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  • Brazil August 9

    Daily new cases 22,213
    Total Cases 3,035,582

    Daily new deaths 593
    Total deaths 101,136
    Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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    • USA ex-NY

      Daily average new cases for
      Week ending
      4/05 19452
      4/12 22460
      4/19 21278
      4/26 24480
      5/03 24574
      5/10 22667
      5/17 20896
      5/24 21146
      5/31 20359
      6/07 20967
      6/14 21344
      6/21 26845
      6/28 38909
      7/05 50145
      7/12 59747
      7/19 67764
      7/26 67125
      8/02 62117
      8/09 54127
      Last edited by Master403; 08-10-2020, 03:15 AM.
      Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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      • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

        The Sunday (8/9/20) early afternoon numbers:

        Worldwide:19,666K(+1%)cases & 728K(+1%) deaths
        The USA : 5,088K(+1%) cases & 164K (+1%) deaths
        New York: 421K(+0%)cases & 32,768 (+0%) deaths
        NYC only: 228K (+0%) cases & 16,323 (+0%) deaths
        New Jersey:185K(+0%)cases & 15,874(+0%) deaths
        Bergen Co.:20,794(+0%)cases & 2,038(+0%) deaths

        NJ had 378 new cases & 5 new confirmed deaths.
        NY had 515 new cases & 12 new confirmed deaths.

        NJ has 483 & NY has 548 COVID hospitalizations.

        The Rt for NJ dropped again to 1.03 from the peak of 1.49 a week ago.
        The Monday (8/10/20) early afternoon numbers:

        Worldwide: 19,920K(+1%)cases & 732K(+1%) deaths
        The USA : 5,134K (+1%) cases & 165K(+1%) deaths
        New York: 421K (+0%) cases & 32,774 (+0%) deaths
        NYC only: 228K (+0%) cases & 16,324 (+0%) deaths
        New Jersey:185K(+0%)cases & 15,878 (+0%) deaths
        Bergen Co.:20,794(+0%)cases & 2,038 (+0%) deaths

        NY, NJ, & Bergen include confirmed and probable deaths in total deaths, while NYC includes only confirmed deaths.

        NJ had 258 new cases and 4 new deaths.
        NY had 476 new cases and 6 new deaths.
        NJ has 545 and NY had 535 COVID hospitalizations.

        The big news is that the Rt for NJ dipped under 1.0 to 0.98 which means the pandemic is contracting again. NJ’s daily positivity rate is at 1.62%.
        Last edited by Halfmiler2; 08-11-2020, 01:58 PM.

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        • Winter is coming: Why America’s window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing

          The good news: The United States has a window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 before things get much, much worse.

          The bad news: That window is rapidly closing. And the country seems unwilling or unable to seize the moment.

          Winter is coming. Winter means cold and flu season, which is all but sure to complicate the task of figuring out who is sick with Covid-19 and who is suffering from a less threatening respiratory tract infection. It also means that cherished outdoor freedoms that link us to pre-Covid life — pop-up restaurant patios, picnics in parks, trips to the beach — will soon be out of reach, at least in northern parts of the country.

          Unless Americans use the dwindling weeks between now and the onset of “indoor weather” to tamp down transmission in the country, this winter could be Dickensianly bleak, public health experts warn.

          “I think November, December, January, February are going to be tough months in this country without a vaccine,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

          It is possible, of course, that some vaccines could be approved by then, thanks to historically rapid scientific work. But there is little prospect that vast numbers of Americans will be vaccinated in time to forestall the grim winter Osterholm and others foresee.

          https://www.statnews.com/2020/08/10/...-is-narrowing/

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          • Viral loads were similar among asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients and remained that way for weeks after diagnosis, according to South Korean researchers, who suggested that public health efforts to contain the pandemic should focus more on those without symptoms.
            In a study of some 300 patients with positive PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2, asymptomatic individuals had a slightly shorter median time to negative conversion than symptomatic patients that trended towards significance (17 vs 19 days, respectively, P=0.07).
            But cycle threshold values in PCR tests (a quantitative indicator of viral loads) for lower respiratory tract samples showed viral loads stayed about the same or even decreased more gradually in the asymptomatic patients from diagnosis to discharge from isolation,
            the findings don't support notions that asymptomatic patients are less likely to transmit the virus, or stop transmitting it sooner than those with clear symptoms.
            https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/87926?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2020-08-07&eun=g1469753d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium = email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Top%20Cat%2 0HeC%20%202020-08-07&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition

            So much for the hope that asymptomatic people had lower viral loads and shorter periods of infection and were thus likely to infect less serious cases. What makes this virus so difficult are the hidden asymptomatics.

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            • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

              So much for the hope that asymptomatic people had lower viral loads and shorter periods of infection and were thus likely to infect less serious cases. What makes this virus so difficult are the hidden asymptomatics.
              This is in my post 1902 on 8/7.

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              • Apparently concerns about Myocarditis are causing the football powers to consider halting Football (and all fall sports). For a while I have been concerned about effects on various organs (especially heart and lungs) from COVID-19 and it is not clear if it is just bad cases, those with lighter symptoms or those with none.

                A rare heart condition that could be linked with the coronavirus is fueling concern among Power 5 conference administrators about the viability of college sports this fall.

                Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been found in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among several other athletes in other conferences, according to two sources with knowledge of athletes' medical care.
                https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ason-viability

                Dr. Matthew Martinez, director of sports cardiology for Atlantic Health System in New Jersey, said he has received calls from physicians from at least a dozen Power 5 schools who have identified more than a dozen athletes with some post-COVID-19 myocardial injury. He said about half of them had symptoms.

                "Initially we thought if you didn't have significant symptoms that you are probably at less risk. We are now finding that that may not be true," he said.
                Just added this. While it seems that Myocarditis is very uncommon, about half of the small number of cases here with football had cases with no symptoms.
                Last edited by 26mi235; 08-11-2020, 03:47 AM.

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                • Brazil August 10

                  Daily new cases 21,888
                  Total Cases 3,057,470

                  Daily new deaths 721
                  Total deaths 101,857
                  Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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                  • Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                    Just added this. While it seems that Myocarditis is very uncommon, about half of the small number of cases here with football had cases with no symptoms.
                    I saw that last quote in the article. If you get myocarditis, you have symptoms.

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                    • NZ Government has just ordered Auckland in Level 3 lockdown for the next 3 days as 4 cases of community spread identified in one family in Auckland this afternoon. This means all schools, businesses except pharmacies and doctors are closed. Whether the lockdown is extended will depend on how the contact tracing goes.

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                      • I hope Russia is right and it is a vaccine that is effective

                        https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-app...QrSmZpJ04d5fL3

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                        • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                          I hope Russia is right and it is a vaccine that is effective

                          https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-app...QrSmZpJ04d5fL3
                          Releasing an improperly tested vaccine for mass application is a recipe for disaster. An anti-vaxxers wet dream.
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post

                            This is in my post 1902 on 8/7.
                            Hey I'm 79! Elder abuse

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                            • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed Senate Bill 471 into law on Friday, which expands the definition of aggravated battery to include attacking essential workers who are conveying public health guidance.

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                              • Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all, researchers find

                                https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes....co/9T41Vr8FiI

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