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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. 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...
  • Experts Say COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, But How Reliable Is The Testing Data?

    08/07/2020 6:15:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/07/2020 | Gavrielle Rodriguez
    As Americans entered summer with a glimmer of hope that COVID-19 might recede, those hopes were quickly dashed after a rapid resurgence of the virus in Sun Belt states. Now approaching midsummer, the numbers continue to surge across the South and Western regions of the United States. Florida and Texas, two of the hardest-hit states besides California and New York, have broken record numbers of cases in the last several weeks. Florida recorded an all-time high of about 15,200 cases in a single day July 11.
  • Joe Biden’s Capitulation To The Crazy Left Is Alienating Democrats Like Me

    08/07/2020 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Scott J. Street
    Unlike Biden, Trump is delivering a clear and appealing message: Send kids back to school, support police officers, and get people back to work now. Last year, Joe BidenÂ’s path to the presidency seemed clear: Treat President Donald Trump as a historical anomaly whom Biden would replace, then restore American values, overcome petty politics, and get government working again. This message was designed to appeal both to Democrats, like me, and to Republican and Independent voters tired of the toxic political environment weÂ’ve suffered since 2016.That strategy initially worked well. Despite constant attacks from opponents and the press, by March...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...
  • 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...
  • The promising COVID therapy for respiratory failure few have heard of, but will soon - NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics RLF-100 (Aviptadil)

    08/05/2020 11:21:03 AM PDT · by rxsid · 22 replies
    https://www.businesswire.com ^ | 08.05.2020 | Numerous
    NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics Announce Fast Track Designation Granted by the FDA to RLF-100 (Aviptadil) for the Treatment of Respiratory Distress in COVID-19 Fast Track Designation of RLF-100 for the treatment of Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome associated with COVID-19 underscores the urgent need for new treatment options for these patients. At FDA's request, NeuroRx is submitting an expanded access policy enabling physicians to request RLF-100 for patients who meet this criterion. June 24, 2020 01:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time RADNOR, Pa. & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroRx, Inc. (OTC:RLFTF), in partnership with RELIEF THERAPEUTICS Holding AG (SIX:RLF) “Relief” today announced that...
  • Study finds fenofibrate may downgrade Covid-19 to common cold level

    08/05/2020 9:32:39 AM PDT · by MrChips · 8 replies
    Pharmaceutical Technology ^ | 07/15/20 | MrChips
    A study conducted by professor Yaakov Nahmias at Hebrew University in Israel has found that an existing cholesterol drug, fenofibrate, could ‘downgrade’ Covid-19 threat level to that of a common cold. The findings allegedly come from lab tests on human lung tissue infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 . . .
  • Supreme Court Supports Democrat Efforts To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

    08/04/2020 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    The Supreme Court has no excuse for allowing Nevada officials to use a public health crisis to fill poker tables while emptying pews. All four gospels record that the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus cast lots for his clothing. This was not the last time government agents were more interested in gambling than God. The latest instance is in Nevada, where the state government has granted casinos special privileges denied to churches. Casinos are allowed to operate at half-capacity, while churches are restricted to a hard cap of 50 people, no matter their capacity.When this double standard was challenged in...
  • Post Ridicules Priest For Refusing To Abandon His Flock In A Pandemic, Then Getting Coronavirus

    08/04/2020 9:24:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    While those who tend to our physical health, who work our grocery stores, who answer their call to duty are so often lauded as noble front-line workers, our country shames a priest working to save our souls. WASHINGTON, DC — Capitol Hill’s Monsignor Charles Pope has the coronavirus. To anyone lucky enough to know the archdiocese’s most charismatic Catholic, that won’t come as a surprise. Not because he has written and preached against Christians cowering in fear of death, as an equally unsurprising Washington Post article will have you believe, but because unlike the vast majority of us, from politics...
  • 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...
  • Facebook’s Dr. Zuckerberg Censors Hydroxychloroquine Truth And Risks Lives

    08/03/2020 7:25:22 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | August 2, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No, I don’t know where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got his medical degree and license either, yet there he sits atop the social media food chain dictating who can say and know what about the Chinese Wuhan virus pandemic and its treatments and possible cures. He now says he knows more than board-certified medical doctors about the drug hydroxychloroquine, for example, and will deny you access to what they say, calling their judgments and pronouncement based on their studies and actual experience treating patients as “harmful misinformation. Dr. Zuckerberg has spoken and he will not let us hear a second...
  • Doctors At The “White Coat Summit” Expose The REALITY Of The Virus!

    07/31/2020 11:38:10 AM PDT · by Patriot_MP · 10 replies
    ABL ^ | July 27, 2020 | Anthony Logan
    Doctors held a White Coat Summit on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC to expose the reality of the virus. They touted several well-known and long-studied treatments that are proven to treat the virus including hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromyocin aka Zithromax. No mainstream media outlets covered the summit at all. Breitbart News was the most prominent news source on the scene. The full conference outside of the Supreme Court was about 45 minutes in length. A variety of doctors from all around the United States stepped up to the outdoor podium to give their testimony on the...
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to “freedom” are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing

    07/31/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 31, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    The pandemic has left everyone with lots of give and take. In educating our children, however, don't let teachers' unions take from our children to give to themselves. As the Wuhan virus pandemic persists and wild rhetoric along with it, teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. These unions have long incentivized all the wrong things in education, but demanding teachers be paid to do virtually nothing is a new low. As a New York Times headline announced this week, teachers are “Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction...
  • 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...