March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:52 am

I'm pretty sure that the number of cases has increased by as much as an order of magnitude compared to the increase in testing.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:03 pm

"Error establishing a Database Connection"
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:06 pm

A point:
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Alkarii » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:15 pm

Depends: how many of those tested were asymptomatic? Also, has the confirmed (as in, having the virus directly contributed to death, not just having been present when they died) death rate increased?

Because I keep hearing that it's actually decreasing as the number of cases increases.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Atomic » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:08 am

Also Testing Bias. How many people were tested on the low side vs the high side? Are more being found because there's more testing? Are the "Cases" showing antibodies, active symptomatic disease, asymptomatic people, or a combination?

The graph suffers from ambiguity.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by lake_wrangler » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:05 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:03 pm
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Atomic » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:23 pm

Hydroxychloroquine update: Link

Many embedded source links also.

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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Typeminer » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:51 am

Well, that pjmedia piece is odious bullshit aimed at people who don't know anything about how molecular biology research is done, claiming that the worldwide research community doesn't know what it's doing. Hydroxychloroquine was investigated immediately in several countries, and it rapidly became obvious that it is ineffective at best and too often harmful.

The Jerusalem Post piece is kind of amped up on the optimism, but if other researchers are following up, there might be something there. Lots of drugs are under study for effectiveness against SARS-Cov-2, and this will lead to treatment eventually. Treatment that prevents permanent lung damage would be a big help, even if it's not a cure.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by jwhouk » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:53 pm

Our Cheesy One has COVID. :(
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:13 am

jwhouk wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Our Cheesy One has COVID. :(
Your Cheesy One? :?

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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by jwhouk » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:16 pm

No, our Cheesy1.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:45 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:16 pm
No, our Cheesy1.
I thought of someone entirely different, for reasons i won't go into.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Atomic » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:34 am

Numbers, numbers, everywhere. Embedded Linkyness for your enjoyment!

Edit - added: More numbers for comparison -- TX/FL vs NY.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:47 pm

Florida reports drop in COVID infection rate!

After five straight days of more than 10,000 new cases each day, things are getting better in Florida - only 9440 cases for the latest day!
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:43 pm

The quote put up by my wallpaper changer seems rather a propos:
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Assure us that it must be so.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by TazManiac » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 am

Ok, here's some new stuff from the CDC;

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc ... rveys.html

About this survey

CDC is partnering with commercial laboratories to conduct and publish results from a large-scale geographic seroprevalence survey that has tested de-identified clinical blood specimens from Connecticut, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, South Florida, Utah and Western Washington State for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Atomic » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:30 am

A professional economist comments on Covid trends, and the charts being commented upon.

Plus - issues about reporting the case count.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by Alkarii » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:26 am

Pondering getting tested, as I have a slight cough, and a place we (the landscaping crew I'm working with) would eat lunch at had someone test positive for the virus.

Granted, I haven't had any other symptoms, as far as I've noticed, so maybe it's no big deal.
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Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:59 pm

Alkarii wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:26 am
Pondering getting tested, as I have a slight cough, and a place we (the landscaping crew I'm working with) would eat lunch at had someone test positive for the virus.

Granted, I haven't had any other symptoms, as far as I've noticed, so maybe it's no big deal.
I'm supposed to do a nuclear treadmill test ... but i have to have a COVID test before it, which can take up to seven days to come back ... and i can't set up for that {it'll be set up through the imaging center} until mu doctor's office sends them a lab order with the correct diagnostic code ... which we have been tring to get them to do for THREE WEEKS NOW.

{My followup visit with Dr Fogerty to evaluate the test results was supposed to be today...
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