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  1. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    Very interesting information out of a small town in Italy. Only 1 death so far. How did that happen in Italy? Mass testing from the very start by the University of Padua. Those who were asymptomatic (ie. no visible symptoms) were able to be identified and then isolated in quarantine. This is...
  2. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    Second only to Golden North Honey.
  3. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    If they are using a drug that has gone through for other reasons/illnesses, that negates some of those trials required. It might be poor journalism/ marketing team to call it a vaccine when it might be a drug to combat some of the symptoms (which is what some of those claiming to be a vaccine...
  4. NikkiNoo

    News Where’s the AFL reduces season to 17 weeks thread?

    AFL has confirmed the season will start with tomorrow’s match. Quarters shortened to 16 minutes.
  5. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    There has been talk at Unis might be closed by next week. Nothing official or anything, but we are putting plans in place as to how this becomes work from home to still keep things running as best we can for all the services that will still have to keep going with students and academic staff...
  6. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    Okay the WHO have declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which means that they opened up their Emergency Use Listing (EUL). https://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/EUL/en/ What does this mean - it means that testing via this method is fast tracked and by-passes...
  7. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    You need a healthy population as well. That's going to be interesting for researchers to find the right balance that is required. Traditionally as well they have only selected male participants to be tested. Now there are more guidelines around a more well-rounded testing population to include...
  8. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    There is a reason why the AFL tried very hard to ensure that the TGA were kept well away from the Essendon drug cheating system. There are massive penalties that come in to force for trying to get around the TGA. In the past there have been drugs approved by the FDA that are not approved here in...
  9. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    Simply will not be approved by the TGA.
  10. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    What happens when Universities are shut down? That testing comes to a halt or is severely restricted. You can't fast track to market or import from other countries without being okay'd by the TGA - https://www.tga.gov.au/prescription-medicines-biologicals-new-registrations. There is an option...
  11. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    You can't. I have worked in the space of ethical approvals and have a bit of knowledge around TGA approvals. No matter the pressure put on, you can't send a drug out without all the required valid testing in place. Just because something is okay'd in other parts of the world, it still needs to...
  12. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    Considering we still hadn't received our fixture and we were supposed to start playing in April... Best idea to postpone until June. ;)
  13. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    There is the possibility that they think something might work for a vaccine - but it has to be fully tested to find out if that is the case. You do lab work. Then you do lab work with animals. Then you do testing on human populations. The last two need to go through ethics approvals etc and...
  14. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    This one is the one many health professionals are using - https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. They list SA as 20 cases with 3 recovered and 17 still active. Australian cases are at 297 but due to the site being based in the US there is a lag time on the reporting they can do.
  15. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    From the WHO (who everyone should be looking to for the emergency management)
  16. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    herd immunity relates to vaccination rates to create the herd immunity. Letting people get the disease will NOT create herd immunity as per a lead epidemiologist from Harvard University...
  17. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    This is the evidence that our countries CMO is ignoring or saying doesn't exist. I would like to see a journalist quote that at him next time he pulls out the line in a press conference that there is no evidence that closing schools works.
  18. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    It takes up to a year to two years to do the full testing required and approval through the relevant TGA/FDA once all the ethical testing has been done. If you are looking in to a drug that has been developed already for something else and it might work to alleviate some of the symptons then the...
  19. NikkiNoo

    Game Day R6: Adelaide v GWS, Richmond Oval, Sunday 2.40pm local

    From the first bounce it really was obvious that there are two different sets of rules for each team. we’ve been fumbling for a couple of weeks. It’s frustrating.
  20. NikkiNoo

    Certified Legendary Thread My Sharona! (COVID-19 Information & Discussion Here)

    The UK reported the first case of a neonatal infant testing positive for the virus. Their mother got it and then went into labour. They are still checking to see if it is a case of the infance actually having the virus or from bodily contact from the mother. This is contrary to what was reported...

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