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DJ, 

-A lot of info on "the international situation"...wars-in latest news. Since it also affects economies, healthcare "the international situation" has lots of pandemic links. 

YES-Refugees may bring/transfer lots of diseases..NO It is not a reason to "kill refugees" -most "civilized western countries" have seas,rivers desserts doing the killing for them...Tens-of-thousends of refugees die that way each year...NATO/Western wars since 1945 most likely killed more people then were killed in the second world war...from Vietnam to Iraq...and the killing goes on...

Of course there is also economic warfare [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland_and_the_euro[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland_and_the_euro ; In the 2015 Polish parliamentary election, the winning party became the eurosceptic Law and Justice, which opposes euro adoption. On 13 April 2019 at a convention, Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Law and Justice Party (PiS) stated: "We will adopt the euro someday, because we are committed to do so and we are and will be in the European Union, but we will accept it when it is in our interest".[38] 

He came forth with a declaration, according to which the euro wouldn't be introduced until Poland's economy catches up with Western economies.[39] In his view Poland should accept the euro only when the national economy will reach 85% of GDP per capita of Germany.[40] Later on Jarosław Kaczyński and premier Mateusz Morawiecki maintain that convergence to euro at this point would be harmful for Poland

DJ Polish GDP has to reach 85% of German GDP and introduction of the Euro has to serve Polish interests...well we may be on our way with German economy close to collapse...Ukraine is supposed to join the EU...so the Euro was planned to become Ukraine currency one day...EU economy "saved" by a "cheap Euro" as compensation for high energy costs...who will pay for that ? Well EU citizens may face close to hyperinflation...the US may be on the same road...

Of course-without an economy you can not have healthcare..."Saving the economy" did allready bring the CoViD-pandemic out of control...Healthcare capacity may "collapse" under the weight of economic collapse and wars...making pandemics even worse...

-[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/japan/japan-far-higher-ratio-of-people-dying-after-moderate-covid-infections/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/japan/japan-far-higher-ratio-of-people-dying-after-moderate-covid-infections/

Japan says an increasing percentage of people are dying after developing moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Japan’s National Center for Global Health and Medicine says an increasing percentage of people are dying after developing moderate symptoms of COVID-19. It also says many of them had pre-existing conditions that worsened after they became infected.

The center says a smaller percentage of COVID-19 patients has been developing serious pneumonia in Japan as the vaccination rate increases, while more have died because the coronavirus causes their pre-existing conditions to worsen.

Deaths from Covid in Japan are continuing to breach record highs even though the seventh wave of cases started to decline on the 24th August 2022.

DJ [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/ Japan cases -25% from 943,707 last week to 706,770 cases last 7 days...No doubt 8th wave will start within a month or so...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/are-the-new-sars-cov-2-variants-circulating-in-europe-more-neuropathogenic-with-a-modified-pathogenesis-brain-and-liver-issues-on-the-rise[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/are-the-new-sars-cov-2-variants-circulating-in-europe-more-neuropathogenic-with-a-modified-pathogenesis-brain-and-liver-issues-on-the-rise DJ-Statistics (also a.o. from Taiwan) point that way...

Much more info on [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/category/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/category/coronavirus/ and [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/articles/news[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/articles/news ...

-MPX [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory needs updates...problem may be with countries not providing new numbers...(latest from september 9...maybe later on newer info post-weekend...?)

DJ; On Thursday, Los Angeles County, California, health officials confirmed the death of a man recently diagnosed with monkeypox. This brings the number of fatalities with confirmed monkeypox infection to two in the United States. On August 30, Harris County, Texas, reported the first such death in the US in a severely immunocompromised individual.

why this has to come from WSWS ?








Just in time for school starting. ⬆️ hospitalizations for severe pediatric respiratory illness. Including EV-D68 which can also cause Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) a rare neurological condition similar to polio.

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Roland Baker 2.0

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CDC: Severe Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Rhinoviruses and/or Enteroviruses Including EV-D68 – Multistate, 2022 https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2022/han00474.asp?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_511-DM89761&ACSTrackingLabel=HAN%20474%20-%20General%20Public&deliveryName=USCDC_511-DM89761

DJ...we are on our way to healthcare collapse...governments should do all they can to stop this....

-One of my major concerns is the availability of medication and care. Delay in care-because that care was dealing with (chronic) CoViD cases-did cost(tens of ?) thousends of lives worldwide...In many ways healthcare has been overstretched for over two years...In some settings over 10% of health care workers are "ill" for a longer time...from getting infected with a disease to burn-out...

Present global healthcare strategies in most countries are destroying public health...

A part 2 later on today...

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In part 1 I discussed the economic decrease of healthcare capacity-while pandemic pressure (a.o. aging, wars, refugees) is increasing healthcare demand...

Part 2,








New short paper with : We estimate that Covid-19 illnesses have reduced the US labor force by ~500,000 workers & provide the first representative estimates of Covid’s direct labor supply effects. Paper: https://nber.org/papers/w30435

DJ, long term healthissues related to pandemic diseases and vaccines/medication are growing fast and show much more in "social" sectors with more contacts/spread, care, education, security...








Goldman economists see China persisting with Covid Zero even after its big political meeting

DJ, "the west" is trying to force other countries to follow their denialism on pandemics for economic/profit reasons...

Ryan Hisner

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Today I discovered an extraordinary microlineage of BA.2.3. What makes it extraordinary? A colossal genetic saltation (10 spike mutations) combined with striking geographic spread for a very small number of sequences (just 4 so far). 1/25 https://github.com/cov-lineages/pango-designation/issues/1013
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DJ, I did give up on trying to follow "new variants"...[url]https://outbreak.info/situation-reports[/url] or https://outbreak.info/situation-reports has 620 "Omicron-sub-variants" growing high speed...

[url]https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time[/url] or https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time UK now self-reported 1,583,585 cases of "active" CoViD...sep 2 was just over 1,489,200 cases...








I learned *so much* about PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) today. I hadn’t given them much thought until now, but they certainly do sound effective & preferable to N95/elastomeric in longer term high-risk situations, like inpatient post-op recovery for instance.

DJ...in practice those that want better ventilation can not pay for it, those that can pay for it often refuse to do so...


U.S. COVID deaths in past 12mos continues to rank the highest . The number of precious lives we’ve lost in 2.5 years exceeds the number of American combat deaths in every war since 1775.  Having COVID? Don't spread it pls. The #immunocompromised needs 😷protection.

See also [url]https://twitter.com/TogetherWeMask/status/1568595352302796801/photo/1[/url] or https://twitter.com/TogetherWeMask/status/1568595352302796801/photo/1 ...India statistics may be "weak"....

'Understaffed and Overworked': Thousands of Minnesota Nurses Go on Strike

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Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self-destruct. I believe healthcare has reached this point.

DJ...due to "economic pressure" "politics" in lots of countries go for spending cuts on public healthcare....with another CoViD wave on its way in many places...








Ok here we go. This one was sequenced in México City by the INMEGEN Institute. Centaurus family just arrived. We are in the exit phase of the 5th wave, so it is possible that BA.2.75 or its daughters, ignite the 6th wave soon.

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.......DJ......

On this page twitter-post are problematic, in latest news-nuclear war "ksc" is harrassing post that goes against his/her views...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reports-germany-halts-all-covid-19-vaccines-license-put-on-hold[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reports-germany-halts-all-covid-19-vaccines-license-put-on-hold ...when I read this claim, Germany would investigat vaccine complications-halt all vaccinations for at least two weeks-I expect other sources to provide more info...DW has nothing about it...[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913781-covid-19-vaccine-dangers-side-effects-controversy?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913781-covid-19-vaccine-dangers-side-effects-controversy?view=stream (with lots of "not so good sources" ) has nothing about it...https://twitter.com/JackKid65506134  as the only source ? 

In the HT link a short clip-with an English voice over-German spoken RKI person not telling that much...[url]https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html[/url] or https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html 

DJ-So for now my conclusion...fake news...without any sources. Since another vaccination-booster round is starting also "anti vax" info is increasing...Since I am NOT an expert I try to stay informed...For now my view;

-Vaccines did save maybe up to millions of lives

-At least some vaccines may have more healthissues then the producers claimed to expect...

-Longer term healthissues of (some) vaccines a ????...since I am "old" maybe for myself not the main point...

-Vaccines NEVER were expected to stop getting infected/spread the virus-goal is to limit disease/severity...

Will COVID-19 vaccines stop the pandemic?


It is likely that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, will continue to circulate and evolve. It is not possible to predict how infectious or severe new variants of the virus will be. It is therefore very important to achieve and maintain high vaccination coverage across all communities and population groups, at national and international levels. Vaccination remains a key component of the multi-layered approach needed to reduce the impact of SARS-CoV-2.

26 apr. 2022

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DJ...tech problems with inserting that ECDC-link...statistics indicate number of "reported CoViD deaths within 4 weeks after a positive CoViD test"decreased since the start of vaccinations worldwide...However excess death-numbers going up around the globe...

Besides the vaccines itself-you also need to have a "vaccine strategy" [url]https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/questions-answers/questions-and-answers-vaccines[/url] or https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/questions-answers/questions-and-answers-vaccines ..One problem is (E)CDC communication is not always clear...

In the US the idea that "vaccinated did no longer need masks" in my opinion was "unwise"....

Mask are part of the Non Pharma Interventions...Vaccines, anti-virals are part of the Pharma Interventions...DJ; Some "big pharma" made statements that during the pandemic they would not go for profits...In my opinion governments, WHO should demand such a basic idea...You do NOT make profits out of a global disaster...but well, some companies go for pandemic profits...

A lot of their research was tax-funded, all of their sales are tax funded...most of profits going to shareholders-often in a position where they also have influence on strategies to limit this pandemic...

Because if you put the start of this CoViD pandemic -based on what is now detected- one could claim this pandemic is around 3 years going on...WHY ???

Politics/"media" going for claims that "the pandemic is over"....statistics simply indicate CoViD is only getting worse...

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory Only Ireland and Peru did have recent updates...From a "science perspective" not relating MPX to the underlying CoViD pandemic is anti science...

The Northeast & Midwest are above their respective Delta peaks. Let’s keep doing nothing. It’s working well.

US wastewater/sewage...


BA.2.75 is picking up 346, 356, 444, 452, 486, 490 It’s mutating FAST.

DJ...very likely to become ONE of several dominant sub-variants of CoViD...Recent studies indicate people may catch more then one sub-variant when they get infected...Oral/nasal testing may miss a lot of the virus infection all over the body...(It is NOT a "lung-virus"!!!)

Maryn McKenna

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Announcement by the CDC and the WHO that enough poliovirus has been found circulating in NY, with enough genetic changes, to cause the US to be added to the list of countries with active circulation of vaccine-derived virus. A remarkable, disturbing moment.
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DJ...another recent finding is-YES CoViD infection is resulting in weaker immunity...(DJ-Vaccinations itself result in the body building up immunity...during that process vaccinated people may be more vulnerable for infections ??? Also vaccines in older people may offer less protection because also their immune system is not that strong...). 

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Part 2 (or 3...the tech error resulting in melting part 1 and 2 together...) 

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/who-at-least-17-million-long-covid-cases-in-europe-so-far/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/who-at-least-17-million-long-covid-cases-in-europe-so-far/ ;

At least 17 million people in the WHO European Region experienced long COVID in the first two years of the pandemic according to the WHO.

New modelling conducted for WHO/Europe by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in the United States shows that in the first two years of the pandemic, at least 17 million individuals across the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region may have experienced post COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID. In other words, an estimated 17 million people met the WHO criteria of a new case of long COVID with symptom duration of at least three months in 2020 and 2021.

The modelling indicates a staggering 307% increase in new long COVID cases identified between 2020 and 2021, driven by the rapid increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases from late 2020 and throughout 2021. The modelling also suggests that females are twice as likely as males to experience long COVID. Furthermore, the risk increases dramatically among severe COVID-19 cases needing hospitalization, with one in three females and one in five males likely to develop long COVID.

“While there is much we still need to learn about long COVID, especially how it presents in vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations and how it impacts reinfections, this data highlights the urgent need for more analysis, more investment, more support, and more solidarity with those who experience this condition,” said Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe. “Millions of people in our Region, straddling Europe and central Asia, are suffering debilitating symptoms many months after their initial COVID-19 infection. They cannot continue to suffer in silence. Governments and health partners must collaborate to find solutions based on research and evidence.”

WHO/Europe urges countries to take post COVID-19 condition seriously by urgently investing in research, recovery, and rehabilitation.

World Health Organisation: At least 17 million people in the WHO European Region experienced long COVID in the first two years of the pandemic

DJ...There is not a uniform definition of "long/chronic CoViD" ....Some use still symptoms after 4 weeks after a positive test...in the above study they used 3 months...looking at data for 2020 and (early) 2021...So the number of Long CoVid cases in the WHO Europe region may by now be double ? 

Another point has to be; Are they still dealing with infections, is the virus still in the host/body ? Or are they dealing with organ damage ? 

DJ-In my "view" chronic CoViD is the most widespread form of CoViD-even higher then "active cases"...bad news is that even during the coming new CoViD (winter) wave chronic CoViD cases still may be going up that much resulting that still chronic CoViD numbers will be higher then acute CoViD...

The above study/article also mentions it is not yet clear how good (what) vaccines protect (best) against chronic CoViD...

Given the economic outlook, healthcare being overstretched, the outlook for a lot of chronic CoViD "cases"  (they are people...not just a "statistic") simply is not good...

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/bc007-long-covid-treatment-petition/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/bc007-long-covid-treatment-petition/ ;

A new petition on Change.org calls on the German government to expedite clinical trials for BC007, a promising potential treatment for Long COVID.

The Change.org petition is here

Press release from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitätm, Erlangen-Nürnberg re BC 007

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE PETITION:

BC007 NOW- Chance of a cure for millions of suffering people

Demands

We call on the German government to financially support the approval studies of the company Berlin Cures GmbH for the drug BC 007 and to remove bureaucratic hurdles to enable an accelerated approval process.

We call on the German government to expand biomedical research on long-covid, ME/CFS and post-vaccine syndrome and to increase government funding for further clinical trials and appropriate therapies to at least 100 million euros for an initial period of 24 months.

We call on the German government to expand the long-covid outpatient clinics into interdisciplinary treatment centers, to improve the network between medical disciplines and to promote further training for physicians in the aforementioned pathologies.

We call on the German government to simplify the bureaucratic processes for social security for those affected.

Rationale

In Germany alone, an estimated 300,000 people have developed myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) before the pandemic, including 40,000 children and adolescents. Recent studies show that approximately 10% of all Covid-19 infected individuals develop long or post-covid syndrome. In this context, about 40% of long-covid patients meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, a severe neuroimmunological disorder. [1,2] Underlying multisystemic inflammatory processes can occur after covid-19 infection as well as after vaccination, which is referred to as post-vaccine syndrome. [3-8]

What does this mean for the people affected?

Triathletes who suddenly find themselves in a wheelchair – medical students who can no longer solve basic math problems of first grade – affected who lie in darkened rooms because of over-sensitivity to any kind of stimuli with some even receiving liquid food because they can’t manage to lift their head off their pillow – thirteen-year-olds who can no longer sit upright, are carried to the toilet and have to stay away from school – people committing suicide due to the severity of the disease and the lack of therapies.

Promising drug

More than a year ago, four long-covid patients were treated with the drug BC 007 of the start-up company Berlin Cures GmbH in individual healing attempts at the University of Erlangen. With only a single intravenous administration of BC007 an enormous remission of the symptoms could be achieved, so that one could speak of a cure. A further treatment attempt of a ME/CFS patient who had been affected for years also showed efficacy and improved her condition enormously. [9,10] The effect of the drug BC007, in addition to binding the spike protein, lies mainly in neutralizing the autoantibodies against G protein-coupled receptors, which have been scientifically detected in more than 90% of the tested patients with Long Covid syndrome and are suspected to cause the symptoms. [11,12]

Common benefit of the drug for several disease pattern

Not only long-covid patients could benefit from BC007, but also ME/CFS and post-vaccine affected. This can be explained by the fact that these clinical pictures show great similarities. To validate the efficacy of BC 007, a large clinical trial is currently being intended by the company Berlin Cures GmbH. [13] However, due to missing financial and administrative support from the German government the approval of the drug may still drag on for many years. Time that those affected do not have! 

When compared internationally, Germany invests very little money in research into the disease patterns. Even the action plan presented by the German Society for ME/CFS and Long Covid Germany is not being implemented as called for. This leaves millions of severely ill people who are left alone with their suffering without effective therapies and medical care. This is not only tantamount to a failure to provide assistance, but also represents the quietest humanitarian disaster in the world!

Join us

The demands of the petition are in the interest of the entire population, since Long-Covid can affect anyone and represents an extreme burden for our health and social system. The loss of countless workers due to illness over a long period of time, or even forever, also causes considerable damage to the economy. If you have the same goals as we do, sign and spread this petition.

Do not look away!

This petition is represented by:

@nichtgenesen Instagram campaign (Long-/Post-Covid-Syndrome)

Faraz Fallahi (ME/CFS)

Felicia Binger (Post-Vaccine-Syndrome)

DJ..ME/CFS in a lot of countries is treated as "a mental issue" even when lots of indications point to auto-immune problems...

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DJ, 

The WHO claims the "CoViD pandemic is almost over"....(see also latest news)...DJ-No it is not! 

After a very major summer-wave of CoVid in many countries-some still in that wave (Japan a.o.) in lots of places CoViD cases are on the rise..a winterwave-with new variants-may be on its way...From MPX [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory hardly updated...if you ignore it it will go away-thinking ? to polio has to be linked to the ongoing CoViD pandemic...[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/ 66 countries report an increase of cases, 34 see CoViD-deaths numbers going up...In Europe cases now -0,1%, deaths -5%...France, Poland see cases +36%, Germany cases +9% with very limited/poor testing & reporting...

The WHO was very wrong about aerosol spread of CoViD, The WHO did deny chronic CoViD [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/long-covid-two-more-patients-treated-with-experimental-drug-bc-007-see-improvements-in-symptoms/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/long-covid-two-more-patients-treated-with-experimental-drug-bc-007-see-improvements-in-symptoms/ (good news from august 22) 

So [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/africa/world-health-organisation-the-end-is-nigh/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/africa/world-health-organisation-the-end-is-nigh/ ;and blah, blah, blah….

DJ...Lots of countries try to get people motivated for yet another booster vaccine-with increase of news on "bad science" on vaccine safety...so the timing for "it is over" is bad...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-are-certain-newer-sars-cov-2-variants-causing-a-rise-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-kidney-failure-in-countries-like-singapore-and-thailand[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-are-certain-newer-sars-cov-2-variants-causing-a-rise-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-kidney-failure-in-countries-like-singapore-and-thailand DJ-My impression is most CoViD infections-must be in the billions by now!-are missed, never tested...Some variants may do more damage in the lungs, other more in bloodvessels, kidney, brain, liver...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/what-is-really-happening-in-japan-covid-19-death-rates-are-spiraling-out-of-control-and-mortuaries-overflowing-but-authorities-are-painting-a-differen[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/what-is-really-happening-in-japan-covid-19-death-rates-are-spiraling-out-of-control-and-mortuaries-overflowing-but-authorities-are-painting-a-differen with links to a.o. [url]https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14711281[/url] or https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14711281

In mid-August, a cold storage facility in a mortuary at a funeral home in Tokyo area was filled with nine bodies, the maximum capacity.

All the boards with the names of the deceased had the word “COVID,” as they were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus.

The mortuary, where bodies were kept before they are sent to the crematorium, was no longer able to house them since August.

Bodies approaching the cremation date were stored in a separate room of the funeral home with 10 kilograms of dry ice in their coffins.

Even so, there were more bodies that could not be accommodated. The funeral home was forced to leave those bodies in other funeral homes’ refrigerated storage facilities. 

and [url]https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/Japan/AllSamples/Past6M[/url] or https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/Japan/AllSamples/Past6M BA.2.75, BF.7 some BA.5 variants (all still named "Omicron" thank you WHO...) all increase..."Japan saving the economy/profits"....








BREAKING🔔 The 10th paper from G2P-Japan🇯🇵 is out at Cell  . #Omicron BA.5 variant is more contagious and pathogenic than BA.2 variant. Please RT. 1/8

link to [url]https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)01190-4[/url] or https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)01190-4 

DJ-It is impossible to limit a crisis when governments deny there is a crisis...we see it with climate collapse (hyper-soon) inflation, wars...pandemics get worse if you do not STOP THE SPREAD....

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/american-study-shows-that-twice-a-day-nasal-irrigation-with-saline-solution-helps-prevents-covid-19-disease-severity-and-mortality[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/american-study-shows-that-twice-a-day-nasal-irrigation-with-saline-solution-helps-prevents-covid-19-disease-severity-and-mortality gurgle your throat try to get the virus out before it can get deeper inside the body...Even if it is not 100%, the lower the viral load-the better...

Masks, avoiding large crowds, social distance all work...but lots of people have been doing that for over 2,5 years...








U.S. COVID update: - New cases: 75,987 - Average: 72,313 (+7,010) - States reporting: 29/50 - In hospital: 33,179 (+141) - In ICU: 4,080 (+41) - New deaths: 306 - Average: 425 (+34)

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Part 2, history I love it !

[url]https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.23.21265403v3[/url] or https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.23.21265403v3 ;

Abstract

Past pandemic experience can affect health outcomes in future pandemics. 

This paper focuses on the last major influenza pandemic in 1968 (H3N2), which killed up to 100,000 people in the US. 

We find that places with high influenza mortality in 1968 experienced 1–4% lower COVID-19 death rates. 

Our identification strategy isolates variation in COVID-19 rates across people born before and after 1968. 

In places with high 1968 influenza incidence, older cohorts experience lower COVID-19 death rates relative to younger ones. 

The relationship holds using county and patient-level data, as well as in hospital and nursing home settings. 

Results do not appear to be driven by systemic or policy-related factors, instead suggesting an individual-level response to prior influenza pandemic exposure. The findings merit investigation into potential biological and immunological mechanisms that account for these differences—and their implications for future pandemic preparedness.

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_flu[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_flu ; The Hong Kong flu, also known as the 1968 flu pandemic, was a flu pandemic whose outbreak in 1968 and 1969 killed between one and four million people globally.[1][2][3][4][5] It is among the deadliest pandemics in history, and was caused by an H3N2 strain of the influenza A virus. The virus was descended from H2N2 (which caused the Asian flu pandemic in 1957–1958) through antigenic shift, a genetic process in which genes from multiple subtypes are reassorted to form a new virus.[6][7][8]

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In 1968, many countries (e.g., the UK, Japan) did not immediately see outbreaks despite repeated introductions of the virus throughout August and September. Additionally, after September, there was little evidence of continued spread in new areas, despite similar importations of the virus into those areas. Epidemics did eventually develop during the winter months, but these were often mild (especially when compared to the US experience).[13] In some countries (such as the UK and Japan), it was not until the following winter of 1969–1970 that truly severe epidemics developed.[34]

Why there may be a link with the 1968 Hong Kong Flu and CoViD ? Do some flu-immunity offer better protection against CoViD ???

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What is long COVID and what does it mean to live with it? Join us on September 15th for The Impact of Long COVID Symposium to learn more.  https://zcu.io/M9UN #LongCOVID #COVID19 #NotRecovered

DJ, I prefer to name it "chronic CoViD" but good there is more attention for it...[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/nber-the-impacts-of-covid-19-illnesses-on-workers/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/long-covid/nber-the-impacts-of-covid-19-illnesses-on-workers/ and [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/risk-of-developing-alzheimers-disease-increases-by-50-80-percent-in-older-adults-who-caught-covid-19/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/risk-of-developing-alzheimers-disease-increases-by-50-80-percent-in-older-adults-who-caught-covid-19/ only underline the urgent need for much more study...

Maybe vaccines-so far-decreased people dying from CoViD-but if they end up with long term healthissues it still is bad !

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Please sign our petition calling on NY @GovKathyHochul to reinstate the mask mandate on public transit in NY! #MaskTransit #MandateMasksNY #MandateMasks #COVIDIsNotOver #COVIDIsAirborne #HighRiskCOVID #HighRiskCOVID19 #StopTheSpread https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/urge-governor-hochul-to-reinstate-the-mask-mandate-on-public-transit/

DJ...why even masks in public transport ends up in discussions...

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📍Rising again—for 2 straight weeks, #SARSCov2 levels rising in wastewater nationwide. The Northeast & Midwest are **above their respective Delta wave peaks**. Please #GetBoosted with new #BA5 bivalent shot. Come to US to get it free. HT  http://biobot.io/data

DJ, my impression is Europe may be the first "region" moving into a "winter CoViD crisis"....the economic/energy situation does not help...

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DJ, 

The US now also exporting for billions weapons to Taiwan-with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Samarkand, Xi-Putin, Modi, Erdogan, Raisi have "a lot to discuss"...(latest news)

A study on adverse effects of new vaccines-compared to presumed risks of catching CoViD-could indicate vaccine risks might be higher for a lot of people....(general discussion)

So [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/idiots-at-who-spreading-misinformation-again-and-claiming-covid-19-pandemic-end-is-near-and-claims-infections-rates-declining[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/idiots-at-who-spreading-misinformation-again-and-claiming-covid-19-pandemic-end-is-near-and-claims-infections-rates-declining the title tells the story...I also did not see much twitter on the latest "fake news" the WHO produced...after missing/denying aerosol-spread of CoViD, chronic/long CoViD...this "pandemic almost over" claim fits in a list of this political organization serving economic goals NOT healthcare...

So "how close to over" is this pandemic ? [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table even with low testing reporting still over 3 million new cases per week...global trend would be -13% for cases, deaths number -15%; last week 12,917 CoViD deaths were reported, last 7 days had 11,044 CoViD deaths reported...excess deaths all around the globe is "above the expected numbers"....

Europe cases-even with terrible bad reporting-now at +6%, deaths +2%...Africa cases would be -49%...however deaths would be +14%...

[url]https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time[/url] or https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time UK cases going up...in worldometers UK cases now +21%...(do they report cases once a week again...just stopped reporting cases for some weeks ?) France cases +46% 168,293 last 7 days...just under 25,000 new cases per day...NL will report new statistics on tuesdays and fridays...so today "cases -33%" is based on not reporting cases on a daily basis...

The pandemic is NOT over !!!

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/09/13/next-round-covid-vaccinations-netherlands-starts-monday[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/09/13/next-round-covid-vaccinations-netherlands-starts-monday ;

The new round of vaccinations will be with the renewed Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which the European Medicines Agency recently approved. In addition to the spike protein of the original coronavirus, these vaccines also contain the spike protein of the Omicron variant. “The renewed vaccines protect against more variants of the coronavirus,” the RIVM said. “The benefits of this repeat shot outweigh the possible side effects for everyone from the age of 12.”

DJ...so the "strategy" is to get immunity against CoViD via vaccinations and infections ? That "strategy" so far has been a disaster....resulting in more immunity evasion, less immunity protection against other diseases...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/irrespective-of-severity-40-percent-of-post-covid-pneumonia-patients-still-have-impaired-lung-diffusion-and-22-percent-developed-lung-fibrosis-a-year-[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/irrespective-of-severity-40-percent-of-post-covid-pneumonia-patients-still-have-impaired-lung-diffusion-and-22-percent-developed-lung-fibrosis-a-year- later...CoViD is NOT a joke ! Still politics/"experts" keep failing to get it under control...invest trillions in wars...NOT healthcare...

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/lancet-covid-response-a-massive-global-failure-at-multiple-levels/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/lancet-covid-response-a-massive-global-failure-at-multiple-levels/ ;

The Lancet Commission looking into the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response has levelled some withering criticism at the failure of governments and agencies to tackle the pandemic and uncover its origins.

Key quotes:

The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 remains unknown
No independent, transparent, and science-based investigation has been carried out regarding the bioengineering of SARS-like viruses that was underway before the outbreak of COVID-19
Independent researchers have not yet investigated the US laboratories engaged in the laboratory manipulation of SARS-CoV-like viruses
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has resisted disclosing details of the research on SARS-CoV-related viruses that it had been supporting

This staggering death toll is both a profound tragedy and a massive global failure at multiple levels

Too many governments have failed to adhere to basic norms of institutional rationality and transparency

Too many people – often influenced by misinformation – have disrespected and protested against basic public health precautions

The world’s major powers have failed to collaborate to control the pandemic

A lack of timely notification of the initial outbreak of COVID-19

Costly delays in acknowledging the crucial airborne exposure

The lack of coordination among countries regarding suppression strategies

The failure of governments to examine evidence and adopt best practices for controlling the pandemic

Shortfall of global funding for low-income and middle-income countries

Failure to ensure adequate protective gear, diagnostics, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines

The lack of timely, accurate, and systematic data on infections, deaths, viral variants

 

The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic

 

We haven’t found anything in the Lancet Commission’s report that we disagree with. The failures they illuminate have had catastrophic effects for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and will continue to do so for generations to come.
There is no excuse for the failures either. There were plenty of early warnings of what was in store:

DJ....realistic number on global CoViD deaths most likely will at least be twice the "official" 6,5 million + CoViD tested/reported deaths...with millions more deaths-from lots of diuseases getting out of control because "we" failed to control CoViD on their way...

[url]https://www.who.int/news/item/15-09-2022-who-responds-to-the-lancet-covid-19-commission[/url] or https://www.who.int/news/item/15-09-2022-who-responds-to-the-lancet-covid-19-commission ...DJ-It is incorrect to put all of the blame at the WHO...national governments have their own responsibilities and simply failed to do even a decent job...

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Some twiiter in part 2, 

Double Individual Speculator

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Mind you, 15% excess mortality for 1Q 2022 is ABOVE the WHOLE YEAR of 2020 (14.7%). How is that even possible if #Omicron is mild, and the vast majority of people had by then already built up immunity vs. #SARS2 (through vaccination and/or infection)?
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I can't wait for insurers to collect & publish Q2 & Q3 data. Much will be revealed & future will be clearer. If an immunity wall built through vaccination or infection (often both) is enough on its own & damage is not persistent or accumulating, deaths should go toward baseline.

DJ here in NL [url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/09/15/dutch-health-insurance-premium-will-rise-8-pct-next-year-eu137-per-month[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/09/15/dutch-health-insurance-premium-will-rise-8-pct-next-year-eu137-per-month dental care, more then basic care will get unafordable for many in NL...at the end only further increasing health care costs...








Though some of this can be seen with severe flu, perhaps as part of a PICS effect (post-intensive care unit syndrome) in those who require hospitalization, flu viruses do not generally cause systemic (blood borne) infections in us. COVID-19 is a much more complex disease.

So get a better strategy !

And in the Netherlands they are advertising with the new Omicron vaccin. They are not telling the public that it is a BA.1 vaccin and that there is a BA.5 vaccin available that we are not getting! This wouldn't have been possible if BA.5 had gotten its own name.

How to get people trusting healthcare politics...

Joseph Butterfield

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So.. I can’t get a life insurance policy until 60 days after my positive COVID test. In case you thought COVID was no big deal.. apparently life insurance companies do.

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Insurance companies are running the numbers. Risks after COVID seem higher than they are willing to take

DJ...Insurers may be good indicators...

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DJ, "limited" new news on the pandemic(s) so today I will focus-in latest news-more on the US-Russia war...








Replying to  and 
Amazing work by  and many others means that we aren't flying blind (we were on the lookout for a BA.2.75 lineage carrying mutations at 346 and 486). That, and  is remarkable at keeping on top of the variants.

DJ...YES it is important to keep an eye on new variants...however if governments remain in denial of any pandemic it could become frustrating...

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/ global reported cases -12%, CoViD deaths-as far as reported- -10%...Europe cases +7%, deaths +14%...all other regions now still reporting/claiming both cases and CoViD death-numbers are going down...Mongolia cases +233%...spread from Russia ? 

Botswana cases +193% also some other south African countries-now still in winter-report increase of cases...Iceland cases +113%...France +51%, Poland +35%, Belgium +31%, Germany +12%...NL +4%...67 countries now report an increase of cases...






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I’m just a random person on Twitter who doesn’t want kids to be part of experiments that purposely expose them to neurodegenerative pathogens to prove they shouldn’t be exposed to neurodegenerative pathogens ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

DJ, schools reopened, often ventilation not as good as needed-high energy costs...No masks...Several countries see CoViD on the rise in young children...


Accountability will only happen when we get together to insist on it.

For now the focus is on US made wars...

[url]https://twitter.com/mildanalyst/status/1570968613565386757/photo/1[/url] or https://twitter.com/mildanalyst/status/1570968613565386757/photo/1 


DJ BA.2.75.2 evades immunity from BA.5 ...there is NO immunity...with hundreds of "Omicron" subvariants around and vaccines getting less and less effective...

MPX [url]https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.add3668[/url] or https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.add3668 ;

Monkeypox: The consequences of neglecting a disease, anywhere

A disease anywhere can spread everywhere, if neglected

DJ...is there a "pandemic genocide strategy"????Or are politicians/"experts" this blind ? [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak#Cases_per_country_and_territory no updates...denial...


NEW: Big Pharma began to pay fees to the F.D.A. 30 years ago with a 10% $ bump. Last year, the fees were 74% of the drug division budget. In turn, companies get faster decisions & more access to decision makers. Why some doctors say it's a problem:

DJ link [url]https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/health/fda-drug-industry-fees.html[/url] or https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/health/fda-drug-industry-fees.html maybe as a reminder...Big Pharma shareholders only are in it for profits...







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⚠️ #COVID19 deaths in England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 among children during the first 8 months of each year: 
👉0-4 2022 20 🔥 2021 5 2020 6 
👉5-9 2022 11 🔥 2021 5 2020 2 
👉10-14 yo 2022 6 2021 3 2020 6 
👉15-19 2022 28 🔥 2021  22 2020 12

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2) If you can’t read the chart data - here they are written out. It’s incredibly striking. And don’t dare anyone try to say “but what’s their risk factors”— it doesn’t matter, kids are kids — kids should not die!

DJ...there is a wrong idea that "catching CoViD" would work like a vaccine against CoViD...it does NOT work that way-may bring major harm !


3) Why did this happen? Partly lack of acknowledgment that Omicron being more severe in kids, but also in UK vaccine rollout for kids under 11 were extremely slow (and now even stopped by crazy govts!). And govt misleading that kids immune led to more exposures of kids. So sad.

DJ..I would love to believe CoViD vaccines are "safe for all"...but even besides that point; why is working/school from home that impossible ? 









I agree—“most likely we will not be better prepared than we were in 2020” said 🇩🇪 health minister. ➡️“It’s only a matter of time until #climatechange makes more of these outbreaks become big enough that they become #pandemics”. Sobering.

Link;[url]https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/preparing-for-next-pandemic-g7-pact/[/url] or https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/preparing-for-next-pandemic-g7-pact/ DJ-Maybe we could be at the start of lots of pandemics already-if CoViD does destroy human immunity against diseases...

6) “We need a much better grounding of science in our daily policymaking,” he said. “Otherwise, there will be no way that we will master the challenges ahead.”

DJ, in the dark ages "religion" dominated...burning witches, blaming Jews for pandemics...anti-science...Now profit is anti-science...money rules the world with "neo-liberalism" weakening states, governments...bringing a balance out of balance...








IMPORTANT Finally we have an Omicron vaccine! A vax that many unvaccinated ppl have been waiting for But, there's a SERIOUS problem in US! You canNOT get the life-saving Omicron vax if you didnt get the original vax! This is unscientific policy

DJ...does the west has any pandemic strategy-other then big pharma profits-left ?