Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

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    Boston’s infectious disease specialists’ message to the public: Don’t be cavalier about the coronavirus - The Boston Globe

    more at link
     
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    be careful - not all plants are pet-safe
     
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    Dehydrated onions, beef broth concentrated (Try Better than Broth).
     
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    That was the funniest thing today..:D:D:D:D
     
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    I've seen mention of using our district buses to deliver lunches to students if we close. It's a small district so really would be doable. I work at the high school so if we close I may be facing a bit of a financial dilemma (as many many others).... But I'm also a bus driver and would be the first to step up to help our kids!
     
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    Testing various sites could lower false-negatives
    Using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), investigators detected COVID-19 RNA in lung wash (14 of 15 samples; 93%), sputum (72 of 104; 72%), nasal swabs (5 of 8; 63%), lung biopsy (6 of 13; 46%), throat swabs (126 of 398; 32%), feces (44 of 153; 29%), and blood (3 of 307; 1%). The 72 urine specimens all tested negative.

    Twenty patients had two to six specimens collected at the same time. Viral RNA was detected in single specimens from six patients (respiratory specimens, feces, or blood). Seven patients shed live virus in respiratory specimens, 5 in feces (2 of whom did not have diarrhea), and 2 in blood.

    "Testing of specimens from multiple sites may improve the sensitivity and reduce false-negative test results," the authors wrote, citing two smaller studies that reported COVID-19 in anal and oral swabs and in blood in 16 patients and viral load throughout disease progression in throat swabs and sputum from 17 infected patients.

    The highest viral loads in the JAMA study were found in sputum, the authors note, with moderate loads in nose-throat swabs, the most common way to confirm infection. Four fecal samples had high viral loads.

    Multiple routes may speed transmission
    The findings imply that the coronavirus may be transmitted through feces and invade the circulatory system, the researchers said. "A small percentage of blood samples had positive PCR test results, suggesting that infection sometimes may be systemic," they wrote. "Transmission of the virus by respiratory and extrarespiratory routes may help explain the rapid spread of disease."
    Study: COVID-19 may spread in several different ways
     
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    WASHINGTON

    Huge thank you to local research groups including @seattleflustudy for loaning us tips so that @UWVirology could continue testing for #SARSCoV2 #HCoV19 through the night. New shipment arrived from @Roche this morning! #WhereAreTheTests UW Virology on Twitter
    UW Virology on Twitter

    STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES
     
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    Great suggestions, but for people with pets, please check which plants might not be safe for them.
     
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    Food for Thought:
    How long could this last?
    Well, the Spanish Flu lasted two years.

    The Spanish flu had three waves that lasted more than two years. The second wave in October 1916 was the deadliest.

    "When it was all over, the Spanish flu killed an estimated 675,000 Americans among a staggering 20 to 50 million people worldwide. Certain U.S. cities fared far worse than others, though, and looking back more than a century later there’s evidence that the earliest and most well-organized responses slowed the spread of the disease—at least temporarily—while cities that dragged their feet or let down their guard paid a heavier price."
    https://www.history.com/news/spanis...ziXuHGajWV2x3Y4Eixoks-LlVUnLL6FVYWl6u9lnFujEY
     
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    Those long, Pashmina scarves will do the trick.
     
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    Why not try some vegetarian alternatives, for example dried soya mince. It doesn't take much space when dry, and have a good shelf life. There are lots of recipes on the web for ideas what to do with it.
     
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    This is really awful. I'm so sorry.
     
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    Hope she is okay.
     
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    Library books are very unsanitary.
     
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    I'm glad you were able to get some tp and other items.
     
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