Broad coronavirus testing crucial in lifting restrictions: U.S. experts – Reuters

The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stay-at-home restrictions and lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, U.S. health experts said on Sunday.
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Stem cell drug from Pluristem brings dying covid-19 patients back to life – Green Prophet

Pluristem’s stem cell treatment helps covid-19 critically ill to wean off ventilators. The placental stem cell treatment helps a person regenerate damaged tissue from corona virus. The company is looking to expand clinical trials around the world to stop the pandemic.
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A Dire Sunday Thought

In Saner Thought

Today is Easter and this country is in the midst of this damn pandemic and that brings me to the horrific prediction for today…..

A well-regarded coronavirus forecasting model now says the most ominous coronavirus day in the US won’t be in a week’s time but this Sunday—the date on which the daily death rate in the US is projected to peak at 2,212 deaths. The Tuesday night update to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model is yet again predicting far fewer American lives lost. Last Thursday, its model put the number at 93,531. The latest update dropped that count to 60,415 by Aug. 4.

There are some other positive downward adjustments, among them, a decrease in the projected number of ventilators needed here from nearly 32,000 to about 16,500, as well as the number of ICU beds needed at the virus’ peak now…

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