Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Next verse - same as the first.

COVID is surging again in California. How CDC’s indoor mask guidance will affect the state.

"Walensky said the reversal was due to new evidence suggesting vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant “may be contagious and spread the virus to others.”

“This new science is worrisome, and unfortunately warrants an update to our recommendations,” Walensky said."

The frustrating thing is - we see what is happening in other countries, and the US just ignores it. Time after time. Then everyone is shocked when we have the same result.

It's been WIDELY known since winter that the Delta variant was capably of immunity escape. Meaning it tries to evade the antibodies you develop to protect you. I have been saying for a little while now that if this is like a bad flu (for which you need a new vaccine every year) you are not going to be protected for future strains. BUUUUUUUT. It gets worse. 

For about a week, it's been all over night time twitter, that even the immunity people get after the vaccine wears off. It hadn't been circulating for long enough to talk about it. But last night on the old people news they confirmed it without saying so. People who got the jab in December and January are in the running for a booster shot. 

ALL of these people have been circulating around thinking they were immune. And the CDC has been on the hopeium train with the vaccine.

Places I thought had the best chance of controlling it are now seeing very large rises in cases. Despite a very high threshold of vaccination. Like Isreal, and Iceland. These countries have a deep national unity. Unlike the US where most people just want to see it burn down. My guess is they will get their wish. because they refuse to work together. At this point I think all the Democrats have to do to kill Republicans off is say - look, I think it would be a good idea to breath air. And the Republicans would say - I WILL NOT. I won't breath air if it's the last thing I do! And it's frustrating because I think we need all the Republicans. Otherwise our voting block gets smaller.

I don't make the rules, but people better figure this shit out soon. I've said it before - the chart goes straight up like a SpaceX rocket. And the oxygen requirements for this variant are much higher when people get sick. 

Pretending it isn't happening will not save the economy.


  1. Variants were always going to happen. Period end of story.

    It was and is physically impossible to vaccinate the entire world in a short enough span of time to prevent mutation. Even if everyone wanted the vaccine. It doesn't matter, it was going to be physically impossible to get the vaccine into EVERYONE in a short enough span of time.

    And thats without taking into account the not small percentage of people whose immune systems don't respond correctly to the vax for whatever reason.

    It's just not physically possible to stop mutations and variations in a virus type that is known for being a rapid mutater. Maybe, MAYBE, if everyone wanted the vaccine, in the 1st world countries that come closest to being physically able to vaccinate everyone, it might have been possible to reduce the number of variants. Maybe.

    But probably not.

    Its not a matter of pretending it isn't happening. Its understanding that its going to happen and that the same time if we don't keep the world functioning things are going to just break even further and that will be BAD on an even larger scale.

    Zero-Covid isn't going to happen. Its just not physically possible. Since I sure as hell like my house, my food, my fridge, my electrical power, my running water and indoor plumbing, I'd much rather we figured out how to keep things running TYVM.

  2. Those are very fair comments. Zero Covid is not realistic. But let's do nothing - is also not realistic.

    Everyone telling each other this isn't real is the very definition of pretending this isn't happening. Now we can't put that genie back in the bottle. If there was only one thing we could do until the vaccines catch up, but asking people to do so causes a fucking mental breakdown. It's the most moderate thing you can ask of people. Yet we get such abuse. Being called a Karen. How am ~I~ the enemy for suggesting the one thing that lets us mix again?

    I'm telling you right now - we are fucked. And we are fucked on that larger scale you describe - right now. It doesn't matter what I think, or you think. When people mix in close quarters a breakout occurs. They have the right to feel safe at their workplaces.

    I've been the only one who said the whole time that each State should be doing different things. That's how we get to the solution faster. But yet I'm somehow the enemy.

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, August 13, 2021 5:30:00 PM

    "This new science is w̶o̶r̶r̶i̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ worthless ..."


    Have some reading material.

    A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications (Changeux et. al.).

    Nicotinic Cholinergic System and COVID-19: In silico identification of an interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and nicotinic receptors with potential therapeutic targeting implications (Farsalinos et. al.).

    A potential interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (Oliveira et. al.).

    If this really worries you, perhaps you should take up smoking or at least give some Nicorette a try?

    There's also Chantix if you luvvvvz the pharmaz or Tabex if you like an all-natural solution.