If Irish media insist on giving this "herd immunity" guy a platform in the interests of balance, there should be fact checking at the bottom of his articles because some of his claims are stupidly misleading.
"The HSE published (December 2018) the recorded data which showed a Flu mortality (CFR) of 2.14 per cent; that is almost 10-fold higher than Covid-19. Undoubtedly, this is an overestimate but there was a vaccine"
Gonna file this under "completely misleading bullshit".
Belgium's positivity rates are reflecting their new policy of not testing asymptomatic close contacts.
As a result, positivity rates in Liège are running well over 33% and the age-specific positivity in those over 80-years-old is even higher.
It is looking desperate. /1
In terms of ICU, it was reported that Belgium asked Netherlands to accept some of their patients but Netherlands declined, on the basis they themselves already had to ask Germany to accept some of theirs.
Maximum capacity in Belgium is 2,000 but the rate of admission is the key.
There's 809 admitted into ICU in Belgium, which is a doubling rate of 8 days with +50 daily.
Belgian experts anticipate ICU will be overwhelmed like Lombardy by November 9th if they can't get the admission rates down.
Germany will accept Belgian patients into ICU, which helps.