[…] A massive second wave of the coronavirus is gripping Chile, despite a much-lauded vaccination program that is the best in Latin America and one of the top worldwide.
Millions of Chileans like Fernández are returning to full lockdown Thursday after health authorities this week ordered a return to Phase One restrictions. The renewed order means 70 percent of Chile’s 19 million people will be confined to home under tighter measures, such as the removal of permits to visit supermarkets on weekends.
On Saturday, Chile recorded its highest number of daily cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,084 new Covid-19 cases, breaking the single-day record of 6,938 reported in June.
(Doesn’t define what a case is though. If it means a positive PCR at 40 cycles of healthy people, then this article doesn’t mean anything and the policies are based on nothing.)
Thai-German microbiologist Sucharit Bhakdi has issued a public challenge to medical regulators “to release the bald figures of the numbers of people who have died within 28 days of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Bhakdi, a physician with experience in microbiology and infectious diseases, chaired the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the University of Mainz from 1990 until his retirement in 2012.
In a video message, Bhakdi said: “I speak to you today on behalf of a group of medical doctors and scientists who pursue no political agenda and seek no personal gain. They are driven solely by their dedication to good medical practice, with its central credo: The duty to care for the health and well-being of fellow humans, and to avoid doing harm based on insufficient knowledge.
“The corona crisis has now advanced to a stage that we fear for you, and in particular for our elderly citizens and our children. Our premonition relates to the gene-based vaccines that are in this very moment being plunged into the bodies of countless people who can have no inkling of the potential dangers they face.
“Hardly anyone realizes that myriad copies of a virus gene will pervade your body and enter cells that the virus normally would not reach.
(Video at link above on the Front Line Doctors site.)
(PDFs available for download at link above)
Virus-virus interactions influence the epidemiology of respiratory infections. However, the impact of viruses causing upper respiratory infections on SARS-CoV-2 replication and transmission is currently unknown. Human rhinoviruses cause the common cold and are the most prevalent respiratory viruses of humans. Interactions between rhinoviruses and co-circulating respiratory viruses have been shown to shape virus epidemiology at the individual host and population level. Here, we examined the replication kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 in the human respiratory epithelium in the presence or absence of rhinovirus. We show that human rhinovirus triggers an interferon response that blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication. Mathematical simulations show that this virus-virus interaction is likely to have a population-wide effect as an increasing prevalence of rhinovirus will reduce the number of new COVID-19 cases.
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Michigan data show that 246 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated against the virus that causes it.
The potential so-called vaccine breakthrough cases were recorded between Jan. 1 and March 31.
Eleven of the residents were hospitalized and three died, a spokesperson with the state Department of Health and Human Services (MDDHS) told The Epoch Times via email. The people who died were all 65 years of age or older.
Data about hospitalization status for 129 cases were incomplete, and for the other set, hospitalization status for 3 cases was reported as unknown.
The fully vaccinated cases were identified through weekly reviews of data on all confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus. State officials compare the data to records of every person who has been fully vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated means two weeks have elapsed since a person has received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“These are individuals who have had a positive test 14 or more days after the last dose in the vaccine series. Some of these individuals may ultimately be excluded from this list due to continuing to test positive from a recent infection prior to being fully vaccinated. These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other CDC criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test,” the spokesperson said.
“In general, these persons have been more likely to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic compared with vaccinated persons. Please note, to date, more than 1.7 million Michiganders have completed their COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these cases may be ruled out via additional investigation.”
Thank you M., Yucki, Johnny U., Richard, Rich,
Tells Asa Hutchinson that if he loves taking away people’s freedom and destroying their businesses, he should move to California, where they will love him because that’s what the governor here does all day! True! https://t.co/2rPFr8ocsp
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 11, 2021