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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1423 on: August 30, 2020, 03:42:43 PM »
Perhaps some insight why some spread the virus and most don't
https://dnyuz.com/2020/08/29/your-coronavirus-test-is-positive-maybe-it-shouldnt-be/

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1425 on: August 31, 2020, 02:28:21 PM »
A friendís mother, who is head of Infectious Disease at a major hospital in PA (not near a large Jewish community) reported that there is now a second wave of patients after a lull with nearly none. However, the first wave of patients were hospitalized on average for 5-8 days, while the new wave of patients are being hospitalized on average for 2-5 days.

This is good news, as it can *possibly* mean A) the virus is somewhat weaker or B) treatment modalities are improving. However, it can also be explained by C) the demographics being younger or healthier (as those at higher risk may be taking greater precautions).

Disclaimer: Please do not use this information to ease up your personal restrictions. This is an observation by one doctor, without the reasoning behind it. Do NOT assume it means there is a lesser strain going around.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1426 on: August 31, 2020, 02:39:03 PM »
A friendís mother, who is head of Infectious Disease at a major hospital in PA (not near a large Jewish community) reported that there is now a second wave of patients after a lull with nearly none. However, the first wave of patients were hospitalized on average for 5-8 days, while the new wave of patients are being hospitalized on average for 2-5 days.

This is good news, as it can *possibly* mean A) the virus is somewhat weaker or B) treatment modalities are improving. However, it can also be explained by C) the demographics being younger or healthier (as those at higher risk may be taking greater precautions).

Disclaimer: Please do not use this information to ease up your personal restrictions. This is an observation by one doctor, without the reasoning behind it. Do NOT assume it means there is a lesser strain going around.

This mirrors what we've seen in Florida over the summer. I believe the reasons are a combination of A, B, and C. We still saw several thousand deaths here during that period, so it's still deadly, but it's very likely that it will not be a repeat of March and April, as long as there are no other factors that complicate things, like a simultaneous outbreak of the flu.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1427 on: August 31, 2020, 02:40:00 PM »
A friendís mother, who is head of Infectious Disease at a major hospital in PA (not near a large Jewish community) reported that there is now a second wave of patients after a lull with nearly none. However, the first wave of patients were hospitalized on average for 5-8 days, while the new wave of patients are being hospitalized on average for 2-5 days.

This is good news, as it can *possibly* mean A) the virus is somewhat weaker or B) treatment modalities are improving. However, it can also be explained by C) the demographics being younger or healthier (as those at higher risk may be taking greater precautions).

Disclaimer: Please do not use this information to ease up your personal restrictions. This is an observation by one doctor, without the reasoning behind it. Do NOT assume it means there is a lesser strain going around.
Can you ask her opinion on the public wearing masks?
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1428 on: August 31, 2020, 03:00:13 PM »
Can you ask her opinion on the public wearing masks?
I could try to ask at some point but I know she has her daughter wear masks when indoors and not social distancing
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1430 on: September 01, 2020, 07:07:29 PM »
https://apnews.com/bc8888eb4e70c1dd77566e536404afe5
Antibodies donít fade away quickly after all

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1431 on: September 01, 2020, 07:44:37 PM »
https://apnews.com/bc8888eb4e70c1dd77566e536404afe5
Antibodies donít fade away quickly after all
Where do you see that in the article?

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1432 on: September 01, 2020, 07:57:27 PM »
Where do you see that in the article?
Very first paragraph.
Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1433 on: September 01, 2020, 07:58:20 PM »
Anyone thought it would last less than 4 months? I don't see the chiddush here.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1434 on: September 01, 2020, 08:17:21 PM »
Anyone thought it would last less than 4 months? I don't see the chiddush here.
The truth we know very little so any documented scientific news is a chiddush.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1435 on: September 01, 2020, 08:20:59 PM »
The average coronavirus produces antibodies that can start to run out in as early as 3-6 months, but generally last up to a year. There was a question as to whether Sars-CoV-2 was going to be different, but it is tracking to be somewhat similar so far.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1436 on: September 01, 2020, 08:37:50 PM »
The average coronavirus produces antibodies that can start to run out in as early as 3-6 months, but generally last up to a year. There was a question as to whether Sars-CoV-2 was going to be different, but it is tracking to be somewhat similar so far.
But the hope is that even if they run out they will be חזר וניעור the question is for how long though.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1437 on: September 01, 2020, 09:23:17 PM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-virus-progress-report-11599001150?mod=mhp

ďHospitalizations are down by 62% in Texas, 60% in Florida, 48% in Utah, 45% in California, and 44% in Louisiana from their peaks, which all occurred between July 21 and 24. Arizonaís hospitalizations began increasing in late May, a week or two earlier than in most states, and have fallen 78% since topping out July 12ď

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1438 on: September 01, 2020, 10:45:41 PM »
Can you ask her opinion on the public wearing masks?
I asked, and she believes masks are essential to slowing transmission, wears a mask, and requires her children to as well
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