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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8440 on: January 08, 2021, 09:29:02 AM »
https://www.axios.com/biden-release-coronavirus-vaccine-8b1b0dda-edd2-4739-917f-cf815ae165ff.html

"President-elect Joe Biden plans to release all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office"

Leadership, finally.


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« Reply #8441 on: January 08, 2021, 02:39:11 PM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-mayor-eric-garcetti-on-face-the-nation-january-3-2021/
Transcript: Mayor Eric Garcetti on "Face the Nation," January 3, 2021

MAYOR GARCETTI: No. We have great compliance. We look at our data. People are moving less. I was talking to the head of the Red Cross out here who just moved from another state. She was blown away by how many people wear masks compared to where she was coming from. This is something now that really is spreading in the home. And once you get past that tipping point, and it's a message for all of America, we might not all have the same density as Los Angeles. But what's happening in Los Angeles can and will be coming to many communities across America. If you get two households together for Christmas, if you went to a New Year's gathering- even if it was people you know and love so you thought it was OK. That's when this virus exploits that weakness and is going far. L.A. was the first place to close places down that- where people meet, have a mask mandate, offer widespread testing to folks with or without symptoms, surge into our senior and skilled nursing facilities--

MARGARET BRENNAN: Yeah.

MAYOR GARCETTI: --where we arrested most of the deaths there. We've done everything right. But this virus doesn't care what you've done in the past, only what you're doing today.

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I hope there was a follow up question on what he means by "We've done everything right" considering:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/care-now-has-to-be-rationed-los-angeles-covid-19-spike-is-crushing-hospitals/ar-BB1cuRgj
Care now has to be rationed': Los Angeles COVID-19 spike is crushing hospitals

https://deadline.com/2021/01/los-angeles-covid-19-records-1000-deaths-in-6-days-1234665299/
Los Angeles Covid-19 Update: County Records 1,000 Deaths In Just 6 Days; Virus Now Claiming More Lives Daily Than All Other Causes Combined
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8442 on: January 08, 2021, 03:07:14 PM »
California has been the most abusive and restrictive and yet leads the way in terms of being a total disaster from top to bottom. At least Nancy can get her hair done and Mr. Newsome and pals can do their fundraisers. The 49ers however, can not even play in an empty stadium. Common folks...stay at home chumps!

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« Reply #8443 on: January 08, 2021, 03:13:29 PM »
If backed up by science, this could be another game changer :-)

Moderna CEO says COVID-19 vaccine protection may last years
- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-last-years-moderna-ceo/

Moderna's CEO said the company's new COVID-19 vaccine may prevent infection for years.

While speaking at a virtual event by Oddo BHF, a financial service group, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the once-believed "nightmare scenario" that the vaccine won't work is now out the window. "We believe there will be protection potentially for a couple of years

He explained that the "antibody decay generated by the vaccine in humans goes down very slowly," Reuters reports.

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8444 on: January 09, 2021, 05:49:22 PM »
CDC now saying we could see a huge covid surge as a result fo the "riots". After nearly a year of hearing how "riots" were not believed to be causing any spread....what will they come up with next?

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8445 on: January 09, 2021, 06:03:02 PM »
CDC now saying we could see a huge covid surge as a result fo the "riots". After nearly a year of hearing how "riots" were not believed to be causing any spread....what will they come up with next?

I donít think a few thousand people at riots mostly outdoors are going to do much a difference. What does a difference is what is going in people homes firmest (family/household mixing). We are seeing now the fallout from the Christmas and New Years parties which hopefully will wear off in a few weeks. Same story in other countries as well.

The most important thing the administration can do is getting the vaccine rolled out as quickly as possible. There should be no amount of $ and effort spared to get it done. Even if it costs $1000 to get one person vaccinated, that would be only $340B for the entire US population, not much compared to the $900B aid packages.

Foremost the vaccination directly fight the root cause, the aid packages just the symptoms.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8446 on: January 09, 2021, 06:06:03 PM »
I agree, but dont get your hopes up. POTUS is obviously busy with other things, as is Congress. After all, they all got their shots already. Jokes on the average Joe, as it always is.

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« Reply #8447 on: January 10, 2021, 06:36:55 AM »
https://trialsitenews.com/an-unlikely-nation-is-kicking-this-pandemic-guess-which-then-why/
An Unlikely Nation Is Kicking This Pandemic. Guess Which. Then Why.

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« Reply #8448 on: January 10, 2021, 08:41:59 AM »
Ramping up has been difficult and there's more to come but there are many reasons to be optimistic about the vaccines.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-best-evidence-for-how-to-overcome-covid-vaccine-fears1/
https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/poll-finding/vaccine-hesitancy-in-rural-america/
TL;DR version: There are hard-liners but there is a lot of simple hesitancy. This may be overcome with local leaders (as simple as having a nurse in the family) and by avoiding unnecessary confrontation. i think an effective vaccine rollout will help business at gyms and the related alternative supplements.

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« Reply #8449 on: January 10, 2021, 09:30:39 AM »

I think the easiest way to encourage vaccinations is to provide checks to people who get their vaccinations done. At least that will ensure there is an economic benefit to further rounds of handouts in terms of getting us quicker back to normal. Probably not particularly correct. But at least it will allow people to see the "What's in it for me?" and it compensates them partly for any risks they think they are running. Basically the same principle of paying college kids to do experimental drug trials.

 On a related point. What do people make of all the mutant variants? As well as the UK and South African ones another one has been identified in Japan. And they all seem to be more contagious prompting a tightening of restrictions. And we could be in for a good few months before the vaccinations and warmer weather start to turn the tide.