Please read here on how to use images on RoyalDish. - Please read the RoyalDish message on board purpose and rules.
Images containing full nudity or sexual activities are strongly forbidden on RoyalDish.


Pages: 1 ... 141 142 [143]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Coronavirus outbreak  (Read 137166 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
PeDe
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 5872

Offline Offline

Germany Germany

Posts: 33422





Ignore
« Reply #2130 on: September 03, 2020, 02:51:40 AM »

And here we go again - Stupid people doing Stupid things...


The Sturgis City Council has announced that a modified 80th Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is being prepared. The event will have significant changes to city-sponsored events with the intention of safeguarding the community and residents.

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists roared into the western South Dakota community on Friday, lining Main Street from end to end, for the start of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Despite Virus, Thousands Converge on Sturgis for a huge rally:

> "If We Get It, We Chose to Be Here"

Though only about half the usual number of people are expected at this year's event, residents were split as the city weighed its options. Many worried that the rally would cause an unmanageable outbreak of COVID-19.

> "This is a huge, foolish mistake to make to host the rally this year, the government of Sturgis needs to care most for its citizens", Sturgis resident Linda Chaplin told city counselors at a June meeting.

In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured the City Council to proceed. South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns.






At least for now they are staying clear of the Pine Ridge Reservation health check points. I would post tribal police big times at those check points to avoid any of these idiots coming in spitting distance of the Lakota People.


Update....

> "We have 500 United States veterans and they are all armed and all are ready to support us in the drop of a dime --- if there is a perceivable threat", Oglala Sioux Chief Iron Eyes said.

Good on them ^^^ Aho!



I guess, some people have to see in writing....but I'm sure even if they see it, they still will dismiss it.


At least 260 people in 12 states tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the rally


State Health officials announced Tuesday, August 18, that a patron of the One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon at 1304 Main St. in #Sturgis has tested positive for #COVID19. Read the Public Notice: https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=27179

The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops, and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country.

From the city of Sturgis, which is conducting mass testing for its roughly 7,000 residents, to health departments in at least six states, health officials are trying to track outbreaks from the 10-day rally which ended on August 16. They face the task of tracking an invisible virus that spread among bar-hoppers and rallygoers, who then traveled to over half of the counties in the United States.

An analysis of anonymous cell phone data from Camber Systems, a firm that aggregates cell phone activity for health researchers, found that 61% of all the counties in the U.S. have been visited by someone who attended Sturgis, creating a travel hub that was comparable to a major U.S. city.

More than 460,000 people attended the rally between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, despite the ongoing pandemic and fears it could become a so-called super-spreader event. The turnout was larger than authorities expected, but smaller than in 2019, before the coronavirus outbreak.

At least 260 people in 12 states tested positive for the virus after going to the rally, according to analyses from the Washington Post and the North Dakota-based Forum News Service. At least 105 of those cases involve South Dakota residents, according to state health officials. Minnesota has the second-most with 49.

More than 460,000 people attended the rally between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, despite the ongoing pandemic and fears it could become a so-called super-spreader event. The turnout was larger than authorities expected, but smaller than in 2019, before the coronavirus outbreak.

Minnesota first to report COVID-19 death linked to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

N.H. DHHS is recommending that all N.H. residents who traveled to Sturgis for the rally get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine for 14 days upon their return to N.H., even if they test negative.

Per the state’s travel guidance all individuals traveling outside New England must quarantine for 14 days.


Logged

PeDe
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 5872

Offline Offline

Germany Germany

Posts: 33422





Ignore
« Reply #2131 on: September 03, 2020, 02:52:05 AM »

...and as of today


Department of Health
@SDDOH
Our daily #SouthDakota #COVID19 testing update has been posted. There are 254 new positive cases to report.


South Dakota says thank you to all the assholes who attened in masses without masks and not social distancing.
Logged

anastasia beaverhausen

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1251

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 4801





Ignore
« Reply #2132 on: September 04, 2020, 01:18:01 AM »

I do believe the first death from the rally occurred yesterday.

https://www.cbsnews.com/n...covid-19-death-minnesota/

Logged
Lady Liebe

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 566

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 2848





Ignore
« Reply #2133 on: September 13, 2020, 07:00:22 PM »

It's a bit simplistic - but I think this article is helpful. Especially when any symptoms can scare the heck out of you.

Coronavirus symptoms: The main difference you’d feel if you have COVID-19, cold or flu

https://www.express.co.uk...-covid-cold-flu-allergies

Quote
However, there are defining factors that can reveal what you've caught, according to researchers from the University of Southern Carolina.

They identified a distinct order of systems among COVID-19 patients – a fever followed by a cough.

For the seasonal flu, on the other hand, people generally develop a cough before a fever.

The common cold is more likely to begin with a sore throat as the first symptom of illness – as told by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Allergies abruptly come on and include itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and post-nasal drip.

In short, the first symptom of each illness can be summed up as follows:

COVID-19 - fever
Flu - cough
Cold - sore throat
Allergies - itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and post-nasal drip all at once.

The study identifies these as the first symptoms to appear in each condition.

However, caution is given, as not everybody with COVID-19 will develop a fever.

In addition, some flu sufferers may not come down with a cough, which is why the length of time symptoms take to appear could be another clue.

The CDC outlined the main differences in the onset of symptoms in COVID-19 and the flu.

COVID-19 symptoms can take longer to appear than flu symptoms - up to five days following infection.

However, COVID-19 symptoms could appear as early as two days or as late as 14 days after becoming infected.

The flu symptoms can take up to four days following infection, and a person is usually contagious the day before symptoms appear.

People with the flu can remain contagious for up to seven days after infection.

COVID-19 is still under investigation as to how long a person with the disease is contagious for.

Logged

Compassion without truth isn't love, it's flattery. Love not only weeps, it also speaks.   Reagan Rose
Chandrasekhi

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 679

Offline Offline

Vanuatu Vanuatu

Posts: 2696


...




Ignore
« Reply #2134 on: September 13, 2020, 07:55:56 PM »

It's a bit simplistic - but I think this article is helpful. Especially when any symptoms can scare the heck out of you.

Coronavirus symptoms: The main difference you’d feel if you have COVID-19, cold or flu

https://www.express.co.uk...-covid-cold-flu-allergies

Quote
However, there are defining factors that can reveal what you've caught, according to researchers from the University of Southern Carolina.

They identified a distinct order of systems among COVID-19 patients – a fever followed by a cough.

For the seasonal flu, on the other hand, people generally develop a cough before a fever.

The common cold is more likely to begin with a sore throat as the first symptom of illness – as told by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Allergies abruptly come on and include itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and post-nasal drip.

In short, the first symptom of each illness can be summed up as follows:

COVID-19 - fever
Flu - cough
Cold - sore throat
Allergies - itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and post-nasal drip all at once.

The study identifies these as the first symptoms to appear in each condition.

However, caution is given, as not everybody with COVID-19 will develop a fever.

In addition, some flu sufferers may not come down with a cough, which is why the length of time symptoms take to appear could be another clue.

The CDC outlined the main differences in the onset of symptoms in COVID-19 and the flu.

COVID-19 symptoms can take longer to appear than flu symptoms - up to five days following infection.

However, COVID-19 symptoms could appear as early as two days or as late as 14 days after becoming infected.

The flu symptoms can take up to four days following infection, and a person is usually contagious the day before symptoms appear.

People with the flu can remain contagious for up to seven days after infection.

COVID-19 is still under investigation as to how long a person with the disease is contagious for.

LL, the loss of a sense of smell (anosmia) is also being used as a reliable indication of COVID-19.
Logged

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda
Paulina

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 684

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 2334





Ignore
« Reply #2135 on: September 13, 2020, 11:36:21 PM »

Get your flu shot, everyone. It will make it easier on health workers later in the season to distinguish illnesses.
Logged
genegal43

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 518

Offline Offline

Posts: 2457


All I got was a Nancy Pearl Action Figure...




Ignore
« Reply #2136 on: September 14, 2020, 03:54:46 AM »

It's a bit simplistic - but I think this article is helpful. Especially when any symptoms can scare the heck out of you.

Coronavirus symptoms: The main difference you’d feel if you have COVID-19, cold or flu

https://www.express.co.uk...-covid-cold-flu-allergies

Quote
However, there are defining factors that can reveal what you've caught, according to researchers from the University of Southern Carolina.

They identified a distinct order of systems among COVID-19 patients – a fever followed by a cough.

For the seasonal flu, on the other hand, people generally develop a cough before a fever.

The common cold is more likely to begin with a sore throat as the first symptom of illness – as told by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Allergies abruptly come on and include itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and post-nasal drip.

In short, the first symptom of each illness can be summed up as follows:

COVID-19 - fever
Flu - cough
Cold - sore throat
Allergies - itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and post-nasal drip all at once.

The study identifies these as the first symptoms to appear in each condition.

However, caution is given, as not everybody with COVID-19 will develop a fever.

In addition, some flu sufferers may not come down with a cough, which is why the length of time symptoms take to appear could be another clue.

The CDC outlined the main differences in the onset of symptoms in COVID-19 and the flu.

COVID-19 symptoms can take longer to appear than flu symptoms - up to five days following infection.

However, COVID-19 symptoms could appear as early as two days or as late as 14 days after becoming infected.

The flu symptoms can take up to four days following infection, and a person is usually contagious the day before symptoms appear.

People with the flu can remain contagious for up to seven days after infection.

COVID-19 is still under investigation as to how long a person with the disease is contagious for.

LL, the loss of a sense of smell (anosmia) is also being used as a reliable indication of COVID-19.

Which sucks for me because I have a bad sense of smell in the first place.
Logged

Genealogy: shrinking the world one person at a time!
anastasia beaverhausen

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1251

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 4801





Ignore
« Reply #2137 on: September 14, 2020, 06:24:49 PM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.
Logged
genegal43

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 518

Offline Offline

Posts: 2457


All I got was a Nancy Pearl Action Figure...




Ignore
« Reply #2138 on: September 14, 2020, 08:35:36 PM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.

 Yes

I'm looking to change jobs now.  If my library board can't give me an understanding about my concerns, I'm out.  I can't keep going in to work on the verge of tears.  I applied to a fully remote job today.
Logged

Genealogy: shrinking the world one person at a time!
Chandrasekhi

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 679

Offline Offline

Vanuatu Vanuatu

Posts: 2696


...




Ignore
« Reply #2139 on: September 14, 2020, 08:54:55 PM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.

 Yes

I'm looking to change jobs now.  If my library board can't give me an understanding about my concerns, I'm out.  I can't keep going in to work on the verge of tears.  I applied to a fully remote job today.
genegal43,  Champagne .  Clapping  Life is too fragile to spend it doing this job, if there is another way. Crossing my fingers for you.  Hug
« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 09:02:48 PM by Chandrasekhi » Logged

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda
anastasia beaverhausen

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1251

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 4801





Ignore
« Reply #2140 on: September 15, 2020, 12:43:19 AM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.

 Yes

I'm looking to change jobs now.  If my library board can't give me an understanding about my concerns, I'm out.  I can't keep going in to work on the verge of tears.  I applied to a fully remote job today.
genegal43,  Champagne .  Clapping  Life is too fragile to spend it doing this job, if there is another way. Crossing my fingers for you.  Hug

Me too. No job is worth that.
Logged
luvcharles

Warned
Huge Member
********

Reputation: 972

Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 2612





Ignore
« Reply #2141 on: September 15, 2020, 06:28:31 AM »

I am feeling a tad apprehensive today.

For the first time since January I had to go into a shopping centre (mall for those of you in America) and I was petrified. My area of Sydney has had a few hotspots including this shopping centre but I bit the bullet...

Now safely home but I have to go back on Thursday to see a specialist.

Having spent most of the year at home ... only venturing out to check my mail on a Sunday afternoon or to visit the specialists it is a tad scary trying to convince myself that it is ok.

A few things I noticed:

1. Every shop had hand sanitiser at the entrance
2. Every shop had a sign with how many people were allowed in the shop and many had a person on the door enforcing that number
3. One shop even put up a sign saying 'we are full' and so had a waiting line.
4. Virtually no one was wearing a mask and those that were as often as not were wearing them under their chins (how that helps I have no idea)
5. Everything was open ... nail salons, hair salons, masseurs, shops, food court the works. It seemed 'life as normal' except there were a lot fewer people.

Hopefully other countries will get to this level of 'normal' soon.

We had our lock down in Australia from March to June (originally the PM said 6 months ... which would have ended next week) but, except for Victoria which stuffed up quarantine so badly, the rest of us are doing really well. Closing our borders to tourists has also helped I am sure.

I do hope everyone else is able to go about their lives soon but I do understand the fear ... I was shaking and am not looking forward to having to go back on Thursday. Since I arrived home I have had a showed and covered myself in sanitiser.

Take Care everyone.
Logged
genegal43

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 518

Offline Offline

Posts: 2457


All I got was a Nancy Pearl Action Figure...




Ignore
« Reply #2142 on: September 16, 2020, 02:01:17 AM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.

 Yes

I'm looking to change jobs now.  If my library board can't give me an understanding about my concerns, I'm out.  I can't keep going in to work on the verge of tears.  I applied to a fully remote job today.
genegal43,  Champagne .  Clapping  Life is too fragile to spend it doing this job, if there is another way. Crossing my fingers for you.  Hug

Me too. No job is worth that.

FINALLY, got someone on the board to understand what we have to do in order to reopen, so we will have an in person conversation about potential reopening to come up with a game plan.  That has helped my mental state immensely.  FINALLY, someone was kind.

I know it's been five months since I started, but I still feel like I need to keep my options open.
Logged

Genealogy: shrinking the world one person at a time!
anastasia beaverhausen

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1251

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 4801





Ignore
« Reply #2143 on: September 16, 2020, 03:37:59 AM »

Genegal, I’m of two minds here.  On the one hand, it’s definitely a symptom, but not everyone who contracts Covid experiences loss of smell.  On the other hand, a great sense of smell is a curse. Especially if you have a boss who does not believe in dentists. Or you’re in a crowd and you can tell who has bathed from fairly far away.

 Yes

I'm looking to change jobs now.  If my library board can't give me an understanding about my concerns, I'm out.  I can't keep going in to work on the verge of tears.  I applied to a fully remote job today.
genegal43,  Champagne .  Clapping  Life is too fragile to spend it doing this job, if there is another way. Crossing my fingers for you.  Hug

Me too. No job is worth that.

FINALLY, got someone on the board to understand what we have to do in order to reopen, so we will have an in person conversation about potential reopening to come up with a game plan.  That has helped my mental state immensely.  FINALLY, someone was kind.

I know it's been five months since I started, but I still feel like I need to keep my options open.

Good job!  I’m really happy for you Genegal.

Luvcharles, we use the term shopping center in the US. Appreciate the explanation but no worries that we wouldn’t understand!   Hug
Logged
Lady Liebe

Huge Member
********

Reputation: 566

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 2848





Ignore
« Reply #2144 on: September 16, 2020, 05:34:20 PM »

University of Pittsburgh scientists find antibody that 'neutralizes' coronavirus
The antibody component has been used to create a drug that has shown to be effective in preventing and treating coronavirus in mice and hamsters.

https://thehill.com/chang...ittsburgh-scientists-find

Story at a glance:

Quote
Scientists said they have isolated the “smallest biological molecule” that “completely and specifically neutralizes” the coronavirus.
The component has been used to create the drug Ab8.
“Ab8 not only has potential as therapy for COVID-19, but it also could be used to keep people from getting SARS-CoV-2 infections,” John Mellors, co-author of the study and chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said.

Quote
The drug was researched in collaboration with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan.

Researchers from UTMB’s Center for Biodefense and Emerging Diseases and Galveston National Laboratory tested the drug and found it blocked the virus from entering cells, while researchers at UNC found Ab8 decreased the amount of infectious virus in mice by 10-fold even at the lowest dose.

Collaboration is good.

I am gratified that so many scientists are working on various ways to at least tame and hopefully eventually eradicate Covid.

In case you want to accuse me of being pollyannaish I also know it will bring big bucks to whatever company/corporation/university wins.
Logged

Compassion without truth isn't love, it's flattery. Love not only weeps, it also speaks.   Reagan Rose
Pages: 1 ... 141 142 [143]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: