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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7420 on: August 31, 2022, 05:23:35 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7421 on: August 31, 2022, 05:33:39 AM »
US life expectancy drops largely due to Covid. An analyst observes that the greater drop in life expectancy for white Americans could reflect attitudes in some parts of the country to vaccines and pandemic control measures.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/08/31/1120192583/life-expectancy-in-the-u-s-continues-to-drop-driven-by-covid-19
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7422 on: September 01, 2022, 07:20:40 AM »
'Largest score decline' in reading for nation's 9-year-olds, first-ever drop in math


Quote from: Kayla Jimenez
New federal data reveals that 9-year-olds’ reading and math scores have declined significantly across the board since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The results show the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first-ever score decline in mathematics, the National Center for Education Statistics said.

In other words, no group of high- or low-performing students was spared from a decline in performance by the pandemic and remote schooling.

“The big takeaway is that there are no increases in achievement in either of the subjects for any student group in this assessment. There were only declines or stagnant scores for the nation’s 9-year-olds,” said Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics.

And the pandemic's disruptions to education are the reason.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7423 on: September 01, 2022, 07:44:04 AM »
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Omikron now approved in the EU.

In DK, the rise in infections seen in the early summer later went down a lot. Copenhagen only has about 70 - 100 registered infections/day.

But for the expected autumnal developments, vaccines for elderly groups, and later those above 50 years of age, incl. a 4th boost, will start in two weeks. The minimizing of boosts in 2022 has sadly and undoubtedly caused too many lives especially at our retirement homes.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7424 on: September 01, 2022, 10:39:12 AM »
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Omikron now approved in the EU.

In DK, the rise in infections seen in the early summer later went down a lot. Copenhagen only has about 70 - 100 registered infections/day.

But for the expected autumnal developments, vaccines for elderly groups, and later those above 50 years of age, incl. a 4th boost, will start in two weeks. The minimizing of boosts in 2022 has sadly and undoubtedly caused too many lives especially at our retirement homes.
It sounds like the fourth round boos was delayed?  :(

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7425 on: September 01, 2022, 11:16:21 AM »
It sounds like the fourth round boos was delayed?  :(

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Yes, too much.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7426 on: September 03, 2022, 12:45:12 PM »
Both Pfizer and Moderna hybrid (Wuhan / BA.4 / BA.5) boosters now approved in the US. Some controversy about the lack of data from clinical trials so far - the EUAs were based on data from mice only.

On a more personal note, I may have been exposed to the virus... a colleague thoughtlessly came to work with what she thought was "a cold". On my advice, she tested herself (antigen test) and it came back positive. I spent about two minutes talking to her from just inside the door of her office - we were both masked, and I was double masked, and she had an air purifier with a HEPA filter running. Still, given the extreme contagiousness of BA.5 (the currently dominant strain here), I'm taking no chances and plan to test myself in 5 days, just before I return to campus after my 4-day weekend (Tuesday is my no-teaching day).

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7427 on: September 03, 2022, 12:47:50 PM »
Both Pfizer and Moderna hybrid (Wuhan / BA.4 / BA.5) boosters now approved in the US. Some controversy about the lack of data from clinical trials so far - the EUAs were based on data from mice only.

On a more personal note, I may have been exposed to the virus... a colleague thoughtlessly came to work with what she thought was "a cold". On my advice, she tested herself (antigen test) and it came back positive. I spent about two minutes talking to her from just inside the door of her office - we were both masked, and I was double masked, and she had an air purifier with a HEPA filter running. Still, given the extreme contagiousness of BA.5 (the currently dominant strain here), I'm taking no chances and plan to test myself in 5 days, just before I return to campus after my 4-day weekend (Tuesday is my no-teaching day).

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7428 on: September 03, 2022, 02:08:17 PM »
Both Pfizer and Moderna hybrid (Wuhan / BA.4 / BA.5) boosters now approved in the US. Some controversy about the lack of data from clinical trials so far - the EUAs were based on data from mice only.

On a more personal note, I may have been exposed to the virus... a colleague thoughtlessly came to work with what she thought was "a cold". On my advice, she tested herself (antigen test) and it came back positive. I spent about two minutes talking to her from just inside the door of her office - we were both masked, and I was double masked, and she had an air purifier with a HEPA filter running. Still, given the extreme contagiousness of BA.5 (the currently dominant strain here), I'm taking no chances and plan to test myself in 5 days, just before I return to campus after my 4-day weekend (Tuesday is my no-teaching day).

Your risk isn’t too high in those circumstances, but best wishes.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7429 on: September 03, 2022, 03:29:29 PM »
Your risk isn’t too high in those circumstances, but best wishes.

Thanks, Madiel. I know the risk isn't high, but I also know people who have taken every precaution and were still hit by the virus. I won't be sure I've dodged the bullet unless I test negative after more than a week. And I still have to use up another LAMP test (limited supply) to be sure I'm not infected on Wednesday.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7430 on: September 15, 2022, 09:13:18 AM »
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