COVID-19 'Pandemic'

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The statement "I haven't heard any person who refuses to get the vaccination state that they're against vaccines - not one." IMO shows she's not paying attention to anything outside her own bubble.

As usual.
Where do you get your information? Dixie is right most that are against this vax because it is being force mandated on us against the obvious facts they don't work. Get a working vaccine watch the refusal rate drop voluntarily
 
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Deaths months after COVID point to pandemic’s grim aftermath
Author of the article:Bloomberg News
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Publishing date:Jan 25, 2022 • 1 day ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation
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(Bloomberg) — COVID-19’s deadly effects manifest long after some patients leave the hospital, according to a new study that points to the pandemic’s grave aftermath.

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Hospitalized patients who survived at least a week after being discharged were more than twice as likely to die or be admitted again within months, scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford found. The Covid survivors also had an almost five times greater risk of dying in the following 10 months than a sample taken from the general population.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, add to evidence that the pandemic’s effects on health and wellbeing extend well beyond an initial infection. A Dutch study on Monday showed that three-quarters of COVID patients treated in intensive care were still suffering fatigue, impaired fitness and other physical symptoms a year later, and one in four reported anxiety and other mental symptoms.

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“COVID-19 isn’t just an acute respiratory viral illness — like a cold or some other inconsequential infection — that goes away in a few days or a few weeks,” said Ziyad Al-Aly, director of the clinical epidemiology center at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System in Missouri, who has led similar studies in the U.S. “It carries serious long-term consequences, including higher risk of death.”

To help clarify the long-term health risks for survivors, epidemiologist Krishnan Bhaskaran and colleagues focused on those who had been hospitalized for the disease. The researchers conducted a statistical analysis of electronic health records from almost 25,000 patients who had been hospitalized for COVID in 2020, and more than 100,000 members of the general population for comparison. To account for risks after hospitalization for an infectious disease, the scientists also compared data from more than 15,000 people who were hospitalized for influenza from 2017 to 2019.

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Compared with flu patients, those who had Covid had a greater risk of hospital readmission or death resulting from their initial infection, from dementia and more broadly from any cause.

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“Our findings suggest that people who have had a severe case of COVID-19 requiring a hospital stay are at substantially elevated risk of experiencing further health problems in the months after their hospitalization,” Bhaskaran said in a statement. “Our findings also highlight the importance of getting vaccinated.”

Adults under 65 who were hospitalized with COVID were 233% more likely to die over the following year compared with their uninfected counterparts, researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville showed in a study last month. Of the deaths that occurred in the post-COVID patients, almost 80% were due to causes other than respiratory or cardiovascular complications.

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“COVID is likely causing a pretty severe trauma to people,” said Arch Mainous, vice chair for research in the university’s department of community health and family medicine, who led the research.

Screening protocols aimed at identifying COVID survivors at risk of kidney damage, blood-clotting disorders and other significant medical conditions are needed to prevent additional pandemic-related death and disease, Mainous said in an interview.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the excess number of deaths nationally to help gauge the burden of mortality, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Looking only at COVID-related deaths that occur in the first weeks after an infection ignores the pandemic’s true toll, said Al-Aly at the VA St. Louis Health-Care System.

“We are looking at death and disability due to the acute phase of the disease, and that is only the tip of the iceberg,” he said. “There is a lot more long-term disease, disability and death that is not being accounted for.”
 

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WANTED: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science
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Publishing date:Jan 26, 2022 • 17 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
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The world’s first medical trial authorized to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better vaccines.

The Oxford University trial was launched last April, three months after Britain became the first country to approve what are known as challenge trials for humans involving COVID-19.

Its first phase, still ongoing, has focused on finding out how much of the virus is needed to trigger an infection while the second will aim to determine the immune response needed to ward one off, the university said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Researchers are close to establishing the weakest possible virus infection that assures about half of people exposed to it get asymptomatic or mild COVID-19.

They then plan to expose volunteers – all previously naturally infected or vaccinated – to that dose of the virus’s original variant to determine what levels of antibodies or immune T-cells are required to prevent an infection.

“This is the immune response we then need to induce with a new vaccine,” said Helen McShane, Oxford University Professor of Vaccinology and the study’s chief investigator.

The trial’s findings will help make future vaccine development much quicker and more efficient, the statement said.

Global immunologists have been seeking to pinpoint the immune reaction that a vaccine must produce to shield against the illness, known as a correlate of protection. Once discovered, the need for mass vaccine trials is greatly reduced.

Scientists have used human challenge trials for decades to develop treatments against many infectious diseases, but this is the first known such research into COVID-19.

A drawback is the risk of harm to volunteers contracting the disease but the university is taking precautions.

Participants will need to be healthy and aged 18-30. They will be quarantined for at least 17 days and any who develop symptoms will be given Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment Ronapreve.
 

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Deaths months after COVID point to pandemic’s grim aftermath
Author of the article:Bloomberg News
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Jason Gale
Publishing date:Jan 25, 2022 • 1 day ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation
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(Bloomberg) — COVID-19’s deadly effects manifest long after some patients leave the hospital, according to a new study that points to the pandemic’s grave aftermath.

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Hospitalized patients who survived at least a week after being discharged were more than twice as likely to die or be admitted again within months, scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford found. The Covid survivors also had an almost five times greater risk of dying in the following 10 months than a sample taken from the general population.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, add to evidence that the pandemic’s effects on health and wellbeing extend well beyond an initial infection. A Dutch study on Monday showed that three-quarters of COVID patients treated in intensive care were still suffering fatigue, impaired fitness and other physical symptoms a year later, and one in four reported anxiety and other mental symptoms.

Advertisement
STORY CONTINUES BELOW

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“COVID-19 isn’t just an acute respiratory viral illness — like a cold or some other inconsequential infection — that goes away in a few days or a few weeks,” said Ziyad Al-Aly, director of the clinical epidemiology center at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System in Missouri, who has led similar studies in the U.S. “It carries serious long-term consequences, including higher risk of death.”

To help clarify the long-term health risks for survivors, epidemiologist Krishnan Bhaskaran and colleagues focused on those who had been hospitalized for the disease. The researchers conducted a statistical analysis of electronic health records from almost 25,000 patients who had been hospitalized for COVID in 2020, and more than 100,000 members of the general population for comparison. To account for risks after hospitalization for an infectious disease, the scientists also compared data from more than 15,000 people who were hospitalized for influenza from 2017 to 2019.

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Compared with flu patients, those who had Covid had a greater risk of hospital readmission or death resulting from their initial infection, from dementia and more broadly from any cause.

GET VACCINATED

“Our findings suggest that people who have had a severe case of COVID-19 requiring a hospital stay are at substantially elevated risk of experiencing further health problems in the months after their hospitalization,” Bhaskaran said in a statement. “Our findings also highlight the importance of getting vaccinated.”

Adults under 65 who were hospitalized with COVID were 233% more likely to die over the following year compared with their uninfected counterparts, researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville showed in a study last month. Of the deaths that occurred in the post-COVID patients, almost 80% were due to causes other than respiratory or cardiovascular complications.

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“COVID is likely causing a pretty severe trauma to people,” said Arch Mainous, vice chair for research in the university’s department of community health and family medicine, who led the research.

Screening protocols aimed at identifying COVID survivors at risk of kidney damage, blood-clotting disorders and other significant medical conditions are needed to prevent additional pandemic-related death and disease, Mainous said in an interview.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the excess number of deaths nationally to help gauge the burden of mortality, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Looking only at COVID-related deaths that occur in the first weeks after an infection ignores the pandemic’s true toll, said Al-Aly at the VA St. Louis Health-Care System.

“We are looking at death and disability due to the acute phase of the disease, and that is only the tip of the iceberg,” he said. “There is a lot more long-term disease, disability and death that is not being accounted for.”

And this won't matter to many here because it's either a lie, made up, false/fake news or some other excuse.
 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is isolating after learning of COVID exposure
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Jan 27, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 2 minute read • 763 Comments
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacts during a news conference about Canada's military support for Ukraine, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 26, 2022.
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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is isolating at home after learning that he was exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The prime minister said in a tweet Thursday morning that he learned about the exposure the night before, after he had been at a news conference on Parliament Hill with three top ministers.

Trudeau’s office says the exposure happened after the event and that no staffer or minister in range of the prime minister are isolating.

Trudeau said the result of a rapid antigen test he took was negative, but he is following local public health rules and isolating for five days.

He said he will be working from home during that stretch.

“I feel fine and will be working from home,” he wrote in the tweet. “Stay safe, everyone — and please get vaccinated.”

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Staying home for five days will mean the prime minister will not be able to appear in person when the House of Commons returns Monday from its winter break.

Ottawa Public Health guidelines say anyone who does not have symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative on a rapid antigen test does not need to self-isolate unless they are doing so because of a close contact, like a symptomatic household member.

Trudeau is fully vaccinated and received his booster shot at a local Ottawa pharmacy three weeks ago.

Several of Trudeau’s cabinet ministers have had to isolate in recent weeks after positive tests, or because they were potentially exposed to the virus.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland was forced in mid-December to deliver her economic update remotely after two members of her team tested positive on rapid tests.

A few days later, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced she had tested positive on a rapid test and was isolating.

Joly and Freeland were at the news conference with Trudeau on Wednesday, along with Defence Minister Anita Anand. She too had to cancel a trip to Washington, D.C. and isolate after a member of her staff tested positive in mid-December.

The news conference came at the end of a cabinet retreat, where ministers joined remotely.

Trudeau was not scheduled for any in-person events Thursday. He was to call foreign leaders and address the Liberal caucus remotely.
 

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Organizer of rowdy Cancun charter flight considers legal action against Sunwing
James William Awad says he might also sue Air Canada and Air Transat for refusing to bring his group home.

Author of the article:La Presse Canadienne
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Stéphane Rolland
Publishing date:Jan 27, 2022 • 6 hours ago • 1 minute read • 8 Comments
An investigation was prompted when media reports were circulating of passengers behaving inappropriately on a Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico.
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The organizer of a rowdy charter flight to Cancun last month said on Thursday he is considering suing Sunwing Airlines for “breach of contract” after it refused to fly his group home.

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James William Awad, described in media reports as an online “influencer,” said he may take similar action against Air Canada and Air Transat.

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“They abandoned 154 Canadian citizens, 154 Quebecers, in Mexico without their knowing if they could afford another night in a hotel, without knowing whether they could pay for food the next day, with no option to return to Canada,” Awad told reporters during a news conference during which he also promoted his business.

Awad said the airlines decided to put all passengers on the flight in the same basket with those whose rowdy conduct — recordings of which made headlines worldwide — led Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to refer to them as “idiots.”

“Just because of what you saw in the media, you made a decision on all the group,” said Awad, addressing the airlines. “You should really be ashamed.”

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Transat declined to comment on Awad’s statement. Air Canada and Sunwing could not be reached for comment.

Images from the Dec. 30 flight from Montreal to Cancun showed passengers not wearing face masks, ignoring social distancing rules and dancing in the aircraft’s aisles and passenger seats. Other images showed some passengers vaping, drinking vodka from a full-sized bottle and taking selfies.

Asked if he should apologize, Awad said he was sorry for “the people who did not respect public health rules.” He said participants took COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane.

Since the trip, Awad’s eight businesses and $17 million in real estate holdings have prompted questions in the media. Federal and provincial regulatory agencies, as well as Transport Canada, are investigating Awad, La Presse reports.

“I built my wealth,” Awad said in response. “I pay my taxes. I don’t have anything to worry about.”