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Covid19-Coronavirus updates and news

Labeled as news in The Break Room, started by Mister Funsky, Feb 22, 2020

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    This is interesting. There’s a theory that COVID 19 isn’t actually a respiratory disease but a vascular one, which targets endothelial cells to travel through the body. This would explain the multi organ damage, and why certain preexisting conditions seem to be a risk factor for poorer outcomes.

    It would also send the search for effective treatments in a completely different direction.

    https://elemental.medium.com/corona...isease-which-explains-everything-2c4032481ab2
     
  3. Mister Funsky

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    Yet another country duped into thinking this covid thingy is a big deal...silly people.

    India Posts Record Jump in COVID-19 Cases, Modi Says 'Long Battle' Ahead

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to be relaxed raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/a...in-covid-19-cases-modi-says-long-battle-ahead
     
  4. Sutruk

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    Thanks for the info, very interesting! So this really opens the door to other probably more effective therapies against Covid-19. From the article:

    If Covid-19 is a vascular disease, the best antiviral therapy might not be antiviral therapy

    The good news is that if Covid-19 is a vascular disease, there are existing drugs that can help protect against endothelial cell damage. In another New England Journal of Medicine paper that looked at nearly 9,000 people with Covid-19, Mehra showed that the use of statins and ACE inhibitors were linked to higher rates of survival. Statins reduce the risk of heart attacks not only by lowering cholesterol or preventing plaque, they also stabilize existing plaque, meaning they’re less likely to rupture if someone is on the drugs.

    “It turns out that both statins and ACE inhibitors are extremely protective on vascular dysfunction,” Mehra says. “Most of their benefit in the continuum of cardiovascular illness — be it high blood pressure, be it stroke, be it heart attack, be it arrhythmia, be it heart failure — in any situation the mechanism by which they protect the cardiovascular system starts with their ability to stabilize the endothelial cells.”

    Mehra continues, “What we’re saying is that maybe the best antiviral therapy is not actually an antiviral therapy. The best therapy might actually be a drug that stabilizes the vascular endothelial. We’re building a drastically different concept.”

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    “In SARS1, the protein that’s required to cleave it is likely present only in the lung environment, so that’s where it can replicate. To my knowledge, it doesn’t really go systemic,” Lee says. “[SARS-CoV-2] is cleaved by a protein called furin, and that’s a big danger because furin is present in all our cells, it’s ubiquitous.”

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    My opinion: So, maybe a good therapy target would be to get a drug that inhibits the infection of this protein called furin? Of course that would not be easy, but would be almost definitive for the treatment against Covid-19.
     
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    Sure wish the protesters were all wearing masks. I think there will be a significant spike in some metros...maybe I am wrong...we'll know in a couple of weeks.

    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 8:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 371,408

    United States: 105,575
    United Kingdom: 38,376
    Canada: 7,073
    Mexico: 9,779
    Brazil: 28,849
    Russia: 4,693
    India: 5,188
    Japan : 886
    Indonesia: 1,613
    Italy: 33,340
    Spain: 27,125
    France: 28,771
    Netherlands: 5,956
     
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    Right now 2,000 people in my city are protesting, some wearing masks, some not. But it can't be good for that many people to be congregated. The rates have already been going up as the area starts to reopen.

    I have a feeling Covid is going to be with us for a long time.
     
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    I too am watching the crowds in a metro near me...2-3000 they are saying and growing. Looking at live feeds shows only about 5% are wearing masks...of course they are useless for incoming pathogens. I've been told the local hospitals are giving projections of infection rates and total deceased numbers to council members privately. I don't have any answers but I do know yelling/screaming and standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers is not a good thing to do. The cities that have large numbers of protesters should distribute masks as people congregate. Many more deaths will result due to the murder of one man.
     
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    It seems that we're just piling crisis upon crisis. It's hard to process all the tragedy of these last few months.
     
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    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 10:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 374,485
    United States: 106,241
    United Kingdom: 38,489
    Canada: 7,295
    Mexico: 9,930
    Brazil: 29,341
    Russia: 4,855
    India: 5,415
    Japan : 891
    Indonesia: 1,641
    Italy: 33,415
    Spain: 27,127
    France: 28,802
    Netherlands: 5,962
     
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    Lets hope the doctor is correct and this bug is mutating itself into nothingness...

    New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

    "In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's coronavirus contagion.

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/coro...g-potency-top-italian-doctor-says/ar-BB14SLx8
     
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    I would not believe or rely too much on that. One says it's losing potency... well, I would say that's because the 3 months confinement of the people.
    Give the virus one month of freely spread before the winter and we will see if it's losing potency.
    The other says directly "In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy". Man, was for doctors like this one, that Italy had a virus explosion and more than 30,000 deaths. While they saw what was happening in China, they kept saying.. no.. this virus won't affect us here, because we are very far away... and virus won't travel... and there are country borders...sure.
    And the story repeats. Really hopefully this winter won't be a second wave... but the History and the Biology say there are big odds of this second wave, and it should be taken very seriously because for the moment, there's no reliable therapy and no vaccine for Covid-19.
     
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    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 9:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 378,069
    United States: 106,929
    United Kingdom: 39,045
    Canada: 7,326
    Mexico: 10,167
    Brazil: 30,046
    Russia: 5,037
    India: 5,612
    Japan : 892
    Indonesia: 1,663
    Italy: 33,475
    Spain: 27,127
    France: 28,833
    Netherlands: 5,967
     
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    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 8:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 382,927
    United States: 108,062
    United Kingdom: 39,369
    Canada: 7,395
    Mexico: 10,637
    Brazil: 31,309
    Russia: 5,215
    India: 5,834
    Japan : 894
    Indonesia: 1,698
    Italy: 33,530
    Spain: 27,127
    France: 28,940
    Netherlands: 5,967
     
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    Mexico's coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-idUSKBN23900V


    New measures put in place to avoid spread of the virus in Mexico, no mustaches

    "Aside from making the use of masks mandatory and social distancing, authorities in Mexico are restricting people from having beards, mustaches, wearing ties and using jewelry which they say are reservoirs for the virus."

    https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/n...d-spread-of-the-virus-in-mexico-no-mustaches/
     
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    I have not tracked Iran in my numbers as the data is likely unreliable due to the stifling of information by the government. The young woman in the story below will likely end up dying and I post it here because I'd seen her images before covid19 started its run. (FYI, the look is primarily due to makeup and Photoshop...her real image is in the story). Instagram is the only social media allowed and she went too far (according to those in charge) in her posts and individualism.

    Iranian 'Zombie Angelina Jolie' Instagram star is on a ventilator after contracting coronavirus while detained for her social media activities

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-star-ventilator-contracting-coronavirus.html
     
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    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 10:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 388,616
    United States: 109,204
    United Kingdom: 39,728
    Canada: 7,498
    Mexico: 11,729
    Brazil: 32,602
    Russia: 5,384
    India: 6,104
    Japan : 900
    Indonesia: 1,721
    Italy: 33,601
    Spain: 27,128
    France: 29,021
    Netherlands: 5,990
     
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    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 8:00 am EST are below, primarily from the source in the original post (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). If your country of interest is not listed below, simply go to the link above to do a search for relevant information.

    Total: 393,675
    United States: 110,210
    United Kingdom: 39,904
    Canada: 7,637
    Mexico: 12,545
    Brazil: 34,039
    Russia: 5,528
    India: 6,367
    Japan : 903
    Indonesia: 1,770
    Italy: 33,689
    Spain: 27,133
    France: 29,065
    Netherlands: 6,005
     
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    Researchers retract study that found big risks in using hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19

    Three of the authors of a study that found the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was dangerous for hospitalized covid-19 patients retracted it Thursday, saying they could “no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources.”

    The retraction notice was posted by the medical journal Lancet, which had published the study on May 22.

    The study, purportedly based on the health records of almost 100,000 patients around the world, found that hospitalized covid-19 patients treated with the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine — a drug repeatedly touted by President Trump — had a sharply higher risk of death and heart problems compared to those who did not receive the drug. It also showed the drug didn’t provide a benefit. The study was “observational,” which is less rigorous than a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.


     

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