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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2940 on: March 08, 2021, 05:15:20 pm »
So BC is now booking the 90+ age group as of today.   ::)

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« Reply #2941 on: March 08, 2021, 09:23:10 pm »
I feel like I'm in a game of chicken between governments keeping variants at bay and getting vaccines to us in time.

What could possibly go wrong?

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« Reply #2942 on: March 08, 2021, 09:35:13 pm »
USofA has fully vaccinated 10% of their population.

Canada?  About 1.4%.

**** me we suck.

https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/vaccination-coverage/
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2943 on: March 08, 2021, 10:35:09 pm »
USofA has fully vaccinated 10% of their population.

Canada?  About 1.4%.

**** me we suck.

https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/vaccination-coverage/

Despite how that may look, given upcoming arrivals, they're only around 6 weeks ahead of us. That will be about where we finish (5-8 weeks behind them).

Europe is 1-2 weeks ahead. That will come out in the wash.

That fully vaccinated number isn't going to change much for a while, but by the middle of May, basically everyone who is eligible and wants a first shot will have had it. Single shot protection is substantial, and long lasting. It will take another 6-8 weeks for second doses.

Canada received 2.5M vaccine doses between December, January, and February. March sees Canada get 5.5M.
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2944 on: March 08, 2021, 11:17:33 pm »
Today was a record day for vaccinations.  By the end of the month, daily capacity will triple.

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2945 on: March 08, 2021, 11:41:24 pm »
This is what the rolling 7 day average looks like for vaccinations in Canada.

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« Reply #2946 on: March 09, 2021, 12:42:00 am »
in regards Pfizer vaccine deliveries - March 8 Question Period: Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Anita Anand, schools "CPC Health Critic", BuffaloGal Rempel:

accepting to the dynamics involved in vaccine development, trial results, approval submissions/requests, manufacturing timelines, etc.: in referencing back to when the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was the first... the only... vaccine to have received Health Canada approval, the president of Pfizer Canada (Cole Pinnow) stated today that when the company signed a purchase agreement with Canada last August it didn't expect its COVID-19 vaccine to get approved in Canada until February. Actual Health Canada approval came on Dec 9th.

Quote from: Pfizer Canada President, Cole Pinnow
When the first doses were delivered to Canada on Dec. 14, Canada was the second major country in the world to receive them, and it was almost two months earlier than originally anticipated. Per agreement, Pfizer was to ship four million doses between January and March; Pfizer was able to ship 255,000 doses in December. By the end of March Pfizer will increase its deliveries to 5.5 million doses.

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2947 on: March 09, 2021, 12:42:29 am »
I feel like I'm in a game of chicken between governments keeping variants at bay and getting vaccines to us in time.

What could possibly go wrong?

Yeah, the weekend wasn't a good one for the variants.  It's not looking good.

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« Reply #2948 on: March 09, 2021, 11:27:18 am »
where G7 nations stand in the world... ranking death rates; Canada@
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« Reply #2949 on: March 09, 2021, 11:00:10 pm »
Yeah, the weekend wasn't a good one for the variants.  It's not looking good.
Well I got home today and found out the powers that be have decided to vaccinate our small town en masse - I guess someone must have reasoned making one trip and getting all age groups at once instead of making 5 or who knows how many over the Hump and Pass was a good idea.  Sounds like most small towns on the Island will be vaccinated this way and hopefully by or starting April 12th so that sounded pretty encouraging.

Another thing I noted that some expert pointed out over the seeming concern about efficacy vs effectiveness of various vaccines on tap is that ALL of them have so far shown to be 100% effective against death from COVID.

I can't wait for my jab but...Remember that commercial where they show guys all around the world in sports bars grimacing in reaction to some guy getting kicked in the nuts in the championship match they're all watching?  I bet there's a lot of that going on out there in living room land as people watch people getting their jabs on the news.  Is it just me or do they seem to go out of their way to show jabs that look like they really sink in deep and hurt like hell?  I wince every goddam time I see one.
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2950 on: March 10, 2021, 08:09:17 am »
I'm lucky enough to be in one of the 106 communities that Manitoba has prioritized (norther, small), so I should get my shot relatively soon for my age. I'm trying to get my parents CoviShield from the nearby pharmacy this week. It looks promising for my dad, at least, given he's 64, and only people up to 65 can use it.

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« Reply #2951 on: March 16, 2021, 05:07:29 pm »
as for the Canadian government's financial support of Canadian companies for vaccine development initiatives:
=> Variation Biotechnologies Inc. (VBI),
=> Medicago,
=> IMV Ltd,
=> VIDO-Intervac

PM Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 vaccine now in development — part of a plan to secure millions of vaccine doses to inoculate Canadians from the novel coronavirus.

Trudeau said the government has signed a contract to procure 76 million doses from the Quebec City-biotech company Medicago.

Medicago is developing the vaccine in partnership with the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline
. The two companies have said its pre-clinical results show the vaccine demonstrated a "high level of neutralizing antibodies following a single dose."

If the vaccine also performs well in a clinical setting, the companies are on track to make it available in the first half of 2021. Medicago has said it has the manufacturing capacity to produce as many as 100 million doses in 2021.

The federal government is spending $173 million to help Medicago develop the vaccine and build a large plant in Quebec to produce it. Trudeau also announced a $18.2 million investment in Vancouver-based Precision NanoSystems, which offers technology to produce vaccines and therapeutic drugs.

Canada already has signed contracts for tens of millions more vaccine doses with other pharmaceutical giants, such as AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer. All told, the federal government has secured 358 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine — an insurance policy if some of the vaccines in development prove to be ineffective in clinical trials.

=> Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry - François-Philippe Champagne

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2952 on: March 16, 2021, 05:30:13 pm »

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2953 on: March 16, 2021, 06:21:42 pm »
=> Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry - François-Philippe Champagne

I mean I guess that's good news?

Pfizer's phase 3 trials started July 27th last year.
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #2954 on: March 16, 2021, 07:27:36 pm »
PM Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine


=> Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry - François-Philippe Champagne

Developed in Canada but it won’t be made in Canada for two years.
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