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  1. Yeah, teachers aren't really supposed to give bad grades for kids that don't participate during the online lessons, means that you have kids that have been in like three lessons and participated once online and get an okay grade, because they did okay in those lessons, while the truth would be they, missed most lessons, without a reason, so they should fail the class, didn't answer messages and all that stuff. Even though I don't know how that can explain differences that big, like in chemistry I still had like 1/3 of the kids that got a 5 (in Germany grades are from 1 (best grade) to 6
  2. That seems to be a bigger problem on the left, they theoretically have good support but they lack the people necessary to do something and can't utilize it and can't bring the population to vote for them. (I'd say the SPD in Germany is in a similar position). They follow the money. I sometimes think they specifically choose extreme headlines to rally the people up, because the most votes and comments are often on the articles with the worst headlines: Do we actually? (I thought that the current (original) vaccines are mostly working against the known mutations). A
  3. Your first point kinda is an exaggeration, the WHO has been doing a lot of criticism for the last year and a half while not really doing a good job themselves and the Uk criticisms wasn't stronger than prior ones, I'd actually say the criticism end of last year was harsher. And letting it run has it disadvantages, mainly a lot of infect people mean a lot of potential for further mutations (at least from a purely mathematical point of view). Extrapolations never really are able to point out a max number of daily infections (which is part of what fuels people saying everyone exaggerat
  4. We are just a month or two behind in Germany, its already changing trajectory here and roughly looks like its following the UK course with higher death rate because older people are somewhat less likely to get the vaccine here. (Similar to the other waves and spreading of alpha variant and vaccination etc.) Delta has (and is) taken (taking) over here (above 50%, in two weeks probably above 90%); wow-case-number-growth is 40% or so. In Lower Saxony 88% of people above the age of 60 have received a first shot, which seems to be the 2nd highest rate in Germany (and like 67%
  5. People do that? But running nose, sore throat have always been common (at least in Germany). The one that seems to have lost its significance is loss of smell.
  6. In Germany the alpha (B1.1.7) variant is still going strong (actually had the highest share ever last week (above 95%)). Yeah we were like 2 months or so behind on that. Hopefully by that point we are at more people vaccinated than the UK is currently, so it hopefully is less noticeable. But death numbers still seem to be low (increase too, but following the (vaccination) schedule stricter than most others did is probably aiding the UK with that and keeping the numbers rather low). If it actually is primarily in the unvaccinated group, that would mean that both OX/AZ an
  7. That death number looks kinda artificial though, considering their average is 40 deaths / day (which is definitely already far better than during january when deaths were above 300 / day).
  8. Yeah, based on UK data it might not be necessary, but vaccine uptake could be somewhat higher in the UK. In Germany 5 without and 12 with underlining health conditions. Combined 11 between 0-9 and 6 between 10-19. And very important different to people 20-34 they have a significantly lower number in intensive care. I think part of the worry is that at least in Germany the group below the age of 18 (with the centre being 14-18) now has the highest incidence (before that it almost always were either people between 18 and 34 (more detailed: 20-24) or above 75 (the group th
  9. Because the over 60 will at some point be done, so if someone wants to take the risk they can. But now they actively have to decide to take it (and decide to not wait for another one), normally you would only say you want to get vaccinated and wouldn't know which vaccine exactly (so similar to the flu etc.), know you can decide to get AZ/Ox or wait and get one of the others. Even though the decision was made quite early considering how many people above the age of 60 live in Germany. Not surprised by Germany rejecting it. Today the parliament voted 498 voted against it
  10. I doubt Germany or France will reach the numbers necessary for that. Considering people 0-17 make up 16-20% in Europe and more than that almost everywhere else. But if you need with B1.1.7 etc. something like 70-80% (in general the higher would be better) than its pretty much everyone at least 18 has to get vaccinated. That won't happen, unless it gets mandatory, so including children is the cheap way out. And at least in some parts most AZ/Ox doses seem to get used as in Lower Saxony apparently all doses delivered until last Sunday have already been used.
  11. When did the opening of stuff started in the UK? Numbers look really good. Rather surprinsgly (at least for me last week) I got my first shot yesterday (Moderna). Last Monday the head master of the school I teach at said that we (the teachers) might get vaccinated in July (last week(s) of school or early summer holidays.) And on Wednesday evening he wrote an e-mail that we should tell him until Thursday morning if we wanted to get it . Classic school things, write a mail after 8 pm and expect an answer until the morning of the next day. On
  12. True. Even BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna are around 2 hours of minimum wage (around 20$)*. Sadly not, which makes things like pandemics (or climate change) so incredibly hart to tackle, especially considering that most countries already have problems within their own borders. I don't get why our politicians (in Germany) are talking about opening the order up, we haven't even finished vaccinating group 2 of the three priority groups / barely started with group 3 and they already talk about that, what exactly was the logic in those priority groups then? Furth
  13. But isn't it actually the other way around. Bio/Pfizer is already a shared one. And BionTech alone has larger production capacities than CureVac with its current contractors. If we get it under control in the EU it will be with Bio/Pfiz, OxAZ, J&J and Moderna. Schools will close again in more parts of Germany (rising numbers and new rules). The county I live in is above 100 again (with 105 above the first peak of the third wave and only barely below the peak of wave 2). Deaths are on the rise again in Germany, were at 1095 in KW13, KW 14:
  14. B.1.1.7 seems to be a rather dominant strain - considering it is the VOC that if it appears doesn’t take long to make up a majority of cases. in week 6 in Germany roughly 6 % were B1.1.7 and 1% were P.1, B1.351 etc. Now B1.1.7 makes up like 90% and the other still around 1%. Could be a/the reason. And the government really should stop making vaccine delivery plans (to the states), they don’t work.
  15. Impressive. The incidence in my county (Landkreis) increased from below 50 to above 100 in a week - we only had 9 days above 100 in the complete 2nd wave, today is probably going to be the fourth day in the 3rd wave. Deaths pretty much stopped decreasing in Germany (average of 170 deaths per day).
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