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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. CraigD

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    Oh, I see...

    This is a very important read if you know anyone suffering from macular degeneration.

    I've never heard of the term 'complement' in relation to the immune system. Thanks for the interesting read.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complement_system

    The complement system, also known as complement cascade, is a part of the immune system that enhances (complements) the ability of antibodies and phagocytic cells to clear microbes and damaged cells from an organism, promote inflammation, and attack the pathogen's cell membrane. It is part of the innate immune system, which is not adaptable and does not change during an individual's lifetime. The complement system can, however, be recruited and brought into action by antibodies generated by the adaptive immune system.
     
  3. Mister Funsky

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    It was odd how I came across that article...I was researching for a completely unrelated domain for a friend.

    It has info I had not heard before and thought it might be helpful for someone in encouraging a friend and/or family member that suffers from macular degeneration to be a little more vigilant re masks/distancing/sanitizing.
     
  4. CraigD

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    Very helpful - thanks
     
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  5. J Sokol

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    'It's just madness': bikers throng South Dakota town despite Covid threat

    At least 100,000 people are expected to attend the 10-day annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota’s Black Hills from Friday, as opportunities for the local economy have overridden concerns it could become a coronavirus superspreading event.
    This year is the 80th anniversary of the event that in normal years sees upward of 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts descend on the small town of Sturgis and the surrounding area. The rally injects $800m into South Dakota’s economy.
    Local authorities expected fewer people to attend this year, and before the event halved the number of vendors allowed to participate.
    Yet on Friday, a worker at the event told the Guardian the crowd seemed larger than in previous years – and warned that Sturgis attendees were paying little heed to medical advice.


    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/south-dakota-bikers-rally-coronavirus-pandemic

    Looks like there's going to be a huge spike in infections in South Dakota in a month or so.
     
  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: 724,744
    United States: 164,139
    United Kingdom: 46,511
    Canada: 8,970
    Mexico: 51,311
    Brazil: 99,702
    Russia: 14,854
    India: 42,626
    Japan : 1,033
    Bolivia: 3,524
    Indonesia: 5,658
    Italy: 35,190
    Spain: 28,503
    Belgium: 9,866
    France: 30,324
    Netherlands: 6,154
    South Africa 9,909
    Chile: 9,958
     
  7. Mister Funsky

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    I'm afraid the gathering this year will result in spikes in many areas once the participants return home. I finally had an opportunity to go this year but opted out (of course). This will likely be known as the, or one of the, biggest super-spreader events of the year.

    Here are a couple rally links: https://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/ https://sturgis.com/

    Even the Official Motorcycle Brand of the Sturgis Rally Thinks the Mass Gathering Is Too Risky

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/even-...-rally-thinks-the-mass-gathering-is-too-risky
     
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    Well, anyone who is taking this pandemic and public health seriously, should use a cloth mask, a surgical one, or a N95.

    The bandana face covering is just too thin.

    "The cloth masks were pretty good," said Duke Dr. Eric Westman, an internal medicine physican. "They were pretty well. They blocked most of the particles."

    "The mask that stood out by far is the N95, the true fitted N95 mask," Fischer said.

    Fischer also said surgical masks "did a really good job."
     
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  10. Mister Funsky

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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: 730,519
    United States: 165,109
    United Kingdom: 46,566
    Canada: 8,976
    Mexico: 52,006
    Brazil: 100,543
    Russia: 14,931
    India: 43,583
    Japan : 1,039
    Bolivia: 3,587
    Indonesia: 5,723
    Italy: 35,203
    Spain: 28,503
    Belgium: 9,870
    France: 30,324
    Netherlands: 6,157
    South Africa 10,210
    Chile: 10,011
     
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    I have Compassion on Ignore, but I still sometimes catch some of what he says before I sign in. I don't know which he's worse at - bad lying, or bad critical thinking.
     
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    See the bottom of the pyramid...


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    That's you.




    No need for panic people.

    Put things in context . . .

     
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  15. Mister Funsky

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    No panic here...just rational, intelligent people exchanging thoughts, news and information that will allow for making personal decisions regarding any precautions or preparations they may feel is necessary.
     
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    Your posts are on the upper half of the aforementioned pyramid. Much appreciation for your coolness (y)
     
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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: 734,556
    United States: 165,617
    United Kingdom: 46,574
    Canada: 8,981
    Mexico: 52,298
    Brazil: 101,136
    Russia: 15,001
    India: 44,499
    Japan : 1,040
    Bolivia: 3,640
    Indonesia: 5,765
    Italy: 35,205
    Spain: 28,503
    Belgium: 9,872
    France: 30,324
    Netherlands: 6,157
    South Africa 10,408
    Chile: 10,077
     
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    It took the world 6 months to see its first 10 million cases of Covid. It only took 45 days to add another 10 million cases.
     
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    Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say

    "When we looked in the setting of Covid disease, we found that people who had prior vaccinations with a variety of vaccines -- for pneumococcus, influenza, hepatitis and others -- appeared to have a lower risk of getting Covid disease," Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night.
    It's what immunologists call immune training: how your immune system creates an effective response to fight off infections, Badley says.


    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html
     
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    Asian countries have mandated BCG vaccine for children for decades now. In one way, is that the reason for low fatality rates vs population strength?
     
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  25. J Sokol

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    That sounds plausible. It will be interesting to see what further studies reveal about this.
     

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