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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1275 on: March 01, 2021, 10:07:08 PM »
Variant-fearmongering, or a real concern deveoping?

Cluster of dangerous COVID variant B.1.526 found in upper Manhattan and dispersed in other parts of NYC. If it’s a real threat, just-before-Purim timing couldn’t have been worse, may Hashem watch over all of us.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/health/coronavirus-variant-nyc.html


This may have significant impact on NYC-TLV flights
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1276 on: March 01, 2021, 11:17:06 PM »

This may have significant impact on NYC-TLV flights

Are challenge tests less of an ethical issue for testing a vaccinated person against variants?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1277 on: March 01, 2021, 11:47:07 PM »

Israeli AI predicated 80% of Covid positive individuals in a huge dataset. I didn’t see how many were falsely predicted to test positive.

It can dramatically revolutionize contact tracing
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1278 on: March 01, 2021, 11:50:30 PM »

Israeli AI predicated 80% of Covid positive individuals in a huge dataset. I didn’t see how many were falsely predicted to test positive.

It can dramatically revolutionize contact tracing

“AI” is a buzzword. What data did this algorithm have access to? Is similar data even available in other countries?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1279 on: March 01, 2021, 11:55:46 PM »
“AI” is a buzzword. What data did this algorithm have access to? Is similar data even available in other countries?
The preprint in the link details the data. In this is case the AI/machine learning term is accurate, being that the model compares infection episodes to previous positive tests in the same location and other similarities.

The info should be available anywhere with centralized healthcare, which is pretty much every developed country other than the US.

Are challenge tests less of an ethical issue for testing a vaccinated person against variants?
Yup, UK already started one.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56097088
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1280 on: March 02, 2021, 12:41:45 AM »
Yup, UK already started one.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56097088

Thanks. This is a standard challenge test, looooong overdue. Testing vaccinated patients against variants is a later phase of this trial that hasn’t yet been approved.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1281 on: March 02, 2021, 01:26:52 PM »
This may have significant impact on NYC-TLV flights

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1282 on: March 03, 2021, 09:06:27 PM »
I wonder if this is true:
https://nypost.com/2021/03/03/china-makes-covid-19-anal-swabs-mandatory-for-foreigners/

I think I will skip China for now...

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1285 on: March 07, 2021, 09:59:29 PM »
So the cases dropped because of vaccination or because the wave is fading?
what a question to ask, because Biden is president don't you know!

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« Reply #1286 on: March 07, 2021, 10:00:48 PM »
what a question to ask, because Biden is president don't you know!

OT, but I believe the new wave starts within the next 14 days, Biden notwithstanding.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1288 on: March 08, 2021, 12:19:07 PM »
OT, but I believe the new wave starts within the next 14 days, Biden notwithstanding.
When you say a wave, how many daily cases/deaths do you mean? The numbers will clearly blip up sooner or later, but I don't think America will have 3000 daily deaths again.
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« Reply #1289 on: March 08, 2021, 12:22:25 PM »
When you say a wave, how many daily cases/deaths do you mean? The numbers will clearly blip up sooner or later, but I don't think America will have 3000 daily deaths again.

Over 100k cases per day. I don't know about deaths, because I feel we've gotten progressively better with treatment protocols.
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