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  • Peril Ahead: Donald Trump faces an array of legal trouble when he leaves office: His Presidential Immunity Runs Out on January 20, 2021

    01/18/2021 5:19:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    The Economist ^ | 01/18/2021
    DONALD TRUMP has spent the two months since his electoral defeat furiously trying and consistently failing to overturn the results. Armchair psychiatrists claim that Mr Trump’s lifelong fear of being seen as a loser has inspired his battle against democracy. But another motive is possible: at the stroke of noon on January 20th, the legal shield that Mr Trump has wielded to stave off lawsuits will vanish, exposing him to an abundance of civil and criminal legal peril. The most serious trouble Mr Trump faces may be in his former home town, where the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, has...
  • How Long Does Immunity Last After COVID-19? What We Know

    01/17/2021 7:06:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Healthline ^ | 01/16/2021 | Nancy Schimelpfening
    For those who recover from COVID-19, new research shows immunity to the virus can last for at least 8 months, and may last much longer.Understanding how our immune system responds to the virus is an important step in vaccine development.Currently two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are authorized for use in the United States.Several other promising vaccines are also in development, but until they become widely available we must practice physical distancing and mask-wearing to keep transmission down.All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit...
  • Horowitz: New studies show robust immunity among health care workers from COVID reinfection six months after infection

    01/09/2021 5:48:11 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 7, 2021 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nearly a year into this virus, it has become clear that, after up to a third of the people in this country already contracted it, according to some estimates, there is nothing we can do to stop it through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Yet, while the government and media continue to push the vaccine (and masks, of course) with religious fervor, they act as if natural infection itself confers little or no immunity. In reality, as with any virus, it likely confers more immunity than a vaccine. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by U.K. scientists tracked...
  • WHO warns COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021, despite vaccines

    01/12/2021 12:46:27 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/12/2021 | Jackie Salo
    Global COVID-19 herd immunity is unlikely to be achieved this year — even as countries race to administer vaccines, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned this week. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Monday it’s critical that countries still encourage social distancing and other public health measures for the foreseeable future.
  • Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine immunity to stay at least a year

    01/12/2021 6:00:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/11/2021 | Reuters
    Immunity from Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine should last at least a year, the company said on Monday at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference. The drugmaker said it was confident that the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology it used was well suited to deploy a vaccine based on the new variant of the coronavirus which has emerged in a handful of countries. The company’s vaccine, mRNA-1273, uses synthetic mRNA to mimic the surface of the coronavirus and teach the immune system to recognize and neutralize it.
  • Fauci says worst is probably still ahead; 80-85% needed for herd immunity

    12/30/2020 9:13:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 12/28/2020 | Scripps National
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country is at a critical place during the pandemic, and that the worst is probably still ahead. Despite warnings about traveling and getting together with people outside a household, Fauci feared another surge on top of the current surge following the Christmas holiday. “We very well might see a post-seasonal — in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s — surge, and as I’ve described it, as a surge upon a surge,” Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • UK scientists trial instant immunity antibody drug treatment for COVID-19

    12/28/2020 9:27:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    https://www.livemint.com ^ | 26 Dec 2020 | Staff
    The study recruited the first participant in the world to the study earlier this month and has recruited 10 participants since then Scientists in the UK have begun trials of innovative antibody drug treatments that they hope could provide instant protection against COVID-19. The University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH) said that the researchers in the Storm Chase study believe a Long Acting AntiBody (LAAB) known as AZD7442, developed by AstraZeneca, may offer immediate and long-term protection to people who have been recently exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and prevent them developing COVID-19. The study, led by UCLH virologist...
  • Marco Rubio accuses Fauci of lying about masks, coronavirus, herd immunity during anti-lockdown online rant

    12/28/2020 5:45:10 AM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NYDN ^ | DEC 27, 2020 | THERESA BRAINE
    Republican Senator and Florida man Marco Rubio went on a Twitter rant Sunday to accuse Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, of lying about coronavirus in general and masks in particular. “Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March,” Rubio tweeted Sunday morning. “Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity. It isn’t just him. Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know ‘what’s good for them’ so they need to be tricked into ‘doing the right thing.’ "
  • COVID-19 vaccine recipients may still be infectious. When will we know for sure?

    12/25/2020 12:45:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/24/2020 | David Z. Morris
    It’s surprising, but experts agree: The tens of thousands of people being vaccinated against the coronavirus right now may still be able to carry and transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others, despite being well-protected against the symptoms of COVID-19 themselves. That means they must still wear masks and practice social distancing to protect those around them. “We still have yet to learn how much infectivity is impacted by vaccination, thereby producing protection for those I am in contact with, not just for myself, when I receive a vaccine,” says Dr. Janet Baseman, a public health expert at the University of...
  • Fauci says he's been intentionally moving goal posts on herd immunity estimates

    12/24/2020 5:08:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/22020 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, admitted in a new interview that he’s been intentionally moving the goal posts on his recommendations regarding herd immunity based on what he thinks the American people are ready to hear. Herd immunity, or the percentage of a population that acquires resistance to the coronavirus through infection or vaccination, has been widely estimated at roughly 60 to 70 percent for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
  • WHO Deletes Naturally Acquired Immunity from Its Website

    12/24/2020 6:34:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 12/24/2020 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Maybe you have some sense that something fishy is going on? Same. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Coronavirus lived on surfaces until it didn’t. Masks didn’t work until they did, then they did not. There is asymptomatic transmission, except there isn’t. Lockdowns work to control the virus except they do not. All these people are sick without symptoms until, whoops, PCR tests are wildly inaccurate because they were never intended to be diagnostic tools. Everyone is in danger of the virus except they aren’t. It spreads in schools except it doesn’t. On it goes. Daily. It’s no wonder...
  • Warren County jailer and 101 inmates test COVID positive [none until now; [delaying the inevitable? See comment]

    12/22/2020 3:50:12 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    .wnky.com ^ | December 15, 2020 | Deborah Highland
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Warren County Jailer Stephen Harmon, eight deputy jailers and 101 inmates are COVID-19 positive. There are 92 inmate tests pending and six staff tests pending. “Thanks to the steadfast jail management and sanitation efforts, Warren County Regional Jail has been among the only few county jails with no COVID positive inmates, until now... The majority of COVID positive inmates are asymptomatic. None of the inmates are hospitalized or experiencing severe symptoms.
  • Fauci: If Only 50% Get Vaccinated We Lack ‘Umbrella of Immunity over Us’

    12/08/2020 9:24:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Dr. Anthony Fauci stressed that well over a majority of Americans will need to get vaccinated in order to create a proper “umbrella of immunity over us,” making the remarks during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) Monday’s press conference.
  • FIRST PHOTOS — Covid vaccination and ‘immunity cards’ to be issued to all Americans…

    12/04/2020 12:35:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 129 replies
    FIRST PHOTOS — Covid vaccination and ‘immunity cards’ to be issued to all Americans…Posted by Kane on December 4, 2020 2:18 amNEWS JUNKIES -- CHECK OUT OUR HOMEPAGE‘You don’t need an ID to vote but show me your papers to go anywhere and do anything’ On Wednesday the Department of Defense released the first images of a Covid vaccination record card as well as vaccination kits. “Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” says Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director...
  • There's a Reason Why Trump Keeps Telling Voters He's Immune to COVID-19

    10/29/2020 6:14:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2020 | Michael Zey
    Early in the final debate, President Trump made a comment, almost an aside, about his personal battle with COVID-19 that the media have largely ignored but that could have considerable impact on the election results. "I got better very fast," Trump said, "and now they say I'm immune.  Whether it's four months or a lifetime, nobody's been able to say that, but I'm immune." The next night at a rally at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, Trump reiterated his claim that his medical team has declared him immune to COVID.  From that day on, Trump has repeated this message to...
  • Hmmm: Does A New COVID-19 Study *Suggest* Immunity Through Vaccines Only Lasts Months?

    10/27/2020 8:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    What do you want first — the good news or the (possible) bad news? We have a mixed bag today on the vaccine front of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are even mixed within themselves. Let’s start with the good news from Pfizer, whose Phase 3 trials of their two-stage vaccine appear to be approaching a successful conclusion. Their third-quarter report suggests they could apply for an FDA emergency-use authorization as soon as next month: It said nearly 36,000 of the volunteers have already received the second of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer has as been working alongside German drugmaker...
  • Herd Immunity To COVID Is Not Reckless. It Would Protect The Vulnerable

    10/19/2020 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 18, 2020 | Jay W. Richards, Douglas Axe and William Briggs
    Freaking out about ‘herd immunity’ looks like a smear campaign designed to prevent Americans, including the president, from hearing the scientific case against the lockdowns. Why is the press and officialdom suddenly shrieking about “herd immunity”? On Oct. 12, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said pursuing herd immunity is “unethical.” Within hours, most of the media broadcast the same message. It’s as though someone sent out a list of talking points. “Sweden’s experiment with herd immunity is unethical and undemocratic,” Australia’s ABC intoned, “and reveals an underlying political pathology.” According to Fortune, herd immunity against SARS-CoV2 is a...
  • Closing schools hindered herd immunity, could lead to more COVID deaths overall: new study [ United Kingdom ]

    10/16/2020 5:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Patrick Delaney
    Lockdown measures, such as closing schools, likely prolonged the epidemic by preventing the virus from naturally moving through low-risk populations and building herd immunity. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that the closing of schools in response to the novel coronavirus could actually increase overall deaths resulting from the disease. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh reevaluated a model produced by the Imperial College London earlier this year that prompted the extensive government lockdown measures, including the closing of schools, implemented in the U.K., ... school closures and isolation of younger people would increase the...
  • Trump: 'I am immune' from Covid-19

    10/11/2020 10:00:03 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/11/2020 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump on Sunday declared himself immune from Covid-19 as he prepares to return to the campaign trail in a fight to regain ground against surging White House rival Joe Biden. "It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time, it could be a lifetime, nobody really knows, but I'm immune," Trump said in a Fox News interview, a day after his doctor affirmed he was no longer a transmission risk for the disease. "You have a president who is immune... so now you have a president who doesn't...
  • Trump: I can not get or give COVID-19 anymore

    10/11/2020 9:21:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 11, 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!! 11:39 AM · Oct 11, 2020