Covid-19 News

  • Coronavirus invades men’s reproductive organs, can affect their fertility


    https://news.google.com/articl…=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen


    More men get sick and die from COVID-19 than women do and researchers at the University of Miami may have found part of the reason why.


    According to a newly released study, COVID-19 invades some men’s testicles.


    Researchers at the university tested the testicles of men who died from COVID-19 and found the virus inside the reproductive organs.

  • Here the translation of the Italian article (La Stampa weekend) that shows CoV-19 entered Italy already August 2019!

    early corona Italy la stampa15112020.pdf


    Swiss second wave shows clear excess mortality. Mainly from 3 rural places.


    see: https://www.srf.ch/news/schwei…ona-zahlen-in-der-schweiz


    We did close some institutions where people get to close together. Not shops! You can play Tennis. Badminton but not do Karate or Judo. Only 4 person per table in Restaurants. Already down to 60%!

  • Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?


    https://time.com/5897992/long-haul-coronavirus-me-cfs/


    Afew years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud.

  • Vitamin D supplementation in patients with ME/CFS


    https://www.hra.nhs.uk/plannin…n-in-patients-with-mecfs/


    Research summary

    A previous study within our department has shown that patients with ME/CFS have reduced level of Vitamin D in their blood. Studies in patients with other diseases (e.g. diabetes) have shown that reduced level of Vitamin D are associated with increasec risk of cardiovascular disease e.g. heart attack or stroke.We know also that ME/CFS patients have evidence of inflammation and blood vessel damage which are thought to be predictors of future cardiovascular events. However there is no evidence to show whether increasing levels of vitamin D will improve cardiovascular function in ME/CFS patients.In this study we would like to examine whether we can improve the function of the blood vessels and markers of inflammation in patients with ME/CFS with high doses of Vitamin D given orally in liquid form every two months over a six month period (3 doses in total). XMRV virus - viral infection and development of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been a matter of debate for sometime now. In a few study XMRV virus was detected in patients suffering from ME/CFS. We would like to test for this virus in this study to confirm presence or absence of XMRV in this group of patients and to see whether its presence relates to cardiovascular function.

  • A COVID-19 Long Hauler Case Report Points To ME/CFS, Autoimmunity – and IVIG Treatment


    https://www.healthrising.org/b…ndrome-autoimmunity-ivig/


    Note how similar this woman’s post-COVID symptoms (severe fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, burning sensations, etc.) were to her post-Lyme symptoms. It appears that despite the difference in the pathogens, one a bacteria and the other a virus, both infections triggered a similar response. That’s what the Dubbo studies found with a variety of pathogens in ME/CFS – and that’s good news for everyone hoping that COVID-19 long haulers will help reveal what’s happening with ME/CFS.

  • For arguments sake...if all those in the high risk groups take the recommended precautions, would we still be in this mess? Is it necessary for those with little, to no risk, to be forced to take the same precautions?

    Everyone is at equal risk of contracting the virus. Some people are at much lower risk of severe illness or death. For example, my nephew is young, in his 20s. He contracted the virus, but the only symptom was swollen, red toes. He definitely had it. Here's the thing: He was as contagious as anyone. He could have infected me, or anyone else, almost as easily a person dying from the disease would have. (Except he was not coughing much.) To put it another way, low risk people can be more dangerous to others, because they are likely to be asymptomatic. They do not know they are sick, so they accidentally infect others.


    So, everyone has to take the same precautions. Low risk people more than high risk people. Without that we will remain in this mess.

  • Once more sad news Jed wont like to hear:

    Japan:

    Japan suicides rise as economic impact of coronavirus hits home

    How many deaths, and how many suicides would there be if Japan had a thousand times more cases and deaths, the way the U.S. does? You cannot tell, of course, but surely there would be more. The Japanese economy is thriving compared to the U.S. and Europe, because there are so few cases. Restaurants and businesses are almost back to normal. See:


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/1…-economy-coronavirus.html


    Obviously, I heard this. I am not pleased that suicides have increased, but the increase is mild compared to what it would be if the pandemic was as catastrophic as it is in the U.S.

  • Good news! Moderna's vaccine is reportedly 95% effective. Here are the raw numbers as reported by CNN:


    15,000 vaccines administered. 5 people in that group got COVID-19. They had mild cases.

    15,000 placebos administered. 90 people in that group got COVID-19. 11 had severe cases.


    This is reported as 94.5% effective, which I think is too many digits of precision. I would say >90%. But I quibble. I think there is no question it is effective.


    It seems the vaccine reduces the severity of the disease when it does not prevent it completely


    There were no severe side effects. There were some side effects in some patients, such as headaches.


    Fauci said this is good news. If the Pfizer and or the Moderna vaccines are approved, the first ones may be administered in December to risk groups such as doctors and nurses. Fauci predicted the general population may be vaccinated from May to July 2021.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/1…ovid-moderna-vaccine.html

    Early Data Show Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective

    Moderna is the second company to report preliminary results from a large trial testing a vaccine. But there are still months to go before it will be widely available to the public.

  • El Paso not getting any better


    https://nypost.com/2020/11/16/…e-el-paso-texas-hospital/

    Texas nurse describes ‘The Pit,’ a room where COVID-19 patients are sent to die

    Hospitals at limit


    10 mobile morgues

    hospitals moved to refrigerated trailers to store bodies as funeral homes and medical examiners struggled to catch up.

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/09/…ovid-19-body-count-rises/


    Having to use convict labor to move bodies. https://www.star-telegram.com/…xas/article247200979.html


    across the state line - The entire state of NM will re-enter a shut down for the next two weeks beginning today

  • Curious, where are you finding all these links? are they sent to you or are you looking them up

  • Coronaviruses in wild birds – A potential and suitable vector for global distribution


    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/vms3.360


    Abstract

    The recurrent appearance of novel coronaviruses (CoVs) and the mortality and morbidity caused by their outbreaks aroused a widespread response among the global science community. Wild birds' high biodiversity, perching and migratory activity, ability to travel long distances and possession of a special adaptive immune system may make them alarming sources of zoonotic CoV‐spreading vectors. This review gathers the available evidence on the global spread of CoVs in wild birds to date. The major wild birds associated with different types of CoVs are Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Columbiformes, Pelecaniformes, Galliformes, Passeriformes, Psittaciformes, Accipitriformes, Ciconiiformes, Gruiformes and so on. However, the main type of CoVs found in wild birds is gammacoronavirus, followed by deltacoronavirus. Consequently, it is imperative to enable thorough research and continuous monitoring to fill the study gap in terms of understanding their role as zoonotic vectors and the frequent appearance of novel CoVs.

  • Nature getting even for polluting the planet

  • Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?


    https://time.com/5897992/long-haul-coronavirus-me-cfs/


    Afew years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud.

    Retroviruses like XMRV hide out. Evidence exists is that approximately 6% of the US population has these. ME/CFS patients have shown 67% to have retrovirus infection which is rather interesting.


    Quote from Mikovits' book:


    Immune stimulation causes the disease to be initiated -- guess what Covid is a great trigger for this stimulation. Guess what is a good immune stimulant - vaccination...

    If it wasn't so real, it would make for a great criminal novel instead this is our shared history, better learn it.