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Young People and Scars of CoV-2

by Oui Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 09:28:38 AM EST

Inflammation of the lungs ...

Pneumonia is inflammation caused by infection that affects the air sacs in the lungs

Many young people will have minor symptoms, yet they will have a much longer road to full recovery. Information from research from China, South Korea, Italy and Belgium.

More below the fold ...

How Coronaviruses Cause Infection--from Colds to Deadly Pneumonia | Scientific American - Feb. 5, 2020 |

The major difference between coronaviruses that cause a cold and those that cause a severe illness is that the former primarily infect the upper respiratory tract (the nose and throat), whereas the latter thrive in the lower respiratory tract (the lungs) and can lead to pneumonia.

Conversely, because pathogens can get in and out of the upper airways more readily, viruses that replicate there are more infectious. In addition, "the ability to replicate in different temperatures makes a big difference, because the upper respiratory tract is cooler," Tait-Burkard says. "If the virus is more stable at those temperatures, it doesn't go to the lower respiratory tract." The lower airways are also a more biochemically and immunologically hostile environment, she adds. Analysis of 2019-nCoV strongly suggests the new virus, like SARS, uses ACE2 to gain entry to cells.

Here's what coronavirus does to the body

Much remains unknown about the novel coronavirus ripping through China, but one thing is certain: The disease can cast a storm over the whole human body.

Such has been the nature of past zoonotic coronaviruses, ones that hopped from animals to humans like SARS and MERS. Unlike their common-cold-causing cousins, these emergent coronaviruses can spark a viral-induced fire throughout many of a person's organs, and the new disease--dubbed "COVID-19" by the World Health Organisation last week--is no exception when it is severe.

What Will You Do If You Start Coughing? | The Atlantic |

Covid-19 is not the flu. We have a vaccine for the flu. We have anti-viral medications designed to treat the flu.

Against the new disease, we have none of this. This coronavirus is unknown to our species. Once it breaks into one of our cells, the extent of its spread through the body seems to vary significantly. The experience can slowly progress from the familiar--cough, congestion, fever--to a life-threatening inflammatory response as the virus spreads down into the lungs, filling the airways with fluid. Survivors can have permanent scarring in the lungs.

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Trump's foreign enemy CoV-2 must have been aware of the US vulnerability ... top-down!

What Trump's Twitter Feed Tells Him About the Coronavirus | Politico |

I wished it would go away quietly: Boris Johnson and Dutch PM Mark Rutte ... rightwing conservatives!

Coronavirus public information campaign launched across the UK | UK Gov - Feb. 2, 2020 |

Anyone who has travelled from anywhere else in China (not including Macao or Hong Kong) to the UK in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath should immediately self-isolate, even if symptoms are minor, and call NHS 111, or 0300 200 7885 if you are in Northern Ireland.

The UK is extremely well prepared for any potential outbreak of an infectious disease - we are one of the first countries in the world to have developed a test for the new virus.

On Friday 31 January 2020, 2 patients in England, who are members of the same family, tested positive for coronavirus. They are receiving specialist NHS care and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

A voluntary advice, did anyone heed this warning?

Dutch practice Intensive Care: triage, a choice between life and death. Of the Dutch citizens registered as CoV-2 deaths, 75% were not admitted to IC. In most cases these were the elderly with underlying health issues. Doctors and family decided to let people die at home or the in nursery care.

Latest update:

New map shows the clusters - cases per 100,000

Good news from Wuhan, China ... or not so good news ...
Beijing hit by record imported coronavirus cases, zero China transmissions | Reuters |

Luckily, China is well prepared .. they build The Wall a long time ago.

by Oui on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 11:00:26 AM EST
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by Oui on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 03:32:39 PM EST
From my diary early in March ...

Covid-19 Pandemic: Europe and America Next

A costly miscalculation originating from John Hopkins ... gave God a false impression of being invincible. Simple lesson with the "Chinese" virus: if you don't get it, it will get you. Name calling won't stop me.

Global outbreak has increased dramatically!

by Oui on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 09:58:12 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 11:22:31 PM EST
abounds in most ignorant, litigious nation on planet. I remind you all, "I didn't know I was pregnant" is the title of an MTV program with an "youth" audience that broadcast for four years.

The adult term to reckon with is comorbid disease, indicating a pathological, or systematic, organ failure. Any one of these named diseases are familiar topics at kitchen tables and "cable" programming in USA (not least of which cancer, obesity, diverse coronary disease, bi-polar depression, and diabetes) as well as the drug regimen, prescribed by one or more "specialists" to suppress their symptoms and secondary diseases acquired by their toxic combination or inefficacy in curing one or more primary diseases in one patient. The popular press carry-all for such routine health care is "fighting," not curing, "chronic disease" (somewhat, lately usurped by pseudo-scientific popular locution of the "immunodeficient" and "compromised" ahh ambulatory people).

Like "climate" science phenomena, autonomic and sympathetic functions of the human body are not well understood, perhaps deliberately. The need to project mastery is deeply embedded in European intellectual history which billions have inherited. Mind-body fallacies will not easily be corrected. "Silver bullets" never appear.

And like a personal credit ponzi on which US "consumer-patients" rely to maintain a semblance of personal security, a relatively small modification of the pyramid can abruptly dispel illusion of stability. It needn't be, and typically is not, SARS-CoV-2 etiology causing pneumonia (read: COVID-19) -- lesions on lungs, the organ of Organs.

by Cat on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 02:26:50 PM EST
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Trump administration is asking states to hold off on releasing unemployment figures as economy plummets | Raw Story |

Trump: I can produce BIG figures, better than Obama ...

by Oui on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 10:26:48 AM EST
to head off RUSSIA! misinformation at the pass. Lying eyes are already communicating to other lying eyes in line DESPITE RISK OF COMMUNITY SPREAD at city DoL offices.

Layoffs spike in US, Europe as virus shuts businesses

Luck for world, many gov offices are shutting down (with guaranteed pay and "alternative schedules"), leaving the Basics to navigate fabulous web-based apps.

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wut: "It's not a check. It's checks. It's not a payment, it's income"
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Funkhauser & Jacky Van Den Acker - Little bugs all around me (Aprés-Ski HIT)

by Oui on Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 at 01:51:53 PM EST

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