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COVID-19 - Breaking News [OFFICIAL THREAD]


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Information changes rapidly and some news reports can be unreliable. We appreciate participation during this pandemic, but some replies can be removed if inaccurate. This thread is ONLY for breaking news.

(Haji 2003) Safety information: https://sourceful.co.uk/doc/583/faqs-on-protecting-yourself-from-aerosol-transmiss

The Holy Prophet had given this dua'a to his daughter with instruction that whoso recites it daily, in the morning and evening, remains safe from fever

https://www.duas.org/pdfs/noor.pdf

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8 hours ago, Mahmud said:

As-salaamu 'Alaikum.
The video is not working .  Can anyone kindly give another working link or type the duas/Ayats ?
Thanks in advance.

Salam all of Duas/Ayats  are available in following link http://www.duas.org/corona.html that only one point is that you must recite Ziarat Ashura in intention giving its reward to mother of Imam Mahdi (aj) .

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Desperate for protective face masks, Gee said health care workers have been punching holes in plastic office report covers and running string through those holes.

Many have called for President Donald Trump to use the Defense Production Act to speed up the availability of critical health equipment.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/health/coronavirus-thousand-deaths-thursday/index.html

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I am very suspicious of firms who don't make ventilators claiming that they will. The comment below is not specific to GM, but it still holds.

Screenshot 2020-03-27 at 15.25.55.png

 

https://www.ft.com/content/4cc667f2-6ee2-11ea-89df-41bea055720b#comments-anchor

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On 3/27/2020 at 2:44 PM, Hameedeh said:

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Redness around the eyes (outside around the eye, not the white part of the eye) - a registered nurse reported to CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/health/coronavirus-nurses-inside-washington-care-home/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0uU0h

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Patients typically present with respiratory illness, including fever, cough and shortness of breath; diarrhea is common early in infection and conjunctivitis has also been reported. Severe complications include pneumonia. Symptoms can appear as soon as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. 

Important coronavirus updates for ophthalmologists:

https://www.aao.org/headline/alert-important-coronavirus-context

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Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as 5 minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health-care setting.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/abbott-launches-5-minute-covid-19-test-for-use-almost-anywhere?utm_source=twitter&utm_content=business&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

And an alternative point of view about the virus:

 

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4 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Robots can be of great help for a disease which is contagious. Visual from a hospital in Jaipur, India.

One of the Chinese news agencies showed theirs some weeks ago. The first couple were very good and the robot was also saying don't touch me. The last one had the robot saying touch this button to complete the order!

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China faced criticism for shutting down Dr.. Wenliang. 

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ER doctor who criticized lack of protective gear says he was fired. An emergency room doctor who spoke out about the lack of coronavirus safety protections in place at his workplace in Bellingham, Washington, about 90 miles north of Seattle, said he was fired on Friday.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/28/coronavirus-news-Trump-us-latest-live-updates

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On 3/28/2020 at 1:19 PM, Haji 2003 said:

The last one had the robot saying touch this button to complete the order!

The next would have said - 'Enter OTP for verification'. 

[Mod Note: OTP means one time password.]

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Sorry, l have not been here but l was in hospital since Wednesday night.

2223GMT/1823EDT, Sat,28March2020

660,150 Confirmed Cases

30,642 Deaths

141,464 Recoveries

488,044 Currently lnfected Patients of which 25,544 are Serious or Critical.

ltaly now has over 10k deaths.

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Good News

Children and younglings do not die nor get seriously affected by COVID-19. Scientists call it "mysterious". In fact they are so protected against it they can even not show any symptoms at all yet might be carriers and dangerous to adults.

I hope parents here will feel relieved with this.

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45 minutes ago, The Green Knight said:

Good News

Children and younglings do not die nor get seriously affected by COVID-19. Scientists call it "mysterious". In fact they are so protected against it they can even not show any symptoms at all yet might be carriers and dangerous to adults.

I hope parents here will feel relieved with this.

An infant I believe just died yesterday in the US from the virus. 

https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/illinois-infant-with-coronavirus-dies-cause-of-death-unknown/

Maybe there was an underlying condition?

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6 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

An infant I believe just died yesterday in the US from the virus. 

https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/illinois-infant-with-coronavirus-dies-cause-of-death-unknown/

Maybe there was an underlying condition?

May be.

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Another Glimpse of Hope

https://uslibertywire.com/ny-doctor-successfully-treats-patients-with-drug-cocktail-zero-deaths-zero-hospitalizations-zero-intubations/

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My name is Dr... Zev Zelenko and I practice medicine in Monroe, NY. For the last 16 years, I have cared for approximately 75% of the adult population of Kiryas Joel, which is a very close knit community of approximately 35,000 people in which the infection spread rapidly and unchecked prior to the imposition of social distancing.

As of today my team has tested approximately 200 people from this community for Covid-19, and 65% of the results have been positive. If extrapolated to the entire community, that means more than 20,000 people are infected at the present time. Of this group, I estimate that there are 1500 patients who are in the high-risk category (I.e. >60, immunocompromised, comorbidities, etc).

Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results:

Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is treated.

Any patient in the high-risk category even with just mild symptoms is treated.

Young, healthy and low risk patients even with symptoms are not treated (unless their circumstances change and they fall into category 1 or 2).

My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:

Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days

Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days

Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days

The rationale for my treatment plan is as follows. I combined the data available from China and South Korea with the recent study published from France (sites available on request). We know that hydroxychloroquine helps Zinc enter the cell. We know that Zinc slows viral replication within the cell. Regarding the use of azithromycin, I postulate it prevents secondary bacterial infections. These three drugs are well known and usually well tolerated, hence the risk to the patient is low.

Since last Thursday, my team has treated approximately 350 patients in Kiryas Joel and another 150 patients in other areas of New York with the above regimen.

Of this group and the information provided to me by affiliated medical teams, we have had ZERO deaths, ZERO hospitalizations, and ZERO intubations. In addition, I have not heard of any negative side effects other than approximately 10% of patients with temporary nausea and diarrhea.

In sum, my urgent recommendation is to initiate treatment in the outpatient setting as soon as possible in accordance with the above. Based on my direct experience, it prevents acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prevents the need for hospitalization and saves lives.

With much respect,

Dr... Zev Zelenko

Board Certified Family Practitioner

cc: President Donald J. Trump; Mr... Mark Meadows, Chief of Staff

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4 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

An infant I believe just died yesterday in the US from the virus. 

https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/illinois-infant-with-coronavirus-dies-cause-of-death-unknown/

Maybe there was an underlying condition?

Correct and is being investigated.

https://www.livescience.com/us-infant-dies-coronavirus.html 

Near the bottom, the State of lIIinois, yesterday, has ~3500 cases and 47 deaths in 43 counties. Which is ~1.3% death rate. One of the numbers l posted on one of our C-19 threads. [The percent of death to confirmed is running in the 1.3% to 1.5% bracket.]

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^ This is a dynamic chart and you need to press play.

 

More Muslim martyrs

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NHS England said that Amged el-Hawrani was the first confirmed hospital frontline worker to die after testing positive for coronavirus. A 63-year-old surgeon, Adil el Tayar, also died last week after volunteering in A&E departments in the Midlands to help the NHS cope with the pandemic.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/29/first-nhs-consultant-dies-from-covid-19

Muslims seem to be rather over-represented in the healthcare worker deaths. No one seems to have mentioned that yet.

Possible Covid-19 risk factors, I've highlighted obesity because I had not come across that one before.

Age

Gender

Existing conditions

Obesity

https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1198

 

Iranian advances in finding a cure

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Iranian scientists have launched at least a dozen other clinical trials, exploring the COVID-19 fighting promise of compounds such as tocilizumab, normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and metformin, a diabetes medication. One team is infusing COVID-19 patients with antibody-rich blood of people who recovered fully from the illness. And a group led by Hossein Baharvand, director of the Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology, is injecting mesenchymal stem cells into COVID-19 patients to test whether these cells’ ability to modulate the immune response and secrete antimicrobial peptides will help subdue the infection.

Iran is also trying a novel approach for killing cancer cells and microbes: cold atmospheric plasma (CAP). The ionized gas generates reactive oxygen and nitrogen molecules that disrupt cell membranes, and perhaps viral proteins. The technique has shown promise for decontaminating surfaces, says Michael Keidar, a plasma physicist and biomedical engineer at George Washington University who is developing a “plasma brush” to sterilize masks and other equipment used while treating COVID-19 patients. CAP has been attempted in only a handful of cancer patients, says Keidar. Applying it to COVID-19 patients, he says, is “very tricky and risky.” But Iranian scientists claim encouraging results. A team led by Jalaledin Ghanavi of the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has just completed a safety trial in 14 COVID-19 patients, half of whom received ionized helium administered via an anesthetic mask. The treated patients improved, says Ghanavi, who’s now enrolling subjects in a larger clinical trial. 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/Iran-confronts-coronavirus-amid-battle-between-science-and-conspiracy-theories

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I heard there is a lady who is infected with corona, infected her cat. Is this news real? I saw it in the tv.

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3 minutes ago, Diaz said:

I heard there is a lady who is infected with corona, infected her cat. Is this news real? I saw it in the tv.

Even if it is not true, there is some basis for concern. It has been reported that pets can have the coronavirus attach to their hair. Whether or not it is easy to transfer to someone else is not really known yet. 

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