CREW SRS Official, NON-POL, Covid-19™ Thread. We're Endemic now! Weekly deaths at the lowest since March 2020

Ceaze

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Jazz

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So what’s the consensus on how long bivalent booster provides some protection against infection? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks?

I have a big company meeting first week of January, and then I have to be in Vegas last week of January. Trying not to bring anything home to the baby (though she should have her second shot by then) so trying to time the shot
 

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So what’s the consensus on how long bivalent booster provides some protection against infection? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks?

I have a big company meeting first week of January, and then I have to be in Vegas last week of January. Trying not to bring anything home to the baby (though she should have her second shot by then) so trying to time the shot
The latest is that it's probably well under 50% or not at all protected based on what variant is spreading wherever you are at. BQ variants are taking over, with the BA4/5 variants the bivalent was developed for fading fast.

Better quarantine if you want to be sure babies won't be infected. Covid is going to be everywhe again this Dec and Jan.

Here's the latest from Besoz times post

 

Grape_Ape

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So what’s the consensus on how long bivalent booster provides some protection against infection? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks?

I have a big company meeting first week of January, and then I have to be in Vegas last week of January. Trying not to bring anything home to the baby (though she should have her second shot by then) so trying to time the shot
The real answer is it’s complicated


 
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Phil NJ

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“Late last year, The Economist published a machine learning study on global Covid-19 under-reporting rates, comparing reported Covid deaths to estimated excess deaths. The study found that it looked like the US under-reported Covid mortality by around 20%, though a number of Western European countries at times over-reported by around 2-3%. The highest rates of under-reported mortality top out at around 1,000% for countries including India, Afghanistan, Venezuela and a handful of others. That is, except for China, which the study estimates to have under-reported mortality by an eye-watering 19,000%.”

 

Phil NJ

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So what’s the consensus on how long bivalent booster provides some protection against infection? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks?

I have a big company meeting first week of January, and then I have to be in Vegas last week of January. Trying not to bring anything home to the baby (though she should have her second shot by then) so trying to time the shot
I would be more worried about your baby catching Rsv or influenza than catching Covid honestly. It’s really bad out there and multiple friends of mine had to bring their kids to the hospital
 

Jazz

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I would be more worried about your baby catching Rsv or influenza than catching Covid honestly. It’s really bad out there and multiple friends of mine had to bring their kids to the hospital
Both kids had RSV and adenovirus late last month - the toddler actually got Kawasaki disease as a result and we’ve been working through that (looks like we caught it and treated it in time - have a cardiologist follow up early December to confirm).

Both are up to date on their flu shots and Covid shots - baby only has her first Covid shot because she just recently turned 6 months, but she’ll have her second before the new year.
 

Jazz

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The latest is that it's probably well under 50% or not at all protected based on what variant is spreading wherever you are at. BQ variants are taking over, with the BA4/5 variants the bivalent was developed for fading fast.

Better quarantine if you want to be sure babies won't be infected. Covid is going to be everywhe again this Dec and Jan.

Here's the latest from Besoz times post

All the new strains are offshoots of BA5 correct? There’s gotta be at least a bit of protection offered by the bivalent.

The real answer is it’s complicated



Makes sense…
 

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“Late last year, The Economist published a machine learning study on global Covid-19 under-reporting rates, comparing reported Covid deaths to estimated excess deaths. The study found that it looked like the US under-reported Covid mortality by around 20%, though a number of Western European countries at times over-reported by around 2-3%. The highest rates of under-reported mortality top out at around 1,000% for countries including India, Afghanistan, Venezuela and a handful of others. That is, except for China, which the study estimates to have under-reported mortality by an eye-watering 19,000%.”

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Grape_Ape

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All the new strains are offshoots of BA5 correct? There’s gotta be at least a bit of protection offered by the bivalent.


Makes sense…
All the variants keep butting up against immunity walls, hopefully it stays that way. The adaptive immune system is wild AF and we don’t know as much about it as we thought
 

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