CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 04/29/2021

CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 04/29/2021

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Track Coronavirus Cases

“Harrison County is at a high risk level for Covid-19 infections. The average number of new cases in Harrison County reached five yesterday, a 3 percent increase from the day before. Since January of last year, at least 1 in 14 people who live in Harrison County have been infected, and at least 1 in 628 have died.”

What to Do If You Received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

After a temporary pause, CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States. A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks. However, women under 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of the adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen. CDC and FDA will continue to monitor the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines. 

HOPKINS CITED:

1. The Anti-Vaccine Influencers Who Are Merely Asking Questions (The Atlantic) Life can go back to normal in the United States only if millions more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19. The problem is that today’s communication environment is perfectly engineered to discourage that. Wild claims go viral, and partisans exploit any scientific uncertainty for political advantage.

Hopkins Recent Citations:

1. Pfizer CEO Says Antiviral Pill To Treat Covid Could Be Ready By The End Of The Year (Forbes) A pill that can be ingested orally at home to combat Covid-19 when illness is first detected could be available to the public by the end of 2021, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC on Tuesday, noting that the antiviral treatment is expected to be effective against variants of the virus.

2. An Unexpected Pandemic Side Effect In Peru: A Comeback For TB (NPR) Tuberculosis kills around 1.5 million people a year, making it a top priority for public health organizations. The United Nations aims to end the epidemic of tuberculosis by 2030, but COVID-related disruptions to TB treatments may push that goal out of reach — and end up propagating strains that are resistant to treatment, which also tend to be the deadliest.

Genomic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Infection During the Initial Pandemic Wave and Association With Disease Severity

Question  Are SARS-CoV-2 variants, virus clades, or clade groups associated with disease severity and patient outcomes?

Findings  In this cross-sectional study of 302 SARS-CoV-2 isolates, 6 different Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data clades circulated in the community followed by a rapid reduction in clade diversity. Several variants, including 23403A>G (D614G), were significantly associated with lower hospitalization rates and increased patient survival.Meaning  These findings suggest that SARS-CoV-2 clade assignment is an important factor that may aid in estimating patient outcomes.

Can You Have Alcohol After the Covid Vaccine?

“…One thing that is clear from studies is that heavy alcohol consumption impairs the immune response and increases your susceptibility to bacterial and viral infections. It prevents immune cells from traveling to sites of infection and carrying out their duties, like destroying viruses, bacteria and infected cells; makes it easier for pathogens to invade your cells, and causes a host of other problems.” 

(J. Harris: …and they use tiny little jiggers to measure the hooch.)

LAST BUT NOT LEASED:

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

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