MY MAIL SERVER MAY HAVE FAILED TO SEND THIS OUT YESTERDAY? I CAN’T TELL FOR SURE.
UP TO DATE AREA COUNTS: We still have lots of Covid but not in the hospitals.
FROM THE NYT: GOOD NEWS:
”…A number of antiviral drugs have proved effective at keeping Covid patients out of the hospital, but only if they’re given early in the course of their disease. Paxlovid, for instance, can reduce the risk of hospitalization for unvaccinated people with Covid risk factors by about 90 percent…Sabizabulin blocks cells from building microtubules, critical molecular cables that shuttle material from one part of the cell’s interior to another…In the latest trial, 134 volunteers received sabizabulin and 70 a placebo. Over the course of 60 days, the death rates of the two groups were significantly different: 45.1 percent of the placebo group died compared with just 20.2 percent of those who received the new drug. That difference translated to a 55.2 percent reduction in the risk of death.…he trial was relatively small, with just 134 patients receiving the drug. …The patients were allowed to simultaneously receive other treatments that have been shown to be effective at saving lives of hospitalized Covid patients. A steroid called dexamethasone, for example, reduces the risk of death by one-third….For hospitalized patients, doctors have fewer drugs from which to choose. In addition to dexamethasone and baricitinib, another anti-inflammatory drug called tocilizumab has been shown to help….[EXPERTS] predicted that if the trial had gone longer, the benefits of the drug might have emerged as more modest…
REFERENCE FOR THE STUDY:
(J. Harris: This TN study is encouraging and included old, fat, men on respirators)
|Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5 make up 70% of COVID variants in U.S. – CDCThe fast-spreading BA.4 and BA.5 sub-lineages of Omicron are estimated to make up a combined 70.1% of the coronavirus variants in the United States as of July 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. AND LASTLY: NYT Sports Writer, Ken Belson, who has written several stories about Marshall and who has many local friends, published a beautifully written but tragic story from 6 July. It is worth the read despite being so very, very sad. An N.F.L. Star’s C.T.E. Diagnosis Offers Only Partial InsightMILTON TOMATO NEWS:The heat has taken a toll on Milton. After producing 40-50 elegant tomatoes, Milton in now bare! He is distraught and may be “pulling up stakes” soon. His neighbor. Carl, has lent him a couple of young, green sprouts to help concel his impotence, but it’s probably all over for Milton for this year. He reckons he might as well stay in Mexico if East Texas remains as hot as it has been this year. He’s still got his smile, however.|
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