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What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, October 22

  • A: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its definition of a close contact with a Covid-19 patient to include multiple, brief exposures, director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday.
  • But a sharp increase in infections among older people in recent weeks can be seen in almost all European countries where data is available.
  • A volunteer in Brazil's trial of AstraZeneca's experimental coronavirus vaccine has died, the Brazilian health agency Anvisa announced on Wednesday, but organizers said there was no reason to stop the trial -- an indication that the death is not linked to the vaccine.
  • Tocilizumab, a repurposed rheumatoid arthritis drug once considered a promising treatment for hospitalized patients with Covid-19, generally did not increase patients' chances of survival or help them recover faster, according to three trials published this week.

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Doctors say this will be the worst surge yet. From treatments to testing to PPE, is the US better at handling Covid-19 now?

  • Seven months into the pandemic, doctors and scientists have made major strides in learning how to better treat patients of this still-new disease.
  • It's critical to seek medical care immediately because "at the early start of the illness when you have Covid, the virus is multiplying like there is no tomorrow," Varon said.
  • But this month, the World Health Organization said remdesivir has "little or no effect on mortality" for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 and it doesn't seem to help patients recover any faster, either.
  • Without sufficient PPE, health care workers treating coronavirus patients are at high risk because "the viral load -- the amount of virus -- does determine the severity of your illness," said emergency medicine physician Dr. Leana Wen, a former Baltimore health commissioner.
  • And people are being stupid," said Varon, the critical care doctor who's worked every day for seven months.

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Here's why Intel's stock just dropped 10% after reporting earnings

  • Investors had expected Intel to report an adjusted $1.11 in per-share profit, off around 22% from the year-ago period.
  • Notably, Intel beat revenue expectations with top line of $18.3 billion, and met earnings-per-share estimates of $1.11, on an adjusted basis.
  • Off that weakness, the resulting top line miss was sharp, with the market expecting $6.22 billion in revenue and DCG only delivering $5.9 billion.
  • The company also highlighted COVID-19 when it discussed results from its internet of things business and memory operation, which declined 33% and 11% on a year-over-year basis, respectively.
  • Better than what it reported for Q3 2020, Intel’s forward guidance shows a small revenue beat versus expectations, and a small profit beat as well.
  • Given that Intel is prepped to best expectations in Q4, it’s hard to pin its share-price declines on guidance.

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FDA approves remdesivir to treat COVID-19

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.
  • It was first developed by Gilead to treat Ebola, and research over the past few years showed that it could block the coronaviruses SARS and MERS from replicating inside cells.
  • For the past few months, remdesivir has been part of the standard treatment for COVID-19 patients in many hospitals in the US.
  • Most clinical trials have given remdesivir to the sickest patients, who may not see the biggest benefit from the drug — because it stops the virus from replicating, it could be more effective earlier on in someone’s illness, before the virus has spread through their body.
  • Gilead will continue to study remdesivir and is now running studies testing the drug in children and in COVID-19 patients who are not hospitalized.

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Covid-19 news: England tracing system hits new low for contacts traced

  • People from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups in England are at an increased risk of getting infected with the coronavirus and dying from covid-19, and part of this excess risk remains unexplained, according to a report released today by the UK government’s Race Disparity Unit.
  • “The number of people with covid in our hospitals has doubled over the last ten days, with no signs this will relent over the coming weeks,” Sheffield city region mayor Dan Jarvis said in a statement today.
  • Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said the government had not offered enough money to “protect the poorest people in our communities.” UK prime minister Boris Johnson said at a televised briefing today that the region would receive £22 million in extra financial support.

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In Xi Jinping’s China, Nationalism Takes a Dark Turn

  • The wave of nationalism sweeping through China, amplified by party propaganda, the political ambitions of Xi Jinping and the country’s success in containing Covid-19, is taking a darker turn, with echoes of the country’s Maoist past.
  • Angry mobs online have swarmed any criticism of China’s leaders or a perceived lack of loyalty to the country.
  • Targets are being harassed and silenced.
  • Some have lost their jobs.

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Facebook deleted a Trump post that falsely claimed the flu can be more deadly than Covid-19

  • Facebook deleted one of Trump’s posts today for violating the company’s policies against harmful health misinformation.
  • After several hours, Facebook took down the post for violating its health misinformation policies against Covid-19, as CNN first reported.
  • Twitter left an identical post by Trump up on its platform but added a warning label on the tweet for spreading misleading information.
  • In August, Facebook and Twitter deleted a post by Trump depicting a Fox News interview in which he falsely stated that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus.
  • But it’s notable that Facebook, which has been frequently criticized for not taking action against Trump’s misleading posts about mail-in voting, or for his posts that seem to encourage violence at Black Lives Matter protests is — at least in this instance — holding firm on enforcing its Covid-19 misinformation policies.

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How to prepare for coronavirus winter, new wave: epidemiologist - Business Insider

  • This insidious rise in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is occurring amid a precarious mix of factors that will further increase the risk of viral spread.
  • A social bubble is non-household contact(s) that can freely interact with one another indoors without social distancing or wearing a mask.
  • Staying informed about current events — including the rate of COVID-19 spread in your area and local public health guidance — will help you and your loved ones make informed decisions.
  • If there's high levels of community transmission occurring in your area, it's best t-o limit contact with non-household members and choose activities with a lower risk of COVID19 transmission.
  • But it's also important to note that the risk of a severe outcome from COVID-19 is not uniform, and while older adults and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for developing more serious complications, illness and hospitalization, no one is immune.

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How to prepare for coronavirus winter, new wave: epidemiologist - Business Insider

  • This insidious rise in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is occurring amid a precarious mix of factors that will further increase the risk of viral spread.
  • A social bubble is non-household contact(s) that can freely interact with one another indoors without social distancing or wearing a mask.
  • Staying informed about current events — including the rate of COVID-19 spread in your area and local public health guidance — will help you and your loved ones make informed decisions.
  • If there's high levels of community transmission occurring in your area, it's best t-o limit contact with non-household members and choose activities with a lower risk of COVID19 transmission.
  • But it's also important to note that the risk of a severe outcome from COVID-19 is not uniform, and while older adults and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for developing more serious complications, illness and hospitalization, no one is immune.

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Create and Share an Interactive Map in 1 Minute

  • In Data Science, after you are done with the data analysis you probably need to explore or show the result with some nice interactive data visualization tools.
  • Of course, one of these tools would include the interactive map where you can hold your mouse of the area and explore the data value.
  • This article will show you an alternative way for you to do create an interactive map from your dataset using Google Sheets in 1 minute.
  • As an example, this article explores the COVID-19 dataset in each country by creating an interactive map that users can hover and see the confirmed COVID-19 case number.
  • or you can even copy and paste your data to the Google Sheet.
  • After the chart is imported to the sheet, just find the “Map” category and select the “Geo Chart” chart type.
  • Congratulation, now you have a nice interactive map in Google Sheet!

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