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06.09.2021 - 16:18 [ Language Log / University of Pennsylvania ]

Merriam-Webster gives „vaccine“ a new definition

(April 30, 2021)

Prefatory note: In this post, I take the noun „vaccine“ as the basic word under discussion, but also consider other cognate terms („vaccinate“, „vaccination“).

Here’s a standard dictionary entry for „vaccine“:

n.

1. any preparation of weakened or killed bacteria or viruses introduced into the body to prevent a disease by stimulating antibodies against it.
2. the virus of cowpox, used in vaccination, obtained from pox vesicles of a cow or person.
3. a software program that helps to protect against computer viruses.

[1800–05; < New Latin (variolae)vaccīnae cowpox = vacc(a) cow + -īnae, feminine pl. of -īnus -ine] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary (cited) Let us compare that with the new M-W entry for "vaccine": : a preparation that is administered (as by injection) to stimulate the body’s immune response against a specific infectious disease:

06.09.2021 - 16:10 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Case Investigation and Reporting

For the purpose of this surveillance, a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Identifying and investigating hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases

CDC monitors reported hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases for clustering by patient demographics, geographic location, time since vaccination, vaccine type, and SARS-CoV-2 lineage. Reported data include hospitalized or fatal breakthrough cases due to any cause, including causes not related to COVID-19.

(<....) Hospitalized or fatal COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC as of August 30, 2021

As of August 30, 2021, more than 173 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

During the same time, CDC received reports from 49 U.S. states and territories of 12,908 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.

06.09.2021 - 16:01 [ medpagetoday.com ]

Why CDC Changed Its ‚Breakthrough Case‘ Definition

(May 26, 2021)

The CDC’s recent shift in monitoring breakthrough COVID-19 infections after vaccination hasn’t sat well with everyone, as some scientists are concerned it could miss the full picture of what is happening with these breakthrough cases.

As of May 1, the agency went from monitoring all breakthrough infections after COVID-19 vaccination to focusing on only hospitalized or fatal cases.

06.09.2021 - 13:00 [ Robert-Koch-Institut ]

Wöchentlicher Lagebericht des RKI zur Coronavirus-Krankheit-2019 (COVID-19) 05.08.2021

Definition wahrscheinlicher Impfdurchbruch:

Ein wahrscheinlicher Impfdurchbruch ist definiert als SARS-CoV-2-Infektion (mit klinischer Symptomatik), die bei einer vollständig geimpften Person mittels PCR oder Erregerisolierung diagnostiziert wurde. Ein vollständiger Impfschutz wird angenommen, wenn nach einer abgeschlossenen Impfserie (2 Dosen Moderna-, BioNTech- oder AstraZeneca-Vakzine bzw. 1 Dosis Janssen-Vakzine) mindestens zwei Wochen vergangen sind.

Die Impfkampagne in Deutschland hat Ende Dezember 2020 begonnen, im Folgenden sind Informationen zu Fällen und Impfdurchbrüchen ab dem 01.02.2021 dargestellt. Dies ist durch die Definition eines Impfdurchbruchs begründet (mindestens zwei Wochen nach zweiter Impfstoffdosis sowie Impfintervall von mindestens drei Wochen zwischen erster und zweiter Impfstoffdosis: frühestmöglicher Impfdurchbruch ab 01.02.2021).Insgesamt 8.715* Impfdurchbrüche wurden seit dem 01.02.2021 anhand der nach IfSG übermittelten Meldedaten identifiziert, davon 6.586 nach einer abgeschlossenen Impfserie mit Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer), 297 mit Spikevax (Moderna), 493 mit Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) und 934 mit COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen. Bei weiteren 405 Impfdurchbrüchen erfolgte anhand der vorliegenden Angaben keine Zuordnung zu den o.g. Impfstoffen.

06.09.2021 - 12:51 [ dieOstschweiz.ch ]

Kreative Auslegung – Der «Impfdurchbruch»: So wird er definiert

(03.09.2021)

Denn wer die Impfung propagiert, hat kein Interesse an einer wachsenden Zahl von Impfdurchbrüchen. Die würde der laufenden Impfkampagne zuwider laufen. Und die oben genannte Definition, festgelegt vom Robert-Koch-Institut, ist dieser Mission ziemlich dienlich.

Denn ausdrücklich nicht als Impfdurchbruch gilt es, wenn eine vollständig geimpfte Person zwar beim PCR-Test ein positives Resultat aufweist, aber keine Symptome hat, also weder hustet noch sonst kränkelt. Wer mit dem Impfstoff im Körper positiv getestet ist, sich aber wohl fühlt, der hat also keinen Impfdurchbruch.

19.08.2021 - 12:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die Zombie-Linke

(21. Januar 2020)

Der von uns seit langem in Zeiten des mittlerweile über achtzehnjährigen weltweiten Terrorkrieges beschriebene moralisch-politische Zusammenbruch von Liberalen, Demokraten, Pazifisten, Sozialdemokraten und politischer Linken in Deutschland befindet sich im Endstadium.

Dabei frisst der Linkskörper nicht nur sich selbst. Er frisst auch alle Ideen und Errungenschaften, die er angeblich vertritt. In Wirklichkeit dienen den betreffenden etablierten Apparaten – ob Parteien, Gewerkschaften, „Nichtregierungsorganisationen“, assoziierte Presse und die Myraden von Schnattergruppen – diese Ideen und Errungenschaften nicht als Rechtfertigung, sondern als Nahrung.

Nach allen vermeintlichen Ansprüchen haben sich sämtliche etablierten und populären Organisationen, in Deutschland und in großen Teilen der E.U.-Hegemonie, als bestenfalls wertlos und real als gefährlich entpuppt. Alles Ablenken auf Wanderungsbewegungen, Geschlechterfragen, Abstammung, religiöse Anschauungen und politische Planeten die sich nicht von irgendeiner Sonne diktieren (erschaffen) lassen, taugt nur für Wahnsinnige und Idioten und -innen. Diese werden von der Zombie-Linken als nächste Nahrung bzw Ernährer benutzt, genauso wie alles Lebendige und Ideenreiche was sie in gutem Glauben mitbringen, gerade das Engagment für ihre Umwelt.

13.08.2021 - 09:55 [ Language Log / University of Pennsylvania ]

Merriam-Webster gives „vaccine“ a new definition

(April 30, 2021)

Prefatory note: In this post, I take the noun „vaccine“ as the basic word under discussion, but also consider other cognate terms („vaccinate“, „vaccination“).

Here’s a standard dictionary entry for „vaccine“:

n.

1. any preparation of weakened or killed bacteria or viruses introduced into the body to prevent a disease by stimulating antibodies against it.
2. the virus of cowpox, used in vaccination, obtained from pox vesicles of a cow or person.
3. a software program that helps to protect against computer viruses.

[1800–05; < New Latin (variolae)vaccīnae cowpox = vacc(a) cow + -īnae, feminine pl. of -īnus -ine] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary (cited) Let us compare that with the new M-W entry for "vaccine": : a preparation that is administered (as by injection) to stimulate the body’s immune response against a specific infectious disease:

10.07.2021 - 19:10 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

An Ugly War Among Leftist YouTubers Shows Two Common, Toxic Pathologies Plaguing U.S. Politics

While I used my social media platforms to denounce the false accusations voiced by Uygur and Kasparian against Maté, none of this would merit an article or stand-alone commentary if not for the fact that the two weapons they chose — false accusations that someone is a paid Russian agent and exploited sexual harassment accusations — have become extremely commonplace in Democratic Party politics, liberal circles and U.S. politics more broadly. It is long past time — way past time — that these tactics be rejected and scorned by everyone regardless of ideology or personality preferences.

14.06.2021 - 15:15 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

In Orwellian Britain, lockdown is perpetual and sickness is health

Embracing the statist doctrine of a permanent war on Covid will end badly for the Conservatives

22.04.2021 - 20:29 [ Sky News ]

COVID-19: Coronavirus passports for foreign travel will be available ‚as soon as possible‘

A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: „We are working on a solution to enable residents to prove their COVID-19 status, including vaccination status, to other countries on the outbound leg.

„We are working on this as a priority and intend to have the solution ready as soon as possible.“

17.04.2021 - 08:30 [ Sky News ]

COVID-19: Lockdown is main reason for drop in coronavirus cases and deaths – not vaccinations, says Boris Johnson

(14.04.2021)

The PM suggests the millions of jabs given over the past few months was not key to the reduction in COVID levels.

09.02.2021 - 20:42 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories savage Matt Hancock over ’never-ending lockdown‘ as UK’s Covid second wave continues to shrink: Cases and deaths drop 27% with 12,364 infections and 1,052 victims – but Health Secretary warns border restrictions may still be in place until AUTUMN

But hopes the world-beating vaccine roll-out will mean lockdown curbs can be significantly eased any time soon were shot down today by Mr Hancock, who unveiled the latest suite of border curbs and warned they could last until the Autumn when booster vaccines will be available.

09.02.2021 - 12:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Britain could be trapped in lockdown cycles for several YEARS in fight with Covid variants – but staying in tougher measures for longer now will prevent new vaccine-resistant strains, SAGE scientists warn

Evidence suggests the Oxford University vaccine – the main weapon in Britain’s arsenal to combat the virus – does not stop people falling ill with the South African variant, which is feared to be spreading in the community already.

08.02.2021 - 16:34 [ Reuters ]

New COVID-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

(20.01.2021)

“This lineage exhibits complete escape from three classes of therapeutically relevant monoclonal antibodies,” the team of scientists from three South African universities working with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) wrote in a paper in bioRxiv, a website that publishes scientific research prior to its being peer-reviewed and submitted to journals.

08.02.2021 - 16:20 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: Alarming new evidence on coronavirus mutation could bring tougher restrictions

(18.12.2020)

Government scientists at the Porton Down laboratory in Wiltshire have been conducting experiments on the new strain, and have confirmed ministers‘ fears about it being far more infectious than the original strain of the virus.

08.02.2021 - 16:14 [ New York Times ]

The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

(05.02.2021)

In recent weeks, scientists have sounded the alarm about new variants of the coronavirus that carry a handful of tiny mutations, some of which seem to make vaccines less effective.

But it is not just these small genetic changes that are raising concerns. The novel coronavirus has a propensity to mix large chunks of its genome when it makes copies of itself. Unlike small mutations, which are like typos in the sequence, a phenomenon called recombination resembles a major copy-and-paste error in which the second half of a sentence is completely overwritten with a slightly different version.

25.11.2020 - 18:23 [ Fox News ]

Biden hints Sanders, Warren won’t join his Cabinet despite push from progressives

Speaking with NBC News‘ Lester Holt in his first interview since the Nov. 3 election, Biden said the two progressive senators – who ran their own unsuccessful campaigns for president – were key to helping pass his „very ambitious, very progressive agenda.“