Saturday, July 10, 2021

COVID-19 Our Living Hell



NO ONE actually has any idea how long our COVID hell will last but rest assured they will be talking (if there anyone left to do the talking) about for many decades to come. In 30 or 40 years, if COVID does disappear, our current living hell will be the stuff of history books. Fortunately, thanks to the every improving electronic communication, there will be almost real-life experiences for future students of the COVID.

Perhaps, the first things they will learn about are the many mistakes government around the world made when the unknown COVID-19 began claiming its first victims. By 2050, will someone have actually provide proof of where and how the world was non-stop virus bombed. They  will by then, and we will long before that, analyse the mistakes and successes, day to day, as long as the Hell lived on earth. Will our world be remembered more for the bungling and mismanagement of the war against COVID, or the world's final victory?

I am assuming our current living Hell will continue in some form or another for the next few years or and like the flu, we will need to vaccinate with each new variant. As a doctor friend asked me no so long ago, when will the world realise that containment is more important than anything else. Part of that process must be vaccination. Every man, woman and child must be vaccinated if we are build strong defences. My No. 1 son, who in regular conversations online with friends around the world, told me that in the very early days of the pandemic: Fight it like you are fighting the flue. Or will man's ignorance, reluctance against vaccination, only help to spread the disease. When will they every learn. Will, one day, governments force vaccinate their people? Will it come to that? Does it need to come to that? Surely, we who are living in the 21st century are better than that? Or are we? Does our ignorance require the police to ensure we do the right thing? Surely we are more sensible than that?

Wives and husbands have been buried without the living parent and children being able to say farewell or provide some comfort in the dying moments.

Parents have lingered in a kind of hell in age care facilties because their families are not able to visit them because of COVID lockdowns.

Funerals are restricted to a few members of the family and others can only say their goodbyes virtually.

Overseas, loved one as dying without seeing any relatives in their final moments.

Are we people who suffer in silence and not speaker in anger, even though what you want to say has been brewing in a breaking heart for many months?


Why can't we get it right and bit this hell out of our lives forever?

There will be many Royal Commissions and inquiries of the ilk.

Who fiddled the process?

How did governments fall prey to crooks, as in India when a disqualified COVID tester was hired by Australian authorities.

Why did European double cross on supply of vaccs?

And a million others things that have gone wrong! Others will argue that because it was knew to all of us, it was a learn-by-your mistakes thing.

Why was compulsory vaccination not introduced right from the start, especially for people who worked in age-care facilities, drivers who ferried folks from airports and other points, anyone involved in health, health centre employees, etc.




The information below is courtesy of :

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

An agency of the European Union


Since week 2021-25 and as of week 2021-26, 2 708 238 new cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) and 53 862 new deaths have been reported.

New cases have been reported from Asia (961 320), America (949 611), Europe (540 404), Africa (253 243) and Oceania (3 660). The five countries reporting most new cases are: Brazil (349 210), India (305 898), United Kingdom (198 099), Colombia (188 667) and Indonesia (168 780).

New deaths have been reported from America (26 018), Asia (16 000), Europe (6 823), Africa (4 999) and Oceania (22). The five countries reporting most new deaths are: Brazil (10 943), India (5 998), Colombia (4 140), Russia (4 032) and Indonesia (3 444).

Summary:

Since 31 December 2019 and as of week 2021-26, 184 424 524 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 3 986 982 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 5 678 119 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (2 062 896), Morocco (534 550), Tunisia (447 161), Egypt (282 082) and Ethiopia (276 435).

Asia: 50 059 288 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (30 585 229), Iran (3 241 037), Indonesia (2 284 084), Philippines (1 436 369) and Iraq (1 371 475).

America: 73 345 124 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (33 717 574), Brazil (18 769 808), Argentina (4 552 687), Colombia (4 375 861) and Mexico (2 541 873).

Europe: 55 255 688 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are France (5 786 203), Russia (5 610 941), Turkey (5 444 786), United Kingdom (4 930 533) and Italy (4 263 317).

Oceania: 85 600 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (30 757), French Polynesia (19 007), Papua New Guinea (17 098), Guam (8 394) and Fiji (7 149).

Other: 705 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 146 303 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (61 840), Egypt (16 264), Tunisia (15 482), Morocco (9 319) and Ethiopia (4 331).

Asia: 739 802 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (402 728), Iran (84 627), Indonesia (60 582), Philippines (25 149) and Pakistan (22 427).

America: 1 926 520 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (605 526), Brazil (524 417), Mexico (233 689), Peru (193 389) and Colombia (109 466).

Europe: 1 172 912 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Russia (137 925), United Kingdom (128 231), Italy (127 649), France (111 190) and Germany (91 031).

Oceania: 1 439 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (910), Papua New Guinea (173), French Polynesia (142), Guam (140) and Fiji (39).

Other: 6 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

 

NOTES ON THE DATA:

*Notification rates for Sweden may not be reflecting the actual number of cases due to security updates in the SmiNet database.

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