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    White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas sparred with NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander during Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing. During the question and answer session, Alexander brought up the fact that CDC Director Robert Redfield said earlier Wednesday that “more than 90% of the population remains susceptible” to the virus, then asked Atlas if he agreed “with that assessment.” WATCH: “Yeah, I think that Dr. Redfield misstated something there,” Atlas said before an interruption. “I’m going to answer your question if you’ll let me finish,” he continued. “The data on susceptible that he was talking about was his surveillance data that showed that roughly 9% of the country has antibodies, but when you look at the...
    Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. 2021.Graeme Jennings | Pool | Getty ImagesVIDEO3:0203:02Dr. Fauci pushes back on Sen. Rand Paul's claim that New York has achieved herd immunityCoronavirus White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back Wednesday against Sen. Rand Paul's claim that New York has overcome the coronavirus pandemic because it achieved herd immunity, telling the Republican lawmaker he's "not listening."  In an exchange at a Senate hearing on the nation's coronavirus response, Paul claimed that New York's death rate is among the highest in the world despite shuttering businesses...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci countered Sen. Rand Paul's misinformation about 'herd immunity' with facts at a Senate committee hearing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, refused to allow Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to spread misinformation about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during a Senate hearing on Wednesday. "You are not listening to what the director of the CDC said," Fauci told Paul during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the U.S. response to COVID-19. From the Sept. 23 hearing: SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): You've been a big fan of Cuomo and the shutdown in New York. You've lauded New York for their policy....
    Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield speaks at a hearing on COVID-19 response held by the House subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020.Al Drago | Pool via Reuters A majority of the U.S. remains susceptible to a coronavirus infection, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers Wednesday. Covid-19 has spread across America at varying rates since it crossed U.S. shores in January, infecting as much as 15% to 20% of the population in some states and less than 1% in others, he said. One state said almost a quarter of its residents have had the...
    Sweden has beaten coronavirus by refusing to shut the country down and achieving herd immunity, according to an expert.  The Scandinavian nation was the only country in Europe not to introduce strict lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic. But scientists believe that this may have helped it avoid a second wave of Covid-19 as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March - with just 28 infections per 100,000 people. This figure is less than half of the UK's own infection rate of 69 per 100,000 people. Sweden may have avoided second wave of coronavirus as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March - with just 28 infections per 100,000...
    (CNN)Despite what science or the failed coronavirus strategy in Sweden tell us, people continue to entertain herd immunity as a possible strategy for ending the Covid-19 pandemic. During ABC's town hall meeting with voters on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the coronavirus would "go away," even without a vaccine. "You'll develop — you'll develop herd — like a herd mentality. It's going to be — it's going to be herd-developed, and that's going to happen. That will all happen," he said. It seems Trump meant herd immunity, rather than "herd mentality," but no matter — the line of thinking he was apparently trying to invoke goes like this: if Americans let SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, run amok,...
    (CNN)During a town hall on ABC Tuesday night, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked President Donald Trump why he said that he liked to "downplay" the threat posed by Covid-19 to the American public. Here's the exchange that followed:Trump: I'm not looking to be dishonest. I don't want people to panic. And we are going to be OK. We're going to be OK, and it is going away. And it's probably going to go away now a lot faster because of the vaccines.It would go away without the vaccine, George, but it's going to go away a lot faster with it.Stephanopoulos: It would go away without the vaccine?Read MoreTrump: Sure, over a period of time. Sure, with time it goes away.Stephanopoulos: And...
    The novel coronavirus may one day become a seasonal virus like the flu — but that day won’t come until herd immunity is achieved, according to the findings of a recent review published in Frontiers in Public Health. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection, will likely become seasonal “in countries with temperate climates” following herd immunity, according to a press release on the study’s findings. But until then, study authors said the novel virus will “continue to circulate across the seasons.” "COVID-19 is here to stay and it will continue to cause outbreaks year-round until herd immunity is achieved. Therefore, the public will need to learn to live with it and continue practicing the best prevention measures, including...
    In the tight-knit world of academic medicine, scientists pride themselves on presenting a united and unflappable face to those outside their ranks. But this week, in a scathing letter, dozens of Stanford University Medical School’s top faculty took aim at their former colleague Dr. Scott Atlas for promoting what they called “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” View this document on Scribd Atlas, a diagnostic radiologist and senior fellow at the conservative think tank Hoover Institution, was recently appointed by President Donald Trump to the White House coronavirus task force. As an advisor counselor to the president about the virus, he has made controversial statements about control of the pandemic, which has killed more than 178,000 Americans. “Many of his opinions and...
    The American driver accused of killing motorcyclist Harry Dunn is willing to discuss taking part in a virtual trial in a UK court, it was claimed yesterday. The Director of Public Prosecutions told 19-year-old Harry’s parents on Wednesday he was ‘actively considering’ a virtual trial for Anne Sacoolas, 43, in an ‘unprecedented legal scenario’.  Yesterday, sources close to the mother-of-three said she wished to speak to British authorities to find a path forward. But it is understood she has not yet been formally approached. The family of Harry Dunn (pictured) have been told that his alleged killer is willing to discuss taking part in a virtual trial in a UK court Anne Sacoolas (pictured) claimed diplomatic immunity following...
    HAVING sex at least once a week slashes the risk of early death by half, according to scientists. The researchers from Washington University followed more than 15,000 participants and found that the more nookie someone had, the lower their risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. 3The seven ways sex is good for you - from lowering risk of dying from cancer to heart diseaseCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here, sex and relationship expert KATE TAYLOR gives YASMIN HARISHA seven good reasons to share a romp. 1. Boosts your immunity A strong immune system is more important than ever right now. And a fun way to improve yours might be to get busy in the bedroom...
    Children who have previously caught the common cold have coronavirus antibodies that prevent them from developing the hyper-inflammatory condition called MIS-C, new research suggests.   The rare disease is caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the same pathogen responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Research has found the condition, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), is different to both COVID-19 and Kawasaki disease.  However, little is known about why some children, roughly a month after being infected with the coronavirus, develop MIS-C symptoms.  Indicators of the disease include a rash, fever and abdominal pain as well as conjunctivitis, a cough and a headache.  Experts at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared healthy children with youngsters suffering from MIS-C and...
    (CNN)In the week or so since the White House inner circle added yet another Covid-19 adviser to President Donald Trump, many have become confused about what he thinks the country should do about the pandemic. Dr. Kent Sepkowitz Because the adviser, Scott Atlas, a retired radiologist, has opposed the widespread use of masks and testing and is strongly pushing a reopening of schools, businesses and general society, some concluded that he favors herd immunity. That he is one of those people who think we should let the pandemic run its course until so many people are immune (or dead) that the virus has no one left to infect. In July, Atlas told Fox News radio that "when you isolate...
    Along with hopes of developing an effective vaccine, a long-term goal in the fight against COVID-19 has been achieving widespread immunity. The following presents three potential immunity scenarios laid out by health experts, from the best case to the worst. Throughout the pandemic, the World Health Organization has cautioned people who have recovered from COVID-19 that there is no evidence they are immune from reinfection. Recent studies indicate that protective antibodies may fade in a matter of months, which could leave some people susceptible to contracting the disease more than once, or in seasonal waves, similar to catching the other strains of coronaviruses that can cause the common cold.Read members only content for just 99¢You’ll also unlock an ad-free experience...
    WASHINGTON - It seems possible, though how often it happens isn't known. Researchers in Hong Kong  recently reported evidence of a person who got the coronavirus a second time, months after an initial infection. The finding has not yet been published in a journal. But scientists said the 33-year-old man had mild symptoms the first time and none the second time, suggesting his immune system may have provided some protection against serious illness even if it could not prevent a reinfection. His more recent infection was detected through screening and testing at the Hong Kong airport, and researchers said genetic tests revealed different strains of the virus. Several other possible cases have been reported, including a U.S. man who...
    Getty Sweden has turn out to be well-known for its dealing with of the coronavirus by inducing herd immunity, however does it actually work? The coronavirus pandemic has not considerably slowed down in America, with the nation reaching a demise toll of greater than 180,000 individuals, in keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. Studies from the Washington Publish that one in all Trump’s latest pandemic advisors, Dr. Scott Atlas, was floating the thought of attempting to gradual the pandemic down utilizing “herd immunity,” has led many to marvel what precisely that will entail and whether or not it might work.What Is Herd Immunity?Understanding herd immunityExtra well being and medical...
    Getty Sweden has become famous for its handling of the coronavirus by inducing herd immunity, but does it really work? The coronavirus pandemic has not significantly slowed down in America, with the country reaching a death toll of more than 180,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reports from the Washington Post that one of Trump’s newest pandemic advisors, Dr. Scott Atlas, was floating the idea of trying to slow the pandemic down using “herd immunity,” has led many to wonder what exactly that would entail and whether it could work.What Is Herd Immunity?Understanding herd immunityMore health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of...
    Can I get the coronavirus twice? It seems possible, though how often it happens isn’t known. Researchers in Hong Kong recently reported evidence of a person who got the coronavirus a second time, months after an initial infection. The finding has not yet been published in a journal. But scientists said the 33-year-old man had mild symptoms the first time and none the second time, suggesting his immune system may have provided some protection against serious illness even if it could not prevent a reinfection. His more recent infection was detected through screening and testing at the Hong Kong airport, and researchers said genetic tests revealed different strains of the virus. Several other possible cases have...
    Recent reports accusing Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas of promoting a "herd immunity" strategy for fighting the coronavirus pandemic just aren't true, Atlas said Tuesday, calling the reports an “overt lie.” “The news is out of control,” Atlas said during an appearance on Fox News' “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “There's news, there’s opinion and then there’s overt lies -- and that was one of those overt lies.” Atlas told host Tucker Carlson he was not advising anyone to pursue a herd immunity strategy and has never mentioned it to President Trump or the task force. MAJORITY OF AMERICANS THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS MAKING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WORSE “No one’s ever said that to the president,” he said. “I’ve never heard the president say...
    (CNN) — After months of effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, herd immunity has emerged as a controversial topic. White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas responded to a report on Monday that claimed he is a proponent of a “herd immunity” strategy to combat Covid-19. “I’ve never advocated that strategy,” Atlas said at a press conference in Florida. Such an approach — similar to what was pursued in Sweden — would mean that many people nationwide would have to get sick with the coronavirus in order to build up a natural immunity across communities. As the virus spreads and sickens people, many could die in the process. Atlas explicitly denied that...
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    (CNN)After months of effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, herd immunity has emerged as a controversial topic. White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas responded to a report on Monday that claimed he is a proponent of a "herd immunity" strategy to combat Covid-19. "I've never advocated that strategy," Atlas said at a press conference in Florida.Such an approach -- similar to what was pursued in Sweden -- would mean that many people nationwide would have to get sick with the coronavirus in order to build up a natural immunity across communities. As the virus spreads and sickens people, many could die in the process.Atlas explicitly denied that he is pushing a...
    A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the brain is suggesting to Donald Trump that he adopt the controversial theory of 'herd immunity', according to reports.  Scott Atlas was announced as the newest member of the White House coronavirus task force on August 12, and has been dubbed by White House officials the 'anti Fauci' because his opinions are frequently at odds with veteran infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci. Atlas, 65, is a radiologist, a senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a frequent Fox News commentator.  Dr Scott Atlas joined the White House coronavirus task force on August 12  He previously served as chief of neuroradiology - radiology...
    There's a new doctor on the White House pandemic team, one who is telling Donald Trump what he wants to hear. The neuroradiologist, Scott Atlas, comes from Stanford's conservative Hoover Institution and caught Trump's eye during his appearances on Fox News, where he promoted "herd immunity" as a strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Five sources close to the administration and Trump's thinking tell The Washington Post that Atlas has influenced administration policy on testing and on reopening schools. Why is a doctor who does not have a background in infectious diseases or epidemiology on the team? He's telling Trump what he wants to hear, reportedly calling himself the "anti-Dr. Fauci," contrasting himself with the nation's leading infectious disease specialist,...
    Proponents of the “herd immunity” approach to the coronavirus pandemic have been arguing that if enough Americans are infected with COVID-19 and survive, the disease will be largely neutralized in the United States — an approach that many medical experts vehemently disagree with, including expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. But according to Washington Post sources, this is an approach that is being aggressively pushed by one of President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus advisers: Dr. Scott Atlas, who joined the president’s team earlier this month. Atlas, journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Josh Dawsey report in the Post, “is urging the White House to embrace a controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy to combat the pandemic, which would entail allowing the coronavirus to spread through...
    On August 24, a press release (before the scientific study was published) about the first documented case of reinfection by SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, in a 33-year-old man (without any immune deficiency) in the city of Hong Kong. In March, this patient suffered from the disease (positive CRP) with symptoms and was hospitalized. He was discharged in April with a negative PCR. But in August he gave positive PCR again, this time, no symptoms. What is worrying about the case is that the genetic material of the virus that infected him in March and August belongs to two different strains, as the researchers published in the study, accepted on August 25 by the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. ...
    A 33-year-old man from Hong Kong has become the world’s first documented case of Covid-19 reinfection; the patient was cured of the virus in April but tested positive again in August | 08/24/2020 | ionicons-v5-c11: 23 | . | Beijing, China.- A Hong Kong 33-year-old has become the first case documented from reinfection by COVID-19 in the world, according to researchers at the University of Hong Kongreported today, Monday, the local media of the Chinese special administrative region. The patient was discharged after being cured of the virus in April but earlier this month he tested positive again after returning from Spain, according to local public television RTHK. According to the city’s health authorities, at first...
    Scientists from Hong Kong clinically confirmed the world’s first case of reinfection of Covid-19, so preventive measures will begin to be taken, to check how immunity to the virus works, in addition to controlling new strains of coronavirus if they are developing. (Photo: .) The reinfected patient is a 33-year-old man, who first contracted the disease in April, after traveling to Spain. His case was asymptomatic and he had a normal recovery. However, four months after contracting the disease, he has tested positive again, but with a clinical picture completely different, depending on the doctors who treat you. Scientists studying this reinfection by coronavirus point out that: “Many believe that patients recovered from COVID-19 they have immunity...
    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have been saying that if the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, sticks around long enough, people are likely to catch it more than once. That’s based on what immunologists know about other members of the coronavirus family—the ones that have long survived their initial spillover events and now circulate seasonally, causing the common cold. People who get sick mount an immune response that protects them for months or years, depending on the person. But, at some point, that protection wanes and they become susceptible to infection again. On Monday, researchers at Hong Kong University presented the first confirmation that this can, in fact, happen with SARS-CoV-2. Not a shock, say experts. But still a useful data point...
    People are seen practicing social distancing in Domino Park on May 17, 2020, in Brooklyn.JOHANNES EISELE/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Researchers in Hong Kong say they’ve documented the “first case of reinfection of COVID-19,” according to a Monday press release. They report a 33-year-old man, who was first hospitalized in March, picked up the coronavirus a second time four-and-a-half months later. But, experts say, the report is no reason to panic. At least not yet. It isn’t necessarily bad news!  As scientists have pointed out, a possible reinfection isn’t that surprising. And, crucially, the second infection was reportedly less severe than the first in this case. This indicates that the patient...
    Covid-19 survivors can be reinfected twice, according to doctors in Hong Kong who report the first known case. The healthy 33-year-old patient tested positive for the coronavirus after a mild bout of the disease four months before. Genetic analysis revealed the second infection was caused by a different strain of the coronavirus than the first, after he returned from a trip in Spain. The coronavirus mutates as it spreads round the globe, and these can be detected in genetic sequencing.   Doctors warned their findings prove 're-infection can occur just a few months after recovery'. They said it was likely because immunity is short lives and antibodies against Covid-19 wane quickly. However, the man did not have symptoms of Covid-19 the...
    An information technology worker in Hong Kong tested positive for the coronavirus for the second time after more than four months, signaling that viral immunity may be short-lived. “Many believe that recovered Covid-19 patients have immunity against re-infection because most developed a serum neutralising antibody response,” researchers at the University of Hong Kong reported Monday. “However, there is evidence that some patients have waning antibody level after a few months.” The 33-year-old worker recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from the hospital in April after testing negative for the virus. When he tested positive a second time, he was not showing symptoms. Researchers examining the patient when he tested positive a second time concluded that the genetic...
    Herd immunity. The term conjures up visions of open prairies and animals on the hoof. But all of a sudden, one research scientist is asking: Could certain densely packed New York City neighborhoods have already achieved herd immunity against the deadly coronavirus? It’s far from proven, but it’s not quite as far-fetched as it sounds. And there might even be some rough justice lurking in here somewhere. The biggest beneficiaries of herd immunity, if it’s actually happening, would be poorer and especially immigrant neighborhoods, the very communities hit hardest by the virus so far. “ “...I want to note that we don’t have proof of it, and we should just work off of an abundance of caution, not rest...
    The World Health Organization on Tuesday shut down the idea that the world could have enough people with antibodies to the coronavirus to be near herd immunity and hamper its spread. [ READ: Errors Undermine Data on COVID-19 in Nursing Homes ]"I think what we can say with certainty is, right now, as a planet, as a global population, we are nowhere close to the levels of immunity required to stop this disease transmitting," Mike Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said at a press conference. "And we need to focus on what we can actually do now to suppress transmission and not live in the hope of herd immunity being our salvation. Right now, that is not a...
    The world is nowhere near achieving herd immunity against coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Dr Michael Ryan, the no-nonsense Irish epidemiologist in charge of the WHO's health emergencies programme, told people to stop pinning their hopes on the theory as a Covid fix-all. Scientists believe at least 70 per cent of people need to have caught and recovered from the virus to reach herd immunity — when a disease runs out of room and can no longer spread because enough of the population have been exposed to it. More optimistic experts estimate community protection could be established if 40 per cent of people had antibodies against Covid-19. But studies suggest only about 10 to 20 per cent...
    SWEDEN'S top coronavirus expert has been blasted for appearing to ask whether a higher death rate was a fair price for herd immunity, bombshell emails show. Anders Tegnell decided against a lockdown in the country which has suffered a higher death toll than their Scandinavian neighbours. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Anders Tegnell appeared to ask if a spread among older people was 'worth it' to keep schools openCredit: EPA Messages sent by Mr Tegnell, and obtained by journalists through freedom of information laws, appear to show him discussing keeping schools open to encourage herd-immunity. The publication of the emails, which date back five months, have sparked criticism of Sweden's liberal approach to...
    It cannot be said enough how vulnerable the modern news media is — when a big story hits — to becoming instantly, deeply invested in narratives that fit various agendas, and then failing to revisit that storyline once a more complete factual record finally becomes apparent. There may be no better recent example of this danger than the media’s treatment of Sweden and its controversial handling of the coronavirus crisis. Sweden, more than any other major country, decided to swim against the tidal wave of world-wide government lockdowns in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Government restrictions were much lighter there than elsewhere else, and even mask use was never mandated, or even strongly encouraged. At first, this decision...
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against seeking to combat coronavirus through nationwide herd immunity and explained that the death toll would be "enormous and unacceptable." The head of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force made the comments during a live Instagram session on Friday with actor Matthew McConaughey. "If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms," Fauci said, "a lot of people are going to die." Fauci pointed to the prevalence of health issues among Americans that would result to large numbers of deaths if the coronavirus was spread widely. "You look at the United States of America,...
    Dr Anthony Fauci explained to Matthew McConaughey on Thursday that the death toll would be 'enormous' had the US attempted to achieve herd immunity just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a grim forecast that predicts 189,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 by early September.  In an discussion with the actor on Instagram, the nation's top infectious disease expert said: 'If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people who are without symptoms ... a lot of people are going to die.' 'If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes,...
    Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.Kevin Dietsch | Reuters If the U.S. allowed the coronavirus to spread unchecked in an attempt to try to achieve so-called herd immunity, the "death toll would be enormous," White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Thursday.  "If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms ... a lot of people are going to die," Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told actor Matthew McConaughey during a live discussion on Instagram.  According to epidemiologists, herd immunity is necessary...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr is facing a lawsuit brought by members of Black Lives Matter and other activist groups, who allege that the constitutional rights of nonviolent George Floyd protesters were violated when, on June 1, they were violently removed by law enforcement from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. in order to clear a path for President Donald Trump and his allies to walk from the White House to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo-op. But Barr, reporter Colin Kalmbacher notes in Law & Crime, is arguing that that lawsuit lacks merit because he enjoys “qualified immunity.” In a memo filed this week, Barr argued, “Following days of unrest in the nation’s capital, on June 1, 2020,...
    the vaccine to face COVID-19. “data-reactid =” 12 “> An unexpected news shook the news related to the coronavirus this Tuesday, August 11, since the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, assured that his country already has the vaccine to face COVID-19 . Gamaleya. “data-reactid =” 13 “> The antidote received the name Sputnik V in honor of the first Soviet satellite in space and its creators are the researchers the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Gamaleya. How is the Russian vaccine to face the coronavirus? Alexandr Guíntsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center, commented that the drug uses non-living particles created from adenovirus. “Living particles are the ones that can reproduce. The particles used do not have...
    As she sat dangling her legs over the water while waiting for the ferry back to Stockholm, Carolinne Liden looked a picture of contentment after a day out on a sunny Swedish island.  But the pandemic has been tough for this young mother. She works in film production, so all her contracts were cancelled and she had to take a job in an equine shop to make ends meet. Her partner Tobias Moe, a freelance photographer, also saw his income fall.  Yet when I asked this affable couple about Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist steering their country’s strategy for tackling this crisis, their reply was instant. ‘He’s a hero,’ said Carolinne, 35. Supportive views: Film production worker Carolinne Liden...
    by Melissa Hawkins, American University Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. Melissa Hawkins, professor of public health at American University, explains what this large undercount means and why insufficient data is hampering the U.S.‘s ability to control the pandemic. What are some reasons for the large disparity between the true number of infected cases and the confirmed case count in the U.S.? We just passed 4 million total confirmed cases and over 150,000 deaths. But those confirmed cases really only tell part of the story...
    The Supreme Court has drawn the doctrine of qualified immunity so broadly that police officers can almost never be held accountable in civil court for their abuses on the job. Since what the Supreme Court says, goes, lower-court judges are forced to let violent or racist or violent and racist police off the hook time after time. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is apparently sick of that, and made it very clear in a new decision—even as he granted qualified immunity to an officer who violated the Constitution. The beginning of Reeves’ decision is one gut-punch after another. “Clarence Jamison wasn’t jaywalking. He wasn’t playing outside with a toy gun. He didn’t look like a ‘suspicious person.’ He wasn’t suspected...
    Erik McGregor/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.A federal judge in Mississippi published a scorching opinion on Tuesday calling on the Supreme Court to eliminate “qualified immunity,” the legal doctrine that gives police officers special protection from lawsuits when they violate people’s civil rights.  Judge Carlton Reeves, who was nominated in 2010 by President Barack Obama to the US District Court in the Southern District of Mississippi, opened his opinion by listing 19 killings of Black people at the hands of police before turning to the case before him, which involved a Black man, Clarence Jamison, who was subjected to a lengthy and humiliating traffic stop and search by a white police...
    The Supreme Court has drawn the doctrine of qualified immunity so broadly that police officers can almost never be held accountable in civil court for their abuses on the job. Since what the Supreme Court says, goes, lower-court judges are forced to let violent or racist or violent and racist police off the hook time after time. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is apparently sick of that, and made it very clear in a new decision—even as he granted qualified immunity to an officer who violated the Constitution. The beginning of Reeves’ decision is one gut-punch after another. “Clarence Jamison wasn’t jaywalking. He wasn’t playing outside with a toy gun. He didn’t look like a ‘suspicious person.’ He wasn’t suspected of ‘selling...
    Many experts in social networks and in the media have been dissatisfied with this proposal, asserting since it is not very useful until it is “nonsense”.
    Recent published studies from England, Spain, and Sweden suggest the infeasibility of herd immunity to Covid-19 in the short term. The rapid drop in antibody levels following infection demonstrated in these studies indicates that coronavirus immunity may not be long-lasting, and that the concept of herd immunity by itself is not achievable without additional support in the form of regular vaccinations or additional treatments to improve immune response. The argument that natural herd immunity will resolve the coronavirus pandemic relies on the assumptions that infection rates are high and that antibodies confer long-term immunity. European studies suggest the opposite. Infection rates are lower than expected where the virus is thought to be endemic, and antibodies decline rapidly, suggesting that natural...
    (CNN)We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. One big mystery: Why do some people get very sick and even die from their illness, while other similar people show no symptoms and may not realize they've been infected at all?We know some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe, even fatal, course of disease: being over 60; being overweight or obese; having one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes,...
    Visitors walk past face mask signs along Decatur Street in the French Quarter on July 14, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Sean Gardner | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm hospitals and kill a lot of people. Herd immunity is necessary to really contain a virus, according to epidemiologists. That is generally achieved once enough people either get vaccinated or survive the virus so they have the antibodies to fight off new infections and the virus doesn't have enough new hosts to spread.  Most scientists think 60% to 80% of the population needs...
    After avoiding the man-made plague of lockdown and national emotional abuse, Sweden most certainly is languishing from the original plague of the virus itself, right? Well, on Tuesday, there were ZERO deaths in the country that eschewed arbitrary and heavy-handed restrictions on liberty and declined to compel mask-wearing. As a bonus, it turns out the Swedish economy is humming and its companies are reporting good earnings. Trusting in God, trusting in your people, and following rational thinking and science go a long way. On Tuesday, Sweden reported 0 deaths and just 77 cases. Over the past week, deaths have been no higher than two per day. What is so remarkable is that while there are other countries that have...
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and a host of other House conservatives introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block big tech giants from censoring lawful political speech on the Internet. Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Jim Banks (R-IN), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), Ron Wright (R-TX), and Gosar introduced the Stop the Censorship Act of 2020, which would revoke big tech companies’ Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act legal immunity if the tech platform were to remove lawful speech on their platform. The House Republicans’ legislation aligns with recommendations proposed by the Department of Justice. Gosar said in a statement on Wednesday that Congress can no longer allow...
    Celina Jaitly stunned the world with her beauty. She landed a spot in top 5 at the Miss Universe 2001 pageant before entering Bollywood. Unfortunately, her Bollywood career did not flourish beyond glamorous roles in films like Thank You, No Entry, Golmaal Returns. In an earlier interview, she had talked about how she was tired of how difficult it was for an outsider to prove mettle in the industry. With the debate about outsiders and nepotism heated again, Celina has more to say. The actress has said that not only star kids have access but they are also immune from the sexual harassment in the industry. Quite a few names popped up during the 2019’s #MeToo movement in Bollywood – the majority of...
    On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed it’s “impossible, really, to stop the virus and put it dead in its tracks” during an appearance on Fox News, though he argued that herd immunity is taking place in cities. After Paul told the Fox News Rundown podcast on Wednesday that lockdowns were a “big mistake,” he elaborated in a Thursday interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier. “I think what you found in New York is that we ended up having horrendous death, we had 30-some-odd-thousand people die. Their death rate is about 1,600 per million — the highest in the country, eight times worse than Florida, 10 times worse than Texas — even now with the surge if Texas and...
    SWEDEN’S coronavirus death rate is soaring past America’s to rate among the world’s worst as experts warns “don't do what we did” and dodge a national lockdown. But their stinging criticism flies in the face of Sweden’s top epidemiologist who swears the virus is waning, and the country’s strategy is working. 6No sign of social distancing in Drottninggatan during rush hour in Stockholm, amid the coronavirus coronavirusCredit: AFP or licensors Twenty-five Swedish doctors and scientists write that "motives for the Swedish Public Health Agency's light-touch approach are somewhat of a mystery". In a no holds barred opinion piece for USA Today, they warned of "an unwillingness to admit early mistakes and take responsibility for thousands of unnecessary deaths. "At the...
    After sequencing the genome of several species of bats, scientists are hopeful that they will open the way to a treatment for this and future pandemics Did you know that bats can live up to 40 years? Photo: Huw Evans picture agency The exceptional immunity of bats allows them to live with the coronavirus without falling ill. And the secret may be in its genetic code. That is why a group of scientists, after having sequenced the genome of six species of bats, hopes to be able to use that information to open paths for the treatment of this and future pandemics. Emma Teeling, a professor at University College Dublin, notes that the “exquisite” genome sequences...
    A doctor in Israel has been diagnosed with Covid-19 twice, months apart and after testing negative in between the two swabs, according to local media. The medic, who had been working at Sheba Medical Center in the city of Ramat Gan, four miles east of Tel Aviv, reportedly recovered from her first bout of coronavirus. She had tested positive in April but recovered from the illness, which has infected around 55,000 in Israel, and then tested negative twice in May and June. But this month, after coming into contact with an infected patient, the unnamed doctor has tested positive for Covid-19 again. The case is one of a number of possible 'reinfections' that raise questions about the immunity people develop...
    Trump and CDC Director Robert Redfield. Right now, 1.5% of all Americans have been confirmed as having COVID-19. That’s an amazing number—4 million confirmed cases—far more than any other nation. In fact, despite having just 4% of the globe’s population, the United States still has about a quarter of all cases of COVID-19—a remarkable measure of the Trump White House’s failure to provide anything that resembled leadership in the face of this enormous crisis. However, on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published analysis that matched the results of another recent study, indicating the true number of cases in the United States is likely around 10 times the number of confirmed cases. That would mean that as much as 15%...
    There are over 300,000 viruses that infect mammals, but there are only seven coronaviruses that infect humans. Four of these, known by the less-than-alternative labels 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1 produce generally mild illnesses and are responsible for about 15% of what people refer to as the “common cold.” Exposure to these viruses generates a mild and rapidly falling immune response, meaning that people can be infected again by the same coronavirus in a matter of a few months. Of the remaining human coronaviruses, two are SARS-CoV and MERS-COV, which generate extremely serious illness with a high rate of fatalities. And then there is SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the disease COVID-19. From the beginning, there have been worries that this virus might combine the worst of...
    Anew study reveals that a promising coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University researchers is safe and shows promise. The Oxford vaccine, which goes by the unpronounceable moniker “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222),” is being developed with the assistance of a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company known as AstraZeneca, according to an article recently published in The Lancet. The study involved 1,077 volunteers and in its early-stage human trials was shown to be safe and stimulate a strong immune response. Andrew Pollard, the lead author of the study, said in a statement that the researchers hope “this means the immune system will remember the virus, so that our vaccine will protect people for an extended period.” He added, “However, we need more research before we can confirm the vaccine effectively protects against SARS-CoV-2...
    Matthew Rozsa July 20, 2020 11:55PM (UTC) A new study reveals that a promising coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University researchers is safe and shows promise. The Oxford vaccine, which goes by the unpronounceable moniker "ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222)," is being developed with the assistance of a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company known as AstraZeneca, according to an article recently published in The Lancet. The study involved 1,077 volunteers and in its early-stage human trials was shown to be safe and stimulate a strong immune response. Andrew Pollard, the lead author of the study, said in a statement that the researchers hope "this means the immune system will remember the virus, so that our vaccine will protect people for an extended...
    Washington (CNN)Months into the coronavirus pandemic, much about the disease remains unknown. As several countries attempt to regain a sense of normalcy despite recent surges in cases, politicians and scientists alike are working to better understand how the virus spreads and how best to prevent future outbreaks. At the core of these efforts are a few critical questions: Can children transmit the virus? If you get the virus, how long are you contagious? Afterwards, are you immune or can you get re-infected? The answers to these questions will influence not only how countries reopen schools and offices but also have implications for how useful any eventual vaccine will be.Animating the debate on one particular point are some comments that Kentucky...
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    Ultimately, perhaps we will all hunker down in our own ideological space, hoping to find respite from the mob, whether it be the metaphorical cancel culture, the CNN mob, or the real-life mobs running loose in our cities.  Why confront mindlessness when it’s safer and less painful to avoid it? But for now, let’s suppose there are some thoughtful individuals left.  A CNN opinion maker recently accused me of making wildly inaccurate comments about a coronavirus vaccine. My supposed sin was saying the left wing mob would likely forcibly vaccinate even individuals who already have immunity like myself. CNN argues against both the concept of immunity for survivors of coronavirus and the premise that no one would ever be forcibly...
    Warren Buffett may have found a stock he likes — his own Report: Next-Gen Jaguar XJ Flagship Sedan Delayed Until Late 2021 How The Coronavirus Has Affected What We Buy At The Grocery Store As the major effects of the coronavirus pandemic make themselves apparent ― the ubiquity of masks and hand sanitizer, restaurants serving at half capacity ― other, more subtle changes are still just coming into focus. Take the grocery store. Doorstep delivery and online shopping, already popular before COVID-19, have become part and parcel of a business model that once relied almost exclusively on brick-and-mortar stores. Moreover, the pandemic appears to have affected not just where and how we buy food, but what we’re actually eating....
    (CNN)Tate Reeves is the Republican governor of Mississippi. He's also an economics major who worked for a bank prior to getting into politics.In other words, he knows numbers. Which brings me to a series of tweets from Reeves earlier this week in which he systematically destroyed the argument that everyone should just get Covid-19 now so that we build up a herd immunity. (The geniuses behind that theory of the case are some of the same ones pushing for young people to have coronavirus parties so everyone there gets exposed.)Here's Reeves' data-driven argument against that thinking -- in seven tweets.1) "Let's talk about herd immunity. I've listened to some people argue that the rapid spread of cases is a good...
    Imagine administering a dose of chemotherapy to a healthy patient with no sign of cancer? After all, it can only help, right? That has been the attitude of our government as it continues to push lockdown policies and the trickle-down panic that flows from them – without any evidence that they help mitigate the virus and without any regard for their side effects. California never really emerged from its original lockdown, yet Gov. Gavin Newson is now reinstituting the closure of many businesses. Evidently, a few dozen people carefully spaced in a gym or salon are a greater threat than thousands of people jammed pack in uncontrolled protests. The Houston mayor is calling for another lockdown as well, with...
    Germany is vulnerable to a second Covid-19 wave because only 1.3 per cent of the country has developed antibodies, experts fear.  The Robert Koch Institute, the nation's infectious diseases agency, warned almost everyone in the country may still be at risk of getting infected.   Even the minority with antibodies — thought to be around 1million people — are not necessarily protected because immunity may wane over time.  It comes as a huge blow to the nation because it means it is nowhere near the level for 'herd immunity', when so many people have had been exposed that any outbreak naturally fizzles out.  The RKI analysis, of blood from 12,000 donors, showed that 1.8 per cent of men had antibodies and...
    An 82-year-old man who spent four weeks in intensive care with Covid-19 was struck down by the virus again just 10 days after recovering.   The unidentified man went to an emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering from a high fever for a week. He tested positive for Covid-19 and then his condition rapidly worsened while he was in hospital.   Doctors managed to save his life with a lengthy stay on a ventilator but he fell sick again less than a fortnight later, despite testing negative twice before being discharged.  The man's case is one of many that raises questions about the type of immunity people build up against Covid-19, and how long it really takes to be cleared...
    A woman in a protective face mask walks through Brixton Market in South London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.Victoria Jones | PA Images via Getty Images Immunity to Covid-19 might only last a few months, according to a U.K. study that casts doubts over the longevity of potential coronavirus vaccines. Antibody responses to the coronavirus can peak three weeks after the initial onset of symptoms, but then begin to decline after as little as 2-3 months, researchers at Kings College London found. The study, published Saturday on  preprint server MedRxiv and not yet peer-reviewed, examined the antibody levels of 64 patients and six healthcare workers who had tested positive for the virus at...
    Ed CaraA minute ago•Filed to:coronaviruscoronaviruscovid-19SARS-CoV-2immunityreinfectionscienceSaveA lab worker handling a positive covid-19 sample at the Hermes Pardini Lab in Brazil.Photo: Pedro Vilela (Getty Images) A small bright spot in the coronavirus disaster has been that people who become sick appear to have at least temporary immunity to the virus. But over the weekend, a Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. laid out an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on one of his own cases: People coming down with a second, possibly worse bout of covid-19 within months of their first infection. Evidence for reinfection happening this soon is still very limited, however, and there are many key questions about immunity to covid-19 that need...
    A new study from the U.K. finds that immunity against COVID-19 fades within weeks, putting a "nail in the coffin" of the idea of herd immunity, according to the study's authors. What are the details? The research, carried out by scientists at King's College London, determined that a COVID-19 patient's level of antibodies peaked three weeks after symptoms appeared and then in some cases faded away altogether. Research notes that in some cases, a patient's level of antibodies was entirely "undetectable" after three months. The study, conducted on antibody response of 90 patients and health care workers at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, found that 60 percent of those tested had "potent" levels of antibodies...
    Herd immunity against Covid-19 could develop if just 10 per cent of the population catches the disease, a study has claimed. Scientists say if a vaccine was developed it would need 60-70 per cent coverage to work — but this threshold could be significantly lower for natural immunity.  The concept of herd immunity hinges on people only being affected once, so that when a certain number of people have been infected with the virus already it can't spread any more. It remains a mystery as to whether this is the case for Covid-19 but, if it is, then herd immunity could offer some protection during a second wave of the disease, which top medics fear will strike this winter.  Researchers...
    A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then the therapy will be fast-tracked into large-scale trials on thousands of people in the autumn and winter, when Covid-19 cases are expected to rise. The treatment, described by Government scientists as 'very exciting', works by recreating the body's natural disease-fighting substances in a lab and injecting them into vulnerable patients. It is designed for people with immune systems so weak that conventional vaccines do not fully...
    While much about the Covid-19 pandemic remains uncertain, we know how it will likely end: when the spread of the virus starts to slow (and eventually ceases altogether) because enough people have developed immunity to it. At that point, whether it’s brought on by a vaccine or by people catching the disease, the population has developed “herd immunity.” Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research develop­ments and trends in mathe­matics and the physical and life sciences. “Once the level of immunity passes a certain threshold, then the epidemic will start to die out, because there aren’t enough new people...
    Dr. Scott Atlas, a former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. During the interview Atlas explains why we shouldn’t panic over the spike in coronavirus cases among young adults in the U.S. (RELATED: Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas: ’80-85%’ Of Texas Hospital Patients ‘Have Nothing To Do With COVID-19’.) “If cases go up, that’s okay, the key thing is to prevent a big outbreak of deaths and serious complications and the way we do that is by protecting the high risk group,” said Atlas. “Actually, we have been protecting the high risk group much better now, because we see...
    Health experts are predicting that some lower-income neighborhoods in New York City may be protected from a potential second wave of coronavirus because so many of their residents were already infected. New data from CityMD revealed that working-class neighborhoods in the outer stretches of the outer boroughs are testing positive for antibodies at a significantly higher rate than richer, whiter neighborhoods closer to Manhattan. The Corona neighborhood in Queens, which was hit significantly by infections during the worst of the city's coronavirus outbreak, returned 68 percent positive test results for antibodies at its CityMD clinic, according to data supplied to the New York Times. The area is predominantly Hispanic with residents working in construction and restaurants, putting themselves at greater...
    More than 60% of Americans support allowing people to sue police officers for using excessive force against assailants, even if such a move makes the job of police work more difficult, according to a survey published Thursday. Two-thirds of the public believe civilians should be able to level lawsuits if police officers are engaging in misconduct, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Law enforcement officers are protected through qualified immunity, a doctrine protecting them from civil liability unless they commit clear violations of law. Only 32% of people surveyed said that officers need protection from such lawsuits, according to the Pew poll. (RELATED: House, Senate Police Reform Bills Differ On Chokeholds, Warrants, Qualified Immunity) As for defunding the police, only...
    A new study shows that achieving so-called herd immunity against the novel coronavirus may be 'unachievable.' Researchers found that only five percent of the population in Spain have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and have built up antibodies. However, not enough people have gotten the illness for there to be no spread in communities. This means that 95 percent of Spaniards remains susceptible to contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.  Researchers looked at blood test results of 61,000 participants in Spain  and around 5% have built up antibodies against the coronavirus (pictured) At least 60% of people need to have contracted the virus for it to not be able to spread throughout a community. Pictured: Healthcare workers...
    Wayne Jones was walking on the side of the road when he was stopped by police in 2013. Jones, a 50-year-old homeless black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, had violated an ordinance in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that requires all pedestrians to use the sidewalk. When an officer asked if he was carrying a weapon, Jones fled the scene, according to court documents. Officers caught up with Jones and tried taking him into custody. They tased, kicked and put Jones in a chokehold. Five officers surrounded Jones, and when one accused Jones of stabbing him, the officers stood back and ordered him to drop a knife that officers spotted. Jones, who remained motionless on the ground despite the officers' commands, was shot...
    Conservative radio king Rush Limbaugh on Monday ripped the media for failing to talk about the “survivability rate” of coronavirus, arguing it was time to allow the “young and the healthy” to “live their lives and spread herd immunity.” “You need to not go along with this idea of shutting down the entire economy again, shutting down entire states,” Limbaugh said. “What they’re not telling you is the death rate is falling. But you don’t know that, because they’re simply reporting this massive increase in cases and you’re supposed to assume every case equals a death.” Limbaugh, who broadcasts from West Palm Beach, said “media irresponsibility and propaganda” had created an impression that deaths were on the rise in...
    Coronavirus — Only 5 percent of the population in Spain has developed antibodies against the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study published this Monday in The Lancet. This would imply that the country is far from achieving group or herd immunity. The results of the study, called ENE-COVID, showed that the rest of the population, that is, 95 percent of Spaniards are exposed to the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease. And that geographically, the highest prevalence of antibodies was found in Madrid. Research that had a sample of more than 61,000 citizens indicates that at least “a third” of the people who developed antibodies were asymptomatic, that is, they did not present the symptoms of the disease....
    VIDEO3:5303:53Immunity to Covid-19 'looks rather fragile,' professor warnsSquawk Box Europe It is not a "safe bet" to rely on immunity to Covid-19 as a strategy for coping with the pandemic, one expert has warned, adding that herd immunity strategies were "probably never going to work." Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe" on Monday, Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said that in towns and cities where there had been coronavirus infections, only 10% to 15% of the population was likely to be immune. "And immunity to this thing looks rather fragile — it looks like some people might have antibodies for a few months and then it might wane, so it's not looking like a safe bet,"...
    Breaking News — Lima, Jul 5 . .- The Peruvian Congress rectified this Sunday its refusal to eliminate parliamentary immunity to its congressmen, one of the pillars of the political reform promoted by the Government, but at the same time it also abolished with much controversy the constitutional protection to the president and the ministers. A few hours after Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced that he would lead to a referendum the elimination of parliamentary immunity after the initial refusal of Congress, Parliament reconsidered the vote and moved it forward, but with major changes to the original text. The vote, which had 110 votes in favor and 13 against, was carried out in a virtual and extraordinary plenary session...
    Dancing diva Malaika Arora has shared a “make in India” home remedy to boost immunity. Some people have started stepping out for work, but relaxed rules don’t mean not to take care of health, believes Malaika. “This is a true blue make in India home remedy. Age old traditional tried and tested homemade immunity booster. Indian gooseberry (Aamla), fresh organic turmeric and ginger root with some Apple cider vinegar and a dash of peppercorns is all it takes to make this magic potion,” she wrote on social media along with her video showing how to prepare it. Malaika Arora Shares a Super Adorable Birthday Wish for Her ‘Sunshine’ Arjun Kapoor – View Pics She continued: “For better results, ensure that...
    A study in Sweden indicates that “many people” with mild or asymptomatic covid-19 demonstrate the so-called “mediated immunity” by T cells. (Free Press Photo: Pixabay) Immunity against covid-19 is “probably higher” than is believed, since many people who have been asymptomatic or mildly have the disease, even though they have not tested positive for antibodies, according to a study by Institute and Karlolinska University (Sweden). The study has been published in the bioRxiv article repository, which means that it has not yet been subjected to a review of its results by other researchers, prior to its publication in a scientific journal. Research shows that “Many people” with mild or asymptomatic covid-19 demonstrate so-called “mediated immunity” by T cells...
    ROCHESTER, Minn. — It seems like the first question a state health department would want to get answered: Just how many of us have had the coronavirus, anyway? Called a seroprevalence survey, it measures how many Minnesotans have gotten the virus and developed antibodies. Think about it like this: here at the start of July, we know a lot more about COVID-19, than we did back in February. We know about its strange mix of symptoms: fever, low oxygen, dry cough and losing your ability to taste. We know how COVID-19 spreads fastest: extended, loud conversation and singing at bars, parties, choir practices, funerals and other sustained indoor contact. We know what prevents the spread of COVID-19 best (masks, handwashing...
    As the daily coronavirus case count rises with no vaccine yet available, a possible answer to the pandemic could be herd immunity, according to Mayo Clinic. The herd immunity threshold is when the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than the proportion still vulnerable to the disease. Some health experts estimate that 70% of Americans, over 200 million people, would have to recover from Covid-19 to achieve herd immunity, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, there are other estimates that place the herd immunity threshold as low as 43%, according to U.S.News. A model of SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS Vaccines and natural infection are the two routes available...
    Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) might or might not have pulled his insane bill to pretty much abolish qualified immunity for police officers. Braun, who is obviously in some sort of moral panic, who is obviously completely out of touch with the American people, got massacred by Tucker Carlson this week over this, and deservedly so. There are reports he pulled it. Reports he did not. Regardless… What we are seeing across the Republican Party is a startling tone-deafness, is a feckless party caught in the Stockholm Syndrome of Washington, DC, and cable news, where they actually believe that acting as Black Lives Matter-Lite is the way forward. We see this from Braun, we saw this from Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC)...
    VIDEO3:5703:57Gottlieb: Covid-19 pandemic 'will be over by January one way or the other'Squawk Box The worst of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak will end by January either with a vaccine or because enough people in the country will have already been infected and have some immunity to it, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday. The restrictions and guidance implemented to curb the spread of the virus will not last forever, he said, urging people to practice public health precautions until the U.S. can safely return to normalcy. He added that it's fine to socialize, but within reason and people should consider keeping "a small social circle." "This will be over by January one way...
    Coronavirus — Mandatory use of face masks would prevent a 5% drop in US GDP 1:39 . – It’s easy to fall into a false sense of security now that states in the US have reopened. And many are already paying the price. There are states closing businesses again. Some popular beaches will be closed too. And the rate of new covid-19 infections continues to grow in most states, while threatening to reverse the progress made during confinement orders. So what happened? When states reopened to try to save the economy, the fate of this pandemic shifted from government hands to individual responsibility. But many are not abiding by that responsibility, but have let their guard down too...
    Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has co-authored a digital book titled “The Magic Immunity Pill: Lifestyle”, with Luke Coutinho, a holistic lifestyle coach associated with integrative medicine. The book focusses on emotional wellness, quality sleep, balanced nutrition and adequate exercise to build a strong immune system. Shilpa Shetty Expresses Gratitude for Having Precious Time of Life with Son Viaan and Newborn Daughter Samisha “It’s been such a rich and learning experience working on this book with Luke Coutinho. Today when we are hit by this global health calamity, we are trying our best to stay healthy, for that I believe it’s a prerequisite to have a really strong immune system. While all want it, many don’t know or are apathetic towards...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are...
    Having endured a common cold could protect people from getting severe Covid-19, according to scientists. A study suggests the immune system's reaction to different coronaviruses could be very similar to its reaction to the one behind the pandemic.  As a result, lasting immunity from those viruses — known to cause colds — may help the body fight off Covid-19 if someone catches it, meaning they get less seriously ill. The German research also focuses on a less-discussed type of immunity, instead of antibodies which have been at the forefront of a lot of studies. T-cell immunity appears to be more common among infected patients and scientists say it may potentially last even longer.  Eight out of 10 people who have...
    Matthew Rozsa June 30, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Aspen Ideas Festival on Sunday that there is a serious risk that the U.S. population will failing to develop herd immunity against the coronavirus if too many people refuse to be vaccinated. During the interview Fauci said that he would "settle" for a coronavirus vaccine that is only 70 to 75 percent effective, since that "would bring you to that level that would be herd-immunity level." When a questioner asked if this would be the case even if one-quarter of the population refused to be vaccinated, Fauci replied that was "unlikely." : "That's one of the reasons why we have to make sure...