The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

Johnny b

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Take notice:

FDA head: Omicron is a “natural disaster… most people are gonna get COVID”
https://arstechnica.com/science/202...ral-disaster-most-people-are-gonna-get-covid/

Too much to copy and paste it all.

First and last paragraphs:
US officials are comparing the ultratransmissible omicron coronavirus variant to a natural disaster as the country continues to shatter records, logging over 1.4 million new COVID-19 cases Monday and seeing hospitalizations at all-time highs of over 140,000.


"I think it's hard to process what's actually happening right now, which is: most people are gonna get COVID, alright," Woodcock said. "And what we need to do is make sure that the hospitals can still function, [and that] transportation [and] other essential services are not disrupted while this happens. I think after that will be a good time to reassess how we're approaching this pandemic."
 

Johnny b

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How to spot fake N95 and KN95 masks online
https://news.yahoo.com/spot-fake-n95-kn95-masks-153716157.html

According to the CDC, about 60% of masks labeled as KN95, the Chinese version of the high-filtration masks, are actually counterfeit.
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“So when buying an N95 ... look for the stamp that says, ‘NIOSH,’”

NIOSH stands for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and it’s the certifying federal entity for a variety of masks and respirators, including the N95.
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However, if you spot the NIOSH approval on a KN95 masks, that’s a red flag.

“(The) CDC, through NIOSH, does not approve KN95 masks or any other respiratory protective device certified to international standards,” according to a CDC notice about counterfeits.

Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html
 

mohittomar13

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I got infected with Corona thrice and with Omicron once already. I think the body's immune system must have understood that this idiot is not going to stay home, so let's upgrade the germ-fighting mechanism. But it is not that I do not stay at home, the problem is this infection is so contagious that you can't escape it. The only defense is the body's immune system.

I've been taking Tinospora cordifolia juice. I have plenty growing in the backyard. I drink the juice in the morning on an empty stomach. The Ayurveda doctor told me to give a break after every 90 days as it so potent that it might trigger an auto-immune disease. But so far it seems to be working. I always check on NCBI's website before trying any ayurvedic medicine. The report seems promising. (y)(y)
 
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Johnny b

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The best home remedy, for now, is Tinospora cordifolia juice. ................
The plant doesn't seem common in the US.
And there are some concerns with liver and drug interactions.
The list at the link includes several drugs I take, so for myself, I'd pass on it.

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1157/tinospora-cordifolia

I looked up "Ayurveda medicine" to learn it's approach to medical treatment.
I prefer the "western" concepts, but a healthy mind and healthy living go a long way to staying healthy. And that's something currently in short supply here in the US.
We are what we eat and when we think like a loon.....well.....there you go.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/ayurveda
 

mohittomar13

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Thanks for sharing those links @Johnny b . When we like something we tend to see only the +ve side and forget about the -ve side, I think that what was happening with me. 🤣🤣 Your links provide details about when not to take Tinospora. Whenever taking a medicine we must look both at its positive and negative effects. Its interaction with other medicines may be one of the reason the doctor suggested to give a 35-40 days break before continuing the juice again. Not sure though. But he was mentioning something about auto-immune problems that Tinospora can trigger if taken for longer period of time.

I usually check papers and researches on NCBI's website. It's a USA Govt website that publishes research related work. As its backed by government so the information must be true. I found an article on it about the benefits of Tinospora.

By the way since I've started taking the juice in the morning I've experienced that I fall ill very less now. This could be a placebo. But I'm happy that not just me but everyone at my place recovered from corona completely and without any long term problem.

This could also be due to the eating habits. Almost everyone at my house is vegetarian only kids eat eggs sometimes when they are out with friends. And no one consumes alcohol and none smoke cigarettes.

👍👍
 

Johnny b

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More on that Walter Reed vaccine that's about to go into trials:

Army vaccine could protect against COVID and all future coronaviruses
https://www.cnet.com/health/army-vaccine-could-protect-against-covid-and-all-future-coronaviruses/

The vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson all target the specific virus -- SARS-CoV-2 -- that causes COVID-19. But Army scientists designed their vaccine to be "pan-coronavirus," meaning it could protect against future strains of COVID as well as other coronaviruses.
 

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I've been taking Tinospora cordifolia juice. I have plenty growing in the backyard. I drink the juice in the morning on an empty stomach.
Mohit, while it's fine to say you are taking something, to claim it's the best home remedy is not something we allow as it can't be substantiated nor do we give medical advice. If we were to allow that we would have to allow all of the snake oil remedy posts and we certainly don't want to go there. Therefore, I've edited your post accordingly (the quote above is the edited version). Please keep this in mind in the future. Thanks for understanding. :)
 

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If we were to allow that we would have to allow all of the snake oil remedy posts and we certainly don't want to go there
😀😀😂😂

Ok, I will keep that in mind. 👍👍 I also support the idea that one should carefully examine both positive and negative effects of a medicine before starting with it. 👍👍
 

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