Malaysia: surge in Covid cases and deaths involving children reported

Covid-19 cases in Malaysia involving children leapt to 310,074 as at the end of August, which is 25 times more than the whole of last year. The number was only 12,620 last year. A total of 41 children have died so far this year, compared with just six in 2020, the health ministry said on Sept 2.

Reports of unusual symptoms among children have also surfaced online.  On Sept 8, one Penang-based doctor claimed on Instagram that she had attended to two children within the same week who could not walk after becoming infected with Covid-19. The doctor said one of the cases involved a four-year-old girl who had a seizure a week after recovering from Covid-19. Three days later, the child’s mother reported that her daughter could not walk properly.

Straitstimes.com Report

 

Israel: 40% of new Covid cases are in children under 11yrs

 

 

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UK: Vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections is 27% in Technical Briefing 23

The latest UK PHE Technical Briefing 23 has just been published covering the period up to 12th September 2021. It shows that the vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections in the UK continues to increase. The vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections is now 27%, having increased by another 4% in just two weeks.

 

Technical Briefing 23, 1st February 2021 to 12th September 2021. 

27% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

Technical Briefing 23      
1st February 2021 - 12th September 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses
Delta cases593,572155,252257,357157,40027%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths1,7987221613
Percentage0.28%1.02%265%greater chance of dying

 

Technical Briefing 22, 1st February 2021 to 29th August 2021. 

23% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

Technical Briefing 22      
1st February 2021 - 29th August 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses
Delta cases492,528144,067219,716113,82323%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths1,7985361091
Percentage0.24%0.96%293%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 21, 1st February 2021 to 15th August 2021. 

19% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 15th August 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases386,735127,091183,13373,37219%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths1,189390679
Percentage0.21%0.93%335%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 20, 1st February 2021 to 2nd August 2021

16% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 2nd August 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases300,01098,722151,05447,00816%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths253402
Percentage0.17%0.86%411%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 19, 1st February 2021 to 19th July 2021

13% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 19th July 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases229,218105,298121,40228,77313%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths165224
Percentage0.14%0.78%473%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 18, 1st February 2021 to 21st June [sic] 2021

9% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - *21st June 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases123,62063,70771,93210,8349%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths92118
Percentage0.13%1.09%752%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 17, 1st February 2021 to 21st June 2021

8% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 21st June 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases92,02979,33653,8227,2358%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths4450
Percentage0.08%0.69%745%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 16, 1st February 2021 to 14th June

7% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 14th June 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases60,62453,17735,5214,0877%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths3426
Percentage0.10%0.64%565%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 15, 1st February 2021 to 7th June 2021

5% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 7th June 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases33,20628,73819,5731,7855%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths2312
Percentage0.12%0.67%472%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Technical Briefing 14, 1st February 2021 to 31st May 2021

3% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant

1st February 2021 - 31st May 2021Total casesCases in last 28 daysUnvaccinatedVaccinated with 2 doses  
Delta cases9,4277,7445,1722673%vaccine breakthrough
Delta deaths112
Percentage0.21%0.75%252%greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated

 

Public Health England releases detailed vaccine breakthrough information

 

 

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Israel: 11% of children who recover from coronavirus suffer from Long Covid

A study that included a telephone questionnaire of 13,838 parents of children ages 3 to 18, showed a correlation between the age of the child and the risk for Long Covid symptoms. For instance, older children, aged 12-18, appear to be more susceptible to long-COVID symptoms, compared to children aged 3-6.
The study also found that children of all ages, who suffered a symptomatic disease when infected with the virus, were more likely to present long-COVID symptoms.

 

 

 

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Ireland: 54% of hospitalized Covid patients are fully vaccinated

About half of all Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals and intensive care units are fully vaccinated against the disease, new figures show.  One-sixth of deaths of people with the virus since April have been categorised as breakthrough infections of fully vaccinated patients, according to Health Service Executive data.

More than one-quarter of ICU admissions since July were also breakthrough infections of fully vaccinated people.

Irish Times report

 

 

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The UK announces its winter Covid plans

The UK has announced its plans to keep Covid-19 at bay this coming winter.

Here is Plan A (it’s basically the status quo):

* Building our defences through pharmaceutical interventions: vaccines, antivirals and disease modifying therapeutics.

* Identifying and isolating positive cases to limit transmission: Test, Trace and Isolate.

* Supporting the NHS and social care: managing pressures and recovering services.

* Advising people on how to protect themselves and others: clear guidance and communications.

* Pursuing an international approach: helping to vaccinate the world and managing risks at the border.

 

If Plan A doesn’t work, there is a Plan B:

* Communicating clearly and urgently to the public that the level of risk has increased, and with it the need to behave more cautiously.

* Introducing mandatory vaccine-only COVID-status certification in certain settings.

* Legally mandating face coverings in certain settings.

* You may be asked to work from home

 

And if Plan B doesn’t keep the dragons at bay, there’s always Plan C.  It’s not explicitly mentioned, but it’s another lockdown. 

 

Well, it’s not quite what we had in mind, it’s detention material at best, but, let’s move on shall we?

Here’s the winter plan in full: UK.GOV: COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

 

 

 

So what is Plan B if the vaccines fail?

 

 

UK: Despite a 65% vaccination rate, the Covid situation is far worse than September 2020

The UK announced its plan to deal with Covid this coming winter in a marathon one hour press conference in Downing Street this afternoon. The main image pretty much sums it up. Despite 65% of the UK population having been vaccinated, the current Covid situation is far worse than at the same point last year.

 

At 24:25 in the conference:

 

Oh, and the vaccines have been so successful you will need to have a third dose to top up that incredible success. 

 

65% of the population have been vaccinated in the UK:

 

Whilst the Downing Street press conference was being held, today’s UK Covid figures were released. Another 185 people have died and more than 1,000 have gone into hospital since yesterday.

 

If you have an hour to spare, here’s that Downing Street press conference in full

 

**UPDATE **

UK SAGE: Between 2,000 and 7,000 people a day could be hospitalised with Covid in England next month (The Guardian)

SAGE DOCUMENT: SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 8 September 2021

 

The UK announces its winter Covid plans

 

Ethiopia: man survives triple coinfection of Covid-19, HIV, and tuberculosis

A 55-year-old male arrived at the hospital with HIV, Covid-19 and tuberculosis. On June 6, 2021, the patient recovered and was discharged after 10 days in hospital

This case report suggests, after 10 days of admission with triple infections, there is a good clinical prognosis and survival from COVID-19. On admission, further diagnosis and investigations of TB coinfection should be performed for all patients admitted with COVID-19 due to their similar and non-specific clinical manifestations.

Dovepress.com case report

 

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Brazil: “Public Health Scotland has been manipulative in the way it has presented the number of Covid deaths”

The Rio Times: “80% of Covid deaths in Scotland during August were people who had been vaccinated.  Despite official government reports being molded to try to show otherwise, brief scrutiny of those same numbers shows that, during the entire month of August, up to 80% of the people who supposedly died from Covid-19 in Scotland had been vaccinated against the disease.”

“Public Health Scotland report shows the number of deaths that have occurred and the vaccination status of the deceased. However, PHS has been manipulative in the way it has presented the number of deaths.

Because instead of presenting them week by week as they have done with the number of cases and hospitalizations, they have changed the logic and included deaths since December 29.”

 

“This means that they are including deaths from the height of the supposed second wave of Covid-19, where only 9% of the population had received a dose and only 0.1% of the entire population was fully vaccinated. Because of that, PHS can give the impression that most Covid-19 deaths occur among the unvaccinated population.”

“The table above is taken from the report published by Public Health Scotland on August 18, 2021, and shows Covid deaths by vaccination status between December 29, 2020, and August 5, 2021. As you can see, anyone reading the report might get the impression that vaccines are doing a fantastic job of preventing Covid-19 deaths.”

“But fast forward to the most recent report, and you will find in Table 17 that there have been 3,102 deaths among the unvaccinated population, 279 deaths among the partially vaccinated population, and 298 deaths among the fully vaccinated population between December 29 and August 26, 2021.

Therefore, the actual number of deaths by vaccination status between August 5 and August 26, 2021, is as follows:

Unvaccinated population – 25 deaths
Partially vaccinated population – 6 deaths
Fully vaccinated population – 92 deaths”

 

RioTimesOnline.com article

 

** Finally, someone else wakes up to this smoke and mirrors magic show **

 

Scotland: 70% of Covid deaths and 58% of hospitalizations are fully vaccinated

British MP: there have been 1,632 reports of deaths after Covid-19 vaccinations

Christopher Chope MP gives detailed figures for injuries and deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines to the House of Commons in the UK Houses of Parliament. “There’s a lot more damage being done to our citizens as a result of Covid-19 vaccinations than in any other vaccination program in history”

 

 

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WHO: Vaccines won’t save us. We’ll have to learn to live with the virus

The World Health Organization has thrown in the towel and surrendered to Covid. The WHO have finally realised that Covid-19 vaccines aren’t going to save our asses, and they are now recommending that governments around the world learn to live with the virus. Yes, that’ll be the same virus that has already killed millions, disabled tens of millions, and infected hundreds of millions. Sars-CoV-2 is apparently something we can learn to live with though, just like the ebola virus, or polio, or smallpox, or the bubonic plague.

Welcome to the new normal!

Dr Hans Kluge:  “I think it brings us to the point that the aim of a vaccination is first and foremost to prevent more serious disease, and that’s mortality. If we consider that Covid will continue to mutate and remain with us, the way influenza is, then we should anticipate how to gradually adapt our vaccination strategy to endemic transmission and gather really precious knowledge about the impact of additional jabs,” he added.

Hans Kluge quotes from The Straitstimes.com article

The Daily Mail has gone into meltdown over this one:Covid vaccines won’t end pandemic and officials must now ‘gradually adapt strategy’ to cope with inevitable spread of virus, World Health Organization official warns

 

Kirsty Allsopp: We have to learn to live with Covid

 

** Just to be clear, there will be NO mild “endemic” phase of Sars-CoV-2.  Throwing in the towel now will condemn hundreds of millions to die because we haven’t got the backbone to make the sacrifices necessary. **

 

 

Preprint: Boys aged 12-17 more at risk from mRNA vaccines than from Covid

A total of 257 cardiac adverse event (CAE) were identified. Rates per million following dose 2 among males were 162.2 (ages 12-15) and 94.0 (ages 16-17); among females, rates were 13.0 and 13.4 per million, respectively.

For boys 12-15 without medical comorbidities receiving their second mRNA vaccination dose, the rate of CAE is 3.7 to 6.1 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk as of August 21, 2021 (7-day hospitalizations 1.5/100k population) and 2.6-4.3-fold higher at times of high weekly hospitalization risk (7-day hospitalizations 2.1/100k), such as during January 2021. For boys 16-17 without medical comorbidities, the rate of CAE is currently 2.1 to 3.5 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk, and 1.5 to 2.5 times higher at times of high weekly COVID-19 hospitalization.

Medrxiv Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccination-Associated Myocarditis in Children Ages 12-17: A Stratified National Database Analysis 

 

** UPDATE **

The Guardian Newspaper has caught up with the news here: “Boys more at risk from Pfizer jab side-effect than Covid, suggests study

Los Angeles, meanwhile, is headed in the opposite direction. “Los Angeles schools to require Covid vaccinations for students 12 and older

 

 

 

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Public Health England releases detailed vaccine breakthrough information

Public Health England have finally released some detailed vaccine breakthrough data for England this week. The data covers the period 9th August to 5th September 2021, some 8 months after the vaccination campaigns first began.

Rather than putting our own interpretation on the figures, we’ll simply republish the charts and let you decide whether they reflect your understanding of what was on offer when the vaccines were first approved and rolled out.

 

Firstly, cases by vaccination status:

 

Secondly, hospitalizations by vaccination status:

 

And lastly, deaths by vaccination status:

 

The full Public Health England report is here: “COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report Week 36

 

28th May 2021: UK Health Secretary says vaccines are “severing the link between cases and hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus“.

Scotland: 70% of Covid deaths and 58% of hospitalizations are fully vaccinated

 

 

Denmark: 20% vaccine breakthrough rate in August 2021

Of the 9,253 breakthrough infections, 375 people have been admitted to hospital within 14 days of a positive PCR test for Covid-19.  57 deaths have been recorded within 30 days of a breakthrough infection detected via PCR test.  SSI’s data also gives the percentage of breakthrough infections amongst all infections during the same period as 4.9 percent, but somewhat higher at 20% for the month of August alone

As of August 31st, the proportion of breakthrough infections amongst fully vaccinated people is therefore 0.23 percent for the entire period from December 2020 – August 31st 2021.

TheLocal.dk report

 

 

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