What The COVID Vaccine Does To Your Body.

EDITOR’S NOTE: With this post we are not making a statement as to whether one should get either of the two vaccines that are currently available. While the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines both require two doses, there is a Johnson and Johnson vaccine coming down the pipeline that only requires one dose. Whether a person gets vaccinated at this point is a personnel choice (assuming they fit into a class for which the vaccine is available.) Eventually state governments may mandate the vaccine, but that is not what we want to bring to light today.

What we do want to inform people of is how the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines work and what they do to the body. We feel that information is it’s own form of inoculation against false ideas from all over the spectrum.

Is the coronavirus vaccine safe? Now that the first COVID19 vaccine from Pfizer is being released, how do mRNA vaccines work?

Curious News From The COVID Front.

If you are standing in line waiting for the COVID vaccine in New York, get behind addicts.

Recovering addicts in residential rehab facilities will be among those vaccinated against the coronavirus this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo obliquely revealed Monday.

During a virtual news conference in Albany, Cuomo said the state was expecting to receive a combined 259,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

In addition to urgent care center employees and “individuals who are administering the COVID-19 vaccines, for obvious reasons,” Cuomo said that shots would be given to residents of “OASAS” — the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

The agency runs 12 treatment centers across the state, with five located in or around New York City, and also certifies and monitors “hundreds” of private facilities, according to its website.

News From The COVID Front.

It’s been a while since we discussed the pandemic that has impacted everyone and seemingly every thing.

You are probably aware of the vaccine(s) that are now available, people getting the vaccines and data – that precious commodity that will show efficacy and side effects – is being collected.

However, there other issues as well going on of which you might not be aware.

A Federal judge has ruled that restrictions placed on gatherings and businesses by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf were un-Constitutional because they are too broad:

Once There Is A Vaccine For COVID-19, Then What?

Pharmacological companies have been racing to try to develop a vaccine for CODID-19. As far as we are aware, there are seven companies worldwide that are doing this, four of which are in the United States.

The question then becomes, “once there is a vaccine, then what?”

“How would the vaccine be distributed?” and “who gets the vaccine first?” “will vaccinations be mandatory?” are but a myriad of questions that need to be answered.

This past Tuesday, one of those questions may have been answered pending approval of the the head of the Center for Disease Control:

New York, COVID, And The Supreme Court.

(map is representative and not an actual map of COVID rates in New York.)

On November 25, 2020, the day before Thanksgiving, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in the case of ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK v. ANDREW M. CUOMO, GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.

The case grew out of restrictions placed on religious institutions and the number of people that could gather at their places of worship.

New York was using a color coded system to indicate the level of infections within the state. If an area was in an orange or red area, stricter regulations on gatherings were imposed.

In the 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the restrictions placed on religious institutions were a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendment. The violation of the First Amendment is pretty easy to see as the State was singling out religious institutions for regulations that were not placed on other, secular institutions.

When There Is A Vaccine, Who Gets It First? Biden Advisor: Not the US.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

For a part of the campaign, Joe Biden said that if the “scientists advised it,” he would shut down the country.

There is great debate as to whether Biden has the Constitutional authority to do so with most legal scholars coming down on the side that he did not. Still, it shows that Biden believes that he will allow “scientists” to drive the handling of the pandemic.

In an interview with ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, Biden said:

When Muir pressed whether he shut down the country if the scientists advised him to do so, Biden responded, “I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.

Biden’s response was met with great pushback which caused him to shift directions:

Why Masks Work BETTER Than You’d Think.

The math of masks.

This video is about how masks (whether surgical, or N95, or cloth) are counterintuitive and actually work much better epidemiologically than one might expect. Masks do double-duty, and the fraction of interactions with masks is much higher than the fraction of people wearing masks, so partially adopted, partially effective masks are able to reduce the basic reproduction number surprisingly well

This is somewhat fascinating when you watch it because it turns out there is more to the effectiveness of masks that you may think.

Why Americans Fear The COVID-19 Vaccine.

We were talking about this with one of our site ninjas yesterday.

The entire script of the video can be found here, but some of the highlights include:

Vaccines are the greatest health care advance of our time, preventing an estimated 4.5 billion infections since their advent. So what explains the reluctance of so many Americans to vaccinate?

It’s a combination of bad science, the government’s long history of misleading the public, and the collapse of confidence in public health authorities because of their catastrophic failures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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