COVID-19 Outbreak Information Updates (Reboot) 33,544,983 US cases, 596,880 US deaths.] (9 Viewers)

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The original COVID-19 Outbreak thread has been closed but is still available as a read-only thread (sticky above). The original thread had become less and less about new information and more about petty bickering. The purpose of this new thread is to link or report new information as it comes out. Try not to go off course from the topic. Those of you who had been banned from the original thread feel free to participate in this new thread. Just stay on topic. Thank you.
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Bottom line is that moving forward we simply don't want any political bickering going on within this thread, and want to try to limit this thread to being as much about sharing Covid-19 information as possible.

If you want to discuss the political aspects of Covid-19 with other SR members, you can do so here (If you are not already registered there, you will be required to do so)...
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That's good to see. We'll need a Tamiflu-like treatment.
 

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Hang in there man, looks bad up there.

It looks like Alberta’s wave is variant-driven primarily B.1.1.7, as is India’s and Michigan’s for that matter. The experts have predicted that this spring would be new surge except in places with relatively high vaccination. And due to variants, these surges could be pretty bad (greater infectiousness and severity).

Some scenes from Alberta:



I don't understand how Canada has screwed this up so badly.
 

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Vaccine tracker update.

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11 states with 50% or more of their population with 1 shot. And that's with no kids getting it yet.

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35 states are at 40% or more with a single shot.

And then the bottom feeders... Louisiana had a good start on Mississippi and Alabama, but the other two states are going to take over in a few weeks at this rate.

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Cameron Parish has to be the absolute worst... Of course, like no one lives there.

8% of all residents fully vaccinated. 24% for those 65+

Orleans is 31% and 69% respectively.

Every other Parish is around 40-50% vaccinated for 65+
 

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Cameron Parish has to be the absolute worst... Of course, like no one lives there.

8% of all residents fully vaccinated. 24% for those 65+

Orleans is 31% and 69% respectively.

Every other Parish is around 40-50% vaccinated for 65+

Not many after 2020 Hurricane season.
 

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Vaccine tracker update.

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11 states with 50% or more of their population with 1 shot. And that's with no kids getting it yet.

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35 states are at 40% or more with a single shot.

And then the bottom feeders... Louisiana had a good start on Mississippi and Alabama, but the other two states are going to take over in a few weeks at this rate.

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Hey, at least we are ahead of Micronesia. We better celebrate with a big festival!
 

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Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for the coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: the point when enough Americans would be protected from the virus so we could be rid of the pathogen and reclaim our lives.

Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable — at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever.

Instead, they are coming to the conclusion that rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.

How much smaller is uncertain and depends in part on how much of the nation, and the world, becomes vaccinated and how the coronavirus evolves. It is already clear, however, that the virus is changing too quickly, new variants are spreading too easily and vaccination is proceeding too slowly for herd immunity to be within reach anytime soon.

Continued immunizations, especially for people at highest risk because of age, exposure or health status, will be crucial to limiting the severity of outbreaks, if not their frequency, experts believe.

“The virus is unlikely to go away,” said Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist at Emory University in Atlanta. “But we want to do all we can to check that it’s likely to become a mild infection.”

The shift in outlook presents a new challenge for public health authorities. The drive for herd immunity — by the summer, some experts once thought possible — captured the imagination of large segments of the public. To say the goal will not be attained adds another “why bother” to the list of reasons that vaccine skeptics use to avoid being inoculated.

Yet vaccinations remain the key to transforming the virus into a controllable threat, experts said.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Biden administration’s top adviser on Covid-19, acknowledged the shift in experts’ thinking.

“People were getting confused and thinking you’re never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is,” he said.

“That’s why we stopped using herd immunity in the classic sense,” he added. “I’m saying: Forget that for a second. You vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down.”.............


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That said, with 30% of Covid infections leading to some kind of long-term complication, this is catastrophic news.
 

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Hang in there man, looks bad up there.

It looks like Alberta’s wave is variant-driven primarily B.1.1.7, as is India’s and Michigan’s for that matter. The experts have predicted that this spring would be new surge except in places with relatively high vaccination. And due to variants, these surges could be pretty bad (greater infectiousness and severity).

Some scenes from Alberta:


Oh it’s bad bad. So man absolute idiots. People calling them Spread Necks. I have to agree. I’m appalled by the selfish reckless actions of my city and province. I have seen our youth sports canceled our professional sports cancelled no dining, the health system overwhelmed. There is nothing to give anyone hope or enjoyment. Yet these absolutely horrid people still think it’s “a flu” it’s testing every nice bone in my body.
 

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Vaccine tracker update.

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11 states with 50% or more of their population with 1 shot. And that's with no kids getting it yet.

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35 states are at 40% or more with a single shot.

And then the bottom feeders... Louisiana had a good start on Mississippi and Alabama, but the other two states are going to take over in a few weeks at this rate.

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And all this time I thought Micronesia was the medical term for "forgetting small stuff". The more you know...
 

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I don't understand how Canada has screwed this up so badly.
This is a timeline for Ontario. Basically public health was ignored. As you can see by the 2nd graph no measures were out in place to keep the cases down. The most frustrating thing is we are no where different from a year ago. They did not learn a single thing in 1 year.

 

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