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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1500 on: August 27, 2021, 04:48:57 AM »
Study shows difference in antibody levels in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and type of vaccination
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210824/Study-shows-difference-in-antibody-levels-in-response-to-SARS-CoV-2-infection-and-type-of-vaccination.aspx

Short and somewhat vague article, but graphs tell the story. Crucially, J&J recipients had antibody levels a bit lower than infected individuals. Pfizer and Moderna recipients had higher antibody levels than infected people. Those who got Covid and then got vaccinated had the highest protection.

They don't say it, but clearly it clusters at 1 exposure (J&J or infected), 2 exposures (Pfizer or Moderna or J&J+infection) and 3 exposures (Pfizer or Moderna plus infection). Which suggests that a booster would be like infection plus vaccination.

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« Reply #1501 on: August 27, 2021, 12:52:50 PM »
>We are at 40% fully vaccinated.

That's where my county is, but the surrounding -even more rural, redder- counties are 28-35%. Yeow!

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« Reply #1502 on: August 27, 2021, 05:26:02 PM »

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« Reply #1503 on: September 03, 2021, 12:35:51 PM »
COVID-19 patients will likely face bigger bills as insurance waivers expire

https://abc11.com/hospital-bills-debt-covid-patient-insurance/10994933/

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« Reply #1504 on: September 07, 2021, 02:49:13 AM »
The Economist puts the global death toll for Covid at 15.3 million (95% confidence that it is between 9.4m and 18.2m) as opposed to official figures of 4.6m
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/coronavirus-excess-deaths-estimates

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« Reply #1505 on: September 07, 2021, 02:51:06 AM »

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« Reply #1506 on: September 09, 2021, 04:17:38 PM »
Biden to announce that all federal workers must be vaccinated, with no option for testing

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/09/politics/joe-biden-covid-speech/index.html

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« Reply #1507 on: September 10, 2021, 09:49:24 PM »
"just 3.9% of the population has been vaccinated so far"


COVID: How the delta variant has shattered Vietnam′s success

https://www.dw.com/en/covid-how-the-delta-variant-has-shattered-vietnams-success/a-59143700?maca=en-GK-Inoreader-NewsPolitics-21641-xml-media

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« Reply #1508 on: September 15, 2021, 09:42:24 PM »
1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19

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The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation's first reported infection.

As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population as of April 2020 was 331.4 million.
It's a sobering toll that comes as hospitals in the US are struggling to keep up with the volume of patients and more children are grappling with the virus. In hopes of managing the spread and preventing more unnecessary deaths, officials are implementing mandates for vaccinations in workplaces and masking in schools.

Also, according to this link our official numbers are an underestimate.  As of May 2021 the IHME put the estimation of excess mortality due to COVID-19 at 912,345 in the US; 210,076 in the UK.

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« Reply #1509 on: September 16, 2021, 01:01:20 PM »
Supports a booster.

Moderna vaccine effectiveness wanes over time study shows
https://fox8.com/news/moderna-study-those-vaccinated-last-year-more-likely-to-contract-covid-19/