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We weren't required to get the vaccine by our employer, but after we had, we just got a bonus for having received ours. The bonus was small, $50, but more are getting shots. They are also doing a drawing every two weeks for a $500 prize, only those who have had their shots are entered.

 

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Money talks, Covid walks.

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New Decoy Protein Treatment Fools Coronavirus, Rendering It Impotent

Treatment reduces lung damage and results in mild symptoms in a preclinical study.

A novel decoy protein designed by Northwestern Medicine scientists fools SARS-Cov-2  by intercepting the spike of the coronavirus and rendering it impotent.

The novel protein significantly reduced lung damage and resulted in only mild symptoms in mice infected with SARS-Cov-2, while untreated animals in this model all succumbed to the infection.

https://scitechdaily.com/new-decoy-protein-treatment-fools-coronavirus-rendering-it-impotent/

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Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus 8 Times Faster Than Predicted. We Need to Know Why

2 APRIL 2021

A team of scientists is calling for greater research into how sunlight inactivates SARS-CoV-2 after realizing there's a glaring discrepancy between the most recent theory and experimental results.

UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and colleagues noticed the virus was inactivated as much as eight times faster in experiments than the most recent theoretical model predicted
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CNY hospital spots one common reaction to Covid vaccines: swollen lymph nodes

Syracuse, N.Y. – Early this year, the medical imaging department at Crouse Hospital began to notice an uptick in enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits of patients during routine breast exams. Normally, that’s a cause for concern.

“An enlarged lymph node can be a flag for cancer,” said Dr. David Wang, Crouse’s medical director for breast imaging. “But an enlarged lymph node can also be seen with infection or any inflammatory process going on.”
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U.K. coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC says

The U.K. variant of the coronavirus is now the most dominant strain circulating in the United States, health officials said Wednesday.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a news briefing that the prevalence of "variants of concern" is increasing and that the U.K. variant, known as B.1.1.7, has taken hold across the country.

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/uk-coronavirus-variant-now-dominant-strain-us-rcna606

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AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine plausibly linked to rare brain clots, European regulators say

BERLIN — Medical regulators in Britain and the European Union on Wednesday said it was "plausible" that the Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine is linked to rare but sometimes deadly blood clots, a development that could complicate plans to roll it out around the world.

 

The European Medicines Agency stressed that the benefits of vaccination still outweigh the risks, as thousands of people die of the coronavirus across the continent each day. But British officials advised that adults under 30 be offered alternative vaccines, noting that the calculus is different for young and otherwise healthy people who are at relatively low risk of serious covid-19.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/astrazeneca-blood-clots-europe/2021/04/07/ca5ef1dc-9792-11eb-8f0a-3384cf4fb399_story.html

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Coronavirus: 'Double mutant' Covid variant found in India

A new "double mutant" variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India.

Officials are checking if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, may be more infectious or less affected by vaccines.

Some 10,787 samples from 18 Indian states also showed up 771 cases of known variants - 736 of the UK, 34 of the South African and one Brazilian.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56507988

 

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CDC Says More Virulent British Strain Of Coronavirus Now Dominant In U.S.

 

A more easily spread coronavirus variant first identified in England last year has now become the dominant strain in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

The variant, known as B.1.1.7, spread quickly across the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning last fall, with the more infectious version of the coronavirus thwarting restrictions and lockdowns that had earlier helped keep the original strain in check.

B.1.1.7 is "now the most common lineage circulating in the United States," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House media briefing on Wednesday.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/04/07/985079617/cdc-says-more-virulent-british-strain-of-coronavirus-now-dominant-in-u-s

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Israel may release the names of the unvaccinated to authorities.  In view of having 80% of the population inoculated, there should not be any further concern if the treatment is truly effective.  If the same laws are passed here I believe people will be attacked if their unvaccinated status is somehow “leaked.”  
 

https://www.courthousenews.com/israel-adopts-law-allowing-names-of-unvaccinated-to-be-shared/

 

 

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On 4/8/2021 at 7:14 AM, tube fanatic said:

Israel may release the names of the unvaccinated to authorities.  In view of having 80% of the population inoculated, there should not be any further concern if the treatment is truly effective.

80% of the population inoculated! 👀 Gotta admit Israel is on the right path insofar as getting the population vaccinated and passported to be able to open everything back up and back to normal--How long before we can achieve that kinda vaccination rate in our country and what would prevent it?  

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Right now it appears we are gearing up towards 30 to 35% here in the next week or two: US Coronavirus Vaccine Progress Tracker | Vaccinations by State | USAFacts

 

At least 112,046,611 people or 34% of the population have received at least one dose.

Overall, 61,317,491 people or 18% of the population have been fully vaccinated.

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It seems we would need to have at least 70% of our population either vaccinated or infected to be able to reach the Herd Immunity threshold: Herd immunity and COVID-19 (coronavirus): What you need to know - Mayo Clinic  From the link:

Even if infection with the COVID-19 virus creates long-lasting immunity, a large number of people would have to become infected to reach the herd immunity threshold. Experts estimate that in the U.S., 70% of the population — more than 200 million people — would have to recover from COVID-19 to halt the epidemic.

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Israel COVID-19 study finds South Africa variant able to 'break through' Pfizer vaccine

South Africa variant proved to be eight times more prevalent among tested patients

A new study from Israel indicates the South Africa variant of the coronavirus can "break through" the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to some degree.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/israel-covid-19-study-south-africa-variant-pfizer-vaccine

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3 minutes ago, RandyH000 said:

Covid-19 hospitalizations among younger people are rising in the US -- especially in one region

I saw several Scientific journal articles in this regard through my research today. Underlying conditions still seem to be a factor in personal response, but also found the non-symptomatic spread is still where the danger is for most families, friends, and co-workers... I also had a friend who had covid tell me he only had mild symptoms at the time but has some some puzzling things happen to him lately which makes him wonder if it was Covid related..

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How Effective Is the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What You Should Know

All three vaccines work by prompting your own cells to produce the spike protein – the protrusions on the coronavirus that allow it attack human cells – so your immune system learns to recognize and respond quickly to a real infection.

Unlike the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which deliver fat-covered bits of genetic material into your cells, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses a “shell of a virus” to carry genetic material into your cells, said Gandhi. The “shell” is an adenovirus, which normally causes colds, but has been modified so that it can no longer replicate and make you sick.

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/03/420071/how-effective-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-heres-what-you-should-know

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Vitamin ---The truth - what do the studies say -

Many studies have shown an association between vitamin D and Covid outcomes, but the evidence is largely observational - meaning it looks at what happens to people with higher and lower levels of vitamin D without controlling for other factors.

This isn't gold standard evidence - that would a need randomised control trial, where people are allocated a treatment or a dummy version, so scientists can be clear an outcome is caused by the treatment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56180921

 

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