The new Coronovirus, Covid-19 and its spread globally

There seems to be a problem with meat packing facilities. Canada, the US and Australia all have issues with them. There seems to be a trend but I haven’t seen any stories from Europe so far.

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Thanks so much. That was a really well-written article and gives a good analysis of how to best avoid being part of a cluster.

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I wouldn’t describe Jeanne as a progressive liberal though. LOL

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Yes, the CDC’s numbers differ from Worldometers.

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Operarion Warp Speed folks. Without Picard :cry:

More animals are testing positive or showing antibodies to this virus. News from France is interesting.

The first case as I have stated elsewhere on Caf was traced to November 16.
Thats a current link for date research into Europe COVID research.

What do you make of it?

By the LOL, I’m guessing you caught my sarcasm :crazy_face:

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He needs Scotty.

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I don’t know about Nov 16 because they’re only using x-rays. They could take a swab or a blood test from those suspected Nov cases but even those tests can’t determine the date unless they were taken back then. The December case is much stronger because they were actually looking for viral RNA and the sample was taken at that time.

And The Lancet published a letter from a number of researchers who aren’t happy with CT/X-ray scans used alone for diagnosing COVID because the scans can’t tell the difference between COVID and flu. Their basic message is if you have the genetic tests available, use those. Don’t even bother with x-rays.

Although extremely valuable, these results should not be overstated. The CT findings studied (eg, ground-glass opacity, consolidation) are not specific for COVID-19. Similar results would probably be found if CT were used during an influenza epidemic, for example.

We believe CT does not add diagnostic value

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30728-5/fulltext

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Everyone should keep a close eye on South Australia and the Northern Territory in Australia. If enough time passes and there continues to be no new cases and no active cases, it’s possible they’ve completely eliminated the virus. Which could mean they might have achieved New Zealand’s “eradication” goal before NZ even though nationally Australia’s strategy wasn’t as ambitious (“suppression”).

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