Sat on a salt bin outside the old Steak N' Burger at St Laurent mall eating my pasta salad lunch because this is the kind of thing you do if you're intent on trying to avoid covid. No eating indoors in public. #CovidIsNotOver
@speybridge In Kombination der 6. Ü60 Impfung gegen Covid mit der Ü60 Impfung gegen Grippe am 16.10.23 war ich dann eine Woche irgendwie müde, um mich dann am 15.-18.11. mit Covid zu infizieren. Eine Geburtstagsfeier musste ausfallen. Gestern war ich immer noch positiv. Schatzi hatte es letztes Jahr ganz schlimm. Bei mir war es wie eine lästige Erkältung gegen die drei Tage lang 3x 400mg Ibuprofen halfen. Ansonsten wünsche ich Allen gute Besserung. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CovidIsNotOver
Une assistante de vie en contrat depuis juste une semaine : malade aujourd'hui avec mitraillette de symptômes pleinement significatifs du #COVID.
😤 Bordel les gens mais vous allez continuer pendant des siècles à vous échanger les uns les autres un virus qui aggrave silencieusement votre système vasculaire, immunitaire (des études montrent de plus en plus de similarité avec le VIH), neuronal ?! Pour quoi, mourir jeunes ?
@bicmay I wish to hell when they report on this, they would say that the pandemic is over, but immediately include the fact that it has morphed into an endemic. I can’t tell you the number of idiots who tell me Covid is over you don’t need to wear a mask. I also wear a shield with my mask in crowded enclosed places if I can’t avoid them. COVID is a numbers game. Your eyes have a permeable membrane. #CovidIsNotOver #Endemic #Covid #WearAMask
@dan613 @Chron this is something to think about when we #CovidIsNotOver #cleanair say things like "We need to believe in clean air for everyone, just like we have clean water for everyone": Our rulers have never believed in the right to clean air, or water. They've always viewed both as an earned privilege of the wealthy.
1,156,484 Americans Dead From COVID 19
1,339 Americans Dead Last Week
U.S. - 4.19% of the global population
Calculated 2023 Aug 07
U.S. - 16.38% of global pandemic deaths
#America #AmericanDeaths #Americans #Booster #Corona #CoronaVirus #Covid #COVID19 #CovidIsAirborn #CovidIsNotOver #Death #Deaths #Friday #LongCovid #Mask #Masks #Monday #News #Pandemic #PandemicIsNotOver #Politics #Saturday #Sunday #US #USA #USNews #USPolitics #Vaccine #Vaccines #WearAMask
✅ Unterzeichnet und kommentiert, weil es auch für Deutschland gilt:
Bitte unterstützt die Anliegen der Initiative für mehr Schutz im und durch das Gesundheitswesen und teilt den öffentlichen Brief an die Ärztekammer auch außerhalb von Österreich!
Mitmachen kann Fachpersonal in der #Medizin und anderen Gesundheitsberufen.
This is what #antimasking folks think like with kids in schools. Zero mentions on impacts of getting #covid, #longCovid nor how kids who become disabled from it - suffer a lot more than some lower grades & not being able to hang out with a bunch of friends as much as pre-covid.
Kids deserve better than being sacrificed to covid by ignorant adults.
As I was visiting someone in the ICU of an hospital, I got asked by the nurse if I had a respiratory infection because I was wearing an FFP2 mask. Standard answer of course: no, I'm wearing a mask because I do not want to bring something in and not want to take anything out.
Turns out nobody, personnel nor visitors, is wearing a mask.
So far, so bad. 1/2
Three years covid-free has ended for me. I traveled, fully masked, on planes to visit a sick family member. I’m hoping to hell I didn’t expose my sick family member, who has no immune system due to palliative chemo (my doc says unlikely, but I’m still nervous, as you might imagine). Now I’m wondering if I’ll ever get to see them alive again. #CovidIsNotOver
Fisherman's Friends are not just great Cough Lozenges. They are tasty candy for me. ♥them.
I told the company I liked their Lozenges, and they say my #Klout score and sent me a large case of bags and cans of every flavor. The power of #SM
#Shick #PERKS #Neutrogena #Influencer #KLOUT #trends
Die unterschätzte Langzeitgefahr von Covid
"Im Gegensatz zur unermüdlich getrommelten Propaganda, Corona wäre eine (mittlerweile) harmlose Atemwegsinfektion, handelt es sich bei Sars-CoV-2 vielmehr um eine systemische Gefäßerkrankung."
"Wenn es aber stimmt, dass sich jeder von uns künftig durchschnittlich einmal pro Jahr infizieren wird und das Risiko, Long Covid zu bekommen, bei jeder Neuinfektion nicht kleiner wird, ..."
War gestern (notgedrungen) wieder im Drogeriemarkt einkaufen. Obwohl Vormittag, schon proppenvoll wie sonst vor Weihn. Außer mir trug wieder niemensch Maske, es schnieft aus allen Ecken. Zur Erinnerung: Beim letzten Mal hab ich mir auf die Weise ne fiese Rüsselseuche eingefangen, die 4 Wo anhielt, und ich bin fast sicher, dass es trotz negativ-Test wieder Covid war. Seither sind jedenfalls die LC-Sympt, die nach der Kortikosteroid-Kur etwas besser waren, wieder voll aufgeflammt.
Zum Schluss gibts auch wieder mal Profi-#Covid19-Infektionsschutztipps 🍿🥳 …
Idee: Adventskalender für "Mediziner"
Jeden Tag eine andere "Atemwegserkrankung", die es anstatt #CovidIsNotOver ist, wenn jemand Corona hat.
🇵🇱 Poland: Highest COVID infection levels since March 2023.
Due to the growing number of autumn infections, more hospitals are introducing restrictions.
Maybe if radio shock jocks like Chris O’Keefe stopped playing down the seriousness of the pandemic and stopped questioning public health officials advice the public might take it more seriously?
We are now 15% over last year's peak (and climbing), 5 weeks earlier.
Most recent data point:
Nov 25/23 @ 2.04
Last year's peak
Dec 31/22 @ 1.77
Last year's peak was exceeded on Nov 19/23.
New CDC life expectancy data shows painfully slow rebound from covid https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2023/11/29/life-expectancy-2022-united-states/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most #CovidIsNotOver
Counties by adult ICU capacity (circle-hatched on map above*):
⒈ Summit, CO ≥150%*
⒉ Wilcox, AL ≥150%*
⒊ Marshall, KY—118%
⒋ Montgomery, AL—108%
⒌ Tazewell, VA—106%
⒍ Boone, KY—102%
⒎ Alachua, FL—102%
⒏ Stearns, MN—100%
⒐ Lynchburg city, VA—100%
⒑ Clearfield, PA—100%
* Current map omits counties with ICU patients but no staffed ICU beds.
Just knowing that #CovidIsNotOver and millions of people have been visiting family and traveling is enough for me to be more cautious this week.
I don't trust leading indicators as much as hospitalizations, but they can indicate that a new wave may be starting.
NYC #covid19 case counts and wastewater samples indicate a recent rise in observations of the virus, so I scheduled a booster for my mom and will get mine soon.
And I #WearAMask in doctors' offices, pharmacies, trains and elevators!
Counties by adult hospital capacity (darkest counties on map above*):
⒈ Madison Parish, LA ≥150%*
⒉ Seminole, GA ≥150%
⒊ Barton, KS ≥150%
⒋ Smyth, VA—128%
⒌ Buchanan, MO—112%
⒍ Wise, VA—106%
⒎ Yuma, AZ—106%
⒏ Boone, KY—103%
⒐ Portage, OH—102%
⒑ Kenton, KY—101%
* Current map omits counties with patients but no staffed beds.
Ottawa-Gatineau community update | 2023‑11‑29
📈 The COVID-19 wastewater viral signal has increased substantially (+1,826%) since a low on July 12.
⚠️ The 7-day average of percent positivity is extremely high (19.94%).
🏥 Confirmed COVID-19 patients in Ottawa hospitals: 160 (decrease of 43).
In 2023, there have been 114 COVID-19 outbreaks at Ottawa’s hospitals so far, leading to 18 deaths and 953 known cases of COVID-19.
Some 49 (+1) counties ≥ 100% capacity per HHS data.
Reporting ≥ 90%: 229 (+25)—near 9½% of those with any capacity. This includes surge and overflow beds: near full can mean E/Rs with day-long wait times.
For counties w/ ICUs—over one in six are full or near full.
A new post hath arriv'd on my Blague, in which you shall learn about DJ2R and our TOUR and also about how I punched myself in the back on Monday, but not really! https://www.phoole.com/post/dj2r-on-tour-and-more #StayHomeStaySafe #blog #blogging #CovidIsNotOver #StillCOVIDing #music #housemusic #djlivestream
The NYC #Covid19 data is out after a two-week gap. The good news is that hospitalizations are low - lower than they've been since July!
But #CovidIsNotOver and millions people have been traveling all over the world the past few weeks, going to conferences and visiting relatives, and spending time in airplanes, trains, restaurants and terminals on the way.
I'm expecting a winter wave to start soon, but hospitalizations are a trailing indicator. I'll look at leading indicators in the next post!
A new book is coming out:
The Big One: How to Prepare for World-Altering Pandemics to Come
by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker.
It comes out in February, I believe.
Osterholm has been right about nearly everything with regard to this pandemic. And the more people who understand, the better our chances of being more prepared than we were the last time.
Let's be the leaders on this.
"As the number of COVID-19 cases increases again in Malaysia, medical experts advised local residents to continue to take preventive measures such as wearing masks in crowded places and washing their hands regularly."
📣 Urgent Action Needed! 📣 Join me to ensure BC gov puts #PublicHealth in #BCBudget2024 :
✅ Renewed pandemic funding
✅ Indoor #CleanAir Act
✅ Building retrofit strategy
✅ PPE tax credit
✅ #LongCovid care
✅ Digital health solutions
Act now: https://donoharmbc.ca/budget2024-campaign/ #BCPoli #CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne
In der österreichischen Tageszeitung "Der Standard" gibt es heute einen wundervollen Artikel zu #CovidIsNotOver zu lesen.
Der Link ist eine Zusammenstellung des X-Threads von @rwittenbrink, damit ihr das alle gut lesen könnt. Darin enthalten ist aber auch die originale Bilddatei des Artikels.
🇺🇸US weekly COVID update: Nearly 200,000 new cases and sadly 1,305 deaths.
Delighted to announce the next lineup of Spoons, an entirely neurodivergent and disabled comedy lineup!
Reminder that this is a masked up event to ensure our audiences and acts stay safe!
#comedy #irishcomedy #Neurodivergence #dublingigs #CovidIsNotOver
Counties by pediatric ICU capacity (circle-hatched on map above*—counties with four or fewer PICU patients omitted):
⒈ Ada, ID ≥150%*
⒉ Monroe, NY—100%
⒊ Jefferson, TX—100%
⒋ Denton, TX—100%
⒌ Brazos, TX—100%
⒍ Pitt, NC—100%
⒎ Cameron, TX—100%
⒏ Potter, TX—100%
⒐ Spartanburg, SC—99%
⒑ Hamilton, TN—99%
* Current map omits counties w/ PICU patients but no staffed PICU beds.
🇺🇸 US: COVID cases in the US have risen 50% in 4 weeks.
Dr. Michael Hoerger of Tulane University, who has been modeling the spread of COVID-19 using the Biobot data, noted on Monday that levels of wastewater now correlate with approximately 886,000 daily infections, or an average of more than 6 million infections in just one week.
In Dr. Hoerger’s forecast, the figure for daily infections could reach 1.5 million during the Christmas break, when the next massive wave of travelers will take to the air or roads. He warns that in classrooms, lecture halls, restaurants, and other crowded indoor spaces, the chance of encountering someone actively infected with COVID-19 is essentially a flip of the coin.
With masking practically nonexistent and COVID vaccination rates abysmal, combined with the impacts of influenza, RSV, and other viral and bacterial pathogens, the impact on health systems could soon become catastrophic.
Counties by pediatric capacity (darkest counties on map above*—counties w/ 4 or fewer patients omitted):
⒈ Ada, ID ≥150%*
⒉ Raleigh, WV ≥150%*
⒊ St Clair, IL ≥150%*
⒋ Seminole, GA ≥150%
⒌ Lewis & Clark, MT ≥150%
⒍ Florence, SC ≥150%
⒎ Wicomico, MD—140%
⒏ Fairfax, VA—113%
⒐ Collier, FL—110%
* Current map omits counties with pediatric patients but no staffed peds beds.
How Long Does COVID Stay in Your System? By Korin Miller
Some 345 (+59) counties have pediatric care near or over capacity (≥ 90%).
Of 267 (-2) counties reporting any PICU capacity, near three in ten are near or over full.
So many places where there ain't enough staff for sick or injured kids to receive required care.
Normal COVID symptoms till day 5: delirious, seizure, encephalitis, induced coma 4wks, ICU 6wks, cardiac arrest, muscle deterioration, swelling, 8 fasciotomies, liver transplant, home 13 days after liver transplant. Six mo later #Covid again, kidney dialysis 3x/week
"He was 29 when this happened, the fittest person that I know in my life, the healthiest person I know in my life."
New CDC life expectancy data shows painfully slow rebound from covid
The post New CDC life expectancy data shows painfully slow rebound from covid appeared...the rebound in 2022, which the CDC had anticipated after studying death rates, regained less than half the years lost to the pandemic, the federal health agency reported.
CDC has finally put together a usable dashboard for COVID wastewater monitoring in the USA. This is the *best metric* we have for early community monitoring, after the Biden administration prematurely ended the emergency and Congress slashed COVID test funding.
Winter COVID surge is already among us, and the data reflects that. N95-class masks protect the wearer. Mask up and protect yourself, your family, and your community. #COVIDIsNotOver
Pediatric staffing never recovered to pre-omicron levels. Rather, over one in six pediatric beds reported May of 2022: now missing.
PICU Capacity Level (not shown): 74%.
Weekly average ~100 PICU beds were covid patients.
We're failing our kids. The emergency is over.
Capacity Level has been elevated since independence from the virus was declared three summers ago—as fewer & fewer professionals have been available to staff hospital beds.
Critical Staffing Level, already at 2021 levels, has been further elevated for near a year—with over one in nine reporting hospitals at critical shortage.
Can You Catch Covid Outside? Yes, You Can.
November 28, 2023
By Jessica Wildfire
“You wouldn’t attend an outdoor party where measles or smallpox was present. Covid is no different, especially now.”
ANY of the following can be the case:
• Mask wearers are immunocompromised.
• Mask wearers are sick.
• Mask wearers are caregivers of high risk people.
• Mask wearers know that #CovidVax is not enough to stop transmission.
• Mask wearers are healthy and want to STAY that way.
You, if you're smart.
NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO ARGUE DEMOCRAT v REPUBLICAN, PLEASE TAKE IT ELSEWHERE. Thanks.
*edited, My (wholly unscientific) poll ⬆️ just closed. It looks like *some* people come out of a 2nd or 3rd infection ok but about 2x as many do not. (Ofc some ppl didn't make it thru 1st infection unscathed.) Confirms what research shows...
Thus it is *utterly 🍌🍌* that much of the media & institutional narrative is that we've licked this thing and it's NBD now.
I can feel myself tensing up as we enter another surge or wave or whatever we want to call this now
If you're feeling left behind in Year 4 of this pandemic, and you need any connection to anyone who is #stillCOVIDing, that would be us. Join us virtually, dance wherever you are, enjoy the camaraderie and we will all keep on keeping on. #StayUpAllThing #StayUpTuneInPhooleOut #CovidIsNotOver #COVID19 #OnlineParty #StayHomeStaySafe
After 16 weeks, CDC yet again has thrown up its hands for more than half of all HHS regions.
Eris dot6 child HV.1 at ~¼–⅓ share in all tracked regions, w/ Hyperion-2 kid EG.5 another ⅛–⅕ share.
Omicron-2 kid Pirola 2.86 already over ⅛ share in NY/NJ, nearing ⅒ in Mid-Atlantic.
[See toot above for variants CDC map color key & links to sources for charts.]
Does it make sense to still worry about long COVID? By Jason Murphy
"With mask-wearing and social distancing long forgotten by most, is there a danger we're sleepwalking into disaster?"
Third week of Eris EG.5.1 wave, holiday-delayed CDC Nowcast adds Omicron-2 kid Pirola BA.2.86 and Arcturus dot6 kid JF.1; with Eris dot6 child HV.1 now over ³⁄₁₀ of CDC samples.
For 2-wk GISAID sequences, Eris EG.5.1 fam at ½ share, with HV.1 already over ¼ share. Arcturus XBB.1.16 family below ⅕.
Well the after-Thanksgiving covid bump is really here.
My 89 y/o father got covid...likely from my sister's boyfriend...who got it from my sister.
One of my son's profs has cancelled classes for the week. He has it.
The numbers in my zip code are not reported today. But last week they were up to more than half of omicron peak.
I don't know about hospitalizations because who even reports that any more by state.
NCHS estimates of #LongCovid—based on Household Pulse Survey—provide for volatile projections.
Census Bureau latest updated early Nov—still no word on next release date.
As more and more folk experience Long Covid, fewer & fewer have been staffing our hospitals.
[This is first toot of a weekly thread, updated daily, providing various dataviz of ongoing #pandemic.]
Emailed a person last week and got an automated OOO message saying they were on holiday and wouldn't be back till today. No problem.
Today I got a reply to my email, so I sent a response back to them. And got this automated message: "Hello, I am out sick this week."
Listening to the old dudes on the Alaska Morning Net talk about their mysterious "flu" and suggesting they should get a refund on their flu shot and ... I just can't. It's COVID, guys.
And their friend who's in the hospital for a low O2 saturation and they have no idea what's wrong with him... it's COVID, guys.
#HamRadio #AmateurRadio #TransHams #COVIDisNotOver
"Reinfection has been shown to increase the cumulative risk of death, hospitalization, and sequelae in multiple organ systems in both the acute and postacute phase. This shows the immune system is not protective enough to limit damage by further COVID-19 infections or other infections, even after vaccination. This is a serious issue if we are continually reinfected before the immune system recovers each time."
COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in Canada in 2022, according to data released by Statistics Canada today.
“The number of COVID-19 deaths increased from 14,466 in 2021 to 19,716 in 2022, the highest number of such deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.”
For the third year in a row, life expectancy dropped.
Well over 100 scientific articles describe immune system damage caused by COVID. This provides a direct causal scientific explanation of unprecedented outbreaks of many other diseases.
The "normalization" narrative is casting around for speculative explanations. Ignore them.
Summary and Resource: COVID-19 and Immune Dysregulation, a Summary and Resource