Covid News Update and What it Means for You

UPDATED 1-25-21

I will be updating this post on a daily, and sometimes hourly, basis with the latest Covid news. Signup for this blog in the upper right to receive my new writings they are posted. I don’t have enough time to write the details, but I include links for more information here.
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Virus Mutations (variants)

1-23-21 Fauci says United Kingdom variant has increased virulence (infections) and and mortality (deaths). We don’t know where it is in the U.S. due to our very limited genetic sequencing.

1-18-21 Excellent podcast What You Need to Know About the Variants 49 minutes, but worth the time. The best variant interview I have ever heard. Understandable and very well done. “So-called” UK and South African variants with virologist Angela Rasmussen and evolutionary biologist Paul Turner.

1-18-21 New variant 452R. the first case of the variant in California. From mid-November to the last two weeks of December the cases went from numbering 3.8% of all COVID-19 cases to 25%.

1-16-21- CDC says England new variant could become the dominant strain in the United States within about two months. We all need to be more careful!!

1-15-21 Good article CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant to become dominant in U.S.

Vaccine Rollout – A Big Mess!!

Where Is My Vaccine? 1-25-21 59 Minute Podcast. Very good update on vaccine roll out.

1-13-21 The CDC has said there’s no maximum time between a first and second coronavirus shot, and the World Health Organization said last week that people can wait for as long as six weeks between doses.

From this blog:

What is happening now, and what needs to be done with vaccine rollout?January 24, 2021
Vaccine distribution problems – companies that are helping January 24, 2021
Vaccine Rollout – States Vary Widely, From a Big Mess to Few Problems January 18, 2021

Vaccines – Updated 1-11-21

1-11-21 Vaccine Update With Arnold S. Monto, MD from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A. Expert speaker. 1-11-21 Video with timed topics, 35 minutes

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How to use this Covid blog

To find what you want, use the search box on the upper right. On the right, use Categories and a list of the most recent posts. To get the posts when they are posted, subscribe to the blog via email on the right. I regularly update the posts and include the date updated.

What is on this blog?

There are many sources of Covid information, from short news briefs to very technical scientific publications. I listen to the news, watch videos and read articles and the original scientific research.

I try to write so persons without a science background can understand. In this blog, you will see the words “understandable” or “a bit technical but understandable a lot, such as a reference to an article or podcast. My office assistant, who does not have a scientific background, checks what I write to be sure it is no too technical.

I look for good interviews with experienced interviewers and knowledgeable, understandable, interviewees. I have read, or listened to, the references to be sure they are understandable.

For lots more info on what I use: Where to get reliable Covid science information – resources I use

About Ann O’Rourke, the author of this blog

Ann O’Rourke has a science background (college, labs) plus has been a writer and publisher since 1992, a self-employed real estate appraiser since 1986. I have two appraisal newsletters, where I started writing about Covid in February 2000.

My first job after college (studied biology and chemistry) in 1966 was in a toxicology lab. I worked in other labs plus worked for 5 years at a biotech company.

In both science and appraising, you are trained to be objective and analyze the data. You look for the truth. That is also how I write about Covid-19.

I am compelled to write about Covid-19. I want to help people. I started my appraisal newsletters to help appraisers. This is my first science writing and is taking a lot of my time. I will be so glad when the pandemic is over, and I don’t have to write about it anymore!!

To read more about my science, appraisal, and business backgrounds, why I started this blog, information sources I use, and how to contact me, etc. Click “Continue Reading” below.

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Fauci Finally Free to Speak When and Where He Wants!

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s First Press Briefing ,January 20, 2021, at the White House one day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, . Fauci speaks for the first 20 minutes on the state of the pandemic and vaccines with some Q&A. He is President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor for the Pandemic.

Two good articles:
Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like 1-24-21
Fauci On The Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Strategy
article and 11 minute audio – 1-22-21

Below this video are excerpts from Rachel Massey’s interview 1-23-21

Full transcript of Press Briefing Fauci speaks for first 20 minutes.

Fauci on Rachel Massey show January 23, 2021 Below are excerpts

Dr. Fauci appeared on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC on January 23, 2021. The full interview is only available for NBC news now subscribers. Here are the excerpts available on youtube

I’ve Been Wanting To Come On Your Show For Months And Months’ 1.5 minutes

How the Trump administration blocked him from appearing on her should through most of the coronavirus crisis and how much more free top U.S. scientists are under the Biden administration to communicate with the public.

Science Was Distorted & Rejected – 2.5 minutes

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenges of working with the Trump administration and the burden put on government health agencies.

Dr. Fauci Actively Studying Lingering Effects Of Covid-19 2 minutes (Long Haulers)

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Rachel Maddow about the investment and research going into studying “post-acute Covid-19 syndrome,” so many people are suffering after surviving Covid-19 but dealing with lingering, debilitating symptoms that can last for months.

Fauci: Single Dose Vaccine Likely Only Two Weeks Away From FDA Application (Johnson and Johnson) 3 minutes

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains that neither of the two currently available vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, is better than the other and estimates that a single-dose vaccine is only two weeks away from asking the FDA for emergency use authorization.

Fauci: Scientists Working On Therapies To Make Covid-19 Less Deadly

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Rachel Maddow about the focus on therapeutic treatments to make Covid-19 more survivable and more manageable for people who cannot be vaccinated before contracting the virus.

What is happening now, and what needs to be done with vaccine rollout?

PBS Newshour 8 minutes. President Biden says we need a wartime approach to the pandemic? When can we get vaccinated? I got my first shot on January 21 – Moderna. I was very, very lucky, and feel some survivor guilt that I got mine ahead of people a lot older and sicker.

To look a little deeper at the Biden administration’s plan for the pandemic and just how steep a hill it has to climb, I’m joined now by Dr. Michael Osterholm. He runs the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and he recently served on the Biden team’s Coronavirus Advisory Board.

Link to full transcript and audio

I have been listening to Dr. Osterholm’s weekly podcast, The Osterholm Update Covid-19, since soon after it started in March 2020. He speaks to the audience very personally and is understandable. Focuses on current topics. About 1 hour each.

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Vaccine distribution problems – companies that are helping

As we all know now, getting the vaccine into people’s arms is a major problem. Plus, no one seems to know where the current vaccine shots are located, when more vaccines are coming, etc. The states and counties are in charge but have been inadequately funded for years and have major problems. I have been writing about this since September when the first proposal was published.

With major logistical challenges, companies face a bottleneck in vaccine distribution PBS Newshour 7 minutes. What some companies are already doing to avoid a bottleneck in production and delivery. Very interesting!!

Link for full transcript and audio

The pace of vaccinations in the U.S. is failing to meet expectations, in part due to inadequate production and supply. But President Biden is planning to invoke the federal Defense Production Act to ensure companies, manufacturers, and states get what they need. Miles O’Brien reports on what some companies are already doing to avoid a bottleneck in production and delivery.

What one of the companies in this video (SiO2 Materials Science in Auburn, Alabama) is doing.

Vials manufactured for several pharmaceutical companies are unique, made mostly of plastic, until now not an option for holding drugs because it is not airtight. “We’re basically bringing an outer shell of plastic and applying a nano-layer, so really, really, really thin layer of glass on the inside of the container. And when we say thin, it’s 50 times thinner than a human hair.”

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Mayo Clinic What is happening now – Vaccine Rollout, Variants, and much more. 1-20-21

Topics include the rollout, transmission and herd immunity, as well as fertility issues related to COVID-19, survivor brain fog and more.

Good, understandable speaker. 32 minutes. Recorded 1-18-21

The distribution kinks for COVID-19 vaccines are getting ironed out, says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group.

“It’s a logistics nightmare, but now you’re seeing a plan to administer 1 million doses a day and I think that’s very achievable,” says Dr. Poland. “And the production of the vaccine is just going to accelerate.”

I am hearing more and more of the experts I rely on, including Dr. Fauci, say that this will happen.

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Anyone, of any age, can become a Long Hauler with Covid symptoms that last for months

You recovered from Covid at home and did not go to the hospital, but it has damaged your body. You are sick for months. Medical professionals don’t know much about how to help you. Anyone, of any age, can become a Covid Long Hauler.

1-13-21 PBS Newshour 13 minutes This video is about people in their 20s and their struggle to get help and their persistent symptoms. 

Medical community scrambles to understand COVID-19 ‘long haulers’
Full transcript and audio

For lots more information and another excellent video see my blog post Covid Long Haulers – Affects All Ages January 1, 2021 Discusses the details of what is happening. Excerpts from that post below.

Any person, of any age, who gets Covid can become a long hauler. Often long haulers don’t go to the hospital as they don’t feel very sick. The symptoms start later.

Long haulers test negative for SARS-CoV-2. The damage has been done, and there is nowhere for the virus to infect, and it is gone from our bodies.

Covid travels through our bodies in our blood vessels and can significantly affect many parts of the body, including the brain, heart, liver, etc., and can cause death.

Lots more information on symptoms, long term effects on society from disabled persons, why medical professionals took so long to recognize it as physical and not “just in your head”, etc.

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Vaccine Rollout – States Vary Widely, From a Big Mess to Few Problems Updated 1-22-21

I wrote this post on December 26, 2020, when the CDC released its proposal for vaccine distribution – When can you get a Covid vaccination? Your state decides.

There is a conflict between older people who are much more likely to die and essential workers of all ages who are exposed to the virus when working. The CDC included both groups in each phase, with 75+ given priority over 65+ to 74. Risk increases dramatically as you get older. See the table below.

Opening vaccinations on January 13 to all 65+ persons instead of 75+ was a very big mistake in many California counties and in other states. Essential workers are not included.

My Personal experience getting an appointment (Updated 1-22-21)

.1-22-21 I am 77 years old with Type II diabetes. I got my first Moderna vaccine shot January 21 from Kaiser Permanente. It was very quickly done in a Kaiser Hospital with no lines and a 15 minute waiting period to see if I had a bad reaction. I can’t wait to get my second dose in 4 weeks! I was very lucky. See my timeline below. It felt like a large burden was lifted.

I got my vaccine appointment on Wed. Jan. 14th, with Kaiser Permanente, a very large HMO in the Bay Area. This was the day after Gov. Newsom in California announced it was available to anyone 65 or older.

Theresa, my office assistant’s daughter, was a healthcare worker for Kaiser, and told her to call the next day to set up an appointment. Theresa spent 40 minutes on hold and got her appointment, then called me. I was on hold for 1 hour, 15 minutes.

When I called my brother around 1 pm, he waiting for 2.5 hours and had to wait two weeks for an appointment. The next day it was up to 4 hours or more. It was worth the wait. I worked and had lunch. I had expected to wait until March.

By Sunday, 3 days later, Kaiser was not taking any new appointments.

Kaiser decided to switch to 75+ after being overwhelmed with calls earlier in the week. Millions of people in my area are Kaiser members. Per Next Door local comments, Kaiser sent an email to members 1-19-21 and posted updated info on web site.

A few other nearby counties decided to only do 75+. Getting an appointment was much less difficult.

The biggest problem: providers do not know how many doses they will and who has the doses in their county and state.

Most had planned on getting doses from the “reserves” set aside by Operation Warp Speed. At noon, the day after I got my appointment, I attended a public meeting on getting vaccinations, set up by my city’s Mayor. No one seemed to know who had all the vaccines, how many they would have in the future, etc., including the County’s Public Health Director.

The 1908 Spanish flu mostly affected persons in their 20s and 30s.

AGEDEATHS PER 100,000 POPULATION AND PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
85+1,183 = 67%
75-84366= 20%
65-74144= 8%
50-6451= 3%
40-4916= 0.1%
30-396= 0.1%
18-292= Under O.1% %
5-170.2= Under O.1% %

 

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How To Judge 6 ft. Physical Distance – What We All Need!!

“Everyone I interviewed for this article has observed that keeping 6 feet from others is definitely a challenge.” Now I don’t feel so bad. The best tips I have ever seen on this Very Important Topic! 4 minute Video

Humans are social animals. We crave getting close together. Overcoming habits you’ve always done since you were a child is very difficult.

Face It! You’re Bad At Judging Physical Distance. Here’s How To Do It Link to article.

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Vaccination: How Does Your State Plan Compare To Other States?

12-13-21 THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OUT OF DATE FOR YOUR STATE

More info at Covid News Update and What it Means for You UPDATED daily about vaccination rollout issues.

SOME STATES ARE FIRST VACCINATING 65+ OR 75+ THEN 65+. CALIFORNIA JUST WENT TO 65+ STARTING 1-13-20. They are prioritized over essential workers due to the surges and virus new mutations.

A new analysis examines the different approaches states are taking to manage the limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines and balance the desire to vaccinate those at greatest risk first with the need to ensure a fast and effective statewide vaccination effort.

Based on a review of state vaccination plans, the analysis finds that states are increasingly departing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations as they move through the first three phases of distribution (known as Phases 1a, 1b and 1c).

Overall State-by-State Data Reveals Range of Early Approaches to Managing “Vaccination Line” and Many States Departing from CDC Recommendations Source: KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) a non-profit not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente HMO.

See what your state is doing compared to other states Details by state

The analysis concludes that identifying specific priority groups may more effectively target a limited supply of vaccines, but may also lead to greater difficulty in implementing vaccine distribution plans and make it harder to communicate those plans to the public. The growing variations across states suggest that a person’s place in the COVID-19 vaccine priority line will increasingly depend on where they live.

Virus Mutations – What You Need to Know

UPDATED 1-20-21 Excellent podcast What You Need to Know About the Variants 49 minutes, but worth the time. The best variant interview I have ever heard. Understandable and very well done. “So-called UK and South African variants to virologist Angela Rasmussen and evolutionary biologist Paul Turner. You’ll get answers about what the variants mean for the vaccines, how they affect kids, how to adjust your behavior in response to them, and much more.” Plus lots of references.

1-18-21 Good article, These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night List of many variants being studied.

1-15-21 Good article from Washingon Post- CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant to become dominant in U.S.

We are all worried about the SARS CoV-2 mutations, especially those that make it 50% or more transmissible. (This estimate seems to be going up almost every week.). All viruses mutate, including the flu viruses. The more a virus multiplies and spreads, the more errors in replication, making more variants. Virus Mutations – What You Need to Know

I listen to many podcasts, trying to find those that are not too basic or too technical. Below are four podcasts that I recommend. I preferred the first one and the last one. See which ones you like.

1-7-21 When the Virus Mutates. Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction. 15 minutes.

The most understandable and practical explanation I have heard for what it means for you. One of my favorite podcasts, Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.

New variants of the coronavirus are circulating around the globe and causing some concern among experts. In particular, one variant, B.1.1.7, is more easily spread from one person to another.  This new variant has already been identified in several states in the US. To understand how this will affect the pandemic, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with virologist Angela Rasmussen. 


1-11-21 A Pandemic Update: The Variant and the Vaccine Rollout. 34 minutes (first 15 minutes on variants)

Very easy to understand. Non-technical speakers. Transcript and reference. Click here to read.

The first 15 minutes are about variants, with some discussion of other virus issues. The rest is about vaccine rollout issues. Some text discussion and references, including the estimate of about a 45% increase in transmission. From the New York Times The Daily Podcast. Virus Mutations – What You Need to Know

Understandable, non-technical speakers: Carl Zimmer, a science writer for The New York Times, and Abby Goodnough, a national health care correspondent for The  Times.

The two podcasts below are from Coronavirus (Covid-19) Q&A JAMA Network, one of my favorite Covid podcasts. The podcasts are physicians and the general public and are more technical than the two podcasts above.


1-8-21 Understanding the New SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Found in England

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 14 minutes Expert speaker, but understandable. The “big picture”.

The overall picture, what it means. Some technical terms but not too many. What to do now, for the public and clinicians.

Speaker Gregory Armstrong, MD, director of the Advanced Molecular Detection Program for the CDC, explains what is currently known about the new mutations of SARS-CoV-2. Topics include where it came from, why more transmissible,

2-14-19 Related article. Next-Generation Sequencing of Infectious Pathogens The speaker is one of the authors: Marta Gwinn, MD, MPH1; Duncan MacCannell, PhD2; Gregory L. Armstrong, MD2. Technical, but can help understand what the speaker is talking about. Virus Mutations – What You Need to Know

1-4-21 Understanding SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Variants


41 minutes Excellent understandable expert speaker. Adam Lauring, MD, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan Division of Infectious Diseases, an expert on RNA viruses’ evolutionary biology, explains the new genetic variants recently found in SARS-CoV-2 and their importance.

Technical speaker, but very good at explaining, using practical examples, why viruses mutate. Very interesting, how and why vaccines mutate.

For example, explains “founder” populations, where genes come from, using the first Native Americans, who crossed the Bering Strait to come to North America. The genes they had were passed on to descendants over many generations. A Covid example is someone (a founder) coming from England to the U.S. starting Covid to spread.

1-6-21 Related article discussing some of the topics in the podcast, but much more technical. It can help us understand the topics in more detail.: Genetic Variants of SARS-CoV-2—What Do They Mean? Written by the speaker and a co-author.

Latest Vaccine News From the Mayo Clinic 1-11-20

Excellent Q & As with an understandable expert that speaks conversationally and uses minimal technical terminology. Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expert updates on COVID-19 vaccines. 30 minutes.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A 30 minute podcast, Dr. Poland goes into detail about the COVID-19 vaccines, including the effect of mutations, “sterilizing immunity,” testing for antibodies after receiving the vaccine, the possibility of booster doses in the future, and much more.

Dr. Gregory Poland is an infectious disease expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group.

More information here

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Covid Long Haulers – Affects All Ages

Persons of all ages become sick for a long time, months, and possibly years, which often starts after mild initial symptoms.

As with many other aspects of Covid, seeing is better than reading. Watch These Videos. You will not forget them.

UPDATED 1-13-21 Watch the video below to hear the stories of people in their 20s with long Covid. PBS Newshour 13 minutes

The medical community scrambles to understand COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ This video is about people in their 20s and their struggle to get help and their persistent symptoms.  

Link to more information, audio, and complete transcript.

11-24-21 Post-Acute Covid-19 Syndrome: covid “long haulers” 13 minutes

Persons with Long Covid interviewed included a personal trainer, a competitive marathon runner, and a physician treating long haulers. The video below is about people in their 40s and a New York clinic that is helping them.

What is a Covid Long Hauler and what are the symptoms?

Any person, of any age, who gets Covid can become a long hauler. Often long haulers don’t go to the hospital as they don’t feel very sick. The symptoms start later.

Long haulers test negative for SARS-CoV-2. The damage has been done, and there is nowhere for the virus to infect, and it is gone from our bodies.

Covid travels through our bodies in our blood vessels and can significantly affect many parts of the body, including the brain, heart, liver, etc., and can cause death.

Click continue reading for lots more information on symptoms, long term effects on society from disabled persons, why medical professionals took so long to recognize it as physical and not “just in your head”, etc..

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Dr. Fauci – Virus Mutation Expanding, Testing, Schools, The Future 12-29-20

Video 29 minutes. Interview with Gavin Newsom, California Governor

Find out what is happening today, and what it means for you, from a trusted source:  Dr. Tony Fauci

The Covid Virus mutation was detected in Southern California and appears to be community transmission, similar to other states. A new fast test for monitoring covid infections. We need to open schools. When will we all be vaccinated?

When can you get a Covid vaccination? Your state decides

When there is a shortage demand goes up! Remember toilet paper and cleaning supplies?

1-13-21 UPDATE

SOME STATES ARE FIRST VACCINATING 65+ OR 75+ THEN 65+. For example, CALIFORNIA JUST WENT TO 65+ STARTING 1-13-20. They are prioritized over essential workers due to the high death rates 65+ and surges and virus new mutations. After age 65, death rates go way up the older you get. See the data table below.

All, or almost all states, all will be completing Phase 1a Health care personnel (21M) and residents of long-term care facilities (3M). Total 24 Million.

See what your state is doing compared to other states – not updated for new CDC 65+ requirements above

Details by state

A new analysis examines the different approaches states are taking to manage the limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines and balance the desire to vaccinate those at greatest risk first with the need to ensure a fast and effective statewide vaccination effort.

Based on a review of state vaccination plans, the analysis finds that states are increasingly departing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations as they move through the first three phases of distribution (known as Phases 1a, 1b, and 1c).

Overall State-by-State Data Reveals Range of Early Approaches to Managing “Vaccination Line” and Many States Departing from CDC Recommendations Source: KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), a non-profit not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente HMO.

The analysis concludes that identifying specific priority groups may more effectively target a limited supply of vaccines but may also lead to greater difficulty in implementing vaccine distribution plans and make it harder to communicate those plans to the public. The growing variations across states suggest that a person’s place in the COVID-19 vaccine priority line will increasingly depend on where they live.

New CDC Guidelines, December 20, 2020.

The CDC recommends who gets the vaccine and when.
Your state makes the final decisions.

Who can be vaccinated in the Phases is decided by each state. Which groups get the vaccines first, second, etc., will be difficult decisions. This is already controversial. Many organizations, such as airlines, are trying to get their persons prioritized. Others want to be added to the list of essential workers in Phase 1c.

See what your state says on their web site. Follow your state and local news to find out what is being planned.

States differ widely in what they plan to do

For example, some states want to include correctional facility workers and prisoners. Other states want to include everyone 65 and older in Phase 1b. There will be many variations on how the states decide what groups go into each phase. Every state sent its distribution plan to the CDC by a deadline before the vaccines were distributed.

For info on details of the CDC Guideline’s Phases so you can compare with your state, age as a factor, and more info, click Continue Reading below.

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A Spontaneous Moment of Joy in Tough Times 12-24-20

Watch It. Only 5 minutes. You will feel better, just like me! It made me laugh and cry. There Is Hope!!

Interviewer (Stephanie Sy):

Social distancing may have defined 2020, but it didn’t stop spontaneous moments of joy from springing up and making us feel connected.

One of those moments was captured on video.

Avalina Whitlow, a (3 year old) toddler in Portland, Oregon, and her neighborhood mailman dance together every day while separated by the window in her family’s living room. It’s a video that has gotten millions of views, including the 30 times I watched it.

And Avalina, her father, David, who made the video, and Ian Simon, their mailman, joins us now.

Click here to watch and read a full transcript plus audio

Humor posts on this blog I need more Humor and Fun and Joy posts!

Dr. Fauci Current Vaccine News: Who Gets It First and Why, Virus Mutations, Travel Bans, etc. 12-21-20

Tony Fauci speaks on current vaccine topics on the PBS Newshour 12-21-20. Judy Woodruff, my favorite interviewer, speaks with him. (13 minutes).

Topics include (in order):

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Operation Warp Speed’s Tiberius Vaccine Distribution Software – Woops!!

On November 9, 2020, I watched a 60 Minutes segment (13 minutes): Operation Warp Speed: Planning the distribution of a future COVID-19 vaccine. The segment included a brief demonstration of the Tiberius software and a few interesting comments from General Perna.

Tiberius distribution software is designed to track the Covid vaccine distribution very closely by “combining data from all over the government and the shipping companies into one unified picture that everyone could see.” On November 9, it had been working for only two months.

At 8:50, the moderator, David Martin, asked “Will you be able to bang your fist on the table and say ”What happened to that shipment that was going to Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore?

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Coronavirus Vaccine Update With Anthony Fauci 12-11-20 – 32 minutes

This video was recorded for the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association. Sometimes it gets technical, but most of it is understandable. See a timed topic list below the video and watch what you want. This video was recorded before the Pfizer vaccine was approved.

Scroll to listen to the topics you want

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Appraiser/Educator Bryan Reynolds and COVID-19

Appraiser/Educator Bryan Reynolds and COVID-19 Podcast April 7, 2020 31 minutes

“I had a bit of a difficult time with this podcast. We like to think we’re invincible, immune, unaffected, but that’s silly. We are, at the end of the day, all vulnerable. This chat with my long time friend and partner, Bryan Reynolds, brought that realization home, in stark reality and made it tangible and personal.”

“People, we damn near lost Bryan. Please give this podcast a listen. I’ve posted it here, largely unedited. This podcast is the epitome of authentic. “

Hal Humphreys
Partner Appraiser eLearning

https://appraiserelearning.com/
Free webinars on youtube

My comments:

Bryan Reynolds

Before he got Covid, I interviewed Bryan for an article I was writing. I regularly attend his free webinars on youtube. Whenever I am asked if I know anyone who has had covid with symptoms, I say yes. I don’t know anyone else who had terrible symptoms like Bryan’s. I had been writing about Covid and appraisers in my appraiser newsletters since February 2020.

Hearing about his experience directly from Bryan made Covid much more personal for me.

Listen to this podcast!! I saw a short video live on March 26. Hal Humphreys was speaking from his front yard and said that Bryan had coronavirus. I am so glad that he is recovered!

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