December 3, 2021

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Autumn predictions and BBC checked

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US cases and deaths

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailycases

US hospital patients

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#hospitalizations

Covid vaccine booster doses available for all adults

California, Colorado, New Mexico

Over 18s, six months after second dose

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-11-12/cdc-shifts-pandemic-goals-away-from-reaching-herd-immunity

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-11-2-3/03-COVID-Jefferson-508.pdf

UK, Zoe graphics link

https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/covid-cases-probably-peaked

Live Zoe data

https://covid.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time

UK Official data

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk

UK, next?

Prof Neil Ferguson, Imperial College London

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/nov/13/covid-live-news-melbourne-vaccine-mandate-sparks-protest-boris-johnson-warns-of-storm-clouds-in-europe

Catastrophic winter wave unlikely in UK

UK, quite a different situation from other European nations (Germany, Netherlands, France)

High Covid numbers in summer, population immune boost

30,000 to 50,000 a day, for the last four months

I think it is unlikely we will get anything close to what we had last year, that catastrophic winter wave

Several weeks of declining cases, a hint of an uptick in the last few days

Russia

Cases, + 39,256

Deaths, + 1,241

One week after 80 region, 1 week workplace shutdown

Fact checking the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59178291

Covid: Pfizer says antiviral pill 89% effective in high-risk cases

It comes a day after the UK medicines regulator approved a similar treatment from Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD).

Pfizer says it stopped trials early as the initial results were so positive.

The combination treatment, which is still experimental because trials haven’t finished

UK, 250,000 courses of Paxlovid (combo with ritonavir)

480,000 courses of molnupiravir pill

Paxlovid works slightly differently to the Merck pill

which introduces errors into the genetic code of the virus

Full trial data has not yet been published by either company

Pfizer, chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla

the potential to save patients’ lives, reduce the severity of Covid-19 infections, and eliminate up to nine out of 10 hospitalisations

There have been successes, notably in HIV, but reports concluded one antiviral for flu ended up being about as effective as paracetamol.

COVID News Source: Dr. John Campbell

World News

The Military News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTCppdqnuKA NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 1, 2021) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departs Naval Station Norfolk Dec. 1, as part of Harry...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQIXnRBL_PE This Is Why the Zumwalt DDG-1000 Stealth Destroyer is not called a Battleship Zumwalt is a heavy hitter whose reach is woefully short. Over...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg0vZqxTta8 Coming Soon New F-22 Raptor After Upgrade The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an advanced stealth tactical fighter jet, exclusively used by the US...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7nQfa0En9E ANNAPOLIS, Md.-- Navy Athletics and Under Armour unveiled a special, naval-aviation themed uniform today that the Navy football team will wear for the Dec....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGTYbv1OTQI These 5 Weapons Would Spearhead a Marine Invasion of North Korea U.S. Marines would be the first to enter the fight on the ground....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGPj5iAYsUQ Video shows an explosion caused by an EOD bomb disposal burying the camera placed to film the event. WarLeaks - Military Blog covers events,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH3ov8eZF3Q U.S. Army Sgt. Nate Staskiewicz won the Tactical Optics Champion title at the recent Vortex Shootout 3 Gun! Just take a look at one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvV5kAqm58 This is Military Dogs that Are Specially Trained for Combat Dogs trained for military use as attack dogs, most often called patrol dogs, can...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoTLgRxlIRg A 2017 Pentagon report to Congress detailing production retail costs for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor show that reviving the powerful stealth air superiority fighter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39fYUXX11Tc SAN DIEGO (Nov. 8, 2021) A Mercy Exercise (MERCEX) 22-1 conclusion video featuring Sailors embarked with the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) aboard Military Sealift...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NcenKQik8o War has a long history that dates back to the dawn of civilization, but armies have come a long way since the spear, or...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63_Y-PJtmpc NATO Allies face many challenges as they patrol and defend their maritime areas, including the detection and clearing of mines, the monitoring and protection...