CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 05/10/2021
J. HARRIS: Since the current LOCAL Covid situation seems to be static at this time, I plan to cut back on the frequency of my Mailouts and try to help my Norwegian house keeper who won’t hoe the garden or Bush Hog the pastures. At least she did discard the 20-year-old Y-2-K pinto beans.
NYT COVID TRACKER with LOCAL AREAS OF INTEREST:
J. Harris: Scroll down and click on the BLUE WRITING that says “Click Here To Download Accessibility Spreadsheets of Vaccine Providers.” An Excel spreadsheet will appear. (You can then select the spreadsheet for any county you wish.)
1. Public & Global Health
The 100th Anniversary Of A Vaccine Against A Deadly Disease: Not A Cause For Celebration (Health Affairs Blog) Vaccines have been at the core of incredible global public health accomplishments, including the eradication of deadly diseases such as smallpox and polio, in most of the world’s regions. Last month, we marked World Immunization Week—a time to celebrate vaccines and the extraordinary progress that they have made possible in the fight against infectious diseases. Although it is important to reflect on vaccine success stories, we should also highlight where urgent vaccine gaps remain. One such gap is the continued lack of an effective vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that killed more people per year than any other prior to COVID-19. The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, the only TB vaccine available today, turns 100 years old this year. But given the limited effectiveness of BCG, and the continued burden of TB in the world, the vaccine’s 100th anniversary is less a cause for celebration than an appalling testament to the neglect of diseases that predominantly affect the poor.
2.. WHO, Germany Launch New Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence (WHO) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany will establish a new global hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, surveillance and analytics innovation. The Hub, based in Berlin and working with partners around the world, will lead innovations in data analytics across the largest network of global data to predict, prevent, detect, prepare for and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks worldwide. The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence is part of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme and will be a new collaboration of countries and partners worldwide, driving innovations to increase availability and linkage of diverse data; develop tools and predictive models for risk analysis; and to monitor disease control measures, community acceptance and infodemics. Critically, the WHO Hub will support the work of public health experts and policy-makers in all countries with insights so they can take rapid decisions to prevent and respond to future public health emergencies.
(J. Harris: ZN and Vit C don’t help Covid.)
LAST BUT NOT LEASED:
If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.
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