CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 05/1/2021
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“…Experts say the exact reason behind this trend is unclear, but could include the rise of variants, relaxed attitudes towards distancing and other mitigation measures, a younger population that is not yet fully vaccinated and vaccine hesitancy. It could also be merely more younger people getting the disease…There is a very sharp increase…in younger adults… these are largely people who think that their age is protecting them from getting very sick from COVID-19, that is not happening…40% of our cases were under the age of 40, which is mind-boggling…Hospitals are seeing more and more younger adults, those in their 30s and 40s, admitted with severe disease,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky reported during a press briefing earlier this month.
(J. Harris: Excellent article for Long Haulers and their families detailing the frequency of various long term health problems after Covid).
1. Merck Announces Voluntary Licensing Agreements With Five Indian Generics Manufacturers to Boost Access to COVID-19 Therapeutic (Homeland Preparedness News) Merck has reached voluntary licensing agreements with five Indian generics manufacturers to produce molnupiravir for the COVID-stricken nation, granting it another oral therapeutic to aid the COVID-19 pandemic. While molnupiravir is currently being studied in a phase three trial to treat non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, these agreements will allow Merck to accelerate the availability of the therapeutic in India and other low and middle-income countries following approvals or emergency authorization by regulatory agencies. Some vaccinated people are still getting covid. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry. (MIT Tech Review) Tens of millions of people in the United States have now been fully vaccinated against covid-19. These people are seeing friends, eating out, and—in rare cases—getting infected.
J. Harris: What I like about this NYT Tracker Chart is that it comes daily and compares the disease incidences in area counties as well as the state, US, and world with “Daily Cases Per 100,000 [population].” There are fewer man-made distortions in the numbers. They are also a tremendous time-saver. You can also make your own tracker and keep up with areas of personal interest.
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