Not Quite The Same Thing

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July 2020


This afternoon.

Politics Watch writes:

It’s day 494 of the longest lockdown in the world & Govt admits they now need “better data” on who is actually sick It’s disturbing confirmation that the decisions of Govt were taken in the absence of the facts & incomplete data.

Tánaiste predicts up to 4,000 Covid-19 cases a day in next few weeks (Irish Examiner)

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11 thoughts on “Not Quite The Same Thing

  1. Haroo

    But this was well known. We knew that a lot of deaths were being reported as covid when it was “with” as wellnas “from” covid. The Belgians were awful for that as well but that was known this time last year.

    In terms of needing better data and that being related to “the world’s longest lockdown”, I think we did have the necessary data for thhat lockdown. Lockdowns are primarily based on healthcare capacity. Did the case numbers, projected case numbers based on R0 and ICU occupancy and capacity linked to case numbers not justify that? Do people forget January? And what do people think would happen (prior to vaccination) if said lockdown was substantially lifted like in December? Did our healthcare capacity magically increase because we were sick of lockdowns?

    Yes the covid deaths stat was including a bit of who knows what. But that was not what was determining lockdowns as Politics Watch seems to be suggesting.

  2. Steph Pinker

    Varadkar is sickening; he runs with the hares and hunts with the hounds.

    … and he’s our next Taoiseach.


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