Covid-19: Vax Americana

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  1. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

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    Reaching for the firmament
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  2. Paul Berry

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    They call Alberta the Canadian Texas but I think Quebec is the Canadian Texas in that its huge, always threatening to secede and noone can understand a damn word they're saying.
     
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  3. Kazuma

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    Like I said, I can't speak for Calgary, but in my experience, it doesn't have to be elected governments, it can be neighborhoods as well. The town I grew up in was like this. Conservative in general, but had an enclave of progressive thought (It was referred to as the People's Republic). And a few of the people I knew taught at schools like this.

    To use an old term, they're limousine liberals. And that's usually the types of people who send their kids to these schools. As russ said, they're of the white savior variety. They'll have a sign supporting Black Lives Matter in their yard. They probably eat organic and are wary of toxins and thus tend to believe the anti-vaccine mindset. So when I see vaccine shedding, I know it's coming from the more progressive side of the antivax world.
     
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  4. The Jitty Slitter

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    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    I kind of get what you are saying @Kazuma

    I have some bordering on hippy friends who are anti-vaxx, anti-antibiotic, pro unicorn fairy dust

    They tend to believe in their own fair share of conspiracy theories, though more in a do-gooder way
     
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  5. SamScouse

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    the discussion was about herd immunity, which doesn't exist anywhere yet, so my thinking it was a look-ahead discussion wasn't that big of stretch, is it?
     
  6. SamScouse

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    right on.

    not a coincidence that Alberta's Covid numbers per capita are the worst in the country.
     
  7. charlie15

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    #1007 charlie15, May 4, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    Agree 100%. They don't want it, give their supply to states were people are willing to vaccinate.

    The White House on Tuesday told states vaccine supply they leave unordered will become available to other states — the most significant shift in domestic vaccine distribution since President Biden took office, and part of an effort to account for flagging demand in parts of the country,” the Washington Post reports.
     
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  8. Yeah, forgot the cricket one. However I doubt the others, as the number of people watching the Euro Song Contest is over 200 million per show, at least with the 2 semi finals and the final it's already over 500 million.
     
  9. InTheSun

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    Demand has dropped considerably and lots of vaccine centers in FL have stopped asking for state ID or proof of residence to get the vax. This means people are flying in from overseas again to get vaccinated. Like half my family has already flown in to Miami. Honestly I can't muster any outrage. If some dumbasses won't get this life-saving miracle of science, so be it.
     
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  10. song219

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    Apr 5, 2004
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    This is ok but they should be required to take an unvaccinated Floridian home with them.
     
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  11. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
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    Didn't realize it was that high. Super Bowl, maybe, but I agree with the rest.

    I actually don't have an issue with your family flying in. It is an international crisis.
     
  12. ElJefe

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    That sort of dipshittery is rampant in Boulder, where the median price of a house sold is north of $1 million.
     
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  13. ElJefe

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    Don't forget that they'll call the cops if they see a POC on their street.
     
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  14. ElJefe

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    #1014 ElJefe, May 4, 2021 at 2:11 PM
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    I've actually suggested to people overseas in places where the vaccine rollout has been a bit slower that they might want to take a vaccine vacation in the USA.
     
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  15. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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    Have you got a link for that. I did a google search and the wiki doesn't seem to mention it being in pill form...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBV152
     
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  16. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    I think you're right. I remember reading somewhere in a list of potential upcoming/vaccines that it was a pill, but I can't find anything to confirm that. Not even this states that:
    https://www.globenewswire.com/news-...against-three-key-variants-of-SARS-CoV-2.html

    So, to me that does, in fact, sound like a shot.
     
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  17. SamScouse

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    the confusion many be related to the pill Pfizer is working on that treats Covid ? it's the only Covid-related pill I've heard of ....
     
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  18. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
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    England
    If someone could make the vaccine in a pill form, that would be a game-changer because, in the situation the world is in atm, speed is the most important thing.

    That was why I thought they should have just continued with the J&J shot, which was a single-jab one, while they looked at the data. Because it doubles the initial speed of the roll-out.

    I get the argument that was about 'reassuring the public'... yeah, I get that... but I think it did the precise opposite as I said.

    Anyway, we discussed that, didn't we.

    We're almost down into single figures of daily deaths. Hopefully should happen in the next week or so. After the monumental blunders of the first part of this it's a welcome change to see some good news.
     
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  19. Paul Berry

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    I invoke my First Amendment right to go off at a tangent.

    His about a microchip? Has anyone spoken to Bill Gates?
     
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  20. rslfanboy

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    ****ing Americans!!!! :mad::mad::mad:
     
  21. JamesA

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    Yes, his divorce lawyer.
     
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  22. argentine soccer fan

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    Yeah, reminds me of some people here in the Bay Area. They get so outraged that Trump wanted to build a wall on the Southern border, but if a Latino-looking guy is spotted in their neighborhood after dark they'll no doubt call the cops. Not during the day, because they need somebody to do their garden.
     
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  23. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone got Melinda's phone number?
     
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  24. rslfanboy

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    I'm telling.
     
  25. This might be the/a soluition.
    In the Leiden Science Park (where also the J&J vaccin was developed) researchers have for the first time proven vaccination by microneedle patches does work and the bonus is you need a fraction of the vaccin for those patches.
    https://www.libelle.nl/lekker-in-je-vel/bang-voor-naalden-vaccinatiepleister/
    It's a further development of research from Georgia Institute of Technology.
     
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