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Dobre

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Oregon reached 5 million vaccination doses today, and also 60% of the state is now fully vaccinated.

3,349 new cases over the past 3 days. 968 hospitalizations (first time below 1,000 since the state went over it). 25 deaths.

An acquaintance told me they sent home 15 kids today in one of the local elementary schools. (I feel this should be a strong message to 1. close up the cafeteria and 2. send home kids with cold-like symptoms unless they have a negative test; but I'm sure it will take the district a while to comprehend that they really need to do these two things). Maybe not too super long, though, if the teachers of about 15 kids end up in quarantine.

It is confirmed that the DJ on the station in the Tri-Cities does have *********.
 

Cachoo

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At work we are hearing more from people who might be considered long haulers. I found this post and it mimics a lot of what I hear now:
I got ********* in November of last year. Pretty mild symptoms - mostly sinus infection type stuff with some extra fatigue. I coach a couple youth basketball teams during the winter and it was a real struggle. I could not get through stationary basketball drills that I regularly led. I was pretty worn out after practices and my chest was tight. Got through basketball season and it was still there so I saw my doctor. Went through a bunch of tests and took lots of pictures. Heart and lungs looked fine. Oxygen levels were fine. My doctor told me he had 15 patients in my age range (35-45) all going through the same thing, and over the course of a few weeks going through all these tests he had another 10-15 start coming to him with the same thing. Ultimately he said there was nothing else he could really look for and told me it just might take awhile to get back to normal. I've been slowly getting more stamina but it's been a real grind.
 

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I love the concept of taking politics out of this decision.

In Tennessee, the patients first in line for the monoclonal antibody *********-19 treatment are likely to be the ones who landed in the emergency room because they did not get vaccinated.

Extraordinary demand coupled with the federal government’s need to cap shipments of these scarce drugs has forced Tennessee health officials to recommend limiting the treatment to unvaccinated patients with the worst cases of *********-19...

Monoclonal antibody treatment lessens the severity of *********-19 symptoms, and with more cases of the highly infectious delta variant, the demand for it has soared.

But in recent months, 70 percent of the country’s supply has gone to seven Southern states: Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana.


 

sk8pics

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I heard on the news this morning a woman is suing a local hospital because they have refused to administer ivermectin to her husband who is in intensive care with YNW. She found a doctor who agreed to prescribe it, but I guess he doesn’t have privileges at the hospital. At least it’s the version for people, not cattle.
 

Susan1

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Apparently there was a news conference online today.
 

Buzz

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This is so unbelievable. A registered nurse whose mother was hospitalized with CV was still unvaccinated and went around telling others not to get vaccinated has died of CV. Yet still her mother who is recovering in hospital is still ”unsure” about getting the vaccine. How on earth do you reach people like this?!
 

Prancer

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I heard on the news this morning a woman is suing a local hospital because they have refused to administer ivermectin to her husband who is in intensive care with YNW. She found a doctor who agreed to prescribe it, but I guess he doesn’t have privileges at the hospital. At least it’s the version for people, not cattle.
Are you sure they weren't talking about this case from Cincinnati? https://www.cincinnati.com/story/ne...tal-cannot-forced-give-ivermectin/5746518001/

The facts are awfully similar.
 

Dobre

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-Per Bloomberg, the World has now given over 6 billion vaccination doses.


-Per the Washington Post, since July the following states have been added to the list of states with 70% of adults vaccinated with at least 1 dose:

Iowa, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, South Dakota, Nevada, Kansas, Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Utah, Florida

76.7% of adults in the U.S. have received at least 1 dose.


-The U.S. sent an additional 2.58 million doses to the Philippines this week. (I gather the country had already sent some there previously).

-Per the NYT, Alaska has had the most cases per capita now for the past two days. (117 new cases per 100K).
 

Miezekatze

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The right-wing movement of "Reichsbürger" in Germany are known for hording weapons though and they all the right-wingers are pretty involved in the radical anti-vaxx and anti-lockdown protests, I'd be worried that this gives easy access to weapens to all people involved in the scene, now that the internet easily connects all sorts of lunatics

I expect the Germany anti-restrictions movement to be classified as a terrorist organization sooner or later, since they are very radicalized.
 

MsZem

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New Zealand may have to give up on CV-zero. But I hope for their sakes that this will go well:

Also, KFC of all things?
 

Dave of the North

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The NB government reimposed the indoor mask mandate, starting today.

I asked the folks at bridge last night if they wanted to keep playing bridge face-to-face while wearing masks. The vote was a resounding no. As a result we will move our bridge games back online.
 

skategal

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Wow that is a great article and book.

Thanks for sharing.

I am getting lots of that denial from my relatives in Alberta, Canada’s worst outbreak situation, as well. So not just a USA issue for sure.

They have asked the same thing “Where are you getting your information from because that isn’t right?”

And we are like “From the government of Alberta website” :shuffle:
 

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It's crazy that all this was foreseen and so (unfortunately) accurate. I feel like this ********* has brought out the worst in human behavior. :(

Meanwhile, in the REAL world, the situation is as bad as ever and CV19 remains as deadly as ever to the unvaccinated:

 

Cachoo

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It's crazy that all this was foreseen and so (unfortunately) accurate. I feel like this ********* has brought out the worst in human behavior. :(

Meanwhile, in the REAL world, the situation is as bad as ever and CV19 remains as deadly as ever to the unvaccinated:

Bringing your toddlers (safely shielded) to say good-bye: That is so private but sometimes I wish the deniers could see this. Of course they would suggest it is all fake.
 

Louis

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New Zealand may have to give up on CV-zero.

I expect their cases to be in the hundreds, if not thousands, within a couple of weeks. But it's the right decision nonetheless.

I asked the folks at bridge last night if they wanted to keep playing bridge face-to-face while wearing masks. The vote was a resounding no. As a result we will move our bridge games back online.

This is a common and understandable reaction, but I continue to ask why the same people who don't want to wear masks are so dead-set on forcing children and essential workers to wear masks, side effects be damned?

Wow that is a great article and book.

Thanks for sharing.

I am getting lots of that denial from my relatives in Alberta, Canada’s worst outbreak situation, as well. So not just a USA issue for sure.

They have asked the same thing “Where are you getting your information from because that isn’t right?”

And we are like “From the government of Alberta website” :shuffle:

I hear the same from anti-science lockdown enthusiasts and maskophiles. All kinds of made-up statistics about the number of children dying, in hospital, etc. that they claim are from the government. To justify their beliefs, people often tell me more people are sick, dying, or dead than actually live in places. And they stand firm in their beliefs, even in the face of data that proves beyond a doubt that they are wrong.
 

allezfred

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This is a common and understandable reaction, but I continue to ask why the same people who don't want to wear masks are so dead-set on forcing children and essential workers to wear masks, side effects be damned?
Umm, why would anti-maskers be for "forcing" children and essential workers to wear masks? Surely it would be the opposite? :confused:
 

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jeffisjeff

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This is a common and understandable reaction, but I continue to ask why the same people who don't want to wear masks are so dead-set on forcing children and essential workers to wear masks, side effects be damned?
I know! I really wish Dave of the North's bridge club would stop going around to bus stops and duct taping masks onto school kids! :mad:
 

Louis

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Umm, why would anti-maskers be for "forcing" children and essential workers to wear masks? Surely it would be the opposite? :confused:

People who can work or otherwise conduct activities from home (and thus don't have to wear masks all day long) are often the same people demanding children and essential workers wear masks all day long.

Most of the people creating mask policy don't actually have to abide by it themselves.
 

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