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🦘Cacatman's Personal Coronavirus COVID-19 Update Thread

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COVID-19 Mortality Rates
Table 1
Estimated covid-19 mortality for different individuals based on the ALAMA COVID-19 Medical Risk Assessment1

Individual​
Risk factors​
“Covid-age”​
Estimated mortality if infected (range of uncertainty)​
Your patient​
60 year old woman
White
BMI <30
Type 2 diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis​
71​
14 per 1000 (7 to 28 per 1000);
~1 in 70 chance of dying​
Your patient without medical risk factors​
60 year old female
White
BMI <30​
55​
3 per 1000 (1 to 5 per 1000);
~1 in 333 chance of dying​
High risk friend (father of groom)​
75 year old man
Asian
BMI 35-39.9
Heart failure​
≥85​
60 per 1000 (30 to 119 per 1000);
~1 in 8 chance of dying​
Low risk friend (daughter)​
31 year old woman
White
BMI <30​
26​
0.1 per 1000 (0.07 to 0.3 per 1000);
~1 in 10 000 chance of dying​
BMI = body mass index


 

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Vaccine Side Effects
While you can get the COVID-19 vaccine and have no side effects, there's a chance you could experience something. If it happens to you, don't freak out—the CDC says that side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus, should you ever come into contact with it. Possible side effects include:
  • Pain in the arm where you got the shot
  • Redness around the area where you were vaccinated
  • Swelling in the arm where you got the shot
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
The CDC study published in late February found that the most commonly reported symptoms were headache (22.4%), fatigue (16.5%), and dizziness (16.5%).
 

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Risk Factors - PCOS
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) face an almost 30% increased risk for COVID-19 compared with unaffected women, even after adjusting for cardiometabolic and other related factors, suggests an analysis of United Kingdom primary care data.
 

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Post Vaccination Slackness!!!
Experts have called for stronger health warnings for people being vaccinated against covid-19 after observing a rise in infections shortly after vaccination, suggesting that many people are letting their guard down before the vaccine has taken effect.
 

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Statins Increase Survival
Findings show 53 percent increased survival among patients using statins before hospitalization.

The researchers found that 36.2 percent of participants were antecedent statin users. In a propensity score-matched cohort of 1,296 patients (648 statin users and 648 nonusers), statin use was associated with significantly lower odds of the primary end point of in-hospital mortality within 30 days (odds ratio, 0.47), with the primary end point occurring in 14.8 and 26.5 percent of patients receiving statins and those not receiving statins, respectively. The secondary endpoint of invasive mechanical ventilation at 30 days occurred in 18.6 and 21.9 percent of patients receiving statins and those not receiving statins, respectively (odds ratio, 0.76).

Statins may be helpful for diabetic patients with COVID-19

In hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes, statin use was associated with reduced in‐hospital mortality. If confirmed, these study findings may highlight the importance of administering statins to patients with diabetes and COVID-19.

This observational study included 4252 adult patients admitted to a single center in Bronx, New York from March 1, 2020 to May 2, 2020. Among non-diabetic patients, statin use did not significantly impact in-hospital mortality. Among diabetic patients on a statin, reduced cumulative in-hospital mortality was observed (24% vs 39%, P < .01). After propensity score matching and inverse probability treatment weighting, the risk of death during hospitalization was 12% lower for statin users than non-users.

“We conclude that antecedent statin use in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is associated with lower inpatient mortality,” the authors wrote. “Statin use was significantly associated with a reduction in the primary endpoint (in-hospital mortality within 30 days) in the overall cohort in univariate (OR 0.69, 95% CI 0.56-0.85) and multivariable-adjusted analysis (OR 0.49, 95% CI 0.38–0.63).”
 

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Pre existing Tinnitus Can be Made Worse By COVID-19
Having COVID-19 symptoms exacerbated tinnitus in 40% of respondents, made no change in 54%, and improved tinnitus in 6%.

Tinnitus Connection with COVID-19
- caused by hearing loss, middle ear disorder, head & neck trauma, TMH, ototoxic medication, sinus pressure, traumatic brain injuries
- Brain "making up" for missing info
- Could be crickets, fleeting sound, caustic roaring sound, whooshing or static sounds
- Treatment - supplements are not effective
 

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Mix 'n Matching Vaccines
The 13 month study will initially have eight different arms, testing eight different combinations, but more products may be added:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca and Oxford/AstraZeneca - 28 days apart
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca and Oxford/AstraZeneca - 12 weeks apart - as a control group
  • Pfizer/BioNTech and Pfizer/BioNTech - 28 days apart
  • Pfizer/BioNTech and Pfizer/BioNTech - 12 weeks apart - as a control group
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech - 28 days apart
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech - 12 weeks apart
  • Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca - 28 days apart
  • Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca - 12 weeks apart
 

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Delay Surgery for 7 weeks Post COVID-19
  • A new study suggests that those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should wait at least 7 weeks before undergoing surgery to avoid a higher risk of postoperative death.
  • Death rates during the 30 days after surgery were 1.5 percent among those who had not developed COVID-19, and 4 percent among patients who had surgery within 4 weeks of diagnosis.
  • That rate dropped to 3.6 percent for those having surgery 5 to 6 weeks after surgery, and 1.5 percent among those having surgery 7 to 8 weeks after developing COVID-19.
 

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Diabetes
Poor outcomes, increased mortality and severe COVID-19. More likely to die during hosptalisation
 

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