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Coronavirus   World Wide WTF?

Started Mar-31 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 17848 views.
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From: adwil

Jun-9

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

We need up to 15 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to get the world moving and kickstart international travel again - but when it's released, there won't be enough to go around. Here's who's likely to get it first.

I think that's unduly pessimistic. Air travel is already expanding in Europe as is tourism. Whether that's entirely sensible before a working vaccine is made available is moot.

Astra-Zeneca's vaccine is in the latest stages of trials with 10,000 Brits involved. If the final results are positive, 100 million doses will be immediately available. Of course, there are other trials and other labs all over the world so once a vaccine is found, it will be produced quickly.

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From: adwil

Jun-9

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Police departments have used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters in recent weeks, raising concern that the chemical agents could increase the spread of the coronavirus.

If you riot or attack the police, they will defend themselves with the weapons at their disposal. Pepper spray and tear gas may increase coronavirus susceptibility, but so does a big demo and the riots that sometimes follow. I have zero sympathy for anyone who catches the virus because they've been ignoring the distancing rules.

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From: adwil

Jun-10

Thanks.

If i understand it correctly, the vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca uses an adenovirus modified with the spikes of coronavirus. 

From the discussion: "They actually stitched in the GP protein, using genetic-engineering techniques, into a benign virus. When this virus infected cells, it made the GP protein, and the body recognized that protein as “foreign” and made antibodies against it."

  • Edited June 10, 2020 12:12 am  by  adwil
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From: adwil

Jun-10

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.

As long as NZ doesn't open up to international travel, they'll be fine. 

When they let in tourists again.........one asymptomatic visitor could set the whole thing off again. Like the rest of us, they're hoping a vaccine is developed.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jun-11

The plan is for Australia and NZ to have a trans-tourism "bubble".

But WA and Queensland are holding things up.

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