[News] Coronavirus

A place to discuss the now-global coronavirus outbreak.

FiveIron wrote:

I was supposed to come home from europe this last week but my partner got covid so i was forced to go my parents instead. It's been about 10 days since she started showing symptoms and 8 since a positive test. she is still showing mild symptoms and positive at home tests. we are really wanting to see each other, but it still seems risky considering how close of contact we would have. everything we can find on the internet though says that she would not be contagious at this point though. Can a person really not be contagious when they have a positive at home test?

If she still has symptoms and still tests positive, assume she's still contagious. Her quarantine shouldn't end until 5-10 days after her symptoms end or when she stops testing positive.

CDC guidelines: Quarantine and Isolation

Pfizer says their third shot for kids under 5 is doing what they hoped and will submit it for authorization soon. The FDA is set to review it on June 15th. June 15th is also when the FDA will finally get around to reviewing what Moderna submitted for their under 5 vaccine back on May 9th. Still no reasonable explanation has been offered on why the FDA has dragged its heels on reviewing the Moderna vaccine.

Yeah some bullsh*t about not wanting to approve one and then find out the other is better. But if one of my kids catch covid in the next month it's their fault.

Edit: 2 months I guess? Sounds like the 3rd dose has to wait, so almost 90 days until full coverage. Good grief

T cells protect against COVID-19 in absence of antibody response

When the researchers vaccinated the mice either through the nose or by injection, the animals developed T cells that could recognize the early SARS-CoV-2 strain and the Beta variant. The vaccines also caused the mice to develop antibodies that could neutralize the early strain. However, they failed to create antibodies that neutralized the Beta variant.

The team exposed the mice to SARS-CoV-2 around 3 to 5 months after vaccination. Vaccinated mice had very low levels of virus in their lungs compared with unvaccinated mice and were protected against severe illness. This was true of infection with the Beta variant as well. This showed that the vaccine provided protection against the Beta variant despite failing to produce effective antibodies against it.

Amazed he lasted this long. Hope he recovers well.

Fauci tests positive for Covid-19

Both Moderna's and Pfizer's vaccine for kids 6 months to 5 years were unanimously recommended for FDA approval. The FDA still has to actually approve them, and then the CDC has to convene it's own advisory committee before it grants authorization. Assuming all those happen (there's no reason to expect they won't), kids will be able to start getting vaccinated on June 21st. Moderna's vaccine is two 25 microgram doses 28 days apart. Pfizer's is three 10 microgram doses spread out over 11 weeks (21 days between the 1st and 2nd doses, and 8 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd doses).

Stengah wrote:

Both Moderna's and Pfizer's vaccine for kids 6 months to 5 years were unanimously recommended for FDA approval. The FDA still has to actually approve them, and then the CDC has to convene it's own advisory committee before it grants authorization. Assuming all those happen (there's no reason to expect they won't), kids will be able to start getting vaccinated on June 21st. Moderna's vaccine is two 25 microgram doses 28 days apart. Pfizer's is three 10 microgram doses spread out over 11 weeks (21 days between the 1st and 2nd doses, and 8 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd doses).

Florida is not going to order any doses, because...yeah.

Hoping we can jump on that next week. Dodged all this time with 2 kids under 5 and don't want them to get it this close to finally getting a vaccine

My old manager went to a wedding last weekend.... Ended up being a super-spreader event with the majority of people they know that attended the wedding getting it (including him and his wife), and parents of both the bride and groom.

I'm going to continue to avoid small enclosed spaces....

Looks like CDC approval happened for the kids under 5 today. Doses shipping as we speak.

Thankfully, King Desantis caved to pressure from literally everyone and will actually do something ti protect Florida kids.

Facing withering pressure from medical professionals and the federal government, Florida began to allow pediatricians, children’s hospitals and other physicians on Friday to order coronavirus vaccines for the youngest children, according to state and White House officials. The shift would ensure that families would be able to get the shots at doctors’ offices, though later than in every other state in the country.

The White House praised the move as an important first step, calling it a “reversal” by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican with presidential ambitions who frequently casts himself as a foil to President Biden.

Well, back here in South Africa, we are completely back to normal. All Covid regulations have been dropped.

The last wave we had was minor and almost everyone in my immediate circle has now had Covid.

Guess we'll see how this turns out...

I'm a week and a half removed from a trip to Las Vegas and I feel like no symptoms afterwards is the real jackpot.

Just in time for the 4th of July

Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses among both people who had previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted, according to new data from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, of Harvard Medical School.
However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide substantial protection against severe disease, and vaccine makers are working on updated shots that might elicit a stronger immune response against the variants.

BA.4 and BA.5 caused an estimated 35% of new Covid-19 infections in the United States last week, up from 29% the week before, according to data shared by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

BA.4 and BA.5 are the fastest spreading variants reported to date, and they are expected to dominate Covid-19 transmission in the United States, United Kingdom and the rest of Europe within the next few weeks, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Rat Boy wrote:

I'm a week and a half removed from a trip to Las Vegas and I feel like no symptoms afterwards is the real jackpot.

You should immediately go back because it sounds like you're on a lucky streak!

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OG_slinger wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

I'm a week and a half removed from a trip to Las Vegas and I feel like no symptoms afterwards is the real jackpot.

You should immediately go back because it sounds like you're on a lucky streak!

The only night I had any gambling success on that trip was when I put a $20 bill into an old fashioned video blackjack machine and came out with $21. I hiked half a mile across the casino to find a machine to cash out my ticket, even though there was one two feet from the blackjack machine in the direction I didn't look in. I figured I was getting out of Vegas with an extra dollar and my dignity. Next day flying out, TSA tells me I was randomly selected to go through the X-Ray vision contraption, and there went my dignity.