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    • Further to this, Having hit the milestone of 100,000 cases per day on November 3rd, just 9 days later the daily tally is 136.000 cases in one day.

      Could the US hit 150,000 cases per day before the end of November? it's not something I'd like to bet against.


      I posted the above on November 12th, oh how low I was aiming. On that same day I posted the US recorded over 160,000 cases in one day, and on November 20th the US recorded 195,542 new cases in one day.

      From CNN.com, with the bit in Italics added by me.

      US surpasses 12 million coronavirus cases

      There have been at least 12,019,960 cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

      The US has added about 2 million new coronavirus cases in the past 12 days. And almost 3 million since the beginning of November

      Johns Hopkins recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. After that ...

      98 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases

      At least 255,414 people have died in the United States from coronavirus since the pandemic began.

    • I. Just. Can't. Fathom. It. Now a lot of us know people who are sick or have died. Our neighbor has a daughter with long Covid — she's had it for 3 months.

      One of the most fascinating things I've seen is this doctor explaining which of his patients respond to treatment based on their blood panels, and which don't seem to be able to fight it off. I think it will take @Pathfinder to interpret these blood panels.

    • Interesting video, describing a research protocol able to delineate 6 or 7 major criteria seperating those patients with a 4 times greater risk of dying from Covid 19 Acute Respiratory distress.. I have not reviewed the actual paper, and cannot comment on its conclusions other than to offer a bit of interpretation of the comments of the physician in the video.

      The criteria are a bit complicated, because several of the individual criteria actually contain from 2-> 6 "either/or" components, and some are three levels deep. This protocol is actually an algorythm, best evaluated by a computer program.

      Most of the blood tests mentioned seem to center around factors associated with systemic inflammation, but they are precisely quantified in this video.

      I was struck by the fact that the paper could seperate those with 28% risk of dying from those with less than 6.6% risk of dying with a specificity of 79% and a sensitivity of 85%. This kind of predictive power will help identify, earlier, those patients who will almost certainly end up in the Intensive Care Unit.

      The C Reactive Protein levels greater than 4.6 mg/dl are significantly high levels, and would alarm a physician I think.

      Elevated liver enzymes ( ALT, AST alkaline phosphatase) would suggest active inflammation in the liver which would be another worrisome sign.

      The BUN/Creatinine ratio greater than 29 would also concern a physician about the possibility of bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, especially in children, but can be unremarkable in very old patients, say > 80 years of age, or indicate dehydration or heart failure, or renal hypo-perfusion.

      To have 6 or 7 such tests abnormal, all in the same patient, would indeed be alarming, and suggest widespread systemic disease, not just a pulmonary disease. And we also know that Covid 19 disease is a systemic illness with wide ranging organ damage, including widespread vasculitis, which can contribute to the cytokine storms that are so deadly.

    • Interesting, but there's nothing in the video that doesn't describe what every Chronic Fatigue sufferer have been going through for decades, including the theory that the immune system being in overdrive and especially 'It's all in your head'.

    • Yes, it's interesting that the cause of chronic fatigue is unknown, but the leading suspicion is viral infections:

      It makes sense to me that a virus that attacks so many body parts as Covid does can have such lasting effects. The crazy thing is these patients don't seem to be the ones who got a really bad case of Covid; they weren't in the ICU on a ventilator.

    • Johns Hopkins recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. After that ...

      98 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases

      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases.

      Also on November 27 the US recorded more than 200,000 new cases in 1 day for the first time.

    • An article in the Washington Post said that in 9 states, one in a thousand had died from Covid

      that is terrifying and it's now a race against time to get the population vaccinated.

    • Johns Hopkins recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. After that ...

      8 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases
      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases
      6 days later on December 3rd, The US hit 14 million cases

    • California just hit 20,000 new cases in 1 day, and New York is looking likely to surpass it's April high when lockdown was in effect anytime now.

    • Johns Hopkins recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. After that ...

      8 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases
      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases
      6 days later on December 3rd, The US hit 14 million cases
      5 days later on December 8th, The US hit 15 million cases

      According to the NYT new cases are up 18% over the last 14 day average, while hospitalisations are up 22%, and deaths are up 39% over the same period.



      I saw a post on Parler yesterday crying conspiracy and asking
      'Why didn't China need a Vaccine to beat Covid-19?'
      The answer of course is because China locked down and wore masks, something 50% of Americans are too stupid to do.

      I guess being badly ill or dying isn't classed as 'suffering'.

    • Can’t easily fix the misinformation sources that a majority of Americans looks to. Republicans have also been supporting misinformation campaigns for the last decade or two. This is really no surprise. Majority of Republican Party is still not standing up to say the election wasn’t stolen from Trump. The democracy is at risk when there are no agreed upon facts. Republicans don’t realize they are playing with fire.

    • 8 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases
      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases
      6 days later on December 3rd, The US hit 14 million cases
      5 days later on December 8th, The US hit 15 million cases
      4 days later on December 12th, The US hit 16 million cases

      Tomorrow the US is likely to go over the 300,000 deaths mark.

      In other countries Japan and Korea both posted new single day records of new cases on December 12th.

    • Very interesting! Amazing infograph, too.

      The pattern of infection in the restaurant showed it was transmission through droplets landing on the face rather than from aerosols, which are breathed in

      What does this mean?

    • 8 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      The first case of coronavirus in the United States was recorded on January 21 2020
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases
      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases
      6 days later on December 3rd, The US hit 14 million cases
      5 days later on December 8th, The US hit 15 million cases
      4 days later on December 12th, The US hit 16 million cases
      5 days later on December 17th, The US hit 17 million cases

      Many states have seen significant drops in their rate of new cases in the last week but California's rolling 7 day average is now almost 40,000 new cases per day, and the national 7 day average daily death rate since Covid began has risen from just under 1000 a month ago to 2,500 today.

      This link's preview won't load due to the funny URL but it shows the rolling 7 day average death rate.

    • That's fascinating.

      The amazing thing is I just spoke to a close friend of mine who converted to positive this last week end , and he says he ate lunch at a meeting last week, 10 feet away from someone, who was also found to be positive a couple days later. He estimates they were only in the room together at least 10 feet apart for no more than 10 minutes. TEN minutes.

      As far as he can reconstruct, that was his only known exposure.

      My friend is currently quarentined for 10 days. He says he feels fine, so far....

    • Johns Hopkins recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21. After that ...

      8 days later, on April 28, the US hit 1 million cases 
      44 days later, on June 11, the US hit 2 million cases 
      27 days later, on July 8, the US hit 3 million cases 
      15 days later, on July 23, the US hit 4 million cases 
      17 days later, on August 9, the US hit 5 million cases 
      22 days later, on August 31, the US hit 6 million cases 
      25 days later, on September 25, the US hit 7 million cases 
      21 days later on October 16, the US hit 8 million cases 
      14 days later, on October 30, the US hit 9 million cases 
      10 days later, on November 9, the US hit 10 million cases 
      6 days later, on November 15, the US hit 11 million cases
      6 days later on November 21, the US hit 12 million cases
      6 days later on November 27, The US hit 13 million cases
      6 days later on December 3rd, The US hit 14 million cases
      5 days later on December 8th, The US hit 15 million cases
      4 days later on December 12th, The US hit 16 million cases
      5 days later on December 17th, The US hit 17 million cases
      4 days later on December 21st, The US hit 18 million cases