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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data 'open the floodgates' for mRNA in infectious disease
The entire scientific community is cheering on Pfizer and BioNTech’s early COVID-19 vaccine data. Beyond the obvious boon for fighting the pandemic, the 90% efficacy result showed mRNA shots really can work.
For an entirely new technology that hasn’t seen a single approved product, that's a big deal; the coronavirus showing proved it can be quickly pivoted for a pandemic pathogen. But its usefulness in other diseases? That could be a different story, two industry watchers figure.
The early success of a COVID vaccine is going to “open the floodgates” of mRNA application especially in infectious disease, SVB Leerink analyst Daina Graybosch, who covers BioNTech, said in an interview.
EU climate plan unveiled: ‘All of us will have to adapt’
The so-called “Fit for 55” package, named for the EU’s legal commitment to cut emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, is a crucial piece of the bloc’s ambitions to overhaul its economy in the coming decades.
“Our current fossil fuel economy has reached its limits,” said European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. “We have to move on to a new model, one that is powered by innovation, that has clean energy, that is moving towards a circular economy.”
“When it comes to climate change, doing less, or doing nothing, literally means changing everything. And the hurricanes we’ve seen over the last few weeks are only a very small window into what our future could look like.”
The EU’s climate chief Frans Timmermans said that renewable energy had become the cheapest option in many places, and that shifting to a green economy would create jobs, growth, and trade.
“There is no time to waste. People are dying in northwest Canada because it’s 50 degrees Celsius,” Mr Timmermans said.
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Union Pacific suspends inbound international container shipments to Chicago for a week
OMAHA, Neb. – In the latest pandemic-related disruption, Union Pacific has told customers it will halt all shipments of international containers from West Coast ports to its Global IV terminal in Chicago for up to a week.
The embargo, scheduled to begin on Sunday night, will help the railroad clear a container backlog at Global IV. The terminal is clogged largely due to reasons beyond the railroad’s control. Labor shortages and pandemic-related restrictions have slowed unloading and loading of containers at customer facilities. That has led to a shortage of chassis and drayage capacity during a period of high demand.
Other railroads, including BNSF Railway and Norfolk Southern, also have taken steps at various times this year to limit inbound volume at congested terminals in Memphis, Chicago, and elsewhere on their systems.
Rubber car parts unavailable
Getting my car worked on and the mechanics are saying that oil filters and gaskets are in short supply. There are some oil filters that haven't been in supply for the past three months. The gaskets use rubber so this confirms the rubber shortage mentioned on the previous show.
Warren, Bose and OTC HA's
Keep me anonymous, please.
My brother is an engineer at Bose, been there for many years.
The govt tightly regulates the hearing aid market. Bose is struggling to enter the quasi-medical device field.
So Bose made massive donations to Elizabeth Warren, and squid-pro-cow - she introduced legislation to allow Bose to enter the market. If you use this information, please disguise it as your own research - I'd worry that my brother would get fired if they pieced together the story.
High-Speed Rail Gets Boost From New Coalition
As Congress considers making the greatest single investment in passenger rail in U.S. history, a coalition of high-speed rail boosters is readying a response: Go faster, and spend more.
Led by a bipartisan group of three former transportation secretaries, the U.S. High Speed Rail Coalition is trying to mobilize support for a $205 billion infusion of funding for new high-speed rail projects around the country.
The group, with backing from labor unions, construction and passenger rail companies and progressive activists, is launching a campaign Thursday aimed at getting Congress to include the funding in the roughly $3.5 trillion budget-reconciliation bill that Democrats hope to bring to a vote this fall.
“We can either fill the last generation’s potholes, or we can build the next generation’s high speed rail,” said Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.).
Mr. Moulton is a member of the coalition, which wants Congress to create a major new high-speed rail fund, over and above the tens of billions that the Biden administration has proposed for Amtrak and the states to upgrade regular passenger-rail service.
The U.S. lags behind Europe and Asia in high-speed rail. Amtrak’s Acela express service hits 150 miles an hour in just a few sections of its Washington to Boston route. A long-delayed high-speed system is under construction in California’s Central Valley, and other proposals are in earlier stages of development, including a proposed link between Dallas and Houston.
Supporters say that providing more true high-speed lines would allow meaningful competition with highways and airlines for traveling between cities up to several hundred miles apart.
LGBTQ Bank hiring practice
Macron — The un-Vaccinated officially become second class citizens
Dr patients tells of no coal
one of my patients is an employee at one of only two remaining coal burning
power stations in pennsylvania. i was sharing about the repeated power outages we’ve had here this
week with storms coming through and how our infrastructure is falling apart. he commented that i
should be grateful we have power at all, because at his plant they now have one day’s worth of coal
left at any given time. he’s worked there 15 years and they have typically had months to years’
worth of coal on hand for generating electricity, but that for the last year or so they’ve had
about a day’s worth with small shipments arriving daily to replenish the next day’s needs. i asked
him if this was a result of mines being closed due to covid, or liberal politicians trying to
eradicate all coal-burning ventures, and he said no, they are mining as much as they always have,
but that it is all being shipped to china.
maybe you’ve heard / covered this already and i just missed it. sorry if it’s a repeat. seems we’re
a vassal state…
No Agenda mentioned in Mirror article about Weezer
Co-founding Weezer member Patrick Wilson, 52, also fronts his own band, The Special Goodness.
But his talents do not just lie in music - he is also known for performing funny stunts on skateboards, scooters and bikes, which he posts online.
Patrick has also recorded drums for The Rentals first record, but he did not tour with them.
Alongside his Weezer bandmate Brian, Patrick created a cover of the Velvet Underground song Heroin for the 2006 film Factory Girl, in which he also played John Cale.
Patrick has also been an Executive Producer for the No Agenda podcast, a political show fronted by former VJ Adam Curry and columnist John C. Dvorak.
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SWA Pilot on Drinking Attendants
I’m catching up on Sunday’s show and as a Southwest pilot, I feel compelled to comment on the statement by the “drinking flight attendants” claiming that last month’s rash of cancellations was do to “all the pilots being vaccinated”. Despite CEO Gary Kelly hinting at a vaccine requirement early on, no such mandate was attempted and SWAPA (the pilots union) has stated numerous times that they will defend every pilot’s individual right to choose. Our pilot group as a majority is very conservative/libertarian minded and I would find it hard to believe that even 50% of us have taken the jab. While most of those cascading cancellations were indeed related to 1) problem with our one and only FAA approved weather vendor (foolish not to have an approved backup) followed by 2) an internal data communication breakdown (seems to be an annual event for us as Dudes named Ben come here to get a little experience and then move on to better paying gigs), there was also another contributing factor. Every June Southwest deals with an abnormally high amount a flight attendant sick calls as they ditch work to attend PRIDE celebrations. This year got so bad that they issued Emergency Sick Call procedures, requiring any flight attendant that called out sick to visit a company approved doctor and obtain a form stating that they were truly ill. Over the course of the month we repositioned many empty airplanes after flight cancellations due to no flight attendants being available. The morale of the story....... NEVER TRUST WHAT A DRINKING FLIGHT ATTENDANT SAYS!!!!!🤣
BA Pilot on Drinking Attendants
Just a few comments based on your recent mentioning of BA pilots. I’m a Captain on the 787 and as of today there are 3899 pilots.
The very shocking loss of 4 of our number was a big blow - only one was a COVID death , one suicide , one killed in a bike accident and the fourth remains unknown.
I have not had the vaccine but am definitely in a minority , there have been no reports to my knowledge of blood clot issues.
SWA FA also thinks its bunk
Re-listening to the podcast on my early morning drive into work this morning, I find there are a
couple of holes in the SWA pilot hypothesis. As an actual SWA FA, I know the vaccine isn’t mandated
for our employees. I can also tell you that 50%, if not greater of our pilots are of the NA mindset
and most likely aren’t getting the shots. And they certainly wouldn’t all get them at the same
time. In fact the only person beside my husband I've successfully hit in the mouth is a SWA pilot
(who as far as I can tell, is still a douchebag).
Lastly, anyone who is good friends with a SWA FA would never call one of us a stewardess (it just
isn’t done). Even my mother who is of a certain age corrects people when they call me a stewardess.
Although I don’t care what you call me.
I’m not saying my fellow producer is making up the story. It just doesn’t make much sense. I would
say the cancelations were due to a general ineptitude by our company leaders in dealing with the
frenzied return of the flying public after the pandemic. Adding too many flights, not enough
employees available, and yes - bad software.
So as to save my job, please leave me anonymous in relating this story if you choose to do so.
Covid vaxxed lists in UK
I have some information that may be of interest for you from England.
My wife works for the NHS in the Major Incident Team for the County we live in. As you can you imagine she has been very busy these past 18 months.
She recently told me our local council had made a formal request from all the local GP's in the area to provide them with the names of all people who have not had the jab yet so they could go to and discuss getting the jab with the person and help them to get it.
The request was denied but I am sure other councils have made these requests and it only be a matter of time before they are granted.
Feel free to use this information in the show but can you leave out where my wife works and my name. This is not supposed to be public knowledge and I would hate for it to get her in trouble.
Thank you to the both of you for everything. You really have and are helping me get through this.
More on Millennial Jealousy
I agree with a lot of what has already been suggested about the millennial jealously issue, but I think there might be another piece.
Since schools have placed such an emphasis on following the rules and handed out participation trophies, I think many in my generation have developed an expectation that just showing up and going through the motions should result in disproportionate results. Fast forward to the real world, when a peer accomplishes something positive, it's seen as unfair. I've followed the rules- gone to college, worked a job- why should they get the better job/ house/etc if I can't? I think that in addition to the jealously is an anger at what feels like a broken promise to people who feel like they've held up their end of the "deal".
I think this could contribute to the nihilism, as well as the idea that we should pursue our dreams and that we can change the world. Pursuing our dreams has been encouraged, without a corresponding encouragement to assess the realities of each path. You can change the world was pushed so hard that it almost became an expectation for many, instead of a possibility. Once again, my peers find themselves living a very different life than expected and are baffled and disappointed by it.
I myself struggled with some of this until I decided to be happy that some of my peers had found a way to elude the same struggles I faced. It also pushed me to learn and find ways to take responsibility and action to fix my life myself.
I appreciate all you do!
Another vax wet dream
I almost dropped my phone while I was listening to Sunday’s show and heard the story of that man’s
nighttime emission after hanging out with his vaxed friend.
I recently started a job where I work in a very small office and kiosk. All my coworkers have taken
a COVID vaccine but I have not (I got COVID back in February). Since arriving at my job I have had
very vivid dreams every night and sometimes they are sex dreams. Three times in the last month and
a half I have woken up with my boxers wet from nighttime emission. I’m 34 years old and this hasn’t
happened to me since I was a teenager. I had been searching the internet for why this was happening
but couldn’t find any real reason for this other than possible stress from my new job. After
hearing that story from the show I believe this is being caused by working with my vaccinated
coworkers all day in close quarters. Just thought I’d share this with you and the show - strange
Johan de Witt Eaten by protestors