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    Seven Million Americans have now played Covid-19 bingo.

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    So several thousand Britons decides to go to Blackpool beach without following any precautions in anticipation of a two week "circuit breaker" lockdown.

    I wish this virus would wipe stupid people off the planet, it would have all sorts of benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So several thousand Britons decides to go to Blackpool beach without following any precautions in anticipation of a two week "circuit breaker" lockdown.

    I wish this virus would wipe stupid people off the planet, it would have all sorts of benefits.
    Systematically, the Cooties is working on it.
    Then.....changing form, it'll begin to scour out the most deserving cultures.

    Nature's way of cleansing for the better.

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    Madrid asks for help from Spanish army against coronavirus surge

    MADRID (Reuters) - The regional chief of Madrid requested on Monday help from the army to fight the coronavirus surge in and around the Spanish capital where local authorities have ordered a partial lockdown of some poorer areas, prompting protests during the weekend.


    “We need help from the army for disinfection ... and to strengthen local police and law enforcement,” Isabel Diaz Ayuso told a news briefing after meeting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an attempt to reduce contagion in Spain’s worst-hit region.


    She also requested makeshift hospitals to be set up in the capital again, about three months after they were decommissioned when Spain emerged from its strict lockdown having reduced the number of infections.


    At the height of the first wave of the epidemic in March-April, Spain deployed thousands of troops to help with the anti-coronavirus effort.

    Madrid asks for help from Spanish army against coronavirus surge | Reuters

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    Fresh Surge in U.S. Coronavirus Cases Is Feared as Death Toll Nears 200,000

    The U.S. reported 39,844 new coronavirus cases Sunday and was closing in on 200,000 deaths, amid fears that the country was heading for a new wave of infections.


    Twelve states reported at least 1,000 new confirmed cases on Saturday, led by California with 3,822 and Texas with 3,377.


    “I think we have at least one more cycle with this virus heading into the fall and winter,” Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “If you look at what’s happening around the country right now, there’s an unmistakable spike in new infections.” He cited about 30 states where the rate of transfer is above one, which indicates “an expanding epidemic.”


    So far, 199,511 people in the U.S. have died of the virus and 6.8 million have been infected, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 31 million people have been infected world-wide, according to Johns Hopkins data, which put the global death toll at 960,698.

    MORE Fresh Surge in U.S. Coronavirus Cases Is Feared as Death Toll Nears 200,000 - WSJ

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    Boris is going to address the UK live on tv at 8pm tomorrow.

    People working on track and trace are being given special police passes.

    Looking like a second lockdown, maybe harder than the first...

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    in the U.S. 6.8 million infected,
    199,500 dead.
    That's about 1 in 7. pretty high, but the infection rate is only KNOWN infections.
    And does it include people who've been infected and recovered or just those currently infected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    in the U.S. 6.8 million infected,
    199,500 dead.
    That's about 1 in 7.
    You might want to recheck your maths there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    You might want to recheck your maths there.
    Obviously by 1 in seven I mean 1 in 34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Obviously by 1 in seven I mean 1 in 34.
    That's how I read it, 34 was implied . . . no idea what Pickel is questioning.

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    The stats are made using Trump's "Alternative Maths" with a margin of error of +-27.
    So Cujo's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    in the U.S. 6.8 million infected,
    199,500 dead.
    That's about 1 in 7. pretty high, but the infection rate is only KNOWN infections.
    And does it include people who've been infected and recovered or just those currently infected?
    It passed 7 million and 200,000 deaths yesterday.

    So I'm not sure where you are getting your figures.

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    Just in case you read some nonsense from someone who reads the headlines and not the stories - which seems almost de rigeur these days - Vietnam has laid out rules for admitting people from six countries, but as in Thailand, under certain categories.

    Currently, permitted entries to Việt Nam are limited to foreign investors, business executives, experts, highly skilled workers, diplomats, international students – and their family – along with returning Vietnamese and their relatives.


    International tourists are still not allowed in yet.
    Inbound flight schedule, requirements for foreign entries into Việt Nam detailed - Society - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - VietNam News

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    I won't bother posting the whole thing, it's long, so grab a coffee:

    When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

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    IMAGE COPYRIGHTJACK CROOK
    image captionThe winner, Jack Crook, thanked judges from the 2020 Lockdown Photography Competition
    Twenty photos of life during lockdown have been chosen from over 250 entries to go on a video with UB40.

    The winning image of the 2020 Lockdown Photography Competition was by Jack Crook of a deserted dual carriageway.

    Judges included Robin Campbell and Earl Falconer from the Birmingham reggae band, city council leader Ian Ward and West Midlands mayor Andy Street.

    The photos were taken before any restrictions were eased.

    The contest was facilitated by People Matters Network, an organisation that runs community-led collaborations and helps to deliver social value.

    IMAGE COPYRIGHTCHARLIE TOMLINSON
    image caption"Lockdown life for a child" was reflected in Charlie Tomlinson's photo in second place
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTKEVIN MASLIN
    image captionKevin Maslin's image in third place, showing Birmingham's Bullring, included a lone walker "in an empty city"
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTTONY MAYO
    image captionThe entry in fourth place featured 100-year-old Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised over £32m for NHS charities when he walked more than 100 laps of his garden
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTPHIL HOOK
    image captionPhil Hook's entry in fifth place was described as being around the River Severn in Worcestershire
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    image captionThis was a mural by F Wolf, according to a description over the entry in sixth place
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTGOODFELLA
    image caption"Reflections during Lockdown" was how the photo in seventh place was described
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTSYLWIA CISZEWSKA PECIAK
    image captionEssential travel during the first week of lockdown was reflected in the photo in eighth place
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTJULIA MOYSE
    image captionJulia Moyse's entry was placed ninth
    IMAGE COPYRIGHTSTEPHANIE JACKSON
    image captionThe photo in 10th place was described as a "riot of colour in Haden Hill Park" in Cradley Heath
    UB40 formed in Birmingham in 1978, naming themselves after a form used by people to claim unemployment benefits at the time.

    Lead singer Ali Campbell left the group in 2008 and a breakaway group was formed, UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue.

    The twenty photos were selected with the help of judges, including Birmingham's director of public health, Dr Justin Varney, BBC Midlands Today presenter Nicola Beckford and Rebecca Woods from the BBC news website.

    An exhibition has been planned for later in the year in Birmingham.

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    Catching flu at the same time as Covid-19 nearly doubles the risk of death from the virus, Public Health England (PHE) has said.

    A new study of hospital patients who contracted both diseases from January to April this year found a 43 per cent mortality rate compared to 23 per in people who caught coronavirus alone.

    Although the high death tolls for both cohorts reflects the vulnerable status of those patients, officials are warning that anyone who gets both flu and coronavirus at once could be in "serious trouble".

    PHE also highlighted the risk of being hospitalised by influenza and then catching Covid-19
    from other patients or staff.


    The agency is launching its biggest ever flu vaccination campaign,
    aiming to make 30 million doses available across the winter. For the first time, all primary school and Year Seven children will be offered the flu nasal spray vaccine in an effort to stop spread between families.


    Catching flu and Covid-19 at same time almost doubles risk of death
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Catching flu at the same time as Covid-19 nearly doubles the risk of death from the virus
    That's reassuring to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    but as in Thailand, under certain categories.
    Many here would qualify:

    "Currently, permitted entries to Việt Nam are limited to foreign investors, business executives, experts, highly skilled workers, diplomats, international students – and their family – along with returning Vietnamese and their relatives."

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    Covid-19: US death toll hits ‘unfathomable’ 200,000


    A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA


    University of Washington predicts overall toll will double to 400,000 by the end of year

    Covid-19: US death toll hits ‘unfathomable’ 200,000
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. The researchers say their findings, published today in the journal Science, are a potential 'game changer' in defeating the current pandemic and add that small molecule anti-viral drugs developed to target the pocket they discovered could help eliminate COVID-19.

    Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post

    A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA


    University of Washington predicts overall toll will double to 400,000 by the end of year

    Covid-19: US death toll hits ‘unfathomable’ 200,000

    These numbers shouldn't really be surprising.
    Consider the society - their general approach and handling of this mess.

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    Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is fourth to begin Phase 3 trials in the United States

    (CNN)Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States today. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally.


    Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

    Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca.


    While the other vaccine candidates require two doses, Johnson & Johnson's candidate will be studied as a single-dose vaccine, which should expedite results, said Stoffels.

    MORE Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is fourth to begin Phase 3 trials in the United States - CNN

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    Never thought I would be saying that I am glad I had Dengue Fever!

    Link to full article below. This is from studies in Brazil:

    Places with lower coronavirus infection rates and slower case growth were locations that had suffered intense dengue outbreaks this year or last, Nicolelis found.
    “This striking finding raises the intriguing possibility of an immunological cross-reactivity between dengue’s Flavivirus serotypes and SARS-CoV-2,” the study said, referring to dengue virus antibodies and the novel coronavirus.
    “If proven correct, this hypothesis could mean that dengue infection or immunization with an efficacious and safe dengue vaccine could produce some level of immunological protection” against the coronavirus, it added.
    Nicolelis told Reuters the results are particularly interesting because previous studies have shown that people with dengue antibodies in their blood can test falsely positive for COVID-19 antibodies even if they have never been infected by the coronavirus.
    “This indicates that there is an immunological interaction between two viruses that nobody could have expected, because the two viruses are from completely different families,” Nicolelis said, adding that further studies are needed to prove the connection.



    Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19 | Reuters
    Press On Regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Never thought I would be saying that I am glad I had Dengue Fever!
    There are what, four different strains of Dengue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    There are what, four different strains of Dengue?
    Yes, and your body becomes immune to the strain you've had. That can be bad if you catch another strain of it because your body thinks you're immune and doesn't fight back enough and it can become hemorrhagic.

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