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COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes

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

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A heads up for an update on COVID-19 tonight:
    CORONA VIRUS:YOUR ESSENTIAL UPDATE, BBC [email protected] 7.30pm.
     
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  2. Bill_St

    Bill_St Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Discussion on tracking people using their phones.
    An excellent and pertinent science documentary is the BBC 4 Contagion.
    It shows exactly how cellphones can be used to track people - not only that but see how long and who you were close to others.
    It is available on IPlayer.

    That used an app but apps can be easily downloaded.
    It’s prime purpose was for contact tracing.
    It would be very easy to require anyone out for a walk to have a working cell with the app to be legal and escape fine.
     
  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Would it?
    In my extended family there are 4 (out of 9 ppl over 50 years old) who have been given mobile phones, don't use them, don't know HOW to use them, and wouldn't know what an App was if it bit them on the backside.
     
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  4. 4mum_

    4mum_ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, I wouldn't have lied, I was brought to get a wack if I lied.
     
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  5. 4mum_

    4mum_ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I made my own decision in the end, no calling NHS or lying, neither are my style. E.g., when diagnosed less than 3 years ago at the ripe age of 55, I walked to the hospital, to arrive and be put in a and e majors, shock the medics and consultants with that very fact, as I had DKA and a week in hospital.
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My son has just phoned me to tell me his cousin, who I know, is seriously ill in our home town hospital with coronavirus, I am so sad, she is such a lovely person and my heart goes out to her husband and children, I hope she can fight it :(:(
     
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  7. Winnie53

    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Oh wow...you can't fix stupid...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/p...-1k-people-to-services/ar-BB11HwQ3?li=BBnb7Kz

    A Louisiana pastor is apparently defying the governor's order against gatherings of more than 50 people by hosting over 1,000 churchgoers at a service Sunday and bringing together hundreds at another service Tuesday, according to the pastor and local media.

    The pastor, Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, said he does not believe his congregation is at risk of getting COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus, according to CBS affiliate WAFB.

    "It's not a concern," Spell told the outlet. "The virus, we believe, is politically motivated. We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says."

    Spell said 1,170 attended his service Sunday, according to WAFB.

    "We have 27 buses on Sundays picking up people in a five-parish area," he said.
    Greedy pastor, stupid congregation? This is potentially a "super spreader".

    "Following additional guidance from the CDC, gatherings of more than 50 people are no longer permitted," Gov. Edwards said in his March 16 announcement. "These limitations were difficult to make, but they are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect the health of Louisianans and flatten the curve."

    Edwards went further on Sunday, issuing a stay-at-home order for the state.

    He said Tuesday that his state has more coronaviruses per capita than any others except New York and Washington, and he requested that the federal government declare Louisiana a major disaster.

    More than 1,300 cases of the coronavirus had been reported in Louisiana as of noon Wednesday and at least 46 deaths.


     
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  8. Aristaeus

    Aristaeus Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have not received the letter but I did have a review with the diabetic specialist nurse at our doctors over the telephone yesterday and I asked about this. The 1.5 million "very high risk" group is mainly made of people who have a suppressed immune system due either to immunosuppressant drugs, for example after organ transplant, or chemotherapy etc. People with diabetes can make it onto that list if their diabetes is out of control but people whose diabetes is well controlled are not on the list.

    What I am not so sure of is whether there are two risk categories or three. In other words are people with well controlled diabetes at elevated risk compared to the general population, just not high enough for that list? Or did the original advice for vulnerable people include diabetes on the list of condition to make sure those who diabetes was out of control took notice and now those people have been written to individually the rest of us can relax a little bit?
     
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  9. HSSS

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    Since I’ve been looking at official .gov advice for the last couple of weeks there’s been 3 groups. Most of the population, those who need to follow the social distancing guidance advice “stringently” and those extremely vulnerable now being written to
     
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  10. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I have lost track of people saying God will protect them, and precautions show a lack of faith.

    I hope he, and others like him, get jailed.

    This is not an anti-religious post, it's an anti-stupid post. Most people of faith seem to be supporting government guidelines.
     
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    I am hooked up to get email updates from gov.uk. I had one saying that with the help of network providers, the text woykdbe sent to everyone whose number they had.
     
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  12. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The point about through-put is that Vit C is water-soluble. So it gets excreted quite quickly.
     
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  13. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I agree. The Attia podcasts are really high quality. There’s also another with Paul Grewal on there.
     
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  14. Winnie53

    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    I can't remember if I've posted this yet...

    A few days ago, I came across this video by Thomas DeLaurer. In it he explains how the four nutrients work synergistically to strengthen the immune system ability to fight infection. This is what my husband and I are doing...
    We Need MORE Than Vitamin C - MAGNESIUM, Vitamin D and ZINC - Live Discussion


    Did you know that vitamin C and magnesium is needed to use the vitamin D3 you're supplementing with daily? I didn't. Some D3 is being activated by the vitamin C and magnesium we get from the foods we're eating of course, but how much? In this video, he also discusses the study that showed this synergistic relationship between vitamins C and D3. He also discusses the role vitamin A (from cod liver oil), B vitamins, vitamin K2, magnesium, zinc, and copper play. One way to address this need is to take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement with the addition of some of these nutrients.
     
  15. Winnie53

    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Okay, yesterday and today, Dr. Oz reported on the two drugs the french doctor has been studying and using to treat COVID-19 patients. These drugs are now beginning to be studied and used on a limited basis in some areas in the US. Most important message here is to not hoard these medications. They need to be reserved for those who need them now, for patients with COVID-19, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Efforts are being made now to ramp up production here...





     
  16. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    The pastor sounds rather cultish to me, one of these so called messiah's, with the meek and the mild as followers.
    He should be brought to justice, the man is a disgrace !! :mad:
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Faith is all well and good. But I don't believe faith will cover negligence. I tend to agree this is cultish behaviour. A cult arises when parts of The Bible are favoured over others. There's wisdom and kindness needed too, amongst other things. I am sure God doesn't want him to sacrifice his congregation to a virus.
     
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  18. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Interview on Radio 4 bbc this am disturbing with government guy.
    Doesnt look like the promise of extra ventilators is going to be produced quick enough? It looks like we will miss out on the European initiative as well, which is not surprising.
    Sad the guy could not really answer any question in a straight way.
    D.
     
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  19. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes more government ineptitude. They refuse to join in an EU procurement process when invited to do so and then try to pass it off as a mistake.
     
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  20. lindisfel

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    I hope we shall never see brexit martyrs?
    D.
     
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