Canada - Coronavirus COVID-19 #2

Discussion in 'Stats and Information from Other Countries' started by zencompass, Mar 20, 2020.

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  1. margarita25

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    It's odd that there has been so much controversy surrounding the aerosol debate, but most experts today are interpreting data such that it supports aerosol transmission. That's a problem, because it means that 6 feet makes no difference, and a person can be contaminated in an empty room that was previously occupied by a sick person.
     
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    Novel idea - bees are trained to sniff swabs and identify those that are covid positive. I'm intrigued by the idea of designing and constructing a bee harness.

    I wonder whether there's a downside to this, such as bees swarming covid positive people in public in the hope of receiving a sugar fix.

    Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections
     
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    EXACTLY. Dr. Osterholm was talking about this subject as well:




    I’ve always gone by the initial report last year that droplets can remain in the air for up to three hours.
     
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    nothing we haven't heard before
    that blood clots are rare but watch for the warning signs
     
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    I want my second dose of Pfizer before the 16 week mandated wait.

    Its not based remotely on science, its was a political decision and is putting a lot of people at extreme risks.

    Had my first one April 3rd and date for second one is July 24th, absolutely insane.

    When are they going to do a better job of trying to protect the seniors??

    If they fail to do so, dont be surprised if many of us die from the next devastating variant, perhaps the one from India. It will knock us flat.
     
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    harness fir bees - Google Search

    If the bees could be genetically altered to sting with the vac ... then ...
     
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    ITA. Can't get my second jab until August 17 currently.
     
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    This is something I haven't heard before:

    "A growing number of current and recovered COVID-19 patients in India are contracting a deadly and rare fungal infection, doctors told AFP Monday as the vast nation battles to contain a massive outbreak of virus cases ...

    Mucormycosis, dubbed "black fungus" by doctors in India, is usually most aggressive in patients whose immune systems are weakened by other infections.

    Medical experts said they had seen a rise in cases in India in recent weeks, while the health ministry on Sunday released an advisory on how to treat the infection.

    "The cases of mucormycosis infection in COVID-19 patients' post-recovery is nearly four to five times than those reported before the pandemic," Ahmedabad-based infectious diseases specialist Atul Patel, a member of the state's COVID-19 taskforce, told AFP. ....

    COVID-19 sufferers more susceptible to contracting the fungal infection include those with uncontrolled diabetes, those who used steroids during their virus treatment, and those who had prolonged stays in hospital ICUs, the ICMR added.

    Treatment involves surgically removing all dead and infected tissue and administering a course of anti-fungal therapy."
    India doctors warn of deadly fungal infection in COVID-19 patients
     
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    I'm guessing that "black fungus" grows best in warm climates, like India. They have history with it, I've never heard of it (although what does that mean).

    Can this fungus adapt to colder climates? Can you imagine suffering severe covid symptoms, ending up in ICU, surviving, but then a fungus attacks your body, but you can cut off the fungus infected areas. Is that a foot? A leg? Nose? What does that look like? First an internal organ infection, then a skin fungal infection? From a sci-fi perspective, that is a bit much, but that seems to be the fate of some covid sufferers.

    India doctors warn of deadly fungal infection in COVID-19 patients
     
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    I knew this was coming, after how many people have gotten it?

    The unusual blood clotting disorder linked with Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is a different kind of clotting problem, one that requires more extensive care, can’t be predicted and is “really kinda bad,” says a Toronto infectious diseases specialist. The case fatality rate ranges between 20 and 40 per cent.

    For those reasons and more, Dr. Andrew Morris believes it’s time to halt AstraZeneca’s shots in Canada, except for people aged 40 or older living in hotspots with a high amount of disease activity and a high risk of infection, and only then if people face a two- to three-week delay in getting a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot — mRNA vaccines that haven’t been associated with the same blood clot “safety signal.”

    'Very little excuse' to continue to use AstraZeneca in Canada: infectious diseases specialist
     
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