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  • This has a lot of interesting/good infographics.

    These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch

    The worldwide effort to create a vaccine for the novel coronavirus kicked off in January, soon after scientists in China posted online the genome of a virus causing a mysterious pneumonia. Vaccine development usually takes years and unfolds step by step. Experimental vaccine candidates are created in the laboratory and tested in animals before moving into progressively larger human clinical trials.

    These steps are now overlapping in the race to find a vaccine for a global disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Human testing began in some cases before animal studies were finished. As companies launch small Phase 1 trials intended to establish the correct dose, they already are planning the Phase 3 trials that evaluate whether the vaccines are effective and safe.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...ge%2Fstory-ans

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    • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

      The Wednesday (8/12/20) early afternoon numbers:

      Worldwide: 2,292K(+1%)cases & 741K(+1%) deaths
      The USA : 5,249K(+1%) cases & 166K(+1%) deaths
      New York : 423K(+0%) cases & 32,787(+0%) deaths
      NYC only: 228K(+1%) cases & 16,326 (+0%) deaths
      New Jersey:186K(+0%)cases & 15,885(+0%) deaths
      Bergen Co.:20,899(+0%)cases & 2,036(+0%) deaths

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

      NJ had 484 new cases and 9 new confirmed deaths.
      NJ & Bergen probable deaths were revised downward.
      NY had 700 new cases and 6 new total deaths.

      The Rt for NJ ticked down again to 0.92.
      The NJ daily positivity rate is at 2.09%.
      NJ has 592 and NY has 540 COVID hospitalizations.
      The Thursday (8/13/20) early afternoon numbers:

      Worldwide: 20,624K(+2%)cases & 750K(+1%) deaths
      The USA : 5,295K (+1%) cases & 167K (+1%) deaths
      New York : 423K (+0%) cases & 32,797(+0%) deaths
      NYC only: 229K (+0%) cases & 16,334 (+0%) deaths
      New Jersey:187K(+0%)cases & 15,892 (+0%) deaths
      Bergen Co.: 20,940(+0%)cases & 2,036(+0%) deaths

      NJ had 699 new cases and 7 new deaths.
      NY had 737 new cases and 10 new deaths.
      NJ has 545 and NY has 555 COVID hospitalizations.

      The Rt for NJ remained at 0.92.

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      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
        The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000

        https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare
        This was an extremely interesting article for me. Even the 200k number is likely mitigated by a reduction in the number of deaths from automobile accidents, industrial accidents, crime....

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        • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
          The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000

          https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare
          No surprise. I would guess the world total is 1.5 million+.

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          • Keep in mind that this is the Daily Mail, but meanwhile in Russia....

            Russia's top respiratory doctor quits over 'gross violations' of medical ethics that rushed through Putin's coronavirus 'vaccine'



            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...9-vaccine.html

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            • Suspect he's got plans to leave the country. Or already has terminal cancer.

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              • Brazil August 13

                Daily new cases 59,147
                Total Cases 3,229,621

                Daily new deaths 1,301
                Total deaths 105,564
                Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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                • White House warns of ‘widespread and expanding’ COVID-19 spread in Georgia

                  New report calls for mask mandate, closing some businesses and other measures Gov. Brian Kemp has rejected.

                  President Trump’s coronavirus task force warns that Georgia continues to see “widespread and expanding community viral spread” and that the state’s current policies aren’t enough to curtail COVID-19.

                  The task force “strongly recommends” Georgia adopt a statewide mandate that citizens wear masks, joining a chorus of public health officials, Democrats and others who have warned that Gov. Brian Kemp’s refusal to order face coverings has plunged the state into deeper crisis and will prolong recovery.

                  “Current mitigation efforts are not having a sufficient impact,” the report said.

                  https://www.ajc.com/news/white-house...CSI3A3KTTGGIY/

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                  • Georgia keeps key virus information from public

                    Documents that could show how Georgia has managed key aspects of the coronavirus pandemic are being withheld from the public, in what open government advocates say are possible violations of public records laws.

                    Some of the withheld documents are charts showing how much protective equipment was shipped to locations across Georgia. Others show how Georgia compares with other states in areas such as ventilator usage, infection rates and fatalities.

                    https://www.ajc.com/politics/georgia...DCGCWGJ2NGCLE/

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                    • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                      So UK removed 5,377 deaths from their total, pushing their deaths/million figure lower than that of Spain.

                      "On 17 July, the Secretary of State asked Public Health England (PHE) to urgently review the way daily death statistics are currently reported.

                      A review into the method used to calculate these figures considered a range of scientific evidence to identify the best time limit to apply between date of test and date of death.

                      The new daily measure provides a UK-wide count of deaths under a consistent methodology for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that has been endorsed by an external review.

                      The measure will be based on a 28-day limit between the date of a positive lab-confirmed test and date of death. Deaths that occur more than 28 days after a positive test will not be included in the headline count."


                      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...for-the-public
                      Why didn't we think of this???

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                      • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                        The Thursday (8/13/20) early afternoon numbers:

                        Worldwide: 20,624K(+2%)cases & 750K(+1%) deaths
                        The USA : 5,295K (+1%) cases & 167K (+1%) deaths
                        New York : 423K (+0%) cases & 32,797(+0%) deaths
                        NYC only: 229K (+0%) cases & 16,334 (+0%) deaths
                        New Jersey:187K(+0%)cases & 15,892 (+0%) deaths
                        Bergen Co.: 20,940(+0%)cases & 2,036(+0%) deaths

                        NJ had 699 new cases and 7 new deaths.
                        NY had 737 new cases and 10 new deaths.
                        NJ has 545 and NY has 555 COVID hospitalizations.

                        The Rt for NJ remained at 0.92.
                        The Friday (8/14/20) early afternoon numbers:

                        Worldwide: 20,936K(+2%)cases & 760K(+1%) deaths
                        The USA : 5,347K (+1%) cases & 168K (+1%) deaths
                        New York: 424K (+0%) cases & 32,801(+0%) deaths
                        NYC only: 230K (+0%) cases & 16,335 (+0%) deaths
                        New Jersey:187K(+0%)cases & 15,903 (+0%) deaths
                        Bergen Co.: 21,058(+0%)cases & 2,035(+0%) deaths

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

                        NJ had 585 new cases & 10 new confirmed deaths.
                        NY had 727 new cases & 4 new confirmed deaths.
                        NJ has 514 and NY has 554 COVID hospitalizations

                        The Rt for NJ remains at 0.92 for a 3rd straight day.
                        The NJ daily positivity rate was 1.63%.
                        Last edited by Halfmiler2; 08-15-2020, 01:23 AM.

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                        • Brazil August 14

                          Daily new cases 49,274
                          Total Cases 3,278,895

                          Daily new deaths 1,007
                          Total deaths 106,571
                          Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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                          • Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

                            A Harvard epidemiologist and expert in disease testing is calling for a shift in strategy toward a cheap, daily, do-it-yourself test that he says can be as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission — and is currently the only viable option for a quick return to an approximation of normal life.

                            “These are our hope,” said Michal Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “We don’t have anything tomorrow, other than shutting down the economy and keeping schools closed.”

                            As the pandemic’s health, economic, and educational toll mounts, Mina, a member of the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, said the paper-strip tests have already been developed and their shotgun approach to testing — cheap and widespread — provides a way back to the workplace, classroom, and other venues.

                            https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/sto...in-to-vaccine/

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                            • Originally posted by bhall View Post
                              Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

                              A Harvard epidemiologist and expert in disease testing is calling for a shift in strategy toward a cheap, daily, do-it-yourself test that he says can be as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission — and is currently the only viable option for a quick return to an approximation of normal life.

                              “These are our hope,” said Michal Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “We don’t have anything tomorrow, other than shutting down the economy and keeping schools closed.”

                              As the pandemic’s health, economic, and educational toll mounts, Mina, a member of the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, said the paper-strip tests have already been developed and their shotgun approach to testing — cheap and widespread — provides a way back to the workplace, classroom, and other venues.

                              https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/sto...in-to-vaccine/
                              This is a great idea. The problem is with the "everyone". "Everyone" could be wearing a mask. "Everyone" doesn't for a variety of reasons. "Everyone" is still not going to take the virus seriously enough to the point in which they are testing themselves and following orders to stay home.

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                              • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                                So UK removed 5,377 deaths from their total, pushing their deaths/million figure lower than that of Spain.

                                "On 17 July, the Secretary of State asked Public Health England (PHE) to urgently review the way daily death statistics are currently reported.

                                A review into the method used to calculate these figures considered a range of scientific evidence to identify the best time limit to apply between date of test and date of death.

                                The new daily measure provides a UK-wide count of deaths under a consistent methodology for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that has been endorsed by an external review.

                                The measure will be based on a 28-day limit between the date of a positive lab-confirmed test and date of death. Deaths that occur more than 28 days after a positive test will not be included in the headline count."


                                https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...for-the-public
                                Yeah... because we fully understand all the ways COVID can kill you and it definitely never happens more than 28 days after you test positive...

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