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RxCowboy

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Not approved as a COVID treatment... but it's been approved for human use to treat against certain parasitic worms for decades. (*I think).

How a flu-like virus and a parasitic worm are similar is beyond me though so how and who made the jump for this as a treatment I find "odd".
You're right, it is FDA approved, but for a very narrow indication; treatment of onchocerciasis due to the immature form of Onchocerca volvulus. It has no activity against the mature form of Onchocerca. It's also approved for intestinal strongyloidiasis. It has much broader use in animals. I had never heard of it being used in humans.

At any rate, it looks like this group cooked the data so that they could up the price and cash in, which is dis-gusting.
 

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Increases in Testing = increases in virus cases
Why are these stories even being written without the hospitalizations and death statistics...
We kept the healthcare system from being overwhelmed and it's still not close to that...now it's time to do what these states are doing. Stupid article meant for clicks.
Why are people getting tested?
 

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Increases in Testing = increases in virus cases
Why are these stories even being written without the hospitalizations and death statistics...
We kept the healthcare system from being overwhelmed and it's still not close to that...now it's time to do what these states are doing. Stupid article meant for clicks.
Here's Texas:
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Why are people getting tested?
for one thing we have the test now... and in the cases of OSU football they all had to be tested and we uncovered 3 asymptomatic cases...Also in meat packing plants they are now testing everyone and in cases like when you want to get a medical procedure they are testing people in order for you to get it...So testing is being increased not just for sick people but across the board. I would assume to get a better picture of the virus and it's penetration into society as well as to protect medical staff, coaching staff, meat plant working staff...etc...
No?
So now that Asymptomatic cases are coming to light now due to more testing...we have more cases...BUT we don't know the extent of it in society.
 

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Alabama football players reported on Monday. Part of this return was they were all given COVID-19 tests..

They practiced together Tuesday and Wend and today announced the results of the test. 5 players tested positive....and they have been practicing for 2 days now and hanging out prior to the test results
 
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Boston Homeless Shelter Report Jun 2, 2020

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All 404 in a Boston homeless shelter individuals were tested by PCR .

Of that total 147(36%) were found positive for SARS-2 PCR

Among individuals with PCR test results positive for SARS-CoV-2, cough (7.5%), shortness of breath (1.4%), and fever (0.7%) were all uncommon, and 87.8% were asymptomatic.

Conclusion “The majority of individuals with newly identified infections had no symptoms and no fever at the time of diagnosis, suggesting that symptom screening may not adequately capture the extent of disease transmission”
 

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No new COVID-19 cases from Lake of the Ozarks crowds, Missouri health director says

The large crowds of people at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend have not led to any more reported cases of COVID-19, Missouri’s top health official health department said Wednesday.
“The answer, to our knowledge, is no,” Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said when asked whether more cases have come from the gatherings, photos of which showed throngs of people close together without wearing masks.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local...cle_6f36ad32-d125-5382-b78f-74bd0f6510ac.html
 

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No new COVID-19 cases from Lake of the Ozarks crowds, Missouri health director says

The large crowds of people at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend have not led to any more reported cases of COVID-19, Missouri’s top health official health department said Wednesday.
“The answer, to our knowledge, is no,” Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said when asked whether more cases have come from the gatherings, photos of which showed throngs of people close together without wearing masks.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local...cle_6f36ad32-d125-5382-b78f-74bd0f6510ac.html
This is good news.

Hopefully the protests yield similar results.
 

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for one thing we have the test now... and in the cases of OSU football they all had to be tested and we uncovered 3 asymptomatic cases...Also in meat packing plants they are now testing everyone and in cases like when you want to get a medical procedure they are testing people in order for you to get it...So testing is being increased not just for sick people but across the board. I would assume to get a better picture of the virus and it's penetration into society as well as to protect medical staff, coaching staff, meat plant working staff...etc...
No?
So now that Asymptomatic cases are coming to light now due to more testing...we have more cases...BUT we don't know the extent of it in society.
The ratio of college football players to the overall population is small. The ratio of meatpackers to the overall population is small. You left out one really, really important reason people get tested. What would that be?
 

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With the cases and recovered continuing to increase, what do you attribute to the leveling off of hospitalizations and deaths? It seems as if the increase in testing is revealing less sever cases which may have otherwise gone undetected. On the other hand, could the overall severity of the disease be lessening as was speculated early on? There are some who said Covid-19 would weaken and become just another strain of the common cold or flu while others say it'll just lie dormant during the summer and ramp back up in the fall with the same intensity.
 

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With the cases and recovered continuing to increase, what do you attribute to the leveling off of hospitalizations and deaths? It seems as if the increase in testing is revealing less sever cases which may have otherwise gone undetected. On the other hand, could the overall severity of the disease be lessening as was speculated early on? There are some who said Covid-19 would weaken and become just another strain of the common cold or flu while others say it'll just lie dormant during the summer and ramp back up in the fall with the same intensity.
This appears to be what some of the doctors in Italy are saying, the virus is now weaker and causing fewer issues.
 
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With the cases and recovered continuing to increase, what do you attribute to the leveling off of hospitalizations and deaths? It seems as if the increase in testing is revealing less sever cases which may have otherwise gone undetected. On the other hand, could the overall severity of the disease be lessening as was speculated early on? There are some who said Covid-19 would weaken and become just another strain of the common cold or flu while others say it'll just lie dormant during the summer and ramp back up in the fall with the same intensity.
That the rise in recoveries reached the point where the number of new hospitalizations equals the number of recoveries from hospitals.
 

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With the cases and recovered continuing to increase, what do you attribute to the leveling off of hospitalizations and deaths? It seems as if the increase in testing is revealing less sever cases which may have otherwise gone undetected. On the other hand, could the overall severity of the disease be lessening as was speculated early on? There are some who said Covid-19 would weaken and become just another strain of the common cold or flu while others say it'll just lie dormant during the summer and ramp back up in the fall with the same intensity.
Doesn’t most sars viruses go away after it has its run? Maybe that is what is happening
 

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With the cases and recovered continuing to increase, what do you attribute to the leveling off of hospitalizations and deaths? It seems as if the increase in testing is revealing less sever cases which may have otherwise gone undetected. On the other hand, could the overall severity of the disease be lessening as was speculated early on? There are some who said Covid-19 would weaken and become just another strain of the common cold or flu while others say it'll just lie dormant during the summer and ramp back up in the fall with the same intensity.
The scale makes it look flatter than it is in reality. Here it is by itself.
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And here's deaths.
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The ratio of college football players to the overall population is small. The ratio of meatpackers to the overall population is small. You left out one really, really important reason people get tested. What would that be?
Well, in the past, you had to have two symptoms to even sniff a test...I was just explaining the difference now and that NOT everyone getting tested currently is sick...when two months ago even sick people couldn't get tested unless they had two symptoms. That's the MAJOR change and the main reason that numbers of new MIGHT cases trend up. Right now from your graph they are trending down...which is a great sign.
 

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Doesn’t most sars viruses go away after it has its run? Maybe that is what is happening
SARS-CoV-1 disappeared after 2004. We don't know why, and we can't assume SARS-CoV-2 will do the same. HCoV has been with us forever. MERS-CoV hasn't disappeared, but also hasn't reappeared as a major epidemic (yet). Animals are reservoirs for may Coronaviruses that do not (yet) affect humans.