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The Geneva virologist Isabella Eckerle compares the ongoing discussion about relaxation elsewhere with a person who is actually on a diet, but who is rewarded with a giant pizza for every pound lost.
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Old 03.03.2021, 12:23
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its not possible to see that far for human being

Unfortunately it is, all I see is old age, disease and then death
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Old 03.03.2021, 12:45
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Unfortunately it is, all I see is old age, disease and then death
You forgott taxes....
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Old 03.03.2021, 13:08
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Unfortunately it is, all I see is old age, disease and then death
Not the best relaxation technique.
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Old 03.03.2021, 13:37
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And here are todays published numbers

The BAG reports 1223 new corona cases on Wednesday.

27,335 tests were carried out.

The positivity rate is 4.5 percent.

57 people had to be admitted to the hospital.

There were 7 new deaths.

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-ist-d...z-136662375229

Compared to last week wednesday


The BAG reported 1253 new corona cases on Wednesday.

33,449 tests were carried out.

The positivity rate is 3.7 percent.

66 people had to be admitted to the hospital.

There were 22 new deaths.
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Old 03.03.2021, 13:57
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Yes... I did dry January and can confirm that is true. I could feel my body thanking me, but my head was not happy. However, too much booze will cause depression sadly. You have to have "balance"
Indeed, beer and wine are fun and help. But I've felt sometimes sad out of nothing, I quit drinking for a week and the mood improves. Even though, I limit myself to the weekends. With home-office, it's my way to tell me I left the office on Friday, because I keep looking at the screens, they're still there
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Old 03.03.2021, 14:16
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And here are todays published numbers

The BAG reports 1223 new corona cases on Wednesday.

27,335 tests were carried out.

The positivity rate is 4.5 percent.

57 people had to be admitted to the hospital.

There were 7 new deaths.

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-ist-d...z-136662375229
Things are looking really good. ICU occupation from covid19 patients have reduced from a bit below 50% to 20% and falling. People that was put on hold for medical attention is now being treated. On the not so good side, there's still a long way to get to the situation of September 2020. Hope medical workers can catch a break this summer.

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Old 03.03.2021, 15:36
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Why would he test positive for Covid when they are NOT live vaccines i.e. you cannot directly catch Covid from the vaccine merely trigger an immune response?

Side effects could be a bit of a temperature, sore arm etc. not anything remotely worrying or indeed 'scary'.

I do love people's lack of basic understanding when alarmed about vaccines.
The PCR test at least (not sure about any others) does not test for the whole virus, rather for certain RNA fragments. Like is that those fragments are also the bits being used by the vaccines to generate immunity.

Although having said that I cannot imagine that the vaccine RNA would make it to the area being sampled for the PCR test.
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:22
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Things are looking really good. ICU occupation from covid19 patients have reduced from a bit below 50% to 20% and falling. People that was put on hold for medical attention is now being treated. On the not so good side, there's still a long way to get to the situation of September 2020. Hope medical workers can catch a break this summer.

The real test is if everything gets opened on 22nd of March
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:31
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Re: Coronavirus

We had a call today asking if our son would be available to get his vaccine tomorrow as some slots had become available.
As luck would have it he doesn’t have any uni classes on Thursday afternoon so he is happy to go along.
He is in the second group as someone who shares a household with vulnerable people and the GP had passed on his details to the cantonal vaccination organisers.

We realise that we are very fortunate indeed given the current vaccine situation in Switzerland.
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We had a call today asking if our son would be available to get his vaccine tomorrow as some slots had become available.
As luck would have it he doesn’t have any uni classes on Thursday afternoon so he is happy to go along.
He is in the second group as someone who shares a household with vulnerable people and the GP had passed on his details to the cantonal vaccination organisers.

We realise that we are very fortunate indeed given the current vaccine situation in Switzerland.
Obviously not your son's fault or problem, but I'm not sure that's the best use of a vaccine with loads of 70 pluses still around who haven't been vaccinated.
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:34
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We had a call today asking if our son would be available to get his vaccine tomorrow as some slots had become available.
As luck would have it he doesn’t have any uni classes on Thursday afternoon so he is happy to go along.
He is in the second group as someone who shares a household with vulnerable people and the GP had passed on his details to the cantonal vaccination organisers.

We realise that we are very fortunate indeed given the current vaccine situation in Switzerland.
I am so happy for you and also so frustrated that not even the most at risk people are vaccinated in my canton (75+ & ill). Federalism really isn't working in this instance...

Klostersgirl posted about people skipping their appointments ... at this rate, I think we should pass over those people and let the people desperately waiting in line in.
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:43
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I am so happy for you and also so frustrated that not even the most at risk people are vaccinated in my canton (75+ & ill). Federalism really isn't working in this instance...

Klostersgirl posted about people skipping their appointments ... at this rate, I think we should pass over those people and let the people desperately waiting in line in.
If it was the case that Belgiummum couldn't get a vaccine then the kid's vaccination may be justified but IIRC she has had hers - whilst people like Jackie's husband at 74 and with co-morbidites are still waiting (in the same canton!).

The common sense lightbulb should be flashing ... but evidently isn't.
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:46
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Obviously not your son's fault or problem, but I'm not sure that's the best use of a vaccine with loads of 70 pluses still around who haven't been vaccinated.
I guess if they have last minute cancellations they try to fill up the slots with anyone whose details they have.
All the 70 plus and vulnerable who want it have already been vaccinated or have appointments for vaccination here so they’re taking people from the second group now and they only have details for the ones put forward by the GP. There is no waiting list for over 65s here, they can only register on the site for an appointment once vaccine doses have been delivered to the canton.

Personally I think the vaccination programme should have been organised at a federal level, the differences between the various cantons is enormous.
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Old 03.03.2021, 16:56
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Federalism really isn't working in this instance...
Howso not?

Federalism means that each canton is responsible for their own stuff.

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Re: Coronavirus

The referendum against the Covid-19 law has got enough signatures. Vote to take place 13 June.

https://www.tdg.ch/le-referendum-con...i-294556209949
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Howso not?

Federalism means that each canton is responsible for their own stuff.

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Yes, and it’s not working so well for Kantons like Bern or Zurich.
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Old 03.03.2021, 17:03
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Yes, and it’s not working so well for Kantons like Bern or Zurich.
It seems to be the most populated cantons which are having the biggest problems organising their vaccination programme.
They clearly don’t appear to have the know how to organise something on that scale.

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Klostersgirl posted about people skipping their appointments ... at this rate, I think we should pass over those people and let the people desperately waiting in line in.
They showed in the news that the doctors make a list of vulnerable people and health care workers who are available for vaccination at a short notice. If they have a spare dose to be used asap they call people from this list.
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Why was he put in isolation?
Because Russian authorities consider him dangerous for the stability of the situation in the country. They hope that the next dose works better than the first one.
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