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Coronavirus

 
 
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2021 08:29 am
Lots of noise about the Astrazeneca vaccine that is predominantly used in Europe. First, some countries are banning it over blood clotting concerns (even though medical professionals say the concerns are unfounded). Then today a study came out that says the vaccine is not very effective against a new Covid variant. Astrazeneca has also had manufacturing challenges in meeting their promised output to EU countries.
oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2021 08:44 am
@engineer,
engineer wrote:
Then today a study came out that says the vaccine is not very effective against a new Covid variant.

According to the article it is like the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People who are vaccinated may still have a minor illness, but the vaccine is 100% effective at saving their life.

"All 42 cases were mild to moderate, and no patients were hospitalized."
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engineer
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2021 03:09 pm
Maybe some Covid shenanigans in NY? Heard an article yesterday that Cuomo's Covid czar was calling county managers and testing their loyalty to Cuomo. Now it looks like a Covid hotspot in Rockland County with a Republican in charge is not getting a public vaccine clinic even though it has the highest per-capita case rate in the state.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2021 11:25 pm
@engineer,
Should people infected with Corona still get vaccinated later? A study from Denmark argues in favour. The natural protection against re-infection is low, especially in people over 65.

The Lancet (full text): Assessment of protection against reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 among 4 million PCR-tested individuals in Denmark in 2020: a population-level observational study
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2021 06:25 am
@Walter Hinteler,

perhaps the covid vaccine will become an annual occurrence, just like a flu shot...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2021 08:05 am
@Region Philbis,
Well, that's what I was thinking since some time.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2021 09:24 am
The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has long been an outspoken critic of measures used to combat Covid.

When the virus arrived he told the country to go to churches and mosques to pray, stating. “Coronavirus, which is a devil, cannot survive in the body of Christ.....It will burn instantly.”

He declared Tanzania Covid free last June, question the efficacy of masks, tests and ridiculed neighbouring countries for their restrictions.

His death, believed to be from Covid, was announced today.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 04:17 pm
@Region Philbis,
That is def the expectation here.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 04:31 pm
@ehBeth,
everybody well over there at FB??? Set good? We got our first shots (we re in the plus 65 crowd).

Lookin fwd to a spring and summer and fall where we can be out of cover.

roger
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 06:55 pm
@farmerman,
Always the optimist, eh farmerman?
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 10:13 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has long been an outspoken critic of measures used to combat Covid.

When the virus arrived he told the country to go to churches and mosques to pray, stating. “Coronavirus, which is a devil, cannot survive in the body of Christ.....It will burn instantly.”

He declared Tanzania Covid free last June, question the efficacy of masks, tests and ridiculed neighbouring countries for their restrictions.

His death, believed to be from Covid, was announced today.


Doesn't that fall under the category of "famous last words"?
roger
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 10:54 pm
@glitterbag,
No, it just means his prayers were insincere - like everybody else that died of the same thing.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2021 11:21 pm
Donald Trump’s Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, has been partially closed because of a Covid outbreak.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2021 04:39 pm
@farmerman,
I qualify for a 60 - 64 pilot project so hope to get first jab tomorrow or Monday. Set doesn't qualify for that so has to wait til they get down to his age range - the province is still on over 80s for the most part. Some regions are more of a clusterfuck than others, we're on the Fringe of one. Blechh. On the upside, gorgeous sunny day today.
oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2021 04:57 pm
@ehBeth,
Ouch. Stay safe.

Maybe Canada's vaccinations will go a little bit faster with those AstraZeneca doses that Mr. Biden is sending to Canada and Mexico.

Plus Novavax is still wrapping up their testing. If all goes well that will be one more supplier soon to be on the market.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2021 05:19 pm
@oralloy,
I've been trying for anything other than az but it's the easiest to get around here. There are close to a dozen pharmacies within walking distance offering it in the pilot. Just about begging people to come in for it, so off I'll go.

I've heard a few a2kers got hit with the virus. Hope everyone is well and/or recovering.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2021 05:29 am
@ehBeth,
Thats truly weird Beth. Im in a 65+ group (1-A) which are the first, along with tachrs and responders, to be shot-up first.

Our second shot is April 11. Even so, we were moved up on the roster because so many other people shopped and got shots elsewhere that the list was not correct. Sinc theres 10 doses in every Moerna Vial, we were called by the Health Dept to see if we couldnt make it on an emergency basis . SO we were moved up two weeks on our appt list.

OK for us, (and a few other folks from our township).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2021 02:22 pm
The BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is now being tested on young children under-12, with efficacy data expected later this year. The vaccine makers hope the shot can be administered to kids by 2022.

BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine to begin trials on children, infants
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2021 03:16 pm
Got the second Pfizer shot!
roger
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2021 03:38 pm
@engineer,
It's always a relief to learn they didn't change their minds about the second shot, isn't it?
 

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