Covid-19 (WuFlu) News

  • The daily deaths in the U.S. are down sharply. This is good news. Partly, anyway. I think the reasons are:


    1. Therapies are improving, so more patients are surviving. I have read that the use of ventilators is way down. It turned they often killed patients. Better, less invasive ways to sustain breathing have been devised. Different equipment is being used. That's good!
    2. The patients are younger, so fewer die. Not so good, but at least they are alive. The absolute number of older patients is also increasing, but deaths are not in the same proportion, so maybe that points back to reason #1.
    3. The recent surge in cases came a week or two ago, so maybe deaths have not caught up yet. Bad.
    4. In Georgia and some other states with major outbreaks such as Texas and Florida, there is a considerable lag in reporting cases, especially on weekends. Bad. This weekend delay affects the stats for the entire U.S. You can smooth it with the 7-day rolling average function.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/


    You can see the adjustments for the reporting delays, and for reporting adjustments, in two new graphs in the Georgia COVID-19 Dashboard:


    Confirmed cases by date of symptom onset* in Georgia


    Confirmed deaths by day of death in Georgia


    QUOTE


    "Here, new deaths from coronavirus are shown by the date they occurred, as reported by DPH. But because there is a lag between the date of death and the date DPH reports it, more recent data is likely to be adjusted upward in the future.


    While DPH may adjust the number of deaths from any date, the dashed line and lighter colored bars represent the window when the most adjustments are likely to occur, according to our analysis."


    https://www.ajc.com/news/coron…d/jvoLBozRtBSVSNQDDAuZxH/

  • These results is in line with what we expected. Very good news. maybe twise as many is immune then acording to antibodies.


    In New York City a high percent of the population has antibodies. In Florida, serology tests seem to show that a smaller percent of the population is immune. I do not know the serology results from elsewhere in the U.S. For Florida, see the Testing tab at the Rogue Site: *


    https://experience.arcgis.com/…dc3c48d885d1c643c195314e/


    146,342 positive tests for the active disease, 9,575 positive antibody serology tests. Is this significant? I can't tell. I don't know whether the serology tests were given to a representative sample of the population. You are not going to find out from the State of Florida! They may know, but they will not tell. In Georgia things are so screwed up, they probably couldn't tell.



    * Rogue, because it is run by the former head of epidemiology. They fired her for telling the public what was going on. She is getting information from insiders code named Badger, Hawk, Turtle and Teacup. That's where we are in 2020, in the so-called land of the free. We can't even get our governments to give us vital information that might prevent us from dying. Literally, life-or-death information. The governor and other officials think we have no right to see it, and they fire experts who reveal it. What a travesty! It would be unthinkable in any previous era. For middle class people anyway. Okay, not if you were a poor black person suffering from a treatable vitamin deficiency or venereal disease, in which case they let you die.


    I guess the travesty is that the rest of us are now being treated by the 1% the way despised minorities used to be. We're all in the same boat now!

  • ‘It’s frightening’: Doctors say half of ‘cured’ COVID patients still suffer

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/…id-patients-still-suffer/


    "woman tells The Times of Israel that a month after testing negative she has severe fatigue and anxiety"


    "Recovered COVID patients are baffling doctors with complaints of freak pains, lungs that just won’t get back to normal, and a range of incapacitating psychological issues."


    He stressed that his patients are not all newly recovered. “Some of them had coronavirus in March, so they may have been recovered for months,”


    "Elderly patients who were badly stricken by the coronavirus, even if they had no previous respiratory issues, can find their lungs working at half capacity, long after testing negative"



    It all makes me wonder what next year will be like. How many "recovered" patients will still have issues. Will it take a toll on the work force?

  • * Rogue, because it is run by the former head of epidemiology. They fired her for telling the public what was going on. She is getting information from insiders code named Badger, Hawk, Turtle and Teacup. That's where we are in 2020, in the so-called land of the free. We can't even get our governments to give us vital information that might prevent us from dying. Literally, life-or-death information.


    You must be talking about Rebekah Jones. She was not the "former head of (Florida) epidemiology", but only a cog in the system. She has a degree in Journalism, and worked in the department. The real epidemiologists running the department said she was insubordinate. Her former boyfriend filed charges against her for cyber stalking, and revenge porn. The case will go to court soon.


    No need for any rogue website in Florida. We have all the information we need at our fingertips. If I have a question not answered on the official DOH website, I can call and ask them. No one is hiding, or suppressing vital information.


    We also seem to have a good contact tracing program. Best friends 2 teenagers had sleep over with 5 friends. One later tested positive. The other 6 were contacted and asked to get tested, All were positive and asymptomatic, along with some of the parents. All are in their room for 14 days, receiving their food on plastic utensils, which are collected and disposed of. It is voluntary compliance though. and no doubt there will be people who simply refuse to isolate themselves.

  • She was not the "former head of (Florida) epidemiology", but only a cog in the system. She has a degree in Journalism, and worked in the department.


    Ah, I thought she claimed to be bigger. Anyway, she and her secret contacts are doing a public service, revealing things the state wants to hide.


    It is voluntary compliance though. and no doubt there will be people who simply refuse to isolate themselves.


    It is voluntary everywhere I know of, except perhaps China. Also, you don't have to answer any questions from the case trackers. They have plenty other fish to fry.

  • This seems to be a total outlier and the numbers should be checked.

    Nearest I can figure it is an anti-vaccine leaning writer.

    I don't think I am ready to think that not giving vaccines is real cause of reduced child deaths during the pandemic.


    But here it is:
    Lessons from the Lockdown—Why Are So Many Fewer Children Dying?

    https://childrenshealthdefense…any-fewer-children-dying/


    "Starting in early March, expected deaths began a sharp decline, from an expected level of around 700 deaths per week to well under 500 by mid‐April and throughout May. [1]

    ref----1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System. [Online] [Cited: June 6, 2020.] https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/mortality.html.

  • Large retrospective study in Portugal supports HCQ for Covid-19 prophylaxis --


    Chronic treatment with hydroxychloroquine and SARS-CoV-2 infection

    https://www.medrxiv.org/conten…06.26.20056507v1.full.pdf


    Small trial in Nigeria also supports HCQ --


    Nigerian researchers find chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine effective for COVID-19 prevention

    https://healthwise.punchng.com…-for-covid-19-prevention/


    Small Cameroon study: HCQ + Azithromycin heart risk is not significant --


    Electrocardiographic safety of daily Hydroxychloroquine 400mg plus Azithromycin 250mg

    as an ambulatory treatment for COVID-19 patients in Cameroon

    https://www.medrxiv.org/conten…101/2020.06.24.20139386v1

  • https://finance.yahoo.com/news…id-19-drug-111703247.html


    Gilead prices COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in developed nations


    OUTRAGEOUS PRICE FOR A VERY MODEST DRUG'


    In an open letter, Gilead Chief Executive Daniel O'Day said the price is well below the value it provides given that early hospital discharges could save around $12,000 per patient in the United States.


    Patient advocates have argued that the cost should be lower since remdesivir was developed with financial support from the U.S. government.

  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704


    A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.


    It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.


    The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.


    While it is not an immediate problem, they say, it has "all the hallmarks" of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring.

  • well the linked article refers to a not yet released article which shows that you simply can halve ifr due to the fact that twise as many develop t cell immunity than antiboddies. There is no simple test for t cell immunity.

  • But here it is:
    Lessons from the Lockdown—Why Are So Many Fewer Children Dying?

    https://childrenshealthdefense…any-fewer-children-dying/


    Could be a major blow for certain "dirty" children vaccines if confirmed by an uptrend with restart of vaccination. But usually the time of "a bad" reaction to vaccination is much longer than a few week. Simply bringing your newborn to a doctors place might expose it to an unhealthy environment.


    Thus first rule: Do not (never!!) apply combination vaccinations (e.g. MMR) - this is only a trick to hide potential damage of a bad component. A rubella vaccination is anyway only needed for girls older than 16 years. Mumps is only needed for boys when they had no natural encounter until age 12.

    Second rule: Do never give your child a vaccine with an adjuvant. This is the absolute most dirty trick of big pharma to make a few extra $ profit out of your kid. From a medical point of view an adjuvant is never needed. It only enables the use of a lower dose (=> extra return for big pharma) of the active (more expensive) component.

  • As you can calculate from the current average actual USA case/death (40'000/500) rate of the last week the true death rate is going down below 0.1%.

    The rate for the current detected cases is 0.8%. But only 1/10 of the cases - at best - do show up as cases with symptoms and this still could be an overestimate of 50%.


    It is now easy to predict that the USA SARS-CoV-9 mortality will be in the range of 0.04..0.08% and thus at the lower end of a flu.


    The Excess mortality among average US citizen is also back to normal. Thus don't get fooled by press hyping singular mass spreaders.


    But getting sick is no joke: You personally must know the medication that works e.g. Ivermectin/Heparin Doxycycline or HCQ, ACT,Doxy+zinc in mild cases. Do not trust that your doctor does know it. Today a large percentage of all doctors just treats you as a cash cow. (First action medication can also be: Just drink 0.5 1l of orange juice! no joke! - Hesperidin works!)


    Even more important: If you cough - independent of the reason - do stay home and isolate! If you must cough in public do it into your upper arms sleeves if possible - even if you do wear a mask!!

  • If you check the death statistic in sweden in worldmeter you would think that corona has dissapeared. But the thing is that deaths are reported two weeks back quite evenly spread and also there is a two week lag between being a hospital case and death. in all maybe a 3 to 4 weeks lag. So hold your horsers regarding low cfr.

  • https://justthenews.com/politi…id-positive-hospital-case


    Don't be mislead when reading the latest sensational headline about hospitalizations spiraling out of control, and ICU beds near capacity. There is usually more to the story. In this case, Texas records a COVID "Hospitalization" as those who are there because of COVID, and also patients there for non-COVID related care...who then test positive. Florida does the same, and If they do, it's a good guess many other states do.


    As to ICU's:


    "He pointed out that his hospital one year ago was at 95% ICU capacity, similar to the numbers the hospital is seeing today. "It is completely normal for us to have ICU capacities that run in the 80s and 90s," he said. "That's how all hospitals operate.""


  • This is a typical no-brainer influencer story without giving any real deep details. In fact the start of the disease is communicated along the official Chinese line! We know from Italiy (Thanks to an ultra fine sink water - Swiss - test!) that it was earlier etc.. HCQ - they claim - does not work "Gilead crap" after a fudged study is claimed to work. All cited for dumb readers. Not a single really good working drug is mentioned.


    Seems to be the daily portion of shit the American need.