CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 02/23/2021

HELLO,

I am unaware of any current Vaccination Data. Should any current Harrison County vaccination information come your way, please pass it on. J. Harris

SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in the general population and high-risk occupational groups across 18 cities in Iran: a population-based cross-sectional study

” In conclusion, the findings of this study imply that prevalence of seropositivity is likely to be much higher than the reported prevalence rates based on confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iran. Despite the high seroprevalence estimates in a few cities, the low overall prevalence estimates highlight the fact that a large proportion of the population in Iran is still uninfected. The similar seroprevalence estimates across high-risk occupations in this study could indicate that the currently applied infection control measures might be inadequate or not appropriately adhered to or enforced. As such, there is an urgent need for public health policies and adequate personal protective equipment among front-line workers to prevent the potential increase in patient load in hospitals across the country, especially during the second wave of infection.”

(J. Harris: Many don’t agree with all of the statistics in this study; however, it seems to present a good overall picture of Covid in Iran?)

ANOTHER LANCET  ARTICLE:

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in healthy donor plasma pools and IVIG products

“These results suggest that plasma pools for fractionation might mirror the immunogenic status of the general population regarding SARS-CoV-2. Consequently, anti SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are being increasingly integrated into therapeutic IVIG products and, presumably, into intramuscular and subcutaneous immunoglobulin products. Since these products are indicated for immunodeficient patients and other therapeutic or prophylactic approaches, a close follow-up of the progression of the presence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in both plasma pools and IgG products is recommended.”

(J. Harris: Treatment with serum products containing antibodies to Covid has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit, and by studying blood donors, the percentage of prior Covid infected individuals in selected populations can be closely estimated from various areas and Countries.)

Booster Shots Against Scary COVID Virus Variants Are In the Works

(J. Harris: Nice readable article on good vaccine progress toward updated formulations and boosters and discusses all the available vaccines, briefly.)

Association of the Timing of School Closings and Behavioral Changes With the Evolution of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in the US

“Given the uncertainty surrounding the severity and transmission dynamics of the disease, the decision to close schools in spring 2020 was reasonable. However, this analysis suggests that school closures did not play the only or even most important role in slowing the spread of the disease. Other, less harmful, means may be found in the future to effectively limit further spread of COVID-19.”

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