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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Georges Calvez
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Joined: Sep 2018

Hi all,

This is a post to wish everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Low PSA's for 2021!

Best wishes,

Georges

Clevelandguy
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Joined: Jun 2015

Back at ya, hope for a brighter 2021...........

Dave 3+4

Josephg
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Joined: Jan 2013

Happy Holidays, stay safe, and hope for stable/decreasing PSAs for all in 2021.

Grinder
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Joined: Mar 2017

Merry Christmas and God bless us every one.

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Georges and all,

I also hope that everyone participating had a Merry and Joyous Christmas.   I have been at the Boards much less recently, fighting confusing and contradictory lymphoma testing results.

The three FDA-approved COVID vaccines are being mass produced, and I hope that all areas of the world soon see benefit.  I have requested early vaccine, due to autoimmue and lung diseases, but so far there is not provision for such in my state.   Focus as of today is still on medical workers and nursing homes, which I well understand.

 

Happy New Year to all

hewhositsoncushions
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Joined: Mar 2017

Better late than never.

HCTY all!

 

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VascodaGama
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Here we are at the end of this year, probably healthier but older. And that matters as we see things less feasible for being achieved. Mentally we can do everything but the body does not respond on the same level.

2021 is expected to be better as sars-cov2 vaccine become widely available. Nevertheless, this is not the treatment that knocks down the virus but which is set to be used as a simple prevention against infection cause by it. Contracting the virus and being afflicted by Covid is still a possibility so that we all need to continue vigilant. The protection period provide by the vaccine against the bug proliferation lasts about 8 months which means that those being vaccinated now could see their health hijacked again within the year. Fortunately to all those survivors posting here who were not caught by sars-cov2. So far no one reported on the contraction.

Let's hope for a better New Year and a decrease in the number of covid infections, and that some improvement is done in the ongoing researches for an antiviral medicine that can eradicate the bugs for good.

Best wishes to all my comrades.

VGama

hopeful and opt...
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Keep on staying safe. 
Wishing all hope, health and happiness in 2021. 
Very glad that this year is ending. 

hopeful and opt...
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We say Adios to an extrembly traumatic year. 2020 will forever be re-

membered as the year of the pandemic. The year we had to isolate. The year we couldn’t get together with the ones we love. The year we lost so many precious lives to a pandemic that could have been prevented.

We can’t wait to say ‘good riddance’ to 2020, and welcome this new year with open arms, with the internal strength that comes from learning from our journey. We learned what our responsibilities have been, and the great power we have to bring this pandemic to an end. 

Please continue to stay safe

Best

 

Grinder
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Joined: Mar 2017

Fyi...

Besides the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca... Eli Lilly based in Indianapolis is supposedly developing a traditional vaccine.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines  from what I understand depend on messenger RNA that is injected, then alters cells to imitate Covid. It supposedly teaches the immune system how to lessen symptoms when Covid is contracted.

AstraZeneca alters harmless chimpanzee cells to imitate the sheath and spikes of Covid virus cells and the immune system attacks those.

But the Lilly vaccine will be a typical vaccine that injects deactivated Covid virus cells so the immune system is trained to develop anti-bodies.

Take that for what it's worth and research for yourself. I myself would prefer the Lilly vaccine as I am from Indianapolis where Eli Lilly is based. Although I have not heard how soon they expect to bring the vaccine to market.

Since I identify as a virologist today, you can take that to the bank.

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VascodaGama
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Thanks for the news Grider. 

The bug needs to be tackled from several fronts as it manages to change the way it causes inflammation. Most of the antivirals used in hospitals cannot cope with the changes.  Scientists have reported this week on a third clone also more infectious.

Best 

VG

Grinder
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I don't know what's happened but looks like Lilly is returning its focus to the antibody treatment at the behest of the government.

Lilly developed a Covid treatment using antibodies from patients that recovered from covid and the government here in the States wants to restrict its use only to those patients who do not respond to other treatments.

In case you have not heard  (unlikely) we are in a whirlwind of political flux here in the United States. Nothing is off limits... Biden has signed 17 executive orders already (!)... anything we thought might happen, may or may not.

So I am guessing now there is no Lilly vaccine coming after all. And I am extremely disappointed about it.

MK1965
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Joined: Jun 2016

I am not interested in COVID 19 vaccine. Despite being Hospital employe, I don't want to take risk with vaccin and it is against my religious beliefs.

MK

Georges Calvez
Posts: 521
Joined: Sep 2018

Hi there,

The good news on the C-19 front in Finistère is that it is at a very low level 58,5 cases per 100,000 in seven days and going down.
Bars, cafes and restaurants are all closed and likely to remain so for the foreseeable, so I am cooking the St Valentine meal.
I guess that is indifferent news, I like cooking so it is not too bad but it will take quite some time, but I will save a huge bill at the restaurant.
The bad news is that the vaccination campaign is going on at a snails pace.
But plans to move out to the country are afoot so hopefully by the summer I will be having a beer while watching the sun sink in the west and the cat tries to catch a mouse for two for mummy, cat mummy loves mice, not!

Best wishes,

Georges

eonore
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Joined: Jun 2017

Hi there,

Here in Connecticut, we are holding steady with new cases.  Most people seem to be wearing masks and social distancing, so our Governor has resisted a shutdown.  Like you, vaccines are being administered very slowly, with many logistical problems.  It does seem, thank God, that our nursing home population has mostly gotten the vaccine, and cases are dropping among them. Good luck with your plans.  I hope they come to fruition.

Eric

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