50 Pics That Illustrate Why America Is #1 When It Comes To Coronavirus Cases
btw Rev 13:16-18 says this. 666 is an aramaic gematria that gives the numerical value of "Nero Caesar" (alap=1, bet=2, gamal=3, etc), so adding up the values of its letters gives 666, making emperor nero the antichrist. I have no idea what this has to do with COVID-19, I doubt those people do either:
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.22 Reasons Why America Is #1 In The World When It Comes To The Coronavirushttps://www.buzzfeed...rld-coronavirus
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs due to COVID-19https://www.nanaimob...ue-to-covid-19/
SALT LAKE CITY - An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis--in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses--is part of an immune response that becomes increasingly hyperactive in people on ventilators and people who die from the disease.
A team led by University of Utah Health and PEEL Therapeutics, in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Weill Cornell Medicine, report the findings in a new study published in the journal, Blood.
"This study tells us about a potential mechanism for lung injury in COVID-19 that had not previously been recognized as a possible target for treatment," says Elizabeth Middleton, M.D., the study's first author and a critical care specialist at U of U Health.
The investigation also reports that a naturally occurring protein--originally found in umbilical cord blood--quiets this NET immune response in laboratory experiments, potentially opening new avenues for treatment.
LA JOLLA--A new study from researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) shows that even the sickest COVID-19 patients produce T cells that help fight the virus. The study offers further evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine will need to elicit T cells to work alongside antibodies.
The research, published June 26, 2020 in Science Immunology, also reveals that both Dutch and American patients have similar responses to the virus. "This is key to understanding how the immune response fights the virus," says LJI Professor Alessandro Sette, Dr. Biol. Sci., who co-led the study with Erasmus MC Virologist Rory de Vries, Ph.D. "You want vaccine approaches to be grounded in observations from rather diverse settings to ensure that the results are generally applicable."
Scientists have new evidence that overactive neutrophils--a common type of circulating immune cell--may drive the life-threatening blood clots and inflammation that occur in some patients with COVID-19. High levels of the sticky, pathogen-trapping webs produced by the cells were associated with the most severe cases of COVID-19 in a study reported online in the journal Blood.
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are a type of defense that the immune system deploys against certain pathogens--webs of DNA and toxins that ensnare and destroy viruses and bacteria. When too many of these NETs accumulate during a persistent infection, they can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, which leads many patients with COVID-19 to require intensive care.
Face coverings made from layered cotton fabric likely slow the spread of COVID-19 better than syntheticshttps://phys.org/new...synthetics.html
No side effects seen for COVID-19 vaccine volunteers, says top Moscow medical universityhttps://tass.com/science/1173303
Two U.S. research groups have reported finding nearly 300 cases of an alarming apparent side effect of Covid-19 in children, a condition called multisystem inflammation syndrome, or MIS-Chttps://www.statnews...n-covid19-misc/
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased and broadened inequality in psychological distress in the UKhttps://voxeu.org/ar...cal-distress-uk
Inovio claims positive results on Covid-19 vaccine but critical data are missinghttps://www.statnews...ta-are-missing/
Scientists link risk of COVID-19 infection to genetic predispositionhttps://tass.com/science/1173199
40% of virus carriers in Italian town show no symptoms: studyhttps://medicalxpres...n-symptoms.html
Air conditioning may be factor in COVID-19 spread in the Southhttps://medicalxpres...ovid-south.html
On Monday, Houston mayor Sylvester Turner announced the first three additions to the city’s “Wall of Shame,” a collection of businesses that aren’t following the guidelines implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19https://houston.eate...ylvester-turner
‘Oregon Businesses Will Not Be Able to Stay Open’ If COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb
The governor’s office predicts that Fourth of July and summer harvest will put Oregonians at riskhttps://pdx.eater.co...osing-potential
Researchers found that among nearly 38,000 patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 at Johns Hopkins Health System, 16% were positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
That figure was much higher -- almost 43% -- among Hispanic patients, according to findings published online June 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.https://www.webmd.co...ard-by-covid-19
Nearly half of new COVID-19 cases in U.S. Louisiana among people under 30http://www.ecns.cn/n...xc0873770.shtml
SEE? LIFTING THE LOCKDOWN IS NO BETTER FOR THE ECONOMY
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States is threatening to derail the nascent economic recovery as many states have either paused or partially reversed their staged re-openings, economists and officials have warned.
"Economic activity in states with the most significant increases in cases in recent days, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, appears to be rolling over," Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, wrote Monday in an analysis.
"It is increasingly clear that many governors reopened their states too quickly, reigniting the virus and hurting their economies," Zandi wrote, adding containing the virus and supporting the economy are not mutually exclusive.
The bulk of the increase in U.S. COVID-19 infections has been in the South and West, with California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas accounting for the bulk of the increase, according to Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group.
"Some increase in COVID-19 cases was expected as the economy reopened and testing continued to ramp up. The rise in infections, however, has been greater than can be explained by testing alone," the Economics Group wrote Friday in a report, noting many states and metro areas have either paused or partially reversed their staged re-openings, which will weigh on economic growth this summer.
A number of Federal Reserve officials have also warned that the U.S. economy is expected to grow more slowly than people had hoped months ago as the country cannot stop the community spread of COVID-19.
"My forecast assumes growth is held back by the response to intermittent localized outbreaks -- which might be made worse by the faster-than-expected reopenings," Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said last week, expecting the U.S. economy unlikely to return to its pre-pandemic level of output until late in 2022.
"So even after three years, my projected recovery places us below where the economy would have been had the virus not occurred. Unfortunately, I think some previously expected trend growth has been permanently lost," he said.
Eric Rosengren, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, estimated that U.S. unemployment rate will remain in double digits by the end of this year as efforts to contain COVID-19 so far have not been particularly successful in the country.
"This lack of containment could ultimately lead to a need for more prolonged shut-downs, which result in reduced consumption and investment, and higher unemployment," Rosengren said earlier this month, adding the economic rebound in the second half of the year is likely to be less than what was hoped for at the outset of the pandemic.
Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in US Troops Emerges at Kuwaiti Air Basehttps://www.military...i-air-base.html
Shell Warns Of Massive $22 Billion Write Down After Oil Crashhttps://oilprice.com...-Oil-Crash.html
Michele Bachmann Blames Trump Administration Middle East Peace Plan for COVID-19, Civil Unresthttps://www.rightwin...9-civil-unrest/
Victoria locks down 36 Melbourne suburbs to try to control COVID-19 spikehttps://theconversat...19-spike-141707
After six days, she tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel virus. Her treatment began shortly, followed by self isolation.
"I used to cough so much the entire building could hear me, but there was nothing we could do. It was as if my bones cracked whenever I coughed," she said.
"I isolated myself at home for 22 days and lived there all by myself.
"You do not have energy to eat your food. I was not able even to recognize the smell of a lemon," she said. "The pain was so severe that I was not able to raise my hands to my head..."
Despite testing negative for the virus twice, doctors suggested that she stays at home unless necessary.
Also, health professionals told her the traces of the disease were still visible in her lungs and they would not disappear for at least half a year.
To people complaining about having to wear a mask, she said: "Had I known, I'd have worn 10 masks all at once."
Greece to Open Land Border With Turkey as Countries Exit COVID-19 Lockdown Amid Simmering Tensionshttps://sputniknews....ering-tensions/
But Asturias is still above the US, Brazil, and Russia in terms of per capita mortality.
So how did a region in one of the countries most devastated by the pandemic manage to get rid of new contagions for now?
To begin with, Spain underwent one of the strictest lockdowns in the western world. For several weeks, residents across the country were confined to their homes and not even allowed to exercise outdoors, as in most other countries.
The lockdown in Spain was strictly controlled, with authorities issuing around 20,000 steep fines and 100 arrests in Asturias during the state of alarm that ran from March 14 until June 21, according to local newspaper El Comercio.
Masks still remain mandatory in all situations where 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) of distance cannot be maintained between people.
Across the country, cases declined dramatically, although they have begun to inch up again since the lockdown ended – and over 1,900 cases were detected in the last two weeks nationwide.
Experts say other factors that have set Asturias apart, besides its geography and world-class testing driven by one of the country’s best microbiology labs, as well as its well-coordinated, well-funded public system and individual precautions.
MUMBAI: The Indian government will extend a free foodgrain distribution scheme for 800 million people amid the ongoing pandemic until the end of Novemberhttps://www.channeln...ttling-12886696
Israel reports highest daily rise in virus cases in months
Since midnight, 714 new cases of the pathogen were confirmed, the third-highest daily tally since the onset of the pandemic in Israelhttps://www.ynetnews...icle/SkU11t8d08
Uzbekistan imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise againhttps://www.channeln...-cases-12885912
New coronavirus wave hits Kazakhstan, president sayshttps://tass.com/world/1172903
Nearly 40 Russian diplomats contract coronavirus, one dies, Lavrov sayshttps://tass.com/society/1172811سوريا.. 10 إصابات جديدة بفيروس كورونا ما يرفع عدد الإصابات المسجلة إلى 279 إصابة
syria has 10 new cases, bringing their grand total to a whopping 279https://arabic.rt.co...-إلى-279-إصابة/
At just 25-years-old, nurse Soror Al-Husseini is leading the fight to beat the coronavirus pandemic in Mosul, with the northern Iraqi city's health system yet to recover more than three years after the Islamic State's brutal rule.
A nine-month long battle waged by Iraqi security forces and a US-led coalition to oust IS took a devastating toll on Mosul, with nine out of 13 hospitals in the city severely damaged. The city's healthcare system was all but destroyed and many hospitals still lack medical equipment.
In the aftermath, residents of Iraq's second largest city were virtually left alone to rebuild their ruined homes, receiving little support from either local or central government authorities. Amid these huge challenges, Maslawi youths like Al-Husseini are leading the charge.
As the pandemic swept across the city, she requested a transfer to work in Al-Shifa hospital in eastern Mosul, where the city's Covid-19 patients are being treated.
Suspected case of bubonic plague reported in western Mongoliahttp://www.ecns.cn/n...xc0873969.shtml
Venezuela Tightens Quarantine in COVID-19 Hotspots amid Record Daily Case Count
Thirty percent of the country returns to total lockdown as the national tally increases to 5,530https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/1494
Iraq: Virus deaths near 2,000, cases close to 50,000
Health Ministry reports over 100 fatalities, more than 1,950 new COVID-19 caseshttps://www.aa.com.t...-50-000/1894965
The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming months, as the pandemic had already infected more than 10 million people worldwide, including nearly 500,000 deaths.
"The critical question that all countries will face in the coming months is how to live with this virus. That is the new normal," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a daily press briefing.
He added that although many countries have made some progress against the COVID-19, the pandemic is speeding up globally.
According to the latest WHO numbers, as of 3:15 p.m. CEST (1315 GMT) on Monday, the total infected population worldwide had reached 10,021,401, including 499,913 deaths.
"Six months ago, none of us could have imagined how our world -- and our lives -- would be thrown into turmoil by this new virus," the WHO chief said.
"The pandemic has brought out the best and the worst of humanity," he continued. "All over the world, we have seen heartwarming acts of resilience, inventiveness, solidarity, and kindness. But we have also seen concerning signs of stigma, misinformation and the politicization of the pandemic."
Int'l airlines resuming flights to China amid relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on aviationhttp://www.ecns.cn/n...xc0873898.shtml