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Deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals is dropping

But we’re all supposed to die! New research now suggests that the deaths from COVID-19 occurring in intensive care units in hospitals has declined by one-third as doctors gain a better idea of how to treat the disease.

The study, which was conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom and published in the journal Anaesthesia, offers a hopeful message to front-line workers actively taking care of critically ill patients. The authors systematically reviewed and performed a meta-analysis on all studies that looked at ICU deaths for adult patients around the world admitted with COVID-19. The death rate for these patients in May was about 40%, down from nearly 60% at the end of March.

Over the past seven months, scientists around the world have coordinated efforts to try to find a way to cure the disease. Our knowledge of how the virus spreads, latches onto its host and causes infection, has tremendously increased, and so too has our understanding of managing severe complications that often result in ICU admissions. [emphasis mine]

I know this will fall on deaf ears, but there really is very little to fear from the coronavirus. Children are immune to it, healthy adults younger than 60 fight it off with no problem (with most showing no symptoms at all), and it only appears to be a threat to those over 60 who also have other chronic illnesses. And now, we are getting better at treating those patients.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Edward

    Robert wrote, sarcastically: “But we’re all supposed to die!

    Of course we are all supposed to die. Obamacare is such a disaster that we get a little virus and we had to shut down the country and spend trillions of dollars to deal with it, and we are still worried about a second wave! Obamacare couldn’t even provide enough ventilators — that took Trump to supply, and makeshift hospitals, too, which didn’t get used, because Obamacare couldn’t even properly evaluate a little virus.

    … there really is very little to fear from the coronavirus.

    Try telling that to our politicians. Oh, wait. You and many others have already tried.

    Welcome to Obama’s America, home of the cluster bleep.

  • LocalFluff

    About one in a hundred of us dies every year. That’s the condition with which our creator made our paradise garden here. Let’s test some of the for, say, the most common cold virus, ans guess what we will find!

    This year, 2020, will go to history as the most stupidest year ever. The year when everyone abandoned their own minds. And then BLM. What is going on?? What will happen next??

  • Edward

    LocalFluff wrote: “This year, 2020, will go to history as the most stupidest year ever.

    Could be. In 1910, it was reported that Halley’s Comet had cyanide in its tail, and the tail would pass through Earth’s atmosphere. Panic ensued with many people buying gas masks. Of course, the tail could not possibly add a measurable amount to cyanide to the atmosphere.

    Quite a bit of similarity.

  • wayne

    The key factor being, Fake News.
    (jeez– literally 100+ years of non-stop lying & distortion)

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