|From: Pogeu Mahone||7/21/2022 11:37:32 AM|
|The virus kicking ass, I certainly would like to see Paxlovid|
rebound,The FDA needs a wake up call.
President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19
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President Biden on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19 — one day after giving a gaffe-filled speech that spurred health concerns and about four days after returning from meetings in Saudi Arabia with killer Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Biden, 79, is the oldest-ever American president and his advanced age puts him at elevated risk of serious illness or death, though he has received four shots of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, reducing the risk.
“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in an emailed press release.
”He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid,” she said.
“Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”
Biden managed to evade the virus for more than 2 1/2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, including by campaigning for president largely from his home in Wilmington, Del.
President Biden has tested positive for COVID.Getty ImagesThe president will isolate at the White House and conduct meetings via Zoom.APThe president is “fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.Getty ImagesThis year, Biden has regularly hosted mask-free interactions with guests at the White House and shaken hands with people at events across the nation and world.
The president’s diagnosis comes just over four days after he returned from Saudi Arabia, where he sought to repair relations with bin Salman in exchange for greater oil production to lower high US gas prices. He had previously sought to sideline the prince over his role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Since March 2020, COVID-19 has killed more than 1 million US residents. But the current strains have proven to be fatal largely among those who are unvaccinated.
President Donald Trump caught COVID-19 in October 2020 and was hospitalized for three nights at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
The virus swirled around Biden repeatedly this year without him catching it.
In April, a large number of prominent DC Democrats tested positive for the virus, including Vice President Kamala Harris, Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tested positive April 7 after attending two White House events with Biden. Biden kissed Pelosi on the cheek at one event and she stood behind his shoulder one day later at a bill-signing ceremony.
Biden was scheduled to make a trip Thursday to Pennsylvania to discuss his approach to crime before attending a fundraiser in Philadelphia.
“Consistent with White House protocol for positive COVID cases, which goes above and beyond CDC guidance, he will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative. Once he tests negative, he will return to in-person work,” Jean-Pierre said in her statement.
“Out of an abundance of transparency, the White House will provide a daily update on the president’s status as he continues to carry out the full duties of the office while in isolation.”
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|To: Yorikke who wrote (16149)||7/22/2022 8:48:39 AM|
|From: Pogeu Mahone|
|Massachusetts reports 30 new monkeypox cases, another one-week high as WHO considers declaring global emergency|
The state has reported a total of 79 monkeypox cases
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
By RICK SOBEY | email@example.com | Boston Herald
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2022 at 5:42 p.m. | UPDATED: July 21, 2022 at 6:22 p.m.
State health officials reported 30 new monkeypox cases on Thursday, yet another one-week virus high as the World Health Organization considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency.
The 30 new monkeypox cases in the Bay State is up from 18 cases during the previous week. The 30 new cases were diagnosed in men within the past week, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
It brings the total number of monkeypox cases in the state to 79 since the state’s first case was announced in mid-May. That first case was also the country’s first confirmed case.
There have been 2,323 reported cases of monkeypox virus in U.S. residents this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a significant jump of 1,270 cases since last week.
No deaths have been reported related to this global outbreak, and patients generally recover fully in 2 to 4 weeks.
Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men make up a large proportion of the cases.
“However, the risk is not limited to the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk,” DPH said.
World Health Organization officials met on Thursday to consider if it should declare monkeypox a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”
“I remain concerned about the number of cases, in an increasing number of countries, that have been reported to WHO,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the meeting.
“It’s pleasing to note an apparent declining trend in some countries, but others are still seeing an increase, and six countries reported their first cases last week,” he later added.
Transmission occurs through direct contact with body fluids and monkeypox sores, by touching items that have been contaminated with fluids or sores (clothing, bedding, etc.), or less commonly, through respiratory droplets following prolonged face-to-face contact.
In many of the recent cases, the locations of the rash lesions suggest transmission during sexual contact.
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The number of health care providers and locations offering vaccination across the state has now expanded to 11, and nearly 3,000 vaccine doses have been administered.
DPH said, “Due to extremely limited national availability of vaccine, the JYNNEOS vaccine in Massachusetts remains severely limited at this time.”
Tags: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Public Health DPH Massachusetts monkeypox vaccination vaccine WHO World Health Organization
Rick Sobey is a multimedia, general assignment reporter -- covering breaking news, politics and more across the region. He was most recently a reporter at The Lowell Sun. Rick is a Massachusetts native and graduated from Boston University. While not reporting, he enjoys long-distance running.
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|To: Yorikke who wrote (16168)||7/29/2022 7:11:51 PM|
|From: John Vosilla|
| Please do not do what I did - I spent 6 days and almost died due to Vitamin D Toxicity|
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
I read the book Vitamin D3 Miracle by Jeff T. Bowels and was very impressed. On one of the reviews, I read about a girl taking (3) D3-50 a day along with Super Vit K2. I have also read online from several doctors that they had never come across VIT D Toxicity. Then along came COVID-19, so I thought, I would give it a try to boost my immune system. At first, I started out on 1 a day, after a month or so increased it to 3 a day. Another month later, I started to get sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19, except for no fever. I was tested and the results were negative. I continued to get sicker and a day later told my husband I needed to go to the hospital. I was throwing up and super exhausted. When I arrived at the hospital, I found that my calcium levels were at 18 and that night I almost died. Those are the levels that create a coma and death, the doctors told me the high calcium levels were due to Vitamin D Toxicity. The high calcium also created high kidney numbers along with high blood pressure, I found that all of these things work together. 6 days later I left the hospital. We are still working to bring down my calcium, kidney, and blood pressure numbers. Before this I had no issues with any of these things. This is a painful and expensive lesson to me. I just wanted to warn anyone that Vitamin D3 is a strong and powerful hormone supplement and there is such a thing as Vitamin D Toxicity. Please be careful.
Found this one bad review almost fatal.
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