Wuhan Coronavirus

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Binman4OSU

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Tough news. The lady we know who was put in ICU last week after testing positive will be taken off life support tonight. She was placed in a medically induced coma 3 days ago but her lungs and kidneys have failed.

She was in her early 60s with health issues and lived in a long term care facility in Tulsa where they suspect others were exposed. Please do the right thing for the high risk and vulnerable in our communities
 

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Here is an update on that story.

The part that the virus can lay dormant in the body and then later attack the lungs is pretty horrifying

And the idea of a false positive based on residual traces of the original infection are good to know and good news

https://thehill.com/policy/healthca...-testing-positive-again-after-recovery-report
Any follow up on these positive re-test cases? Didn't see any links or updates from that Hill story and haven't seen any follow ups elsewhere. It would be very informative to know what portion of the 51 positive retests from SK had died or completely recovered.
 
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https://www.foxnews.com/health/coro...wastewater-at-levels-far-higher-than-expected

Coronavirus was detected in Massachusetts sewage at higher levels than expected, suggesting there are many more undiagnosed patients than previously known, according to a new study.

Researchers from biotech startup Biobot Analytics collected samples from a wastewater facility for an unnamed metropolitan area in late March, according to a report Tuesday on medRxiv.

Eric Alm, one of the authors of the study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, stressed that the public is not at risk of contracting the virus from particles in the wastewater, but they may have the potential to indicate how widespread the virus has become, Newsweek reported.

“Even if those viral particles are no longer active or capable of infecting humans, they may still carry genetic material that can be detected using an approach called PCR (polymerase chain reaction,) which amplifies the genetic signal many orders of magnitude creating billions of copies of the genome for each starting virus,” Alm told the outlet.

The researchers, along with a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, analyzed the samples and found the number of coronavirus particles was on par with if there were 2,300 people infected with the virus.

But at the time of tests, there were only 446 confirmed cases in the region, according to the study.

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For the uninformed like me, does the CDC use sampling such as this to come up with an estimate for how many people are truly infected with a particular virus/disease?
 

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https://www.foxnews.com/health/coro...wastewater-at-levels-far-higher-than-expected

Coronavirus was detected in Massachusetts sewage at higher levels than expected, suggesting there are many more undiagnosed patients than previously known, according to a new study.

Researchers from biotech startup Biobot Analytics collected samples from a wastewater facility for an unnamed metropolitan area in late March, according to a report Tuesday on medRxiv.

Eric Alm, one of the authors of the study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, stressed that the public is not at risk of contracting the virus from particles in the wastewater, but they may have the potential to indicate how widespread the virus has become, Newsweek reported.

“Even if those viral particles are no longer active or capable of infecting humans, they may still carry genetic material that can be detected using an approach called PCR (polymerase chain reaction,) which amplifies the genetic signal many orders of magnitude creating billions of copies of the genome for each starting virus,” Alm told the outlet.

The researchers, along with a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, analyzed the samples and found the number of coronavirus particles was on par with if there were 2,300 people infected with the virus.

But at the time of tests, there were only 446 confirmed cases in the region, according to the study.
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For the uninformed like me, does the CDC use sampling such as this to come up with an estimate for how many people are truly infected with a particular virus/disease?
Which is why things like this make the following VERY risky
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Any follow up on these positive re-test cases? Didn't see any links or updates from that Hill story and haven't seen any follow ups elsewhere. It would be very informative to know what portion of the 51 positive retests from SK had died or completely recovered.
I just talked with an infectious disease doc a few minutes ago. He doesn't think it is reinfection or reactivation. He thinks there were problems with the older tests.
 
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...uhan-china-in-november/ar-BB12paJf?li=BBnb7Kz

"Even after public health authorities began sounding the alarm in January, the U.S. took few steps to ready itself for a pandemic. There was no effort to boost national stockpiles of medical equipment or encourage social distancing, for example. While Trump touts his decision to stop flights from China coming to the U.S. on Jan. 31, about 381,000 people had flown from China to the U.S. in January, according to an analysis by the New York Times.

Initially, the World Health Organization was conservative. In a statement about the disease on Jan. 14 — about the first case outside of China, in Thailand — the WHO said, "there is no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission."
 
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NYC now burying dead temporarily on Hart Island

This may be one of the most shocking videos I've seen in my life from US soil

https://nypost.com/2020/04/09/nyc-t...-potters-field/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Did ya even read what you linked????? Here's all the way down in the SECOND paragraph for ya!

"For decades, Hart Island has been used to lay to rest decedents who have not been claimed by family members. We will continue using the island in that fashion during this crisis and it is likely that people who have passed away from COVID who fit this description will be buried on the Island in the coming days,” mayoral spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein told The Post."
 

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Did ya even read what you linked????? Here's all the way down in the SECOND paragraph for ya!

"For decades, Hart Island has been used to lay to rest decedents who have not been claimed by family members. We will continue using the island in that fashion during this crisis and it is likely that people who have passed away from COVID who fit this description will be buried on the Island in the coming days,” mayoral spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein told The Post."
Yes, and they have gone from 1 burial day per week to 5 days a week and now are digging trenches and burying stacks of coffins every day and have moved from having prisoners at Rikers Island bury them to having a hired team in full hazmat suits

They use to bury 25 per week in unclaimed bodies out there. Yesterday alone they buried 40
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Yes, and they have gone from 1 burial day per week to 5 days a week and now are digging trenches and burying stacks of coffins every day and have moved from having prisoners at Rikers Island bury them to having a hired team in full hazmat suits

They use to bury 25 per week in unclaimed bodies out there. Yesterday alone they buried 40
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Correct, I actually read the article. Kinda helps understand the context of the headline, or tweet in your case.
 

Binman4OSU

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Friend of mine who works IT in a large hospital system in NE Oklahoma is having my wife sew him a cloth mask with a filter pocket so he can insert and replace a filter.

Said the hospital made a change this week and all Non patient facing/contact employees will be given 1 M95 mask per week and all patient facing/contact employees will get 1 M95 mask per day.