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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:23 am

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavi ... rities-cdc

"Coronavirus pediatric fatalities mostly among minorities, those with underlying conditions"

"Less than 1% of coronavirus-related deaths were among Americans younger than 21, and minorities
and those with underlying conditions accounted for the vast majority of lives lost" :(

"Common health conditions involved lung issues (including asthma), obesity, developmental conditions and heart problems."

:o OMG! Obesity is usually an adult problem, earned after many years of effort! ;)
But "younger than 21" includes the necessary years of opportunity ...
and fast/junk food is not necessarily the problem! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:41 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

"Military Superspreader Revealed"
"I didn't know I had the rona when we went out"

:idea: "The rona" seems subtle revelation of her attitude about the disease ("much ado about nothing"). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:50 pm

:study: Re: https://www.corona-stocks.com/twitter-s ... wuhan-lab/

"to silence Dr. Yan for proposing a theory that flies in the face of everything that has been accepted as undisputed gospel - after all, Twitter did just that to us - we are confident that by suspending her account, Jack Dorsey has only added more fuel to the fire of speculations that the COVID virus was indeed manmade" :o

:idea: Best guess: Dr. Yan's version of the virus' origination is destined to be silenced, but no longer so important since this virus has been well studied by many researchers and its genomic potentials are being revealed. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:12 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/us/idaho ... index.html

:idea: COVID-19 - Not a problem for many people, but others experience downside
... almost as if this coronavirus has its own secret list of "chosen people".
But you have to tempt it to discover if it will accept residence. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:44 am

COVID-19 - Not a problem for many people, but others experience downside
:study: Re: https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronav ... 00823.html

"Two studies of New York patients found that 68% to 76% of intensive-care patients with COVID-19 had kidney damage."

"Currently, Kliger said, half a million Americans are on dialysis, a process that requires most patients to be connected to a machine for four hours a day, three days a week. About 100,000 new people start dialysis each year while another 100,000 stop because they die."

"Diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular disease, older age, and being Black or Hispanic raise the risk of kidney problems."

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:04 pm

:study: Re: https://news.yahoo.com/street-life-slow ... 05668.html

"Street life and all its attendant hubbub — crowded buses and trains, packed parks, jammed highways —
have been returning gradually to this metropolis of more than 20 million."

"It’s terrible that we are normalizing the fact that something like 400 people die every day from COVID-19"

:idea: The new norm (appearing slowly worldwide) ... apparently. :roll:
Take a short break to bury the dead, then get back to work.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:33 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... borne.html

"Airborne viruses 'are among the most contagious and easily spread', the CDC warns, while advising people to use air purifiers to clean the air in indoor spaces, in addition to wearing masks, washing hands, and isolating if you are sick."

:idea: Of course, when you are sick would include when you are asymptomatic (how would you know?). And it's informative that air purifiers can help minimize droplets lingering in the air! But air purifiers (and virus-filtered air) seem to be rare in schools, offices, restaurants, etc. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:03 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/21/health/c ... index.html

"CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission, says update 'was posted in error' " :o

:duh Apparent translation: How this coronavirus is transmitted and its monthly progress
sometimes requires politically correct statements. :roll:

The truth is being shared online (apparently), but you got to decide for yourself. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:18 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/us/colle ... index.html

:idea: Interesting discussion about colleges and their continuing coronavirus problem, but does not mention that colleges are a business
that desperately wants to resume, especially since its greater income derives from in-person housing and class attendance ...
not to mention student spending in the community! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:36 am

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... dults.html

"Children may be less likely to die of coronavirus because their innate immune systems fight the infection with less inflammation than adults' adaptive immune systems. Adaptive immunity has to be developed over the course of our lives in response to specific invaders. This portion of the immune system, which includes antibodies and T cells, offers much more tailored, precise defense against an infection."

"Children had high levels of cytokines - immune proteins that start the fight against an infection and signal for other immune cells to join in - that are associated with the innate immune system. Adults who fared worst, on the other hand, had the highest levels of the antibodies, and relatively low levels of the innate immune cytokines (IL-17A) seen in children."

:idea: Apparent recap: There's a significant difference between children's immune defense against the coronavirus and adults' immune defense. And adults tend to struggle with greater levels of inflammation, perhaps suggesting that children's defense against the virus is successful before so much inflammation is created. That children tend to avoid serious complications suggests that they can easily be spreaders to adults who have the greater complications.

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:45 am

:study: More about children's better immune response to the coronavirus ...

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kids-be ... 10433.html

"children actually produce higher levels of two immune system molecules called cytokines, specifically interleukin 17A (IL-17A), which helps prompt an immune system response early in an infection, and interferon gamma (IFN-γ ), which tries to stop the virus from replicating. Every cell in the human body has cytokines in it ... If the cells release the cytokines, then they have effects on the immune system."

Re: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/f ... le/2766522

"Among a cohort of 305 patients aged 4 to 60 years, older children (10-17 years old; n = 185), young adults (18-24 years old; n = 46), and adults (≥25 years old; n = 29) all had higher expression of ACE2 in the nasal epithelium compared with younger children (4-9 years old; n = 45), and ACE2 expression was higher with each subsequent age group"

:idea: Since children have fewer ACE2 receptors than adults (how the virus enters cells), more cytokines and less ACE2 vulnerability better explain why children have fewer complications (the virus may be better controlled quickly in children). 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:26 am

:study: Re: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johndrake/ ... 79e8d76f02

"We don’t yet know exactly how well these interventions worked to slow the Covid-19 pandemic.
But we do know now that they have helped to slow the spread of influenza." :roll

:idea: Who knew?! Masks help limit the spread of influenza (vs coronavirus) ...
probably because people spread viruses and masks limit this spreading! ;)

:scratch: Anti-maskers in your environment? Not to worry :!:
They'll help coronavirus herd immunity get started! ...
and promote good business for all vaccines! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:03 pm

:study: Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCcsEMyP_PE

"Full Spectrum Survival News - Lockdowns are Coming Back"

[a comment] "when you sand drywall and take off your mask, you still have drywall dust on your face, does the mask work?" :roll:

:idea: Yes, it filters the air that goes through the mask! Air that flows around the edges of the mask is not filtered
(why masks have a metal piece across the nose to create better fit). ;)

Without a poorly fitting mask lungs would be well-filled with that drywall dust - not lightly powdered :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:16 am

:study: Re: https://www.fishertitus.org/health/food ... r-arteries

"Eat These 10 Foods to Cleanse Your Arteries"

"1. Asparagus - One of the best foods to cleanse your arteries. Full of fiber and minerals, it helps lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can lead to serious cardiovascular illness. It works within the veins and arteries to alleviate inflammation that may have accumulated over time. It boosts the body’s production of glutathione, an antioxidant that fights inflammation and prevents damaging oxidation that causes clogged or blocked arteries. It also contains alpha-linoleic acid and folic acid, which prevent hardening of the arteries."

:idea: A rare mention of "inflammation accumulated over time" (and increased with immune system's struggle with coronavirus). Thus, the virus' sometimes deadly effect on pre-existing conditions may include inflammation (even if a disease had not yet been diagnosed). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:05 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 510999001/

"Study: Coronavirus has grown more contagious"

"Researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital say a study of the second wave of the coronavirus to sweep across the city indicates a mutation that is more contagious than the original strain ... study showed no indication that the mutation is any more deadly than the original. Outcomes remain primarily linked to pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and obesity."

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
This virus seems designed to be the Roomba of pre-existing conditions. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:48 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... nates.html

"'Strains with a Gly614 amino acid replacement in the spike protein, a polymorphism that has been linked to increased transmission and in vitro cell infectivity, increased significantly over time and caused virtually all COVID-19 cases in the massive second disease wave... patients who had this variation of the virus had much higher viral loads in their noses when they tested positive for COVID-19. Higher viral loads increase the odds that someone's coughs or sneezes will spread the virus." :o

:idea: Apparent forecast of what to expect as Texas begins the winter flu season (flu vaccination now might help avoid half of the double misery). Soon, anti-mask protesting will be best observed at maximum social distance! (like online or on TV ; - ) Best guess (and increasing worldwide trend): Additional lockdowns will be tempting to panicked governments, especially if vaccines are delayed or proven problematic. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:22 am

:sunflower: About inflammation (normal immune system defense but needs to be minimized
since the coronavirus causes much greater inflammation and other complications) ...

:study: Re: https://www.livescience.com/52344-inflammation.html

"Inflammation is a vital part of the immune system's response to injury and infection. It is the body's way of signaling the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria."

:study: Re: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000821.htm

"The inflammatory response (inflammation) occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The damaged cells release chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. This helps isolate the foreign substance from further contact with body tissues."

:study: Re: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying- ... flammation

"Foods that cause inflammation
- refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
- French fries and other fried foods
- soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
- red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
- margarine, shortening, and lard"

:study: Re: https://www.healthline.com/health/infla ... e-remedies

"Anti-inflammatory foods
- berries and cherries
- fatty fish, like salmon or mackerel
- broccoli
- avocados
- green tea
- mushrooms, like portobello and shiitake
- spices, like turmeric, ginger, and clove
- tomatoes"

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:14 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/health/1 ... index.html

"CNN: Given what you know about the 1918 flu, what are you particularly worried about right now?"

"Barry: ... we know the virus does damage to the heart and lungs, even if people have no symptoms whatsoever. It probably damages other organs even in people who have no symptoms. So, we don't know the long-term effects, whether that damage is going to heal and whether it will haunt them and affect their lives 10 or 25 years from now." :roll:

:idea: Interesting comparison of COVID-19 ("coronavirus") to the 1918 flu ("influenza").

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm

:study: Re: https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-sonom ... nst-covid/

"lab has proven the metal-oxide infused washable facemasks destroy more than 90% of the novel coronavirus."

:idea: But that 10% still lurks in the air :!:
However, length of exposure seems important and such a mask might give you more time to be doing whatever
that requires your longer vulnerability to the possibly* contaminated air. :finger:

* but leave the area if the air is probably contaminated. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:37 pm

:study: Re: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... y-us-cases

"The new US study analyzed 5,000 genetic sequences of the virus, which has continued to mutate as it has spread through the population. The study did not find that mutations of the virus have made it more lethal or changed its effects, even as it may be becoming easier to catch ... this could mean that the virus might continue to mutate even after a vaccine is available, meaning the vaccine will have to be tinkered with – just as the flu vaccine is altered each year." ;)

:idea: However, "easier to catch but not more lethal" is a problem since pre-existing conditions are what determines how lethal this coronavirus can be. Who knew?! that we might prefer the more recently tinkered vaccine when given the option, depending on the quality of the tinkering (unless you "don't give a tinker's damn!"). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:38 pm

:study: Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... -treatment

"Scientists suspect that several factors influence severity, including pre-existing levels of inflammation, natural immunity levels,
and the amount and strain of virus that starts the infection"

"many patients suffer the worst of the symptoms for COVID-19 due to an immune system overreaction called a 'cytokine storm'.
As Dr. Fauci once explained, while 'too little immunity is no good'...'too much immunity is really, really bad'." :o

:idea: More research suggesting (IMO) that an overly aggressive immune response (after initial response fails to control the virus) can lead to more serious complications. This hints that if you're "at risk" but have only mild symptoms, extra caution (including medical evaluation) is best. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:45 am

:study: Re: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vi ... r-BB19gRsd

"After being one of the most successful European Union nations in clamping down during the spring outbreak via early and strict quarantine measures, the Czech Republic is now one of the hardest-hit by Covid-19. Following restriction easing in June, the cabinet has again tightened social-distancing rules"

:idea: The obvious trend of 2020 (this coronavirus goes where it's permitted and can return easily for another visit;
a trend continuing into 2021 until herd immunity and vaccines revoke some of its many passports and visas. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:49 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/30/health/n ... index.html

"A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of COVID-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ancestors." :o

:bana: It would be good to know before coronavirus infection if you were really the "Neanderthal!"
alleged by relatives on the other side of your family. Then you would have a good excuse
not to invite them to your holiday party (they might have the virus and be asymptomatic). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:10 pm

More evidence that it's best to keep practicing good prevention as long as the coronavirus is in a community ...

:study: Re: https://bestlifeonline.com/covid-heart-myocarditis/

"The coronavirus has the ability to affect various people in many different ways."

"COVID heart damage is centralized around myocarditis, a disease that causes inflammation of the heart muscle. And this disease usually appears as a result of a virus attacking the heart or as a consequence of inflammation provoked by the body's immune response."

:study: Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/doctors ... 34165.html

"One of the most mysterious things about the novel coronavirus is the wide range of symptoms and complications it can cause... a new study has found that if you have a heart attack while battling the coronavirus, it's likely that doctors won't be able to save you" :(

"most coronavirus patients who end up having a heart attack do so because their 'lung disease has gotten so severe that they aren't getting enough oxygen and their body is shutting down.' So, even if they are resuscitated, their heart will have to continue to fight against the lack of oxygen in their body from their damaged lungs - and that drastically reduces their chances of survival."

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:58 pm

:study: Re: https://komonews.com/news/coronavirus/m ... s-reaction

"The children produced much higher levels of certain cytokines that are among the innate immune system's first responders. When the immune system's next stage kicked in, both adults and children made antibodies targeting the coronavirus. Here's the rub: The adults' adaptive immune response was more the type that can trigger an inflammatory overreaction... findings suggest kids' early robust reaction lets their immune system get ahead of the virus, making an overreaction less likely and that's protecting them" 8)

:idea: Informative article about immune system's response to the coronavirus.
This next article also relates to immune system overreaction:

Re: https://www.debka.com/five-hadassah-pat ... ew-remedy/

"Cells taken from healthy individuals and re-engineered were injected in patients suffering extreme symptoms of coronavirus. Such symptoms have been diagnosed as caused by a patient’s overactive immune response to the virus. It occurs when the immune system’s cytokines go into a 'cytokine storm' thus causing the high fevers, severe respiratory distress, lung damage and other life-threatening symptoms common in coronavirus infection. In the new trial, the injected healthy cells proved effective in breaking this immune overdrive cycle and curbing the resulting inflammation."

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