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Boomer.....

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u sure about that?

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1334235919671586817
Politicians on both sides aren't practicing what they preach.

Still don't know what is taking the FDA so long to stamp an approval. Yes, there's 1,000+ pages of paper to look through, but they should be working around the clock. Then again, this is the same group who allows all sorts of chemicals in our foods which are banned all over the world. Looking out for our best interest just like the government.
 

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Politicians on both sides aren't practicing what they preach.

Still don't know what is taking the FDA so long to stamp an approval. Yes, there's 1,000+ pages of paper to look through, but they should be working around the clock. Then again, this is the same group who allows all sorts of chemicals in our foods which are banned all over the world. Looking out for our best interest just like the government.
How atypical of our government to read 1000's of pages of something before approving it... Don't we have to approve it to see what's in it?


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That is what he said...but the report also said 37 of the 54 reported today have happened SINCE THANKSGIVING. I wonder how far behind the State ME office is in certifying these COVID deaths? If they are a month behind then I suspect we are going to start seeing higher and higher death numbers as the ME office catches up to certifying those who died during the surge we are seeing now

https://oklahoman.com/article/56774...th-commissioner-calls-infection-rate-alarming
Binman or anyone else...., What is the criteria used by the OSHD to certify Covid-19 deaths?
 

Binman4OSU

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Binman or anyone else...., What is the criteria used by the OSHD to certify Covid-19 deaths?
State Epidemiologist Jared Taylor says he had similar questions before he took his current position this summer. Until then, he was patrolling coronavirus data as a researcher. Now he works with a surveillance team, a group of epidemiologists whose full-time jobs are tracking the coronavirus.

“It's not because the health department has these folks doing six different tasks and no one is paying attention to this and, oh, somebody's been dead for a month,” he said.

How the reporting works has some variables.

First, where did the person die? Most die in a medical setting, like a hospital. In that case, the medical professional tasked with record-keeping gives the State Department of Health two reports. One, the death certificate, goes to the department’s vital records division. That happens with all deaths. But with COVID-19 deaths, there’s another that goes into the department’s public health infectious disease system. It notifies the surveillance team of a COVID-19 death.

That shouldn’t take much time, but it is an opportunity for a hiccup. Overwhelmed hospital or nursing home staffs can forget to update the infectious disease database, leading to a delay in that death’s reporting to the state.

Here’s another variable: had the victim already been diagnosed? That’s typical. And if so, that surveillance team already has a case file on the person, so it is simply updated.

If the person had been diagnosed, but died outside of a medical setting, the surveillance team obviously wouldn’t get the death notice from a care provider. However, each infected person in the system is assigned to a surveillance team member who tracks that case either to recovery or to death. It would be their responsibility to find that death, which would lead to a longer delay on reporting.

“And, you know, as you know, this is a database of tens of thousands of cases at this point,” Taylor said. “And some of them are closed and retired … but I mean, they're still scanning a large group of cases and identifying these deaths. And then they have to open that file up, every individual file.”

One of the longest delays would come if the person hadn’t been tested and entered into the infectious disease system, but still had COVID-19 listed on their cause of death on the death certificate. The surveillance team has to investigate.

“We would call a sniff test, right?” Taylor said. “Does this make sense? Is there a listing of symptoms and conditions that would be consistent with them having died of this disease? If yes, the death goes into the reporting system.”

But if not?

“If there's no symptoms listed there, then they may need to go to vital records and try to pull a death certificate and see.”

The investigation would continue.

Taylor says he wants to reiterate this surveillance team is tracking COVID-19 as a full time job, 7 days a week. That’s something outside onlookers, like he used to be, might not realize.
 

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https://twitter.com/KJRH2HD/status/1334214846024470543



Today’s COVID-19 update is one that I hoped to not have to report.

Today we reported more than 50 Oklahomans have lost their lives because of this virus. These deaths occurred between Oct. 24 and Nov. 30. Every one of these lives is important and valued. Also, nearly 3,000 Oklahomans were infected and are now fighting their own battles with COVID-19. While these numbers never represent a pure one-day increase - as reports of deaths and cases are staggered over multiple days - the case and death growth is still concerning.

Like many states across the country, we anticipated a rise in cases because of Thanksgiving, both because of family gatherings and facility reporting delays. However, this increase in our infection rate is alarming and should serve as a continued reminder that we must stay vigilant as we head into another holiday season.

We must remember that each count, each case and each infection is a life. These Oklahomans, and the others who passed before them, were our neighbors and loved ones.

Following the 3 W’s — wearing a mask, washing your hands and watching your distance — is a choice. However today, more than ever before, I ask you to consider these guidelines as your responsibility. I ask you to act to protect your family and loved ones.

When you choose to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you help slow the spread and limit the strain on our healthcare system. You can save lives.

We encourage Oklahomans who think they may have been exposed to get tested for free at one of the more than 150 statewide testing sites and to quarantine while waiting for their test results. We will continue to monitor hospital capacity, working with hospitals across the state to ensure they have the resources needed to give quality care to all Oklahomans.

I ask that all Oklahomans continue to protect themselves and their loved ones from this highly contagious virus.”
There's no way they are seeing a surge of cases from Thanksgiving gatherings. Too soon. Besides, as previously said, these are backlogs.

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Wouldn't Biden be one of the most important people to get the vaccine?
Ah yes, we are swinging back to holding the POTUS to absurdly high standards. He must commit to publicly getting a vaccine months in advance while he will be super busy.

Meanwhile Trump can golf twice a week, hold rallies, infect his entire staff, mocks wearing masks, and call for states to be liberated.
 

Boomer.....

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Ah yes, we are swinging back to holding the POTUS to absurdly high standards. He must commit to publicly getting a vaccine months in advance while he will be super busy.

Meanwhile Trump can golf twice a week, hold rallies, infect his entire staff, mocks wearing masks, and call for states to be liberated.
Someone at his age would be high risk and, assuming he is attending meetings and has staff around him at all times, he is at a higher risk level of catching it. When Trump got it, the media flipped out because he got special care/medication which others may not have access to. So, why not have him be one of the first to get the vaccine?