This is not terribly surprising, monoclonal antibodies should be effective in this way. Of course, they are also incredibly expensive, and IV delivery makes them impractical for most settings. I could see this as treatment, but not really prevention in a broad application.
It looks like there will be another attempt at having spectators at English football matches
Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth
Norwich City v Preston North End
Blackpool v Swindon Town
Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
Hull City v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town
Carlisle United v Southend United (13:00 BST)
Forest Green Rovers v Bradford City
I’m not convinced that Forest Green Rovers are a good choice for this trial right now (The New Lawn has just over 5000 capacity, the bare minimum for a league club), but all the other choices can easily hold 1000 fans at a safe distance.
Luton Town and Morecambe pulled out because they didn’t think they could prepare for this weekend’s games.
That seems to be his newest trick: blame Biden for literally everything “wrong” right now. Violent protests? Biden’s fault. People dying from COVID? Biden’s fault. Trump’s policy failures? Clearly, Biden’s fault. Seemingly forgetting that he, not Biden is the one in charge right now and Biden is just a citizen.
I don’t understand how these arguments can be convincing to anybody, yet somehow the Trumpians are eating it all up and disseminating it.
Nothing about any of this makes any goddamn sense to me.
ETA: And the narrative from Fox News after the ABC Town Hall was that this was some kind of “ambush” – like as if citizens asking the President fairly simple questions in a voluntary forum where he is expected to be asked questions from citizens is somehow something that should be difficult.
I considered it important to report back on the Garmisch case of a reported superspreading by a US citizen living in Germany.
Short summary in English:
not a single case of the recent outbreak is traceable directly to the woman in question
three of 740 tests were positive, and these three came from locations the woman in question visited
it is unclear if she was informed by medical personnel or the authorities to quarantine (despite a public outcry up to Bavaria state’s president condemning her actions
she did report for testing upon her return from a vacation in Greece (not a risk region at the time, I understand) on Monday, went out on Tuesday and got her positive test result on Wednesday. So, if she wasn’t informed during the administrative testing overhead that she should quarantine, she’s legally not at fault.
The piece above (I suggest anglophones run it through deepl or gtranslate) also points out that especially marginalised groups and / or foreigners are easily blamed, and this isn’t the first case which has serious reporting issues. We had outbreaks at Göttingen, e.g., which led to racist undertones in reports and racist outburst on social media. I followed these closely because I know the places in question, and have friends in Göttingen, and my toenails curled when reading phrases pointing out that “clans” were “occupying whole levels” of the buildings, and family celebrations related to Eid al-Fitr were the cause of the outbreak. Fuck this kind of reports. The same is true for foreigners from the US, even though they are much more privileged in German society then people of Middle-East or Asian backgrounds.
I do apologize if I inadvertently transported anti-amercanism with my link.