Saw a couple of things today:
- Tom Hanks and his wife were released from the Australian hospital they were in.
I hope they use their celebrity status to spread awareness. People love celebrities. I remember when AIDS first came. It took Rock Hudson to get it for many to take it seriously.
- "Either: A. You're already infected in which case you shouldn't go out. or B. You're not infected yet in which case you shouldn't go out."
- "My government (Malta) have made it a criminal offence of €1,000 if people in quarantine are caught not at their homes. Yesterday it was raised to €3,000 after a few were found not doing it. And the police are clamping down hard on people in quarantine with A LOT of checking up on people."
I was thinking about
all the orders to self-isolate here, and how all it takes is one bad apple to violate those orders, and spread the virus. We already have laws re: quarantine. I wonder when they will be used?
- "SARS-CoV-2 Cell Entry Depends on ACE2 and TMPRSS2 and Is Blocked by a Clinically Proven Protease Inhibitor: Camostat mesylate, an inhibitor of TMPRSS2, blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung cells."https://www.cell.com/action/showpdf?pii=s0092-8674%2820%2930229-4
This is potentially a huge breakthrough. In Japan it has passed human trials. If this works it means that the drug will not let people reach terminal respiratory stages. FatJerome broke it down like this: "Basically from what I’m understanding is that they figured out what mechanism the virus uses to hijack the host cells and they’ve developed a therapeutic drug to inhibit that mechanism. This would be an early stage 'cure' so to speak but they haven’t done enough testing yet."