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Monday, October 26, 2020

The record Covid-19 spike that started with young Americans is increasingly finding older communities at elevated risk of severe illness.

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...That follows a familiar pattern. Cases generally rise first among highly social young people, including recently returning college students. Then, they slowly bubble up among older demographics, in part through multigenerational housing and other interactions.

An analysis published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last month found that increasing infections among younger adults were generally followed by upticks in the 60-plus demographic in the same area from four to 15 days later....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-26 02:15 PM | Reply

We're heading into traditional influenza season not only on an up slope, but a steep upslope.

I don't think anybody really grasps how bad this winter is going to be.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-26 04:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't think anybody really grasps how bad this winter is going to be.
#2 | POSTED BY JPW

My fiance and I have. We visited rural Minnesota in August, got in and out without anybody getting sick. Right when we got home to SoCal, we started looking at flights for Christmas. It's literally half-price right now, so we were very interested in pulling the trigger.

Problem is the COVID. We were about to cancel our trip in August because we were worried it's just not a good time, but went through with it once we heard her 75 year-old uncle was going to make the trip as well, from Miami. So we really didn't have any excuse (the guy works for NIH, so we put faith in his assessment).

Now? The complications that will be coming along with the flu season was the deciding factor; we're not going back this year. We honestly feel lucky we didn't contract the COVID in August. Check this out: her parents hosted family from Miami, New York City, and San Diego only days after her parents went to Sturgis. Sturgis hot spot, Miami hot spot, New York City hot spot, and Southern California hot spot all in one house for a week. Honestly, I think we were the only household on the planet that could make such a claim and still nobody got sick.

Damn lucky.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-26 05:10 PM | Reply

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interesting story.

A denier would take the same story and use it as evidence this is all a hoax.

That's why this is so ------ up.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-26 05:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3 ... Damn lucky. ...

Yes, you were.

Here in Connecticut, we're seeing a rise in positive test rate (just over 2% now). The contact tracing that is being done is showing that most of the new cases are originating with community spread, specifically, private gatherings in homes.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-27 09:41 AM | Reply

@#5 ... (just over 2% now) ...

Spoke too soon...

Lamont: COVID infection rate reaches 4.1 percent
www.ctpost.com

... Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced the state's COVID-19 positivity rate reached 4.1 percent " the highest single-day jump since June.... The daily positivity rate was just over 2 percent on Monday, while the seven-day rate stood at 2.4 percent....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-27 01:28 PM | Reply

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast
www.npr.org

...Coronavirus cases are rising precipitously in the U.S., and have now surpassed the high levels logged in the summer when daily new cases hovered above 65,000 on average for nearly two weeks. ...

After a dip in new cases in September, the country now is logging an average of nearly 70,000 new cases a day, and health experts worry this surge could last longer and grip more of the country than in the spring or summer. And the average daily case count has climbed 41% over the past two weeks, according to an NPR analysis.

"The trend line looks quite vertical," says Dr. Jessica Justman, an associate professor of medicine in epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. "It looks like this third surge is on track to be higher than the one in late July.".

One brighter note: The U.S. daily death toll from COVID-19 is about 800 on average over the past seven days, which is still lower than what was seen during the spring and summer surges.

Justman says she believes improvements in clinical care will keep the mortality rate lower for patients who are hospitalized than what was seen earlier in the pandemic. But more tragedy is coming.

"I think as the case count rises, it's inevitable that the number of deaths will go up," she says...


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-27 03:29 PM | Reply

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