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    News & Experiences continued

    They were discussing something similar on Coronacast this morning, regarding the Lowy Institute's analysis of which countries have done best at dealing with the lurgi so far, and the guest (whose name I can't remember, sorry) pointed out that a lot of countries that might have been expected to...
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    ISU has cancelled 2021 Europeans, ISU Grand Prix Final, World Junior Synchro; Stockholm Worlds still on for now

    Among other things, it increases the number of people in the bubble, which increases the chance of infection slipping into the group, and it increases the number of people that the organisers have to cover the costs of tests, accommodation, food etc for - and that would be for approximately a...
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    Frozen lake videos

    Another video from Elladj Balde from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKeqBTSppX-/
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    News & Experiences continued

    I just came across this interview with German virologist Professor Christian Drosten - it's always interesting to get scientist's-eye views on the communication of research and its consequences, but even more so now that it's so critical to public health. This paragraph gave me the chills...
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    The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

    Yes, for both Pfizer and Moderna from what I remember. Slow rollout, but full regulatory approval.
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    Frozen lake videos

    Another video from Sondre: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKbwAFHpPaE/
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    The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

    AstraZeneca is the one we have a production facility for here, isn't it, through CSL?
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    The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

    The Pfizer vaccine has just been granted provisional approval in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Note that this is not emergency approval but provisional approval, the normal first stage in full approval of any vaccine. They’re looking at a late February rollout, rather than...
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    News & Experiences continued

    Another factor is that, except for a relatively short period in Melbourne's second wave, our contact tracing systems didn't get overwhelmed and neither did our testing facilities, and we've been able to use those to really get on top of outbreaks and variants. The New South Wales contact tracers...
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    Frozen lake videos

    The temperature got to 42C where I live today. Rewatching all these videos has really helped me deal with the heat! :lol:
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    News & Experiences continued

    There is a big discrepancy between what most people worry about and what policymakers worry about, absolutely. For most of us, it's "Are I and those I love more likely to catch it?" and "Are we more likely to be hospitalised and/or die if we do?" Whereas for the policymakers and logistics...
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    Frozen lake videos

    The remarkable Mr Balde must have heard that we were making this list because he's just added another video to the collection: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKXfOhMpGNh/
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    News & Experiences continued

    I’m on my phone so I can’t link, but the study you want is the NERVTAG report. It’ll be at a gov.uk address. The bodies conducting the studies were Public Health England, Imperial, LSHTM and Exeter University.
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    News & Experiences continued

    I just saw that. Four separate public health bodies in the UK, all reporting the same conclusion: B117 variant is both more transmissible and approximately 30% more deadly than the previously dominant strain. The worst-of-both-worlds scenario. No evidence of immune escape yet, at least.
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    Potential for cancellation of Tokyo 2020

    I watched enough Yes, Minister in my youth that I automatically take an official denial as the next best thing to a confirmation. :lol:
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