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I have a feeling you are exactly right, Badhorsie. I am allergic to grass, and every time I spend more than a minute or two outside, my throat starts to close off. But I've woken up a few times this summer with only one side of my throat sore, thinking "Uh oh".... But it's nothing, of course.

I am the most careful around here, followed by Brett and Andrew. A lot of my meetings are still allowing me to attend remotely, but some are not. So I try to stay to myself, with mask (and gloves when I'm dealing with money).

My flu shot is definitely on my list of things to do this week. Brett said he got his shingles shot Friday. Huh? He hasn't felt very well yesterday and today, which comports with what I've heard from others who got the shingles vaccine. He didn't want to get his flu shot at the same time, which makes sense. But I think people are going to mistake flu for COVID and the reverse....

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(NBC News) - BREAKING: Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1 million amid rising cases and a vaccine race

More than 1 million people around the world have died from Covid-19 since the virus was first identified late last year in China, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University released Monday. With over 200,000 deaths, the U.S. continues to lead the global death toll, followed by Brazil and India. The global pandemic shows no signs of easing, with countries around the world experiencing surging cases and scientists ramping up efforts to deliver an effective vaccine.

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Every Saturday at 5:30pm, ever since the country initially went on lock down in March, Lauren and I have been hosting a Virtual Happy Hour with three other couples. For an hour, we share drinks and news about ourselves and talk a little politics. It's been a very nice way to stay in touch.

This past Saturday though, one of our members, Joan announced that she had begun to lose her sense of taste and was worried that she might be infected with the virus.

"I opened this bottle of white wine that I bought yesterday and it just tastes all wrong. I switched to a beer, but that doesn't taste right either."

Her partner, Peter took the glass of wine from her and took a quick sip.

"You're fine, he told her. "This is just a shitty wine."

None of us felt like speaking to the bottle of Corona Beer that Joan had in her hand at the time. We were all laughing too hard anyway.

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(NBC News) - New FDA standards on Covid-19 vaccine trials make approval by Election Day unlikely

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines will need to follow tens of thousands of study participants for at least two months to look for any possible safety issues before the agency would consider authorization. The new guidance indicates that the earliest a Covid-19 vaccine might get an emergency use authorization would be the end of November — not Election Day, as President Donald Trump has previously asserted.

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'Magnitude of this failure is astonishing': Medical journal writes unprecedented editorial against Trump for COVID

By Savannah Behrmann
Oct. 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – In a historic move, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial on Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump and his administration for their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

For the first time in its 208-year history, it called for current leadership to be voted out of office.

In an editorial signed by nearly three dozen editors, the journal said the Trump administration has "taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy" regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, writing the "magnitude of this failure is astonishing."

"We rarely publish editorials signed by all the editors," said Dr. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the medical journal. Rubin said the editorial was drafted in August, according to CNN.

It points to the United States leading other countries for cases and deaths. So far, according to Johns Hopkins data, more than 7.5 million people have been diagnosed and more than 211,000 people have died from COVID-19.

"This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to respond. Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test," the editorial says.

"Why has the United States handled this pandemic so badly?" they ask. "We have failed at almost every step. We had ample warning, but when the disease first arrived, we were incapable of testing effectively and couldn’t provide even the most basic personal protective equipment to health care workers and the general public."

According to Rubin, the blistering editorial is one of only four in the publication’s history that has been signed by all editors. The journal did not explicitly endorse Democratic nominee Joe Biden

The journal's editors joined those at the Scientific American by breaking precedent and wading into politics. The Scientific American earlier announced its endorsement of Biden, the first time the magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate in its history.

The 175-year-old magazine's editors wrote that they felt compelled to break with tradition in 2020 because they believe Trump has mishandled the coronavirus pandemic.

The medical journal wrote that there were attempts by the Trump administration to undermine and politicize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

"Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed immunity for their actions. But this election gives us the power to render judgment. Reasonable people will certainly disagree about the many political positions taken by candidates," the editors wrote.

They continued, "But truth is neither liberal nor conservative. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs."

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You can read the entire New England Journal of Medicine editorial, “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” here:

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Good for them! It is just too dangerous NOT to speak up about the failures of the Trump Administration.

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(CNN) - Fox News viewers use fewer Covid-19 safety precautions than CNN viewers, study finds

Viewers who trust Fox News coverage more than CNN's are slightly less likely to take preventative measures against the novel coronavirus and a little more likely to put themselves at risk, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal BMJ Global Health.

"Health messaging, despite being one of the few effective ways to slow down the spread of the virus in the absence of a vaccine, is doomed to fail if the media prioritize political interests over population health," said study authors Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu, who are both PhD students at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.

Among the nearly 5,000 adults who participated in an online survey every two weeks from March to June, around 29% said they trusted CNN more than Fox; about half (52%) expressed no preference, and one in five (20%) said they trusted Fox more than CNN.

Devotees of Fox News consistently practiced more risky behaviors -- such as going out to a bar or club, attending gatherings of more than 10 people or visiting others in their homes -- than CNN viewers, the study found.

In addition, the study found Fox News enthusiasts consistently practiced fewer preventative measures -- such as wearing a mask, sanitizing hands, avoiding restaurants and canceling social plans -- than CNN fans.



I'm shocked. SHOCKED, I say!!!

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What a surprise about Fox viewers!
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Fox News viewers use fewer Covid-19 safety precautions than CNN viewers, study finds



This could become a self-curing problem.

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So...Indiana's Governor lifted ALL restrictions today, except for the mask mandate -- which will continue for another month. And no one is enforcing the mask mandate.

Good going, Governor. In the middle on another clear spike in cases, we're just going to ignore that spike.

Of course, it couldn't have had ANYthing to do with the number of idiots who are threatening to vote against the Governor for taking away their right to spread the disease hither and yon.

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(CNN) - Michigan Republican congressman tests positive for Covid-19

Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Michigan Republican, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Huizenga said he took a rapid test before an event he had planned to attend alongside Vice President Mike Pence. "While taking part in offsite testing protocols, I took a rapid test that came back positive for COVID-19," he wrote in a tweet. "I am awaiting the results of a PCR test and I am self isolating until I have confirmed results."

If his initial positive result is confirmed, Huizenga will be the latest member of Congress to contract the virus. Last week, Illinois Republican Rep. Mike Bost announced he tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing a mild cough and a rapid loss of both taste and smell. Before Bost, California Democrat Salud Carbajal announced he had contracted coronavirus and Democratic Rep. Jahanna Hayes of Connecticut tested positive for it last month.



They're coming so fast now that I missed several of these.

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(CNN) - President Trump's son Barron had coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron, 14, contracted the coronavirus earlier this month at the same time both of his parents were ill, first lady Melania Trump wrote in an online post Wednesday. When Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19, a statement released by his physician said that his children had tested negative. But Melania Trump said a day after testing negative, her son tested positive. The teenager, who has maintained a low profile while his father has been president, experienced no symptoms, his mother wrote.

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(CNN) - The alarming reason people aren't going to drug stores as often

Drug stores like Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS have remained open throughout the pandemic for shoppers looking to fill prescriptions and stock up on essential items.

But people aren't going to such chains as much as they used to — and one of the reasons is alarming to some medical experts.

People have been filling fewer prescriptions in stores during the pandemic with some doctor's offices closed, many elective procedures on hold and more shoppers switching to mail order. This has also choked off impulse purchases and unplanned items that customers grab when they visit stores to pick up their prescriptions.

That's squeezing drug store chains like Walgreens (WBA), which reports earnings Thursday, and CVS (CVS). Visits to drug stores fell around 12.8% from the prior year for the four weeks ending on October 4, according to market research firm IRI....

This has hurt drug stores, which carry a smaller variety of products and are designed to be fill-in stops for customers outside of their bigger weekly hauls at grocery stores or warehouse clubs.


Those pharmacies were a lifeline for my Mom for several years. She couldn't walk through a whole grocery store. But she could get milk, juice, cereal, snacks, and other items to hold through until we could get back up to take her groceries again. I've seen a LOT of people in the pharmacy doing that. I hope these pharmacies will hang tough to get through this.

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(NBC News) - After seven days in ICU, remorseful Chris Christie urges everyone to wear masks: 'We have not treated Americans as adults'

Former New Jersey Gov. Christie said Thursday that he spent seven days in a hospital intensive care unit, his first acknowledgment that his condition was far more serious than he had previously let on. In a statement, he said he was now out of the hospital and said he had been mistaken in not following CDC guidelines regarding masks.

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I wonder if he's going to vote for Trump.
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I'd lay odds of 99:1 that he will.

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This could become a self-curing problem.



Heh heh heh.

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"Wash your hands like you just shook hands with the President."

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