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"Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56279202

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Apparently AZ has a huge factory in India, they should start shipping around the world from there if poss.
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Old 04.03.2021, 22:55
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congrats, you did not passed rorschach test
it's an odd 90-year-old man's saggy penis, especially his droopy bishop.

What was the question again?
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Old 05.03.2021, 08:03
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The EU is at it again - this time blocking export of AZ vaccine to Australia

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Australia.html
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"Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia"

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There seems to be an echo in here.
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“ The cantons must therefore adapt their plans: According to the newspaper, people who are ready to be vaccinated from the risk groups who are given priority are sometimes put off when they apply for an appointment. Vaccination appointments that have already been booked will be canceled or new ones will no longer be given. Lucerne, for example, is putting off the group of 65 to 75-year-olds, whose vaccination was actually planned for March, to “at the earliest” May or even June. For the time being, Zurich is concentrating on the second vaccination in the homes and is not giving any new appointments.
According to the “Tages-Anzeiger”, the federal government is sticking to its goal of having all those willing to vaccinate in Switzerland an appointment by the middle of the year. The federal government estimates that this will be 70 to 75 percent of the population. However, not all cantons share this optimism. Lucerne is now assuming that it will be late summer or early autumn. Other cantons, such as Bern or Aargau, are still assuming the summer, but estimate the proportion of the population vaccinated up to that point at only 50 percent.”


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And so it begins. The Cyprus government has announced (BBC) they will waive their requirement that tourists have a recent c-19 test for those that have had both injections.
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Sweden led the way, by showing the world that one doesn't swat a mosquito with a cannon ball. I was reminded today of what the Guardian told us back in May of 2020 how Eastern Europe suffered less from Coronavirus because they locked down early. Fast forward to March 2021 and many of these countries now have a higher death rates than Sweden!
The Eastern European countries didn't have a wrong strategy, they had a successful strategy only then to be screwed by the success paradox.

Many countries have shown that you can swat a mosquito with a canon ball. New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, China...
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The Eastern European countries didn't have a wrong strategy, they had a successful strategy only then to be screwed by the success paradox.

Many countries have shown that you can swat a mosquito with a canon ball. New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, China...
Ahh, the old "it was working until it stopped working"
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Ahh, the old "it was working until it stopped working"
You're talking about Sweden, right?
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A minute of silence today

To mark 5 March, the date on which the first victim of the virus died in Switzerland a year ago, the President of the Confederation Guy Parmelin has asked that everyone observe a minute's silence at 11.59 a.m. Then, at noon, he called all the bell towers in the country to toll in memory of the 9,319 people who have died from the coronavirus (as of 4 March).

Parmelin wanted this event to be not only a moment of sadness, but also "an opportunity for each of us to draw strength from solidarity and friendship. All together, step by step, we will overcome the pandemic so that this year will be just a bad memory".

https://www.lematin.ch/story/a-11-h-...s-567643955684
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And so it begins. The Cyprus government has announced (BBC) they will waive their requirement that tourists have a recent c-19 test for those that have had both injections.
Of course and here's how holidays abroad is shaping out in 2021.

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Of course and here's how holidays abroad is shaping out in 2021.

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Old 05.03.2021, 11:23
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it's an odd 90-year-old man's saggy penis, especially his droopy bishop.

What was the question again?
I thought there was no way to fail at a Rorschach test but you managed it

The original pic on page 42/75 of US FDA emergency use authorization of J&J vaccine. https://www.fda.gov/media/146265/download

I guess we still need to discuss about the emergency use of a potent vaccine.
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Old 05.03.2021, 11:36
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My parents in their 80s just got Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, first dose
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My parents in their 80s just got Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, first dose
In the UK? That's very late...

My mum has just been scheduled an appointment and she's 60.
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In the UK? That's very late...

My mum has just been scheduled an appointment and she's 60.

They retired outside UK
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Ohh they are in Sweden then
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You're talking about Sweden, right?
If only they'd locked down...

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If only they'd locked down...
I'm not sure what I think of this - but the dissimilarity between Czech Republic and Poland and Slovakia makes me think twice about the arguments you should only compare Sweden with Denmark and Norway. Heck even Norway and Denmark aren't really close to each other (difference is a factor of 4 - Norway has had exceptionally good results).

Also Belgium is very much higher than both France and Netherlands.

I don't think its evidence that Sweden were right, but I do think that the comparisons offered by some are a red herring. Really there isn't a particularly high trend for demographically similar countries to be close to each other on the list.

Of the top 6 - Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, UK, Italy, Portugal - really that's a pretty eclectic mix. Only two of the countries border each other - and they (Slovenia and Italy) really aren't very similar.

On balance, I do think Sweden could have saved more lives, but whether they got the balance right between liberty and death rate is more of a matter of opinion than fact. Personally I would never have shut shops or schools but I would have closed bars and restaurants for extended periods. There isn't always a right or a wrong.

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If only they'd locked down...
Indeed, in your chart, Sweden is still showing over ten times the death rate of their neighbours.
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