This week in Virology with Dr Daniel Griffin Epi 91 on TWIV

https://youtu.be/Xfj7CRepIy0. Link to YouTube video We are concerned about the Omicron Variant but don’t have much data on its rate of transmission or its virulence. Why? It’s too new and the data is not available. It would be helpful if we were doing more sequencing of the virus or participating is modeling predictions. Israel and … More This week in Virology with Dr Daniel Griffin Epi 91 on TWIV

TheVoiceOfJoyce Extreme weather hitting our Country. Hawaii with blizzard warnings, the West with a heat wave, the East with mild weather. Climate Extremes are here to stay unless we become serious about Infrastructure, using alternative energy? Covid is the first Pandemic and as a species, we’re failing. Stop the culture wars! Stop the identity crisis and start concentrating on what’s happening. We’re in the midst of a Pandemic, 100, 000 infections daily, 1100 deaths daily. Our climate is shifting and we’ll need to change with it to survive!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/04/extreme-weather-us-record-temperatures-la-nina

TheVoiceOfJoyce Are the 19 States with restrictive Voting rights, Constitutional? Are the citizens of that State allowed to offer another set of Voting Laws , Thru Balloting? If so, The AG, The ACLU , Michigan & California can offer Voting procedures for your State. If you are not allowed to propose new Voting Laws, that’s clearly unconstitutional! We the People have options. Use them. Your life depends upon it! Be informed, be involved & seek help! Break destructive Legal apparatus! FYI Covid Infections have gone over 100,000 and deaths have climbed to 1100/today! This is a dreadful average!

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/04/us/politics/gop-voting-rights-democrats.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce Leaders in Austria, the EU are fed up with trying rational arguments to curb Covid. Covid will continue to mutate and infect the Unvaccinated with dire results. To prevent death & to maintain economic stability, Leaders are demanding Mandatory Vaccination for everyone. It’s the only way to stop the Infection from causing hospitalization and halting the Healthcare system for everyone except Covid patients. A world without Covid looks pretty good. Then we can tackle our real problems and dedicate resources to solving Climate Mitigation together. Next!

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/omicron-could-push-countries-to-make-vaccination-mandatory-1.10433008

TheVoiceOfJoyce South Africa pioneers the Genomic Tracking Platform and shared its decoding of the Omnicron Variant with Laboratories around the World. Great Britain, Israel and others have these platforms. America lags? Why? Global cooperation is required for an early warning system on new pathogens and our response. This, like Climate Mitigation, is a cooperative Global Response. Stop planning for attacks, act proactively in the Wars were confronting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/29/world-lacks-global-disease-radar-south-africa-showed-how-it-could-work/

Unfiltered

Discussing our 2 Party system. I’m passionate about Democracy, equally for all and a 3 rd Party. The two Party system has failed us. We’re failing ourselves because we’re human. We make mistakes we don’t act in our self interest. If there was a time to stop the status quo and weigh the risks and … More Unfiltered

TheVoiceOfJoyce If the World is dependent on the US & China not slowing down, give China relief from Trump era tariffs. Free up the Global supply chain. In America pass the entire Infrastructure & Families Act. Give kids an opportunity to learn and adults the ability to retrain. We’ll create an economic boom. Somehow entrepreneurs will be able to fill in the gaps of production. The new Variant, it’s too soon to know it’s impact on society. Wait for the scientific verdict! Clear economic conditions are up to us! We can be proactive. It takes work!

http://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/three-threats-to-the-global-economic-recovery/21806535

TheVoiceOfJoyce Latest Clinical update on Covid 19 with Dr Daniel Griffin on TWiV, Microbe TV (The incubator) Columbia Dept of Virology. Takeaways: Pregnant women who get Covid are 2/3 Ed’s likely to lose their babies, getting the Vaccine is protective for pregnant women and babies. Kids get Covid, Vaccinate them. All 28 million. If you have co morbidities; overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes, consider a monoclonal antibody prophylactic. Everyone 18 yrs and older can get their 3 rd dose. We need this protection. RapidTests work. If you’re sure you’re exposed to Covid take a PCR test, too. Otherwise, two RapidTests following your exposure may show positive. Quarantine for the Vaccinated is a few days, for the Unvaccinated it 10 days. Telemedicine reduces hospitalization by 66%. Don’t stop Telemedicine during this time, it saves lives and prevents severe infections from becoming worse requiring hospitalization. Over telemedicine calls, Doctors are on call for advice. Seeing a patient, allows for early diagnosis and treatment Be informed, Listen to TWIV and submit your questions to their teams

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TheVoiceOfJoyce Inflation is temporary and can be abated by shifting priorities. Reduce import tariffs on goods from China & restart supply chains. People are buying Furniture, that can be a more permanent industry, subsidize it to train new employees. Isn’t that included in For the Families Act? Retraining. When there’s a burst in demand because people are home bound, invest in new companies and decrease oil subsidies. These solutions are up for debate. How would you solve our parts problems? I’d give money to Main Street. $20/hr is still $40,000 a year. That’s not inflationary . I paid warehouse men that salary 20 yrs ago. Once money flows to the poor and middle Class, they’ll be able to work and afford food. Also, help small farmers & Mom & pops. This is an unusual circumstance. It’s Global and won’t go away unless and until Covid is eradicated Globally. Meanwhile, undo trade imbalances . That will free up parts. We can’t have adversaries when we need cooperation. That’s my 2 cents, what’s yours?

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/business/economy/inflation-nc-furniture-shortage.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce France has 74% employment. Why? Low retirement age ,60 yrs old, & some young apprentices. They incentivized Corporations to maintain workers & invest in their Companies. Still Retail, Trucking jobs, educational jobs, specialized scientists are wanted with no takers. This echoes what we’re seeing here. Jobs not being filled. Also, ageism is a factor. US & UK are outliers with labor not willing to go back to work. And they both have Corporate Profit oriented societies that refuse to change or increase salaries and benefits for employees. Viva France! Read the FT below.

on.ft.com/3nOdEZn