Odd stats about covid 19

In Britain, so far 120 NHS (National Health Service) workers have sadly given their lives helping covid victims. It turns out that a staggering 75% of them are BAME (British term for black, African, Asian, ethnic minority). The reasons for this are not fully understood.

Similarly, in the US, the disease seems to be disproportionately affecting black people.

In France, hydroxychloroquine is reported as having very good results with covid patients, whereas in America, the opposite is the case.

In NYC, only 5% of seriously ill covid patients are smokers. (Mike; you were unlucky!). Mike reports that German doctors gave him nicotine as part of his successful treatment. The DM reports that it appears that nicotine dampens down the immune system response to the disease. Many victims suffer a cytokine storm, which is an overreaction of the body’s immune system. It can be deadly. It consists of a positive feedback loop between cytokines and immune cells. So, nicotine may soon become standard treatment.

On a positive note, scientists at Oxford university say they have a vaccine for the chicom bat virus and it is undergoing human trials now. They say that they are 80% certain that it will be ready to go into production in September. This could be the ‘game changer’ that everyone is waiting for. However, producing billions of doses will be an incredible challenge. But let’s hope that this job will not be factored out to the chicoms.

23 comments

  • US researchers state that high heat and humidity destroys the virus. Parts of Australia, including Western Australia, report no new cases. They recently experienced temperatures of 39-40c in a very hot late summer season.

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    • Any good news is welcome! This WWIII that violated the earth’s inhabitants is so evil that we don’t know what will eventually come of it. Zinc is good, zinc is bad. HCQ works in France but on the USA, it disproportionately affects different cultures, every day is something else. We may need a hundred medicines to find one that works and then it might mutate into something else.
      Thanks China, for sharing your culture with the world, “I’m not a virus, I’m a human…” 4 February 2020, Italy…

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      • Zinc is not for everyone. In my case it made things worse. They then stopped giving it to me. I think each person needs an individual cure, because of existing health issues, allergies, genetics, way of life, etc.

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      • Chinese government threw windows in, in 190 countries, and is liable for damages, like you(re kid) is liable if throws a ball through neigbours windows..

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  • I didn’t know then you were there, otherwise I would have sent a GET WELL card 🙂

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