Global Pandemic Part IV: IV Experimental Cocktails - Page 6 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2020, 11:40 AM   #101
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 18,728
Local Time: 08:41 AM
BEAL, I'm glad your Mom sounds better. It really does seem that once you start on steroids and supplemental oxygen it makes a huge, almost immediate difference so I hope it's your Mom's first step to a full recovery.

Ashley & family, also glad to hear you're over the worst of it. Hang in there!
__________________

anitram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2020, 11:55 AM   #102
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 66,273
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irvine511 View Post
Wishing everyone in here and those they love who have been affected by this virus a full and speedy recovery.

There is light at the end of the tunnel. We’ll get there.
Seconded. Wishing everyone well. We're almost there..
__________________

Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2020, 03:01 PM   #103
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 66,273
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint https://nyti.ms/38QmM8A
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2020, 04:48 PM   #104
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Catching up on this thread now.

Wishing all the best for BEAL and his family. Been thinking about them a lot.

Also, thank you to everyone for their thoughts and well-wishes. There's a long road ahead but we have a lot of good things in our favor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase View Post
Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint https://nyti.ms/38QmM8A
The scare stories about COVID-19 holding limited immunity because antibodies reportedly have a 3 month half life never offered a full picture of how immunity works. The body possesses memory cells that allow it to make more antibodies when necessary. This does not necessarily prevent a reinfection of sorts (which is why the vaccinated could still expect to feel mild symptoms in the future), but it allows for a swift and effective response.

Of course, there will always be exceptions because not all immune systems work equally well. It goes without saying that reinfection is very possible in the immunocompromised. And for the foreseeable future, I don't suggest letting your guard down because there are still too many unknowns.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2020, 04:57 PM   #105
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Well, damn.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/17/...id-19-vaccine/
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 07:12 AM   #106
Blue Crack Addict
 
Vlad n U 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28,357
Local Time: 12:11 AM
In South Australia we've just entered into a full lockdown for 6 days - just about everything closed down, not allowed to leave the home (only one person in a household allowed to leave the house for essential matters) and masks mandatory - all because of a new cluster of about ~25 cases. It's a very swift sledgehammer of a method and I reckon it'll work.
Vlad n U 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 07:24 AM   #107
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 18,728
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlad n U 2 View Post
In South Australia we've just entered into a full lockdown for 6 days - just about everything closed down, not allowed to leave the home (only one person in a household allowed to leave the house for essential matters) and masks mandatory - all because of a new cluster of about ~25 cases. It's a very swift sledgehammer of a method and I reckon it'll work.


Total lockdowns are the only way to do it.

But remember - you are an island and have complete control of your borders.

We don’t.
anitram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 07:36 AM   #108
Blue Crack Addict
 
Vlad n U 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28,357
Local Time: 12:11 AM
We do, but we've also had to take a lesson from Victoria - their initial hesitance resulted in 4 months of heavy lockdown.
Vlad n U 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 08:13 AM   #109
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
gump's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 9,345
Local Time: 08:41 AM
LM/Ashley - wishing you all a quick recovery. Glad you guys are doing ok, especially the little one.

And wishing all the best for your family, Beal.
gump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 02:13 PM   #110
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 27,418
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Harvey Weinstein has a fever and has been tested for covid. I think he tested positive once before in prison? He has multiple health issues.

I don't wish covid on anyone, but I really can't wish that guy well. Last night I watched the documentary Untouchable on Hulu. Reminded me again how vile and despicable he is.
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 02:26 PM   #111
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 27,418
Local Time: 08:41 AM
This is the doctor who just reasoned with Elon Musk about covid on Twitter. He seems pretty smart, maybe Joe Biden and some others should listen to him.

Harvard doctor presents plan to ‘get us out of this COVID-19 war’

“This should not be about politics—it is about human beings—and we should be acting like it.”

By Dialynn Dwyer, Boston.com Staff
November 18, 2020 | 12:50 PM

A Harvard epidemiologist is pressing for a new plan to approaching the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, which would utilize widespread frequent rapid antigen tests to stop the spread of the virus.

Michael Mina, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, wrote in Time that so far the U.S. government has put most of its effort into the development of a vaccine, but the doctor urged that a multi-pronged public health approach is needed to prevent further cases and deaths.



“We are at war with a virus that is currently winning by taking two 9/11’s worth of victims every week — by Christmas it could be three.” Mina wrote in the Tuesday article. “There is no question that if 1,000 Americans were dying each day in a war, we would act swiftly and decisively. Yet, we are not. This should not be about politics — it is about human beings — and we should be acting like it.”



The Harvard professor argued that antigen testing is the “best possible tool” for addressing the pandemic, but it is not being used.

Investing in widespread, frequent antigen testing would mean reducing the spread of the virus without relying on lockdowns to tamp down on rising cases, he argued.

The Harvard epidemiologist has been advocating for antigen tests for months.

“The government would ship the tests to participating households and make them available in schools or workplaces,” Mina wrote of his plan. “This program doesn’t require the entire population to participate. Even if half of the community disregards their results or chooses to not participate altogether, outbreaks would still be turned around in weeks.

“The point is to use these tests frequently so people are likely to know their status early, before they transmit to others,” he wrote. “It is frequency and speed to get results, and not absolute sensitivity of the test that should take center stage in a public health screening program to stop outbreaks.”

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it is allowing rapid at-home coronavirus tests for emergency use, but they require a prescription, meaning their initial use will likely be limited.

Mina blasted the F.D.A. for not figuring out more quickly the authorization and use of at-home rapid antigen tests and urged states to “accelerate” new approaches to widespread testing. If the federal response isn’t there, the Harvard professor said states should approach tech companies for assistance.

“This Plan works WITH the people and meets them where they are,” Mina wrote of his plan on Twitter. “It works WITH all the other public health approaches we are already taking — it does not replace them. It is bold and ambitious — and addresses the fact that we are actually in a war with a virus.”


His Time article

https://time.com/5912705/covid-19-stop-spread-christmas/
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 06:31 PM   #112
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 18,728
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Absolutely great idea.

Too many people have put all their eggs in a vaccine basket but the reality is we’re many months away from most people being vaccinated and have to figure out a better way to manage spread during that time.
anitram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 07:40 PM   #113
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 05:41 AM
It's absolutely ridiculous that people are still waiting for hours outside of Dodger Stadium to get tested, only to have to wait another 2-4 days for results. If we're serious about people staying home, we need to get tests to their homes.

During the summertime surge, it took 12 fucking days from the day I could schedule an appointment (not actually get tested) to when I got my results back. This should be all taken care of within 24 hours if it's a serious matter of public health.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 07:49 PM   #114
Blue Crack Addict
 
LuckyNumber7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 17,287
Local Time: 09:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemonMelon View Post
It's absolutely ridiculous that people are still waiting for hours outside of Dodger Stadium to get tested, only to have to wait another 2-4 days for results. If we're serious about people staying home, we need to get tests to their homes.

During the summertime surge, it took 12 fucking days from the day I could schedule an appointment (not actually get tested) to when I got my results back. This should be all taken care of within 24 hours if it's a serious matter of public health.


Hmm. Maybe it’s a demand thing idk, but I got tested at Walgreens here in dc and it was 24-48 hours after a drive thru
LuckyNumber7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 08:42 PM   #115
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 View Post
Hmm. Maybe it’s a demand thing idk, but I got tested at Walgreens here in dc and it was 24-48 hours after a drive thru
That was just the case in the summer here. This time, I went to a CVS and had results back within 2 days. Then after Ashley tested positive I went to my doctor and had results back in 3 days. That's not so bad, but it should be close to immediate.

I don't know why so many are going to Dodger Stadium to get tested. Maybe they don't require insurance? CVS did.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 08:49 PM   #116
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27,559
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Mrs. Tourist has felt under the weather a couple times and gotten a couple covid tests (all negative) and the results came back while she was still in the office. I didn’t realize they all weren’t coming back that quickly.
the tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 08:51 PM   #117
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BEAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,950
Local Time: 01:41 PM
https://twitter.com/pafournier/statu...548173824?s=21

It’s the flu...yadda yadda....
BEAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2020, 11:32 PM   #118
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 83,099
Local Time: 05:41 AM
I finally decided to tell everyone in my family I have COVID since apparently one of my aunts is still insisting it isn't even real.

It's a last-ditch effort to hopefully change some minds, but...I honestly think it's going to take a death in the family for them to take it seriously.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2020, 07:30 AM   #119
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 27,418
Local Time: 08:41 AM
DeBlasio closing schools in NYC while gyms and indoor dining remain open makes no sense. The schools there have a much lower positivity rate than the magical threshold of 3 percent. I have to wonder if the teachers union is deciding that one. In general there has not been much proven transmission in schools all over the country, that's my understanding.

Also Gavin Newsom=another hypocritical Democrat.
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2020, 08:00 AM   #120
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 18,728
Local Time: 08:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen View Post
DeBlasio closing schools in NYC while gyms and indoor dining remain open makes no sense. The schools there have a much lower positivity rate than the magical threshold of 3 percent. I have to wonder if the teachers union is deciding that one. In general there has not been much proven transmission in schools all over the country, that's my understanding.

Also Gavin Newsom=another hypocritical Democrat.
It's unconscionable to close down schools with such a low positivity rate while allowing indoor dining and people to ram into retail stores.
__________________

anitram is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×