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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

Disorbust

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By the way, before we declare Armageddon with the latest new COVID strand, may I offer a bit of hope?

The upcoming oral anti-COVID medications interfere with the action of an enzyme that the virus uses to transcribe RNA into proteins. Even if the mutated spike proteins escape the immunity generated by the current vaccines, the viral protein-encoding enzyme should still remain vulnerable to the medications.

Worst case scenario is that we need to re-jig the vaccines to produce the new spike protein. Fortunately, the mRNA-based technology makes this extremely easy. Regulatory approval and public acceptance are a different matter, though.
Except:


Not as promising as they advertised
 

Heppenheimer

Well-Known Member
Except:


Not as promising as they advertised
I'm waiting to see the data they submit to the FDA. It hasn't been published yet, so we really don't know much about the efficacy at this point.
 

dreday3

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Also, we're still battling delta here, which we know the vaccine works against. Until we know more about this new variant and/or have evidence that it's located anywhere other sub-Saharan Africa, this new variant doesn't suddenly absolve us of doing the things we know work against delta. Delta is our immediate problem.

I've been reading about it this morning - question - do any of the articles say anything about the actual severity of the illness in the patients? I understand the worry is how fast it's spreading, but I'm reading nothing of the jump in cases with the actual severity. Is it possible it could be it's mutating to spread easier, evade easier, but be more mild?
 

Nubs70

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Case number reporting has been inconsistent this week for the holiday, but hospitalization numbers are still being reported. We end the week in Florida with a new all time low (since HHS started in April 2020) for Florida covid hospitalization. 2.31% covid use across the state, (1322 beds. All time low since April 2020) rate of decrease week to week is slowing slightly,but still steady.




On the flip side Michigan is currently seeing a faster per capita rate increase than Florida ever did even in August right now.
Media us finally getting up to speed. This has been going on for over a month now .
 

Heppenheimer

Well-Known Member
I've been reading about it this morning - question - do any of the articles say anything about the actual severity of the illness in the patients? I understand the worry is how fast it's spreading, but I'm reading nothing of the jump in cases with the actual severity. Is it possible it could be it's mutating to spread easier, evade easier, but be more mild?
There doesn't seem to be any indication at this point that it's any more virulent, but we don't really know yet.

Also, South Africa's vaccination rate is far too low to know much about vaccination efficacy, although the difference in the spike protein would suggest some theoretical concerns.
 

DisneyDebRob

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News reporting, in the U.K., that one case of the new variant has been confirmed in Belgium.

Of course it’s a monitor and wait and see but from the golfers from all over the world trying to get out because flights are being stopped, might be something to it. Now with a case outside of South Africa, it’s something definitely to take serious.
 

dreday3

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Of course it’s a monitor and wait and see but from the golfers from all over the world trying to get out because flights are being stopped, might be something to it. Now with a case outside of South Africa, it’s something definitely to take serious.

I think it's probably a reaction due to Delta also. Nobody wants another wave like Delta, so when variant found early like this, people take extreme steps to stop!
 

Bob Harlem

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That’s usually the way it works. So much time is lost in the “ monitor “ status, that it’s usually to late
This variant has already been around for months if the news media is talking about it, and assuming the worst. Actually the Belgian case came from Egypt it seems.

The Hong Kong patient was fully vaccinated back in May and is currently asymptomatic.

4 Botswana cases:Asymptomatic (vaccinated)
1 case in Belgium:Flu symptoms,not severe (Unvaccinated)

South Africa doctors groups reporting cases are generally very mild.
 
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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member



This variant has already been around for months if the news media is talking about it, and assuming the worst. Actually the Belgian case came from Egypt it seems.

The Hong Kong patient was fully vaccinated back in May and is currently asymptomatic.
So it’s “over” then???

…thank god…now I can concentrate on developing my Inpark strategy for lightning lane⚡️
 

Lilofan

Well-Known Member
I’m not super worried about this right now but I laughed with the WHO essentially told countries not to make any rash decisions.

that’s what you said at the beginning before the world blew up!!!
The ones in the stock market are worried. Its getting hammered today.
 

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