coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by gringalais » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:49 pm

tiagoabner wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:06 pm
2.336 new cases, 158 deaths (including those that died on weekends, which are always reported on Thursdays). 13,569 active cases.

3.3% PCR positivity rate. 4% in Santiago metro, but it goes as low as 0.9% for Magallanes. The whole Santiago metro will move to Paso 3 - Preparacion on Monday.

No announcements about the border today, the government mentioned they're still working on preparing for the border opening.
I hope paso 3 lasts for more than a week this time! :lol:

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by Britkid » Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:38 am

The case numbers coming down is good, given that COVID is more powerful in the winter and, at least where I live, the last few weeks have been easily the coldest of the year. OK, it's middle of winter so no huge surprise there, but temperatures have been a bit below the average even for mid winter. Just had a walk around my garden (at 9am) and there is still frost on patches of grass that have been hit by the sun for an hour. That is quite unusual. Usually frost goes away almost as soon as the sun hits it.

Case numbers going down in mid winter might mean we have really hit a point where the vaccines have made progress and as we exit the winter case numbers will get lower and lower and stay low.

On the other hand, it could be simply that the cold effect is a small effect compared to other variables, at least in the context of Chile's mild climate. There doesn't seem to be much difference in COVID levels from north to south in Chile which you might expect if the cold was a larger factor.

Here is a relevant article publishing today discussing cold vs other variables although more from the UK perspective, with nothing about Chile
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... r-pandemic

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Post by admin » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:15 pm

2,031 new cases, 102 new deaths

13,652 active cases, 3.19% positivity rate.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by tiagoabner » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:33 pm

The ivermectin treatment article has been taken out from the medical journal where it had been published due to "ethical concerns": https://amp.theguardian.com/science/202 ... ssion=true

It seems that their study contradicts the raw data set that they have used, and they have done other "questionable" tricks with the data to create the results they wanted. IE: the raw data set shows that 0 people in the control group for the study died of COVID-19, while the study showed 4 deaths instead, which was used to imply ivermectin might be effective against COVID-19.

They had a lot of text in the study that was a copy of the press release from ivermectin manufacturers with the exact same phrasing, but different words. So it's likely, although not proven, that they either plagiarized their press releases, or worse, got paid to do a false study.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by Rhodolite » Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:10 pm

Ivermectin?! I know this as medicine for dogs with worms. Or mange.

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Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:20 pm

It is on the WHO model list of essential medicines.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by tiagoabner » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Rhodolite wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:10 pm
Ivermectin?! I know this as medicine for dogs with worms. Or mange.
There have been some groups pushing for its use for COVID-19 based on this study. Needless to say, it's pretty obvious that a vermifuge won't be effective against a virus, but the obvious has never been a barrier against stupidity. Hopefully, this bullshittery will stop now.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by tiagoabner » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:07 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:20 pm
It is on the WHO model list of essential medicines.
For vermin treatment, not for COVID-19. At this time, the WHO advises against Ivermectin use as a COVID treatment outside of clinical trials.

Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-s ... cal-trials
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by frozen-north » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:58 pm

tiagoabner wrote: » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:33 pm

The ivermectin treatment article has been taken out from the medical journal where it had been published due to "ethical concerns": https://amp.theguardian.com/science/202 ... l-concerns
....But it was reviewed by the editorial board... :)
The preprint study on the efficacy and safety of ivermectin... in treating Covid-19, led by Dr Ahmed Elgazzar from Benha University in Egypt

Elgazzar is listed as chief editor of the Benha Medical Journal, and is an editorial board member.
Thank you. A very interesting article.

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Post by admin » Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:08 pm

1874 new cases, 94 deaths

12,863 active cases, 3.0% positivity.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:57 pm

some prgress on the vaccination, which is good because the frigen south is full, full, full of tourist from central region on winter vacation with the kids and they are staying for a couple more weeks. Guess we are going to find out in the next couple weeks how well the vaccine really works.

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:03 pm

still slow in some of those problematic neighborhoods in the metro region. seems to be tracking the poorest neighborhoods in the country,
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