CORONA Main Coronavirus thread

Melodi

Disaster Cat
Because long term studies of infectious diseases including what we know of COVID 19 in Asia show that if most people are wearing even simple masks it helps reduce the spread of the disease. It doesn't always protect the wearer much (at least not without a face shield too) but it does protect them from infecting others.

This information isn't political and it has nothing to do who someone wants to vote for and it should be good news for people that can't wear masks for medical reasons (and they exist) or for those times when wearing one is impractical.

But if most people wear them, most of the time, it has been shown to lower the spread.

Surgical masks like the box above, HAVE to have such warnings to make sure that medical staff doesn't wear the inadvertently thinking they are protected from catching the disease themselves, and they are in fact to protect the patients during surgery from germs carried by the doctors and nurses.

The doctors and nurses need to be wearing N95 plus if they also need to protect themselves from an infected patient.

Note Nightwolf went to medical school and his father is a well-known doctor and researcher of long-standing, this is also pretty much their opinion on the topic. I got the information from them and from studying public health (and current advice from medical journals and studies) not anyone's political party HQ or the label on the back of a box.
 
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Mixin

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I think President Trump does not wear a mask because he can't breath with one on. Back when he was having so may rallies, his nose would get plugged and we often speculated that he was coming down with something.

The way he closed and reopened the country is fine with me. We are all so divided on this that he would never be able to please us all. We all knew the virus was going to come back one way or another... either when the restrictions were lifted or the second wave came.

Since I'm one of the "Medically Fragile" folks, I'm still mostly staying home, wearing my mask/ social distancing when I'm in a store or socializing with a friend. It's getting a bit depressing, though, when I see others going about their lives as if everything is normal.

I'm coming to the conclusion that this virus will just have to burn through the population. Remember Trump cautioning us that the cure could not be worse than the disease. I don't see how we could easily come back from another shutdown.
 

TKO

Contributing Member
My wife had victoria b flu once. She felt like she'd die. She had a hard time breathing for 2 months. I'd say you don't want any flu or virus. Any flu/virus has the opportunity to affect some people more dramatically than others. I really don't see covid as being any different. We all got scared when we heard Trump's medical advisors say "this is a lung eater" and mess like that. When in reality, it MIGHT be for very few. For others, they go..."Hmm. I have covid?" They didn't feel any differently.

Me again - I figured covid out. It's absolutely not a pneumonia. It uses the lungs as a way to spread. But it's not a lung disease.

It takes over our bodies wiring and sends bad signals each directions.
You don't want this!! I repeat, you don't want this!!
 

Troke

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Because long term studies of infectious diseases including what we know of COVID 19 in Asia show that if most people are wearing even simple masks it helps reduce the spread of the disease. It doesn't always protect the wearer much (at least not without a face shield too) but it does protect them from infecting others.

This information isn't political and it has nothing to do who someone wants to vote for and it should be good news for people that can't wear masks for medical reasons (and they exist) or for those times when wearing one is impractical.

But if most people wear them, most of the time, it has been shown to lower the spread.

Surgical masks like the box above, HAVE to have such warnings to make sure that medical staff doesn't wear the inadvertently thinking they are protected from catching the disease themselves, and they are in fact to protect the patients during surgery from germs carried by the doctors and nurses.

The doctors and nurses need to be wearing N95 plus if they also need to protect themselves from an infected patient.

Note Nightwolf went to medical school and his father is a well-known doctor and researcher of long-standing, this is also pretty much their opinion on the topic. I got the information from them and from studying public health (and current advice from medical journals and studies) not anyone's political party HQ or the label on the back of a box.
"...and they are in fact to protect the patients during surgery from germs carried by the doctors and nurses...."

Oddly enough when I was taking First Aid in the Boy Scouts back in the Dark Ages (before TEEVEE) we were told just that by the village doc. Odd how long it takes for that info to get around.

Now that we seem to have found that some people are so asymptomatic they don't have a clue that they are spreading are really the people who need the mask to protect the rest of us. And as they cannot be ID'd very easily, everybody should wear a mask.
 

EMICT

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Headlines like "Houston facing ‘apocalyptic’ July 4" sparked fear and panic across most of America's media over the weekend as talk of max'd out ICUs and soaring case-numbers dominated every pixel (with very few able to see any link to this resurgence in cases and the riots and protests that began to take place a few weeks ago).

As per usual in this highly politicized world, another leading voice has emerged to clarify that this heightened state of alarm was all for naught, since Houston actually has the situation in its hospitals well in hand.



Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom told CNBC on Monday that the demographics of the outbreak have “flipped” and that the mostly-younger people arriving in the state’s hospitals often don’t require ICU beds, even though many do get very sick.


“Even though we have about 200 more patients in house, about double, we only have about three or four more people in the ICU, so that’s encouraging.”
Additionally, as CNBC reports, Boom says Houston Methodist has the necessary capacity to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, echoing similar comments on CNBC Friday from Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston.



Boom reiterated his comments from last week that the number of hospitalizations are "being misinterpreted, and, quite frankly, we’re concerned that there is a level of alarm in the community that is unwarranted right now."

"We do have the capacity to care for many more patients, and have lots of fluidity and ability to manage," Boom said.
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."
One twitter user @LWinthorpe noted that the CEO of another one of Houston's main hospitals has issued a statement pushing back against the "unnecessarily alarm[ing]" reporting on ICU capacity in the state.

"The TMC issued a serious statement about ICU capacity that unnecessarily alarmed our community, making it inaccurately appear that hospitals are in an imminent ICU capacity crisis. The letter was released prematurely Wednesday and it had unintended consequences.
What was intended to alert the community to the critical need to change behaviors, actually panicked the community.
Capacity is often misunderstood by media and the public and it was clear that we needed to correct the misunderstanding to best serve the public.”
Does make one wonder, just what was the point of all this fearmongering?

One former NYT Op-Ed contributor reminds us...

“To whom should propaganda be addressed? To the scientifically trained intelligentsia or the less educated masses? It must be addressed always and exclusively to the masses.”
~ Adolf Hitler (1998). “Mein Kampf”, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Mein Kampf originally published July 18, 1925)
Finally, Texas Children's Hospital CEO Mark Wallace added that his facility has "a lot of capacity."

"There is not a scenario, in my opinion, where the demand for our beds ... would eclipse our capability," he continued.
"I cannot imagine that. I just cannot."
Nevertheless, fear must be fostered and control of the people taken once again.
 

Mixin

Veteran Member
This ought to be interesting. I wonder if they will be checking on the Amish, too.

As a side note, I didn't realize that St. Joseph County has had a mask mandate in effect. They will be extending theirs through Sept 7. They require one in any enclosed public space or place of business.

Mandatory mask order begins Tuesday in Elkhart County
Posted: Mon 12:06 PM, Jun 29, 2020

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) Masks will be mandatory in Elkhart County beginning Tuesday.

Our reporting partners at the Goshen News say everyone in the county will be required to wear a face mask when they can't stay six feet apart in indoor and outdoor public places.

The health order comes as the state health department visits Elkhart County to talk about the recent spike in coronavirus cases.

We have a reporter covering that visit, and we'll bring you what we learn on 16 News Now.
 

tno5

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This ought to be interesting. I wonder if they will be checking on the Amish, too.

As a side note, I didn't realize that St. Joseph County has had a mask mandate in effect. They will be extending theirs through Sept 7. They require one in any enclosed public space or place of business.

Mandatory mask order begins Tuesday in Elkhart County
Posted: Mon 12:06 PM, Jun 29, 2020

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) Masks will be mandatory in Elkhart County beginning Tuesday.

Our reporting partners at the Goshen News say everyone in the county will be required to wear a face mask when they can't stay six feet apart in indoor and outdoor public places.

The health order comes as the state health department visits Elkhart County to talk about the recent spike in coronavirus cases.

We have a reporter covering that visit, and we'll bring you what we learn on 16 News Now.
yeah, the Amish are going to be a problem when it comes to wearing masks - I wonder if they can say it's against their religion to get out of it. My mother has now stopped going there to shop - too many Amish and no one wearing masks.
 

Mixin

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yeah, the Amish are going to be a problem when it comes to wearing masks - I wonder if they can say it's against their religion to get out of it. My mother has now stopped going there to shop - too many Amish and no one wearing masks.
I'm glad I'm not still up there. It would be a tough decision to stop shopping at E&S Sales bulk foods and Northern Nutrition for their bulk herbs.
 

marsh

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14:23 min
Virus in Barcelona, March 2019
•Jun 29, 2020


Dr. John Campbell

Well, may be. Peer review required, but an interesting possibility. Detectan el SARS-CoV-2 en aguas residuales recogidas en Barcelona el 12 marzo de 2019 (Universitit de Barcelona) https://www.ub.edu/web/ub/es/menu_ein... SARS-CoV-2 detected in Barcelona water study from March 2019 https://www.catalannews.com/society-s... Covid-19 was in Spanish sewage as early as MARCH 2019, study claims https://www.rt.com/news/493085-covid-... Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows https://www.reuters.com/article/us-he... Sentinel surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater anticipates the occurrence of COVID-19 cases https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11...

December 2019, COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China Late January 2020, detected in France February 25th first detected in Barcelona Sewage in Barcelona Frozen archival samples January 15 to March 4, 2020 increasing levels March 4 to May 4 2020, highest levels Some uncharacterized influenza cases may have masked COVID-19 cases in the 2019-2020 season Therefore January 2018 to December 2019 samples analysed All samples tested negative for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 genomes with the exception of March 12, 2019, The levels of SARS-CoV-2 were low but were positive Indicates circulation of the virus in Barcelona long before the report of any COVID-19 case worldwide A significant proportion of undiagnosed and asymptomatic carriers shed SARS- CoV-2 in stool


 

marsh

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104 - The Impact of COVID-19 on Immunizations Around the World
•Jun 29, 2020


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

COVID-19 is causing disruptions in health services around the world and new data shows that 18 million children across 68 countries are at risk of not getting vaccinated. Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, the Nigeria Country Director for the International Vaccine Access Center, and Dr. Anita Shet, a pediatric disease specialist, talk with guest host Dr. Sara Bennett about the impact of disrupted vaccines and how maintaining these systems are critical for avoiding preventable deaths and maintaining trust for when a viable COVID-19 vaccine is available.


 

marsh

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War Room Pandemic Ep 255 - No More Shutdowns (w/ Steve Cortes)
•Streamed live 5 hours ago


Bannon WarRoom - Citizens of the American Republic

Raheem Kassam, Jack Maxey, and Greg Manz are joined by Steve Cortes and Steve Bannon to discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as talks of second waves and shutdowns begin to enter the mainstream media.

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War Room Pandemic Ep 256 - Burning Our Heritage (w/ Steve Cortes, Kingsley Cortes, and Miles Guo)
•Streamed live 4 hours ago


Bannon WarRoom - Citizens of the American Republic

Raheem Kassam and Jack Maxey are joined by Steve Cortes, Kingsley Cortes and Steve Bannon to discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as BLM protestors continue to push for the removal of monuments that reflect the shared history of Americans. Calling in in Miles Guo to discuss his claims that the Vatican has entered in a secret deal with the Chinese Communist Party.

 

marsh

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Coronavirus Pandemic Update 90: Assess The Quality of COVID-19 Info With A Validated Research Tool
•Jun 29, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

COVID-19 misinformation and incomplete information has been widespread during this pandemic. Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com highlights "DISCERN" a peer-reviewed and validated research tool used to assess the quality of information. This tool can be applied to videos on YouTube and other internet sources. Although a recent journal article concluded that most coronavirus videos on YouTube were poor quality information (in particular from news outlets as a category), it highlighted the utility of the DISCERN tool to find high-quality information sources (This video was recorded June 29, 2020).

LINKS / REFERENCES: Discern Tool | http://www.discern.org.uk/discern_ins... YouTube / Discern Tool Article in Reviews of Medical Virology | https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/e... MedCram Update 34 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7F1c... MedCram How Coronavirus Kills | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okg7u... JAMA | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg5Pj... MedCram Update 11 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfGpd... Louisville Lectures | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFrgh... Johns Hopkins Tracker and Testing | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-... Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronav...
 

marsh

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#Florida #Coronavirus #TodayShowFlorida Reports More The 8,500 New Coronavirus Cases; US Cases Exceed 2.5 Million | TODAY
•Jun 29, 2020


TODAY
Worldwide, coronavirus cases have soared past 10 million and the death toll exceeds 500,000, more than a quarter of them in the U.S. In Florida more than 8,500 cases were reported Sunday, and some beaches and bars are closing again there. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Miami.

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Coronavirus cases in Florida continue to climb as more young people test positive
•Jun 29, 2020


CBS This Morning
Local leaders in Florida are cracking down on people and businesses in violation of public health rules in an effort to slow "exponential" spread of the coronavirus. And as young people increasingly test positive, concerns are growing about their role in the rate of transmission and the potentially dire impact the virus can have on their health. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
 

Tristan

Veteran Member
If you're of the opinion that the whole thing is made up of the whole cloth, go ahead and skip this post.





Current numbers from the Johns Hopkins dashboard:

US Dead / US Tested Positive =
125,928 ÷ 2,564,163 = 0.0491 or about 5%

Data I have not seen include the absolute number of people in the US that have been tested, the ratio of population tested by region, the calculated rate of 'False Positives' (based on multiple tests of a single individual with case tracking, which would be a very, very interesting number) or 'False Negatives' - and trust me, I've looked.

I've been following the dead/tested positive ratio for a while, sorry didn't post daily, but it appears to be down somewhat; it may be that better therapeutic approaches (no venting unless absolutely necessary) are bearing fruit in lower mortality. Still wish they would approve the application of HCQ+Zinc (+Azythromicin if necessary and no history of cardiac issues) as the French Doctor/Virologist has produced a very detailed study showing success (kind of astonishing success, actually) when the therapy is applied early.



The US Daily reported cases graph, also from the Dashboard:

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(The short timescale of ups and downs is, I believe, a reporting effect - weekends off for lab personnel, etc.)

There was a definite spike which appears to be related to the 'opening' going on around the country; last couple of data points are trending down, but due to the reporting effect noted we don't know if that indicates a trend line down or just more of the standard data reporting issues. As always, we'll know more in just a few weeks. (chuckle)
 

marsh

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Nearly half of the U.S. will likely have had Covid-19 by the end of 2020: Former FDA chief
•Jun 29, 2020


CNBC Television

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer, Tempus and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss that latest in the fight against Covid-19 in the United States and around the world.

A recent rise in Covid-19 cases in many states across America, including several emerging hot spots are still technically be part of the “first wave” of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean a second wave isn’t coming.

So what constitutes a second wave, and what would that look like? Plus, is there anything that can be done to stop it?

Here’s what you need to know about a potential second wave of Covid-19.

The United States is still in the “first wave” of Covid-19 infections. “You hear people saying, ‘We’re heading into a second wave,’ [but] it’s not,” Dr. Greg Poland, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, founder and director of Mayo Vaccine Research Group, tells CNBC Make It. “It’s all part of this ongoing reservoir of infection in the U.S.”

In order for the first wave to be over, the number of positive Covid-19 infections would have to reach low single digits, Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Washington Post on June 18. (In New Zealand, for example, there was a 24-day streak of no infections until June 16, when two travelers who tested positive arrived in Auckland.) “When you get there, then you could feel you have a degree of good control so that when you do get a new infection, you can prevent that infection from becoming a resurgence of essentially many, many more.”

After that, a “second wave” would occur when the virus returns or when a new strain of the virus develops, Ian Lipkin, a professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, previously told CNBC.com. For example, the influenza virus causes flu season around the same time (late fall with a peak in winter) each year, although the strain and magnitude of the particular virus can differ.

The next wave of Covid-19 is unpredictable, because there’s still a lot about the virus that we don’t know, Fauci told The Washington Post.

″[The second wave is] going to depend on your capability and your effectiveness when you do get these little blips of infection, which we will invariably get, that you have the systems, the testing, the manpower to do the identification, isolation and contact tracing,” he said. “If you do, it is not inevitable that you’re going to have a second wave in the fall.”

A second wave would be similar to what we experienced in the spring of 2020, but it could be harder to control in the fall, when people are tired of social distancing, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, told the American Medical Association in May. It’s likely that people would have to follow the same prevention measures that worked in the first wave, such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

The fear is that Covid-19 could return as a second wave in the fall (with peaks in November and December) that coincides with influenza season.

A second wave during flu season could potentially overwhelm the healthcare system, “and we have a big problem,” Dr. Mary Beth Sexton, an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University in Georgia, tells CNBC Make It. In this scenario, there could be “a huge influx of cases” at a time when people are planning to return to school and work, so they would be harder to address, she says.

Whether or not we see a comeback like this “is at least partially influenced by how well we all do at infection control measures, like distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing,” Sexton says. “So, we may be able to affect change on how high that peak might be.” In truth, it’s likely that we will continue to see peaks and valleys related to how well people are practicing prevention measures, and when we have an effective vaccine or treatment, she says.
 

marsh

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U.S. Virus Surge: Ample Opportunity for Covid-19 to Spread, Johns Hopkins Says
•Jun 29, 2020


Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Jun.29 -- John Hopkins Vice Dean for Public Health Practice Josh Sharfstein discusses the surge in U.S. coronavirus cases. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

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Covid-19 Cases in U.S. Rise to More Than 2.5 Million
•Jun 28, 2020
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Jun.28 -- Coronavirus cases in the U.S. increased by 42,735 from the same time Saturday to 2.53 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News. The figures come as worldwide deaths from the virus surpassed 500,000 on the same day confirmed cases exceeded 10 million. Steve Geimann reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."

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6:38 min
Global Coronavirus Cases Top 10 Million, Texas Is New Epicenter in U.S.
•Jun 29, 2020


Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Jun.29 -- Deaths from the coronavirus surpassed 500,000 worldwide and confirmed cases exceeded 10 million as the World Health Organization reported the most infections for a single day. Infections are also rising quickly in Florida and Texas. Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, appears on "Bloomberg Markets." The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.
 
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Troke

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9:16 min
COVID-19 could close Canada-U.S. border for a year, expert says
•Jun 29, 2020


CBC News
Infection control epidemiologist Colin Furness predicts the Canada-U.S. border will only open if a COVID-19 vaccine is created or if enough people have been infected with the virus and build herd immunity.

With some evidence creeping up that immunity may last only six months or so, herd immunity ain't gonna do much good.
 

marsh

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Coronavirus cases in the United States just surpassed 2.5 million infections
•Jun 29, 2020


CNBC Television


The U.S. on Friday reported 45,255 additional coronavirus cases, a record-high number of new daily cases that brought the total cases past 2.5 million across the country. States hit the hardest include Texas, Arizona, Florida, California and Nevada. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Sunday that time was running out for the U.S. to curb the spread of coronavirus as cases rise across the country, particularly in the American South and West.


 

marsh

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stockmarket #stocks'The overall reopening story can still be optimistic for the market,' says strategist
•Jun 29, 2020


Yahoo Finance


Matthew Orton, Carillon Tower Advisers Portfolio Strategist, joins The First Trade to discuss how the markets are faring as cases of coronavirus prevent some states from the next stages of reopening.

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Dow jumps 400 points on hope coronavirus spikes will ease
•Jun 29, 2020


CNBC Television


CNBC's "Halftime Report" team breaks down how they're investing in this market. Subscribe to CNBC PRO for access to investor and analyst insights:
 

marsh

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4:49 min
Large Indoor Gatherings In Hot Zones Are ‘Way Too Risky,’ Doctor Says | TODAY
•Jun 29, 2020


TODAY

Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, tells TODAY that as coronavirus cases soar in many states, “anything that gathers people indoors at this moment is just way too risky.” He also says that “we still haven’t figured out testing,” adding that “people shouldn’t have to wait for hours” for coronavirus tests.
 

Mixin

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Indiana statewide demographics for cases on 5/12, 6/4 and 6/29
If full images are preferable to thumbnails, let me know.

5.12 Demo Cases.jpg6.4 Cases Demo.jpg6.29 Cases Demo.jpg

demographics for deaths on 5/12 and 6/29

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jward

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Andrew Blankstein

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Los Angeles County to close beaches during the 4th of July holiday weekend - Fri to Monday - as COVID-19 cases alarmingly ramp per LA County Sheriff's Dept. Officials report 2,903 new cases (largest daily case number). Total cases over 100,000. Hospitalizations now over 1,700.
 

TammyinWI

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Fatty liver disease dramatically increases your risk of hospitalization with coronavirus, NEW study reveals

by: Joy Jensen, staff writer | June 27, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) We already know that around 30% of Americans are affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that’s become a major epidemic within the United States. Unfortunately, not only does this disease result in a $32 billion per year burden on the healthcare system, but being one of the one in four individuals affected by NAFLD now means that you may have a higher risk of being hospitalized with coronavirus, too.

A new study, done by Perspectum and UK BioBank, discovered that fatty liver was a major risk factor for being hospitalized with COVID-19. For the 30% of Americans who have a fatty liver – many without knowing it – that’s a serious consideration.

High levels of liver fat linked to higher risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization
According to this joint study, people who had over 10 percent fat in their liver had twice the chance of being hospitalized with coronavirus than those with healthier levels of fat within the liver. The study looked at over 42,000 liver scans from volunteers at the UK Bio Bank, as well as 397 patients who were hospitalized with coronavirus.

Researchers discovered that obesity alone didn’t increase the risk of COVID-related complications, but fatty liver did. As long as individuals who were overweight or obese had liver fat in a healthy range, they had no additional risk of developing complications due to the coronavirus.

On the other hand, individuals who were obese with fatty liver were two-and-a-half times more likely to end up in the hospital due to the coronavirus infection.

We already knew that NAFLD can progress to serious health consequences, but this new study shows the health risks that fatty liver poses, even before it progresses to complications like liver scarring and inflammation.

Preventing the silent disease of fatty liver
The key author of this new research, Dr. Matt Kelley – who is the Chief Innovation Officer at Perspectum – noted that fatty liver is a silent disease, and if we had a better idea of who had it, healthcare professionals could keep a closer eye on these patients. It’s one more reminder that it’s critical for the medical field to do a better job at screening patients for this type of liver disease.

However, since diet and lifestyle are key risk factors in fatty liver, it’s possible to prevent the silent disease, reducing your risk for complications due to coronavirus infection. Eliminating refined carbohydrates (simple, processed sugars), toxic (conventionally-produced) fats, and alcohol from your diet can help.

Of course, a diet free from pesticides and GMOs is also critical to preventing liver damage.

In addition to avoiding certain destructive foods, adding healing or detoxifying items to your diet can help you to prevent liver disease. For example, try eating more cruciferous vegetables like, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Plus, don’t forget to pick out some iron-rich foods like cilantro, arugula, and parsley.

In terms of supplementation, milk thistle extract has been shown to reduce the inflammatory markers associated with fatty liver disease, and it may even help rejuvenate or repair liver cells. If you are dealing with a serious liver health problem, be sure to seek out the advice of an experienced (integrative) healthcare provider. But, don’t wait any longer, because a healthy life needs a healthy liver.

Sources for this article include:

Express.co.uk
NaturalHealth365.com

 
STUNNING: Fauci’s Remdesivir Costs $9 Per Dose, Will Be Sold at $3,000 per Treatment — China Company Linked to Soros Will Also Mass Produce the Drug

By Jim Hoft
Published June 29, 2020 at 11:31am

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (HOME - AAPS | Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) filed a lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA for “irrational interference” by the FDA with timely access to hydroxychloroquine.

Never in history have we seen such a determined effort by the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to downplay and lie about the use of a successful drug to treat a deadly disease.


Hydroxychloroquine is the first choice in a study of 6,000 doctors treating the coronavirus.

In the field and in independent testing hydroxychloroquine displayed amazing results in treating the COVID-19 virus.

But there was great pushback against hydroxychloroquine for two reasons. The first reason was because it was safe and very inexpensive. The second reason is because Donald Trump promoted its use.

It is not a stretch to say the Democrat establishment would rather see people die than see President Trump be proven right.

As we reported earlier from the beginning Dr. Fauci was against the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus. Fauci was thrilled about its use just a few years ago.

Dr. Fauci did promote the use of remdesivir. He was excited to share the news on its effectiveness in April.

Gilead, the company that produces remdesivir, is a large company that spends millions in its lobbying efforts annually:


Gilead is also connected to Wuxi AppTec and George Soros according to WND:
And just who, or what is Gilead Sciences? Gilead is partnered with Wuxi AppTec, an international pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device company. According to Wikipedia, “The company covers the development cycle through five core operations, including small molecule R&D and manufacturing, biologics R&D and manufacturing, cell therapy and gene therapy R&D and manufacturing, medical device testing, and molecular testing and genomics.” And where, you may ask, is the company located? Wuxi AppTec was begun in Shanghai by Dr. Gi Li now with facilities also in Wuxi City and Suzhou, China, as well as facilities in St. Paul, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Wuxi AppTec is owned in part by none other than America’s own – George Soros.
We reported earlier, that the China coronavirus was connected to the above players and to China’s Communist Party:


In addition, WND reports Gilead is linked to UNITAID:
Holding this web together is the fact that Gilead has endorsed and is engaged with a drug purchasing group, UNITAID. UNITAID is an outgrowth of the United Nations, Millennium Declaration of 2000, which is now the U.N. Global Compact.
The large investors in UNITAID include WHO, George Soros, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a partnership relationship with the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Both Drs. Fauci and Birx are associated with the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
The one person behind the promotion of Gilead’s remdesivir is the doctor who has worked with Gilead for a long time, Dr. Fauci. He also has downplayed and criticized the use of the much cheaper drug hydroxychloroquine:
Can there be any uncertainty as to why Dr. Fauci, who worked closely with Gilead, is strongly promoting its more expensive and less effective medication, which has already failed against Ebola, over a readily available, markedly affordable medication with a 91% success rate?
Today Pharmaceutical giant Gilead announced the pricing for its coronavirus drug remdesivir.

Gilead said the drug will cost $520 per vial, or $3,120 for a six-vial treatment.


A previous report at Bloomberg noted the cost to manufacture remdesivir is only $9 per treatment.

Hydroxychloroquine is only $1 per treatment!


China started mass producing the drug back in February. They want to cash in on the profits too.

How long has the production of remdesivir been in the planning? Why is this drug so highly touted by Dr. Fauci? And what about the outrageous profit margin?

This should be investigated.
 
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