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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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  1. koolishman

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    COVID-19: Asymptomatic People Can Still Develop Lung Damage

    I quickly learned that many patients with advanced COVID-19 disease bore none of the hallmarks of severe respiratory illness until they suddenly collapsed and died. The science behind this early lesson is now emerging, with a study from Wuhan, China, describing pathological lung changes on CT scans of completely asymptomatic patients. Asymptomatic carriage is not uncommon in other virulent infections, such as MRSA and C diff, but what is striking with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is that it may be accompanied by underlying organ damage.
     
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  3. Mister Funsky

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    Hospitalizations are up 50% in America while the countries that suffered the worst at the beginning (Italy, France) are having rates drop to near nothing. The difference? They did a REAL lock down knowing that once the virus had no new hosts its rate of spread/infection would begin to decrease. Now, in America, this surge is going to be extremely bad...and it is still technically still the 'first wave'. Our moronic leaders on the local, state and federal levels have let us all down. It is up to each person to do his/her duty in stopping the spread.

    I made the above statements to a group of people yesterday, several in their late teens and early twenties, and a client of mine came up on us. He began his diatribe about how his rights are violated being forced to wear a mask...then he went on how it is a political plan to bring someone down. The group clearly did not agree with him having heard some reality wisdom. I then told him his attitude is as dangerous as a person pulling the pin on a grenade, tossing it into a lake and then being expected to hold the safety lever for a week or two. We exchanged more words (his of ignorance, mine of facts) and eventually I said I no longer wanted or needed his business. This will cost my bottom line about 15,000 a year, but I've made the decision not to expose myself or my contractors to his mindset or his oral (potentially covid19 laced) expulsions.

    ---End of rant---

    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: 497,551
    United States: 127,649
    United Kingdom: 43,414
    Canada: 8,508
    Mexico: 25,779
    Brazil: 56,109
    Russia: 8,969
    India: 15,731
    Japan : 969
    Indonesia: 2,720
    Italy: 34,708
    Spain: 28,338
    Belgium: 9,732
    France: 29,778
    Netherlands: 6,103
     
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  4. J Sokol

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    After saving his own life with a repurposed drug, a professor reviews every drug being tried against Covid-19. Here's what he's found

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/27/heal...ajgenbaum-drug-review-scn-wellness/index.html

    Against epic odds, he found a drug that saved his own life six years ago, by creating a collaborative method for organizing medical research that could be applicable to thousands of human diseases.
    But after seeing how the same types of flares of immune-signaling cells, called cytokine storms, kill both Castleman and Covid-19 patients alike, his lab has devoted nearly all of its resources to aiding doctors fighting the pandemic.
     
  5. koolishman

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    No seasonal variation in Covid, immunisation only defence: Harvard scholar

    SARS-COV-2 has not shown any seasonal pattern so far, although higher incidence and caseloads are seen in areas with temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius and low humidity. Still its impact in India is considerable given our huge population as well as population density, said Mrinalini Darswal, doctor and IAS officer, who is currently pursuing doctoral studies in public health, with a focus on Covid-19 at Harvard University.

    With over 5 lakh cases, the first wave is still continuing in India, and unless seasons turn a full circle, it is difficult to term SARS-COV-2 periodic, Darswal added.

     
  6. Mister Funsky

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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: 501,878
    United States: 128,152
    United Kingdom: 43,514
    Canada: 8,516
    Mexico: 26,381
    Brazil: 57,103
    Russia: 9,073
    India: 16,124
    Japan : 971
    Indonesia: 2,754
    Italy: 34,716
    Spain: 28,341
    Belgium: 9,732
    France: 29,778
    Netherlands: 6,105
     
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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: 505,219
    United States: 128,451
    United Kingdom: 43,550
    Canada: 8,522
    Mexico: 26,648
    Brazil: 57,659
    Russia: 9,166
    India: 16,568
    Japan : 971
    Indonesia: 2,805
    Italy: 34,738
    Spain: 28,343
    Belgium: 9,732
    France: 29,778
    Netherlands: 6,107
     
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    Bay Area contact tracing shows early signs of success

    The Bay Area’s efforts to track coronavirus cases and prevent the spread of disease are showing early signs of success, although plans to directly contact a vast majority of people who tested positive still face daunting challenges
     
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    NEW: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering bars, clubs, movie theaters, waterparks and gyms to close for 30 days in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

    Kelly orders Kansans statewide to use masks in public.
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article243879982.html#storylink=cpy

    Some Florida beaches closing up again

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    More and more mask requirements, places shutting down again, rethinking opening, slowing opening etc. Things are tightening back up again.
     
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  10. J Sokol

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    Statistics for coronavirus cases in Tulsa:

    March 21 - June 7: Number of new cases ranged between one and 38 per day
    On June 8 there were 64 new cases, and that increased to 259 cases on June 23. The Tulsa rally took place on June 20, so it's likely the numbers will continue to spike.

    https://www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19
     
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    CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country

    "The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to get it under control as some other countries have, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday."

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/cdc...l-pandemic-as-cases-surge-across-country.html

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    ‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes

    "Over the past week California’s case count has exploded, surpassing 200,000 known infections, and forcing Mr. Newsom to roll back the state’s reopening in some counties. On Monday, he said the number of people hospitalized in California had risen 43 percent over the past two weeks............."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/o...as-case-count-explodes/ar-BB167I8p?li=BBnb7Kz
     
  12. Sutruk

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    Dr. Bob Wachter has resumed it very well:

    “To some extent I think our luck may have run out,” said Dr. Bob Wachter, a professor and chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. “This is faster and worse than I expected. You have to have a ton of respect for this thing. It is nasty and it just lurks and waits to stomp on you if you let your guard down for a second.”

    And also Dr. Pan when he says:

    How this disease spreads is all about the margins,” Dr. Pan said. “All it takes is, like, 5 percent more people doing more high-risk behavior to change its direction.

    And when you have a president avoiding to use a face mask in public, the most basic measure to stop the virus spread, and his followers willing to do the same as the president does... there you have way more than the 5% needed to change its direction.

    Face masks should be MANDATORY everywhere in the US, in public and into the "private properties" full of people, like stores and markets, in all the US, in order to stop the spread of the virus.

    100 years ago San Francisco did it very well, everybody then were using masks to stop the spread. 100 years later and still some people denying the common sense and avoiding to wear face masks, just incredible.
     
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    Coronavirus: Human trial of India vaccine in July

    Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally made coronavirus vaccine in July.

    An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech.

    Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response.


    The trials are among many across the world - there are around 120 vaccine programmes under way. Half a dozen Indian firms are developing vaccines.

    This is the first India-made vaccine and developed from a strain of the virus that was isolated locally and weakened under laboratory conditions.

    India's drug control authorities have allowed Bharat Biotech to hold Phase 1 and 2 of clinical human trials after "company submitted results generated from preclinical studies, demonstrating safety and immune response", a statement issued by the firm added.

    The two trials are designed to test whether the vaccine is safe, rather than whether it is effective.

    The locally obtained strain of the virus was instrumental in developing the vaccine quickly, the firm said.
     
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    China researchers discover new swine flu with 'pandemic potential'

    Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday.

    The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a global pandemic in 2009. G4 now shows "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus," said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
    Researchers discovered G4 during a pig surveillance program that ran from 2011 to 2018, in which they collected more than 30,000 nasal swab samples from pigs in slaughterhouses and veterinary teaching hospitals across 10 Chinese provinces.
    From these samples, researchers identified 179 swine influenza viruses -- but not all of them posed a concern. Some only showed up one year out of the program's seven, or eventually declined to nonthreatening levels.

    But the G4 virus kept showing up in pigs, year after year -- and even showed sharp increases in the swine population after 2016.
    Further tests showed that G4 can infect humans by binding to our cells and receptors, and it can replicate quickly inside our airway cells. And though G4 holds H1N1 genes, people who have received seasonal flu vaccines won't have any immunity.
     
  15. Mister Funsky

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    Arizona hospitals are almost at capacity.

    Current Covid19 death numbers as of 7:00 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: 508,803
    United States: 128,788
    United Kingdom: 43,575
    Canada: 8,566
    Mexico: 27,121
    Brazil: 58,385
    Russia: 9,320
    India: 16,919
    Japan : 972
    Indonesia: 2,876
    Italy: 34,744
    Spain: 28,346
    Belgium: 9,747
    France: 29,813
    Netherlands: 6,107
     
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    The USA is still in the first wave! I remember the day when there were only 11 cases in the United States. You just stop calling it a second wave.!

     
  17. Mister Funsky

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    Yes...oddly enough, with this resurgence, it looks like the first wave will lap into what would normally be the beginning of the second wave. Add that to the normal yearly flu deaths and our numbers of lost citizens this fall will be sad. This could have, and should have, been handled better (this is not a political statement...ignorance abounded on both sides of the aisle). Now we are in for an especially rough ride.
     
  18. Compassion

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    An update from my county:

    2896 "positive" cases, 29 deaths

    0.0100138%

    29 deaths out of 446,499 people in the county
    0.0000649%


    even with highly questionable labeling of some of the 29*



    https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/
     
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    Our Vice President, Senate majority leader and Fox’s Sean Hannity have all publicly done a 180 and are now promoting face masks.

    The crazy part of this is people treating masks as a political issue instead of a public health issue.

    NJ was going to reallow public indoor dining on Thursday but because of what happened in other states that’s been postponed indefinitely - https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/new...irus-phil-murphy-indoor-dining-pause/2450072/

    (Yes, our governor called out “knuckleheads” - lol)
     
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    'Window is closing' for US to get coronavirus under control

    "Things are very different from two months ago... So it is a very different situation, but this is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under control," Azar told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

    He suggested that the US is better positioned to handled the pandemic than before, pointing to increased testing, contact tracing, hospital capacity, reserves of personal protective equipment, and advancement toward therapeutics and potential vaccines for the virus.

    Azar denied that reopening too quickly was tied to the rise in cases, but instead "inappropriate individual behavior" that has enabled the spread of the virus.

    When asked whether the Trump administration's claims of rising case numbers was the result of more testing being done, Frieden dismissed it, saying, "As a doctor, a scientist, an epidemiologist, I can tell you with 100% certainty that in most states where you're seeing an increase, it is a real increase."

    "It is not more tests, it is more spread of the virus," Frieden said.

    https://www.nbc-2.com/story/4230073...irus-under-control-trumps-hhs-secretary-warns


     
  21. J Sokol

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    Fauci warns Congress that new US coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 a day

    "We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around and so I am very concerned," Fauci told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a hearing on the pandemic on Tuesday.


    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/fauci-redford-testimony-senate-coronavirus/index.html

    This is grim news.
     
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    How Social Distancing Rules Are Created
     
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    Goldman Sachs says a national mask mandate could slash infections and save economy from a 5% hit

    A federal face mask mandate would not only cut the daily growth rate of new confirmed cases of Covid-19, but could also save the U.S. economy from taking a 5% GDP hit in lieu of additional lockdowns, according to Goldman Sachs.

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman’s chief economist, said his team investigated the link between face masks and Covid-19 health and economic outcomes and found that facial coverings are associated with sizable and statistically significant results.


    “We find that face masks are associated with significantly better coronavirus outcomes,” Hatzius wrote in a note to clients. “Our baseline estimate is that a national mandate could raise the percentage of people who wear masks by 15 [percentage points] and cut the daily growth rate of confirmed cases by 1.0 [percentage point] to 0.6%.”

    “These calculations imply that a face mask mandate could potentially substitute for lockdowns that would otherwise subtract nearly 5% from GDP,” the economist added.




     
  24. J Sokol

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    This is telling, considering it's coming from a major conservative financial institution.
     
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    Green, Yellow, Orange or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

    How severe is the spread of COVID-19 in your community? If you're confused, you're not alone. Though state and local dashboards provide lots of numbers, from case counts to deaths, it's often unclear how to interpret them — and hard to compare them to other places.

    "There hasn't been a unified, national approach to communicating risk, says Danielle Allen, a professor and director of Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. "That's made it harder for people," she says.

    Allen, along with researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute, is leading a collaboration of top scientists at institutions around the country who have joined forces to create a unified set of metrics, including a shared definition of risk levels — and tools for communities to fight coronavirus.

    The collaboration launched these tools Wednesday, including a new, online risk-assessment map that allows people to check the state or the county where they live and see a COVID-19 risk rating of green, yellow, orange or red. The risk levels are based upon the number of new daily cases per 100,000 people.
     

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