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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

disneygeek90

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I’m no vaccine expert, but if a different strain did pose resistance to the current options, wouldn’t they be able to use the same technology to just create a new vaccine? I know it won’t be immediate, but shouldn’t it be much quicker if they do need to pivot?

“of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.” Does this mean the vaccine, or covid related antibodies. They mean two very different things.
 

danlb_2000

Well-Known Member
I’m no vaccine expert, but if a different strain did pose resistance to the current options, wouldn’t they be able to use the same technology to just create a new vaccine? I know it won’t be immediate, but shouldn’t it be much quicker if they do need to pivot?

Yes, this is one of the great things about the MRNA vaccine, they can be quickly adapted to new variants. When they first started work on the coronavirus, once they had the genetic code of the virus, it only took a few days to develop the vaccine. The rest of the time was just testing.
 

Heppenheimer

Well-Known Member
I’m no vaccine expert, but if a different strain did pose resistance to the current options, wouldn’t they be able to use the same technology to just create a new vaccine? I know it won’t be immediate, but shouldn’t it be much quicker if they do need to pivot?

“of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.” Does this mean the vaccine, or covid related antibodies. They mean two very different things.
We almost certainly would use the same tools, but with the lag time to develop, test, approve and manufacture the vaccine, we'd always need to play catch-up.

The mRNA vaccines represent the best option, because they can be retooled as soon as you know the complete structure of the new protein target.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
This is completely unsettling, particularly considering all the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers that we are hearing from on here.


Great. Hope this doesn’t blow up and cause things to start going backwards.
 

Chi84

Premium Member
This is completely unsettling, particularly considering all the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers that we are hearing from on here.

The article does say it’s related to the UK variant that vaccines work against, so that’s some good news.
 

Parker in NYC

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
I've been told I'm at least 30% more attractive with a mask on so in full disclosure, I'm all for this having-an-excuse-to-always-wear-one-in-public thing going on for as long as possible.

I'm pro-mask for life, I guess you could say.

Since I updated my profile pic on Tinder, I've never had so many people swipe right.

Honestly, I'm pushing for legislation that would include full helmets - I mean, why take a chance, people?! :oops:


Seriously, after a year of this, I don't get where some people still have the energy to keep complaining about it in day-to-day life. Yes, I think the masks are uncomfortable and no, I don't like wearing them but that's the exact same excuse I get from my son when I try to get him to put on shorts these days... So if I want him to wear shorts, I have to lead by example and wear a mask.

Parenthood's hard like that.
Oh, sweetie! (I say that with love). I can relate. As an eternally shy person, I don’t mind hiding behind a mask. Of course, my partner is like... stop. We knew it was bad when I started checking in the mirror before going out to see if a particular mask made me look fat. Seriously.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
As time goes on, we keep inching towards vaccine passports.
In some places. Right now there are at least 5 states looking to ban or limit vaccine passports and those states make up almost 20% of the total population. Becoming a big political talking point like everything else Covid. I think we are going to see very uneven vaccine acceptance rates by state and as a result herd immunity will only be reached regionally. Unfortunately the states with lower vaccine acceptance may also be the same states where vaccine passports are banned and states like CA and NY where they are already being rolled out would have likely had a very high vaccine rate anyway.
 

oceanbreeze77

Well-Known Member
In some places. Right now there are at least 5 states looking to ban or limit vaccine passports and those states make up almost 20% of the total population.
I really dont think that they will hold up in court, especially when it comes to what private businesses can do, its not a HIPAA violation and it can be easily monitored(once the system is in place).
I agree that it'll become its own political debate, but I dont see how the ban holds up in federal court. And the states that do implement vaccine passports have a major influence on the entire country, especially CA and its economy.
 

Prince-1

Well-Known Member
I'm a physicians assistant, have been in medicine since high school in some form or another. I understand how vaccines and transmission works. But nobody here has given me any evidence to back their claims, instead you all have fear mongered people and basically called those who don't want a vaccine idiots. I understand the name calling or belitting people when you don't have a leg to stand on.

So prove it to me, these are your statements. Your arguments, shouldn't you be telling people why they should get it and back it up with legitimate information? No that would make sense. Instead let's just hate.

We only hate ignorance and stupidity. The two things that have caused this pandemic to continue to spread in the world and caused untold number of deaths. But hey, you’re a PA. You must know what you are talking about. 😉
 

mmascari

Well-Known Member
Seriously, after a year of this, I don't get where some people still have the energy to keep complaining about it in day-to-day life. Yes, I think the masks are uncomfortable and no, I don't like wearing them but that's the exact same excuse I get from my son when I try to get him to put on shorts these days... So if I want him to wear shorts, I have to lead by example and wear a mask.

Parenthood's hard like that.
For a good laugh, go back and read the last 10 pages (probably any 10), and replace the word “mask” with “pants” in every post. Remember to visualize while you do. ;)
 

Parker in NYC

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Original Poster
We only hate ignorance and stupidity. The two things that have caused this pandemic to continue to spread in the world and caused untold number of deaths. But hey, you’re a PA. You must know what you are talking about. 😉
We keep living the same story here over and over. Looks like we just got to the point (again) where someone says they’re in medicine and then pulls a lose-lose ultimatum. Can we just skip to the end, I’m tired.
 

helenabear

Well-Known Member
Oh, sweetie! (I say that with love). I can relate. As an eternally shy person, I don’t mind hiding behind a mask. Of course, my partner is like... stop. We knew it was bad when I started checking in the mirror before going out to see if a particular mask made me look fat. Seriously.
I don't know whether to laugh or offer a hug. Not eternally shy, just not confident in appearances.
 

Prince-1

Well-Known Member
We keep living the same story here over and over. Looks like we just got to the point (again) where someone says they’re in medicine and then pulls a lose-lose ultimatum. Can we just skip to the end, I’m tired.

Funny you say that but I am retired from medicine. And let’s just say I went to school a lot longer to get my degree than a person does to become a PA. But I’m sure Mr. Hollywood is quite knowledgeable in the science of epidemiology. I’ll defer to his “expertise” on the subject.
 

mmascari

Well-Known Member
Oh, sweetie! (I say that with love). I can relate. As an eternally shy person, I don’t mind hiding behind a mask. Of course, my partner is like... stop. We knew it was bad when I started checking in the mirror before going out to see if a particular mask made me look fat. Seriously.
This particular post may be less funny replacing “mask” with “pants”. The exception to prove the rule.

There’s no reason you shouldn’t think of your mask just like any other clothes. Some days paper may be fine, some days you want to go fancy. Some days silly.
 

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