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  • Bad news: Scientists think a coronavirus vaccine might not work for one huge group of people

    08/09/2020 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    BGR ^ | 08/09/2020 | Andy Meek
    For the nearly 19 million people around the world who’ve contracted COVID-19 thus far during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the millions more taking so many precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the COVID-19 virus, a coronavirus vaccine can’t come fast enough. Indeed, the promise of ending this thing, and of getting to whatever’s on the other side of the pandemic, can be summed in one word for those people and for all of us, really: A vaccine. President Trump insisted, no doubt aggressively so, on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on Thursday that a coronavirus...
  • Dr. Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

    08/08/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the pandemic under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, said on Friday. "We don't know yet what the efficacy might be. We don't know if it will be 50% or 60%. I'd like it to be 75% or more," Fauci said in a webinar hosted by Brown University. "But the chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach." The novel coronavirus...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

    08/07/2020 12:49:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 112 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/07/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn and Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the chances of scientists creating a highly effective vaccine — one that provides 98% or more guaranteed protection — for the virus are slim. Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, but 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable, too, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A with the Brown University School of Public Health. “The chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach.” “You’ve...
  • Churchgoer spreads COVID-19 to at least 91 people after attending service

    08/06/2020 9:22:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/05/2020 | Jackie Salo
    An Ohio churchgoer sparked a coronavirus outbreak that spread to more than 90 other people after he attended a service, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was infected with the virus when he attended church on June 14, news station WLWT reported. Following the service, the virus “spread like wildfire” and 91 people throughout five counties developed symptoms, DeWine said. “[It’s] very scary,” the Republican governor said during a Tuesday press conference, according to news station WKYC. DeWine said that he’s sending a letter to the state’s faith leaders to discuss better ways to protect...
  • Chicago says students will stay home, New York erects COVID-19 checkpoints

    08/05/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2020 11:15 AM | Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien
    Chicago will teach online only when school resumes in September, the mayor said on Wednesday, and New York City announced checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots. The teachers’ union and many parents in Chicago had objected to a plan to allow students the option of attending class in pods of 15 pupils twice a week. Local media reported that the Chicago Teachers’ Union had called for a strike vote over the issue. […] Los Angeles has already announced that students will be kept home, while...
  • Trump’s lies are hurting the country. Just look at the Coronavirus numbers and the economy

    08/03/2020 9:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/2020 | By LEONARD PITTS JR.
    Nobody likes me.” — Donald Trump “Truth or Consequences” is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game show from the 1940s. But it’s also one of the primal laws of existence. Where an important truth is denied, consequences follow. So none of us can be surprised at the state of the union after seven months of President Donald Trump’s lies, alibis and magical thinking in the face of one of the worst public health crises in history. More than 150,000 of us are dead, the U.S. economy just endured its worst quarter on record and...
  • Coronavirus leads to record drop in German GDP

    07/30/2020 9:22:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.30.2020 | rc/sms (AP, DPA, Reuters)
    Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 10.1% in the second quarter of 2020, according to economic data released on Thursday. The data from Germany’s Federal Statistic Office comes amid fears of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe. “This was the sharpest decline since the quarterly GDP calculations for Germany began in 1970,” the statistics office said. Compared with last year, Thursday’s figures were even worse. GDP was down 11.7% for April to June, with an overall collapse of exports and household spending alongside an increase in state spending. “It’s clear that it was a really horrible...
  • Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online (New York Times)

    07/29/2020 9:30:54 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2020 | Sheera Frankel
    In a video posted Monday online, a group of people calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” and wearing white medical coats spoke against the backdrop of the Supreme Court in Washington, sharing misleading claims about the virus, including that hydroxychloroquine was an effective coronavirus treatment and that masks did not slow the spread of the virus. The video did not appear to be anything special. But within six hours, President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. had tweeted versions of it, and the right-wing news site Breitbart had shared it. It went viral, shared largely through Facebook groups dedicated to...
  • EU buys 30,000 doses of remdesivir to treat severe COVID-19 cases

    07/29/2020 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The European Commission has signed a contract with US pharmaceutical giant Gilead, securing 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir for EU member states and Britain. Remdesivir is the first drug that received EU approval to treat severe cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The €63-million ($74-million) contract will be paid for with an emergency instrument from the European Union’s shared budget, the EU’s executive body announced on Wednesday. Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for health, called this move “another important step forward in our fight to overcome this disease”, and said the contract between the commission and...
  • Austin now has better control of COVID-19 than any other large Texas city

    07/27/2020 9:01:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    kxan ^ | 07/27/2020 | Wes Wilson
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin appears to be making progress in its fight to better handle the coronavirus pandemic. Travis County is the fifth largest county in Texas but currently has just the 15th most active cases. It even has fewer cases locally than Hays County. As of July 26, Travis County has 2,435 active cases. According to data from Austin Public Health, that’s the fewest number of sustained active cases since June 28. That was one day after Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, warned that the Austin metro had the highest 7-day positivity rate of any...
  • Child hospitalizations from Covid-19 surge 23% in Florida as schools statewide must reopen

    07/27/2020 8:24:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    cnn ^ | 07/27/2020 | Rosa Flores, Sara Weisfeldt and Holly Yan
    Just weeks before schools must open across Florida, the numbers of new cases and hospitalizations due to Covid-19 have surged. On July 16, the state had a total of 23,170 children ages 17 and under who had tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Health. By Friday, that number jumped to 31,150. That's a 34% increase in new cases among children in eight days. And more children in Florida are requiring hospitalization. As of July 16, 246 children had been hospitalized with coronavirus. By July 24, that number had jumped to 303.
  • COVID-19 cluster linked to New Jersey house party, parents not cooperating with contact tracers

    07/24/2020 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2020 | 9:10pm | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Health officials in Middletown, New Jersey, are tracking a coronavirus cluster stemming from a teen party — but are getting pushback from parents, according to reports. Authorities said 20 partygoers between the ages of 15 and 19 are believed to have been exposed to the global pandemic at a house party on West Front Street in the city on July 11, ABC News reported Thursday. But health department investigators say they’re facing resistance from the teens’ parents. “We’re asking and pleading with parents and the students that may have attended that,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry told the station. “You’re not...
  • School not reopening and keeping kids "safe"

    07/24/2020 9:32:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 07/24/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin, who is a chicago public school teacher responded to this article that was titled, Schools are not reopening in the fall, time to admit it and focus on making e-learning better. His response was, "This article offers a good idea for what we should be doing right now to prepare for a better learning experience for the students while keeping everyone safe". I am so sick of this "safe" crap. He has three kids. Does he keep his kids "safe" from every damn thing that life throws at them 24/7? Only when the virus hit its all about...
  • DAVE GROHL Argues Against Reopening Schools Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    07/23/2020 9:49:25 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | July 22, 2020 | N/A
    Dave Grohl has released the first audio version of his "Dave's True Stories" series. The nine-minute episode sees the FOO FIGHTERS frontman — whose mother was a public school teacher — defending teachers amid the "daunting and evermore politicized question of reopening our schools in the coronavirus pandemic." "Teachers are confronted with a whole new set of dilemmas that most people would not consider. There's so much more to be addressed than just opening the doors and sending [children] back home, my mother tells me on the phone," Grohl said, as per Rolling Stone. "Now 82 and retired, she runs...
  • ABC News Readies ‘American Catastrophe,’ A Look At How America Missed Chances to Fight Coronavirus

    07/23/2020 8:19:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | July 22, 2020 | Brian Steinberg
    In his role as ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl has helped tell the story of the Trump administration’s oversight of the United States. Now he and the news outlet are gearing up to tell the story behind the story. ABC News will on Tuesday, July 28, at 9 p.m. unveil a “20/20” report that is three months in the making. “American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?” will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the United States missed opportunities, warning signs and chances to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic, and interviews past and current U.S. officials...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo urges Trump to sign executive order mandating masks

    07/22/2020 11:04:59 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 110 replies
    CNBC via MSM ^ | 7/22/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dun
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to sign a national face mask mandate to help contain the fast-spreading coronavirus that's ripping through the sun belt right now. clip "As incredible as that is, you can sign a piece of paper that will save the life of 40,000 Americans. Why wouldn't you want to do that?" Cuomo said
  • ‘Covid Cavities’: Dentist says there’s a connection between dry mouth and face masks

    07/21/2020 3:09:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    KAMC News ^ | Jul 17, 2020
    LUBBOCK, Texas — A Houston dentist has said that an increase in cavities in her patients could be linked to dry mouth caused by wearing face masks. According to board-certified dentist Dr. Piya Gandhi, breathing through your mouth reduces saliva, which helps protect your teeth from cavities and decay. Mouth breathing already increases your risk of cavities, and breathing heavily through your mouth from under the mask could increase that risk even more. The face mask itself doesn’t lead to cavities — it’s the way that people breathe while wearing them. “Now that a lot of us are mouth breathing...
  • Spain's exhausted doctors demand post-virus job security

    07/18/2020 11:32:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 17 July 2020 08:56 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain hailed its doctors as heroes during the coronavirus crisis, but as infections fall many frontline staff have been left depressed and traumatized by their experience, fearful of an insecure future. With 36.3 percent of public healthcare workers without a permanent contract, according to one survey, demonstrations calling for change are growing. “We have to end this low-budget health system,” says Patricia Calvo, a 40-year-old doctor, who made her own protective gear out of bin bags at the height of the pandemic. “I finished specializing in 2010, but I’m still on a temporary contract,” says the doctor from the southern...
  • Florida residents organizing 'COVID-19 parties,' some led by gang members: sheriff

    07/18/2020 10:54:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18 2020 | Peter Aitken
    Florida gang members have supposedly been hosting massive parties at vacation rental homes with the hopes of spreading the coronavirus, according to officials. Osceola County Sherriff Russ Gibson reported that the sheriff’s office has received more than 600 noise complaints, many related to what Gibson referred to as “COVID-19 parties.” Gibson advised that over the coming weekend, his deputies plan to step up patrols in areas where the parties have been known to happen. “They’re being referred to, from what I’m being told, as COVID-19 parties where they’re actually getting together and they’re trying to mingle to potentially spread the...
  • WATCH: Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statewide Mask Requirement

    07/15/2020 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 86 replies
    WKRG News 5 ^ | Jul 15, 2020 | Erica Pettway and Drew Taylor
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – With the rising number of coronavirus cases across Alabama every day, Gov. Kay Ivey has put into effect a statewide face mask requirement. During a press conference Wednesday, Ivey said that between June 29 and July 13, the total number of COVID-19 cases statewide rose by 50% and that in the first nine days of July, the state averaged 1,000 new cases per day. As of Wednesday, there have been 58,225 COVID-19 cases reported across Alabama since late March. “Despite our best efforts, we are seeing increased cases every day are still occurring and we’re almost...