Lockdown diaries - COVID-19 matters!

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What are you going to be doing during the lockdown?

  1. At home. I’m non essential

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  2. Working. The virus doesn’t scare me

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  3. On standby

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  4. Working from home. Too essential to take any risk!

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    • South Africa’s digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate system was officially launched on Friday, following an error-ridden testing phase.
    • But people, including healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme, are still reporting issues.
    • Some of these problems are purely technical, with the health department confirming that the system is under strain due to the sheer volume of enquiries.
    • Others concern missing or unrecognisable vaccination numbers.
    • Over the next few days, the health department will be resending vaccination numbers via SMS to everybody who’s been vaccinated to help solve the system’s problems.
    • For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.
     
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    that’s a step in the right direction finally but 2000 people at an outdoor event? There were more people in Makro the other day!
     
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    Whilst I'm for getting back to normality, and loathe to be the harbinger of doom ... I'm still not convinced we're ready for large outdoor events :rolleyes:
    How many people were at the Ballito Rage Festival this time last year? ... I seem to recall it was some 2000 patrons, yet the knock on infection was half that , (about 1000 people if my memory serves me correctly).
    I've heard rumblings that you will need to prove vaccination before being granted entry to the 2021 festival, however I think we all know how well that will work in S.A.
     
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    We went Friday to a see a show at a local venue. Tickets and ads said full Covid protocol to be followed. But at the the venue it was a different story.
    We where there at 19:00 and could not find a seat or proper standing spot. Well close to 2000 if not more people. Not a mask in sight. The only sign of Covid protocol was a lost bottle of sanitiser in a corner.

    December that 4th wave is going to hit again, and I don't think we will easily go to a higher lockdown level this time. I think its time to seriously concider mandatory jabs.
     
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    I wish!!!!!!
     
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    The government is following the route of other countries that’s why they are offering the e-certificates… you won’t be able to attend social events, public buildings, sports events etc. without proof of vaccination… it’s a stepwise approach to making the vaccination mandatory.
     
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    until the unjabbed masses here stomp their feet and march through the streets in protest of their "rights" being violated by the government "forcing" them to be jabbed and the government giving in to their demands like a bad parent with a naughty child!

    I can't wait to see what happens when Cyril says you can't go to Wimpy without a jab passport!
     
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    This is probably the only time I would support a totalitarian approach, as these nana's are placing the rest of society at risk by becoming breeding grounds / variant creation platforms for "new improved", possibly even vaccine resistant variants :lipssealed:
     
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    I couldn't agree more.

    It could have been so simple but everyone is so worried about offending the easily offended non binaries that in the end nothing happens.
     
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    whoop-whoop :campeon:,eventually got my Covid vax certificate downloaded ,seems the site is functional now , just be prepared to wait a while for the OTP arrive to your phone.
     
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    Drugmaker backed by company that owns Marlboro plans to launch first plant-based Covid vaccine
    https://www.businessinsider.co.za/c...oro-mitsubishi-tanabe-pharma-medicago-2021-10
    13 Oct. 2021
    • A Japanese drugmaker plans to submit data for a plant-based Covid-19 vaccine to Canadian regulators.
    • The vaccine is made using a relative of the tobacco plant.
    • Medicago, which is making the vaccine, is part-owned by tobacco giant Philip Morris International.
    The world's first plant-based Covid-19 vaccine could reach Canada's drug regulator by the end of the year.

    Leading Japanese drugmaker Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma said on Tuesday that Medicago, its Quebec-based subsidiary that developed the shot, would apply for Canadian approval by the end of 2021, the Financial Times reported.

    Marlboro cigarette brand manufacturer Philip Morris International part-owns Medicago, according to the Financial Times.

    US market intelligence company Transparency Market Research predicted in September that the plant-based vaccine market, including non-Covid-19 vaccines, will be worth $2.34 billion (around R35 billion) by 2031.

    A plant-based Covid-19 vaccine has never been approved before...

    Medicago's plant-based Covid-19 vaccine has shown promise in trials.

    Medicago said in May that, in a trial of 24,000 participants, those given its Covid-19 vaccine had 10 times as many antibodies as those who had previously caught Covid-19. The vaccine also gave no serious side effects in the study, it said.

    The vaccine includes an adjuvant - an additive which enhances immune response - made by UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, and was given as two doses, 21 days apart, Medicago said.

    Medicago makes the plant-based vaccine by first inserting a genetic code into a bacteria. A close relative of the tobacco plant is then soaked in the modified bacteria. The code teaches the plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, to make a protein, which is then used in the vaccine, as per scientific journal Nature.

    Its fast manufacturing time could cut costs and make it easy to adapt to emerging coronavirus variants: It takes five to six weeks for Medicago to produce a clinical-grade vaccine this way, compared to four to six months for traditional lab methods, Nathalie Charland, Medicago's senior director of scientific and medical affairs, told Nature

    Plant-based vaccines also don't require the ultracold storage temperatures, unlike Moderna and Pfizer's Covid-19 shots.

    Medicago said earlier this month that it planned to submit the vaccine to Japanese regulators by March 2022."
     
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    I love the "my choice, my body, my blah blah" and I wont be forced into taking a vaccine kak. Kids have to show a vaccine card to go to school anyway!

    What the sh!t is wrong with society, people would rather carry on living in this covid hell that we are currently in than take a jab to move on back to "normal" sooner!!!!!
     
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    I love the 'it's my constitutional right' folks. Just show they don't know the constitution.

    Yes there is mention of freedom of choice. But there's also the obligation to the health and safety of every citizen. And no court will even bother to see any argument against it.
     
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