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Theodoric
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Message 331 of 1110 (891837)
02-12-2022 7:02 PM
Reply to: Message 330 by Tanypteryx
02-12-2022 6:50 PM


Re: The US Army's "pan-coronavirus" vaccine could protect against any COVID variant
There was some news about this back in November. It has been quiet ever since. As far as I can tell there have been no published results on the Phase 1 trial.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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AZPaul3
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Message 332 of 1110 (892053)
02-24-2022 1:02 AM


A Premonition
I want to get this in early before the conspiracies latch on. This will be twisted to no end of obfuscation claiming Big Pharma-China-CDC invented covid to control the minds of the world for ... purpose.
Still don't know purpose but now we got proof.
Scientists Built a Coronavirus From Scratch, Then Saw It Trying to Hide : ScienceAlert
Another monster that science has unleashed on a sinful world straying ever farther from our lord and savior, The Great Prophet Zarquon.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
Tanypteryx
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Message 333 of 1110 (892072)
02-24-2022 7:10 PM


I just heard from my grandson, who is in the Red Horse Battalion of the Air Force, stationed on Guam, that he's recovering from a mild case of Covid. He's been in quarantine for more than a week and was fully vaccinated but not boostered yet.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
Tanypteryx
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Message 334 of 1110 (892133)
02-26-2022 3:18 PM


Scientific American, Special Issue-March 2022
Scientific American has a special issue march 2022. How Covid Changed the World, Lessons from 2 Years of Emergency Science, Upheaval and Loss.
I have only read a couple articles so far, but it is good to see the whole pandemic reported on from many different perspectives and effects.
I have had some interesting talks with my 16 year old granddaughter about the impact this has all had on her life. The disruption of her 8th, 9th, and 10th grades in school and her social life has been tremendous. And this is a unique event, in that it affects every other kid on the whole planet and no one living has experienced this type of global catastrophe before. No one, not even the oldest of us has been through it before.
The kids seem to get it, they are all having their lives disrupted, all the kids everywhere, share this event.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 335 of 1110 (892138)
02-26-2022 4:44 PM
Reply to: Message 334 by Tanypteryx
02-26-2022 3:18 PM


Re: Scientific American, Special Issue-March 2022
The Polio period pre-vaccine might come close.
I can remember when all the pools were closed and things like the fair and fireman's bull roast and the shrimp feast and kids simply didn't gather together even though it was summer.
The big difference was duration. The polio periods lasted weeks or months.

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Message 336 of 1110 (892187)
03-02-2022 6:53 AM


Covid is not the threat...
Tyranny is the threat and many foolish people are supporting it

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Message 337 of 1110 (892197)
03-02-2022 10:34 AM
Reply to: Message 336 by Porkncheese
03-02-2022 6:53 AM


You're an idiot.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 338 of 1110 (892201)
03-02-2022 10:47 AM
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03-02-2022 6:53 AM


Stupidity like yours is the threat.
ABE: Would you have unprotected sex with someone you knew had gonorrhea or syphilis, or would you have unprotected sex with someone if you knew you had gonorrhea or syphilis?
Edited by Tanypteryx, : No reason given.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 339 of 1110 (892312)
03-05-2022 12:27 PM


COVID Infects Penis, Testicles and Prostate
COVID Infects Penis, Testicles and Prostate – Causes Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Reduced Sperm Count
quote:
Multiple tissues of the male genital tract can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in large animal models. The study, in SARS-CoV-2 infected-rhesus macaques, revealed the prostate, vasculature of testicles, penis, and testicles were all infected with the virus.
The surprising discovery was made utilizing a PET scan specially designed to reveal sites of infection spreading over time in a whole-body scan. Scientists didn’t know what they would find, but they expected to see the virus in the lungs and high up in the nose near the brain because people were experiencing loss of taste and smell.
“But the signal that jumped out at us was the complete spread through the male genital tract,” said lead investigator Thomas Hope, professor of cell and developmental biology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. “We had no idea we would find it there.”
“These results indicate that the testicular pain, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, reduced sperm count and quality, and decreased fertility associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection are a direct consequence of infection of cells of the male reproductive tract and not indirect mechanisms such as fever and inflammation,” Hope said.
quote:
“Even if this is only a small percentage of the infected, it represents millions of men who may suffer from a negative impact on their sexual health and fertility,” Hope said.
Clinical studies suggest 10% to 20% of SARS-CoV-2-infected men have symptoms related to male genital tract dysfunction. This suggests tens of millions of men who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, especially those who had severe COVID-19, should evaluate their sexual health and fertility to determine if additional therapies could prevent or diminish future problems, Hope said.
They may not be able to get a hardon, but at least Bill Gates can't track their every move.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
Tanypteryx
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Message 340 of 1110 (892748)
03-13-2022 11:52 AM


Mask mandates expire
The mask mandates have expired here in Oregon this weekend. It will be interesting to see if Covid rates rise again. Our family will continue to avoid other people and will continue to wear masks when contact is unavoidable.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 341 of 1110 (892754)
03-13-2022 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 340 by Tanypteryx
03-13-2022 11:52 AM


Re: Mask mandates expire
Tanypteryx writes:
The mask mandates have expired here in Oregon this weekend. It will be interesting to see if Covid rates rise again. Our family will continue to avoid other people and will continue to wear masks when contact is unavoidable.
i'm with you on this. i also think it's still too soon. have 2 months of total lockdown and we can reduce it to a dull roar, like the flu but more dangerous to the elderly & immunocompromised. but no, watch the cases rise and the deaths continue.

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Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!

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Message 342 of 1110 (892777)
03-13-2022 4:25 PM


All COVID restrictions were removed a couple of weeks ago here. Everything is now back to normal. Everything fully open, almost like COVID never happened.
There's a high and increasing rate of infection but it's mostly like having a cold. We're living with it now.
Pending a new variant of course.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 343 of 1110 (892813)
03-15-2022 12:03 AM


A Few Ways to Deal With Mask-holes
When you get heckled by mask-holes for wearing your mask at the store, I heard a couple responses:
  1. Remove your mask and get as close to them as you can, right in their face. And tell them that you tested positive just this morning. Having to cough a couple times would help.
  2. Tell them that you're wearing your mask because of the Deep State's facial recognition software.

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Percy
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Message 344 of 1110 (892823)
03-15-2022 9:29 AM


Living in a Red State is Bad for Your Health
How does Ron DeSantis sleep at night? is an op-ed piece by Dana Milbank in The Washington Post that describes a couple looks at the data revealing that the highest death rates have been in states led by Republican governors.
Doug Haddix produced a report using CDC data that showed that since last July the 14 states with the highest death rates were all led by Republican governors, including Florida, Ohio, Arizona and Georgia, all around 140 deaths per 100,000. By contrast DC was at 27 and California at 58.
Charles Gaba, a health-care analyst best known for running numbers related to Obabacare, used Johns Hopkins numbers and got largely the same results.
Of course we knew this already. The only thing new here is that they used more recent data. So now we know that both early and late in the pandemic, living in a red state is bad for your health.
A side comment: mask mandates and indoor constraints falling by the wayside all across the country. Many think this too soon, myself among them. The end of the pandemic is in sight, but ceasing our efforts now is akin to jumping out of an airplane just because the airport is within sight. The situation has improved enough that opening things up and setting our masks aside will do less harm than when the pandemic was raging, but it still means that some people will die needlessly. Well, at least they were free.
--Percy
PS: I post a lot of links to Washington Post articles, but I just noticed that they've dropped their "10 free articles per month" policy. It's now completely behind a paywall, except for their covid pages. I'll begin quoting more and/or describing more of what articles say. Same for the New York Times.
Edited by Percy, : Typo.

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Theodoric
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Message 345 of 1110 (892825)
03-15-2022 9:36 AM
Reply to: Message 344 by Percy
03-15-2022 9:29 AM


Re: Living in a Red State is Bad for Your Health
I have a Times subscription, but post a lot of their articles to Facebook. Usually MSN, Yahoo or Apple posts the same article. Search by the article title.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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