Unfortunately, I predict in 8 to 12 weeks the global 4th wave hits the US hard. We need more vaccine ASAP. We are in the eye if the storm, in my opinion. I respectfully disagree with your prediction. 1) We have now seen that there is a strong seasonal variation with this virus. 2) Vaccinations cont...Jump to post
~*SPOILER ALERT*~ This is slightly off-topic but I don't know if it's really needed to put up a spoiler warning for a movie that premiered over 25 years ago and where multiple sources have discussed said scene without warnings (I remember watching a documentary as a kid that mentioned said scene an...Jump to post
Big picture is excess deaths are falling fast!!! https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm Vaccines are working. :hyper: Wow, they are well below seasonal norms. I guess it makes sense because there's almost no flu this year and also, I guess that a lot of the people who would ha...Jump to post
When pressed, she stated that "most movies with an elevator scene are inaccurate. That's hilarious. Of course, it never occurred to me, but there are people who are experts on elevators and the movies, being the movies, probably get that stuff wrong all the time and the rest of us who have nev...Jump to post
~*SPOILER ALERT*~ For those who have not seen this 1994 movie. In the 1994 movie Speed , the final "chase scene" of the movie culminates with the bomb-laden bus crashing into a 707 under tow. The resulting explosion was a cinematic masterpiece, especially in an era before extensive CGI. P...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:I don't think anyone will paint an actual aircraft with a test livery.
It is a grand experiment which had a change of succeeding if they continued with vaccinations and restrictions at the same time. It's a pity that they're going to put everything in jeopardy by opening too soon, but Israel is doing us all a big favor because at the expense of their own population, t...Jump to post
All of our lights are 2700K except for a few over the mirror in the downstairs bathroom are 3000K.
Well, that and we have Hue in our bedroom, the baby's room, and my den.
I am not a huge Newsom fan, but I won't vote for a Republican anything right now, not after January, not after Trump. I may return a blank ballot if there isn't another democrat on it.
But I agree, he stuffed this one up badly. The party at French Laundry was an especially distasteful move.
bennett123 wrote:They may have Mecca and Medina, but who will be able to visit them?.
My understanding is that KSA is planning on a major overhaul of its policies with respect to international tourists. Previoiusly, admission to the country was only granted to foreign nationals traveling for business or religious purposes. Under KSA's's "Vision 2030" program, among other ch...Jump to post
NovaVax could be cleared in May for US use (we'll trail the UK): https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/novavax-covid-19-shot-could-210647189.html This one frustrates me. Novavax's candidate showed spectacular efficacy of ~95% for the ancestral variant and 89% overall. It raises ridiculous antibody ti...Jump to post
There is a reason they were all in on the NMA idea and haven't ordered XLRs. The issue is that there isn't a single good 763 replacement. Now, this isn't necessarily some existential problem for DL. Airlines have retired types before without a direct replacement. For example, NW was going to eventu...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Why not to produce skin tag and give them to the crews as souvenirs
Seems contrary to current trends. Most airlines have been retiring as many aircraft as they can, while United decides to order more... they haven't retired as many aircraft as the other legacies either. What does United know that the others don't? Wonder how cheap they are getting these... especial...Jump to post
Has anyone heard about a booster for Pfizer for the South African variant?
Why are military contractors involved in this (the previous one too), that seems a good way to pay 10 times more than necessary ? Why not look at what Amazon is doing ? Well, the requirements for the USPS are for RHD vehicles to easily access mailboxes on the curbside and be made in the USA. As far...Jump to post
Naming an airport after a person is always a bad idea. You'll never know who will end up having skeletons in their closet years later. In Ashkenazi Jewish tradition, it is traditional to choose the name of someone who is no longer living for the name of a baby. Among the reasons is just that: when ...Jump to post
virii are much older than that. ( obviously they must be younger than active cell based organisms. but not by much :-) That's a matter of debate. One hypothesis on the origin of viruses is that they predated cellular life or may even have been the ancestors of cellular life. According to this "...Jump to post
Doc, were you raised Catholic with that reference to Confession ? LOL, Jewish. But yes. Mr. Limbaugh was a horrible hypocrite. He said that drug users and addicts should be "sent up the river" and then...even after suffering with addiction continued to play the moral crusader. A master hy...Jump to post
I'm a fan of the UK strategy to prioritize first dose Now allocate incoming vaccine for timely second doses and keep a few days worth in reserve, but not the huge amount currently withheld. If I were an evil villain trying to manipulate the vaccine strategy to literally breed a vaccine-resistant va...Jump to post
But he has biased pushing vaccines away from need to political allies: e.g., Longshoremen https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ports-vaccine-idUSKBN2AC22L or private schools: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/covid-19-shots-given-to-teachers-at-upscale-private-north-hollywood-school...Jump to post
We have Southwest Airlines we don’t need this. Have you ever tried to fly from anywhere in SoCal to SFO when it is raining, or when there is even one cloud in the sky? Instant three-hour delay. SFO has what is known as the "1-2-3" rule, which is that if there is one cloud in the sky and t...Jump to post
OC43 spilled over from cattle around 1890 and may have been the true cause of the "Russian Flu" that killed a million people worldwide. Interestingly, both OC43 and HKU1 have furin cleavage sites. How do they establish that date? Is it more genetics, historiography, or both? The reference...Jump to post
Instead of A and B colds, it will be A, B, and C. Lightsaber There are four endemic human "common cold" coronaviruses. Coronaviruses come in four genera (plural of "genus") called Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. The Alphas and Betas tend to infect mammals and the Gammas and Delta...Jump to post
[ Partially my concern is California has politicized vaccine distribution. My area is now a desert for the vaccine to prioritize, in my opinion, those who the governor favors (good thing this is non-Av, but I'm going off topic). SF is out of vaccine. I think there's just a supply crunch, period. I'...Jump to post
incitatus wrote:Instead of international traffic, there is another metric that better reflects JFK's global stand: Long-haul flights. It was third in the world in 2019, behind LHR and DXB.
You leave me in a dilemma. I'm good at that. :mrgreen: If two vaccines might be less effective, do I go for first available (a no brainier if mRNA) or hold off for a mRNA if the J&J is available? Go for early or effective... In my opinion, everyone needs the mRNA levels of protection in the lon...Jump to post
Funny thing is, I'm for people having a choice. These vaccines were rushed. I understand the hesitancy. I'll get one as soon as I can and then I'll get another once vaccines are in over-supply (mixing vaccines is an old trick to boost effectiveness if administered a month or more apart). A caution:...Jump to post
"Especially in NYC where everything has to cost three times as much and run 8-12 years late." Obviously, you've not been to NY in the last 30 years. Lived there from 2005-2008. How is that Second-Avenue Subway going? Or that East Side Access to the LIRR from GCT that still isn't done even...Jump to post
This is understandable given how airport income has nose dived, but man, it is so hard to get things started to begin with and just as hard to restart. I wish they could find a way to keep these projects going. Once things recover everyone will say 'but these facilities suck!' and it will take anot...Jump to post
Johnson and Johnson CEO says people likely will need annual Covid vaccine shots as long term immunity is unknown and the virus continues to evolve globally. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/09/covid-vaccine-jj-ceo-says-people-may-get-annual-shots-for-the-next-several-years.html I disagree with him. I t...Jump to post
They won't be asking what it was like, because the virus will still be around. If they are lucky enough to live in the west, they will get an annual coronavirus-shot to cover the latest mutations. Travel will recover, but probably with severe restrictions for the unvaccinated and requirements for P...Jump to post
I will tell my students, and possibly my son if he chooses to study the Biological Sciences, of the incredible leaps and bounds that the field of virology made, of the revelations about the nature of coronaviruses in general and RNA viruses more broadly. I will tell them about the amazing advent of ...Jump to post
I have no idea what you mean by 'a normal vaccine' but if you refer to the new mRNA technology used in some covid vaccines, then the Astra Zeneca vaccine is not one of those. It is in fact a vaccine based on a tried and tested technology. To be fair, Adenovirus-vectored vaccines have never been app...Jump to post
Well. this was an interesting yarn.Jump to post
Perhaps Doc can shed some light on this (what exactly is "EXO-CD24' and how does it work?), as I have no idea what this is about. it does sound very promising though. I confess that immunology was never my strongsuit, but basically, it's another one of these immunological proteins that help to...Jump to post
DocLightning, you seem to have a lot of faith in the vaccines and seem to be extremely knowledgeable about them. Can you give us your timeline on where the vaccines are going to take us in the coming months and years, and when we will be freed from the pest? I think that depends on how you look at ...Jump to post
As a Canadian this comes a bit late for this pandemic but is good planning for the inevitable next one. We got a hard lession regarding the PPE crisis when this all started in March and April when the US government was trying to block 3M from exporting PPE to Canada and without current vaccine manu...Jump to post
I got my second shot two days ago (Moderna), and then yesterday it felt like I had the full blown flu. I'm pretty much back to feeling normal now, but I don't remember ever feeling that bad after a vaccine. You're very young. How did you manage to qualify for a dose so early in the process? And yea...Jump to post