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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1301 on: July 10, 2020, 03:44:01 AM »
Can anyone buy these? Can one administer the test themselves?
It appears so. No FDA approvals though.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1305 on: July 14, 2020, 10:49:46 AM »

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1306 on: July 14, 2020, 12:22:33 PM »
Could new treatment massively reduce dangers of the coronavirus?
New research at Hebrew University and Mount Sinai suggests that common drug could make coronavirus no more dangerous than the common cold.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/283530

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Could a simple drug, that has been on the market for decades, be used to treat COVID-19? A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Professor Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising; their findings appear in this week’s Cell Press’ Sneak Peak.

Over the last three-months, Nahmias and Dr. Benjamin tenOever at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center have focused on the ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 (aka, the coronavirus that’s causing our current pandemic) changes patients’ lungs in order to reproduce itself. Their major finding? This virus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. As a result, large amounts of fat accumulate inside lung cells, a condition the virus needs in order to reproduce. This new understanding of SARS CoV-2 may help explain why patients with high blood sugar and cholesterol levels are often at a particularly high risk to develop COVID-19.

Viruses are parasites that lack the ability to replicate on their own, so they take control of our cells to help accomplish that task. “By understanding how the SARS-CoV-2 controls our metabolism, we can wrestle back control from the virus and deprive it from the very resources it needs to survive,” Nahmias explained.

With this information in hand, Nahmias and tenOever began to screen FDA-approved medications that interfere with the virus’ ability to reproduce. In lab studies, the cholesterol-lowering drug Fenofibrate (Tricor) showed extremely promising results. By allowing lung cells to burn more fat, fenofibrate breaks the virus’ grip on these cells, and prevents SARS CoV-2’s ability to reproduce. In fact, within only five days of treatment, the virus almost completely disappeared.

“With second-wave infections spiking in countries across the globe, these findings couldn’t come at a better time,” shared Nahmias, and global cooperation may provide the cure. “The collaboration between the Nahmias and tenOever labs demonstrates the power of adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to study SARS-CoV-2 and that our findings could truly make a significant different in reducing the global burden of COVID-19,” tenOever added.

While there are many international efforts currently underway to develop a coronavirus vaccine, studies suggest that vaccines may only protect patients for a few months. Therefore, blocking the virus’ ability to function, rather than neutralizing its ability to strike in the first place, may be the key to turning the tables on COVID-19. “If our findings are borne out by clinical studies, this course of treatment could potentially downgrade COVID-19’s severity into nothing worse than a common cold,” Nahmias concluded.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1307 on: July 14, 2020, 12:54:13 PM »
Could new treatment massively reduce dangers of the coronavirus?
New research at Hebrew University and Mount Sinai suggests that common drug could make coronavirus no more dangerous than the common cold.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/283530

do they actually have a drug or there still testing it?

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1308 on: July 14, 2020, 01:12:03 PM »
do they actually have a drug or there still testing it?
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In lab studies, the cholesterol-lowering drug Fenofibrate (Tricor) showed extremely promising results.

It's an off label use.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1309 on: July 14, 2020, 06:34:30 PM »
do they actually have a drug or there still testing it?
https://www.bhol.co.il/news/1117848

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1314 on: July 19, 2020, 12:42:17 AM »
https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/07/17/the-real-cause-of-a-coronavirus-death-in-florida-will-have-you-questioning-everything

Can this be considered good covid-19 news? Finding out that the death toll isn't what it's presented as?
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1317 on: July 19, 2020, 01:28:59 AM »
https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/07/17/the-real-cause-of-a-coronavirus-death-in-florida-will-have-you-questioning-everything

Can this be considered good covid-19 news? Finding out that the death toll isn't what it's presented as?
That would be good news. Unfortunately that’s not what this is. This is one alleged outlier, but as we now know definitively the official COVID death count to date has certainly been a drastic undercount of the actual death toll. This has been proven repeatedly.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1318 on: July 19, 2020, 01:41:45 AM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/florida-governor-ron-desantis-july-18-covid-19-press-conference-transcript/amp

Florida is now showing a 16.1% positivity rate for antibodies. New York State was around 14% after they peaked but that was a random sampling and Florida is from the drive through testing sites. Still, 80% of those coming for testing are asymptomatic so that’s a large part of the population that appears to have antibodies, and with a death count far lower then NY things may be starting to head in the right direction...

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1319 on: July 19, 2020, 01:54:10 AM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/florida-governor-ron-desantis-july-18-covid-19-press-conference-transcript/amp

Florida is now showing a 16.1% positivity rate for antibodies. New York State was around 14% after they peaked but that was a random sampling and Florida is from the drive through testing sites. Still, 80% of those coming for testing are asymptomatic so that’s a large part of the population that appears to have antibodies, and with a death count far lower then NY things may be starting to head in the right direction...
Sorry? Wouldn’t you assume that a large majority of the 16.1% testing positive are from the 20% who were symptomatic, and a large percentage of the asymptomatic at a drive by site are people who were extremely exposed?

Remember, the initial Lakewood Bikur Cholim blood drive returned over 80% positive for antibodies, because they were symptomatic with exposure who all believed they had antibodies. If, as in Lakewood, 80% of the symptomatic people tested in Florida had antibodies, that would extrapolate to 16% without any of the asymptomatic testing positive at all.
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