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Deaths and infections rates

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Freddiefox Tue 05-May-20 15:14:25

If deaths are going down we are are lead to believe, why aren’t the infection rates going down as well?
Is it mainly due to testing more, therefore we get more positive result?

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LIZS Tue 05-May-20 15:19:49

Reinfection rates among a-symptomatic and greater testing.

Kokeshi123 Tue 05-May-20 15:27:35

More testing. A very high % of people show no symptoms.

lonelySam Tue 05-May-20 16:09:02

@LIZS is the reinfection option confirmed? Do you have links?
Over here (the NL) the narrative still is that there is no certainty why people test positive again and it might be false negatives rather than the reinfections.

BeforeIPutOnMyMakeup Tue 05-May-20 16:51:51

More testing.

Lots of people were told they had covid-19 based on symptoms so this ignored those with completely different symptoms as well a those who are asymptomatic. Plus people in care settings are now starting to get tested.

LWJ70 Wed 06-May-20 06:41:09

5th Vit D3 study from Belgium.

Males showed markedly higher percentage of vitamin D deficiency ..Vit D deficiency is a possible risk factor for severe infection in males. Vit D3 supplementation might be an inexpensive, accessible and safe mitigation for covid

Link :
www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.01.20079376v1

LivinLaVidaLoki Wed 06-May-20 08:26:07

More testing.
Proportionately its actually falling.
The cases look like they are not getting better but that is because we are testing way more people than we were previously. For instance, until recently, a nurse who had symptoms would be told to go home and self isolate. No test, they just presumed they would have had Covid but it wouldn't be recorded anywhere. Now if a nurse gets symptoms they can be tested. get a positive test, that shows up on new cases. Absolutely no difference to the amount of cases out there, but that is now a confirmed and recorded case.
Proportionately it is actually coming down.

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