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(Al Jazeera)   Moderna chair says this could be the year that Covid-19 becomes endemic, although Pfizer's footstool and the Johnson & Johnson ottoman have not yet weighed in   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2022-01-14 11:55:26 AM  
have a seat and wait for it to happen.
 
2022-01-14 12:39:14 PM  
They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!
 
2022-01-14 12:56:21 PM  

Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!


I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type
 
2022-01-14 1:02:33 PM  

Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!


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2022-01-14 1:08:03 PM  
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It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020. It's about (hopefully) having the case rates decline far enough that it no longer counts as an epidemic on top of being endemic.

Also note that there's nothing in the definition which requires an endemic disease to be mild if you do catch it. Plague is endemic in many parts of the world including several American states.
 
2022-01-14 1:13:40 PM  

Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!


Just like they are holding out the cures for cancer, aids, and the herp.  Those greedy bastards!  Study it out!

/sadly, no cure for the derp
 
2022-01-14 1:14:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!


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2022-01-14 1:15:53 PM  
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2022-01-14 1:16:09 PM  
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2022-01-14 1:16:39 PM  
Wake me up when we move into the Post-scriptdemic, Footnotemic, or Lookbackandlaff-a-lympics stage.

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2022-01-14 1:16:48 PM  

Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!


Comet
 
2022-01-14 1:18:58 PM  
FFS it's not that hard. It feels like a pinch. You're not going to die from the shot. You're going to kill others from not.
 
2022-01-14 1:19:15 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Reminder:

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It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020. It's about (hopefully) having the case rates decline far enough that it no longer counts as an epidemic on top of being endemic.

Also note that there's nothing in the definition which requires an endemic disease to be mild if you do catch it. Plague is endemic in many parts of the world including several American states.


Maybe I'm missing something... but worldwide, record-setting spread, like we are seeing right now, doesn't seem to fit any of those definitions.
 
2022-01-14 1:19:56 PM  

plecos: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

Just like they are holding out the cures for cancer, aids, and the herp.  Those greedy bastards!  Study it out!

/sadly, no cure for the derp


Those pharma execs must have iron wills to be sitting on all these cures that would make them instant billionaires but aren't releasing them for the long-term health of the company.
 
2022-01-14 1:20:56 PM  
AstraZeneca credenza - no  one cares.
 
2022-01-14 1:21:16 PM  

odinsposse: plecos: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

Just like they are holding out the cures for cancer, aids, and the herp.  Those greedy bastards!  Study it out!

/sadly, no cure for the derp

Those pharma execs must have iron wills to be sitting on all these cures that would make them instant billionaires but aren't releasing them for the long-term health of the company.


Let's not forget all the doctors and scientists that invented them.

And all the sick people that were cured in the trial phase
 
2022-01-14 1:22:23 PM  
Endemic != better
 
2022-01-14 1:22:34 PM  
favorite moderna chair
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2022-01-14 1:24:24 PM  

Gubbo: odinsposse: plecos: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

Just like they are holding out the cures for cancer, aids, and the herp.  Those greedy bastards!  Study it out!

/sadly, no cure for the derp

Those pharma execs must have iron wills to be sitting on all these cures that would make them instant billionaires but aren't releasing them for the long-term health of the company.

Let's not forget all the doctors and scientists that invented them.

And all the sick people that were cured in the trial phase


After they were cured, they were turned into zombies for the pharma armies.  I heard about that on the Joe Rogan Experience.
 
2022-01-14 1:24:26 PM  

The Yattering: Comet


Cupid
 
2022-01-14 1:26:11 PM  

Billy Liar: favorite moderna chair
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Favorite Moderne guitar:
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2022-01-14 1:26:29 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: The Yattering: Comet

Cupid


Donna Dixon
 
2022-01-14 1:32:49 PM  

Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type


It's not Republicans, the unvaxed are a cross-section of humanity. Black and Hispanic vaccination rates are considerably lower than Whites'. Rates for Asians, on the other hand, are considerably higher than Whites'.
 
2022-01-14 1:33:44 PM  
Well if they'd stop lounging around and chaise down some answers we could be rocking this pandemic thing.
 
2022-01-14 1:35:52 PM  

Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type


Wow there are at least 7 people in this thread who just make shiat up and feel good about it. Seriously do a bit of research, these facts are out there.
 
2022-01-14 1:38:57 PM  
Maybe when it becomes endemic people will quit benching about it
 
2022-01-14 1:44:37 PM  
As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2022-01-14 1:44:44 PM  

odinsposse: plecos: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

Just like they are holding out the cures for cancer, aids, and the herp.  Those greedy bastards!  Study it out!

/sadly, no cure for the derp

Those pharma execs must have iron wills to be sitting on all these cures that would make them instant billionaires but aren't releasing them for the long-term health of the company.


And if you think they're the only ones who would know about such things then you really, really, really don't know how pharma research works. 
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2022-01-14 1:44:57 PM  

dothemath: The only Gibson I actively do not want.


If you ever did find an authentic 1950s Moderne and could document provenance you would be a very wealthy Farker.

Whether any prototypes were ever made back in the '50s, and what became of any prototypes, is the subject of much debate.  The earliest examples known to have been sold to the public are a 1982 "reissue" (how can you reissue something that was never issued in the first place?).
 
2022-01-14 1:46:03 PM  

stevesporn2000: Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type

Wow there are at least 7 people in this thread who just make shiat up and feel good about it. Seriously do a bit of research, these facts are out there.


What facts would you like to point us to
 
2022-01-14 1:47:14 PM  

jjorsett: Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type

It's not Republicans, the unvaxed are a cross-section of humanity. Black and Hispanic vaccination rates are considerably lower than Whites'. Rates for Asians, on the other hand, are considerably higher than Whites'.


I'll engage with you once.

One party, that's the Democrats, has been trying to get people to vaccinate and be safe.

One party, the republicans, have been waging a non stop war against medicine, science, public health measures, and vaccination.
 
2022-01-14 2:04:08 PM  

geekbikerskum: Billy Liar: favorite moderna chair
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Favorite Moderne guitar:
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Holy shiat that Flying Vee guitar is a Thalydomide Baby.
 
2022-01-14 2:04:59 PM  

Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type


Not saying the post isn't derp, but it is also a reference to the movie about science denialism Don't Look Up.
 
2022-01-14 2:11:11 PM  

DOCTORD000M: Ivo Shandor: Reminder:

[Fark user image image 425x374]
It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020. It's about (hopefully) having the case rates decline far enough that it no longer counts as an epidemic on top of being endemic.

Also note that there's nothing in the definition which requires an endemic disease to be mild if you do catch it. Plague is endemic in many parts of the world including several American states.

Maybe I'm missing something... but worldwide, record-setting spread, like we are seeing right now, doesn't seem to fit any of those definitions.


The epidemic phase could end through a combination of improved mRNA boosters, approved vaccines for young children, and Omicron running out of fresh victims to infect. Many regions are already seeing daily case rates declining from their peak, and the survivors will have at least a short-term immunity vs. reinfection.
 
2022-01-14 2:18:49 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Holy shiat that Flying Vee guitar is a Thalydomide Baby.


It's not a Flying V, it's a Moderne.  It was designed alongside the Flying V and the Explorer in the late 1950s but was never put into production. For decades it existed only as a diagram in the US Patent Office.  From the 1950s-70s a lot of people claimed to have seen one at one point.  But no examples are definitively known ever to have existed.  Gibson finally put it into production in 1982 alongside the Explorer and Flying V reissues.
 
2022-01-14 2:19:16 PM  

Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.


Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!
 
2022-01-14 2:22:08 PM  

montreal_medic: Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.

Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!


I had a wild ride on the second shot.  Thankfully this is a half dose, so I might still be barely functional tomorrow.
 
2022-01-14 2:24:46 PM  

Flab: montreal_medic: Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.

Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!

I had a wild ride on the second shot.  Thankfully this is a half dose, so I might still be barely functional tomorrow.


Hope springs eternal. Mine was at the Jewish. Yours?
 
2022-01-14 2:27:27 PM  

Ivo Shandor: DOCTORD000M: Ivo Shandor: Reminder:

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It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020. It's about (hopefully) having the case rates decline far enough that it no longer counts as an epidemic on top of being endemic.

Also note that there's nothing in the definition which requires an endemic disease to be mild if you do catch it. Plague is endemic in many parts of the world including several American states.

Maybe I'm missing something... but worldwide, record-setting spread, like we are seeing right now, doesn't seem to fit any of those definitions.

The epidemic phase could end through a combination of improved mRNA boosters, approved vaccines for young children, and Omicron running out of fresh victims to infect. Many regions are already seeing daily case rates declining from their peak, and the survivors will have at least a short-term immunity vs. reinfection.


I understand that.  What I didn't get was this:

It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020.
 
2022-01-14 2:28:28 PM  

montreal_medic: Flab: montreal_medic: Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.

Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!

I had a wild ride on the second shot.  Thankfully this is a half dose, so I might still be barely functional tomorrow.

Hope springs eternal. Mine was at the Jewish. Yours?


Sports Expert Place in Laval.  Rarely used convention centre in the heart of the industrial park along highway 440.

Too bad the army seargeant didn't let me go in the bouncy castle to wait my 15 minutes.  There wasn't anyone else using it!
 
2022-01-14 2:28:56 PM  
I'm gonna hold out for the Ivermectin reverse toilet's thoughts thanks.

stevesporn2000: Wow there are at least 7 people in this thread who just make shiat up and feel good about it. Seriously do a bit of research, these facts are out there.


Oh awesome that was quick thanks!
 
2022-01-14 2:31:38 PM  

Flab: montreal_medic: Flab: montreal_medic: Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.

Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!

I had a wild ride on the second shot.  Thankfully this is a half dose, so I might still be barely functional tomorrow.

Hope springs eternal. Mine was at the Jewish. Yours?

Sports Expert Place in Laval.  Rarely used convention centre in the heart of the industrial park along highway 440.

Too bad the army seargeant didn't let me go in the bouncy castle to wait my 15 minutes.  There wasn't anyone else using it!


Well that's a shame! My parents went to that one and I would have but there were earlier spots elsewhere
 
2022-01-14 2:52:37 PM  
I like the headline's furniture, subby
+1
 
2022-01-14 3:06:18 PM  

DOCTORD000M: Ivo Shandor: DOCTORD000M: Ivo Shandor: Reminder:

[Fark user image image 425x374]
It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020. It's about (hopefully) having the case rates decline far enough that it no longer counts as an epidemic on top of being endemic.

Also note that there's nothing in the definition which requires an endemic disease to be mild if you do catch it. Plague is endemic in many parts of the world including several American states.

Maybe I'm missing something... but worldwide, record-setting spread, like we are seeing right now, doesn't seem to fit any of those definitions.

The epidemic phase could end through a combination of improved mRNA boosters, approved vaccines for young children, and Omicron running out of fresh victims to infect. Many regions are already seeing daily case rates declining from their peak, and the survivors will have at least a short-term immunity vs. reinfection.

I understand that.  What I didn't get was this:

It's not about it becoming endemic. That happened in 2020.


"Prevalent in a particular region". By spring 2020 there was ongoing community transmission (as opposed to only seeing cases linked to overseas travel). Since then the virus has never gone away. Even between the peaks, it was simmering in the background. It had also infected animals, establishing a reservoir which would persist even if we had been able to bring the rate of person-to-person transmission down to zero.
 
2022-01-14 4:14:49 PM  

jjorsett: Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type

It's not Republicans, the unvaxed are a cross-section of humanity. Black and Hispanic vaccination rates are considerably lower than Whites'. Rates for Asians, on the other hand, are considerably higher than Whites'.


If it has nothing to do with political affiliation, then why are Republicans so sick to defend antivaxxers?
 
2022-01-14 4:16:52 PM  

Flab: montreal_medic: Flab: As someone who is currently sitting in the waiting area for 15 minutes after my booster shot, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.

Hope it goes smoothly. The following day (this Tuesday) kicked my butt for about 8 hours. Worth it!

I had a wild ride on the second shot.  Thankfully this is a half dose, so I might still be barely functional tomorrow.


My employer issued an additional sick day for people who experience side effects from getting vaccinated. I got a slightly sore arm and by god that's a side effect.
 
2022-01-14 4:17:54 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: jjorsett: Gubbo: Nadie_AZ: They want this. It is more profitable for them to let the asteroid get closer to earth so they can break it up into manageable pieces so they can mine them for more wealth. Plus it'll create billions of high paying jobs!

I see. It's the makers of the very effective vaccines that are preventing republicans from getting vaccinated.

Do you ever look at the things you type

It's not Republicans, the unvaxed are a cross-section of humanity. Black and Hispanic vaccination rates are considerably lower than Whites'. Rates for Asians, on the other hand, are considerably higher than Whites'.

If it has nothing to do with political affiliation, then why are Republicans so sick to defend antivaxxers?


Lol well it was supposed to be quick not sick but hey sometimes autocorrects can be awesome.
 
2022-01-15 6:23:12 PM  

geekbikerskum: Bennie Crabtree: Holy shiat that Flying Vee guitar is a Thalydomide Baby.

It's not a Flying V, it's a Moderne.  It was designed alongside the Flying V and the Explorer in the late 1950s but was never put into production. For decades it existed only as a diagram in the US Patent Office.  From the 1950s-70s a lot of people claimed to have seen one at one point.  But no examples are definitively known ever to have existed.  Gibson finally put it into production in 1982 alongside the Explorer and Flying V reissues.


Cool!
 
2022-01-15 6:42:48 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: geekbikerskum: Bennie Crabtree: Holy shiat that Flying Vee guitar is a Thalydomide Baby.

It's not a Flying V, it's a Moderne.  It was designed alongside the Flying V and the Explorer in the late 1950s but was never put into production. For decades it existed only as a diagram in the US Patent Office.  From the 1950s-70s a lot of people claimed to have seen one at one point.  But no examples are definitively known ever to have existed.  Gibson finally put it into production in 1982 alongside the Explorer and Flying V reissues.

Cool!


Thanks!  Yeah, it's a really neat looking piece of Mid Century Modern design, but there are practical problems with it as a guitar.  The small body and light mass mean that it's somewhat lacking in sustain, and I think there were some other issues with it as well that I can't recall off the top of my head.  Even when it was "reissued" it didn't sell as well as the Explorer and Flying V designs, which were massively popular with heavy metal guitarists in the '80s.  (From Gibson as well as from other manufacturers who made similar designs like Jackson, Charvel, Kramer, and whoever else.)
 
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