Herd immunity, plasma shots and the Remdesivir alternative

Spain’s large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is “unachievable,” the medical journal the Lancet reported https://t.co/KRHYPTMcVq

Scientists develop plasma shot that could prevent coronavirus, but say feds and makers won’t act

Federal officials have twice rejected requests to discuss the proposal, and
pharmaceutical companies have declined to design or manufacture the shots…
industry executives have little incentive to produce the immunity shots for the coronavirus

“We are on the verge of running out, maybe today, maybe tomorrow,” a Houston hospital pharmacist said of their supply of remdesivir for #Covid19 patients. https://t.co/SPbbfLxqSe

@GileadSciences has proven unable to meet demand. @HHSGov @SecAzar must act now
to expand supply – we can’t wait. Generic manufacturing under 28 USC 1498 must be on the table.

Fortunately there’s an alternative…
Current treatments for #COVID19 that reduce length of stay in hospital and/or death:
1. Remdesivir: >$2500 for five days (that price just went up)
2. Dexamethasone: About the same price as buying Slurpees for you and your family.

“The temperatures occurring in the High Arctic during the past 15 years were not predicted to occur for another 70 years.” We must move far faster than our leaders realize
Bill McKibben quoting “Record Temperatures and Record Low Sea Ice in Siberian Arctic” https://t.co/zGsUrUYFow
  Related: https://j.mp/3iw1cIP

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming: https://t.co/Mm29644xMd
Volkswagen factory produces last ever combustion engine car, shifts to EVs only: https://t.co/RAEOwttfPA
City of Sydney flicks the switch to 100% green power: https://j.mp/2NRlv5k

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