Regions with more obesity than UK, South Pacific and Caribbean. Can explain low impact by ability to close off islands. But other region with high obesity is Gulf Arabia, which include areas extremely globally interconnect as global airline hubs.
It would be interesting to see a study that deep dived into Fench Polynesia, Bermuda, UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Guam, Saudi. Places with high obesity rates that also got reasonably exposed to covid outbreaks.
Saudi has an extraordinary proportion of its population under 30.
I was empathetic and engaged in the show, and then it just went off on a tangent which the presenters themselves both corroborated and contradicted whilst painting a picture that poverty, lack of opportunity, and exposure to harmful pollution was a BAME only problem.
And as soon as they trotted out George Floyd and BLM the die was cast.
I didn't see this show, but what utter bullshhh. Of course I can't say that though can I because "white privilege"!?
I'm getting really annoyed with this "issue".
I just don't get it, BAME communities have poor uptake in the vaccine programme which is only going to become more of a problem down the line for them and for the nhs.
They are vulnerable for whatever reason, I personally think it's a social problem - larger families and extended families continuously mixing regardless of rules, I've seen this in my local community constantly, even doctors I work with have the attitude that there social/cultural influences are more important than the rules, like the rules don't apply to them. You would think this vulnerable set of people would jump at the chance to be vaccinated!
If vaccine passports are required there will be uproar about discrimination etc this is a no win all around.
I actually wish we would just stop talking about what colour people are, we all have the same access to health care, we absolutely effing do, the nhs is literally a free for all, come on in from wherever you want we will give you an nhs number and we will look after you! We all have the same access to the vaccine so let's all be grown ups, follow the rules and the stats I want to know about are the uptake overall.
Let's stop the babying, if you don't want the vaccine regardless of your colour then don't have it. How much more encouragement can there be!?
Barely though. I haven't ordered anything online from a butcher because the choices are so limited under current conditions. Every cafe and restaurant here is closed. I'm fucking gagging for a takeaway coffee and a vindaloo. You don't think 4 days of business will be important to them?
We got our usual meat order last week, free delivery too, which was great given Dominoes dont even deliver out as far as we are, the booze shop wont either.
I am sure it will be, but I just think this wil be thier (the Govt) 'happy medium'
Funnily enough, we haven't been for the first 2 months of 2020 - and have hated it! Bali roads, licenses, insurance etc, all leads to expats renting a car + driver. And it's kinda fun for a week, and kinda crap after that!
The China numbers are totally fucked but hardly anyone's can be trusted. Everyone has different testing regimes, the US had hardly done any testing (proportionately) before they had community transmission - some cases are still only testing hospitalised patients.
That's what Bloomfield said today - the fact the we are now testing much more but the number of cases is stable is good news and suggests that while it is out in the community not to a massive extent.
When I discussed ANZAC Day with a mate of mine (via Skype) a few days ago, his youngest girl heard it and suggested that everyone should put a poppy on the bear they have in front of their window (she still counts them every day on their daily walk around the block). It was very cute to hear an 8-year-old actively think about it, this way.