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  • The Mask Slackers of 1918

    08/05/2020 7:31:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 136 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2020 | Christine Hauser
    As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars. The masks were called muzzles, germ shields and dirt traps. They gave people a “pig-like snout.” Some people snipped holes in their masks to smoke cigars. Others fastened them to dogs in mockery. Bandits used them to rob banks. More than a century ago, as the 1918 influenza pandemic raged in the United States, masks of gauze and cheesecloth became the facial front lines in the battle against the virus. ...the masks stoked political division...medical authorities urged the...
  • Levin: 60 Million Americans Got Swine Flu, Obama and Biden Stopped Testing

    07/17/2020 8:44:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | | July 17, 2020 | 3:20pm EDT | John Jakubisin
    Levin contrasted the coronavirus pandemic with the Obama-Biden response to the 2009 swine flu epidemic, especially their decision to stop testing, on his national radio show “The Mark Levin Show” Thursday. Levin replayed a C-Span clip from May 2019 in which Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Biden, says that the Obama-Biden response team “did every possible thing wrong.” We had a bunch of really talented, really good people working on it and we did every possible thing wrong and 60 million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time.” "Well, why didn’t they prevent it?" Levin asked....
  • Rose Parade Canceled: California Institution Called Off Due To Coronavirus Worries

    07/15/2020 3:40:25 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 55 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 15, 2020 | Thomas Kilka
    The 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade, an institution in Pasadena, California, since 1891, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time in 76 years the parade, held each year on New Year’s Day, has been canceled. This year would have marked the 132nd edition. “With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Gov. [Gavin] Newsom’s Phase IV reopening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade,” the organizers of...
  • The question no one is asking: How many people died of regular flu this year?

    06/21/2020 11:50:08 AM PDT · by The Fop · 68 replies
    The Fop
    Back in the early part of the year, prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns, a lot of people, including the likes of Dr. Fauci and Anderson Cooper, told us we should be more worried about the seasonal flu than COVID-19. Typically, around 55,000 Americans die every year from seasonal flu. There are all these websites out there tracking COVID-19 deaths. They tell us how many people died each day from COVID-19 in each State and each country. Currently over 122,000 people have supposedly died in America from COVID-19. So are there another 55,000 people who died from the seasonal flu in...
  • Coronavirus Treatment: Russian Health Ministry Approves Japanese Flu Drug Avifavir: "Perhaps the most promising anti-COVID-19 drug in the world"

    06/01/2020 6:18:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/01/2020 | By Divya Ramaswamy
    The health ministry of Russia approved a flu drug to be used in the fight against the deadly novel coronavirus after the preliminary testing showed promising results. The drug "Avifavir" -- a generic version of the Japanese flu drug "Avigan" -- has been granted a temporary registration certificate as Russia's first COVID-19 drug, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)’s official statement. RDIF has been taking several effective steps in fighting the pandemic, which included a project to diagnose and treat COVID-19-related pneumonia using CT scans and artificial intelligence technology. Avifavir has been used to treat severe forms of...
  • Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons)

    05/19/2020 3:45:11 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    International Journal of Infectious Diseases ^ | November 1, 2019 | Aldo Rosanoab et al.
    ...In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. A mortality rate of 10.7 per 1,000 inhabitants was observed in the winter season 2014/2015 (more than 375,000 deaths in absolute terms), corresponding to an estimated 54,000 excess deaths (+9.1%) as compared to 2014 (Signorelli and Odone, 2016), representing the highest reported mortality rate since the Second World War in Italy (UN, 2019). Although the above-described excess mortality created concern among researchers, health authorities and public health experts, it has been challenging to identify its determinants (Signorelli and Odone, 2016)...
  • One Man Knew [A book review in True West Magazine]

    05/19/2020 12:57:34 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 7 replies
    True West Magazine Newsletter ^ | June 2020 | Bob Boze Bell
    According to an excellent book, The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, the deadliest plague in history—1918-1919—started in Haskell County, Kansas, and one man, Dr. Loring Miner, knew firsthand about it, because many of his patients were dying, but no one would listen. He issued a warning, published in Public Health Reports to alert health officials to this new outbreak and it is the first reference to the outbreak on public record.
  • Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?

    05/16/2020 3:02:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    Wordpress ^ | May 16, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?
  • DOD study raises tantalizing question: does flu shot increase vulnerability to coronaviruses?

    05/14/2020 6:45:04 AM PDT · by bitt · 78 replies ^ | 5/14/2020 | Christine Dolan
    Phenomenon known as virus interference flagged in DOD study just before COVID-19 burst. Just a few short weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic burst into public view, a medical researcher published a study on military members who got the flu shot. At the time, it barely created a ripple but its findings are now likely to have a larger impact on the future policy debate over infectious respiratory viruses. The study published by Dr. Gregory Wolff in Science magazine was entitled, “Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season" and it addressed a...
  • Dr.Judy Mikovits says that annual influenza vaccines made people more susceptible to CoVid-19 virus attack - Let's Inventigate

    05/10/2020 6:47:54 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2020 | Ralph Mitchell
    The main stream media including YOUTUBE has suppressed the story of Dr.Judy Mikovits, who has exposed some information about Dr.Fauci, etc. In a nutshell, there is a lot of money to be made by people who push vaccines and expensive new drugs and suppress the use of known, inexpensive remedies such as hydroxychloroquine. Also, if you search the history of Dr.Judy Mikovits, you will see the bare-knuckle tactics used to steal virus ideas and to ruin careers. Virology is a tough field with lots of money on the table to be made. Let's investigate if the annual influenza vaccines have...
  • UK hospital to begin COVID-19 blood trial

    05/03/2020 8:14:10 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph Australia ^ | May 3, 2020 12:55am | Trevor Marshallsea, Press Association
    A potential treatment for Covid-19 using plasma from recovered patients is to be trialled by doctors at London's Guy's and St Thomas' hospital.The first donations of the plasma have been collected and transfusions will begin in "the coming weeks", the hospital's Biomedical Research Centre said in a statement. It is hoped the potential treatment, known as convalescent plasma, will help patients whose bodies are not producing sufficient antibodies to fight the virus.The hospital says if the trials prove the treatment to be effective, NHS Blood and Transplant will begin a national programme to deliver up to 10,000 units of convalescent...
  • Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges

    05/03/2020 12:41:04 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 81 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 28, 2020 | Jeremy Samuel Faust
    When reports about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 began circulating earlier this year and questions were being raised about how the illness it causes, COVID-19, compared to the flu, it occurred to me that, in four years of emergency medicine residency and over three and a half years as an attending physician, I had almost never seen anyone die of the flu. I could only remember one tragic pediatric case. Based on the CDC numbers though, I should have seen many, many more. In 2018, over 46,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. Over 36,500 died in traffic accidents. Nearly 40,000 died...
  • Keto Diet Is Best Way to Combat the Flu

    04/23/2020 1:17:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WDDTY ^ | December 5th 2019 | Bryan Hubbard
    Keto diet is best way to combat the flu image The flu season is upon us—and the ketogenic diet is the best way to tackle it. The high-fat, low-carbs diet helps the immune system combat the virus, new research has discovered. The diet activates a sub-set of T cells in the lungs that trap the virus and stops it spreading. The discovery is something of a scientific first because the T cells, known as gamma delta, hadn't been thought to be part of the immune system's response to influenza. Researchers from Yale University made the discovery when they fed two...
  • US patient receives Israeli Coronavirus treatment with 100% survival rate for critically ill patients

    04/21/2020 12:17:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CT Jewish Ledger ^ | 04/21/2020
    An American patient diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been given a treatment by Israeli-based Pluristem that, so far, has a 100 percent survival rate. The development, which occurred under the Israel’s compassionate-use program, comes days after the company released preliminary data showing that six critically ill coronavirus patients in the Jewish state who are considered high-risk received the Haifa-based company’s placental cell-therapy treatment and survived one week later. The patient, whose condition was similar to the Israeli ones, was treated with Pluristem’s PLX cell therapy at Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey, where the company is conducting a...
  • Various CDC data on Pneumonia and Influenza and COVID-19 deaths from April 16-17, 2020 [charts with improved formatting]

    04/19/2020 5:21:37 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    CDC data ^ | April 16, 2020 | daniel1212
    Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) Mortality Surveillance Based on National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on April 16, 2020, 11.9% of the deaths occurring during the week ending April 11, 2020 (week 15) were due to P&I. This percentage is above the epidemic threshold of 7.0% for week 15.Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance from the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System Information for selected week and previous two weeks, national summary, all ages Week Number of Influenza Deaths Number of Pneumonia Deaths Total Deaths Percent Complete Selected Week (week 15) 206 3,081 27,688 58.2% Week...
  • 10 Deadliest Pandemics In History Were Much Worse Than Coronavirus So Far

    04/18/2020 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 18, 2020 | Dan Carpenter
    COVID-19 has us all thinking about public health, but looking back, there have been many pandemics before, and we persist in spite of them. As of April 15, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 605,390 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. These have occurred across all 50 states and have resulted in 24,582 deaths. We are all feeling the effects of the pandemic. Schools are closed, businesses have shut their doors, and nobody knows what’s coming next. While COVID-19 is one of the largest pandemics of the 21st century, you might be wondering how it stacks up...
  • Pandemic and 1918: How History and Illness Intertwine

    04/13/2020 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 13, 2020 | History Guy
    The 1918 Influenza Pandemic was the deadliest in human history. But the virus was a part of the historical events of the time. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of how the events of 1918 shaped, and were shaped by, the pandemic. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
  • [vanity] This year the flu is not the flu, bro

    04/12/2020 12:59:10 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 39 replies
    CDC: FluView Interactive ^ | April 12, 2020 | self
    In the previous three years, the number of confirmed flu cases 8 weeks after the peak was 18%, 17%, and 7.4% of the peak value. This year, with stay-at-home and social distancing, the figure is 0.85%.
  • Disease Burden of Influenza

    04/10/2020 1:56:28 PM PDT · by dhuls · 1 replies
    Each year CDC estimates the burden of influenza in the U.S. CDC uses modeling to estimate the number of influenza illnesses, medical visits, flu-associated hospitalizations, and flu-associated deaths that occur in the U.S. in a given season. The methods used to calculate these estimates are described on CDC’s webpage, How CDC Estimates the Burden of Seasonal Influenza in the U.S. CDC uses the estimates of the burden of influenza in the population and the impact of influenza vaccination to inform policy and communications related to influenza. Figure 1: Estimated Range of Annual Burden of Flu in the U.S. since 2010...
  • Suspected SARS Virus And Flu Samples Found In Chinese Scientists' Luggage Arriving In The U.S.: REPORT

    03/31/2020 9:14:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/30/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    Samples of the suspected SARS virus and influenza were found in Chinese scientists’ luggage arriving in the U.S., according to an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News. Samples of the suspected SARS virus and influenza were found in Chinese scientists’ luggage arriving in the U.S., according to an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News. In November 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese biologist who was carrying three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage. The biologist said a colleague in China “had asked him to deliver the...