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Old 04-15-2020, 07:49 AM   #381
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MLB players, employees to participate in largest coronavirus antibody study in U.S.

According to reports from ESPN and the Athletic, up to 10,000 volunteers from 27 of the 30 major league teams could partake in the study.

By Michael Errigo, The Washington Post
April 14, 2020

Thousands of volunteers across Major League Baseball will take part in the largest coronavirus antibody study done in the United States so far.

According to reports from ESPN and the Athletic, up to 10,000 volunteers from 27 of the 30 major league teams could partake in the study. MLB plans to provide participants from a wide variety of demographics and backgrounds, including players, front-office staff and part-time stadium employees.

The study will be run by Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory. The antibody tests are not similar to sought-after PCR tests used to detect active infections. Instead, the kits will aim to determine the presence or absence of certain blood proteins that could show whether a person has carried the virus at any point, even if they have never shown symptoms. The results could help researchers determine the spread and strength of the pandemic.

“These tests are absolutely not getting redirected from any kind of front-line testing programs,” Daniel Eichner, president of SMRTL, told ESPN.

The test kits will analyze blood from a finger prick and should offer quick results. They will look for the presence of IgM and IgG, antibodies produced during a coronavirus infection. According to a copy of the study protocol obtained by ESPN, there also will be a survey that asks for additional information, such as ethnicity, age, Zip code, recent ailments and preexisting conditions.

Researchers expect to gather the results of the tests, some of which have already been taken, later this week.

MLB is not funding the study, but researchers said it was the right candidate for a project of this magnitude because it could efficiently provide a wide range of volunteers. The study will have no impact on the timetable of baseball’s return.

“MLB did not partner with us for any selfish reason to get their sport back sooner,” Eichner said. “They jumped in for public health policy. That was their intention and their only intention".
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Aaaaaand paper stimulus check distribution potentially slowed down because Donald Trump has to be the first President in history to have his name put on a federal government issued check.
Unfuckingreal.
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Aaaaaand paper stimulus check distribution potentially slowed down because Donald Trump has to be the first President in history to have his name put on a federal government issued check.
Unfuckingreal.
Oh my God. Direct result of electing a psychopathic/sociopathic narcissist. Can't he just scribble out something fast in crayon? That's his proper level.
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Death cult
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All the GOP care about is greed. Stay in power to accumulate wealth and more power.

Open the economy (whatever that actually means) to get a boost in stock market

Then everything comes crashing down again as they sell off their stocks
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First March since 2002 without a school shooting! Woo hoo!
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Pick up some Nyquil and your flu will be better when you wake up.
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Is there a reason that the US is slowing down testing?
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I hope no one gets sick, but if anyone does ,
I would recommend discussing this with your doctor.
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An antimalarial drug touted as a potential treatment for coronavirus might have no benefit to patients at all, according to a new study by French scientists.

Researchers compared more than 180 patients – some receiving hydroxychloroquine treatment and others who were not treated with the drug – and found their outcomes were almost identical.

The research by doctors and scientists from 12 hospitals and public research institutes across France, is the most comprehensive study so far of the performance of the controversial drug in hospitals and involves the most Covid-19 patients.

“These results do not support the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalised for documented Sars-CoV-2-positive hypoxic pneumonia,” the authors said in a non-peer reviewed paper released by medRxiv.org on Tuesday.

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The doctors’ other concern was side effects. The hydroxychloroquine, although safer than chloroquine, could still cause a wide range of negative effects, including sudden cardiac death.

The French study found nearly 10 per cent of patients taking the drug experienced abnormal heartbeats that required discontinuation of the treatment after about four days. In most of these cases, the heart muscle took longer than normal to recharge between beats.
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I can’t find a link to the actual study in that SCMP article.

My skepticism rests in that the initial anecdotal claim was that this treatment lessened the duration of coronavirus... the study sounds as though it focused on ICU admission and mortality rates. While you can obviously reste the two, the study should focus on the initial claim.
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We have a federal government run by a toddler?
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I can’t find a link to the actual study in that SCMP article.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1....10.20060699v1
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Less tests = less positive tests = we've beaten the invisible enemy = open the economy
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Thank you. Would love to see the study against the claim - this study is one piece of evidence suggested there’s no statistical evidence that it impacts mortality, though studying against the claim helps to understand if the treatment has any use whatsoever (as in, it could still be used in unison with other medications etc.).

Also curious if they did placebo or not.
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I'm much more interested in studies that will soon start to emerge with public results regarding various possibly promising anti-virals. This is the first big game changer that we'll get before a vaccine comes out.
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Every trial is equally important here. I wouldn’t be focused on trials that are honing in as vaccines. Treatments are way more important in the immediate sense, as the vaccines have a minimum study life of “definitely not right now.” But while they’re in development, a treatment could get us an expedited return to normalcy.
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Every trial is equally important here. I wouldn’t be focused on trials that are honing in as vaccines. Treatments are way more important in the immediate sense, as the vaccines have a minimum study life of “definitely not right now.”
That's why I said I was interested in the anti-viral studies. Those are going to be helpful to us much sooner than vaccines.
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Thank you. Would love to see the study against the claim - this study is one piece of evidence suggested there’s no statistical evidence that it impacts mortality, though studying against the claim helps to understand if the treatment has any use whatsoever (as in, it could still be used in unison with other medications etc.).

Also curious if they did placebo or not.
Many of these studies started before the claim was made, trials were already commenced using some treatments. There is a 4 arm study run across the UK that started before Trump was beginning to big up Hydroxychloroquine...we are seeing at least at my hospital similar results so far, in that we have had to take patients off the drug due to cardiac issues. We haven't had a patient complete treatment yet because of this on that arm of the study.
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Look, it’s been long enough guys. We got roots of lawns and our heads that need to be tended to.
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Look, it’s been long enough guys. We got roots of lawns and our heads that need to be tended to.
That's ridiculous. Your lawn doesn't have to look perfect, and I'm living with my awful roots and overgrown hair.

But I have seen online that the Michigan governor's order included vegetable seeds as being non essential. There are pictures of them being roped off in stores. I do think that's ridiculous and unfair. There are food shortages in stores, people should be able to grow their own vegetables. Yes of course you can buy that online, but the price is probably jacked up now and they're probably very scarce. Like toilet paper.
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