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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3260 on: November 19, 2020, 02:56:09 PM »
     Over 900 Mayo Clinic staff in Midwest have contracted COVID-19 in past 2 weeks

Most of the exposure -- about 93% -- happened in the community, not at work, Williams said.

"It shows how widely spread this is in our communities, and how easy it is to get COVID-19 in the communities here in the Midwest," Williams said.

Across the Midwest, about 1,500 Mayo Clinic employees have work restrictions due to COVID-19 exposure, diagnosis or having to care for family members who are sick, officials said. About 1,000 of those are at the Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.




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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3262 on: November 20, 2020, 09:35:49 AM »

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3263 on: November 20, 2020, 12:06:42 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-11-20/fda-s-remdesivir-fail-is-a-warning-for-pfizer-and-moderna-vaccines

Less than a month ago, the Food and Drug Administration said hospitals could use remdesivir, a drug manufactured by Gilead Sciences Inc., to treat patients with Covid-19. Remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, was said to shorten recovery times and reduce the need for ventilators to facilitate breathing. Yesterday, the World Health Organization hit the brakes: It recommended that doctors avoid using the drug altogether.

“There is currently no evidence that remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients,” the WHO noted, citing detailed studies it sponsored. “The evidence suggested no important effect on mortality, need for mechanical ventilation, time to clinical improvement, and other patient-important outcomes.”

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Perhaps it was just fine that the FDA relied on what was essentially an in-house trial to approve remdesivir and that Hahn has been unusually amenable to Trump’s demands for approving sketchy Covid-19 treatments. And perhaps it’s fine that Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and Big Pharma lobbyist who is a Trump loyalist, runs HHS and supervises Hahn.

In case any of this isn’t fine, we should bear it in mind as HHS and the FDA continue to play pivotal roles overseeing the approval, rollout and regulation of more crucial drugs: the Covid-19 vaccines that Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. have put on the table.



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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3264 on: November 20, 2020, 03:15:26 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-20/donald-trump-jr-infected-by-coronavirus-and-in-isolation

President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus infection earlier this week and is isolating, according to three people familiar with the matter.

A spokesman for Trump Jr. said in a statement he is asymptomatic for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.


Trump Jr. adds to the dozens of people associated with the president who have been infected by the virus, including Trump himself. On Friday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani, who is a White House aide, announced on Twitter he had tested positive. In addition, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Hannah McInnis, tested positive earlier this month, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Several of Pence’s aides have been infected, including his press secretary and chief of staff. Pence himself has not.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3265 on: November 20, 2020, 04:02:43 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-20/donald-trump-jr-infected-by-coronavirus-and-in-isolation

President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus infection earlier this week and is isolating, according to three people familiar with the matter.

A spokesman for Trump Jr. said in a statement he is asymptomatic for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.


Trump Jr. adds to the dozens of people associated with the president who have been infected by the virus, including Trump himself. On Friday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani, who is a White House aide, announced on Twitter he had tested positive. In addition, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Hannah McInnis, tested positive earlier this month, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Several of Pence’s aides have been infected, including his press secretary and chief of staff. Pence himself has not.


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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3266 on: November 21, 2020, 08:55:38 AM »

     Yesterday I went to Osco pharmacy to pick up a prescription and I asked if they would be providing the Covid vaccine when it became available to the general public. The pharmacist said they would.
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« Reply #3267 on: November 21, 2020, 09:03:30 AM »
But remember that the virus isn’t really a big deal. ::)

Yeah, it's just a hoax by liberals who want to tell us what to do and take our guns away! LET'S GET REAL!
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3268 on: November 21, 2020, 04:01:10 PM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/21/many-gop-lawmakers-disobeying-mask-wearing-rules-in-their-own-capitols.html

Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus.
Nearly 200 legislators nationwide have tested positive for the virus and four have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.
After at least four dozen Mississippi lawmakers tested positive in the largest outbreak in a legislature, where masks were encouraged but not required for lawmakers.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3269 on: November 21, 2020, 07:17:16 PM »
Yeah, it's just a hoax by liberals who want to tell us to do and take our guns away! LET'S GET REAL!


That’s right. The Republicans completely downplayed Cain’s death due to COVID and Trump continued to hold those massive rallies anyway. The irresponsibility of this party is quite frankly appalling.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3270 on: November 24, 2020, 12:23:44 PM »
Regarding the 'old' mink story here: the cluster-5 mutated virus seems to have died out, that's the initial conclusion here. So the drastic restrictions in Northern Jutland  have been lifted somewhat. Our minister of the sector was fired, because the authorities hadn't checked enough about the legal background for culling the mink industry before doing it, and he was then blamed for it, symbolically. But mink have shown to be extremely easily infected and for the virus to mutate in, so the decision to cull the mink population is considered basically right here, though some speak for some kind of preservation of at least a population of them. But almost all have been culled now.

Also, similar problems with mink appear in many other countries; in Russia, they are even working on a vaccine for mink. A few local mink farmers in Denmark talk about moving their industry abroad. But it's a part of the story, that mink haven't really been profitable business in Denmark for about 5 years or so, cheaper products from abroad taking over. Before that, it was very profitable, and it seems to be an industry that has gone up and down a lot.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3271 on: November 25, 2020, 12:32:24 AM »
............. and generally lots of good news about oncoming approvals of vaccines, a more wide-spread use of them probably beginning to take place in early 2021. A thorough general herd immunity effect should probably be possible, when about 50-60 % of the population have taken vaccines, but factors like their efficiency and the respond to them matter too. However, chances are good that things should be pretty much back to normal in the late summer or early autumn of 2021, almost everyone says. But the virus will probably not disappear, with regular vaccinations therefore being necessary.

  A lot of industries, including aviation, have begun talking about personal vaccine proofs that would enable and promote further mobility and travels for those taking a vaccine.

  Here in DK, the number of infected is expected to rise in the winter, with hospitals preparing for it. In spite of further restrictions, and a relatively stable situation for a few weeks, with around 800 - 1300 daily infections; we might reach 2000 a day, they say. One hopes not.
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« Reply #3274 on: November 25, 2020, 08:44:30 AM »
Looks like Ghouliani may have done some superspreading. Not just of melted hair dye. :o :laugh:

A top advisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign said Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, six days after attending a controversial press conference led by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

The disclosure of the Covid-19 diagnosis by Boris Epshteyn came as Giuliani, the Trump lawyer who led that press conference, headed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for what was being called a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee on the state’s election.

Giuliani’s son Andrew, who also attended his father’s press conference Thursday at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, revealed last Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Andrew Giuliani is a White House special assistant to Trump.

The Gettysburg hearing comes a day after Pennsylvania certified its election results showing a win there for President-elect Joe Biden, the former Democratic vice president.

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« Reply #3275 on: November 26, 2020, 03:11:24 AM »
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« Reply #3276 on: November 26, 2020, 07:21:12 AM »
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« Reply #3277 on: November 26, 2020, 01:02:27 PM »
Culled mink rise from the dead to Denmark's horror

Sound planning.

Yes, extremely amateurish planning. We are some here (in Denmark), who don't understand, why the minks weren't cremated.
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« Reply #3278 on: November 26, 2020, 05:16:39 PM »
In the US life-expectancy has stagnated/dropped even before Covid-19.


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