Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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  1. Sir iAco

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    North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong Un has sent a message to President Trump wishing him a speedy recovery twitter.com

    South Korea's Yonhap news agency said it was the first time Kim had sent well wishes to a world leader who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
     
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    His test results came out negative.
     
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    mm...thank God for that. Joe needs to be very healthy and sweep the clowns running the White House this November!

    Been monitoring Fox News and other pro Trumpers. The narrative being floating by these Covidiots is head clown trump was infected by the democrats during the first presidential debate. Unbelievable liars.

    After months of saying that covid is a hoax, refusing to mask and dismissing it as a mere flu?????
     
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    Mm...this is where trump probably got infected. An event at the White House where Judge Barrett was officially introduced (Trump’s nominee for the vacancy left by Justice Ginsberg). Trump, two Republican Senators, ex-NJ Governor Cristie and the president of Notre Dame University were in attendance....all are now infected with Covid. The pic speaks for itself:

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    An interesting perspective on lockdowns...

    I touched base this weekend with my former assistant, who now lives in Sweden. From her I learned that, after receiving much criticism for their no-lockdown approach to the pandemic, Sweden has seen its numbers go sharply down and hold steady.

    Their advantage now, she said, is that the people don't have to learn how to get out of lockdown and reenter. Come to think of it, Taiwan and HK never went into lockdown, and they have managed relatively well, Taiwan especially.

    On the other hand, many countries that have came out of lockdown have had trouble with their reentry.
     
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    A visual guide to President Donald Trump's COVID-19 treatment Experimental drugs, conflicting accounts, and a controversial drive by. We break down the unfolding saga.
    George Petras, Ramon Padilla, Janet Loehrke, Javier Zarracina, and Shawn J. Sullivan, USA TODAY
    Updated 3 hours ago
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    s the U.S. death toll from coronavirus neared 210,000, President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 2 that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. The disclosure came in a tweet issued at 12:54 a.m.

    At 244 pounds, Trump, 74, is considered slightly obese, putting him in a higher-risk category for the disease. Since his announcement, White House officials issued conflicting statements about the president's health during his stay at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Here's a day-by-day account:


    Day 1: Friday, Oct. 2
    Late Friday morning, Trump is diagnosed with a high fever and an oxygen blood saturation level of less than 94%. Normal levels are 95% to 100%. Trump is given supplemental oxygen. White House physician Sean Conley releases these details to the public, but not until Sunday.

    At 6:31 p.m., Trump tweets an 18-second video in which he announces he's going to the Walter Reed medical center. "I think I'm doing very well but we're going to make sure that things work out," he says. "The first lady is doing very well."

    Trump traveled to Walter Reed in Marine One helicopter

    The president is given an experimental antibody cocktail, a combination of two antibodies designed to attack a specific protein of the coronavirus. He also takes his first dose of remdesivir, an antiviral drug.

    At 11:31 p.m., he tweets "Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!"


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    Trump's medical treatment
    • Remdesivir (antiviral)
    • Dexamethasone (steroid)
    • Monoclonal antibodies
    • Vitamin D
    • Zinc
    • Pepcid (antacid)
    • Melatonin (sleep aid)
    • Aspirin
    Note: Only Remdesivir and Dexamethasone have enough research behind them to prove that they are safe and at least somewhat effective in the treatment of COVID-19. We don't know if Trump discontinued use of supplements or over the counter medicine.

    Day 2: Saturday, Oct. 3

    At Walter Reed, Trump's oxygen level falls again. He is given dexamethasone, a steroid used to reduce inflammation, and a second dose of remdesivir.

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    Aerial view of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
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    Conley, in the Sunday news conference, says he doesn't know if Trump received another round of supplemental oxygen on Saturday.

    Conley says on Saturday that Trump is doing "very well." However, Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, tells reporters that Trump's vital signs were "very worrying." He says the next 48 hours will be critical.


    At 1:19 p.m., Trump praises Walter Reed medical staff in a tweet and says "With their help, I am feeling well!"

    At 6:51 p.m., Trump tweets a four-minute video in which he says "I'll be back, I think I'll be back soon...I'm doing well. I think we're going to have a very good result."

    Day 3: Sunday, Oct. 4
    On Sunday morning, Conley said the president is improving.

    At 5:16 p.m., Trump announces on Twitter that "I'm about to make a little surprise visit" to dozens of supporters outside Walter Reed hospital.

    He then unexpectedly leaves the hospital in a motorcade and waves to people from inside a Secret Service SUV. Medical experts criticize the president for putting security personnel at risk for infection.

    What we know about the Trump SUV motorcade
    Trump receives a third dose of remdesivir.

    Day 4: Monday, Oct. 5
    At 10:45 a.m., Melania Trump tweets "I am feeling good and will continue to rest at home."

    At 2:37 p.m., Trump tweets "I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 p.m. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life."

    At a 3 p.m. news conference, medical officials say Trump has continued to improve and confirm he will be released. "Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet," Conley says, the president will be surrounded by world-class medical care 24-7.

    Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a pulmonary physician, says Trump will get a fourth dose of remdesivir before leaving Walter Reed and a fifth dose at the White House on Tuesday evening.

    "There is no evidence of live virus still present that he could possibly transmit to others," Conley says.

    The president returned to the White House shortly before 7 p.m. It was unclear if Trump would confine himself to the White House residence or work out of the West Wing, where other staffers have reported testing positive for COVID-19.
     
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    Inside Trump’s supplement regimen — and what experts say you can try too
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    October 6, 2020 | 4:06pm | Updated

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    Since his coronavirus diagnosis last week, President Trump has received a variety of cutting-edge treatments, including an experimental polyclonal antibody infusion administered at the White House last Friday.

    But the president, who returned to the White House on Monday after being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and reported no symptoms Tuesday, is also taking a cocktail of seemingly routine over-the-counter supplements and medications.

    A recent memorandum from Trump physician Sean Conley noted that “the President has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.”

    As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, with 210,000 deaths in the US and 1.04 million worldwide, can Trump’s drugstore-available meds aid others in the treatment of COVID-19?

    That’s still unclear, according to Dr. Bruce Farber, the chief of infectious diseases at Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

    “There’s no evidence that any over-the-counter medication is active in treating or preventing COVID,” Farber told The Post, adding that patients should always contact their doctors before taking any new supplements.

    “I think this [regimen] is somewhat unique to [Trump],” Farber added.

    Here’s what we know so far about these supplements and how they might help treat the potentially deadly bug.

    Aspirin
    If there’s one pill that stands out to Farber, it’s aspirin. The painkiller and blood thinner has long been part of treatment plans for those with histories of heart attacks or strokes.

    Coronavirus “dramatically increases the risk of spontaneous blood clots,” said Farber. “That’s part of COVID’s MO.

    “People with COVID who are sick should be on some [anti-clotting] medication, and that could be aspirin,” he added.

    A COVID-related aspirin trial at Xijing Hospital in China earlier this year hypothesized that early use of aspirin would “reduce the incidence of severe and critical patients”; however, that study’s results have not yet been posted.

    Famotidine
    Famotidine, more commonly known as the over-the-counter heartburn medication Pepcid, has also been the subject of recent research.

    According to a September hospital study from Connecticut’s Hartford HealthCare, COVID patients who took famotidine were 45 percent less likely to die in the hospital, as well as 48 percent less likely to require a ventilator to breathe.

    “Current thoughts are that it may lessen the hyperimmune inflammatory response,” said cardiologist Dr. Raymond McKay, the study’s primary investigator, who added that the results ought to be considered preliminary and that the specific reasons for these positive outcomes were still theoretical.

    Zinc
    Zinc, an over-the-counter mineral, is known to regulate the immune system and metabolism.

    According to preliminary research from doctors working in a Barcelona hospital, patients with lower zinc levels were more likely to die from the coronavirus.

    Older people and others more susceptible to COVID, such as those with a heart condition or diabetes, may also have lower zinc levels due to diet or lower absorption levels, according to a recent Wall Street Journal column, “Trump Takes Zinc. Maybe You Should Too.”

    But Farber warns that there is too much of a good thing.

    “It can cause toxicity,” he said. Symptoms of too much zinc can include nausea and vomiting, as well as flu-like symptoms of fever, chills or fatigue.

    “Zinc is not totally benign … particularly if taken in large quantities for long periods of time,” he added.

    Vitamin D
    A recent study from the University of Chicago Medicine found a link between vitamin D deficiency and testing positive for COVID-19.

    “Vitamin D is important to the function of the immune system and vitamin D supplements have previously been shown to lower the risk of viral respiratory tract infections,” said David Meltzer, lead author of the study.

    Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recommended vitamin D supplements, which he himself takes, noting that it has “an impact on your susceptibility to infection.”

    Melatonin
    The hormone melatonin, known to regulate sleep and produced by the brain’s pineal gland, can also be taken as an oral supplement.

    “It’s usually used for sleep and sleep health,” said Farber.

    Additionally, the hormone has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.
     
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    mm...Remdisivir cost 80k per at one of the private hospital. A distant relation got it when he was diagnosed with Covid (moderate to severe symptoms). He is fine now.
     
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    Manila got Remdesivir for 6k per dose.
     
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    mmm...city govt subsidized? Netherlands gets it from Gilead Science at wholesale price of usd 3,120 per 5-dose treatment course.
     
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    i dont know maybe a cheaper supplier. they use it to treat in govt facility for free.
     
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    Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it? | The Associated Press

     
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    Do you think the Philippines would have been better off without a lockdown? I would love to see an alternative timeline wherein the Philippines did not do a lockdown.

    Sweden has the luxury of having a population density of 25 people per square km. (Their capital - stockholm has 4,279 people per square kilometer) - no lockdown. 97k cases, 5,892 deaths. Population of sweden is only 10.23 million people.

    New Zealand has even more luxury with a population density of 15 people per square km. (Their capital - wellington has 900 people per square kilometer) - lockdown march. no coronavirus cases for the 2nd time.
    1,866 caes, 25 deaths population of new zealand is 4.886 million people

    Philippines has a population density of 368 people per square km (Metro Manila has 42,857 people per square kilometer) - lockdown march.
    332K cases, 6,000 deaths (majority of our cases are in metro manila and high density cities / provinces). population of philippines is 106M.

    Brazil has a population density of 25.06 people per square kilometer (sao paulo has 7,216 people per square kilometer) - late lockdown - around June or may? they have 5.03 Million cases, 149,000 cases population of brazil is around 205M people.

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    HK and Taiwan has dealt with SARs before. their population is more aware of airborne viruses.
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    Interesting is that if you add both the total population of the two countries - sweden and new zealand is just the total population of our metro manila. Majority living all cramped and living in poverty.
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    ^problem with PH is that our local infrastructure does not have the capability to take care of patients if the numbers are too high.

    hence the lockdown was needed to slow down the infection.
     
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    #2317 Sir iAco, Oct 10, 2020
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    The Deadliest Pre-Existing Condition You Could Have With COVID
    yahoo.com

    1. Chronic kidney disease

    2. Congestive heart failure

    3. Hypertension

    4. Diabetes

    5. Cancer


    The novelty of COVID-19 has meant we are constantly learning more about how the virus functions and how it attacks our bodies. But one of the first things researchers realized was the role that pre-existing conditions—or comorbidities—play in dictating how severe a patient's case is likely to be. Now, new research has taken things one step further, by determining which pre-existing condition is the most fatal when it comes to COVID-19. Read on to find out more, and for the sign to be aware of right now, know that There's an 80 Percent Chance You Have COVID If You Have This Symptom.

    The recent meta-analysis from Penn State University—published in the journal PLOS One—looked at a variety of pre-existing conditions. The team reviewed data on nearly 500 COVID cases and determined the following five are the deadliest pre-existing conditions when it comes to COVID-19. Read on to learn which comorbidities mean you need to be extra careful, and for more on the most prominent COVID case in the country, This Is How Likely It Is That Trump Will Get Worse, Doctors Warn.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/deadliest-pre-existing-condition-could-155143463.html

     
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    St. Luke's. An uncle took it there when he was confined for the virus. Expensive indeed. He's out now, and is negative.
     

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