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What do we know about the novel coronavirus?
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  • The European External Action Service (EEAS) on Wednesday released a report claiming that Russian and Chinese media outlets are systematically seeking to sow distrust of Western COVID-19 vaccines in their disinformation campaigns.

    According to an EU study, from December to April, the state media of the two countries published "fake news" on the Internet in several languages, raising sensational fears about the safety of vaccines, establishing allegedly unfounded causal links between vaccines and deaths, and promoting Russian and Chinese vaccines as the best.

    Sadly, this time western vaccines really turned out to be shit with lots of complications. Lot of Eastern Europe countries that use all of the vaccines rate Russian and Chinese as top ones fr safety.

  • According to a new survey from the Rockefeller Foundation, 65% of businesses will offer some kind of incentive for employees to get vaccinated, while 63% said they will require proof of vaccination before workers can return to the office.

    Another 35% said disciplinary actions are on the table, including the possibility of termination, for those who refuse vaccines.

    The survey, released Thursday, represents the responses of 957 businesses across 24 industries. Most of the respondents were US businesses with 250 employees or more.

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  • Small business in Netherlands

    10-15% of public catering establishments may go bankrupt this year, according to the forecast of AbnAmro Bank. And this despite the help from the state. A report from the Utrecht Graduate School showed that 74% of small food businesses are struggling to survive, and 29% are technically bankrupt since April 29th. Last year, due to covid, 12% more small businesses closed and 39% more went bankrupt.

  • The New York Times writes in a fresh analytical article: "It remains unclear whether Sputnik V is the medical breakthrough that Putin announced last year, but it has already proven its effectiveness in spreading chaos and division in Europe."

    If you want to see enemies of the people in action - here you have it, presstitutes from NYT.

  • http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/covid-19-has-caused-69-million-deaths-globally-more-double-what-official-reports-show

    IHME found that COVID-19 deaths are significantly underreported in almost every country.

    It won't stop anytime soon...

  • @garroulus

    Thanks for good link

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    Cited number for Mordor - 595,903 is official or very close to it. We had around 800-900k population drop in one year (same as in 1941).

    Looking at the present approach I think we can have around 1.1-1.2 millions drop in 2021.

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  • Hard to know the objective truth these days. Seems there's an ulterior motive and agenda emanating from just about every outlet whether it's the media, government, etc... I've also heard that COVID vaccine deaths are likely grossly underreported as well.

  • Even if in the near future we provide ourselves with a sea of ​​vaccines, even if we open theaters, cinemas, hotels and restaurants this summer, even if autumn may be cloudless, and even if many think that everything is left behind - nothing of that. what this pandemic has affected will not disappear from our lives.

    We will need to prepare for the emergence of new strains that are resistant to existing vaccines, and therefore to new lockdowns, in anticipation of the rapid production of billions of doses of new vaccines. You will have to come to terms with the need for annual vaccinations, and this for decades! We will have to be vaccinated regularly against this disease, and, no doubt, against many other diseases.

    Preparing now means learning real lessons from the current pandemic; it is to have the courage to switch to the economy of war in order to massively reduce all economic activities that can cause an environmental catastrophe - this applies primarily to fossil fuels and industries that use it (production of plastics, chemical products, textiles); and that means giving an absolute advantage to other sectors that will enable them to respond to new climate challenges.

    Jacques Attali

  • Taipei and its neighboring New Taipei City have both suspended all classes below college levels for two weeks until May 28, and notebook brands are now keenly preparing inventory to cater to education needs.

    Rumors are that China can also finally join countries with widespread COVID as soon as June.

  • So an error on Ribosome reading the RNA makes the virus work, so coronavirus functions on constant error, very interesting the inner working of RNA viruses. Those errors are then used for select protein and make copies.

    Grate research, lets wait now for the mother fucker scientists to use it on molecular printer to improve coronavirus mismatch reading and use better version than can work without “a frameshift ”. Exelent!!!

    We are fucked, i don´t see this as an advance, i see this as bad news for us.

    Get your vaccines, obey.

    Its funny how people like sheep do what they are said without even considering it. Like this German experiment,The Milgram Experiment, where they make a person electrocute another person, just by resiving orders, and 85% didnt question it, and give lethal electric shock, even if they felt wrong doing it, they did it anyway.

    fuck, i wont get vaccinated for sure.

  • CDC

    For cases with a known RT-PCR cycle threshold (Ct) value, submit only specimens with Ct value ≤28 to CDC for sequencing. (Sequencing is not feasible with higher Ct values.)

    As of May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause. This shift will help maximize the quality of the data collected on cases of greatest clinical and public health importance. Previous case counts, which were last updated on April 26, 2021, are available for reference only and will not be updated moving forward.

    Here is how you can make nice statistics.

  • When asked by Katie Sanders of Politifact if he was still confident that COVID-19 developed naturally, Fauci responded: "No actually. I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened."

    China must expect big public attack soon.

  • As of the end of Sunday, more than 777.8 million doses of vaccines for the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 had been administered in China, the State Health Committee of the People's Republic of China said on Monday.

    It is expected that at least 70 percent. China's target population will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year, the State Health Committee of the People's Republic of China said.

    Impressive.

  • During an interview with ITV News, Blair was asked if he would delay the June 21st deadline, when all social distancing, mask mandates and other lockdown rules are supposed to come to an end.

    Blair said that if the data suggested the June 21st date was at risk, the government should “look again at distinguishing between those people who are vaccinated and those people who aren’t because it really makes no sense to treat the two groups as if they’re the same.”

  • Patients with cornavirus infection report that the main symptoms of the disease have changed. Study by King's College London talks about this.

    Scientists believe that new strains of the coronavirus, in particular the delta variant (the so-called "Indian strain"), have changed the clinical picture of COVID-19. Now the most common symptoms that patients complain of are headache, runny nose and sore throat.

    At the same time, the British National Health Service still lists fever, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell as the most common signs of coronavirus infection.

    It is very weird as changes are too big for very minor mutations.

  • An international team of scientists from China, Great Britain and Australia led by Zuxun Lu from Huazhong University of Science and Technology analyzed the results. Only 300 people (132 men and 168 women) tested positive for COVID-19, and none of them showed symptoms of the disease. The number of people in age groups was about the same, except that there were only 12 people under the age of 17. Among the 300 infected were mainly housewives and the unemployed, elderly retirees and utility workers.

    These people were quarantined and monitored for two weeks until the tests turned negative. During this time, the infected did not have a single symptom of the disease.

    The researchers also analyzed close contacts of 300 COVID-19 carriers with other people. There were 1,174 in total, and not a single person tested positive for COVID-19.

    Of the 300 infected, 190 had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, indicating that their bodies had indeed encountered the virus. The rest of the test results, according to the authors of the work, could be false positive, or simply human organisms have not yet had time to develop specific antibodies to coronavirus.

  • Vitamin D for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 84 studies

    • 96% of 27 vitamin D treatment studies report positive effects (15 statistically significant in isolation).
    • Random effects meta-analysis with pooled effects using the most serious outcome reported shows 78% and 56% improvement for early treatment and for all studies (RR 0.22 [0.12-0.39] and 0.44 [0.34-0.57]). Results are similar after restriction to 24 peer-reviewed studies: 83% and 57% (RR 0.17 [0.07-0.42] and 0.43 [0.33-0.56]), and for the 15 mortality results: 78% and 67% (RR 0.22 [0.12-0.43] and 0.33 [0.22-0.50]).
    • Late stage treatment with calcifediol/calcitriol shows greater improvement compared to cholecalciferol: 80% versus 48% (RR 0.20 [0.13-0.31] and 0.52 [0.33-0.82]). The only treatment study reporting a negative effect is a very late stage cholecalciferol study.
    • Heterogeneity arises from many factors including treatment delay, patient population, the effect measured, variants, the form of vitamin D used, and treatment regimens. The consistency of positive results across a wide variety of cases is remarkable.
    • Sufficiency studies show a strong association between vitamin D sufficiency and outcomes. Meta analysis of the 57 studies with pooled effects using the most serious outcome reported shows 56% improvement (RR 0.44 [0.36-0.53]).
    • While many treatments have some level of efficacy, they do not replace vaccines and other measures to avoid infection. Only 7% of vitamin D treatment studies show zero events in the treatment arm.
  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev

    This latest post should have millions of views ...but ho care...the masses are ignorant and the beaurecrats care for diferent things...

  • The spread of the delta variant shows the fastest and longest gains in new cases. Which is not surprising at all. Why is the delta option dangerous? It is more transmissible - if a year ago one infected person transmitted covid to two new patients, after the appearance of the “alpha” variant in England - 4–5, now one infected with “delta” transmits covid 5–8!

    At a press conference in China, the following epidemiological characteristics of the "delta" were named: a pronounced reduction in the interval of transmission of the virus (incubation period) - 5-6 generations of the virus were transmitted in 10 days!

    In the UK, the “delta” variant took a dominant position in about 1.5 months, displacing old strains, 90–96% of all cases are now “delta”. Cases are doubling every 10 days with one of the highest vaccine coverage rates in the world!

    The risk of transmission in a household when an infected person appears has increased by about 60%. This means that families (and groups) will get sick. What is the picture of hospitalization for those infected with the delta variant in the UK? The frequency of hospitalizations for delta infection increased 2.5 times compared to alpha (British strain), and when compared with the original strain circulating last spring, 4.1 times!

    33% of all hospitalized delta infections in the UK are vaccinated. 32% of patients infected with "delta", lying in the ORI, were vaccinated with at least 1 dose of the vaccine. 45% of the dead from those who were infected with the "delta" received at least one dose of vaccine, 29% - with two doses of vaccine. Recent data on vaccine efficacy in relation to the "delta": Pfizer - 79% after two doses, AstraZeneca - 60% after two doses. After one dose ("Pfizer" or "AstraZeneca") - 30-33%!

  • She was sent to a hospital to report on COVID-19 treatment, and ended up interviewing Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center on his use of hydroxychloroquine.

    “We have used it. I mean, we know it’s a drug that has been politicized up to the wazoo. We’ve used it. We use it with good success,” Varon told Hecker.

    In response, Susan Schiller, Fox 26 vice president and news director, told Hecker she had “failed as a reporter.”

    “You need to cease and desist posting about hydroxychloroquine,” Schiller says in one clip.

  • Some Sweden statistics

    Of the 14,574 Swedish covid deaths, 3,794 are in the 90+ age group, representing 26% of the total. The largest group is between 80 and 89 years old, accounting for 5,950 deaths, or 40.8%. At the age of 70-79 there are 3,255 unfortunate deaths here, which adds another 22.3%. This group of seventy-year-olds took the third place, they even lost to ninety-year-old aksakals. In total, all persons over 70 account for slightly less than 90% of the deceased. Let's continue the sad calculations: 1014 people died at the age of 60-69. And of those under the age of 60, the Swedish epidemic claimed 561 people out of the 10 million population.

    Interesting.