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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/swi ... -stops-5g/

"Switzerland, one of the world’s leaders in the rollout of 5G mobile technology,
has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns."

:idea: Sometimes in business, it's 2G forward and one Gee! backward. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 am

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/indias ... e-covid-19

"Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, president of the Hindu Mahasabha—a century-old organization that advocates Hindutva
(or 'Hinduness') - declared that 'consuming cow urine and cow dung will stop the effect of infectious coronavirus.' " :o

:idea: Maybe vegans with Covid-19 can opt out of this remedy.
After all, what comes out of a cow still has "cow" essence. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:27 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... break.html

:idea: Creative solution (attempt) ...
but this virus already inside the body is not disinfected. ;)

Daily monitoring, like body temperature or white cell count (in blood),
might help determine Covid-19 carriers/spreaders. :finger:

:study: Re: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324400

"The flu is a very common illness that affects around 5 to 20 percent of the United States population each year.
The virus is highly contagious and enters the body through the nose and mouth.
Once in the body, the virus affects the respiratory system."

:idea: This hints that breathing in Covid-19 (via poor fitting and/or poor filtering masks)
is the typical start of infection ... further hinting that air in the environment
is the more common mechanism by which the virus is spread. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:01 pm

:study: Re: https://www.bulletproof.com/supplements ... -benefits/

"It’s one of those things that is likely safe enough for cautious occasional use,
but you should seek the guidance of a qualified professional." ;)

:idea: Less biased information but still maintains that colloidal silver ingested
(not topical silver) is not a scientifically proven remedy or preventive. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:51 pm

:study: Re: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/2019-ncov ... nd-disease

"Similar to SARS-CoV, a recent study confirmed that Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE 2),
a membrane exopeptidase, is the receptor used by 2019-nCoV for entry into the human cells."

:study: Re: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16001071 (2005)

"ACE2 has also recently been identified as a potential SARS virus receptor and is expressed in lungs."

:idea: More evidence that air quality (and mask quality/fit) is very important for controlling Covid-19?
(Covid-19 is the now the official term for 2019-nCov)

Note: A good HVAC filter is important but does not filter Covid-19
(or maybe it does if a Covid-19 molecule is attached to a dust particle) :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:28 pm

:study: More conjecture about Covid-19 and HVAC filters ...

:idea: Most immune systems probably try to control early Covid-19 infection
and the lungs require good quality air ... continually :!: :!:

Perhaps, air quality should be tested as much as (more than?) patients. :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:28 pm

:study: Re: https://www.sciencealert.com/study-show ... -a-surface

:idea: Difference in source of infection is that air breathed brings virus right to incubation tissue
whereas things touched then have to bring virus to "mouth, nose, or possibly eyes" ...
and it's easier to control transfer to mouth/nose/eyes than air breathed. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:39 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/sleeping-partner ... 04562.html

"The findings, due to be published in the journal Psychological Science, showed that when the participants slept with their partner's t-shirt
they experienced better sleep quality, sleeping for an average of nine minutes more, even though their partner was not there."

:idea: To increase the average, a woman may need to sleep with a man's t-shirt,
a man with a woman's silk top (but that much familiarity may not lead to sleep). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:37 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... chair.html

"Delta CEO rules on plane seat etiquette after viral video splits the internet:
'You should ask permission to recline your chair' "

Front seat: "Excuse me sir, may I place my head gently in your lap?" :scratch:
Back Seat: "Of course, dear! My wife's head is in the lap of the man behind her." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:28 pm

More about Covid-19 ...

:study: Re: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14647384

"our data indicate that ACE2 is a functional receptor for SARS-CoV."

:study: Re: https://www.jci.org/articles/view/46215

"Angiotensin receptor blockade attenuates cigarette smoke–induced lung injury and rescues lung architecture in mice"

"Use of Losartan, an angiotensin receptor type 1 blocker used widely in the clinic and known to antagonize TGF-β signaling, also improved oxidative stress, inflammation, metalloprotease activation and elastin remodeling. These data support our hypothesis that inhibition of TGF-β signaling through angiotensin receptor blockade can attenuate CS-induced lung injury in an established murine model."

:roll: Analysis (attempt): The ACE2 drug, Losartan (angiotensin receptor blocker, ARB) is helpful in reducing ACE-related complications in the lungs. If a coronavirus stresses lungs via the ACE receptors, an ARB-type drug might be worth evaluation (medical research). :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:50 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-snak ... rk-closure

"Florida water snakes, which 'are generally found resting in tree limbs over water or basking on shorelines' "

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: Snakes love a Florida vacation (with intense orgy). :roll:

:idea: Somehow "non-venomous/non-aggressive python" seems oxymoronic. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 pm

Re: https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... trial-life

"Part of being human is wanting to reach out into the unknown and wanting to reach out and make connections."

"He is less decisive about what Earth’s message should be, however. 'I don’t know …
I spend absolutely zero time thinking about that,' he said. 'I guess I would just say, ‘Hello’."

... or send a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLeCB7Kn-VE 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:32 am

Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... -2019-ncov

"testicular cells are the potential targets of 2019-nCoV"
"the target of this virus may be ... male ability to reproduce!"

:scratch: This virus seems to be especially problematic for older men
... who should be retired from the job of reproduction. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/hubei- ... rt-attacks

"A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure" :o

"With SARS (sudden acute respiratory syndrome), another coronavirus, researchers discovered that one of the ways the disease attaches itself is through an enzyme known as ACE2, a 'functional receptor' produced in several organs (oral and nasal mucosa, nasopharynx, lung, stomach, small intestine, colon, skin, lymph nodes, thymus, bone marrow, spleen, liver, kidney, and brain)."

"ACE2 is also abundantly present in humans in the epithelia of the lung and small intestine" ;)

"This has led some to speculate that Asians, who have higher concentrations of ACE2 ... may be affected to a greater degree than those of European ancestry, who produce the least of it - and have largely been the asymptomatic 'super spreaders' "

:idea: Apparent summary: Asians are more susceptible to the complications of this coronavirus (re: ACE2 receptors), but non-Asians may also be spreading the virus because they have no or few symptoms. Thus, infected non-Asians may be effectively spreading a flu virus amongst other non-Asians and spreading something more serious amongst Asians. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:15 pm

Re: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2002/2002.03268.pdf

"The Novel Coronavirus, 2019‐nCoV, is Highly Contagious and More Infectious Than Initially Estimated"

:idea: An alarming report, but still focused on the Chinese experience through January 2020. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:20 pm

Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3817100/posts

"Coronavirus risk for Asians, Africans, Caucasians revealed"
"Japanese and Chinese at highest risk for Coronavirus"
(ACE2 receptors are the significant vulnerability)


:idea: Blood pressure drugs that interact with the ACE mechanism:

Re: https://cvpharmacology.com/vasodilator/ACE

"African Americans do not respond as well as other races to monotherapy with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs); however, differences in blood pressure lowering efficacy are eliminated with adequate diuretic dosing. Therefore, current recommendations are that ACE inhibitors and ARBs are appropriate for use in African Americans, but not as monotherapy."

Hint that the quantity of ACE receptors relates to the ineffectiveness of monotherapy :?:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... 30-seconds

"The absolute moment you get home, take off your shoes and leave them in the foyer.
DO NOT WALK AROUND YOUR HOUSE IN SHOES YOU WORE OUTSIDE.
You may have walked on a large amount of infected material as you were out
and if you wear those shoes in the house, the virus will spread in the house." :shock:

:idea: What's surreal about this advice is that it's been true for decades!
(when you've been walking in public away from your own property)

Maybe an effective shoe cleaner at the front door is the next best habit ...
or a supply of these: https://www.shoeinnshoecovers.com/Shoe- ... s-s/13.htm
Tip: Avoid covers that cause the wearer to slip. ;)

But shoes once contaminated need proper handling (wear gloves, wash hands, etc.)
... and your front sidewalk is public property!

"Don't leave your house." seems the best advice!
Good luck with that. :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:52 pm

:idea: Also ...

A shoe changing station (bench, supplies, cleaning machine, anti-microbial mat, whatever)
at the front door may become the necessary norm if Covid-19 is in the community. :roll:
(include hand cleaning wipes and trash can)

:idea: A good brush mat outside the door and anti-microbial mat inside the door
may be sufficient protection from minimal shoe debris, but does not clean tops of shoes.
Nevertheless, sufficient cleaning for a brief visit inside the house? :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... oment.html

"Former Amazon Executive reveals he switches OFF his smart speaker
whenever he wants a 'private moment'" :o

:idea: Maybe Alexa (and similar services) need an "Off The Record" option: :roll
You announce "Alexa, off the record ... (so and so)" ...
then resume with "Alexa, on the record ... (so and so)"

Most likely, Alexa (and similar services) keep recording, :roll:
but your desire becomes a public record. :finger:

:bana: Of course, Alexa will respond ...
"Yes, it's best to stay off the record ... but vinyl is so 'last century!' "

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:10 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/blo ... reatments/

"(Mr. B.) explaining how healthcare will 'bankrupt us,' unless we deny care to the elderly:
'If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say ... there’s no cure, we can’t do anything.'"

:idea: Smart politicians will then give a free internet link to hospice care. :roll:

The real problem is that medical care is TOO EXPENSIVE
and very little attention is given to PREVENTION :!:
Who profits from this :?: :!: :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:01 am

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world- ... s-21489076

"Dr. Ian Pearson believes robots will easily be able to blend in with human populations without us noticing."

:idea: Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_T81uUeZcM
However, humans will always twirk better than robots ...
until robots gain that suggested experience. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:24 am

:study: More about the coronavirus ...

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jA1bBYj8qo (1 hr. 25 min.)

This video shares a researcher's experience that might explain why the Chinese vulnerability
to the coronavirus may be more intense than what will occur in other countries. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:29 am

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

"Eating a Mediterranean diet for just one year 'reduces frailty and keeps the mind sharp' in old age by improving gut health"

"The study adds to mounting evidence finding the Mediterranean diet to be one of the healthiest in the world."

:study: Re: https://www.viome.com/blog/14-surprisin ... microbiome

"How healthy your microbes are affects how well your body extracts energy and nutrients. A healthy gut is associated with a healthy metabolism. As a whole, the Western world is losing diversity in their gut microbiome. Things like antibiotic use, spending all of our time indoors, and moving into the cities have contributed to this loss in biodiversity."

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
Purposely cultivating a healthy microbiome (good food, exercise, rest, etc.)
may best prepare the immune system (and body) to tolerate a coronavirus. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:19 pm

:study: New technology being developed ...

Re: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/15/ult ... -bracelet/

"University of Chicago researchers have built an experimental bracelet that uses ultrasonic broadcasts from 24 speakers
to jam most microphones, no matter what direction they're in."

:idea: Now, "I have on my jammies" could mean your night clothing or microphone jammer ...
or both (for non-recorded night activity by a spy device or listener in the next room). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Re: http://www.iceagefarmer.com/2020/02/15/ ... -problems/

:idea: A "tail wags the dog" decade where predictions mysteriously arise :?: :!: :roll:

Not to worry (about food) with some easy preparation:
Food/seed/water storage in MANY private locations. 8)
Already thriving mini home gardens will help! ;)

Store seed packets now :!: (more if you be farmin' later)
Tip: Alexa (et al.) will help to record these plans. :roll:

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