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  1. April 6th 2020 - Boris Johnson moved to intensive care https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52192604 Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms 'worsen' Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving "excellent care". Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", the spokesman added. The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening. A No 10 statement read: "The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. "Over the course of [Monday] afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital." It continued: "The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication." Chancellor Rishi Sunak said his thoughts were with the prime minister and his pregnant partner, Carrie Symonds, and that Mr Johnson would "come out of this even stronger". Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer described it as "terribly sad news". "All the country's thoughts are with the prime minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time," he added. Mr Johnson was initially taken to hospital for routine tests after testing positive for coronavirus 10 days ago. His symptoms included a high temperature and a cough. Earlier on Monday, he tweeted that he was in "good spirits". After very, very little information was shared today, the prime minister was taken into intensive care at around 19:00 BST. We've been told he is still conscious, but his condition has worsened over the course of the afternoon. And he has been moved to intensive care as a precaution in case he needs ventilation to get through this illness. The statement from Downing Street makes clear he is receiving excellent care and he wants to thank all of the NHS staff. But something important has changed, and he has felt it necessary to ask his foreign secretary to deputise for him where needs be. That is a completely different message from what we have heard over the past 18 hours or so, where it was continually "the prime minister is in touch" and "he is in charge" - almost like everything is business as usual. But clearly being in intensive care changes everything. Last month, the prime minister's spokesman said if Mr Johnson was unwell and unable to work, Mr Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand in. It comes as the number of coronavirus hospital deaths in the UK reached 5,373 - an increase of 439 in a day. The Department of Health and Social Care said there were now 51,608 confirmed coronavirus cases. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was "sending [Mr Johnson] every good wish". And Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted that St Thomas' Hospital had "some of the finest medical staff in the world" and that the prime minister "couldn't be in safer hands". Speaking during the government's daily coronavirus briefing earlier on Monday, Mr Raab stressed that the prime minister had been continuing to run the government from hospital. Asked whether that was appropriate, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson would "take the medical advice that he gets from his doctor". "We have a team... that is full throttle making sure that his directions and his instructions are being implemented," he said. The foreign secretary added that he had not spoken to the prime minister since Saturday. On Saturday, Ms Symonds, who is pregnant, said she had spent a week in bed with the main symptoms. She said she had not been tested for the virus.
  2. First of all, this is a survey, not a peer-reviewed study. Secondly, although 37% of physicians who have treated COVID-19 patients believe hydroxychloroquine is the most effective therapy of a list of 15 options, "47% of physicians want more information regarding the efficacy of existing medications at treating COVID-19 (page 18 of the survey)". So the majority of physicians don't think hydroxychloroquine is the most effective treatment and more than half want more information regarding its effectiveness. Thirdly, 51% of US physicians believe that prescribing no medication is the most effective treatment at this time vs. 23% for hydroxychloroquine (page 25 of the survey). Finally, the two countries that have the highest hydroxychloroquine usage amongst COVID-19 patients (72% in Spain, 49% in Italy - page 4 of the survey) also have the highest deaths / 1M population (excluding San Marino - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). As well, these two countries are using hydroxychloroquine for diagnosed patients with mild to severe symptoms, whereas in the US it is most commonly being used for high risk diagnosed patients only. Is there a correlation between the higher death rates in Italy/Spain and there use of hydroxychloroquine on a great number of patients? Maybe, maybe not... that's why we need supporting data. Bottom line: Hydroxychloroquine is a commonly used treatment for other illnesses but we don't yet know enough about the short and long term effects it may have on COVID-19 patients.
  3. This is Westbury, not Cite Midtown
  4. Si c’est disponible si facilement, partage le (ou les) lien pour le peer-reviewed rapport. You’re the one claiming that this is a miracle drug for COVID, so back it up with some real facts and statistics.
  5. Show me a medical, peer-reviewed report or study that proves that chloroquine reduces the viral charge of COVID-19 Sans ca, c'est toi qui ecrit n'importe quoi. Ses effets secondaires sont parfaitement connus selon les dosages requis pour traiter d'autres maladies. Not COVID-19.
  6. Be specific. Quoi dans ce que j'ai ecrit est une niaserie? Moi aussi je mets des liens. So what? Pourquoi tes liens sont valables et pas les miens? Tu discredites tous les medecins et specialistes qui disent que nous n'avons pas encore de preuve que la chloroquine aide a guerir ou a prevenir le COVID-19. Et of course on s'en fout parce que ca n'aide pas ton argument. C'est quoi le rapport si je suis malade ou pas? Toi es-tu malade? C'est tres simple... si on a des donnees concretes supportant le fait que le chloroquine aide à traiter le COVID-19, sans avoir de side effects majeurs... go feu, on le produit et l'administere aux gens malades. En attendant, mieux d'etre prudent. Just because people want to be treated with chloroquine, doesn't mean they should. Most people aren't informed enough to know if it will actually be beneficial to them or not. Let the doctors do their work.
  7. Ce n'est pas mon argument mais bien l'argument de plusieurs medecins et specialistes. Evidemment t'es mieux placé qu'eux... Personne dit que les patients n'ont pas le droit d'avoir acces au medicament. Penses-tu que les medecins ne font pas tout dans leur pouvoir pour donner le meilleur soin possible aux gens infectes? Tu fais ton bully sur le forum mais tu n'apportes rien de concret (donnees, statistiques etc.) à la discussion. You have an opinion, that's great. Learn how to be respectful with people that disagree with you. No need to throw a temper tantrum like a 5 year old child at Toys R Us. No government is going to make all the right decisions in this situation. All we can do is try to minimize mistakes and setbacks by relying on experts that are much more knowledgeable than we are in regards to the containment and treatment of this virus. If the required dosage of chloroquine needed to "treat" COVID-19 saves 3 people but kills 3 others, we're not any further ahead.
  8. Just because the FDA approved it (probably after succumbing to enormous pressure from the White House), doesn't mean it's entirely safe to use as a treatment for COVID-19. You're accusing people of being naive, but it might be a good idea to look in the mirror... https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/trump-chloroquine-drugs-coronavirus-treatment/index.html "Even in making this landmark announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services simultaneously gave a tempered assessment of the potential benefits. A press release said, "anecdotal reports suggest that these drugs may offer some benefit" in coronavirus patients, but "clinical trials are needed to provide scientific evidence that these treatments are effective." tempered, potential, anecdotal, suggest, may, some... these are not reassuring words. "Trump went even further on Tuesday, falsely suggesting that the drugs have already been proven safe. "Very powerful drug, but it's been out there for a long time," he said at the daily White House coronavirus briefing. "So, it's tested in the sense that you know it doesn't kill you." Doctors say he's wrong, and that comments like these could have deadly consequences. A man in Arizona died after ingesting a form of chloroquine used to treat aquariums. There have been at least three overdoses in Nigeria as well. "As the dose of chloroquine goes up, it goes from being safe and effective to highly toxic, quickly," said Dr. Christopher Plowe, a renowned malaria expert at the Duke Global Health Institute. "It's very easy to overdose on chloroquine. You get above the ceiling of safety pretty quickly. There are some very serious risks here. There's quite a bit to lose, including your life." People in the health care sector are doing everything in their power to contain this pandemic. If you don't trust the government, you should at least trust the medical professionals that are on the front lines fighting the virus. And if you don't trust them, then I'm sorry that you've lost faith in humanity...
  9. Came across these pics on LinkedIn, from March 19th 2020
  10. I know of at least one major project where the official launch is being delayed because of this.
  11. Unfortunately not Nothing has been released yet Don't forget the WI branch is +/- 2 years behind the SS branch
  12. Development plans around the Kirkland station are more advanced than you think