There is another variant in London or did I read that wrong?UK: Mass testing starts in another more area of London taking the total to 3 to counter spreading South African variant, and in one area in the West Midlands as South African variant detected there too. One additional area in London, Barnet, starts mass testing as a brand new variant is discovered there, taking the total of mass testing areas in London to 4.
As far as I was able to work out from the report, I'll try to track it down.There is another variant in London or did I read that wrong?
Many thanks for questioning this, I misinterpreted the report on the live log as it was amending that the case was not related to other areas, not that it was a new variant altogether:There is another variant in London or did I read that wrong?
This is un-good, and why I was rooting for the mRNA vaccines to work. They can be altered for new variants without a lot of fuss, and given as booster shots. But we need to get the world vaccinated, not just G20 countries.UK: South African pockets of infection detected and Indian variant causes further concerns that it could scupper progress made by vaccine program to this point
I think the EU has made a strategic mistake in the way they've treated AZ (my opinion), so other manufacturers are being very careful. Last I heard they are still negotiating with a delivery target of June, but it seems to be done behind closed doors. There is way too much politics going on in that mess for me to understand.Personal question on a previous piece of Catharsis Corner news which I have seen nothing more on: Has anyone seen an update on the Novavax deal with the EU which was being delayed due to the manufacturers concerns on the supply chain and being able to supply the requested number of doses? Would be interested to know if they are still planning to sell to the Union or if vaccine makers without a 100% cast iron supply chain are now wary of selling to the Bloc following the AZ supply issue and following quagmire?
Thats actually something i heard a lot more recently. That lockdowns cause more death through suicide, isolation and socio-economic factors- UK: Research finds suicide rate did not increase during first lockdown but "our conclusions at this stage need to be cautious as these early findings may change".
I have read that in Japan more women were laid off because of the pandemic than men which caused a disproportionate rise in self inflected death in females there.Thats actually something i heard a lot more recently. That lockdowns cause more death through suicide, isolation and socio-economic factors
I'm working on a Netflix production right now and I can tell you first hand COVID has increased the production costs of shows by quite a bit. Between subscriptions contracting and costs going up, it's not going to look pretty for Netflix in the near future.COVID Catharsis Corner - Reports from around the world from today, Wednesday 21st of April:
- Netflix: Subscriptions contract fueling concern the Pandemic boom for the company is over. The blip was explained as their production ability was hampered by the pandemic and hopes new shows coming soon will revive interest.