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All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Blackadder1916

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A recent study on ivermectin suggests it my not be quite what men are looking for...


Spurious claims based on spurious science exist at both ends of the spectrum.

A study published in 2011 and widely circulated in September 2021 found that 85% of men treated with ivermectin for a tropical disease known as river blindness were found to be sterile.

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The study in question was not published in a credible journal, nor was it hosted by an accredited, reputable institution. In the decade since the study’s supposed 2011 publication, there has been little — if any — related research to confirm its findings. Furthermore, a spokesperson for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told Snopes that infertility in men is not a known side effect of ivermectin and, as such, is not included in U.S. labeling requirements.

more at link
 

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Blackadder1916

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What the bill will look like. Tip not included.

COVID-19 hospital stays cost 3 times more than a stay for heart attack​

September 9, 2021 —
The estimated average cost of a hospital stay for COVID-19 is more than $23,000. This includes both intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU admissions. New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that a COVID-19 hospital stay costs about 3 times more than for heart attack ($7,000) or pneumonia ($8,000), 4 times more than the cost of a stay for influenza (approximately $5,000) and almost as much as a kidney transplant ($27,000).

People who have COVID-19 remain in the hospital about twice as long as the average pneumonia patient (15 days and 7 days, respectively), and a larger proportion of them are admitted to the ICU and ventilated.

Estimated costs for COVID-19 hospital stays​

The estimated total cost of COVID-19 hospital stays in Canada (excluding Quebec) was almost $1 billion in 2020–2021, tripling between November 2020 and March 2021.

A COVID-19–related hospitalization with ICU admission is estimated to cost over $50,000 — more than 3 times the cost of a stay without ICU admission ($15,000). By comparison, the average cost of an ICU admission for pneumonia is $22,000 and for heart attack is $8,400.

More detailed information about COVID-19 hospitalizations and emergency department visits is also available.
 

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Taken from my prescribing reference:

MILD TO MODERATE TOXICITY: rash, urticaria, pruritus, edema, headache, dizziness, somnolence asthenia (weakness and fatigue), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and tachycardia

SEVERE TOXICITY: seizures, coma, aspiration pneumonia, metabolic acidosis, respiratory failure and hypotension
 

Blackadder1916

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Taken from my prescribing reference:

MILD TO MODERATE TOXICITY: rash, urticaria, pruritus, edema, headache, dizziness, somnolence asthenia (weakness and fatigue), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and tachycardia

SEVERE TOXICITY: seizures, coma, aspiration pneumonia, metabolic acidosis, respiratory failure and hypotension

Sounds like a weekend in Vegas. . . . in my younger days
 

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Meanwhile....


Alberta's rising COVID-19 cases due to faulty modelling and government inaction, experts say​

'People are going to die and it is really tragic — but it is also infuriating'​


Charles Rusnell · CBC News · Posted: Sep 09, 2021 7:00 AM MT | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, is seen leaving the podium after a June 29 news conference. Hinshaw's next media availability, almost one month later, was the announcement that testing, contract tracing and mandatory isolation would be scaled back. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)


Alberta's plan to lift all pandemic restrictions and precautions appears to have been based on a scenario rooted more in wishful optimism and political expediency than obvious scientific evidence, say experts in infectious diseases and pandemic modelling.

But they say the problem was compounded as Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, failed to reimpose measures despite the steady rise of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations through the summer.

"At this point in the pandemic, there is no excuse for this sort of negligence at the government level," said Dr. Ilan Schwartz, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Alberta.

"The bottom line is that people are going to die and it is really tragic — but it is also infuriating, because this was all entirely preventable."

In late May, Kenney promised the "best summer ever" for Albertans as he announced the government's three-part plan to be the first and most open province in Canada, with no restrictions by July 1.

Then in late July, Hinshaw announced the province would end testing, contact tracing and mandatory isolation, a move that alarmed doctors and infectious disease experts across the country.

 

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So it turns out all the models are poor. Film at 11.
Alberta’s was. They modelled using the alpha variant to fit their narrative. Doctors and experts lamented it and were dismissed. Gross incompetence on their part. “Best summer ever”
 

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“Best summer ever”
Some summer in the future, hopefully.

I wonder how Canadians will celebrate.

Will it be anything like when half-a-million attended a rock concert to celebrate the end of SARS?
 

daftandbarmy

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Well at least she acknowledged her mistake.

Only after scathing outrage, like:


Absence of Alberta's premier, chief medical officer during COVID spike sparks public criticism​

Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw haven't spoken publicly in weeks​


 

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Was a big fundraising event Avery SARS near Toronto. Rolling Stones headlined, AC DC stole the show.
Not sure why anyone would think that's a good idea. I guess with a death toll of 44 people it may not have seemed like too much of a threat.
 

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Absence of Alberta's premier, chief medical officer during COVID spike sparks public criticism​

Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw haven't spoken publicly in weeks​


We need leadership noises to tell people to get vaccinated! People are so dependent on government now it's disgusting.
 

MilEME09

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We need leadership noises to tell people to get vaccinated! People are so dependent on government now it's disgusting.
I find my self on the angry crowd these days asking what the heck is our government doing when over 200 people have gone to the OCU in two weeks. At this point any restrictions will be too late.
 
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