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Brief suspensions of vaccine distribution could have “disastrous effects”

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulator insisted Tuesday that there is “no indication” the AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots as governments around the world faced the grimmest of dilemmas: push on with a vaccine known to save lives or suspend its use over reports of clotting in some recipients.

The European Medicines Agency urged governments not to halt use of the vaccine at a time when the pandemic is still taking thousands of lives each day.

And already there are concerns that even brief suspensions could have disastrous effects on confidence in inoculation campaigns the world over, many of which are already struggling to overcome logistical hurdles and widespread hesitancy about experimental vaccines.

“We are still firmly convinced that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing COVID-19 with its associated risk of hospitalization and death outweigh the risk of the side effects,” said Emer Cooke, the head of the agency.

Many scientists have argued that even the loss of a few days in vaccinating vulnerable people could be far costlier than the impact of any rare phenomenon.

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But a cascading number of countries have taken a different view and locked away shots from the Anglo-Swedish company, awaiting the results of an EMA review, promised Thursday.

Sweden was the latest to do so Tuesday, choosing caution over speed, even as Cooke insisted “that at present there is no indication that vaccination has caused these conditions.”

Highlighting the difficulty of making such decisions at a time when people are voraciously following the ups and downs of every vaccine candidate, Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the risk, if it existed, was rare but the country’s authorities “have felt compelled to pause AstraZeneca’s vaccine” after receiving ever more reports of blood clots.

Europe has the luxury to be able to pick from several vaccine candidates — but the decision of whether to suspend use of the vaccine is still not an easy one on the continent where the virus has already killed over half a million people, is surging again and where the vaccination campaign has repeatedly stumbled.

The choice may be even more fraught elsewhere because many countries are relying heavily on AstraZeneca, which is cheaper and easier to handle than some other shots. The vaccine has so far played a huge role in the global initiative to ensure vaccines get to poorer countries known as COVAX.

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For instance, when Congo decided to hold off on the vaccine, it put its entire campaign on hold before it even began since it has not yet received doses of any other shot.

Somalia, by contrast, went ahead with its first shots of AstraZeneca on Tuesday — including one for the health minister, who received the jab publicly to reassure the nation about its safety.

The AstraZeneca shot has already struggled to gain public trust after troubles with reporting of its data and concerns about its effectiveness in older people. The current debate could further erode confidence in the vaccine — and that skepticism could even spread to others.

“We are worried that there may be an effect on the trust of the vaccines. But our job is to make sure that the products that we authorize are safe,” Cooke said.

The EMA chief noted that thousands of people across the EU develop blood clots every year for a variety of reasons and that there were no reports of increased clotting incidents in the clinical studies of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Still, experts would undertake a “very rigorous analysis” and make a recommendation Thursday.

The difficulty of the decision was clear in Thailand, the first country outside Europe to temporarily suspend use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, only to recant on Tuesday — when its prime minister received a dose.

“There are people who have concerns,” Prayuth Chan-ocha said after getting the shot. “But we must believe doctors, believe in our medical professionals.”

Many other countries in Asia have likewise shrugged off concerns, but Indonesia, a nation of over a quarter-billion people, halted use of the shot this week, saying it would wait for a World Health Organization report on the issue.

In addition to the EMA, AstraZeneca and the WHO have said there is no evidence the vaccine carries an increased risk of blood clots. There have been 37 reports of blood clots among the more than 17 million people who have received the vaccine across the EU and Britain, the company said.

“This is much lower than would be expected to occur naturally in a general population of this size and is similar across other licensed COVID-19 vaccines,” the drugmaker said.

But the number of countries in the bloc that are sticking with the shot is falling after heavyweights like Germany, Italy, France and Spain all said they were suspending it.

That left Belgium — and a handful of others such as Poland, Romania and Greece — increasingly isolated in their insistence that halting the shots now would cause more harm than the side effects so hotly debated.

“When you know how the virus is making the rounds, it would be very imprudent to stop,” Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told VRT network early Tuesday.

Experts have noted that such concerns are inevitable in mass vaccination campaigns — with so many people getting shots, some are bound to get sick even if the vaccine is not to blame. That would mean “we’d have to incessantly interrupt campaigns during the coming months,” Vandenbroucke said.

Still, the torrent of decisions casting doubt on the AstraZeneca vaccine despite assurances of experts is testing public opinion.

But Bogdan Grecu, 26, who works in Romania’s petroleum sector, was unfazed when he got his shot Tuesday.

“I’m pretty sure it’s worth the risk,” he said. “I don’t think it’s possible for the vaccine to create a worse reaction than the virus.”

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The EU must, on reflection, see their President as a totally inept fool; they can of course be forgiven for her bungling ineptitude as she was not democratically elected but appointed as the least contentious of the assorted apparatchiks who were angling for the office!

That having made a complete botch of dealing with the Pandemic she should now, having failed to contractually place orders for the vaccine she is now, with thinly veiled threats trying to weaponise its distribution in the manner of any 3rd. world dictator.

Ursula von der Leyen threatened to be responsible for the murder of potentially 1,000s of British citizens by blocking export of vaccines to the UK, vaccines Britain placed firm orders for (contracted for) and have paid for. Don’t think it couldn’t happen – the Prime Minister imposed on Italy by the EU recently blocked export of contacted vaccines to Australia, because his puppet masters in the EU had bungled ordering of vaccine!

See the full document the EU tried to pass off as a contract CLICK HERE – nowhere therein is there any appearance of a contract to buy ANY Astra Zeneca vaccine by the EU. It merely states the probable intent to buy SOME if, as and when the EU approves the efficacy of the vaccine.

Britain had bought and paid for large quantities of the drug weeks, if not months before the EU got around to approving it, let alone ordering any!

Ursula von der Leyen’s behaviour is beneath contempt and that of some tinpot dictatorship in a banana republic – as was that of the EU’s place-man/puppet in control of Italy!

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Understanding Vaccine Production 17-Mar-2021 …

The letter, from NHS England’s chief commercial officer Emily Lawson and Dr Nikita Kanani, medical director for primary care, warns the problem is likely to hit from 29 March and last for four weeks. It says people aged 49 years or younger should not be offered vaccinations unless they are in a higher priority group.

Here’s the full text of the letter:

Dear Colleague,

COVID-19 vaccination deployment next steps on uptake and supply

Following our letter to you on 2 March, we are writing to update you on the latest position on vaccine supply and deployment over the next six weeks.

From the start of the programme, the NHS has successfully had to adjust week-to-week vaccine delivery in the light of fluctuations in supply. As previously notified, pleasingly this week and next see significant increases in vaccine supply. However, the Government’s Vaccines Task Force have now notified us that there will be a significant reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in the week commencing 29 March, meaning volumes for first doses will be significantly constrained. They now currently predict this will continue for a four-week period, as a result of reductions in national inbound vaccines supply.

Maximising uptake in Cohorts 1 to 9

We are asking systems to renew efforts, working with local authorities, the voluntary, community and faith sectors and other local partners to ensure maximum cohort penetration, offering and re-offering vaccinations to those in Cohort 1 to 9.

Guidance published in February on ‘pop up centres’ allows local systems to set up temporary mobile vaccination clinics in areas with lower uptake rates, at places of worship and other community settings where those from eligible cohorts who have not presented at fixed vaccination sites may feel more welcome.

Local systems will also want to consider dedicated sessions for groups with specific access requirements, extend visits to housebound patients and schedule second or third care home visits, ensuring those at greatest risk have access to the vaccine.

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I was involved in getting the #oxfordvaccine  @JennerInstitute
manufacturing process and consortium up and running. Here is a thread of why there is an issue with doses, with some science and #sciencepolicy. The EU looks in the wrong to me.
 To make the vaccine, you need to grow up a huge volume of cells, they make the vaccine, then the vaccine is purified. The manufacturing process is new. It relies on elements used before, but each new process has its own parameters.
That means each manufacturing site has to on board the exact process and get it running. Usually this takes many months, but is being done urgently for COVID.
 
 
Maybe a good yield is a million doses per run (in reality, it depends on how big your cell culture is). But maybe the first few runs only yield 250 thousand doses.
  
It costs the same-it takes the same number of staff, same equipment etc regardless of how good the yield is. It also takes the same time. Projections on available doses tend to rely on best case scenarios. If each site gets maximum yield from each run, you get all those doses
  
It takes experience to get to maximum yields. The first manufacturing sites to join the consortium started this process almost a year ago working with us to supply the UK. They have worked through the kinks on their sites and are now producing top yields.
 
Sites with less experience are still getting to that stage. You can get high yields from the start, but usually you don’t. This is normal, just not something that is so in the public eye.
It’s like giving a brand new, very complicated recipe to a chef and asking them to make it in a new kitchen they’ve never seen before with new equipment. The first time everything takes a little longer.
 
 
What we are seeing is predicable #vaccinenationalism. In my view the EU are behaving poorly, but in the interests of their people. If things were reversed I expect the UK would do similar. For the record, I’m pro-EU but unimpressed today.
 
#vaccinenationalism was always going to happen. Programmes for sharing the vaccine equitably are to be applauded but countries will mostly look after their own first (or look to gain soft power). It’s naïve to think otherwise – we need practical solutions.
 
It is the proudest achievement of my career that I contributed to achieving that. I’m delighted that

have continued to expand that work to a huge network of manufacturing partners globally.

 
That our work with @SerumInstituteIndia and others back in March also means massive yields are being achieved there and will used across the globe.
 

and our post-docs Carina Joe and Sofia Fedosyuk, plus

and

. Lots of companies contributed resources and expertise to help drive this forward too.

 
 
 
 
There is a lesson in this. Manufacturing capacity is important. Countries have a choice on how they respond going forward. Having more flexible vaccine/drug manufacturing capacity so they can supply themselves is a good idea.
#vaccinenationalism disappears once we all have the ability to make vaccines. The more we rely on sharing between countries with their own interest, the harder it is to get the vaccine to everyone.
 
@GavinLeeBBC
 
twitter.com/sandyddouglas/ first doses of our vaccine arriving soon in South Africa. Thread on this amazing achievement, pricing and supply
@sandyddouglas
Amazing news. Our team @JennerInstitute are so pleased to see this! A few quick responses to some pointing out it could be even better (more/cheaper/single-dose) 1/ twitter.com/GovernmentZA/s…
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twitter.com/sandyddouglas/ a very good thread from

that expands on some key points

@sandyddouglas
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Great thread:
explaining the background re AZ vaccine supply – UK government didn’t just buy some doses, it paid >90% of the cost of developing the vaccine, including a complex new manufacturing process developed by our group. 1/ twitter.com/adamjohnritchi…
Adam John Ritchie
@adamjohnritchie
And although it is Sunday, there is no downtime in the lab. There are experiments on improving process yields and work on a range of vaccines to be done. Carina and I are hard at work, luckily both better at science than I am with a phone camera.

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The letter was sent to vaccination sites, NHS Trusts and regional directors
outlining the next steps on vaccine uptake and supplies

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Hi,

Understanding Vaccine Production 17-Mar-2021 …

The letter, from NHS England’s chief commercial officer Emily Lawson and Dr Nikita Kanani, medical director for primary care, warns the problem is likely to hit from 29 March and last for four weeks. It says people aged 49 years or younger should not be offered vaccinations unless they are in a higher priority group.

Here’s the full text of the letter:

Dear Colleague,

COVID-19 vaccination deployment next steps on uptake and supply

Following our letter to you on 2 March, we are writing to update you on the latest position on vaccine supply and deployment over the next six weeks.

From the start of the programme, the NHS has successfully had to adjust week-to-week vaccine delivery in the light of fluctuations in supply. As previously notified, pleasingly this week and next see significant increases in vaccine supply. However, the Government’s Vaccines Task Force have now notified us that there will be a significant reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in the week commencing 29 March, meaning volumes for first doses will be significantly constrained. They now currently predict this will continue for a four-week period, as a result of reductions in national inbound vaccines supply.

Maximising uptake in Cohorts 1 to 9

We are asking systems to renew efforts, working with local authorities, the voluntary, community and faith sectors and other local partners to ensure maximum cohort penetration, offering and re-offering vaccinations to those in Cohort 1 to 9.

Guidance published in February on ‘pop up centres’ allows local systems to set up temporary mobile vaccination clinics in areas with lower uptake rates, at places of worship and other community settings where those from eligible cohorts who have not presented at fixed vaccination sites may feel more welcome.

Local systems will also want to consider dedicated sessions for groups with specific access requirements, extend visits to housebound patients and schedule second or third care home visits, ensuring those at greatest risk have access to the vaccine.

Adam John Ritchie
@adamjohnritchie
I was involved in getting the #oxfordvaccine  @JennerInstitute
manufacturing process and consortium up and running. Here is a thread of why there is an issue with doses, with some science and #sciencepolicy. The EU looks in the wrong to me.
 To make the vaccine, you need to grow up a huge volume of cells, they make the vaccine, then the vaccine is purified. The manufacturing process is new. It relies on elements used before, but each new process has its own parameters.
That means each manufacturing site has to on board the exact process and get it running. Usually this takes many months, but is being done urgently for COVID.
 
 
Maybe a good yield is a million doses per run (in reality, it depends on how big your cell culture is). But maybe the first few runs only yield 250 thousand doses.
  
It costs the same-it takes the same number of staff, same equipment etc regardless of how good the yield is. It also takes the same time. Projections on available doses tend to rely on best case scenarios. If each site gets maximum yield from each run, you get all those doses
  
It takes experience to get to maximum yields. The first manufacturing sites to join the consortium started this process almost a year ago working with us to supply the UK. They have worked through the kinks on their sites and are now producing top yields.
 
Sites with less experience are still getting to that stage. You can get high yields from the start, but usually you don’t. This is normal, just not something that is so in the public eye.
It’s like giving a brand new, very complicated recipe to a chef and asking them to make it in a new kitchen they’ve never seen before with new equipment. The first time everything takes a little longer.
 
 
What we are seeing is predicable #vaccinenationalism. In my view the EU are behaving poorly, but in the interests of their people. If things were reversed I expect the UK would do similar. For the record, I’m pro-EU but unimpressed today.
 
#vaccinenationalism was always going to happen. Programmes for sharing the vaccine equitably are to be applauded but countries will mostly look after their own first (or look to gain soft power). It’s naïve to think otherwise – we need practical solutions.
 
It is the proudest achievement of my career that I contributed to achieving that. I’m delighted that

have continued to expand that work to a huge network of manufacturing partners globally.

 
That our work with @SerumInstituteIndia and others back in March also means massive yields are being achieved there and will used across the globe.
 

and our post-docs Carina Joe and Sofia Fedosyuk, plus

and

. Lots of companies contributed resources and expertise to help drive this forward too.

 
 
 
 
There is a lesson in this. Manufacturing capacity is important. Countries have a choice on how they respond going forward. Having more flexible vaccine/drug manufacturing capacity so they can supply themselves is a good idea.
#vaccinenationalism disappears once we all have the ability to make vaccines. The more we rely on sharing between countries with their own interest, the harder it is to get the vaccine to everyone.
 
@GavinLeeBBC
 
twitter.com/sandyddouglas/ first doses of our vaccine arriving soon in South Africa. Thread on this amazing achievement, pricing and supply
@sandyddouglas
Amazing news. Our team @JennerInstitute are so pleased to see this! A few quick responses to some pointing out it could be even better (more/cheaper/single-dose) 1/ twitter.com/GovernmentZA/s…
Show this thread
Adam John Ritchie
@adamjohnritchie

twitter.com/sandyddouglas/ a very good thread from

that expands on some key points

@sandyddouglas
·
Great thread:
explaining the background re AZ vaccine supply – UK government didn’t just buy some doses, it paid >90% of the cost of developing the vaccine, including a complex new manufacturing process developed by our group. 1/ twitter.com/adamjohnritchi…
Adam John Ritchie
@adamjohnritchie
And although it is Sunday, there is no downtime in the lab. There are experiments on improving process yields and work on a range of vaccines to be done. Carina and I are hard at work, luckily both better at science than I am with a phone camera.

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Legendary broadcaster James Whale reveals he’s fighting cancer of the brain, spine, kidney and lungs

PIONEERING radio broadcaster James Whale has cancer of the kidney, spine, brain and lungs.

The talkRADIO star tells today how he considered going to Dignitas when he was first given the devastating news a fortnight ago.

James Whale has cancer of the kidney, spine, brain and lungs

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James Whale has cancer of the kidney, spine, brain and lungs

But now he has vowed to fight the disease so he can return to the airwaves.

The diagnosis is a devastating blow for James, coming just two years after his beloved wife Melinda died of lung cancer and 20 years after he had one kidney removed because of a tumour.

In an exclusive interview, the 69-year-old bravely reveals: “This little bastard has spread. It’s in my remaining kidney. I’ve got a couple of small lesions in my lungs. I’ve got it in my spine. I’ve got it in my brain.”

James is one of the UK’s leading radio broadcasters. His late-night series, the James Whale Radio Show, which was broadcast live simultaneously on Radio Aire in Leeds and ITV in the 1980s, made the genre famous.

James is one of the UK's leading broadcasters and rose to fame with his late-night series in the 80s

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James is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and rose to fame with his late-night series in the 80sCredit: Ross Parry

He spent 13 years presenting weeknights on talkSPORT from 1995 before moving onto a drivetime show on LBC broadcasting every weekday for four years, sparking a huge ratings rise.

He now hosts between 7pm and 10pm on News UK’s booming station talkRADIO alongside long-time co-host Ash Gould.

The 2016 Celebrity Big Brother star had been feeling unwell for about a year.

But he was prompted into taking action when he started forgetting names on air while presenting his popular nightly radio show.

He has spent 13 years presenting on talkSPORT and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016

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He has spent 13 years presenting on talkSPORT and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016Credit: Getty

Blood tests showed he had very low sodium levels, so he was referred to a haematologist.

Recalling being told the diagnosis two weeks ago, James says: “The woman looked worried and she said ‘I’m so sorry. I’ve got really, really bad news for you. I’m afraid 20 years ago you had kidney cancer. Well, it looks like it’s probably come back. You’ve got a tumour on your kidney.’

“And I thought, ‘OK, well, 20 years later I’ll have to do all over again.’ And then she said, ‘I’m sorry. Sadly it’s spread. You’ve got small lesions in your brain and your lung, in your spine, in your pituitary gland.’”

James’ immediate reaction, driven by shock and trauma, was to consider euthanasia.

James' diagnosis is another devastating blow after losing his wife Melinda to cancer two years ago

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James’ diagnosis is another devastating blow after losing his wife Melinda to cancer two years agoCredit: Oliver Dixon – The Sun

“I came home, had a little think about things. I decided I’m just booking myself a trip to Dignitas. You might as well just go and get it over with,” he says in his trademark brutally honest style.

“I’d looked into it quite some time ago because Melinda died two years ago and it’s been something in the back of my mind.”

But James was supported by his son, also James, to seek help from the charity Kidney Cancer UK that he set up after his first battle with the disease in 2000.

His treatment has been guided by Professor Thomas Powles, director of London’s Barts Cancer Centre where he is lead for solid tumour research.

The legendary broadcaster also faced cancer 20 years ago when he had a kidney removed because of a tumour

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The legendary broadcaster also faced cancer 20 years ago when he had a kidney removed because of a tumourCredit: Rex Features

James says: “I went to his office and he told me: ‘I think you can put off your trip to Dignitas for a little while.’”

He had a biopsy last week and its results will help determine a prognosis, but he is already on immunotherapy and hormone replacement treatment which has transformed his way of life.

RETURNING TO WORK

He explains: “I’ve had a tumour on my pituitary gland, which has altered all my hormones. So, for the past few months, the sight of food made me feel sick.

“I suddenly looked in the mirror and I saw my granddad. I thought all my face had got sunken in, I’d gone grey.

After his diagnosis, James' immediate reaction was to consider euthanasia

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After his diagnosis, James’ immediate reaction was to consider euthanasiaCredit: Rex Features

“I haven’t got a proper prognosis yet because it’s very early days, but this immunotherapy is a very new way of treating cancer — it gets the immune system to attack the tumours.

“I’m probably going to be on tablets for the rest of my life but I’ve gone from being like a little shrunken, old man in the chair who’s not eating and could hardly walk up the stairs, to where I can run upstairs.”

James hopes the treatment will work, while allowing him to return to work by avoiding chemotherapy.

He says: “The pills should shrink the tumours until they hopefully disappear.

But now he has vowed to fight the disease, saying 'I've got a few more programmes in me'

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But now he has vowed to fight the disease, saying ‘I’ve got a few more programmes in me’Credit: Rex Features

“It doesn’t work for everybody, but some people have been on their deathbeds then given this treatment and a couple of days later they’re up digging their gardens. I’m pretty sure I will be back on air very, very soon.”

The experience has made James — a loyal and caring friend, beloved by his colleagues — think about his mortality and there have been incredibly difficult moments.

“Have no doubt, it’s a shock and you’ll sit in a corner on your own and you’ll cry. I do quite a bit now on my own,” he admits.

“But I have no intention of dying right at this particular moment. I’ve got a few more programmes in me that I need to do, including more TV.

James says 'if I live another ten years, I’d be quite happy'

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James says ‘if I live another ten years, I’d be quite happy’

“I am pretty strong. I’m determined not to allow this to really undermine me.

“I’m coming up to being the oldest working man on British radio and I have continually been on air since I was 24.

“Next year I’m 70, so if I live another ten years, I’d be quite happy.”

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Dr. Jane C. Burns has studied Kawasaki disease for four decades. It took only four months for COVID-19 to turn her life’s work upside down.

Unusual numbers of children and teenagers living in COVID-19 hotspots like Lombardy, Italy and New York City have developed an inflammatory condition (officially called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C) that looks a lot like Kawasaki disease. In many cases, the children have also tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting the syndrome followed a viral infection.

In New York State, 170 inflammatory-disease cases and three related deaths are under investigation. Ninety-two percent of these patients tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies, and almost all of them were younger than 20, according to state health department data. As case reports pile up, the world is suddenly paying attention to the rare pediatric syndrome that has stumped Burns and her colleagues for decades, but largely flown under the radar.

“I’ve been waiting 40 years to understand in a much clearer way what I’ve been looking at all my life,” says Burns, who directs the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. “It’s a tragedy to realize that this virus that we thought was going to spare our most vulnerable citizens—our children—is not. But it has suddenly presented the opportunity to actually understand Kawasaki disease.”

Kawasaki disease is a mystery

Kawasaki disease has a well-defined set of symptoms, including a persistent high fever, bloodshot eyes, redness around the mouth, a body rash and redness and swelling of the feet and hands. Only a few thousands cases of Kawasaki are diagnosed each year in the U.S., mainly in children ages 5 and younger.

In part because of its rarity, doctors still don’t know exactly what causes Kawasaki disease—but the dominant theory is that a pathogen, most likely a virus, pushes a child’s immune system into overdrive, resulting in inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation can be successfully brought down with the antibody-based treatment intravenous immunoglobulin, but when left untreated, it can lead to permanent heart damage.

Burns thinks Kawasaki disease’s name may have done it a disservice. When it was first discovered in the 1960s, the condition was named Kawasaki “disease” instead of Kawasaki “syndrome,” and that designation has stuck. But a “disease” is something with a determinate cause, whereas a “syndrome” is a collection of symptoms that may not have a single catalyst—which far better characterizes Kawasaki, Burns believes. “Calling it a disease made us think that…there could only be one cause or trigger,” Burns says.

More recently, she says, doctors have begun to question that notion. Her research center has found that Kawasaki disease tends to surface in clusters of genetically similar children, and the disease can look slightly different depending on the group’s underlying genetics. That suggests different triggers could cause an inflammatory response in children with certain genetic predispositions, Burns says. It’s possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is one of those triggers.

But some researchers don’t think viruses are always to blame. Dr. Michael Levin, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Imperial College London, says bacteria may also trigger the inflammatory response. When clinicians test a nose or throat swab, Levin says, they look for known pathogens. But millions of bacterial strains live in the body, and most aren’t given a second look in the laboratory. “I think the cause of Kawasaki has been sitting in the bin because we don’t know how to identify it,” Levin says.

Not knowing exactly what causes Kawasaki also makes it difficult to diagnose, says Dr. Michael Portman, director of pediatric cardiovascular research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Doctors have to rely on inflammatory markers in the blood, as well observable symptoms, to make a subjective call. Portman is working with blood-testing startup Prevencio to develop a blood test that could detect certain proteins and blood components to give a firm Kawasaki diagnosis. Having a cut-and-dry diagnostic would make it easier for doctors to find the right treatment for patients, Portman says. It could also help answer a question confounding researchers: Is MIS-C a type of Kawasaki syndrome, or something else entirely?

Kawasaki disease’s connection to COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few papers had suggested other coronaviruses could cause Kawasaki disease. So when the pandemic hit, Portman expected to see an uptick in Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease, he says.

But some researchers don’t think SARS-CoV-2 has any connection to Kawasaki disease. That’s because MIS-C and Kawasaki have some clear and crucial differences.

Whereas Kawasaki disease is treatable and only leads to significant heart damage in about 25% of cases even when it’s left alone, many MIS-C patients suffer such serious damage to the heart that they go into shock. Others don’t have external symptoms of Kawasaki, but do have a high fever and elevated inflammatory markers. Teenagers and young adults have also been showing up in hospitals with MIS-C, whereas Kawasaki almost exclusively strikes children five and younger.

Burns says it’s possible that SARS-CoV-2 affects Kawasaki-prone children differently, depending on their unique genetic blueprints. Some could clear a SARS-CoV-2 infection without any inflammatory response. Others could go on to develop Kawasaki-like illness, while still others might exhibit an inflammatory response slightly different than Kawasaki disease. Burn has applied for a National Institutes of Health grant that would allow her to perform whole genome sequencing on children with different types of MIS-C, as well as children who were diagnosed with Kawasaki disease before the COVID-19 pandemic, to find differences and similarities.

But Levin isn’t sure there’s enough similarity to consider MIS-C a relative of Kawasaki.

Using data from Burns’ database of pre-COVID-19 Kawasaki patients, Levin compared classic Kawasaki with emerging clinical and laboratory reports of MIS-C. Given the high likelihood that MIS-C results in much more severe symptoms than the typical case of Kawasaki, “the overall spectrum is more different to Kawaski than similar to Kawasaki,” he concludes.

He notes that adults with serious cases of COVID-19 are also seeing extreme inflammatory responses; they just manifest differently, causing issues like respiratory distress. It’s possible that MIS-C is the pediatric version of that inflammation, he says.

Portman says he’s not sure it matters whether MIS-C is a subset of Kawasaki or its own syndrome, since they both seem to respond to the same treatment. “My general opinion is that we may have to morph these two diseases into one and just give them subclassifications,” he says.

Both Portman and Levin are working on gathering the data necessary to figure out how best to treat Kawasaki and MIS-C. Levin is launching a database that will allow clinicians to upload anonymous case details and treatment results until more rigorous randomized control trials can be completed, and Portman has been awarded a research grant to study differences in patients who respond to intravenous immunoglobulin versus those who don’t.

What parents need to know

For scared parents, it can be frightening to know that researchers are still working to understand both Kawasaki disease and MIS-C. But all of the experts interviewed by TIME say parents do not need to panic.

Kids are still much less likely than adults to develop a serious COVID-19 infection. Only about 2% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have been among children younger than 18, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even among kids who do get COVID-19, MIS-C is a very rare complication. About 170 MIS-C cases are under investigation in New York state, compared to thousands of pediatric COVID-19 cases there, and many parts of the country have yet to see a case.

Nevertheless, parents should not wait to seek medical attention if they see any symptoms of Kawasaki disease in their children, Burns says. With prompt treatment, most children should recover well, she says.

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From Paul Starling’s Facebook…   January 15th, 2020.

CANCER:

In the early hours of this morning I posted two things about cancer.   Within a few hours I’d deleted them.
I have re-considered (‘slept on it’, NOT!)
As I start writing this,  it is 11am.  Another, bloody, sleepless night.  That is one of the known effects of ‘surviving cancer’.
There are others.  In the cool light of day I’ve decided to open up, again, about this subject.  This time I will take the courage to ‘put it out there’, and leave it there, among you, despite my fears that you or others might misread my motives.
I am going to be open and honest with you, in the hope that it may help you understand better.
Oh yes, it is going to be therapeutic for me … but I’ve concluded it might also be therapeutic for you too.
Tomorrow I’m going to go to a specialist cancer unit. It provides support for those going through cancer but, also, as I discovered in the early hours of this morning, it is there for people who ‘survive cancer’.
What a revelation!
There’s me thinking that I should just shut up and suffer in silence.
For, after all, I survived the bloody cancer.
Wrong!
Surviving, not dying from, cancer brings ‘issues’ all of its own – as I discovered in the dark hours of this morning.
Many of you and others have asked me “how are you”?    
“I’m fine”, is my stock response, (for, after all, I am alive and, being British, should stiffen my lip, stiffen my sinews, and ‘keep on buggering on’ as Churchill was fond of saying to the men who were actually on the front line putting their lives at risk!)
NO.
I’ve reached the conclusion that it is better to tell you, and me, the truth.  That, I’ve decided, is healthier.
Oh, yes, I can keep CONTROL of the situation, you, and others, by pretending.  That empowers me, but disempowers you!
So …  NO.
I am not alright. And, by being honest, it sort of releases you to be honest, too.
This is the third cancer operation I have survived.  It has taken me all this time to be open and admit the truth, to my self, and you. (Bloody hell, my first cancer operation was 20 years ago! How dull and slow are we, in Britain, with this ‘soldiering on’, stiff upper lip stuff).
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I loathe self pity, and/or wallowing in weakness.
But. I come back to it, it takes greater strength and courage to face and tell the truth, rather than hide, and lie.  
Letting go, in this way, helps you, and others, to understand.
SO.
When I, finally, seek the support of others, at that hospital cancer unit tomorrow, I’ll be open, and tell the truth.
I will say that I am anxious, bordering on depressed. I am not sleeping, am isolating my self, and find the smallest task an impossible mountain to climb. I will, also, say that I am angry about the cumulative effect of so many operations (and the bloody suffering). That, in my silent rage, I have shut myself away from the world. And I could do with talking with the psychotherapist there, about these things.
This, I realised, in the early hours of this morning, takes REAL strength.
THIS is the healthier approach.
It will help me.
I think it will help you, too.
Hence my reason for writing this.

Paul Starling.

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Stuart died On 17 December, after a long and very bravely fought fight against bowel cancer, at his home in Newport.

Stuart was aged 66 when he died.

He leaves his wife and partner through his illness Trish and was dearly loved by Suzanne and Tom.
He will be missed not only by his family but by many friends and the town of Chepstow, where he had worked with Sandra and the staff at Archer & Co. and had gained the respect of many for his courteous behaviour and dedicated service to his clients. He will also be missed and remembered by those who knew of his illness and his resolute determination to survive with humour as long as possible, making the most of every moment he could.
I was privileged to have had several very private conversations with Stuart during his illness & treatment where, even when he knew the outcome was inevitable, he courageously sought out opportunities to be used in new trials that would not just prolong his own life but would provide information to help others following down the path!
My thoughts are with his family and those whom he had worked with for so many years, who miss him greatly, at this challenging time, when we remember his life on the anniversary of his death.
A Celebration for the life of Stuart Malcolm Archer, in accord with his wishes, was held at St. Pierre Golf and Country Club on Thursday 8th January 2015 at 13:00hrs.
The service of commemoration at St. Pierre was held after a private family ceremony at the Crematorium and was conducted by a Civil Celebrant Gill Fortescue with an extensive, and very appropriate eulogy.
The Eulogy was delivered by Stuart’s long term friend David Evans.

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here is the story of Paul Starling, one of the few journalists in Wales worthy of the name ‘journalist’ – I have read his material for many years …

I must admit I am inclined not to agree with much that he writes nor his  socialist opinions, I do congratulate him on his many examples of exposing corruption in Wales, which sadly is all too common.

I was aware he had had cancer but here is the story of his journey so far, in his own words – I wish him well and he, like all others who may need a ‘chat’ at some stage, when facing the challenges, is welcome to call me.

I wish him the best of luck as he faces the rest of his lives!

 

Thursday, 14.11. 2019.

Cats may have nine lives, but Starlings can soar to so much more.
Now the cat is out of the bag about my cancer, it’s time to answer your questions about ‘where has Paul’ gone.
It has been a long and eventful flight, and I’ve learned a very great deal about .. err .. a very great deal.
Cancer one, (20 years ago), brain surgery (seven years ago), cancer two, ( five years ago), five-part heart by pass surgery (2 years ago), cancer three (yesterday).
Cats may dream secure in a further four lives.
But murmurings of Starlings can set their hearts on so much more.
To answer the pressing questions of my so many friends, I’ve flown through the forest, and just have to pass through a few stray saplings now.
The Cancer’s out,  and in two weeks I’ll know if there any stragglers needing zapping or further cutting.
I ‘know’ there are not.
Your love, support, and wonderful words strengthened me through those final awful pre-surgery days.
Cats can stay on terra firma … it’s now time for us to aim higher, and further.
Doing the maths, it took 20 years to live five of my lives, so it will take a further 16 to exhaust the final four.
 By which time I’ll be content to just curl up in a high-flying nest somewhere.
My love and respect to you all.

Paul. X.

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A Tribute To David Tang

Emma Weymouth pays tribute to her close friend and Shanghai Tang founder David Tang: a brilliant man who was loved so much and will be missed by so many


THERE are no words to do justice to David Tang, and as I write I can imagine him scoffing, correcting my grammar and blasting me with a one-liner to well and truly put me in my place. Always keeping us on our toes, one step ahead and ready at the drop of a hat to say something shocking at the top of his booming voice, outrageous enough to reduce a room full of his esteemed guests to a quivering mass of raucous laughter. Among countless other attributes, we loved him for his ruthless sense of humour – if you told him you’d lost 10 pounds, he would look you calmly in the eye and say, “What, sterling?” then chuckle with his familiar grin and happy snort. He was certainly the funniest, most intelligent and supremely generous friend any of us will ever have.

The inimitable David Tang
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This week we lost one of the greats. A wit like no other, a philanthropist and businessman who could outdo us all, whether quoting Plato, playing a piano concerto with elegance and showmanship, or retelling one of the world’s naughtiest jokes in Chinese. On arriving at China Tang one Sunday evening for a late dinner, my husband Ceawlin and I happened upon David, who invited us to join his table, full of familiar faces. A few moments later, Tom Jones stood up and serenaded us all with his rendition of “Kiss”, to the delight of everyone.

David was a maker of magic, literally and figuratively. I remember an afternoon at his and his wife Lucy’s idyllic coastal country house in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, and no matter how hard David tried, one of his old classic card tricks kept failing to work. This enraged him beyond belief, but made the day even more entertaining.

Edward Tang, David’s son, and I met on our first day at UCL, and stuck together for our three-year History of Art course. We have remained firm friends ever since. Ed is godfather to our son John, and I have always adored him, but never have I been prouder of him or loved him more than I do now. This after all is not only a tribute to David, but also to his wonderful family, who have doted on him, held his hand and comforted him up to his last breath. Lucy has been his rock, and was the blood in his veins. Stoical to the last, she has faithfully supported David and calmly kept on top of everything, whilst navigating an emotional rollercoaster too terrible to imagine. The support, too, of David’s beloved and talented daughter Victoria has been unparalleled, with her husband Chris and beautiful baby Rocco alongside, providing the tenderness and companionship any of us would wish for during our last moments in this life.

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The light that shone from David inspired us all, and can never be extinguished. I can think of no one else who has brought such immeasurable joy to so many of our lives, with the driving force of a Superman and the energy of 50. Even when his health began to fade, his mind remained robust to the very last. The China Exchange, an ideas space that David founded as a “dynamic centre of excellence in Chinatown”, will continue to host varied and thought-provoking events, just as he intended. At his farewell party, the many embraces of his cherished friends will be the lasting symbol of the adoration and admiration we feel for him – an irreplaceable soul. We will celebrate him, treasure our precious memories of him and keep him with us in our hearts forever.

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Gradual Heart Attacks ‘Not Taken Seriously’ – Here Are The Symptoms

They’re just as common as sudden heart attacks, one study suggests. But people aren’t seeking urgent help.

If you heard the words ‘heart attack’, you’d be forgiven for picturing someone collapsing on the ground while clutching their chest, like you see on TV.

But while some heart attacks can be sudden, there are also a number that come on gradually – and people don’t necessarily know about them.

Heart attack symptoms that occur over a period of hours are often “not taken seriously”, one researcher has said, which could prove life-threatening.

A 2019 study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing revealed patients with gradual symptoms took eight hours to get medical help compared to those with abrupt symptoms, who took 2.6 hours.

A maximum delay of two hours is recommended to get fast treatment and the best outcomes for health. Delays of more than two hours are likely to end in serious complications or death.

Gradual heart attacks begin with mild discomfort that slowly gets worse, while abrupt onset refers to sudden and severe pain from the start.

“Both are a medical emergency and require urgent help,” said study author Dr Sahereh Mirzaei, from the University of Illinois, in the US. “But our study shows that gradual symptoms are not taken seriously.”

Dr Mirzaei’s study of 474 patients showing up at A&E with acute coronary syndrome – a condition that causes sudden, low blood flow to the heart – found symptoms came on abruptly in 56% of patients and emerged gradually in 44%.

Both women and men sought medical help more quickly when they experienced abrupt pain.

What are the symptoms of a gradual heart attack?

Chest pain, chest discomfort and chest pressure are warning signs that an artery may be blocked, which could cause a heart attack. Patients experiencing any of these should call the emergency medical services immediately, said Dr Mirzaei.

Other symptoms can also include pain in the throat, neck, back, stomach or shoulders, as well as nausea, cold sweats, weakness, shortness of breath, or fear.

Some people may be more at risk than others.

In the study, a number of men with heart disease, or those who had a family history of it, had symptoms triggered by physical exertion. Risky activities included climbing stairs, pulling, pushing, shovelling, heavy gardening, running and jogging.

Study author Dr Mirzaei said men with ischaemic heart disease or other risk factors including hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, or high cholesterol should be aware that chest pain or discomfort after physical effort could be a heart attack. Chest pain or discomfort, whether severe and sudden or mild and slow, “should not be ignored”, she warned.

Barbara Kobson, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), tells HuffPost UK symptoms can vary hugely from person to person, which is why knowing the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack is “vital” to ensure that people seek medical attention quickly when one strikes – and receive treatment sooner for a better chance of full recovery.

“People may not associate heart attacks with a slow onset because they may be expecting typical symptoms such as a crushing central chest pain, tightness or heaviness in the chest,” says Kobson. “Even if you feel unsure of the symptoms, especially when they present as mild symptoms, it is still important to seek medical advice.”

If you do experience any of the above symptoms which don’t go away, call 999 immediately.

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