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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:21 pm

:study: Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/cdc ... lly-covid/

"CDC Quietly Edit Death Tolls — Less Than 6% of The Alleged 150,000+ Deaths Were Really COVID"

:idea: Such nitpickin' about comorbidities (other diseases and health problems) :!:

COVID-19 (like other viruses) challenges the immune system, sometimes causing intense immune response (kills the virus wherever found regardless of cells, tissues, organs of residence). If you're already strugglin' with a comorbidity, you don't want your immune system otherwise occupied or degraded. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:18 pm

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

"Maskless customer screams about his 'rights and liberties' as he squares up to Walmart staff after they ordered him to leave"

:idea: Considering that masks have been sold for decades and successfully used as intended by design,
current protests reflect symbolism (like indignation of being told what to do by store clerks).
After all, wearing a mask while shopping is such an insignificant nuisance! :roll:

In this video, shouting customer gave the Walmart employee a serious dose of infection particles
... even if the customer was asymptomatic! In some countries, this is becoming cause for arrest
now that this virus transmission is better understood. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:27 pm

:study: Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3879465/posts

"High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say."

:idea: However, many experts often comment that NO effective vaccine exists for the common cold, another coronavirus. The advantage the Chinese (and Russians?) have is that they know how this new virus was created in the lab (conjecture even by experts). And considering modern medical technology, scientists will know soon enough why a vaccine is not working as designed. :(

Also, seasonal flu vaccines have to be modified yearly because of mutations, suggesting that ANY new coronavirus vaccine will immediately have limitations. Apparenlty, the decades-old vaccine plan remains: Try to make it more effective than not ... or at least effective enough (and without serious side effects) so that most people will accept vaccination. :finger:

:scratch: Yearly vaccination plus varying degrees of herd immunity seem to keep enough people alive - worldwide - so that vaccines can remain a yearly controversy for the media. After all, how many asteroid near-misses (or Cat 4 hurricanes or Tsunamis or political dalliances or ...) can we digest in one newsy year?

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:57 am

No Shed!, Sherlock :roll:
(succinct summary of sillified salience)

:idea: This coronavirus exhibits a noticeable pattern of transmission, given opportunity:
Close contact with an infected person (even asymptomatic) in an enclosed space
for many minutes creates such opportunity, especially sans masks! :(

The minutes required relate to the amount of virus being shed and the ability
of the recipient's immune system to defend against that initial viral load :!:

No Shed! - No Viral Load! (of Sherlock significance) :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:20 am

:study: Re: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2 ... 02dc685560

"A study just published in JAMA Pediatrics found that kids infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus can continue to shed the virus for an average of about two weeks even though they never develop any symptoms."

"presence of SARS-CoV2 RNA in upper respiratory samples doesn’t necessarily mean kids are shedding enough live virus to infect other people."

:idea: Another reference to amount of virus shed being significant to a person's contagiousness (recipient's length of exposure and immune system response also determine if recipient contracts the virus); family members (and others) are likely to infect each other with longer exposure.

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:36 pm

:idea: Speaking of nitpickin' about cause of death when a person already has a comorbidity ...

An adjuvant is an ingredient sometimes added to a vaccine to create a stronger immune response. When a person already has a comorbidity (other health problem), COVID-19 becomes another comorbidity but performing as a health-degrading adjuvant to that group of health problems. From this perspective, COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) is properly considered "cause of death" (IMO). ;)

Consider how long people live with comorbidities (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure) without suddenly becoming "terminal".

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:54 pm

:study: Re: https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/09/01 ... -doc-says/

"People are spreading misinformation online that downplays the deadliness of coronavirus."

:idea: Apparently, people with comorbidities who were not terminal died soon after contracting coronavirus.
Had they not contracted the virus, they would have lived much longer with their comorbidities. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:55 pm

Re: https://nypost.com/2020/09/02/kirk-cous ... die-i-die/

"Kirk Cousins just fine with getting coronavirus: ‘If I die, I die ...
For me personally, just talking (like) no one else can get the virus' "

:idea: Better conjecture for this "very contagious" coronavirus is:
"If I die, I die, but hope not to infect others while asymptomatic
... since they may not be prepared to die so soon."

Since it's difficult to not spread the virus once contagious. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:03 am

:study: Re: https://elemental.medium.com/a-supercom ... cb8eba9d63

"Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged: Bradykinin hypothesis"

"Covid-19 infection generally begins when the virus enters the body through ACE2 receptors in the nose, (The receptors, which the virus is known to target, are abundant there.) The virus then proceeds through the body, entering cells in other places where ACE2 is also present: the intestines, kidneys, and heart." :shock:

"Jacobson’s team also suggests vitamin D as a potentially useful Covid-19 drug. The vitamin is involved in the RAS system and could prove helpful by reducing levels of another compound, known as REN. Again, this could stop potentially deadly bradykinin storms from forming. The researchers note that vitamin D has already been shown to help those with Covid-19. The vitamin is readily available over the counter, and around 20% of the population is deficient." :o

:cheers: Obviously, a very unique coronavirus (not typical flu), known to be very contagious, and increasingly known to be contracted by breathing contaminated air (Who needs masks ... for breathin' 'n sneezin' ?!). :roll:

:sunny: Tip: Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. ;)

See also: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Vitam ... fessional/

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:19 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/04/health/e ... index.html

"They are among the greatest victims of coronavirus, yet elderly people continue to be dismissed, despite growing evidence of the devastating effects the pandemic has had on them."

:idea: Good discussion about saving the elderly vs minimizing cost to younger generations. Pandemic statistics continue to show apparent societal decision (that factors not this virus targets all age groups when permitted!). And cost-minded society seems unaware that many younger people (and medical professionals, etc.) are losing their jobs as elderly care decreases. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:10 pm

:study: Re: https://tass.com/society/1196271

"LDPR leader among world’s first persons injected with COVID-19 vaccine"

"Vaccination will be carried out in two stages. 'The second injection is made three weeks after the first one. Vladimir Zhirinovsky will get the second part of the vaccine in late September, and doctors will have six months to control his health condition' "

Apparently, well-planned (but rushed) development and testing of Russia's leading vaccine, Sputnik V.

:idea: See also: https://tass.com/world/1188567
"Preparations for testing Russian coronavirus vaccine to begin in Brazil next week"

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:17 pm

Current CDC summary ...

"Disease: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Virus strain: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

First case: December 1, 2019, Origin: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets

Incubation period: 1-14 days

Symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus (cough, shortness of breath
or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell)."

:scratch: So, what besides masks helps minimize
"human-to-human transmission of respiratory droplets" :?: :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:52 pm

:study: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN25X0DQ

"South Korea on Sunday reported smallest daily rise in coronavirus infections in three weeks as tighter restrictions cap a second wave."

:idea: Masks and social distancing - same solutions effective worldwide for limiting spread of this virus
... because it stops infected people (especially asymptomatics) from spreading the coronavirus. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:10 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 659696002/

"Senegal received strong marks for 'a high degree of preparedness and a reliance on facts and science,'
while the U.S. was dinged for poor public health messaging, limited testing and other shortcomings." :o

:scratch: Perhaps, "political correctness" in large western countries permits anti-science counterpoint
(aka "wild 'n crazy media fodder") to prevail. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:32 pm

:study: Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... ls-causing

"Evidence is mounting that a good proportion of 'new' mild cases and people re-testing positives after quarantine or discharge from hospital are not infectious, but are simply clearing harmless virus particles which their immune system has efficiently dealt with" :o

:idea: Not evidence that the virus is not so infectious and not widespread, but caution about media alarmism. Continued masks and social distance - not lockdowns - seem reasonable prevention now. Even school openings are becoming manageable, apparently. :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:06 am

:study: Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dr-fauc ... 03590.html

"It's a respiratory-borne virus, said Fauci. So it is transmitted from one person to another, by very microscopic respiratory secretions. And this is important that I think people don't understand that certainly could be from coughing or sneezing — but it could even be from talking because what we're seeing now — and singing even more than talking." :o

:idea: Many months passed where "respiratory-borne virus" was hardly mentioned :!:
Probably the greater cause of the virus spreading so easily - worldwide ...
especially because asymptomatics were not considered contagious! ;)

And don't forget "shouting"! (sometimes known as "singing"). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:27 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 743240002/

"a lot more is known about how COVID-19 spreads — primarily from person to person through droplets in the air.
The risk of getting it from surfaces, including grocery packaging, is 'exceedingly small' " 8)

:idea: On the other hand (sometimes, literally) ...
bacteria thrive on surfaces that are not cleaned frequently
(probably why the Saturday weekly bath was invented). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:33 pm

:study: Re: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/09 ... 599139929/

"Vitamin D deficiency raises COVID-19 infection risk by 77%"

"Vitamin D also ... may prevent the excess inflammation that is part of the challenge in managing severe COVID-19"

:idea: COVID deaths often associate with virus complications more than the virus itself, complications such as inflammation. ;)

See also: https://simplyhealth.io/14-common-cause ... -d-levels/
"14 Common Causes of Low Vitamin D Levels"

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:17 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/auto/nascars-br ... t-pandemic

[a comment] "I'm sick of all the fears attached to Covid! It's time to move on, open up businesses, get our country back on track, put fans back in the stands, and start living! To live in fear is NOT living! Even if someone contracts the virus, it's not a death sentence and most times it's over in a few days with 'at home' meds!!"

:idea: Somewhat true ... and proving that COVID-19 is now a "social disease"
(attitude about exposing virus to those "at risk", for many a serious illness
and for some of those, a "death sentence"). :(

"It's time to move on!" in life or to the great beyond ... apparently. :roll:

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... nmade.html

"Chinese virologist who fled to the US after claiming Beijing covered up Covid-19 vows to publish evidence PROVING the virus is manmade. 'The genome sequence is like a human finger print', she said. 'And based on this you can identify these things. I will (use this) evidence to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the ones who made it.' " :o

:idea: "It's time to move on! To live in fear (of a lab-created virus) is NOT living!"
Lab-created vaccines will be the solution! ... apparently. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:30 pm

From today's email (announcement of Dr. Blaylock's September newsletter) ...

The introduction to this newsletter includes Dr. Blaylock's comment:

"What most don’t appreciate is that people with immune-suppressing diseases such as obesity, diabetes, advanced heart disease, poorly controlled hypertension, and preexisting pulmonary diseases are vulnerable to any type of virus. Even a common cold virus can be deadly for them. Many people who contract COVID-19 are suffering with preexisting conditions. It is those conditions, not the virus, that kill them." :o

:idea: However (IMO), it is the virus that causes those preexisting conditions to suddenly terminate life
(people live many years with such conditions). Numerous studies show that COVID-19 is more infectious
than even other coronaviruses! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13 pm

:study: Re: https://zenodo.org/record/4028830#.X19xByXZglR

"Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification
Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route" :o

"The natural origin theory, although widely accepted, lacks substantial support. The alternative theory that the virus may have come from a research laboratory is, however, strictly censored on peer - reviewed scientific journals. Nonetheless, SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus." :roll:

"The evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 should be a laboratory product created
by using bat coronaviruses ZC45 and/or ZXC21 as a template and/or backbone."

:idea: Conjecture that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is a laboratory creation and how to prove this.
However, if a lab creation those participants will probably keep its origin a mystery. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:08 am

:study: Re: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/0 ... -military/

"critical segment of the COVID-19 virus is bounded by two 'restriction sites' not found in any related bat coronaviruses, which allow researchers to easily splice, that is, cut and paste components of other viruses into the viral backbone."

"virus contains a furin polybasic cleavage site with an amino acid sequence of proline-arginine-arginine-alanine or PRRA that facilitates membrane fusion between the virus and the human cell and widely known for its ability to enhance pathogenicity and transmissibility." :shock:

:idea: Getting to be old news (a lab created virus with enhanced transmissibility),
but the world is still trying to ignore this virus and get back to life as normal. :o
The new normal ... apparently. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:41 am

:idea: Getting to be old news (a lab created virus with enhanced transmissibility),
but the world is still trying to ignore this virus and get back to life as normal. :o
The new normal ... apparently.
Perhaps, explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalcy_bias

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:50 pm

:idea: Another example of COVID-19 "pathogenicity and transmissibility" ...

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/health/u ... index.html

"A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn't attend the celebration,
demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings" :!:

"The virus favors gatherings ...
It does not distinguish between happy events like a wedding celebration, or sad farewells, like a funeral."

:idea: "Gatherings" suggests that, although about 80% of people are not so vulnerable,
transmission increases with a greater number of potential spreaders and their contacts. :(

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 am

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

"contradicts his own CDC boss and calls him 'confused' and 'mistaken' for saying under oath that masks work BETTER than vaccines"

:idea: Expected political spin since quality mask effectiveness is proven by many studies! And quality masks* have existed for years,
but the earliest COVID-19 vaccines are still in the final stage of their trial! This spin about vaccines must refer to previous viruses
(not the recent lab-created whatsit) since the effectiveness of new vaccines is many months away from proving. ;)

* however, homemade masks with unknown effectiveness (but good fashion) appear more popular! :roll:

:scratch: Best guess: If quality masks are not effective, it's time to let the virus run its course ...
which may be happening anyway with worldwide pockets of resistance to masks and social distance. :(

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