Rogan – who acknowledge thathe’s not a doctor or an anti-vaxx person, says that concerned doctors have been anonymously sending him studies – including one which asserts that an imperfect vaccine can lead to ‘highly virulent pathogens,’ and that ‘vaccines that keep the host alive but still allow transmission can thus allow virulent strains to circulate in a population.’
“The very sort of environment that we’re creating by having so many people vaccinated with a vaccine that doesn’t kill off the virus, it actually can lead to a more potent virus. Try finding that story anywhere,” said Rogan, who was referring to a peer-reviewed paper published in 2015, in which its authors – from Penn State and the Pirbright Institute concluded that “anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts.“
For More Information: https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/one-step-closer-dictatorship-joe-rogan-slams-vaccine-passports-warns-vax-may-cause
COVID-19 cases in children are up 84 percent in the past week, with 72,000 kids testing positive for the virus, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] reported on Wednesday.
The new infections were recorded in the seven days leading up to July 29, up from 39,0000 the week prior, according to the AAP report.
AAP said it had teamed up with Children’s Hospitals of America to help collect and share data about pediatric cases of the virus, which have been only 14.3 percent of the total cumulative cases, the study says. That share rose to 19 percent for the week ending July 29. Since the pandemic began, 4.2 million children have tested positive for the virus.
“That’s high and considering the fact that we are vaccinated now, what that’s telling us is that unvaccinated people are getting infected in higher numbers because the virus is more infectious with the Delta variant,” Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford Medicine and chair of the AAP committee on infectious diseases, told CNN.
For More Information: https://nypost.com/2021/08/04/covid-19-cases-in-children-surge-84-percent-in-one-week-study/
The Delta variant of COVID 19 is the latest twist in the Chinese bioweapon unleashed on the World. But I find one thing very troubling–news media, pundits and some health organizations insist the culprit behind the latest breakout of COVID cases is the DELTA variant but there is no test for the DELTA variant. It would be one thing if the media reports told the story of people being tested and then, a day or two later, learn belatedly they are carrying the dreaded DELTA variant. But that is not what is being reported.
The testing for the DELTA variant is presented as an article of faith.
For More Information: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/delta-variant-spreading-no-direct-delta-variant-test/
Daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the delta variant of the coronavirus are all surging as millions of Americans remain unvaccinated, federal health officials warned Thursday.
“Across the board, we are seeing increases in cases and hospitalizations in all age groups,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House coronavirus briefing where she and other health leaders reiterated pleas for people to get immunized.
The latest slew of stark statistics: Daily cases passing 100,000 — numbers not seen since February. A seven-day average of hospital admissions up by more than 40% from the week before and deaths trending up by roughly the same rate.
There is a bright spot, officials said — a significant boost in the numbers of Americans getting vaccinated. They cited a 90% jump in first shots in Tennessee over the last two weeks; an 82% increase in Oklahoma and a 66% rise in Georgia, among other hopeful signs. Nearly 650 colleges and universities are now requiring shots for students and staff on campus, and more than 100 health care systems are embracing similar mandates, they said.
For More Information: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/white-house-pushes-student-vaccinations-as-hospital-admissions-deaths-rise-about-40-in-a-week/
Nearly half of those hospitalized in Britain with the ‘Delta Variant’ were vaccinated.
Sky News reported:
A report out of Britian shows that 35% of all individuals hospitalized with the ‘Delta Variant’ had taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Another 10% had taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Barely over half of those hospitalized had not taken the vaccine.
For More Information: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/report-uk-shows-35-hospitalized-covid-taken-two-doses-vaccine/
Authors: This analysis was performed primarily by Matt Olm (email@example.com) in Justin Sonnenburg’s lab at Stanford University and Alex Crits-Christoph (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Jill Banfield’s lab at University of California, Berkeley
As viruses replicate within their hosts during infection, they mutate and accrue genetic diversity in their populations. These populations are usually shared as a single genome representing the consensus genome from a particular patient, and analysis of inter-patient variation (differences between the consensus genomes from different patients) is useful for understanding how the outbreak spreads, and how the virus evolves globally.
We refer to the variation within a single individual as intra-patient variation, intraspecfic variation, or microdiversity. This genetic variation is less commonly studied, but analysis of this data has the following potential applications:
- Identification of the genomic loci least likely to mutate during infection, which could be useful for designing universal primers / probes.
- Comparison of viral evolution within individuals versus global evolution. This can be useful for understanding how the viral evolutionary pressures and functions.
- Estimation of the number of viral particles acquired at the onset of infection and quantifying genetic diversity transferred during transmission.
Inter-patient SARS-CoV-2 genome variation
To analyze inter-patient variation, we downloaded publicly available SARS-CoV-2 genomes, processed and filtered them, and generated a multiple sequence alignment. Details can be found in the Methods second, and the genomes and alignment can be downloaded from the Data availability section.
After genome alignment, we can visualize genetic diversity across the genome:
For More Information: https://github.com/MrOlm/covid19_population_genomics
Authors: Elias Visontay@EliasVisontay
What is genomic sequencing?
Genomic sequencing analyses the virus sample taken from a diagnosed patient and compares it with other cases.
Prior to Covid-19, genomic sequencing has been used in Australia to trace the source of outbreaks of food-borne bacteria and hospital infections.
After a Covid-19 test (which gathers saliva from the back of the throat and nose) returns a positive result, the swab used goes through several steps to separate the RNA molecules from mucus proteins so they can be captured, then converted into DNA that can be read.
For More Information: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/05/genomic-sequencing-testing-coronavirus-what-is-it-how-used-australia-victoria-melbourne-covid-19-clusters-hotspots-outbreak
Authors: Craig Brierley, University of Cambridge
Genomic surveillance—using information about genetic differences between virus samples—can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings, whose residents are at particular risk, according to new research published today.
Care homes are at high risk of experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Older people and those affected by heart disease, respiratory disease and type 2 diabetes—all of which increase with age—are at greatest risk of severe disease and even death, making the care home population especially vulnerable.
Care homes are known to be high-risk settings for infectious diseases, owing to a combination of the underlying vulnerability of residents who are often frail and elderly, the shared living environment with multiple communal spaces, and the high number of contacts between residents, staff and visitors in an enclosed space.
In research published today in eLife, a team led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Sanger Institute used a combination of genome sequencing and detailed epidemiological information to examine the impact of COVID-19 on care homes and to look at how the virus spreads in these settings.
For More Information: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-03-genomics-routes-transmission-coronavirus-homes.html
Auhors: Claire Jarvis, special to C&EN
n early April, a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) raised the eyebrows of a number of genomic epidemiologists. It suggested that there were three distinct variants of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreading in different regions of the world—one predominantly in Australia and North America, one in China, and one in Europe. It also suggested that the variant circulating in North America and Australia was older than the one that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the end of December (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2020, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004999117).
If this were true, the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, would have started outside Wuhan, which contradicts scientific consensus.Credit: TwitterMolecular evolution expert and University of Edinburgh professor Andrew Rambaut took to Twitter on April 9 to point out problems with a recently published PNAS paper.
Some genomic epidemiologists, who track the genomes of pathogens to understand how diseases spread, thought that although the data the PNAS paper used were sound, the paper’s analytical approach led to a false conclusion. PNAS says it has received letters about the paper and is currently reviewing them.
The incident illustrates the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has been presenting to these scientists: technology for sequencing, tracking, and mapping genes has never been stronger nor the results shared so publicly, but the field of genomic epidemiology has also never been deployed on such a large scale before nor against such a fast-moving foe.
For More Information: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/genomics/genomic-epidemiology-tracking-spread-COVID/98/i17
Full-text and metadata dataset of COVID-19 and coronavirus-related scholarly articles optimized for machine readability and made available for use by the global research community.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). This dataset is a free resource of over 47,000 scholarly articles, including over 36,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.
This dataset mobilizes researchers to apply recent advances in natural language processing to generate new insights in support of the fight against this infectious disease.
The corpus may be updated as new research is published in peer-reviewed publications and archival services like bioRxiv, medRxiv, and others.
To Access the Dataset: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/open-datasets/dataset-covid-19-open-research?tabs=azure-storage