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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages

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By Shaina Ahluwalia and Roshan Abraham

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Good to know.

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It’s a numbers game.

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It's a western nations hoarding game.

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China, which recently marked the first anniversary of the world's first coronavirus lockdown in the central city of Wuhan

Sounds like China is celebrating that.

Anyway a big propaganda movie is under production in China now, how they made a victory over the Virus.

Very very strange!

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Why aren't total deaths and serious included?

Oh because then it would be obvious it's not that bad

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Why aren't total deaths and serious included?

Oh because then it would be obvious it's not that bad

Exactly, the point is to push fear, not to inform.

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Why aren't total deaths and serious included?

Oh because then it would be obvious it's not that bad

> Exactly, the point is to push fear, not to inform.

Because more than 2 millions deaths for a single cause, and under very heavy measures to stop transmission is "not that bad"? You really need to be a terrible person to so simply disregard two millions death people as if it were nothing.

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Oh because then it would be obvious it's not that bad

How many deaths would you consider "bad"?

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I think that the Republic of Ireland has the highest number of deaths/infections per 100 people. one chap said to me the other week that he had not heard of anyone getting the virus, and it was only like a bad cold, i enlightened him on how many of my freinds, customers had been infected and how has had long lasting effects on them. its about 20 people, and 3 have died, and some will have long lasting illnesses like kidney pains etc, and my neighbour works at the local hospital and every day she tells me how many have died on the wards that day, its heart breaking. The quicker this vaccine is rolled out, the better.

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One person has been infected every 7.7 seconds, on average, since the start of the year. Around 668,250 cases have been reported each day over the same period

668,250 per day is 27,844 per hour, or 464 per minute, or 7.7 per second, not one every 7.7 seconds.

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With over 25 million cases, the United States has 25% of all reported COVID cases although it accounts for just 4% of the world's population. The United States leads the world in the daily average number of new deaths reported, accounting for one in every five deaths reported worldwide each day. With just under 425,00 fatalities, the United States has reported almost twice as many deaths as Brazil, which has the second-highest death toll in the world.

is this what is called winning by Trump? Who is President matters, if HRC had won in 2016 these numbers would be half or even less. But Trump called it a hoax, like many JT posters above still believe, and that killed more people.

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is this what is called winning by Trump? Who is President matters

Perhaps in a dictatorship, but in the US, states have rights. I don't think Trump could have prevented states that forced infected people to be placed into nursing homes; that was the fault of the governors or health officials of those states, not Trump.

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Pfizer expects to have 2B doses made by the end of 2021.

The plants inside the US are under the Defense Production Act where the govt can force companies to make the components used to create the vaccines and keep all output inside the US.

The US isn't importing vaccines. They are all made locally. There are a number of plants creating the Pfizer and Moderna doses around the world.

Moderna thinks they can make 600M doses in 2021. It is not clear whether that is worldwide or limited to the US Lonza plant.

Throughout 2020, Moderna tapped a wide network of manufacturers to support its pandemic efforts, signing on Lonza for production in the U.S. and Europe and Catalent for fill-finish work in the U.S. Meanwhile, it enlisted ROVI and Recipharm to tackle those duties in Spain and France, respectively.

The US has ordered 200M doses from Pfizer, with options to buy a total 600M.

BTW, read they figured out the problem with 2 trays of doses that caused adverse effects in California when none of the other places getting the same batch had problems - it was stored too cold, beyond the -70 deg specified.

Countries with injection drug manufacturing will have an advantage.

Is there any real news about the effectiveness from the Chinese or Russian vaccines? Or are countries buying those getting knock-offs that look correct but do nothing more than random chance?

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This is how America gets its vaccines:

https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/27/1016790/covid-vaccine-distribution-us/

Pretty complicated process.

Boatloads of data need to flow between manufacturers, health agencies, state officials, and local clinics.

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