Ticker Tape Parade?

They just announced NYC will have a “Ticker Tape” Parade when the Pandemic is over.
Question… Where are they going to get ticker tape? Right next to the punch cards I guess.


Good question, do people even know what a Ticker is anymore…

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They tape them together, right? :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue:

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Basically these days you use a lot of resources to specially make little bits of designer litter you buy, so you can then pay other people to sweep it all up, so that someone else can be paid to recycle it.

It’s the cycle of life in a world that lost it’s way,
(Probably dizzy from going in ever decreasing circles)


So, sometime mid-2022, going by the latest figures coming out of Johns Hopkins.

The last tickertape device I used was a Telex machine, back in the mid 80s… I’d guess you have to use the paper from a shredder these days, or somebody will have to specially produce it.

(Although shredded paper is usually covered in very fine paper dust, which can get into the lungs, probably not such a good idea, coming out of a respiratory based pandemic…

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Same source as 2.5 million U.S. fatalities? Or was it 22 million?

In all sincerity please share the link that information.

Sorry, Harvard, not Johns Hopkins…

Also, the biggest problem is, even if we come up with a vaccine, it still needs to be trialled, before it can be released to the public, and you have production capacities to take into account.

And, even if we get the vaccine “on time”, i.e. early to mid 2021 for approval, it still needs to be made in sufficient quantities to vaccinate billions of people.

A Seattle based company is already cutting corners with their vaccine, going straight to human trials, cutting out the animal trials, which are there to ensure that the are no deadly side effects, before it is tested on humans.


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That would be a huge scientific feat and there are no guarantees it will work.

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Biontech in Germany was cleared to start human testing today. With accelerated trading, it should be available in the middle of 2021,if there are no problems.

The virologist they interviewed, said it was more likely to be 2022.

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There are multiple companies or Universities already in trials for a vaccine in the United States. I know of one human trial was started over a month ago in March here. I don’t think we will be in this for 1 to 2 years, there is unlike any other virus so much research is being done on this virus around the world. Not just the vaccine, but drug treatments and anti-body treatments are being tried also.

I have already figured that I would not get this shot for at least a year after it comes out. Sorry, but I don’t wanna be the guinea pig

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What could go wrong?