Two Reasons the Worst-Case Scenarios for COVID-19 Seem Unrealistic
We think this is an important story for its sense of perspective. The take away is it probably not as bad as the media wants you to believe. Remember that the media sells airtime, so a good crisis is money in their pocket.
The mortality rate is much lower than the official numbers suggest, and adaptive behavior affects the transmission rate.Read more
This Coronavirus Patient Dodged A Bullet With Hydroxychloroquine. Is She A Harbinger Or Outlier?
The word is getting out about this course of treatment. Thanks, Forbes. "Novins had been a pneumonia patient for three days, treated mainly with antibiotics. But within an hour, a new drug was added to her med list: hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old malaria-turned-autoimmune drug, also called by its brand name Plaquenil. Novins’ responded to the treatment. She was better, though surely not well, the next day."Read more
New Yorkers Flood Florida – Governor DeSantis Writes Executive Order Requiring 14 Day Self-Quarantine
"Approximately 20,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers are currently arriving in Florida daily as they flee from the epicenter of the most explosive coronavirus outbreak. However, if the elderly are the most vulnerable; and if isolating the most vulnerable population is the best course of action; and with the largest population of older residents living in Florida; then why are New Yorkers allowed to travel to Florida?"Read more
Surgical gown recall leaves medical centers scrambling
"Millions of surgical gowns made in China are being recalled because they may not be sterile. Surgeries are now being canceled in some hospitals.
Alan Levine, CEO of Ballad Health in Tennessee, said they had to reschedule 200 surgeries."Read more
MUST WATCH – Tom Cotton Outlines Nancy Pelosi Emergency Relief Scheme…
"There are many people, many voters, simply stunned at how the Democrats are trying to use the COVID-19 economic emergency to add unrelated ideological elements to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act." This is a 5-minute video.Read more
UPDATE: 3/23 Trump Says Coronavirus Restructions Will Be Lifted "Soon", The US "Was Not Built To Be Shut Down": Live Updates
Update (2015ET): Perhaps realizing that facing down a second great depression if the US economy is halted indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic would not improve his re-election chances, President Trump struck a defiant tone at Monday's coronavirus press briefing when he said that the American economy can’t remain slowed for too long to fight the coronavirus, declaring that the country "was not built to be shut down."
Update (1720ET): Now that Boris Johnson has over-delivered by ordering all of Britain to undergo a strict national lockdown requiring all Britons, but especially the vulnerable, to remain inside for 3 weeks (except for certain essential shopping trips, solitary exercise and seeking medical help).Read more
Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection
Anosmia, the loss of sense of smell, and ageusia, an accompanying diminished sense of taste, have emerged as peculiar telltale signs of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and possible markers of infection.
On Friday, British ear, nose and throat doctors, citing reports from colleagues around the world, called on adults who lose their senses of smell to isolate themselves for seven days, even if they have no other symptoms, to slow the disease’s spread. The published data is limited, but doctors are concerned enough to raise warnings."Read more
Moderna's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Might Be Ready For Limited Use By The Fall
"A human trial being held in Washington State to research a promising drug designed to fight COVID-19 is reportedly going better than expected, and it's possible that a handful of infected patients - likely health-care workers - could be administered the drug by the fall."
Has Australia found a coronavirus cure?
Yes, we know The Daily Mail is hyperventilating Journalism. But it does show What is going on in Australia.
A group of patients who were among the first in Australia with confirmed cases of coronavirus have been successfully treated using two existing drugs.
They were given HIV medication Kaletra and malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine in a secret trial.
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Merkel Enters Isolation, New Zealand Goes "Full Quarantine" As COVID-19 Case Total Tops 335K: Live Updates
Update (2000ET): Stock futures hit limit down again overnight after Senate Democrats shot down the administration's latest economic stimulus package, New Zealand said it would issue an order calling for nationwide self-isolation, while NYC announced the closure of all non-essential businesses.
Update (1330ET): After nearly two weeks of reporting one grim record after another, Italy has finally reported a drop in new cases on Sunday.Read more