“If you don’t like it – you can leave.”
This is perfection…pic.twitter.com/nC2tznAWYg
— Rex Chapman???? (@RexChapman) October 25, 2021
Children ages 5 to 11 could begin getting Covid vaccines in early November, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. These younger children could be fully immunized by the holidays, if an FDA panel approves Pfizer’s application on Tuesday.https://t.co/YW8AfW0ZQ5
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 25, 2021
This whole thread of @IHME_UW COVID19 projections.
Every policy maker needs to read.
They are predicting a surge in the US this winter. No surprise as the country is basically wide open and only 7 states have mask mandates. The cases prevented by wearing masks are staggering. https://t.co/SwFMf2NoRg
— uché blackstock, md (@uche_blackstock) October 25, 2021
Biden admin today released its rules, which kick in Nov. 8, for foreign citizens traveling to US by airplane. People from countries with low supplies of vaccines who aren’t traveling on tourist visas will be exempt from coronavirus vaccine requirement. Kids under 18 exempt, too.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 25, 2021
Unvaccinated foreigners will be generally barred from flying to US. A notable exception is for those from ~50 countries with insufficient vaccine supplies. If they aren’t on a tourist visa, they’ll be admitted with proof of neg test within 1 day of flight.https://t.co/KjtQRKWlt3
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 25, 2021
BBC’s China correspondent:
There are now new travel restrictions for the Chinese capital following the recent #coronavirus #Delta outbreak in #China. Internal travel into #Beijing has been banned for anyone coming from another area which has #covid infections.
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) October 25, 2021
The number of new infections being added each day to the official figures is not great but it’s spread to many places. Most clusters of infections are being traced back to groups of people travelling in #InnerMongolia and #Gansu Province.
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) October 25, 2021
The authorities are saying people will be charged if they deliberately risk exposing others to the #Coronavirus. In one example some people reportedly didn’t declare they’d been to a high-risk area, didn’t get tested but instead organised a mahjong game infecting other players.
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) October 25, 2021
Most observers here are not expecting officials in #China to change the "back to zero" #covid19 elimination strategy to a "living with #covid" policy until at least October 2022 (as a minimum) because that is when the 5-yearly Communist Party Congress will be held in #Beijing.
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) October 25, 2021
South Korea unveiled on Monday a three-phase strategy to get back to normal from the coronavirus with all limits on gatherings and distancing gone by February, after it achieved a goal of vaccinating 70% of its people on the weekend. https://t.co/zvsDnpBdoQ
— Reuters Health (@Reuters_Health) October 25, 2021
Russia reported a daily record for coronavirus cases, nearly 38,000, as six regions with particularly bad outbreaks told most businesses to close and workers to stay away from job sites. The whole country is set to follow suit starting Saturday. https://t.co/VHnk7l0LdX
— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) October 25, 2021
Just how bad is COVID in Russia right now? While official figures report 1,000 daily deaths, the actual number is closer to 3,000. One independent demographer tells @tvrain that he expects a death toll of nearly 90,000 in October. A rate not seen since the Second World War.
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) October 25, 2021
With a new lockdown on the horizon, Russians who had the jab — and businesses who vaccinated their workers — say they are being punished for the country’s low vaccination rate, @JakeCordell and @PjotrSauer report https://t.co/g7TA0aLLXw
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) October 25, 2021
#UPDATE The EU's drug watchdog approved booster doses of Moderna's #Covid19 vaccine for all over-18s, amid concerns that protection levels dip after initial jabs. Spikevax is the second booster to be given the green light after Pfizer/Biontech's Comirnaty jab earlier this month pic.twitter.com/XjPKKbJ6cU
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) October 25, 2021
EXCLUSIVE African Union to buy up to 110 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines -officials https://t.co/gfQ5BTkQP0 pic.twitter.com/5FlJInvFtn
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 26, 2021
The African Union (AU) intends to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in an arrangement brokered in part by the White House, which will defer delivery of some doses intended for the United States to facilitate the deal, officials told Reuters.
The AU’s doses will be delivered over the coming months, with 15 million arriving before the end of 2021, 35 million in the first quarter of next year and up to 60 million in the second quarter.
“This is important as it allows us to increase the number of vaccines available immediately,” AU coronavirus envoy Strive Masiyiwa said in an email. “We urge other vaccine producing countries to follow the lead of the (U.S. government) and give us similar access to buy this and other vaccines.”…
The new shipments of vaccine are well below what Africa needs to vaccinate its 1.3 billion people, who have had far less access to the life-saving vaccines than more prosperous parts of the world. Getting access to Moderna vaccines adds diversity to the AU’s vaccine supply with different storage requirements.
The Biden administration is deferring delivery of 33 million doses it had bought from Moderna to give the AU its “spot in line” to make a purchase, according to Natalie Quillian, the White House’s deputy coordinator for COVID-19 response…
The United States, which has seen more than 700,000 people die from COVID-19, is flush with vaccines. The delayed Moderna deliveries will not have an impact on efforts to provide booster shots to already inoculated Americans, Quillian said…
Facebook takes down Bolsonaro video over false vaccine claim https://t.co/tzkJU8HKvq pic.twitter.com/PXurByl2JI
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 25, 2021
Facebook and YouTube have removed from their platforms a video by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in which the far-right leader made a false claim that COVID-19 vaccines were linked with developing AIDS…
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), COVID-19 vaccines approved by health regulators are safe for most people, including those living with HIV, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, known as AIDS…
In addition to removing the video, YouTube has suspended Bolsonaro for seven days, national newspapers O Estado de S. Paulo and O Globo reported, citing a source familiar with the matter…
The Biden administration announced additional steps on Monday to increase the availability of rapid at-home coronavirus tests and bring down their cost.https://t.co/7u0PCSYj31
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 25, 2021
Can intranasal vaccines stop breakthrough #Covid? Vaccine injections are necessary— and extremely important— but may not be sufficient for those at high risk. Intranasal vaccines would fill a gap by generating local tissue immunity https://t.co/sFgE8CwFFz
— delthia ricks ? (@DelthiaRicks) October 25, 2021
CDC now reports Covid cases & deaths by vax status using a new interactive tool. It also reveals data on each of the 3 approved vaccines. Users can parse the data by vaccine product. Unsurprisingly, the unvaccinated have the highest rates of cases & deaths https://t.co/ZHE6ce0M1h
— delthia ricks ? (@DelthiaRicks) October 25, 2021
One thing stands out for me in this San Diego County #COVID19 #vaccination data — Oceanside is where Camp Pendleton Marine Base is located, and is heavily populated by current and retired military personnel. Some 30% of Marines have refused vax, despite USMC mandate. https://t.co/IwUV8qh926
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) October 25, 2021
Covid is No. 1 killer of police over last two yrs
these are exactly the type of people who should not be wearing badges https://t.co/8r0ueSVSni
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 25, 2021
this strikes me as desantis being very desperate to stay in the limelight https://t.co/350RU0ah7P
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) October 25, 2021
Left/Right horseshoe politics in action:
Max Blumenthal promotes The Great Reset conspiracy theory, lying that "vaccine passports" are used to digitally track and deny currency: They get their passport to society, which will be digitized…if they are not vaccinated young they will not be enrolled in this massive system pic.twitter.com/nlPV8jFUu3
— Matthew Dimitri ?? (@themattdimitri) October 24, 2021
Monroe County, NY:
136 new cases yesterday
The most cases last week were among the 20s age group, then
the 30s and kids from 10 to 19.
9 more deaths over the last week, total at 1435 now.
69.2% of all eligible residents are fully vaccinated now.
BC in Illinois
I got a tweet from a twitter-friend this morning:
@BC in Illinois: Wait for the protests at the tyranny of the toilet.
I feel like I’m going to have to keep isolating myself as I live north of that San Diego map, and in my zip code vaccinated over 65s are quite high, but under 65 about as low. So infuriating.
The OC’s numbers were up slightly over the weekend, both new cases and hospitalizations. Weekly updates of % positivity in tomorrow.
Maybe this is a stupid question with an obvious answer, but what is these motherfuckers’ endgame? Is it just chaos? Nothing else, no other concrete objective, like to get people to buy something or vote for someone, and it’s clearly not to get someone to not die. So is it just chaos? Even if they kill their own voters? Even if their own people can’t go tp country music concerts? Is it enough to simply fuck things up?
@emmyelle: Yes. Chaos is enough.
Chaos = opportunity.
Its the underpants gnome strategy.
Step 1: Chaos
Step 3: Profit
@emmyelle: There end game is simple: power. They get their base energized, get the votes they need, then damage the economy to hurt the ‘enemy’ and then they can regain control of the government. Simple; the 700 K deaths’ are minor compared to getting their base out and voting as well as the massive media attention this all provides.
@emmyelle: Better to reign in hell?
BC in Illinois
The harangues write themselves:
On 10/25 China reported 29 new domestic confirmed (2 previously asymptomatic) & 5 new domestic asymptomatic cases.
Inner Mongolia “Autonomous” Region reported 16 new domestic confirmed cases. There currently are 78 active domestic confirmed & 1 active domestic suspect cases in the region.
Xi’an in Shaanxi Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. There currently are 14 active domestic confirmed cases in the city.
Ningxia “Autonomous” Region reported 3 new domestic confirmed cases (2 previously asymptomatic). There currently are 20 active domestic confirmed cases in the region.
Gansu Province reported 6 new domestic confirmed cases (5 mild & 1 moderate). There currently are 51 active domestic confirmed cases in the province.
Hebei Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. There currently are 3 active confirmed & 2 active asymptomatic cases in the province.
Hunan Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. There currently are 4 active domestic confirmed & 1 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province.
Zunyi in Guizhou Province reported 2 new domestic asymptomatic cases, 1 is a traced close contact already under centralized quarantine since 10/20 & 1 is a worker at a quarantine hotel. There currently are 6 active domestic confirmed & 6 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the city. 2 residential compounds are currently at Medium Risk.
Beijing Municipality reported 3 new domestic confirmed (all moderate) & 1 domestic asymptomatic cases, 2 persons who had returned from travel through Gansu & Ejina Banner in Inner Mongolia, & 2 traced close contacts. There currently are 17 active domestic confirmed (2 mild, 14 moderate & 1 serious) & 2 asymptomatic cases in the city. 1 community remains at High Risk. 1 community has been elevated to Medium Risk.
Rizhao in Shandong Province reported 1 new domestic confirmed case, a person who had returned from Yinchuan in Ningxia on 10/18. The case had tested negative on 10/19, but developed symptoms & visited fever clinic on 10/25, testing positive. It is likely a cluster has been seeded in the city, as well over the past couple of days.
Haidong in Qinghai Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. There currently is 1 active domestic confirmed case in the city.
Tianmen in Hubei Province did not report any new domestic positive cases, both tourists who had visited Gansu & Ejina Banner in Inner Mongolia in the 1st half of Oct., & were driving through Hubei on their way home in Guangdong.
Dehong Prefecture in Yunnan Province reported 2 new domestic asymptomatic cases (both at Mangshi, found from screening of persons already under centralized quarantine). There currently are 2 active domestic confirmed & 22 active domestic asymptomatic cases at the prefecture.
At Fujian Province 2 domestic confirmed cases recovered. There currently are 11 active domestic confirmed cases remaining in the province, all at Xiamen.
At Heilongjiang Province there currently is 1 active domestic confirmed case remaining in the province, at Harbin.
At Henan Province there currently are 5 active domestic confirmed cases remaining, all at Shangqiu.
On 10/25, China reported 14 new imported confirmed cases (4 previously asymptomatic), 21 imported asymptomatic cases, 1 imported suspect case:
Overall in China, 13 confirmed cases recovered (11 imported), 16 asymptomatic cases were released from isolation (all imported) & 6 were reclassified as confirmed cases (4 imported), & 624 individuals were released from quarantine. Currently, there are 603 active confirmed cases in the country (386 imported), 21 in serious condition (1 imported), 384 active asymptomatic cases (349 imported), 4 suspect cases (3 imported). 33,307 traced contacts are currently under centralized quarantine.
As of 10/25, 2,248.688M vaccine doses have been injected in Mainland China, an increase of 2.671M doses in the past 24 hrs.
On 10/26 Hong Kong reported 4 new positive cases, all imported.
I’m doin’ my part to make that first tweet a meme …
@emmyelle: The conservative big shots likely believe they can make the antivax conspiracists go away like magic the moment they establish a Republican one-party state. Then everything will be great.
They’re wrong, they can’t
As for the marks, some of them genuinely believe that everyone who got vaccinated will drop dead and they will inherit the earth.
My dad got his 3rd shot of Pfizer-BioNTech last week, & mom just got her 3rd shot of Moderna yesterday. Less reaction than their 2nd shots.
I feel relieved for the next few months.
@emmyelle: I think Lincoln said about the slave power, it’s rule or ruin; the highwayman putting a gun to his victim’s head and saying “if you don’t comply it will be your fault when I shoot you.”
I am sitting in the train station, waiting to board my train in about 15 minutes. There’s a bunch of people here. Including a large group of Amish people. None of the Amish are wearing their face masks over nose and mouth. Half aren’t wearing one at all, and the rest have them pulled down. Most of the other people here are wearing them correctly. Amtrak has a requirement. Is there an Amish religious objection to masking?
I ordered more masks yesterday because I know this is how the rest of my life will be.
@Matt McIrvin: “They’re wrong, they can’t.”
All of them would rather rule in hell than live inheaven.
All I can say is when states roll out absurd school policies like this, we’ve already ceded too much territory to win the war.
Even with a cutesy name! //
@Suzanne: There’s an Amish religious exemption to following the rules of the “English”.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health reports 5,726 new Covid-19 cases today in its media statement, tfor a cumulative reported total of 2,442,224 cases. It also reports 92 deaths as of midnight, for an adjusted cumulative total of 28,492 deaths – 1.17% of the cumulative reported total, 1.20% of resolved cases.
Based on cases reported yesterday, Malaysia’s nationwide Rt is at 0.89.
512 confirmed cases are in ICU, 219 of them on ventilators. Meanwhile, 5,607 more patients have recovered, for a cumulative total of 2,340,390 patients recovered – 95.8% of the cumulative reported total.
Seven new clusters were reported today, for a cumulative total of 5,735 clusters. 506 clusters are currently active; 5,229 clusters are now inactive.
5,711 new cases today are local infections. 26 new cases today are imported.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) administered 184,162 doses of vaccine on 25th October: 21,927 first doses, 140,054 second doses, and 22,181 booster doses. As of midnight yesterday, the cumulative total is 49,253,453 doses administered: 25,388,935 first doses, 23,906,468 second doses, and 123,771 booster doses. 77.7% of the population have received their first dose, while 73.2% are now fully vaccinated.
@satby: I knew there was definitely some of that…. didn’t realize it extended to disregard of the sign stating FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL PROPLE IN THIS STATION TO WEAR MASKS while literally standing next to the sign. Feh.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
@emmyelle: Combination of grifters trying to undermine the vaccine so they can push their snake oil miracle cures and drug abused induced paranoia.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
@Suzanne: the whole point of being Amish is to be a passive aggressive holier than thou ass troll so being arrested would just give then bragging rights at the next barn raising.
They have to get the back in school and keep them there. The school interruptions are really harming them.
The decline is greatest in Ohio’s “big 8” districts- the urban majority-minority districts. Ohio actually knew this going in because we were one of the first states to do large scale “remote learning” before the pandemic – unfortunately- with our giant “cybercharters”. They simply don’t do as well when they attend remotely – not academically, not emotionally and not physically (they’re less physically active).
The thing is for some of the ones leading things (maybe not the likes of Roger Stone, Donald Trump etc) they are living in denial and rationalization. Those ones want power and will bullshit themselves over it, and aren’t rational.
Those behind the chaos want chaos. That would be Russia, Putin, etc. The point is that America should sink into chaos, not have law, become overrun with domestic terrorism, and that’s the whole point. It’s war by other means. ‘stop hitting yourself!’
Nothing so hard to understand so long as you know there are those elsewhere who earnestly want us to fail and die, and those domestically who are prepared to rationalize any bullshit so long as they can hang onto power way beyond what they’re really entitled to.
New Deal democrat
IHME is useless. After their face plant in summer 2020, they went to a “model” showing all 3 scenarios between uncontrolled spread and dissipation. And those are the 3 alternate scenarios their “model” shows now.
Better to look for any changes in trend among the 52 “laboratories” of the 50 States + DC and PR. Right now there are none from the recent slow decline of between 1500 to 2000 cases per day as the Delta wave rolls out.
As of today, the US is exactly 2 cases *below* it’s 7 day average from 1 year ago. Last year we were already 4 weeks into the incipient winter wave, doubling from 40k to 80k cases during October. Right now there is not a single State in a clear uptrend.
It seems obvious that vaccinations + a massive number of recent infections are keeping a new wave from forming, for now.
@New Deal democrat: Cases are aggravatingly static in most of New England–the areas that trend down can’t keep it down, outbreaks keep happening here and there. I’m guessing this situation is going to turn seamlessly into the winter wave here.
It’s better in Boston but hardly anyone is being really careful out here, masking is spotty and if you cross into New Hampshire basically nobody is wearing them there. Which should not be surprising if you look at the charts.
Sister Machine Gun of Quiet Harmony
@Matt McIrvin: The conservative bigshots are all vaccinated and really don’t care what happens to the rest of them as long as they stay in power. You forget how much contempt they have for their own voters.
That Bolsenaro picture shows a new symptom of Covid, the less intelligent sufferers start eating their own lips.
Update from Ontario, Canada….our new daily case rate is dropping to around 3 (three) per 100K, thanks to continued mask mandate, other restrictions (which are just being relaxed), and a relatively okay vax rate (although we seem to be stuck around 74% fully vaccinated of the total population…88% of eligible with one dose).
The Premier just announced that the mask mandate will stay in place until March 2022 pending conditions (specifically the vax rate) at that time.
Actually feeling very good about our direction right now. I think the Cons have finally learned that being too aggressive in removing precautions has blown up in their faces too many times.
We were not able to get appointments at our doctor’s office for the Moderna booster and not at our county public health vaccine clinic nor the pharmacy near our old house. Apparently, many of the vaccine providers under the state distribution process have not received the Moderna doses that they need for the boosters. So we ended up making appointments for tomorrow at CVS (which was up and running by Friday afternoon).
California, do better. The 5-11 year olds are coming in a couple of weeks.
Monday in the UK we had 36,567 new cases. This is significantly lower than the numbers we’ve been seeing in recent weeks, and a surprise given that Monday usually sees a spike as offices re-open after the weekend closures. Wales has not reported due to a technical issue and they’ve been averaging about 3,500 cases a day, and maybe there have been administrative delays elsewhere and we’ll see a spike in today’s figures, or maybe, we’ve plateaued and are starting to come down? We’ll see over the next few days.
Anyway, the rolling 7-day average is up 2.2%, still an increase, but a much smaller one than we have been seeing. New cases by home nation,
England – 33,309 (up 88)
Northern Ireland – 1019 (down 42)
Scotland – 2239 (down 289)
Wales – Did not report due to technical issue.
Deaths – There were 38 deaths within 28 days of a positive test yesterday. This is an increase of 8.4% in the rolling 7-day average but Wales did not report due to the same technical issue. 34 deaths were in England, 4 in Northern Ireland, none in Scotland and Wales did not report. It normally takes a few days for death records to go through the system so I would be pleasantly surprised if this didn’t rise to a three figure number today.
Testing – 785,553 tests took place on Sunday. This is a reduction in the 7-day average of 2.3%. The PCR testing capacity reported by labs was 861,378.
Hospitalisations – As of Friday, 22 October, there were 8239 people in hospital and 889 on ventilators. The rolling 7-day average for hospital admissions was up by 20.1% on 19 October.
Vaccinations – As of Sunday, 49,715,228 people had received 1 shot of a vaccine and 45,561,445 had had 2. This means that 86.4% of all Uk residents aged 12+ have had 1 shot and 79.2% have had 2.
They believe that they will be able to blame 46 for COVID, all the while refusing to be vaccinated
I think the phuck not ??
O. Felix Culpa
Got my booster–Moderna–yesterday. Went online in the morning and after rooting around a bit, found a same-day appointment at a Walmart in Santa Fe. Their sign-in processes were sloooooow, but the actual vaccine administration was good. (I did need to remind them to update my CDC vax card, though.) So far, I’m feeling fine.
Just like Putin thought that his anti-vaccine propaganda would be financially beneficial for the Russian vaccine, as he cast doubt on the Western ones…
( I believe that was the financial goal)
1. Nobody is the West wants the Russian one
2. His own people are now anti-vaccine
You will never convince me that Vlad is vaccinated with that Russian mess
He has Pfizer or MODERNA making those antibodies in his body.
@O. Felix Culpa:
YEAH for the booster ?
Amish will avail themselves of modern medicine when in a pinch. Probably have to get the Bishop’s permission first.
“Republicans don’t lie to be believed, they lie to be repeated.” – LOLGOP.
TFG got billions in free advertising and rode it to near permanent power. These monsters are singing from the same hymnal.
O. Felix Culpa
@rikyrah: Thanks! I remember tearing up with gratitude when I got my first shot, and am equally grateful for the booster.
New Deal democrat
@Matt McIrvin: There are lots of States, like MA, where cases have been steady. Almost all are States where the summertime Delta wave was least intense, making me suspect that Delta remains very good at finding and infecting those most susceptible. As I say of the unvaccinated, “Don’t worry about getting Delta. Delta will come and get you.”
But nationwide the downward trend over the last 30 days has been remarkably consistent.
@Suzanne: They do think they’re special.
@rikyrah: The Russian Vaccine could be the best vaccine available, although it would be by luck more than anything else. No one would know it because no one in their right mind would trust Russian data even were they to actually make it available. Which they don’t. “We don’t need independent verification. That’s for sissies. Why don’t you trust me. I am big and powerful man and that should be enough for you.”
Unfortunately, its not just Russians. Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova…pick and eastern bloc country. Some of those are even lower than Russia’s vaccination uptake. And the impact is starting to show. Part of it is that Delta seems to have gotten a later start in those places than the rest of the world. But still. It’s looking like a pretty dismal few months if you’re in Eastern Europe.
One of these days I really think I should do a ‘My Three Months in China during Covid’, but honestly it was mostly just equal parts stressful and boring.
Got my Moderna booster on Sunday. Similar to my other 2 doses in side effects – sore arm, tiredness, mild headache.
If you haven’t already, think about signing up for V-Safe for your boosters to track your side effects with the CDC. They’ll text your a link to a short survey. I think daily for the first week or two, and then weekly for a stretch. I got another survey at about the 6mo mark. It’ll ask for dates that you got your shots and which manufacturer. Easy!
Just One More Canuck
@NeenerNeener: Ontario had 326 new cases in the entire province (14.5 million), no new deaths yesterday
I was in Walmart to pick up a prescription yesterday, saw that there was no one in line at the pharmacy and learned they had booster shots, so got a Pfizer booster after my two Moderna shot last winter. Joints were achier than usual last night and this morning, but otherwise, am doing well.
“Day 47. After a careful recount, I correct my earlier report. The number of holes in the acoustic tiles of my hotel-room ceiling is 38,352.”
Day 3: ‘The hell is that droning/farting noise?’ *watches a device that looks like a snowmaking machine spraying a disinfectant cloud* ‘Oh. Ok, answers that question.’
Day 33: *droning starts* ‘Ah, my 5am wake up call.’
I know a lot of people have been hoping to see some large-scale studies of long covid to get an idea of what the world will be facing from now on. A lot of them are in the works, and one was just published in JAMA a few days ago. With a sample size of over 700, It looked specifically at cognitive deficits months after covid, and found a variety of problems in up to 24% of study subjects, worse in those who had been hospitalized.
There are some caveats: this was completed in May of 2021, pre-delta, and before a lot of people had access to vaccines. It did not distinguish between vaxxed and unvaxxed. It also didn’t use a control group, but compared the results to norms on the standardized tests used that had been established pre-covid. This is a problem because the stress of dealing with a pandemic might have resulted in cognitive problems in everyone, regardless of infection status.
Nevertheless, it seems to point to the possibility if not the likelihood that there will be a very large number of people going forward unable to function optimally for at least some time after recovering from covid.
Scotland — 2,262 new COVID-19 cases reported today. The test positivity rate is 11.5%. There were 20 new deaths reported but note that Register Offices are generally closed at weekends. ICU bed occupancy numbers are 59, up two from yesterday while hospitalisations are 917, up 15.
There were about 3,500 vaccinations carried out in Scotland yesterday (Monday) with about 45% of these being first vaccinations. 91.9% of 16+ adults are now vaccinated with their first dose and 85.6% are fully vaccinated. 74.9% of 16 and 17-year-olds have now received their first vaccination and 52.9% of 12-15 year olds have now received their first vaccination, up 0.2% from yesterday.
There were about 28,000 booster vaccinations carried out yesterday in Scotland with a total of about 540,000 boosters to date.
@Scout211: Around here (Florida) CVS is the only one that does mix and match. They also got their appointments for boosters running faster than other sources, consequently they are booked solid for several days. They also did better than other sources of shots when the 12-16 approval came in. My sister had my nephew booked a few hours later, on her phone while still at work. She is a doctor in a hospital so it was super important to her.
I have decided to get the moderna booster from Pfizer original series, but trying to time it so I have a weekend to recover. I couldn’t get it scheduled last weekend and this weekend is a preplanned family event…
CVS indicated they might be walk in after a week of the most anxious, so I haven’t booked yet.
Improving the herd.
I believe they like being assholes – and need to prove it at all times.
This is just more of that.
Does the sign say over the mouth and nose or properly wear them?
They have masks, they aren’t in their pockets….
This crap brought to you by all the groups of fucking idiots who think that their righteous indignation protects them from the rest of humanity.
J R in WV
Just what we need — people too stupid to take a free and well tested vaccine become even more stupid after their illness. That they were too stupid to protect themselves from. We are so fuqed.
Wife and I also felt great relief after both our 2nd Moderna shot last March and our full-sized third Moderna vaccination end of August, while Health Dept was using up vaccine doses nearing expiration dates. Better in arms than in the medical waste incinerator. Which I wholeheartedly agree with!!
Erdogan indirectly claimed Putin *did* have Sputnik, by claiming Putin had told him his antibodies were very low.
I can believe Putin would be afraid of the CIA assassinating him by doctoring a Western vaccine.
@smith: To put the study in context, here are the percentages of non-hospitalized patients reporting each symptom. Normal would be just under 7% with their definition:
Working memory 8%
Processing Speed 15%
Executive Functioning 12%
Phonemic Fluency 11%
Category Fluency 13%
Memory Encoding 16%
Memory Recall 12%
Memory Recognition 9%
All the percentages above 9 are highly significant on a Poisson test (p<<.01). That 9% on memory recall is p = .04. So over 10% have significant deficits of at least some kind beyond what would be expected. Since they actually *went* to the hospital, but weren’t admitted, I’m assuming these patients had a worse outcome than typical for non-hospitalized patients, but it’s still a scary number.
(Sorry for the formatting; FYWP promised a table but failed to deliver)
Yes, the overall picture is not too good, especially when you consider all the other non-cognitive damage these patients are likely to have sustained. We’ll have to see how it holds up over longer time periods and with contemporaneous controls groups who have not had covid. I would anticipate, with tens of millions of survivors, we’ll see a significant subgroup of people disabled with long covid.
@Sister Machine Gun of Quiet Harmony:
I wonder if it as much as we do – or more.
@J R in WV:
There is also the UK biobank study (well, preprint at least) finding brain shrinkage published mid 2021. 
The Chinese, with their suppression strategy, may be big winners here, with competitors (USA, Russia to the North, India) having to contend with very expensive (life)long COVID-19 problems in their populations. (Nazis dealt with long Spanish Flu, so there are … solutions.)
 Brain imaging before and after COVID-19 in UK Biobank (latest(?) version, August 18, 2021)
Well, we’ll always have New Zealand.
Seriously, we’re likely to see the same developments internally. The combination of vaccine takeup plus delta accelerated the differences between red and blue states here, so that now the 21 states (including DC) with the lowest cumulative case rate all voted for Biden, and the 10 with the highest case rate all voted for TFG. Of the 20 in the middle, only 5 are blue or purple. The blue states already had an advantage educationally and economically, and even though some of the costs of long covid will be national, many will be local, and I don’t see how the long term effects of covid won’t accentuate the great sorting out of this country into competitive first-world economies and failing third-world ones.
@Ruckus: Chris Hayes calls it “Vice Signaling”. Yes, it is publicly showing you are an asshole and bully. Hey, worked for Trump.
@gvg: Mind if I ask how you came to the Moderna after Pfizer decision?
My gut says this is what I want to do. My partner is keen for me to get my boost soon (and I am too), but he’d be assuaged — and I’m looking for data as well — if we could find info on the body response to this or similar strategies.
So to the larger BJ community, any help with info/data? I’m looking for research on mix-n-match results. Thanks!!