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Tangle
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11-09-2020 8:31 AM


Good old science eh?

Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection

But wait, was it all those prayers?


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11-09-2020 8:48 AM
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11-09-2020 8:31 AM


Remember that in the US we can't even get everybody to get a Flu shot.

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Message 3 of 10 (883166)
11-09-2020 9:12 AM
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jar writes:

Remember that in the US we can't even get everybody to get a Flu shot.

It's going to be interesting to see what the anti-vac brigade do about that. But if they stick to their dumb beliefs it'll be a self-solving problem.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 4 of 10 (883167)
11-09-2020 9:24 AM


As for me and my house ...
I'm at the age where we got both Polio vaccines and I have little or no problem lining up to add each successful vaccine as they become available but I really imagine that we are going to see a series similar to Flu where we will need a vaccine for THIS Seasons Covid; perhaps even semi-annually.

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Message 5 of 10 (883168)
11-09-2020 9:49 AM


Apparently the UK pre-bought 40m does - enough for 20m people (it needs two doses 1 month apart). Health service workers and at risk people get the first batch.

I wonder how they work out the allocation of the rest?

Stock market has gone ballistic.

Edited by Tangle, : typo


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 6 of 10 (883169)
11-09-2020 11:05 AM
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11-09-2020 9:49 AM


Health service workers and at risk people get the first batch.

I have to say, I hope so. I don’t want to be rude about the staff at the NHS, and they generally do a fantastic job, but the sooner they get back to fully treating the myriad of other life threatening and life altering diseases and conditions, which seem to have been forgotten in all this, the better.

I know of three people who are in remission from cancer. All three have had their annual check-ups cancelled and not re-scheduled. One of them had this happen 5 months ago. Last month, after starting to feel ill, he managed to persuade them to review his case. He has developed serious secondary cancers, which could have been picked up much sooner, if they hadn’t cancelled his check-up. This is a horrible pandemic - but it is not the only horrible and fatal disease out there.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 7 of 10 (883170)
11-09-2020 11:09 AM


For the next couple months in the US only the essential workers; ie:Republican Congessmen and Presidential Staff & family will get it.

After Jan 20th the plan is Health Care workers will be Group 1. Next Group 2, the elderly and those with compromised health. Group 3 will be everyone else. The US will need something on the order of 600 million doses.


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11-18-2020 7:06 PM


and a worrying trend locally.
Really really discomforting news trend locally ...

we had seen the number of Covid-19 cases significantly lower for October than we had from August and September but were still seeing between 125 and 150 new cases daily ...

then yesterday it jumped to 426 new cases ...

and today to 681 new cases ...

and we are heading into the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years party days.

Not good folk, not good.


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Message 9 of 10 (883229)
11-18-2020 9:24 PM
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11-18-2020 7:06 PM


Re: and a worrying trend locally.
So, Black Friday is aptly named this year.


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Message 10 of 10 (883233)
11-19-2020 7:36 PM


And today another 679 cases.

The worst part of this trend is that it does not seem to be local clusters but rather wide spread with new infections in every city in the county.

The jump from 125-150 average new cases a day has been sudden. Several possible sources are Labor Day, the voting, Mexican Independence Day (bigger than Cinco de Mayo) but also the return of the true Texas Religion, High School Football.


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