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COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)

 
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BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll allow children to return to classrooms statewide, citing success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.




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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio says he will hold NYC schools to a high standard and if the city's infection rate goes above 3%, he will go back to virtual learning.
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
UK: Direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on excess deaths and morbidity - Published 7 August 2020

The long term impact of the lockdown is on course to cause more excess deaths than Covid (81,400 v 67,000), according to government calculation for SAGE

BUT: without lockdown (and without mitigation) Covid would have killed 1.5m


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NIH'S FAUCI: COULD HAVE ANSWERS FROM TRIALS OF MODERNA AND PFIZER CORONAVIRUS VACCINES AS SOON AS NOV OR DEC
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
Illinois reports +2,103 new cases and +31 fatalities. Most new cases since May 24.
The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever.
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
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Florida adds 7,686 new #COVID19 cases today and 180 deaths.

Percent positivity of new cases for August 6 was back in the double digits, at 10.12%


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Taking into account the testing sites were shut in Florida for a few days for the storm, I reckon their case numbers would otherwise be stable, not falling slightly like they have been.



Dutchy, this person speaks of 19.4% positivity rate for Florida. Are you able to shed some light on this, is that the number when excluding the antibody tests?

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Yeah what they say on their main site and on the dashboard differs. I only use the dashboard numbers but those haven't updated for the day (about 3 hours late already).

Overall most states are chasing a <10% positive rate as per federal guidelines. Only people that test positive for a PCR test are officially cases but they still count antigen/antibody tests for their total tests. Where possible I calculate the same way as [link to covidtracking.com (secure)] , only PCR tests where Pos% = (Positive cases / Total PCR tests) where possible doing so per 24hr interval. Lowest Florida has reached this month is 15%.
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really worthwhile video takes you through all the vaccine candidates and where we are and what to expect in the future...


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Cheers Dutchy
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
07 Aug - 01:46:26 PM [RTRS] - FAUCI SAYS POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINES LIKELY TO BE 50-60% EFFECTIVE, SO CAN'T ABANDON PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES: BROWN UNIVERSITY WEBINAR

So the facemasks in public and/or social distancing is going to become a permanent thing?
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BREAKING: The French Government says it has recorded 2,288 new confirmed #COVID19 cases in the past 24 hours.

It is a significant jump from the 1,604 cases recorded on Thursday.


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STIMULUS DEAL TALKS HAVE BROKEN DOWN, TRUMP PREPARING EXECUTIVE ORDERS AS EARLY AS TONIGHT - FOX BUSINESS.
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07 Aug - 01:46:26 PM [RTRS] - FAUCI SAYS POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINES LIKELY TO BE 50-60% EFFECTIVE, SO CAN'T ABANDON PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES: BROWN UNIVERSITY WEBINAR

So the facemasks in public and/or social distancing is going to become a permanent thing?
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article here

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Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If we don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy significantly."


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CALIFORNIA SEES 8,436 NEW VIRUS CASES VS 7,363-DAY AVE


Seems like CA, FL, TX daily new cases are stable, not decreasing at least. Arizona was the other state getting hit bad at the same time as those states during July but they seem to be doing much better now, which is interesting because their test positivity % was insanely high.
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
Seems like CA, FL, TX seven day average for new cases are stable, not decreasing at least. Arizona was the other state getting hit bad at the same time as those states during July but they seem to be doing much better now, which is interesting because their test positivity % was insanely high.
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Lockdown measures are being reintroduced in Preston from midnight after a rise in Covid-19 cases.

The move brings Preston in line with measures in east Lancashire, Greater Manchester and parts of west Yorkshire.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the restrictions in these areas would remain in place "as the data does not yet show a decrease in the transmission of this terrible virus".

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Italy records 552 new cases of #coronavirus, the biggest daily increase since May 28 #COVID19


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1/ This Missouri City, Texas nursing home has a COVID outbreak that killed 17 residents. There are currently 24 infected staff and 11 residents, who are in stable condition.
@mvenk82 and @carla_astudi report

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2/ Meanwhile, yesterday Texas officials announced they are peeling back visitation restrictions at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, despite being hot spots for coronavirus. @emmaplatoff and @SaChampagne report:

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3/ Nursing home COVID cases aren't leveling off. They're soaring. One-third of all of Texas' COVID deaths are linked to nursing homes.

@SaChampagne reports.

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Reports of a massive fire in the Beqaa valley, Lebanon


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Lebanon again? What the hell is going on in that country.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If we don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy significantly."


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@4:46 the quote of the above. Continued by stating Executive Orders isn't the solution because it leaves out many things.

There needs to be a we'll thought out compromise. EOs by Trump cannot be the end be all solution
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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
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Remember all the buzz a month ago about the new mutation of #SARSCoV2 (D->G) in the spike protein (that is now the dominant form) that was thought to increase transmission?

Well, that has not been borne out


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Re: COVID-19 News, Info, Discussion /// Tracking the Spread of the Virus and its Effects /// October Lockdown for UK (pg. 774)
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Last 5 days in Spain:
+8,532 cases
+5,760
+2,935
+4,088
+4,507 (today)

Last 5 weeks:
+3,362
+6,347
+12,166
+16,101
+25,840 (this week)

Not out of the question 10,000-12,000 more will be announced on Monday.

So all under control, as you can see.


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Remember all the buzz a month ago about the new mutation of #SARSCoV2 (D->G) in the spike protein (that is now the dominant form) that was thought to increase transmission?

Well, that has not been borne out


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The study from above:

Evaluating the effects of SARS-CoV-2 Spike mutation D614G on transmissibility and pathogenicity
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Article is pre-print and not peer-reviewed

"Phylodynamic analysis does not show a significant increase in growth rates for clusters with the 614G variant, but population genetic modelling indicates that 614G increases in frequency relative to 614D in a manner consistent with a selective advantage. We also investigate the potential influence of Spike 614D versus G on virulence by matching a subset of records to clinical data on patient outcomes. We do not find any indication that patients infected with the Spike 614G variant have higher COVID-19 mortality, but younger patients have slightly increased odds of 614G carriage. Despite the availability of a very large data set, well represented by both Spike 614 variants, not all approaches showed a conclusive signal of higher transmission rate for 614G, but significant differences in growth, size, and composition of these lineages indicate a need for continued study."

The authors note that even though they do not question the increased ability of the 614G to more easily bind to the ACE2 receptor as in-vitro studies suggest and that said effect is present in-vivo, "differences in cell infectivity will not necessarily be associated with greater within-host infectivity let alone transmissibility between hosts. The spread of a mutation in a population will be governed by epidemiological dynamics, patterns of global dispersion (founder effects), genetic drift/chance, as well as any potential fitness effects it confers if it enhances transmissibility."

-Opinion- In essence it's pretty simply saying that yes the virus has changed a bit but that changes nothing in the bigger picture of the pandemic.
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What the problem is...Vaccine is ready to roll out.

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After being diagnosed with coronavirus in June, a University of Arizona wide receiver says he lost 15 pounds and is still feeling the effects of COVID-19 today

“Being a young, really in shape athlete, you feel like Superman, like you're untouchable”


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BREAKING: Princeton University reversed its plan to bring some students back to campus next term, saying all undergraduate classes will be held remotely this fall


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welcome to the future


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Dramatic footage of a Melbourne woman being arrested for allegedly breaching COVID rules has surfaced online. In the video, her daughter can be heard screaming "she's in pain" before arguing with police.

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Texas:

+7,039 cases
. Trend = stable

+293 deaths
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In the US, 200k more people have died than usual from March 15 to July 25, according to C.D.C.

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Developing: President Trump to hold last-minute news conference at 7pm ET amid stalled coronavirus stimulus talks, White House announces.





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