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(CNBC)   THE Ohio State University researchers have identified two new US-based variants of THE Coronavirus; plan to name one for THE Nick Saban   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-01-13 3:00:25 PM  
Viruses gonna virus.  We just have to hope that we stay lucky and the vaccine remains effective.
 
2021-01-13 3:23:32 PM  
Protein printers might mutate when given 200+k new printing presses a day?  Who'd have thunk?
 
2021-01-13 3:24:14 PM  
Is the placebo named for Jim Harbaugh?
 
2021-01-13 3:26:18 PM  
I'd say all countries should shutdown travel from the US, but they already have.
 
2021-01-13 3:29:52 PM  
I currently have the common cold. Whole family has it. We tested for COVID: negative.

I hope COVID stays like "the flu" in that we only need an annual shot. Whereas, there are so many strains of the common cold that there is no shot.

But I have hope. I know science can do it. I read an article (forgot where) on how scientists can cure the common cold, but a large effort isn't there because of you know, deadly viruses requiring attention.

So, if COVID does go "crazy" like the common cold, I'm thinking science tests an approach that can wipe both out simultaneously because it would need to attack viruses at its most basic function, rather than whatever unique characteristics a specific strain has.

/I'm an accountant.
 
2021-01-13 3:37:15 PM  

Opacity: I'd say all countries should shutdown travel from the US, but they already have.


That's so racist.
 
2021-01-13 3:40:06 PM  
One thing I've learned on Fark is that I will never voluntarily put 'the' in front of Ohio State University.
 
2021-01-13 3:40:37 PM  

Declassify Issue: I currently have the common cold. Whole family has it. We tested for COVID: negative.

I hope COVID stays like "the flu" in that we only need an annual shot. Whereas, there are so many strains of the common cold that there is no shot.

But I have hope. I know science can do it. I read an article (forgot where) on how scientists can cure the common cold, but a large effort isn't there because of you know, deadly viruses requiring attention.

So, if COVID does go "crazy" like the common cold, I'm thinking science tests an approach that can wipe both out simultaneously because it would need to attack viruses at its most basic function, rather than whatever unique characteristics a specific strain has.

/I'm an accountant.


Hey, science has cure herpes and cancer so we have nothing to worry about.

Still no problem withe the immunosuppressant drugs, right?
 
2021-01-13 3:46:35 PM  
hErd ImMuNitY
 
2021-01-13 3:53:10 PM  

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2021-01-13 4:01:43 PM  

Russ1642: One thing I've learned on Fark is that I will never voluntarily put 'the' in front of Ohio State University.


you shouldn't. it's pronounced "thee".
 
2021-01-13 4:04:19 PM  

sinko swimo: Russ1642: One thing I've learned on Fark is that I will never voluntarily put 'the' in front of Ohio State University.

you shouldn't. it's pronounced "thee".


THINE
 
2021-01-13 4:04:27 PM  
The next three US mutant versions should be named Ivanka, Eric and Don jr.
 
2021-01-13 4:05:38 PM  
It's almost like letting a virus run rampant through a population is a bad idea. Where are all those "natural herd immunity" touchholes now?
 
2021-01-13 4:14:56 PM  
Maybe Gym Jordan can wrestle it for supremacy
 
2021-01-13 4:16:37 PM  
All part of the plan.  The Elites and Overmasters will get the MRNA vaccine.  The vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected, just stops the symptoms and damage.  So, the Elites and Overmasters will have the virus in their body.  Their bodies will make antibodies for the full virus, not just the spike protiens, making the elites and overmasters more resistant to the mutant strains.  So they won't fear.  But the underchuds and plebes will be at the mercy of the virus, and even if we do get the MRNA vaccine in 8 months, it won't work against the new strains that mutate and become uneffected by the MRNA vaccine.  This is all for the elites to cull the population so there is more fossil carbon for them to use to jetset around in, all the while reducing the rate of fossil carbon use world wide.

Of course, some non elites will get the vaccine soon, so they are able to build immunity to the entire virus particle, because the Elites and Overmasters need some slaves to keep them in the position of luxury.
 
2021-01-13 4:38:54 PM  
this THE sucks
 
2021-01-13 4:44:25 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: All part of the plan.  The Elites and Overmasters will get the MRNA vaccine.  The vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected, just stops the symptoms and damage.  So, the Elites and Overmasters will have the virus in their body.  Their bodies will make antibodies for the full virus, not just the spike protiens, making the elites and overmasters more resistant to the mutant strains.  So they won't fear.  But the underchuds and plebes will be at the mercy of the virus, and even if we do get the MRNA vaccine in 8 months, it won't work against the new strains that mutate and become uneffected by the MRNA vaccine.  This is all for the elites to cull the population so there is more fossil carbon for them to use to jetset around in, all the while reducing the rate of fossil carbon use world wide.

Of course, some non elites will get the vaccine soon, so they are able to build immunity to the entire virus particle, because the Elites and Overmasters need some slaves to keep them in the position of luxury.


Username checks out.
 
2021-01-13 4:53:42 PM  

Declassify Issue: I currently have the common cold. Whole family has it. We tested for COVID: negative.

I hope COVID stays like "the flu" in that we only need an annual shot. Whereas, there are so many strains of the common cold that there is no shot.

But I have hope. I know science can do it. I read an article (forgot where) on how scientists can cure the common cold, but a large effort isn't there because of you know, deadly viruses requiring attention.

So, if COVID does go "crazy" like the common cold, I'm thinking science tests an approach that can wipe both out simultaneously because it would need to attack viruses at its most basic function, rather than whatever unique characteristics a specific strain has.

/I'm an accountant.


There are already four coronaviruses that cause varieties of the "common cold".  The OC43 type is suspected of causing the "Russian Flu" 1889-1890 Pandemic that killed a million people with very Covid-like symptoms, afterwards lingering with everyone nowadays catching it as kids and lingering immunity limiting later cases. It is suspected Covid-19 will go the same way, but we have vaccines for it now.

"It mutated and is becoming more contagious" could overwhelm hospital facilities, but reports of unusually severe Covid-19 symptoms seem rare and would be scarier.  It already spreads asymptomatically, optimally it would just do that and keep the infected active and unknowing.
 
2021-01-13 5:02:38 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: AmbassadorBooze: All part of the plan.  The Elites and Overmasters will get the MRNA vaccine.  The vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected, just stops the symptoms and damage.  So, the Elites and Overmasters will have the virus in their body.  Their bodies will make antibodies for the full virus, not just the spike protiens, making the elites and overmasters more resistant to the mutant strains.  So they won't fear.  But the underchuds and plebes will be at the mercy of the virus, and even if we do get the MRNA vaccine in 8 months, it won't work against the new strains that mutate and become uneffected by the MRNA vaccine.  This is all for the elites to cull the population so there is more fossil carbon for them to use to jetset around in, all the while reducing the rate of fossil carbon use world wide.

Of course, some non elites will get the vaccine soon, so they are able to build immunity to the entire virus particle, because the Elites and Overmasters need some slaves to keep them in the position of luxury.

Username checks out.


sure.  But what did I post that is not held up by evidence?  Who has received the Vaccine?  the government, and the people needed by the government to keep them alive or in power.  How is the vaccine rollout going for the underchuds and plebes?  Not good.  They can't even figure out which groups should get the vaccine first in oregon while talking about their word of the day.  The fossil carbon reserves are being depleated.  That is a fact.  The elites want the fossil carbon so they can jet set, also a fact.  The only way to reduce fossil carbon usage rate is to reduce the overall population.  Also a fact.  Did any of the government elites or overmasters refuse the vaccine and give their dose to an underchud?

Does the MRNA vaccine give immunity to the virus, or does it only make it so the recipient doesn't have sysmptoms?  Is it unlikely that people with the MRNA Vaccine, who then get infected with the covid will develop more resistance to the covid from all the viral parts, and not just the spike protein?  Is it unlikely the covid will mutate the spike protein and then become resitant to the MRNA virus?

The overmasters have the vaccine in them already.  We are on the verge of a civil war.  Do you think during a civil war, the overmasters will pull out all the stops to get the vaccine out?  NO, they will be doing what they can to make more murder tech.  Not life saving vaccine.  Underchuds will not be getting the vaccine.  At least for Covid 19.  After the Civil war, when the population is sufficiently culled, the overmasters will probably give us the vaccine to Covid 22 or whatever it is, because they want slaves for the machine.
 
2021-01-13 5:20:35 PM  
If it's already taken over as the majority strain in a major city, and there hasn't been a tidal wave of people flooding in with second infections, that means that existing antibodies continue to neutralize it and ergo the vaccines that provoke exactly those antibodies will continue to work.
 
2021-01-13 5:33:02 PM  

erik-k: If it's already taken over as the majority strain in a major city, and there hasn't been a tidal wave of people flooding in with second infections, that means that existing antibodies continue to neutralize it and ergo the vaccines that provoke exactly those antibodies will continue to work.


What major city has had even a slight majority of people vaccinated?  Or even more than a few percent?  We have no idea of the antibodies that people make to the MRNA vaccine (from my understanding it trains your body to make antibodies for the spike protein) will work against the new strain or strains.  Now, If you look at people who had the live virus and test their antibodies against the new strain, that would help with our understanding.  What if the spike protein mutates and the people with the vaccine didn't get immunity to the new strain from the vaccine, but from the covid 19 particles in their body, because the vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected.  So, only the rich and the elite and the overmasters will have immunity to the new strain.

Then, all it takes is some mutation in the spike protein to make it so that the vaccine doesn't work, and all of a sudden, the rich and elite and overmasters, along with the few underchuds lucky enought to get the vaccine, are the only ones immune due to their antibodies for other parts of the virus protein coat.  And then the Overmasters argue about funding a new vaccine for months to years, while the people they want dead, all die.  Then they wipe their hands on their pants and say "problem solved".
 
2021-01-13 8:15:00 PM  
Better than naming it for Haim Saban I suppose.
 
2021-01-13 9:22:56 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: erik-k: If it's already taken over as the majority strain in a major city, and there hasn't been a tidal wave of people flooding in with second infections, that means that existing antibodies continue to neutralize it and ergo the vaccines that provoke exactly those antibodies will continue to work.

What major city has had even a slight majority of people vaccinated?  Or even more than a few percent?  We have no idea of the antibodies that people make to the MRNA vaccine (from my understanding it trains your body to make antibodies for the spike protein) will work against the new strain or strains.  Now, If you look at people who had the live virus and test their antibodies against the new strain, that would help with our understanding.  What if the spike protein mutates and the people with the vaccine didn't get immunity to the new strain from the vaccine, but from the covid 19 particles in their body, because the vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected.  So, only the rich and the elite and the overmasters will have immunity to the new strain.

Then, all it takes is some mutation in the spike protein to make it so that the vaccine doesn't work, and all of a sudden, the rich and elite and overmasters, along with the few underchuds lucky enought to get the vaccine, are the only ones immune due to their antibodies for other parts of the virus protein coat.  And then the Overmasters argue about funding a new vaccine for months to years, while the people they want dead, all die.  Then they wipe their hands on their pants and say "problem solved".


Your mind scares and fascinates me
 
2021-01-13 10:36:40 PM  

All Latest: The next three US mutant versions should be named Ivanka, Eric and Don jr.


Thats pretty good one

I had some moran today tell me they should be named The Million Abortions one two and three. As if ending the lives of so-called humans matters at all. What a moran. Well off to Starbucks.
 
2021-01-13 10:37:55 PM  

The Bunyip: It's almost like letting a virus run rampant through a population is a bad idea. Where are all those "natural herd immunity" touchholes now?


How many online purchase returns did you make this week?
 
2021-01-13 10:39:22 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: All part of the plan.  The Elites and Overmasters will get the MRNA vaccine.  The vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected, just stops the symptoms and damage.  So, the Elites and Overmasters will have the virus in their body.  Their bodies will make antibodies for the full virus, not just the spike protiens, making the elites and overmasters more resistant to the mutant strains.  So they won't fear.  But the underchuds and plebes will be at the mercy of the virus, and even if we do get the MRNA vaccine in 8 months, it won't work against the new strains that mutate and become uneffected by the MRNA vaccine.  This is all for the elites to cull the population so there is more fossil carbon for them to use to jetset around in, all the while reducing the rate of fossil carbon use world wide.

Of course, some non elites will get the vaccine soon, so they are able to build immunity to the entire virus particle, because the Elites and Overmasters need some slaves to keep them in the position of luxury.


You seem knowledgeable, are our rulers taking immunosuppressant drugs?
 
2021-01-13 10:48:05 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: All part of the plan.  The Elites and Overmasters will get the MRNA vaccine.  The vaccine doesn't stop a person from being infected, just stops the symptoms and damage.  So, the Elites and Overmasters will have the virus in their body.  Their bodies will make antibodies for the full virus, not just the spike protiens, making the elites and overmasters more resistant to the mutant strains.  So they won't fear.  But the underchuds and plebes will be at the mercy of the virus, and even if we do get the MRNA vaccine in 8 months, it won't work against the new strains that mutate and become uneffected by the MRNA vaccine.  This is all for the elites to cull the population so there is more fossil carbon for them to use to jetset around in, all the while reducing the rate of fossil carbon use world wide.

Of course, some non elites will get the vaccine soon, so they are able to build immunity to the entire virus particle, because the Elites and Overmasters need some slaves to keep them in the position of luxury.


Your perception of currency having value, keeps them in a position of luxury. Why do you imprison yourself?

No matter where you go on this planet, someone will eventually come to you and demand under threat of violence, to submit and provide to them what they believe you owe to them. Where. Ever. You. Go.
 
2021-01-13 11:09:42 PM  
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2021-01-13 11:35:31 PM  

Declassify Issue: I currently have the common cold. Whole family has it. We tested for COVID: negative.

I hope COVID stays like "the flu" in that we only need an annual shot. Whereas, there are so many strains of the common cold that there is no shot.

But I have hope. I know science can do it. I read an article (forgot where) on how scientists can cure the common cold, but a large effort isn't there because of you know, deadly viruses requiring attention.

So, if COVID does go "crazy" like the common cold, I'm thinking science tests an approach that can wipe both out simultaneously because it would need to attack viruses at its most basic function, rather than whatever unique characteristics a specific strain has.

/I'm an accountant.


There is a way to deal with both colds and the coronavirus...wear masks, sanitize, keep social distance.

Two of those we can keep up for a long time.
The third might take us into those weird VR futures or worse.
 
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