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NYC schools are closing before in person classes can even begin because teachers and students are testing positive.
https://www.pix11.com/news/back-to-school/1st-nyc-public-school-closed-over-covid-19-cases-city-says?_amp=true



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Weekly update. New record, 310K new cases yesterday :/

Worldwide had 1.87 million new cases last week, same as last week but bigger numbers towards the end of the week.
Deaths did go up, 40,788 last week vs 37,524 the week before.

The USA is still declining and got overtaken by Europe. 247K new cases last week, down from 293K and 5,310 new deaths, down from 6,210.

The continents

Asia keeps climbing ahead. 832K new cases last week, up from 739K and 11,842 deaths, up from 10,781.
South America declines a little. 388K new cases last week, down from 485K. Deaths however went up, 15,588 vs 11,629 the week before.
North America in decline thanks to the USA. 318K new cases last week, down from 363K and 9,288 new deaths, down from 10,660.
Europe still climbing. 271K new cases last week, up from 233K. Deaths about the same, 2,502 last week vs 2,535 the week before.
Africa saw a slight decline. 55K new cases vs 56K the week before. Deaths declined a bit more, 1,505 vs 1,764 the week before.
Oceania saw a slight resurgence towards the end of the week. 830 new cases vs 767. Deaths more than halved to 63 vs 155 the week before.


India keeps climbing, no end in sight. 637K new cases, up from 559K with 8,937 deaths, up from 5,856.
Brazil had 192K new cases, big drop from 279K the week before. Deaths also dropped to 4,890 from 5,990
The USA is now slightly below Brazil in cases yet not in reported deaths (247K new cases last week and 5,310 new deaths)

Iran keeps on going on, South Africa and Australia are still declining, Japan and South Korea a bit less.
Canada had a big wobble in reporting due to 3 day weekend (labor day) but is still climbing overall.

Europe

The first to get over the first wave, the first to steadily keep climbing into the second.
Some manage to slow the growth rate down yet none really manage to actually go back down.

Heading into fall with most schools now open.

Last edited by SvennoJ - on 12 September 2020

SvennoJ said:

Weekly update. New record, 310K new cases yesterday :/

Worldwide had 1.87 million new cases last week, same as last week but bigger numbers towards the end of the week.
Deaths did go up, 40,788 last week vs 37,524 the week before.

The USA is still declining and got overtaken by Europe. 247K new cases last week, down from 293K and 5,310 new deaths, down from 6,210.

The continents

Asia keeps climbing ahead. 832K new cases last week, up from 739K and 11,842 deaths, up from 10,781.
South America declines a little. 388K new cases last week, down from 485K. Deaths however went up, 15,588 vs 11,629 the week before.
North America in decline thanks to the USA. 287K new cases, down from 278K and 9,288 new deaths, down from 10,660.
Europe still climbing. 271K new cases last week, up from 233K. Deaths about the same, 2,502 last week vs 2,535 the week before.
Africa saw a slight decline. 55K new cases vs 56K the week before. Deaths declined a bit more, 1,505 vs 1,764 the week before.
Oceania saw a slight resurgence towards the end of the week. 830 new cases vs 767. Deaths more than halved to 63 vs 155 the week before.


India keeps climbing, no end in sight. 637K new cases, up from 559K with 8,937 deaths, up from 5,856.
Brazil had 192K new cases, big drop from 279K the week before. Deaths also dropped to 4,890 from 5,990
The USA is now slightly below Brazil in cases yet not in reported deaths (247K new cases last week and 5,310 new deaths)

Iran keeps on going on, South Africa and Australia are still declining, Japan and South Korea a bit less.
Canada had a big wobble in reporting due to 3 day weekend (labor day) but is still climbing overall.

Europe

The first to get over the first wave, the first to steadily keep climbing into the second.
Some manage to slow the growth rate down yet none really manage to actually go back down.

Heading into fall with most schools now open.

North America in decline thanks to the USA. 287K new cases, down from 278K and 9,288 new deaths, down from 10,660.

Did the numbers get mixed up?



jason1637 said:

North America in decline thanks to the USA. 287K new cases, down from 278K and 9,288 new deaths, down from 10,660.

Did the numbers get mixed up?

Yes, I keep mixing up my columns.

318K new cases last week for North America, down from 363K.

287K is the total deaths on September 11th vs 278K total deaths on September 4th. This has been going on so long that the headers are pages above where the new numbers are :/



The leading 'Oxford' mRNA vaccine has been paused.


Severe illness (transverse myelitis) developed.
A leading coronavirus vaccine trial is on hold: scientists react


It failed in animal trials anyway.

"There was no difference in the amount of viral RNA detected from this site in the vaccinated monkeys as compared to the unvaccinated animals. Which is to say, all vaccinated animals were infected"
Doubts over Oxford vaccine as it fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials

2/3 have side effects like pain, fever, fatigue etc. Had to used with painkiller paracetamol to ease the side effects. 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31604-4/fulltext#



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Patrick Batman sitting at a table with a Joker.

Funny thing, he actually WANTS Corona.



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numberwang said:

The leading 'Oxford' mRNA vaccine has been paused.


Severe illness (transverse myelitis) developed.
A leading coronavirus vaccine trial is on hold: scientists react


It failed in animal trials anyway.

"There was no difference in the amount of viral RNA detected from this site in the vaccinated monkeys as compared to the unvaccinated animals. Which is to say, all vaccinated animals were infected"
Doubts over Oxford vaccine as it fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials

2/3 have side effects like pain, fever, fatigue etc. Had to used with painkiller paracetamol to ease the side effects. 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31604-4/fulltext#

Did the UK have more than 1 vaccine in developement?
They refused to be part of the european developement of a common one right? I think EU has a few in developement currently.

Also any news on how the russian one went? They were at a state were they were gonna skip the last phase of testing right?
Does that one appear to work?



numberwang said:

It failed in animal trials anyway.

"There was no difference in the amount of viral RNA detected from this site in the vaccinated monkeys as compared to the unvaccinated animals. Which is to say, all vaccinated animals were infected"
Doubts over Oxford vaccine as it fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials

Curious how the media chose to present it when the title of the scientific article was something entirely different.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.13.093195v1

Sterilizing immunity is not protective immunity. This is anything but a failure: true failure in vaccination yields spectacularly bad results such as making a mild disease outright kill you, making you vulnerable to something else, outright infecting you with a poorly inactivated vector, etc.



 

 

 

 

 

The US has officially surpassed 200,000 deaths attributed to Coronavirus which now breaks the worst-case scenario of the middle of the road predictions by the White House experts. Although the excess death rate for 2020 is significantly higher than 200K; the blame for this can go to right-wing governments suppressing numbers who encourage careless behaviour and now need to prove it didn't create mass deaths across the US. Can the US still be considered a western country with such a decline of common sense running the country? Europe has its problematic idiots who are preventing us from eliminating the virus, but they haven't been allowed to dominate the culture and rules as Americans have allowed them to do so in the US.


https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/29/823517467/fauci-estimates-that-100-000-to-200-000-americans-could-die-from-the-coronavirus#:~:text=The%20nation's%20leading%20expert%20on,Dr.

I hope Americans finally learn their lesson with this one and stop acting like "We're gonna fix all your problems! Only we can fix the world!" "But... you guys are doing worse than all of us... significantly so." "Nah! We just need to elect people with no experience in government to save you!"
I really hope this American mentality stops, and that they start trying to work with the rest of the world on global issues, not be the stupid kid in the class trying to lead the class project.

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numberwang said:

The leading 'Oxford' mRNA vaccine has been paused.


Severe illness (transverse myelitis) developed.
A leading coronavirus vaccine trial is on hold: scientists react


It failed in animal trials anyway.

"There was no difference in the amount of viral RNA detected from this site in the vaccinated monkeys as compared to the unvaccinated animals. Which is to say, all vaccinated animals were infected"
Doubts over Oxford vaccine as it fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials

2/3 have side effects like pain, fever, fatigue etc. Had to used with painkiller paracetamol to ease the side effects. 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31604-4/fulltext#

Just a routine check; it's been resumed: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-13/astrazeneca-oxford-university-resume-coronavirus-vaccine-trial/12658984 

Your third link even states "all participants had neutralizing activity" and Phase I and II human trial results have shown that it produces a "strong immune response" and "no serious adverse health effects": https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-07-20-new-study-reveals-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-produces-strong-immune-response

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