CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 03/12/2021
J. Harris: The vaccines work and need to be taken; then protection is good except for some of the mutants, so keep wearing masks when in suspect environments and crowds.
GOOD VACCINATION SITES TO USE AS WELL AS COPY AND SAVE:
FROM HOPKINS CITATIONS:
1. Higher Airborne Pollen Concentrations Correlated with Increased SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates, As Evidenced from 31 Countries Across the Globe (PNAS) We found that pollen, sometimes in synergy with humidity and temperature, explained, on average, 44% of the infection rate variability. Lockdown halved infection rates under similar pollen concentrations. As we cannot completely avoid pollen exposure, we suggest wide dissemination of pollen−virus coexposure information to encourage high-risk individuals to wear particle filter masks during high springtime pollen concentrations.
2. Factors Linked to Severe Outcomes in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in the USA: a Retrospective Surveillance Study (The Lancet) Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a newly identified and serious health condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Clinical manifestations vary widely among patients with MIS-C, and the aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with severe outcomes.
3. Pfizer/BioNTech Say Data Suggests Vaccine 94% Effective in Preventing Asymptomatic Infection (Reuters) Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday that real-world data from Israel suggests their COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infections, meaning it could significantly reduce transmission.
Risk of mortality in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern 202012/1: matched cohort study Conclusions The probability that the risk of mortality is increased by infection with VOC-202012/01 is high. If this finding is generalisable to other populations, infection with VOC-202012/1 has the potential to cause substantial additional mortality compared with previously circulating variants. Healthcare capacity planning and national and international control policies are all impacted by this finding, with increased mortality lending weight to the argument that further coordinated and stringent measures are justified to reduce deaths from SARS-CoV-
(J. Harris: This is the old British mutant the I call the “B-17.” Someone changed the name. Mostly, it is considered to be less lethal than some mutants. However, “In this comparatively low risk group, this represents an increase in deaths from 2.5 to 4.1 per 1000 detected cases.” In other words, the mutant killed 4.1/000 while the original virus that got to England killed “only” 2.5/1000 infected. This is why vaccines are used to prevent infection.)
LAST BUT NOT LEASED:
1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton
2000 mockingbirds: two kilomockingbirds
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