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April 2020: Fauci said it will take 12 to 18 months to get a coronavirus vaccine in the US. Experts say a quick approval could be risky. archive Phylogenetic network analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes

8 months later...Operation Warp Speed dumps Pfizer and Moderna "50%-95%" effective EUA at FDA, EMA "living lab" doors of MISINFORMATION.

July 2021: COVID vaccines developed quickly -- is a HIV vaccine next?

Unlike SARS-CoV-2, which is a very stable virus, the human immunosuppressive virus (HIV) is extremely variable -- it's  constantly mutating.
da fuq?
by Cat on Sun Jul 18th, 2021 at 06:00:41 PM EST
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Dow drops 800 points, yields tumble as virus fears circle the world for < checks watch > 72 hours
Besides the new variants [mutations] of the ["novel"] coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2], other risks to the economy include fading pandemic relief efforts [grants, loans, and tax credits] from the U.S. government and a Federal Reserve that looks set to begin paring back its assistance [commercial bond buying + ZIRP] for markets later this year.
the NEW! "savings gap"
by Cat on Mon Jul 19th, 2021 at 03:26:48 PM EST
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Dec 2020: Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems
May 2021:  What Microsoft Officials Know About Russia's Phishing Hack Targeting USAID

NEW! script. Places, everyone!
Microsoft Exchange email hack was caused by China, US says
"according to a senior administration official [who] briefed reporters about the investigation on the condition of anonymity."
archived There's this thing about liars ...

by Cat on Mon Jul 19th, 2021 at 03:56:28 PM EST
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US, Europe condemn China for 'malicious' Microsoft cyberattack
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the attack on Microsoft Exchange, a top ancient email server for ancient corporations around the world locked-in to MSFT middle-ware, was part of a "pattern of irresponsible, disruptive and destabilising behavior in cyberspace The Cloud, which poses a major threat to our economic and national security."
GOOG, AWS Jedi gladiators < wipes tears >
In a simultaneous announcement, the US Department of Justice said four Chinese nationals had been charged with hacking the computers of dozens of companies, universities and government bodies in the United States and abroad between 2011 and 2018.
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"The Chinese government < eyebrow > not unlike the Russian government < wink > is not doing this themselves, but are protecting those who are doing it, and maybe even accommodating them being able to do it," Biden told reporters.

Biden < eyebrow > like his predecessor Donald Trump < wink > has ramped up pressure on China, seeing the rising Asian power's increasingly assertive moves at home and abroad as the main long-term threat to the United States.

Allies backed up the castigation of China with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab < wipes tears > describing the cyberattack as "reckless."

NEXT WEEK: red + yellow = ORANGE PERIL!
by Cat on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 09:08:00 PM EST
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Common respiratory viruses are on the rise; Tennessee restarts vaccine outreach after GOP pressure: Latest COVID-19 updates
a particularly severe flu season could be on the horizon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday.

Most common respiratory viruses - influenza viruses, common human coronaviruses, rhinoviruses and more - circulated at historically low levels in 2020, likely due to COVID-19 mitigation measures such as wearing face masks and social distancing, the CDC said in its weekly update.

But now, as those measures relax, some viruses have begun circulating at increased levels at an UNUSUAL time of the year, the CDC said.

18th Second Wave of MISINFORMATION!
White House declines to release number of ["]breakthrough["] COVID-19 cases among vaccinated staff
[Psaki] said the impact of breakthrough cases is limited because country is "in a different place" now than it was six or seven months ago, when the Biden administration's vaccination campaign was just gaining steam.

When pressed by a reporter again, Psaki asked: "Why do you need to have that information?"

COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Case Investigation and Reporting
As of May 1, 2021, CDC ["]transitioned["] from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause.
archived precision "estimated biweekly proportions of the most common SARS-CoV-2 lineages"
by Cat on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 10:16:01 PM EST
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