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  • A new coronavirus mutation is taking over the world. Here's what that means.

    07/10/2020 12:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | 07-10-2020 | By Stephanie Pappas - 3 hours ago
    The novel coronavirus uses its spike protein (dark blue) to infiltrate host cells, whose machinery it uses to replicate its RNA (yellow). ===================================================================================== A mutation in the protein that allows SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells might make it easier for the virus to spread — or it might not make a difference at all. That's the crux of a debate over a mutation known as D614G, which affects the spike protein on the virus' surface. The mutation is not new. It appears in low levels in samples taken from COVID-19 patients as far back as February. But this variation of the...
  • Cleveland Clinic study: Rise in broken-heart syndrome caused by increased stress of coronavirus pandemic

    07/10/2020 12:18:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Evan McDonald
    Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have seen a notable increase in cases of broken-heart syndrome during the coronavirus pandemic, indicating the psychological and emotional stress of the crisis is adversely affecting physical health. Broken-heart syndrome, the colloquial name for stress cardiomyopathy, causes dysfunction or failure in the heart muscle. Patients experience symptoms similar to a heart attack, but usually do not have acutely blocked coronary arteries. Doctors commonly attribute it to psychological, social or emotional stress. None of the patients with stress cardiomyopathy that the Clinic observed during the pandemic tested positive for COVID-19. This led researchers to conclude that stress is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong

    07/10/2020 10:17:45 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 July 2020 | Barnini Chakraborty, Alex Diaz
    Hours before she boarded an April 28 Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, the respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health had plotted her escape, packing her bag and sneaking past the censors and video cameras on campus. She had her passport and her purse and was about to leave all of her loved ones behind. If she was caught, she knew she could be thrown in jail -- or, worse, rendered one of the "disappeared." SNIP One friend, a scientist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in...
  • How many Freepers have been tested /treated for Covid19?

    07/10/2020 9:09:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 104 replies
    vanity | 7/10/2020 | self
    I would have to believe that the majority of veteran Freepers are over 50. Most prolific posters. How would we know if and when we lose our favorites, and or their family members?
  • White House reporter tests positive for COVID-19 after attending briefings

    07/09/2020 1:00:56 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    ny post ^ | nelson
    A White House reporter has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending two press briefings this week. The news follows a national surge in COVID-19 diagnoses, though new cases in Washington, DC, remain low. White House Correspondents’ Association President Jonathan Karl said in an email that the journalist is asymptomatic and did not linger in press
  • W.H.O. Covid Is Not Contagious If Asymptomatic, (you have no symptoms)

    07/09/2020 1:32:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
     W.H.O. admits from the data they have it is rare that Asymptomatic rarely transmit Covid 19. In other words, all the hype (masks, social distancing, work from home, shut down the businesses)  is for nothing. https://youtu.be/tFEmmvLL7og 
  • Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge, Tulsa health official says

    07/09/2020 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 07/09/2020
    President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday. Although the health department’s policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those...
  • TRUMP: Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%, and that we now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World.

    07/06/2020 3:06:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 6, 2020 | Twitter: Trump War Room
    Donald J. Trump 6 Jul 2020 - 1:17:46 PM Why does the Lamestream Fake News Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%, and that we now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World. They just can’t stand that we are doing so well for our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020
  • Harvard to Implement Online Learning for All Students, Tuition Remains $50,000

    07/06/2020 10:14:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    nro ^ | 7/6/2020 | evans
    Harvard University has announced it will implement online learning for all courses during the coming academic year, while tuition for the Ivy League school will remain about $50,000. Up to 40 percent of undergraduate students will be cleared to live on campus this fall, including all incoming freshmen, according to a statement posted Monday on Harvard’s website. All Harvard seniors will be allowed to return to campus in the spring semester, with freshmen returning home. However, even those students who choose to live on campus will be required to take part in online instruction.
  • Screamin' Preacher Scarborough Commands: Believe Fauci!

    07/03/2020 11:12:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Joe Scarborough be on the verge of one of those later-in-life, dramatic, personal transformations? Working through his personal history, and consumed with hatred of Donald Trump, could Joe end his days in a state of religious fervor, transforming from TV personality into unordained preacher, roaming the country, declaring and repenting for his life of sin, and bidding others to join him in his search for redemption? Get the rest of the story and view the video here. The possibility is posed after Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe wtih yet another of his quasi-religous sermons, complete with table-pounding, and needle-pinning...
  • Singing In Houses Of Worship Banned Under New Order From Newsom As Pandemic Worsens

    07/02/2020 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 07/02/20 | Dale Kasler
    Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”In previously allowing religious organizations to reopen in late May, the state merely said these institutions should “strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances.”  Health agencies such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say shouting or singing can spread the coronavirus just as easily as coughing or sneezing.California’s health department agrees, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom begins...
  • Scientists say strain of coronavirus dominant around the world is different than what originated in Wuhan

    07/02/2020 7:36:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 02 2020 | John Bowden
    A strain of the coronavirus that was first seen in Italy is now the dominant strain of the virus, a group of scientists said Thursday. In an article published by the peer-reviewed science journal Cell, researchers working with the Sheffield COVID-19 Genomics Group announced that the new strain "has become the most prevalent form in the global pandemic." The strain is different than what appeared in Wuhan, China, the city where the coronavirus is believed to have originated. According to the science journal, tracking of the virus frequency revealed a prevalence of the dominant strain, labeled G614, that took over...
  • Herman Cain is hospitalized with coronavirus

    07/02/2020 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Coronal · 94 replies
    ABC 7 WWSB ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ed Payne
    ATLANTA (Gray News) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The 74-year-old found out Monday that he had coronavirus and by Wednesday “had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization,” a statement on his Twitter account said. “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.” Cain, a cancer survivor, attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In photo posted to his Twitter account, he was shown not wearing a mask and not social distancing in the crowd of thousands.
  • Now Even The COMMON COLD Is Being Counted As A Positive COVID-19 Result, CDC Says

    07/02/2020 8:08:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/02/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially setting policy across the country, endlessly putting out a stream of so-called facts (that they then revise or rescind).Their latest update on COVID-19, posted on Tuesday, is a real doozy. Here’s what the CDC said in a section headlined: What do your results mean? “A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such...
  • Andrew Cuomo’s Recent Comments on Nursing Home Scandal Should Have Even His Supporters Seething(CDC and NIH's fault)

    06/19/2020 10:36:53 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 16 replies
    RedState ^ | June 19, 2020 | Sister Toldjah
    , New York’s WAMC public radio did manage to get one serious question in about the nursing home scandal during their otherwise equally softballish-interview Thursday with New York’s so-called “Luv Guv.” His answer was as despicable as it was tone deaf: “Do you ever change your mind, governor, about anything based on what these reporters are saying?” host Alan Chartock asked Cuomo. “I think about the nursing home situation, you got a lot of criticism from them, they asked one question after another. Is there anything you could point to in which you say ‘Ok, they really sort of have...
  • Fauci predicts 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day if US can't control outbreaks

    06/30/2020 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 182 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/20 | Jessie Hellman
    Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned members of Congress on Monday that the U.S. could reach 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day if the country does not get a handle on the pandemic. Speaking before the Senate health committee, Fauci said the country is heading in the “wrong direction as the average number of daily cases continues to go up. “We’re going in the wrong direction if you look at the curves of the new cases,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “We need to do something about that and...
  • Death row inmate dies as coronavirus outbreak spreads to over 1,000 prisoners at San Quentin

    06/30/2020 8:53:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/30/2020
    With about a third of San Quentin’s inmates now infected with the coronavirus after a transfer of prisoners from a Southern California correctional facility overrun by the illness, Marin County officials revealed Monday that a death row inmate found dead last week in his cell tested positive for COVID-19. 1,059 inmates and 102 correctional and medical staff have tested positive for the virus. On Monday, 22 inmates were being treated at the county’s hospitals, officials said.
  • ‘Playing Russian Roulette’: Nursing Homes Told to Take the Infected

    06/29/2020 6:41:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    nytimes ^ | April 24, 2020 | Kim Barker and Amy Julia Harris
    California, New Jersey and New York have made nursing homes accept Covid-19 patients from hospitals. Residents and workers fear the policy is risking lives.Neal Nibur has lived in a nursing home for about a year, ever since he had a bad bout of pneumonia. Now, the 80-year-old man has not only his own health to worry about but that of his neighbors at the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., residence. Four new patients recently arrived from the hospital with Covid-19.They were admitted for one reason, according to staff members: A state guideline says nursing homes cannot refuse to take patients from hospitals solely...
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/29/2020

    06/29/2020 4:31:16 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 7 replies
    My own workup | 06/29/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 103 As of 06/28/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • Highest new US case count ever

    06/26/2020 8:23:28 AM PDT · by null and void · 87 replies
    JHU CSSE ^ | 6/26/20 | No Atribution
    Graph doesn't export gracefully. Go to the JHU CSSE site: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 Click on US in the left most column. Wait a few seconds for the changes to propagate across the page. Click on Daily Cases in the lower right corner. Daily cases yesterday were 40K, highest ever.