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Old 05-06-2021, 06:14 AM
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At least in the land of the Finns it is mainstream to be anxious about it, it's the fringe dingbats who are blasé.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:45 PM
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Covid: St Albans cathedral's new carving features facemask

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Old 05-08-2021, 03:07 AM
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British Columbia COVID-19 total deaths : doubling days
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:37 AM
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Sigh I bet you all had actual contact tracing. I'm still pissed I signed up to volunteer for that and no one was hiring/plus test was terrible for my state.
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:18 AM
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No, the federal government rolled out a thing based on cell phones and I’ve had it on my phone since early on based on the advice of a university IT security director that it’s fine, but the province has refused its use while most others accepted it.

No contact tracing at all despite a system in place for over a year. And I am butthurt about that.

Also butthurt about the 3-4 month wait between doses.

Eta seems I’m a liar. https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/08...ntact-tracers/ Would love to hear this fucking works or why the phone app was good enough for the rest of the country and a university security professional but not this special snowflake province.
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Eh, we have a contact tracing app that almost everyone has, but it could work better if a) people with a positive diagnosis got the code needed to report illness on the app sooner (now apparently typically 10-20 days after the positive test), and b) they hadn't had to bow to the privacy freaks out there and the app/system retained memory of who had met whom for more than 14 days.

Either one, actually, would help a lot.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:22 AM
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Getting vaccinated comes with a lotto ticket in Ohio.

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Old 05-14-2021, 08:59 PM
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Fury as Indian politician says Covid 'has a right to live like the rest of us' - Daily Star

Interesting perspective on the sanctity of life, but I’m afraid I disagree.
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Old 05-17-2021, 07:24 PM
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2020 a choice made to not have 22 000 flu deaths.



(Can't forget distancing in addition to masks and washing hands.)
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:20 AM
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We got our second round of pfizer this afternoon. a few hours later, I was sneezing and sniffling and like "fuck, now I have the covid" why didn't I listen to peacegirl?

what a fool I was to rely on my microbiology degree and virology instead!

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Old 05-18-2021, 05:54 PM
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That's just the 5g booting up.
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Had my Pfizer vaccine this week! Very sore arm but no other symptoms. My wife had a rough night's sleep but is likewise fine.
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:04 PM
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My wife had a rough night's sleep but is likewise fine.
You didn't mention her getting the vaccine ... so I assume the rough night was because of you disturbing her ...
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My wife had a rough night's sleep but is likewise fine.
You didn't mention her getting the vaccine ... so I assume the rough night was because of you disturbing her ...
I couldn't possibly comment.
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Vietnam finds new virus variant

From the linkVietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found the new version of the virus. He said lab tests suggested it might spread more easily than other versions of the virus. ...

Long says the new variant could be responsible for a recent surge in Vietnam ... initially a standout success in battling the virus — in early May, it had recorded just over 3,100 confirmed cases and 35 deaths since the start of the pandemic. But in the last few weeks, Vietnam has confirmed more than 3,500 new cases and 12 deaths, increasing the country’s total death toll to 47.


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The World Health Organization has now renamed all the variants using Greek letters rather than naming them after their areas of origin. BBC news link

This is after India expressed concern about the stigma of the name "Indian variant", which will henceforth be officially known as "Delta", and unofficially by the long-winded explanation: "...you know, that's the one that first appeared in India."
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The World Health Organization has now renamed all the variants using Greek letters rather than naming them after their areas of origin. BBC news link

This is after India expressed concern about the stigma of the name "Indian variant", which will henceforth be officially known as "Delta", and unofficially by the long-winded explanation: "...you know, that's the one that first appeared in India."
*First detected in India.

I'm not going to do the math, but I wonder what the odds of two independent viruses creating the same strain during an infection are. I wonder when there are enough infections to overcome the odds.
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Now THAT's how incentivization is done in the "patriotic" regions of the U.S. of A.
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Let's save as many lives as possible! Otherwise, who we gonna shoot at?
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Masses of brown foreigners brewing up covid variants is good for next year’s profits.

Investigation: Drugmaker ‘bullied’ Latin American nations - Al Jazeera

Weird how it's not getting a lot of press in White World.
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Cuba's COVID vaccine rivals BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 27.06.2021

This will piss a few Yank politicians if they offer it to Puerto Rico.
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It would need FDA clearance (=EUA or full BLA) before it could be imported into PR. Would be nice if they published some data.
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So:

Fed study ties 1918 flu pandemic to Nazi Party gains - POLITICO

About ten years after the Spanish flu, Nazis were all about killing the drains on society that are people with long Spanish flu.

Life unworthy of life - Wikipedia
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