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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1650 on: January 07, 2022, 11:51:33 AM »
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Production on Picard seasons 2 and 3 was shutdown on Monday when 50+ members, including cast, of the production tested positive for covid after returning from winter break.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1651 on: January 07, 2022, 01:23:19 PM »
My SIL, niece, nephew, and MIL have had COVID since the day after Christmas. This is quite a long, drawn-out illness. Not the flu. All adults had been vaccinated and boosted. Niece and nephew had 2 shots each.

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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 #1652 on: January 07, 2022, 05:48:47 PM »
Fallon, Meyers and Corden all have covid.  I wonder if Kimmel will join the club.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1653 on: January 08, 2022, 12:34:45 PM »
Some stats courtesy of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health via the Los Angeles Times:

In L.A. County, 75% of residents of all ages have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67% are fully vaccinated. About one-quarter of the county’s residents have received a booster dose.

The Omicron variant now accounts for more than 85% of analyzed cases in L.A. County.

While breakthrough infections among vaccinated and boosted people are becoming more common because of Omicron, unvaccinated people are still far more likely to be infected. During the week that ended Dec. 25, unvaccinated county residents were four times more likely to report a coronavirus infection than vaccinated people who had gotten a booster.

That week, out of every 100,000 unvaccinated people in L.A. County, 991 were confirmed to have the coronavirus. For every 100,000 people who were fully vaccinated, but not boosted, there were 588 new cases. And for every 100,000 who had gotten a booster shot, there were 254 new cases.

Unvaccinated L.A. County residents were 38 times more likely to need hospitalization than boosted people and nine times more likely than those who were vaccinated but not boosted.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1654 on: January 09, 2022, 11:03:50 PM »
IMO, the new rules for healthcare workers in California are unnecessarily complicated.

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Healthcare workers who are exposed to COVID-19 and are asymptomatic may return to work immediately without quarantining and testing, and those who test positive and are asymptomatic may return to work immediately without isolation and without testing.

So as long as you feel good, just keep on working.  Why didn't they just say that?

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1655 on: January 10, 2022, 12:08:33 PM »
Pfizer says they hope to have human studies of their Omicron-tailored vaccine begin in January and have the vaccine ready by March.

“Pfizer Inc's (NYSE: PFE) CEO Albert Bourla said that the omicron-targeted vaccine of COVID-19 will be ready in March, and the Company has already begun manufacturing the doses.

“‘This vaccine will be ready in March," Bourla told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "We [are] already starting manufacturing some of these quantities at risk."
Bourla said the vaccine would also target the other variants that are circulating. He said it is still not clear whether or not an omicron vaccine is needed or how it would be used, but Pfizer will have some doses ready since some countries want it ready as soon as possible.”
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1656 on: January 10, 2022, 01:25:46 PM »
Moderna also said earlier that it's omicron vaccine will be entering clinical trials soon.  Hopefully they will both be available at about the same time.  I'd prefer to get a Moderna vaccine next time.  There have been another set of numbers released that show that Moderna is best.  This time from Singapore.  The numbers are even more stark separating out Moderna.  It's basically Moderna on top and then everything else.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1657 on: January 10, 2022, 08:43:19 PM »
Covid case reporting has been spotty these last few days.  There wasn't an update on Friday about Thursday cases.  San Diego is sticking to banker's hours even though we are in the biggest surge of the pandemic.  So there weren't reports over the weekend.  Tonight San Diego reported that there were 19,009 cases on Friday.  17,507 cases on Saturday.  Only 12,563 cases yesterday.  San Diego sent out a text alert tonight that reporting is delayed.  I guess they need the extra time to count up all those cases.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1658 on: January 11, 2022, 08:47:37 PM »
It’s not enough to make variant-targeting vaccines.  You also have to target vaccines to developing countries as well.  That’s where 100% of the new variants are coming from.  What good is a variant-targeting vaccine if the world community doesn’t get the developing world vaccinated?
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1659 on: January 12, 2022, 08:42:34 AM »
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It’s not enough to make variant-targeting vaccines.  You also have to target vaccines to developing countries as well.  That’s where 100% of the new variants are coming from.  What good is a variant-targeting vaccine if the world community doesn’t get the developing world vaccinated?

Alpha came out of the UK.  The first strain of covid that swept the US was also from Europe.  The original Wuhan strain was never a factor in the US.  We banned flights from China but when covid first hit hard here, it came out of Europe.  That's why New York was the original big hotspot in the US.  That's also why flight bans have limited utility.

Variants can come out of anywhere.  I do agree that in a ideal world that developing countries would also have good vaccine access.  Unfortunately, this is the real world.  That doesn't happen.  Rich countries will continue to hoard vaccines.  Poor countries will continue to go wanting.  We will all continue to be at risk because of that.  That's one thing that's been lost in this omicron surge.  It does really seem more mild so people aren't as concerned that so many people are infected.  More infected people means more variants.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1660 on: January 12, 2022, 08:49:42 AM »
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Alpha came out of the UK.  The first strain of covid that swept the US was also from Europe.  The original Wuhan strain was never a factor in the US.  We banned flights from China but when covid first hit hard here, it came out of Europe.  That's why New York was the original big hotspot in the US.  That's also why flight bans have limited utility.

Variants can come out of anywhere.  I do agree that in a ideal world that developing countries would also have good vaccine access.  Unfortunately, this is the real world.  That doesn't happen.  Rich countries will continue to hoard vaccines.  Poor countries will continue to go wanting.  We will all continue to be at risk because of that.  That's one thing that's been lost in this omicron surge.  It does really seem more mild so people aren't as concerned that so many people are infected.  More infected people means more variants.
Feels like we're headed towards an annual "COVID vaccine/booster" shot (which was predicted way back when) where scientists guesstimate what we'll need, and maybe do a mid-year booster if they need a 'hard correct' type of thing.  I've never gotten a flu vaccine, as I feel as a teacher of 20+ years my immune system ROCKS, but I will happily get an annual COVID booster/vaccine/shot

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1661 on: January 12, 2022, 12:09:54 PM »
We get frequent emails updating 'us' (faculty & parents) regarding COVID numbers in our school.  These are broad public records w/out any details, just numbers.  We got:
* Tuesday 1/11 7am - "there are 23 COVID cases, 14 'school based' (student or faculty), 9 'community based' (parent/family member, younger sibling in the house, etc)
* Tuesday 1/11 2:25 - "there are 22 COVID cases, w/majority 'school based.'
Last Friday = 75 individuals (this was likely a compilation for the entire week).

Prior to last week, the most I saw in one email was 4.

On the positive note, in our instrumental music department the number of COVID cases is MUCH smaller right now than last week.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1662 on: January 13, 2022, 11:45:40 AM »
According to the poop watchers, omicron may have already peaked at least in some parts of the United States.  It's showing that characteristic steep drop off.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1663 on: January 14, 2022, 12:27:57 PM »
The government will start taking orders for free covid tests on the 19th.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1664 on: January 14, 2022, 06:26:24 PM »
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According to the poop watchers, omicron may have already peaked at least in some parts of the United States.  It's showing that characteristic steep drop off.

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