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Author Topic: Covid-19 facts, fallacies, and prepardness  (Read 17973 times)
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« Reply #575 on: March 16, 2021, 06:27:08 am »


Oh. Yeah. I saw it. It was a "Wells Fargo" bank if I'm not mistaken...

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I'm glad you you enjoyed the video, I did like the part, when other people chimed in telling the lady that she was wrong.  Grin

I enjoyed the video too - thanks!
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« Reply #576 on: March 16, 2021, 08:42:00 am »


Oh. Yeah. I saw it. It was a "Wells Fargo" bank if I'm not mistaken...

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I'm glad you you enjoyed the video, I did like the part, when other people chimed in telling the lady that she was wrong.  Grin

Based on her reaction:

1. It's obvious she's not from Texas. You never argue with a cop in Texas. It's one of the toughest states in terms of law enforcement. Resisting arrest alone is $10 000, and/or 10 years in jail (maximum penalty)

2. She's either been arrested before or she's high on the green stuff. Normally people don't take being brought down so lightly. The "Wow. What a bunch of sheep. No one's going to do anything?" line may work in Oregon, but not Texas. You better believe people are not going to step in, he'll call for backup, and several people will get a tour of the historical city jail and Galveston court.
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« Reply #577 on: March 16, 2021, 04:24:11 pm »

I wonder if there is anyone among you who has had a hard time getting vaccinated? Interesting opinion
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« Reply #578 on: March 16, 2021, 11:04:43 pm »

new strain being investigated that seems to evade testing
Several of the patients delivered negative PCR tests and returned a positive result only from samples taken from blood or deep in the respiratory system

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/france-investigates-new-coronavirus-variant-detected-in-brittany?fbclid=IwAR20QPcpTzKO64ULeYOUn1tmF_0aesANu_4k9FOqKGgkXlcZlTZS_COX7lI
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« Reply #579 on: March 16, 2021, 11:55:19 pm »

Coronavirus live news: new Philippines Covid variant found in England.
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« Reply #580 on: March 18, 2021, 03:33:13 pm »


Oh. Yeah. I saw it. It was a "Wells Fargo" bank if I'm not mistaken... We're only a few months from turning the tide. None of this should be happening. I really don't get much schadenfreude from looking at these images, to be honest. But I'd rather see people acting logically.

In the meantime I'm having a whale of a time trying to get an appointment... I've been currently waiting in "virtual line" for the last 4 hours, just to set an appointment. With over 8k people in front of me, and only 6k doses. Pharmacies are all booked up, and my only hope is, we'll, where life begins and ends, apparently, my local supermarket!

Texas Health Department. 4 hours ago. The line is only 6000 people now.
I just need about 1000 to drop out  Roll Eyes


HEB Supermarket's. I need a Greyhound bus for this one...  But I bet they'll beat the state health department






Doing this on my pad, so me being kind of only selectively tech-savvy, I still haven't figured out how to highlight
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As far as hoping people will behave logically, good luck with that. Here in Houston, road rage over things that would have been completely innocuous two years ago is becoming commonplace, and the would-be/wannabe civilly disobedient mask-eschewing "patriot"  bunch are getting downright provoked over people saying that taking down the masking order is a bad idea. Yes, boys and girls, there really are people who would rather be mask-free than COVID-free. But then, that's not such new news anymore, I suppose.

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that the lady in question in Galveston commited the violation purely as a pointed protest, and/or act of political grandstanding which failed to come off as planned.
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« Reply #581 on: March 18, 2021, 04:34:52 pm »

Are you having a hard time finding an appointment by way of provider websites? Blame the vaccine hunter bots, webcrawlers and the people who create them. You'rennot fast enough to beat a bot. This may be the reason you're not fast enough to press the button before the slot is taken

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-02-25/explainer-meet-the-vaccine-appointment-bots-and-their-foes
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« Reply #582 on: March 18, 2021, 05:42:06 pm »


Oh. Yeah. I saw it. It was a "Wells Fargo" bank if I'm not mistaken... We're only a few months from turning the tide. None of this should be happening. I really don't get much schadenfreude from looking at these images, to be honest. But I'd rather see people acting logically.

In the meantime I'm having a whale of a time trying to get an appointment... I've been currently waiting in "virtual line" for the last 4 hours, just to set an appointment. With over 8k people in front of me, and only 6k doses. Pharmacies are all booked up, and my only hope is, we'll, where life begins and ends, apparently, my local supermarket!

Texas Health Department. 4 hours ago. The line is only 6000 people now.
I just need about 1000 to drop out  Roll Eyes


HEB Supermarket's. I need a Greyhound bus for this one...  But I bet they'll beat the state health department






Doing this on my pad, so me being kind of only selectively tech-savvy, I still haven't figured out how to highlight
 specific blocks of text with only my finger(s), which is why the entire quote block is included here...

*pant,pant...*

As far as hoping people will behave logically, good luck with that. Here in Houston, road rage over things that would have been completely innocuous two years ago is becoming commonplace, and the would-be/wannabe civilly disobedient mask-eschewing "patriot"  bunch are getting downright provoked over people saying that taking down the masking order is a bad idea. Yes, boys and girls, there really are people who would rather be mask-free than COVID-free. But then, that's not such new news anymore, I suppose.

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that the lady in question in Galveston commited the violation purely as a pointed protest, and/or act of political grandstanding which failed to come off as planned.


There are many similar cases that go unreported. Not every event gets its news slot.
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« Reply #583 on: March 19, 2021, 05:01:12 am »

Are you having a hard time finding an appointment by way of provider websites? Blame the vaccine hunter bots, webcrawlers and the people who create them. You'rennot fast enough to beat a bot. This may be the reason you're not fast enough to press the button before the slot is taken

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-02-25/explainer-meet-the-vaccine-appointment-bots-and-their-foes

The web crawlers and bots have made the HEB supermarket web site unusable. I'm switching to the University of Texas health system. I found out that because of bots and fake applications, the UT Health system disabled links to schedules which list the vaccination times. Instead you fill a form with basic info and someone will text you or email you with availability information. They warn it is dependent on what lots of vaccines they get from the government so it could take weeks. But at least I don't have to be behind a computer monitor 24/7 and I know where the vaccination will take place (a large 19th C gymnasium in the university - at least I know there's plenty of  public transportation to the university.
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« Reply #584 on: March 19, 2021, 02:48:12 pm »

My roommate just got a vaccine, even though he doesn't qualify to be in the vaccination group. I haven't confronted him, but I think he cheated on his application. Texas is turning into a free for all and I'm starting to see a lot of cheating and good old fashioned corruption.  Angry
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« Reply #585 on: March 20, 2021, 05:57:27 am »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S
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« Reply #586 on: March 20, 2021, 08:47:49 am »

Australia is making an effort to vaccinate the medical staff (and others) in Papua New Guinea. While being an island has helped Australia greatly minimise the impact of covid-19, there is regular interaction between PNG and the Torres Strait Islands, which are the northern part of the state of Queensland. PNG's medical facilities are not coping well with the ever increasing number of infections and can't afford or arrange many of the steps and programs offered in Australia, like contact tracing for everyone who is infected.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-19/png-nailed-its-first-year-of-coronavirus-heres-how-it-fell-apart/13249900

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« Reply #587 on: March 20, 2021, 09:00:05 am »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S

How do you "loan" doses of an anti-viral? I suppose there is the expectation that Canada will "repay" the loan when they get their full stock. Why loan it - why not, as a gesture of good will, give it with open hands? It's a drug, not gold or diamonds!

Australia is giving PNG some 8000 doses of AstraZeneca to help kick start their vaccination programme. I daresay there will be more than that eventually, but it's a start!
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« Reply #588 on: March 20, 2021, 10:13:14 am »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S

How do you "loan" doses of an anti-viral? I suppose there is the expectation that Canada will "repay" the loan when they get their full stock. Why loan it - why not, as a gesture of good will, give it with open hands? It's a drug, not gold or diamonds!

Australia is giving PNG some 8000 doses of AstraZeneca to help kick start their vaccination programme. I daresay there will be more than that eventually, but it's a start!

Your guess is as good as mine. What I know is that the US has not approved the AstraZeneca vaccine yet, because they haven't completed the certification process imposed by the US, and there were interruptions during their trials. The idea is that since the Americans are sitting on the vaccines which are not approved they can afford to give them to someone else as the AstraZeneca are unlikely to be needed by the middle of the year when promises are being made of finishing the bulk of the vaccination program. Now a number of countries are finding issues with the vaccine. European commission(s)  argue that the risk is very low, near placebo level, within the statistical noise, but politics, medical opinion and statistics are 3 very different branches of though that don't always overlap.

For Mexico this is more than just egg in the face, because there's no evidence of massive purchase of any vaccine by the government. Mexico has received a number of complimentary doses from Russia, and China. The authorities are not being transparent, and it's believed by the political opposition that Mexico does not have the money to purchase the vaccines. Of course no one knows the truth. Specially embarrassing since a Mexican mogul, Carlos Slim, is the one who bankrolled the Latin American version of the AstraZeneca vaccine  to be made in Argentina (300+ million doses) to be distributed by AstraZeneca in the continent. I figure that is how they plan to "repay" the vaccine, literally vial for vial.
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« Reply #589 on: March 20, 2021, 02:57:16 pm »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S
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« Reply #590 on: March 20, 2021, 04:05:31 pm »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S
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« Reply #591 on: March 21, 2021, 01:56:50 am »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S
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Moose and Squirrel, yes?

(apologies, I was allowed out with the banjo this afternoon and it went to my head...)
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« Reply #592 on: March 21, 2021, 02:01:01 am »


Moose and Squirrel, yes?

(apologies, I was allowed out with the banjo this afternoon and it went to my head...)

That trick never works.

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« Reply #593 on: March 21, 2021, 04:10:51 am »

If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.
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« Reply #594 on: March 21, 2021, 05:19:16 am »


Moose and Squirrel, yes?

(apologies, I was allowed out with the banjo this afternoon and it went to my head...)

That trick never works.

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If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.



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« Reply #595 on: March 21, 2021, 05:21:02 am »

If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.
That was the Yaksmen, not the Horsemen.
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« Reply #596 on: March 21, 2021, 05:23:08 am »

If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.
That was the Yaksmen, not the Horsemen.




I'll take whichever mounted force I can get!
...Er, as long as they're properly masked, that is.
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« Reply #597 on: March 21, 2021, 05:33:23 am »

United States to loan 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi-idUSKBN2BA22S
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Let's just say that since He Who Shall Not Be Named forced us to import all our vaccine from Belgium and India, for the US to lend us vaccine that they can't use before it expires is not the act of magnanimity Ms Psaki would have all believe.
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« Reply #598 on: March 21, 2021, 05:39:57 am »

If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.

That was the Yaksmen, not the Horsemen.


Pardon me. The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen!

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« Reply #599 on: March 21, 2021, 07:51:52 am »

If you can't find the moose and squirrel try a tail-less cat and a Chihuahua dog, I hear they joined the mounties some time ago.

That was the Yaksmen, not the Horsemen.


Pardon me. The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen!

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No wonder you don't see them these days, if they kilted them all! Shocked
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