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  1. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    fwiw my doctor at DuPage Medical Group expects them to be expanding into the next phases primarily with J&J vaccines at their regular offices by the end of the month. e: "next phases" in this case would be 1b+ and 1c, not the more generally available phase 2.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Source for that?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    even then I'm sure they'd find a way to make it ok unless there was a notarized sworn statement by both parties that they were willingly and knowingly committing a federal crime with a cite to the specific statute
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    you can try either of these: https://vaccinefinder.org/ https://getmyvaccine.org/ Or call directly. Jewel, Mariano's, Walgreens, CVS, county health department, your PCP's office would all be good places to try.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    does my active-but-out-of-state utility company badge qualify me for 1c
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    UK is doing 6-17 with the Oxford/AZ vaccine son. Pfizer's full enrolled in their 12-16 range and will slowly ramp down in age every couple of months or so. Fauci said kids maybe by September, but he's always floating different dates for things so take that with a grain of salt. I haven't really heard much of anything about trials for kids under 6. I'm assuming it's going to be late 2022 before my kids can get vaccinated.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Because it's a very stupid idea that can directly kill people when there isn't highly effective treatment available.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Some links earlier in this thread, but: Pfizer and Moderna didn't have to go up against some of the vaccine-resistant strains that J&J, Novavax and others did in their trials. And either way, the J&J vaccines still show great efficacy at preventing hospitalization and death. *maybe* you still have a crappy week of COVID with the J&J vaccine that you wouldn't have gotten if you had one of the mRNA ones, but you'll live and you'll stay out of the hospital. If I were in your place, it'd take the first available.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The initial reports of blocking infection/transmission out of Israel is probably the best news yet on the vaccine front.
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    WTF It's Seriously &^$%^ Cold Outside

    This is all missing the forest for the trees. The astronomical bills are just the salt in the wound, but the main wound is that many millions were without power. This has caused a lot of suffering, dozens of deaths, and a huge amount of damage to physical property. If Texas hadn't isolated their grid in an effort to shirk federal regulation, FERC's 2011's 'recommendations' could have carried the weight of actual regulatory enforcement and the fines that come with that. Instead, ERCOT more or less ignored all of FERC's "hey maybe you should winterize your stuff so this doesn't happen again!" report, and then it happened again.
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    2021 Catch-All

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    WTF It's Seriously &^$%^ Cold Outside

    The Eastern Interconnect already exists. Because the electricity crosses state lines, all operators are subject to FERC/NERC regulations to ensure reliability. This includes everything from grid design and operation requirements to cyber and physical security requirements. The larger eastern and western interconnects are already broken down into more regional groups like WEC that are subject to FERC still but form working groups among regional partners that more directly impact each other. Texas went their own way to evade federal regulation. That was the whole point, and something they've long bragged about. This is the result.
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