Can touching a barbell in the gym get you sick with the coronavirus?

Discussion in 'Steroid Forum' started by Michael Scally MD, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. rfan2020

    rfan2020 Member

    one of my gyms will be closing soon, they can't afford to keep the TV's on, they are blank. Did a flu with a less than .5 percent death rate put them out of business? Or did the politicians, the herd, and their fear fetish?
     
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    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Did The Russians Fabricate Data About Their Covid-19 Vaccine Trial?
    Did The Russians Fabricate Data About Their Covid-19 Vaccine Trial?


    Within 3 days of the paper’s publication, Enrico Bucci from Temple University described a series of apparent duplications in the figures presented in the Russian paper. He published his findings on his website as a “note of concern” that dozens of other scientists have signed.

    I’ve read the paper and looked at all the figures, and it’s clear that something is wrong with the data. ...

    Prof. Bucci identified at least 13 instances where sets of results are identical or near-identical between two different time points or two different sets of subjects. The other duplications look a lot like the one shown here.

    The simplest explanation is that the data for some of the experiments were simply copied over from other experiments. As reported in The Moscow Times, the lead author of the study, Denis Lugonov, said there were no errors in the data. Because the authors of the Russian study didn’t provide their raw data, and The Lancet didn’t require it, other scientists can’t really check.

    What are we to make of this? The details of the study are clearly explained, and the Russian vaccines use a design (an adenovirus modified to contain the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein) that is similar to other vaccines that so far seem safe and effective. Thus it’s quite possible that this vaccine will work–and it will be good for the world if it does. But the questionable data raise questions about whether the scientists behind this phase 1/2 trial have really done all of the experiments that they describe. The study concludes by noting that a phase 3 clinical trial with 40,000 participants is planned. Let’s hope that one yields positive–and genuine–results.
     
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  4. Skard

    Skard Member

    Scallywag's a wascally commie wascal.
     
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  5. Michael Scally MD

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    Officials in Canada’s largest city are calling for strip clubs to be shut down after a second Covid-19 outbreak linked to such an establishment in less than a month.

    Over the weekend, Toronto’s public health unit identified seven cases linked to Club Paradise, a venue which had been attended by hundreds of patrons in recent weeks.

    The outbreak came less than a month after as many as 550 people were feared to have been exposed to the virus at another club, the Brass Rail, after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

    Six of the cases at Club Paradise were employees, and one was a patron. But contact tracers have been unable to contact nearly 300 people who attended the club during the period in which employees were infectious.

    While Club Paradise maintained a logbook of patrons to aid in contact tracing, public health officials found that many had provided inaccurate or incomplete information.
     
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  6. ergomaniac

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    How much personal info should be required to enter a strip club?

    From the link..."The city’s public health said the risk to patrons was considered low, but advised customers to get tested and self isolate. City inspectors had previously found that the club was in compliance with all operating protocols."
     
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  7. Villain

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    Smells like a steaming pile of bullshit to me.
     
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    Accurate understanding of the global spread of emerging viruses is critically important for public health responses and for anticipating and preventing future outbreaks. Here, we elucidate when, where and how the earliest sustained SARS-CoV-2 transmission networks became established in Europe and North America.

    Our results suggest that rapid early interventions successfully prevented early introductions of the virus into Germany and the US from taking hold. Other, later introductions of the virus from China to both Italy and to Washington State founded the earliest sustained European and North America transmission networks.

    Our analyses demonstrate the effectiveness of public health measures in preventing onward transmission and show that intensive testing and contact tracing could have prevented SARS-CoV-2 from becoming established.
     
  13. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    No association between circulating levels of testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin and risk of COVID-19 mortality in UK biobank

    Background: Sex-disaggregated data suggest that men with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are more likely to die than women. Whether circulating testosterone or sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) contributes to such sex differences remains unknown.

    Objective: To evaluate the associations of circulating total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT), and SHBG with COVID-19 mortality. Design: Prospective analysis.

    Setting: UK Biobank.

    Participants: We included 1306 COVID-19 patients (678 men and 628 women) who had serum TT and SHBG measurements and were free of cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline (2006-2010).

    Main outcome measures: The death cases of COVID-19 were identified from National Health Service death records updated at 31 July 2020. Unconditional logistic regression was performed to estimate the odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for mortality.

    Results: We documented 315 deaths of COVID-19 (194 men and 121 women). After adjusting for potential confounders, we did not find any statistically significant associations for TT (OR per 1-SD increase = 1.03, 95% CI: 0.85-1.25), FT (OR per 1-SD increase = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.77-1.17), or SHBG (OR per 1-SD increase = 1.09, 95% CI: 0.87-1.37) with COVID-19 mortality in men. Similar null results were observed in women (TT: OR per 1-SD increase = 1.10, 95% CI: 0.85-1.42; FT: OR per 1-SD increase = 1.10, 95% CI: 0.82-1.46; SHBG: OR per 1-SD increase = 1.16, 95% CI: 0.89-1.53).

    Conclusions: Our findings do not support a significant role of circulating testosterone or SHBG in COVID-19 prognosis.

    Fan X, Yang J, Wang J, et al. No association between circulating levels of testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin and risk of COVID-19 mortality in UK biobank. medRxiv 2020:2020.09.11.20191783. http://medrxiv.org/content/early/2020/09/11/2020.09.11.20191783.abstract
     
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