Life! (corona virus, non informative, non hysterical post)

Tenman

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The ICU in my state’s biggest hospital Iis full. Yet there are a ton of people that immediately take their mask off after entering businesses. Then they give people with their masks on the defiant stare down. SMFH
 

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Interesting, the first Monday after the election was called, the significant vacine announcement (90+% effective) happened. That same day the company's stock was way up, and the CEO sold like 60% of his stock. Coincidence??

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Not at all. The stocks went through the roof with the announcement. Why not sell some and make money on it. The man was smart. He knows darn well if the President elect becomes the next leader of our country there is a good chance stocks are going to plummet. Unfortunately our country has anti-vaccine quack leaders and judges that are doing everything they can to see vaccines are not allowed.

You do know that the current administration has been fighting tooth and nail to streamline the vaccine and has distribution logistics in place and at the ready. Unfortunately we are in wait and see mode right now as COVID vaccine is in big court battles as the socialist part of our government is trying to block it.
 

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Just came back from being away and it's time to cut the political crap. The R's scream that everything is fake news, while the D's are convinced corona is surging because the R's won't take responsibility. The election is in our past and neither is going to convince the other of anything on a motorcycle forum.

Here's something actually factual: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html
 

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I don't think anybody a lot of people would disagree that masking helps prevent transmission. But, apparently everybody a lot of people are tired of wearing them, and decided to stop. Because, the holidays spiked, and then started to lower again. Now? No holidays, just more people not practicing prevention. Fingers crossed that the vaccine actually does start getting deployed in the coming weeks, because initial reports are showing good things.
 

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Been talking to the daughter about the vaccines and don't expect real distribution till mid Spring or summer and this seems to echo what Dr. Fauci is currently saying. This is hitting our family on a personal level in another way, since Karen and I are trying to protect a 6 month old and 88 year old. We suddenly find ourselves this morning quarantining because yesterday I hugged my son and then hours later he learned that he had an hours-long work exposure a few days before. All of those stories about the current spread coming from groups of just a few people at home and for birthdays come to mind. At least we did have masks on, so we are all now awaiting test results.

The daughter and her company have been on overtime since this began and there is a lot more in development than what is being made public. The stone wall for a number of things still in development is that there are problems scaling up from being able to make tens or hundreds of doses. Trying to make thousands or millions requires changing their recipe enough that it has resulted in parking a number of things that have actually worked in initial trials.

The current vaccines now available are either high risk, such as those from Russia and China giving some adverse problems, or extremely hard to get into realistic distribution. The one from Pfizer is an example of the latter, because it requires storage and distribution at -70 degrees, which is not widely available outside of actual hospitals. Even if Pfizer could make millions of doses, there aren't that many freezers that cold to hold it or trucks that cold to transport the quantity. Plus it requires two shots a month apart.

On the up-side, real vaccines should be available for the very first medical providers before the end of the year, so it does look like we are turning a corner even if slowly. And while the lingering results of getting COVID are affecting a LOT more people than earlier thought, the mortality rates have fallen because therapies have been learned.
 

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Just came back from being away and it's time to cut the political crap. The R's scream that everything is fake news, while the D's are convinced corona is surging because the R's won't take responsibility. The election is in our past and neither is going to convince the other of anything on a motorcycle forum.

Here's something actually factual: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html
Bob that link does not really say anything more than what we already know. Bottom line is if you come in contact with someone who has COVID there is no protection whatsoever other that is 100% effective (other than no human contact). If the vaccine is made available and we take it, then the risk of contracting COVID goes down even more.

Unfortunately we have the "anti vac freaks", judges, and government officials that are fighting to not allow the vaccine to be made available. This is not politics this is real life facts. As a United States Citizen I should have a right to take a vaccine to lessen the chance of contacting this deadly disease.

That same freedom is being allowed to those that choose to spread COVID and take zero precautions. It is all around us. This is no different than AIDS or Syphilis that people knowingly contract and deliberately spread through sexual contact, blood transfusions, and needles. With COVID it's spread through deliberate unnecessary human contact.

More facts worldwide: Opening up borders and allowing more flights in and out of countries means more human contact. This means more spreading of COVID. The longer preventing vaccine development/distribution is also going to accelerate and allow the continuing spread of this disease.

Sure is funny most of the facts I've pointed out are not on the mainstream news. As I said before the only truth I heard on mainstream media was health officials stating that you are at risk if you come in contact with someone that has COVID.

Mainstream media has nothing more than laughable entertainment to report 99% of the time. I would challenge anyone to send a link of a CNN report that is not politically biased or a reporter employed by CNN that is being 100% accurate truthful about COVID. You are not going to find it.
 

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Around here, the news is saying that CVS, Walgreens, and a few other places, are already in talks for the first distribution. Healthcare workers, high risk persons, and I have to assume first responders, are set to be the first to get it. I was thinking March 2021 for widespread distribution, but they were saying by the end of December '20. That seems over optimistic. Unless, the drug companies are so sure of acceptance, that they are already in production. I don't know why it would take so long for y'all to get it. But, I'm not a politician.

EDIT: Not getting political, but, I just read that Trump said "As soon as April the vaccine will be available to the entire general population,". It's contrary to what our local media is saying, but is closer to what CW is saying. Fingers crossed. Maybe that light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train this time.
 
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Mainstream media has nothing more than laughable entertainment to report 99% of the time. I would challenge anyone to send a link of a CNN report that is not politically biased or a reporter employed by CNN that is being 100% accurate truthful about COVID. You are not going to find it.
Too many TV networks in your country and all trying to get you to watch them.... so the BS starts flowing and they just try and out do each other, small local stories get 'blown' into full on 'news worthy' (?) items, dont know how many times ive seen reporters in hurricanes 'fighting' the strong winds reporting such only to have a random walk behind them thinking wtf is he on about..

NZ has only a few networks TVNZ (Govt) and TV3 (CanWest yep Canadian owned) indigenous tv (Maori TV) sure we can go online and get Al Jazeera BBC etc

Dunno about getting the first lot of vaccines that come up , maybe a 2 gen after a year to if that first lot hasnt given any negative side affects then i'll see, with any luck if we can keep on managing covid down here and you lot sort ya shite out we may not need it.
 

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There is no hope. I quit watching the news in march, quit watching any new TV years ago. Try my best not to care or otherwise think about the crap, but it's here, and most likely for the next few hundred years. We will never be without masks again I'm afraid. I live with it and wake up every day til now, but who cares really? What quality of life is left if you can't go out in the yard without a mask, can never do anything again for all intents and purposes? All you can do is put your iddiot mask on, go out for another day, repeat for 5400yrs. I don't care if the stats say 1 person got it yesterday or 1 billion, either way there is no hope.
 

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There is no hope. I quit watching the news in march, quit watching any new TV years ago. Try my best not to care or otherwise think about the crap, but it's here, and most likely for the next few hundred years. We will never be without masks again I'm afraid. I live with it and wake up every day til now, but who cares really? What quality of life is left if you can't go out in the yard without a mask, can never do anything again for all intents and purposes? All you can do is put your iddiot mask on, go out for another day, repeat for 5400yrs. I don't care if the stats say 1 person got it yesterday or 1 billion, either way there is no hope.
Mate hang in there it will reduce and be managed to a level that things will carry on almost the same.

Have a virtual Beer, Whiskey, Coffee, Water on me ;)
 
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