Beast of Burden
Yeah, 96,000 cases examined. Should put that to bed for anyone who isnt a raging lunatic.
“The pandemic Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) has pushed the global health care system to a crisis and amounted to a huge economic and societal burden,” Shah and colleagues wrote. “Prevention of transmission of the disease in the population, particularly among high-risk individuals, is the urgent need of the hour. Different drugs for prophylaxis against COVID-19 including CQ or HCQ have been tried. Although pre-clinical results are promising, till date, there is dearth of good quality evidence to support the clinical efficacy of CQ or HCQ in preventing COVID-19.”
They added, “Because of the lack of robust clinical evidence till date, and duly considering the questionable efficacy, safety concerns, danger of deprivation of these essential drugs to legitimate patients, due to panic stocking and instilling a false sense of protection among the common mass, the prophylactic use of CQ or HCQ against COVID-19 needs to be further reviewed as more data pour in.”
Masks are effective at protecting other people from the mask-wearer, and much less effective the other way round - I think wearing one decreases your chances of being infected in the presence of exhaled viruses by about 25%. So it makes much more sense for everyone else to be wearing masks in the presence of people in the high-risk category (which, in terms of bare survival rates, mostly means elderly men).saw a few pregnant women without masks, that seems pretty irresponsible regardless of where you stand on it.
Mr. Bannon said that instead of coming up with new programs to deal with the millions of people who may never get their old jobs back, the White House and its conservative allies were falling back on the kind of stimulus policies they purport to loathe.
Where were all the conservative businessmen who have insisted that the government get out of their way, Mr. Bannon asked? “I saw them all, once again, run to the government for bailouts,” he said.
If the pandemic doesn’t break the boomer generation’s grip on American government, some see hope that it will end the brand of conservatism that has thrived during their time in power.
“Where’s my copy of ‘Atlas Shrugged?’” Mr. Bannon asked, referring to the Ayn Rand novel that conservatives often cite for its heroic portrayal of individualism and self-determination. “It’s in the shredder.”
True. I'm really glad we had our little one when we did, rather than six months later. The idea of having to have a baby in an NHS hospital right now is pretty terrifying.I put it in the "why take the chance?" category. women go through a particular pregnancy just once, why risk it even if the chances are relatively low?