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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2069

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

so much aid money never gets to those that need it the most. Gross. What's gross about it? He's being realistic. Like Live Aid, most of the food either rotted on the docks or was taken by the army, they couldn't get the food to the people who needed it. This is so sad as the women of Afghanistan ar...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1656 The covid-19 lab leak hypothesis: did the media fall victim to a misinformation campaign? To me, the article seems to be explaining convincingly on why some theories on coronavirus origins were being ignored I've yet to see anything disproving the lab leak ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 794
Views: 528287

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/singapo ... 21-08-19-0

Article notes Cebu Pacific has high takeup of vaccine (not mandatory).
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Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, and Cathay Pacific require crew to be vaccinated:
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/singapo ... 21-08-19-0

Article notes Cebu Pacific has high takeup of vaccine (not mandatory).

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I think the 3rd jab is inevitable. It is just how long does one need to wait after the 2nd jab? That I do not know. What is wise? 8 months seems dangerously long (e.g., be vulnerable before boosting your immunity...) Lightsaber I agree. Looking at the study I referred to, (the graph below is source...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 313598

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Closed on 200 million in additional funding… https://www.google.com/amp/s/thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-airways-startup-funding-david-neeleman/amp/ From your link: Demand for the flights — which Neeleman says Breeze stimulates by bringing nonstops to unserviced routes — should be high enough for the...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Top quality study on the efficacy of Pfizer and AZ against Delta. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58257863 Why's it so good? It's based on the ONS surveillance tests. These are the gold standard for UK case data, as it takes a six figure sample across all UK regions and demographics and test them...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42211

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Folks, post dispassionately with links and facts. We moderators understand this is a crisis, but there is so much "mud flinging" that we will soon have to ban members to clean up this thread. This is your warning, post within forum rules. It you need to throw a swipe at the opposing politi...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

3rd dose of Pfizer, in over age 60, 86% effective. Considering that is about double prior reports... a nice boost with the 3rd jab. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/third-pfizer-dose-86-25-effective-in-over-60s-israeli-hmo-says/ar-AANst2B?ocid=BingNewsSearch Please recall: The data posted on...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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Thanks for the data. I think assuming children wouldn't spread this is counter to every parent's experience! More on J&J https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/heres-why-johnson-26-johnsons-vaccine-could-overtake-both-pfizer-and-moderna/ar-AANsEQf?ocid=BingNewsSearch J&J 71% preventing ho...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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Hot much is a triage point worth? How much more likely is a vaccinated person to survive once hospitalized assuming all else remains the same? best regards Thomas Most people think of triage as priority for entry: https://www.verywellhealth.com/medical-triage-and-how-it-works-2615132 It is also use...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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92% of San Diego cases unvaccinated. Most of vaccinated not showing symptoms (I guess tested for a trip or exposure): https://timesofsandiego.com/health/2021/08/16/county-reports-1095-new-covid-cases-as-majority-of-hospital-inpatients-are-unvaccinated/ If my child could be vaccinated, I wouldn't car...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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Its ok if people don't believe the medical establishment as long as when then get home they do their home remedies and stay out of the hospitals. It is past time to add vaccination status into the triage points. I propose ten points for unvacs, all unvacs.. Hot much is a triage point worth? How muc...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Hospital staff very demoralized. “Ninety-nine percent of the patients being admitted are unvaccinated,” she said. “They’re sicker when they get here. They require more acute care while they’re here. And unfortunately, many of them are not surviving.” ... “It’s extremely frustrating, the ignorance of...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

More cases in New Zealand. IMHO time to accelerate vaccination. The zero case strategy is much harder with Ro=7 when you have asymptomatic cases that will move this virus around: https://www.wftv.com/news/health/latest-hawaiis/5P5E6BS7IFTB5CBTY47GSIQJA4/ The above link also notes Hawaii's largest ho...

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by lightsaber
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Polls show sharp shift in how to treat unvaccinated: https://amp.yorkdispatch.com/amp/8148765002 The latest surge in coronavirus hospitalizations among the unvaccinated — so maddening because it was so preventable — was sure to touch off a backlash of sorts, once it dawned on people that a new roun...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Seminole country latest county to ask residents to limit 911 calls (for non-US, that is what we dial for emergency fire-police-paramedic). https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/08/17/seminole-county-fire-chief-asks-residents-to-limit-911-calls-cites-uptick-in-rescues-during-covid/ This wave i...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 199
Views: 58482

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised how much EK can grow back toward prior capacity. There is demand. Trade must continue. This will be a challenge, but good to see A380s returning to service. Lightsaber Out of curiosity, what type of travelers are driving this increase in demand right now, given tha...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Polls show sharp shift in how to treat unvaccinated: https://amp.yorkdispatch.com/amp/8148765002 The latest surge in coronavirus hospitalizations among the unvaccinated — so maddening because it was so preventable — was sure to touch off a backlash of sorts, once it dawned on people that a new round...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

For South Carolina, in June, 90% of deaths and 86% of hospitalizations were those not fully vaccinated: https://www.wltx.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/dhec-data-shows-southcarolina-unvaccinated-individuals-accounted-for-90-of-covid-19-cases-and-deaths-86-of-hospitalizations-in-june/101-...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Just to highlight 3rd jab in Israel reducing chance of hospitalization by 50% The Israeli government’s decision to start boosting those 50 and older was driven by preliminary Ministry of Health data indicating people over age 60 who have received a third dose were half as likely as their twice-vacci...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A friend from HS had COVID in December. She was vaccinated in April. Last week she got COVID again, but just felt fatigue. She died in the hospital a few days later. Yes, she had underlying health conditions and was overweight, but also under 50, had natural antibodies, and was fully vaccinated. Yo...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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75% of breakthrough cases in age 65 or older: https://hickoryrecord.com/wake-forest-researcher-there-arent-a-lot-of-vaccinated-people-in-the-hospital/article_d7555b28-feae-11eb-b9c4-972aad27fb50.html Slightly modified version of the 95% unvaccinated: The CDC, as well as local and state public-health...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 199
Views: 58482

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised how much EK can grow back toward prior capacity. There is demand. Trade must continue. This will be a challenge, but good to see A380s returning to service. Any updates on Australian routes? I do not expect these back until well into 2022 Australia wants 80% of adul...

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by lightsaber
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/ ... -africa-eu

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First, I didn't know South Africa was already producing J&J. Kudos to them.
Errr... 32 million doses shipped to EU, not great optics...
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/ ... -africa-eu

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by lightsaber
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/wireS ... s-79475300

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Israel has now given boosters to 1 million people. That isn't enough to change transmission, it should dramatically reduce breakthrough hospitalizations.
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/wireS ... s-79475300

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by lightsaber
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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I like specific numbers. 108 of 118 (91.5%) in Lake hospitals unvaccinated: https://www.kplctv.com/2021/08/16/108-118-covid-19-hospitalizations-lake-area-are-unvaccinated/ 149 of 169 (88%, lowest fraction I've seen reported) ofUAB hospitalized patients Unvaccinated. https://www.cbs42.com/news/health...

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by lightsaber
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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Why ban vaccinated people from Texas like me from traveling to California? The bans should be targeted at unvaccinated people not state of residence. As I am in the Moderna vaccine trial and will be going to my one year post full vaccination appointment in early September, it's quite possible I mig...

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by lightsaber
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205734

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I want younger kids vaccinated. While we need to test down in age, we need to age 3 (preschool) ASAP. Until then orotect grandma, get vaccinated. The hospitals are filling up faster than I predicted up thread. Lightsaber Why vaccinate the younger kids iso the adults? Real issue in some parts of the...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

School district shut down. With Covid19: 76 students 67 staff No mention fraction vaccinated https://news.yahoo.com/entire-georgia-school-district-shut-164153995.html With an unvaccinated child who needs more socialization, this concerns me. I just posted about one nearby hospital (almost full, near...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Hospitalizations for those in their 30s is reaching a record high: https://news.yahoo.com/covid-19-hospitalizations-among-30-162519347.html Adults between the ages of 30 and 39 largely avoided hospitalizations from coronavirus during the early phases of the pandemic, but lagging vaccination numbers ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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I follow a user @sailorrooscout on Twitter and she just tweeted this: "Not COVID-19 related, however, this is exciting news I really wanted to share. Phase I trials of Moderna's HIV vaccine candidate, mRNA-1644, which uses the same mRNA technology as our COVID-19 vaccine, is expected to begin ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Views: 205734

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The article also mentioned, in the earlier part of July, the infection rate in Japan among unvaccinated are 274ppm, compares to 91 ppm for those who have had one dose, and 13ppm for those who have had two dose, which clearly show effectiveness of the vaccine but also reflect the vaccines cannot tot...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
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The article also mentioned, in the earlier part of July, the infection rate in Japan among unvaccinated are 274ppm, compares to 91 ppm for those who have had one dose, and 13ppm for those who have had two dose, which clearly show effectiveness of the vaccine but also reflect the vaccines cannot tot...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Spain's first vaccine has entered initial trials: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2021-08-12/first-spanish-covid-19-vaccine-approved-for-human-clinical-trial.html China promising to export 2 billion doses this year: https://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/news/2021/08/sec-210805-glob...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Why don’t using that vaccine to protect an adult somewhere else around the world? Our hospitals are filling up with children: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/children-hospitalized-with-covid-19-us-hits-record-number-2021-08-14/ Any parent who doesn't protect their child... Not to mention coronavir...

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by lightsaber
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Views: 205734

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First, let my under age 12 child vaccinated! :hissyfit: Lightsaber Why don’t using that vaccine to protect an adult somewhere else around the world? Our hospitals are filling up with children: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/children-hospitalized-with-covid-19-us-hits-record-number-2021-08-14/ Any...

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by lightsaber
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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AZ is really good, apparently, vs. Delta https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/why-astrazeneca-used-again-south-africa-delta-variant-effective/ My opinion is getting fully vaccinated, but we'll all need a 3rd jab. Early in this thread I mentioned I was of the opinion mixing and matching vaccines prov...

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by lightsaber
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Israel has the cases: https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_million&Metric=Confirmed+cases&Interval=7-day+rolling+average&Relative+to+Popul...

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by lightsaber
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Hospital stats finally updated. 75,800 as of 8/12. Considering so many nurses quit, no wonder so many hospitals are near capacity. (I posted on the hospitals upthread). https://ourworldindata.org/covid-hospitalizations 68% of Florida hospitals expect to hit capacity based on staffing shortages: http...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middl ... d879391051

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This is sad. Dallas is out of pediatric ICU beds. Now the article is overly dramatic, they are airlifting children to less impacted areas.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middl ... d879391051

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Views: 205734

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/is ... NewsSearch

It will take weeks, but this will slow the spread.

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Israel now 3rd jabbing down to age 50, healthcare, and vulnerable.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/is ... NewsSearch

It will take weeks, but this will slow the spread.

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

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Burnout and the... unnecessity of this crisis is making this worse: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/08/13/covid-and-florida-hospitals-delta-variant-staff-burnout-fuel-crisis/8095090002/ “They get all the praise about being brave health care heroes, but they are not bulletproo...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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https://https://ktla.com/news/california/covid-case-rate-among-unvaccinated-californians-is-6-times-that-of-the-inoculated/ ktla.com/news/california/covid-case-rate-among-unvaccinated-californians-is-6-times-that-of-the-inoculated/ For the week ending Saturday, the average case rate among uninoculat...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

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That is a pretty astounding statement. Perhaps one with such a low bar for coworker empathy also should not be entering the field. Burnout is a real thing - have you taken any courses in organizational psych? Well said. Anyone who mocks someone going under the PTSD stress the nurses have been throu...

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by lightsaber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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I suspect that the real issue in the UK (and India) is that this variant burns brightly and then burns itself out. Neither Mr. Modi nor Mr. Johnson get much of the credit in my book. I wouldn't give them any credit either, but I don't think it's burning itself out. Cases are on the (slow) rise in t...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

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This round is worse. Why? Fewer nurses. "Some gave up." https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/when-will-hospital-capacity-break-in-oklahoma-fewer-nurses-to-care-for-covid-19-patients/article_9f862976-f624-11eb-bc0f-8fcb3290ba94.html “We lost a lot of nurses through the COVID pand...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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Fascinating. Basically, more breakthrough infections in Mesa County Colorado (where my relative is a lead coronavirus doctor) than the rest of Colorado. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7032e2.htm That makes it obvious that people are exposed to more virus in low vaccinated areas; how else d...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

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Ro of Delta updated to Ro=7. https://www.wbur.org/npr/1026190062/covid-delta-variant-transmission-cdc-chickenpox Wow... just wow. Original was Ro=3. I have to admit I was initially against the idea everyone would get coronavirus. But with that high of transmission... I now agree everyone will be exp...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 12597

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What we saw in India a few months ago is going to happen in the US and Europe, and then people will lose confidence in the vaccines. What we saw in India a few months ago is exactly what is happening in Europe and the US right now ... it's the Delta wave, which originates from India. Except that de...

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by lightsaber
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
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At the very least, I think it's high time insurance companies started increasing premiums or covid-related deductibles for the unvaxed, along with hospitals decreasing their priority for treatment. The former is a rather reasonable proposition based on the increasing evidence that unvaccinated peop...

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