You know how fusion power is always 15 years away?

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You know how fusion power is always 15 years away?

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The creator of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine says life could return to normal by next winter

In the last few months I have heard, end of this year, next spring, next summer, now it's next winer, soon it will be 2022, 2023, etc.

This shit will never be over. "Normality" for what it is worth will never come, it will be precisely like Fusion Power, always 'just around the corner'. I will never get to go to a movie again, or a restaurant, or visit my family or anything.

My biggest regret is that the last movie I went to before this hit, was Birds of Prey, if I had known that was the last movie i would ever get to see in a theater, I would have picked something else.
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Yeah...the analyses are in the early stages...we shall see, eventually.
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Thjere' nothing to fucking live for. I'm going to book my hearse right now!
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Pyrrho wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:09 pm Yeah...the analyses are in the early stages...we shall see, eventually.
No 'eventually' about it. This shit is never going to be over.
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Well, the more sober people were saying from the beginning that it would likely be at least 2021 before the vaccine became widely available.

Even if the FDA approves it at the end of this month or early December, there aren't enough doses yet for everyone. It's going to take time to ship the vaccine from the factories to the locations where it will be administered to people. And obviously everyone can't go get it on the same day. It will take some months for everyone to get both doses. In the meantime, it looks like the next couple of months at least are going to suck because it's really going viral right now.
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The vaccine lasts three months. That means, at best, we get a short reprieve before going back to eternal lockdown'
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I think it will last longer, but they don't really know yet. There hasn't been enough time yet to determine how long it lasts.

ETA: even if the antibodies go away in 3 months, the T cells remember. That's why I think that there will likely be lasting immunity.
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I am just waiting for them to start moving the end of lockdowns to 2022. Then 2023. Then 2014.

As long as there is one case, they will have a pretext
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The physics reminds me of the pharmaceutical industry.

You could potentially make 1 trillion dollars!

But first, you have to spend 100 billion dollars.

And you can't mess anything up or have a stroke of bad luck. Everything has to go perfectly.

And it's going to take longer than you think.

Oh, and you'll need a few more billion dollars....and another extension...

Ok, so we're not there yet, but you already spent 400 billion dollars, so what's a few more billion? Just think how great it will be when we make 1 trillion dollars.

We literally can afford to give up.
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Sunk cost fallacy
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Creation of an vaccine does not require the production of neutrinos.

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No, but "normality" will always be 'just around the corner' forever. Just like fusion power.
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Things are never "normal" since things always change.

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Okay. Not having to wear a mask in public, being able to go to movies, restaurants etc, being able to visit my goddam family will always be 'just around the corner'...forever.
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Oh I doubt that.

We survived the Black Death, smallpox, and western swing after all.

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Again, that would require things to get better. Things are not getting better. Things never will get better.

Only worse
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Oh, don't be such a grumpy gus.

The Spanish Flu only lasted 2 years and 2 months.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

We haven't even reached a full year with Covid. We'll be back to swapping lung exhaust with strangers again before you know it.
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No we won’t. It’s only getting worse
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There is no western swing.

Quod erat demonstrandum.

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Want to make an avatar bet on it? I'd suggest by October 31 2021, there will be no COVID-related lockdowns or restrictions on public gatherings in the US. I personally think it might even be sooner but I'm trying to be conservative.
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