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Arstechnica Article: Rare fungal infections that destroy eyeballs and kill are on the rise in India
People with diabetes are particularly vulnerable to the aggressive fungus.

As the pandemic coronavirus continues to ravage India, doctors are reporting a disturbing uptick in cases of a rare, potentially fatal fungal infection among people recovered or recovering from COVID-19.

The infection is called mucormycosis, or sometimes “black fungus” in media reports, and it appears to be attacking COVID-19 patients through the nose and sinuses, where it can aggressively spread to facial bones, the eyes, and even the brain (rhinocerebral mucormycosis). In other cases, the fungus can also attack the lungs, breaks in the skin, and the gastrointestinal system or spread throughout the body in the blood stream.

If the fungus is able to spread to the eyes, patients may develop blurred vision, drooping eyelids, swelling, and vision loss. Patients may even need to have their eyes surgically removed to prevent the infection from spreading further, according to doctors who spoke to the BBC.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/rare-flesh-eating-black-fungus-rides-covids-coattails-in-india/

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Cbs News: CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids as young as 12

A panel of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Wednesday to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents age 12 to 15, clearing one of the final remaining hurdles to making the shots available to all Americans as young as 12.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendations are expected to be formally adopted by the CDC director, which would allow for a widespread rollout of shots for adolescents to begin within the coming days. The panel voted 14-0 in favor of the move, with one member abstaining.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-12-15-pfizer-approved-cdc-2021-05-12/





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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4022 on: May 12, 2021, 04:27:38 PM »
My 78 year old father in law and his same age girl friend both had Covid late September 2021.  They didn't go to the doctors and just stayed in bed for a week or so (no fever, just fatigue, cough and transient change in taste).

Last week, they had a doctor's visit for the girl friend and was told she should get the vaccine before her surgery because Covid antibodies only last for 3 months.  The girl friend thought that they may have lasted longer, so requested an antibody test after the Dr told her that she was foolish to think she would still have antibodies.

Well, this was last week (May 2021), and they both did the antibody test and found out that they still had Covid antibodies!  Imagine that.  It is pretty incredible that we haven't yet dialed in on how long antibodies last in someone who had Covid.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4023 on: May 13, 2021, 07:32:44 AM »
They should still get vaccinated, as it increases antibody levels 5x-10x in folks who were infected, and likely increases persistence.  Which adds up to reduced symptoms if re-infected.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4024 on: May 13, 2021, 11:36:15 AM »
Cdc says you can go maskless indoors if you are fully vaccinated but defer to local rules/regulations.

I didn’t think that news would come for another month or two to let more people get fully vaccinated. It will be interesting to see when stores remove the mask requirement

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4025 on: May 13, 2021, 11:42:01 AM »
Cdc says you can go maskless indoors if you are fully vaccinated but defer to local rules/regulations.

I didn’t think that news would come for another month or two to let more people get fully vaccinated. It will be interesting to see when stores remove the mask requirement

I think it may be a long time. There is a big vaccine resistance. (They say antibodies as an excuse. But I don’t think all antivaxers have the antibodies.)

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4026 on: May 13, 2021, 12:34:17 PM »
Cdc says you can go maskless indoors if you are fully vaccinated but defer to local rules/regulations.

I didn’t think that news would come for another month or two to let more people get fully vaccinated. It will be interesting to see when stores remove the mask requirement

We are relatively safe in OC at the moment.  Essentially yellow level rates but not yet yellow, 1.8 cases per day per / 100K residents.  Hopefully it continues down through the fall. 

Rationally, I should be much more comfortable being on a patio for dinner than I am given metrics.

While we have hot zones like Michigan, we have large swaths that are doing fairly well. Most of Florida is consider nationally at orange and pushing around 20 cases per day/100K.

Looking forward to summer and slightly worried for fall.

Overall I suspect they’re trying to encourage vaccination by saying, get vaccinated, you’ll eventually be able to go mask free.  Maybe we need when 90% are vaccinated or daily cases are below 1.0/100K, masks can be removed. 

Ultimately, this isn’t about now, this is about what rate of transmission we will have come Christmas and the kids are back in school. If 40% or more of the kids aren’t vaccinated and 30% of adults aren’t, getting lulled regularly high school classrooms and activities will have covid doing lulz.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4027 on: May 13, 2021, 01:22:30 PM »
The Gump Administration says it's weapons free...strip off those masks NOW!!!

Get them off! Jill Biden and Jennifer Garner whip off their masks in West Virginia as CDC finally eases COVID rules and pair visit vaccination clinic - and the A-lister reveals two of her kids are getting their shots next week
Actress Jennifer Garner greeted Jill Biden when the first lady landed in West Virginia on Thursday to visit a vaccination clinic for students
Jill Biden, in accordance with new CDC guidelines, did not wear a face mask
Garner was wearing one but removed it when she saw others were maskless
The two women greeted each other animatedly and posed for pics
They served on board of Save the Children and Garner campaigned for Biden
'We feel naked,' the first lady said about not wearing a mask. Then she paused. 'I didn't mean it that way!'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9576405/Jill-Biden-follows-new-CDC-rules-removes-face-mask-trip-Jennifer-Garner-West-Virginia.html

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4029 on: May 18, 2021, 11:42:52 AM »
Bloomberg News: U.S. Tells Citizens to Leave India as Covid Crisis Deepens

The U.S. told its citizens to get out of India as soon as possible as the country’s Covid-19 crisis worsens at an astonishing pace.

In a Level 4 travel advisory --- the highest of its kind issued by the State Department -- U.S. citizens were told not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so. There are 14 direct daily flights between India and the U.S. and other services that connect through Europe, the department said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-29/u-s-tells-citizens-to-leave-india-as-covid-19-swamps-hospitals




U.S. to restrict travel from India effective May 4 as Covid surge devastates the country

The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

The country is battling a highly contagious Covid variant, known as B.1.617, which was first spotted there. The variant, which contains two key mutations that have been found separately in other coronavirus strains, is believed by some to be behind the latest wave of infections.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/30/us-to-restrict-travel-from-covid-ravaged-india.html




Yes death sucks, especially in the third world but do you know where India ranks on the Vid on a per capita population basis?  I know the raw numbers feed all the panic porn but the number one country is actually, ironically, Hungry.  The US doesn't even show up till slot 16.  India...anyone?  anyone?  Bueler?...79th out of 155 countries...OK...resume panic!....

COVID-19 deaths worldwide per million population as of May 18, 2021, by country


https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/


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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4030 on: May 19, 2021, 02:23:48 PM »
EU agrees to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travelers

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4031 on: May 23, 2021, 05:53:34 PM »
Republican Lauren Boebert stated there hadn't been a single COVID-19 death in Texas since mask restrictions ended in March. Data shows thousands had, in fact, died.

"Since removing the mask mandate ...Texas has not reported a single COVID death," she claimed.

According to data published by the Texas Department of State Health Services, around 3,600 people have lost their lives to the virus since March 2, which was the day Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in the state.

https://news.yahoo.com/lauren-boebert-stated-hadnt-single-153435239.html

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According to a statement from the state, beginning on May 27, the next two million people who begin and complete their COVID-19 vaccination will automatically be eligible to receive a $50 prepaid card or a grocery card.

In addition to $50 gift cards, 10 additional winners will be selected on June 15 to win cash prizes of $1.5 million each, totaling $15 million in cash prizes.

https://www.foxla.com/news/california-to-pay-116-5-million-in-gifts-and-cash-to-encourage-people-to-get-vaccinated









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First winners of Ohio's Vax-a-Million Covid-19 vaccination lottery revealed
« Reply #4033 on: May 27, 2021, 05:16:27 PM »
One lucky winner of Ohio's Vax-a-Million lottery, which aims to boost the state's coronavirus vaccination rate, scored $1 million dollars -- and another has claimed a full college scholarship.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/us/ohio-vax-a-million-winners-covid-19/index.html

Before you make fun of California. The state of Ohio recently had a covid lottery run by a Republican governor. The $1 million Ohio winner was announced today. Also, the other prizes were full college scholarship. (Wow)


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Olympians must sign waiver assuming COVID-19 risk to compete in Tokyo Games
« Reply #4034 on: May 31, 2021, 03:49:40 PM »
The International Olympic Committee and organizers of the 2021 Tokyo Games will require competing athletes to sign a waiver and assume all risk related to COVID-19 throughout the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Yahoo Sports obtained a copy of the waiver, which is similar to those signed by participants at previous Olympics, but this includes updated language that protects the IOC and organizers specifically against consequences of the coronavirus that has infected at least 169 million people worldwide.

https://sports.yahoo.com/olympics-covid-waiver-tokyo-athletes-202234569.html


 

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