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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5420 on: October 07, 2021, 01:12:01 PM »
A simple map showing the current vaccine status around the globe, country-wise (sorry, NZ and Eastern Australia...).
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There's a long way to go.


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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5421 on: October 07, 2021, 03:13:50 PM »
I thought that story was valuable because it more or less confirmed a fairly shocking Israeli study that surfaced months ago.
I don't intend to post a lot on COVID issues; I follow a variety of respectable news sources (mainly Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, The Economist), and most worthwhile news should be accessible and widely disseminated.

My brother is a cardiologist, so the referenced COVID demonstrations, though depressing, are mostly nuisances for him nowadays. However, in the early (2020) months of COVID he had to work some in that area, which was definitely stressful and hazardous.
Hi T.D.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be dismissive of your story/news re Pfizer and apologize if it came across that way; I certainly didn't mean to sound like that.

Glad that he's not in the front lines though I suspect that things still aren't easy even though he's a specialist.  What happens, for example, if someone comes in needing emergency surgery and they test positive?  One can do the best possible in terms of precautions, but wonder if they have the Delta variant or some other one?  I would think that it would still be stressful at least at times?

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5422 on: October 07, 2021, 03:54:27 PM »
Hi T.D.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be dismissive of your story/news re Pfizer and apologize if it came across that way; I certainly didn't mean to sound like that.

Glad that he's not in the front lines though I suspect that things still aren't easy even though he's a specialist.  What happens, for example, if someone comes in needing emergency surgery and they test positive?  One can do the best possible in terms of precautions, but wonder if they have the Delta variant or some other one?  I would think that it would still be stressful at least at times?

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I didn't think you were being dismissive. Just trying to minimize my posting on non-music threads.
I don't know the COVID protocol at my brother's hospital, don't want to stir up worry by asking questions. I imagine it's stressful, but he's well-informed and takes all reasonable precautions. Haven't asked whether he's getting a booster, but I assume so; he qualifies per state guidelines so may already have received it.

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« Reply #5423 on: October 10, 2021, 02:33:09 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5424 on: October 11, 2021, 02:37:05 PM »
Opinion: Florida teachers are quitting their jobs in droves — and who can blame them?
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« Reply #5425 on: October 12, 2021, 12:41:32 AM »
Opinion: Florida teachers are quitting their jobs in droves — and who can blame them?

I can’t read the article - how many is “in droves”?

In some parts of France they’ve done a strange thing with masks in schools. The kids don’t wear one but the grown ups do. Can anyone see the reasoning behind that?
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5426 on: October 12, 2021, 12:47:37 AM »
1) Interesting tests will now begin here in DK, with a Danish-Norwegian medicine product:

a small spray with some mild, quasi-acid substance that you use in your mouth. Allegedly it neutralizes Covid infections within just 15 seconds, as shown during testing with pigs, and it is useful for other throat/lung infections, just having a cold etc.. You'd be able to carry a spray with you, for everyday use, like we use disinfections now. Now, as to the content of the spray, I don't know ...
(source, in Danish https://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/ECE13359079/inhalering-af-mild-syreblanding-skal-behandle-covid19-og-andre-luftvejsinfektioner/ )

2) reports that the quickly introduced, Russian 'Sputnik' vaccine was the result of an insider spying at the Astra Zeneca work.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5427 on: October 12, 2021, 01:36:09 AM »
1) Interesting tests will now begin here in DK, with a Danish-Norwegian medicine product:

a small spray with some mild, quasi-acid substance that you use in your mouth. Allegedly it neutralizes Covid infections within just 15 seconds, as shown during testing with pigs, and it is useful for other throat/lung infections, just having a cold etc.. You'd be able to carry a spray with you, for everyday use, like we use disinfections now. Now, as to the content of the spray, I don't know ...
(source, in Danish https://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/ECE13359079/inhalering-af-mild-syreblanding-skal-behandle-covid19-og-andre-luftvejsinfektioner/ )

2) reports that the quickly introduced, Russian 'Sputnik' vaccine was the result of an insider spying at the Astra Zeneca work.

1) Interesting.

2) Don't know if these reports are true, but why am I not surprised? That said, patents have been protected better than lives in this pandemic...
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5428 on: October 12, 2021, 02:01:00 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5429 on: October 12, 2021, 08:41:27 AM »
I can’t read the article - how many is “in droves”?

Quote from: Lizette Alvarez
Teachers are quitting their jobs in droves, particularly younger ones, and who can blame them? As of July, 2,137 teachers have left the Orlando-area Orange County school system, either by resigning or retiring, Wendy L. Doromal, the president of the county’s Classroom Teachers Association, told me, adding that another 493 teachers told a recent survey they are currently thinking of leaving or retiring.

“It’s more than we have had previously, and it just keeps going and going,” Doromal said.

Statewide, there were 5,000 teachers and 3,700 support-staff vacancies in early August. There is also a major substitute teacher crisis, not to mention an intense shortage of bus drivers.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5430 on: October 12, 2021, 09:08:45 AM »
More news from the Death Cult Belt:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5431 on: October 12, 2021, 10:22:50 AM »


Thanks. When I googled it, although I couldn't read the article, I could see this photo, so I just assumed that they we're leaving because they felt strongly, rightly or wrongly, that masks are inappropriate in schools

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« Reply #5432 on: October 12, 2021, 02:21:54 PM »
In South Carolina there has been a major teacher shortage (this is in reply to the posts about Florida).  There already was one pre-covid, but 2020 saw a great deal more vacancies and early retirements because teachers didn't feel supported by administration, and it certainly didn't help that the state government froze salaries.  There is also a major shortage on bus drivers as well.  This year all teachers have received a significant bump to their salaries but it might be to little to late.  Parents, administration and lawmakers seemed to not realize that if they didn't support teachers then they would just leave or retire.  This is not a rant, my school is special and supports me completely unlike the reality of the average public school teacher.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5433 on: October 12, 2021, 03:40:56 PM »
More news from the Death Cult Belt:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses

Abbott's challenger is a nutjob anti-vaxxer. He has to show the crazy voters he can be a nutjob too.
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« Reply #5434 on: October 13, 2021, 05:31:03 AM »
Just had my flu jab. No mention yet of the booster Covid jab.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5435 on: October 13, 2021, 10:24:17 AM »
Survey: Three-quarters of Mass. residents support universal vaccine mandate

And:

Boston puts 812 workers from five city agencies on unpaid leave for failing to get vaccinated
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« Reply #5436 on: October 13, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »
Survey: Three-quarters of Mass. residents support universal vaccine mandate

And:

Boston puts 812 workers from five city agencies on unpaid leave for failing to get vaccinated

Unpaid leave for unvaccinated health workers was to start October 15 here in Quebec. It has been pushed 30 days because over 7000 are still unvaccinated and the burden of filling their positions would have fallen on the vaccinated health workers.

OTOH, as of October 15 these unvaxxed health workers will be denied the « Covid premium » they have enjoyed so far, which only makes sense: why give a Covid premium to people who purposely  slow down the eradication process  ??? . Also, they won’t get the 15000$ raise the other nurses will be getting as of November 1.

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« Reply #5437 on: October 14, 2021, 05:19:30 AM »
Survey: Three-quarters of Mass. residents support universal vaccine mandate

And:

Boston puts 812 workers from five city agencies on unpaid leave for failing to get vaccinated
[/b]I know that it's probably for the best, but still...youch!  :(

Unpaid leave for unvaccinated health workers was to start October 15 here in Quebec. It has been pushed 30 days because over 7000 are still unvaccinated and the burden of filling their positions would have fallen on the vaccinated health workers.

OTOH, as of October 15 these unvaxxed health workers will be denied the « Covid premium » they have enjoyed so far, which only makes sense: why give a Covid premium to people who purposely  slow down the eradication process  ??? . Also, they won’t get the 15000$ raise the other nurses will be getting as of November 1.
Over 7,000?!  Wow!

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #5438 on: October 14, 2021, 11:48:18 AM »
Further impacts from the pandemic--that and attempts to deal with it by getting away into Mother Nature, but not caring enough to pick up after themselves:  food, rubbish, tents(!), sleeping bags(!) and the remnants of a romantic tea for two (including, table, chairs, glasses, etc.)!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-58911256

and:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-53798298

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« Reply #5439 on: October 14, 2021, 12:54:44 PM »
That's a pity, the problems have obviously been accentuated by people going to the countryside in larger numbers, though the first case has a bit of art-like happening to it.
I remember how for example the smaller Scottish islands actively worked against tourist/escaper's visits much earlier during the pandemic, fearing they'd bring the virus with them, but also for fear of over-population, local food and supply shortage, etc. On the Isle of Skye, many had become tired of the annual tourist invasions nd its effects to the natural surroundings even before that.
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