The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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Why are we talking about mandating vaccines for ~ 100 million very low risk 2-24 yo preschool through college age when we consider the top post?

UK variant affecting children, researchers say​



By Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist
A coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. has long been known to be more contagious and more likely to make people sick than the initial form of the virus, but researchers now say it also is more likely to affect children as well.
The B.1.1.7 variant is at least 50 percent more infectious, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it poses an increased risk of severe illness.
Dr. David Montefiori, a professor with the Duke Human Vaccine Institute who specializes in studying coronavirus variants said about 20 percent of infections in the U.S. can now be linked to the U.K. variant.
The variant accounted for 8.3 percent of positive virus tests in North Carolina for the four-week period that ended March 13, up from 1.3 percent for the four week period that ended Feb. 27, state Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Catie Armstrong said.
"Because of its greater contagiousness, it’s more transmissible, [and] it is becoming more and more prevalent," Montefiori said.
Children also are showing symptoms when infected with B.1.1.7, he said.
"There are quite a few cases of kids who are getting really, really sick when they get infected with this variant,” he said.

 

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UK variant affecting children, researchers say​



By Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist
A coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. has long been known to be more contagious and more likely to make people sick than the initial form of the virus, but researchers now say it also is more likely to affect children as well.
The B.1.1.7 variant is at least 50 percent more infectious, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it poses an increased risk of severe illness.
Dr. David Montefiori, a professor with the Duke Human Vaccine Institute who specializes in studying coronavirus variants said about 20 percent of infections in the U.S. can now be linked to the U.K. variant.
The variant accounted for 8.3 percent of positive virus tests in North Carolina for the four-week period that ended March 13, up from 1.3 percent for the four week period that ended Feb. 27, state Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Catie Armstrong said.
"Because of its greater contagiousness, it’s more transmissible, [and] it is becoming more and more prevalent," Montefiori said.
Children also are showing symptoms when infected with B.1.1.7, he said.
"There are quite a few cases of kids who are getting really, really sick when they get infected with this variant,” he said.


The UK variant is responsible for a whopping 8.3% of the cases over a four week period in NC? The horror!

The UK variant must be doing terrible things in the UK then, ah nevermind.

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She is the gift that keeps on giving. Not fully vaccinated yet chose to travel from Michigan to Florida against her own advice to visit her father who has compromised lung functions. Seems like an odd thing to do when there is a pandemic going around that ATTACKS THE LUNGS.

Last year just before Memorial Day her DDS husband in stereotypical d-bag Wolverine alum fashion attempted to cut to the front of a 3 week waiting list at a marina near the family cabin in Traverse City MI area. The Whitmer family apparently wanted to to get their boat in the water. He name dropped himself as the husband of the governor and asked if that would help - it didn’t and the marina owner took some offense, posted on social media.
 

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UK variant affecting children, researchers say​



By Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist
A coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. has long been known to be more contagious and more likely to make people sick than the initial form of the virus, but researchers now say it also is more likely to affect children as well.
The B.1.1.7 variant is at least 50 percent more infectious, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it poses an increased risk of severe illness.
Dr. David Montefiori, a professor with the Duke Human Vaccine Institute who specializes in studying coronavirus variants said about 20 percent of infections in the U.S. can now be linked to the U.K. variant.
The variant accounted for 8.3 percent of positive virus tests in North Carolina for the four-week period that ended March 13, up from 1.3 percent for the four week period that ended Feb. 27, state Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Catie Armstrong said.
"Because of its greater contagiousness, it’s more transmissible, [and] it is becoming more and more prevalent," Montefiori said.
Children also are showing symptoms when infected with B.1.1.7, he said.
"There are quite a few cases of kids who are getting really, really sick when they get infected with this variant,” he said.


The new thinking with better evidence on severity is more nuanced and reassuring. The CDC edict is so March 2021....It is interesting to see progressives work themselves into pretzels to explain (this time) selfish vaccine nationalism.



Early on, scientists in the U.K. thought the B.1.1.7 strain might be disproportionately more contagious among children than among adults, but the pattern has not held up. That may be because the variant was first detected after schools in the U.K. opened in the fall, explains Oliver Ratmann, a statistician at Imperial College London who has modeled the implications of the variant for kids. Then schools closed and mobility patterns changed over the holidays, which complicated the preliminary trends. The earlier pattern of B.1.1.7 in kids might just have reflected who had a chance to spread the virus at the time, especially because U.K. schools took fewer precautions, such as mask wearing, compared with many in the U.S. The evidence on whether this variant causes more severe illness is also mixed.



Also:

B.1.1.7 variant more transmissible but does not increase disease severity, two new studies suggest​

 

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Here's how Minnesota's hospital admissions have progressed since Mar. 7.

  • Mar. 7: 223 (177 non-ICU, 46 ICU)
  • Mar. 13: 255 (194 non-ICU, 61 ICU)
  • Mar. 20: 324 (246 non-ICU, 78 ICU)
  • Mar. 27: 356 (264 non-ICU, 92 ICU)
  • Apr. 2: 439 (337 non-ICU, 112 ICU)
  • Apr. 8: 595 (461 non-ICU, 134 ICU)
  • Apr. 14: 699 (531 non-ICU, 168 ICU)
  • Apr. 20: 676 (483 non-ICU, 193 ICU)
 

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What does daily deaths have to do with the fact that the variant is effecting young people more than the initial virus? No one said kids are dying.
If no one is dying today, it means that all government restrictions for the past year are a lie and unconstitutional!

Duh!
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Thurs, April 22

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 525,751 +1,691. Including probable cases 562,420.

Positive test rate 4.6%.

health-care workers with positive cases 40,758 +76.

Cases no longer needing isolation 538,450 +1,320.

Active cases 16,916 +640.

Deaths 6,667 +10. Including probable deaths 7,054.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,106 +5. Including probable cases 4,343.

Patients currently Hospitalized 683 +7. Cumulative 29,477 +105.

Patients currently In ICU 196 +3. Cumulative 6,006 +16.

Total PCR tests processed 8,301,598 +36,448. Including antigen testing 8,948,654.

Number of people tested 3,936,578 +13,549.

 

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Biden’s CDC Director still won’t answer the question of whether you have to wear masks outside

 

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They all said Sweden would have herd immunity by now...
It’s feasible MN will have fewer deaths per million than Sweden but not by much.
Biden’s CDC Director still won’t answer the question of whether you have to wear masks outside


When authorities say ridiculous things they lose the trust of the people. Trump said it would just disappear, Walensky says masks are necessary when vaccinated, distanced, and outdoors. Equally ridiculous but she should know better which makes it worse. She has already shown she shouldn’t be in that position. C’mon, folks.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Friday, April 23

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 527,545 +1,794. Including probable cases 564,584.

Positive test rate 4.2%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 40,852 +94.

Cases no longer needing isolation 539,741 +1,291.

Active Cases 17,719 +863.

Deaths 6,677 +10. Including probable deaths 7,064.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,106 (same). Including probable cases 4,344.

Patients currently Hospitalized 689 +6. Cumulative 29,589 +112.

Patients currently In ICU 202 +6. Cumulative 6,023 +17.

Total PCR tests processed 8,343,286 +43,191. Including antigen testing 8,999,951.

Number of people tested 3,952,305 +15,727.

 

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Maybe I can get a refund on my degree
From cherry-picker U? 😉

What’s the reason for MN having much lower death rates than SD, ND, and IA if not for human behavior? Covid likes MN more than those states so it decided to be less deadly?

You’ve even said hospitalizations and deaths are the best things to look at, yet cases keeps being used to compare states. Gee I wonder why.
 
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