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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #165 on: April 03, 2020, 09:28:18 AM »
Hope this potential vaccine bears out in human trials:

https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/scientists-believe-they-found-potential-coronavirus-vaccine/

Interesting that it might be able to be distributed in patch form.


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« Reply #166 on: April 03, 2020, 12:31:09 PM »
I thought I already linked that here but I was mistaken. Good news, I guess mice were successfully vaccinated.
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« Reply #167 on: April 03, 2020, 02:45:46 PM »
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« Reply #168 on: April 03, 2020, 04:19:55 PM »
 :D They should've also added Ryan Seacrest standing in his kitchen.
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« Reply #169 on: April 03, 2020, 09:34:55 PM »
Oof. Wife sent me this. Apparently this Detroit bus driver fell ill about 4 days after posting this video about being coughed on, and died today.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/03/826817866/take-this-serious-bus-driver-dies-of-covid-19-after-calling-out-coughing-rider


https://www.facebook.com/1242205136/videos/10222496193013898/


(If not for WHO and CDC bullshitting about "masks don't help", people in these circumstances might still be alive.)
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« Reply #170 on: April 04, 2020, 09:49:23 AM »
Crazy...

I'm really wondering what it'll take for Americans to unite around the falsehoods and misinformation that's been dished out by WHO and China. Because right now Orange man bad and blame orange man is proving to be more powerful than outside entities actively doing harm to our nation and the world.
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« Reply #171 on: April 04, 2020, 01:56:57 PM »
Maybe we're living in an episode of Black Mirror where these people have been implanted with a chip that makes them see your last post as "mwamp mwamp mwa-mwamp mwamp mwah."

For the past 10 or 15 years when China's had outbreaks, you always see the pictures and video clips of people with masks on. And what, NOW suddenly a mask isn't something to wear during an outbreak? These are lofty elite college educated people making these determinations that, "Nah, you're all good, bro. Don't need a mask. Go on witcha bad self." LOLWUT?



Only explanation I can think of is they KNEW masks would help, but knew there wasn't enough of them, so they didn't want to recommend them and cause a panic run on them. Not that it didn't happen ANYWAY.
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« Reply #172 on: April 04, 2020, 07:18:28 PM »
Local company got a grant around 8 minutes from my house. A tiny bit of good news. I don't mind having the option at least of signing whatever waiver to to be a test subject for hydroxychloroquine trials.

https://www.wect.com/2020/04/02/wilmington-based-ppd-awarded-k-federal-contract-study-possible-covid-treatment/
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« Reply #173 on: April 05, 2020, 12:57:33 PM »
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« Reply #174 on: April 05, 2020, 05:42:46 PM »
People should have the right to believe whatever stupid thing they want to believe... so long as it does not infringe upon the liberties of others... or infringe upon others ability to NOT DIE A MISERABLE SUFFOCATING CHOKING ON YOUR OWN JUICES KIND OF DEATH.

This is the part of religion that I HATE, LOATHE, DESPISE. Some parts of the philosophies have the ability to elevate humanity, whilst other parts champion blind stupidity and hinder human progress. To me, coexisting with those who are "religious" is like having a kid and allowing them to believe in Santa Claus. It's fun because it gives a framework or excuse to have "the holidays", which I enjoy. But if it comes to the point where the little shit is demanding an expensive video game console for Christmas even though he's been a rude disobedient horrible little shit all year long, then the fucking charade is OVER, THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS, FUCK YOU, YOU DON'T GET CHRISTMAS ANYMORE.

PEOPLE... ARE... DYING.

Just saw a day or two ago that singer/songwriter Christopher Cross tested positive.

(from a thread I started on Feb 19th in the art/music section titled "Hell's radio station", basically saying that I disliked this song so much that it MUST be playing on a loop in Hell)
{Christopher Cross video - Arthur's Theme}

I don't "hate" the guy. Secretly... eh... I kinda like his music... a little. The smooth jazz thing, I'm weird. I kinda like it as a guitar player, it's a really simple format and fun to improv with it. And you watch, this guy fits the bill for who gets hit hardest by this virus, and sadly, he'll probably be dead in a week or two. It's time the news and the government started putting FACES to these deaths, not just ambiguous numbers that people won't take seriously.
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« Reply #175 on: April 08, 2020, 11:06:58 AM »
A nuanced thread on chloroquine use and risks:


https://twitter.com/ClaireBerlinski/status/1247045603445661696

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« Reply #176 on: April 08, 2020, 11:08:28 AM »
Some potential bad news on the antibodies / immunity front:


https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1247719681483509761

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« Reply #178 on: April 08, 2020, 12:48:53 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/99-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says

Intriguing. We'd been hearing comorbidities were a significant factor for awhile now, but I'd no idea it might be to this extreme degree.
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