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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 10:42am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 
I have searched and have seen article after article stating that the protest have caused no surge in covid cases at all, but have found several articles stating like the one you just posted that this and other political rallies as well as parties are causing significant spikes.   Question is, are we dealing with a sentient politically active virus?  How does it know the difference between a protest and a rally or party?  This should be interesting scientist and the medical community greatly.   Quite an interesting phenomenon fit for a science fiction movie.  Fascinating stuff.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 5:51am




What bats can teach us about developing immunity to Covid-19 | Free to read
Efforts to develop effective drugs or vaccines depend on understanding how the virus outwits the immune system

Viruses love bats. The flying nocturnal mammals make outstanding hosts because — just like people — they live in large, dense groups, their air travel spreads germs between populations and their longevity enables a virus to persist for years in an individual animal.

The big difference is that bats’ remarkable immune system tames and tolerates many viruses that cause havoc when they spread to humans, including the coronavirus responsible for Covid-19.

“We should look at what bats are doing to control the virus and emulate that in some way,” says Bernard Crespi, professor of evolutionary biology at Simon Fraser University in Canada, one of a growing group of scientists finding clues to the pandemic through bat immunology.

Immunology lies at the heart of scientific and medical investigation of Covid-19. Every effort to explain the extraordinarily varied course of the disease, to treat it with drugs and prevent it with vaccines, depends on understanding how the virus outwits the human immune system — or vice versa.


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Posted: Sep 7, 2020 - 1:07pm

French 'anti-maskers' most likely to be educated women in 50s, says study
Results show 94% of Covid sceptics would refuse vaccine and most describe themselves as free-thinkers
Bristielle said four main objections to masks emerged from the respondents: that they are useless in preventing Covid-19 contamination; that they are dangerous because they cause breathing difficulties and are a “hive of bacteria”; that the epidemic is over or never existed and the governments have lied to the people; and that masks are being used to subjugate the people.

“While these four arguments methodically clash with the body of scientific facts,” the study says, “they nevertheless already say a great deal about the profile of the individuals who argue them: distrust of institutions, refusal of constraints, belief in conspiracy theories.”

Above all, those who reject the enforced wearing of masks consider themselves free thinkers and 87% said society works better when people are responsible for their own lives, and 95% declared the government meddles too much in their daily existence.

Asked a series of questions about popular conspiracy theories, 90% of anti-maskers said the health ministry was in league with ”big pharma” to hide the poisonous effect of vaccines, 52% thought Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, had been assassinated, 56% signed up to the far-right conspiracy “replacement” theory and 57% believed there was a worldwide Zionist plot.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 3:35pm

We’re on our own
The failure of U.S. government scientists in the Trump administration to follow the science around COVID-19 has left the medical community to fend for itself.
From lobsters to honey bees, social distancing is common in the animal kingdom
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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 3:13pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:

 I saw that earlier, but didn't  post it. Horrific.

Seeing all the reports of people gathering and ignoring basic precautions, it really makes me wonder how we're going to get through this. Without half a million people dying, I mean.

Here in Texas, where high school football is practically a religion, many small-town games last weekend had virtually no masks or distancing. In communities where a proper hospital can be a hour's drive or more. Crazy.
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Our county (and the one north of us) have only smallish, rural hospitals. And health officials are really freaking out about this weekend.

Should be fun in a couple of weeks.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 3:06pm

 cc_rider wrote:
 R_P wrote:

 I saw that earlier, but didn't  post it. Horrific.

Seeing all the reports of people gathering and ignoring basic precautions, it really makes me wonder how we're going to get through this. Without half a million people dying, I mean.

Here in Texas, where high school football is practically a religion, many small-town games last weekend had virtually no masks or distancing. In communities where a proper hospital can be a hour's drive or more. Crazy.
c.

It could get higher still...
Additionally, the IHME says that should a "herd immunity strategy" be pursued, and "no further government intervention is taken from now to January," the COVID-19 death toll could increase to 620,000. This comes after The Washington Post reported that a pandemic adviser was recommending that the White House adopt a strategy of letting COVID-19 spread through most of the population. The adviser subsequently denied having recommended such a policy, and the White House said "there is no discussion about changing our strategy."

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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 2:49pm

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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 1:31pm



 R_P wrote:

 I saw that earlier, but didn't  post it. Horrific.

Seeing all the reports of people gathering and ignoring basic precautions, it really makes me wonder how we're going to get through this. Without half a million people dying, I mean.

Here in Texas, where high school football is practically a religion, many small-town games last weekend had virtually no masks or distancing. In communities where a proper hospital can be a hour's drive or more. Crazy.
c.


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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 1:24pm

U.S. COVID-19 death toll could rise to 410,000 by January, model projects
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Posted: Sep 4, 2020 - 2:45am



 kcar wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


i blame hormones and alcohol...
 

Someone who went to the USC in CA told me that the inside joke on campus was that USC stood for "University of Spoiled Children." I wonder if that applies to the East Coast version...  

 

I think that is Universal for Universities.
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Posted: Sep 3, 2020 - 3:27pm



 miamizsun wrote:


i blame hormones and alcohol...
 

People in war zones still procreate. In fact they may be driven to procreate more. And they expect young adults to put all that on hold? Best bet would be to encourage small gatherings, serial-monogamy, and lots of testing.
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Posted: Sep 3, 2020 - 3:16pm

An optimistic (or sceptical?) view from early on (May 2020):

Virus of Mass Destruction

The Internet has become an Orwellian chorus of shrieking, sanctimonious voices bullying everyone into conformity with charts, graphs, and desperate guilt-trips, few of which have much connection to reality. Corporations and governments are censoring dissent. We’re approaching a level of manufactured mass hysteria and herd mentality that not even Goebbels could have imagined.

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Posted: Sep 3, 2020 - 2:34pm



 miamizsun wrote:


i blame hormones and alcohol...
 

Someone who went to the USC in CA told me that the inside joke on campus was that USC stood for "University of Spoiled Children." I wonder if that applies to the East Coast version...  
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Posted: Sep 3, 2020 - 7:52am

more on simple affordable effective testing


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Posted: Sep 1, 2020 - 6:38am

way cool tech used in building a solution for covid-19

a two minute vid preview

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Posted: Sep 1, 2020 - 6:36am

 sirdroseph wrote:
Well it looks like my alma mater is doing their own unregulated herd immunity experiment.  Outside of the southeast, people are unaware of the party reputation of USC.  People in the state know the deal, if you want an education and are ambitious go to Clemson, if you want to wear tweed jackets, smoke pipes, quote authors, watch subtitled movies, live on a beach in India and grow dreadlocks or join the Peace Corp, go to College of Charleston, if you want to party.....Go Cocks!  Positive side effect is I got all my partying out in those 4 years (not really true the 90s happened though I remember very little so that doesn't count, right?).{#Cowboy}  

Hundreds of South Carolina college students busted at massive pool party

 

i blame hormones and alcohol...
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Posted: Sep 1, 2020 - 4:20am

Well it looks like my alma mater is doing their own unregulated herd immunity experiment.  Outside of the southeast, people are unaware of the party reputation of USC.  People in the state know the deal, if you want an education and are ambitious go to Clemson, if you want to wear tweed jackets, smoke pipes, quote authors, watch subtitled movies, live on a beach in India and grow dreadlocks or join the Peace Corp, go to College of Charleston, if you want to party.....Go Cocks!  Positive side effect is I got all my partying out in those 4 years (not really true the 90s happened though I remember very little so that doesn't count, right?).{#Cowboy}  


Hundreds of South Carolina college students busted at massive pool party

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