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Discussion in 'Coronavirus in Las Vegas' started by Sonya, Feb 27, 2020.

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  1. Sonya

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    Sorry for being a no-show yesterday. I had oral surgery early in the morning and it kicked my butt quite hard. Here is Friday's data:

    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/1:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is down: 10.13% (-0.13%)
    Hospitalizations are down: 901 (-21)
    Cases are down: 833 (-9)

    Clark County cases are down: 465 (-3)
    Washoe County cases are down: 174 (-14)

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada



    Coronavirus Contextualized, 61st Edition:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/coronavirus-contextualized-61st-edition-case-numbers-hospitalizations-remain-high-but-start-to-improve-in-most-counties

    I'm not sure that Megan Messerly or I realized that there would be so many of these back when we started. ;)


    Cases are falling, which is what we are hoping to see. Clark County is about half of where it was at the peak in early August, but still there is some distance to go. Please continue to wear your mask and distance as you can in Las Vegas.



    Remember this headline from May 2020?

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    If that was "incalculable", what is a number 7x times this list?


    United States Surpasses 700,000 Coronavirus Deaths:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/us/us-covid-deaths-700k.html




    Merck Antiviral Pill May Be OutPatient Treatment for COVID:
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/01/mercks-antiviral-pill-reduces-hospitalization-of-covid-patients-a-possible-game-changer-for-treatment/

    This is wonderful news if we could have a COVID treatment that doesn't require hospitalization and could be prescribed to people by their own doctor and picked up at a pharmacy for home use. However, this study was small and has not yet been peer reviewed. I assume that they will be asking for Emergency Use Authorization and more information will come out about this, but I think this is a story to watch.



    Mandates Work:

    Hundreds of United Airlines Staff Hand in Vaccination Proof:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/09/30/hundreds-of-united-airlines-staff-hand-in-covid-vaccination-proof-after-company-threatens-to-fire-them/

     
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    Nevada has changed some of it's testing data to include antigen testing.

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    As a result, Megan Messerly's numbers for the 7 day average of testing is going to be off for a week or so, because of the huge case jumps that will appear in today's county-by-county reported numbers.

    See the new cases for today? This kind of increase will really mess up the averages:

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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/4:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is down: 8.8% (-0.30%)
    Hospitalizations are down: 861 (-40)
    *(+XX) reflects change since Friday

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada


    Tomorrow I'll post the weekly county by county numbers from the CDC and we can get an idea of what progress Clark County is making.




    Concerns about "Twindemic" Prompt Flu Shot Warnings for Nevadans:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/concerns-of-a-twindemic-prompt-flu-shot-warnings-for-nevadans-2452534/

     
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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/5:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is down: 8.60% (-0.21%)
    Hospitalizations are down: 849 (-12)
    Cases are down: 801 (-32 since Friday)

    * A note that case averages for the next week (until this Monday's outlier data falls off next Monday) will be six-day case averages. This was the best way to adjust because our data tracks *reported* new case numbers each day. We've stuck with reporting new daily reported cases / average daily reported cases throughout the pandemic because it makes our data responsive to sudden upticks or downturns in numbers of reported cases. i.e. Everyone who tests positive today won't be reported a positive until tomorrow or the next day or the next day or the next day (technically) in the data... so it's more responsive to report daily reported cases than *actual* daily cases.

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada



    This week's CDC County Numbers, for mask mandate:
    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view|Nevada|32003|Risk|community_transmission_level

    Clark County remains at High Risk:

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    Last Week Clark County was at 142.85 cases per 100k population, this week it is at 143.69, which is up just a tiny bit. Since Clark County is not close to being under 50, which is required for the end of mask mandates indoors, the mask mandate continues.


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    What We Know and Don't Know About Merck's New COVID Pill:
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/04/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-mercks-new-covid-19-pill/

     
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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/6:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is down: 8.50% (-0.09%)
    Hospitalizations are up: 883 (+34)
    Cases are down: 791 (-10)

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada




    AstraZeneca Asks FDA for Authorization for First of its Kind COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
    https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/astrazeneca-covid-antibody-fda-application/507-a86fa275-9020-426e-bd03-e0c841828568




    White House Moves to Ramp up At-Home-Testing for COVID:
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/06/biden-moves-to-ramp-up-at-home-covid-19-testing/

    Fast, easy, inexpensive COVID tests are long over due in this country. I'm jealous of my European friends who can buy them so readily. Even better if they could be used as proof for travel or admission to events, etc.




    The Stages of Pandemic Emotion: From Horror to Hope to Rage - and now, An Anxious Optimism:
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/06/pandemic-emotion-stages-anxious-optimism/

     
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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/7:
    https://twitter.com/NVHealthRespon1/status/1446208713354788867

    NV Health Response has not yet posted new numbers for today. We will see new ones tomorrow, hopefully.



    Pfizer Asks for Emergency Authorization for Vaccine in 5-11 Year Olds:
    https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-business-coronavirus-vaccine-health-b9a0e105be709a4d7a1c7d604e8d05f2

     
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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/8:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is level: 8.44%
    Hospitalizations are down: 822 (-18)
    Cases are down: 681 (-51)

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada



    Coronavirus Contextualized, 62nd Edition:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/coronavirus-contextualized-62nd-edition-rural-nevada-still-seeing-high-numbers-of-hospitalizations-as-improvements-continue-in-urban-areas




    Morning Consult Poll About Vaccine Requirements for Travel:

    https://morningconsult.com/2021/10/07/vaccine-mandate-domestic-travel/

    Morning Consult did a poll of U.S. adults who say vaccines should be required for the following:

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    In the article you can toggle between US Adults and those who flew domestically before COVID-19. I thought it was interesting the numbers were higher among people who travel.




    That's it for me this week.

    A note about next week. I am going to be traveling for my birthday week, so I will be away from the computer and out doing things during the day. I am planning to post the CDC Numbers along with Nevada numbers on Tuesday evening, but other than that, I will most likely not be updating this thread, unless there is an important breaking story on the topic of COVID in Vegas.

    For current COVID numbers, go to the NV Indy's COVID data page - https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada

    Alternately, Megan Messerly tweets out the numbers every day, usually in the afternoon. You can find them here - https://twitter.com/meganmesserly

    Other than that, I'll be back to daily updates on Monday, October 18th.
     
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    I thought this might be helpful as we head into cold/flu season, along with COVID-19 still doing its thing.

    How To Tell The Difference Between Cold, Flu and COVID-19:
    https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/cold-flu-covid-differences/283-0f878f18-c0b7-4f97-9319-e4aa0a7252ac

    I think it's important that we all pay attention this fall/winter. If you feel sick you should consider the advice in this article. If it's just some sniffles or congestion, it may just be a cold. If you have body aches or fever, think about where you have been recently and if you could have been exposed to someone with COVID. Consider getting a test. It isn't the most pleasant test as someone does wipe the area where your nose and throat intersect with a swab, but knowing you're not spreading COVID is worth the discomfort, IMO.

    If you have loss of smell and taste, that's a big warning sign for COVID, so please act accordingly. If we can get more people vaccinated and educate people on how not to spread this virus, maybe we can not have another large spike this fall.
     
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    Nevada COVID-19 updates for 10/12:

    Test positivity (note, w/ 7-day lag) is down: 8.22% (-0.11%)
    Hospitalizations are down: 758 (-20)
    Cases are slightly up again: 721 (+2)

    https://thenevadaindependent.com/coronavirus-data-nevada



    October 12, 2021 Update from CDC County Tracker:
    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view|Nevada|32003|Risk|community_transmission_level

    Clark County remains at High Risk.

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    Last week Clark County was at 143.69 cases per 100k population, this week it is at 139.54, which is up just a tiny bit. Since Clark County is not close to being under 50, which is required for the end of mask mandates indoors, the mask mandate continues.

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    What We Know About Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines:
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/12/a-primer-on-what-we-know-about-mixing-and-matching-covid-vaccines/




    What the Future May Hold for Coronavirus and Us:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/health/coronavirus-mutation-variants.html



    This may be it for me this week as I'm traveling this week.
     
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