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Questions. - Red_Dragon - Feb 23, 2021 - 6:32pm
 
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Automotive Lust - kurtster - Feb 22, 2021 - 5:29pm
 
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Messages in a bottle. - Ohmsen - Feb 22, 2021 - 4:33pm
 
What did you have for lunch? - Ohmsen - Feb 22, 2021 - 4:03pm
 
2020 Elections - R_P - Feb 22, 2021 - 12:51pm
 
Ted Cruz - ScottFromWyoming - Feb 22, 2021 - 12:47pm
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Feb 22, 2021 - 12:09pm
 
Israel - R_P - Feb 22, 2021 - 11:47am
 
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Great Old Songs You Rarely Hear Anymore - Zep - Feb 21, 2021 - 11:53am
 
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Whatever happened to Taco Wagon? - miamizsun - Feb 19, 2021 - 4:45am
 
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Lazy8

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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.
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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.
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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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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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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 3:56am



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

things are always changing, yes and yes

these are all relative


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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 7:07pm

miamizsun wrote:
 
Has it changed since then? - Are the vaccines available of this day life-saving? Can they stop transmission
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 6:35pm

one year ago...

Health experts warn life-saving coronavirus vaccine still years away

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Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 1:02pm

A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000
A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000.

Roughly one year since the first known death by the coronavirus in the United States, an unfathomable toll is nearing — the loss of half a million people.

No other country has counted so many deaths in the pandemic. More Americans have perished from Covid-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.

The milestone comes at a hopeful moment: New virus cases are down sharply, deaths are slowing and vaccines are steadily being administered.

But there is concern about emerging variants of the virus, and it may be months before the pandemic is contained.

Each death has left untold numbers of mourners, a ripple effect of loss that has swept over towns and cities. Each death has left an empty space in communities across America: a bar stool where a regular used to sit, one side of a bed unslept in, a home kitchen without its cook.

The living find themselves amid vacant places once occupied by their spouses, parents, neighbors and friends — the nearly 500,000 coronavirus dead. (...)

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Posted: Feb 20, 2021 - 10:54am

When Could the United States Reach Herd Immunity? It’s Complicated.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 1:45pm

And Then the Gorillas Started Coughing
Humans are spreading the coronavirus to other animals. What does that mean for all of us?

For the evening news, this was a cute animal story with a happy ending. For certain biologists and veterinarians around the world, it was a small seismic tremor, the latest in a series, that reminded them of some ominous, little-recognized possibilities related to our pandemic event, which has already been tectonic.

Covid-19 is a zoonosis, meaning a disease produced by a virus or other pathogen that has spilled into humans from an animal. The animal of origin this time, as all the world knows, was almost certainly a bat. Scientists use another fancy term for when the spilling goes back, or onward, from a human to some nonhuman animal: anthroponosis.

There’s been a smattering of news accounts over the past year about anthroponotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2: human into mink on the fur farms of Denmark, resulting in rampant spread and cullings by the millions; human into tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York; human into snow leopards at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky; human into another tiger at the zoo in Knoxville, Tenn.

Laboratory studies have shown that domestic cats also are highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and can transmit it to other cats; dogs are less susceptible, and the virus doesn’t replicate as well within them. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds people to practice “healthy habits” with their pets. Better for you — and better for them, since you are probably more likely to give the virus to your dog or your cat than to receive it from them.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 12:59pm

 rhahl wrote:
 black321 wrote:
This is where COVID relief $ needs to be targeted...not random $1400 checks, to many if not most who don't need it.

92 Percent of NYC Restaurants Couldn’t Pay Full Rent in December

BY FEBRUARY 16, 2021 2:36 PM
https://commercialobserver.com...
Most people don't need restaurants now, or the foreseeable future.  I think we will be lucky if the death rate goes below 20K per month.
 
We do need them. To deliver food.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 12:27pm

Jonathan C. Roberts, CVS Health Corporation - Executive VP & COO:

"I would just add that in our conversations with the pharmaceutical manufacturers, we're estimating about 500 million doses of vaccine between now and the end of June.
So we think there's going to be good supply, and it should begin to open up in April."



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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 7:22am

 black321 wrote:
This is where COVID relief $ needs to be targeted...not random $1400 checks, to many if not most who don't need it.

92 Percent of NYC Restaurants Couldn’t Pay Full Rent in December

BY FEBRUARY 16, 2021 2:36 PM
https://commercialobserver.com...
Most people don't need restaurants now, or the foreseeable future.  I think we will be lucky if the death rate goes below 20K per month.

black321

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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 6:34am

This is where COVID relief $ needs to be targeted...not random $1400 checks, to many if not most who don't need it.

92 Percent of NYC Restaurants Couldn’t Pay Full Rent in December

BY FEBRUARY 16, 2021 2:36 PM
https://commercialobserver.com...

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021 - 1:07pm

Interesting article on the WHO investigation, from the WSJ

WUHAN, China—The virus that causes Covid-19 most likely jumped from one species to another before entering the human population and is highly unlikely to have leaked from a laboratory, a leader of a World Health Organization investigative team said at a press conference here.

In laying out the possibilities for the origin of the pandemic, the WHO team on Tuesday said it was also possible that the virus may have been transmitted to humans through imported frozen food, a theory heavily promoted by Beijing. But the team said the most likely scenario was one in which the virus spilled over naturally from an animal into humans, such as from a bat to a small mammal that then infected a person.

“Did we change dramatically the picture we had beforehand? I don’t think so,” said Peter Ben Embarek, a Danish food-safety expert who spoke on behalf of the WHO delegation. “Did we improve our understanding? Did we add details to that picture? Absolutely.”

The preliminary assessment came during a press conference at the end of a four-week mission, which included two weeks of quarantine, to Wuhan, the original center of the pandemic. It comes more than a year after the virus first began spreading in China and around the globe, killing more than two million people.

After reviewing environmental samples from Wuhan’s Huanan Market, as well as thousands of biological samples and case files from more than 200 local hospitals, 17 Chinese and 17 WHO experts said the market was one place where the virus began spreading rapidly, but cautioned that it was impossible to say how the virus arrived there.

Several smaller outbreaks followed by early clusters in the market would have adhered to a “classical picture of an emerging outbreak,” Dr. Ben Embarek said. However, he didn’t rule out the possibility that the first outbreak could have occurred outside Wuhan, including in another Chinese province or in another country.

“The market probably was a setting where that kind of spread could have happened easily, but that is not the whole story,” Dr. Ben Embarek said.

Another member of the WHO team, Peter Daszak, went further, telling reporters after the press conference that the focus of the investigation was shifting toward countries—especially in Southeast Asia—that could have been the source of animals or animal products sold in Wuhan’s Huanan Market.

“We’ve done a lot of work in China and if you map that back, it starts to point towards the border and we know there is very little surveillance on the other side in the whole region of Southeast Asia,” he said. “I think our focus needs to shift to those supply chains to the market, supply chains from outside China, even.”

The preliminary findings aren’t likely to calm the political controversy around the investigation into the origins of the pandemic. Both Beijing and Washington traded blame throughout much of 2020 for the early spread of the virus, and the WHO visit was arranged only after lengthy negotiations with the Chinese government.

Many virologists outside China believe the first outbreak began within Chinese borders and are skeptical of the idea that imported frozen food ignited a global pandemic.

The WHO risks validating Chinese government claims that many scientists consider a far-fetched theory, said Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University.

“I would not give credence at this stage to China’s story line about what it wants to project to the world. WHO has been on that path before and it should not get on that path again,” he said. “One has to point out that this has taken place over a year later…It’s like going to the scene of a crime a year later, when it’s been scrubbed. It’s very hard to solve it.”

WHO researchers, including Dr. Ben Embarek, had previously deemed the likelihood of transmission to humans through frozen food as being very low. Only a handful of potential incidences of transmission have been documented during the past year.

“It seems to be extremely rare, and that being the source of the infection seems to be extremely rare, and that is happening in a world where you’re having half a million cases now every day,” Dr. Ben Embarek said in a Jan. 31 interview. “Transposing that onto last year in Wuhan when the virus is not widely circulating in the world and thinking that could be the introduction is not the most likely scenario.”

Some scientists said they understood why the WHO is still considering the frozen-food scenario despite considering it unlikely. “I think the one thing that is really lost in all of this is that the entire investigation can’t be separated from political considerations,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security.

The type of investigation required to fully understand the origin of SARS-CoV-2 “can take decades,” Dr. Rasmussen said. “This trip is to lay the groundwork for longer-term studies that are required to look into the origins. This is like the keynote speech at the beginning of the conference, except the conference could take 20 years.”

Stanley Perlman, a professor of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics at the University of Iowa, has been studying coronaviruses for decades. He said regarding the tracing of SARS-CoV-2 to its origins, “It is hard to know how to get the data to sort this out.”

Based on research on other coronaviruses, Dr. Perlman said the likeliest scenario is that SARS-CoV-2 originated as a bat virus that evolved to infect people. “The issue in my mind is the virus infects people so well it had to somehow evolve before it even reached the Wuhan seafood market,” he said.

    Dr. Perlman—who is also a member of The Lancet Covid-19 Commission, an international group set up in July 2020 to address the pandemic—said scientists were looking at multiple lines of inquiry to determine how the virus got into the wider population. They are trying to identify bat viruses that could be direct ancestors of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and are interested in testing blood samples for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in people who live near caves in Southeast Asia where bats roost, among other approaches.

    “If they had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 at a time when there was no Covid-19 in that region, that’s a start at figuring out how it got into the wider population,” Dr. Perlman said, adding that the challenge may be that labs may not retain blood samples going back that far.

    WHO researchers had said they would be open to pursuing the likelihood of a laboratory incident. In its final days, the Trump administration claimed to have evidence, which it didn’t present to the public, that staff in one of the city’s major laboratories fell ill with Covid-19-like symptoms in the fall of 2019.

    But on Tuesday, the WHO team said it was reassured by hearing of the high biosafety protocols adhered to in the city’s major labs, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The lab also wasn’t working with any virus closely linked to the one that causes Covid-19, Dr. Ben Embarek said.

    “It is very unlikely that anything could escape from such a place,” he said on Tuesday. “Of course this is not impossible. It happens once in a while…These are extremely rare events.”

    Chinese health official Liang Wannian, meanwhile, pushed back on the likelihood that Huanan Market was the first place where the outbreak occurred, saying the date of onset of the earliest confirmed case was days earlier than that of the earliest confirmed case in the market. The majority of earlier confirmed cases didn’t have any relationship to the market, he said.

    Dr. Liang pointed to unpublished studies about cases that preceded China’s, saying other countries could have missed early cases.

    Giving weight to Beijing’s theory, Dr. Ben Embarek of the WHO said the virus could have taken a long and convoluted path involving movements across borders before arriving in the Huanan Market. He noted that frozen farm products were sold in the market and called for further studies on the source of animal products in the market as well as research on similar products still being sold elsewhere.

    Going forward, WHO officials said they would like to see if early coronavirus cases occurred outside China before the Wuhan market outbreak. Marion Koopmans, a Dutch virologist on the WHO team, said studies suggested there may have been cases in Italy in late November. “We should really go and search for evidence of earlier circulation wherever that is indicated,” she said.



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    Posted: Feb 18, 2021 - 12:47pm

     Ohmsen wrote:
    Steely_D wrote:
    Quick reminder that it's never productive to engage with Ohmsen.
     
    Iedereen begroet u en uw alter ego, zelfzalfde poortwachter!
     
     {#Propeller}
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    Posted: Feb 18, 2021 - 12:26pm

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    Quick reminder that it's never productive to engage with Ohmsen.
     
    Iedereen begroet u en uw alter ego, zelfzalfde poortwachter!
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