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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 7:02am



 sirdroseph wrote:

I have no opinions because I like virtually everyone else in the world have no idea what is really going on, but here are some interesting facts:
 

Sweden COVID-19 Death Rate Lower Than Spain, Italy and U.K., Despite Never Having Lockdown


I don't particularly have an opinion on it either, but it's always a little different when comparing Scandinavia to the rest of Europe for a number of reasons.  Anyhow, their rates are much higher than those of their Scandinavian neighbors.  For example: Sweden has 1.7 times the population of Denmark, 5.6 times the confirmed cases, and 9.3 times the amount of COVID-related deaths.  Compared to Norway (which, to be fair, is more isolated), Sweden has 1.94 times the population, 8.7 times the confirmed cases, and 22.5 times the deaths.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 6:54am

The Sociologist Who Could Save Us From Coronavirus








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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 5:57am

 sirdroseph wrote:

I have no opinions because I like virtually everyone else in the world have no idea what is really going on, but here are some interesting facts:

 

the swedes aren't idiots, but they didn't do what other people thought they should do

so they're in political thought jail

as i understand it, they have very large care homes vs their neighbors

the virus hit them early so the damage was done

at that point they made a measured response/decision to play the long game

but we can still sit on our high horses and pick them apart...for now
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 5:52am

 Steely_D wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
just wear a f'n mask
 
Amazing how something so banal has generated so much anger.

So watch this: f'n Internet. It's ruined so many lives, including stealing a pleasant existence from those who get angry and those that they get angry about.

 

why i love the internet:

papa bear's bias was too right

mama bear's bias was too left

baby bear's bias was just right
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 2:21am


I have no opinions because I like virtually everyone else in the world have no idea what is really going on, but here are some interesting facts:

 

Sweden COVID-19 Death Rate Lower Than Spain, Italy and U.K., Despite Never Having Lockdown


COVID-19 case-fatality ratio of Sweden vs. Europe

Source: Johns Hopkins University (as of August 2)

  • Sweden: 7.1 percent
  • U.K.: 15.1 percent
  • Belgium: 14.2 percent
  • Italy: 14.2 percent
  • France: 13.4 percent
  • The Netherlands: 11.2 percent
  • Spain: 9.9 percent


New COVID-19 cases in Sweden vs. Europe in past 14 days


Source: World Health Organization (as of August 2)

  • Sweden: Down 46 percent
  • The Netherlands: Up 205 percent
  • Belgium: Up 150 percent
  • Spain: Up 113 percent
  • France: Up 72 percent
  • Germany: Up 59 percent
  • Finland: Up 160 percent
  • Denmark: Up 81 percent
  • Norway: Up 61 percent
  • U.K.: Up three percent
 
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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 3:17pm

Fauci backs Birx's coronavirus assessment following criticism from President Trump
President Trump on Monday lashed out at White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx after she warned that the coronavirus is extraordinarily widespread in the U.S.
YANSS 185 – Why the reason some people refuse to wear masks during a pandemic has little to do with the masks themselves
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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 2:27pm



 miamizsun wrote:
just wear a f'n mask
 
Amazing how something so banal has generated so much anger.

So watch this: f'n Internet. It's ruined so many lives, including stealing a pleasant existence from those who get angry and those that they get angry about.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 10:02am

 miamizsun wrote:
just wear a f'n mask


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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 9:13am

just wear a f'n mask
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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 2:04pm

How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows?
The Trump administration told hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC, and report it to HHS instead. Vice President Mike Pence said the information would continue to be released publicly. It hasn’t worked out as promised.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 11:32am


westslope

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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 9:44am

My problem with influenza vaccinations is that they are not very effective.  Well, more effective than modern marriage (~60% > ~50%).
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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 9:19am

sirdroseph wrote:
This might be a huge breakthrough in knowledge.  It will not help cure anyone, but could be a vital tool in identifying risk levels of individuals assisting tremendously in the logistics of preventing spread.  If you take flu shots, Cuidado!
{#Eek}
 
 

Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season

 
 
Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Test-negative study designs are often utilized to calculate influenza vaccine effectiveness. The virus interference phenomenon goes against the basic assumption of the test-negative vaccine effectiveness study that vaccination does not change the risk of infection with other respiratory illness, thus potentially biasing vaccine effectiveness results in the positive direction.

The author, in an attempt to ward off antivaxxers weaponizing this study, published a letter to the editor in that journal clarifying the implications of the study to COVID-19 (emphasis mine):

On 10 January 2020, Greg Wolff published a study examining if seasonal influenza vaccination was associated with an increased odds of becoming infected with a respiratory virus other than influenza, a phenomenon known as virus interference https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X19313647).

Influenza vaccination data and viral respiratory laboratory results were obtained for the 2017–2018 influenza season. While the study found no association with influenza vaccination and overall risk of becoming infected with other respiratory viruses (slight decrease in odds was observed), when examining the association with influenza vaccination and the risk of becoming infected with specific viruses at the individual level, there were two viruses that showed significantly increased odds (endemic coronavirus and human metapneumovirus).

Coronavirus results in this study represented the four endemic, regularly circulating strains of coronavirus (229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1) during the 2017–2018 influenza season, not novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
. The four circulating strains of coronavirus have existed in the general population for years, first identified in the mid-1960s. At the time of the study, and even at the time of initial electronic publication, COVID-19 was not yet in existence.

Established levels of immunity in the general population for the four circulating strains of coronavirus at the time of the study when compared to lack of immunity for the novel COVID-19 strain make any sort of correlation between vaccination and COVID-19 invalid.


Therefore, the results of this study cannot and should not be interpreted to represent any sort of relationship or association of influenza vaccination receipt and COVID-19 illness. Results from this study DO NOT support the anti-vaccination viewpoint of avoiding seasonal influenza vaccination, and in fact should be interpreted in the opposite manner, since significant protection against influenza was associated with vaccination receipt, and a slight decrease in the odds of infection from other respiratory viruses was also noted.

Results from this study should not be applied to or interpreted with COVID-19 in any way.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 5:37am

This might be a huge breakthrough in knowledge.  It will not help cure anyone, but could be a vital tool in identifying risk levels of individuals assisting tremendously in the logistics of preventing spread.  If you take flu shots, Cuidado!{#Eek}
 
 

Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season

 
 
Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Test-negative study designs are often utilized to calculate influenza vaccine effectiveness. The virus interference phenomenon goes against the basic assumption of the test-negative vaccine effectiveness study that vaccination does not change the risk of infection with other respiratory illness, thus potentially biasing vaccine effectiveness results in the positive direction.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2020 - 2:06pm

Buddy, first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S., has died
Even though the German shepherd likely had cancer, his health records show how little we know about animals and the coronavirus.
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Posted: Aug 1, 2020 - 10:34am


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Posted: Aug 1, 2020 - 10:01am

 miamizsun wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
brother in law is a health care worker in atl

fifty something, heavy

felt very tired, winded after stairs, slight fever but developed a cough

tested + for covid-19 and spent about 5 days in the hospital

released yesterday (yeah!) with oral meds and seems to be doing as well as can be expected

hoping he bounces back asap

{#Good-vibes}


 


update: just got off of the phone with my b-i-l

he actually spent 4 days in the hospital (not 100 percent sure what drugs they gave him during his stay)

released with 10 days of dexamethasone and 5 days of doxycycline

says he feels fine and resuming normal activities

{#High-five}
 
I have a friend who lives alone with his dog in a tiny house in the mountains of N. Georgia who just had a similar experience.  Food for thought. 
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Posted: Aug 1, 2020 - 9:38am

 miamizsun wrote:
brother in law is a health care worker in atl

fifty something, heavy

felt very tired, winded after stairs, slight fever but developed a cough

tested + for covid-19 and spent about 5 days in the hospital

released yesterday (yeah!) with oral meds and seems to be doing as well as can be expected

hoping he bounces back asap

{#Good-vibes}


 


update: just got off of the phone with my b-i-l

he actually spent 4 days in the hospital (not 100 percent sure what drugs they gave him during his stay)

released with 10 days of doxycycline and 5 days of dexamethasone (edit)

says he feels fine and resuming normal activities

{#High-five}
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Posted: Jul 31, 2020 - 5:56pm

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jul 31, 2020 - 3:59pm



 ColdMiser wrote:

And if the vaccine comes out of Europe or somewhere other than the good ole USofA does the population there get first dibs? Pulling our $ out of the WHO have an impact? Questions that come to mind when it comes to vaccine distribution. 
 

If you're wondering whether the US will claim dibs? You can bet on it.
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