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Coronavirus Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it

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Posted 2021-November-15, 11:14

View Postcherdano, on 2021-November-14, 17:25, said:

Uhm.

Note that Bob Wachter also felt the need to clarify his quotes - https://twitter.com/...198230994980870

The timing of this article is particularly Leonhardtish. With its slow booster uptake, the next US wave is certainly coming. If you live in the US and want covid to be over, the best thing to do is to stop reading Leonhardt and instead urge all your friends and relatives who are eligible to get a booster. Anyone over 65, anyone with health conditions (quite broad), anyone working in a "high risk" (healthcare, schools) setting is eligible if they've been fully vaccinated for 6 months.

Leonhardt starts off his Nov 12 newsletter with

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Among the Covid experts I regularly talk with, Dr. Robert Wachter is one of the more cautious. He worries about “long Covid,” and he believes that many people should receive booster shots.

As you point out, that's not exactly a forceful case for getting boosters when, as Wachter pointed out yesterday:

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If vax used to prevent 95% of infectns, then wanes, but protection can be restored via safe/cheap boost (not only prevents cases/Long Covid–it also keeps community safer), why NOT do that?

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The new data from England today shows a booster (3rd) shot increased vaccine effectiveness from 44% to 93% for Astra Zeneca and from 62.5 to 94% for Pfizer, vs symptomatic infection, age 50+

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Posted 2021-November-15, 17:14

View Postcherdano, on 2021-November-14, 17:25, said:

If you live in the US and want covid to be over, the best thing to do is to stop reading Leonhardt and instead urge all your friends and relatives who are eligible to get a booster. Anyone over 65, anyone with health conditions (quite broad), anyone working in a "high risk" (healthcare, schools) setting is eligible if they've been fully vaccinated for 6 months.

View Posty66, on 2021-November-15, 11:14, said:

and as Eric Topol points out today:

The last information I saw was recommending a booster for anyone in the right categories over 40.
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Posted Yesterday, 19:43

Noah Smith interviewing Eric Topol re: omicron variant: https://www.youtube....h?v=kXJuZCX5Mtk

More at https://twitter.com/EricTopol
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Posted Yesterday, 20:06

View Posty66, on 2021-November-26, 19:43, said:

Noah Smith interviewing Eric Topol re: omicron variant: https://www.youtube....h?v=kXJuZCX5Mtk

More at https://twitter.com/EricTopol

What happened to Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, and Xi? Same as preparations A through G?

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Posted Yesterday, 22:22

Today, the President of the United States and the Prime Ministers of the UK and Australia announced a new swimming pool policy.
From Monday at midnight EST, only Federated Australian UK & US alliance members will be permitted to swim in the North section of the pool.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said:

To protect our citizens from unplanned discharges, only alliance members are permitted to swim in our part of the pool.

non est deus ex machina; även maskiner behöver lite kärlek, J'ai toujours misé sur l'étrange gentillesse des robots.
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