“Coronavirus vaccine developers are chasing outbreaks before they disappear” Washpost

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"The top teams rushing to develop coronavirus vaccines are alerting governments, health officials and shareholders that they may have a big problem: The outbreaks in their countries may be getting too small to quickly determine whether vaccines work

A leader of the Oxford University group, one of the furthest ahead with human trials, admits the reality is paradoxical, even “bizarre,” but said the declining numbers of new infections this summer could be one of the big hurdles vaccine developers face in the global race to beat down the virus.

Even as new cases are growing worldwide, transmission rates are falling in Britain, China and many of the hardest-hit regions in the United States — the three countries that have experimental vaccines ready to move into large-scale human testing in June, July and August."  Washpost

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Well, pilgrims it would seem that the Post staff  does not see the irony in their own writing, or perhaps they do.  There have been scattered evidences of rationality there lately.   Even as Democrat governors and mayors across the country drag their feet on the re-opening of the American economy, infection rates are falling.  In the Faucibirxist view of things everything depends on vaccine development (or herd immunity post holocaust).  But, alas there just aren't enough new, vibrant infections to make development of the vaccines convenient.   What will happen to the flow of government money to these projects if this phenomenon becomes  general knowledge.  Someone at the Post should be disciplined for this indiscretion.  pl 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/coronavirus-vaccine-trials-astrazeneca-moderna/2020/06/09/48f28fea-a414-11ea-898e-b21b9a83f792_story.html

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11 Responses to “Coronavirus vaccine developers are chasing outbreaks before they disappear” Washpost

  1. Avatar Fred says:

    “What will happen to the flow of government money to these projects if this phenomenon becomes general knowledge.”
    Well Fauci is almost 80 so I think he’s set for life. I hear the left wants lots of redevelopment funds and jobs programs, with the attendant opportunities for graft that comes with them, for thier cities which we are all assured had neither rioting nor looting.

  2. Avatar Jim says:

    Thank you Col. Lang for all the posts on novel coronavirus.
    For shining light on this, this utter failure by the medical community and their various and sundry enablers in government and in business.
    On these liars and charlatans and killers and criminals.
    The video below is about an hour long. It is a nurse, who worked in NYC hospital, the alleged epi center of epi centers.
    She basically says, without saying directly, but points to the fact that doctors were murdering patients there, it seems.
    She paints a picture of doctors not as scientists but as zealots, as neo neanderthals, as craven monsters, who care not about life, the elderly, the sick, the least among us.
    As Nurse Ratchets
    Towards the end of video, she recounts her last day at this hospital, discussing a patient she had nursed for many days, and who was doing fine, making progress, . . . and how she was removed from his bed on direct orders, sent to the ER where she was not assigned, and 20 minutes later, the man she was caring for is dead.
    These sorts of stories abound; this rage is not going away anytime soon. This is the rage, and what caused it, that our “lords and masters” who censor us and tell us black is white, and want to destroy our country. . . this is the rage they don’t want to see expressed and exposed. Will they get their way?
    http://edwardcurtin.com/the-undercover-epicenter-nurse-watch-weep-and-rage/
    -30-

  3. Avatar Laura Wilson says:

    Well…they can always test their vaccines in the USA. We seem not to be faring as well and can help out. (I believe this is a glass half-full moment.)

  4. Avatar Walter Lang says:

    Laura Wilson
    Still hysteric. if you are not over 65 and not in compromised health the disease is rarely fatal.

  5. Avatar optimax says:

    Trump needs to stop the $600 a week federal bonus to the unemployed. My neighbor told me about how his daughter-in-law worked one day a week as a barmaid before the virus shut the bar down and made a little over a hundred a week. Oregon unemployment pays her 150 a week and with the added 600 she now makes over 7 times what she did working. How many protesters and rioters are just as flush getting paid to party in the street? Most i’d say. That makes these government funded protests a powerful voice and recruitment tool for the Democratic Party.
    Ending the federal subsidy to the unemployed would reduce, if not stop, the demonstrations and mau-mauing of the country.

  6. Avatar Fred says:

    optimax,
    Absolutely. There were howls of protests before Minneapolis when Georgia, Florida and Texas started tellling people that if they recieved a recall to work notice from an employer and refused to go they would be considered a voluntary quit and no longer eligable for unemployment insurance payments. They’ll howl again when they figure out this is all taxable income.

  7. Avatar LA Sox Fan says:

    Take everything the WaPo claims with a grain of salt. There is no real worry over lower covid infections. What made Covid decrease was the lockdowns. Remove the lockdowns and covid infection rates will climb, as we are seeing in the already reopened states.
    Then when fall rolls around, and people are stuck indoors again, rates will skyrocket. There will be plenty of test subjects for a vaccine.

  8. Avatar rho says:

    With the spread rate of the coronavirus, any outbreak of the infection will peter out once the total immunity rate of the population approaches 65-70 percent.
    In Bergamo (Italy), 57 percent a population sample have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, which means that they must have had the infection before and are now most likely immune.
    If you are a Karen, then don’t listen to me, but take it from the German government’s very own propaganda outlet, Deutsche Welle:
    “Out of nearly 10,000 Bergamo residents who had their blood tested between April 23 and June 3, 57% had antibodies, indicating they had come into contact with the virus and developed an immune response.
    Health authorities said the sample size was ‘sufficiently broad’ to be a reliable indicator of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 among Bergamo province’s population.”
    https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-tests-show-half-of-people-in-italys-bergamo-have-antibodies/a-53739727
    Nobody in Bergamo will need a coronavirus vaccine once its development is finished – whenever that may happen, if at all.

  9. Avatar Terence Gore says:

    https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86967?xid=nl_popmed_2020-06-10&eun=g1323917d0r
    ‘When the administrator of the Saugus Rehab and Nursing Center in Saugus, Massachusetts, heard that a new Medicare website reported her facility had 794 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — the second highest in the country — and 281 cases among staff, she gasped.
    “Oh my God. Where are they getting those numbers from?” said Josephine Ajayi. “That doesn’t make any sense.”
    Those weren’t the numbers that her facility reported to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, under new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), she said.”

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