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13 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Monday

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 5,303.

Sadly another Covid related death was recorded in Orkney on 7th of May 2022.

The stats for Scotland published on 12th of May 2022 are as follows:

Deaths in Scotland: National Records of Scotland

  • As of 8th May 2022, there have been a total of 14,642 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 18 (26th of April to 2nd of May) there were 85 deaths involving COVID-19 (10 fewer than the previous week).
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 18 of 2022 (2nd to 8th May) was 1,085 (4% above the 5-year average).

Of the 85 deaths involving covid from 26th of April to 2nd of May :

15 – 44 age group , 1

45 – 64 age group, 9

65 – 74 age group, 8

75 – 84 age group, 30

85+ age group, 37

Please remember to

  • get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
  • open windows when socialising indoors
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • wash your hands to protect yourself

The next stats published by Public Health Scotland will be on Monday 16th of May

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  1. From the 16th of May, masks will no longer be required on flights in the EU – in a tube of re-cycled air.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61413015

    Please note the cautionary advice from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Please.

    It could be said that folk can choose not to fly – but not all can do so – some are expected by their employers to fly to meetings etc. And if they say no?

    They can still choose to wear a mask – but how many people will make that choice? And how effective is the protection against infection going to be for one, or just a few, people in a ‘plane full?
    It needs to be a concerted, world-wide effort – has always needed to be a concerted world-wide effort.

    Some chance – we’re human. Free will has a lot to answer for. Governments have a lot to answer for. I suppose they’re human, too.

  2. Yes, this is definitely worrying. And it definitely puts me off flying or spending time in airports.

    And I share the concerns expressed by the moderator (at the bottom of section [3] Asymptomatic Cases in this promedmail article https://promedmail.org/promed-post/?id=8703201):

    ‘The combination of 60% or more of infected individuals being asymptomatic or presymptomatic and a large proportion of the population not wearing masks is a recipe for a public health disaster. It is important that the public be educated on the risk to themselves and others when masks are not worn in enclosed or crowded spaces.’

    • “It is important that the public be educated on the risk to themselves and others when masks are not worn in enclosed or crowded spaces.”

      Ya’ can tak’ a horse to water, but ya’ canna mak’ it drink. Unfortunately.

  3. Is Chinese the only country able to properly tackle this threat to the future of mankind?