Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #91

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  1. sds71

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    But disinfecting the White House, which has already been the epicenter of three different COVID-19 outbreaks, won’t protect the building’s residents from future flare-ups. Because the coronavirus doesn’t live long on surfaces, this kind of power wash is more like hygiene theater—a ritual meant to make people feel safer without actually reducing risk. The real key to guaranteeing the future health and well-being of White House staff is relatively simple: The incoming administration needs to require mask wearing and social distancing on the grounds.

    A Deep Clean Won’t Keep the White House Safe From COVID-19
     
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    Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

    A graduate of Harvard and of Tulane Medical School, Levine is president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She’s written in the past on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders and LGBTQ medicine.
     
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    UK and USA updates mainly today, 1/19/2021

     
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    COVID-19: Scotland lockdown extended until at least the middle of February, Nicola Sturgeon announces

    Scotland's lockdown will be extended until at least the middle of February, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

    The first minister said that despite COVID-19 case numbers having "stabilised and even declined", any relaxation of the rules while infection rates remain high could "quickly send the situation into reverse".

    Schools, which were meant to emerge from lockdown at the start of next month, will also remain closed along with nurseries to all those apart from vulnerable children and those of key workers until mid-February.
     
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    Cool Cats Leave the DRAMA take the cannoli

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    Good News

    Israel may be starting to show 'herd effects' of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, expert suggests

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    Coronavirus vaccination in Israel.

    Israel's reproduction number appears to have declined rather sharply in recent days, with around 25% of the country vaccinated, and some additional percentage having at least partial immunity via prior infection.

    Israel has vaccinated at least 25 percent of its population against the coronavirus so far, which leads the world and makes it "the country to watch for herd effects from" the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, says infectious disease expert David Fishman. Recently, the case rate in Israel appears to have declined sharply, and while there could be a few reasons for that, it's possible the vaccination effort is beginning to play a role.

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    SouthAussie Where sunbeams shine

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    It could be the same reason that the US doesn't like to think of the 1918 pandemic as the "US" virus or the "Kansas" virus. Poor Spain got saddled with the title instead ... because they were the first to admit that the virus was in their country.

    Which is why I always make it a point to call it what it was, the 1918 pandemic.


    The 1918–1919 influenza pandemic killed more people than any other outbreak of disease in human history.
    That review suggests that the most likely site of origin was Haskell County, Kansas, an isolated and sparsely populated county in the southwest corner of the state, in January 1918.
    The site of origin of the 1918 influenza pandemic and its public health implications.
     
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    Hope this is allowed
    tolling of bells at 5:30 today for 400,000 lives lost
     
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    Update:
    The magic worked!
    Vaccination appt on Feb 13

    I spent all day with no success
    Either the website pages wouldn't load, or I'd pick an available slot and in the second it would take me to press the confirm button, the slot would no longer be available

    I think the key to my eventual success was choosing a date furthur out
     
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    I assume some here are watching the Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial tonight as it is a part of the Biden-Harris Inauguration.. at the head of the reflection pools.

    May the memories of all be in your memory..

     
  14. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Where sunbeams shine

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    Thank you @dixiegirl1035 .

    What an absolutely beautiful scene.

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    I am so pleased that this was done for all the victims and their families. I am sure that, although it is grief-filled for them, they are grateful for the recognition.
     
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    I'm tearing up watching this. It's a global tragedy, that has affected everyone personally. A beautiful memorial to honor those who have passed and those who are left to mourn.
     
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    This is concerning:

    Yet another concerning COVID variant increasingly found in California, researchers say



    It also might explain why things have gone downhill so fast in CA recently.

     
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