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AOC to Ted Cruz - OMG! I Love her

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Jan 28, 2021, 05:18 PM (5 replies)

NYT - Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

The steady drumbeat of reports about new variants of the coronavirus — first in Britain, then in South Africa, Brazil and the United States — has brought a new worry: Will vaccines protect against these altered versions of the virus?

The answer so far is yes, several experts said in interviews. But two small new studies, posted online Tuesday night, suggest that some variants may pose unexpected challenges to the immune system, even in those who have been vaccinated — a development that most scientists had not anticipated seeing for months, even years.

The findings result from laboratory experiments with blood samples from groups of patients, not observations of the virus spreading in the real world. The studies have not yet been peer-reviewed.

But experts who reviewed the papers agreed that the findings raised two disturbing possibilities. People who had survived mild infections with the coronavirus may still be vulnerable to infection with a new variant; and more worryingly, the vaccines may be less effective against the variants.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:32 PM (1 replies)

Bernie wearing mittens gets around - watching Giuliani

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:09 AM (2 replies)

Scientists fear the 'escape mutant' in coronavirus variant from South Africa - not good

(CNN)Scientists have identified an "escape mutant" that may decrease the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines.
The mutation -- called E484K -- has been found in a variant of the coronavirus first spotted in South Africa two months ago. That variant has now spread to 12 other countries.
Penny Moore, associate professor at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, called the mutation "alarming."

We fear this mutation might have an impact, and what we don't know is the extent of the impact," she said.
E484K is called an "escape mutant" because it's been shown it might be able to escape some of the antibodies produced by the vaccine.
"I'm worried," said Alex Sigal, a virologist at the Africa Health Research Institute.
Sigal, Moore, and other scientists who are studying the E484K mutation still have to complete their work in the lab to see if the vaccine is less effective against this new variant.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:46 AM (3 replies)

Moderna vaccine - questionable batch in Cal

The California state epidemiologist has recommended that the state pause the distribution of more than 330,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine after a “higher than usual” number of people showed signs of a possible severe allergic reaction.

The recommendation comes at a dire moment in California, which is experiencing one of the most acute outbreaks in the nation. About 40,000 people are testing positive each day — the equivalent of the daily caseload for the entire United States as recently as September — and California’s hospital beds are filling up. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/us/covid-coronavirus-california-moderna-vaccines.html Local papers say just under 10 severe reactions in one location.
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:44 AM (6 replies)

Assaulted officer interview

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jan 15, 2021, 01:34 PM (3 replies)

Boogaloo bro's - reconnaissance tour Jan 5 White House

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:43 PM (9 replies)

Videos from Parler

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:32 AM (11 replies)

Lauren Boebert locked out of Twitter for a week

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:36 AM (14 replies)

Wow - new video from inside Capital - maps????

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:20 AM (25 replies)
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