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Re: The official Coronavirus thread [Re: 360view] #2832085
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Excess deaths graphed

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-total-deaths-pandemic-attributed-covid-.html

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For every two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S., a third American dies as a result of the pandemic, according to new data publishing Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study, led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, shows that deaths between March 1 and Aug. 1 increased 20% compared to previous years—maybe not surprising in a pandemic. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only accounted for 67% of those deaths.
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For example, the study specifically showed that the entire nation experienced significant increases in deaths from dementia and heart disease. Woolf said deaths from Alzheimer's disease and dementia increased not only in March and April, when the pandemic began, but again in June and July when the COVID-19 surge in the Sun Belt occurred.

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Scottish researchers claim they have a new anti-covid-19 drug

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-significant-covid-drug-breakthrough.html

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Alfacyte is a synthetic molecule based on the human Alpha Interferons and was invented by Professor William Stimson, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at ILC Therapeutics.

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Rare to catch Covid-19 when outdoors

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-coronavirus-rare-impossible.html

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Almost all documented coronavirus transmissions have occurred indoors, but experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection.

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High percent of success recovering from Covid-19 at home

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-covid-recovery-home-patients.html

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A new study shows that the vast majority of patients who visited the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai with suspected COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) symptoms, and who were treated and sent home to recuperate, recovered within a week.

The study, published by the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open, showed that none of those patients died from the virus and fewer than 1% required intensive care.

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Could the Regeneron drug prevent Covid-19 infection?
A clinical trial will find out.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-antibody-cocktail-covid-infection.html

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Scottish researchers claim they have identified genes that make severe Covid-19 more likely.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/found-genes-sway-course-coronavirus

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In a standard approach to finding genes that influence a condition, geneticists scan the DNA of large numbers of people for millions of marker sequences, looking for associations between specific markers and cases of the disease. In June, one such genomewide association study in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found two “hits” linked to respiratory failure in 1600 Italian and Spanish COVID-19 patients: a marker within the ABO gene, which determines a person’s blood type, and a stretch of chromosome 3 that holds a half-dozen genes. Those two links have also emerged in other groups’ data, including some from the DNA testing company 23andMe.

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Rare to catch Covid-19 when outdoors

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-coronavirus-rare-impossible.html

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Almost all documented coronavirus transmissions have occurred indoors, but experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection.
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This should be interesting, as the US is going into the fall (cooler) weather where people will be spending more time.

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Norway says new genetic variant of Covid-19 found from large tour bus centered outbreak.
It may be more infectious but about same severity.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-coronavirus-variant-contributed-outbreak-passengers.html

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On 22 September 2020, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health was notified of a person with confirmed COVID-19 among passengers on a coach trip in southern Norway. The coach party included 40 people including guide and driver. Almost all the passengers were infected during the seven days they traveled together. Contact tracing around the coach trip has been ongoing in 25 municipalities, resulting in around a hundred cases so far. Five of those involved have been admitted to hospital.

During the coach trip, the passengers have probably led to local cases in Røros, Lillehammer, Dovre, Molde, Førde and Kvamherad, among others. Further transmission from these cases has occurred in Lillehammer, Molde and Kristiansund.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has examined the genetic material of the coronavirus from several of the cases and detected a variant of the virus with a change in the largest surface protein, the spike protein. This is the first time we see a virus with this mutation in Norway. It is uncertain how and when the virus entered the country. Almost identical viruses have recently been seen in some other European countries. The virus belongs to a genetic subgroup of the coronavirus called B.1.160.

The spike protein is important for the virus' ability to bind to human cells.

"We have no information to indicate that this virus causes more severe disease. Viruses with this mutation may affect infectivity and it is therefore important to follow developments.

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Slightly off topic: 3D metal printers getting dentists and doctors excited

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-3d-metal-printer-possibilities.html

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More on blood type and Covid-19

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-blood-severe-covid-.html

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More patients with type A and AB blood required dialysis for kidney failure, the study added.

The results suggest that COVID-19 patients with A and AB blood types may have an increased risk of organ dysfunction or failure than those with type O or B blood, according to the researchers.

They also found that while people with blood types A and AB didn't have longer overall hospital stays than those with types O or B, on average, they were in intensive care longer, which may indicate more severe COVID-19.

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Modified adenovirus Is at the center of the British Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford U.

Australians are using different modified adenovirus to kill the most common skin cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma with much less scaring.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-14/common-cold-virus-shows-promise-as-cure-for-bcc/12759188

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Chinese Communists say their 2nd vaccine candidate made from inactivated Covid-19 virus needs two doses 21 days apart to get peak antibody levels. People over 60 years old make less antibodies may not reach peak antibodies for 48+ days

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-preliminary-results-covid-vaccine-candidate.html

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The latest study included participants aged between 18 and 80 years, and found that antibody responses were induced in all recipients. Participants aged 60 and over were slower to respond, taking 42 days before antibodies were detected in all recipients compared with 28 days for participants aged 18-59. Antibody levels were also lower in those aged 60-80 years compared with those aged 18-59 (Mean neutralising antibody titre 42 days after receiving a 8μg vaccine dose was 228.7 for people aged 18-59, and 170.9 for those aged 60-80).

The trial was not designed to assess efficacy of the vaccine, so it is not possible to say whether the antibody responses induced by the vaccine, called BBIBP-CorV, are sufficient to protect from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Professor Xiaoming Yang, one of the authors of the study, from the Beijing Institute of Biological Products Company Limited, Beijing, China, said: "Protecting older people is a key aim of a successful COVID-19 vaccine as this age group is at greater risk of severe illness from the disease. However, vaccines are sometimes less effective in this group because the immune system weakens with age. It is therefore encouraging to see that BBIBP-CorV induces antibody responses in people aged 60 and older, and we believe this justifies further investigation."

There are currently 42 vaccines for COVID-19 in clinical trials. These vary in type and include DNA plasmid vaccines, inactivated virus vaccines, adenovirus-vectored vaccines, RNA vaccines, protein subunit vaccines and virus-like particle vaccines. Some of these have already been shown to be safe and to elicit immune responses in early phase clinical trials.

The BBIBP-CorV vaccine used in the study reported here is based on a sample of the virus that was isolated from a patient in China. Stocks of the virus were grown in the lab using cell lines and then inactivated using a chemical called beta-proprionolactone. BBIBP-CorV includes the killed virus mixed with another component, aluminium hydroxide, which is called an adjuvant because it is known to boost immune responses.

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Results of US Military testing on Boeing 767 and 777 airplanes
indicates if a mask is worn by all,
and only one passenger is infected with Covid-19,
the risk of getting others infected on up to a 12 hour flight is low.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-covid-infection-planes-masks-worn.html

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Antibodies in donated convalescent plasma drop significantly by week 10 after infection

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-recovering-covid-patients-antibodies-quickly.html

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Previous studies suggest that antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein peak two or three weeks after the onset of symptoms. Findings from an earlier cross-sectional study by Finzi's group, involving more than 100 patients, suggested that the ability of plasma to neutralize the virus decreased significantly between three and six weeks after symptom onset.

In the new longitudinal study, Finzi and his colleagues analyzed blood samples collected at one-month intervals from 31 individuals recovering from COVID-19. They measured levels of immunoglobulins that act against the coronavirus S protein and tested the ability of the antibodies to neutralize the virus.

The researchers observed variation on the level of individual patients but identified a consistent overall signal: The levels of Immunoglobulins G, A, and M that target the binding site decreased between six and 10 weeks after symptoms began. During the same time period, the ability of the antibodies to neutralize the virus similarly fell.

Finzi's group has continued to study blood samples from the patients. Understanding how the levels of antibodies change over time, he said, is critical not only for optimizing the use of convalescent plasma but also for understanding vaccine efficacy and whether or not previously infected people are at risk of re-infection. "How long do antibodies protect you?" Finzi asked.

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Going to the Dentist may not be as risky as feared for Covid-19

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Goggle maps changes allegedly that provide local business crowdedness to avoid infection risks

https://bgr.com/2020/10/16/google-maps-features-real-time-busyness-live-view-coronavirus/

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Google announced on Thursday that it’s making a huge change to the way it displays busyness information in Google Maps to assist users looking to avoid gatherings and practice social distancing as much as possible. Google Maps will now show in real-time how busy a place is, allowing you to make an informed decision on whether to visit a store or postpone your journey.

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Covid-19 virus can survive on human skin up to 9 hours,
which is 5 times longer than flu virus

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Both the coronavirus and the flu virus are inactivated within 15 seconds by applying ethanol, which is used in hand sanitisers.

"The longer survival of SARS-CoV-2 on the skin increases contact-transmission risk; however, hand hygiene can reduce this risk," the study said.

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78% of USA Covid deaths in those over age 65

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The researchers found that 114,411 COVID-19-associated deaths were reported during the study period.
Overall, 78.2 and 53.3 percent of the decedents were aged ≥65 years and male;
51.3 percent were non-Hispanic White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% non-Hispanic Black, respectively.

There was a decrease noted in the number of COVID-19-associated deaths, from 37,940 in May to 17,718 in June, followed by an increase to 30,401 in July and decrease to 28,352 in August.

The percentage distribution of COVID-19-associated deaths increased from 23.4 to 62.7 percent in the South and from 10.6 to 21.4 percent in the West during May to August. The percentage of decedents who were Hispanic increased from 16.3 to 26.4 percent during the same period.

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