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Here in York county South Carolina yesterday there were thirty new cases of Covid .That is the lowest amount added in over a month
here in South Carolina 1864 deaths

with 96132 people testing positive statewide
In Sydney we flattened the curve, but now starting to see clusters and community transmission. Across the state border in Melbourne they've had to go into stage 4 lockdown.
In the U.S. the number of Covid cases will hit five million this weekend

our death count stands at 159,926
Mexico is now #3 on the death toll.

Some countries like Indonesia and India are massively undercounting COVID-19 deaths.
Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say


As US leaders work to control the spread of coronavirus, researchers across the country -- and globe -- are working to answer the mysteries that remain around infections.

One of those mysteries: why the experience can be so different from person to person. One expert says the answer may involve looking at previous vaccines individuals have had.

"When we looked in the setting of Covid disease, we found that people who had prior vaccinations with a variety of vaccines -- for pneumococcus, influenza, hepatitis and others -- appeared to have a lower risk of getting Covid disease," Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night.

One of those mysteries: why the experience can be so different from person to person. One expert says the answer may involve looking at previous vaccines individuals have had.

"When we looked in the setting of Covid disease, we found that people who had prior vaccinations with a variety of vaccines -- for pneumococcus, influenza, hepatitis and others -- appeared to have a lower risk of getting Covid disease," Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night.

It's what immunologists call immune training: how your immune system creates an effective response to fight off infections, Badley.



"A good analogy is to think of your immune system as being a muscle," he said. "The more you exercise that muscle, the stronger it will be when you need it
There's been no definitive evidence of any other vaccines boosting immunity against Covid

In June, a team of researchers in the US proposed giving a booster dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to people to see if it helps prevent the most severe effects of coronavirus infections. And last month, researchers found that countries where many people have been given the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) had less mortality from coronavirus, a finding that fits with other research suggesting the vaccine can boost people's immunity in general.

But once you're infected, how much of the virus made it into your body could also have an impact on what your experience is, another expert told CNN on Monday.

Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist at University of California, San Francisco, has been working with a team of researchers to understand how more people could go through their infections with minimal or no symptoms. About 40% of people infected with the virus don't have symptoms, according to an estimate last month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gandhi's team found masks make a difference.

"What the mask does is really reduce the amount of virus that you get in, if you do get infected," she said. "And by reducing that ... you have a lower dose, you're able to manage it, you're able to have a calm response and you have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all."

So far, more than 5 million Americans have tested positive for the virus and at least 163,473 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The average number of daily new cases in the US is more than 54,000, down from more than 65,000 per day in mid- to late-July.

Average daily Covid-19 deaths, however, have hovered above 1,000 for more than two weeks. The country had been below that level for seven weeks before that
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/health/us...index.html

There's been no definitive evidence of any other vaccines boosting immunity against Covid

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/health/us...index.html
Thanks Skyblue.

We may have a vaccine within months. Let's hope it is effective, above 70% at least.
‘AeroNabs' Nasal Spray Could Help Slow Spread of COVID-19, UCSF Researchers Say

University of California San Francisco researchers believe a nasal spray could be one of the keys to dramatically slowing down the spread of the coronavirus.

"Through some feats of biological engineering, we generated a very potent molecule that bands very tightly," UCSF graduate student Michael Schoof said. "So it will do the job that a traditional antibody would do."

COVID-19 uses so-called "spike proteins" to infect cells in lungs, which then create more virus cells that then infect more lung cells, according to a virus explainer video from UCSF. View more here.

Schoof led a team of researchers who found that certain nanobodies, which in this case came from camels and llamas, can bind to those coronavirus proteins and prevent them from latching on to lung cells and multiplying.

The team's research led to the engineering of a more potent version of the nanobodies, which resulted in the creation of synthetic antibodies known as "AeroNabs."

The goal is to make AeroNabs an inexpensive, over-the-counter medication with the potential to be available in months. But Schoof said we are still dealing with science and it is important to not set a hard timeline for its availability.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/coronavi...y/2343575/
170,000 deaths in the US

cases among children rising
Covid cases are way down here in York county. Of course school hasn't started yet
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