just seems a very large distance between treatments avail in hospital and treatments available in the home of which could result in someone not ending up needing hospital, no?There are actually a few medications that are used to treat Covid if you become unwell enough to need admission to hospital or if you are early in the disease and at risk of getting severe disease.
Corticosteroids (Dexamethasone usually)
Prevention of severe disease we currently have
There have been many trials around the world and many still being undertaken
Influenza has been around for years making people feel awful and that’s pretty much what Covid-19 is for a lot of people.
The recommendation for home treatment is the same, rest, fluids, paracetamol or inbuprofen.
Vitamin D has been looked at for treating / preventing CovidOTOH it is very well documented that vitamin D deficiencies will aid/abet all sorts of "bad things" including covid-19.
Why is there no documentation being gathered in Australia (and then published) on the vitamin D levels of all people who are admitted to hospital for covid-19?
Politically speaking, a public health announcement that overly low vitamin D levels is prevalent in those persons admitted (and please get more vitamin D "somehow"), would be a "low cost" "we are doing something positive" message.
Not all would respond to the message, but "every little bit helps?"
The local pharmacist is as far as you would be required to be wandering
PS measuring zinc levels and suggesting supplements might also help
And the drugs that were previously listed would be prohibitively expensive if they had to be paid for by the patient.
Calcium and vitamin D were hypothesized to reduce the risk of hip fracture and colorectal cancer. 18,176 women received 500 mg of elemental calcium as calcium carbonate with 200 IU of vitamin D3 twice daily (1000 mg of elemental calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D3) and 18,106 received a matching placebo for an average of 7.0 years [3,4]. No effect on the incidence of colorectal cancer or hip fracture was found and there was an increased risk of kidney stones.
Not thought to be an issue.ny comment from the medicos about the IM injection aspiration matter, which seems to have got lost in a diversion?
Remember that Covid infection is more severe in people with co-morbidities.OTOH it is very well documented that vitamin D deficiencies will aid/abet all sorts of "bad things" including covid-19.
No one here is dragging the Chain.Neither the CDC in the USA or the UK body are suggesting that the general public should have a booster shot at this stage though people may have one if they want.That may be so, but I'd rather it was after I had a booster shot of a half decent vaccine. Dragging the chain again?
after I had a booster shot of a half decent vaccine
Is this appropriate?Whats are the characteristics of a "half decent" vaccine- Scandinavia has stopped administering SpikeVax (Moderna)
The assumption is that 2Jabs is inadequate? And 3jab is better?
Maybe 4Jab even better? 5jab?. I know a 5Jab person.
Maybe the old adage - if some thing is good , more must be better?
What is the minimum level of immunity required to prevent CovidInfection?
100% prevention?. 90% prevention? what is an acceptable prevention level?
Is immunity from Wild covid infection enough? Why not?
Is 2jab enough?, 3, 4, 5?
Some statements say "level of protection" is reduced with CovidInfection compared with CovidVax.
The don't define "level of protection". It is not a recognised definition of within the study of mmunology
Is circulating antibody the appropriate test for resistance to infection?
If so what level of circulating antibody is enough? - say for 90% reduction in risk of CovidInfection
What role does T cell immunity (which is more difficult to measure) play? what is the minimum here?
Remember T cells are the immunity memory bank. Activate the T cells and circulating antibodies rise rapidly.
Lots of studies look at "immune response" but they are unable to yet ascertain what the minimum immune response should be.
Its sort of like Cholesterol. Research says Pill X reduces cholesterol. But is that the goal?. Or is it reduction in risk of heart attacks?.
There is a point in cholesterol reduction where more does not reduce the risk of heart attacks.
And there are also other measures besides cholesterol that should be undertaken.
Science has been taken over by pseudoscience, politics and fear.
And everyone is now an expert in immunology, epidemiology and public health - me included.
The AMA trying to keep in the news.
With waning protection from COVID-19 for healthcare workers and some members of the public, there’s anticipation about when and how the booster program will be announced and implemented.www.ama.com.au
But it is up to ATAGI.
Tassie upping their vaccine targetting.From the Deputy Premiers presser.
"Pleasingly we are starting to see strong vaccination coverage in all age groups and in all parts of the state.
However, vaccination rates are still slightly lower in the North-West than the state average so I would especially encourage everyone across the Coast not to wait any longer to book in their vaccination.
State-run Pfizer clinics will be running across the North-West over the next two weeks, and the vaccination bus will be touring throughout the region.
I’d particularly like to highlight a pop-up clinic opening tomorrow for two days at the Smithton RSL, which will be able to vaccination hundreds of locals.
Elsewhere in the North-West, community clinics are running at:
Anyone aged 12 or over can walk-in and get vaccinated without an appointment across the state, but bookings are encouraged to avoid waiting.
- Wynyard Railway Hall – 28 – 29 October
- Latrobe Speedway and Function Centre – 28 October
- Burnie Arts and Function Centre – 25 – 27 October, 1 – 3 November
- Ulverstone Rowing Club – 26 – 27 October
- Devonport Surf Life Saving Club – 22, 24, 27 – 29 October, 3-5 November
To book an appointment, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or book online at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/bookings.
The COVID-19 vaccination bus – run in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service – is also touring the area over the next few weeks.
The bus will be in Tullah and Waratah over the next two days, before heading to Mole Creek, Edith Creek, Irishtown, Sassafras, Redpa and Railton next week.
Tomorrow, the bus will be parked at Farrell Street Council Carpark in Tullah from 10am to 5pm, and on Friday it will be at the Waratah Road House at 11 Smith Street from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Appointments are not required for the bus – just turn up and get vaccinated."
SA Health are commencing this before Christmas. They have also said any boosters will be Pfizer or Moderna.Europe will consider Pfizer for 5-11 kids on October 26.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirmed today it has started evaluating an application to extend the use of BioNTech-Pfizer's Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11. Comirnaty was first Authorized in Europe during December 2020 and is currently Authorized for use in people...www.coronavirustoday.com
So isn't that just a delayed first shot then?And in the US more people are now getting a booster than having first shots.
The number of Americans getting their booster shots is outpacing those who are getting their first vaccine dose, according tothehill.com