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    A Danish newspaper has apologised to its readers for not being critical enough in its reporting of government coronavirus case numbers.

    Journalist Brian Weichardt wrote that for nearly two years, both the press and the public had been “almost hypnotically preoccupied” with authorities’ daily coronavirus updates, obsessing over infections, hospitalisations and deaths, as the significance of the “smallest movements” was “laid out by experts, politicians and authorities, who have constantly warned us about the monster under our beds”.

    “The constant mental alertness has worn out tremendously on all of us,” he wrote.

    He said the press had not been “vigilant enough” in questioning authorities about whether people were hospitalised “with corona and not because of corona”.

    “Because it makes a difference,” he wrote.

    “A big difference. Precisely, the official hospitalisation numbers have been shown to be 27 per cent higher than the actual figure for how many there are in the hospital, simply because they have corona. We only know that now.”

    But he pointed the finger at authorities, saying it was they who were “first and foremost … responsible for informing the population correctly, accurately and honestly”.
    “In all, the messages of the authorities and politicians to the people in this historic crisis leave much to be desired.”

    Health officials in countries including Australia, the US and Canada appear to have abruptly adopted the same messaging, emphasising that many people counted in Covid-19 hospitalisation statistics are there for other reasons.

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard revealed to The Daily Telegraph earlier this month that up to half of cases being classified as Covid-19 hospitalisations “are actually people with other reasons for admission”, including broken bones, labour pains and even mental health issues.

    “Heart attacks, births, falls, none of that stops just because there is Covid,” he said.

    “They come into hospital, they have a swab taken and it confirms Covid. This shows us it’s out in the community, but we aren’t necessarily seeing that as the primary reason for all of the admissions.”

    Over the weekend, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky was grilled by Fox News host Bret Baier about the country’s reported 836,000 Covid-19 deaths.

    Dr Walensky said a recent CDC study had found more than 75 per cent of deaths in fully vaccinated people had occurred in those with at least four comorbidities.

    “So really these are people who were unwell to begin with,” she said.


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    Ours are no better.


    https://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...0d8edae7160658
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    Default Re: Newspaper apologises for covid reporting

    Ours are paid millions by the Government and will not report anything that does not support the government line.

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    All you need to know is that people who are fully vaccinated and have had booster shot are still getting sick in Aussie from Omicron but those who are not vaccinated are dying at a much greater rate.

    Why on Earth you are minimising the dangers of Covid is beyond me, millions of people have died from it all over the world far more than would have died if there was no covid around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    All you need to know is that people who are fully vaccinated and have had booster shot are still getting sick in Aussie from Omicron but those who are not vaccinated are dying at a much greater rate.

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    BS.
    Stop spreading lies & fear .
    This sort of BS is no better than the covid denying nutters

    https://www.health.gov.au/health-ale...riants/omicron
    "The severity associated with Omicron is still unknown, but early reports indicate mild disease, at least in the younger population. "

    Omicron is not the variant we need to fear .

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    Don't know where you are getting your info from 1101 but Aussie Hospital health depts are in serious trouble with lots of people sick and thousands everyday catching virus, staff are in overload.

    Omicron is not milder it is a serious version depending on the person who catches it, we've known since the beginning that younger people are not as susceptible as others to the virus in whatever version but Omicron may be slightly less dangerous to younger people still.

    That link is way out of date, last updated 23rd Dec 2021, lots has happened since then, that's more than 3 weeks ago.
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    Should be de-registered immediately for utter incompetence: Covid-19: Anti-vax GP speaks out against doctor who reported him:

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...o-reported-him

    I can't believe such nonsense could come from a medical practitioner, where are these people being trained??????

    And, what the hell, some Firefighters also feel they have the right to not be vaccinated:

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...ers-stood-down
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    @zqwerty So people now aren't allowed to control what goes into their body. ?? I smell a forced vaccine mandate coming next..
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    Are you against vaccination Paul? If so, say so, with none of this "controlling what goes in their body" rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Don't know where you are getting your info from 1101 but Aussie Hospital health depts are in serious trouble with lots of people sick and thousands everyday catching virus, staff are in overload.
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    Er, not quite.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle...WYJII5BDSQIWI/

    A prominent anti-vaxxer tarot card reader and reiki master based in the town of Mullumbimby, near Byron Bay, is currently in an ICU ward, her friend has said.
    Known as the anti-vaxxer capital of Australia, the area's 85 per cent vaccination rate trails behind the state's 93.8 per cent figure.

    In light of the rising numbers, doctors said their fears of a "tsunami" of UNVACCINATED Covid patients flood hospitals had eventuated,

    "We are seeing an almost exclusively unvaccinated population in the hospital and exclusively unvaccinated in the intensive care ward at this point," Dr Chris Ingall told The Daily Telegraph.

    Hospital staff state they're under "extreme strain" with up to 100 people a day seeking admission at the Byron Central hospital, The Guardian reports.

    "We have a positive pressure room also that is being used as an isolation room and another room which we can close an actual door on," the hospital worker said.
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    https://www.9news.com.au/national/co...e-66d629f35828

    Death toll to stay high in coming days NSW warned, as 29,504 new infections reported

    "Can I just say to those people who have chosen not to get vaccinated - it's time to give a damn about someone other than yourself.
    "Give a damn about your community, your family, and most particularly, the health staff across NSW who you expect to be looking after you, if and when you end up in our hospital system."
    Last edited by zqwerty; 17-01-2022 at 03:34 PM.
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