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Reports shows at least 178,000 cases and 70 deaths on college campuses. A New York Times survey of more than 1,700 colleges and universities indicated that these schools have recorded more than 178,000 infections and at least 70 deaths since the pandemic began

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More have died from COVID-19 than from the past five flu seasons combined. Analysis presented by CNN last week revealed that the number of Americans who have died already from coronavirus exceeds the total of those who died from influenza during the past five flu seasons combined.

 

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2 hours ago, Calm said:

https://www.foxnews.com/health/washing-cloth-coronavirus-face-mask-after-wearing-study.amp
 

Washing cloth masks properly (machine wash after each use, high temperatures) appears to up their ability to protect

"The study at the time found that two-layered cotton cloth masks..." 

Multi-layer cotton, to my understanding, is what the WHO recommends, and multi-layer cotton is the a standard in many of the studies I have looked.  I would say that majority of cloth mask worn are not multi-layer cotton. 

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Hospitalizations have hit a six-week high.Analysis from The Wall Street Journal on Tuesdayshowed that hospitalizations in the United States due to COVID-19 are now at their highest level since September 2. A total of 35,056 patients were hospitalized across the country on Monday — more than 16 percent higher than the level a week earlier.

 

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Deaths are 20 percent higher than expected. A research letter published Monday in the JAMA Network showed that deaths in the United States were 20 percent higher than expected between March 1 and August 1, 2020. The highest per capita rate of excess deaths were in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Michigan. Of the 225,530 excess deaths, two-thirds were attributed to COVID-19. “States that reopened earlier experienced more protracted increases in excess deaths that extended into the summer,” wrote the authors.

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An old drug shows new promise as a COVID-19 treatment. Aviptadil has been used for more than two decades to treat sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and bronchospasm. The drugmaker Relief Therapeutics shared preliminary study results on Tuesday indicating that 81 percent of COVID-19 patients treated with Aviptadil (also called RLF-100) survived beyond 60 days, compared with 17 percent in the control group. Results so far are based on a small cohort of 21 intensive care patients who received the medicine and 24 who did not.

 

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There are no ICU beds available in Oklahoma City. As the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals statewide in Oklahoma reached the highest level ever, Heather Yazdanipour, Emergency Medical Services Authority director of the regional medical response system, told Oklahoma city council members Tuesday that no intensive care unit beds were available, according to KOCO News in Oklahoma City. The city council agreed by a vote of 7-1 to extend a mask mandate to December 7.

 

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The mask mandate in Arizona has cut infections 75 percent. A study published this month in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportfrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that after Arizona lifted a statewide stay-at-home order, cases rose from 808 on June 1, 2020 to 2,026 on June 15, 2020 — an increase of 151 percent. After mask mandates were initiated, however, infections declined by approximately 75 percent between July 13 and August 7. “Mitigation measures, including mask mandates, that are implemented and enforced statewide, appear to have been effective in decreasing the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona,” concluded the research authors.

 

 

 

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In a study it described as both conclusive and disappointing, the World Health Organization said the antiviral drug remdesivir has "little or no effect on mortality" for patients hospitalized with coronavirus and it doesn't seem to help patients recover any faster, either.

Until now, remdesivir has been the only drug that appeared to have specific effects for coronavirus. It was the only drug with an Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 from the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

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On 10/15/2020 at 7:22 PM, bsjkki said:

I question whether this should be used to promote "being crammed like sardines in a tin can with 301 to 368 others is safe if people are infected with covid19 and everyone wears a mask 100% of the time" (we know people wont wear a mask 100% of the time - snacks, drinks, mask below their nose, temporary removal for adjustment.)

The study itself presents the shortcomings, so I think that was good of the researchers to acknowledge that it was calculated with 1 person infected and the air flow does not represent the airflow on a full flight.  

And to my understanding the study ONLY was about the filtration capabilities of two specific air craft. Additionally, the study was not about filtering out covid19 particles; rather it was about filtering out what the researchers believe are the particles covid19 might attach to.

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Pfizer expects to file for vaccine emergency use at the end of November. Pfizer’s Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla, PhD, noted in a letter posted on its website Friday that, based on its current trial enrollment and dosing pace, the pharmaceutical firm will be ready to file for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its vaccine candidate by the third week of November. At that time, Pfizer will be able to meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirement to provide two months of safety data on half of the trial participants following the final dose of the vaccine. “Safety is, and will remain, our No. 1 priority, and we will continue monitoring and reporting safety data for all trial participants for two years,” wrote Dr. Bourla.

 

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A Seattle man has become the third American to have the virus twice. The Seattle Times has identified a Seattle-area nursing home resident as having caught COVID-19 a second time. In the spring, the man spent more than 40 days in the hospital with fever, pneumonia, and difficulty breathing. He then tested negative. Five months later, however, he again tested positive. The patient is said to be the third confirmed reinfection in the United States

 

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3 hours ago, bsjkki said:

we do need to learn to live with Covid

I assume that if a new strain comes out yearly, there will be some crossover immunity that makes it not so bad for those who had other strains in general, if I understand how the flu works. (Which I may not and it is not the flu so may act differently).  And once we understand the basic type of vaccine that works and is safe, modifying it yearly like the flu vaccine will be a possibility as well from what I read by someone working with developing the new vaccines (unfortunately the article was removed).
 

Could lead to a lot of grant work on more antivirals as well, which could help with other diseases. 

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It appears to be have been an ongoing problem aggravated by Covid:

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The State Opposition claims a leaked document shows the Government was advised to introduce cardiac surgery at the Women's and Children's Hospital for more than a year before the four babies died.

Labor spokesperson Chris Picton said a business case, prepared by doctors last year, also claimed the lack of cardiac surgery had contributed to at least one avoidable death and several near misses at the time.

 

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-21/health-review-launched-into-four-babies-deaths-in-adelaide/12796640

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10 hours ago, Calm said:

"Children who would normally have emergency transfers to Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital for the treatment are currently unable to because of coronavirus restrictions on re-entering South Australia from Victoria."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/four-babies-die-in-four-weeks-in-adelaide-due-to-no-ecmo-machine/12784774

So, they refused to set up a cardiac unit for babies and now refuse to let them transfer? That is unconscionable. 

 

"The South Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Association chief industrial officer, Bernadette Mulholland, told the committee it was inexcusable there were no alternatives provided for the four babies to be transferred.

"Except for Westmead in Sydney, but it's not a formal agreement, and it requires… the ability of those surgeons in Sydney to have the staff to enable the transfer," she said."

Please, don't let the government control my healthcare choices. Explanation of Australia's public/private health system. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/15/21030568/australia-health-insurance-medicare

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That is very strange. Almost all quarantine restrictions in nations had emergency provisions for lifesaving medical care though in the stricter nations it also involved quarantines.

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4 hours ago, bsjkki said:

So, they refused to set up a cardiac unit for babies and now refuse to let them transfer? That is unconscionable. 

If they did have issues before as stated, it would seem to be a habit of disregard, so yes, unconscionable.

News tends to sensationalize, so it is possible there is a reasonable explanation.  As it stands, not looking good...

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