Will you go for a pint when restrictions are lifted?

joe sod

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Fair City is been shown earlier next week as McCoy's pub and Foley's has to close at 8 ....
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 Christmas
 

joer

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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 Christmas
I have never seen a crowd in McCoy,s yet ......but there is always a first time.
 

joe sod

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I have never seen a crowd in McCoy,s yet ......but there is always a first time.
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 matter
 

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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.
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!
 

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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.
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?
Given the background case rate in the country.
I know people in hospital are all tested, but the general PCR tests has a positivity of 15%.

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.

But fingers crossed those numbers hold as they are!
 

michaelm

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I know people in hospital are all tested, but the general PCR tests has a positivity of 15%.
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.
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.
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.
 

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"Yesterday, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that the number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital admitted for other reasons, but who test positive, is between 25-30%." according to RTE News.

The ICU figures seem quite stable and the tsunami of Omicron infections (perhaps twice the official case numbers) doesn't seem to be putting many people in hospital either. Finally we might be allowed to just get on with it.
 

Paul O Mahoney

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I've broken out , I'm actually having a pint inside, while the sun was out and I've walked 8km, in glorious winter sunshine, I tried to sit out in the beer garden but too cold.....
 

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Bluefin

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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)?
 

Paul O Mahoney

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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)?
Honestly,I think its time, no pun intended, we are now probably in the best space we have been since this started.

In 12 months we have vaccinated so many but we haven't really allowed that to seep in......"we really done good" , now its time to see if it all the sacrificing has actually worked.

People need to know that and perhaps be allowed to prove that doing the right thing is worth it.
 
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Firefly

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Went to the local with a good friend for an hour last weekend. It was nice & quiet as we were early. To be totally honest...it was magic!
 

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Went to the local with a good friend for an hour last weekend. It was nice & quiet as we were early. To be totally honest...it was magic!
I'll be going to the pub with my son for the Leinster game on Saturday. I can't wait.
 

Firefly

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I'll be going to the pub with my son for the Leinster game on Saturday. I can't wait.
Can't wait until I can do that with mine... of course they'll have to sit there with a Coke as they'll be driving me home - for years!!
 
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