Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Disambiguation, Jan 24, 2020.
Germany may be slowing down
South Korea is slowing down
America has the most cases of any country in the worldUSACoronavirus Cases:85,594 Deaths:1,300Recovered:1,868WORLDCoronavirus Cases:532,237 view by countryDeaths:24,089Recovered:124,326
cases may be leveling off in Italy but the south may be getting worse
Dutch Scientists Find a Novel Coronavirus Early-Warning Signal
” The so-called SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is often excreted in an infected person’s stool. Although it’s unlikely that sewage will become an important route of transmission, the pathogen’s increasing circulation in communities will increase the amount of it flowing into sewer systems, Gertjan Medemaand colleagues at the KWR Water Research Institute in Nieuwegein said on Monday.
They detected genetic material from the coronavirus at a wastewater treatment plant in Amersfoort on March 5, before any cases had been reported in the city”
Coronavirus live updates: More American deaths than on 9/11; US projections of 240,000; Dow's worst 1st quarter ever
Still, the nation's top health expert found some reason for hope, saying social distancing was working and that the rate of increase of New York City cases might be starting to slow.
chinas COVID pandemic is slowing down.
italy May be
the USA is at least 2 weeks away from peak
view by countryDeaths:
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control is in “very active discussions” about whether masks should be mandated for the general public, White House health advisor Anthony Fauci told CNN Tuesday.
“When we get in a situation where we have enough masks, I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening” the United States’ guidelines for using masks, Fauci told CNN Tuesday. “We’re not there yet.”
The increasing calls for more use of masks raise the question of whether authorities’ recommendations were based on genuine concerns about spreading Covid-19 or instead motivated by a desire to prevent a run on limited supplies of masks: "Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!” tweeted Adams in late February. "They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”
at the link are graphs and information about each countries case load
view by countryDeaths:
The logarithmic scale of deaths and cases
These are logarithmic scales and show trends better
Loss of Smell”
Google searches for the phrase “loss of smell” align closely with the number of positive cases of coronavirus. The inability to smell could be an early warning sign that someone is infected.
Because these searches correlate so strongly with disease prevalence rates in parts of the world with reasonably good testing, we can use these searches to try to find places where many positive cases are likely to have been missed.
The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South
More young people in the South seem to be dying from COVID-19. Why?
” In Louisiana, people ages 40 to 59 account for 22 percent of all deaths. The same age range in Georgia accounts for 17 percent of all deaths. By comparison, the same age group accounts for only about 10 percent of all deaths in Colorado”
“” These differences are not innate to southerners; they are the result of policy. ”
” Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana all spend less than $25 per person on public health a year, compared with $84 per person in New York. Nine of the 14 states that have refused to expand Medicaid to poor residents under the Affordable Care Act are in the South. ”
Social isolation has changed the way the Earth moves.
The site has projections- projections for infections, deaths, hospital use age, ventilators for each country. In the US the peak is expected to be April 15.
I made a page;
studying the origins of COVID
Trevor Bedford was part of a flu genetics study, when COVID came he switched to COVID . It’s the reason Seattle could diagnose and track COVID and flattened the curve in Washington.
virologists search for antibodies for prophylaxis treatment for first responders and a vaccine
Virologists insights into COVID pandemic
How coronavirus mutations can track its spread—and disprove conspiracies
Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution
Nextstrain is an open-source project to harness the scientific and public health potential of pathogen genome data. We provide a continually-updated view of publicly available data alongside powerful analytic and visualization tools for use by the community. Our goal is to aid epidemiological understanding and improve outbreak response. If you have any questions, or simply want to say hi, please give us a shout at email@example.com.”this includes a real-time interactive map.
C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to Its List of Possible Covid-19 Signs
repeated shaking with chills
and, new loss of taste or smell.
US coronavirus cases surpass 1 million and the death toll is greater than US losses in Vietnam War
Here’s an example of “re open” protesters and medical counter protesters
in europe it is all mixed up ,no masks first and now mask but with special adaptation ,transports ans shops ,total confusion,now in france tonite we gonna have the information some departement( state) will be green : safer or red : then the special laws and regulations due tio change day after days , well to make it short confusion ,nobody knows but they talk a lot about it
” Pandemic experts John Barry and Marc Lipsitch co-authored a new report predicting that the coronavirus pandemic could last up to two more years. They're warning that things could get "considerably worse than what we've seen so far."”
oh la la , it might get worse
Anger in Sweden as elderly pay price for coronavirus strategy
Staff with no masks or sanitiser fear for residents as hundreds die in care homes
“They have to admit that it’s a huge failure, since they have said the whole time that their main aim has been to protect the elderly,” she said. “But what is really strange is that they still do not acknowledge the likely route. They say it’s very unfortunate, that they are investigating, and that it’s a matter of the training personnel, but they will not acknowledge that presymptomatic or asymptomatic spread is a factor.”
The pandemic winner: Will It be Sweden or New Zealand?
BY DR. STEVEN PHILLIPS, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 05/02/20 06:00 PM EDT
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL
How long will the public tolerate lockdowns that paralyze the economy and limit essential social mobility?
In response, many countries are seemingly lining up behind two unproven strategies based on contradictory hypotheses of virus behavior. This with similar hopes that they can thread the needle by limiting the human toll to “acceptable” levels, keep hospitals from being overwhelmed, and maintain vital economic activity.
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