK STICK TO A SO CALLED PROVACATEUR.

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  • John; You said above:
    Weather and geography are the principal factors in the spread of COVID. That’s just how it is.
    I think you are getting a little closer to the current truth.

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  • Barbados recorded 626 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) from the 2 194 tests conducted on Saturday, January 22.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/01/23/626-new-virus-cases/

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  • What difference does it make at this point
    There is no stopping the virus
    So would live and the most vulnerable would die
    The numbers stating death of those died are from the virus are associated to those at the health facilities
    What about those who have died while in home isolation are those numbers handed to govt by the coroner’s office

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  • 626, a rise, I would have said it should fall.

    Can still explain it as the testing regimen for returning visitors.

    May mean that there are many more visitors and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are their preferred days of travel back home.

    Should fall tomorrow to the 400+ region and then rise on Monday to the 500/600 region.

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  • Oops, tomorrow should be Sunday!!

    626 Saturday, fall on Sunday, today and rise on Monday

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  • I reckon the silence from the Hoteliers must mean they have their hands full with arrivals.

    The doctors been told to hush their mouth.

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  • @Hants

    A booster for the economy.

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  • HantsJanuary 23, 2022 7:10 PM

    Nuff likka an beer gine sell

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/01/22/thousands-from-barmy-army-to-flock-to-barbados/

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There you go!!!

    COVID cases increase as will the GDP!!

    No reason to close the borders if the local and imported cases remain as they are.

    Minimal mixing, how many Bajans want to watch West Indies play these days.

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  • Our COVID numbers are determined by the weather in the UK!!

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  • People today can’t add 1 to 1 and get 2.

    It is obvious what the numbers are saying and how they are linked to real physical events.

    The ohmigod variant is no more contagious than the delta variant and the delta variant was no more contagious than the alpha variant.

    All need air and/or water to spread.

    Their contagiousness in a given country is a function the control its government exercises over its public water supply.

    Weather and geography just show up any flaws in control.

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  • A 17-year-old girl is the most recent person to die as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    She was fully vaccinated and passed away on Sunday, January 23, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. Her death brings the number of casualties from the virus to 276.

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  • Would be interesting to know if the 17 year old suffered from underlying conditions which comprised her situation.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David
    I also wonder if it could be vaccine injury related as well. An explanation is required.

    What will the vaccine pushers on the young say in defense?

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  • @CA

    A pity with the appointment of David Ellis we seem to be having less press briefings to facilitate questioning. Hopefully this will be addressed.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    We need better reporting of the conditions surrounding these COVID deaths. A COVID death should only be recorded as such when it was the primary cause.

    Just because someone tests positive for COVID does not mean COVID killed them. Out of the three COVID deaths I personally am aware of, only one I would consider COVID as the primary cause, the other two persons were older than 80 and had been on the decline for years.

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  • DavidJanuary 24, 2022 6:29 PM

    @CA

    A pity with the appointment of David Ellis we seem to be having less press briefings to facilitate questioning. Hopefully this will be addressed.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We no longer have a COVID problem in our local population.

    David Ellis is superfluous, the ground has dried out.

    Besides, more press briefings would give some smart alec more opportunities to ask him how many of the COVID cases are imported?

    What do you think he will answer?

    Better let him go!!

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  • HantsJanuary 24, 2022 4:23 PM

    497 COVID cases and 1 death on January 23

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/01/24/497-covid-cases-1-death-january-23/

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    A fall for Sunday as predicted, should go up tomorrow and fall on Tuesday.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David January 24, 2022 6:29 PM

    He was brought in to do a masterful fair and balanced PR spin job to hide the real statistics behind our COVID cases, deaths and the true underlying causes because the government, BAMP and the MOH all now realise they were hoodwinked by the WHO and Dr Fauci types into overreacting with lockdowns, isolations and vaccines to do the impossible task of stopping a worldwide virus after it escaped initial containment measures. The conspiracy theorists were mostly correct.

    The government with their isolate every single person who tests positive policy has all the most robust statistics on transmission methods and underlying conditions as well as who are possible vaccine deaths and seriously injured.

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  • @John

    Take careful note of this comment, the blogmaster consider comments from you about water management, nothing else.

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  • @CA

    The blogmaster is not prepared to go there with you just yet.

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  • DavidJanuary 24, 2022 6:54 PM

    @John

    Take careful note of this comment, the blogmaster consider comments from you about water management, nothing else.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    De ground dry out. Ax de Ground Keeper.

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  • To close borders, to open borders. That is the question.

    —————-

    Tonga: Zero-Covid island nation fears aid could bring in virus – BBC News

    https://www.bbc.com/news/60066470

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  • This is the bigger issue for Tonga.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/new-zealand-sends-navy-ship-to-help-tonga-produce-drinking-water/13727114

    Right now Tonga has no COVID so there should be none in the seawater which the ship will desalinate.

    However, if people come with it and it ends up in runoff there is the possibility of it spreading like wildfire.

    The answer would be to go as far out to sea as feasible and use the sea water from there … common sense.

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  • Pointed out that already.

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  • 923 new Covid-19 cases today; Nation News.

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  • @Lyall

    Would you say the spike in numbers can be timelined to general election activity?

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  • DavidJanuary 25, 2022 11:08 PM

    @Lyall

    Would you say the spike in numbers can be timelined to general election activity?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Two things.

    Elections and Cricket.

    More likely cricket.

    Two T20’s with sizeable crowds and lots of Brits who have to be tested before returning home.

    Means todays spike could be over 1000.

    Tomorrow, Thursday we will see if it has settled.

    Could be as low as 6/700 but we got to wait and see.

    The second T20 was 23rd so we could be seeing the effect up to the end of the month.

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  • Look at the crowd at the first T20, mostly Brits and from a home population where COVID is rampant.

    May have tested negative to come two days before they left the UK but just needs a sip of the water up that side or a bath to catch it. Shedding on the plane trip down and others catch it and show up when they are tested to return to the UK.

    We really need to see the imported cases to determine what’s going on.

    I am hearing there are lots of young locals with it, the youth will mix alot more than the old fogeys.

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  • The young locals I doubt wasted much time at political meetings.

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  • … probably didn’t vote either.

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  • David; You asked above: Would you say the spike in numbers can be timelined to general election activity?
    The short answer is: Perhaps, perhaps not! Timelining can graphically show what might be some possible connections between activity levels and possible sources but are unlikely to be ironclad. The current available suite of data from official sources can provide some indications only and therefore much more data will be needed to demonstrate an arguable link.

    The best tool, at present available to the general public, is the R0 Reproductive number. The chart shows 1.13 for yesterday. That number should be followed closely for the next 5 to 7 days and needs to be buttressed with more data on possible indicators such as cricket spikes, increased or decreased isolations, etc. The UWI model might give some indicators also.

    The near doubling of the previous day’s cases is worrying but it might be just a temporary blip.

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  • Thanks Lyall, the good news seems to be negligible covid related deaths and hospitalizations.

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