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  1. #20301
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    People should look at how many vaccines they had as a kid. Or that their kids themselves got. Like how many polio shots you got. How many measles. How many hepatitis B shots etc etc.

    Because I’ve heard a bunch of people complaining about the booster and saying “well this I stupid why do we need 3 shots against this? What’s next…a fourth shot? Cmon man! Big pharma is behind this I bet”

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    Quote Originally Posted by altasnob View Post
    Two of America's top epidemiologist think China's zero COVID strategy is a huge mistake. Mainly because with Omicron, it is not possible and their vaccine doesn't work against Omicron. Their healthcare system will not be able to handle the onslaught that is about to take place.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/o...smid=url-share
    Maybe we should import epidemiologists from China. Their recent peak of 200 cases per day looks like winning. Sure hope they can handle that surge. China, New Zealand, and Taiwan are each averaging 60 cases/day now. If we wanted, we could have a high quality diversified epidemiologist supply chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    No. Scott Galaway has written a ton about this. When he was admitted to UCLA in around 1980 (?), they had a 70ish percentage acceptance rate. Now it's 12%. It is much harder and much more expensive to get a degree these days, even from state schools.
    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There are plenty of Cal State branches that are easy to get into, (like the one my undocumented immigrant partner went to before he went to med school and then became a vascular surgeon, until he decided at age 50 he wanted to be a heart surgeon too.) But a bad idea if you want to be a SCOTUS justice. I don't think even Stanford works for that.
    B) It's a lot harder to game your way into top state schools. No legacy admits. It does help if you can block, tackle, throw, catch or shoot baskets.
    C) Plenty of lesser known private colleges, many of which admit a high percentage of applicants and offer need based assistance. Still, the cost is a huge barrier for way too many as we all know.
    D( who is Scott Galloway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    It will still give protection against severe disease
    I’ve heard this before about other vaccines but it’s hard to recall….


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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    Maybe we should import epidemiologists from China. Their recent peak of 200 cases per day looks like winning. Sure hope they can handle that surge. China, New Zealand, and Taiwan are each averaging 60 cases/day now. If we wanted, we could have a high quality diversified epidemiologist supply chain.
    I think the idea is that China will not be able to isolate their way out of the pandemic...who knows if that's true or not. I get the idea that having to keep their society perpetually locked down is probably not good for business...then again, it's China and they fuck with their populace all the time.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There are plenty of Cal State branches that are easy to get into, (like the one my undocumented immigrant partner went to before he went to med school and then became a vascular surgeon, until he decided at age 50 he wanted to be a heart surgeon too.) But a bad idea if you want to be a SCOTUS justice. I don't think even Stanford works for that.
    Sandra Day O'Connor went to Stanford undergrad and law school. As did William Rehnquist. And Earl Warren went to Cal undergrad and law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Allerbush View Post
    I think the idea is that China will not be able to isolate their way out of the pandemic...who knows if that's true or not.
    No way they are able to do this... they're hosting the Olympics in like a week, aren't they? No fucking way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    No way they are able to do this... they're hosting the Olympics in like a week, aren't they? No fucking way...
    It'll be interesting to watch. NZ and TW are able to get it done so far, so I'd expect China can do it too. Long term game plan could get interesting. Presumably they'd want to allow travelers again, but few travelers will come with a quarantine on the way in. OTOH, it's worked for two years already, and China's had some of the best pandemic economic growth. Maybe there will be a vaccine or therapeutic breakthrough that allows a safe reopening. Maybe they stay closed for a decade or two.

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    I'm hoping for an annual FluVid Booster next fall and every fall for the foreseeable future.. If you can get both at the same time, why not one shot?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Moderna is beginning human trials for an Omicron-specific vaccine:


    Moderna announced Wednesday that the first participant has been dosed in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine booster shot that is specific to the Omicron variant.

    "We are reassured by the antibody persistence against Omicron at six months after the currently authorized 50 μg booster of mRNA-1273. Nonetheless, given the long-term threat demonstrated by Omicron's immune escape, we are advancing our Omicron-specific variant vaccine booster candidate and we are pleased to begin this part of our Phase 2 study," CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a news release. "We are also evaluating whether to include this Omicron-specific candidate in our multivalent booster program."
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/26/healt...ter/index.html

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