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Italian coronavirus victims over 80 may not receive intensive care | Daily Mail Online

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Italian coronavirus patients who are 80 or older will not receive intensive care if the crisis worsens, under emergency plans being proposed in Turin.  The plans drawn up by civil protection officials warn that ‘it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment’ if there are too many patients. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’.   Doctors have already described making life-or-death decisions about who can be treated and who may effectively be left to die.   One doctor said a patient’s fate ‘is decided by age […]

Coronavirus: Italy sees 475 deaths, the highest one-day toll | Daily Mail Online

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Italy has recorded the highest one-day official coronavirus death toll since the first case was detected in China late last year. On Wednesday the country reported 475 new deaths from Covid-19, just a day after it looked like Italian coronavirus infections had started to slow.  Italy’s Civil Protection Agency announced 4,207 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the the total up from  31,506 to 35,713. Today’s news comes amid hopes the Italian lockdown had slowed the spread of the pandemic. Hospital workers prepare coffins at the Ponte San Pietro hospital in Bergamo on Tuesday, in the province of Lombardy which has […]

Facebook is marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam because of a bug – The Verge

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Facebook appears to be marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam, as observed by one Verge reporter and many users on Twitter on Tuesday evening. The issue is due to a “bug in an anti-spam system,” according to Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity. Rosen says the company is fixing and bringing all of the posts back. We’re on this – this is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any changes in our content moderator workforce. We’re in the process of fixing and bringing all these posts back. More […]

Trump ‘mulling two week quarantine of Americans and closure of most businesses to halt coronavirus’ | Daily Mail Online

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President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling a plan that would call out the National Guard to enforce a two-week quarantine of all Americans if they don’t follow his social distancing guidelines for helping to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  Trump would require all to ‘stay at home,’ in a developing plan which wouldn’t be announced until next week, a source told the Washington Examiner. Most businesses, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, also would close.  Other sources inside the administration say the president also wants to ground all US airline flights.   President Donald Trump is mulling a plan that would […]

WHO guidance: Healthy people should wear masks only when ‘taking care of’ coronavirus patients

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.  The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public. “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public […]

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says

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Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubt on concerns by some researchers that the disease could be difficult to contain due to asymptomatic infections.  Some people, particularly young and otherwise healthy individuals, who are infected by the coronavirus never develop symptoms or only develop mild symptoms. Others might not develop symptoms until days after they were actually infected. Preliminary evidence from the earliest outbreaks indicated that the virus could spread from person-to-person contact, even if the carrier didn’t have symptoms. But WHO officials now say that while asymptomatic […]

George Floyd autopsy report reveals he had tested positive for coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

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George Floyd’s final autopsy report has revealed the 46-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus, but died from ‘cardiopulmonary arrest’ following his altercation with a Minneapolis police officer last Monday.  The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office released its official findings on Wednesday which showed Floyd was diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 3.  The report notes that the positive result is likely from an old infection and it is believed the father-of-two was asymptomatic at the time of his death.  ‘The decedent was known to be positive for 2019-nCoV RNA on 4/3/2020. Since PCR positivity for 2019-nCoV RNA can persist for weeks […]

Coronavirus May Be a Vascular Disease, Which Explains Everything | Elemental

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Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything Many of the infection’s bizarre symptoms have one thing in common In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially been thought to largely affect the lungs in the form of pneumonia. Quickly after came reports of young people dying due to coronavirus-related strokes. Next it was Covid toes — painful red or purple digits. What do all of these symptoms have in common? An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 […]

Spock’s Vulcan salute should replace handshakes in coronavirus era – CNET

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In this era fraught with coronavirus worries and new advice coming seemingly every day, I’d like to propose a new replacement for the germ-filled handshake. Let’s revive Mr. Spock’s Vulcan salute from Star Trek, a simple and sanitary gesture that’s just as useful as a handshake greeting, and 10 times more charming. Even if you’re not a huge Star Trek fan, you likely know the gesture. Actor Leonard Nimoy, who died in 2015, invented it himself. The actor would raise his hand with the palm facing forward, thumb extended, and his middle and ring finger parted.  It’s often accompanied with […]

Coronavirus case and death counts in U.S. ridiculously low – Washington Times

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ANALYSIS/OPINION: Johns Hopkins University of Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center, as of April 13 at 7:02 a.m., reported 557,590 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the United States and 22,109 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The current population of the United States, according to WorldOMeters.info, is just over 330 million. Do the math. That means 0.17 percent of America’s population has been infected by the coronavirus. That means 0.007 percent of America’s population has died from the coronavirus — we think. As Johns Hopkins also notes: It all depends on the testing. “With more testing, […]