Corona Diary: Day 347

Good morning, my peepelz!

And what a truly blissfull morning this is, now that we are on lockdown level 1 and the Covid-19 crisis as good as over and done with and … oh! 😮

1,227 freshly infected and 81 more deaths, and all in vain, since we’re on a very relaxed lockdown level 1. So why did they kick up such a panic frenzy? Idiots. 😐

See. frens, that’s exactly why I always say we mustn’t trust our glorious leaders. Not anymore, and never again. Contrary to common believe, they don’t really care about us. Actually they never did outside of the election campaigns. Trump and Biden, Merkel and Macron, those psychopaths couldn’t care less if we live or die. So we take matters in our own hands, since we’re not stupid and know how to survive. Don’t we?

But now some halfways positive news …

Very interesting article:

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Variant in Brazil more likely to reinfect survivors

A coronavirus variant circulating in Brazil is likely able to reinfect people who survived infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus, new data suggest.

The variant that emerged in Brazil, called P.1, carries a mutation that is already known to make a variant prevalent in South Africa harder to treat with antibodies and harder to prevent with available vaccines. New data suggest that in many recovered patients, immunity to earlier versions of the virus will not afford immunity to P.1.

Researchers tested the neutralizing ability of antibodies in plasma samples taken from survivors of Covid-19 caused by earlier versions of the virus. The plasma “had 6-fold less neutralizing capacity” against the P.1 variant than against earlier virus versions, the researchers reported on Monday ahead of peer-review on a preprint server belonging to The Lancet journal.

“Lower neutralization capacity of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and partial immunity against new variants suggests that reinfection could occur in convalescent or even vaccinated individuals,” the authors said. In a separate paper posted on Wednesday on medRxiv ahead of peer review, some of the same researchers estimated that among every 100 survivors of Covid-19 due to earlier virus versions, 25-to-60 could become reinfected if exposed to the P.1 variant because their antibodies could not protect them.

As of Thursday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control of Prevention, there have been 13 cases of Covid-19 due to P.1 in the United States.

Covid-19 vaccine antibodies pass into breast milk

Covid-19 antibodies induced by vaccines from Pfizer Inc/BioNTech and Moderna Inc can pass into breast milk, a small study suggests, although it is not clear yet how long the antibodies will be present.

Six breastfeeding mothers who planned to receive both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines provided researchers with milk samples before and after vaccination, with the last sample collected two weeks after the second shot. None of the women had been infected with the coronavirus.

A week after the first shot, all of the women had Covid-19 antibodies in their breast milk. Antibody levels fell slightly afterward and then sharply increased after the second shot.

The two vaccines were similarly effective in inducing the antibodies, although antibody levels varied from woman to woman, the research team reported on Tuesday on medRxiv ahead of peer review.

“Further research is needed on the longevity of the antibody response in breast milk, as well as the magnitude and duration of effect on infant immunity to the virus,” the researchers said.

Neurologic issues common in hospitalized children with Covid-19

Most children and adolescents are spared from severe Covid-19, but among those who do require hospitalization, temporary neurologic effects are common, researchers found.

In their study of 1,695 patients age 21 or younger hospitalized for Covid-19 or a Covid-19-related illness known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, 365 – or 22% – had neurologic complications, including 43 (12%) with life-threatening neurologic disorders such as strokes and central nervous system infections.

Other neurologic effects included seizures, headache, weakness, loss of smell and taste, and altered awareness or confusion. Neurologic involvement in most patients was transient and resolved by the time they left the hospital, according to a report published on Friday in JAMA Neurology.

Because they only studied hospitalized children, the range and rate of neurologic complications may be an underestimate of the actual issue, the authors said. They said more research is needed both to determine the true incidence and to track these children over the long term.


What else? Oh yeah, rememeber how the troglodyte American republic of America looked like the total losers in the fight against Covid-19? Well, the tables have turned. Biden just announced that every adult America will be vaccinated until the end of May or so. That’s rather speedy while the o so superior EU has fucked up the accquisition and rollout of various vaccines, due to total failure under German leadership and their CDU party cronies. 😮 And once again we see prove that conservative parties and govts can never be taken seriously. 😐 Oh well, in America they can but in America the democrats don’t even count as a conservative party.

Make of that what you will and hope to see y’all again very soon and very healthy

xoxo

3 comments

  1. 🙁 This sort of thing does not make anyone feel optimistic about the future (But it is the actual truth of what is taking place; so thank you for highlighting them).

    The saddest thing of all is that they are saying that we can become infected with COVID-19 in spite of taking the vaccine and that we have to continue wearing face masks.

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    • “we have to continue wearing face masks.”

      Which is not a problem, barely an inconvenience. My hubby is a high risk patient, so he probably can’t even get the vaccine, even if he would qualify for it. And I am just too chickenshit and don’t wanna be vaccinated. 🙂 So staying in quarantine most of the time and wearing my mask is the least problematic thing for us. We’re pensioners, so we can just enjoy the quiet time.

      I bet the Covid virus will die out naturally before they can even vaccinate everybody. Like everything in life, this, too, shall pass. ^.^

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  2. Per news yesterday, I will be eligible for vaccine tomorrow (the 8th)… though I’m supposed to need “doctor certification” of morbid obesity. I haven’t rec’d news of eligibility from the city, state, or med chain (all of which are supposed to provide eligibility notifications) so I dunno when I’ll really be able to get an appt.

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