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5 hours ago, LD0506 said:

 

I like to think that some snotty, snarky people out there (just like me!) are floating these ideas to see what gets traction, just to troll the....well, trolls.

 

Salad dressing? I mean, c'mon, salad dressing??!? That's gotta be a straight up troll job

 

Right?!  I mean you know it's just a misdirection.  You know they're actually putting it in soda, because everybody drinks soda (especially the demographic represented by antivaxxers), but not everybody eats salad.

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14 minutes ago, China said:

 

Right?!  I mean you know it's just a misdirection.  You know they're actually putting it in soda, because everybody drinks soda (especially the demographic represented by antivaxxers), but not everybody eats salad.

 

Have a cool Mountain Delta Dew 

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The 7 day average case count is starting to tumble.  It’s the lowest it’s been since 8/10.  Slightly under 120k.  Still really high, but on a good trend. It was 146k two weeks ago.  Deaths are going up slightly week over week and we’re still over 2k a day.

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Life expectancy of American men fell by two years amid pandemic: study

 

The life expectancy of American men decreased by two years during the pandemic, according to a new study published Monday by Oxford University.

 

The study found that life expectancy among men fell by 2.2 years relative to 2019,  the largest drop among the groups that were observed, according to Reuters.

 

Life expectancy decreased by more than six months compared to 2019 for 22 of the 29 countries examined as part of the study, according to Reuters, which includes the U.S., Chile and nations in Europe.

 

The drop in life expectancy in 2020 was the largest observed since World War II, and fell overall in 27 of the 29 countries analyzed, according to Reuters. 

 

The university said the majority of the life expectancy decreases can be attributed to COVID-19, which has caused more than 4.7 million deaths since the onset of the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.

 

“The fact that our results highlight such a large impact that is directly attributable to COVID-19 shows how devastating a shock it has been for many countries,” said Dr. Ridhi Kashyap, co-lead author of the paper, according to Reuters.

 

In most countries examined, the decrease in life expectancy was larger for men than women. The statistic fell by more than a year for men in 15 countries, with women seeing the same drop in 11 countries.

 

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NETWORK OF RIGHT-WING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IS MAKING MILLIONS OFF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND IVERMECTIN, HACKED DATA REVEALS

 

A NETWORK OF health care providers pocketed millions of dollars selling hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and online consultations, according to hacked data provided to The Intercept. The data show that vast sums of money are being extracted from people concerned about or suffering from Covid-19 but resistant to vaccinations or other recommendations of public health authorities.

 

America’s Frontline Doctors, a right-wing group founded last year to promote pro-Trump doctors during the coronavirus pandemic, is working in tandem with a small network of health care companies to sow distrust in the Covid-19 vaccine, dupe tens of thousands of people into seeking ineffective treatments for the disease, and then sell consultations and millions of dollars’ worth of those medications. The data indicate patients spent at least $15 million — and potentially much more — on consultations and medications combined.

 

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Covid patient diagnosed with ‘restless anal syndrome’ in world first

 

A Covid patient who was hospitalised with a relatively mild form of the illness went on to develop a horrifying condition in what could be a world first.

 

The case, which was detailed by Dr Itaru Nakamura in BMC Infectious Diseases, involved a 77-year-old man from Japan who was admitted to Tokyo Medical University Hospital after testing positive to the virus.

 

He responded well to treatment and was discharged after several weeks – but soon developed alarming symptoms.

 

He began to experience “deep anal discomfort” around 10cm above his perineum, which gave him an “essential urge to move”.

 

His discomfort was eased by exercise such as walking, running or playing video games that required motion, while sitting still aggravated his symptoms, which also worsened in the evenings.

 

The unidentified man underwent a colonoscopy, which revealed internal haemorrhoids “without other rectal lesions”.

 

All others tests revealed no abnormalities and the man had no family history of restless legs syndrome.

 

He was treated with Clonazepam at 1.5 mg per day, which relieved his discomfort.

 

According to the report in BMC Infectious Diseases, there is emerging evidence that Covid-19 can have “neural spread”, which can result in restless legs syndrome.

 

While medics who treated the man believe restless anal syndrome is a variant of restless legs syndrome, it has not previously been published as being linked to Covid-19, making this case a potential world first.

 

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Study on effectiveness of Ivermectin, Flonase to treat COVID seeks 15,000 people

 

Sign-ups are underway for a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of three common drugs against COVID-19.

 

The Duke Clinical Research Institute is conducting the nationwide study and is seeking to enroll some 15,000 participants. The test, called ACTIV-6, involves three drugs:

 

Ivermectin – A drug used to treat parasitic infections in humans and livestock
Fluticasone – Known as Flonase, it is an inhaled steroid commonly prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and
Fluvoxamine - An antidepressant that comes in pill form


The trial will be studying the effectiveness of the medicines to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Each of the medications has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other uses.

 

“We have treatments for people with severe COVID-19 who are at high risk for hospitalization or death, but they are complex to administer,” said Adrian Hernandez, MD, the study’s administrative principal investigator and executive director of the DCRI. “Currently, there are no approved prescription medications that can be easily given at home to treat mild-to-moderate symptoms of the virus early in its course to prevent worsening of COVID-19.”

 

To be eligible, participants must be 30 years old or older, have had a positive COVID-19 test within the past 10 days, and have at least two symptoms of the illness for seven days or less.

 

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A year later, 45% of COVID patients in Wuhan still have symptoms

 

Among thousands of the earliest survivors of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, nearly half had at least one persistent symptom a full year after being released from the hospital, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

 

The study followed up with 2,433 adult patients who had been hospitalized in one of two hospitals in Wuhan early on in the pandemic. Most had nonsevere cases, but a small number had severe COVID-19 and required intensive care. All of the patients were discharged between February 12 and April 10, 2020, and the study follow-up took place in March of 2021.

 

Overall, 45 percent of the patients reported at least one symptom in that one-year follow-up. The most common symptoms were fatigue, sweating, chest tightness, anxiety, and myalgia (muscle pain). Having a severe case of COVID-19 increased the likelihood of long-lingering symptoms; 54 percent of the 680 severe cases reported at least one symptom after a year. But persistent symptoms were also common among the nonsevere cases, with 41.5 percent of 1,752 nonsevere cases reporting at least one symptom a year later.

 

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COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages

 

It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon.

 

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time when vaccines — which overwhelmingly prevent deaths, hospitalizations and serious illness — were available to any American over the age of 12.

 

The milestone is deeply frustrating to doctors, public health officials and the American public, who watched a pandemic that had been easing earlier in the summer take a dark turn. Tens of millions of Americans have refused to get vaccinated, allowing the highly contagious delta variant to tear through the country and send the death toll from 600,000 to 700,000 in 3 1/2 months.

 

Florida suffered by far the most death of any state during that period, with the virus killing about 17,000 residents since the middle of June. Texas was second with 13,000 deaths. The two states account for 15% of the country’s population, but more than 30% of the nation’s deaths since the nation crossed the 600,000 threshold.

 

Dr. David Dowdy, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who has analyzed publicly reported state data, said it’s safe to say at least 70,000 of the last 100,000 deaths were in unvaccinated people.

 

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

 

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

 

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages

 

It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon.

 

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time when vaccines — which overwhelmingly prevent deaths, hospitalizations and serious illness — were available to any American over the age of 12.

 

The milestone is deeply frustrating to doctors, public health officials and the American public, who watched a pandemic that had been easing earlier in the summer take a dark turn. Tens of millions of Americans have refused to get vaccinated, allowing the highly contagious delta variant to tear through the country and send the death toll from 600,000 to 700,000 in 3 1/2 months.

 

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I feel like that article doesn’t outline just how bad it’s been in just the last few weeks. Of the 100k over the last 3 months they are writing about, 52k have died in just the last 4 weeks.

 

In my head I keep going back to the article you posted with what appears to be a  Flawed University of Washington model, and my initial response. Thank god it hasn’t been as bad as I feared but it’s been way worse than they predicted. The 28 daily average, according to the JHU tracker, has crept up to ~1864. At that rate we’ll hit the 730k mark they predicted for December 1st by Oct 17th. Just 15 days from now.

 

If this rate holds til the end of the year we will be just under 870k by December 31st which is 90 days from now. I don’t know that it will, but I see at least 2 more likely spikes; Halloween and Thanksgiving. The thanksgiving one might be real bad if people insist on hitting malls and other stores like everything was ok. That would push the number even higher.

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This kind of **** keeps happening becasue there are no real repercussions. Not enough people there are standing up to these bullies. Sorry to say it but they need to get punched back a few times, not neccessarily physically but arrested and prosecuted fully. I bet this animal will be let go on a much lessor crime of disturbing the peace and let out right away. **** this POS. Let him spend some time in jail, pay for the window and do about 1000 hours of community work. See just how lucky the POS is.

 

And I still do not understand the anger and outrage over a mask. I heard a good analogy the other day when people talk about masks and vaccines don't work becasue there are still people dying that get stuck and wear masks. People wear seatbelts but people still die. But that does not mean seatbelts are bad. 

 

People like this animal need to face some real consequences or it will continue to escalate. 

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wisconsin-man-punched-pizzeria-manager-114032786.html

 

"A man punched the manager of a pizza restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, in the face and smashed a window after being asked to leave over his refusal to comply with a mask mandate, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a disturbance at 100 State Street - the address of Ian's Pizza - at around 2 a.m. on Friday morning, per an incident report by City of Madison police. The Wisconsin State Journal first reported on the incident.

"The suspect got into a verbal argument with other patrons when the suspect refused to mask up upon entering the business," Officer Ryan Kimberley wrote in the report."

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Is the Coronavirus Getting Better at Airborne Transmission?

 

Newer variants of the coronavirus such as alpha and delta are highly contagious, infecting far more people than the original virus. Two new studies offer a possible explanation: The virus is evolving to spread more efficiently through air.

 

The realization that the coronavirus is airborne indoors transformed efforts to contain the pandemic last year, igniting fiery debates about masks, social distancing and ventilation in public spaces.

 

Most researchers now agree that the coronavirus is mostly transmitted through large droplets that quickly sink to the floor and through much smaller ones, called aerosols, that can float over longer distances indoors and settle directly into the lungs, where the virus is most harmful.

 

The new studies don’t fundamentally change that view. But the findings signal the need for better masks in some situations, and indicate that the virus is changing in ways that make it more formidable.

 

“This is not an Armageddon scenario,” said Vincent Munster, a virus expert at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who led one of the new studies. “It is like a modification of the virus to more-efficient transmission, which is something I think we all kind of expected, and we now see it happening in real time.”

 

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5 hours ago, China said:

Is the Coronavirus Getting Better at Airborne Transmission?

 

Good timing, I've gotten more fed up with people in general so I tend to stay away from them all

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