The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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Good deal, Cookie!
I wasn't crazy about mixing vaccines but here right now we have no choice. I got two Pfizer shots and this time it was Moderna. Pfizer is in short supply right now and they need it for the kids who can't get Moderna. Anyway, I felt it was more important to get the extra protection no matter what. Some say mixing might even give a slightly better protection. :)
 

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That stuff is all above my pay grade ... ;-)
 

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New COVID variant ‘IHU’ with 46 mutations detected in France
https://news.yahoo.com/covid-variant-ihu-46-mutations-031400156.html

The 46 mutations had not been detected in other countries, The Independent noted.

The person infected with the B.1.640.2 variant, dubbed IHU after being discovered by scientists at the IHU Mediterranee Infection, was fully vaccinated and had just returned from a three-day trip to Cameroon when they tested positive, the researchers said.

Any speculation or alarm would be premature, the researchers said.
 

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Nation averaging 550,000 reported infections per day; Biden tells vaccinated people: 'You are highly protected.' Live COVID updates.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...micron-cases-biden-vaccines-tests/9084898002/

The U.S. topped the 1 million mark in new coronavirus cases for the first time Monday. Though the total of 1.08 million was likely enhanced by holiday weekend backlogs, it obliterated the previous record of 591,000 set Thursday.

By Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET, another 859,245 new cases had been reported.
in addition:

Biden pointed out the U.S. has enough vaccines and booster shots for everybody in the nation, but 35 million adults have yet to get the shots.
That's not going to end well.
 

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Booster shots are important against Omicron.

Omicron resistant to most monoclonal antibodies but neutralized by a booster dose
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-01-omicron-resistant-monoclonal-antibodies-neutralized.html


A lot to read. This stood out:
The scientists observed that the blood of patients previously infected with COVID-19, collected up to 12 months after symptoms, and that of individuals who had received two doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine, taken five months after vaccination, barely neutralized the Omicron variant. But the sera of individuals who had received a booster dose of Pfizer, analyzed one month after vaccination, remained effective against Omicron.
 

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Local hospitals in my area are having to adjust to the spiking cases of Covid-19:

Premier Health will postpone nonemergency procedures amid record COVID hospitalizations
https://www.daytondailynews.com/loc...-hospitalizations/L4XPZTIZ5JHABPPOYHDBPCLJ7E/

The hospital network announced Friday that this policy will go into effect Monday, Jan. 10, and last through Jan. 31. This move comes after Kettering Health, the Dayton region’s other major hospital network, suspended nonemergency procedures on Wednesday.
 

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Be careful about where you get a Covid test:

What's the Center for COVID Control? Questionable sites spotlight nation's thirst for quick testing
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ing-americans-describe-long-waits/9133310002/

As Americans nationwide continue to scramble for access to quick, reliable COVID-19 tests amid a national shortage, state and local authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for fraudulent pop-up sites trying to scam people out of money and personal information. Some regretful test-takers spoke to USA TODAY about a particular string of testing centers: the so-called "Center for COVID Control."
 

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