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1 hour ago, marioandsonic said:
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In our Data Explorer you can see our COVID-19 vaccination data — you can also visualize the latest data on confirmed cases, deaths, and testing.

 

According to this, the US has now vaccinated at least 10% of the population.  And that was after the first vaccines came out less than two months ago.  I'd like to think we'll reach 20% in a shorter time than that, thanks to improved distribution and new vaccines which should be getting approved soon.

 

What percentage do we need to reach to get to herd immunity?  Isn't it like 70%?

I think the chart you were looking at shows total doses.  According to that site, ~8% of US population has received at least one dose.

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49 minutes ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

Canada Could Get Vaccine Delivery Boost Through Global Sharing Program

Trudeau has received criticism for the decision of Canada to receive doses from this program, which is ridiculous.  The whole point of the COVAX program was that the contributing nations would get half of the doses procured -- it probably would have received very little funding without it.  Given that Canada will be vaccinating high-risk individuals for the better part of the next 6-months, there is no rational reason to turn them down.

 

Yeah there is definitely valid criticism of Canada's vaccine procurement/rollout, but this isn't one of them. Many of the headlines were "Canada only G8 nation to use it," when an alternate headline could be "Canada one of many G20 nations to use it." And the reason we are using it, is because we've also put a bunch of money into it, allowing it to distribute vaccines to other countries. 

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CBC: Canada doesn't know how many more Moderna doses will be delivered, or why there are delays

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Fortin said he had no idea just how many doses will be on hand by the end of the month, but he knows it will be less than expected.

"I can't really tell you what the quantity will be. We don't expect to receive 249,000 at this time," he said. "We'll soon be able to share that with provinces, in confidence."

While Pfizer has offered some explanation for why its shipments have been dramatically lower than expected — plant upgrades at a facility in Belgium caused deliveries to drop by 80 per cent — Fortin said Moderna hasn't said why it's had to put off tens of thousands of doses to a later delivery date.

"They haven't shared the specific challenges that they may experience in their yields or in their production," Fortin said. "I think Moderna has indicated that they are, in good faith, trying their best to provide as many doses as possible."

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Health Canada regulators are expected to approve another promising vaccine candidate — the product from AstraZeneca — in the "coming days," which could give a jolt to Canada's stalled vaccination campaign.

But for that product, too, Fortin said he didn't know how many, if any, doses would be delivered in the coming weeks.

Canada has fallen behind other developed nations in the number of shots administered per capita as supply disruptions derail planned vaccinations. 

According to data collated by the University of Oxford-based Our World in Data, Canada now ranks 33rd globally, well behind allies like the United States and the United Kingdom but also middle-income countries like Poland and Serbia.

Canada's vaccination effort has also been outpaced so far by those in Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, among dozens of others.

 

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44 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:
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One in every 475 Native Americans has died since the pandemic began: ‘Families have been decimated’

 

The 21st century version of smallpox blankets.

 

Except this is actually killing native folks

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12 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

 

Good reason to think we will be doing 3m a day in early March. Good stuff.

With Biden not being a lazy piece of shit, I expect things to become much streamlined with the feds taking more direct control of distribution. 

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33 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

 

Good reason to think we will be doing 3m a day in early March. Good stuff.

Is that factoring in the J&J vaccine or no? 

 

And aren't other vaccines currently seeking FDA approval soon too?

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2 hours ago, jinx8402 said:

Curious on why so long to have the J&J review? Weren't both the Pfizer and Moderna reviews within a week or so of the request?

Iirc J&J didn't submit until somewhat recently (last day or two or so)

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17 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

Iirc J&J didn't submit until somewhat recently (last day or two or so)

 

Yeah but didn't the other two have a tighter turnaround from submitting to EUA?

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FDA: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues Important Work to Support Medical Product Development to Address New Virus Variants

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We are committed to identifying efficient processes for authorized products that may need to be modified, based on information on emerging variants. We do not believe there will be the need to start at square one with any of these products—we recognize we are in a pandemic and we need to arm health care providers with the most appropriate tools to fight this pandemic on the frontlines. We do not want to create obstacles to getting these tools to the frontlines.

ronald mcdonald yes GIF by McDonald's CZ/SK

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My friend's child is 5 months old and in daycare. The kid has a cold now, and they found out one of the kids in the little ones classroom has covid.

 

So their 5 month old probably has covid. So they're probably going to end up testing positive too. Just a shitty situation all around.

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My wife's aunt has been on a ventilator for about a week now and her condition is not improving - to the point where the family has to start making decisions I guess.  

 

We were talking to my neighbor who has a lot of connections with the casinos on the strip and he mentioned that one hotel has lost something like 8 workers.  My neighbor is just now getting over his own covid illness and he thought he might die at one point.   Definitely shitty.  

 

 

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12 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

Iowa lifting all restrictions because I guess their cases must be at zero.

 

 

I know some people from Iowa. From what I understand, its pretty much going with the will of the people, as most of the state just won't obey the rules. They want their economy open and people to be able to pay bills. 

 

Its easy for those losing nothing to argue for stronger lockdowns. Many people are willing to choose personal danger over bankruptcy and poverty. 

 

Im in no way saying its right, but I am saying millions of Americans are in an impossible position with no backstop. Sometimes you have to divorce your political leanings from the reality of whats happening. 

 

Keep small business closed much longer, and Jan 6 might just be the start. Theres nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing else to lose. Except maybe millions of men with nothing left to lose. 

 

But hey, they might get 1400$ checks in a month, maybe....

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3 minutes ago, BloodyHell said:

I know some people from Iowa. From what I understand, its pretty much going with the will of the people, as most of the state just won't obey the rules. They want their economy open and people to be able to pay bills. 

 

Its easy for those losing nothing to argue for stronger lockdowns. Many people are willing to choose personal danger over bankruptcy and poverty. 

 

Im in no way saying its right, but I am saying millions of Americans are in an impossible position with no backstop. Sometimes you have to divorce your political leanings from the reality of whats happening. 

 

Keep small business closed much longer, and Jan 6 might just be the start. Theres nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing else to lose. Except maybe millions of men with nothing left to lose.

 

You could almost make this argument if she had kept the mask mandate, but lifted all other restrictions. But she lifted the mandate, too, because she wants the people she governs to die. It's sick.

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7 minutes ago, Joe said:

 

You could almost make this argument if she had kept the mask mandate, but lifted all other restrictions. But she lifted the mandate, too, because she wants the people she governs to die. It's sick.

If the whole state refuses the mandate, whats the point of the mandate. This is a deep red state, and probably one of the most united in their backwards ass views.

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Also, liberal media with headlines like this isn't helping anyone.

 

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Congress is negotiating a fresh stimulus package that would include a third round of stimulus checks, but while there's broad agreement on the need for more direct payments...

 

Not even a month in office, and we're at "if at all".

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7 minutes ago, BloodyHell said:

If the whole state refuses the mandate, whats the point of the mandate. This is a deep red state, and probably one of the most united in their backwards ass views.

 

The whole state, 100% of residents, has refused to wear masks? Pretty incredible!

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Just now, Joe said:

 

The whole state, 100% of residents, has refused to wear masks? Pretty incredible!

You know damn well what i mean. Its one of the reddest states in the union. Your hyperbole does nothing to help the actual problems in dealing with a populace that has deep, deep conviction in their cultish beliefs, and will be responsible for her future. She's put in power by those people. Its not unanimous, but its far beyond 50+1

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