Prison: Day 217

It has started!

The Second Wave is here. 😮

“Looking at the statistics around us, we can now safely say that we are definitely going back into a hard lockdown if there is no urgent and drastic change in behaviour,” he said.

South Africa’s leading epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has expressed deep concern about a second wave of new Covid-19 infections in the country.

“It seems that the second wave occurs a few months after the first wave. And when it occurs, it might be related to people becoming complacent in their adherence to prevention interventions. It might also be that people who were infected the first time have waning immunity and then a few months later, they are susceptible again, that might be contributing,” Karim said in a Q & A session with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

He added while he did not know the reasons, he believed that second waves were largely due to complacency and the releasing of restrictions which created conditions for a second wave.

“Looking at second waves in Spain, Israel and South Korea, amongst others, we see that each country had different reasons for a second wave but they are mostly related to easing restrictions or allowing mass gatherings. These potential ways that a second wave can start, will need to be kept in check. That’s part of the new normal,” he said.

Karim said people were also tired of wearing masks and social distancing. Karim said he was optimistic SA could reach a stage where people were able to live with the virus, resulting in low-level transmissions of between 1 000 and 2 000, or below, a day.

“We have a situation where taverns and nightclubs are becoming a source of the virus spreading, and if that happens then we are in for it. It makes it inevitable that we will have a second wave,” he said.

According to the latest stats from the Health Ministry, SA’s cumulative Covid-19 caseload stands at 716 759 with 19 008 deaths with a 90% recovery rate.

And here we have American Exceptionalism illustrated perfectly:

I so wish to be an American … but I can’t

See, that’s the difference between the shiny city on the hill and some African shithole. We have recorded C-19 cases. Because our cases are still countable and we’ve not given up the fight … unlike the White House.

No, honest now. If I was one of the many C-19 infected Americans right now, fighting for air under my ventilator, I had one or two things to say to my president. But then, for obvious reasons, I couldn’t. I guess Trump knows it and trusts that all the sick persons are dying so they won’t call him out. 😦

Okay, let’s have a global look …

Last Updated: October 28, 2020 05:16 PM

Note: While data will continue to be updated here, Reuters will no longer be maintaining this page. Please see our new Global COVID-19 tracker for the latest insights and information.

I didn’t know Luxembourg had a population of 320 people all together. 😮

As you can see, even with Reuters giving us less elaborate news, the second wave is clearly trending. 😦

My frens, please don’t fall for any cheap propaganda, don’t believe the hype but just trust in the numbers. And those numbers look like shit. So best way of action, like in the first days of the lockdown: Stay Home! Keep your social distance, sanitize your manos and eat your veggies!

And, come on, while we’re sitting bored at home, we make a cozy place in this bloggy, ok? So lets’s huddle around our virtual campfire and send comments to Orca, Lucy and Bia.

Cya laterz

xoxo

6 comments

  1. Oh, you missed the big news… Cheato’s team actually claimed they had defeated Covid, despite 70,000 new cases a day and ICUs being overwhelmed.

    And yet that lunatic may run the asylum for another 4 years. At the very least, his Supreme Court appointments will ensure our country’s demise for the next 40 years or so (they’re lifetime appointments).

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      • And I just think hell, he’s a shitty human being but still a lot better than anything the so-called democ-rats roll out now. Same as with Hillary back in 2016, Biden would lay fire to the whole fukn planet if he gets elected. I sometimes wonder about the voters in the US. Are you guys expecting expecting a huge pardigm shift, free beer for all because Yes, We Can? What good did Obama do? More bombs and aggressive land-taking than any other pres before him, while also failing to roll out a public health care system and human rights similar to other western countries.

        Face it: Reps and Dems are basically just two sides of the same coin. As a citizen of rest-of-the-world I’m of the same opinion than China and Russia and prefer Trump over the alternative. He’s easy to read and easy to handle. Promise him a good deal, make him feel like he cheated you, send some of your troops to signal the same virtues … and he’s your temporarily bestest fren evar! Of course only temporarily. When Russia agreed to join the fight against ISIS they met resistance by America instead of co-operation and support.

        No wonder they are a bit miffed right now, no? Lavrov has given up talking to Germany and other European wibbly wobbly countries, and when they cancel the Nordstream 2 deal (on pressure by the US) we’ve lost our best and biggest and strongest ally. But at least it’s all happening in political and diplomatic circles, where the dems would send destruction and death.

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    • HOLY JEEBUZ!!!
      What a mess by captain obvious.

      I guess both news are talking of the same instance but the article in The Hill looks spectacular-er. Guess I’m gonna blog it, too.

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