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"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
Quote of note:

"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
25.05.2020 Telepolis: Warum die Kopplung von Geben und Nehmen aufhören muss
#Kapitalismus #Antikapitalismus #Coronakrise #Coronavirus #Wirtschaftskrise
Dieses nämlich! Der Autor drückt exakt aus, was mir schon länger unter den Nägeln brennt (RW).
 
Bypassing clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine 'catastrophic,' says editorial

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202005/23/WS5ec88c5ca310a8b241157ca4.html

Bypassing clinical trials of a potential vaccine for #SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing #COVID-19, would be "catastrophic," said an editorial published on #Science Advances on Friday.

It is "vital to take time" to ensure any vaccine candidate's safety and investigate potential adverse effects, said the editorial by Douglas Green, deputy editor of the multidisciplinary scientific journal.

A vaccine able to trigger strong neutralizing antibody responses in #clinical tests will still not be ready for widespread implementation without comprehensive safety tests, wrote Green, who is also an expert on #immunology.

Vaccines must be examined for causing an effect known as antibody-dependent enhancement, whereby #vaccine-induced #antibodies that bind to the #virus also attach to the body's #cells, facilitating #infection of these cells -- a concerning phenomenon that has been observed in vaccines against #dengue, #Ebola, #HIV, and #feline #coronavirus, said the editorial.

Ethical accelerated testing on humans "should not be ruled out completely," but extreme risks must be weighed against potential benefits, it said.

There are currently 95 vaccines under development against SARS-CoV-2, with most expected to clear phase one, and two already moving into phase two trials, it added.
 
Bypassing clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine 'catastrophic,' says editorial

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202005/23/WS5ec88c5ca310a8b241157ca4.html

Bypassing clinical trials of a potential vaccine for #SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing #COVID-19, would be "catastrophic," said an editorial published on #Science Advances on Friday.

It is "vital to take time" to ensure any vaccine candidate's safety and investigate potential adverse effects, said the editorial by Douglas Green, deputy editor of the multidisciplinary scientific journal.

A vaccine able to trigger strong neutralizing antibody responses in #clinical tests will still not be ready for widespread implementation without comprehensive safety tests, wrote Green, who is also an expert on #immunology.

Vaccines must be examined for causing an effect known as antibody-dependent enhancement, whereby #vaccine-induced #antibodies that bind to the #virus also attach to the body's #cells, facilitating #infection of these cells -- a concerning phenomenon that has been observed in vaccines against #dengue, #Ebola, #HIV, and #feline #coronavirus, said the editorial.

Ethical accelerated testing on humans "should not be ruled out completely," but extreme risks must be weighed against potential benefits, it said.

There are currently 95 vaccines under development against SARS-CoV-2, with most expected to clear phase one, and two already moving into phase two trials, it added.
 
20.05.2020 Mainz&: Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde – #Polizei macht sich mal wieder unbeliebt, indem sie Regeln für sich selbst außer Kraft setzt. #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde
 
You know all these articles about how the Coronavirus pandemic is going to change everything, and in particular the countries attitude to food, in particular quality food? Seeing this I'm getting serious doubts about that....



#Coronavirus #Covid19 #UK #diet #food #McDonalds #fastfood
 
20.05.2020 Mainz&: Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde – #Polizei macht sich mal wieder unbeliebt, indem sie Regeln für sich selbst außer Kraft setzt. #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde
 
20.05.2020 Mainz&: Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde – #Polizei macht sich mal wieder unbeliebt, indem sie Regeln für sich selbst außer Kraft setzt. #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
Party in Coronazeiten: Polizisten feiern in Altstadtkneipe in Mainz, ohne Abstand und nach Sperrstunde
 

Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds | Ars Technica

People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not infectious, according to data released Tuesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 

Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds | Ars Technica

People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not infectious, according to data released Tuesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
Can someone please create the UK version of this (and provide me with a colour printer)?

https://twitter.com/barbcore/status/1262098914678845441

(check the whole thread, blank template also available (in German))

#Coronavirus #Covid19 #conspiracy #5G #Microsoft #vaccination
 
18.05.2020 Telepolis: WHO warnt vor zweiter tödlicher Covid-19-Welle #Coronavirus #Covid-19 #Coronakrise
 
Tweet von Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 (@Dr2NisreenAlwan) um 17. Mai, 10:16 Wow powerful and very sad!
Healthcare professionals in Belgium turning backs as their PM arrives as a demonstration against the handling of the pandemic. Belgium has one of the higest #Covid19 death rates in the world.
https://t.co/jR1SNfMaYY

https://twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan/status/1261933702931779584

Twitter: Ali Özkök on Twitter (Ali Özkök)

 
Tweet von Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 (@Dr2NisreenAlwan) um 17. Mai, 10:16 Wow powerful and very sad!
Healthcare professionals in Belgium turning backs as their PM arrives as a demonstration against the handling of the pandemic. Belgium has one of the higest #Covid19 death rates in the world.
https://t.co/jR1SNfMaYY

https://twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan/status/1261933702931779584

Twitter: Ali Özkök on Twitter (Ali Özkök)

 
14.05.2020 Süddeutsche Zeitung: Coronavirus:Übertragung durch stehende Raumluft? #Coronavirus
 
In case you missed this:中共军校数据 :中国至少64万确诊
Leaked #Chinese #Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates #covid19 #covid-19 #coronavirus
Leaked Chinese Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates
 
In case you missed this:中共军校数据 :中国至少64万确诊
Leaked #Chinese #Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates #covid19 #covid-19 #coronavirus
Leaked Chinese Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates
 
Pavel Mayer hat da was zusammengeklöppelt, um ein wenig den Überblick zu haben, wo in Deutschland das #Coronavirus stärker oder schwächer verbreitet ist:
 
This is a beautiful tune:

https://youtu.be/a6LkdYy5gLQ

Please support them if you can, link in the description.

#Coronavirus #Covid19 #lockdown #music #folk #traditional #Scotland

YouTube: Jenn, Sam & Rob: You're The Voice (Jenn, Sam & Rob)

 
Another choir story.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: The strange case of the choir that coughed in January | BBC Health


The writer, Prof John Wright, is a medical doctor and
head of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and a veteran of cholera, HIV and Ebola epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.
He's also an epidemiologist, which is:
a medical detective, and like all detectives, the three key clues we are looking for are always: person, place and time.

So when I got an email out of the blue from a Bradford resident saying that she and her friends may have been infected with Covid-19 in January - nearly two months before the first confirmed case of transmission in the UK - I looked for these clues and decided to investigate further.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52589449

The prof is @docjohnwright on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/docjohnwright

#health #coronavirus #covid-19 #science #epidemiology
 
Another choir story.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: The strange case of the choir that coughed in January | BBC Health


The writer, Prof John Wright, is a medical doctor and
head of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and a veteran of cholera, HIV and Ebola epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.
He's also an epidemiologist, which is:
a medical detective, and like all detectives, the three key clues we are looking for are always: person, place and time.

So when I got an email out of the blue from a Bradford resident saying that she and her friends may have been infected with Covid-19 in January - nearly two months before the first confirmed case of transmission in the UK - I looked for these clues and decided to investigate further.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52589449

The prof is @docjohnwright on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/docjohnwright

#health #coronavirus #covid-19 #science #epidemiology
 
OK, German folks, is this for real? Drive in raves in Germany?



#Coronavirus #Covid19 #Germany #rave #drivein #raves #party #lockdown
 
Schau dir "CORONA! Wenn die Clubs wieder Öffnen - nur mit Einkaufswagen! - ORIGINAL RAVEATHOME & Club Trafic" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/nvTznmL_WUM

Sehr geil 😂
#coronavirus #party
 
Niemand hält mehr Abstand. Sarkastischer Dank an Armin Laschet #NRW und OB Thomas Geisel #Düsseldorf. Wir haben offenbar noch nicht genug #Coronavirus Tote, ne.

Heute mußte ich auch noch Kuhmilch kaufen (die im Übrigen jetzt 14 Cent pro Liter teurer ist als vor Corona), obwohl ich das doch eigentlich gar nicht mehr wollte. Aber ich will halt Joghurt machen können. Der günstige Sojadrink ist jetzt wohl das neue Klopapier: Immer ausverkauft 😒
 

A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead | LA Times

the choir outbreak is consistent with a growing body of evidence that the virus can be transmitted through aerosols — particles smaller than 5 micrometers that can float in the air for minutes or longer.

...a study published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when the virus was suspended in a mist under laboratory conditions it remained “viable and infectious” for three hours — though researchers have said that time period would probably be no more than a half-hour in real-world conditions.

...it’s possible that the forceful breathing action of singing dispersed viral particles in the church room that were widely inhaled.

...some people happen to be especially good at exhaling fine material, producing 1,000 times more than others.

Amateur singers interested in choral music tend to be older, but the group includes some young adults.

...The youngest of those sickened was 31, but they averaged 67
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-29/coronavirus-choir-outbreak

#covid-19 #covid19 #covid 19 #coronavirus #SARS-CoV-2 #SocialDistancing #aerosols #distancing
 

A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead | LA Times

the choir outbreak is consistent with a growing body of evidence that the virus can be transmitted through aerosols — particles smaller than 5 micrometers that can float in the air for minutes or longer.

...a study published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when the virus was suspended in a mist under laboratory conditions it remained “viable and infectious” for three hours — though researchers have said that time period would probably be no more than a half-hour in real-world conditions.

...it’s possible that the forceful breathing action of singing dispersed viral particles in the church room that were widely inhaled.

...some people happen to be especially good at exhaling fine material, producing 1,000 times more than others.

Amateur singers interested in choral music tend to be older, but the group includes some young adults.

...The youngest of those sickened was 31, but they averaged 67
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-29/coronavirus-choir-outbreak

#covid-19 #covid19 #covid 19 #coronavirus #SARS-CoV-2 #SocialDistancing #aerosols #distancing
 
So schnell geht das. Während übereifrige Politiker sich weiter über Lockerungen unterhalten und Bekloppte demonstrieren gehen, bewegt sich die Ansteckungsrate wieder in den exponentiellen Bereich. #coronavirus
 
German protesters slam isolation measures https://m.dw.com/en/germany-thousands-of-protesters-slam-isolation-measures/a-53382891

We were on a really good way in Germany for keeping the numbers low. And those people believe all this alternative media conspiracy shit. Sigh.

Meanwhile in Germany.
#coronavirus #COVID19 #germany #wtf
 
You can still have a good old fashioned bar fight with social distancing....



(clip is from the 1990s I believe, it's an old upload renamed for the current situation)

#Coronavirus #Covid19 #pubfight #pub #socialdistancing
 
08.05.2020 Tagesschau Investigativ: Coronavirus: Melde-Chaos bei Gesundheitsämtern #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
 
08.05.2020 Tagesschau Investigativ: Coronavirus: Melde-Chaos bei Gesundheitsämtern #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
 
08.05.2020 Tagesschau Investigativ: Corona-Tote: Neun Lebensjahre verloren #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
 
08.05.2020 Tagesschau: Lockerungen in Corona-Krise: Kritik an 50er-Obergrenze #Coronakrise #Coronavirus #Obergrenze

Ich hab ja den Eindruck, daß es vielen Entscheidern in der Politik tatsächlich nur um Zahlen geht. Am besten noch um schöne Zahlen. Sie ignorieren dabei völlig, daß hinter jeder einzelnen Zahl ein Mensch steht, plus dessen Familie und Freunde.
 
#Obergrenze #coronavirus
 
#Obergrenze #coronavirus
 
05.05.2020 Spektrum: Mehr als eine Grippe: Wie Covid-19 tötet #Covid19 #Coronavirus #Coronakrise
 


Coronavirus: Sewage study could predict second Covid-19 peak - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52544247
Analysing sewage could help scientists predict a second peak of Covid-19 up to two weeks before people become symptomatic.

A team from Bangor University has been looking at samples from water treatment works across Wales in a bid to trace how many people have been infected.

The team has previously tracked norovirus through the sewage system.

People start to shed the virus in faeces up to two weeks before the onset of symptoms.

Prof Davey Jones, who is leading the School of Natural Sciences study, said: "It may be gives us a two weeks window in which we can actually monitor whether Covid is going up or down in the population before it actually hits the hospitals."
#CoronaVirus #SewageAnalysis #Wales #UK #Science
 


Coronavirus: Sewage study could predict second Covid-19 peak - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52544247
Analysing sewage could help scientists predict a second peak of Covid-19 up to two weeks before people become symptomatic.

A team from Bangor University has been looking at samples from water treatment works across Wales in a bid to trace how many people have been infected.

The team has previously tracked norovirus through the sewage system.

People start to shed the virus in faeces up to two weeks before the onset of symptoms.

Prof Davey Jones, who is leading the School of Natural Sciences study, said: "It may be gives us a two weeks window in which we can actually monitor whether Covid is going up or down in the population before it actually hits the hospitals."
#CoronaVirus #SewageAnalysis #Wales #UK #Science
 

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https://twitter.com/mugecevik/status/1257392347010215947

#coronavirus
 

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https://twitter.com/mugecevik/status/1257392347010215947

#coronavirus
 
 
update: mit einer neuen #Verordnung wird in #BadenWürttemberg nun die #Übermittlung von #Daten von mit dem #Coronavirus infizierten personen an die #Polizei wieder angeordnet
Coronographien 15 – Coronavirus Daten an Polizei in mehreren Bundesländern
 

Coronavirus: Scientists hail 'groundbreaking' discovery of antibody which prevents infection | Science & Tech News | Sky News

Scientists have discovered an antibody which prevents the coronavirus from infecting human cells in "groundbreaking research" which could lead to the development of new treatments.

Building on research into the SARS coronavirus, scientists from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, as well as the Erasmus Medical Centre and the company Harbour BioMed (HBM), have identified a potential method of neutralising COVID-19.

They discovered that an antibody which prevents the SARS virus from infecting human cells could also block the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells too, according a peer reviewed study published on Monday in the journal Nature Communications.
#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
 
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