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  • Headline - Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson have paused COVID-19 vaccine trials. Why experts say that's reassuring, not frightening.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...on/3643936001/

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    • From the World Association of Medical Editors, an article discussing the medical literature response to COVID19 and the problems with the publications of pre-prints, the media taking these up, and the relatively poor quality of what is being published in a race to get out some information about COVID19 - https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/369/bmj.m1847.full.pdf.

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      • And another from WAME message board - similar problems reported with the quality of articles - http://jogh.org/documents/issue20200...-10-020105.pdf

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        • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

          The Tuesday (10/13/20) early afternoon numbers:

          Globally: 37,894K cases & 1,077K deaths
          The USA: 7,904K cases & 218K deaths
          NY State: 476K cases & 32,896 deaths
          NYC only: 251K cases & 23,827 deaths
          NJ State: 215K cases & 16,182 deaths
          Bergen: 23,323 cases & 2,052 deaths

          NY, NJ, NYC, & Bergen County deaths include confirmed & probable.

          NJ had 993 new cases & 7 new confirmed deaths.
          NY had 1,393 new cases & 11new confirmed deaths.
          NJ has 649 & NY has 923 hospitalizations.
          The Rt for NJ held steady at 1.16.
          The Wednesday (10/14/20) early afternoon numbers:

          Globally: 38,189K cases & 1,084K deaths
          The USA: 7,954K cases & 219K deaths
          NY State: 478K cases & 32,905 deaths
          NYC only: 252K cases & 23,833 deaths
          NJ State: 216K cases & 16,191 deaths
          Bergen: 23,391 cases & 2,052 deaths

          Global numbers exclude China.

          NJ had 953 new cases & 7 new confirmed deaths
          NY had 1,232 new cases, 7 new confirmed deaths
          NJ has 699 & NY has 938 hospitalizations.
          The Rt for NJ dipped to 1.15, down from 1.27 last week
          Last edited by Halfmiler2; 10-14-2020, 07:49 PM.

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          • Paris and some other French cities now on curfew. Gotta be home at 9pm till 6 am. Bc of rapid spread of virus. This is just surreal! Macron announcing it right now.

            https://mobile.twitter.com/ElBeardsl...43001242165250

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            • Proposal to hasten herd immunity to the coronavirus grabs White House attention but appalls top scientists


              https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...38d_story.html

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              • Trump wants to try for herd immunity. Without a vaccine, it could kill millions.

                https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlo...n-declaration/

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                • Coronavirus vaccine may be effective only half the time, British task force head warns


                  “The vaccines we have for flu are about 50 percent effective,” Kate Bingham, who chairs the British vaccine task force, told the Telegram. “We shouldn’t assume it’s going to be better than a flu vaccine, because that’s an equivalent — it’s a mutating … respiratory virus that gets in through the nose and eyes and respiratory tract.”


                  Midway through last year’s flu season, a series of six European studies that covered 10 nations found that effectiveness ranged from 29 percent to 61 percent. In 2019, U.S. estimates placedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/14/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/ that year’s flu shot effectiveness at 47 percent.


                  In a Tuesday interview with Sky News, Bingham emphasized that a potential first wave of coronavirus vaccines would probably not be enough to end the pandemic, since it is unclear how effective they will be and how long the protection will last.

                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...ve-updates-us/

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                  • Right....

                    Noem blames surge in cases on testing as hospitals fill

                    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus.

                    There are currently no open general-care hospital beds in the southeastern part of the state, which contains the two largest hospitals, according to the Department of Health. Hospitals are dealing with both an increase in COVID-19 patients and people needing other medical care. The hospitals in Sioux Falls do have about 41% of their Intensive Care Units available.

                    The Republican governor did not explain how an increase in hospitalizations would be connected to an increase in testing.

                    https://apnews.com/article/virus-out...764f3ecb4e1cb5
                    Last edited by Conor Dary; 10-15-2020, 12:22 AM.

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                    • NJ hit 4 million tests yesterday for its 9 million people.
                      NY has done12.3 million tests for its 19.5 million people.
                      USA has done 117 million tests for its 330 million people

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                      • The latest problem in NJ is that the badly backlogged DMV has had to close seven locations because of employees testing positive.

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                        • Meanwhile....my nephew flew back to China today to resume teaching physics. He left there in February.

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                          • U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak

                            https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...?smid=tw-share







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                            • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                              The Wednesday (10/14/20) early afternoon numbers:

                              Globally: 38,189K cases & 1,084K deaths
                              The USA: 7,954K cases & 219K deaths
                              NY State: 478K cases & 32,905 deaths
                              NYC only: 252K cases & 23,833 deaths
                              NJ State: 216K cases & 16,191 deaths
                              Bergen: 23,391 cases & 2,052 deaths

                              Global numbers exclude China.

                              NJ had 953 new cases & 7 new confirmed deaths
                              NY had 1,232 new cases, 7 new confirmed deaths
                              NJ has 699 & NY has 938 hospitalizations.
                              The Rt for NJ dipped to 1.15, down from 1.27 last week
                              The Thursday (10/15/20) early afternoon numbers:

                              Globally: 38,514K cases & 1,089K deaths
                              The USA: 8,016K cases & 220K deaths
                              NY State: 479K cases & 32,916 deaths
                              NYC only: 253K cases & 23,837 deaths
                              NJ State: 217K cases & 16,197 deaths
                              Bergen: 23,495 cases & 2,050 deaths

                              N.Y., NJ, NYC, and Bergen County deaths include confirmed & probable. Bergen probables were revised down.

                              NJ had 973 new cases & 6 new confirmed deaths
                              NY had 1,460 new cases, 13 new confirmed deaths
                              NJ has 733 & NY has 897 hospitalizations.
                              The Rt for NJ bumped back up to 1.16.
                              The latest NJ daily positivity rate upped to 4.35%.
                              Last edited by Halfmiler2; 10-15-2020, 10:17 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
                                NJ hit 4 million tests yesterday for its 9 million people.
                                NY has done12.3 million tests for its 19.5 million people.
                                USA has done 117 million tests for its 330 million people
                                But how many were repeats?

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