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MERS Coronavirus warning

Appears Derry Strabane have turned a corner after 3 weeks of restrictions (cases (I assume that means new cases) in the area are down 49%)


'with' not 'from'.

Interesting language there.
 
She's speculating on the causes. It could equally be the lab is doing batches of tests from different parts of Scotland on different days of the week due to backlogs in testing, and the positivity rate reflects different prevalences in different areas.

It would take a thorough investigation to find the actual reasons for this, assuming that the authorities don't already know why.
 
Interesting local snippet from the Royal Victoria in Newcastle.

Numbers of Covid cases very much on the rise, and 6 in hospital with it.

But unlike previously where 3 out of 5 in intensive care would die these days the number is much much lower as staff have learned (the hard way in many cases) how to treat the thing more effectively.

So currently only 1 of their Covid cases is in intensive care and he is doing really well.

This is not a revolution for sure, but a very encouraging development.
There was an article in the Canadian news a couple of days ago talking about the situation in Quebec, and they mentioned how treatment has greatly improved since the spring. During the spring the doctors and nurses would be gathered around a patient and they would be trying to figure out how to treat him or her on the spot.

Now they have experience to draw on and know when to ventilate, when not to ventilate, when to take off ventilation, etc. Also the steroid treatment developed in the UK has been a big factor as well, and they are working on others which reduce the risk of hospitalisations becoming ICU cases.

Quebec has been the worst hit part of Canada, and accounted for the majority of deaths. Things improved during the summer, but they are again the worst hit part of the country during the second wave. The knowledge gained during the spring however is helping them now.
 
She's speculating on the causes. It could equally be the lab is doing batches of tests from different parts of Scotland on different days of the week due to backlogs in testing, and the positivity rate reflects different prevalences in different areas.

It would take a thorough investigation to find the actual reasons for this, assuming that the authorities don't already know why.
I don't know where she got her data from, but the Public Health Scotland dashboard contradicts hers:
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According to this, the highest positivity rates seen so far are on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It's almost certainly a statistical artefact linked to the fact that fewer tests are performed at weekends.

ETA:
Tests

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I don't know where she got her data from, but the Public Health Scotland dashboard contradicts hers:
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According to this, the highest positivity rates seen so far are on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It's almost certainly a statistical artefact linked to the fact that fewer tests are performed at weekends.

ETA:
Tests

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or the tests are conducted but not processed at weekends
 
Germany and France to impose stiffer and longer lock down in response to accelerating cases. Heard on Times Radio. Details bound to surface soon. Nottinghamshire to go to Tier 3 lockdown.

ETA from dw.de and France24

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Coronavirus: Germany to impose one-month partial lockdown | DW | 28.10.2020

Live: France’s Macron announces new Covid-19 clampdown amid surge in cases​


France is bracing for a potential new lockdown as President Emmanuel Macron gives a televised address Wednesday aimed at stopping a fast-rising tide of coronavirus patients in French hospitals. Watch his address live at 8pm Paris time (GMT+2).

Live: France’s Macron announces new Covid-19 clampdown amid surge in cases
 
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'Experts' should not be drawing conclusions and making rash statements based on a pre-print

They can't both be right, so how has one of them apparently got it so wrong?

'The vast majority of individuals infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount a robust antibody response that is relatively stable for at least five months, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 28, in the journal Science. Additionally, the research team found that this antibody response correlates with the body's ability to neutralize (kill) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

"While some reports have come out saying antibodies to this virus go away quickly, we have found just the opposite—that more than 90 percent of people who were mildly or moderately ill produce an antibody response strong enough to neutralize the virus, and the response is maintained for many months," said Florian Krammer, Ph.D., Professor of Vaccinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a senior author of the paper.'


 

Chalkythedog

Old-Salt
When your children/grandchildren ask if you know why there are no jobs for them and taxes are so high, you can tell them about that wonderful 6 months of summer in 2020 when no one went to work, yet still got paid.
 
"While some reports have come out saying antibodies to this virus go away quickly, we have found just the opposite—that more than 90 percent of people who were mildly or moderately ill produce an antibody response strong enough to neutralize the virus, and the response is maintained for many months," said Florian Krammer, Ph.D., Professor of Vaccinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a senior author of the paper.'


The coronavirus has been in circulation for quite a few months now, and in the world, there's only been about seven cases of reinfection noted. Reinfection is that rare, when it happens, it makes the papers.

What more evidence do we need?
 
The coronavirus has been in circulation for quite a few months now, and in the world, there's only been about seven cases of reinfection noted. Reinfection is that rare, when it happens, it makes the papers.

What more evidence do we need?
Ah but if you don’t put question marks against the possibility of immunity after having had the Wuflu then you get people thinking the evil ‘herd immunity’ concept might still be an idea to try.
 

Winnet

War Hero


Latest statement from the WHO. I couldn't agree more with the quote below.

When leaders act quickly and deliberately, the virus can be suppressed. But, where there has been political division at the national level; where there has been blatant disrespect for science and health professionals, confusion has spread and cases and deaths have mounted. This is why I have said repeatedly: stop the politicisation of COVID-19.
 
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