Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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  1. Sir iAco

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    New, more infectious strain of Covid-19 now dominates global cases of virus
    Source: sheffield.ac.uk
    Why oh why? Bakit?
    • Researchers tracking the spread of Covid-19 around the world have discovered that viruses with a new variant have now overtaken the original strain
    • Analysis of the virus’s genome sequence found a mutation called ‘D614G’ made the virus more infectious than the original strain, but did not cause more severe disease
    • The global research team, including scientists from the University of Sheffield, had previously noted the rapidly increasing prevalence of viruses with D614G throughout the world
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    A map of the world showing the spread and prevalence of the new strain of the Covid-19 virus.
     
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    I've read that article and I don't know, but it didn't seem very credible, same as the person who wrote it. So, there really is more to it than it being Gabby Lopez's fault. Fine, he's not perfect, nor was Noynoy.

    Really awful turn of events for the network and all this who depend on it for their livelihood.
     
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    I read it as if it was a gossip column. My takeaway from the article is ABS-CBN's franchise renewal was not completed during Aquino's time because he and his cabinet was not happy with the network's reporting of various scandals: PDAF, Mamasapano massacre, etc. which put them in a grossly unfavorable light. Falling out of Aquino's favor, ABS CBN thought they would just file another franchise renewal whoever succeeded Aquino. Unfortunately, it was Duterte who won the presidency which he was also dissatisfied with the critical reporting of ABS CBN involving him and his regime (EJK, marawi funds, etc.). Consequently, he vowed to close the news station as a tit-for-tat.

    He finally succeeded in closing the news network by taking advantage of his senate and congress supermajority in the midst of a ravaging Pandemic which he originally downplayed. ABS-CBN has already been cleared by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of all violation allegations yet the network was still shutdown. Even if ABS-CBN had any violation proven, would it warrant a complete shutdown of the network as a proportional penalty? It's just absurd that they are hurling violations against ABS-CBN, and are just trying to do so to see if any of the charges would stick.

    The only winner in ABS-CBN's closure is Duterte and his allies, because there is one less news network to cover his regime's many lapses including the current botched and bungling response to COVID-19. Rather, this is undeniably another loss for the Filipino public.
     
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    Wow, 2400+ cases in one day. Honestly, we need to go back to ECQ, but since businesses and the economy have suffered too much already, no one would dare make that decision anymore. We just wasted 3 months of quarantine without any mass testing.

    So now, it’s just every man for himself. They’ll just leave the decision to every Filipino whether they choose to die from starvation or risk going out and die from Covid.

    The wise and disciplined enough should continue staying home and acting as if we are still in ECQ. This is natural selection 21st century style.
     
  5. raypin

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    mmm...DILG Sec Ano says MGCQ likely by July 15th. Lol!

    Matira matibay.
     
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    They can modify the quarantine any way they want as long as they keep the high risk senior citizens isolated and quarantined, and still prohibit gatherings of more than 2 per 4 square meters (this automatically prohibits in-classroom classes), just to help the economy. :)
     
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    is it just me, or are we funding something that has been proven to work?

    Hopes high for PH cure for COVID-19 | Manila Bulletin

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    Why we’re still relying on a century-old strategy to treat COVID-19 | The Verge

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    Meanwhile... Our Thailand and Singapore are funding vaccines...
     
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    honestly, flights back to Manila are so limited, I know a lot of Filipinos stuck in HK and US.

    2nd, how many countries are allowing entry to Filipinos right now? Other than US and Europe, we are not included in other countries' "bubble"
     
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    Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu
    Published: July 7, 2020 at 10:20 a.m. ET
    By Quentin Fottrel
    marketwatch.com
    There are also similarities between the 1918 influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China

    The 2020 coronavirus and 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but they also diverge on one key point.

    “A major difference between Spanish flu and COVID-19 is the age distribution of fatalities,” according to Deutsche Bank. “For COVID-19, the elderly have been overwhelmingly the worst hit. For the Spanish flu of 1918, the young working-age population were severely affected too. In fact, the death rate from pneumonia and influenza that year among 25-34-year-olds in the United States was more than 50% higher than that for 65-74-year-olds. A remarkable difference to Covid-19.”

    Francis Yared, the global head of rates research at Deutsche Bank, said the overall mortality rate measured by weekly new deaths and weekly new cases is around one-third of the level observed in the second half of April.

    “So we have an interesting situation at the moment, where rapidly rising cases in the U.S. are slowing reopenings (negative) but the death rate is falling (positive). This may eventually give us more faith that we are now better at living with the virus,” the bank said.

    There wasn’t such a big trade-off between economic activity and public health during the 1918 Spanish flu, because you needed to suppress the virus to enable consumers to be more confident and for businesses to operate as normal.
    Deutsche Bank report

    During the 1918 flu, cities that implemented non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing and school closures tended to have better economic outcomes over the medium term, Deutsche Bank added. “This offered historical support to the argument that there wasn’t such a big trade-off between economic activity and public health, because you needed to suppress the virus to enable consumers to be more confident and for businesses to operate as normal.”

    Some 500 million people, or one-third of the world’s population, became infected with the 1918 Spanish flu. An estimated 50 million people died worldwide, with about 675,000 deaths occurring in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin,” the agency added.

    During the 1918 flu pandemic, “mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic,” the CDC said. “With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions.”

    COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, had infected nearly 11.6 million people globally and 2.9 million in the U.S. as of Monday evening, adding more than 156,000 confirmed cases from Thursday evening to Sunday evening of the July Fourth holiday, according to official figures collated by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. The disease had claimed at least 538,933 lives worldwide and 130,312 in the U.S.

    While COVID-19’s progress has slowed in New York, where most cases in the U.S. are still centered, confirmed coronavirus cases have recently risen in nearly 40 U.S. states.

    [​IMG]SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, HAVER ANALYTICS, DEUTSCHE BANK. NOTE: COVID-19 DATA USE PROVISIONAL DEATH COUNTS UP TO JUNE 27, 2020; 1918 FATALITIES USE DEATH REGISTRATION STATES.

    Letter from New York: ‘When I hear an ambulance, I wonder if there’s a coronavirus patient inside. Are there more 911 calls, or do I notice every distant siren?’

    There are also some similarities between influenza and COVID-19, including their nearly identical symptoms: fever, coughing, night sweats, body aches, tiredness, and nausea and diarrhea in the most severe cases. Like all viruses, neither is treatable with antibiotics. They can both be spread through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing, but they come from two different virus families — and ongoing research to develop a universal vaccine for influenza shows how tricky both influenza viruses and coronaviruses can be.

    ‘The 1918 Spanish flu’s second wave was even more devastating than the first wave.’
    Ravina Kullar, an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles

    Historians believe that a more virulent influenza strain hit during a hard three months in 1918 and was spread by troops moving through Europe during the First World War. “The 1918 Spanish flu’s second wave was even more devastating than the first wave,” Ravina Kullar, an infectious-disease expert with the Infectious Diseases Society of America and adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, told MarketWatch. A mutated strain would be a worst-case scenario for a second wave of SARS-CoV-2 this fall or winter.

    Though the 1918 pandemic is forever associated with Spain, this strain of H1N1 was discovered earlier in Germany, France, the U.K. and the U.S. But similar to the Communist Party’s response to the first cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, World War I censorship buried or underplayed those reports. “It is essential to consider the deep connections between the Great War and the influenza pandemic not simply as concurrent or consecutive crises, but more deeply intertwined,” historian James Harris wrote in an article about the pandemic.

    Doctors and members of the public, as of now, were spooked by how otherwise strong, healthy people fell victim to the 1918 influenza. Doctors today attribute that to the “cytokine storm,” a process where the immune system in healthy people reacts so strongly as to hurt the body. A hallmark of some viruses: A surge of immune cells and their activating compounds (cytokines) effectively turned the body against itself, led to an inflammation of the lungs, severe respiratory distress, leaving the body vulnerable to secondary bacterial pneumonia.
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    Once again gyms out here are closed for 30 days because we are one of the worst states right now for COVID19. We live in a touristy town so of course not a lot of people are taking the proper precautions.
    I had no problems wearing a mask while bouldering at the climbing gym or wearing a mask as needed when I’m out trail running or hiking.

    Not happy about gyms being closed but can understand why it was mandated. I was the only one wearing a mask and gloves working out since the reopening back in May.

    I’m all for freedom and liberty but it is hard to see the impacts of the pandemic being politicized to the extent that it has out here. I just do not understand it. Arrogance, ignorance, lack of empathy, gross sense of entitlement...who knows.
     
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    Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths
    The largest study yet confirms that race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19.
    nytimes.com
    The paper, published Wednesday in Nature, echoes reports from other countries that identify older people, men, racial and ethnic minorities, and those with underlying health conditions among the more vulnerable populations.

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    50K PH be extra careful.
     
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    Mm....lots of Karens. Bill Gates just made another prediction. Huge spike in numbers by Oct or November unless drastic measures are implemented in the US.
    mm,,.UP says 100,000 cumulative cases by end of August. So, numbers are doubling every two months at the very least.
     
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    Could Tom Hanks get coronavirus again? Actor shares results of recent antibody test | Yahoo! News

     
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    Our government has totally lost control of the situation. Matira matinay indeed.
     
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