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  • Its beginning to remind me of the great opening line from Hemingway's short story, In Another Country, "In the fall, the war was still there, but we did not go to it anymore."

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    • Be afraid, be very afraid.

      "Any infection with COVID-19regardless of severity—seems to increase the risk of heart ailments for survivors, according to a new study that one researcher called "stunning."

      The study found an increased risk of 20 different heart and vessel issues for those who’ve had the virus a year earlier, Science magazine reported.

      "Governments and health systems around the world should be prepared to deal with the likely significant contribution of the COVID-19 pandemic to a rise in the burden of cardiovascular diseases," the paper read, according to the report.

      Eric Topol, a cardiologist at Scripps Research, told the magazine that he was surprised by the findings and called the ailments "serious disorders."


      "If anybody ever thought that COVID was like the flu this should be one of the most powerful data sets to point out it’s not," he said, referring to the study that ran in Nature Medicine earlier this week.

      Reuters reported that the study found that those who recovered from the virus had about a 63% higher risk of having a heart attack and a 52% greater risk of stroke one year later. The news outlet also said those who recovered had a 72% higher risk of heart failure. The elevated risks seemed to impact everyone, regardless of sex, age or whether there were pre-existing conditions, the report said. The magazine pointed out that even those who were not hospitalized also had greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

      https://news.yahoo.com/covid-19-seem...100225521.html

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      • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
        The study found an increased risk of 20 different heart and vessel issues for those who’ve had the virus a year earlier, Science magazine reported.
        They were infected long before Omicron. Maybe Omicron doesn't carry the same broad set of increased cardiovascular risks. And the vast majority back then weren't vaccinated yet.

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        • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

          They were infected long before Omicron. Maybe Omicron doesn't carry the same broad set of increased cardiovascular risks. And the vast majority back then weren't vaccinated yet.
          Let's hope so. Still it's hundreds of thousands.(in America alone) It might be years before we see the real damage Covid has done to people's long term health. It also seems that long term covid may be causing similar brain damage as Dementia.

          "Governments and health systems around the world should be prepared to deal with the likely significant contribution of the COVID-19 pandemic to a rise in the burden of cardiovascular diseases," the authors caution. "Because of the chronic nature of these conditions, they will likely have long-lasting consequences for patients and health systems and also have broad implications on economic productivity and life expectancy."
          Last edited by jeremyp; 02-11-2022, 08:57 PM.

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          • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
            A good sign on Wednesday: the Rt (Replacement) rate in NJ fell under 1.0 to 0.92. The recent peak was 1.92 on 1/1. A number under 1.0 means that current patients are likely to pass on the virus to less than one new patient which means the trend is contracting.

            Hospitalizations and new cases are also off their recent peaks.
            And today, the Rt in New Jersey fell under 0.50 to 0.49.

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            • Do most hospitals allow visitors who are unvaccinated? I can certainly see why they would not but I’m curious if they do?

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              • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                Weekly Update
                The Monday (2/7/22) Afternoon Numbers:

                Cumulative Numbers:
                Globally: 394.872 Million cases & 5,736K deaths
                The USA: 76.505 Million cases & 902.6K deaths
                NY State: 4.840 Million cases & 53.8K deaths
                NJ State: 1.843 Million cases & 29.050K deaths
                Bergen Co: 186,252 cases & 3,020 deaths

                Global numbers exclude China which has reported no deaths in almost 2 years. NY, NJ, & Bergen numbers only include confirmed numbers, not probable numbers.

                NJ & NY detail:
                The RT for NJ fell to 0.52.
                The NY positivity rate is at 5.2%.
                NJ has 1,910 & NY has 5,811 hospitalizations.
                NJ has 6.5 million fully vaxed (77%).
                NJ had 7.7 million 1st shots (91%).
                NJ has 2.9 million boosters (51%).
                NY has 15.7 million fully vaxed (81%).

                7-Day Daily Averages:
                Globally: 3,550K cases & 13.7K deaths
                The USA: 315K cases & 2.75K deaths
                NY State: 8,552 cases & 115 deaths
                NJ State: 2,593 cases & 75 deaths
                Bergen Co: 223 cases & 7 deaths
                Weekly Update:
                The St Valentine’s Day (2/14/22) afternoon numbers:

                Cumulative Numbers:
                Globally: 408.348 million cases & 5,798K deaths
                The USA: 77.652 million cases & 928.4K deaths
                NY State: 4.867 million cases & 54,174 deaths
                NJ State: 1.855 million cases & 29,450 deaths
                Bergen Co: 187,367 cases & 3,049 deaths

                NJ & NY Detail: The NJ RT held at 0.52.
                NJ had 4.65% & NY had 3.1% positivity rate.
                NJ has 1,428 & NY had 3,524 hospitalizations.
                Fully vaxed: NJ 79%, NY 81%, USA 61%.
                1+ shots: NJ 90%
                Boosters: NJ 53%

                7-day daily averages:
                Globally: 1,925K cases & 8.9K deaths
                The USA: 160K cases & 2.3K deaths
                NY State: 4,669 cases & 71 deaths
                NJ State: 1,668 cases & 57 deaths
                Bergen Co: 159 cases & 4 deaths
                Last edited by Halfmiler2; 02-24-2022, 06:05 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Dave View Post
                  Do most hospitals allow visitors who are unvaccinated? I can certainly see why they would not but I’m curious if they do?
                  That probably depends on the state.

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                  • Originally posted by Dave View Post
                    Do most hospitals allow visitors who are unvaccinated? I can certainly see why they would not but I’m curious if they do?
                    I can't answer for hospitals but In my area of SW Florida I have only been asked 1x if I've been vaccinated. That's about 15-20 different Doctor's offices or medical facilities in a 1 year span. When I last visited a hospital in 6/21 I was not asked. I have never been asked for proof of vaccine.

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                    • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

                      I can't answer for hospitals but In my area of SW Florida I have only been asked 1x if I've been vaccinated. That's about 15-20 different Doctor's offices or medical facilities in a 1 year span. When I last visited a hospital in 6/21 I was not asked. I have never been asked for proof of vaccine.
                      I'm with both my 88 year old FIL and MIL when they go to the doctor and myself twice last year. In no case was being vaccinated brought up. Masks were required.

                      FL also.

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                      • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

                        I can't answer for hospitals but In my area of SW Florida I have only been asked 1x if I've been vaccinated. That's about 15-20 different Doctor's offices or medical facilities in a 1 year span. When I last visited a hospital in 6/21 I was not asked. I have never been asked for proof of vaccine.
                        I live in Portland, OR. I had to show my proof of vaccination and wear a mask to get into a movie. I’m very comfortable with that level of caution. There is a reason why our deaths per million and cases per million are toward the bottom of the list.
                        Last edited by Dave; 02-15-2022, 02:03 AM.

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                        • New Zealand’s Covid-19 numbers skyrocketing now. Yesterday 1,959 confirmed cases in the community. Only 73 in hospital though; 1 in ICU.

                          I guess our hospitalisation rates are helped with 96% double faxed and over 60% triple vaxxed.

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                          • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                            I can't answer for hospitals but In my area of SW Florida I have only been asked 1x if I've been vaccinated. That's about 15-20 different Doctor's offices or medical facilities in a 1 year span. When I last visited a hospital in 6/21 I was not asked. I have never been asked for proof of vaccine.
                            Originally posted by NotDutra5
                            I'm with both my 88 year old FIL and MIL when they go to the doctor and myself twice last year. In no case was being vaccinated brought up. Masks were required.

                            FL also.
                            That's probably because of the order in Florida making it practically illegal to ask about vaccination status. In my east coast state not named Florida, I've been asked about vaccination status 3 out of 3 times at the different hospital locations where I visited for an appointment in the past 3 months. None asked for proof, but I'm in their system as vaccinated because they're all part of the same hospital group and they administered my first two shots.

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                            • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post



                              That's probably because of the order in Florida making it practically illegal to ask about vaccination status. In my east coast state not named Florida, I've been asked about vaccination status 3 out of 3 times at the different hospital locations where I visited for an appointment in the past 3 months. None asked for proof, but I'm in their system as vaccinated because they're all part of the same hospital group and they administered my first two shots.
                              In the place I get my hair cut hey have signs up asking people not to inquire about vaccination status. I know the status of the woman who cuts my hair because she has had covid and told me she had a vaccine, but if I had not known I would not have seen her.

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                              • Since January 1 2022 the U.S. has been averaging 2200 deaths a day or a total of 105K+ deaths.

                                A year ago over the same period we had 142K deaths or almost 3k deaths per day. A pandemic is a pandemic and not yet the endemic many people want to act like it is.
                                Last edited by jeremyp; 02-18-2022, 06:46 PM.

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