I hope I restored my mailing list correctly. I sadly deleted a subscriber who decided against getting a vaccination. He was young; he died — horribly.
1. Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — Long Beach, California, April 1–December 10, 2020 (CDC MMWR) Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, also known as “long COVID,” is used to describe the long-term symptoms that might be experienced weeks to months after primary infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Among persons with a previous COVID-19 diagnosis, estimates of the prevalence of sequelae range from 5% among non hospitalized persons to 80% among hospitalized persons. In a random sample of recovered COVID-19 patients in Long Beach, California, one-third of participants reported post-acute sequelae 2 months after their positive test result, with higher rates reported among persons aged ≥40 years, females, persons with preexisting conditions, and Black persons.
2. PRESS RELEASE
Executive Order on Adding Measles to the List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases President Biden made an amendment to Executive Order 13295 to add measles to the list of quarantinable communicable diseases. The addition was made based on recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Surgeon General. (White House, 9/17/2021)
(J. Harris: Yes, he can do that and could do it with Covid “if ever necessary.”
3. In 13 U.S. jurisdictions, rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were substantially higher in persons not fully vaccinated compared with those in fully vaccinated persons, similar to findings in other reports (2,3). After the week of June 20, 2021, when the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant became predominant, the percentage of fully vaccinated persons among cases increased more than expected for the given vaccination coverage and a constant VE [VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS]. The IRR [INCIDENCE RATE RATIOS] for cases among persons not fully vaccinated versus fully vaccinated decreased substantially; IRRs for hospitalizations and deaths changed less overall, but moderately among adults aged ≥65 years. Findings from this crude analysis of surveillance data are consistent with recent studies reporting decreased VE against confirmed infection but not hospitalization or death, during a period of Delta variant predominance and potential waning of vaccine-induced population immunity.
(J. Harris: Because of Delta and other potential variants, I suspect that third jabs and later mix and match vaccinations will become useful as will immunized children and youths).
FROM THE LA TIMES: HIGHEST DEATH RATES ARE IN STATES WITH THE LOWEST VACCINATION RATE:
FROM NPR RADIO TODAY:
Is The Worst Over? Modelers Predict A Steady Decline In COVID Cases Through March
”…We have to be cautious because the virus has shown us time and time again that new variants or people loosening up on how careful they’re being can lead things to come roaring back,…there is a fair amount of .. concern
ed about interpreting these in an overly optimistic fashion for the country as a whole… overall the pandemic will be “comparatively under control by March, but… there could be a number of bumps in the road.”
Ivermectin is Dead and Buried. Will We Learn the Lessons it Has To Teach?
(J. Harris: We’ve buried some Ivermectin users locally. This is a good readable article about quacks and grifters and mentally derranged proponents of unproven and dangerous therapies.)
AND LAST BUT NOT LEASED DIRECTLY FROM NYC:
1. 365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it’s less filling: 1 lite year
2. 10 cards: 1 decacards
3. 1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles
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