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Old 08-10-2021, 09:50 PM
 
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Has the media so occupied with sensational reporting on what they believe is a resurgence of Covid-19, that they forget there's other diseases out there that look similar, and can fill up hospital wards faster than a population mostly immunized to Covid?

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Surge in Pediatric Respiratory Cases Appear to Stem from RSV Infections, Not COVID-19
“More concerned of just RSV overwhelming the hospital more than COVID just in pediatrics.”

by Leslie Eastman Tuesday
August 10, 2021 at 11:00am

The American press may be failing us, once again, on its coverage of the coronavirus.

Current reports stress that COVID-19 is surging among children, and the “experts” quickly stress vaccines and mask-mandates in response.

But is that the case? While COVID-19 numbers may be rising among children, it is also true that we are seeing a surge of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that is resulting in hospitalizations. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually results in mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two. Still, RSV can be severe, especially for infants. It is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in this country’s children younger than one year of age.

For example, a rise in RSV infections is reported in Albuquerque, partially attributed to the lack of regular infections after lockdowns and restrictions have ended.

Health officials monitoring COVID-19 are now seeing another dangerous trend nationwide. There’s been a rise in cases of the respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, which can be deadly for young children. Doctors said RSV is very common during the winter months but disappeared during the pandemic with people masking up. Now, we are seeing it spread at an unusual time.

Across the country, cases of RSV are soaring. RSV, not COVID-19, is being blamed for the lack of pediatric bed space in Oklahoma. Pediatric bed space is scarce at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, but COVID-19 isn’t to blame, a leader of the hospital said Thursday.

Rather, it’s largely RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, driving high numbers of hospitalizations for kids. The virus — normally seen in the winter months — has gone “absolutely, exponentially off the charts” over the past two months, said Dr. Cameron Mantor, chief medical officer for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health.
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Old 08-10-2021, 09:56 PM
 
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Or, CAP. Which presents identical to COVID and does same PCR results.


CAP is the second most common cause of hospitalization and the most common infectious cause of death [5,6]. Approximately 650 adults are hospitalized with CAP every year per 100,000 population in the United States, corresponding to 1.5 million unique CAP hospitalizations each year

Don't forget, PCR tests are for BROAD diagnostics. And coronavirus family counts 55 viruses, only 7 being infectious and five - for humans.
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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It doesn't fit the narrative so this will be suppressed. Combined with my "schools are the reason for the surge" thread, this makes a lot of sense. And it should mean that after a few weeks of school, everyone should get exposed to it like they would normally have, and it should be done. It also builds more into my observation that people that are strict about virus protocols are the ones having the worst time currently. I know during this whole mess, I've continued meeting with friends with no extra precautions, we've gone places that let us in without masks (and most of us haven't worn them), most of us aren't corona-vaccinated (but otherwise vaccinated). None of us have gotten particularly sick. But the folks we all know that dogmatically wear masks, sanitize, keep their distance, etc. are the ones that post every few months how awful they feel and for everyone to "mask up, vax up!"
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:46 PM
 
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They're calling all the Covid stories out of Florida as fake news. They went from daily reporting of Covid cases to weekly reporting and that explains the " surge" in cases. Fake news about a Florida church losing 6 members. Can't be substantiated and was never fact checked. They allowed hospitals to not report Covid patients as such if they were vaccinated so that explained why 99% of new Covid patients were unvaccinated. And the " being overrun" with Covid patients and "running out of beds".... they never mention that if they have 20 beds put aside for Covid patients and they get filled, THAT classifies as running out of beds. They could have 1,000 beds in a hospital with hundreds not in use.
Scare people into getting vaccines and lie to get them to do it.
What else are they lying to us about?
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:58 PM
 
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Or, CAP. Which presents identical to COVID and does same PCR results.


CAP is the second most common cause of hospitalization and the most common infectious cause of death [5,6]. Approximately 650 adults are hospitalized with CAP every year per 100,000 population in the United States, corresponding to 1.5 million unique CAP hospitalizations each year

Don't forget, PCR tests are for BROAD diagnostics. And coronavirus family counts 55 viruses, only 7 being infectious and five - for humans.
Community Acquired Pneumonia is not a specific diagnosis. RSV, Covid 19, Influenza, and the numerous bacterial pneumonias are all most commonly community acquired. Versus hospital acquired which is commonly bacterial and gram negative.

So Covid 19 can present as a CAP.

The PCR we use these days is very specific for Covid 19, and other CAPS will test negative with a Covid 19 PCR test.

"How specific is the COVID RT-PCR test? Does it cross-react with the “coronavirus” test on an extended respiratory panel?

All of the offered assays are highly specific for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with no cross-reactivity to either other human coronaviruses or to other human respiratory pathogens."

https://testguide.labmed.uw.edu/publ...piratory_panel
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Old 08-10-2021, 11:14 PM
 
Location: King County, WA
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Those seeing a surge include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why so many southern states, I wonder? This is normally a winter respiratory illness. Disturbing. Something doesn't add up.
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Old 08-10-2021, 11:40 PM
 
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The explanation seems to be that it was delayed due to Covid control measures. Who knows anymore about anything being reported or “explained.”

https://time.com/6082836/rsv-spike-summer-2021/
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Old 08-11-2021, 05:16 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Has the media so occupied with sensational reporting on what they believe is a resurgence of Covid-19, that they forget there's other diseases out there that look similar, and can fill up hospital wards faster than a population mostly immunized to Covid?

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https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/0...-not-covid-19/

Surge in Pediatric Respiratory Cases Appear to Stem from RSV Infections, Not COVID-19
“More concerned of just RSV overwhelming the hospital more than COVID just in pediatrics.”

by Leslie Eastman Tuesday
August 10, 2021 at 11:00am

The American press may be failing us, once again, on its coverage of the coronavirus.

Current reports stress that COVID-19 is surging among children, and the “experts” quickly stress vaccines and mask-mandates in response.

But is that the case? While COVID-19 numbers may be rising among children, it is also true that we are seeing a surge of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that is resulting in hospitalizations. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually results in mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two. Still, RSV can be severe, especially for infants. It is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in this country’s children younger than one year of age.

For example, a rise in RSV infections is reported in Albuquerque, partially attributed to the lack of regular infections after lockdowns and restrictions have ended.

Health officials monitoring COVID-19 are now seeing another dangerous trend nationwide. There’s been a rise in cases of the respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, which can be deadly for young children. Doctors said RSV is very common during the winter months but disappeared during the pandemic with people masking up. Now, we are seeing it spread at an unusual time.

Across the country, cases of RSV are soaring. RSV, not COVID-19, is being blamed for the lack of pediatric bed space in Oklahoma. Pediatric bed space is scarce at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, but COVID-19 isn’t to blame, a leader of the hospital said Thursday.

Rather, it’s largely RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, driving high numbers of hospitalizations for kids. The virus — normally seen in the winter months — has gone “absolutely, exponentially off the charts” over the past two months, said Dr. Cameron Mantor, chief medical officer for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health.
There were warnings that this was likely to happen Spring 2020 and again in the fall in reference to masking children and/or closing schools by multiple pediatric immunologists and garden variety pediatricians, not that most news media gave it any coverage.
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