I wonder then just to be true to life will they show , McCoy s packed to the rafters on Sunday night with everyone trying to make the most of the last normal night before ChristmasFair City is been shown earlier next week as McCoy's pub and Foley's has to close at 8 ....
Yea that's the thing about fair city and rte dramas in general they can never do an authentic pub scene. They never have enough extras and the extras don't act naturally, a lot of the central actors don't act naturally either for that matterI have never seen a crowd in McCoy,s yet ......but there is always a first time.
The hope may not be in vain as again, despite sustained high case numbers, hospital numbers are hovering in the 400s and ICU numbers are down to 100.That's the omicron "hope" ... we might be lucky with this variant.
The reporting has always simply been based on those in hospital with confirmed infection. Going on 2 years of these stats that should be well understood!I wonder how many hospital cases are incidental, hospitalised for something unrelated to Covid but then testing positive. Perhaps such cases aren't included in the reported numbers, who knows.
That can happen, but aside from outbreaks in hospital, it would seem strange to me if some significant number of the 1/3 of the people in ICU in the country were covid+ and just 'incidentally' ended up there for other reasons?The hope may not be in vain as again, despite sustained high case numbers, hospital numbers are hovering in the 400s and ICU numbers are down to 100.
I wonder how many hospital cases are incidental, hospitalised for something unrelated to Covid but then testing positive. Perhaps such cases aren't included in the reported numbers, who knows.
Maybe that answers my question. I was really wondering whether ALL hospital admissions were tested for Covid and, if so, what percentage of the total might incidental cases make up.I know people in hospital are all tested, but the general PCR tests has a positivity of 15%.
Agreed. I'm more thinking of those admitted with an injury (head injury, compound fracture, etc) who then test positive. I would class those as incidental. Of course they have to be treated as a Covid patient and all that that entails but perhaps they shouldn't feed in to the statistics on how likely a Covid infection is to lead to hospitalisation.If someone has a heart attack, and tests positive, how do you determine if the covid was a trigger of this, or incidental?
Regardless you need to treat them and isolate them as covid patient also, putting extra strain on hospital logistics and staffing.
Honestly,I think its time, no pun intended, we are now probably in the best space we have been since this started.I'm sitting here in the pub as well.. Half dozen or so but I'm only enjoying a coffee as I crazily decided to do dry January..
Is it not time to reopen hospitality back to 11pm for all at thís stage given that the case numbers are dropping and those in hospital and icu are very stable (30/40% cases in hospital are for non Covid19 reasons)?