The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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It's not just dexamethasone: Other steroids may be used to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, study says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ed-reduced-risk-coronavirus-death/5478793002/

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System led a study where most of their patients took prednisone, another steroid in the same family as dexamethasone, and found patients with high inflammation levels were associated with a 75% reduction in risk of going on mechanical ventilation or dying.
 

Johnny b

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This relates to health after recovery:

Symptom Duration and Risk Factors for Delayed Return to Usual Health Among Outpatients with COVID-19 .........
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6930e1.htm?s_cid=mm6930e1_w#T1_up
COVID-19 can result in prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions.

Stats:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6930e1.htm?s_cid=mm6930e1_w#T1_down
...........positive test results (N = 270)* who reported returning to usual state of health or not returning to usual state of health at an interview conducted 14–21 days after testing — 14 academic health care systems,† United States, March–June 2020
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294 patients responded to an interview 2–3 weeks after testing, did not report a previous positive SARS-CoV-2 test before the reference test, and answered questions about symptoms. Of these, 276 (94%) reported one or more symptoms at the time of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing, with 272 (99%) reporting whether they had returned to their usual state of health by the time of the interview. Two additional patients excluded who were called at 7 days, with 270 included here.
 

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Everybody in our household has finally gotten our test results back. Everyone is negative. Apparently my daughter had gotten a false positive result two weeks ago.
 

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That's great news Mark! I have to admit I was very worried about you. That happens often it seems. While it sure is great to hear it was wrong it puts so much stress on everyone in the meantime. :)
 

Johnny b

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US hits 150,000 deaths from COVID-19 as states struggle to halt resurgence
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...d-resurgence-deaths-surpass-150-k/5489494002/

I've already postponed my scheduled visits to my ophthalmologist and dentist, but I need to take appointments for a thermal image of my thyroid in several weeks and in October, an MRI brain scan.

I don't feel good about either in the best of times, but both are too important to skip.

Too many Americans are inconsiderate and selfish at the worst possible time.
 

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