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marsh

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8:41 min
COVID 19 Vaccine Update with Harvard Professor Michael Mina: Safety, Efficacy, Distribution, Trials

•Sep 5, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

Harvard professor and epidemiologist Michael Mina MD, Ph.D. is back on MedCram to give a COVID 19 Vaccine Update including: 00:00 Attention to vaccine safety in phase one, two, and three trials 00:21 Mild side effects from vaccines observed in phase 1 and 2 trials 00:32 Awareness of "fringe effects" when the vaccine is introduced to thousands or millions 00:59 Post-market surveillance of adverse effects vs. coincidence and confounding 01:31 Ensuring efficacy - new territory with a coronavirus vaccine 01:50 Sterilizing immunity 02:06 Relatively weak immune response from coronaviruses vs severity 02:29 Polio and measles vaccines create robust immunity 02:59 New technology being used in some SARS-CoV-2 vaccines 03:47 Cautious optimism about the efficacy of vaccines 04:02 Herd immunity 04:43 Who is going to get the COVID-19 vaccine first? Which countries? 05:15 Medical professionals likely the first to receive vaccines 06:02 Will COVID 19 vaccines block transmission and spread? 06:10 Should kids get the vaccine? 06:37 How well will vaccines work in the elderly and immunocompromised? 07:46 How quickly can the COVID vaccines get distributed? By the end of this year? MedCram has no financial disclosures related to any medical products or vaccines, and from our understanding, Dr. Mina does not either.
 

ghost

Contributing Member
Could get dicey. Right now they're saying 'don't panic'. Hopefully it won't amount to anything, but it's worth keeping an eye on if the WHO is warning about it.

(fair use applies)

Experts call for close monitoring of the new virus
2 hours ago

Experts say there's no need to be overly alarmed by the first confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection in Japan. But they also call for vigilance.

Nobuhiko Okabe, head of the Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health, says it's clear where the patient was infected as he had visited Wuhan. He also says human-to-human transmission has been very limited so far.

But he also cautions that little is known about the virus and close monitoring is necessary. He says that theoretically, the virus could mutate and become more virulent and spread more easily among humans.

He says that in Japan, influenza infection poses a higher risk and people shouldn't be too nervous about catching the new coronavirus.

He says the usual measures against flu will probably be effective, such as washing hands and avoiding crowds.

Tohoku University Professor Hitoshi Oshitani says a large-scale outbreak is unlikely at this point.

He points out that healthcare workers who have treated patients have not been infected and that infection has not spread widely from patients.

He says there's no sign of the virus spreading quickly and continuously like the SARS virus that caused an outbreak in China and other parts of Asia in 2003.

He says that at the moment the new virus seems to be causing less serious symptoms compared to SARS and other known viruses. He says it's important for authorities to quickly identify the source of infection and grasp the whole situation.
What products are in the Conronavirus vaccine, have not been able to find out anything on this.
How handy??
 

marsh

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2:13 min
Paper Strip Tests for COVID-19: Should We Wait Until They Rival PCR Tests? Dr. Mina Responds
•Sep 6, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

Harvard professor and epidemiologist Michael Mina, MD, PhD, responds to questions about inexpensive paper strip COVID 19 tests. Should we wait until these rapid paper tests are almost as sensitive as the gold standard PCR COVID-19 test? How important is sensitivity in determining who is contagious with COVID 19? Michael Mina, MD Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Mina is also a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) and an Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Mina's bio is here: https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/... Dr. Mina, Kyle Allred, Dr. Seheult, and MedCram have no financial disclosures related to this topic. We have a keen interest in curbing this pandemic and safely re-opening schools and our economy.

 

marsh

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2:46 min
Herd Immunity and What if Some Don't Cooperate with COVID 19 Rapid Testing? with Dr. Mina
•Sep 7, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY
Harvard professor and epidemiologist Michael Mina, MD, PhD, describes herd immunity and responds to the question: what if some people don't comply with at-home COVID-19 testing or stay home if they test positive? Michael Mina, MD Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Mina is also a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) and an Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Mina's bio is here: https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/... We have no financial disclosures related to any medical products. We have a strong interest in curbing this pandemic and safely re-opening schools and our economy.

Other Q/A videos with Dr. Michael Mina on inexpensive quick paper antigen tests for COVID-19: Paper Strip Tests for COVID-19: Should We Wait Until They Rival PCR Tests?https://youtu.be/kCyUY_jzmEI Are Antigen Paper Tests for COVID 19 Accurate Enough? https://youtu.be/wY-_dMpD03M False Positives and COVID 19 Rapid Tests: https://youtu.be/Swwv5ObkfGw MORE VIDEOS AND RESOURCES ON AT-HOME COVID 19 SCREENING TESTS: Dr. Michael Mina is the director (on a volunteer basis) of https://www.rapidtests.org where you can get more info and streamlined ways to contact your governor and representatives in Congress about at-home COVID 19 screening

See our previous MedCram videos that have featured Dr. Mina's research about COVID 19 testing and how quickly identifying individuals who are contagious (and who have high levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus) should be the primary focus. A 3-minute explainer video on inexpensive at-home rapid screening tests by MedCram: https://youtu.be/7jsxQWm93JE A video summary and highlights of Dr. Mina's research and ideas in our MedCram COVID 19 Update 98: https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ A 5 minute summary with Dr. Mina of some key differences between COVID-19 antigen tests with rapid results: https://youtu.be/AZWuyvBAWWQ A short explainer video on daily quick tests produced by Dr. Allen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5Ru...

Summary Article Featured in the Atlantic about Inexpensive Rapid Testing: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar... Dr. Mina's research paper: Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance (Pre-print) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11... TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, interview with Michael Mina: https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA
 

marsh

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12:03 min
COVID-19 Test Results and Vitamin D Status

•Streamed live 2 hours ago


JAMA Network

#JNOLive | September 8, 2020 David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, joins JAMA Network Open Digital Media Editor, Seth Trueger, MD, MPH, to discuss a cohort study examining whether patients’ most recent vitamin D levels and treatment for insufficient vitamin D levels are associated with test results for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Read the article here: https://ja.ma/2ZkvGpf.

JNO Live is a weekly broadcast featuring conversations about the latest research being published in JAMA Network Open. Subscribe to this channel for details on the next broadcast.
 

marsh

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2:46 min
COVID 19 Antigen Testing At Home: Would It Be Too Expensive?
•Sep 9, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

Harvard professor and epidemiologist Michael Mina, MD, PhD, explains the relative cost of frequent, at-home COVID-19 testing (using inexpensive paper strip antigen tests) to allow schools and businesses to re-open.

Michael Mina, MD Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Mina is also a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) and an Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Mina's bio is here: https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/...

We have no financial disclosures related to any medical products. We have a strong interest in curbing this pandemic and safely re-opening schools and our economy. Other Q/A videos with Dr. Michael Mina on inexpensive quick paper antigen tests for COVID-19: Paper Strip Tests for COVID-19: Should We Wait Until They Rival PCR Tests?https://youtu.be/kCyUY_jzmEI Are Antigen Paper Tests for COVID 19 Accurate Enough? https://youtu.be/wY-_dMpD03M False Positives and COVID 19 Rapid Tests: https://youtu.be/Swwv5ObkfGw What if Some Don't Cooperate with COVID 19 Rapid Testing (Herd Immunity and Effects)? https://youtu.be/1qFtAm4lUAw

MORE VIDEOS AND RESOURCES ON AT-HOME COVID 19 SCREENING TESTS: Dr. Michael Mina is the director (on a volunteer basis) of https://www.rapidtests.org where you can get more info and streamlined ways to contact your governor and representatives in Congress about at-home COVID 19 screening See our previous MedCram videos that have featured Dr. Mina's research about COVID 19 testing and how quickly identifying individuals who are contagious (and who have high levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus) should be the primary focus. A 3-minute explainer video on inexpensive at-home rapid screening tests by MedCram: https://youtu.be/7jsxQWm93JE A video summary and highlights of Dr. Mina's research and ideas in our MedCram COVID 19 Update 98: https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ A 5 minute summary with Dr. Mina of some key differences between COVID-19 antigen tests with rapid results: https://youtu.be/AZWuyvBAWWQ A short explainer video on daily quick tests produced by Dr. Allen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5Ru... Summary Article Featured in the Atlantic about Inexpensive Rapid Testing: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar... Dr. Mina's research paper: Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance (Pre-print) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11... TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, interview with Michael Mina: https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA


 

marsh

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43:08 min
Top Conclusions After 9 Months Of Reporting On Covid-19
•Premiered 116 minutes ago


Peak Prosperity
After nine months of intensive coverage of the covid-19 pandemic, it's time to start focusing these videos on other subjects just as important to our future well-being. But before I do, what have we learned over the course of these coronavirus videos?

Well, for starters: we thankfully know a good deal at this point how the SARS2 virus infects people and how to treat it cheaply and effectively (even if world governments refuse to do so). The virus has revealed a profound lack of integrity amongst our "leaders" and public health institutions. I don't think that trust will be easily regained -- if ever -- in our lifetime.

But while we didn't get *everything* right in our coverage, I'm pretty darn impressed with how far out front of the mainstream media we've consistently been. Putting out these videos, 5/week through May and then 2/week afterwards has been the most intensive effort of my life.

Given all of the messages of gratitude Adam and I have received from our viewers, and the stories of how this information may have protected and saved lives around the world -- all the effort was definitely worth it. Thank you for supporting us in this cause!

___ LINKS IN TODAY'S VIDEO: Fighting the media https://youtu.be/P_3hNPTofEU HCQ Works! https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...
 

marsh

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2:12 min
Self Testing for COVID 19 with Rapid Antigen Tests: Dr. Mina Q/A
•Sep 11, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

Harvard professor and epidemiologist Michael Mina, MD, Ph.D has been a strong advocate for inexpensive paper strip COVID-19 antigen tests (that provide rapid results in 15 minutes) that he believes are sensitive and accurate enough to turn positive for the vast majority of contagious COVID-19 infections.

In this video, Dr. Mina challenges the notion that individuals need medical professionals to administer COVID-19 tests and directly give information about results. And how in the past, home pregnancy tests were considered too risky for women to utilize.

Dr. Mina is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Mina is also a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) and an Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Mina's bio is here: https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/... We have no financial disclosures related to any medical products.

MedCram has a strong interest in curbing this pandemic and safely re-opening schools and our economy, and we believe Dr. Mina's approach to testing could be effective - especially compared to the current testing approach in the United States.

OTHER Q/A VIDEOS WITH DR. MICHAEL MINA: Paper Strip Tests for COVID-19: Should We Wait Until They Rival PCR Tests?https://youtu.be/kCyUY_jzmEI Are Antigen Paper Tests for COVID 19 Accurate Enough? https://youtu.be/wY-_dMpD03M False Positives and COVID 19 Rapid Tests: https://youtu.be/Swwv5ObkfGw What if Some Don't Cooperate with COVID 19 Rapid Testing (Herd Immunity and Effects)? https://youtu.be/1qFtAm4lUAw Would Widespread COVID 19 Antigen Testing At Home Be Too Expensive? https://youtu.be/MyHlPRSPNUU

MORE VIDEOS AND RESOURCES ON AT-HOME COVID 19 SCREENING TESTS: Dr. Michael Mina is the director (on a volunteer basis) of https://www.rapidtests.org where you can get more info and streamlined ways to contact your governor and representatives in Congress about at-home COVID 19 screening See our previous MedCram videos that have featured Dr. Mina's research about COVID 19 testing and how quickly identifying individuals who are contagious (and who have high levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus) should be the primary focus. A 3-minute explainer video on inexpensive at-home rapid screening tests by MedCram: https://youtu.be/7jsxQWm93JE A video summary and highlights of Dr. Mina's research and ideas in our MedCram COVID 19 Update 98: https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ A 5 minute summary with Dr. Mina of some key differences between COVID-19 antigen tests with rapid results: https://youtu.be/AZWuyvBAWWQ A short explainer video on daily quick tests produced by Dr. Allen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5Ru... Summary Article Featured in the Atlantic about Inexpensive Rapid Testing: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar... Dr. Mina's research paper: Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance (Pre-print) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11... TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, interview with Michael Mina: https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA
 

TammyinWI

1st Amendment Right and Pertinent
Think they plan on having it stick around for a while so they can keep enhancing the gulag?

This is so much bigger than the election. I sure wish that it would go away after the election, but they know it is "here to stay." In my email:



An application is no longer needed for Contact Tracing, How are you responding?

Last week, Apple made the next step in universal Contact Tracing.
They removed the need for a standalone contact tracing application and installed the API and capabilities to everyone that chose to update their phone.
This is an unprecedented step when it comes to everyone's personal privacy. As well as a further step to policies that may not be reversed in the future post-pandemic.

Presently, this is turned off when installed but how can we be sure? Is there a secret backdoor that allows this to be turned on without our knowledge?

"Anonymous" GPS data sets are not as secure as they are made out to be, so what are you doing?

We've been long time advocates of daily use of Faraday sleeves, but the time is now to act before your privacy completely disappears.
Silent Pocket faraday products
 

marsh

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Dr. Fauci warns: ‘Hunker down’ ahead of fall, winter

Fox News

Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a pulmonologist at NYU Langone Health, weighs in on ‘Fox & Friends.’

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1:19 min
U.S. is not 'rounding the corner' on COVID, Dr. Fauci says
•Sep 12, 2020


Reuters

Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump's assessment the United States has "rounded the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic, saying the statistics are disturbing.
 
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Weft and Warp

Senior Member
This is some hopeful information from the University of Pittsburgh and very relevant to this thread: University of Pittsburgh scientists discover antibody that 'neutralizes' virus that causes COVID-19
University of Pittsburgh scientists discover antibody that 'neutralizes' virus that causes COVID-19
Its component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have isolated “the smallest biological molecule” that “completely and specifically neutralizes” SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
RECOVERING CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS EXPERIENCING JAW PAIN AS SYMPTOM
The antibody component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody, and has been used to create the drug Ab8, shared in the report published by the researchers in the journal Cell on Monday. The drug is seen as a potential preventative against SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers are also “thinking outside the box” for how the drug could be administered, stating it may be able to be inhaled or through a superficial injection, instead of an IV.

Researchers are also “thinking outside the box” for how the drug could be administered, stating it may be able to be inhaled or through a superficial injection, instead of an IV. (iStock)
According to the report, the drug has been “highly effective in preventing and treating” the SARS-CoV-2 infections in mice and hamsters during tests. The drug also reportedly does not bind to human cells, which suggests it will not have negative side effects in people.
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“Ab8 not only has potential as therapy for COVID-19, but it also could be used to keep people from getting SARS-CoV-2 infections,” said co-author John Mellors, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Pitt and UPMC. “Antibodies of larger size have worked against other infectious diseases and have been well tolerated, giving us hope that it could be an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 and for protection of those who have never had the infection and are not immune.”
Xianglei Liu of Pitt is also co-lead author of the study.
Researchers are “thinking outside the box” for how the drug could be administered, stating it may be able to be inhaled or through a superficial injection, instead of an IV.
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According to the report, the team at University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Biodefense and Emerging Diseases and Galveston National Laboratory tested Ab8 and found it blocked the virus from entering cells. In mice trials, those treated with Ab8 had 10-fold less of the amount of infectious virus compared to those that were untreated.
 

frazbo

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Dr. Fauci warns: ‘Hunker down’ ahead of fall, winter

Fox News

Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a pulmonologist at NYU Langone Health, weighs in on ‘Fox & Friends.’

_________________________________________

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brAVCgMrkFw
1:19 min
U.S. is not 'rounding the corner' on COVID, Dr. Fauci says
•Sep 12, 2020


Reuters

Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump's assessment the United States has "rounded the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic, saying the statistics are disturbing.
He knows what's coming because he's in on it. He is a perfect example of how much hate a person can have for mankind.
 

Weft and Warp

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Run time: about 43 min.

Top Conclusions After 9 Months Of Reporting On Covid-19

Peak Prosperity
After nine months of intensive coverage of the covid-19 pandemic, it's time to start focusing these videos on other subjects just as important to our future well-being. But before I do, what have we learned over the course of these coronavirus videos? Well, for starters: we thankfully know a good deal at this point how the SARS2 virus infects people and how to treat it cheaply and effectively (even if world governments refuse to do so). The virus has revealed a profound lack of integrity amongst our "leaders" and public health institutions. I don't think that trust will be easily regained -- if ever -- in our lifetime. But while we didn't get *everything* right in our coverage, I'm pretty darn impressed with how far out front of the mainstream media we've consistently been. Putting out these videos, 5/week through May and then 2/week afterwards has been the most intensive effort of my life. Given all of the messages of gratitude Adam and I have received from our viewers, and the stories of how this information may have protected and saved lives around the world -- all the effort was definitely worth it. Thank you for supporting us in this cause!
 

marsh

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14:48 min
Do Stay-at-Home Orders Reduce COVID-19 Infection Rates?
•Streamed live 2 hours ago


JAMA Network

September 15, 2020 Song Gao, PhD and Ajay K. Sethi, PhD join JAMA Network Open Digital Media Editor, Seth Trueger, MD, MPH, to discuss a cross-sectional study using anonymous location data from 45 million mobile phones to determine if stay-at home orders were associated with decreased median travel distance and slower #COVID19 spread. Read the article here: https://ja.ma/2ZCqm0A.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdNRE5eAyMI
 

raven

Veteran Member
I wonder how many people realized that "14 days to flatten the curve" was
the marketing spiel for a revolutionary weight loss diet pill.
 

marsh

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10:32 min
Coronavirus Pandemic Update 107: Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID 19 Treatment and Prevention?
•Sep 18, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

Monoclonal antibodies are man-made to act like human antibodies of the immune system. Dr. Seheult of https://www.medcram.com illustrates how monoclonal antibodies have significant potential for COVID-19 treatment and prevention, and how the results of a recent study show promising results.

Dr. Seheult also reviews some of the recent trends from COVID-19 infection data. (This video was recorded on September 18, 2020).

LINKS / REFERENCES: Johns Hopkins Tracker | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronav... San Bernardino County | https://sbcovid19.com San Bernardino County COVID-19 Dashboard | https://sbcph.maps.arcgis.com/apps/op... Nature | https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... Salt Lake Tribune | https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/09/1... Maui Now | https://mauinow.com/2020/09/16/breaki... Lilly | https://investor.lilly.com/news-relea...

 

marsh

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37:57 min
COVID-19 Vaccine Approval and the FDA
•Streamed live 5 hours ago


JAMA Network

Hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma approvals by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) protocols have raised concerns the agency is under withering political pressure to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine before it is proven safe and effective.

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, University of Michigan, discuss implications for public health and policy responses to ensure vaccine safety. Recorded September 18, 2020.

Topics discussed in this interview: 0:00 Introduction 1:10 Political interference in CDC and FDA 5:07 What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? 7:45 How long does it take to approve an EUA request? 9:10 Groups that review safety and efficacy data 11:39 Suggested steps for review and approval of EUAs 14:50 Delay created by extra review 15:17 The need for advance input and transparency 16:11 Vaccine hesitancy 18:55 Anti-masking and anti-vaccine sentiment 21:14 Messaging and countering distrust in data 23:13 FDA role and expertise in vaccines 25:51 Can an EUA be issued against FDA advice? 28:08 Vaccine trials progress update 30:10 Infrastructure for vaccine delivery 34:55 States and Federal government in vaccine delivery
 

marsh

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2:56:06 min
TWiV 665: This half-week in coronavirology
•Sep 19, 2020


Vincent Racaniello

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong, structure of virion glycoprotein of a common cold coronavirus reveals changes driven by prolonged circulation in humans, and listener email.

Show notes at https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-665/... in a new tab)
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COMMENTS: Griffith Q&As increased incidence of COVID 19 among pregnant women; monoclonal antibodies - 72% risk reduction of infection; health care workers PPE low risk of contracting when taking care of patients; Exposed to sick 2-14 days, can be shedding virus during that. Highest infectivity 2 days before symptoms. Have test closes to an elderly visit etc.; False positives - DX test vs public health type test. rapid strip/ pcr test good to pick up when infectious.

Report on behaviors: (1) going out to a restaurant (3x risk,) bar/coffee shop (almost 4x) increased risk; (2) indoor vs outdoor (indoor 18.7X greater) Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places and close contact settings. (3) wearing glasses during the day on regular basis reduces risk. (4) mask wearing 50-75% reduction of risk. (5) contact precautions - current fomite surface transmission accounts for only a minor amount of infection. Being in a room closer than 6 feet of an infected person without a mask, for 15 min or more while infected person is talking, singing or coughing is high risk.

Did not watch the rest.
 

marsh

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33:45 min
Coronavirus Update With Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH - September 23, 2020
•Streamed live 14 hours ago


JAMA Network

Livestream, Wednesday September 23, 11:20A Mike Osterholm returns to JAMA's Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. He is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at University of Minnesota and a veteran of pandemic planning. Watch his June 24 appearance at https://youtu.be/64piemCeDGE
 

marsh

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12:30 min
Coronavirus Pandemic Update 108: High Risk COVID 19 Behaviors; Cases Rise in Europe
•Sep 23, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

COVID 19 Infections in Europe are rising again significantly. Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com discusses new data from the CDC that highlights potential "high risk" behaviors (such as indoor restaurant dining, coffee shops, or using a gym) that are associated with an increased likelihood of getting COVID-19 (or testing positive for SARS-CoV-2). Exponential viral growth and immune-boosting strategies are also illustrated (This video was recorded on September 22, 2020).

LINKS / REFERENCES: Johns Hopkins Tracker | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronav... CDC | https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/w... Business Insider | https://www.businessinsider.com/fauci... Interview with Dr. Fauci (on Instagram) | https://www.instagram.com/p/CE7tWzinTI8/ BBC | https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54242634 Million Dollar Planning | https://www.modern-dollar.com/blog-in... MedCram Coronavirus Update 17 | https://youtu.be/wlbM6VVkVZM MedCram Coronavirus Update 56 | https://youtu.be/PgDjVEpEOdQ MedCram Coronavirus Update 30 | https://youtu.be/gmqgGwT6bw0 MedCram Coronavirus Update 65 | https://youtu.be/gzx8LH4Fjic
 

marsh

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19:38 min
UK and wider problem
•Sep 25, 2020


Dr. John Campbell

UK Cases, + 6,178 + 6,634 + 6,874 Deaths, 37 + 40 + 34 https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/healt... Adherence to the test, trace and isolate system (National Institute for Health Research, Public Health England, King’s College London, University of East Anglia, 18th September) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11...

Need for people with a persistent new onset cough, fever or loss of their sense of taste or smell to: Remain at home for at least seven days from the onset of their symptoms Request an antigen test Provide details of their close contacts to a dedicated service if the test result is positive

Close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to remain at home for 14 days from the time of their contact

2 March to 5 August 2020 N = 42,127 Identification of the key symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, high temperature / fever, and loss of sense of smell or taste) 48.9% of participants identified key symptoms of COVID-19 Self-reported adherence to self- isolation if symptomatic 18.2% Requesting an antigen test if symptomatic 11.9% Intention to share details of close contacts 76.1% Self-reported adherence to quarantine if alerted that you had been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case

10.9% Non-adherence was associated with: Men Younger age groups Having a dependent child in the household Lower socio- economic grade Greater hardship during the pandemic Working in a key sector.

Conclusions Practical support and financial reimbursement is likely to improve adherence Targeting messaging

Covid-19 sniffer dogs ET, Kossi, Miina and Valo Anna Hielm-Björkman of the University of Helsinki https://www.theguardian.com/world/202... Four dogs working at Helsinki airport State-funded pilot scheme If it works, it could prove a good screening method in other places After dog indicates infection, PCR testing is carried out Nearly 100% accuracy, even days before symptoms Dogs are also able to identify Covid-19 from a much smaller samples than PCR tests Dogs can sniff 10-100 molecules to detect the presence of the virus https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.11...
 

marsh

TB Fanatic
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpdCUyRXAAE
19:39 min
COVID-19 / Coronavirus (October Update)
•Sep 27, 2020


Strong Medicine (Teaching MD at Stanford Univ)

A review of the presentation, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of COVID in adults. Included is a discussion of the indications and dosing for dexamethasone, remdesivir, and convalescent plasma. IDSA Guidelines on the Management of COVID-19: https://www.idsociety.org/practice-gu... A reference on radiographic findings in COVID: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
 

marsh

TB Fanatic
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCH36Cckebg
12:49 min
Coronavirus Pandemic Update 109: New Data From Europe As COVID 19 Infections Rise
Sep 29, 2020


MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

As confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in Europe (but COVID 19 deaths remain relatively low), Dr. Roger Seheult of https://www.medcram.com discusses what we may be able to learn from the European data. The average age of coronavirus infection has changed significantly from the first wave as the percentage of positive tests rise. (This video was recorded on September 29, 2020).

LINKS / REFERENCES: Johns Hopkins Tracker | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronav... Our World in Data | https://ourworldindata.org/mortality-... European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control | https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-1... ECDC COVID-19 Country Overviews - Austria | https://covid19-country-overviews.ecd... Science | https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/...
 

Tristan

Veteran Member
Forgive if this is a dupe, but Dr. John Campbell has an update on the importance of Vitamin D -

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B01ZlRfMnmU

RT: 27:38

It cites various studies, explains some biochemistry, identifies some baseline levels of vit. d which appear to offer support to the immune system thereby reducing the impact of the disease. And, much more...

Excellent presentation.
 

marsh

TB Fanatic
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rko2xGmPn04
13:55 min
Coronavirus Pandemic Update 110: Trump's Risk Factors and COVID-19 Prognosis; Interferon
•Oct 2, 2020

MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

President Trump was flown to the hospital on Friday afternoon (October 2, 2020) after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 1. Roger Seheult, MD discusses the experimental drug Regeneron that Trump was given and the risk of severe symptoms or death given the President’s age and co-morbidities. Dr. Seheult also discusses a new article in the journal Nature about the key role of interferon in fighting SARS-CoV-2 and symptoms of COVID-19 (This video was recorded on October 2, 2020).

LINKS / REFERENCES: Johns Hopkins Tracker | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html President’s Physical Exam | https://assets.documentcloud.org/docu... USA Today | https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p... Hidden Immune Weakness | https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/... Pre-Print on Risk Stratification Based on Age | https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11... Inborn Errors | https://science.sciencemag.org/conten... Auto-antibodies | https://science.sciencemag.org/conten... ResearchGate | https://www.researchgate.net/publicat... Newsweek | https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump... The Guardian | https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2... Medium | https://medium.com/swlh/interferon-re... WKBN | https://www.wkbn.com/news/coronavirus... MedCram Coronavirus Update 46 | https://youtu.be/EFRwnhfWXxo MedCram Coronavirus Update 47 | https://youtu.be/H1LHgyfPPQ8 MedCram Coronavirus Update 59 | https://youtu.be/NM2A2xNLWR4
 
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