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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Quote from: flybynight on February 13, 2022, 10:33:34 AM

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Thanks. I immediately went to check my supply of turmeric and finding I was well supplied did cursory research on how to make the tea (put in in water/let it steep), how much to use and pros & cons re medications and various health conditions. Looks like none of mine contraindics so a new medical tool.

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Am getting multiple sourced reports that COVID is on the rise again:
Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria..... I'll put it like this: 53 EU countries- All of UK.

As of this reporting. UK's NIH reported to still be "on its knees".

Examples:
Austria last month 4,000 daily, now 7,000+ daily
Germany last month 30,000, now 105,000
France  "    "  17,000, now 56,000+
Italy  "  "  20,000, now 40,000
etc.

Hospitalized and death are also trending up.


Still in discussion are why, what varients, against vaccines in play currently. No consensus that I can locate yet.




Reports of new 'splinter' variants in addition to sub-variants developing independently around globe is getting much chatter in tracking and research areas.

This is new.


Volatility accompanying actual totals due to altered criteria for reporting, rapid test positives not being reported, changes in overall reporting by public health agencies, light cases attributed to something else, and the Typhoid Mary's spreading it without knowing.

The thing is with this under reporting, which sadly the world nations don't have the funds to maintain, you'd expect to see Not as many cases reported. Which suggests these growing reports are just the tip of the iceberg.

Just this past Monday a clinic in Munich Germany had a sudden wave of COVID patients while 30-35% of staff are out sick... with COVID.

We're seeing some of that where I am, workers testing positive, business way low staffed.

Currently it's fiscally unsound to have masking optional.



And again fiscally unsound, the old, underlying conditions, immunocompromised, otherwise poor immune systems taking the hit with expensive hospitalization and/or the expense of funerals.

EBuff75

Had a doc appointment today and ended up with the flu vaccine in one arm and the covid booster in the other.  I figure that by tomorrow I'll be unable to use either arm, since I usually end up with really sore injection sites.  But at least I should be at least somewhat better protected from both now!

I'd been hearing the same thing about a resurgence in Europe.  The warning was that the same thing could possibly happen here in the US as we go into winter this year.
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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Quote from: EBuff75 on October 13, 2022, 09:38:06 PMHad a doc appointment today and ended up with the flu vaccine in one arm and the covid booster in the other.  I figure that by tomorrow I'll be unable to use either arm, since I usually end up with really sore injection sites.  But at least I should be at least somewhat better protected from both now!
I did same, flu one shoulder, booster the other. I'm always knocked off my feet for several days, however this time I had no injection site pain and only a few hours low grade fever. 🎉 🎈

Hoping for you the same!

QuoteI'd been hearing the same thing about a resurgence in Europe.  The warning was that the same thing could possibly happen here in the US as we go into winter this year.
Saw that too. So far in covid history we've been around a month plus behind UK and just weeks behind EU. They've been our weathervane for what's on its way here, going on three years now.

I'm more relaxed now that the world is in its groove for detection, researching, and medication of it. But I have growing concern re world economies if this workers off sick with it continues. Doesn't seem sustainable to world and local business economics.

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yesterday the United States extended the COVID-19 pandemic's status as a public health emergency for another 90 days, thereby preserving measures like high payments to hospitals and expanded Medicaid.

The extension was announced by U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra.

RoneKiln

I think this was mostly expected. It is flu season and I've  heard for a few years they expect this to become a normal seasonal problem.

"It's just another flu" had some truth to it. Unfortunately many people forgot how horrible the flu is and failed to appreciate what having another one around really meant. 

I got my flu shot a few weeks ago during my annual checkup. I've never noticed anything from a flu shot, but this time I slept all weekend. I had covid last spring, and the research I've done indicates a booster won't do much for people in my age and health range, so I'm skipping it (for now, new data my change my mind). My doctor seemed to agree.

"Seriously the most dangerous thing you are likely to do is to put salt on a Big Mac right before you eat it and to climb into your car."
--Raptor

NT2C

Quote from: Ever (Zombiepreparation) on October 14, 2022, 03:27:08 AMWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yesterday the United States extended the COVID-19 pandemic's status as a public health emergency for another 90 days, thereby preserving measures like high payments to hospitals and expanded Medicaid.

The extension was announced by U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra.
I expect this to get extended a few more times.  Once the medical community latches onto a fresh government money teat it's almost impossible to wean them off it.
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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Well this is interesting, as in that curse 'May you live in interesting times'. Today went to the doctor who like me has had covid multiple times. He's been advising me all throughout this according to my own immune system requirements and today was saying words I was noting to look up the news on coming events I should watch out for. This article sums up the details of his 'Don't let your guard down' because of the possible consequences if I do.

It's an interesting read.

https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/quick-and-stealthy-scrabble-variants-are-poised-to-drive-a-winter-covid-19-surge/

Here is an excerpt from it.
The updated bivalent booster vaccines and antiviral drugs like Paxlovid are expected to continue to be protective against severe outcomes from Covid-19 infections caused by the new variants.

But the new variants are particularly devastating for millions of Americans who have weakened immune systems. New research suggests that changes in these variants make them impervious to the last lab-created antibodies available to help treat and prevent severe cases of Covid-19, and the US government has run out of money to incentivize the creation of new ones.

sheddi

Got my winter COVID booster on October 22 :D
Then caught COVID on Nov 02 :(
I was due to get my flu shot on Nov 05 but had to miss it due to being full of COVID  :'(
Apart for that, everything's going just fine ...

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

#109
Apart from that... 😐

Anyway, how are you all now?

Ever (Zombiepreparation)

Theyyyy're baaack. 😞 😷 XBB.1.5, omicron sub variant
covid cooties now have a foothold of pandemic infestation in the building. Known confirmed by at least three doctors.


At first it was just one, now new cases are popping up. At least two tenants are being hit hard by it.

Two friends of one of the reporting tenants hadn't seen or heard from him, no answering his phone or door. They checked the hospital. Nope. So called the authorities for an apartment check just in case.

He is there, just ill.  Don't know how that played out though.

NT2C

Quote from: Ever (Zombiepreparation) on January 06, 2023, 09:55:00 PMTheyyyy're baaack. 😞 😷 XBB.1.5, omicron sub variant
covid cooties now have a foothold of pandemic infestation in the building. Known confirmed by at least three doctors.


At first it was just one, now new cases are popping up. At least two tenants are being hit hard by it.

Two friends of one of the reporting tenants hadn't seen or heard from him, no answering his phone or door. They checked the hospital. Nope. So called the authorities for an apartment check just in case.

He is there, just ill.  Don't know how that played out though.
Sounds like it played out exactly the way the system is supposed to work.  Health & welfare checks are a regular duty of police and other first responders.
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Ever (Zombiepreparation)

True enough from that direction for sure.  Didn't think of that myself.  Thanks. Good info to know!

Although I was only thinking of how the tenant's illness was playing out.

majorhavoc

#113
XBB.1.5 is now the dominant variant in the Northeast.  As usual, more transmissable that the last COVID flavor of the month, but no more virulent.  Early indications are that while the vaccine and boosters aren't tailored to XBB.1.5, they continue to provide good protection against serious illness and hospitalization.  

I too am vaxxed and boosted. I also got the flu shot, as I do every fall. COVID isn't going away so I'm planning on getting an annual flu and COVID booster for the rest of my life. 

There is real concern this new Omicron variant could trigger a new surge in the Northeast however.  I've noticed a slight uptick in mask usage. But most people, myself included, are going maskless. I was a committed mask wearer for 2+ years but l'll admit it - this pandemic has worn me down. I'll mask up if I get COVID or things start getting truly bad again. But as of now I just want to get on with my life.

I'm with Ever - wine helps. A lot.
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