Coronavirus good news thread

FabioPorkpie

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The Johnson and Johnson Jansen vaccine trial results are due in the next couple of weeks, but a little promising info has been released from the phase 1 and 2 trials. Bodes well 🤞🏻

‘By day 57 all volunteers, with ages ranging from 18 to those 65 or older, had detectable antibodies, regardless of whether they were given a low or high dose of the vaccine.’

 

FabioPorkpie

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Early signs that the vaccination process in Israel, the country leading the way in terms of doses per capita, is showing positive results 🤞🏻

‘According to the figures, 4,484 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus within one to seven days of having been vaccinated, as compared to 3,186 people within eight to 14 days of their respective jab date. Most significantly, between 15 and 22 days from the first vaccine dose date, the figure dropped to 353 people.’

 

Liamo

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One of the scary things about this pandemic is the knowledge that there are thousands of other coronaviruses circulating in animals (especially in bats) that could potentially cross over into humans in the future - and which might be worse than SARS-CoV-2.

Now, a "nanoparticle mosaic" vaccine platform has been developed that could protect humans against a future zoonotic coronavirus.

Nanoparticle Immunization Technology Could Protect Against Many Strains of Coronaviruses

As mentioned in the article:
After inoculation, the antibodies subsequently produced by mice were able to react to many different strains of coronavirus [including] strains of coronavirus that were not present on the nanoparticle. This suggests that [...] the immune system learns to recognize common features of coronaviruses and thus could potentially react to a newly emerging coronavirus—not just a SARS-CoV-2 variant—that might cause another pandemic.
 

SmallTown

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One of the scary things about this pandemic is the knowledge that there are thousands of other coronaviruses circulating in animals (especially in bats) that could potentially cross over into humans in the future - and which might be worse than SARS-CoV-2.

Now, a "nanoparticle mosaic" vaccine platform has been developed that could protect humans against a future zoonotic coronavirus.

Nanoparticle Immunization Technology Could Protect Against Many Strains of Coronaviruses

As mentioned in the article:
That is really good news.

The WHO did say a truly catastrophic virus would hit is at some point. They also said covid wasn't it. Eep.
 

FabioPorkpie

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Some more good news. Seems Public Health England are planning for the future once the 4 key groups have been advertised.


I've had a break from twitter for a few weeks but having a browse today came across this.

Mate, with respect I don’t think that post has any place on this good news thread. It’s not really in the spirit of this thread.

The argument for the Great Barrington Distraction has been absolutely destroyed over and over again, everywhere, and is no longer credible (it never was), much like the main advocates for it.
Not going down that path on this thread though, it’s not the right place for it.
 

Randy

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Mate, with respect I don’t think that post has any place on this good news thread. It’s not really in the spirit of this thread.

The argument for the Great Barrington Distraction has been absolutely destroyed over and over again, everywhere, and is no longer credible (it never was), much like the main advocates for it.
Not going down that path on this thread though, it’s not the right place for it.
It was more for the video from someone who works for public health england but fair enough.
 

Liamo

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Dr John Campbell did a review of these [ivermectin] findings in a recent video. He seems to be somewhat sceptical of their conclusions which I find a little puzzling, given his usual mantra of following the evidence and his normal tendency to put faith in research from reputable scientists and institutions using evidence-based medicine
Just watched another video reviewing the scientific evidence for ivermectin's efficacy, from another of my favourite YouTube covid-related contributors, pulmonary disease specialist Dr Mike Hansen.

I think he does a better job than Dr Campbell here of explaining why, although he agrees it certainly looks very promising and he's hopeful it will pan out, there maybe isn't quite enough good, high-quality evidence for ivermectin just yet.


He also says more prospective double-blind, placebo controlled studies should be done (which is of course, almost always true in any event).
 
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Liamo

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Mate, with respect I don’t think that post has any place on this good news thread. It’s not really in the spirit of this thread.

The argument for the Great Barrington Distraction has been absolutely destroyed over and over again, everywhere, and is no longer credible (it never was), much like the main advocates for it.
Not going down that path on this thread though, it’s not the right place for it.
Also if you listen to that clip, I think it's an example of the interviewer trying to push a specific point of view (protect the vulnerable and let the disease circulate among the young) and Dr Mary Ramsay of PHE trying to seem amenable and saying that that might potentially be what we could be forced into, but only if the vaccination effort doesn't work out the way they hope it will.

So she's not agreeing that this is an approach that should be taken, she's merely conceding it's one that might possibly be forced on us, in less than ideal circumstances.
 

FabioPorkpie

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Also if you listen to that clip, I think it's an example of the interviewer trying to push a specific point of view (protect the vulnerable and let the disease circulate among the young) and Dr Mary Ramsay of PHE trying to seem amenable and saying that that might potentially be what we could be forced into, but only if the vaccination effort doesn't work out the way they hope it will.

So she's not agreeing that this is an approach that should be taken, she's merely conceding it's one that might possibly be forced on us, in less than ideal circumstances.

Exactly this. She isn’t advocating for it, or saying it’s part of the plan. More a case of all that will be left if vaccination fails. But the GBD jump on it and immediately post it around as though it’s now some sort of official strategy. I still cannot believe that Sunak got Gupta, Heneghan et al to the Prime Minister to put forward their case, as if it’s a legitimate strategy. Sunak - wolf in sheep’s clothing.
 

bear66

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Exactly this. She isn’t advocating for it, or saying it’s part of the plan. More a case of all that will be left if vaccination fails. But the GBD jump on it and immediately post it around as though it’s now some sort of official strategy. I still cannot believe that Sunak got Gupta, Heneghan et al to the Prime Minister to put forward their case, as if it’s a legitimate strategy. Sunak - wolf in sheep’s clothing.
When Boris was asked why he ignored SAGE advice on a September shutdown, he said he listened to other scientists as well. Apparently Tegnell spoke to him at that time as well.
 

Low_Key

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Daily Mail reporting that the R number is down to 0.6 and that cases are falling in all areas bar the over 80's. tightening of rules this weekend in England is not happening either. grim stuff from Vallance about the deaths continuing for another few weeks but that was to be expected given the spike in cases

 

SmallTown

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Daily Mail reporting that the R number is down to 0.6 and that cases are falling in all areas bar the over 80's. tightening of rules this weekend in England is not happening either. grim stuff from Vallance about the deaths continuing for another few weeks but that was to be expected given the spike in cases

Shame it’s the daily Mail because that would be really good news if true. If we can keep that down whilst we are rolling out the vaccine we might get through this
 

Low_Key

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Shame it’s the daily Mail because that would be really good news if true. If we can keep that down whilst we are rolling out the vaccine we might get through this

a lot of good quotes further down in the article. and they do love a colourful graph!
 

bear66

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Daily Mail reporting that the R number is down to 0.6 and that cases are falling in all areas bar the over 80's. tightening of rules this weekend in England is not happening either. grim stuff from Vallance about the deaths continuing for another few weeks but that was to be expected given the spike in cases

It's reporting it is 1.1 to 1.2 in the North East. Hopefully we begin to follow London and the South East.
 

SmallTown

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It's reporting it is 1.1 to 1.2 in the North East. Hopefully we begin to follow London and the South East.
Hopefully soon, this new, more transmissible mutation started in the south east, hopefully it’s starting to burn itself out and the north east can catch up in a few days. That’s the one advantage of a fast spreading virus, it also runs out of steam quicker (sadly by infecting more people but we already know we are going through that pain)
 

Cuthbert

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It's reporting it is 1.1 to 1.2 in the North East. Hopefully we begin to follow London and the South East.
North East has the highest % in the country of older folk & care workers already vaccinated. Hopefully that can start having an effect too.

Edit: Well done to the North East. Not always ahead of the curve on these things, so good that it is on this one.
 
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Randy

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North East has the highest % in the country of older folk & care workers already vaccinated. Hopefully that can start having an effect too.

Edit: Well done to the North East. Not always ahead of the curve on these things, so good that it is on this one.
I read yesterday for example that 99% of the over 80's age group who live in TS6 postcodes had been vaccinated.
Also that 80% of the staff who work at James Cook have had the first dose too.

Once the army are fully integrated into the rollout I strongly believe all over 50's in this country will have been vaccinated by the end of April.
 
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