All vaccine passports, mask mandates, and work restrictions END in England

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It's like the entire world is following Trump's lead.

Not exactly! Having developed a vaccine and anti-virals and immunized 90% of the adult population and now faced with the latest version of the virus which seems to be far more transmissible and yet far less deadly we can now treat this virus-like the flu. In the UK the dominant version is Omnicron. In places like the USA where Delta is still more prevalent, a different response might make better sense of the data for fear of overwhelming health systems.

In the UK they are getting 180000 cases a day and 266 deaths a day- which is a really low case fatality rate (0.15%) and reflects Omnicrons prevalence.

In Germany, it is 140000 with 160 deaths a day (0.1%) - this probably reflects the quality of their health system as many of these cases are Delta.

But the USA it is 810000 with 2026 deaths a day (0.25%)

So basically the UK and Germany are now comparable to a severe flu season, while the USA is still run about 2.5 times the severity of flu.

The number of cases and the growing dominance of Omnicron do spell hope however that this might be coming to an end by the Summertime, (Barring a new version of the virus)
 
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England and other countries are waking up to the facts. COVID virus treated like flu in England:


No. This is just Boris Johnson desperately trying to cling on while his party and most of the country want him gone.

While the country was following the Covid rules that he and his ministers came up with - including preventing people from visiting their dying relatives and loved ones in hospital - he and his chums were partying it up in Downing Street, ignoring all the rules they came up with.

This has nothing to do with anyone 'waking up' to any facts, except that Johnson is a selfish, useless moron.
 
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I think that this is a step in the right direction. Omicron is light enough that there's really no other way.

Now, should a variant emerge that is deadlier, we need to go back to stricter measures. But until then, pretty much either business as usual or stay in your home as much as possible until mid february.

Now, if you ask me what I will do, I'm not planning to leave the house until in 2 weeks time except for walking my dog, keeping a nice distance from everyone else while doing so. I know that not everyone has that option, especially because of their work.
 
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How on earth do you get to that conclusion?
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Not exactly! Having developed a vaccine and anti-virals and immunized 90% of the adult population and now faced with the latest version of the virus which seems to be far more transmissible and yet far less deadly we can now treat this virus-like the flu. In the UK the dominant version is Omnicron. In places like the USA where Delta is still more prevalent, a different response might make better sense of the data for fear of overwhelming health systems.

In the UK they are getting 180000 cases a day and 266 deaths a day- which is a really low case fatality rate (0.15%) and reflects Omnicrons prevalence.

In Germany, it is 140000 with 160 deaths a day (0.1%) - this probably reflects the quality of their health system as many of these cases are Delta.

But the USA it is 810000 with 2026 deaths a day (0.25%)

So basically the UK and Germany are now comparable to a severe flu season, while the USA is still run about 2.5 times the severity of flu.

The number of cases and the growing dominance of Omnicron do spell hope however that this might be coming to an end by the Summertime, (Barring a new version of the virus)
Australia is in much the same position.
 
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No. This is just Boris Johnson desperately trying to cling on while his party and most of the country want him gone.
That is the impression I'm receiving. I'm just a citizen of Virginia in the USA tho. Politicians have been known to serve themselves.
 
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No. This is just Boris Johnson desperately trying to cling on while his party and most of the country want him gone.

While the country was following the Covid rules that he and his ministers came up with - including preventing people from visiting their dying relatives and loved ones in hospital - he and his chums were partying it up in Downing Street, ignoring all the rules they came up with.

This has nothing to do with anyone 'waking up' to any facts, except that Johnson is a selfish, useless moron.

Many people including some who voted for his party agree. He has been a popular Prime Minister until the parties have become known. His ratings in opinion polls have plummeted.
 
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