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Covid-19: Treatments, Cures, and Vaccines

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by exiledgator, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. ncargat1

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    I guess it speaks to how desperate people are getting for any kind of good news when 3 people all post almost the exact same information within minutes of each other!!
     
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  3. ncargat1

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    Positive results announced over the weekend on the lead vaccine candidate from China's Sinopharm. Not a terrible surprised that this vaccine was developed by the parent company of Sinopharm's parent company at the Wuhan Institute.....yeah, that Wuhan Institute.

    Coronavirus tracker: Imperial, Novavax nab new vaccine cash; U.K. approves repurposed COVID-19 drug on brand-new data

    China's COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in human trials, CNBG says
     
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    I would find this disturbing, and seriously smacking of politics and not sound public health policy, but I am not surprised by anything at this point.

    Coronavirus tracker: "Warp Speed" shots may be free, for some; Black Americans need a stake in COVID trials
     
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    I guess we are not going to wait for feedback on dexamethasone, certainly not waiting for the one previous report to be peer reviewed or other clinical studies.

    U.S. hospitals in hard hit regions step up use of steroids on sickest COVID-19 patients
     
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  8. ncargat1

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    Continued data confirming that Covid-19 is as much of a vascular disease as it is a respiratory disease.
     
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    Initial reports of this work were reported months ago. These are the first results I had seen written about anywhere since then. The drug is being used under the "compassionate use program" in the US. This is a long way from being accepted, but this tiny first step is probably as positive a result as researchers could have hoped for.

    Israeli COVID-19 Treatment With 100% Survival Rate Tested on First US Patient
     
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    This should be interesting to watch.....

    Gilead to start testing inhaled remdesivir, eyeing earlier COVID-19 use
     
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    NIH claims that they own part of the patent for the Moderna vaccine.

    The NIH claims joint ownership of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine
     
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    The first clinical trial of the Oxford vaccine candidate is getting underway. I also read that the first healthy volunteer in the UK was dosed today at a medical center in West London. I know everyone wants this vaccine, but do people really feel like we can know these are safe in such short periods of time?? Seems like it is moving a little "too Warp Speed", no??

    Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa begins | University of Oxford
     
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    Another candidate to address more advanced illness and people already in respiratory distress.

    NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics Announce Fast Track Designation Granted by the FDA to RLF-100 (Aviptadil) for the Treatment of Respiratory Distress in COVID-19
     
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    I do not know enough about this kind of science to know if this is even worth getting interested, let alone excited about. However, it is interesting enough to keep following the research and trials.

    A coronavirus vaccine is still months away, but an antibody treatment could be closer - CNN
     
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    Fairly positive sounding tone from Inovio and their Phase 1 data so far. (note this is only the 8 week mid-point data however. Miles and miles and miles to go with this). This is a DNA based vaccine candidate (not RNA like Moderna - though, not like I can explain what the key differences amount to anyway) and the interesting note bolded way down below is that it is proving to generate an equal balance in antibody and T-cell immune response. Again, not an expert or even learned, just find the research results fascinating as they go by.

    INOVIO Announces Positive Interim Phase 1 Data For INO-4800 Vaccine for COVID-19
     
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  18. ncargat1

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    This was very similar to what that crazy conspiracy dude from MIT who claims he invented email was talking about. Fox fave
    Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai.

    I do not agree with the crack pot, but he is probably not wrong that healthy doses a of Vitamin A, C and D are good for you along with zinc and now apparently magnesium.

    Dr. Shiva's advice
     
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    And, because Merck donated something like 60 million pills, someone is going to find a damned use for Hydroxychloroquine come hell or high water. This time, a more controlled study of the preventative benefits as opposed to treatment benefits.

    Global COVID-19 prevention trial of hydroxychloroquine to resume
     
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    They stopped the study because of the phony study that was published in Lancet.