The Italian government has today made it obligatory for ALL workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.
The new rules will come into force on Oct 15 in the latest effort by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s broad coalition to persuade people to get inoculated and blunt contagion in one of the countries worst-hit by the virus.
Any worker who fails to present a valid health certificate will be suspended on no pay, but cannot be sacked, according to a draft of the decree seen by Reuters. The full details are due to be published later in the day.
With nearly 4 million new cases reported globally in the past week (6-12 September), this represents the first substantial decline in weekly cases in more than two months. All regions reported declines in new cases as compared to the previous week.
At Coronaheadsup, our hunch is that the next Covidminimum for this wave (i.e. the trough of the current wave) should be on either 13th October 2021 or 11th November 2021, as outlined in this post:
This pattern only seems to work on a global scale by the way, and not on a national scale, although some countries have shown distinct wave peaks on or around either the full moon or new moon. We might look at those in another post in the future if this hunch pans out.
Does it matter?
Well, yes, it does. If we can predict the waves, we can learn to ride the waves.
** UPDATE **
The latest world Covid-19 cases chart is shown below. The last global Covid-19 wave peaked around the full moon of August 22nd 2021 rather than the later new moon of September 7th as shown above, so earlier than we thought, but perhaps giving a more consistent pattern of peaks at the full moon.
A peak at the full moon on 22nd August would bring forward the next Covidminimum to the first quarter moon on 13th October 2021 if the pattern repeats.
That could put the next Covidmaximum (the peak of the next wave) on or around the full moon of December 19th 2021.
If you look carefully at the chart below, the first global wave that peaked in early January 2021 looks like it may have been a broken wave, a wave whose crest was interrupted by the winter holidays and a lack of testing and recording of cases over that period. The full moon for that period was on 30th December 2020 which coincides exactly with the sharp dip you see in the crest of that wave.
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.
Maybe tell him to get vaccinated in the arm next time?
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
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?
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.
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
Mongolia’s National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD) said that at least seven beavers in the country have been found infected with Covid-19.
NCZD director Nyamdorj Sogbadrakh told local media that the staff at the Ulaanbaatar Breeding Center in the capital Ulaanbaatar’s environment department took the Covid test in August. After that, the delta variant was detected in seven beavers.
This is the first time that Covid-19 has been detected in animals in Mongolia, Xinhua news agency quoted Sogbdrakh as saying.
** Update 15th September 2021 ** Several news outlets are saying the infected animals are beavers and not otters. The Chinese source below also says two of the beavers have died of Covid.
“This is the first confirmed cases of animal deaths in the country due to COVID-19. The dead beavers were from the Beaver Breeding Center at the Environmental Department of the capital Ulan Bator, and another seven beavers of the center have tested positive for the virus, according to the country’s National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD).
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.
A man who completed 21 days of mandatory quarantine upon returning to China from overseas has been identified as the likely source of a new Covid outbreak. The man underwent 14 days of compulsory hotel quarantine, another 7 days in centralized quarantine and then a further week of health monitoring. He had tested negative for the virus nine times during 21 days of quarantine, before testing positive 37 days after entering China.
Putian’s locally-transmitted epidemic mainly has two chains of transmission – the one relating to Putou Primary School and one relating to Xiesheng shoe-making factory. The total infections from the school increased to at least 15 and at least 10 other infections from the Xiesheng shoe-making factory as of press time.
Preliminary studies suggest the outbreak may be traced to father of a student at the school who recently returned to Putian from Singapore. The person surnamed Lin tested positive on September 10, 38 days after returning from Singapore on August 4, during which he took nine nucleic acid and serologic tests, which were all negative.
A bill has been introduced in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies to mandate vaccination against Covid-19 for all residents of the country. Since it falls within the framework of Immunization Law 27.491, passed in 2018, it can even be “coercively” applied; authorities can demand a fine or jeopardize the implementation of basic procedures such as the renewal of identity cards, passports or driver’s licences, to which every citizen and resident is entitled.
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”
** Finally, someone else wakes up to this smoke and mirrors magic show **
The UK health secretary Sajid Javid has said plans for Covid-19 vaccine passports to gain access to nightclubs and other crowded venues in England “will not be going ahead”.
He told BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show: “I’ve never liked the idea of saying to people you must show your papers or something to do what is just an everyday activity, but we were right to properly look at it. We’ve looked at it properly and whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports.”
The real reason that vaccine passports are not going ahead though, is made clear in the post below.
Public Health England have recently released vaccine breakthrough data for England that shows that the majority of people now becoming infected with Sars-CoV-2 are fully or partially vaccinated, and that the majority of hospitalizations and deaths from Sars-CoV-2 are also fully vaccinated.
Under those circumstances, it would make no sense, politically, legally or medically, to try to segregate the unvaccinated from the vaccinated, and it would present a tangible risk to public order to try to enforce such measures. Any such scheme would almost certainly be struck out by the courts.
** Just in case anyone thinks this is good news, well, it’s really not. We were never in favour of vaccine passports, we never thought that the vaccines would work, but Britain is now in a very precarious position with schools having just reopened and with workers encouraged to head back to the office.
The UK now has around 40,000 new Covid cases, almost 1,000 are being hospitalized and there more than 140 deaths from Covid every day.
Britain is going into winter with waning vaccines, a creaking health service, and with almost all mitigations including masks and social distancing abandoned. Britain is about to find out just how ugly Covid-19 can get. It’s March 2020 all over again. **
Below are the WEEKLY new case numbers for the UK – nearly 40,000 a day
Below are the WEEKLY new hospitalization figures for the UK – nearly 1,000 a day
Below are the WEEKLY new Covid-19 death figures for the UK – more than 140 a day
ITV journalist Robert Peston is getting a roasting on social media today for pointing out the fully vaccinated over-40’s are far more likely to become infected with Covid-19 than unvaccinated over-40’s .
Peston posted the chart below from the latest Public Health England Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report for Week 36. It clearly shows that those aged over 40 who have had both vaccine jabs are far more likely to become infected than those that are unvaccinated.
Official information about vaccine breakthroughs has been available from around the globe for months Robert. Why hasn’t any of the mainstream media looked at it? Are there any investigative journalists left, or are amateur internet investigators supposed to do the hard work whilst paid journalists simply reprint government press releases that are emailed to them without checking the facts first?