Wie viele Menschen in Deutschland waren noch nicht infiziert? Eine Studie wurde im Deutschen Ärzteblatt veröffentlicht. Man versandte einen Fragebogen und Bluttests. Von mehr als 15.000 Personen gab es Rückmeldungen.Dabei fand man in etwa 45 % Antikörper gegen das N-Antigen.
Damit hätten vor einem Jahr mehr als 50% der Bevölkerung noch keinen Kontakt zu #SARS-CoV-2 gehabt.
“Some research suggests #SARS-CoV-2 may also result in immune dysfunction after the infection, which may explain the unexpected rise of other infections, including streptococcal #infections and Mycoplasma, since the #pandemic.”
Erm….’most’. Not ‘some’.
"SARS (2003, not 2019) coronavirus was most possible to have spread via the combined long-range airborne and fomite routes, and that the fomite route played a non-negligible role in the transmission."
In brief: not much by fomite.
En el diagnóstico mediante las pruebas de antígeno de #SARS-CoV2 nos encontramos aquí:
"Múltiples pruebas rápidas de antígenos de uso común ahora tienen sensibilidades de diagnóstico inferiores al 30% para personas previamente vacunadas o infectadas, con sensibilidad aún más bajas en las primeras 48 horas de la infección".
Forscher der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG) haben in Kooperation mit der Universität Münster die Reaktionen des Immunsystems nach dreifacher #SARS-CoV-2-Impfung untersucht und anschließend mit den #Immunreaktion|en der Studienteilnehmer verglichen, die trotz der Impfung an Corona erkrankten. Veröffentlicht in der renommierten Fachzeitschrift „Journal of Medical Virology“. https://idw-online.de/de/news824210
The Tyee: A Lot of Deer Carry COVID. Should That Worry People? https://thetyee.ca/News/2023/11/17/Deer-Carry-COVID/ #bcnews #TheTyee - via @email@example.com #NextGenCenterforInfluenzaandEmergingInfectiousDiseases #EmergingandPandemicInfectionsConsortium #AnimalandPlantHealthInspectionService #NatureCommunicationsjournal #SARS-CoV-2white-taileddeer #USDepartmentofAgriculture #COVIDhumandeerspillover #COVIDdeerNewYorkstate #Dr.Xiu-Feng(Henry)Wan #Alphavariantdeer #Deltavariantdeer #zoonoticdiseases
What you need to know
Warum wird/wurde in #Deutschland nicht geforscht?
@AuswaertigesAmt könnt ihr das global untersuchen lassen? Unsere Gesundheitspolitker:innen haben offenbar? nicht den Mut und die Haltung! 😠
But the world should know!
What you need to know
Animal-to-human infections could cause 12 times more deaths by 2050, study says
"Long-COVID-Streitgespräch: „Diese Erkrankung muss ganz neu gedacht werden“ Der Psychosomatiker Peter Henningsen und der Kardiologe Bernhard Schieffer diskutieren über die Frage:
Hat Long-Covid organische oder psychische Ursachen?
New analysis of flawed Cochrane review https://t.co/qCvbsavBF2 https://substack.com/@erictopol/note/c-42818157?r=ab81u&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=notes-share-action
The #lungs were once at the forefront of #SARS-Cov-2 research, but as reports of #organ failure and other serious complications poured in, scientists set out to discover how and why the #respiratory virus was causing serious damage to the body’s major organs, including the lungs.
#Covid #Medical #sflorg
A novel device developed by Tokyo Tech researchers in a new study utilizes #ions and an electric field to effectively capture #infectious droplets and aerosols, while letting light and sound pass through to allow communication.
#Covid #SARS #Technology #Virology #sflorg
The #genome of the #SARS-CoV-2 #virus encodes 29 proteins, one of which is an ion channel called E. This channel, which transports protons and calcium ions, induces infected cells to launch an inflammatory response that damages tissues and contributes to the symptoms of Covid-19.
#Covid #Chemistry #Pharmaceutical #Medical #Virology #sflorg
Noch einmal! Es gibt keine plausiblen Grund, der dagegen spricht, Maske zu tragen https://www.dmz-news.eu/2022/12/07/es-gibt-keine-plausiblen-grund-der-dagegen-spricht-maske-zu-tragen/ #Covid #Covid19 #Covid_19 #SARSCoV2 #SARS2 #Corona #CovidIsNotOver #LongCovid #PostCovid #Pandemie #Studie #DMZ #Impfung #Impfstoff #MECFS #SARS #MAske #MaskeSchützt
Pirola-Variante des Coronavirus breitet sich im Vereinigten Königreich rasant aus: Experten warnen vor dem "Goldilocks-Effekt" https://www.dmz-news.eu/2023/10/10/pirola-variante-des-coronavirus-breitet-sich-im-vereinigten-k%C3%B6nigreich-rasant-aus-experten-warnen-vor-dem-goldilocks-effekt/ #Covid #Covid19 #Covid_19 #SARSCoV2 #SARS2 #Corona #CovidIsNotOver #LongCovid #PostCovid #Pandemie #Studie #DMZ #Impfung #Impfstoff #MECFS #SARS
Langzeitfolgen von SARS-Überlebenden: 18-jährige Studie liefert Einsichten https://www.dmz-news.eu/2023/10/09/langzeitfolgen-von-sars-%C3%BCberlebenden-18-j%C3%A4hrige-studie-liefert-einsichten/ #Covid #Covid19 #Covid_19 #SARSCoV2 #SARS2 #Corona #CovidIsNotOver #LongCovid #PostCovid #Pandemie #Studie #DMZ #Impfung #Impfstoff #MECFS #SARS
A new study has found that people differ in how vulnerable they are to different mutations in emerging variants of #SARS-CoV-2. This is because the variant of SARS-CoV-2 a person was first exposed to determines how well their #immune system responds to different parts of the #virus, and how protected they are against other #variants.
#Virology #Covid #sflorg
This year's list of MacArthur “genius grants” ($800,000 over five years) is out, and I'm delighted to see that Linsey Marr made the cut. Marr is the aerosol-scientist-cum-medical-researcher who has been instrumental in finally awakening the public health establishment — including the WHO — to the simple fact that some pathogens spread via aerosols, and that SARS-CoV-2 is among that number. The establishment's aerosol blindness stretches back over more than half a century.
“Linsey Marr, 48, Blacksburg, Virginia, an environmental engineer who studies air quality and how viruses are transmitted through the air to inform and improve public health guidance.”
[ note added 20:15 CDT] NPR's Goats and Soda has an interview with Marr.
Die Messungen der Viruslast im Abwasser sind besonders wertvoll, weil sie unabhängig von eher unzuverlässigen und lückenhaften Meldezahlen Rückschlüsse zulassen auf die Verbreitung des Virus in der Bevölkerung.
No matter if we assume #WetMarketFever aka. #SARS from #Pangolins or believe in some shitty lab leak, the results are the same and even if the #WHO wasn't constantly bootlicking #Xi we'd not see their inspectors getting unvetted and transparent access to investigate either...
#SARS-CoV-2 infection induces DNA damage, through CHK1 degradation and impaired 53BP1 recruitment, and cellular senescence | Nature Cell Biology
'We propose that SARS-CoV-2, by boosting ribonucleoside triphosphate levels to promote its replication at the expense of dNTPs and by hijacking damage-induced long non-coding RNAs’ biology, threatens genome integrity and causes altered DNA damage response activation, induction of inflammation and cellular senescence."
*TITLE: Photobiomodulation for Long COVID (Get Some Sun)
Okay all -- It's early days for figuring out how to help people with
That said, a bit of promising research is starting to surface.
I'm taking the unusual step of emailing EVERYONE because at this point
many of you with anxiety and depression symptoms may have some Long
COVID (brain fog, sleep issues, the depression or anxiety itself!).
A good write-up about what Long COVID is can be found here. Yes, you
can had a trivial case of COVID-19 and still get Long COVID symptoms for
days, weeks, months, or years. Some cases of it are somewhat "mild":
*The bottom-line of the video is right at the end. For long COVID:
-- Get outside one hour per day.
-- May cover up if sensitive to sun (near UV rays will get through
-- Best if in nature (surrounded by green)
-- Do not look directly at sun (duh)
-- May wear a hat (near UV rays will get through clothing anyway)
-- Sitting in a sunny window no longer good enough (most glass now has
to be certified to block the rays we want)
He also promises to talk about how intermittent fasting may help in a
Roger Seheult, MD is the co-founder and lead professor at
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical
Care, and Sleep Medicine and an Associate Professor at the University of
California, Riverside School of Medicine. He is also an ER doctor.
Before the pandemic, MedCram mainly seemed to be training for doctors to
pass exams. Since the start of COVID, Dr. Seheult has done occasional
more accessible videos for the general public on COVID-related topics.
To actually understand why something this simple may help -- and listen
to some research, please watch:
*Photobiomodulation for Long COVID (Get Some Sun)**
*Show Notes and Research Links:**
(This video was recorded on August 27th, 2023)
LINKS / REFERENCES:
The NIH has poured $1 billion into long Covid research — with little to
show for it (STAT) |
Debunking the False Claim That COVID Death Counts Are Inflated
(Scientific American) |
Associations of Outdoor Temperature, Bright Sunlight, and
Cardiometabolic Traits in Two European Population-Based Cohorts (JCEM) |
Photobiomodulation Improves Serum Cytokine Response in Mild to Moderate
COVID-19: The First Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Pilot
Study (Frontiers) |
A case of COVID-encephalopathy imaged with fMRI and treated with near
infrared light (Brain Stimulation) |
Use of either transcranial or whole-body photobiomodulation treatments
improves COVID-19 brain fog (Journal of Biophotonics) |
Light spectrum in nanometer (ResearchGate) |
Melatonin and the Optics of the Human Body (Melatonin Research) |
Ultraviolet A radiation and COVID-19 deaths in the USAwith replication
studies in England and Italy (BJD) |
Sunlight: Optimize Health and Immunity (MedCram) |
The Case for Sunlight in COVID 19 Patients: Oxidative Stress (MedCram) |
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We could've gotten rid of this shit if we took it as serious as said #SARS infection it really is.
Instead assholed destroyed the few pandemic and epidemic protections that were codified.
And I've completely run out of spoons at this point!
Larry Kramer: He's voicing what I feel nowadays, because we're at exactly the same point.
There is no cure and there will be no cure for the damage that the virus does in the 500 to 700 days until it is cleared. That's what we call "long covid" (10% chance per infection). Multiply that by every infection you get.
Makes sense since we already know of dozens of other species infected with CoV-19
It's not as if governments and public health are going to push it either.
I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine and need to see an allergist two weeks before a shot to get several shots of monoclonal antibodies to prevent a bad reaction (not life-threatening so far). And then get the vaccine in an allergy clinic in a hospital. It's a pain. Can't wait for the new one.
Meanwhile, my friends whine about having to walk into a pharmacy and get jabbed. "Again?" My eyes are rolling out of my head. I just don't understand.
It's so distressing. Talked on the phone with a close friend, our friendship decades old, who is sick. She never got the Covid vaccine, refuses to, and had a devastating case of #Delta a couple of years ago. She's obese with co-morbidities and over 65. She refuses to wear a mask.
I asked her if she took a Covid test. She insisted it was not Covid as the woman she got it from went to the doctor and the doc simply told her it was 'some virus'. So, she didn't even test.
She says she's really tired and when she's active it sets her back. She is wandering around without a mask. Tomorrow she's going to some church function and will be passing around her little gift.
I've stopped talking Covid with her because it's pointless. Still, it's distressing. We haven't seen each other since mask mandates were repealed here. She refuses to wear a mask, even for me (still working on that).
It occurred to me that she doesn't want to hear about Covid anymore. To her it's over. I realised that Covid interferes with what she wants to do- it's that simple.
So, the mere thought of Covid is inimical to her. The idea that it still exists, the enemy. No, wait, the fact that I would mention it as a possibility is the enemy. It's as if uttering the word is to be the bearer of bad news, to despoil, to inject darkness. She recoils.
I don't get it. It just makes me want to cry. This is the world now. Full of despair.
New SARS-CoV-2 variant gains dominance in US amid mild summer COVID wave - Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel)
For a fourth consec... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1959483 #hospitalizations #testpositivity #seasonality #sars-cov-2 #subvariant #wastewater #covid-19 #pandemic #vaccines #omicron #health #deaths #summer #cdc #fda
From @marynmck (ex X'site)
"Been working on this a few weeks: ProMED, the early-warning community that alerted the world to #Covid and #SARS, is in jeopardy. Behind funding trouble and staff anger, there's a deeper question: What's the value of human-curated intel in an AI world?"
do you like niche community drama?
do you like getting mad over public goods seemingly being ruined by people who won't comment when asked about their actions?
read about the site where @HelenBranswell, the first US journo to write about Covid, found out about Covid:
Team of scientists have obtained six antibodies that could neutralize multiple coronaviruses, including #COVID19, its variants Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron, the original #SARS virus, along with multiple other reservoir animal coronaviruses.
Robert Zangerle über Normalität, Viren und Covid-19:
#covid #covid19 #covid19at #normal #normalität #nerz #schwein #ebola #dengue #hiv #rabies #influenza #sars-cov-2 #h1h1 #schwein #nerz #fleischindustrie #pelzindustrie #epidemiologie #mittelstand #mitte #ungleichheit #benachteiligung #schweinegrippe #monokultur #spillover #seuchenkolumne #zangerle
From 13 Jul: A third of US deer have had COVID—and they infected humans at least 3 times - EnlargeRaymond Gehman / Getty Images People in the US transmitted the pandemic ... https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/07/a-third-of-us-deer-have-had-covid-and-they-infected-humans-at-least-3-times/ #covid-19 #deer #evolution #genetic-sequencing #health #infectious-disease #one-health #pandemic #public-health #reservior #sars-cov-2 #science #usda #variants #virus #white-tailed-deer
A third of US deer have had COVID—and they infected humans at least 3 times - Enlarge (credit: Raymond Gehman / Getty Images)
People in the ... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1953643 #geneticsequencing #infectiousdisease #white-taileddeer #publichealth #sars-cov-2 #evolution #onehealth #reservior #covid-19 #pandemic #variants #science #health #virus #deer #usda
➡️“Aerosols with BA.5.2 strain released by patients could suspend in ambient air up to 1 h 39 min and still be contagious”
➡️Aerosols with viruses can spread over a relatively long distance and stay in ambient air for a long time in a less enclosed space
➡️Important that “aerosol suspension time be considered when identifying and tracing close contact in outbreak investigations”
With today’s #Omicron XBB* lineages and its transmissibility, this will remain a transmission route worthy of our ongoing attention!
"the irresponsible conspiracy-mongering of the press. Newspapers and cable news shows have long treated the lab-leak and zoonosis theories as somehow equivalent, often by asserting that both suffer from lack of evidence. That’s grossly misleading. There is no evidence for a lab leak"
Considering that most of the #cells in our #bodies are #bacteria and other #microbes, and how dependent #humans are (and vulnerable to) in so many ways on the existence of these microbes, it's an arrogance born of ignorance that humans believe we're the dominant #organism on #Earth.
Da die Informationsflut mittlerweile kaum noch zu bewältigen ist und die meisten Social Media-Plattformen das Wiederfinden erschweren, habe ich ein kleines Projekt gestartet, um Infos zu kategorisieren und durchsuchbar zu machen: https://covidisnotover.info
"Failure to grasp the true nature of Omicron limits our comprehension of the past three years and might impede our future response."
John Snow Project Editorial
#20yrsago Chinese state sends 20m SMS messages to crush #SARS rumor https://web.archive.org/web/20030618180119/http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,928906,00.html
#20yrsago Found poetry from #Rumsfeld’s speeches https://web.archive.org/web/20030415133226/http://slate.msn.com/id/2081042/
#20yrsago OS X floppy disk RAID https://web.archive.org/web/20030601111810/http://ohlssonvox.8k.com/fdd_raid.htm
#15yrsago Best practices for water imbibing: “Just drink when you’re thirsty” https://www.npr.org/2008/04/03/89323934/five-myths-about-drinking-water
#20yrsago #SARS: The Mystery Illness https://web.archive.org/web/20030408021713/http://www.cbc.ca/news/sars/
#20yrsago Facts don’t violate trademarks https://web.archive.org/web/20030803080408/https://www.eff.org/IP/20030328_taxes-com_pr.php
#15yrsago Cartoon explains the difference between causality and covariation https://appliedabstractions.com/2008/03/29/covariation-and-causality/
Advances in developing ACE2 derivatives against #SARS-CoV-2
A review of current approaches to develop ACE2 competitors to bind the virus and inhibit its entry into cells.
New (as yet unpublished) potential evidence that #SARS-#CoV-2 was found in #raccoon #dogs (canids) in the #Huanan #Market in late-2019. Specifically, viral and raccoon dog #DNA in #swabs presumably taken at the time from a stall known to house those animals.
-lots of DNA mixing together in a market.
#COVID 🦠 🧬
#20yrsago New Mexico bill upholds Constitution, spits in Feds’ eye https://web.archive.org/web/20030313063731/http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03 Regular/memorials/house/HJM040.html
#15yrsago Scotland Yard wants DNA samples from 5-year-olds in case they grow up to be criminals; Oyster card records to become part of “war on terror” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/mar/16/youthjustice.children
I specialize in failure mode & effects analysis professionally.
Naturally, I figured we would learn from past mistakes. Wow, thought I, this has happened before! Surely we have learned the lessons & are ready for this time around?
I read the SARS Royal Commission report that my tax dollars had paid for. Cover to cover.
*urp. Oh oh.
WHO “deeply frustrated” by lack of US transparency on COVID origin data - Enlarge / WHO's COVID-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, looks on d... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1921706 #worldhealthorganization #covidorigins #publichealth #sars-cov-2 #covid-19 #pandemic #science #lableak #doe #who #us
When I saw that it was a coronavirus I was immediately fearful, because I knew about the statistics for #MERS-CoV. One in four victims was diagnosed with insanity.
This excellent video was made by @johnsnowproject for Australia, but it applies to the whole world right now.
And it's not just deaths but Long Covid that we need to prevent.
Covid is causing huge numbers of people to be permanently damaged and disabled, far more than flu or everyday germs. The more often you have it, the more likely you are to get Long Covid.
"Living with covid" is like "living with global warming", it's a horrifying option that is only promoted because corporations don't want to take any short term hits to their profits.
Here's what we could do right now:
-High quality masks (FFP2/3, N95/99 etc)
-Better ventilation with open windows and HEPA filters
-Tests for anyone who wants one
-Legal protection for ill people to take time off work without loss of pay
-New air cleaning techniques like UV
-Develop vaccines that prevent infection in the first place, for example intranasal looks promising
There is 0 evidence that Covid-19 is mild.
Short term, ignoring it does boost the economy. Long term, it will destroy the economy. Anyone pushing to ignore it is looking to cash out quickly at the price of harming people.
Note that mild symptoms ≠ mild infection
Covid 19 is a vascular infection - when the symptoms are awful, it means it infected your lungs/respiratory tract heavily. That system has obvious symptoms of infection, so it's "bad".
Only one other organ has major symptoms of infection that relate to breathing - your blood. If your blood is infected, it loses capacity to carry oxygen, so breathing becomes more difficult.
Another organ, there are obvious symptoms of infection - you can lose your sense of taste and smell, experience fatigue, have trouble remembering things, feel like you're in a fog - that's a brain infection.
But other organs, Covid-19 can damage them, and you're unlikely to experience any symptoms, until they're damaged to the point they struggle to do their jobs. Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas, Intestines, Stomach, Bowels... the only symptoms are THEY STOP WORKING.
Every infection has potential to create new variants, which are less likely to be stopped by vaccines. Because it attacks your immune system, each infection makes you less protected from Covid, and everything else. Cold and Flu are worse after Covid. You're now immune compromised.
So no, Covid-19, a SARS virus (sort of true, SARS is Severe Acute *Respiratory* Syndrome, and Covid-19 isn't a respiratory virus, it's vascular... the most severe visible symptoms are when it infects the respiratory system, but visible ≠ most severe at all) key is SEVERE.
Get vaccinated, and wear a mask - the two mitigations that, when combined, give you a shot at not getting infected, and not doing severe damage to your body, and even if it doesn't kill you, shortening your lifespan. Remember the whole "every cigarette takes a day off your life"?
Well, every covid infection takes years off your life - and damage is cumulative. Each infection does more damage, and shortens your potential lifespan more than the last, also increasing the odds of long term disability and dysfunction.
SARS-CoV2-19 isn't a joke. And where it came from, who's responsible, is not relevant to anything when it comes to the effects the disease has on your body, it's going to keep doing its thing and killing/disabling people until we stop acting like it's no big deal.
"... community of #SARS-CoV-2 variant spotters, started noticing peculiar patterns in #sequencing data from around the world: a number of #lineages carried many more mutations than their nearest relatives. Most of the #genetic changes were of the type induced by #molnupiravir."
"A woman in Washington state is facing electronic home monitoring and possible jail time after spending the past year willfully violating multiple court orders to have her active, #contagious case of #tuberculosis treated and to stay in isolation while doing so."
But it's fine to have #SARS-CoV-2 spreaders out and about everywhere.
“Compared to… #PCR (RT-PCR), samples from nasal or throat swabs each detected 64.5% of #SARS-CoV-2 cases; however, combining the contributions of each swab increased the positive percent agreement (PPA) with RT-PCR to 88.7%.”
Practical, first-hand suggestion if using a combined single swab: Nose first, then throat. The part of the throat you should be swabbing is not where your tastebuds are, whereas there’s a good chance that the back of your throat smells terrible.
Swabbing both the nose and the throat improves the accuracy of #COVID rapid tests:
“… combining the results of nasal and throat swabs or using a combined single swab… resulted in increased detection of #SARS-CoV-2 using a rapid antigen test, in an asymptomatic population. Importantly, no false positives were detected…”
The virus that causes the disease, #SARS-CoV-2, can infect a wide and growing range of animals, both captive and wild.
So far, the virus has been detected in more than a hundred domestic #cats and #dogs, as well as captive #tigers, #lions, #gorillas, snow #leopards, #otters, and spotted #hyenas.
Uh huh 🤔 looks like #SARS is not over either…
Long-SARS is a thing:
“They’re still, after 10 years, experiencing problems. Issues such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, shortness of breath and some newly developing problems such as neuropathy, numbness in the feet and hands,” she said.
"This chart shows the #SARS-CoV-2 virus concentration present in samples of #wastewater taken from across the #US. The level of #virus in wastewater is a leading indicator, meaning it precedes the change in clinical case counts or #hospitalizations."
When I read about this methodology on #AAAS from a scientist in #NewZealand, regarding some other disease,in early 2020,I thought: this must catch on soon globally.
I can't believe that in the 4th year of the #Pandemic, it still hasn't.
"Temba, his hands washed!" = "Let's hang out, I washed my hands!" Means well, but misinformed about how #SARS-CoV-2 spreads.
"Darmok and Jalad at 2 metres" = "Even if we don't die right away, #COVID infection leaves us more vulnerable to other diseases (no matter if you 'eat well and exercise'). Physical distance, especially if one may be sick (even if 'feeling fine' after an exposure), is a precaution we can take (along with others, e.g. masks) to protect ourselves from this common danger."