11 thoughts on “Xmas delivery guaranteed

  1. Antigenic evolution says:

    “The United Kingdom has approved the use of a drug to treat people at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, which the manufacturers say appears to be effective against the new Omicron variant.
    The antibody treatment, sotrovimab, “was found to be safe and effective at reducing the risk of hospitalisation and death in people with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection who are at an increased risk of developing severe disease”, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said in a statement on Thursday.” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/2/uk-approves-gsk-covid-19-drug-appears-effective-against-omicron

  2. Freedoomed says:
  3. Update says:

    Hospital beds full, National Guard deployed amid crushing delta wave
    Pennsylvania hospitals are running at 110%, while Maine and New York call National Guard. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/12/hospital-beds-full-national-guard-deployed-amid-crushing-delta-wave/
    Nationwide, cases are up 27 percent over two weeks, with average daily cases above 120,000, according to tracking by The New York Times. Hospitalizations are also rising nationwide, with a 20 percent increase over two weeks to the current daily average of nearly 62,000.
    Though much media coverage has shifted focus to the potential threat of the omicron coronavirus variant, the current devastating surge in the US is almost entirely driven by the delta variant.
    “We should remember that 99.9 percent of cases in the country right now are from the delta variant,” Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a press briefing last Friday. “Delta continues to drive cases across the country, especially in those who are unvaccinated.”

  4. Yuletied says:

    ⚈ Scientists Develop a New Molecule That Blocks COVID-19 Infection https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-develop-a-new-molecule-that-blocks-covid-19-infection/ The newly developed molecule belongs to a class of compounds known as RNA aptamers and it is based on the same type of building blocks that are used for mRNA vaccines. This makes them much cheaper and easier to manufacture than the antibodies that are currently used to treat Covid-19 and to detect viral infection using rapid antigen tests.
    ⚈ Two Common Over-the-Counter Compounds Reduce COVID-19 Virus Replication by 99% in Early Testing https://scitechdaily.com/two-common-over-the-counter-compounds-reduce-covid-19-virus-replication-by-99-in-early-testing/
    [In lab tests on human and monkey cells] Individually, the two compounds each inhibited SARS-CoV-2 virus replication by about 30%. Together, they reduced virus replication by 99%.
    The findings, Ostrov said, are a first step in developing a formulation that could be used to accelerate COVID-19 recovery. It also raises the prospect of further study through an academic-corporate partnership for human clinical trials focused on COVID-19 prevention. Additional research into the compounds’ effectiveness for COVID-19 prevention is already underway in mouse models.

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