why are the covid cases going down... (UK)

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harlz_chalamet
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... as soon as the restrictions have been lifted and literally no one is wearing masks anymore?
i don't get it
surely, it should be increasing instead?
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Vaccinations I’m guessing
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Less testing.
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1) Schools have all broken up for the summer. This means less testing from all the school kids who were previously testing twice a week.
2) People are just testing less in general anyway, because restrictions have been lifted, so many people feel as though there's no need any more.

The hospitals are still filling up though, so on paper it looks great because the figures are dropping, but in reality... yeah... not so much.
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(Original post by EierVonSatan)
Less testing.
Seven day average for daily tests has remained pretty stable since about mid April.

This reduction has been predicted and been attributed to the vaccination program as well as growing herd immunity.
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(Original post by Etomidate)
Seven day average for daily tests has remained pretty stable since about mid April.

This reduction has been predicted and been attributed to the vaccination program as well as growing herd immunity.
Hard to believe, given the amount of testing that was taking place in schools before the break up. I've seen those figures.

I think the sharpness of the reduction has surprised many, and since the vaccine doesn't provide true immunity in many cases the argument around herd immunity is moot.
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My assumption has been the increase was the result of many people mixing indoors for the euros and now the weathers been nicer more people have been spending time outdoors so there’s been less transmission??
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(Original post by Hellllpppp)
My assumption has been the increase was the result of many people mixing indoors for the euros and now the weathers been nicer more people have been spending time outdoors so there’s been less transmission??
i agree. they said that there is going to be another wave during sept-dec (i'm guessing because of back to school and weather maybe)
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There's a two week lag in cases, we're not seeing the effect of the relaxations yet.
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Just wait till mid August.
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(Original post by harlz_chalamet)
... as soon as the restrictions have been lifted and literally no one is wearing masks anymore?
i don't get it
surely, it should be increasing instead?
So many answers for this:
The effect of Release day will really only impact the data in another ten days’ time; also, fewer people are testing; also, fewer people are reporting their results; also, more people are removing the app; also, the vaccinations are effective. So many variables.
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Yet more of the covid doom cult praying and wishing for death.

As a side note - we do more testing than probably all of Europe put together. Our infection numbers, if put into the context of any other country would be ten times smaller at least.

We're doing great. I know people don't want to hear it - but that's the truth.
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Yet more of the covid doom cult praying and wishing for death.

As a side note - we do more testing than probably all of Europe put together. Our infection numbers, if put into the context of any other country would be ten times smaller at least.

We're doing great. I know people don't want to hear it - but that's the truth.
why wouldn't people want to know that we are doing great?
i've never been so glad about the cases going down. but i have heard that the cases will rise again in September
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(Original post by Trinculo)
Yet more of the covid doom cult praying and wishing for death.

As a side note - we do more testing than probably all of Europe put together. Our infection numbers, if put into the context of any other country would be ten times smaller at least.

We're doing great. I know people don't want to hear it - but that's the truth.
i agree i think people have unfortunately (and understandably!) got subconsciously addicted to the narrative that covid must persist in ruining our lives.
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(Original post by Trinculo)
Yet more of the covid doom cult praying and wishing for death.

As a side note - we do more testing than probably all of Europe put together. Our infection numbers, if put into the context of any other country would be ten times smaller at least.

We're doing great. I know people don't want to hear it - but that's the truth.
Sadly this is true. I honestly think that some people have become slightly institutionalised over the past year.
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