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The number of people done with COVID restrictions is growing everyday

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-24/fears-u-k-public-may-be-deleting-covid-app-to-avoid-isolating

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-24/australia-to-seek-end-to-lockdowns-with-vaccination-targets

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Written by Louis Rossmann

Comments

  1. This is not how the COVID app works at all. It doesn't track your location or identity, or log anything to a viewable database.

    You broadcast random numbers over Bluetooth, and other people's phones log those random numbers. If you test positive, you upload a list of your numbers to a database, and other people look through to see if there's anything they recognize. If they've seen one of the numbers, they know they've been near someone who tested positive, and they self-isolate.

    The database only contains a list of 'dangerous' random numbers, the ones sent by people with COVID. There is no location data, identity data, you can't even group which random numbers belong to the same user.

    Many governments asked Apple and Google to remove privacy checks on user devices, so they created this privacy-preserving method of contact tracing instead. Only apps which use this system are permitted to bypass the usual checks and use Bluetooth continuously while the app is in the background. You can see their whitepapers on this at apple: https://covid19.apple.com/contacttracing or google: https://google.com/covid19/exposurenotifications/

    "the way this works is, they know who you are based on your phone, they know where you are based on location, and if you keep Bluetooth or Wifi or something on your phone they can tell when you're near other people, and then it logs all that and if one of those people had COVID, they look through the database and see that you're one of the people who needs to self-isolate. It's kinda strange, I get that there's no such thing as privacy in 2021 and I get that people are voluntarily using this, there's just something about it that sends a chill up my spine"

  2. To clarify, I respect your decision and am not in fact, a doctor, but merely a high school graduate.

    While I get that lockdowns have an impact on our mental health, physical health, etc., I also believe that they are effective (to a certain extent). Simply put, if people are at home, the virus can't populate to others and continue on. To kill it, you must limit contact.

    In America, it seems like you guys have it way worse when it comes to receiving federal aid for being displaced from work. I totally get being pissed off with lockdowns when the government doesn't step in to help its people. When I was laid off, the government promptly started to support me so that wasn't as much of an issue here.

    One thing I've learned from this virus is just how selfish a lot of people are and how little they could give a shit about others. I understand there is some legitimacy to their concerns about the lockdowns and the fatigue of this pandemic is very real and valid.

    I think there are a good portion of people who are only thinking of themselves and not caring about the risk to them or those around them. I feel like some of them have handled the lockdowns the same way Peter Griffin handled himself after hurting his knee on the sidewalk.

    As much as I want all of this to end, I know from first-hand experience that if we move too fast or act cocky, we'll just fuck ourselves up again. But that's my perspective as a Canadian.

    Also, you mention a few times in this video of having received and beat Covid, as well as having received both vaccine shots. That's great! However, on what basis do you believe that simply receiving the virus means the antibodies will survive for the remainder of your life?

    Surely you must've heard of the cases where people got infected more than once (prior to vaccines being made available). It's not 100% certain that the antibodies would protect you from the virus (or any further-mutated strains), or that it would remain effective for a long period of time. To me, it's a bit overconfident of you.

    And even tho you've had both doses, you may still need a third one. More likely than not, that will be the case. As this virus mutates and countries slowly reopen to outsiders, we're going to see more & more of these mutated strains develop. I believe there's already another strain (in Brazil?) called Gamma.

    And I respect your decision not to wear a mask, but at least keep in mind that:

    (1) You can still be infected with Covid and the vaccines are not 100%. The vaccines are meant to help you fight the virus so that you don't have to be intubated.

    (2) Suppose you contract Covid but are asymptomatic (or they don't appear for the first couple days after initial infection). You can still pass it on to other people. This is why wearing a mask is important, because if you have it and don't know it, you wearing lowers the risk of somebody else catching it.

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  3. At this point everyone knows the risks, the choices we make are our own and we accept those risks so when it comes to mask wearing and anymore lockdowns and self isolation I just have this to say, I will not comply if I get arrested so be it.

  4. the reason the UK app is being deleted because it has never worked well and the only reason anyone has it on is because of some large companies insist their employees have it. Its a nasty invasive bit of software that does not work at all on older devices

  5. UK here (well, one of 70,000,000), I went to a 'elderly' party last night, so extreme how people are behaving. One couple (who had been vax'd) brought their own cups, drinks, plates, food, chairs, wore a mask and kept distance. Meanwhile others (majority) weren't bothered at all, but didn't handshake or stand too close to people. Covid became THE conversation, second to that was talking politics and how the government are doing things. I long for the day when this isn't a thing to talk about, when I'm doing business, I never mention it. Thanks for your video's Louis, you do a great job, not just on the boards! ?

  6. There comes a time when we ALL have to live with Covid-19, like influenza it is never going to be zero cases, there will be continual resurgence of cases. As a society and as human beings we can’t live indefinitely in a state of lockdown, that’s not living that’s prison! I’ve worked continuously throughout the pandemic. As many others I’ve not seen my partner in nearly 2 years! Life has to go on. It affects the fiscal stability of the country, individuals and businesses. Mental health too is a major issue. Keep safe and well and above all else we need to live, humans are not isolationists.

  7. Bro what? NSW is shutting down for 2000 total cases? There's 8 million people there! You're locking down 8 million people because one guy died and 2000 people have covid?

  8. Science proves this is never going away, exactly 1 disease has been eradicated, ever. So I always go back to the fact that either we are locked down forever, or we realize the people willing to be unvaccinated have the burden on them.

  9. Imagine making fake version of this bluetooth app this is always infected with COVID-19 and that runs on you own custom hardware that is connected to some 15ft long 1kw bluetooth antenna that reaches like 1 mile or so 😀

  10. Just check the IFR, comparable to the flu. Under 50 almost no risk of getting severe lung coof, unless you have severe immunilogical issues paired with other illnesses.

  11. If this is so bad then covid cases would sky rocket over night after a protest. And there has been many. My un educated guess is that we have all had it by now.

  12. Please please still isolate, you can still be a carrier and just not show symptoms because you have been vaccinated. There are people who can't get the vaccine like those with organ transplants or lupus or other immune conditions. You are a very reasonable, kind and intelligent man and it's the first time I've been alarmed by something you've said.

  13. They call it the pingdemic. So many people are being told by the app to self-isolate in the UK that they're having trouble getting enough bodies to do the work society needs to function.

  14. I got fully vaxxed, I literally don't care about some app, I ain't bloody using it, they can screw off for I care.
    I got the vaccine now those tossers can bugger off, "You were near someone with covid". And? isn't the point of the virus to stop it, I'll be fine.
    Its just more fearmongering. They want us permenatly locked down, So idiots want a full country lockdown til Feb 2022. Nope, no bloody way mate.

  15. 100% agree, in the beginning I think most everyone was on board with the 2weeks to flatten the curve, maybe some were hesitant about the first lockdown, at this point, in my personal opinion, whatever happens, happens( fact check were saying if you were under the age of 65 it didn't affect the essential workers) I'm not 20 something, I'm not going to live forever, if this bug kills me so be it.

  16. If you got covid and had immunity then why would you also get the vaccine? The vaccine actually destroys your natural immunity. And guess what they have done studies that show people still have antibodies from the Spanish flu!!! So why would you hurt your natural immunity for a shot that kills that. And now they want to give you "booster" shots every 6 months.. I agree your body your choice just curious people like myself would love to know why?

  17. I hope you read the latest news bulletin from the Bee about the new virulent strain of personal freedom going around. Not your garden variety freedom.

  18. Lets be honest the percentage of people 18 to 34 getting hospitilized much less dying is not worth destroying the economy. Its very clear what factors are contributing to severe cases. If you have those factors stay home. That should be the policy.

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