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COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

#2801 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 03:23 PM

MLB's Texas Rangers to have their stadium open at full capacity - 40,000.

. . . take me out to the ball game.
. . . it's one, two, three coughs I'm sick, at the ol' ball game.
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Posted 05 April 2021 - 04:26 PM

Have my appointment for my first shot on wednesday.
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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:23 PM

Got my first Pfizer this morning!
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#2804 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 10:13 PM

Vaccination will be open to all adults in Pennsylvania on April 19th... except in Philadelphia. But apparently Philadelphia residents can get vaccinated elsewhere in the state---might be lots of vacancies off in Trump country. OTOH assuming that's true there may be less of a wait once it opens to all adults in the city as well (current estimate is May 1st... might be being optimistic though). I could brave public transport (and probably rideshare or a long walk) through Trumplandia, but I think I'll wait for now.

Parents found plenty of openings near the rural area where my mother grew up---I haven't been there in years, though I've been told the Trump virus has infected many (or at least the loudest) there.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:14 PM

'Biden moves deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid vaccine to April 19'

https://www.cnn.com/...iden/index.html

Had been May 1st. Was wondering whether Philadelphia would do the same....

'Philadelphia will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults on April 19, along with Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Delaware opened vaccinations to all adults on Tuesday.

[...]

Coronavirus cases are rising in and around Philadelphia.

[...]

New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation's new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period

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Surging vaccines to places where the number is going up makes sense, [...] But it's also complicated.

"You wouldn't want to make those folks wait because they were doing better," [...] "On the other hand, it only makes sense to send vaccines to where the cases are rising."

[...]

Philadelphia should have enough vaccinations to give shots to all residents by the end of June[...]

"Everyone probably could be vaccinated by the end of June, but how many people choose to be vaccinated by the end of June is very hard to predict," [...]

[...] at least 25% of Philadelphia residents have had at least one dose of vaccine.

[...]

The Biden administration will not support a system that requires Americans to carry a proof of vaccination, dubbed "vaccine passports," [...]

The information is intended to allow businesses to open safely, but Republican lawmakers have criticized the practice as an intrusion of privacy. Republican state senators in Pennsylvania are pushing for a bill that would prohibit Gov. Tom Wolf from requiring passports, though Wolf has made no such proposal. [No, just the Mark of the Beast---the Beast obviously being Bill Gates...]'

https://www.inquirer...s-20210406.html

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:24 PM

My building decided to ban all in-person real estate showings.

This is going to make renting out my flat more difficult.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:39 PM

'Clear link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in brain[...]

[...] a senior official for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in an interview[...]

[...] However, the EMA later said in a statement that its review of the vaccine was ongoing and it expected to announce its findings on Wednesday or Thursday.

[...]

AstraZeneca has said previously its studies have found no higher risk of clots because of its vaccine.
[...] The EMA said last week that its review had at present not identified any specific risk factors, such as age, gender or a previous medical history of clotting disorders, for these very rare events.

[...]

European investigators have put forward one theory that the vaccine triggers an unusual antibody in some rare cases; others are trying to understand whether the cases are linked with birth control pills.

[...]

The AstraZeneca vaccine is based on a modified chimpanzee adenovirus vector[...] The current vaccine rollout represents the first use of viral vector vaccines on such a global scale.'

https://www.reuters....r-idUSKBN2BT1TF

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:02 AM

I finally got my letter to book a vaccine appointment and my wife didn't cos we're different age brackets and oof that stung a bit.

Though let's not get into the fact that I'm emergency services and perhaps should have had it a while back considering I'm still in with, seeing people, going into their houses etc. They've similarly ignored teachers despite then having to keep working for the most part.
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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:43 AM

Yeah I know a few teachers relatively closely and they're not at all happy about not getting priority for vaccines, which makes sense because they are having to attend schools to teach the kids of people considered frontline workers, who are more at risk of contracting or transmitting the illness in the first place.

My wife is waiting on her second vaccine. I am probably not going to get any correspondence for months yet. I don't anticipate getting my first shot until probably September or so.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:57 PM

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'Over 30 percent of Americans say they won't get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

[...] 15 percent of survey respondents said they will "definitely" not get a coronavirus vaccine. Seventeen percent said that they will "probably not" get the inoculation.'

https://thehill.com/...19-vaccine-poll

Granted, that poll was from February. Still... that last (75-(100-(15+17)))% = 7% might be difficult.

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:04 PM

More recent polls:
'The study, which surveyed 1,227 U.S. adults from March 3 to March 8, found that approximately 30 percent of Americans overall said they do not plan on getting vaccinated. '

https://thehill.com/...inated-pbs-poll

OTOH:

'Five different pollsters asked Americans how willing they are to get vaccinated in December, and again in March, while giving people some option to say they were undecided or in the middle. [...]

[...] the average share who expressed little intention of getting vaccinated dipped a relatively modest 5 points, while the undecided share fell an average of 18 points.'

https://fivethirtyei...-how-many-will/

So 75% may be within reach....

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:30 AM

Just got my pfizer stab
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:55 AM

Are you feeling any unexpected stiffness?
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 07:11 AM

Only when they see pictures of Bill gates
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 07:23 AM

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 06:25 PM

Old friend of mine who has a PhD in continental philosophy (used to be really into Nietzsche and Bataille) and works in data science now says he won't get the vaccine... because he's afraid of needles.
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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:33 AM

Good to see the pubs reopening was understated and low key from everyone.

Well done you folks for not piling in like a fucking free for all.

Oh wait.....
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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:37 AM

View PostMacros, on 13 April 2021 - 07:33 AM, said:

Good to see the pubs reopening was understated and low key from everyone.

Well done you folks for not piling in like a fucking free for all.

Oh wait.....


Word from pals in Tarn is that there were queues from the pub from the early hours (as in midnight) and hairdresser queues twenty deep.

In the words of that one chap, ah shit, here we go again.



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 09:00 AM

To be fair though, most if not all of the vulnerable groups have had at least one jab now. So it would actually be interesting to see what happens now and how well the vaccine protects/prevents as well as reduces severity. We are going to start a test with Oxford where we examine the efficacy of combining different vaccines (e.g. first shot with Pfizer, second with AZ, or first shot AZ, booster Moderna). I'm also finally allowed to hire some additional tech staff, just when the trial weeks are moving further apart. I needed these people in bloody November, dammit.
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