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Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19

This is a bar chart visualisation of worldwide deaths from all causes from 1 January 2020 to 24 May 2020

It’s played as a video going day by day showing all deaths. The image, above, is very early in the Covid-19 pandemic. The visitation is stunning if not shocking.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/?fbclid=IwAR3u-m0WjYKbvzVYcihlVkvhHgRKVDk8DEGfeQDCU_p9-QR2SERA9hmK9xw

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #data #pandemic #charts #BarChart #deaths #AllDeathsWorldwide #diseases #worldwide #science #reality #RedPillOrBluePill
 
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Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19

This is a bar chart visualisation of worldwide deaths from all causes from 1 January 2020 to 24 May 2020

It’s played as a video going day by day showing all deaths. The image, above, is very early in the Covid-19 pandemic. The visitation is stunning if not shocking.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/?fbclid=IwAR3u-m0WjYKbvzVYcihlVkvhHgRKVDk8DEGfeQDCU_p9-QR2SERA9hmK9xw

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #data #pandemic #charts #BarChart #deaths #AllDeathsWorldwide #diseases #worldwide #science #reality #RedPillOrBluePill
 
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Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19

This is a bar chart visualisation of worldwide deaths from all causes from 1 January 2020 to 24 May 2020

It’s played as a video going day by day showing all deaths. The image, above, is very early in the Covid-19 pandemic. The visitation is stunning if not shocking.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/?fbclid=IwAR3u-m0WjYKbvzVYcihlVkvhHgRKVDk8DEGfeQDCU_p9-QR2SERA9hmK9xw

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #data #pandemic #charts #BarChart #deaths #AllDeathsWorldwide #diseases #worldwide #science #reality #RedPillOrBluePill
 
Now here is fashion for our times - social-distancing shoes, from Romania. Nice! And the sound-track: perfect.
("These boots are made for walking" - and talking, safely! )

Size 75 coronavirus shoes help people keep safe distance


#copingwithCOVID #coronavirus #COVID19 #socialdistancing #staysafe #STFH #shoes #pandemic #fashion
 
Medical journal retracts study that fueled hydroxychloroquine concerns

"The Lancet medical journal retracted a study on Thursday that found that coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine had a higher mortality rate and increased heart problem than those who did nothing, stating that the authors were 'unable to complete an independent audit of the data underpinning their analysis'."

"An investigation by The Guardian found that employees at Surgisphere, the company that The Lancet relied on for its data, had little to no data science or scientific background."

#Surgisphere #hydroxychloroquine #scam #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #corruption
 

Coronavirus: Contact-tracing head quizzed over test accuracy | BBC News

A fifth of people with negative coronavirus tests might have the virus, the chair of the Commons health committee has said. Jeremy Hunt said evidence suggested 20% of negative results could be false.
False negatives? Just what we need. What a circus!

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic #UK
 
Wow. This just gets better.

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company

"The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals."

"A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive, but has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology."

"Data it claims to have legitimately obtained from more than a thousand hospitals worldwide formed the basis of scientific articles that have led to changes in Covid-19 treatment policies in Latin American countries. It was also behind a decision by the WHO and research institutes around the world to halt trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine."




#Surgisphere #fraud #hydroxychloroquine #science #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #WHO
 
Wow. This just gets better.

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company

"The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals."

"A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive, but has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology."

"Data it claims to have legitimately obtained from more than a thousand hospitals worldwide formed the basis of scientific articles that have led to changes in Covid-19 treatment policies in Latin American countries. It was also behind a decision by the WHO and research institutes around the world to halt trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine."




#Surgisphere #fraud #hydroxychloroquine #science #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #WHO
 

Coronavirus: Ibuprofen tested as a treatment | BBC News

Scientists are running a trial to see if ibuprofen can help hospital patients who are sick with coronavirus.
The team from London's Guy's and St Thomas' hospital and King's College believe the drug, which is an anti-inflammatory as well as a painkiller, could treat breathing difficulties.
They hope the low-cost treatment can keep patients off ventilators.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

UK’s chief medical officers dashed PM’s ‘hopes’ to lower Covid alert | BBC News

All four chief medical officers of the UK nations, including England's Professor Chris Whitty, opposed the prime minister's hopes of lowering the Covid-19 alert level last week.
This is why we're still at Level 4 in the UK despite easing the lockdown. TL;DR: We probably shouldn't be easing up yet.

#politics #UK #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 
So all of this was a waste?
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-01-cdc-now-says-coronavirus-doesnt-stick-to-surfaces.html
#coronavirus #pandemic #CDC
 
So all of this was a waste?
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-01-cdc-now-says-coronavirus-doesnt-stick-to-surfaces.html
#coronavirus #pandemic #CDC
 

Could Covid-19 have reached the UK earlier than thought? | World news | The Guardian

“The reports I am getting are from people who were ill from early January onwards and strongly suggest they had Covid-19 but were not recognised as such,” the epidemiologist professor Tim Spector said last month.
It now seems obvious that it hit the UK before the start of the new year. We should have had track and trace from late January onwards in the UK. And they should have manufactured antibody tests as soon as possible, and started testing the entire population. There are probably many thousands of people who had COVID-19 and either survived it or had few or no symptoms, and who still want answers. So the WHO asking countries to investigate any suspicious deaths. Really?! I have to wonder if anyone is going to learn anything from this pandemic. Thousands of deaths might have been avoided if it had been handled properly.

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

No10 admits coronavirus alert level is still 4 - despite easing lockdown - Mirror Online

Downing Street today admitted the coronavirus "alert level" is still 4 - which it has been since the very start of the lockdown on March 23.
#politics #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic #lockdown #SocialIsolation #SocialDistancing
 

UK hospitals to trial five new drugs in search for coronavirus treatment | World news | The Guardian

Five new drugs are to be trialled in 30 hospitals across the country in the race to find a treatment for Covid-19, it has emerged.
Just days after global trials of hydroxychloroquine, the drug promoted by Donald Trump as a cure, were halted, British scientists are looking to sign up hundreds of patients for trials of medicines they hope will prevent people becoming ill enough to need intensive care or ventilators.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

The five: robots helping to tackle coronavirus | Technology | The Guardian

Automatons have been chipping in with the effort to beat Covid, from disinfecting hospitals to delivering groceries
#technology #tech #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

Coronavirus: The mystery of 'silent spreaders' | BBC News

As the crisis has unfolded, scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus. While many people who become infected develop a cough, fever and loss of taste and smell, others have no symptoms at all and never realise they're carrying Covid-19.
Researchers say it's vital to understand how many are affected this way and whether "silent spreaders" are fuelling the pandemic.
Not new news, but an interesting read.

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

Global report: new clues about role of pangolins in Covid-19 as US severs ties with WHO | World news | The Guardian

Scientists claim to have unearthed more clues about how the new coronavirus could have spread from bats through pangolins and into humans, as India reported its worst single-day rise in new cases, and the number of Covid-19 infections worldwide neared six million.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 

Why I quit working on Boris Johnson's ‘world-beating' test-and-tracing system | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian

We’re not highly trained – we’ve been sitting around doing nothing. This programme is not fit to bring Britain out of lockdown
One man's account of the abysmal failure of the UK government to get a track and trace system up and running.

#politics #government #UK #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic #TrackAndTrace
 

A modern 'Rasputin', or the UK's 'Vice-Premier'? Whichever view you take, Cummings's role is unprecedented | British Politics and Policy at LSE

In the Dominic Cummings row, developments are not only unprecedent because they concern an unelected adviser but also because they are impacting on the country’s ability to deal with the health and financial crises. This scandal is thus affecting lives and livelihoods, argues Patrick Dunleavy.
How much has the Poundshop Rasputin Dominic Cummings had to do with the abysmal failure of the UK government to deal effectively with the Covid-19 pandemic?

The author of the article, Patrick Dunleavy, is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE.

#politics #UK #government #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #Cummings #DominicCummings #Rasputin #Svengali #Wormtongue
A modern ‘Rasputin’, or the UK’s ‘Vice-Premier’? Whichever view you take, Cummings’s role is unprecedented
 

Coronavirus Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate For Infection | NPR

Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared.
The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself.
The tests are finding large numbers of people in the U.S. who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous.
TLDR: This doesn't necessarily mean it's less dangerous for you, especially if you're over 70, from a BAME ethnic background, and have a serious pre-existing health condition. We already know all that. This research shows that the virus is statistically less dangerous over the entire population than was previously thought.

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Quote of note:

"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
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"Up to now, the pandemic has struck hardest in relatively affluent countries. But it's now spreading fastest in countries where it will be even harder to track, treat and contain."

Via Axios World Newsletter

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic
 
Corruption is The Republican Way (tm).

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll
 

Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm' | BBC News

It's now part of daily life for many of us - struggling to work out what someone in a supermarket or at work is saying when they're wearing a face mask.
But for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, masks can prevent them understanding anything at all.
#Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #deaf #HearingImpaired #communication
 

Coronavirus doctor's diary: The drug combination that may help us beat Covid-19 - BBC News

Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) describes some of the trials under way to find a cure for Covid-19, and suggests that a combination of three different types of drug may hold the key.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 

Research reveals gene role in both dementia and severe Covid-19 | World news | The Guardian

Having two copies of e4 variant of ApoE gene linked to double risk of severe Covid-19, study suggests
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Trump Economic Advisor Reduces Workers to ‘Human Capital Stock’

"Calling people 'stock' is next level apathetic, and the way Hassett used the term so casually lines up with the lack of empathy shown to the victims of the coronavirus by Trump’s administration and Republicans since the crisis began months ago."

"Trump has moved ahead with attempts to cut food stamps during the crisis while Republicans in Congress have balked at passing a second stimulus package and are looking to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
Trump Economic Advisor Reduces Workers to ‘Human Capital Stock’
 
Quote of note:

"The historical comparisons are breathtaking. More Americans have died of the coronavirus in the last 12 weeks than died in the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined and nearly twice as many as died of battle wounds during World War I. The death toll has nearly matched the number of people killed by the initial blasts of the world’s first atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In terms of American deaths, it is the equivalent of 22 Iraq wars, 33 Sept. 11 attacks, 41 Afghanistan wars, 42 Pearl Harbors or 25,000 Benghazis."

Via Trump Tweets and Golfs, but Makes No Mention of Virus’s Toll

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 

Coronavirus 'disappearing' so fast Oxford vaccine has 'only 50% chance of working' | UK News | Sky News

There is only a 50% chance of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine working because cases in the UK are declining so fast, one of the scientists behind it has warned.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
PETITION: please sign and SHARE: No to mandatory vaccination for the coronavirus

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/no-mandatory-vaccine-for-covid-19?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign

#Petition #Mandatory #Vaccination #Coronavirus
 

Coronavirus: How scared should we be? | BBC News


What are the risks? What are our chances of dying if we get the coronavirus? Statistically, they’re no worse than usual unless you have an existing health condition.

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 

Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line | BBC News

When you talk to intensive care doctors across the UK, exhausted after weeks of dealing with the ravages of Covid-19, the phrase that emerges time after time is, "We've never seen anything like this before."
Most people infected with the coronavirus have only mild symptoms, or sometimes none at all. But in many thousands of patients who fall critically ill, Covid-19 is a disease of alarming complexity.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Quote of note:

"Zach Fuentes, President Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ProPublica reports."

"The masks didn’t work."

Via Ex-Trump Aide Awarded $3 Million Contract

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
Ex-Trump Aide Awarded $3 Million Contract
 

Seriously, this is just common sense.

  • Masks are effective to prevent infected people to transmit the disease (they are designed for that).
  • So infected people should wear mask to reduce the risk of infecting others.
  • Anyone can be infected (as people without symptoms can have and transmit the disease).
  • Consequently, everyone should wear mask.
It is strange that some people still don’t get it, but this is just common sense.
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#masks4all #covid19 #coronavirus #logic
#Masks4All: Cloth masks can help stop the spread of COVID-19, save lives and restore jobs
 

Distancing advice in England could change to allow closer contact | World news | The Guardian

Britain’s physical distancing advice to stay 2 metres from other people is a “precautionary approach” and could change to allow closer contact, top officials from Public Health England have said.
The guidance is out of line with advice in most other countries and with recommendations from the World Health Organization, which says people should stay just one metre apart.
I think I might now need to keep 3 metres distance...

#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Large study finds hydroxychloroquine Covid-19 treatments linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

"Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous heart arrhythmias, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet."

"Researchers analyzed data from more than 96,000 patients with confirmed Covid-19 from 671 hospitals. All were hospitalized from late December to mid-April, and had died or been discharged by April 21."

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #hydroxychloroquine
 
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White. Republican. Conservative. Criminals.

Every day I am constantly reminded of Steve Bannon’s “Deconstruction the Administrative State” remarks…

Also, I am becoming more & more convinced that a lot of the intentional and purposeful malfeasance surround the lack of federal COVID-19 response is primarily due to right-wing conservative dogma – the White House is captured by forces that really do want to destroy the federal government because they see it as a hindrance to their ability to loot and pillage.

This is the uber criminal underground, right out in full view of everyone, pretending to be a political party.

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #greed #inequality
 

Microsoft warns of huge email phishing scam - here's how to stay protected | TechRadar

Microsoft has issued an alert to users concerning a new widespread Covid-19 themed phishing campaign.
The threat installs the NetSupport Manager remote administration tool to completely take over a user's system and even execute commands on it remotely.
TLDR: If you get an email from the John Hopkins Center, don't open the spreadsheet attachment.

#technology #tech #security #privacy #hacking #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 

UK Covid-19 saliva test to be trialled on 5,000 key workers | World news | The Guardian

A potentially “game-changing” spit test for coronavirus is set to be trialled by the government on 5,000 police and army staff amid growing concern about the accuracy of invasive nasal swabs.
The two-minute test requires someone to spit in a tube, and is thought to be as accurate, if not more so, than the throat and nose swab that detects if someone has Covid-19.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Holy crap. Is this intentional? If so, it is purposeful misrepresentation...

CDC is conflating diagnostic and antibody tests for coronavirus

"Why it matters: Including antibody test results distorts data on the prevalence of the coronavirus and can overstate the ability to safely begin the reopening process."

#CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic
 
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