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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Space Merchant in South Korean Scientists conclude people cannot be infected twice with Covid19   
    https://news.sky.com/story/amp/coronavirus-scientists-conclude-people-cannot-be-infected-twice-11981721
    genetic analyses of the virus have not found any substantial changes which would effectively disguise it from the immune system.
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Isabella in South Korean Scientists conclude people cannot be infected twice with Covid19   
    https://news.sky.com/story/amp/coronavirus-scientists-conclude-people-cannot-be-infected-twice-11981721
    genetic analyses of the virus have not found any substantial changes which would effectively disguise it from the immune system.
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Isabella in Double hump curve after lifting restrictions too early 1918   
    80 percent of workers would not feel safe if their state reopened now, survey reveals
    https://www.foxnews.com/science/majority-workers-not-feel-safe-if-their-state-reopened-now    
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    Health and Medicine reacted to Isabella in Tom and Jerry: 80 years of cat v mouse.   
    Gene Deitch, Prolific Animator, Is Dead at 95
    In a six-decade career, he created Tom Terrific, revived Tom and Jerry and won an Academy Award for a cartoon based on a Jules Feiffer story

    Among Mr. Deitch’s earliest jobs while working in Prague was making new “Tom and Jerry” cartoons for MGM. He ran into several obstacles.Credit...Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Arauna in Vitamin D   
    Patterns of Covid-19 Mortality and Vitamin D An Indonesian Study
    "When controlling for age, sex, and comorbidity, Vitamin D status is strongly associated with COVID-19 mortality outcome of cases."

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    Health and Medicine reacted to Arauna in Vitamin D   
    I may add that vitamin D3 is the best form to use and one should always use it with vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 counteracts any hardening of the arteries which can come with use of vit D.
    I write this from memory...... so research he vit K2 connection to D3.
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    Health and Medicine reacted to Space Merchant in Vitamin D   
    15mg-30mg of Zinc a day, Vitamin B6 as well. However, these things, as is with Vitamins are to boost your immunity system, make it stronger.
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    Health and Medicine reacted to admin in The Internet in 1996   
    I should have kept every CD they sent me via US Mail for years and I could have sold them as collectibles now... 😉
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    Health and Medicine reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in The Internet in 1996   
    5,200 years from now, after WWIII .... and the Earth has reverted to a much more primitive time, and only insectoid humanoid insects evolved by radiation into humanoid shaped creatures roam the Earth ... Insectoid Archaeologists will be digging through the Earth's crust to search out their past, and 32 feet above the now famous Iridium level in the Earth's crust, will be the then famous global AOL CD Disk level.
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from edvanguerra@hotmail.com in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    At the apparent 15% daily rate of increase of cases and deaths both inside and outside of China, by April 24th everyone in China would have the virus. By that date the number of cases outside of China would be ~11,718,858.
    The average daily rate of increase over the past 7 days:
    China cases 20.25%
    China deaths 18.80%
    non-China cases 15.19%
    Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
    Hubei cases 25.58%; deaths 31.25%
    Zhejiang cases 12.58%
    Guangdong cases 15.85%
    Beijing cases 13.97%
    Source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wQVypefm946ch4XDp37uZ-wartW4V7ILdg-qYiDXUHM/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from edvanguerra@hotmail.com in Daily emergency room baseline cases of pneumonia > 5000! in the US alone   
    I thought this was pretty interesting, as I was unaware of how common pneumonia really is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology_of_pneumonia#United_States
    Given that there are about 1.86M emergency room encounters with pneumonia per year, consider that everyday over 5000 patients show up with pneumonia in US ERs.
    Goes to show how difficult it must be to separate signal from noise when it comes to early detection of COVID19 cases in the absence of mass testing!
    Further, I was unaware of how deadly regular non-COVID19 pneumonia already is, with 5%-10% of all hospitalized patients dying: https://www.medicinenet.com/pneumonia_facts/article.htm

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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Isabella in People collapsing on the streets of Seoul just as they did in Wuhan   
    So these were pictures of people collapsing were posted on social media in the past few days til yesterday (2/23) but no mention in the news. This makes sense because there is no freedom of press in South Korea and everything gets censored. (I know this first-hand because I worked in public radio for half a year in Seoul) The situation may be even worse than what is reported considering these photos are all in very recognizable spaces in Seoul, not Daegu. What's crazy is that I have personally walked by all of these areas shown on this pictures as have most people from Seoul. As of this moment only 31 people are confirmed to have SARS-COV-2 in Seoul.

    West Seoul

     

    Incheon Airport

     

    In the middle of Gangnam station area (One of the busiest areas in Seoul)
     






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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from admin in Chest radiographs of a coronavirus patient   
    Patient on days 8 and 11 after the onset of illness:

    Full report: 
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Heres a normal one for comparison:

    Here is one showing pneumonia in the right lung base:

    So basically it clogs up the lungs with the dense white stuff
    The dense white stuff being fluid, mucus, and other stuff that generally shouldn’t be in your lungs. This is what all cases of pneumonia do, regardless of their origin (viral, bacterial, chemical, etc.) and relative severity.
    How might the treatment in a hospital be for this?
    They install apparatuses to aid breathing and create an environment in the body that counters inflammation. They basically try to support the bodies immune system as best as possible and try help the patient to breathe as best as possible.
    In case of the Virus you need to take additional steps to make it harder for the pathogens to survive which in case of the Corona would be an alkaloid gastrointestinal environment as well as an increased PH value (which is hard to accomplish in a short time period).
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from Isabella in 5% of the population of the whole world is now under quarantine in China.   
    Guangzhou now under quarantine, 7 February
    http://m.xinhuanet.com/gd/2020-02/07/c_1125542462.htm
    Translation, per Google translate:
    At noon on February 7, the Guangzhou City Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention Command for New Coronavirus Infection issued the No. 3 Circular on Further Strengthening Community and Rural Epidemic Prevention and Control, which requires the concentration of culture and entertainment in the village living room. Places are always closed. All residential communities (villages) in the city are closed. Strengthen the management of people (vehicles) access, and restrict non-owners (villages) owners, residents or users and vehicles from entering the property management area. All entrances and exits shall be provided with prevention and control card points, and resident personnel shall enter and exit with their credentials and perform temperature monitoring.
    The notice also requires that enterprises, institutions, rental house owners or other house lessors must implement their prevention and control responsibilities. Enterprises, institutions, and owners of rental housing are responsible for the management of related personnel, and the management of rental housing is directly responsible.
    全文 The full text of the announcement is as follows:
    Guangzhou City Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters on Further Strengthening Communities and Rural Areas
    的 Notice of prevention and control of epidemic situation (No. 3)
    In order to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control, to effectively protect the lives and health of the people, and to safeguard public interests, in accordance with laws and regulations such as the Law of the People's Republic of China on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control and the Law of the People's Republic of China on Emergency Response, in accordance with Guangdong Province The first-level response requirements for major public health emergencies are hereby notified as follows:
    First, citizens must protect themselves. Citizens should wash their hands frequently, go out less, do not walk in, do not get together, do not gather meals, wear masks in and out of public places. All gathering places such as culture and entertainment in the village are closed.
    Ii. All residential communities (villages) shall be closed. Strengthen the management of personnel (vehicles) access, and restrict non-owner (village) owners, residents or users and vehicles from entering the property management area (including but not limited to people such as courier, takeaway and their vehicles). Items delivered by courier companies, takeaways, etc. should be sent to a designated area for centralized storage and management, and collected by customers themselves. All entrances and exits should be equipped with prevention and control card points. Residents must enter and exit and conduct body temperature monitoring. Those whose body temperature exceeds 37.3 degrees Celsius are required to actively cooperate with medical observation and other related disposals in accordance with work guidelines, and promptly report to the residents (village) committee Will report.
    33. Arrivals must report on the same day. Foreigners and residents of this city will report to the unit and the village (village) committee in a timely manner through the “Sui Kang” WeChat mini-program on the day of their arrival on the same day. Investigate responsibilities according to law.
    24. Personnel who are still stranded in key epidemic areas shall not return to the province until the first-level response to a major public health emergency in the province is cancelled. Public officials (party and government agencies, institutions, and state-owned enterprise staff) who return to Guangzhou in advance shall be held accountable by the disciplinary inspection and supervisory organs at the same level; foreign visitors from Guangzhou have a history of staying in key epidemic areas. Eligibility for points-based household registration and eligibility for points-based public rental housing.
     
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from admin in 5% of the population of the whole world is now under quarantine in China.   
    Guangzhou now under quarantine, 7 February
    http://m.xinhuanet.com/gd/2020-02/07/c_1125542462.htm
    Translation, per Google translate:
    At noon on February 7, the Guangzhou City Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention Command for New Coronavirus Infection issued the No. 3 Circular on Further Strengthening Community and Rural Epidemic Prevention and Control, which requires the concentration of culture and entertainment in the village living room. Places are always closed. All residential communities (villages) in the city are closed. Strengthen the management of people (vehicles) access, and restrict non-owners (villages) owners, residents or users and vehicles from entering the property management area. All entrances and exits shall be provided with prevention and control card points, and resident personnel shall enter and exit with their credentials and perform temperature monitoring.
    The notice also requires that enterprises, institutions, rental house owners or other house lessors must implement their prevention and control responsibilities. Enterprises, institutions, and owners of rental housing are responsible for the management of related personnel, and the management of rental housing is directly responsible.
    全文 The full text of the announcement is as follows:
    Guangzhou City Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters on Further Strengthening Communities and Rural Areas
    的 Notice of prevention and control of epidemic situation (No. 3)
    In order to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control, to effectively protect the lives and health of the people, and to safeguard public interests, in accordance with laws and regulations such as the Law of the People's Republic of China on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control and the Law of the People's Republic of China on Emergency Response, in accordance with Guangdong Province The first-level response requirements for major public health emergencies are hereby notified as follows:
    First, citizens must protect themselves. Citizens should wash their hands frequently, go out less, do not walk in, do not get together, do not gather meals, wear masks in and out of public places. All gathering places such as culture and entertainment in the village are closed.
    Ii. All residential communities (villages) shall be closed. Strengthen the management of personnel (vehicles) access, and restrict non-owner (village) owners, residents or users and vehicles from entering the property management area (including but not limited to people such as courier, takeaway and their vehicles). Items delivered by courier companies, takeaways, etc. should be sent to a designated area for centralized storage and management, and collected by customers themselves. All entrances and exits should be equipped with prevention and control card points. Residents must enter and exit and conduct body temperature monitoring. Those whose body temperature exceeds 37.3 degrees Celsius are required to actively cooperate with medical observation and other related disposals in accordance with work guidelines, and promptly report to the residents (village) committee Will report.
    33. Arrivals must report on the same day. Foreigners and residents of this city will report to the unit and the village (village) committee in a timely manner through the “Sui Kang” WeChat mini-program on the day of their arrival on the same day. Investigate responsibilities according to law.
    24. Personnel who are still stranded in key epidemic areas shall not return to the province until the first-level response to a major public health emergency in the province is cancelled. Public officials (party and government agencies, institutions, and state-owned enterprise staff) who return to Guangzhou in advance shall be held accountable by the disciplinary inspection and supervisory organs at the same level; foreign visitors from Guangzhou have a history of staying in key epidemic areas. Eligibility for points-based household registration and eligibility for points-based public rental housing.
     
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from admin in 5% of the population of the whole world is now under quarantine in China.   
    So, people are still allowed to go outside , there are just checkpoints and temperature checks
     
     
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from TrueTomHarley in Cruise operator bans Chinese nationals from its ships   
    Welcome to the Royal Caribbean,
    Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face.
    Plenty of room at the Royal Caribbean,
    Quarantines are here (this time of year) you can find it here
    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
    'Relax' said the CDC man,
    'We are programmed to receive.
    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!'
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    Health and Medicine reacted to admin in Passengers on cruise liner docked in Japan test positive for coronavirus.   
    Now it's up to 61 infected on the Cruise Ship.
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    Health and Medicine got a reaction from edvanguerra@hotmail.com in Coronavirus can be active for up to nine days on surfaces   
    "Coronaviruses last up to nine days on jacks and bells"

    Coronaviruses can remain on surfaces and become infectious for up to nine days at room temperature. On average, they survive four to five days, writes a research team from Greifswald and Bochum in the "Journal of Hospital Infection". "Cold and high humidity are still increasing their service life," Günter Kampf of the Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the University Medicine Greifswald said on Friday.

    Since there is no specific therapy against coronaviruses, the prevention of contagion is important. Like all droplet infections, the virus spreads through hands and surfaces, which are often touched. "In the hospital, for example, these can be doorknobs, but also bells, bedside tables, bed frames and other objects in the immediate vicinity of patients," Kampf explained. 

    Together with virologist Eike Steinmann from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Kampf had compiled findings from studies on coronaviruses and their inactivation for a planned textbook. Based on the current situation, they published the scientific facts in advance. They assume that their findings on other coronaviruses are transmissible to the new virus 2019-nCoV. "Different coronaviruses were studied, and the results were all similar," Steinmann explained.

    For disinfection, the researchers recommend means based on ethanol, hydrogen peroxide or sodium hypochlorite. Applying these in the right concentration, they drastically reduced the number of infectious coronaviruses within one minute – from one million to only 100 disease-causing particles. If preparations are used on a different drug basis, they should at least have a limited effect against viruses. "As a rule, this is enough to significantly reduce the risk of contagion," Kampf said. Other researchers had previously advised more frequent hand washing. (dpa)
    https://m.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/weiterer-fall-in-bayern-bestaetigt-insgesamt-14-coronainfektionen-in-deutschland/25472332.html
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    Health and Medicine reacted to Isabella in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    Do they pretend to kill someone sick? That sounds like "the walking dead" serie
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