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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Well, it's October and US has a new record for daily infections. Thank to ratlickers States.
    Not a 7-day average record, at least not yet. We are still 5k shy of that. That is a lot more useful metric as it smooths out the daily noise.

    Besides, things could be a lot worse. Just look at numbers coming out of France, Spain and Belgium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Well, it's October and US has a new record for daily infections. Thank to ratlickers States.
    Not a 7-day average record, at least not yet. We are still 5k shy of that. That is a lot more useful metric as it smooths out the daily noise.

    Besides, things could be a lot worse. Just look at numbers coming out of France, Spain and Belgium.
    Why? Why not insead look at the numbers coming out of Australia and New Zealand?

    Things could be a lot better (or, judging from your choice of exemplars, a little worse).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Why? Why not insead look at the numbers coming out of Australia and New Zealand?

    Things could be a lot better (or, judging from your choice of exemplars, a little worse).
    Those three countries are right now doing a lot worse than US actually. New Zealand and Australia did very well though. I guess stopping boats works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Why? Why not insead look at the numbers coming out of Australia and New Zealand?

    Things could be a lot better (or, judging from your choice of exemplars, a little worse).
    Those three countries are right now doing a lot worse than US actually. New Zealand and Australia did very well though. I guess stopping boats works.
    Both Australia and New Zealand are doing well. Don't know about third country though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
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    Any flu or fever can lead to temporary memory loss. So we'd expect Covid-19 to be the same.
    I've never once known of a person who had an impaired memory for months after having the seasonal flu. There is just so much that we don't know yet about the long term effects of this virus, but it's doctors who are very concerned about those who are experiencing such severe "brain fog". I think they probably know a lot more about this than you or I do. Hopefully, this is a rare side effect.
    The brain fog terrifies me more than any other thing about the virus. To go into it myself and come out the other side with less, seeing as I'm a manager in a highly technical field requiring advanced knowledge and extremely sharp problem solving skills, it would end my career forever.
    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20...deficits.aspx#

    Participants who had recovered from COVID-19 exhibited significant cognitive deficits, even after GLM had controlled for age, gender, education level, income, occupational status, racial-ethnic group, country of residence, first language, and pre-existing medical conditions.
    The effect size was not only substantial among those who had required hospitalization but also among those who had not needed hospital treatment and had not even reported breathing difficulties.
    The only hope it's temporary, but I am afraid it's hopeless.

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    There definitely is a proven link between Alzheimer's and COVID-19.

    See The Scientist article Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19.

    Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.
    See, also, this Harvard Medical School health blog article: The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19

    The COVID pandemic has now claimed as many American lives as World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War combined. Most of these deaths are due to the well-known pulmonary complications of the coronavirus. It has become increasingly recognized, however, that the virus also attacks the nervous system. Doctors in a large Chicago medical center found that more than 40% of patients with COVID showed neurologic manifestations at the outset, and more than 30% of those had impaired cognition. Sometimes the neurological manifestations can be devastating and can even lead to death.

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    Neurological/cognitive issues are scary af.
    It seems this is linked to the receptor neuropilin-1, which is heavily expressed on neurons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    Why? Why not insead look at the numbers coming out of Australia and New Zealand?

    Things could be a lot better (or, judging from your choice of exemplars, a little worse).
    Those three countries are right now doing a lot worse than US actually. New Zealand and Australia did very well though. I guess stopping boats works.
    Both Australia and New Zealand are doing well. Don't know about third country though.
    The three countries refers to Belgium, France and Spain. Those countries have per capita new cases far worse than US right now. UK and Italy too for that matter. I mentioned them in the post bilby as replying to.
    I already agreed that Aus and NZ did a very good job so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copernicus View Post
    There definitely is a proven link between Alzheimer's and COVID-19.

    See The Scientist article Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19.

    Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.
    See, also, this Harvard Medical School health blog article: The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19

    The COVID pandemic has now claimed as many American lives as World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War combined. Most of these deaths are due to the well-known pulmonary complications of the coronavirus. It has become increasingly recognized, however, that the virus also attacks the nervous system. Doctors in a large Chicago medical center found that more than 40% of patients with COVID showed neurologic manifestations at the outset, and more than 30% of those had impaired cognition. Sometimes the neurological manifestations can be devastating and can even lead to death.
    The article I read found that C19 attacks the same brain cells play a role in Parkinson/Alzheimer.
    Your article is about slightly different thing but could explain my article. C19 could start the processes in the brain in People who are already genetically predisposed to Alzheimer.
    Good thing I have none of that in the family. All people die in their right mind without shaking hands.
    The fact that only 30% had impaired cognition suggest that getting dumb may not be universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post

    Both Australia and New Zealand are doing well. Don't know about third country though.
    The three countries refers to Belgium, France and Spain. Those countries have per capita new cases far worse than US right now. UK and Italy too for that matter. I mentioned them in the post bilby as replying to.
    I already agreed that Aus and NZ did a very good job so far.
    Well, they are doing badly, especially considering that they managed to get it well under control before latest spike.
    US had never had it under control. Same with Russia.

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