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Message 2122304 - Posted: 7 Jul 2023, 7:23:49 UTC - in response to Message 2122269.  

Why the 12 years is likely much more important than the number 12. If the first 11 were because it wasn't effective ... Remember to be approved it has to work and has to be safe.
That's probably the reason. Even vaccination commissions still disagree today as to whether benefits outweight costs.
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Message 2123226 - Posted: 28 Jul 2023, 0:14:41 UTC

Sadly senseless deadly politics at play:


Pandemic deaths in Ohio and Florida show partisan divide after vaccine rollout
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... excess deaths was larger in counties with lower vaccination rates, suggesting that lack of vaccination among Republican voters may partly explain the higher death rates.

Thus, they concluded, "well-documented differences in vaccination attitudes and reported uptake between Republican and Democratic voters may have been factors in the severity and trajectory of the pandemic."...

... In the meantime, they suggest that the increased health risks to Republicans could continue as the pandemic virus carries on...

... So far, over 1.1 million people in the US have died from COVID-19.

... And ongoing?


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Message 2123227 - Posted: 28 Jul 2023, 0:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 2122304.  
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Can you give a reliable source for that?...

Note how you enjoy a vaccinated world that is reliably free of killer nasties such as smallpox, polio, multiple other nasties...


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Message 2123538 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 10:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 2123226.  
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... So far, over 1.1 million people in the US have died from COVID-19.
... And ongoing?
We should follow this virus closely with sufficiently large samples in the population and monitor its mutations. But we should also keep a close eye on the novel mRNA vaccines; investigate and name possible side effects openly. Such absolute numbers of Covid-19 deaths are difficult for realistic considerations. People die from Covid-19 and they (especially very old people) die also with (but not because of) Covid-19. Its almost impossible to discern these two groups.
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Message 2123553 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 19:40:31 UTC

Small anecdotal sample, at least two positive persons presented at the ER while I was most recently there.
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Message 2123654 - Posted: 6 Aug 2023, 13:06:14 UTC

Still lingering... And into a new variant and a new small increase...


UK Covid cases rise amid waning immunity
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Official figures for Covid cases in the UK have crept up in recent weeks because of waning immunity and bad weather keeping people indoors, according to experts.

As of July 20, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported a slight rise in the number of cases and people being admitted to hospital, including those requiring intensive care.

Its records show that 3.7 per cent of 4,403 respiratory specimens were identified as Covid, compared with 3.6 per cent of 4,535 cases two weeks earlier...

... The figures indicate a 30 per cent rise in daily cases since the start of July, but are still far below the rates recorded at the height of the pandemic..

... a virologist at the University of Warwick, said the most recent spike may be caused by wetter weather pushing more people indoors, and waning immunity. “It shows something we all know – that the virus is still lurking and that it is dangerous to be complacent,” he said. “It’s a long time since many folk had their booster jabs, and the poor weather in July may have encouraged crowding in poorly ventilated spaces.”

He added the reported case increases were “probably the tip of the iceberg as routine testing is no longer freely available”...

... “The NHS will be in contact in autumn 2023 when the seasonal vaccine is available for those who are eligible..."




It's still out there... And in our shoddy smelly smoggy buildings...

I'm chasing up my MP to improve building/construction regulations sooner/now rather than vague and ignored 'voluntary codes' that builders enthuse about and then cynically completely ignore with greedy unhealthy profitable impunity.

And especially so for public places...


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Message 2123661 - Posted: 6 Aug 2023, 16:37:29 UTC

Washing your hands and keeping your hands and fingers away from your nose helps:


Nose-picking health workers more likely to get Covid...
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Healthcare workers who pick their noses are more likely to get Covid and should be made aware of the infection risk, a study suggests.

Of 219 participants, 17% of those who admitted nose-picking tested positive for Covid compared to 6% of those who did not pick their noses...

... Having a beard or wearing glasses did not increase the risk of getting Covid either, despite the potential issues with wearing masks correctly...

... as the nose was a main route for coronavirus to get into the body, nose-picking may make infection easier by directly introducing virus particles on the hands into the nose.

The habit could also mean the virus spreading more easily to other people. Even before symptoms start developing, they explained there would be a lot of virus in the moist tissues that line the nose...



For more than only the covid viruses...

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Message 2123835 - Posted: 10 Aug 2023, 13:50:47 UTC

Meow?...


Cyprus begins treating island’s sick cats with anti-Covid pills
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Vets receive medication originally meant for people amid virulent feline coronavirus that has killed thousands of cats

Veterinary services in Cyprus have received a first batch of anti-Covid pills, from a stockpile originally meant for humans, as efforts intensify to stop the spread of a virulent strain of feline coronavirus that has killed thousands of cats...

... Distribution of the drugs follows an “alarming increase” in Cyprus of cases of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) caused by feline coronavirus which, if left untreated, is almost always fatal.

Defined as the “FCoV-23 outbreak”, the virus was first noticed in January...

... Although the mutated feline virus is not related to Covid-19 and cannot be contracted by humans, molnupiravir, the active ingredient in anti-Covid pills, has proved to be beneficial to cats diagnosed with FIP...

... Other anti-virals on the market had been prohibitively expensive. “Our main therapeutic goal since January has been to have a treatment plan that would be more widely available as the costs were so high. There is a problem and cases are increasing,”...

... given the UK’s traditionally close ties with the former colony it was vital that restrictions were placed on cats travelling to and from Cyprus...



Flying around fast?...

One to watch?...

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Message 2124089 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 12:55:00 UTC

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/weekly-covid-hospitalizations-rose-14-numbers-lower-points/story?id=102194612
COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to increase in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the week ending Aug. 5, COVID hospitalizations increased 14.3% from 9,026 to 10,320 weekly hospitalizations, data from the federal health agency updated Monday shows.
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Message 2124104 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 16:23:23 UTC

Well it'll never go away with morons like these around.

DeSantis was asked by Republicans in Florida to ban a vaccine as “biological and technological weapons”.

According to the letters obtained by CBS12, Brevard County Republicans, the tenth most populated county in Florida, asked for the shots to be banned in the Sunshine State. In particular, they want to ban Covid-19 vaccines, as part of the letter said the county wants “Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to seize all remaining doses in the state for safety testing, ‘on behalf of the preservation of the human race,’ the resolution states.”....
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Message 2124107 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 17:18:33 UTC

A curious consequence:


Immigration {into the USA} slowed in COVID-19 pandemic, but migrant jobs not filled by U.S.-born
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A prevailing narrative about immigration is that migrants displace U.S.-born residents in the workforce, but new research ... shows that's not the case...

... "The question is, 'Did Americans move into those sectors and into those states that experienced the biggest drop in immigrants?' And the answer is, 'no.'"...



Stay open minded...

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Message 2124112 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 17:39:12 UTC - in response to Message 2124107.  

Sounds like the UK with Brexit. We don't like immigrants, but we also don't like to do the jobs they used to do.
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Message 2124124 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 22:32:20 UTC - in response to Message 2124112.  

Yep, the culture wars are proving to be very counter productive.
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Message 2124129 - Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 1:10:16 UTC - in response to Message 2124107.  

I'm sure I've posted about that pre-virus where I couldn't find a US citizen willing to push a lawnmower. Actually not anyone with papers to be in the USA no matter their nationality

The strength of entitlement is shocking..
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Message 2124134 - Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 2:57:32 UTC - in response to Message 2124112.  

Just had a new roof* put on my house last week and the only Caucasian and fluently English speaking person on the crew of 6 was the supervisor.

The remaining 5 spoke almost exclusively Spanish to each other and the supervisor.

*Old roof was severely hail damaged about 2 months ago in a violent thunderstorm that even caught the National Weather SVC off guard. They had less than 5 minutes to sound warnings.
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