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2020 keeps on giving :( 

 

"Denmark imposes lockdowns amid mink covid fears"

 

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Danish authorities have said a lockdown will be introduced in some areas over a coronavirus mutation found in mink that can spread to humans.

 

The government has warned that the effectiveness of any future vaccine could be affected by the mutation.

 

Bars, restaurants, public transport and all public indoor sports will be closed in seven North Jutland municipalities.

The restrictions will come into effect from Friday and initially last until 3 December.

 

It comes soon after an announcement that Denmark would cull all its mink - as many as 17 million.

The Scandinavian country is the world's biggest producer of mink fur and its main export markets are China and Hong Kong. Culling began late last month, after many mink cases were detected.

 

On Thursday, the World Health Organization said mink appear to be "good reservoirs" of coronavirus. It also commended Denmark's "determination and courage" for going ahead with the culls, despite the economic impact it would bring.

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17 hours ago, Janx Spirit said:

2020 keeps on giving :( 

 

"Denmark imposes lockdowns amid mink covid fears"

 

BBC

 

Anyone want a coat?

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31 minutes ago, lunaCH said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105 Coronavirus: First covid-19 vaccine offers 90% protection

Was about to post the same. Great news! Now let's check for side effects and mass produce it.

The risk here is that people might lax as soon as the vaccine is given, but well before it reaches a critical point for herd immunity.

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Pfizer has already begun manufactoring doses of this. They say they can deliver 1.3 billion doses in 2021 but as you need two doses 3 weeks apart, that's 650 million people.

 

If it's really this effective you'd imagine additional funds would be sent Pfizer's way to build additional manufacturing capacity. The boost to the world's economy would pay for it many times over.

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Some countries like US have special laws for wartime where they can direct manufacturing to war effort. Just give royalties to Pfizer and production rights to anyone who can show production scaling up capability.

650 million is not much, because that could be by the end of 2021. Assuming a non linear production ramp up, that means a few tens of million by the end of Q1, which is not fast enough.

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At least a massive step in the right direction, Trump tried for 7 months to get a vaccine and failed, Biden has done it in 2 days of becoming president :P 

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Of course the MAGAts are claiming Pfizer deliberately held this unblinding back until after the election. 

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50 minutes ago, yesterday said:

At least a massive step in the right direction, Trump tried for 7 months to get a vaccine and failed, Biden has done it in 2 days of becoming president :P 

 

And on a weekend to boot.

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5 hours ago, Janx Spirit said:

 

No, but I'll get yours ;) 

Worst chat up line i've ever heard

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5 hours ago, yesterday said:

At least a massive step in the right direction, Trump tried for 7 months to get a vaccine and failed, Biden has done it in 2 days of becoming president :P 

Let's also not go too far. Sponsoring the vaccines was good, keeping people alive during the process was not.

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It's just like the flu. Not.

 

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Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said on Monday, after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems, and the researchers also found significantly higher risks of dementia, a brain impairment condition.

"People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings ... show this to be likely," said Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Britain's Oxford University.

Doctors and scientists around the world urgently need to investigate the causes and identify new treatments for mental illness after COVID-19, Harrison said.

 

 

the rest

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7 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems

All of these illnesses are on the increase in any case due to lockdowns, reduced social contact and the need for self-isolating. :( 

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1 hour ago, lunaCH said:

All of these illnesses are on the increase in any case due to lockdowns, reduced social contact and the need for self-isolating. :( 

 

I read recently that due to the lack of reducing social contact there has been a significant increase in HPV during lockdowns. :o

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Remarkable story about the BionTEch turkish descent German couple who are currently on course to save the world with their vaccine..

 

Warms the cockles.

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