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TheVoiceOfJoyce Latest TWIV Episode 684 First 45 min Clinical updates on SARS COV2 and the new Vaccines, medical protocols & dispensing of more Rapid Tests to our Population. Be safe , be patient, light at the end of our Tunnel. There will be several vaccines available, we’re waiting for the scientific literature before recommending vaccination. Also, TWIV so popular, EPI 682, show Astronauts on the International Space Station watching and commenting on the program. Happy Thanksgiving. PS If you’ve lost your sense of smell & taste, they’re using Steroid inhalers & an anti histamine. Stay informed and be safe.

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TheVoiceOfJoyce 3rd Vaccine on its way to year end approval. Astra Zeneca & Oxford vaccine based on “older vaccine “ models. They need no refrigeration and will be dispensed free to emerging markets. No refrigeration is a huge selling point. The most efficacious way to administer the vaccine is 1/2 doses and a 2 Nd full dose. This Anomaly to be investigated prior to release.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/astrazeneca-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-up-to-90-effective-in-late-stage-trials-11606116047

TheVoiceOfJoyce Save a Nurse or Doctors or any Frontline worker from despair, PTSD, death . They’re asking everyone to mask up , protect themselves and others. Don’t give the virus a chance to infect anyone and we’ll stop this Pandemic. In my YouTube, after Thanksgiving I’ll show you my Masks and how. I eat under a Face Shield. It’s not elegant but the masks can be. Make a statement or not. Be safe!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/health/masks-hospitals.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s tough to think about Thanksgiving & forgo traditional family gatherings. However, Dr Fauci & Epidemiologists are staying with family members only. No one is traveling, except to celebrate outdoors, in a safe way. Take their cue, don’t spread the infection to loved ones. Zoom instead. It’s different & safer, till we have those Rapid In Home SalivaTests, antibodies , or a Vaccine. Hang in there socially , it may be another 6 months. Let’s celebrate being alive and the end is near!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/upshot/how-epidemiologists-spending-thanksgiving.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce Good news for many, the monoclonal antibody given to Trump, will be available to the Public, through 2 manufacturers , Regeneron & Eli Lilly. They can make your Covid infection less virulent and, if given early in the infection, may eliminate all symptoms! Good news indeed.

http://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/21/world/covid-19-coronavirus

TheVoiceOfJoyce What do you do when you find out you’ve been lied to or you’ve found yourself denying reality? It hurts. You feel the pain and you forgive yourself. You’re human. But don’t forgive the liars, not yet, not till they’ve proven themselves by showing that they care about we the People. Being a “ states person” is an awesome responsibility. No one should think American lives are expendable. Nor should we think America operates in sections, with boundaries, we’re the United States of America, indivisible, one Country, one body. We’re all connected. We make up up the whole.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/20/republicans-coronavirus-covid-19-governors-mask-mandates

TheVoiceOfJoyce Navajo women keep the tribal culture alive and now insure the safety of their Communities from COVID-19. They make the rules and though they may not have running water , they’re providing Internet service to their kids for Education. Donate to “Northern Dine Covid 19 Relief Effort! There are almost 173,000 Navajo ‘s in the 3 Western Nations.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/20/navajo-nation-women-leaders-coronavirus-matriarchy-new-mexico

TheVoiceOfJoyce SARS COV2 is capable of becoming more virulent while it spreads to more people. That’s what happened in the Pandemic of 1918, close contact in the trenches of Flanders, spread the Spanish Flu around the World, claiming 50 million lives. Don’t let Covid get you. Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and wash frequently, till Rapid SalivaTests & a Vaccine are in use. To survive , we have to adapt to this virus and keep it from spreading. Be well and stay safe. Even if it means a quiet Holiday season.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/19/coronavirus-evolving-deadlier-evidence-social-distancing-covid-19

TheVoiceOfJoyce Jazz permeates the Park, you can find Emmett Cohen on YouTube Monday evenings at 7:30 pm Jamming with great artists. Keystone Korners in Md. is live & virtual. Smoke, Blue Note are live & virtual, along. with Jazz at Lincoln Center. For a change the Met Opera and the NY Philharmonic are Virtual. Lots to hear and pay tribute to our fine musicians. A bright spot in our Days. Enjoy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc-jazz-concerts.html