Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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  1. ice

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    WHO moves to update COVID-19 guidance after 'great news' in drug study | Yahoo! News

     
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    Something to ponder.

    Young people will be paying for the COVID-19 debts govt incurred for decades to come because lock down was imposed 3 months too late over friendship.

    Baby boomers won't have to worry about it for long as the average life expectancy for men is 67.7 years and 75.9 for women.

    Vietnam COVID-19 response has them at 349 confirmed, 328 recovered and 0 deaths. Sometimes discrimination can take the form of self-preservation.
     
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    ^That’s like 10 years left for us then. Kinda morbid.
     
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    By then you're debt-free.
     
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    Mm...Vietnam is actually outspending us in terms of their economic response to Covid. Percentage- wise, Vietnam is spending the equivalent of 10% of their GDP, while the PH is just over 5%. Mas madami sila ginagagos compared to us, per capita. Regionally, we are eight in SEA in terms of expenditures with the largest expenditures coming from Singapore and Thailand. Source ADB.
     
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    Maybe a better graph would be to chart how much one spent and how effective it was to control it. My guess we’d be...

     
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    PH is definitely spending more than 5% - just that it is not going to COVID-19 efforts, but to pockets. Tsk tsk. :)
     
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    mm...Ombudsman is investigating mga sticky fingers however I have little confidence that something positive will come out of it. Unfortunate reality.
     
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    PUBLIC HEALTH
    A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

    What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world


    By Mark Fischetti, Veronica Falconieri Hays, Britt Glaunsinger, Jen Christiansen | Scientific American July 2020 Issue

    scientificamerican.com
    Excellent graphics heavy article on how COVID-19 works.


    SPECIAL COVERAGE: CORONAVIRUS
    Inside the Coronavirus
    What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/interactive/inside-the-coronavirus/
     
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    Every Covid-19 Symptom We Know About Right Now, From Head to Toe

    The most perplexing things about a disease that has proved vexing, deadly, and ‘unprecedented in many ways’

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    since they remove members who voice out frustrations on government response. is the I in the iatf - stands for incompetence ?
    6 years for a government is really too long.
     
  13. Sir iAco

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    A Simple Way to Save Lives as Covid-19 Hits Poorer Nations.
    Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
    nytimes.com

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    People lined up to refill medical oxygen tanks in Lima this month. Credit...Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images
     
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    Here you go folks... for those people who don't understand what it means to be on a ventilator but want to take the chance of going out without a mask...

    For starters, it's NOT an oxygen mask put over the mouth while the patient is comfortably lying down and reading magazines. Ventilation for Covid-19 is a painful intubation that goes down your throat and stays there until you live or you die.

    It is done under anesthesia for 2 to 3 weeks without moving, often upside down, with a tube inserted from the mouth up to the trachea and allows you to breathe to the rhythm of the lung machine. The patient can't talk or eat, or do anything naturally - the machine keeps you alive.

    The discomfort and pain they feel from this means medical experts have to administer sedatives and painkillers to ensure tube tolerance for as long as the machine is needed. It's like being in an artificial coma.

    After 20 days from this treatment, a young patient loses 40% muscle mass, and gets mouth or vocal cords trauma, as well as possible pulmonary or heart complications.

    It is for this reason that old or already weak people can't withstand the treatment and die. Many of us are in this boat ... so stay safe unless you want to take the chance of ending up here. This is NOT the flu.

    Add a tube into your stomach, either through your nose or skin for liquid food, a sticky bag around your butt to collect the diarrhea, a foley catheter to collect urine, an IV for fluids and meds, an A-line f to monitor your BP that is completely dependent upon finely calculated med doses, teams of nurses, CRNA’s and MA’s to reposition your limbs every two hours and lying on a mat that circulates ice cold fluid to help bring down your 104 degree temp.

    Anyone want to try all that out? Stay home and wear a mask when you go out! Stay safe and well!

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    https://www.facebook.com/ViewNewsUK/posts/10158231946212211
     
  15. king64

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    In short, you are *ucked.
     
  16. Seven Leaves

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    I agree. In this case the Vietnamese were vindicated. No hugging a Chinese person day for them.

    Politically I’m pretty agnostic but I feel the poor handling of Covid19 maybe the unfortunate lasting legacy that this administration will be remembered by. This is President Duterte’s SAF 44 on steroids.
     
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    Health workers tell Duque: Just resign, it’s been 5 months without a plan

    MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is facing yet another clamor for him to step down, this time from a group of health workers who blamed him for lack of a concrete plan resulting in high coronavirus infection rates in the country.

    The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) said on Friday that Duque should be held accountable for the mess, as the country registers over 34,000 COVID-19 cases — just 6,000 cases shy of the University of the Philippines’ 40,000 cases prediction for June, with still four days to go.

    “As we bravely fight the virulent disease, let us not allow the government authorities especially the DOH to abandon their primordial duty to ensure health workers’ safety and well-being,” AHW national president Robert Mendoza said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.

    “We demand Secretary Duque’s resignation and hold him accountable for his neglect, incompetence, shortcomings and failure in dealing with (the) health crisis especially in COVID-19 response.” he added.

    According to Mendoza, President Rodrigo Duterte and Duque have yet to formulate a concrete plan to fight or just mitigate the effects of the health crisis.

    “We have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly 5 months now, but the DOH and Duterte administration still have no clear and comprehensive plans on how to combat the deadly virus and the health workers’ situation are getting worse,” he explained.

    The AHW has called the attention on several issues that the DOH is facing, from the lack of mass testing and personal protective equipment for frontliners, the heavy shifts that have taken a toll on hospital staffers, and the failure to protect those in the medical practice as the Philippines has one of the highest infection rates among health workers.

    Early this June, the group also asked Duque to take care of nurses as reports surfaced about six nurses planning to leave their jobs in a Davao City hospital, due to problematic conditions.

    Mendoza said that he wrote a letter to DOH to raise these issues, but it was unfortunately disregarded.

    As of June 22, there are 3,122 health workers who have contracted COVID-19, 33 of which have died while 2,235 have recovered.

    Despite the large number of recoveries, the 3,122 comprises 10 percent of the total number of COVID-19 cases that day, which was then at 30,682.

    While the percentage has decreased, this is still far from the World Health Organization’s recorded average infection rates among health workers in the Asia Pacific region, which was at just two percent.

    The AHW believes that health workers should be looked after because without them, the country’s health system may collapse, as they have previously said.

    “Health workers are demoralized; despite the hardships and sacrifices of health workers, from low wages and no job security, DOH and the government authorities were able to deceive, divide and insult them through the grant of COVID-19 Hazard Pay and Special Risk Allowance,” the AHW noted.

    Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/12981...ts-been-5-months-without-a-plan#ixzz6Qa3VhBaN

    I really don't know Duque's short and long term plan is but the DOH spokesperson keeps saying that the curve is flatting when the data says otherwise. Cases are now at 36,000 and testing is still not within the reach of most people. In addition to Duterte, Duque should be held liable and accountable for this mess.
     
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    What’s the Best Material for a Mask?
    Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are all candidates.
    nytimes.com

    Tips for Making Your Mask Work

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    GCQ was supposed to end today. It had been extended last June 15 for two weeks. It's June 30 already, and I still can't find any news of what we're supposed to be in. Whatever the whim of the regime is, it should have been made clear days ago. Businesses thrive on schedules and certainty, this pabitin is killing all sorts of trade.

    As of this writing, the Pambansang Peluka is having a presscon, but the details are as vague as his hairline.

    Update: PRRD will be the one to announce daw "today." So post-translation and analysis of his spoken word, we'll probably know on July 2.
     
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    Gilead prices COVID-19 drug candidate remdesivir at US$2,340 per patient | CNA

     

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