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greg

Quote from: ultralinear on October 14, 2022, 07:25:51 AM
Pulse Oximeter:



This is a sweet little device.

~1 year into the pandemic, bought this since I got some sort of other sickness (still don't know what it was), wanted to check to make sure this oxygen issue wouldn't happen.

It never did, but at the time, I was doing a lot of walking, and base heart rate was quite low (it also tracks heart rate), so all it ended up telling me was I was in pretty good health  ;D (athletes often have even lower heart rates than what I had, though some days it was so low, I was like "this is just from walking, right? no bradycardia?" lol).
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

k a rl h e nn i ng

Meanwhile, oh bother:
XBB, BQ.1.1, BA.2.75.2 — a variant swarm could fuel a winter surge
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Madiel

Or it could just fuel a swarm of journalists with a need to fill space.
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Madiel on October 18, 2022, 06:35:47 PM
Or it could just fuel a swarm of journalists with a need to fill space.

We can hope. Two friends of mine here have now had the bad luck to "win" the COVID lottery.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 18, 2022, 07:12:56 PM
We can hope. Two friends of mine here have now had the bad luck to "win" the COVID lottery.

Make that four friends now.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

A new immunity-evading virus variant looms. Here's how to fight it.

What is not yet known is whether or how well an immunity wall, built both by natural infection and vaccines, might protect against a new wave. One reason to worry is that BQ.1.1 evades immune systems on a greater scale than other variants and subvariants. Already, the new variant has the potential to make obsolete Evusheld, a key antibody used to protect immunocompromised individuals. Cases appear to be taking off in New York and could spread across the country in the months ahead. Another subvariant, known as XBB, can also easily evade immune systems.. So far, it has spread far in Singapore but little in the United States.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 25, 2022, 10:31:05 AM
A new immunity-evading virus variant looms. Here's how to fight it.

What is not yet known is whether or how well an immunity wall, built both by natural infection and vaccines, might protect against a new wave. One reason to worry is that BQ.1.1 evades immune systems on a greater scale than other variants and subvariants. Already, the new variant has the potential to make obsolete Evusheld, a key antibody used to protect immunocompromised individuals. Cases appear to be taking off in New York and could spread across the country in the months ahead. Another subvariant, known as XBB, can also easily evade immune systems.. So far, it has spread far in Singapore but little in the United States.
Karl, I suspect that a lot of us can't read the WP articles.  Thank you for the info though.  I'll try and look it up elsewhere.

Best,

PD

drogulus


     I got the new Moderna booster today (Tuesday). To be perfectly Franck I'm starting to think of Covid as a bad flu which will be more dangerous as I get older and more decrepit. My health is excellent in the relevant respects. Kidney stones don't signify.

     
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on October 25, 2022, 01:17:08 PM
Karl, I suspect that a lot of us can't read the WP articles.  Thank you for the info though.  I'll try and look it up elsewhere.

Best,

PD

Sorry! They used not to hold COVID articles behind the paywall. I guess that policy was since dropped ....
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Todd

The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem - US Treasury Secretary John Connally to European Finance Ministers, 1971

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 26, 2022, 06:10:34 AM
Sorry! They used not to hold COVID articles behind the paywall. I guess that policy was since dropped ....
That's o.k., but thanks.]]PD

Herman

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 20, 2022, 05:51:56 AM
Make that four friends now.

Sharing is what friends are for.

How serious are their symptoms?

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Herman on October 27, 2022, 08:46:42 AM
Sharing is what friends are for.

How serious are their symptoms?

Overall, mild, thanks for checking. All of them are vaxxed, so they are avoiding the worst of it.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Todd

The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem - US Treasury Secretary John Connally to European Finance Ministers, 1971

k a rl h e nn i ng

Emily Oster: Obviously some people intended to mislead and made wildly irresponsible claims. Remember when the public-health community had to spend a lot of time and resources urging Americans not to inject themselves with bleach? That was bad. Misinformation was, and remains, a huge problem. But most errors were made by people who were working in earnest for the good of society.

We have to put these fights aside and declare a pandemic amnesty. We can leave out the willful purveyors of actual misinformation while forgiving the hard calls that people had no choice but to make with imperfect knowledge.


"We can leave out the willful purveyors of actual misinformation" is a good caveat. Possible overlap with "people who give a ready ear to conspiracy theory rubbish"
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

milk

So, very young children are now being vaccinated for COVID? This is recommended? I'm out of the loop on that.

VonStupp

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Quote from: milk on November 19, 2022, 12:14:47 PM
So, very young children are now being vaccinated for COVID? This is recommended? I'm out of the loop on that.

Took my daughters to the doctor last week and they received flu, Covid, and HPV vaccines, among some other boosters for school in the US.

VS
"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

Madiel

Quote from: milk on November 19, 2022, 12:14:47 PM
So, very young children are now being vaccinated for COVID? This is recommended? I'm out of the loop on that.

Yes, they did clinical trials and got the okay.

Here in Australia, under 5 is only recommended for children at risk, for example immunocompromised.
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