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|>>|| No. 33825
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.
The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.
Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
|>>|| No. 38584
I'm not seeing why the sex connection, all the news stuff I've heard about talks about it like it's an STI of some kind but as far as I'm aware it's not, it just needs you to be reasonably close to someone. Where's the sex bit coming in?
|>>|| No. 38588
I think there was some sort of gay pride carnival in the Canary Islands a few weeks ago which resulted in a bump in cases.
|>>|| No. 38596
>it just needs you to be reasonably close to someone
Monkeypox isn't very infectious and spreads mostly by skin-to-skin contact. It's possible to catch it from a handshake or a hug, but more intimate contact is more likely to cause infection. The first cases in the UK were in gay lads, who generally aren't into rugby or wrestling but are very keen on shagging strangers.
|>>|| No. 38617
The right wing types are already saying it's the new Aids as a sign of God's dislike.
|>>|| No. 38622
>The Duke of York has tested positive for coronavirus and will not attend the Queen's Jubilee thanksgiving service on Friday, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Andrew tested positive after a routine test and will miss the service "with regret", the palace said. It is understood he has seen the Queen in the last few days, but not since he tested positive.
>As a non-working royal, the prince did not join the Queen on the balcony during Thursday's Jubilee celebrations. However, he was set to join the wider Royal Family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at a high-profile thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday.
What are the chances.
|>>|| No. 38623
If he's such a persona non grata, who the fuck did he catch it off? I thought he was basically hiding in a shed for the rest of his life. But clearly not. He's been out shagging and pissing away his mum's money, which is our money really. What an irredeemable wrong 'un.
|>>|| No. 38624
Oh, no! Anyway ...
Obviously he's going to have to isolate now, since we haven't finished vaccinating kids yet.
|>>|| No. 38625
>The Queen will not attend the National Service of Thanksgiving on Friday after experiencing 'discomfort' on Thursday
The fucking hell is going on. I thought Andrew was falling on his sword to save his mummy the embarrassment.
|>>|| No. 38626
I just heard someone on the telly saying "she's worked so hard for all this time, and she's never had one day off!" which is obviously bollocks, isn't it, she's always pulling bloody sickies.
Needs to lay off the tinnies on a week night doesn't she. Bout time she kicked the fags 'nall.
|>>|| No. 38662
Raise the teacon status lads. We're getting monkeypox samples through the lab on an almost bi-weekly basis now, that means it's reached fortress Beeston.
You all need to mind very carefully whose arse you piss.
|>>|| No. 38664
This is a government announcement for residents of Beeston:
STOP SHAGGING PEOPLE WHO ARE COVERED IN OPEN SORES YOU DIRTY BASTARDS.
|>>|| No. 38687
>First monkeypox patient to go public is a gay HR manager from London who was deported from Dubai just weeks ago for testing positive for HIV — and he claims he STILL hasn't been contact traced
>James M, 35, has spoken out after claiming that health chiefs still haven't contacted him despite being diagnosed with monkeypox nearly a fortnight ago. He slammed the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) for 'a real lack of any basic process or care to stop the spread' of the tropical virus, which has so far infected more than 300 Britons, mostly gay and bisexual men. James — who wished to keep his surname anonymous — admitted he is not following self-isolation rules because 'I was told to stay home until UKHSA contacted me... and they never did.'
>He accused the UK of having a lackadaisical approach to contact tracing, saying it was 'no wonder' Britain had more cases than any other country outside of Africa. There is also a lack of awareness about monkeypox's lesser-known symptoms, he claimed. James was readjusting to life in west London when he began suffering from 'really weird aches' in his lower back, exhaustion, extreme thirst and pain when he used the toilet. He became convinced he had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) after sleeping with around 10 new partners in the weeks before his symptoms started. 'I’m a gay man, and having just come back to the UK, I was having a good time,' he told MailOnline.
>Dr J. Yimmy Chow, consultant in communicable disease control at the UKHSA, told MailOnline: 'We’ve made multiple attempts to reach this individual by phone and email and would urge them to contact the London Health Protection Team as soon as possible.
https://www.Please don't ban me.co.uk/health/article-10889789/Pictured-monkeypox-patient-public-gay-HR-manager-London.html
Does it ever feel like you're living in a cartoon?
|>>|| No. 38689
Does it actually show up with a monkeypox label? I thought we'd decided to stop that sort of thing, or is that only for proper pandemics? MPOX22?
|>>|| No. 38690
You're not allowed to call it African monkeypox because that's rude to Africans and might discouraged them from reporting it in future, but just calling it monkeypox is fine as far as I'm aware.
|>>|| No. 38691
Request forms have the name of the organism, so a chickenpox immunity test is labelled for varicella zoster, the Chinese coronaplague is labelled for COVID-19, whooping cough is labelled for bordatella pertussis, etc etc. But monkeypox is just called monkeypox, so it says monkeypox.
They also tend to put it in one of the special red bags and write monkeypox on the bag in capital letters, just so everyone knows to be extra careful not to lick it or pour it in their eyes or whatever it is that we do with all the other highly infectious specimens we handle all day.
|>>|| No. 38692
>after sleeping with around 10 new partners in the weeks before his symptoms started
Behaviour like this, but it's all UKHSAs fault for not contact tracing people. FFS.
|>>|| No. 38694
They're clearly creating jobs for contact tracers, so not exactly a bad thing either.
|>>|| No. 38696
SUPORT ARE BOYS (AN GIRLS) BLESS THERE SELFLESS HEROISM DURIN THESE TOUGH TIMES SITTING ON THERE BUMS WHILE THE KETTLE BOILS WAITIN TO PHONE PEOPLE UP
|>>|| No. 38697
Maybe if you spent less time whining on imageboards and more time in Ugandan discussions with monkeybumders they'd actually have some fucking work to do, eh?
|>>|| No. 38698
Why don't you spend less time whining on this imageboard and get a real job, you tax thief.
|>>|| No. 38756
>British health officials reported another 50 cases of monkeypox across the country on Friday, for a total of 574 cases. That makes the U.K.’s outbreak the biggest to date beyond Africa. In a statement, Britain’s Health Security Agency said most of the cases have been identified in gay or bisexual men, but warned that anyone who is in close, physical contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk of catching the usually rare disease. “If you have a rash with blisters, or any other monkeypox symptoms, don’t go to events, meet with friends or have sexual contact,” cautioned Dr. William Welfare of Britain’s Health Security Agency. He said people who might have been exposed to the disease should stay at home and call health services for advice.
>Earlier this week, the World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the continued spread of monkeypox in countries that haven’t previously seen the disease as “unusual and concerning.” He said he would be convening an expert meeting next Thursday to decide if the expanding monkeypox outbreak warrants being declared a global emergency. That would give it the same designation as the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing effort to eradicate polio.
From now on I want you all to wank at least 6ft away from me and to keep your clothes on.
|>>|| No. 38757
>From now on I want you all to wank at least 6ft away from me and to keep your clothes on.
You want us to spaff in our briefs?
|>>|| No. 38770
Surely step one of 'how to have sex if you have monkeypox' is to not mention you've got monkeypox? All of those other things look a lot like not having sex to me.
Also, is there a list of other poxes? I'd like to know what the next few years are likely to bring, now that people have clearly worked out how to weaponise such things.
|>>|| No. 38771
Stop fucking molluscs, you deviants. And crocodiles, and goats. Well, maybe not goats, a chap's got to have some pleasures.
|>>|| No. 38774
>Stop fucking molluscs, you deviants.
My squid and I happen to disagree. Be judgemental on your own time.
|>>|| No. 38776
DOES ANY STUPID BASTARD WANT A PUNCH IN THE FACE
MONKEYPOX BANG NO TEETH
|>>|| No. 38802
LONDON GETS A POLIO OUTBREAK AND IT'S A "NATIONAL INCIDENT". OOOOH GET THEM.
|>>|| No. 38807
Met with a children's nurse tonight, apparently covid is ripping through the youths at the moment that causes real problems when they come in for surgery because the PCR tests don't work properly. Despite this there's no concern in the press or authorities because everyone has collectively decided that covid doesn't matter anymore.
Probably won't see her again.
|>>|| No. 38808
My lab only has two day's worth of reagents left in stock because they simply haven't been sending them. But cases are definitely going back up, which means hospitalisations (if not deaths) will go back up too. Which means we'llbe doing more testa. For the past week we've been trying to get a straight answer off somebody about how and wen we can get more kits, but we're just having to borrow them from other labs for the time being.
It's another wave of omicron and its descendants. I'm not going to fearmonger, it's probably nothing to get seriously worried about. But nevertheless it's still out there, it's still a cause for concern. But yeah you can bet it won't make the papers up against Ukraine and the strikes.
|>>|| No. 38810
It's tearing through work at the minute, in fact I'm scouring the house for a test as we speak as I've got a nasty cough.
Everyone who's had it recently at work though has commented that they feel fine and assumed they had hayfever or man flu. It also seems like most people are only bothering to test if they happen to have a partner or household member who HAS to test for work and comes up positive.
So I suppose it's good news that the jabs seem incredibly effective at minimising the effects, but also terrible news as people aren't that inclined to test.
|>>|| No. 38812
The real story here is learning that the government tracks and analyses your poo without consent. Who knows how deep down the rabbit hole this goes, what might the government learn about you from your gut bacteria? Is there a database for 'poos of interest' to track individuals and the houses they poo in? Can they sniff out drugs and other subversive activities?
Think about it though. Each poo a fingerprint. Each pipe a mixture of all the people they're sufficiently close to as to feel comfortable pooing in their home. You try and hide your poos around the home only for Wakefield Council to pay a quality of life visit and cart you off to a mental institution.
|>>|| No. 38821
>Covid infections are continuing to rise in the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. The data suggests around 1.7 million people were estimated to have Covid in the week ending 18 June.
>This is around one in 35 people - an increase of 23% on the week before. Experts say two new fast-spreading subvariants of Omicron - called BA.4 and BA.5 - are likely to be driving new infections.
I always knew BA was to be avoided
|>>|| No. 38832
What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue
Using an MRI technique developed by Western University that is five times as sensitive and has five times the spatial resolution of a CT scan, the researchers were able to see how tiny branches of air tubes in the lungs were moving oxygen into the red blood cells of their patients.
Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Any disruption in the flow of this oxygen to red blood cells will trigger the brain to say, ‘breathe more’ — resulting in a feeling of breathlessness, Parraga explained.
All 34 of the patients who participated in the study were experiencing problems in the level of oxygen being absorbed by their red blood cells.
And they all had the same result, regardless of the severity of their symptoms or whether they had been hospitalized for COVID-19 — another key find, Parraga said.
See that? Regardless of the severity of their symptoms.
Fuck the lot of you. I'm wearing my mask everywhere, I'm not catching this shit.
|>>|| No. 38833
This summary of the paper is incredibly misleading.
The "never COVID" control group consisted of just nine patients (three with incomplete data) who were significantly younger than the COVID-positive group, significantly less overweight, had no previous history of respiratory illness and contained no smokers. A third of the never-hospitalised COVID-positive subjects had asthma and four had COPD.
They didn't actually look at the flow of oxygen, but the flow of Xenon 129, a noble gas that might follow the same transport pathways as oxygen. I say "might" because it's a fairly novel technique that we haven't used much in humans and so we don't have good baseline data for what "normal" 129Xe MRI images look like. We are reasonably confident that we can detect asthma using the technique.
They're comparing a small number of apples to an even smaller number of oranges, using a technique which might tell us something about the long-term effects of COVID if you squint really hard but definitely confirms that a lot of the apples have asthma. I am not impressed.
Also, if you're going to wear a mask for this reason, make sure it's FFP3 - normal cloth masks offer some protection to the people around you, but negligible protection to the wearer.
|>>|| No. 38834
How have I not gotten Covid yet is a mystery to me.
|>>|| No. 38836
Covid's back on the BBC front page now. Didn't see that coming with everything else going on.
|>>|| No. 38838
You won't fool me with your fake headlines. Heather Watson is shit at tennis.
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