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Post by snapsuch » August 29th, 2020, 7:09 pm

misterporn wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Why the shift in testing recommendation, so if you think you have been near a CV positive person and have no symptoms yourself you are not required to get tested?
whatever suits the current agenda. Just as in no need for masks then it was use them......



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Post by viking » August 30th, 2020, 9:04 am

So they found a more dangerous mutated coronavirus in Indonesia.

"JAKARTA (Reuters) - A more infectious mutation of the new coronavirus has been found in Indonesia, the Jakarta-based Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology said on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country's caseload surges.

Indonesia reported 2,858 new infections on Sunday, data by the health ministry showed, below the previous day's record 3,308 but above the past month's daily average. Its total number of cases was 172,053, with 7,343 COVID-19 fatalities.

The "infectious but milder" D614G mutation of the virus has been found in genome sequencing data from samples collected by the institute, deputy director Herawati Sudoyo told Reuters, adding that more study is required to determine whether that was behind the recent rise in cases.

The strain, which the World Health Organization said was identified in February and has been circulating in Europe and the Americas, has also been found in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Syahrizal Syarif, an epidemiologist with the University of Indonesia, warned Indonesians must remain vigilant, as his modelling suggests the country may see its caseload rise to 500,000 by the end of the year.

"The situation is serious .... Local transmission currently is out of control," Syarif said, adding that the number of infections found daily could have been much higher if laboratories were able to process more specimens in a day.

The capital Jakarta on Sunday saw a record daily increase of more than 1,000 cases, which the city government linked to a higher mobility rate during a mid-August independence celebration.

"There needs to be an awareness and a collective effort, be it from the government or the people, in addressing the rising number of cases," Dwi Oktavia, an official at the Jakarta health agency, said in a statement, urging people to stay at home and wear a face mask when they must go out...."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/indonesia-re ... 02687.html



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Post by Jag » August 31st, 2020, 6:25 am

Why the virus is not ending is the rate of increase in various cities and countries, as one place gets less cases new hot spots pop up, this is why a 14 day quarantine on travellers is vital.


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Post by bbwlover » September 1st, 2020, 4:44 pm

Did you read the latest one from the CDC



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Post by TheButcher » September 2nd, 2020, 2:43 pm

bbwlover wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 4:44 pm
Did you read the latest one from the CDC
the testing or the 6% deaths one?



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Post by viking » September 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm

Labor day weekend is going to cause a spike in new cases, just wait another 2-3 weeks you'll see.



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Post by fappmaster » September 4th, 2020, 6:23 am

Are more people being diagnosed as "Positive" than really needs to be.

"By Apoorva Mandavilli

Aug. 29, 2020

Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.

Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time. But researchers say the solution is not to test less, or to skip testing people without symptoms, as recently suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Instead, new data underscore the need for more widespread use of rapid tests, even if they are less sensitive.

“The decision not to test asymptomatic people is just really backward,” said Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, referring to the C.D.C. recommendation."

More here >> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/heal ... sting.html



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Post by Jag » September 6th, 2020, 7:51 am

bill wrote:
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This is a very useful list Bill


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