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COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Bill_St, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Watching the press conference right now. Unbelievable
     
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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    He must have a reading problem with the teleprompter.

    Slow it down, speed it up, gaps in words all help ...it is one way of making a bigger fool of him.
     
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    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, you've not misheard. Pneumovax13 & Pneumovax23 are both vaccines for bacterial pneumococcal infection.
    Pneumovax13 (used to be Prevenar) lasts for about 1 year - it is mostly given to young children.
    Pneumovax23 lasts about 10 years - it is mostly given to adults, particularly those in certain health groups,, such as IPF, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis.
    Also, Pneumovax is used in immunology as a diagnostic tool (as opposed to a therapeutic tool.)
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    yeah certainly a car crash...i kind of feeling 'dirty' watching it.

    like i'm looking at TV show that's SO bad, it's kinda of unmissable, just for the Bloopers.
    Dennis Norden could have made an entire series let alone a show out of this guy...

    bet Biden is just rubbing his hands for his turn on that white house tiller,
    they surely can't vote for trump again after this ???

    if this wasn't just so CRITICAL..

    Millions, people and money, will be hanging by the decisions he makes..:banghead:

    not my choice of newspaper, but a withering blow by blow account of *** ..:woot:

    and i agree with every single word..
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mmmh seems to be doing ok without any help..;)
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tragically, our glorious leader isn't doing any better, or any more for the people of the UK either.
     
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  7. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To be fair at this point any and every action will attract condemnation from someone. Time will tell. In the meantime I am drastically increasing my social distance wherever possible whilst maintaining only the most necessary and most desirable interactions.
     
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  8. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you see the press conference? His response to a reported who asked if he is going to get tested after coming in contact with the Brazilian official who tested positive? “ I guess there is a picture...I haven’t seen it...I hardly know the guy. I take *hundreds* (my emphasis added) of these photos a day. I hardly know him.”

    Hardly knew him you say? Well then, whew, you’re safe! Let’s hope you also hardly know any of the hundreds of other you take photos with each day, because that’s some gold standard protection against virus right there.

    also, no red wine boxes left?!? Well, it just got serious.
     
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  9. Winnie53

    Winnie53 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    jjraak, I can only speak to what's happening in Washington State. Now that a national emergency has been declared by the president, funding will become available. More will be possible.

    From where I sit, it looks to me like the states are really stepping up their game, thankfully. I did the math the other day. A third of all who tested positive for COVID-19 in the US are in western Washington state. Our son and his family live in Seattle. Not sure what they're going to do. Possibly send the kids east or north to be cared for by grandparent. It's surreal. Trying to keep myself focused on what I need to do. :)
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Just google Rory Stewart corona virus, there is plenty regarding what he said.
    D.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will be self isolating now. I am a carer and need to protect them, as well as myself. I got shopping easily today, got my meds topped up by GP too. Thank goodness for online community over the coming weeks.

    I will be starting a thread shortly about my diagnosis today of scarring on my liver. I am being referred to a specialist, and there appears to be no treatment. The scarring is irreversible.
     
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    Had the long lasting Pneumovax because I had Pneumococcal septiceamia and meningitus type rash all over my body in 1997.
    Had very high temperature for weeks and ill for three months.
    D.
     
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    I am thinking of not going out shopping Lucy are you doing net shopping then?
    Atb
    Derek
     
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    I hear that the liver regenerates better than most organs. I wonder how that works with scarring? D.
     
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    Dont forget jjraak if one can be seriously sicophantic one may be can get him to do right thing! :) D.
     
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    devil and the deep blue sea..Boris all day long
    hope all goes well for you and yours, @Winnie53
     
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    I don't know. We had done the weekly shop yesterday. The shop was nearly empty of people. I live near a very small town. I will have to come up with an action plan this week. I didn't expect this so soon.
     
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    Apparent the scarred parts can't regenerate. I need Dr Who.
     
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    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The other thing to take into account in Italy is the country is very family orientated. As you may recall my late sister was married to an Italian and we spent a lot of time there. They have frequent and large family gatherings and really take care of their elderly parents/grandparents. However, in this situation this wonderful caring is the very thing that is probably spreading Covid19 so quickly. I've been to many of these gatherings and there are multiple generations in attendance.
     
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