What other indicators of someone having immunity do we have? Nothing, but actually seeing people get or not get ill?
Yeah but you guys have ~100M more people in your country.I think the US is the current world record holder at 4,490 in a single day. Not that this is a competition, of course!
They will be fine. I think a lot of huge companies, especially in tech, are going to much more flexible in terms of working from home, so Zoom meetings will still be the default (at first at least).
I'm guessing they will lose a lot of contracts with schools and stuff, though.
I'm way out of my specialty here, so maybe someone will correct me if I get this wrong, but I believe antibodies are generally only produced either as a result of a vaccine or as the result of an infection. They aren't constantly in the blood even if you still have some level of immunity.
For example, I was vaccinated for polio and believe I still have immunity to some degree, but I bet if you took a sample of my blood right now there would not be any poliovirus antibodies present.
Moderna's injections are twice the volume and (perhaps that's why) tend to cause heavier reactions.There are Pfizer vaccine shortages apparently, so here we are going to switch to Moderna, which is supposedly the same, despite requiring a 50°C+ delta for proper storage...
That's the BEST our medical "experts" can come up with? THAT? Go to med school for 8 years and you can't think of a way to allow loved ones to come into your hospital and see their dying friends and relatives and to come see them safely, so instead they fill a glove with water and call it "the hand of God"? It's not the hand of God, it's the hand of fear. The hand of deception, maybe.
I'm with just about everything you post in here, I think you're a bright guy with realistic, non alarmist perspectives. But on this one if you're not joking that would be ill advised. Not taking the vaccine because its your body and maybe you don't trust it is a little unfounded at this point with the mass rollout but hey I get it to each his own. Refusing it out of spite or contrarianism would be unwise though. We're all in this battle together. Its not even lockdown crowd vs anti lockdown crowd. Its the human race vs Coronavirus. And the vaccines are our tanks and M16's ya know?
Blaming me for the rise of the cost of healthcare for other people with nothing but conjecture and NO PROOF is not going to convince me to get jabbed. And to make it a requirement for jobs or travel makes me want to get it even less (see the post above this one). Your one little paragraph was far more reasonable and persuasive than that entire article and it was written by a professional journalist.I'm with just about everything you post in here, I think you're a bright guy with realistic, non alarmist perspectives. But on this one if you're not joking that would be ill advised. Not taking the vaccine because its your body and maybe you don't trust it is a little unfounded at this point with the mass rollout but hey I get it to each his own. Refusing it out of spite or contrarianism would be unwise though. We're all in this battle together. Its not even lockdown crowd vs anti lockdown crowd. Its the human race vs Coronavirus. And the vaccines are our tanks and M16's ya know?
I do not follow US media that much, but is the narrative there that this has to do with anything other than vaccine shortages for other regions?
Lmao. It is the USA we are talking about. As you can see for the guy in the tweet all he is focused on is the american curve that goes up brrrrt and not africa.
There is good news to be made and patting yourself on the shoulder. Can't miss that.
All good no worries. I usually mean no ill intent with my posts.Yeah, I'd say the country could do with some good news. And why wouldn't the United States prioritize itself over the entire continent of Africa given the situation? The only country that got hit somewhat hard there is South Africa at 53,000 deaths (890 per 1 million population). The entire continent, which has around 1.34 BILLION people, has only 115,000 deaths according to the official numbers. Meanwhile the United States, with its population of 330 million has 575,000 deaths (1,740 per 1 million population). 1 billion fewer people and 460,000 more deaths, or 25% percent the population and 80% more deaths to put it another way.
Apologies if I'm misunderstanding the intent of your post.
Thanks for the share. Yeah, I just can't wrap my head around the idea of someone taking a vaccine after having been infected and already having recovered.
The vaccine has an efficacy rate of over 90%, meaning your immune system will be informed about how to fight this virus specifically.