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  • Meanwhile....

    As coronavirus testing expands, a new problem arises: Not enough people to test

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt....co/EVCQSX7N9x

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    • Meanwhile....

      BREAKING: NYU is planning to resume in-person classes for the fall semester. In an email to students, Provost Fleming outlined different class models and safety protocols the university is considering.

      https://nyulocal.com/nyu-plans-to-re...r-73550208a6e4

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      • New Jersey has now tested 520K out of a population of 9 million.

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        • Meanwhile...

          Where Chronic Health Conditions and Coronavirus Could Collide

          https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...onditions.html

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            Meanwhile...

            Where Chronic Health Conditions and Coronavirus Could Collide

            https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...onditions.html
            Unrelated to this, but Conor, do you have some idea why the level of testing in Oregon is so low? Do we do fewer tests because we have had very little infection or do we show very little infection because our testing is so low? My doctor mentioned that only 2% of the people she has had tested were positive.

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            • An interesting question....Oregon has been noted before for its low testing numbers....I don't know why...since Oregon went into lockdown early on the subject got dropped....according to that interactive I posted Lane County, Eugene's county, has 2 cases per 10,000....I'd be curious what the real number is...

              Oregon has confirmed 3,479 cases of COVID-19 as of May 14. A total of 86,679 people have been tested, according to the state's health department. On the list of states with the most U.S. coronavirus cases, Oregon's confirmed numbers put them in the lower half of states impacted by the disease. At least 163 people are currently hospitalized with the virus in the state and 17 patients are currently on ventilators.

              https://www.livescience.com/oregon-c...s-updates.html
              Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-20-2020, 01:30 AM.

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              • And this....

                https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavir...ing-plans.html

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                • Originally posted by Dave View Post

                  Unrelated to this, but Conor, do you have some idea why the level of testing in Oregon is so low? Do we do fewer tests because we have had very little infection or do we show very little infection because our testing is so low? My doctor mentioned that only 2% of the people she has had tested were positive.
                  There have been almost 100,000 tests in Oregon, with a population of just over 4 million. California's testing rate is only about 1% higher.

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                  • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
                    The whole Moderna thing will probably just end up being a classic stock market 'pump & dump'. There will undoubtedly be a lot of those in the coming months . . . .
                    The Oxford University candidate, ChAdOx1 was spun so hard in its presser, I got dizzy before I'd finished reading the first sentence!

                    Their preliminary results in monkeys was interesting in that that it didn't seem to stop them catching coronavirus but there was zero pneumonia in the vaccinated group.

                    The vaccinated animals showed no signs of virus replication in the lungs, significantly lower levels of respiratory disease and no lung damage compared to control animals.
                    COVID-19 seems to cause problems in multiple organs but they didn't mention anything related to that, so it's not clear if the benefit was more widespread than the lungs.

                    I'm not sure how brutal the viral dosing was for the monkeys but even if it doesn't reduce infections in humans, it it mitigates/avoids lung damage it would still be useful in the absence of a more comprehensive vaccine.

                    They started Stage 1 human trials back in April but the outcome date will depend on the relative competence of the UK government:

                    If transmission remains high, we may get enough data in a couple of months to see if the vaccine works, but if transmission levels drop, this could take up to 6 months.

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                    • CDC guidelines, released at last, offer low-key guide to reopening

                      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week laid out its detailed, delayed road map for reopening schools, child-care facilities, restaurants and mass transit, weeks after covid-weary states began opening on their own terms.

                      The CDC cautioned that some institutions should stay closed for now and said reopening should be guided by coronavirus transmission rates.

                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...9e6_story.html

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                      • Originally posted by El Toro View Post

                        That's all you need to pump and dump, baby! Never let a crisis go to waste...
                        The appointment of Moncef Slaoui as the head of Operation Warp Speed one day followed by the announcement and presumed PR bump for Moderna and the realization of the fact that he was head of Moderna was a bit eyebrow raising for me.

                        https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/18/coro...-holdings.html

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                        • File under "not rocket science"

                          Cluster of Coronavirus Disease Associated with Fitness Dance Classes, South Korea

                          Abstract

                          During 24 days in Cheonan, South Korea, 112 persons were infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 associated with fitness dance classes at 12 sports facilities. Intense physical exercise in densely populated sports facilities could increase risk for infection. Vigorous exercise in confined spaces should be minimized during outbreaks.

                          https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26...3_article#tnF1

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                          • Originally posted by gm View Post

                            There have been almost 100,000 tests in Oregon, with a population of just over 4 million. California's testing rate is only about 1% higher.
                            Per Worldometer, Oregon has conducted 23k tests per million and California 35K tests per million as of yesterday(5/19/20).

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                            • Meanwhile...

                              Two studies suggest COVID-19 antibodies provide immunity

                              https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/...mpression=true

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                              • Meanwhile...it won't be the same...Sad..

                                Cambridge University Will Hold Its Lectures Online Next Year

                                https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/w....co/lwOlOrOoIw

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