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“Shkreli Award” goes to Moderna for “blatantly greedy” COVID vaccine prices
Moderna used $1 billion from feds to develop vaccine, then set some of the highest prices.
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In August, the company set the estimated price range of $32 to $37 per dose, making the two-dose regimen $64 to $74 per person. At the time, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech—which now have the other US-authorized COVID-19 vaccine—had inked a deal with the US government to supply doses at $19.50 each, for a two-dose regimen of $39 per person. Notably, Pfizer and BioNTech developed their vaccine without any federal funding. Also, Johnson & Johnson had a deal to supply the US government with doses of its vaccine—still in the works—at a rate of $10 per dose.
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Razer has created a concept N95 mask with RGB and voice projection
Of course, it has Chroma RGB LEDs



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Another wave of variants incoming, and oxygen tank supplies are a big issue in the UK also. :|
COVID-19: One of two Brazilian coronavirus variants detected in UK, says virologist

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powerarmour wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:56 am Another wave of variants incoming, and oxygen tank supplies are a big issue in the UK also. :|
COVID-19: One of two Brazilian coronavirus variants detected in UK, says virologist

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-one ... t-12188419
It's caos over Manaus, unfortunately another display of incompetence by local and Federal government. Many deaths because people didn't act fast enough to supply oxygen to the city. I unfortunately watched a video depicting the many dead at a hospital that run out of oxygen and I'm still angry and disturbed.
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2.8 million global deaths so far:
The recorded death count from the Covid-19 pandemic as of Thursday is nearing 2 million. The true extent is far worse.

More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from 59 countries and jurisdictions. This tally offers the most comprehensive view yet of the pandemic’s global impact. Deaths in these places last year surged more than 12% above average levels.
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I understand why people focus on the number of deaths, but it's becoming apparent the long-term effects for survivors are not good:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-lung ... ers-lungs/
A Texas trauma surgeon says it's rare that X-rays from any of her COVID-19 patients come back without dense scarring. Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall tweeted, "Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker's lung we've ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers on... & on... & on."
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thegrommit wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:45 am I understand why people focus on the number of deaths, but it's becoming apparent the long-term effects for survivors are not good:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-lung ... ers-lungs/
A Texas trauma surgeon says it's rare that X-rays from any of her COVID-19 patients come back without dense scarring. Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall tweeted, "Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker's lung we've ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers on... & on... & on."
A key point in the article:
She also points out, "There is no long-term implication of a vaccine that could ever be as bad as the long-term implications of COVID."
This is the kind of thing that gets me angry with the politicians that treat it as just a flu and do not use masks, like the ones that infected other politicians during the Capitol invasion.

Meanwhile, there are predictions the UK variant will be dominant in the US in a five weeks:
Washington — Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb predicted Sunday that the new variant of the coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom will be the dominant strain in the U.S. in a matter of weeks.

In an interview with "Face the Nation," Gottlieb said the new variant is roughly 0.5% of all infections nationwide but said that likely will double each week.

"That's the experience from other countries and that's the experience we've seen so far in the United States," he told "Face the Nation." "So it's 1% now. It'll be 2%, then 4%, then 8%, then 16%, then 32%. So in about five weeks, this is going to start to take over."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gottlieb-c ... 00-10aaa3a

The Manaus variant should spread the same way over Brazil and through the world...
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thegrommit wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:45 am I understand why people focus on the number of deaths, but it's becoming apparent the long-term effects for survivors are not good
Oh absolutely, I think currently the chances of being affected with 'Long Covid' is between 5-10%, but that's still very significant considering the damage it'll cause.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00149-1
scientists studying COVID are increasingly also highlighting the role of autoantibodies: rogue antibodies that attack either elements of the body’s immune defences or specific proteins in organs such as the heart. In contrast to cytokine storms, which tend to cause systemic, short-duration problems, autoantibodies are thought to result in targeted, longer-term damage
These autoantibodies can impact functions such as blood clotting.
powerarmour wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:27 pm
thegrommit wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:45 am I understand why people focus on the number of deaths, but it's becoming apparent the long-term effects for survivors are not good
Oh absolutely, I think currently the chances of being affected with 'Long Covid' is between 5-10%, but that's still very significant considering the damage it'll cause.
Wasnt calling you out, just frustrated about the lack of attention being paid to the longer term impacts. Not just on people who catch it, but to the wider implications. A lot of people are going to need far more healthcare throughout their lives than current systems are designed for.
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Fired former data scientist Rebekah Jones arrested, tests positive for COVID-19
State accuses her of unauthorized access to its computer systems.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... kah-jones/
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