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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1581 on: February 19, 2021, 05:12:43 PM »
Is this going into effect immediately? I guess lotsa wasted doses could have been used.

The way these things work, everyone will wait for FDA to approve the change.

We should be very happy about them going very conservative. There are likely a few decisions in the process which caused it to be such a perfect vaccine, even if most didn't end up being necessary.

We might eventually find out that one vaccine with 5 weeks passing is just as effective and there are new studies now on this.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1582 on: February 20, 2021, 08:03:53 PM »
The way these things work, everyone will wait for FDA to approve the change.

We should be very happy about them going very conservative. There are likely a few decisions in the process which caused it to be such a perfect vaccine, even if most didn't end up being necessary.

We might eventually find out that one vaccine with 5 weeks passing is just as effective and there are new studies now on this.

Hopefully they get such data soon. A single dose vaccine is a much easier pill for people to swallow, no pun intended.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1583 on: February 21, 2021, 03:21:29 AM »
https://www.mako.co.il/travel-news/israel/Article-7beb86df923c771026.htm

Israir designating some TLV-Eilat flights to be only for people who are immune. Coming soon to an airline near you
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1584 on: February 21, 2021, 10:12:30 AM »
Under 70k new cases per day, 7 day average. Lowest since 10/25.
Under 2k deaths per day, 7 day average. Lowest since 12/3.
Roughly 58k current hospitalizations. Lowest since 11/8.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1586 on: February 21, 2021, 12:40:14 PM »
https://hamodia.com/2021/02/21/johns-hopkins-doctor-predicts-herd-immunity-april/

Discussed in other threads already. The guy in an oncologist and GI surgeon, and his math is funky. I hope he's right, but I wouldn't bet the house on it.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1587 on: February 22, 2021, 04:51:38 PM »
B"H, we now have a lot of prevention and treatment options that we didn't have before. Besides for the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines (92-95% effective) for prevention and synthetic antibodies for early outpatients (66%-70% improved mortality), and nebulized steroids for ventilated patients (30% mortality improvement), we have a few other options that have showed noticeable statistical benefit in treatment trials such as:

  • Treating Vitamin D deficiency (90% mortality improvement for early outpatient, 70% in hospitalized patients). The goal of treatment is to raise the vitamin D level in the blood to 30-50 ng / dl level. Vitamin D3 takes a few days to be converted into a use-able form. No side effects have been reported in daily vitamin D supplementation up to 5,000IU/day.
  • Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites (89% mortality improvement in 12/12 trials as a prevention, 70% (41/41 trials) for early outpatients.
  • Zinc may also help (35% - 40% improvement in mortality; early and late treatment).
For more details see:
https://covid19criticalcare.com/i-mask-prophylaxis-treatment-protocol/i-mask-protocol-translations/
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https://c19ivermectin.com/

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1588 on: February 25, 2021, 02:37:31 PM »
https://twitter.com/poppendieck/status/1365014870387658755

I believe it’s a result of EPA Ventilation and Virus Mitigation in Schools guidelines.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1589 on: March 01, 2021, 09:15:18 PM »
https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1366532283226849282

Royal Caribbean to offer cruises for fully vaccinated passengers beginning in May.

Israel is opening restaurants, hotels, and wedding halls for vaccinated people next week.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1590 on: March 02, 2021, 03:26:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1366532283226849282

Royal Caribbean to offer cruises for fully vaccinated passengers beginning in May.

Israel is opening restaurants, hotels, and wedding halls for vaccinated people next week.

“Sierra-Caro said Odyssey of the Seas will sail at reduced capacity, but the company is working with authorities in Israel to determine what the number will be. The ship has room for 4,198 passengers with two people to a room.

Masks and physical distancing will be required on the sailings from Israel, Sierra-Caro said”

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1591 on: March 05, 2021, 03:22:11 PM »
Current Covid hospitalizations are at the lowest they've been in over 18 weeks.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1593 on: March 09, 2021, 08:08:55 AM »
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1595 on: March 18, 2021, 10:02:05 AM »
https://twitter.com/natesilver538/status/1372541928370282505
I've seen people in public over the last three weeks that appeared for the first time in almost a year.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1598 on: April 12, 2021, 10:53:25 AM »
- 46% of Americans over 18 have gotten at least one shot (28% fully vaccinated).
- 78.5% of Americans over 65 have gotten at least one shot (60% fully vaccinated).
- 7 day average is at around 69k new cases per day, which is only 30% more than the low of 53k from a month ago. Very slow growth during a period that should have been the 3rd wave.
- Excluding a data dump on 4/7 of 2600 deaths, average is holding at under 800 deaths per day.


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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1599 on: April 12, 2021, 10:55:41 AM »
- 46% of Americans over 18 have gotten at least one shot (28% fully vaccinated).
- 78.5% of Americans over 65 have gotten at least one shot (60% fully vaccinated).
- 7 day average is at around 69k new cases per day, which is only 30% more than the low of 53k from a month ago. Very slow growth during a period that should have been the 3rd wave.
- Excluding a data dump on 4/7 of 2600 deaths, average is holding at under 800 deaths per day.



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