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  1. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Tests are designed to produce false positives in borderline cases to be on the safe side. There have been some reports about false negatives as well, though, which is more worrying.
  2. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02277-6 A nice analysis both on simulation vs. reality and in best case vs. the Trump administration.
  3. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I think I will at some point become part of the violent backlash and start beating people up for not wearing a mask.
  4. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    As outlined above, I can believe this figure. While countries like China have shown that they can roll out a vaccine quickly (they did test 11 mio people in Wuhan for covid within a week, so they will be able to vaccinate at a similar speed) and I have a lot of trust in most European healthcare...
  5. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Just thinking about why the WHO is so skeptical about the prospect of a vaccine, calling it "no silver bullet", when most respectable scientists agree that the development of an effective vaccine by now is "only" a matter of time (will it be available in October 2020? In January 21? Or in the...
  6. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I don't want to make this to a politics thread but maybe instead of worrying about what the US situation does mean for our exports, the EU (or select countries like France, the UK and Germany) should finally accept that the American century is coming to an end and the political and ideological...
  7. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    And here I sit, worrying as all of Germany (85 Mio) reports as many cases as St. Louis region (3 Mio)...
  8. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I adjusted for that - we had the first day with over 800 cases since May yesterday.
  9. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    And here I am, worrying about a quarter of that.
  10. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    So, we had the worst week in terms of new covid cases since mid-May. The good news is - eventhough we reopened almost everything since then, we managed to get and keep cases down after mid-May. The bad news is - it does not seem to be isolated outbreaks driving this increase, but 75% or cases...
  11. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Over here going to a bar is safe. Three of my drinking buddies are getting tested twice a week cause they work with Lana (formerly Larry), and so I'm pretty sure we are clean eventhough we go to a bar once a week or more.
  12. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    TV-level "experts", circa March: "There is no seasonal effect with corona viruses, we can not bet on things getting better." TV-level "experts", now: "Seasonal effects with corona viruses are strong, a second wave is guaranteed." Fuck "expert" scaremongering, seriously. Also, "experts" saying...
  13. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    In this video you can clearly see the difference between the US and Europe. For US media talking heads it's about getting people to wear masks and stop the spread instead of thinking a vaccine will magically solve everything. In the EU, we have to fight little outbreaks here, there, everywhere...
  14. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I do not think there is any documented case of a vaccine "killing you in ten years" as @93Flareside points out. And especially with personal injury lawyers hell-bent on class action lawsuits I am pretty sure Pfizer & Co will make sure nothing they put out will do any harm. Also, luckily if you...
  15. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    There's a lot of back-and-forth between people who understand immunology (i.e. "not me") about whether the Oxford, Pfizer, or CanSino data released yesterday is the most promising, especially regarding T-Cell count. CanSino (and to a certain extend Moderna, on grounds of the safety profile and...
  16. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    So we have some top level data on a potential covid treatment. And on top of it comes very encouraging data from Pfizer and some "not great not terrible" data from AstraZeneca on their vaccine efforts. We will science the shit out of this covid fucker.
  17. Dr_Grip

    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    That is on par with the Metod Manta. I am impressed and a bit shocked.
  18. Dr_Grip

    Ringmeet 2020 - A clear case of Carownervirus!

    If the restaurant has not gone bust we should be able to go since we will be a group smaller than 50.
  19. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    So, the US dumped another $200 mio $1.6 billion into vaccines, India basically wants to roll out vaccines instead of doing a Phase 3 study and Russia reportedly is doing challenge trials with "volunteers". It seems like living in the well-governed part of the first world pays off as we in the EU...
  20. Dr_Grip

    Random Thoughts....

    Sorry to hear that @Kiki - I did not want to comment on anyone's personal situation but more on the avalance of "mi mi mi" memes like above.
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