Coronavirus - In the DR

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PARIS (ANP) - The European Union is close to a deal on up to 300 million doses of a corona vaccine being developed by pharmacists Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The exploratory talks were completed, Brussels announced without giving financial details. It was also previously announced that the two pharmacies will receive $ 2.1 billion from the United States for the development of the vaccine.


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The US money is intended for further research into the drug and to scale up the production capacity for the vaccine. In exchange for funding, Americans will secure at least 100 million doses of the vaccine if this drug proves to be effective against the virus. In addition, the US will be given an option for an additional 500 million doses from French and British pharmaceuticals.

First half 2021
Sanofi and GSK expect to apply for approval for their vaccine in the U.S. in the first half of 2021 at the earliest. To do this, various clinical tests, which will start in September and at the end of this year, will first have to show whether the vaccine is effective in combating the lung virus.

In pursuit of eternal fame with corona vaccine
Numerous pharmaceutical companies are currently working on possible vaccines against the new coronavirus. Sanofi aims to develop a vaccine using existing technology to fight the flu virus with antibodies. GSK supplies an excipient that is intended to enhance the immune response after administration of the vaccine. Ultimately, the two companies aim to produce 1 billion vaccines annually.

The British government previously signed an agreement with the two pharmaceutical companies to supply 60 million doses of the vaccine. Sanofi and GSK are also negotiating the drug with France and Italy.

Does anyone know whether the DR is also participating in this big business?
 

johne

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They started the Covid-19 testing at STI today. My flight landed at 2AM and everyone that did not have their Covid test result either on their phone or a paper copy had to be tested at the airport. Test is not bad. They poke your finger, take a blood sample and the result comes out in five minutes. Most people who took it were negative. I did see 2 people with a positive test result. They were escorted somewhere. I don't know what happened to them. I did not see them again for the 35 minutes i spent in the immigration line. But over all, the entire process was not bad. From when we landed to taking the test to getting outside the airport, took 1 hour and 10 minutes.
What was the % of people having the test results with them. . .
 

Africaida

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I thought the blood test only told you if you have antibodies. If you have those you may not be sick now but were in the past. What are they going to do with someone who has antibodies but may not actually be sick at the time?
I agree, the kids and I got tested twice. First time, blood for antibodies and nasal swab for virus. The second time, a couple days before flying, we only did the nasal swab.

Makes no sense to test for antibodies only for arriving passengers.
 

johne

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I agree, the kids and I got tested twice. First time, blood for antibodies and nasal swab for virus. The second time, a couple days before flying, we only did the nasal swab.

Makes no sense to test for antibodies only for arriving passengers.
where did you get the nasal swab test and got the results back so fast?
 

Africaida

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where did you get the nasal swab test and got the results back so fast?
NYC
Beginning of June we got the results in 48h.
The second time was a struggle to get the results on time as they told me it would take at least 7-10 business day due to the great number of people being tested. I specified to the doctor that we needed it for travel and we got them 4-5 days later.
I wasn't asked for anything but it was for peace of mind.
 

johne

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I' m a little confused. The blood test is for antibodies, not necessarily you are infected on arrival with Covid19. You may have been infected in the past. You may have an immunity.Maybe not. So what does this really show them? Will they accept a blood test upon arrival if not older than 5 days or do they want a nasal test?
 

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I' m a little confused. The blood test is for antibodies, not necessarily you are infected on arrival with Covid19. You may have been infected in the past. You may have an immunity.Maybe not. So what does this really show them? Will they accept a blood test upon arrival if not older than 5 days or do they want a nasal test?
Yep. Just a diagnostic covid test. On your phone or on a piece of paper within 5 days of arrival.
 

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The National Health Service confirmed that 90 people, including 42 employees from different areas who work at the Nagua Antonio Yapor Heded hospital, tested positive for the coronavirus, out of a total of 100 tests that were performed at the site on July 20.

Among the positive cases, he cited 42 employees, among 7 doctors, 18 nurses and 25 from the administrative area. The rest, 48, of the positive tests correspond to residents of the community who attended the center.

This was confirmed by the deputy director of the National Health Service, doctor Noldis Naut Suberví, when interviewed by Listín Diario. In total, 415 people work at the center.

These are PCR tests, which are those used to determine if the virus is really in the body.

The provincial Dominican Medical College (CMD) had also confirmed the version, assuring that almost all of the tests carried out had been positive.

While the trustee Yunior Peralda, who was also infected with the virus, reiterated the need to intervene and close Nagua, due to the large number of cases in the province, where even bank branches have had to close them, because the staff has been infected, including the branch of laza Ventura Reserve.

The entity is only offering self-services, which is notified to the public in a notice.

Peralta said that the local city council had ordered that the market only open three days a week, but that the provincial health authorities and the police pushed back that measure, arranging to open it every day, which has increased the cases.

Among those killed in the area by Covid-19 are the notary lawyer Pedro Julio Marmolejos, former judge of the Instruction of Nagua, with more than 30 years of service.

While the president of the Municipal Board of Nagua, Jacinto Cuello Niego, and the lawyer Pablo Díaz de León are in critical condition.
 
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COVID19 has an unprecedented range of symptoms from none to total organ necrosis and failure. It has a transmission mechanism that has never been seen before in humans, where it forces cells to grow a tubule and penetrate the walls of nearby cells to spread beyond the reach of the immune system, and it can infect the immune system like HIV. It has an unprecedented inter-species range, so it can harbor in our communities outside of humans.

There are signs that it can remain endemic, and the mortality rate and permanent damage is higher than other endemic diseases. It scares and surprises doctors who worked on HIV, SARS, MERS and Ebola. It has sickened and killed more medical workers than other infections.

From this radical number of "gains of functions" the chances it arose naturally are near zero. OTOH, it was not produced by sequencing or CRISPR, so coronavirus researchers can claim "it was not engineered" just like President Clinton claimed oral sex was not sex.

This means it was A PREDICTABLE ACCIDENT, as if a person drank a bottle of whiskey and then tried to drive a motorcycle down a mountain on a twisty road with black ice every Friday night with saddle bags full of blasting caps.

From: Lawrence de Martin
 
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From this radical number of "gains of functions" the chances it arose naturally are near zero. OTOH, it was not produced by sequencing or CRISPR, so coronavirus researchers can claim "it was not engineered" just like President Clinton claimed oral sex was not sex.

This means it was A PREDICTABLE ACCIDENT, as if a person drank a bottle of whiskey and then tried to drive a motorcycle down a mountain on a twisty road with black ice every Friday night with saddle bags full of blasting caps.

From: Lawrence de Martin
It started out alright then went out of control.

Look at the surveys of sars like viruses in animals to our covid19. They are only a decade apart on the molecular clock. There is no evidence that the virus has been manipulated by humans and Scientists have been warning for years that a coronavirus crossover will happen.

So, you'll need to do better then just internet conspiracy and snarky references to past events. You need evidence.
 
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