COVID 8-6-2023
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Started by metmike - Aug. 6, 2023, 10:28 p.m.

We haven't had a COVID tracking post here in an extremely long time.

My wife, Debbie came down with COVID just over 2 weeks ago. She's 65 and in good health. 

She was pretty sick for around 3-5 days than slowly got better with a possible relapse 10 days later that only lasted for a couple of days.

Here's the huge thing right now with COVID cases. People like her don't get reported like they were the first 2 years.

She tested positive at home and didn't need any treatments. We have enough Paxlovid left over that she could have taken but she insisted on trying to beat it without these wonderful drugs. I explain our use of Paxlovid when she had COVID in June, 2022.

Biden shines-incredible story!            

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                Started by metmike - June 2, 2022, 6:52 p.m.



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                Started by cutworm - Aug. 3, 2022, 12:59 p.m.    

By metmike - Aug. 6, 2023, 10:47 p.m.
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The NYT has been one of the best sources for accurate, constantly updated COVID stats. I see they are still on top of it and providing the data for non subscribers too as a public service, I assume:

Track Covid-19 in the U.S.


About the data   

Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since the end of the public health emergency on May 11, 2023, data that has been crucial to understanding the spread and impact of Covid is reported by government sources less frequently, or is no longer reported at all. Figures displayed on this page are some of the best remaining indicators for tracking the virus.

The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients tested positive for Covid in hospitals and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a community. Age data can show how much of the vulnerable senior population is being affected by the virus.


Older people and those with health issues should continue to get vaccinated as the stats below(which were discontinued several months ago, clearly show that you are much more likely to die from COVID if you weren't vaccinated. It's not debatable, regardless of what far right sources might have told you. 

The COVID bivalent vax is a safe way to protect yourself, even if not in a high risk category. I'll get another booster in a couple of months. 

Benefits of Getting Vaccinated

By metmike - Aug. 6, 2023, 10:55 p.m.
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2nd bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster: Who should get it


Updated (Bivalent) COVID-19 Vaccine: Effectiveness, Safety, and Other Important Information

Is the updated (bivalent) vaccine safe? How do we know?

These vaccines work in the same way as the original COVID-19 vaccines and original booster shots, and they are made using the same process. Studies and real-life data on bivalent vaccines show that people experience the same side effects as the monovalent vaccines.

More than 675 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the U.S., including 4.25 million doses of the bivalent vaccine. For all COVID-19 vaccines, serious side effects are treatable and have been very rare.

The FDA, the CDC, and the companies that make the vaccines have been rigorously monitoring safety data for all vaccines. That crucial work is continuing with the bivalent vaccine.

By metmike - Aug. 6, 2023, 11:07 p.m.
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By metmike - Aug. 7, 2023, 3:31 p.m.
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Alabama is a state with increasing COVID right now. The biggest problem is their very low COVID vaccination rate. Less than 8% of people have received the bivalent vax.

Only 52% have been fully vaccinated. 

They have the lowest % of residents vaccinated of all the 50 states.


By metmike - Sept. 5, 2023, 12:32 a.m.
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By metmike - Sept. 5, 2023, 12:33 a.m.
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Wastewater testing for diseases becoming the standard