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Old 01.03.2021, 22:23
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Re: Coronavirus

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That's 7 days running with an increase now. R is back up to 1.06 - if that continues then the BR's own criteria would indicate no further opening on the 22nd.

I suspect the Kent mutation is currently mainly to blame, I believe it is something like 50% of new cases and the increase in the R number is about what one would expect if the increased infectiousness is in the 30% to 50% range. The real worry though is the small but increasing numbers of the SA and Brazil versions.
Switzerland's shit vaccination strategy is to blame. The UKs cases are falling sharply. 1 shot of AZ vaccine reduces chances of hospitalisation by 95% ..... but Switzerland won't approve it because it's "safer to be cautious"
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