The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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I think its more like, Moderna hopes annual booster shots become commonplace.
Since it is highly unlikely the world will ever reach herd immunity with Covid 19, Moderna, Pfizer, and the rest of them already know that annual booster shots will become commonplace for a significant percentage of the world's population. Most people don't get annual flu shots but that won't be true for Covid-19,
 
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Since it is highly unlikely the world will ever reach herd immunity with Covid 19, Moderna, Pfizer, and the rest of them already know that annual booster shots will become commonplace for a significant percentage of the world's population. Most people don't get annual flu shots but that won't be true for Covid-19,
Because -- of course -- covid19 is much more deadly than the flu.

But that was known from the beginning.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Fri, April 16

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 517,036 +1,949. Including probable tests 552,117.

Positive test rate 4.3%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 40,323 +98.

Cases no longer needing isolation 524,915 +625.

Active Cases 20,207 +1,656.

Deaths 6,610 +6. Including probable deaths 6,995.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,088 +1. Including probable cases 4,325.

Patients currently Hospitalized 671 -28. Cumulative 28,856 +106.

Patients currently In ICU 165 -3. Cumulative 5,892 +17.

Total PCR tests processed 8,146,025 +45,115. Including antigen testing 8,764,206.

Number of people tested 3,874,978 +14,934.

 

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All these health care workers that still test positive everyday...

Mostly surgical masks and/or vaccine refusal rates up to 50% and/or congregation in lunch rooms and dining halls. Aseptic technique is hard for many degrees workers... and support staff are never even trained.
 
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Based on...?

Of course he could be right but the top scientists in the world don’t understand the duration and nature of the immune response - but this CEO does? Coronaviruses are not similar to influenza. Wierd to come out and say something like this without any evidence whatsoever.
 

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Poverty/lack of access to care, and late or no treatment of eg MIS-C spring to mind. There are probably other factors that don’t apply to the US. Perhaps P.1 is more virulent in children? No data out of BC to support that AFAIK.
 

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Most people don't get annual flu shots but that won't be true for Covid-19,
Why?

I have gotten one flu vaccine that I remember, I think I probably got one other one. I see no need for me to get a flu shot and I think most people feel this way and will feel the same about Covid.
 

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You realize the virus is at least ten times and for older folks hundreds of times more dangerous than the vaccines. If available a younger woman might want to take mRNA instead of J&J but maybe some are afraid of needles 🤷‍♂️

It is a no brainer decision.
So you agree.
 

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Since it is highly unlikely the world will ever reach herd immunity with Covid 19, Moderna, Pfizer, and the rest of them already know that annual booster shots will become commonplace for a significant percentage of the world's population. Most people don't get annual flu shots but that won't be true for Covid-19,

I seriously doubt you will convince young people to line up for yearly shots with non-trivial flu-like symptoms as side effects in 1/3 to 1/2 and this from a huge advocate. It’s plausible COVID will eventually become a low to moderate level menace to mainly the very elderly or otherwise immune compromised as with current viruses.
 

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So you agree.

With what?

Do you know every physiological interaction of the chemicals in your food, or skin products, or insecticides. We take small unknown risks every day and don’t fixate on them (well, maybe we could or should in some cases).
 

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Why?

I have gotten one flu vaccine that I remember, I think I probably got one other one. I see no need for me to get a flu shot and I think most people feel this way and will feel the same about Covid.
You should get the flu shot for others Wally.
 

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You should get the flu shot for others Wally.
You are probably right.

Last time I got a Flu vaccine, I also got the flu that year and that was the last time I have been significantly sick it was over 10 years ago. Its probably a nonsense association in my mind but its there.
 

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Congratulations, Gov Whitmer. Has anyone on the planet butchered their handling of the pandemic worse than this mindless f'ng twit? She has to be the stupidest person in the state of Michigan, and it's not close. She should be facing a recall just like the good Gov Newsom in Cali
 

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Canada Dumb is a non-delicious mix of CYA politics and bad science. The decision to import this bleep swill from down south must have been nail-biting.



 

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A colleagues’s brother with Down’s also just died out here. Very tragic and difficult for the family. These folks are vulnerable and should have been prioritized for vaccination over, say, younger teachers.
 

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Says the guy pining for Sars2 to have been from GoF research in China. 😏

You’re as dishonest as you are ignorant. Here’s a thought - do a cursory background search on the topic you’re commenting on before hitting “post”.
 
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