Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

7-day average cases for Covid-19, yesterday and a year ago yesterday for Germany:

2020 Jun 9: 375 cases
2021 Jun 9: 2552 cases

For Canada:

2020 Jun 7: 679 cases
2021 Jun 7: 1795 cases


We're still at 7x (馃嚛馃嚜) and 3x (馃嚚馃嚘) the number of cases compared to the same time last year

I was hoping things would be better

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Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@bgcarlisle 7脳
and yet there's the general feel here among many, that it's over

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@meena this feeling is widespread, I don鈥檛 know what to attribute it to, maybe people are misinformed? Maybe they are tired sheltering in place? Maybe getting vaccinated has led to a false sense of security? I dunno @bgcarlisle

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@shahaan @bgcarlisle people don't understand numbers
and the media isn't contextualising the numbers ("historically"). the only context that we get is that Lockdown 鉃 vaccine 鉃 testing is working

but if it's working so well, why are there still such huge numbers compared to last year

what will happen when everybody returns from vacation and goes back to work together in a closed office?

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@meena @bgcarlisle this is true! I鈥檝e also heard that this virus will likely become endemic and require an annual vaccine like the flu. It does seem vaccinations have helped reduce the number of severe cases and related hospitalizations. Could it be that this pandemic will not 鈥渆nd鈥 with a definite stopping point but instead taper off into the endemic version which may be less life-threatening than current strains in circulation?

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@bgcarlisle ok, but testing is a million times higher now too

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@bgcarlisle and more importantly, deaths are much lower

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@eearroyo1312 @bgcarlisle yeah, but
a lot of (antigen) tests in the past month or two were fake :/

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@meena @bgcarlisle at least in Germany, the antigen tests are not counted in the statistics, precisely because they're so unreliable

Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@meena @bgcarlisle lol

So you cannot compare countries in this

And you cannot rely on the Mexican numbers

But if you take Mexico, where testing was essentially never increased, the cases are actually much lower now

re: Covid-19 stats 馃嚛馃嚜 馃嚚馃嚘 

@bgcarlisle For Germany at this time last year, the test positive rate has been a bit worse though. Now we are below 5% again. But yes all in all we could have stopped this whole thing last autumn but politics choose to take a third wave instead. And here we are now.

Today in my area schools have reopened and are running almost normal operations, most restrictions on daily life have been lifted.
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