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mistaken4193
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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We were seeing a lot of "flu like symptoms" and pneumonia ambulance calls starting in late December. My usual paramedic partner's girlfriend works at a local urgent care. She was saying they were eat up with "flu" cases in Jan/Feb that were testing negative for the flu. They treated them like it was the flu but now they think it was probably Rona.


I wonder if Covid-19 is what killed Ed Aschoff? (I know he also had lymphoma)


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CrimsonBoz
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Lord


TideWarrior
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U.S. biotech company Moderna said it has reported positive data in its early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial. Dr. Cameron Wolfe with Duke University Medical Center said that, although it is still very early, there is some evidence that the vaccine could work.

"We know we have a vaccine that imitates some of the surface proteins of the virus, but the question is if it can stimulate an immune response," Wolfe said.

Wolfe said some numbers show the vaccine producing enough antibodies, the amount a person would have if they recovered from coronavirus naturally. The testing is still in phase 1, and more study participants must be given the vaccine and studied over a period of time to determine its safety and effectiveness.

"It is one thing to generate antibodies, it is another to show that they actually stop you from getting reinfected or infected in the first place," Wolfe said.


IB4bama
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
And the Univ of Pittsburgh medical school also reported positive results a day or two earlier on its trials on a vaccine. (also on mice) I believe the US Gov has pumped 500 million into the Moderna trials. They dont expect much if any side effects from their vaccine.


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CrimsonBoz
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Speak it brother.


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Rt.live

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These are up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the virus is growing. It’s the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person. If Rt is above 1.0, the virus will spread quickly. When Rt is below 1.0, the virus will stop spreading. 


The state of Alabama has a Rt rating of 0.92 as of Sunday.


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14&Counting
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I really think TideSaint was the initial carrier who brought it into the U.S. when he returned from Korea. Granny killer!




He was Patient Zero who infected the courthouse shitter


CrimsonBoz
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
I said this before lol, he has to be. I love him but we have to honor kill or something right?


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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Hey now.


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Oh you’re in here, sorry :)


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TideWarrior
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
This could be interesting because if it works I see CFB picking it up as well.

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The NFL is testing new face-mask prototypes to protect players from coronavirus, according to NBC. The modified breathable coverings for helmets are made from the same material as N95 masks and are expected to cover a player's entire facemask.


TideSaint
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CDC updates guidance to say COVID-19 'does not spread easily' through touching contaminated surfaces

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on COVID-19 to say that the disease "does not spread easily" on contaminated surfaces.

The disease has always been thought to spread mainly through person-to-person contact by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. But up until recently, the CDC maintained that the virus could also spread through contact with contaminated surfaces.

Now the CDC says "the virus spreads easily between people" but "does not spread easily in other ways." Under the second section, the guidance reads: "It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads."

According to Yahoo News, the guidance used to simply say that spread in other ways "may be possible," without the added disclaimer. This is, of course, a subtle change, but still one of interest.

What's the background?

Much of the thinking on the virus' spread through contaminated surfaces stemmed from a New England Journal of Medicine study in March that found the virus could survive in the air for hours and on certain surfaces for days. In the study, the virus was detected up to four hours later on copper, up to one day later on cardboard, and up to three days later on plastic and stainless steel.

Though the study never purported to say that people who touched those surfaces could become infected, guidance on the matter advised caution.

In April, when the Food and Drug Administration announced that customers don't need to worry about contracting the virus from grocery packaging, CDC guidance expressed caution, citing the study.

It should be noted that the World Health Organization has not updated its guidance on contaminated surfaces and still states that "COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person," but "can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces."

What changed?

The Yahoo News report notes that the reason for the change is not due to any new study on the virus' viability on surfaces, but rather epidemiological data has simply found that person-to-person contact is the main highway for transmission.

"Based on the epidemiology, we know that the main way this virus is infecting people is from direct contact with other infected people," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. "Contaminated surfaces play some role, but it's likely much smaller."

"This is a respiratory virus, and respiratory viruses largely spread through breathing in infected respiratory droplets," he added.

It's worth noting that the updated guidance does not necessarily mean people should be less cautious about touching surfaces on which the virus may be present.

Dr. Richard Watkins, an infectious disease physician at Northeast Ohio Medical University, told Yahoo News that "we are still learning about this new coronavirus — including how it spreads."

"It might be possible to become infected after touching a surface that has the virus, then touching one's face," Watkins added. "That is why handwashing and avoiding touching one's face are important. However, this isn't the main way the virus is spread."


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA: State reaches lowest hospitalization number since April

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ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, May 19:

- The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 38,721 and 1,664 deaths as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Georgia Department of Public Health says it will update its website with new data at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

- Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals started reporting data to GEMA and Homeland Security Agency on April 8.

- 986 COVID-19 positive patients are currently hospitalized. Georgia has seen an approximate 12% decrease over the last week on May 12 and a 34% decrease from 1,500 patients hospitalized on May 1.



Good news for Georgia three weeks after re-opening.


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paperwasp
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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COVID-19 'does not spread easily' through touching contaminated surfaces

Well this would have been good to know a few months ago.


pvilleguru
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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“We have an ICU shortage. That means that it is someone, whether they have COVID-19 or not, who’s not been able to get that bed, and that puts them in danger. So it’s not just a matter of people who had COVID-19 feel like they’re indestructible or they can recover,” said Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. “It’s a domino effect that is having on our health care system.”


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Tuesday, Baptist Health confirmed it had 88 total inpatients with COVID-19 at Baptist East, Baptist South and Prattville Baptist Hospital.

According to Baptist, 52 of its 88 ventilators were in use as of Tuesday. That number includes all diagnoses, not just COVID-19 patients.


mre
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
The Rt value is interesting. Either BamaTracker was calculating its own Rt value or was pulling its Rt value from a source other than rtlive.com prior to this week, because it did have our Rt value at 0.91 for about two weeks. Now it is showing our Rt value at 0.96 with no values lower than that. However, when you look at the report dates, you see that they were reporting Rt values every 3 or 4 days, but this latest data point (5/19) comes some three weeks after the prior data point.


1BamaRTR
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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Either BamaTracker was calculating its own Rt value or was pulling its Rt value from a source other than rtlive.com prior to this week

I’ve been checking. It was always from rtlive.com. That site keeps adjusting their formula. They last time they listed Alabama over 1 was more than a month ago


mre
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Yeah, it hasn't been above 1 for a bit, I was just surprised that the low .91 values fell off the chart.


TideCPA
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Some late morning age group CFR calculations based on ADPH data. Obvious caveat is that these are likely higher than actual due to the number of cases (asymptomatic or otherwise) with no confirmed test:

Under 50: Approximately 6,480 cases w/ 13 deaths = CFR of 0.20%

50-64: Approximately 3,097 cases w/ 84 deaths = CFR of 2.71%

65+: Approximately 3,116 cases w/ 417 deaths = CFR of 13.38%

Overall CFR = 4.04%
CFR in those with no underlying conditions = 0.16%


pvilleguru
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Montgomery is having to divert patients to Birmingham.


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