News: Registration requires "verification" before you are allowed to post.  Be sure to check your "spam" folder to make sure that you receive the verification link.  The e-mail should come from "Onnidan Fan Forum" with the return address -> staff@onnidan.com.

Author Topic: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER  (Read 22813 times)

Offline soflorattler

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 41,376
  • Karma: +276/-591
    • View Profile
    • The Snake Pit
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #645 on: April 25, 2021, 07:45:59 PM »
People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?

India is in the midst of a devastating second wave of COVID-19. For the past several weeks, cases and deaths have skyrocketed. The country is recording more than a quarter million cases per day.

The situation in India sounds remarkably similar to what has happened in Brazil, South Africa and now also Iran, says infectious disease scientist Kristian Andersen at Scripps Research Institute. "These countries already had a lot of people infected [in the first wave], and there was a sense that the country had reached some level of herd immunity," he says. But then, over time, as people's immunity waned, more contagious variants came along and sparked another surge.

"I think that's what's happening in India," Andersen says.

One of the new variants circulating in India — and causing concern — is referred to as the "double mutant." Here's what we know about it, so far.

Why do people call this new variant the "double mutant?"

Officially, the variant is called B.1.617, but many people and media outlets (including NPR) have referred to the variant as the "double mutant." That's because B.1.617 has two key mutations that have cropped up in two other infamous strains.

But scientifically, the term "double mutant" makes no sense, Andersen says. "'SARS-CoV-2 mutates all the time. So there are many double mutants all over the place. The variant in India really shouldn't be called that."

Like the other variants of concern, B.1.617 contains not just two mutations, but more than a dozen.

That all said, there's a reason why the term "double mutant" came about. First, B.1.617 has a mutation (labeled L452R) that's also present in the dominant strain in California. Second, B.1.617 has a similar mutation (called E484Q) as the one present in the variants first detected in South Africa and Brazil (that mutation is called E484K).

So in a nutshell, B.1.617 has two "famous" mutations. But it also has about 11 other ones as well.

Is this variant "double concerning?" Is it more contagious?

Preliminary evidence suggests that B1.617 is more contagious than previous strains of the virus. A study published Tuesday found that the L452R mutation may enhance the ability of viruses to infect human cells in the laboratory. The variant in California, which carries this same mutation, is about 20 percent more transmissible than older strains of the virus.

B.1.617 is also spreading quickly in India. Over the past few months, it has become the dominant strain in the state of Maharashtra, Nature has reported.

But, Andersen says, no one knows for sure if B.1.617 is more transmissible and thus driving India's surge. "We also know the B.1.1.7 [the variant first detected in the U.K.] is circulating in India, and we know that P.1. [the variant first detected in Brazil] is also circulating there, too. So they could also play a role in this surge. We simply don't have the data yet."

Will the vaccines still work against B.1.617?

Several studies have linked the two key mutations in B.1.617 with an increased ability for the virus to evade the immune system. So, most likely, COVD-19 vaccines will still work against B1.617, but they could be slightly less effective, Cambridge University's Ravi Gupta said on Twitter: "Likely vaccines will protect against severe illness and death but not against infection in those [people] with poorer immune responses."

There are also signs that people who have already had COVID-19 can be reinfected more easily with this strain, Gupta wrote, especially over time, as their natural immunity wanes. These reinfections may be driving this second, explosive surge in India.

"The fact that case numbers fell in India during 2020 with limited social distancing makes me worry that the decline was related to reduced numbers of susceptible people," Gupta wrote, because so many Indians caught COVID-19 and became immune during the first wave. "And ... this [second] wave is driven by waning immunity + evasion, as suggested by B.1.1.7 and B.1.617 dominance."

If B1.617 does increase the chance of reinfection (or breakthrough infections in people who have been vaccinated), then this new variant could drive surges in other parts of the world where a population's immunity, natural or vaccine-derived, is on the decline.

Offline Nomenclature

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,241
  • Karma: +24/-82
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #646 on: April 25, 2021, 11:02:46 PM »
And western nations won’t share their unused vaccines. This will only prolong the pandemic.

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #647 on: April 26, 2021, 12:16:24 PM »
And western nations won’t share their unused vaccines. This will only prolong the pandemic.


I AM NOT SURE THIS IS THE CASE.  I KNOW THE U.S. IS SENDING A TEAM TO INDIA ALONG WITH VACCINE TO HELP THERE.   ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT?  I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE BIDDEN ADMINISTRATION FULLY REALISES THAT COVID-19 DOES NOT KNOW OR RECOGNIZE GEOGRAPHIC BORDERS.  ::)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 01:34:03 PM by CIAA-FAN »
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #648 on: April 28, 2021, 08:41:00 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
32,927,352
Deaths:
587,385

Recovered:
25,521,913
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #649 on: April 29, 2021, 07:46:12 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
32,983,695
Deaths:
588,337

Recovered:
25,584,747
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #650 on: May 03, 2021, 01:59:05 PM »
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/



Coronavirus Cases:
33,187,200
Deaths:
591,107

Recovered:25,825,990
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 02:01:25 PM by CIAA-FAN »
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #651 on: May 04, 2021, 12:50:12 PM »

Coronavirus Cases:
33,235,878
Deaths:
591,610

Recovered:
25,912,297
« Last Edit: May 05, 2021, 09:27:56 AM by CIAA-FAN »
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #652 on: May 05, 2021, 09:27:25 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
33,275,007
Deaths:
592,410

Recovered:
25,966,389
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #653 on: May 06, 2021, 06:57:02 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
33,321,244
Deaths:
593,148

Recovered:
26,035,314
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline iceman4221

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,415
  • Karma: +12/-32
    • View Profile
    • The Beast of the MidEast with 17 Football Championships and Counting...
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #654 on: May 06, 2021, 01:23:56 PM »
I'm so glad the death rate in the US is slowing...
Quote
NEVER Deliberate, Debate or Argue About what is Clearly Wrong and/or Unjust, and Try to Persuade Yourself or Others that it's Not...

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #655 on: May 07, 2021, 07:38:08 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
33,369,192
Deaths:
594,006

Recovered:
26,105,411
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #656 on: May 07, 2021, 07:39:05 AM »
I'm so glad the death rate in the US is slowing...


SAME HERE. :nod:
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #657 on: May 07, 2021, 11:22:05 AM »
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/06/994287048/new-study-estimates-more-than-900-000-people-have-died-of-covid-19-in-u-s[/size]A new study estimates that the number of people who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. is more than 900,000, a number 57% higher than official figures.Worldwide, the study's authors say, the COVID-19 death count is nearing 7 million, more than double the reported number of 3.24 million.The analysis comes from researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, who looked at excess mortality from March 2020 through May 3, 2021, compared it with what would be expected in a typical nonpandemic year, then adjusted those figures to account for a handful of other pandemic-related factors.The final count only estimates deaths "caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," according to the study's authors. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.Researchers estimated dramatic undercounts in countries such as India, Mexico and Russia, where they said the official death counts are some 400,000 too low in each country. In some countries — including Japan, Egypt and several Central Asian nations — the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's death toll estimate is more than 10 times higher than reported totals
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

Offline Nomenclature

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,241
  • Karma: +24/-82
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #658 on: May 07, 2021, 11:29:40 AM »
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/06/994287048/new-study-estimates-more-than-900-000-people-have-died-of-covid-19-in-u-s[/size]A new study estimates that the number of people who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. is more than 900,000, a number 57% higher than official figures.Worldwide, the study's authors say, the COVID-19 death count is nearing 7 million, more than double the reported number of 3.24 million.The analysis comes from researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, who looked at excess mortality from March 2020 through May 3, 2021, compared it with what would be expected in a typical nonpandemic year, then adjusted those figures to account for a handful of other pandemic-related factors.The final count only estimates deaths "caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," according to the study's authors. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.Researchers estimated dramatic undercounts in countries such as India, Mexico and Russia, where they said the official death counts are some 400,000 too low in each country. In some countries — including Japan, Egypt and several Central Asian nations — the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's death toll estimate is more than 10 times higher than reported totals

And more than 170,000 have died in the U.S. since mid-January.  And God knows how many people are suffering from Long COVID.  This is was just so preventable, but our elected officials, policymakers and even those in the medical community sold out.  :no:

Offline CIAA-FAN

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,709
  • Karma: +88/-163
  • Assistant Coach
    • View Profile
Re: CORONAVIRUS WORLDOMETER
« Reply #659 on: May 08, 2021, 10:01:25 AM »

Coronavirus Cases:
33,419,113
Deaths:
594,912

Recovered:
26,324,757
2X CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS - 2019 & 2020

 

 

2019 Onnidan HBCU Composite Football Schedule

 

Powered by EzPortal