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    I follow a bunch of international folks on Instagram and I’m seeing a lot of summertime partying and hanging out in various European countries without a single mask in sight. Rona comin’
     
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    05.28.03 1:09 PM
    SCIENCE
    Feds Race to Make SARS Vaccine
    Developing a vaccine often takes a couple of decades or longer, but the federal government is aiming to develop a SARS vaccine in just three years. Scientists at the Vaccine Research Center are attacking the problem on several fronts, although some question whether a SARS vaccine is even possible.
    Fifteen or 20 years to create a new vaccine is considered quite speedy. So the federal government's blueprint for a shot to stop the SARS epidemic in a mere three years seems positively head-snapping.

    Can it be done?

    Certainly, says Dr. Gary Nabel, chief of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "If everything went perfectly," he qualifies. "If all the stars were aligned."

    The stars almost never align precisely in medical research. But if they do, Nabel says scientists will finish all the basic lab work, creating the vaccine and testing it in animals, in just one year.

    Then they will spend two more trying it out on people to make sure it works, turn the results over to the Food and Drug Administration and be done.

    No vaccine in modern times has gone from start to finish nearly that fast. But even if Nabel's time line proves unrealistic, his willingness to state it out loud shows how seriously the government takes SARS.

    The strategy for changing the pace from glacial to galactic: Forget solving problems one at a time.

    At Nabel's institute, two teams are working separately to create possible vaccines. One sticks to the time-tested approach of making them with dead or weakened viruses. The other builds them with up-to-the-second gene-splicing tools.

    Instead of dealing with big technical issues in the usual one-by-one order, scientists will jump into all of them at once. For instance, they are gearing up production of newly minted vaccines at the same time they figure out how to test them in animals and tease apart exactly how the human immune system does the job of fighting off SARS on its own.

    "Parallel tracking," Nabel calls this. It's also called science in a hurry.

    Why the rush? Why work so hard to defend against a disease that is just a few months old, that has yet to kill a single person in the United States?

    No one knows how bad SARS will become, whether it will burn out or continue to spread, even exactly how it makes people so sick. But the consensus among the country's top health officials is that it would be foolish to wait and see.

    Even if SARS is somehow contained in China and Taiwan, many experts doubt it will ever be wiped from the planet, even though this is the World Health Organization's goal. More likely, they say, the virus will come and go, perhaps in some seasonal pattern, maybe by chance.

    No matter what happens in the next few months, federal officials promise to keep working on a vaccine so the world will be ready whenever, wherever SARS returns.

    "We need a vaccine. There's no question about it," says Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the infectious disease institute. "This is potentially disastrous enough that we can't just hope it will go away and stay away."

    The government is not alone in this. It is encouraging private vaccine makers to take a crack at SARS. In April, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson hosted a meeting of vaccine scientists, where government researchers shared what they knew about the virus and promised them samples to work with.

    "They more or less said, 'We want your entrepreneurial brains working on this,"' says Una Ryan, president of Avant Immunotherapeutics.

    Labs from Hong Kong to Canada are also tackling SARS vaccines, and Fauci said his institute will sign contracts with up to a dozen companies to help with development.

    At this point, however, the single biggest question is still unanswered: Is a SARS vaccine even possible?

    Dr. Emilio Emini, head of vaccine development at Merck, is among those trying to answer this. For now he refuses even to chance a guess.

    "This is a new virus. So much is not understood," he says. "It's a big black box."

    Still, Nabel says he knows of at least three major pharmaceutical companies besides Merck, the world's largest vaccine maker, that have gone to work on SARS, even though no one can be sure whether there will ever be a market for a vaccine.

    Their success will depend on figuring out a way to train the body's immune system to see the SARS virus quickly, to recognize it as dangerous and to kill it before it makes people sick.

    Even as well as this approach has subdued some of the world's most persistent infections, there are many notable exceptions. Malaria and tuberculosis, for instance, have resisted decades of vaccine research. And of course scientists cannot forget their humbling failure at a vaccine for HIV, the most studied virus in history.

    Nevertheless, one strong clue at least gives them some hope: Most people who catch the SARS virus eventually fight it off and get better.

    "That means their immune response is working, and that means a vaccine is possible," says Dr. Louis Picker, associate director of Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. "It's just a matter of finding the approach that will mimic that response without being too dangerous."

    Worry that a vaccine will be too dangerous is one reason development takes so long. No one wants to make healthy people sick by giving them shots intended to prevent illness. So typically vaccines are tested painstakingly on thousands of volunteers over many years to prove they do far more good than harm.

    Even with this, dangers may come to light only when they get into routine use. Four years ago, the first rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the market after just one year. The shots prevent childhood diarrhea, but they also turned out to cause life-threatening bowel obstructions in one in 10,000 recipients.

    Scientists are especially cautious because of their experience with vaccines aimed at animal relatives of the SARS virus. SARS is a coronavirus, the same virus family that causes serious diseases in pigs and other animals. While shots work well against some of these, they occasionally go disastrously bad. A vaccine for the feline coronavirus actually results in worse disease, not less, when cats catch the virus.

    Vaccines work by giving the body a glimpse of its target, typically a dead virus, a weakened live one or bits of viral proteins. When all goes well, the immune system remembers these and goes on full attack when it later encounters the real thing.

    But as happened with the cat vaccine, they sometimes trigger an off-kilter immune reaction, so when attacked by the actual virus, the system responds with a weak or misguided defense.

    Vaccines made from killed viruses can have this paradoxical result. And even if they do no harm, the killed virus vaccines often fail to rally a meaningful counter-assault. Nevertheless, the approach works against some microbes, including the flu, and the infectious disease institute's Dr. Brian Murphy is developing a SARS vaccine with virus killed with formaldehyde.

    When that is finished, Murphy will probably turn to another approach that has produced most of the world's vaccines, an attenuated virus. These are made by growing the virus over and over until it builds up enough mutations to leave it too weak to do harm.

    Because the attenuated viruses cause true infections, they trigger an especially robust and well-rounded defense, arming the immune system to launch both antibodies and virus-killing T cells. But there are drawbacks: They can take a long time to make, and the crippled virus can theoretically mutate to regain its power, making people sick.

    "They are effective but dangerous, and it will take a long time to get one we would give to people," says Picker.

    Vaccines based on genetic engineering may be faster.

    One approach is using gene-splicing to make plenty of SARS virus parts, such as the protein prongs that stick out from the virus, giving it a crown-like appearance under a microscope. Injecting these proteins -- but not the virus itself -- may be enough to prompt the immune system to recognize the SARS virus.

    A vaccine made this way works well against hepatitis B. But like killed viruses, the bare proteins can also trigger wimpy or aberrant immune responses.

    Nabel's own lab is taking another gene-based approach -- harmless viruses hollowed out to carry SARS genes into the body. Many such delivery vehicles are possible, but Nabel uses a weakened adenovirus, a bug that ordinarily causes colds, that is fitted out with SARS DNA.

    Inside the body, these genes should produce authentic-looking SARS proteins, and researchers hope they stimulate a knockout strike against the SARS virus with the full repertoire of immune system weapons.

    Even if one of these approaches quickly shows promise, it still must be pushed through human testing in a part of the world where SARS is spreading or, if SARS disappears, go through extensive animal testing. Some doubt all this can be accomplished quickly.

    "Could the rules get changed so it would take less than 15 years? Yes. But could it be three years?" asks Dr. Donna Ambrosino, head of Massachusetts Biologic Laboratory, a nonprofit vaccine maker.

    Doubtful, she says. There are simply too many unknowns, both about the virus itself and the safety of any strategy to stop it. She notes that scientists have been trying since the 1960s to make a vaccine for another breathing infection, the respiratory syncytial virus, which causes serious disease in babies.

    "We know the proteins. We know the antibodies. We have animal models. We know all of that," she says. "But we still don't have a vaccine that works."
     
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    JULY: Corona + West Nile Virus?

    Florida now contending with West Nile Virus in addition to record-high coronavirus cases

    Officials in Miami-Dade County said on Thursday that 10 cases of West Nile Virus had been detected — weeks after four cases were reported there.

    The Florida Department of Health said on Thursday that 10 residents have contracted the mosquito-borne illness from local transmission, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    “DOH-Miami-Dade continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection effort,” a statement from the department read.

    Two cases were previously reported in May and two additional cases were reported on June 11.

    The Florida Department of Health said they will update the public on their website.


    Florida ladies, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!

    Link: https://nypost.com/2020/06/26/west-...Y9R9d2Qwb0gaaQt0YQ1Qw0yX2ivEbx3dCLO_7veazf9Ss
     
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    :yep: Indeed. Too many folks are passing "their consequences" onto others. If saving a life means losing a 'friend', so be it.
     
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    Shimmie "God is the Only Truth -- Period" Staff Member

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    I have absolutely no words for these people... All because of a mask. :nono:

     
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    This is going to turn into The Planet of the Apes!
     
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    How?
     
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    Have you seen the prequel or the reboot of Planet of the Apes?
    There was a virus created to treat Alzheimer’s, but humans became infected with it. It had similar symptoms of COVID-19. A pilot was sneezed/coughed on and he became infected. He unknowingly spread the virus all over of the airport and the plane. It became a Pandemic. Apes injected with the virus for testing became intelligent and took over the planet as humans were dying from the virus.

    and people who refuse to wear masks and social distance are like the zombies from World War Z
     
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    Please ladies be cautious but don't fear. Question the mainstream media or anyone actually. There are still other contagious diseases in the world such as TB, flu, and MRSA. We took normal precautions.

    The key is to take care of yourself. Get food from the outer corner of the supermarket whenever possible because the inner aisles is were most of the heavily processed less nutritious foods are. Take supplements such as vitamins d3, k2, NAC, selenium, b vitamins, zinc, and magnesium. Also drink plenty of water. Exercise and get reasonable sunlight.

    Notice the mainstream media and media health science professionals do not feel it is their duty to tell us anything about those things during a pandemic of all times. Question why that is the case.
     
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    The behavior and attitude of others is what makes it scary. Someone said that they feel they have a healthy immune system, so they aren’t concerned with anything that’s going on.
     
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    We never could control the behavior of others. That has occurred forever before C19. We can do everything in our power to do the best we can personally. Anyone wants to come over to your home are not allowed for example. Ordering and having food delivered at front door when possible. Ordering N95 mask and gloves may help when you must go outside.
     
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    I do all of that, but it’s not just about the virus. It’s the mayhem behind it. People are not thinking clearly and are becoming angry, aggressive, and reactive.
     
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    Divide and Rule. We are getting there fast.
     
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    I remember us getting a donation of like 500000 kn95 masks and saying out loud they were the worst masks id seen in all of quarantine. The hell is a kn95 just give me an n95

     
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    If this was not so sad it would have been funny
     
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    She accused the council of smirking:look: behind their masks. That’s the one thing she had right. No one could sit there listening to her rant without laughing behind their masks. I’m sure they had to restrain themselves from :rofl:
     
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    Um, how would she know if they were smirking "behind" their masks?:lachen:
     
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    :lachen: :rofl: I think it was the 'gleam' in their eyes... it couldn't be missed. :rofl:
     
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    A kn95 mask is the Chinese version of the N95 mask in the States. Particle capture is the same/equivalent, however, there are stricter requirements around inhaling and exhaling for N95 mask, so N95s are apparently more breathable. If you can, always stick with the N95.
     
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    I've seen quite a few people say the same thing.... so they aren't taking any precautions. We'll see how that works out in the end.

    Also, some people are ok with dying from this. I have 2 friends who are fighting with 70+ year old parents about wearing masks, etc., and they say that if they die, they die, and they're ok with it. However, they may spread it to others in the process, and apparently are not concerned with that either.
     
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    I'm sorry but the media is NOT fear-mongering.

    The media is not being given the complete story. The gov'''t is preventing the truth from getting out.
    The truth is people are antsy, and bored and its summertime and they want to have fun, kids are not in school, so millions of people are testing the waters and making the sometimes hard decision to get out and have some fun---and I get it. <----Businesses are really the problem. They are in a sink or swim mode and are trying to get as much money as they can before a real China-like shut down happens. If we get a new administration, I believe its possible for better or worse... Right now, the current Admin really don't care about any of you and are have pulled federal dollars out of testing sites. Meaning any testing site that was 100% federally funded has now had to shift to private, close down, and/or send people to private or state-sponsored testing sites through grant dollars. Many of these grant dollars are state or privately sourced. Dr. Fauci is doing interviews from his job's hallway, the entire country no longer gets briefs from CDC experts or the Federal Gov'''t leadership. You are now getting briefs from your local or state Gov'''t. This admin is trying minimize this thing.
    In my state that ya'll hate with a passion, we now have community spread in our rural areas. I predicted this about 1000 comments ago, and told ya'll thats when you know things are getting dicey. "They" told ya'll things would get BETTER in the summer months....but we have spikes? Make it make sense.
    Right now, the media is doing the best it can to get the information to you. Unless you're on the ground, in these streets dealing with this, you just really can't imagine whats going on. While we were crying during these protests...guess what...we were still spiking and doctors and nurses were still doing guerilla warfare fighting this thing. From a journalistic point of view, this is really the best thing about living in the US. Its the media that sheds light on the things that the people in power dont want you to see. It >feels< like fearmongering simply bc its scary. And it is. No doubt. But we still need to chew up the useful bits and spit out the rest.
    Don't forget....NOBODY ON THIS PLANET living has experience with how to handle pandemics. So no, even the experts are getting regular curveballs. We need to continue to use common sense, protect our families, hold space for those of us still having to serve the public in these times.
     
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    oh and----please tell your family members to stay out of my state. All I see now are NY, Conn, RI, NJ, Canada tags everywhere (cause they're purposefully opting out of FLYING here) that I didn't see last month. They are crowding beaches and bars (thanks to my stupd Gov) and infecting local wait staff, who take it home to their communities and loved ones. Oh and beaches in my state are closed for the 4th. The uptick in non-school traffic was a clue.
    Masks are being mandated in more and more counties and as of this past weekend, more bars have closed temporarily.
     
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    Of course, in my blue county that mandated masks last week, a wacko, sponsored by the local GO.P sued the County Commission and Mayor calling it unconstitutional. In my local moms FB group, they swear you will die having to wear a mask in Walmart for an hour....and that your breathing over time will have long term affects. A pregnant nurse who is a severe asthmatic came in and read the whole comment section for filth. I let them wyte ladies fight it out.
     
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    Yep-
    Here is the kicker---I mentioned 1000 or so comments back that American Manufcterers are not willing to, and sometimes able to supply N95s. remember just during H1N1 several American Manufacterers almost went bankrupt supplying medical facilities and that was a really short and less fatal virus than COVID19. So its safe to assume American Manufacteres are still unable to provide enough N95s....and its probably by design--->
    cause KN95s are cheaper. I mentioned that Trump sent over 30K tons of PPE over to China from the National Supply? But then we're buying all our KN95s (and a whole HEAP of PPE) from China? Was China EVER out of PPE? The amount of PPE sent over probably doesn't equate to what the US has bought from China since March.
    1+1 is NOT adding up to 2.
     
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    For FL. They are still releasing numbers that show spikes...but its not being reported to our State Health Dept's dashboard in real time. real time meaning a normal spike every few days as tests results are provided. The CDC is trying to eek out information....like the fact that either way, its likely that the actual numbers reported are 9-10x less than actual infection rate.
    His message is being filtered. They have basically removed his platform. He is giving interviews from the hallway at his job. Hardly a place of honor and respect for an expert to have a platform.
     
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    Last thing from me today:
    I know ya'll are suspicious about the kN95s but thats all you see on the streets now besides surgical or homemade.
    To get a real N95 its still relatively difficult. The current supply chain cannot meet current demand for a reasonable price. Follow the money, this deal was done with a handshake. China is making a lot of money on the deal at the end of the day.
    But truthfully, we are not manufacturing enough N95s either. China can. The dealers are trying to:
    1) earn extra income to replace lost income due to COVID-19.
    2) full-fill a need.
    Just like beer, hair companies like Shea Moisture, and Mane Choice, are getting into the hand sanitizer business, many regular businesses are selling KN95s. They continue to be better than surgical masks, and homemade masks. A KN95 will be just fine for an everyday person going to the store or running errands a few hours. I'm more worried about Medical personnel who the Gov''t has completely turned their backs on.
     
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    We can only order 3 boxes N95 masks a week at my clinic. This is an improvement from one box every 20 days at the beginning of the shutdown. Our CEO already said he absolutely wouldn't entertain a KN95 for patient care. He's still trying to find grant money to cover surgical masks for patients. The states I work in mandated face masks when entering buildings but we know our patients. More than half can't afford them and don't have the skills to make them so we will be supplying them. Which is also the supply the staff pulls from.
     

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