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Hold on. Hold on. They're coming...

Dr. Fauci reacts to Pfizer's vaccine announcement
https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/ ... sr-vpx.cnn

Pfizer CEO says Covid-19 vaccine news is a ‘game changer’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrVroZh0Q_I
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Good news, indeed. But I really wish we could ban use of the term "game changer" in connection with the pandemic. It's been used a million times and we're still playing the same damn game. :cry:
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:32 am
Good news, indeed. But I really wish we could ban use of the term "game changer" in connection with the pandemic. It's been used a million times and we're still playing the same damn game. :cry:
I know...

This is one of the mRNA vaccines. I was interested in these. We do have reason to hope. Until then...hold on. Just hold on.
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Oh and from what I am reading, the Pfizer vaccine was developed by Biontech in Germany.
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And now...she's off to pray and have herself a good cry. Relief is an amazing thing!!!
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:33 am
Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:32 am
Good news, indeed. But I really wish we could ban use of the term "game changer" in connection with the pandemic. It's been used a million times and we're still playing the same damn game. :cry:
I know...

This is one of the mRNA vaccines. I was interested in these. We do have reason to hope. Until then...hold on. Just hold on.
I really do hope that the mRNA vaccines are effective. It would be wonderful to have another dependable arrow in the quiver.

Did you ever see the movie version of Stephen King's novella The Mist? I don't want to post spoilers, but I think of the ending when I look at the virus trends in the Dakotas, Utah, and other states. The country is back in exponential growth and no one seems to realize it.
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I heard Phizer called Biden with the news, not Trump.

That warms my heart almost as much as the vaccine news itself.
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Some Schmo wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:50 am
I heard Phizer called Biden with the news, not Trump.

That warms my heart almost as much as the vaccine news itself.
I read something about Pence making a weak attempt to take some credit, prompting Pfizer to remind him that the vaccine is not part of the US's Operation Warp Speed. No US tax dollars were spent on this vaccine.
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One thing I want to add: don't just hold on. Redouble your efforts to stay health and keep those with whom you come in contact healthy. I'll do a state of the COVID post tonight. But the TL/DR is that we are right now in worse shape than at any time during the pandemic. When the cases were concentrated in the metropolitan areas of New York and New Jersey, they were visible and obvious. Because the effects are spread out over mostly rural areas of the country, it's hard to see them. But we're in the worst exponential spread of the virus we've experienced to date.

If you trust infection disease experts, increase your vigilance. Wash your hands regular and thoroughly. Limit trips outside your home. Do not attend indoor gatherings. If you are going to be in contact with anyone outside of your home, wear a face covering. If you have to cough or sneeze, do it into the crook of your arm. If you feel sick, stay home and isolate yourself from the others in your household. Try not to touch your face. All that stuff.

We can see some light at the end of the tunnel. What a tragic waste to get hit by a train.
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:52 am
Some Schmo wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:50 am
I heard Phizer called Biden with the news, not Trump.

That warms my heart almost as much as the vaccine news itself.
I read something about Pence making a weak attempt to take some credit, prompting Pfizer to remind him that the vaccine is not part of the US's Operation Warp Speed. No US tax dollars were spent on this vaccine.
Germany funded the development of this vaccine.

Pfizer agreed to accept funding from OWS for US deliver and production.

In the vernacular of my people, Pence can eat Crap and die.
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