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Coronavirus

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2021 08:07 am
Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz hold talks today with state leaders to agree new measures to curb a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.
Unvaccinated people will soon be barred from access to almost all businesses, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, as leaders seek to avoid a return to a wider lockdown.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2021 08:46 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
Unvaccinated people will soon be barred from access to almost all businesses, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, as leaders seek to avoid a return to a wider lockdown.


About time authorities stopped acting as if vaxx was a choice in a murderous pandemic.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2021 08:21 pm
Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory

By Nadine Schmidt and Frederik Pleitgen, CNN

Berlin (CNN)Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.
Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, following crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban.
The pair also backed proposals for mandatory vaccinations, which if voted through the parliament could take effect from February at the earliest.

Under the tightened restrictions, unvaccinated people can only meet two people from another household. Bars and nightclubs must shut down in areas with an incidence rate above 350 cases per 100,000 people over one week. And the country would limit the number of people at large events like soccer matches.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2021 07:01 am
Those new covid measures Biden announced? Europe’s been doing that and more for a while.
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The Biden administration said it was “pulling out all the stops” with a package announced Thursday in response to surging coronavirus cases and a newly detected variant. But some of the key provisions — like reimbursable at-home tests — just allow the United States to catch up to what other countries have been doing for months. Others — like a shorter window for pre-travel testing — fall far short of the dramatic measures countries in Europe and elsewhere have implemented in the past days and weeks.

Martin McKee, a professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said covid measures aren’t politicized in most countries to the degree they are in the United States, which has made it easier for foreign leaders to implement sweeping policies and restrictions without much controversy or obstruction. And, McKee said, most wealthy countries offer universal or more affordable health care than the United States does, so offering free or cheap at-home tests was expected in these places.

“This is where the U.S. is an international outlier,” McKee said. “Making testing free is clearly a good idea. Saying something will happen, though, and making it happen are two different things. There is going to be quite of lot of challenges in the supply chain. This is not going to happen overnight.”
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2021 11:03 am
Biontech CEO Ugur Sahin assumes the need for a new vaccine in view of the heavily mutated Omikron variant. "I fundamentally believe that at a certain point we will need a new vaccine against this new variant," Sahin said at the Reuters Next conference on Friday. The question is how urgently it is needed, he said. Sahin expects Omikron to develop as an antibody escape variant. "This means that this variant may be able to infect vaccinated individuals." This also applies to convalescents, he said.

With escape mutations, the original virus has changed in such a way that it can partially escape the immune response of convalescents or vaccinated people. It is known that viruses mutate and, according to Sahin, it is not surprising. However, the speed surprised him, he says. "This highly mutated virus came earlier than I expected. I expected it sometime next year and it is already with us." But two facts remain valid for all variants, he said: Vaccinations protected against severe covid disease. And Biontech could adapt its vaccine relatively quickly if necessary, he affirmed.


Translated from the (origional in German) Spiegel report.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2021 01:16 pm
Wyoming has lost nearly one in 400 people to covid. That's only slightly more than the US average - but two-thirds of them have died since the vaccines became available. Nowhere in the US have casualties risen faster this autumn.

Masks are as unpopular in Wyoming as vaccinations.

Donald Trump took 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, more than anywhere else.

"When you die, it's God's will".
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2021 04:13 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
we lead the world in lots of things , but we dont suffer from a short supply of smart people, rather, we embrace our overabundance of morons.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2021 05:39 am

you can't make this stuff up, folks... Laughing Rolling Eyes

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass
https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/italian-dentist-presents-fake-arm-vaccine-pass-81558716](abcnews)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 8 Dec, 2021 07:22 am
The omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading. Initial laboratory studies suggest that it can bypass the immune protection people have acquired through vaccination or coronavirus infection better than previous mutants.

Now Biontech and Pfizer have published first, preliminary results on the efficacy of their vaccine against Omikron. According to the results, double-vaccinated individuals have significantly lower neutralisation titres against Omikron - that is, they are significantly less protected against this variant than against other coronavirus mutants.

However, the data also showed that a third dose increased the amount of neutralising antibodies by 25-fold compared to two doses, the companies said. "These initial data suggest that a booster vaccination can still provide sufficient protection against disease of any severity caused by the omicron variant," Biontech founder Ugur Sahin said, according to the statement.

Press release: Pfizer and BioNTech Provide Update on Omicron Variant

But remember: a booster helps to protect you from Omicron – but it won’t end the pandemic.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2021 05:11 am
In my opinion, a job-related compulsory vaccination is necessary, because it is in no way acceptable that in institutions where people live who have entrusted their protection to this institution, some of these people still die there unnecessarily because unvaccinated people work there.

Thus, I'm quite happy what happened a few minutes ago:
German lawmakers approve COVID vaccine mandate for medical staff
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Lawmakers in Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, voted on Friday in favor of updating Germany's infection protection law in a bid to curb the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz's newly inaugurated government has made combating the pandemic a priority, as concerns over a new spike in cases grow as the Christmas holidays draw closer.

In a speech in the Bundestag, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said it was unacceptable that some people at hospitals and care homes are still not vaccinated.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2021 09:23 am
BioNTech Founder Şahin on the Omicron Variant:
“It Will Make Scientific Sense To Offer Booster after Three Months”
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The latest mutations of the coronavirus call for a new vaccination strategy. In an interview, BioNTech founder Uğur Şahin explains why countries need to administer booster shots faster and argues that a fourth jab will likely also be necessary.
... ... ...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 01:18 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Joshua Kimmich is struggling with infiltrations in his lungs after his corona disease. He possibly put his entire career at risk.
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hightor
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 07:28 am
Governor Mills says it’s ‘all hands on deck’ as unvaccinated COVID patients swamp Maine hospitals
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 08:22 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

we lead the world in lots of things , but we dont suffer from a short supply of smart people, rather, we embrace our overabundance of morons.


And people that are willing to convict those morons to kill themselves and their families and put others at risk for their own reasons.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 10:13 am
@Region Philbis,
Something more from Europe what you can't make up: Corona viruses for self-infection

The Dutch financial police have arrested a man who allegedly offered to supply corona viruses for self-infection on the internet. The suspect was connected to a corresponding homepage, which has been shut down in the meantime, reported the anti-fraud unit of the Ministry of Finance (FIOD) in The Hague.

The newspaper "De Telegraaf" reported on Saturday that a so-called corona kit was offered to be sent by post for 33.50 euros. It allegedly contained a tube with a virus liquid and a self-test. The suppliers promised that the viruses were not older than three months and that buyers could be "sure that the latest mutations and variants are included".

According to FIOD, potential buyers were promised that after self-infection and overcoming the disease, they could obtain a certificate for recovered persons from the health authorities according to the 2G rule. The suspect has since been released, he said. "Further investigation will have to show whether he sold anything and if so how much and whether it works at all," a FIOD spokesperson told the ANP news agency.

De Telegraaf: FIOD arresteert man achter website waar coronavirus besteld kon worden
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 11:25 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I started a thread predicting exactly this. What do you expect?

If you pass a law saying that anyone who hasn't been infected with covid has to get vaccinated, you are incentivizing people to get infected.

This is what happens when politics are more important than sound public health policy.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 11:48 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
If you pass a law saying that anyone who hasn't been infected with covid has to get vaccinated, you are incentivizing people to get infected.

This is what happens when politics are more important than sound public health policy.
I suppose, you are serious.

On the other hand, it was promoted by (here: Dutch) "sound public health policy".





Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 12:36 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
I suppose, you are serious.
I wasn't sure, but looked it up: fraus legis as the legal term is originally called is a standard doctrine in most countries and know in US-law as well.
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2021 06:28 pm
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The Supreme Court turned down emergency requests by New York healthcare workers for a religious exemption from state requirements to vaccinate against Covid-19. A federal appeals court in New York previously denied the workers’ requests.

The court denied the requests in brief written orders. As is typical for such emergency actions, the majority didn’t explain its thinking. Three conservative justices—Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch—said they would have allowed the exemptions.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/supreme-court-says-no-religious-exemption-from-covid-vaccination-for-n-y-health-workers/ar-AARMbj0?ocid=msedgntp
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oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2021 07:52 pm
Omicron arrived in the US on November 15:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/10/new-cdc-data-shows-first-known-omicron-patient-in-us-had-symptoms-starting-nov-15.html
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