In the grand scheme of things it will not affect the final mortality count in these countries one iota because it is too little too late. It will simply mean that the final mortality count is reached a little more slowly than would have been the case otherwise. The only way that total mortality count is brought down is if the re-infection rate can be brought below one. If it is above one, then the epidemiological curve is merely stretched out a bit, that's all. Thus, the effect of such half-arsed interventionist gestures is worse than useless since, in the absence of being part of a strategy to bring re-infections below one, it merely prolongs the agony of the populations involved.Mean Mr Mustard wrote:Only positive happy reportage is allowed in MOD propaganda. It's not aimed at an informed or cynical readership. Still, it's better than nothing, might save a few lives... Is the US DoD supplying ten times that support - because that's the relative difference in UK and US resources.biffvernon wrote:
"helping up to nearly 8,800 patients over a 6-month period" What is it about the Royal Navy or its political masters that stops them understanding exponential growth?
Given the doubling rate, even that would be an exercise in futility.
Either a monumental global effort is undertaken to bring re-infection rates to below one, of which there is as yet no sign whatsoever, or these countries may as well be quarantined off and the disease left to burn itself out. That way, at least the rest of the world does not get infected to pandemic levels.
I may have already mentioned this......