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JUST IN: The U.S. now has the most reported coronavirus cases in the world,

according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Confirmed coronavirus cases by the numbers, as of 6 p.m. EST:

U.S. - 82,404

China - 81,782

Italy - 80,589

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5 hours ago, Arturo said:

Ham, 

That you paid attention in your High School biology class back in the 60s or 70s of the last century does not make you an expert in these fields in which you keep acting like you are.  This is as bad and irresponsible are you darling idiot of a President, but at least you are not broadcasting to the nation your misinformation.  Donald Trump finds more ways to endanger the American people whose lives he is entrusted to protect.  Hopefully your neighbors are smart enough to give your recommendations, along with those of Trump, a WIDE BERTH, for their own safety.

Already one dead from Trump's medical advice and his supporters don't care. He could tell them to all eat cyanide and they would do it.

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https://www.rt.com/op-ed/482780-coronavirus-communism-jungle-law-choice/

Global coordination & collaboration necessary 

What now still predominates is the stance of “every country for itself”: “There are national bans on exports of key products such as medical supplies, with countries falling back on their own analysis of the crisis amid localised shortages and haphazard, primitive approaches to containment,” Will Hutton wrote in the Guardian. 

The coronavirus epidemic does not signal just the limit of market globalization, it also signals the even more fatal limit of nationalist populism which insists on full state sovereignty: it’s over with ‘America (or whoever) first!’ since America can be saved only through global coordination and collaboration. 

I am not a utopian here, I don’t appeal to an idealized solidarity between people – on the contrary, the present crisis demonstrates clearly how global solidarity and cooperation is in the interest of survival of all and each of us, how it is the only rational egotist thing to do. And it’s not just coronavirus: China itself suffered a gigantic swine flu months ago, and it is now threatened by the prospect of a locust invasion. Plus, as Owen Jones noted, climate crisis kills much more people around the world than coronavirus, but there is no panic about this.

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 BBC reports Mexicans shut down US Southern border crossing

On Wednesday Angry Mexican Protesters shut down a US border crossing  for fear of Americans coming into Mexico untested and infected with the Coronavirus.

They wore face masks and held signs telling Americans: " Stay home!"

The protesters were from the town of Sonora, which is south of the US state of Arizona.

 

( This is a real BBC headline. This is NOT an "Onion" satire.)

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8 hours ago, Arturo said:

You, and Trump, keep promoting the use of untested and/or unproven and/or unapproved for use drugs.  That someone has died using something promoted by Trump is why this should be left to the subject-matter EXPERTS!!!!! Not some know-it-all QUACK like Donald Trump or his admirers/emulators/sycophants!

I don’t want Or expect an instant cure,  because I know better.  What we all want AND expect from the government, Trump included, is a truthful assessment of the pandemic, a reasonable timeline about any vaccine or cure, and The IMMEDIATE deployment of the federal government‘s know-how and resources from all sectors, including the Actual use of the Defense Production Act.  Periodic updates should contain pertinent information, not self-serving lies and attacks! 

Trump only mentioned the 2 POSSIBLE treatments out there.  My "praises" goes to Gilead whom made the anti-viral  Remdesivir. Yes some people will suffer side effect but what drug doesn't.  Ever hear those unrelenting possible side effects on those TV ads involving any drug? One even said DEATH!

Of course it's untested HENCE the FDA's approval for such and the other drug. The lady whom recovered gives a glimmer of hope.  A lot of testing needs to be done!

It's remarkable nature made it's own gene splicers called viruses in which it can inject RNA and incorporate itself into the DNA turning it into a  virus copying machine.  Antivirals prevents that from happening, in a crude analogy they "jam the copying machine".  RNA viruses keeps changing it code aka mutating ,requiring new vaccines every year (i.e. the flu) 

 

Some more good news, it's called EIDD-2801

Promising Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Emerges for COVID-19 from Veteran SARS Lab

https://www.genengnews.com/news/promising-broad-spectrum-antiviral-emerges-for-covid-19-from-veteran-sars-lab/

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3 hours ago, Sukhov said:

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/482780-coronavirus-communism-jungle-law-choice/

Global coordination & collaboration necessary 

What now still predominates is the stance of “every country for itself”: “There are national bans on exports of key products such as medical supplies, with countries falling back on their own analysis of the crisis amid localised shortages and haphazard, primitive approaches to containment,” Will Hutton wrote in the Guardian. 

The coronavirus epidemic does not signal just the limit of market globalization, it also signals the even more fatal limit of nationalist populism which insists on full state sovereignty: it’s over with ‘America (or whoever) first!’ since America can be saved only through global coordination and collaboration. 

I am not a utopian here, I don’t appeal to an idealized solidarity between people – on the contrary, the present crisis demonstrates clearly how global solidarity and cooperation is in the interest of survival of all and each of us, how it is the only rational egotist thing to do. And it’s not just coronavirus: China itself suffered a gigantic swine flu months ago, and it is now threatened by the prospect of a locust invasion. Plus, as Owen Jones noted, climate crisis kills much more people around the world than coronavirus, but there is no panic about this.

The problem posters here thinks the flu is  irrelevant / doesn't count despite the deaths flu leaves in it's wake. The main stream media won't say squat about THAT Swine flu! :angry:

What keeps me up at night (in a manner of speaking) is the Avian flu  H5N1 and H7N9  which has a very high casualty rate. One is 60% :o

 

Just mentioned on the TV the other night, Coronavirus has become a social test within itself, how society reacts to a pandemic.

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3 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 BBC reports Mexicans shut down US Southern border crossing

On Wednesday Angry Mexican Protesters shut down a US border crossing  for fear of Americans coming into Mexico untested and infected with the Coronavirus.

They wore face masks and held signs telling Americans: " Stay home!"

The protesters were from the town of Sonora, which is south of the US state of Arizona.

 

( This is a real BBC headline. This is NOT an "Onion" satire.)

Now if they only do that in kind (border crossings)  Lol! :lol:

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9 minutes ago, hamradio said:

The problem posters here thinks the flu is  irrelevant / doesn't count despite the deaths flu leaves in it's wake. The main stream media won't say squat about THAT Swine flu! :angry:

What keeps me up at night (in a manner of speaking) is the Avian flu  H5N1 and H7N9  which has a very high casualty rate. One is 60% :o

 

Just mentioned on the TV the other night, Coronavirus has become a social test within itself, how society reacts to a pandemic.

Again with the broken record.  There is a flu **** that can be administered, to help lessen its impact.  YOU AND DONALD TRUMP keep pushing its equivalence to Covid-19.  This pandemic is MUCH DEADLIER as of now.  And there is nothing g to slow it down in terms of an effective vaccine, nor does it appear there will be one for at least a year!   

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13 minutes ago, Arturo said:

Again with the broken record.  There is a flu **** that can be administered, to help lessen its impact.  YOU AND DONALD TRUMP keep pushing its equivalence to Covid-19.  This pandemic is MUCH DEADLIER as of now.  And there is nothing g to slow it down in terms of an effective vaccine, nor does it appear there will be one for at least a year!   

Seems you also didn't read the link about EIDD-2801

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https://www.rt.com/op-ed/479970-coronavirus-china-wuhan-hysteria-racist/

Clear racist element to hysteria over new coronavirus – Slavoj Zizek

It seems racist paranoia is obviously at work here – remember all the fantasies about the Chinese women in Wuhan skinning live snakes and slurping bat soup. Whereas, in reality, a big Chinese city is probably one of the safest places in the world.

But there is a deeper paradox at work: The more our world is connected, the more a local disaster can trigger global fear and eventually a catastrophe. 

In the spring of 2010, a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland brought to a standstill air traffic over most of Europe – a reminder of how, regardless of all its ability to transform nature, humankind remains just another living species on the planet Earth. 

The catastrophic socio-economic impact of such a minor event is due to our technological development (air travel). A century ago, such an eruption would have passed unnoticed. 

Technological development makes us more independent from nature and at the same time, at a different level, more dependent on nature’s whims. And the same holds for the spread of coronavirus – if it happened before Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, we probably wouldn’t have even heard about it.

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On 3/24/2020 at 4:54 PM, Rudy's Girl said:

I didn't know I was an idiot. No one had ever told me before. I guess I come from a family of idiots. I usually try to keep quiet about politics, but a line must be drawn.

I would think 3 plus years would have convinced you otherwise.  Or just the last 3 plus weeks.  A minority of voters have empowered a deranged  pathological liar narcissistic criminal who first endangered our democracy and now endangers millions of Americans.

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11 minutes ago, Sukhov said:

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/479970-coronavirus-china-wuhan-hysteria-racist/

Clear racist element to hysteria over new coronavirus – Slavoj Zizek

It seems racist paranoia is obviously at work here – remember all the fantasies about the Chinese women in Wuhan skinning live snakes and slurping bat soup. Whereas, in reality, a big Chinese city is probably one of the safest places in the world.

But there is a deeper paradox at work: The more our world is connected, the more a local disaster can trigger global fear and eventually a catastrophe. 

In the spring of 2010, a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland brought to a standstill air traffic over most of Europe – a reminder of how, regardless of all its ability to transform nature, humankind remains just another living species on the planet Earth. 

The catastrophic socio-economic impact of such a minor event is due to our technological development (air travel). A century ago, such an eruption would have passed unnoticed. 

Technological development makes us more independent from nature and at the same time, at a different level, more dependent on nature’s whims. And the same holds for the spread of coronavirus – if it happened before Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, we probably wouldn’t have even heard about it.

 

It was the Chinese who traced Covid-19 back to the Wuhan wet market, Ground Zero for the virus.  Locked down the area which is still off limits to travel.

The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/the-chinese-wild-animal-industry-and-wet-markets-must-go/

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The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, in effect the executive committee of the Chinese Communist Party, in late February issued an edict banning the country’s “wet markets,” including those in Wuhan, the source of the current COVID-19 outbreak

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On 3/24/2020 at 11:30 PM, Princess of Tap said:

 

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

690--Coronavirus deaths in the United States

53,441-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

 

22 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

1,041-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

68,960-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

Thursday, March 26th 2020

1,300-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

85,594-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

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3 hours ago, hamradio said:

Trump only mentioned the 2 POSSIBLE treatments out there.  My "praises" goes to Gilead whom made the anti-viral  Remdesivir. Yes some people will suffer side effect but what drug doesn't.  Ever hear those unrelenting possible side effects on those TV ads involving any drug? One even said DEATH!

Of course it's untested HENCE the FDA's approval for such and the other drug. The lady whom recovered gives a glimmer of hope.  A lot of testing needs to be done!

It's remarkable nature made it's own gene splicers called viruses in which it can inject RNA and incorporate itself into the DNA turning it into a  virus copying machine.  Antivirals prevents that from happening, in a crude analogy they "jam the copying machine".  RNA viruses keeps changing it code aka mutating ,requiring new vaccines every year (i.e. the flu) 

 

Some more good news, it's called EIDD-2801

Promising Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Emerges for COVID-19 from Veteran SARS Lab

https://www.genengnews.com/news/promising-broad-spectrum-antiviral-emerges-for-covid-19-from-veteran-sars-lab/

The problem though is what Trump told the guy to do ended up killing him. The guy only did what Trump said to do. 

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31 minutes ago, Sukhov said:

The problem though is what Trump told the guy to do ended up killing him. The guy only did what Trump said to do. 

Odd  why are other countries  having different opinions / results regarding these drugs.  They didn't take any advise from Trump.

Date March 22

Chloroquine could serve as a remedy to COVID-19

https://nation.com.pk/22-Mar-2020/chloroquine-could-serve-as-a-remedy-to-covid-19

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New academic study reveals over-the-counter anti-malaria med Chloroquine may be highly effective at treating coronavirus

Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2020–New controlled clinical study conducted by doctors in France shows that Hydroxychloroquine cures 100% of Coronavirus patients within 6 days of treatment (covidtrial.io)

 

https://techstartups.com/2020/03/16/new-academic-study-reveals-counter-anti-malaria-pill-chloroquine-may-highly-effective-treating-coronavirus/

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Just learned this from France 24  Directv channel 348

French Researcher Reveals Successful COVID-19 Drug Trial

https://www.newcountry1031.com/french-researcher-reveals-successful-covid-19-drug-trial/

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Professor Didier Raoult, who works for the infection hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, published a new video in which he explained that the COVID-19 patients who were treated “with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious,” according to The Connexion, an English site for French news.

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1 hour ago, hamradio said:

Just learned this from France 24  Directv channel 348

French Researcher Reveals Successful COVID-19 Drug Trial

https://www.newcountry1031.com/french-researcher-reveals-successful-covid-19-drug-trial/

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Professor Didier Raoult, who works for the infection hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, published a new video in which he explained that the COVID-19 patients who were treated “with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious,” according to The Connexion, an English site for French news.

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It was a French Doctor Who created the morning after pill.

And I believe it was also French researchers who made the most strides in researching a treatment for AIDS.

(You can watch France 24/ 7 live in French or English on YouTube.)

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5 hours ago, hamradio said:

Odd  why are other countries  having different opinions / results regarding these drugs.  They didn't take any advise from Trump.

The guy is dead though. I get that there are varying options as regards to the use of those specific drugs in treating it but if it could cause death then he should have just not said anything. That goes for all "experimental drugs" or miracle cures.

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https://www.rt.com/op-ed/481213-coronavirus-protests-slavoj-zizek/

And is this not also how we are dealing with the coronavirus epidemics that exploded at the end of 2019? First, there was a denial (nothing serious is going on, some irresponsible individuals are just spreading panic); then, anger (usually in a racist or anti-state form: the dirty Chinese are guilty, our state is not efficient…); next comes bargaining (OK, there are some victims, but it’s less serious than SARS, and we can limit the damage); if this doesn’t work, depression arises (let’s not kid ourselves, we are all doomed). 

But how would our acceptance look here? It is a strange fact that these epidemics display a feature common with the latest round of social protests such as those in France or in Hong Kong: they don’t explode and then fizzle away, they stay here and just persist, bringing permanent fear and fragility to our lives.  

What we should accept, what we should reconcile ourselves with, is that there is a sub-layer of life, the undead, stupidly repetitive, pre-sexual life of viruses, which always was here and which will always be with us as a dark shadow, posing a threat to our very survival, exploding when we least expect it. 

And at an even more general level, viral epidemics remind us of the ultimate contingency and meaninglessness of our lives: no matter how magnificent spiritual edifices we, humanity, create, a stupid natural contingency like a virus or an asteroid can end it all. Not to mention the lesson of ecology which is that we, humanity, may also unknowingly contribute to this end.

But this acceptance can take two directions. It can mean just the re-normalization of illness: OK, people will be dying, but life will go on, maybe there will be even some good side effects. Or acceptance can (and should) propel us to mobilize ourselves without panic and illusions, to act in collective solidarity. 

 

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I wonder how many doctors and hospital administrators and others in the medical communities are now wishing they had NOT voted for Trump and other Republicans.

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