The last time the government rushed out a vaccine for a viral epidemic was the 1976 swine flu scare, and that ended with numerous permanently damaged or dead individuals due to faulty vaccines.
Vaccines fast tracked
Why should anyone trust a vaccine that was rushed out in less than a year’s time? China and the rest of the world spent over a decade trying to develop a vaccine for SARS unsuccessfully, but we are supposed to believe that they created a vaccine for SARS related Covid 19 within months?
The biggest COVID-19 related news on Wednesday is the release of the final data from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine trial, which showed the vaccine to be 95% effective, on par with Moderna's mRNA vaccine results, which were released earlier in the week. While we await Moderna's "final" data showing its vaccine to be 96% effective, it's worth noting that this wasn't the only new development in the battle against the virus.
AstraZenaca enters the vaccine race
AstraZeneca and Oxford University's potential COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response in older adults, data published on Thursday showed, with researchers expecting to release late-stage trial results by Christmas.
Joe Biden's COVID-19 Task Force is a clear and present danger to Blacks--wanting to tie vaccination to food stamps, Medicaid, Section 8 if this is true; NEXT, they'll bundle vaccinations with income tax refunds, or worse . . . for all. BEWARE.
— Cynthia McKinney PhD (@cynthiamckinney) November 19, 2020
Disgraceful? Think we need a stronger word. Heinous works for me. Sociopathic asswipes also works.
Absolutely disgraceful behavior from Tyson Foods: "Plant Manager Tom Hart organized a cash-buy-in, winner-take-all, betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager how many plant employees would test positive for COVID-19." https://t.co/Q4MlNgHguo
— #Resist Trump's USDA (@altusda) November 18, 2020
During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tyson Foods supervisors bet money on how many workers at a pork processing plant in Iowa would be infected with the lethal coronavirus, according to allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit that critics say reveals the "breathtaking callousness" of corporate managers who put profits over people.
While the owner of Tyson Foods became $600 million richer during the pandemic, 11,000 of his workers got COVID-19 because they were forced back to work in unsafe and unhealthy plants as managers placed bets on how many would get sick. We must end this disgusting corporate greed.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 19, 2020
Cuomo, the New York governor is closing schools, but will allow bars, restaurants and gyms are still open. Remember back to the fall where states were insisting that schools open while the DNC/RNC both said it was too dangerous to hold the conventions with the public attending.
Krystal/Saagar take Cuomo to task for yelling at a reporter, but more so for writing a self congratulatory book saying how well he managed the COVID crisis. Yeah, letting nursing homes kill off the elderly and then giving them immunity for it was such a wonderful thing to do.