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"Is it true that it hit less hard on children than flu?" Short answer up front: To the best of our knowledge, subject to the conditions we've been able to observe (vaccines for flu, lockdowns, distancing and masking for COVID-19), COVID-19 is, so far, a similar level of threat to children as typical seasonal flus; more deadly than some flu years, ...


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I'm not a doctor but it seems unlikely this treatment would work for 2 reasons: The proposed heat is very high in comparison to normal body temperature and temperature used in other heat-treatments There is no empirical evidence presented (are visitors of saunas less susceptible?). This can change of course. However it is not a strange idea as there do ...


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True. Says the WHO since March 2020: Children are important drivers of influenza virus transmission in the community. For COVID-19 virus, initial data indicates that children are less affected than adults and that clinical attack rates in the 0-19 age group are low. Further preliminary data from household transmission studies in China suggest that children ...


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It is unscientific becasue it is conclusionary with no cited research. A conclusion is presented by some very well credentialed professionals, who might possibly be correct, but they do not show their work. To make this recommendation scientific the increased deaths it implies would need to be modeled/quantified and offset by some quantification of the ...


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I couldn't find any evidence that Putin was hiding in a bunker for a significant amount of time in 2020. As it seems, most of the rumors come from the photos of his apparently windowless conference room in Novo-Ogaryovo. The earliest reference to the "bunker" I could find was published on d3.ru in 2015: Is Putin in the Bunker?: Путин в бункере? Ни ...


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quarague's answer is exactly correct, I'm just spelling out the math so that it is obvious at a glance: cases per day: 200 cases per 1 million inhabitants = 200/1000000 = 0.0002 140 cases per 100000 inhabitants, divided by 7 days = (140/100000)/7 = 0.0002


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As mentioned in a comment by Mad Scientist: Ourworldindata reports around 200 cases per 1 million inhabitants per day where this number is the average over the last 7 days. DieZeit reports around 140 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in total over the last 7 days. With rounding these two incidence rates match up exactly.


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Can anyone explain what trump is claiming here ... What Trump was claiming is something that has been claimed multiple times since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic: That doctors and hospitals are inflating the number of coronavirus hospital admissions and deaths because Medicare pays more if coronavirus is listed as one of the causes of the ...


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Conflation. And oversimplification. But not completely untrue. Exact phrase is unfortunate and could be treated as 'no evidence for that'. "Doctors" paid directly for "cause of death is Covid" seems to be untrue. In the health care system paid more for a diagnosis of Covid instead of other diagnosis (that is when a patient should be ...


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That's true. It is of course difficult to pinpoint any number for all diseases and all countries, but is not just an anecdotal observation from your local oncology section: In France, "the delay in diagnosis is indisputable," says Kahn. "About 50% of the cancer diagnoses one would expect during this period were missed." — Aude Lecrubier: ...


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