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Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

gabe

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A friend of mine in the UK is suffering from what doctors say is " long covid" He got covid back in April and recovered, but still to this day he has long term health issues from it. He gets these relapses from time to time, so the doctors made him take all kinds of tests, and still the doctors have no idea how to treat his issues. He was a healthy fit man in his early 30s.

 

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So I'm going to be able to go to the pub in 2 weeks, maybe 1............ yippeeeeee! And hairdressers open tomorrow........ no more iso mullet!

Lockdowns suck, but jeeze they work. 2 cases today, 1 yesterday. Still getting mysteries but at least the significantly beefed up and now-decentralised contact tracing system will work at this level (it's now accepted here in AU that once you're above 50 cases a day, contact tracing becomes useless, no matter how many people you throw at the solution).

The new rules that come into effect at midnight tonight AU time and then in two weeks: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10...rules-victoria-melbourne-dan-andrews/12779464
 

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I wonder what happens if we can't find a viable vaccine.
It'll happen. The amount of money being poured into this globally is unprecedented.
Just like how we have a flu vaccine, oh wait isn't that the one that averages 30% effectiveness and requires a new one every year due to how rapidly the flu changes?
 

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I wouldn’t downplay the importance of an annual 30% effective vaccine. That would still represent an effective weapon in this fight.

Remember we are already well past the point of containment globally. Any hard fought relief from the pandemic locally is only a temporary win. The long-term goal is for as many people to get this as possible and some even more than once, hopefully mostly through a safe and effective vaccine. At the same time systemic improvements and therapeutics reduce severe outcomes and deaths.

Maybe a poorly effective vaccine could still provide a cohort of people with annual immunity while partially protection or reducing the severity of cases or reduce the mortality rate in others. Big win.
 

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I thought they mostly did strongly encouraged gender reassignment? Then it is 'straight'.
 

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Did you know that the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission is actually underway?

Surprise!! Just found out. Where's all the news media coverage?

See https://www.ontario.ca/page/long-term-care-covid-19-commission

From above:

Confidentiality

During the term of the appointment and after its termination or expiration each Commissioner shall hold in confidence and treat as confidential all Confidential Information where "Confidential Information" is defined as all data and information in oral, written, graphic, photographic, recorded or other form acquired or prepared by or for each Commissioner pursuant to this appointment, regardless of whether it is identified as confidential. Further each Commissioner shall:
  • use Confidential Information only as required for their participation as a Commissioner;
  • maintain all Confidential Information separate and apart from all other records and databases in a physically secure location;
  • not disclose, directly or indirectly, to any person or entity any Confidential Information without the prior written authorization of the Ministry of Long-Term Care at its sole discretion;
  • take all reasonable precautions to protect the Confidential Information from any unauthorized use, access and disclosure, and loss; and
  • provide any Confidential Information in possession of each Commissioner or under their custody and control to the Ministry of Long-Term Care on demand and at the termination or expiration of the appointment, with no copy or portion kept in any form or on any media.
All Confidential Information shall be and remain the sole property of the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
Also see http://www.ltccommission-commissionsld.ca/
 

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