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

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    Pfizer video sparks hope COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December
    A US-based company has released promising video revealing they’ve produced “several hundred thousand doses” of a vaccine for COVID-19.
    Pfizer, a Manhattan-based company, told the Mail on Sunday the company has already produced “several hundred thousand doses” of its vaccine and plans to have 100 million doses ready by the end of the year.
     
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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: 1,119,476
    United States: 224,732
    Brazil: 153,905
    South Africa: 18,471
    United Kingdom: 43,646
    Canada: 9,760
    Mexico: 86,167
    Russia: 24,366
    India: 114,670
    Bolivia: 8,481
    Japan : 1,670
    Indonesia: 12,617
    Italy: 36,543
    Spain: 33,775
    Belgium: 10,413
    France: 33,477
    Netherlands: 6,768
    Chile: 13,635
    Philippines: 6,675
     
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    This is really sophisticated work for a 14-year-old -- if she doesn't solve Covid, she may well solve something else down the line.
     
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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: 1,124,262
    United States: 225,241
    Brazil: 154,226
    South Africa: 18,492
    United Kingdom: 43,726
    Canada: 9,778
    Mexico: 86,338
    Russia: 24,635
    India: 115,267
    Bolivia: 8,502
    Japan : 1,674
    Indonesia: 12,734
    Italy: 36,616
    Spain: 33,992
    Belgium: 10,443
    France: 33,623
    Netherlands: 6,768
    Chile: 13,676
    Philippines: 6,690
     
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    Sinopharm says may be able to make over one billion coronavirus vaccine doses in 2021

    China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), one of several Chinese firms developing coronavirus vaccines, said it may have the capacity to produce more than 1 billion doses in 2021, Chairman Liu Jingzhen said on Tuesday.

    Good achievement. Give it most vulnerable people, and rest will develop herd immunity. Total of 1.4 billion Chinese.
     
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    Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses

    Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, according to a Penn State College of Medicine research study. The results indicate that some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load, or amount of virus, in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmv.26514
     
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    I tested a Harvard-designed nasal spray to help stop the spread of COVID-19

    But having talked to the Harvard scientist David Edwards who created this system, dubbed the FEND, I overcome my personal embarrassment. Because if it works as intended, this invention is groundbreaking. Edwards claims that if you take just two puffs with his device, you reduce your chance of exhaling COVID-19-filled droplets by 99% for six hours—which he validated in a small, 10-person study. In theory, it should make your own nose and throat more resistant to contracting COVID-19, too, by turning your throat into a sticky fly trap for the virus to keep it out of your lungs.

    https://www.hellofend.com/
     
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    Indonesia
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    Total Cases 368.842
    Recovered 293.653
    Death 12.734
    Update: 20-10-2020

    Source: https://covid19.go.id/
     
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    I added Indonesia to the list a while ago...a niece and her family lived there for about 4 years recently. I've been concerned the population density she told me existed in some metro areas might lead to large outbreaks.
     
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    Jakarta is under local lockdown (PSBB). All activities are limited such as restaurants can only operate at a maximum of 50% of capacity, as well as public transportation.

    If your family here follows the government's health protocols, they'll be safe
     
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    I was wondering how come bats don't die from corona viruses if they are carriers?

    It seems that the virus finds a niche and their immune systems can adjust, "Instead of killing bat cells as the virus does with human cells, the MERS coronavirus enters a long-term relationship with the host, maintained by the bat's unique 'super' immune system, SARS-CoV-2 is thought to operate in the same way."

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200506133614.htm

    "If we could mimic the immune response of bats to viruses, that allows them to tolerate them, then you could look to nature to find a cure. It's already evolved, we don't need to reinvent the wheel. We now have the tools to be able to understand the steps we need to take; we need to develop the drugs to do it."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53494566

    It's like developing immunity to cope with or rolling with the punch vs killing the virus in humans. As a new virus is introduced, our immune systems will evolve. Forgive me if this has already been posted, but IMO, it's worth revisiting.
     
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    This makes sense to me:

    'The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.' Confucius

    'The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.' Robert Jordan

    Having studied Karate and Kung Fu (even boxing) each system has merit, but I like the soft approach, better to bend than break, better yet if one can avoid being hit in the first place! Our approach in Western medicine can learn from these philosophies.
     
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    Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?


    The research at King's College London also showed being female, excess weight and asthma raised the risk.

    Having more than five different symptoms in the first week was one of the key risk factors," Dr Claire Steves, from Kings College London, told BBC News.

    Covid-19 is more than just a cough - and the virus that causes it can affect organs throughout the body.

    Somebody who had a cough, fatigue, headache and diarrhoea, and lost their sense of smell - which are all potential symptoms - would be at higher risk than somebody who had a cough alone.

    The risk also rises with age - particularly over 50 - as did being female.

    Dr Steves said: "We've seen from the early data coming out that men were at much more risk of very severe disease and sadly of dying from Covid, it appears that women are more at risk of long Covid."
     
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    How obesity could create problems for a COVID vaccine

    Obesity correlates with a dulled immune response to COVID-19. And vaccines for a handful of other conditions often don’t work as well in obese people, suggesting that a shot for COVID-19 might not provide as much protection as researchers would like. “We worry about that,” says Donna Ryan, who has studied obesity at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Researchers are still unsure whether or not obesity will affect vaccine efficacy. And there might be ways to counteract problems if they arise. But scientists are also concerned that clinical trials might not be well designed to capture such issues promptly. “It‘s something the experts need to really look at,” says Ryan.
     
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    Reducing chances of COVID-19 infection by a cough cloud in a closed space

    The volume of the cough-cloud without a mask is about 7 and 23 times larger than in the presence of a surgical mask and an N95 mask, respectively. We also find that the cough-cloud is present for 5 s–8 s, after which the cloud starts dissipating, irrespective of the presence or absence of a mask. Our analysis suggests that the cough-cloud finally attains the room temperature, while remaining slightly more moist than the surrounding. These findings are expected to have implications in understanding the spread of coronavirus, which is reportedly airborne.
     
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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: 1,131,209
    United States: 226,220
    Brazil: 154,888
    South Africa: 18,656
    United Kingdom: 43,967
    Canada: 9,794
    Mexico: 86,893
    Russia: 24,952
    India: 115,950
    Bolivia: 8,526
    Japan : 1,676
    Indonesia: 12,857
    Italy: 36,705
    Spain: 34,210
    Belgium: 10,489
    France: 33,885
    Netherlands: 6,873
    Chile: 13,702
    Philippines: 6,747
     
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    Deceased AstraZeneca Trial Volunteer Didn’t Receive Vaccine

    A participant who died during a trial of AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine in Brazil hadn’t received the company’s shot, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    AstraZeneca, which is developing the vaccine with the University of Oxford, said it can’t comment on individual cases because of confidentiality and clinical trial rules. Oxford has no concerns about the safety of the vaccine trial after an independent and careful review, and Brazil’s regulators have recommended that it continue, university communications head Stephen Rouse said in statement.

    So the participant received a placebo. Vaccine trials continue.

     
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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: 1,137,757
    United States: 227,419
    Brazil: 155,459
    South Africa: 18,741
    United Kingdom: 44,158
    Canada: 9,829
    Mexico: 87,415
    Russia: 25,242
    India: 116,681
    Bolivia: 8,558
    Japan : 1,679
    Indonesia: 12,959
    Italy: 36,832
    Spain: 34,366
    Belgium: 10,539
    France: 34,048
    Netherlands: 6,873
    Chile: 13,719
    Philippines: 6,783
     
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    Spent an hour today speaking with a regional manager of a nationally recognized grocery chain and a pharmacy manager traveling with him. I hate to say it, but runs on certain items will start soon and many things will become unavailable...again.

    Germans Are Panic Buying Toilet Paper And Disinfectants As Covid-19 Surges Again

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladi...ctants-as-covid-19-surges-again/#76ff698317f0
     
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    High time Muricans switched to Toilet Bidets.
     

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