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  • CDC reviewing ‘stunning’ universal testing results from Boston homeless shelter

    Of the 397 people tested, 146 people tested positive. Not a single one had any symptoms.

    The 146 people who tested positive were immediately moved to two different temporary isolation facilities in Boston. According to O’Connell, only one of those patients needed hospital care, and many continue to show no symptoms.

  • Boris Johnson and coronavirus: the inside story of his illness

    Covid-19 can take different forms. Many people who catch it scarcely notice. Others grow critically ill. Those with even moderate symptoms can experience chest pains, headaches, cold spasms and extreme fatigue. The disease is novel. Clinical experts agree that the most dangerous phase is week two. Then patients generally start to recover. But some precipitously crash, as the virus attacks the lungs.

  • Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Had Different Experiences With Their Coronavirus Symptoms

    “And then, the fevers started,” she said, explaining that hers got close to 102 degrees. “Chills like I’ve never had before. Looking back, I also realize I was losing my sense of taste and smell, which I didn’t realize at the time.”

    Hanks, on the other hand, had “milder symptoms,” Wilson said. His fever wasn’t as high, he didn’t lose his sense of smell or taste, “but it still took us the same time to get through it.”

    • Tom Hanks:
      * father – English, some Cornish, more distant German, Scottish, and Welsh
      * mother – Portuguese
    • Rita Wilson:
      * father – Pomak Bulgarian
      * mother – Greek

    More for the different ethnic effects of this virus. Perhaps those who survived the plagues of Western Europe gained some generalized immunity.

  • Australia to test sewage for coronavirus as testing net widens

    Professor Kevin Thomas, an environmental health scientist at Queensland University, has already run a pilot in south-east Queensland testing sewage, where he managed to detect traces of SARS-COV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — in excrement.

    Because fragments of the virus are shed in faeces, scientists look for it in sewage.

    The information means governments could potentially identify COVID-19 hotspots before the people infected have even realised they’re sick.

  • Covid-19 patients recovering quickly after getting experimental drug remdesivir

    The drug, made by Gilead Sciences, was tested against Ebola with little success, but multiple studies in animals showed the drug could both prevent and treat coronaviruses related to Covid-19, including SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).

    Back in February, the World Health Organization said remdesivir showed potential against Covid-19.

  • India Testing Multi-Purpose Vaccine In Fight Against COVID-19

    “With the approval of the DCGI (Drug Controller General of India), we have begun tests on the MW vaccine that has been successfully used against leprosy,” Dr Shekhar Mande, Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), said.

    “Making a vaccine is a lengthy process. The research is going on. We are working on a vaccine that improves the immunity in hosts. We are awaiting two more approvals. Once we have those, we will start trials. We will know the results within the next six weeks,” Dr Mande said.

  • Sweden’s coronavirus death toll continues to spiral as it remains only country in Europe with pubs still open and packed

    Today’s 613 new cases of Covid-19 marks the biggest jump for seven days, taking Sweden’s total from 11,927 to 12,540.

    Sweden has also reported 130 new deaths – taking the total to 1,333, an average of 94 deaths per day.

    Despite the rise in deaths, Sweden is yet to introduce stricter suppression and social distancing orders such as closing bars, restaurants, non-essential shops and schools.

  • French health chief says virus reaches ‘plateau’

    More than 6,000 people are still in intensive care but the number has dropped every day for a week, and the number of people hospitalized fell Thursday for a second day.

    National Health agency chief Jerome Salomon said Thursday that the virus epidemic looks to have reached a “long plateau” that is “evolving slowly downward,” instead of hitting a peak followed by a sharp drop.

  • Failure to publish data on BAME deaths could put more lives at risk, MPs warn

    A Guardian analysis found that of 53 NHS staff known to have died in the pandemic so far, 68% were BAME. They include 22 nurses, two porters, a radiology support worker, a patient discharge planner and a hospital bus driver. While the proportion of people from a minority ethnic background is higher in the NHS – 20%, rising to 44% for medical staff – the respective mortality rate, like the proportion of critical care admissions, is out of kilter.

    Asian and black patients are over-represented in critical care and account for a third of patients in hospital, despite making up a quarter of the population in the same areas. A study of 3,883 patients in critical care with Covid-19 from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre showed that BAME patients accounted for 33.6% of patients with the virus, despite accounting for just 14% of the population, according to the 2011 census.

  • Coronavirus destroys lungs. But doctors are finding its damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere.

    Almost half the people hospitalized because of covid-19 have blood or protein in their urine, indicating early damage to their kidneys, said Alan Kliger, a nephrologist at the Yale School of Medicine who co-chairs a task force assisting dialysis patients who have covid-19.

    Still, when researchers in Wuhan conducted autopsies on people who died of covid-19, they found that nine of 26 had acute kidney injuries and that seven had particles of the coronavirus in their kidneys, according to a paper by the Wuhan scientists published April 9 in the medical journal Kidney International.

    One review of severely ill patients in China found that about 40 percent suffered arrhythmias and 20 percent had some form of cardiac injury, Elkind said. “There is some concern that some of it may be due to direct influence of the virus,” he said.

    The virus also is having a clear impact on the gastrointestinal tract, causing diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms. One study found that half of covid-19 patients have gastrointestinal symptoms, and specialists have coined the hashtag #NotJustCough for social media to raise awareness of them.

    The “Wuhan poo flu” strikes again.

Freakout coverage

  • Britons enjoying cleaner air, better food and stronger social bonds say they don’t want to return to ‘normal’

    Only nine per cent of Britons want to return to life as normal after the end of the lockdown triggered by coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll.

    Fifty-one per cent of respondents said they had noticed cleaner air, and 27 per cent said they had recognised more wildlife since the lockdown began.

    Forty per cent said they felt a stronger sense of community in their local area since the virus shut down “normal” life, while 39 per cent said they had been more in touch with friends and family.

    See also “My Search For A Noise-Free Life” for more examples of what people are enjoying. Like the government shutdown, the lack of the pointless activity necessary for driving our economies in order to pay for benefits has made life better, and we do not want to go back.

  • Oil mixed as weak Chinese data, growing U.S. supplies offset Trump plan to ease lockdown

    China’s economy shrank 6.8% year-on-year in the three months to March 31, the first such decline since quarterly records began in 1992. The nation’s daily refining output fell to a 15-month low, though there are some signs of recovery as the country begins to ease coronavirus containment measures.

    As long as our economies in the West are dependent on foreign countries, we will never be anything but slaves to them, much as we are enslaved to taxes and diversity.

  • Germany plans stricter citizenship rules

    A draft law drawn up by the Interior Ministry targets immigrants who have been living in Germany under a false name or provided authorities with incorrect information about their country of origin when they arrived.

    Currently, foreigners are generally eligible for German citizenship if they’ve lived in the country for eight years or more.

    Globalism has died and people are just trying to find low-impact ways to end it. Germany is ending the lottery: when the chances of getting citizenship are low, fewer will attempt to arrive. Others will leave since they will no longer have a thriving community of those like themselves. In the end, this will create an accelerating outflow, something which will be aided by growing anti-diversity sentiment and benevolent xenophobia.

  • Protests erupt along Mexican border after Honeywell, Lear worker deaths

    Protests calling for safe conditions or shutdowns with full pay outside factories have taken place in border cities Mexicali, Matamoros, Reynosa and Tijuana after the Mexican government on March 30 ordered non-essential industries to suspend operations.

    It turns out that in the big calculus, foreign labor is not cheaper. To bring it back home, we will have to remove legal protections for unions, the regulations promulgated by the unelected bureaucrats of the administrative state, affirmative action, and the high taxes imposed by our benefits designed to keep the proles and diversity from rioting, revolting, and striking.

  • Coronavirus: Singapore spike reveals scale of migrant worker infections

    Once praised for its success in containing the virus, Singapore is now facing a surge of infections linked to industrial worksites and tightly packed worker dormitories.

    On Thursday, 728 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of cases to 4,427.

    Almost 90% of these infections have been linked to these workers.

    Is coronavirus a “diversity disease”?

  • More than a million coronavirus test kits destined for US held in warehouse due to new restrictions from Chinese government

    The move follows a decision by Donald Trump to force US companies to redirect surgical masks manufactured abroad back to America for use in the battle against the coronavirus.

    We will never be safe until we manufacture everything that we need.

  • Emmanuel Macron becomes latest world leader to question China over coronavirus

    In a scathing slap down of suggestions the one-party state was able to contain the pandemic better than western democracies, the French president indicated it would be “naive” to believe official accounts provided by the country.

    His comments came as China revised upwards the number of people killed by the virus there by almost 50 per cent.

    “Given … what China is today, which I respect, let’s not be so naive as to say it’s been much better at handling this,” Mr Macron told the Financial Times newspaper. “We don’t know. There are clearly things that have happened that we don’t know about.”

    Other parties act in only their own self-interest alone. They do not represent our interests. We cannot trust the third world to behave by first-world standards.

  • Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists

    Researchers investigating the virus’ origin analysed a large number of strains from around the world and calculated that the initial outbreak occurred in a window between September 13 and December 7.

    “The virus may have mutated into its final ‘human-efficient’ form months ago, but stayed inside a bat or other animal or even human for several months without infecting other individuals,” University of Cambridge geneticist Peter Forster said on Thursday.

  • Coronavirus: no ‘business as usual’ with China after pandemic, Britain says

    “There’s no doubt we can’t have business as usual after this crisis,” Raab said. “We’ll have to ask the hard questions about how it came about and how it could have been stopped earlier.”

    William Hague, a former Tory leader and foreign secretary who now sits in the House of Lords, said on Wednesday that Britain cannot be dependent on China as it has showed it does not “play by our rules”.

    The British parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has warned that an orchestrated disinformation campaign by China is “costing British lives” in the fight against coronavirus.

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