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miamizsun

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Posted: Feb 26, 2021 - 2:41pm

FDA advisory panel endorses Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine



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Posted: Feb 26, 2021 - 11:50am

The Secret Life of a Coronavirus
An oily, 100-nanometer-wide bubble of genes has killed more than two million people and reshaped the world. Scientists don’t quite know what to make of it.
Last spring, coyotes strolled down the streets of San Francisco in broad daylight. Pods of rarely seen pink dolphins cavorted in the waters around Hong Kong. In Tel Aviv, jackals wandered a city park, a herd of mountain goats took over a town in Wales, and porcupines ambled through Rome’s ancient ruins. As the canals in Venice turned strangely clear, cormorants started diving for fish, and Canada geese escorted their goslings down the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard, passing empty shops displaying Montblanc pens and Fendi handbags.

Nature was expanding as billions of people were retreating from the Covid-19 pandemic. The change was so swift, so striking that scientists needed a new name for it: the anthropause.

But the anthropause did more than reconfigure the animal kingdom. It also altered the planet’s chemistry. As factories grew quiet and traffic dropped, ozone levels fell by 7 percent across the Northern Hemisphere. As air pollution across India dropped by a third, mountain snowpacks in the Indus Basin grew brighter. With less haze in the atmosphere, the sky let more sunlight through. The planet’s temperature temporarily jumped between a fifth and half of a degree.

At the same time, the pandemic etched a scar across humanity that will endure for decades. More than 2.4 million people have died so far from Covid-19, and millions more have suffered severe illness. In the United States, life expectancy fell by a full year in the first six months of 2020; for Black Americans, the drop was 2.7 years. The International Monetary Fund predicts that the global economy will lose over $22 trillion between 2020 and 2025. Unicef is warning that the pandemic could produce a “lost generation.”

At the center of these vast shocks is an oily bubble of genes just about 100 nanometers in diameter. Coronaviruses are so small that 10 trillion of them weigh less than a raindrop.

(...)

Yet it’s strange that people can push viruses out of the house of life and leave them hanging around the doorstep. It’s awfully crowded out there. There are more viruses in a liter of seawater than there are human beings on the entire planet. If we could count up all the viruses on Earth, they would outnumber all forms of cell-based life combined, perhaps by a factor of 10. J.B.S. Haldane, a biologist, reportedly once said that God has an inordinate fondness for beetles. If so, then God has a mad obsession with viruses.

The diversity of viruses is also colossal. Some virologists have estimated that there may be trillions of species of viruses on the planet. When virologists find new viruses, they’re often from a major lineage no one knew about before. Ornithologists and bird-watchers get justifiably excited when they discover a species of bird. Imagine what it would be like to discover birds. That’s what it’s like to be a virologist.How can we exile all this biological diversity from life? To exile viruses also means we have to discount the power that they have over their hosts. SARS-CoV-2 has killed millions of people, thrown the economy into chaos and sent ripples across the planet’s ecosystems and atmosphere. Other viruses cause devastation every day to other species.

In the ocean, phages invade microbe hosts 100 billion trillion times a second. They kill 15 to 40 percent of bacteria in the world’s oceans every day. And out of those shredded bacteria spill billions of tons of carbon for other marine creatures to feast on.

But viruses can also have friendly relationships with other species. SARS-CoV-2 may be killing thousands of people a day, but our bodies are home to trillions of phages even when we’re in perfect health. So far, scientists have identified 21,000 species of phages residing in our guts. More than 12,000 of them came to light in a single study published just this month. (...)

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 1:24pm

‘V.I.P. Immunization’ for the Powerful and Their Cronies Rattles South America
A wave of corruption scandals is exposing how the powerful and well-connected in South America jumped the line to get vaccines early. Public dismay is turning into anger.
The hope brought by the arrival of the first vaccines in South America is hardening into anger as inoculation campaigns have spiraled into scandal, cronyism and corruption, rocking national governments and sapping trust in the political establishment.

Two ministers in Peru and one in Argentina have resigned for receiving or giving preferential access to scarce vaccines. A minister in Ecuador is being investigated for doing the same.

Prosecutors in those countries, and in Brazil, are examining thousands more accusations of irregularities in inoculation drives, most of them involving local politicians and their families cutting in line.

As accusations of wrongdoing ensnare more dignitaries, tension is building in a region where popular outrage with graft and inequality have spilled in recent years into raucous protests against the political status quo. The frustration could find an outlet in the streets again — or at the polls, shaping voter decisions in upcoming races such as Peru’s elections in April.

“They all knew that patients have been dying,” said Robert Campos, 67, a doctor in Peru’s capital, Lima, of the country’s politicians. “And they vaccinated all their little friends.”

The anger at powerful line cutters has been amplified by the scarcity of the vaccines. South America, like other developing regions, has struggled to procure enough doses as rich nations bought up most of the available supply. (...)

oldviolin

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 11:37am



 miamizsun wrote:


belly up
blues for the pandemic
 
You can tell a man is on the level if his bubble is in the middle...

miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 11:13am

 oldviolin wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:

happy for you

you may feel some slide effects

prepare accordingly 

{#Good-vibes}
 

Band name or no?
 

belly up blues for the pandemic
oldviolin

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 11:04am



 miamizsun wrote:

happy for you

you may feel some slide effects

prepare accordingly 

{#Good-vibes}
 

Band name or no?
miamizsun

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 11:01am

 Coaxial wrote:
Covid-19, second dose, vaccine coursing through my veins like an avalanche coming down the mountain. All good so far although unlike the first dose this injection was not painless.  
 
happy for you

you may feel some slide effects

prepare accordingly 

{#Good-vibes}
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 10:22am



 Lazy8 wrote:
The news just getting better and better:

Janssen/J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show

New findings suggest the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the risk of an immunized person unknowingly passing along the virus to others.

The single-dose vaccine reduces the risk of asymptomatic transmission by 74% at 71 days compared with placebo, according to documents released today by the US Food and Drug administration.


And check out this discussion of single-dose immunity with the Pfizer vaccine.
 

I'm waiting to hear from our County Health doc as to whether I should get dose #2 or leave it for someone else. I have a feeling he'll say to get the shot. 

A nurse supervisor prepared a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Hartford, Conn., this month.

People Who Have Had Covid Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest


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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 9:11am

 Coaxial wrote:
Covid-19, second dose, vaccine coursing through my veins like an avalanche coming down the mountain. All good so far although unlike the first dose this injection was not painless. Stay safe my friends!
 
Congrats! {#Cheers}

Kind of hope I’ll get mine by June. I’m in between the, got 1 issue not 2 and I’m only 62.

And latest word is that we will probably need a booster shot late this year or early next year. {#Eek}

Groundhog Day
Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 8:52am

Covid-19, second dose, vaccine coursing through my veins like an avalanche coming down the mountain. All good so far although unlike the first dose this injection was not painless.  
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 3:55am

 Lazy8 wrote:
The news just getting better and better:

Janssen/J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show

New findings suggest the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the risk of an immunized person unknowingly passing along the virus to others.

The single-dose vaccine reduces the risk of asymptomatic transmission by 74% at 71 days compared with placebo, according to documents released today by the US Food and Drug administration.


And check out this discussion of single-dose immunity with the Pfizer vaccine.
 

this guy bangs on about this regularly (worth your time)


miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 3:52am

 R_P wrote:

A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.
 

sad

one of the most humbling experiences i've ever had was having a sick child

sick enough to go to be given a likely death sentence and shipped to a large "children's" hospital for care

i saw floor after floor of sick and dying babies and young children

for two years, we saw little roommates come and "go"

unbelievably heart-wrenching 

how those nurses and docs do it is beyond me

i remember being told that the stress on these care givers increases their suicide rate

i imagine covid care is similar

will view this in a few minutes

peace
westslope

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 1:02am



 Lazy8 wrote:.
...

My youngest builds refrigerated trailers. One of their customers in Arizona—rush orders—is using theirs to hold bodies because they've run out of space in morgues and funeral homes.

Each one can hold 50 bodies.

He's built 6 of them.
 
Grim.

Lazy8

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 6:10pm

R_P wrote:

A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.

My youngest builds refrigerated trailers. One of their customers in Arizona—rush orders—is using theirs to hold bodies because they've run out of space in morgues and funeral homes.

Each one can hold 50 bodies.

He's built 6 of them.
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 5:43pm

The news just getting better and better:

Janssen/J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show

New findings suggest the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the risk of an immunized person unknowingly passing along the virus to others.

The single-dose vaccine reduces the risk of asymptomatic transmission by 74% at 71 days compared with placebo, according to documents released today by the US Food and Drug administration.


And check out this discussion of single-dose immunity with the Pfizer vaccine.
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 1:54pm


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Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 11:47am


A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 12:41pm



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Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 8:09am

Ohmsen wrote:
Has it changed since then? - Are the vaccines available of this day life-saving? Can they stop transmission

The articles you link to contain the answers to your questions. Are you
disputing those answers?
posing them rhetorically?
just trolling?

Do you have alternative answers of your own? I mean...I don't really care—the answers already available from credible sources suffice for me—but at some point I'll probably end up arguing with someone like you when there are actual consequences and I could use the practice.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 4:20am

 miamizsun wrote: 
I predict that we are all going to die.  My Uncle Sal told me to book it especially with no over under like that. {#Cowboy}
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