The issue with this project is that it is using the incidence of confirmed cases vs total population, instead of tracking the moving averages of the percentage of total test positives in tests administered. Without an understanding of the rate of testing in each community and the percentages of positives in those tests, then this project isn't very useful. The incidence rate will always lag behind due to bottlenecks in testing responses and testing behaviors within each institution/community.
I'm happy that they are seemingly using caution in this phase 1 trial, because the last thing we need is a vaccine that causes harm, further eroding the public trust in vaccines.Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it had temporarily paused its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, delaying one of the highest profile efforts to contain the global pandemic.www.reuters.com
People with blood type O may be less vulnerable to Covid-19 and have a reduced likelihood of getting severely ill, according to two studies published Wednesday. Experts say more research is needed.
The research provides further evidence that blood type (also known as blood group) may play a role in a person's susceptibility to infection and their chance of having a severe bout of the disease. The reasons for this link aren't clear and more research is needed to say what implications, if any, it has for patients.
Studies add to growing evidence
A Danish study found that among 7,422 people who tested positive for Covid-19, only 38.4% were blood type O -- even though, among a group of 2.2 million people who were not tested, that blood type made up 41.7% of the population.
By contrast, 44.4% of group A tested positive, while in the wider Danish population that blood type makes up 42.4%.
In the other study, researchers in Canada found that among 95 patients critically ill with Covid-19, a higher proportion with blood type A or AB -- 84% -- required mechanical ventilation compared with patients with blood group O or B, which was 61%.
The Canadian study also found those with blood type A or AB had a longer stay in the intensive care unit, a median of 13.5 days, compared with those with blood group O or B, who had a median of nine days.
I love those guys.Regardless of my feelings about his politics, Donald Trump is a human first. A husband. A father. An uncle. An American. And today I am deeply saddened by the news that both he and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for COVID-19. Yes, he is an abhorrent person who has said and done terrible...verysmartbrothas.theroot.com
Very limited interaction, take daughter to gymnastics on Saturday but otherwise do not leave the house other than groceries.Just out of curiosity, how careful are you guys with your closest friends and family (that don't live with you) at this point in time?