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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #345 on: November 05, 2020, 11:36:13 PM »
It's been lost amid the election coverage.  The US broke 100,000 new covid cases in a day yesterday.  Then today we broke 120,000.  The winter spike has begun.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #346 on: November 06, 2020, 11:33:18 AM »
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It's been lost amid the election coverage.  The US broke 100,000 new covid cases in a day yesterday.  Then today we broke 120,000.  The winter spike has begun.

Take care.
i went in for another covid test. I figured it's best to make sure i didn't catch it while working the polls
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #347 on: November 06, 2020, 01:00:56 PM »
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #348 on: November 06, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
it's so easy to test these days
it's silly to not get tested LOL
it took 30 min's due to the morning rush. i expect the results tomorrow or sunday
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #349 on: November 06, 2020, 01:45:16 PM »
Be well all! I can’t live without you!


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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #350 on: November 06, 2020, 05:55:32 PM »
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it's so easy to test these days
it's silly to not get tested LOL
it took 30 min's due to the morning rush. i expect the results tomorrow or sunday

Our health insurance company has offered to send us home test kits just in case.  So that we would have them on hand if needed.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #351 on: November 09, 2020, 09:08:01 AM »
Pfizer releases announcement of a vaccine with 90% efficacy.

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Airline and cruise line stocks are way up on this news.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #352 on: November 09, 2020, 09:09:08 AM »
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #353 on: November 09, 2020, 09:44:10 AM »
60 min had an interview with the person currently in control of distributing the vaccine. He actually sounded good. He's got a military logistics background.
while i assume things will change over the next few month with the different management, i hope the ground work done by the military is still useful.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #354 on: November 09, 2020, 09:45:52 AM »
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Airline and cruise line stocks are way up on this news.

Not just airline and cruise stocks, all stocks other than the stay at home trade.

Now we'll have to see if enough people take it.  Hopefully the other vaccine candidates will have similar results.  Pfizer alone will not be able to supply enough doses for everyone.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #355 on: November 09, 2020, 10:06:39 AM »
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**Note About That Press Release**
The press release comes directly from the private corporation (Pfizer), and _NOT_ from a peer-reviewed medical journal.  That means there is no independent verification and a lot of 'what-ifs' in that press release.
I say that from a colleague of mine that works in a science/medical lab (that's also working on a vaccine).

What does that mean?  I think "cautious optimism" is pertinent: this is great news, no doubt, but until there are further tests (for example, to verify long-term viability) and peer-reviewed results, we can't get _too_ excited.

But, yea: I'll absolutely take this good news!!

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« Reply #356 on: November 09, 2020, 01:18:25 PM »
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But, yea: I'll absolutely take this good news!!

and barring evidence of neg. outcomes, i'll be in line to take the vaccine ;)
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #357 on: November 09, 2020, 05:23:33 PM »
ME TOO!!!  ;D

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #358 on: November 09, 2020, 07:01:23 PM »
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and barring evidence of neg. outcomes, i'll be in line to take the vaccine ;)

That's going to be pretty long line.

I think we can trust how Pfizer is portraying this.  I tend to trust Pfizer to begin with but I doubt Pfizer even has the data yet.  Pfizer is relaying what they've been told by the independent group running the clinical trials.

One thing does not add up for me.  The CEO of Pfizer says that by summer of 2021 that anyone who wants a shot can get a shot.  Unless he doesn't think many people will, I don't see how there will be enough vaccine for that unless he's also considering vaccines from other companies.  Pfizer will be able to make 1.3 Billion does through 2021.  That's 650 million people that can be vaccinated, 2 doses are required per person.  That's Pfizer's production for the world.  Even taking China out of equation, there are 6.4 billion people in the world.  So Pfizer will make enough vaccine for 1 in 10 people.  Right now, the US allocation from those 1.3 billion doses is 100 million.  So the US will have enough Pfizer vaccine for 50 million people.

There should be other vaccines though.  The Moderna vaccine is very similar to the Pfizer vaccine.  So if the Pfizer vaccine works then so should Moderna's.  Hopefully there will be enough different vaccines from different companies that there will be enough to vaccinate everyone who wants it.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #359 on: November 10, 2020, 02:04:50 PM »
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That's going to be pretty long line.

I think we can trust how Pfizer is portraying this.  I tend to trust Pfizer to begin with but I doubt Pfizer even has the data yet.  Pfizer is relaying what they've been told by the independent group running the clinical trials.

One thing does not add up for me.  The CEO of Pfizer says that by summer of 2021 that anyone who wants a shot can get a shot.  Unless he doesn't think many people will, I don't see how there will be enough vaccine for that unless he's also considering vaccines from other companies.  Pfizer will be able to make 1.3 Billion does through 2021.  That's 650 million people that can be vaccinated, 2 doses are required per person.  That's Pfizer's production for the world.  Even taking China out of equation, there are 6.4 billion people in the world.  So Pfizer will make enough vaccine for 1 in 10 people.  Right now, the US allocation from those 1.3 billion doses is 100 million.  So the US will have enough Pfizer vaccine for 50 million people.

There should be other vaccines though.  The Moderna vaccine is very similar to the Pfizer vaccine.  So if the Pfizer vaccine works then so should Moderna's.  Hopefully there will be enough different vaccines from different companies that there will be enough to vaccinate everyone who wants it.
Fauci tells CNN the general public should be able to get the Pfizer Covid vaccine around late April.  I'm wondering as well how the math works for that, but this is promising at the very least: #CautiouslyOptimistic