Young Cloggies

Well, they speak Cloggie, so are Cloggies:

At least 67 young Belgians, aged 18-20, are infected with Covid-19 after returning from holiday in Albufeira earlier this month and are in home isolation in Belgium, the authorities announced on 16 September.
The news was reported by the governor of the province of West Flanders, Carl Decaluwé, who quoted was in the Belgian press as saying that the young people were infected on holiday in the Algarve between 2 and 12 September.

Our usual infestation is earlier in the year, June/July sorta time. There’s a bar just around the corner that caters almost exclusively to these Young Cloggies too. This year that bar was open a couple of weeks longer than usual. And we’d noted that the Cloggie infestation seemed to be having a second run this year.

13 thoughts on “Young Cloggies”

  1. @dearieme
    That’s probably not a subject you’d want to raise in a a bar in Ieper. The Flemish regard Flemish as a language.

  2. According to some Belgians I met on holiday in the RSA, the closest language to Flemish is Afrikaans. This is because they’re both Dutch as spoken in ~1700 – it’s a peculiarity of ‘colonial’ languages that they freeze in this way, see also US English with its archaisms, such as ‘gotten’.

  3. “they changed the official designation to Dutch years ago.”

    Yes, and there are politicians trying to make pi equal to three…. Doesn’t make it true, or happen…

    Seriously, Tim… Refer to flemish youth as cloggies at your own risk. It’s about the same level of gaffe as proclaiming the local inhabitants to be English in the usual parts of Scotland… With rougly the same results if the evening has progressed far enough..

  4. I thought all young people always come back from holiday with a bug of some sort usually caused by being physically close to another young person.

  5. ‘… are infected with Covid-19 after returning from holiday in Albufeira..’

    The only way to test for and confirm infection is with a serology test. This is not routinely done unless someone has symptoms = disease… to determine whether the disease is indeed COVID.

    Routine testing is the PCR test which picks up viral fragments (dead virus) or antibodies, all this indicates is previous contact or infection with the virus, weeks months prior maybe. False positive rates are very high.

    People with the disease are infectious from 1 – 6 days after the virus enters the body and starts reproducing.

    We know that young people do not get the disease. For 67 young people to get the disease at all and evidently at exactly the same time is unlikely.

    So we are in the realms of misdirection being practiced (to deceive) by all Governments, calling positive PCR tests on healthy people infections or cases when they are nothing of the sort.

    The fact remains, the only true measure of viral activity, new deaths, is arp7bd zero everywhere where it has been since early May.

    They are lying.

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