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COVID-19 Coronavirus: global situation

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Here's a good site for some "fun" reading. It essentially ridicules severely ill or dead anti-vaxxers. But it's careful to only list people who were actively anti-vax, who spread dangerous messages and falsehoods. It turns out nearly all of them die in the hospital. Somehow they suddenly trust the medical establishment when they are having trouble breathing and don't question all the drugs they are given during their hospital stays.

Its kindve funny that the same vaccine they use to treat covid befor I heard is what they use to help afterward after getting covid. But the sick dont seem to care about the vaccine then🥴😂
 

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Maine is still getting hit hard. We went from under 100 cases a day to over 1000 cases a day. All the hospitals have stopped unneeded surgeries and some are using National Guard people to help out. The northern half of Maine has people spread out and not too many big towns so the people there figured they did not need to get vacinated. They seem to be the ones filling the hospitals. I figure they will be calling for a second booster soon and maybe even taking the new pills coming out. Portland has gone back to mandatory masks and showing the shot cards and getting tested often with home kits. Portland has appointed new "mask police" with up to a $500 fine for refusing. Mean while , I stay home except to go to the ATM machine once a month to get my Social Security.
 

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Maine is still getting hit hard. We went from under 100 cases a day to over 1000 cases a day. All the hospitals have stopped unneeded surgeries and some are using National Guard people to help out. The northern half of Maine has people spread out and not too many big towns so the people there figured they did not need to get vacinated. They seem to be the ones filling the hospitals. I figure they will be calling for a second booster soon and maybe even taking the new pills coming out. Portland has gone back to mandatory masks and showing the shot cards and getting tested often with home kits. Portland has appointed new "mask police" with up to a $500 fine for refusing. Mean while , I stay home except to go to the ATM machine once a month to get my Social Security.
People here have seem to taken a fatalistic approach. Most people don't bother to mask and just seem to think the vaccine will protect them. That's probably true but the vaccine won't protect them from getting and spreading Covid, affecting and killing people further down the line.
 

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When I worked as a home care nurse we were told never wear a mask as it would upset the customers. Frequent hand washing & gloves was all we had when working with infectious patients. The info I thought was real important was to never touch your face(eyes & nose & mouth) without a good hand washing first. I had patients with aids , tuberculosis , hepatitis and the only thing I ever caught was shingles which they say can't happen. It seems this virus is the most infectious thing I've seen in my lifetime. Mask wearing here is only 50% where it is not mandatory which is probably one of the reasons our state is getting hit so hard.
 

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Pfizer and BioNTech are working on a new hybrid vaccine combining its original shot with a formulation against the omicron variant. The original plan was to develop a standalone vaccine against omicron. They also test higher-dose versions of their vaccine and evaluate different dosing schedules.

The New York-based drug giant and German partner BioNTech SE are also testing higher-dose versions of their vaccine and evaluating different dosing schedules, Bourla said. He said he continues to provide additional resources to the company's vaccine unit and is also looking to deploy its messenger RNA technology in other spaces. The use of mRNA is "clearly … a very powerful technology and we're just scratching the surface of it," Bourla said. On Monday, Pfizer announced a trio of deals to build out its budding franchise of mRNA candidates to target COVID-19, rare diseases and cancer. Pfizer is also making inroads in scaling out access to its oral COVID-19 treatment, Paxlovid. "In a couple of weeks, we will have it everywhere," Bourla said of U.S. access to the pill.

 
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