• Breaking pandemic news --> We are 100% certain that MichaelE does *

    From %@21:1/5 to HeartDoc Andrew on Mon Jul 5 10:06:00 2021
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    XPost: alt.christnet.christianlife

    On 2021-07-05 9:58 a.m., HeartDoc Andrew wrote:
    MichaelE wrote:
    HeartDoc Andrew, in the Holy Spirit, boldly wrote:
    MichaelE wrote:

    https://archive.is/5P5Ni


    Sajid Javid: World leaders have acted like panicked shoppers hoarding
    lavatory paper
    Health Secretary’s comments, made in a research paper, accuse
    governments of ‘herd behaviour’ in the face of Covid pandemic
    By
    Dominic Penna
    3 July 2021 • 9:30pm
    Placeholder image for youtube video: K61gmdCT6Xs
    Sajid Javid confirms final stage of lockdown is 19 July, pledging an
    'exciting new journey'

    Sajid Javid accused world leaders of “herd behaviour” in their response
    to the coronavirus pandemic and likened them to panicked shoppers who
    hoarded toilet paper, The Telegraph can reveal.
    The new Health Secretary made the comments in a research paper in
    December 2020 that he produced in his role as a senior fellow at Harvard >>>> Kennedy School.
    Mr Javid, who this week ruled out any further extension of Covid
    restrictions beyond July 19, also spoke of the need for the economic
    responses to the virus to be “overhauled”.
    His comments are likely to add to the optimism of some Conservative MPs >>>> that Mr Javid will take a less hardline approach to lockdowns than his >>>> predecessor Matt Hancock, who resigned last week.
    Governments of democratic industrialised nations demonstrated “herd
    behaviour” by allowing the existing policies of other countries to
    dictate their virus response, the former Chancellor argued.
    “Many factors that took place during Covid provided heightened
    conditions for herd behaviour ... crisis, fear, volatility and
    uncertainty all increase [its] likelihood,” Mr Javid wrote.
    “Or the interaction between global leaders’ identity grouping and
    decision making, as the fact that other types of herd behaviour were
    observed in most populations – e.g. hoarding of toilet paper – and the >>>> market (massive volatility).
    “If indeed herd behaviour took place, it would be important to consider >>>> how this behavior can negatively impact equilibria, for example giving >>>> ‘first movers’ outsized influence in a final equilibrium.”
    Eastern countries have responded better than West
    Mr Javid’s research concludes that “behavioural differences in human >>>> contact” explain why South Korea and Taiwan’s rates of infection have >>>> been significantly lower than those in Western countries.
    He cited mask-wearing, “obesity differences in East versus West” and the
    contrast between bowing and hugging as factors that account for the
    higher levels of cases, hospitalisations and deaths in the UK and Spain. >>>> On Britain’s multiple lockdowns, he wrote: “The magnitude of the impact
    of Covid-19 is due in part to the economic and social pain that various >>>> forms of lockdown have caused.
    “It is already clear that although the governments of developed
    countries had pre-existing, detailed plans to respond to a pandemic, few >>>> have managed this particular crisis well. The way we prepare for public >>>> health shocks of this nature will need to be overhauled.”
    PROFILE
    Sajid Javid
    Born:
    Rochdale, 5 December 1969 (age 51)
    Expand to read more
    An aversion to trade-offs – including weighing up the needs of the
    economy against the health of the population – was among the “dangerous”
    biases shown by politicians during a crisis, he added.
    Other trade-offs identified in the research include health versus
    privacy, health versus property rights and “optimism bias versus risk >>>> averseness”.
    Mr Javid said the about-turns that had characterised much of the UK
    Government’s response to the virus were an “essential feature of good >>>> policy making” in light of new and changeable information, but added >>>> politicians must do more to defend U-turns’ “healthy role within
    democracies”.
    Taking to the Despatch Box on Monday, he told MPs that no date of
    restrictions was risk-free and that Britons must learn to live with the >>>> virus.
    “Make no mistake, the restrictions on our freedoms must come to an end,”
    he said. “We owe it to the British people not to wait a moment longer >>>> than we need to.”
    Mr Javid’s appointment to his new role has cheered lockdown sceptics on >>>> the Tory back benches. He was the most high-profile Conservative
    politician to call for a reopening of the economy in May 2020.

    Will Sajid Javid make a better Health Secretary
    than Matt Hancock?

    Yes: He is savvy, experienced and economically literate

    No: Coming into the job at this stage will be a struggle
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    The following month, Mr Javid authored a separate report for the Centre >>>> for Policy Studies think-tank which offered 63 different recommendations >>>> about restoring economic growth.
    He used his introduction to the research paper to insist that the focus >>>> of the ministers “must shift from safeguarding the economy to rebuilding >>>> it”.
    Proposals included significant temporary cuts to employer’s National >>>> Insurance, major planning law reform and fast-tracking plans for
    infrastructure projects.

    The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
    the U.K. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
    among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
    asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
    15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
    doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
    best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
    mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, & Delta
    lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current COVID
    vaccines no longer effective.

    Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

    So how are you ?

    I am wonderfully hungry!

    Source: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/css9KFrguI4/m/pYIVUZJbAgAJ

    Positive control on USENET: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/7ixdk7t6Bk8/m/xpbS2z7QAAAJ

    While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
    8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
    COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
    7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
    give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
    that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're "wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
    http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
    the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

    Laus DEO !

    Suggested further reading: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

    Shorter link:
    http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

    Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
    diabetics and other heart disease patients:

    http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all glory to
    GOD, Who causes us to hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us
    right now (Luke 6:21a) thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT
    from around the heart

    ...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

    HeartDoc Andrew <><
    --
    Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Cardiologist with an http://bit.ly/EternalMedicalLicense
    2016 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President: http://bit.ly/WonderfullyHungryPresident
    and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
    http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewCare
    which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis


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  • From HeartDoc Andrew@21:1/5 to MichaelE on Fri Jul 30 11:25:26 2021
    XPost: sci.med.cardiology, alt.atheism, alt.support.diabetes
    XPost: alt.christnet.christianlife

    MichaelE wrote:
    HeartDoc Andrew, in the Holy Spirit, boldly wrote:
    MichaelE wrote:

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jul/30/australians-will-be-able-to-freely-travel-overseas-when-80-of-the-population-is-vaccinated-morrison-says


    Australians will be able to freely travel overseas when 80% of the
    population is vaccinated, Morrison says
    But theres no indication when that target may be met in the updated
    national pandemic exit plan released on Friday

    Explainer: What you need to know about the four-phase roadmap out of Covid >>> Planes at Sydney airport
    Qantas planes parked at Sydney airport in December 2020. Phase C of the
    national pandemic exit plan will see all restrictions lifted on outbound >>> travel for vaccinated Australians. Photograph: James D Morgan/Getty Images >>> Daniel Hurst
    @danielhurstbne
    Fri 30 Jul 2021 06.34 EDT

    Vaccinated Australians will be able to head overseas again to visit
    family and friends when 80% of the adult population is fully vaccinated
    under a national pandemic exit plan, the prime minister says.

    But theres no target date for when that might happen and one premier
    has already suggested they might not follow the revamped roadmap agreed
    to by state and territory leaders on Friday.

    The country is currently in phase A. Lockdowns will be less likely
    under phase B which will be triggered when 70% of the adult population
    has been vaccinated against Covid. That could happen by the end of 2021, >>> Scott Morrison said, but that is entirely up to how the nation responds >>> to this challenge were setting for ourselves.

    Australian troops on their way to an emergency deployment
    Troops enforcing western Sydney lockdown will alienate community,
    advocates warn
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    Morrison revealed the triggers to move to the next two phases the 70%
    and 80% vaccination rates after Friday afternoons national cabinet.

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    However, in a sign of continuing tensions in the federation, the West
    Australian premier, Mark McGowan, later told reporters his state
    reserves the right to lock down even after that 70% adult vaccination
    target was reached.

    Morrison conceded states and territories retained the power to take a
    more cautious approach.

    He also conceded invoking short, sharp lockdowns at the very early
    stages of an outbreak was currently the best health and economic
    response to the highly infectious Delta variant an approach that has
    been favoured by many states and territories.

    But Morrison stopped short of expressing regret for his past comments
    applauding the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, for
    resisting a hard lockdown when Delta case numbers were rising in Sydney
    in June.

    We all humbly learn from these things and we make the adjustments and
    get on with it, Morrison said.

    Phase A: vaccinate, prepare and pilot

    Addressing reporters outside the Lodge in Canberra, Morrison said he and >>> state and territory leaders had reached in-principle agreement on an
    updated version of the four-stage opening up plan.

    Australia remains in phase A, called vaccinate, prepare and pilot, in
    which the aim is to strongly suppress the virus for the purpose of
    minimising community transmission. That includes ramping up vaccination
    rates and deploying early, stringent and short lockdowns if outbreaks
    occur.

    At present, just 18% of Australians aged 16 and over have received two
    vaccine doses.

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    Phase B: vaccine target 70%

    The planned benchmark, based on yet-to-be-released modelling by the
    Doherty Institute, for moving to phase B of the plan is when 70% of the
    eligible population (those aged 16 and over) have received both doses of >>> a Covid vaccine.

    Morrison said the plan allowed for individual states and territories to
    move into the next phase at slightly different times. First, the entire
    nation would need to reach the 70% target overall, and then the state or >>> territory in question would move into the phase when it individually
    achieved the same target.

    So, it is like a two-key process, Morrison said.

    Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia >>> every morning

    Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning >>> He said he hoped Australia could move to phase B called the
    vaccination transition phase by the end of 2021. That phase aims to
    minimise serious illness, hospitalisation and fatality as a result of
    Covid-19 with low-level restrictions.

    Under phase B, lockdowns would be less likely but still possible. It >>> would include an easing of restrictions on vaccinated residents, with
    those details yet to be decided.


    Inbound passenger arrival caps would return to their previous levels for >>> unvaccinated returning travellers, and then on top of that, there would
    be additional capacity for vaccinated returning travellers.

    Phase C: vaccine target 80%

    The planned trigger for moving to phase C is more than 80% of over-16s
    having received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Then, leaders would
    only ever pursue highly targeted lockdowns.

    Phase C would also see vaccinated residents being exempted from all
    domestic restrictions, the abolition of caps on vaccinated Australians
    returning from overseas, and the lifting of all restrictions on outbound >>> travel for vaccinated Australians.

    Morrison didnt reveal when this was likely to occur.

    Final phase: target not yet determined

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    Leaders have not yet set a trigger point for the final phase when
    restrictions would be loosened even more because, they said, it was
    too soon to assess the situation.

    When asked whether there was anything stopping individual states from
    taking a more conservative approach and delaying moving to the next
    phase once they reached the specified triggers, Morrison said the
    residents in those jurisdictions would be very disappointed if they
    were held back along those lines.

    There was certainly a good consensus today that this has to be a
    national plan and that we had to move together, hence why we took the
    decision that the whole country has to get there on average first before >>> any individual state can move into that next phase, the prime minister
    said.

    Drawing a comparison with the United Kingdom, he added: This is not
    about freedom days and things like that. Weve always been in Australia
    taking our own path to this. We have made our own Australian way through >>> this.

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian
    Sydney public hospitals postpone some elective surgery after NSW records >>> 170 Covid cases
    Read more
    Morrison declined to say whether he envisaged losing the next election,
    due by mid-2022, if Australia was unable to reach the 70% target, saying >>> he did not intend to respond to that part of the question. But he said
    he believed we can get there by the end of the year to 70%.

    He said he had been greatly encouraged by the increased take-up of the >>> AstraZeneca vaccine.

    Earlier on Friday, the defence minister, Peter Dutton, made a direct
    appeal to people across Australia not to wait for the Pfizer vaccine,
    saying the Delta variant can spread very quickly and you only need
    one or two super-spreader events before you lose control of this thing. >>>
    Dutton implored people not to listen to some of the rubbish online and
    to the extremists in this debate who promoted hesitancy about
    AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca is safe and people should have that vaccine as >>> quickly as possible, Dutton said.

    Labors health spokesperson, Mark Butler, had previously said it would
    be an utter disgrace if Morrison did not release the Doherty
    Institutes modelling after Fridays national cabinet meeting.

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    At a Senate Covid committee hearing on Friday, officials revealed there
    were currently 1,279 returned travellers staying at the Howard Springs
    quarantine facility in the Northern Territory, well short of the maximum >>> capacity of 2,000.

    Advertisement

    The number is likely to ramp up in August, when 18 facilitated flights
    are due to arrive, including two Australian Olympic Committee-organised
    flights that will bring about 360 passengers who are part of the
    Australian Olympic team.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs says there are currently 38,523
    Australians registered as seeking to return home from overseas, but it
    notes that includes 6,039 who reported not wishing to come back until at >>> least October.

    The 38,523 figure includes 4,569 people who are considered to be vulnerable.

    In Indonesia which recorded a record 2,069 Covid deaths on Tuesday
    about 780 Australians are registered as wishing to return home. The
    Australian government hopes to arrange a facilitated flight to carry
    people from Denpasar to Howard Springs on 18 August.

    The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
    Denpasar & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
    among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
    asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
    15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
    doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
    best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
    mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda &
    Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
    COVID vaccines no longer effective.

    Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

    So how are you ?

    I am wonderfully hungry!

    Source: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/L5_ZJ5rASFM/m/FhZgy-lRAgAJ

    Positive control on USENET: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/7ixdk7t6Bk8/m/xpbS2z7QAAAJ

    While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
    8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
    COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
    7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
    give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
    that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're "wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
    http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
    the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

    Laus DEO !

    Suggested further reading: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

    Shorter link:
    http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

    Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
    diabetics and other heart disease patients:

    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all
    glory ( http://HeartMDPhD.com/Psalm117_ ) to GOD, Who causes us to
    hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a)
    thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT from around the heart

    ...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

    HeartDoc Andrew <><
    --
    Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
    2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President: http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
    and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
    which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From HeartDoc Andrew@21:1/5 to MichaelE on Wed Sep 1 12:13:52 2021
    XPost: sci.med.cardiology, alt.atheism, alt.support.diabetes
    XPost: alt.christnet.christianlife

    MichaelE wrote:
    HeartDoc Andrew, in the Holy Spirit, boldly wrote:
    MichaelE wrote:

    http://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1432314977956859906

    "Even with vaccine mandate in place, Amherst is keeping its dining
    hall closed and is barring students from going into town for
    anything other than essential business like banking or pharmacy.
    Am curious, are other colleges taking similarly stringent
    steps?" -- Alec MacGillis

    "It's pretty insane to put such harsh restrictions in place on a
    campus where **everybody is fully vaccinated**. Some people
    have really lost the plot." -- Nate Silver

    Full COVID vaccination while helpful for survival, is not as
    protective as "harsh restrictions" at preventing infection by
    COVID-19, which does invade the brain (i.e. "COVID brain fog") to
    cause cognitive impairment (i.e. loss of IQ by about 10 points) even
    in otherwise asymptomatic students.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/WDJW/status/1432742514889568265

    Until when do we need harsh restrictions?

    We must continue to trust (Jeremiah 17:5) our LORD, Who is the only
    One Who knows exactly when the COVID-19 pandemic will end at which
    point it would then be appropriate to end the "harsh restrictions"
    which actually aren't "harsh" compared to the restrictions against
    COVID spread in Asian countries.

    The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
    the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
    among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
    asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
    15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
    doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
    best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
    mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda &
    Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
    COVID vaccines no longer effective.

    Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

    So how are you ?


    I am wonderfully hungry!

    Source: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/XhtCQ9OrAqs/m/imVTTPclAwAJ

    Positive control on USENET: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/7ixdk7t6Bk8/m/xpbS2z7QAAAJ

    While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
    8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
    COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
    7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
    give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
    that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're "wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
    http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
    the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

    Laus DEO !

    Suggested further reading: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

    Shorter link:
    http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

    Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
    diabetics and other heart disease patients:

    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all
    glory ( http://HeartMDPhD.com/Psalm117_ ) to GOD, Who causes us to
    hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a)
    thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT from around the heart

    ...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

    HeartDoc Andrew <><
    --
    Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
    2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President: http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
    and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
    which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From HeartDoc Andrew@21:1/5 to MichaelE on Mon Nov 22 10:16:46 2021
    XPost: sci.med.cardiology, alt.atheism, alt.support.diabetes
    XPost: alt.christnet.christianlife

    MichaelE wrote:
    HeartDoc Andrew, in the Holy Spirit, boldly wrote:
    MichaelE wrote:

    http://patch.com/california/los-angeles/mystery-emerges-among-covid-19-patterns-los-angeles-county



    Officials are trying to understand why some of LA's highest coronavirus
    case rates are currently in communities with high vaccination rates.
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    Patch Staff
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    Posted Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm PT
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    During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
    County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
    communities that have higher than average vaccination rates.
    During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
    County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
    communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. (Mario
    Tama/Getty Images)
    LOS ANGELES, CA While unvaccinated people continue to become infected, >>> hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at dramatically higher rates, >>> a peculiar pattern is developing in Los Angeles County that has health
    officials puzzling for an explanation.

    During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
    County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
    communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. Authorities >>> aren't quite sure why that would be. Differences in behavior or waning
    immunity from vaccines may be factors. People in those communities may
    also have lower levels of natural immunity due to historically low
    levels of coronavirus exposure.

    Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said authorities are >>> trying to examine what factors are in play in individual communities
    that have above-average vaccination rates but still had among the
    highest new-case rates. One common denominator appears to be age.
    Younger people are driving this pandemic, Ferrer said.


    The median age of people becoming infected ranges from 26 to 36, meaning >>> young people are driving the numbers. More than half of the county's
    confirmed COVID-19 cases to date have been among people 18 to
    49-year-old, according to county health officials.

    "I will say the one thing that does jump out -- the average ages were
    very low in all these communities," she said. "This is, essentially, in
    the communities with the highest rates, this is a pandemic that is in
    fact fueled by younger people."

    Find out what's happening in Los Angeles with free, real-time updates >>>from Patch.
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    Given the young median age of infected people, "we know that
    intermingling both socially and at work sites is contributing," she said. >>>
    "Whoever you are and wherever you live, whether you live in a community
    with a high vaccination rate or with not-so-high vaccination rates, the
    most important thing you as a person are going to need to do is get
    yourself vaccinated, the people you love vaccinated, and then be
    sensible about precautions around intermingling while transmission rates >>> remain relatively high across the county," Ferrer said.

    Of the 10 communities that had the highest rate of new cases, seven had
    vaccination rates that exceed the countywide rate, according to Ferrer.
    She insisted, however, the numbers don't mean vaccines aren't effective. >>>
    "If you're not vaccinated, you've got a much higher risk of ending up
    infected, ending up in the hospital and tragically passing away. That's
    crystal clear and it hasn't really changed for months now," Ferrer said
    during a media briefing.

    She said current figures show unvaccinated people are nine times more
    likely than vaccinated people to get infected, and 67 times more likely
    to be hospitalized.

    Communities such as Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City and Santa Clarita
    were among the 10 Los Angeles County areas that had the highest rates of >>> new COVID-19 infections during a two-week period that ended Nov. 6, even >>> though most of the areas that made the list have above-average
    vaccination rates, the county's health director said Thursday.

    The top two communities on the list with the highest new case rates --
    Lancaster and Palmdale -- have below-average rates of fully vaccinated
    residents, at 58% and 66%, respectively. But Studio City, with the
    third- highest new case rate, has a 79% vaccination rate, and Santa
    Clarita, placing fourth on the list, has a 75% vaccine rate.

    The countywide number of fully vaccinated residents is 73%.

    Of the other communities on the top 10 list of highest new-case rates,
    only Willowbrook, at 62%, falls below the countywide vaccination rate.

    "Some of our communities that have right now these higher case rates are >>> in fact communities that have really decent coverage in terms of
    vaccination ... and they still have a problem with high case rates,"
    Ferrer said.

    She said a variety of factors could be at play in different communities, >>> among them the possibility that some areas had large numbers of people
    who were never previously infected with COVID-19 and remain
    unvaccinated, leading to higher current infection numbers.

    "That certainly is possible, although we have to look at more data to
    draw that conclusion," Ferrer said.

    The county reported another 26 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the
    overall virus-related death toll to 26,949. Another 1,088 cases were
    reported, giving the county a cumulative pandemic total of 1,515,324.

    The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus
    in the county was 1.1% as of Thursday.

    According to state figures, there were 611 COVID-positive patients being >>> treated in county hospitals as of Thursday, down from 616 on Wednesday.
    Of those hospitalized, 148 were in intensive care, down from 155.

    Ferrer said 82% of county residents aged 12 and over have received at
    least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 73% are fully vaccinated. Of the
    county's overall population of 10.3 million people, 71% have received at >>> least one dose, and 63% are fully vaccinated.

    She said the number of people who received a first dose of vaccine in
    the past week jumped up sharply, due primarily to the expansion of
    vaccine availability to include children aged 5-11.

    Black residents continue to have the lowest vaccination rates, at 54%,
    followed by Latina/o residents at 59%, whites at 72% and Asians at 80%.

    Of the roughly 5.99 million residents who were fully vaccinated as of
    Nov. 16, 75,249 have subsequently tested positive for the virus, for a
    rate of 1.26%, Ferrer said. Of the vaccinated population, 2,528 have
    been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.042%, and 422 have died, a rate of
    0.007%.

    Ferrer noted that the county has not seen a spike in COVID infections
    following Halloween, unlike the situation last year when cases began
    rising sharply. She said she is hopeful that residents will continue to
    exercise caution over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

    "We will need to take a cautionary note from what we're currently seeing >>> in other parts of the United States and in other parts of the world
    right now," Ferrer said. "In the Mountain West and throughout Europe,
    cases are rising and hospitals are once more flooded with COVID cases,
    almost all of them among unvaccinated people. These trends remind us
    that the virus is much more easily transmitted when people are indoors
    and intermingling without protection from vaccines and other mitigation
    measures."

    City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin

    The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
    the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
    among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
    asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
    15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
    doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
    best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
    mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda, Mu &
    Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
    COVID vaccines/pills no longer effective.

    Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

    So how are you ?

    I am wonderfully hungry!

    Source: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/76YpQLB0TJw/m/HYin9n9fBwAJ

    Positive control on USENET: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/7ixdk7t6Bk8/m/xpbS2z7QAAAJ

    While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
    8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
    COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
    7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
    give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
    that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're "wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
    http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
    the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

    Laus DEO !

    Suggested further reading: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

    Shorter link:
    http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

    Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
    diabetics and other heart disease patients:

    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all
    glory ( http://HeartMDPhD.com/Psalm117_ ) to GOD, Who causes us to
    hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a)
    thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT from around the heart

    ...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

    HeartDoc Andrew <><
    --
    Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
    2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President: http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
    and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
    http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
    which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis

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  • From HeartDoc Andrew@21:1/5 to Michael Ejercito on Mon Apr 4 07:26:33 2022
    XPost: sci.med.cardiology, alt.atheism, alt.support.diabetes
    XPost: alt.christnet.christianlife

    Michael Ejercito wrote:
    HeartDoc Andrew, in the Holy Spirit, boldly wrote:
    Michael Ejercito wrote:

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04/11/what-do-we-do-about-covid-now >>>

    What Do We Do About COVID Now?
    Americas battle with the pandemic has been more damaging than we like
    to think. And it is still ongoing.

    By Dhruv Khullar

    April 3, 2022
    If I look at the mass, I will never act, Mother Teresa once said. If
    I look at the one, I will. During the pandemic, weve all grappled with >>> this dynamic. Our country is on the cusp of a grim milestone: soon, a
    million people in the United States will have died of covid-19. Yet for
    many Americans this reality seems vague, abstracta group problem for
    which we must take individual responsibility. We struggle to see the
    crisis were in.

    COVID as flowers blooming on tree overlooking the city
    Illustration by Joo Fazenda
    Part of the problem is fatigue. Another is that the coronavirus has
    exacted its toll unevenly. covid is relatively unthreatening to younger
    people, but has killed one in seventy-five older Americans; residents of >>> long-term-care facilities make up less than three per cent of the
    population, but have accounted for about one in five covid deaths. The
    death rate for Blacks and Hispanics has been twice that for whites. And, >>> owing to divergent immunization rates, people in the reddest counties
    have been dying at more than three times the rate of those in the
    bluest. For some of us, the pandemic may feel over, but more Americans
    died of covid in 2021 than in 2020. So far in 2022, the virus has taken
    another hundred and thirty thousand lives.

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    It can be hard to grasp the meaning of such numbers. We might come to
    terms with them by noting that U.S. life expectancy has now fallen by
    nearly two yearsthe sharpest single-year decline since the Second World >>> War. We might count lost time, years forgone with family, friends, and
    colleagues. An eighty-year-old who died during the pandemic lost an
    average of almost eight years of life; a forty-year-old lost nearly four >>> decades. This means that a million deaths will have expunged tens of
    millions of years of lifea mass erasure of new, strange, and wonderful
    possibilities.

    One of the most prevalent false beliefs about the pandemic is that the
    government has exaggerated the number of deaths; in fact, the official
    count is an underestimate. Since the pandemic began, at least a hundred
    thousand more people have died in this country than would have during
    normal times. Many of these excess deaths are uncounted covid
    fatalities. Others are the result of missed care for conditions such as
    heart attacks and strokes. Drug overdoses have risen to record levels;
    skipped cancer screenings and childhood vaccinations will add to the
    viruss collateral damage in the years to come. The truth is that
    Americas battle with covid-19 has been more damaging than we like to
    think. And it is still ongoing.

    VIDEO FROM THE NEW YORKER

    A Beloved Scottish Tradition Returns After Quarantine


    In parts of the country, cases are rising again. Reopening plays a role. >>> So does B.A.2, a subvariant of Omicron that is now dominant in the U.S.
    and around the world, and is thought to be thirty to fifty per cent more >>> contagious than B.A.1, the version that swept across the U.S. this
    winter. B.A.2 doesnt appear to be more lethal, and vaccines remain
    effective at averting the most serious consequences of infection; still, >>> it promises to cause breakthrough infections, and presents a serious
    threat to the elderly, the immunocompromised, and the unvaccinated. Last >>> month, B.A.2 nearly tripled coronavirus cases in the U.K.; at one point, >>> one in thirty older Britons was thought to be infected. covid
    hospitalizations and deaths rose, though not as dramaticallyprexisting >>> immunity softened the blow.

    Its not clear exactly how Americas B.A.2 story will unfold. Our
    vaccination rates are lower than those of many European nations: just
    two-thirds of Americans are fully vaccinated, and although the F.D.A.
    has now approved a second booster for people over fifty, just sixty per
    cent of them have received their first. Meanwhile, many states have done >>> away with most pandemic restrictions, and people are increasingly
    returning to their pre-pandemic routines. Still, because immunity
    against B.A.1 appears to protect against B.A.2, the U.S. may escape the
    worst consequences: according to one estimate, nearly four in five
    Americans have some Omicron immunity.

    In 2020, when the virus arrived, the governments response was halting
    and disorganized. With time, however, something like consistency
    emerged: Americans knew what was allowed and what wasnt. Were now
    reverting to the Wild West phase. The Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention has indicated that less than one per cent of the population
    currently needs to wear masks. Some states are shutting down their
    testing and vaccination sites. Earlier this year, the Biden
    Administration asked for thirty billion dollars in pandemic funding, but >>> Congress agreed only to some fifteen billion, and has so far failed to
    authorize even that. As a result, the federal government has reduced
    shipments of monoclonal antibodies to states and delayed the purchase of >>> more antiviral pills. It no longer has the funds to pay for tests or
    vaccines for uninsured Americans, or to secure booster shots for the
    fall. Politicians and policymakers hold powerful tools for curbing the
    virus; increasingly, they are declining to use them. Theyre also
    stymied by the murkiness of our moment: the country contains within it
    such a diversity of immunity, vulnerability, and attitude that no policy >>> prescription seems to fit.

    Amid the uncertainty, individuals, organizations, and institutions must
    do their best. This means giving people the resources to confront covid
    not as an abstraction but through the decisions of daily life. During
    moments of high viral spread, this effort might entail providing rapid
    tests in the workplace, time off after exposure, outdoor spaces for
    events, high-grade masks for all who want them, ??and a culture that
    respects varying levels of risk tolerance and medical vulnerability.
    Decades of behavioral-science research have revealed that our
    decision-making depends crucially on our environment; even as
    politicians discard mitigation measures, communities at school, work,
    church, and elsewhere can make it easier for people to do the right thing. >>>
    For individuals, fighting the pandemic can feel a bit like combatting
    climate change. Why recycle when policymakers allow carbon emissions to
    rise inexorably? And, indeed, to defeat this and future pandemics, well >>> need investments in ventilation and air-filtration systems, paid sick
    leave, disability benefits, disease-surveillance programs, and more. But >>> its also true that individuals retain some agency. We can get booster
    shots and persuade others to do so; we can make plans for accessing
    monoclonal antibodies or antiviral pills. When cases rise, as they will, >>> we can consider how we might lower the chances that well pass on the
    virus to someone for whom the consequences could be catastrophic. After
    two years of ebbs and flows, of surges, variants, vaccines, and
    boosters, our choices matter, perhaps now more than ever. ?

    The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
    the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
    finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
    among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
    asymptomatic) in order to http://tinyurl.com/ConvinceItForward (John
    15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
    doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
    best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
    mutations and others like the Omicron, Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota,
    Lambda, Mu & Delta lineage mutations combining via
    slip-RNA-replication to form hybrids like
    http://tinyurl.com/Deltamicron that may render current COVID
    vaccines/monoclonals/medicines/pills no longer effective.

    Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://tinyurl.com/RapidOmicronTest
    ) and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

    So how are you ?

    I am wonderfully hungry!

    Source: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/QSGU8ER1nRc/m/QduYY7MEAwAJ

    Positive control on USENET: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/7ixdk7t6Bk8/m/xpbS2z7QAAAJ

    While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
    8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, are rapture ready (Luke
    17:37 means no COVID just as circling eagles don't have COVID) and
    pray (2 Chronicles 7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in
    Heaven continues to give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit
    (Galatians 5:22-23) so that we'd have much more of His Help to always
    say/write that we're "wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including
    especially caring to http://tinyurl.com/ConvinceItForward (John 15:12
    as shown by http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory ( http://bit.ly/Psalm112_1 ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
    the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

    Laus DEO !

    Suggested further reading: https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

    Shorter link:
    http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

    Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
    diabetics and other heart disease patients:

    http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrew touts hunger (Luke 6:21a) with all glory
    ( http://bit.ly/Psalm112_1 ) to GOD, Who causes us to hunger
    (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a) thereby
    removing the http://tinyurl.com/HeartVAT from around the heart

    ...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

    HeartDoc Andrew <><
    --
    Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Cardiologist with an http://bit.ly/EternalMedicalLicense
    2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President: http://WonderfullyHungry.org
    and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
    http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewCare
    which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis

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