Just a reminder that COVID-19 is still with us

bigDog

Chief Lister
This is fear mongering now.
Not necessarily. When you have larger numbers of people infected, you run the risk of overwhelming the healthcare system. Once you overwhelm the hospitals, you start having bad patient outcomes for anyone that goes to hospital. You could have a road accident, you are taken to hospital but all the ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. Do you think they would take them off for an accident victim?

That's why it's important to keep the numbers down.
 

Okiya

Chief Lister
Not necessarily. When you have larger numbers of people infected, you run the risk of overwhelming the healthcare system. Once you overwhelm the hospitals, you start having bad patient outcomes for anyone that goes to hospital. You could have a road accident, you are taken to hospital but all the ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. Do you think they would take them off for an accident victim?

That's why it's important to keep the numbers down.
@Aviator Its exactly a month since you disputed my comment about the scare mongering. Have the healthcare systems overwhelmed during that period?
 

Okiya

Chief Lister
Which alarm was raised? Is sharing statistics scare mongering? In any case, any death from COVID-19 is sad and preventable. One death is one too many.
Yes, some statistics are scare mongering. I'm sure you are a father. How many times during your wife's pregnancy did the doctor mention that 14 women in Kenya die daily from child birth complications?
 

Aviator

Chief Lister
@Aviator Its exactly a month since you disputed my comment about the scare mongering. Have the healthcare systems overwhelmed during that period?
No, they haven't.
You cannot overwhelm a nonworking system.
But on a serious note, I think we have just become resistant/tolerant to COVID.
In the past few weeks, several of my friends have had signs, but recovered without any intervention.
Herd immunity, I guess.
 

bigDog

Chief Lister
Yes, some statistics are scare mongering. I'm sure you are a father. How many times during your wife's pregnancy did the doctor mention that 14 women in Kenya die daily from child birth complications?
BTW, what was the context of the release of these figures? Was it a briefing by the CS health? 😁
 

shocks

Chief Lister
@Aviator Its exactly a month since you disputed my comment about the scare mongering. Have the healthcare systems overwhelmed during that period?
Ni memory ya gold fish unayo ama? Kuna wave ilijaza ICU beds zote, ukipatikana off side or bila pesa you were a goner
 

Okiya

Chief Lister
Ni memory ya gold fish unayo ama? Kuna wave ilijaza ICU beds zote, ukipatikana off side or bila pesa you were a goner
COVID will never end. That's for sure. So should we continue releasing daily statistics and infinitum because there was a time many people were in ICU?

Even US no longer releases daily data. That should tell you something about the disease

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