CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 04/16/2021

NYT DAILY TRACKER FOR OUR AREA:

MAKE VACCINE APPOINTMENT

With 100 days till the Olympics, Japan grapples with a new wave of infections.

(J. Harris: The Olympics may be canceled again this year, which will be OK if we can still get to get together with our 500,000 closest friends in Sturgis SD in August.)

What Women Need to Know About the Covid Vaccine

Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan hit ‘record high’

(J. Harris: Educators, parents, grandparents need to read this short summary.)

From Hopkins:

1. SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response in Persons with Past Natural Infection (NEJM):In an observational cohort study, we enrolled 100 health care workers, including 38 with a documented history of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Our study also included 62 participants who had not been previously infected. Both groups of participants received the Pfizer vaccine. No significant difference in circulating anti-spike IgG antibody titers was observed between the samples from previously infected participants and those from previously uninfected participants.

 2. The Most Popular J&J Vaccine Story On Facebook? A Conspiracy Theorist Posted It (NPR) CNN. ABC News. The New York Times. Fox News.Those are the publishers of four of the five most popular Facebook posts of articles about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week. Number one however, isn’t from a news organization. Or a government official. Or a public health expert.The most popular link on Facebook about the Johnson & Johnson news was shared by a conspiracy theorist and self-described “news analyst & hip-hop artist” named An0maly.

AREA VACCINATIONS:

(J. Harris: So, we’re doing fairly well with our area vaccinations, thanks to many local health departments, drug stores, and especially to Christus Hospitals in the area.)

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Tata – April 10, 2020 – Tata, Morocco

By Tom Allin

We woke with a planned drive from Tafraout to Taroudant by way of Tazalaght, Imitek, Tata, and Igherm. However, about 30 minutes outside of Tata Nancy suggested we stop in Tata for the evening. I immediately agreed, our long drives do tire one out.

Nancy grabbed the Lonely Planet Morocco book and looked for lodging in Tata. We decided on a place with so-so reviews but a bar. As we drove into town, I pulled over to see if we could get the internet and google maps – No. But Nancy sees a sign for the hotel we want, damn good luck. I drive a hundred feet, make a left and pull into the hotel unloading area – looks dead. It is closed. Nancy and I agree on hotel #2 which I had seen a sign for as we drove into Tata – it’s closed. As we drive through town, we see the Lonely Planet’s 3rd and last hotel. It’s open and we get a room. What can I say, I think we have had worse and Nancy’s not sure. Price is $31/night and no breakfast but a restaurant that serves beer.

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