Can anyone explain to me why Nottingham is tier 2 and not tier 3.
It appears to have the highest rate in the country.
It's relatively localised. If you look at the spread of areas with high numbers of cases in the PHE map (below, from the Covid dashboard) the difference in Merseyside and, to a slightly lesser extent, Greater Manchester, is stark. I'm not saying Nottingham is in a good place but it's currently nothing like as bad.
I can explain. The level of tier isn’t just based on infection rates, it includes things like how able the hospitals are to cope etc. Liverpool hospitals are starting to creak, Nottingham’s aren’t. And the vulnerability of those catching it.
Yes, in addition to the point I made, you are right. The rates of virus transmission in older groups and rates of hospitalisation in Liverpool are both up substantially.
All of these factors basically stem from the fact that the virus has been here at significant levels and spreading in the community for several weeks longer than areas like Nottingham. Rates have been in the highest categories for several weeks now even in areas away from the city centre and containing no students.
It's partially the success of bullshit spin claiming that Nottingham tests more than other places so the spike is artificially inflated by it's superior testing because it has a test centre on campus. Wait a week.
Thanks makes sense.
I know Nottingham does or did come up as a statistical anomaly in gun crime due to the small number of residents in the city and the suburbs coming under the county.
... or maybe the level of lockdown corresponds to anti-vax surveys ;)
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