UK and Europe

UK https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/cases Cases, + 18,980 = 637,622 https://covid.joinzoe.com/data#levels-over-time Cases, + 29,426 Active cases, 363,468 Deaths, + 138 = 43,293 Deaths, 57,690 Hospitalisations https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/healthcare Moving from tier one (medium) to tier 2 (high) ban on households…

Zinc

President Trump taking zinc (WSJ) https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-takes-zinc-maybe-you-should-too-11601916665 Low zinc levels at clinical admission associates with poor outcomes in COVID-19, (11th October) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.07.20208645v1 Zinc balances immune responses and also has a proven direct antiviral action against some…

Flu Vac time

Seasonal Influenza Caused by influenza viruses Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Terrence Tumpey. X 100,000 CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm UK, 2020 - 2021 https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Letter_AnnualFlu_2020-21_20200805.pdf the national flu immunisation programme will be absolutely essential to…

Europe and the UK

UK Cases, + 13, 972 + 17,234 = 634,920 https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/cases England, + 14,310 Scotland + 1,297 Wales, + 764 NI + 863 Recent increase in older people Deaths, + 143 = 43,018 ONS figure, 58,500…

Viral survival

Survival of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions (Lancet April) https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30003-3/fulltext SARS-CoV-2 more stable on smooth surfaces No infectious virus could be detected from smooth surfaces on day 4…

Learning from Japan

Japan Dynamic Change of COVID-19 Seroprevalence among Asymptomatic Population in Tokyo during the Second Wave (Tokyo and Boston) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.21.20198796v1.full.pdf Population 127 million Cases, 89,650 Deaths, 1,631 Fatality rates, low compared to Western Countries Decreased despite…

Pandemic, Monday 12 October

Japan Population 127 million Cases, 89,650 Deaths, 1,631 Brazil Population, 201 million First case recorded in March Cases, 5, 094, 979 Third highest after US and India Deaths, 150, 488 Second highest globally after US…