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2 hours ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

At some point the media should stop reporting on nasty voicemails from anti-vaxxers.  The people doing this are looking for attention, and we should stop giving it to them.


THIS. Stop giving attention to them. Stop signal boosting their nonsense.

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48 minutes ago, Joe said:

Honestly this variant seems legit concerning.

 

What's novel about it?

 

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The variant, which was identified on Tuesday, initially caused concern because it carries an “extremely high number” of mutations meaning that the spike protein looks different from the version that vaccines were designed to target.

 

Ah. So it's of concern, but it sounds like there isn't evidence yet that the vaccines are ineffective against it.

 

Here's a thought, though: let's say the virus does mutate to the point where vaccines are ineffective (but it's about the same severity, between 1% and 2% fatal). What happens? Obviously new mRNA vaccines will be rushed out, and many will take them...but will anyone tolerate new restrictions, even if it's starting from scratch?

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8 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

What's novel about it?

 

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Ah. So it's of concern, but it sounds like there isn't evidence yet that the vaccines are ineffective against it.

 

Here's a thought, though: let's say the virus does mutate to the point where vaccines are ineffective (but it's about the same severity, between 1% and 2% fatal). What happens? Obviously new mRNA vaccines will be rushed out, and many will take them...but will anyone tolerate new restrictions, even if it's starting from scratch?

 

 

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1 hour ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

What's novel about it?

 

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Ah. So it's of concern, but it sounds like there isn't evidence yet that the vaccines are ineffective against it.

 

Here's a thought, though: let's say the virus does mutate to the point where vaccines are ineffective (but it's about the same severity, between 1% and 2% fatal). What happens? Obviously new mRNA vaccines will be rushed out, and many will take them...but will anyone tolerate new restrictions, even if it's starting from scratch?

 

One of my former PCAs, now Registered Nurse, was offered a $20k bonus to come back to a clinic she used to work at. The breaking point is hospital systems financially collapsing because they can't afford the stupid money it'll take to keep staff. That'll either be solved with tax payer bail outs or insurance increases that businesses can't afford. All roads lead to mandatory vaccination for the general public. 

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People should be prepared for the following:

1) Covid-19 to be an ongoing concern for at least 2-3 more years

2)  A new variant every ~6 months

3)  The need to get a booster every 6-24 months for the foreseeable future

4)  A breakthrough variant will eventually appear that the current vaccines offer minimal protection against 

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2 minutes ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

People should be prepared for the following:

1) Covid-19 to be an ongoing concern for at least 2-3 more years

2)  A new variant every ~6 months

3)  The need to get a booster every 6-24 months for the foreseeable future

4)  A breakthrough variant will eventually appear that the current vaccines offer minimal protection against 

 

Reduced* protection

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8 minutes ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

People should be prepared for the following:

1) Covid-19 to be an ongoing concern for at least 2-3 more years

2)  A new variant every ~6 months

3)  The need to get a booster every 6-24 months for the foreseeable future

4)  A breakthrough variant will eventually appear that the current vaccines offer minimal protection against 

 

I am obviously concerned about the illness itself (as everyone should be), but I am more concerned about the far-right and how this ongoing pandemic will only continue to galvanize them. We could be looking at another worldwide right-wing sweep in the coming years as a reaction to the pandemic. I think most people in the world are quite willing to keep getting boosters for this, etc, but I think more and more are going to not agree to mask mandates, gathering restrictions, etc. To be clear, I am quite willing to do these things, but I worry others will not, and we will see a consensus build to just "live with it," which will result in a massive collapse of many countries' healthcare systems (with resulting political chaos). And the people responsible (right-wing) will take advantage of that even thought they caused it.

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BioNTech will know in two weeks whether the vaccine it developed with Pfizer will work against the new B.1.1.529 variant of Covid that has emerged in southern Africa.

 

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The German company says it is testing the vaccine against the strain in the lab. It said the variant "differs significantly from previously observed variants" because of additional mutations on the spike protein, which vaccines target.

 

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"Pfizer and BioNTech have taken actions months ago to be able to adapt the mRNA vaccine within six weeks and ship initial batches within 100 days in the event of an escape variant," the company said.

 

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