Labeled as news in The Break Room, started by Mister Funsky, Feb 22, 2020
Yes, that's another word for "silenced"
British Health Service to Use Plasma Transfusions to Treat Coronavirus
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom will begin treating coronavirus patients with plasma transfusions from those who have recently recovered from the Chinese virus.
Britain’s medicines watchdog has approved the use of blood recovered from Covid-19 patients as a treatment for the Chinese virus. The plasma of recovered patients is thought to contain antibodies that could be used to strengthen the immune systems of patients.
“We have been working with the National Blood Service in anticipation of this issue, and in early March, we agreed to this procedure,” the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said in comments reported by The Telegraph.
“This will mean that patients who are recovering from Covid-19 can receive plasma from another patient who has recovered.”
The method of treatment was used by doctors in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic to treat patients. Plasma transfusions were also used experimentally in 2003 during the outbreak of SARS, another form of coronavirus.
Since a vaccine for the Chinese virus is unlikely to be ready before the end of the year, doctors have sought to find other means of treating it.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States approved the use of “convalescent plasma” to treat coronavirus patients.
“It is possible that convalescent plasma that contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) might be effective against the infection… Although promising, convalescent plasma has not been shown to be effective in every disease studied,” the FDA said in a statement.
So far there has been very limited usage of plasma in coronavirus patients. However, a small study conducted in Shenzhen, China, is said to have shown that the method could be a potential treatment.
In the study, five critically ill coronavirus patients were given plasma transfusions from recovered patients. All five patients were said to have dramatically improved following the procedure.
New York State will also begin conducting a trial of the plasma transfusion method. The Manhattan-based New York Blood Center has started collecting blood from recently recovered patients, however, the testing will be limited until more people donate their blood.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, are also set to begin human trials of the method after it was approved by the FDA.
“Giving serum from newly recovered patients is a Stone Age approach, but historically it has worked,” said Dr Jeffrey Henderson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology at Washington University.
“This is how we used to prevent and treat viral infections like measles, mumps, polio, and influenza, but once vaccines were developed, the technique understandably fell out of favour and many people forgot about it,” Henderson added.
“Until we have specific drugs and vaccines for Covid-19, this approach could save lives,” he explained.
A little positive news.
A possible cure. We have to wait and see.
Travelers entering Florida should expect to be stopped and screened
Motorists entering Florida will be directed to weigh stations by law enforcement officers who will allow travelers to either return to the interstate or to pull aside for further screening, according to a release from Florida Department of Transportation.
The measure is part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's order to limit community spread by requiring travelers on I-10 and I-95 coming from Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to isolate for a period of 14 days.
Travelers entering Florida will be required to complete a form, including each traveler’s contact information and trip details, the release said.
"Failure to complete the form and failure to follow any isolation or quarantine order from DOH are a violation of Florida law," according to the release.
Florida Highway Patrol "will staff the checkpoint at I-10 at the Alabama/Florida line, 24 hours a day with approximately 16 troopers in 12-hour shifts," FDOT said.
Travelers will be provided with a traveler card, "which has contact information and guidance in the event the traveler exhibits symptoms while in isolation that are attributed to" coronavirus, the release said.
Damn... These people are so predictable.
The Chinese scientists have developed a new weapon to combat coronavirus.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says FDA was 'reckless' restricting technology sterilizing surgical masks
One day after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine publicly pleaded for the FDA to issue an emergency waiver to allow the Columbus-based Battelle Labs to use new technology to sterilize surgical masks, he was "stunned" by the FDA's decision Sunday.
The FDA, in a letter sent Saturday, approved use of the system only in Columbus and only for 10,000 N95 respirator masks.
The FDA-authorized Battelle can sterilize 10,000 surgical masks in Ohio each day. Battelle said it has the capacity to sterilize 160,000 masks in the state daily. The FDA's ruling is limited to its headquarters in Columbus, so the company is not permitted to send its technology to other states.
"The FDA's decision to severely limit the use of this life-saving technology is nothing short of reckless," DeWine said in a statement. "Battelle's innovative technology has the capability to protect healthcare professionals and first responders in Ohio and across the country, but in this time of crisis, the FDA has decided not to support those who are risking their lives to save others. This is a matter of life and death. I am not only disappointed by this development, but I'm also stunned that the FDA would decline to do all it can to protect this country's frontline workers in this serious time of need."
(The Governor will discuss this in a 2 pm EST press conference here.)
1:43 p.m. update: The FDA released a statement before DeWine's press conference:
"The EUA (emergency use authorization) issued, as requested by Battelle, currently allows for Battelle to decontaminate up to 10,000 N95 respirators per day. We understand Battelle now would like to expand that capacity, beyond their Ohio facility, and we are working with them, and the state of Ohio expeditiously so they can scale up their N95 decontamination services to other locations outside of Ohio."
Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media.
Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.
What he says:
We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.
[The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society.
All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.
Dr Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specialising in Pulmonology, politician and former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.
What he says:
Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.
We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?”
Dr Joel Kettner s professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.
What he says:
I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. And other respiratory illness viruses, we don’t always know what they are. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why.
I worry about the message to the public, about the fear of coming into contact with people, being in the same space as people, shaking their hands, having meetings with people. I worry about many, many consequences related to that.
In Hubei, in the province of Hubei, where there has been the most cases and deaths by far, the actual number of cases reported is 1 per 1000 people and the actual rate of deaths reported is 1 per 20,000. So maybe that would help to put things into perspective.
Dr John Ioannidis Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy and of Biomedical Data Science, at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. He is director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).
He is also the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He was chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine as well as adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
As a physician, scientist and author he has made contributions to evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, data science and clinical research. In addition, he pioneered the field of meta-research. He has shown that much of the published research does not meet good scientific standards of evidence.
What he says:
Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes. As most health systems have limited testing capacity, selection bias may even worsen in the near future.
The one situation where an entire, closed population was tested was the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its quarantine passengers. The case fatality rate there was 1.0%, but this was a largely elderly population, in which the death rate from Covid-19 is much higher.
Could the Covid-19 case fatality rate be that low? No, some say, pointing to the high rate in elderly people. However, even some so-called mild or common-cold-type coronaviruses that have been known for decades can have case fatality rates as high as 8% when they infect elderly people in nursing homes.
If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average.
– “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”, Stat News, 17th March 2020
A Fiasco in the Making? As the Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data
Dr Yoram Lass is an Israeli physician, politician and former Director General of the Health Ministry. He also worked as Associate Dean of the Tel Aviv University Medical School and during the 1980s presented the science-based television show Tatzpit.
What he says:
Italy is known for its enormous morbidity in respiratory problems, more than three times any other European country. In the US about 40,000 people die in a regular flu season and so far 40-50 people have died of the coronavirus, most of them in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington.
In every country, more people die from regular flu compared with those who die from the coronavirus.
…there is a very good example that we all forget: the swine flu in 2009. That was a virus that reached the world from Mexico and until today there is no vaccination against it. But what? At that time there was no Facebook or there maybe was but it was still in its infancy. The coronavirus, in contrast, is a virus with public relations.
Whoever thinks that governments end viruses is wrong.
– Interview in Globes, March 22nd 2020
Dr Pietro Vernazza is a Swiss physician specialising Infectious Diseases at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and Professor of Health Policy.
What he says:
We have reliable figures from Italy and a work by epidemiologists, which has been published in the renowned science journal ‹Science›, which examined the spread in China. This makes it clear that around 85 percent of all infections have occurred without anyone noticing the infection. 90 percent of the deceased patients are verifiably over 70 years old, 50 percent over 80 years.
In Italy, one in ten people diagnosed die, according to the findings of the Science publication, that is statistically one of every 1,000 people infected. Each individual case is tragic, but often – similar to the flu season – it affects people who are at the end of their lives.
If we close the schools, we will prevent the children from quickly becoming immune.
We should better integrate the scientific facts into the political decisions.
– Interview in St. Galler Tagblatt, 22nd March 2020
Frank Ulrich Montgomery is German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association.
What he says:
I’m not a fan of lockdown. Anyone who imposes something like this must also say when and how to pick it up again. Since we have to assume that the virus will be with us for a long time, I wonder when we will return to normal? You can’t keep schools and daycare centers closed until the end of the year. Because it will take at least that long until we have a vaccine. Italy has imposed a lockdown and has the opposite effect. They quickly reached their capacity limits, but did not slow down the virus spread within the lockdown.
– Interview in General Anzeiger, 18th March 2020
Prof. Hendrik Streeck is a German HIV researcher, epidemiologist and clinical trialist. He is professor of virology, and the director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research, at Bonn University.
What he says:
The new pathogen is not that dangerous, it is even less dangerous than Sars-1. The special thing is that Sars-CoV-2 replicates in the upper throat area and is therefore much more infectious because the virus jumps from throat to throat, so to speak. But that is also an advantage: Because Sars-1 replicates in the deep lungs, it is not so infectious, but it definitely gets on the lungs, which makes it more dangerous.
You also have to take into account that the Sars-CoV-2 deaths in Germany were exclusively old people. In Heinsberg, for example, a 78-year-old man with previous illnesses died of heart failure, and that without Sars-2 lung involvement. Since he was infected, he naturally appears in the Covid 19 statistics. But the question is whether he would not have died anyway, even without Sars-2.
– Interview in Frankfurter Allgemeine, 16th March 2020
Dr Yanis Roussel et. al. – A team of researchers from the Institut Hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, conducting a peer-reviewed study on Coronavirus mortality for the government of France under the ‘Investments for the Future’ programme.
What they say:
The problem of SARS-CoV-2 is probably overestimated, as 2.6 million people die of respiratory infections each year compared with less than 4000 deaths for SARS-CoV-2 at the time of writing.
This study compared the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 in OECD countries (1.3%) with the mortality rate of common coronaviruses identified in AP-HM patients (0.8%) from 1 January 2013 to 2 March 2020. Chi-squared test was performed, and the P-value was 0.11 (not significant).
…it should be noted that systematic studies of other coronaviruses (but not yet for SARS-CoV-2) have found that the percentage of asymptomatic carriers is equal to or even higher than the percentage of symptomatic patients. The same data for SARS-CoV-2 may soon be available, which will further reduce the relative risk associated with this specific pathology.
– “SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data”, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 19th March 2020
Dr. David Katz is an American physician and founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center
What he says:
I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long-lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself. The stock market will bounce back in time, but many businesses never will. The unemployment, impoverishment and despair likely to result will be public health scourges of the first order.
– “Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?”, New York Times 20th March 2020
Michael T. Osterholm is regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
What he says:
Consider the effect of shutting down offices, schools, transportation systems, restaurants, hotels, stores, theaters, concert halls, sporting events and other venues indefinitely and leaving all of their workers unemployed and on the public dole. The likely result would be not just a depression but a complete economic breakdown, with countless permanently lost jobs, long before a vaccine is ready or natural immunity takes hold.
[T]he best alternative will probably entail letting those at low risk for serious disease continue to work, keep business and manufacturing operating, and “run” society, while at the same time advising higher-risk individuals to protect themselves through physical distancing and ramping up our health-care capacity as aggressively as possible. With this battle plan, we could gradually build up immunity without destroying the financial structure on which our lives are based.
– “Facing covid-19 reality: A national lockdown is no cure”, Washington Post 21st March 2020
Dr Peter Goetzsche is Professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen and founder of the Cochrane Medical Collaboration. He has written several books on corruption in the field of medicine and the power of big pharmaceutical companies.
What he says:
Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.
No such draconian measures were applied during the 2009 influenza pandemic, and they obviously cannot be applied every winter, which is all year round, as it is always winter somewhere. We cannot close down the whole world permanently.
Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time. But remember the joke about tigers. “Why do you blow the horn?” “To keep the tigers away.” “But there are no tigers here.” “There you see!”
– “Corona: an epidemic of mass panic”, blog post on Deadly Medicines 21st March 2020
COMMON SENSE ISN'T SO COMMON THESE DAYS.
LET'S REMEMBER SOME COMMON SENSE.
OF COURSE THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY IS DIVIDED ABOUT VACCINES. I FOR ONE KNOW THEM TO BE EXTREMELY TOXIC AND DO FAR FAR MORE HARM THAN GOOD. A DOUBLESPEAK ORWELLIAN POISON NEEDLE INDEED - I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS 1889 CLASSIC BY AN MD EXPOSING THE ACTUAL ROOTS OF HOW VACCINES STARTED,
EVIDENCE THAT THE PRACTICE HAS NEVER BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE ONE THAT ACTUALLY IMPROVES PUBLIC HEALTH. ARE THESE TIMES NOT 1984 ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SEE THAT EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IS A LIE!?
Heres the problem. As much as we want to work off of the data, it's the numbers that are inaccurate. Testing has been so limited that the data is inaccurate, regardless of how the situation is spun. Nobody knows the true data, but everybody is using the numbers for decisions.
What we do know is we have a serios medical supply problem. Ventilators and PPE is needed in developing areas and known hotspots. This stat tells the story that other data doesn't. The fact that hospitals are being overwhelmed tells the story. That's data we can rely on.
The people who are in dire need usually die with the ventilators anyway. This strain is wiping out people who are compromised and are near the end of life as it is.
This scene playing out on the world stage is being utilized to crash economies and accelerate the one world government agenda that has been planned since before all of us were born.
That's not true. It's simply false.
Many hospitals are not overwhelmed and its pretty easy for the stagehands to hire crisis actors and fool the press into wagging the dog about any matter. The stagehands own most of the press as it is. The playwrights own the drug companies and of course by now even the less awake people know the playwrights own the central bank printing presses.
99% dying have underlying conditions
The powers that shouldn't be are literally stamping COVID to any and all deaths possible when in fact the primary culprits are heart disease, a stroke, pulmonary embolism, complications from cancer, etc... those being the actual reason immunity couldn't keep them alive longer.
(just like the elderly on the cruise ship, think about who goes on cruises en masse and on top of being elderly many don't exactly have an optimal lifestyle (i.e. obese, alcohol drinking, pall mall smoking etc.)
THE WORLD IS A STAGE, THE SCRIPT IS WRITTEN AND THE PLAY IS CONDUCTED BY A FEW, VERY FEW PEOPLE, THEY OWN THE BIG CLUB THAT MAKES THE MOVIE AND YOU AND ARE NOT IN THE BIG CLUB.
IT'S A BIG CLUB AND YOU AND I AIN'T IN IT!
"IT'S CALLED THE AMERICAN DREAM, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE ASLEEP TO BELIEVE IT."
That article was from March 18th... in the last 11 days the numbers of deaths, of infected, of what age groups are affected etc. have changed a lot and in some cases quite dramatically!
The script is still the same.
33,000 people have died with the COVID SARS 19 stamp in the entire world since this all started last year.
so what if by the end of this charade that number is 150,000 or 200,000?
Does that warrant the effects of this plandemic to shut down the entire world?
Did you see - this is an exercise gone live.
This exact scenario - a Coronavirus pandemic was discussed in OCTOBER 2019 by the Gates cartel and related branches...
What are the chances that an exercise with this exact scenario happened two months before it happened?
We get mocked....Tom Hanks losing to his wife by 201 at gin rummy?!? Give me a f*in break.
Everyone familiarize yourself with Event 201 if you care to see what lurks behind the veil.
Enjoy the skid marks in your pants.
The real supply-chain fear is in the people desperately looking for toilet paper in local markets,
not in the so called hoarders who planned ahead. When the people on TV tell you that face masks are useless it's because they want them for themselves. When they tell you that there is no need to stock up on supplies and food, they are doing so themselves. They give you advice that is in their best interest...not yours.
talk about chaos and confusion... now they are starting to talk about lockdown til may june!
another source i listened to mentioned 6 months or more of further lockdown!
granted these sources refer to UK situation... but I seriously doubt the various world countries aren't or wouldn't be synched with regards to just about everything they do... so down the line i think it'll be a given that timelines of lockdown for instance will also become worldwide timelines.
man... we're so being played!
Nurse at Elmhurst Hospital in New York describes how quickly patients are deteriorating
A nurse at Elmhurst Hospital in New York described to CNN how quickly patients are deteriorating in their hospital.
"It’s frightening because although they are sick, they appear stable," the nurse said. "Then right before your eyes they start to desaturate and in a few moments, they are gone."
Desaturate refers to a patient's oxygen saturation levels dropping to unsafe and, in this case, fatal levels.
The nurse said they watched, completely helpless, with two doctors alongside, as patients died from coronavirus complications.
"Even though you restart the heart, they cannot breathe and before you get a minute to process the life lost, they come and snatch the ventilator," the nurse said. "And (then) another patient is crashing."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the stresses this particular hospital is experiencing during his daily press conference.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Elmhurst had been the hospital hit hardest by the surge in cases and more medical personnel were being sent there. CNN previously reported that 13 patients died at the hospital from coronavirus within 24 hours last week.
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?
@Compassion do you feel this is just a experiment , or is it a full go?? Neil DeGrasse Tyson had said an experiment , but wouldn't elaborate further.
US awol from world stage as China tries on global leadership for size
Things are going exactly as China had planned
A New York nurse shared a chilling photo of coronavirus victims to show 'the ghastly reality of what' medical workers deal with on frontlines
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