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Proposal to treat people with long COVID by zapping their brains with electricity.

So far only small handfuls of long COVID patients have been treated with favorable results, but now larger trial studies will be performed using different techniques for electical stimulation.

On the other hand: there isn't a clear explanation of why such stimulation would help since we do not yet understand the reasons only some people have long COVID following the initial infection.

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ah, electricity ... the old reliable hail mary treatment

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juice wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:37 pm

Why isn't he selling urine as a cure? He's missing a business opportunity here, unless he's monetizing his advice in another way.

Probably bankrolled by some Republicans

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Back in my day, we didn't use your fancy e-lec-tric-it-y to treat our covid. We drank our urine and we LIKED it!

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According to the media, this is a practice thats been going on for centuries, but there's no real proof it helps.

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I’d do it, if I had an International Space Station kind of filter… maybe.

But I already got 2 shots and I’m ready for the 3rd one whenever it’s available

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ukimalefu wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:41 pm

I’d do it, if I had an International Space Station kind of filter… maybe.

But I already got 2 shots and I’m ready for the 3rd one whenever it’s available

Lifestraw!

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Well you know I've gotta add that one.

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well done, uki

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This may encourage some people to vaccinate and wear masks and all that

https://gizmodo.com/sadly-covid-dick-is-real-1848363406

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"Long Covid: doctors find ‘antibody signature’ for patients most at risk".

Unfortunately these signs apply only to people who had caught COVID so it cannot be used for anyone who hasn't caught it yet.

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juice wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:41 pm

well done, uki

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... -and-smell

Her friends thought she must be pregnant – many women develop aversions to types of food during pregnancy – and then at a wedding reception she was confronted by a bruschetta laden with melted cheese.

“It was like sewage and rotting flesh,” she said. “I’ve smelt open cancer wounds – that’s the closest thing I can say. I was literally sick in the toilet for 20 minutes. I was too embarrassed to tell my friends. When I got home things got progressively worse.”

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So my great niece who is a sophomore contracted Covid from someone at school. They told her to get a negative test by the 27th or she'd have to be out 10 days instead of the 5. Early on, she was getting messages from her PE teacher telling her she had to download an app, run a mile 3x a week and upload data proving she did it. OMFG! Are you for real? She was home sick with an illness she got from a classmate and you want her to run a mile 3x a week or potentially get a lower grade? She is being raised by her aunt (my niece)who is furious. She told her hell no and tell her teacher if she has a problem, to call her. Personally, i'd take it a couple steps further and notify the principal and the district.

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https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/03 ... -to-covid/

Unvaccinated people who recover from an omicron coronavirus variant infection are left with paltry levels of neutralizing antibodies against omicron. They also have almost no neutralizing antibodies against any of five other coronavirus variants, including delta. People who were vaccinated before getting an omicron infection, however, have strong protection against all five variants, and they have some of the highest levels of neutralizing antibodies against omicron.

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ukimalefu wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:44 am

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/03 ... -to-covid/

Unvaccinated people who recover from an omicron coronavirus variant infection are left with paltry levels of neutralizing antibodies against omicron. They also have almost no neutralizing antibodies against any of five other coronavirus variants, including delta. People who were vaccinated before getting an omicron infection, however, have strong protection against all five variants, and they have some of the highest levels of neutralizing antibodies against omicron.

It is almost as if the COVID-19 virus heard about how the measles virus can destroy a human body's immune system, rendering that body much less capable to fight new infections, and then said, "Interesting...let's see if we can do THAT better."

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This, days after finding out one of our contract managers at work held "COVID parties" at the country church he pastors.

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Hey, justine: you might advise your niece to find out if her daughter's PE teacher is a COVID-19 denier, one of those people who actually denies the existence of the pandemic. It would be even more reason to contact that teacher's supervisors like her school's principal and district of superintendents (if you have that).

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Weed cures COVID ...

Cannabinoid acids from hemp (Cannabis sativa) were found to be allosteric as well as orthosteric ligands with micromolar affinity for the spike protein. In follow-up virus neutralization assays, cannabigerolic acid and cannabidiolic acid prevented infection of human epithelial cells by a pseudovirus expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and prevented entry of live SARS-CoV-2 into cells.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35007072/

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It is flu season again, so get your flu vaccination because:

Study finds that people who contracted COVID and the flu are about twice as likely to die than from COVID alone.

Those same people are about 5 times more likely to require ventilators during their hospital stays.

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Dr. Steven Novella on an "Update on Long COVID".

In the US over half (57%) of all COVID survivors had at least one Long COVID feature. Those survivors included even those who had relatively mild cases of COVID. Novella emphasizes the problem that we have no long-term basis of COVID cases so we do not know how long-term these Long COVID symptoms may be.

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Story and video showing how deserted Shanghai has become due to a current COVID breakout. Shanghai has 26 M residents. One consequence of the lockdown has been that anyone who had tested positive for the current strain of COVID has been taken to isolation centers. One foreigner at one of the centers said she is being treated well, getting 3 meals a day.

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That's probably better than would happen in the U.S..

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they duct taped the megaphone to the robot :lol:

oh, wait, if it's government stuff, they're not trying to advertise the technology, ok, I get it, but it still looks stupid

in fact, I'm afraid for whoever published the video.

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Reportedly a video where you can hear Shanghai residents yelling in frustration out of their windows after a week of a complete shutdown.

It would be easy enough for someone to add some random yelling to a video of nighttime Shanghai (I am a typical monolingual American so for me it was meaningless jibber-jabber), but I can understand such frustration.

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You know human waste is serious when the US government tells you to get the fiddlesticks out

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Immunocompromised patient in UK dies after 505 days of being continuously infected with COVID.

Yes, he was checked periodically. All of the samples were genetically tested and were found to have been the same variant, so it is doubtful that he could have been instead infected several times.

He did die due to complications of underlying conditions, not COVID.

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DEyncourt wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:57 pm

He did die due to complications of underlying conditions, not COVID.

I'm not a doctor but, would he have survived the underlying conditions without COVID? or survived longer? If COVID made things worse, it did kill that person.

Deniers say that:" it wasn't covid" "it was the other thing"

Get vaccinated, wear a face mask. It's not over.

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ukimalefu wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:53 pm

I'm not a doctor but, would he have survived the underlying conditions without COVID? or survived longer?

Like you, I am not a doctor. Medicine is a complex ART, so declaring simple answers is a REALLY easy way to delude one's self (like those deniers you mentioned).

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Review of what constitutes long COVID and what is being done to treat it.

Here is graphic published in the British Medical Journal showing how very widespread are long COVID symptoms:

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Those "ACE2" arrows shows how "angiotensin-converting enzyme 2" receptors are very common throughout the body and are the main way that COVID-19 viruses enter everywhere.

Again, because of the shortness of time since COVID's onset, it is unclear if long COVID is permanent. Most of the treatments are merely suggestions with little or no evidence to show their effectiveness to fix long COVID symptoms.

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Great. So on average, the GQP got even dumber over the last few years... :goth:

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Dr. Steven Novella on "The Toll of COVID".

He points out that the World Health Organization has attempted to find a better measure of the number of deaths from COVID by calculating the number of worldwide "excess deaths" that happened over these pandemic times at about 15 M, so adding this to the "official" count of about 5 M we are approaching a number much closer to the estimated 50 M people who died from the 1918 Spanish Flu.

While there is general thinking among epidemiologists that GENERALLY diseases become less deadly though more easily spread as time goes on, Novella stresses that this is NOT so with COVID: its omicron variants are just as deadly among unvaccinated. There is a fear that further--possibly more deadly AND more easily spread--variants may be coming, possibly coinciding with the fall of 2022 when people begin to bundle up for the approaching winter.

Novella also calls how even in the US--with about 2/3rds of its qualified population fully vaccinated and "officially" 78% at least partially vaccinated--we are suffering from a "societal failure" by not achieving a 95% vaccinated rate that we need to achieve true herd immunity.

And lest we forget: while deaths are the usual measure of the deadliness of a given disease, COVID does have those lingering effects from long Covid, especially those symptoms which can render the survivors significantly deficient in their remaining lives.

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hopefully the "Rich Old White Man" or "Republican" variant will manifest soon and be extremely deadly.

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