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  1. #33476
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Where the hell did you guys see an article saying Canada bought too many vaccines?! I'm in Ontario and we're desperately trying to source more.
    they’ve ordered and I think prepaid for the doses in advance of receiving them.

    Since no one could predict which company’s vaccine would get approved the government ordered from many different potential suppliers. In theory if every order gets filled there will be a surplus in the end - but not currently.

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    Question for the epidemiologist dentites here.

    Sister and BIL were in a room with a marriage councilor 9 days ago. Everyone was masked and 6 feet apart, 50 minutes.

    The Councilor called today to let them know that she found out she had been exposed the day before and tested positive today and contacted all her client that she had seen after the exposure.

    BIL wants to get tested. I told my sister that it was probably a waste of time and that going in for a test puts them at some risk of another exposure.

    Thoughts?
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    they’ve ordered and I think prepaid for the doses in advance of receiving them.

    Since no one could predict which company’s vaccine would get approved the government ordered from many different potential suppliers. In theory if every order gets filled there will be a surplus in the end - but not currently.
    On the other hand, Trump administration turned down the opportunity to purchase more Pfizer doses. Which is not shocking of course, but still pathetic.

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    @Bunion.

    Going for a test is more risky than staying in the house and less risky than going into a store or office. I'd vote to get tested if testing is available. Seems we've skipped the mass testing part of fighting the virus. Dumb IMO.
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    Bunion's question feels uniquely American. IANAE, but I think there are logical arguments both ways. But there may be an emotional reason to get the test and not wonder if one of them has it and the other doesn't (yet).

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    @Jono,

    Yeah, purely emotional and more than a little odd. Sis is the one usually prone to freak out and BIL is usually steady Eddie. In this case the positions are reversed and there are wild cards.

    My oldest sister (68) lives near by and is special needs. Both of them spent a lot of time with her this week and are worried about passing it along to her. She would not do well with her pre-exists.

    And to throw the other Joker, all 3 had their 1st shots on the 14th (Moderna), exposed the next day.

    @Wooley, ya think? The utter failure to have easily available and inexpensive testing is infuriating. Somehow the last Administration has been given a pass on that one. BTW they are in Metro-Atlanta.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    If it were me, and speaking as a veritable robot (aside from losing my shit on TGR from time to time), I'd let the emotional argument win. Living arrangements are emotional things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Question for the epidemiologist dentites here.

    Sister and BIL were in a room with a marriage councilor 9 days ago. Everyone was masked and 6 feet apart, 50 minutes.

    The Councilor called today to let them know that she found out she had been exposed the day before and tested positive today and contacted all her client that she had seen after the exposure.

    BIL wants to get tested. I told my sister that it was probably a waste of time and that going in for a test puts them at some risk of another exposure.

    Thoughts?
    I'd get tested if I were them as there is a significant chance they got it if they wore the basic cloth masks and in a closed room. If testing is not drive up, I would probably wear a mask with a filter.

    My brother and family currently have it. As far as he can tell he gave it to his running buddy earlier this week when they spent an hour together. Never inside and just running a few feet away side by side. That type of spread caught me off guard and I have a healthier respect for outdoor situations now.

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    My brother and family currently have it. As far as he can tell he gave it to his running buddy earlier this week when they spent an hour together. Never inside and just running a few feet away side by side. That type of spread caught me off guard and I have a healthier respect for outdoor situations now.
    Vibes, gotta wonder if it is the new supposedly more virulent strain.

    RE the family: Will a test be corrupted if they have been vaccinated?
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Is this where things go South and we start turning into Zombies?
    And this sketchy ski season comes to a screeching halt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    RE the family: Will a test be corrupted if they have been vaccinated?
    Seems not--ModeRNA trial used RT-PCR (and symptoms and blood tests) to identify infections.
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    with wrong ideas that appeal to you, though I am not unkind."

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    What's the currently understood lag time between an exposure and becoming infectious to others at this point? 2-10 days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Vibes, gotta wonder if it is the new supposedly more virulent strain.

    RE the family: Will a test be corrupted if they have been vaccinated?
    According to Mofro no. I asked that question. The test detects nucleic proteins, not the spike proteins the vaccine produces.

    A friend of ours, vaccinated twice (over 65, does PT in nursing home) who my wife walks with--distanced, masks, just tested positive. One data point re the "does the vaccine prevent transmission" question. Possible that she acquired the virus while the second dose was still ramping up, but the first dose obviously didn't prevent it. The friend is asymptomatic.

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    It sure would be nice to hear that someone is tracking that, testing her daily, etc. Feels like doing a phase 3 via mass rollouts as you've described would be good until we lost all the data that wasn't collected. You know, the sort of basic thing we could have taken for granted until recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    RE the family: Will a test be corrupted if they have been vaccinated?
    Bunion, the question is more complicated, like much in the biology realm. It's actually a really good question.

    Short answer is "probably" no, albeit theoretically possible.

    Edit to add "almost certainly no" for reasoning at the end:

    The subtlety exists in that there are several different CLIA-approved COVID19 tests out there, both nucleic acid (PCR) based as well as protein (antibody) based. In fact, Intermountain Health Care uses two different PCR assays, both in wide use, which target different parts of the SARS CoV2 transcript for detection (actually, one of the assays targets the spike protein, which is what is coded for by both the ModeRNA and Pfizer mRNA vaccines).

    In general, the extant PCR and antibody tests should target a part of the virus that isn't the same as that coded for by the vaccine, and therefore be able to distinguish between the two, but TBH, I can't tell if this is the case myself, as I can't actually find the primer sequences the PCR tests use, nor all the epitopes the different antibody tests are designed to recognize.

    I can only assume that there's no overlap, 'cuz this issue should (almost certainly) have been anticipated by those designing and approving the tests. There's also redundancy and Quality Control built into the assays that oughta minimize the possibility of false positives in immunized patients.

    I guess my point is that in a sense, its kind of a Wild West scenario in many ways, with plenty of unknowns and unexpected twists and turns, and the medical and scientific community is refining the approach as they go. Which is as it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    It sure would be nice to hear that someone is tracking that, testing her daily, etc. Feels like doing a phase 3 via mass rollouts as you've described would be good until we lost all the data that wasn't collected. You know, the sort of basic thing we could have taken for granted until recently.
    We'd be relying on post-marketing surveillance, as is currently done with all drugs. Anyone vaccinee who tests positive is reported by their doctor or test facility along with whether they were symptomatic. It certainly wouldn't be as accurate as a randomized controlled trial but it should give a good idea fairly quickly if the efficacy is 20% or 80%. I don't believe either Pfizer or Moderna has done routine follow up testing after the second dose, have they, or have they just not reported it---so even those trials were not as comprehensive as they could have been.

    Scientists want science. They want data as precise as they can get it. Doctors want enough information to make or keep people well. I think the medical approach is what is required at this time. If we get the pandemic under control and the virus becomes endemic people can go back and do more careful studies--probably with comparative controls, not placebos.

    And it's not just the thousands dying every day or the tens of thousands of cases. It's also the people who will never get sick will have their lives ruined by the economic catastrophe who deserve a more aggressive approach.

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    Don't get be wrong, I think you're right about what should happen. There are a lot of kinds of useful data, as AstraZeneca has obviously argued successfully elsewhere. I just expect we've gone far enough down this road that now we'll look to add 2 more vaccines to emergency use and continue the emergency for as long as it takes. At least, that looks like the near-term plan--sure would be nice to be wrong, but even with the will, how fast can the ship be turned?

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    Keep the restrictions in place in the meantime, a modeling attempt says

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey E View Post
    Keep the restrictions in place in the meantime, a modeling attempt says

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare

    What restrictions? I live in a county with the highest incidence rate in the state and it looks distressingly like "business as usual" around here. Big crowds, long lines, shitty mask compliance, a total disregard for social distancing, etc. Your odds of getting COVID here now are about 1000x higher than your odds of getting a vaccine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    What restrictions? I live in a county with the highest incidence rate in the state and it looks distressingly like "business as usual" around here. Big crowds, long lines, shitty mask compliance, a total disregard for social distancing, etc. Your odds of getting COVID here now are about 1000x higher than your odds of getting a vaccine.
    Restaurants are open for full occupancy in person dining?



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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    @glade, where did you move to again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    @glade, where did you move to again?
    Freedom County in the Wuhan District I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    So sorry aboot that.
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    Bunion, what are the test sites like where your sister and BIL would get tested? The main one here is drive thru, very low exposure risk......
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    What disturbing to me is the scale of societal burn-out. Many SMEs predicted that we will be entering the worst of times now, and they are now saying that their predictions are ringing true (easy prediction), but shit keeps opening up more and more. High schools, restaurants, and other indoor venues. Heard about restaurants in Chicago? Small bubbles/pods are opening up. New president, implementing actual solutions, etc., people are letting their guard down.

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