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Posted: Apr 18, 2021 - 11:58am

The Covid-19 Plasma Boom Is Over. What Did We Learn From It?
The U.S. government invested $800 million in plasma when the country was desperate for Covid-19 treatments. A year later, the program has fizzled.

A year ago, when Americans were dying of Covid at an alarming rate, the federal government made a big bet on plasma. No one knew if the treatment would work, but it seemed biologically plausible and safe, and there wasn’t much else to try. All told, more than 722,000 units of plasma were distributed to hospitals thanks to the federal program, which ends this
month.

The government’s bet did not result in a blockbuster treatment for Covid-19, or even a decent one. But it did give the country a real-time education in the pitfalls of testing a medical treatment in the middle of an emergency. Medical science is messy and slow. And when a treatment fails, which is often, it can be difficult for its strongest proponents to let it go.

Because the government gave plasma to so many patients outside of a controlled clinical trial, it took a long time to measure its effectiveness. Eventually, studies did emerge to suggest that under the right conditions, plasma might help. But enough evidence has now accumulated to show that the country’s broad, costly plasma campaign had little effect, especially in people whose disease was advanced enough to land them in the hospital.


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Posted: Apr 17, 2021 - 5:23pm

Incident involving stripper at job site 'entirely unacceptable,' Mattamy Homes says

In videos of the incident obtained by CBC News, multiple men can be seen watching and touching a woman who is dancing. No one in the videos or images is wearing a mask and physical distancing doesn’t seem to be in effect. (Twitter)
One of the photos attached in the post uploaded to Twitter shows a man holding a woman at a construction site. (Twitter)

The images of the partying emerged on the same-day Ontario recorded 4,736 new COVID-19 cases and health officials warned of a "dire" situation facing the province's healthcare system. On Friday, sources say Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government could enhance its current stay-at-home, in part by tightening rules for the construction industry.

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westslope comments:   There is much to unpack here.   .....    Never was a big fan of 'peeler bars' and the odd time I visited ages ago, I always felt like an amateur anthropologist.

I wonder if these now-fired, jobless old white dudes will ever live this down.  Can you imagine the conversation with the wife:  "Dear, I don't want you bringing home any of those sexually transmitted diseases but COVID19 is quite alright." 

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 9:20am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Maybe this has been discussed, but I keep seeing articles across the political spectrum* that do math: the vaccine is 95% effective, so that means if 1million are vaccinated, then 50,000 (5%) of those will still get covid... or that of every 1000 people in the study, 50 got covid... No, of thousands of people in the test, X number got covid. In the control group, 20x got covid. So the vaccination reduced the rate of infection by 95%. 

*Some Bad Person from the right was saying that the numbers meant the vaccination was doing essentially nothing, while NPR et al was saying that it meant a fully vaccinated population would still need to social distance, wear masks, etc. 


Right, so if the Covid infection rate for the unprotected population is 10%, or about 33M people (I think there were 32M cases confirmed) in the US each year getting infected...by adding a vaccine that is 95% effective, the # expected to get the virus drops to about 1.7M (not 17M, 5% of the population)...and of those they are much less likely to get seriously sick/hospitalized (not sure what that rate is). 

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 9:02am

Maybe this has been discussed, but I keep seeing articles across the political spectrum* that do math: the vaccine is 95% effective, so that means if 1million are vaccinated, then 50,000 (5%) of those will still get covid... or that of every 1000 people in the study, 50 got covid... No, of thousands of people in the test, X number got covid. In the control group, 20x got covid. So the vaccination reduced the rate of infection by 95%. 

*Some Bad Person from the right was saying that the numbers meant the vaccination was doing essentially nothing, while NPR et al was saying that it meant a fully vaccinated population would still need to social distance, wear masks, etc. 
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 8:15am

 miamizsun wrote:


just keep vaccinating like there's no tomorrow and use common sense i say




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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 4:26pm

 rhahl wrote:

Vitamin C, D, and zinc, several times a day, couldn't hurt. I hear injectable ivermectin in orange juice is good.  And if your heart rate drops below 60 go to the ER.


Thanks rahl.  Like I said, I am not worried at all about us.  

We eat a health balanced diet, lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole grains.  I eat a lot of Pacific salmon:  fresh caught, smoked, canned, pickled. And other fish, including not so long ago, raw Tuna (man is that expensive!).    We often buy farmed Atlantic salmon and I would encourage others to do the same, especially if you are looking for fresh fish off-season. 

The wife does not like liver, I do.  But I would encourage people on low incomes to eat liver once a month or so.  I did in the past.  

The wife has gone from exercising regularly to taking a walk once every 10 days and putting on a lot of weight, so I am a little worried about her.  Unfortunately diet will not save her, though eating less volume might help a bit.

In passing, there are lots of women in this area who seem to believe they can eat themselves into good health.  Ain't true.  All those women are unhealthy.  
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 3:27pm

 westslope wrote:
Tested positive but am largely asymptomatic.  

The wife fell sick on Easter Sunday 04 April 2021.   Sore throat, fatigue, body aches.  No fever.

We are fine and following professional provincial health expert suggestions to the letter.  Don't worry about us.  Worry about all the folks in our rural town who are tobacco and alcohol addicts and others who avoid exercise.  Worry about the folks in our town who believe the pandemic is a hoax and have no intention of getting vaccinated.  

I learned today having a conversation with a contact tracer that one 32-year old man had legs amputated.  Another person is waiting on a lung transplant.   Hopefully as more people are maimed or die, the 'fake news' gang will start to take this epidemic more seriously.

Stay safe gang!

 
Vitamin C, D, and zinc, several times a day, couldn't hurt. I hear injectable ivermectin in orange juice is good.  And if your heart rate drops below 60 go to the ER.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 2:17pm

 westslope wrote:

Tested positive but am largely asymptomatic.  

The wife fell sick on Easter Sunday 04 April 2021.   Sore throat, fatigue, body aches.  No fever.

Stay safe gang!




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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 2:14pm

 westslope wrote:

Tested positive but am largely asymptomatic.  

The wife fell sick on Easter Sunday 04 April 2021.   Sore throat, fatigue, body aches.  No fever.

We are fine and following professional provincial health expert suggestions to the letter.  Don't worry about us.  Worry about all the folks in our rural town who are tobacco and alcohol addicts and others who avoid exercise.  Worry about the folks in our town who believe the pandemic is a hoax and have no intention of getting vaccinated.  

I learned today having a conversation with a contact tracer that one 32-year old man had legs amputated.  Another person is waiting on a lung transplant.   Hopefully as more people are maimed or die, the 'fake news' gang will start to take this epidemic more seriously.

Stay safe gang!




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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 1:27pm

Tested positive but am largely asymptomatic.  

The wife fell sick on Easter Sunday 04 April 2021.   Sore throat, fatigue, body aches.  No fever.

We are fine and following professional provincial health expert suggestions to the letter.  Don't worry about us.  Worry about all the folks in our rural town who are tobacco and alcohol addicts and others who avoid exercise.  Worry about the folks in our town who believe the pandemic is a hoax and have no intention of getting vaccinated.  

I learned today having a conversation with a contact tracer that one 32-year old man had legs amputated.  Another person is waiting on a lung transplant.   Hopefully as more people are maimed or die, the 'fake news' gang will start to take this epidemic more seriously.

Stay safe gang!

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Posted: Apr 9, 2021 - 5:26am

if you're not following the long now foundation, you're missing some interesting science...

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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 10:00am



 pigtail wrote:
Got my 2nd shot yesterday and feeling pretty good so far.  Not even any arm pain.  

 First shot was a sore arm. I expect the second one to knock me down for a few days - several friends said the second one was kinda rough.

From what I've read, generally, if you feel really bad after the first shot, you were probably already exposed. If not the first but the second, you probably hadn't been exposed before. YMMV...
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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 9:55am

 pigtail wrote:
Got my 2nd shot yesterday and feeling pretty good so far.  Not even any arm pain.  
 

{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 8:33am

Got my 2nd shot yesterday and feeling pretty good so far.  Not even any arm pain.  
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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 7:40am



 black321 wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 black321 wrote:
University of Colorado Boulder is monitoring waste water to monitor and react to new covid cases, as well as influenza, norvirus and other infectious diseases.  
 

We got that in our county last year sometime. It does seem to give a heads-up about what's coming, especially when the tourists are here, since it shows an uptick before the patients get tested. But in general it doesn't give us enough to act on. Just enough to prepare.
 
The university is more of a controlled environment...they monitor each dorm individually. 

 
Ah, that makes sense. The equipment was around $8000 IIRC and testing takes a few days and a few hundred dollars (we have to send it off) but it makes a lot of sense to keep it local and test often and in smaller swaths so the results give actionable information, especially in that sort of community.

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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 6:35am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 black321 wrote:
University of Colorado Boulder is monitoring waste water to monitor and react to new covid cases, as well as influenza, norvirus and other infectious diseases.  
 

We got that in our county last year sometime. It does seem to give a heads-up about what's coming, especially when the tourists are here, since it shows an uptick before the patients get tested. But in general it doesn't give us enough to act on. Just enough to prepare.
 
The university is more of a controlled environment...they monitor each dorm individually. 

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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 4:22am


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