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    The new vaccine from Novavax is highly effective in protecting against severe disease. They tested on 30k people, 44% of whom were not white, which is a big deal to see how well it works in diverse populations.

    https://www.science.org/content/arti...-worlds-supply
    "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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      I don't want to start a new thread, but WTF is up with monkeypox? Because we need another infectious disease running rampant. Blessedly this seems to be far less transmissible and less deadly than COVID. It seems to be like HIV in that it mostly affects gay males. I hope they get the vaccine more widely available soon, and to the most at-risk people first.
      "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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        Originally posted by jlw1980 View Post
        it mostly affects gay males.
        The quickest way to be sure the government response will be inadequate. They'll only care once it starts spreading more widely in the general population.

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          Originally posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post

          The quickest way to be sure the government response will be inadequate. They'll only care once it starts spreading more widely in the general population.
          Yep. Any LGBT, female, bipoc, disabled person... That pretty much means, "Sucks to be you." I do have hope that the Biden response will be light-years better than Reagan's was, however. Evil man.
          "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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            I've somehow dodged COVID. I know it's inevitable, but I've had so many close contacts and I either haven't caught it, or had an asymptomatic case.

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              Originally posted by dannyyankou View Post
              I've somehow dodged COVID. I know it's inevitable, but I've had so many close contacts and I either haven't caught it, or had an asymptomatic case.
              Same here. I know it's bound to happen, but testing positive after this long without it would be like losing a video game on the final boss level with no save point.
              Stay "We" my friends

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                Originally posted by Tyler Durden View Post

                Same here. I know it's bound to happen, but testing positive after this long without it would be like losing a video game on the final boss level with no save point.
                I think I got a very mild case right at the beginning - back when tests were really hard to get - with a slight fever for about an hour and a cough for a ocuple of days. Since then, Everyone I work with has come down with it, or at least tested positive and had to take five days off. That's what I want - not to get sick, just to get a positive test - but no luck.
                Russian warship, go **** yourself

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                  A year ago at this moment, I was dealing with COVID while hospitalized for something else...I'd rather be among the "never had it" crowd (though sleeping 16+ hours a day was pretty nice).

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                    Originally posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post
                    A year ago at this moment, I was dealing with COVID while hospitalized for something else...I'd rather be among the "never had it" crowd (though sleeping 16+ hours a day was pretty nice).
                    Yeah, I know a bunch of people who got genuinely sick. A woman I work with has bad asthma, and the combination kept her out for a month. So I definitely wouldn't want to get Covid, just a positive test and a week off.
                    Russian warship, go **** yourself

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                      Originally posted by JL25and3 View Post

                      Yeah, I know a bunch of people who got genuinely sick. A woman I work with has bad asthma, and the combination kept her out for a month. So I definitely wouldn't want to get Covid, just a positive test and a week off.
                      I caught Covid in November of 2020. Was out of work for a month, although actually sick for only 9 days.could not return to work til I tested negative...took 5 tests. But those 9 days royally sucked. I still suffer random bouts of fatigue.
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                        Originally posted by JL25and3 View Post
                        So I definitely wouldn't want to get Covid, just a positive test and a week off.
                        That I completely understand and support. 👍

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                          Originally posted by DrNick View Post
                          I still suffer random bouts of fatigue.
                          Me, too, but I suspect that has more to do with me being old and out of shape than anything to do with Covid.


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                            Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
                            Me, too, but I suspect that has more to do with me being old and out of shape than anything to do with Covid.
                            Definitely old. 😛
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                              So this isn't depressing at all.

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                              Right now, the country has been walking down an interminable plateau of coronavirus cases and deaths—the latter stubbornly hovering just under 500, a number that the country has, by virtue of its behaviors or lack thereof, implicitly decided is just fine. “It’s much lower than we’ve been, but it’s not a trivial number,” Salemi told me. Held at this rate, the U.S.’s annual COVID death toll could be about 150,000—three times the mortality burden of the worst influenza season of the past decade. And the country has little guarantee that the current mortality average will even hold. Immunity provides a buffer against severe disease. But that protection may be impermanent, especially as the virus continues to shapeshift, abetted by unchecked international spread.
                              The CDC’s latest COVID guidelines are the closest the nation’s leaders have come to saying the coronavirus crisis is done.
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                                Trash. People are bullying those whose family died of COVID. I really hope they get their comeuppance.

                                ​​​​​​https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...m_npd_nn_fb_ma

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