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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1420 on: July 13, 2021, 09:44:55 PM »
Do lobsters like coffee?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1421 on: July 13, 2021, 09:54:55 PM »
Do lobsters like coffee?
Do bats ?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1422 on: July 13, 2021, 10:05:44 PM »
Do bats ?
They do stay up at night.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1423 on: July 13, 2021, 10:18:24 PM »
Norway and Israel are some of the highest coffee drinking countries per capita, maybe thatís why theyíve fared relatively well with COVID.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1424 on: July 19, 2021, 07:48:18 PM »
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/07/bidens-vaccine-campaign/619445/
Every.Single.word.

The Biden administration is approaching this the wrong way. either because it is politically convenient or they are simply living in an echo chamber. And I generally support the Biden admin.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1426 on: July 22, 2021, 01:02:57 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1428 on: July 22, 2021, 09:18:28 PM »
I'm reading Extra Life: A short history of living longer, by Steven Johnson, about factors that helped increase the average human lifespan over the course of the 20th century (like antibiotics, seat belts).  His description of the 1918 flu is captivating:

It began with one soldier who was diagnosed with flu in March 1918 and isolated to prevent its spread.  But too late.  Hundreds got sick that week, and "by April more than a thousand soldiers ... had been hospitalized.  Thirty-eight of them died, a surprising high number for a disease that usually threatened only the very young and the very old..."

"The strain of [flu] that encircled the globe in the spring of 1918 spread at an alarming rate compared to most influenzas; it passed readily from person to person... But it wasn't particularly lethal....  The strain... that erupted in the fall of 1918 would not be so generous."

"To this day, scientists debate why the second wave of the Spanish flu in 1918 proved to be so much more virulent than the virus that first emerged in the spring.  Some argue that the two waves were propelled by different variations of H1N1; others believe that the two different strains encountered each other in Europe and somehow combined into a new, more lethal variant.  Others believe that the initial wave was weaker because the virus had only recently jumped from animal hosts to human ones and required a number of months to properly adapt to its new habitat in the respiratory tracts of Homo sapiens."

This new variant spread more quickly and caused more virulent disease.   "Mortality reports revealed another disturbing element of the pandemic: the H1N1 outbreak of 1918-1919 was unusually lethal among young adults, normally the most resilient cohort in ordinary flu seasons.... Scientists believe that a similar virus that emerged in 1900 had left a significant portion of the older population immune to the Spanish flu variant."

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1434 on: July 30, 2021, 01:57:13 PM »
https://www.studyfinds.org/mouthwash-tests-covid/

My guess is they have medical professionals do the swabbing to ensure itís done properly.

How long does one have to gargle for the ďmouthwashĒ test to be equivalent? If itís 15-30 seconds then itíll take longer for a medical professional to observe (compared to swabbing), might be more pleasant, but not necessarily quicker.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1435 on: July 30, 2021, 02:00:54 PM »
My guess is they have medical professionals do the swabbing to ensure itís done properly.

How long does one have to gargle for the ďmouthwashĒ test to be equivalent? If itís 15-30 seconds then itíll take longer for a medical professional to observe (compared to swabbing), might be more pleasant, but not necessarily quicker.
Also safer for the medical workers.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1437 on: August 01, 2021, 07:36:26 PM »
https://crownheights.info/op-ed/741094/op-ed-mandating-vaccines-at-lubavitch-seminaries-insanity/

Same VAERS bs. Enough with the lies. There are enough good arguments to be made without resorting to bull.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1438 on: August 01, 2021, 07:47:04 PM »
Same VAERS bs. Enough with the lies. There are enough good arguments to be made without resorting to bull.

The other claims are equally BS:

2. Antibodies wane for those with previous infections as well. What this means for immunity (antibodies or not) hasnít been studied enough.
3. Vaccinated people might be able to spread COVID, but it isnít true that CDC acknowledged that they spread COVID just the same as someone who is unvaccinated. Probably less, but once again this hasnít been studied sufficiently.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1439 on: August 01, 2021, 08:06:06 PM »
The other claims are equally BS:

2. Antibodies wane for those with previous infections as well. What this means for immunity (antibodies or not) hasnít been studied enough.
3. Vaccinated people might be able to spread COVID, but it isnít true that CDC acknowledged that they spread COVID just the same as someone who is unvaccinated. Probably less, but once again this hasnít been studied sufficiently.

Honestly, I stopped reading after point 1.

Your arguments are arguments. There's room for doubt both ways. Point #1 is a bold faced lie.
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