NYC Doc Says Ventilator Protocol Must Be Changed ASAP: Give O2, NOT Pressure. Pressure is Permanently Damaging Patient Lungs & Killing Them. Italy Study Confirms.By Michael Krewson
Patients need OXYGEN NOT PRESSURE!!! The ventilators are likely causing lung damage because of PRESSURE. 100,000 - 250,000 Americans at risk of lung injury. Change can happen. The time is NOW!! #oxygennotpressure #thetimeisnow
By Michael Krewson
France and Australia first reported a spike in domestic violence figures since the outbreak of COVID-19 and issue of stay-at-home orders. Research has shown that a forced domestic life and isolation only spurs domestic violence within the household, considering factors like financial stability and unemployment which are both rising concerns during the pandemic.
Expert Says Illness Severity Is Virus Dose-Dependent as Doctors, Nurses Are Contracting Coronavirus at Alarming RateBy Michael Krewson
Dr. Joshua D. Raninowitz, M.D., Ph.D told ABC News, “When you get exposed to the virus, your immune system immediately starts mounting a response. At the same time the virus starts spreading within the body. An outcome depends on which wins the race, viral spread? or the immune response? When you start with a high dose of virus, it gives it a head start in the race.” Dr Rabinowitz was the NIH Pioneer Award recipient in 2016 and is a researcher and professor at Princeton University (scholar.princeton.edu/rabinowitz).
I have noticed many friends seem to be stressing about the acquisition of the memorial symbols during the coronavirus lockdown. There have been quite a few discussions on social media and in person.
These discussions were mainly regarding the necessity for memorial symbols if such became troublesome to purchase and if no one in the household was a partaker. The elders sent out information, one of which was the 85 WT 2/1/ p. 31 "question from readers" (
Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. )which says in part: "On occasion, raging storms or floods have prevented a congregation, or some of its members, from meeting together as planned. In rare cases, martial law has been in effect with armed soldiers barring citizens from being out-of-doors after sunset. Other Christians have not been able to be at the congregation’s celebration because of being hospitalized or seriously ill. What can be done in such instances?
While it is fitting for the whole congregation to unite for this important event, circumstances such as noted above may make that impossible. When extreme weather, a natural disaster, or the like, absolutely prevents a family or a portion of a congregation from meeting with the congregation, the isolated ones can meet and discuss Scriptural accounts such as found in Luke 22:7-23, 28-30 and; 1 Corinthians 11:20-31, as well as discussing the meaning of the occasion. Similarly, if an enforced curfew makes it impossible for a congregation to gather on the appropriate night, meeting in Congregation Book Study groups or neighborhood groups might be the best alternative, the sum of those in attendance serving as the congregation’s attendance report. A brief talk may even be given if a capable, dedicated brother is in the group. There need not be concern that no suitable emblems are available as long as no one in this emergency situation previously partook of the bread and the wine as an anointed Christian".
It made me think about the whole topic a little bit more. To observe the memorial was a command by Jesus for the anointed, and as far as I am aware, there is nothing in the Bible commanding the great crowd to observe it, even as spectators. However, at the beginning, before the great crowd was identified, all were partakers. After that, the emblems kept being passed, and those who were anointed partook, and those who were not obviously didn't. Fast forward to today, in a congregation setting, even if we "know" that currently no one partakes, that can change. So while all the anointed are not sealed yet, we cannot assume, and stop passing along the emblems on the account that we think no one is anointed in our congregation. No one is asked beforehand if they are going to partake, that only becomes evident when the emblems reach them, and they eat the bread and drink the wine. That way, no one is put on the spot. Of course, on top of that, since we are one flock, and we support the anointed in everything, we observe the memorial with them, as spectators, and also to show appreciation for what Jesus did for us. But, under lockdown circumstances if we know for sure no one is going to partake in our family, then there is really no need for the emblems. That's how I see it anyway. But some prefer to have the emblems to help them visualize things better. Although we are supposed to be walking by faith, not by sight...😀
I like how our website puts it: "The purpose of the Lord’s Evening Meal is to remember Jesus, showing our gratitude for his sacrifice in our behalf. (Matthew 20:28; 1 Corinthians 11:24) The observance is not a sacrament, or a religious practice that imparts merit such as grace or the forgiveness of sins. * The Bible teaches that our sins can be forgiven, not by a religious rite, but only through faith in Jesus".—Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:1, 2.
Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Unfortunately, it seems like some are viewing the memorial as some kind of religious ritual, and are even going to pass the emblems among themselves as if touching them somehow makes all the difference....Because I come from a Catholic family, I find this kind of reasoning a little disappointing...
Also, I don't know if anyone has listened to the memorial talk, the brother says that Jehovah's Witnesses would risk their lives to be at the memorial. In view of all the above, isn't that statement a little far fetched?
In Northern Italy, 60 volunteers who thought they'd never suffered COVID-19 gave blood. 40 of them tested positive for antibodies to the virus.By admin
the title is inaccurate. According to la Repubblic the 40 didn't test positive to the antibody tests, but rather to antigen tests.
Antigen is a part of the virus (think a protein in the virus’ capsule). If that’s present the infection is likely still ongoing.
Antibody is your body’s defense.
Keep in mind that an ANTIBODY test can be made for 2 types of antibodies: IgM (short term immediate defense) or IgG (long term defense).
If you’re negative for IgM but positve for IgG, you’re probably immune. If you’re positive for IgM but negative for IgG, you’re probably still dealing with the infection.
SO: You can only be sure that an asymptomatic patient won’t develop symptoms if they’ve overcome the infection - and that is measured by IgG+IgM, not by single antigen test.
By Michael Krewson
A 30-year-old nurse from Belgium died in hospital on Thursday after becoming infected with the coronavirus. The disease spread to her heart and it was fatal. ,, She was sporty, did crossfit. We can't understand it, "say her parents. Isaura Castermans is said to be the youngest victim in Belgium to succumb to the virus.
For-Profit healthcare. You won't buy in excess, just enough, if not a little less.
And now, massive fortunes are being made from the sale of ppe...
MEXICO CITY—Mexico confirmed Friday its first case of a person infected with the coronavirus, becoming the second country in Latin America after Brazil to report the presence of the virus.
Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said the person diagnosed with the virus was placed in isolation along with several family members at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases in Mexico City.
Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-confirms-first-case-of-coronavirus-11582898181
Pets cannot carry the coronavirus, experts have said, after authorities in Hong Kong quarantined a dog and pledged to isolate more.
The Hong Kong quarantine is the first reported case anywhere in the world of a government restricting pets over the outbreak.
The canine, a Pomeranian, has been placed in quarantine for 14 days as a precaution but has no "relevant symptoms", Hong Kong officials said.
"Nasal and oral cavity samples tested weak positive for COVID-19," a government spokesman said without explaining why they tested the animal in the first place.
He said it was unclear whether the dog had actually contracted the virus or tested positive for low levels due to environmental contamination of the dog's mouth and nose.
The animal was collected from the owner's home on Wednesday after the 60-year-old woman was diagnosed with the contagion and placed in a hospital isolation ward.
It would be closely monitored, undergo further tests and held in quarantine until it returned a negative result, authorities said.
There is no evidence domestic animals such as dogs and cats can catch the virus or transmit it to humans but the department said all pets of infected people should be quarantined and tested for the virus for 14 days. However, Professor Jonathan Ball, a molecular virologist at Nottingham University, said testing the dog was a “red herring”.
By Health and Medicine
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.
In the middle of Gangnam station area (One of the busiest areas in Seoul)
By Health and Medicine
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
The first suspected case of the novel coronavirus has been registered in Honduras on Wednesday, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
According to the Heraldo portal, a 48-year-old female tourist landed at Toncontin Airport. She flew from Los Angeles with a transfer in Honduras. She reportedly was recently on vacation in Taiwan.
The woman showed symptoms such as cough, runny nose, and sneezing, so the tourist was sent to a specialized hospital in the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, where she is now under surveillance.
According to a deputy health minister, if the test results after 48 hours confirm the disease, the woman will be isolated.
Read more: https://en.trend.az/world/other/3194019.html
By Health and Medicine
Guangzhou now under quarantine, 7 February
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.
By Jethro Ibileke
The deadly Coronavirus, like the Spanish Influenza, is currently spreading like a wild fire around the world and is taking tolls on lives of people on its path. This deadly disease might sound strange and new to many, including even health care providers and experts, but, actually, Jehovah’s Witnesses, a religious group, had sounded a warning of its emergence 15 years ago, in one of its magazines, Awake!
Writing on the subject “The Next Global Epidemic, WHEN?” the December 22, 2005, edition of Awake! did not only raise the alarm that a pandemic virus might emerge in China or a nearby country, it also warned that it might emanate from an animal and could surface from antigens or virulence factors derived from animal influenza viruses.
Photos of the front and inner pages of the Awake! magazine has since gone viral.
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TWiV team discusses the fatality rate, China’s initial reaction to the outbreak, conspiracy theories, how long the virus remains infectious on surfaces, and evidence for virus in the intestinal tract.By admin
Links for this episode
China reacted too slowly to epidemic (NY Times) 15:40 Wuhan rounds up infected (NY Times) 17:07 2019-nCoV asymptomatic transmission report flawed (Science) 31:00, 34:13 Mucus reduces effectiveness of alcohol gels (mSphere) 48:35 SARS-CoV in feces (NEJM, Gastroenterology) 1:03:30 Inadequate plumbing and spread of SARS-CoV (WHO) 1:04:26 Persistence of virus on surfaces (one, two, three, four) 1:09:24 Letters read on TWiV 586 34:10, 35:21, 1:06:21