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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1155 on: November 09, 2020, 03:41:01 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105
Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection


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The developers - Pfizer and BioNTech - described it as a "great day for science and humanity".
Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised.
The companies plan to apply for emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month.
There are still huge challenges ahead, but the announcement has been warmly welcomed with scientists describing themselves smiling "ear to ear" and some suggesting life could be back to normal by spring.
"I am probably the first guy to say that, but I will say that with some confidence," said Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University.
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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1156 on: November 10, 2020, 09:13:26 PM »
Stay outta restaurants, bars, gyms, hotels....

"In Chicago, for instance, the study’s model predicted that if restaurants were reopened at full capacity, they would generate almost 600,000 new infections, three times as many as with other categories. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature, also found that about 10% of the locations examined accounted for 85% of predicted infections."

"The idea that restaurants may be feeding a new wave of infections as they open up isn’t unique to this study. JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Monday said they found the level of in-person spending in restaurants three weeks ago was the strongest predictor of where new cases would emerge.

Similarly, higher spending in supermarkets indicated a slower spread, suggesting shoppers in those regions may be living more cautiously, according to researchers at the bank, which tracks spending of 30 million Chase credit and debit cardholders."


Study of cellphone big data of 98 million puts restaurants (and I assume bars are included in this group) as the top dawg among spreaders.

Covid Superspreader Risk Is Linked to Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-10/covid-superspreader-risk-is-linked-to-restaurants-gyms-hotels

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1157 on: November 11, 2020, 07:09:17 PM »
UK Study Confirms Existence Of ‘Long Covid,’ With 7 In 10 Patients Experiencing Debilitating Symptoms Weeks After Hospital Discharge

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2020/11/11/study-confirms-existence-of-long-covid-with-7-in-10-patients-experiencing-debilitating-symptoms-weeks-after-hospital-discharge/

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1158 on: November 12, 2020, 05:52:34 PM »
US Big box mask policy change that hit quite a few customers.

Costco updates mask policy to include those with medical conditions - Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/costco-updates-mask-policy-to-include-those-with-medical-conditions-2020-11

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1159 on: November 12, 2020, 09:01:03 PM »
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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1160 on: November 12, 2020, 09:13:37 PM »
Some of us know Tony Wright, the author of this article, through SEO circles:

https://medium.com/@tonywright_80709/a-dinner-party-killed-my-dad-218101b758b4


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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1161 on: November 12, 2020, 09:40:23 PM »
CDC review of its enhanced screening program for air passengers arriving from certain countries
Screening travelers for symptoms of Covid-19 was ineffective, CDC study says | CNN Travel
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cdc-study-symptom-screening-airport-covid-19-ineffective/index.html

Study of US Marine recruits
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-public-health-c31802fea6720906a9b9c2f913f9acb7


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This may relate to Rupert's post "Nearly half of coronavirus patients in some NHS hospitals are likely to have caught the virus there" as symptom screening is all hospitals and medical services are doing.
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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1162 on: November 12, 2020, 09:56:02 PM »
I suspect the numbers picked are for effect, I struggle to believe it is that bad in the hospitals.  But as ever facts are difficult to find.

Buckworks, that is a gruelling tale.
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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1163 on: November 13, 2020, 03:56:28 AM »
It's hitting here, neighbors all around either are sick (and waiting for test results) or having to quarantine because they had contact with someone.  The vector with all seems to be the kids are bringing it home but I don't know if it is from schools or other activity.

School districts in the area are all going to 100% online instruction.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1164 on: November 13, 2020, 03:19:14 PM »
The U.S. again broke records for new cases — more than 160,000 — and hospitalizations. - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/12/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates#the-us-again-broke-records-for-new-cases-more-than-160000-and-hospitalizations

‘Catastrophic’ lack of hospital beds in Upper Midwest as coronavirus cases surge - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

US COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/


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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1165 on: November 14, 2020, 02:18:29 PM »
Up, up, up!

Covid in the U.S.: 181,194 on Nov 13 - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1166 on: November 15, 2020, 03:01:42 AM »
Walmart will start limiting the number of people in stores nationwide on Saturday to combat the spread of COVID-19

https://www.kktv.com/2020/11/14/walmart-will-start-limiting-the-number-of-people-in-stores-nationwide-on-saturday-to-combat-the-spread-of-covid-19/

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1167 on: November 18, 2020, 10:35:14 PM »

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1168 on: November 20, 2020, 07:41:01 PM »
US: 185000 cases/day

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #1169 on: November 20, 2020, 07:45:16 PM »
Stay outta restaurants, bars, gyms, hotels....

Just heard from friends who are waiters. Their restaurant has 300 reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. They expect to serve at least 400.