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Covid-19 Restrictions

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Sorvo, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Vaccine's in sight in UK... approved and ready for batch testing, within a few days care homes and staff, then over 80's and medical staff, then middle aged and finally the young... along those lines anyway!
    The US claim to be just a few days behind, which again is great news, the difficult part of testing and issuing will be no doubt taxing on those in charge.
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    Why am I now thinking of the Tom Clancy novel "Rainbow Six" where Horizon Corporation is controlled by environmental extremists turned Eco-terrorists that plan to unleash a nasty virus to wipe out most of the human race in the name of saving the environment?

    The plan had them unleashing the virus at the Olympics to maximize the spread throughout the world, then after six months they would announce that they have a vaccine for it. They were counting on the panic over the epidemic to reduce the normal stringent testing requirements that take years of the FDA in order to get the cure out as soon as possible.
    The "vaccine" was meant to look like it was working and would pass the test, but in fact was infecting people with a version of the virus with an extremely long incubation period, though it would still prevent them from getting the main strain.

    Of course, they had developed an actual vaccine that worked that they planned to keep for themselves and a select few others.

    I know, paranoid nightmare fuel. Still, every time I hear about a vaccine being rushed into approval I think of this plot in a novel I read over 20 years ago.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Six_(novel)
     
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    ah and Obama, Clinton and Bush are getting the real vaccin to let us believe it's safe and then we also get a shot and will get the wrong vaccin. Interesting theory :-) The only issue is, they need at a long time to give everybody a vaccin. In most countries they will start with health care employees, people with high risk etc. So before it's available for us, we will know the truth.... ;-)
     
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    I did say it was "paranoid nightmare fuel". I just had to get it out of my system because I keep thinking of that old Tom Clancy novel whenever they talk about the vaccine and how the FDA is expediting the approval process. IIRC (aka don't hold me to this) normally it would take 3+ years before any vaccine would be approved for general distribution to ensure there were no unwanted side effects or complications and that it was safe and effective.
    I wasn't any more serious than when I threw out the idea that Trump had made a deal with the devil to get elected, but for some reason I just can't get that book out of my head, and I haven't read it in over 20 years!
     
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    That sounds absolutely normal and understandable.
    A while ago where in Germany the discussion was high to change the laws about donations of organs (Never enough to satisfry the needs of all who need a replacement organ, so - still voluntarily only? Or can your organs be taken after your death - unless you explicitely forbid that in writing and have that on your body at all times?)
    I could not stop but to think about an old move I saw: "Fleisch" (Meat) which in short was about a syndicate that ran a hospital and widespread connections, that used paramedic cars to hunt down athletes and healthy fit people to slaughter them for their organs once a rich guy needed some
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleisch_(1979)

    Especially the end was a vivid memory as the female protagonist receives the help of a female doctor, high in the ranks of that hospital, can escape due to that help and learns that this doctor has volunteered to be a witness in a trial - only to see that person be captured on the steps of the court house by some paramedics of another van of that hospital... :aaa:
     
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