Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Topics, links and pics that are interesting, weird, or irrelevant!
User avatar
Bert
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 970
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 65 times
Canada

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by Bert »

tallyho wrote: 2 weeks ago Don't understand the SA position of suspending Astazeneca jabs as they don't seem as effective against the SA strain. It protects against the normal virus which is still prevalent in SA and lessens the impact of the stronger strains so its still hot to be better than nothing.
That's a tricky one. Since the evidence they have indicates that it does little to protect against the SA strain, suspending use presumably means they still go forward with using other vaccines. You don't want people walking around thinking they have protection if they don't, particularly if there are other options.

On a broader level, until infection numbers around the world are far, far lower than they are now, new strains will continue to appear. Presumably the vaccines can be tweaked to protect against new strains, but that takes time. We still need to be on high alert until infection numbers are way lower, which will happen as vaccine use proliferates.
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Wales

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by tallyho »

But if the normal strain IS present and it is then you are still helping contain that. Suspending it doesn't solve any thing, because if it doesn't work so well on what you have now it's not gonna get any better. And we have been spoiled by getting the 90%+ protection rates. The annual flu jab only gives 30-50% protection. Even if its efficacy is low its got to be better than nothing. If you aren't gonna use the jabs give them to a country that will. But sitting on them makes no sense.
To me, anyways.
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Wales

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by tallyho »

Has anyone on the forum had it?
The only person I knew who had it died, though a friend of my sister has had it and whilst she is recovering its really hit her hard.
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
User avatar
Bert
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 970
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 65 times
Canada

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by Bert »

I know of a woman in her 20's who attended a covid party and drank from the same glass as an infected person. Last I heard she was face down on a ventilator in hospital. I hope she survived.
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Wales

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by tallyho »

Grim stuff but totally avoidable.
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
User avatar
DrDominator9
Emissary
Emissary
Posts: 2049
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: On the Border of the Neutral Zone
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 49 times
United States of America

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by DrDominator9 »

My son and his fiance' got it back in last March after coming off a Disney cruise. They're in their late 20s and fortunately both recovered. My son's case was quite mild from what he said. Hers was a bit more problematic but she recovered with no lasting effects from what she says. Phew!
Follow this link to descriptions of my stories and easy links to them:

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=32025&p=163444#p163444
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Wales

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by tallyho »

Tragic milestone of half a million US dead today
Just awful. UK at over 120,000.
The infection rates are dropping in the UK and US, so as more are vaccinated there is hope.
Stay safe and follow the guidelines.
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
User avatar
DrDominator9
Emissary
Emissary
Posts: 2049
Joined: 9 years ago
Location: On the Border of the Neutral Zone
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 49 times
United States of America

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by DrDominator9 »

CNN covered it in depth. Fox Network barely did.
Follow this link to descriptions of my stories and easy links to them:

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=32025&p=163444#p163444
Dazzle1
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 1244
Joined: 7 years ago
Been thanked: 13 times
United States of America

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by Dazzle1 »

DrDominator9 wrote: 2 days ago CNN covered it in depth. Fox Network barely did.
Fox was covering the Covid scandal in NY, which CNN is not

And Fox did cover it

I alternate between both channels when I work out.
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 3341
Joined: 8 years ago
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 51 times

Re: Living in the shadow of the corona virus

Post by Mr. X »

I thought this was a thread about Corona virus and not a thread about the bourgeoisie grinding the hillbillies and bumpkins into the dirt.
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 12 guests