More Covid News

Cases–7 million   Deaths–204,000

But not to worry it is all a scam according to those mental midgets that support Donald the Orange.

First order of business…according to the idiot in the White House….

President Donald Trump told a crowd of his supporters in Swanton, Ohio Monday evening that the coronavirus—which has killed around 200,000 people and infected nearly seven million in the U.S. alone—”affects virtually nobody” except “elderly people,” a blatant falsehood that critics said underscores the president’s view of certain segments of the population as expendable.

According to Trump if Blue States are not counted then the death totals would be less…..

President Trump on Wednesday blamed the country’s coronavirus death toll on states that lean Democrat, despite the fact that current data indicate 47% of all US deaths have taken place in red states. Trump was discussing the early projections on total number of deaths at a news briefing: “This was a prediction that if we do a really good job, we’ll be at about … 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, and we’re below that substantially, and we’ll see what comes out,” the president said, per the Washington Post. “And that’s despite the fact that the blue states had had tremendous death rates. If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue state-managed.”

The early surge in deaths was, indeed, in mostly blue states, but most of the deaths occurring now are in red states. USA Today calls the remarks Trump’s “most explicit politicization yet of the handling of COVID-19.” Another misleading statement? The current death toll stands at at least 193,000, but considering there have been 263,000 extra deaths this year than would typically be expected, some experts believe the official toll is an underestimate. And the University of Washington’s Institute on Health Metrics’ latest projection estimates nearly 413,000 deaths by year’s end, with almost exactly half of those in red states. One Democratic congressman, Virginia’s Rep. Don Beyer, called Trump’s words “quite simply one of the most appalling and inhuman statements ever uttered by an American President.”

The big news last week was that the vaccine according to Trump and his Toadies…….should be ready by October….maybe sooner…..

Let’s say it is ready when Trump wants it to be ready……what then for the population?

The federal government released plans Wednesday on the Covid-19 vaccine that calls for all Americans having access to the drug at no cost.

Vaccine developments are still underway. However, assuming a safe and effective option is created, the plans will be implemented as outlined.

Several vaccines are in later-stage trials, with some expectations one will get approval before the end of the year.

Sounds good….but does ayone really think the Pharma will give up the opportunity to rape a captive audience?

I do not!

Again let’s say the vaccine is ready when Trump wills it to be ready……is there any problems on the horizon?

I am glad you ask!

“Do we have enough freezers?” That’s a question many may not be pondering now, but it’s an important one when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine, per the Wall Street Journal. That’s because the inoculation samples that may soon emerge might need to be stored at incredibly cold temperatures, and freezers that get that chilly aren’t typically found in pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices, which would theoretically be distributing the vaccine. Pfizer and BioNTech, for example, have a vaccine in the works that needs to be kept at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit)—a temp about 30 degrees Celsius frostier than the North Pole at its coldest, Quartz notes. “There’s no precedent for vaccines to be stored at that low of a temperature,” a pharmacist and purchaser for health care facilities tells the outlet, which notes these types of freezers are typically found only in labs.

So why don’t states just find companies that make these freezers and stock up now? The CDC is advising against doing that, as there’s still no vaccine out, meaning that although this is being presented as a hypothetical issue, we don’t really know for sure what the best way to store an eventual vaccine will be. And the freezers themselves aren’t the only problem. The number of days a vaccine is viable could be cut into during transport (i.e., this could especially affect rural areas), and the containers Pfizer has created to hold its vaccine—capable of carrying up to 5,000 doses—could lead to waste if there aren’t enough people in a particular region to use them all. Pfizer, however, doesn’t seem too concerned just yet. “We are confident of our capability to deliver and store doses to the [destinations] governments designate,” the company said in a recent statement, per ABC News.

Now you know!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

7 thoughts on “More Covid News

  1. Any vaccine that arrives by October could fall well short of medical standards of testing given the short lead in time. Mutations have been detected. Trials of the Oxford Vaccine have mixed results. I wonder if Trump can dragoon Pfizer into a rush release of an untried product just to help his election prospects. ofcourse, there’s money in them there hills for Pfizer, but there are also potential law suites emanating from unseen side effects.

    The problem of the freezers reminds me that in the late 1970’s the Miami Dade Police dept had to hire refrigerator trucks from Burger King inwhich to store corpses, victims of the internicine drug trade gang gun battles. It feels just like this with Trump.

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