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    WHO knows who funds them (USA#1 PRC#2). They...

    WHO knows who funds them (USA#1 PRC#2). They could have used "Chi" but since Emperor Xi locks people up for Winnie the Pooh likeness cartoons they know who not to piss off inadvertently.
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    So you have 95% of people vaccinated, but HIGHER...

    So you have 95% of people vaccinated, but HIGHER among actual care providers, LOWER among office staff. So that is actually REALLY GOOD when you consider the whole population of Colorado has a...
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    The "healthcare workers" in CO who have...

    The "healthcare workers" in CO who have exemptions are mostly not at the bedside. "Healthcare workers" include office workers, coders, billers, call center people. Even still >90% is better...
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    Given the low sequencing rate in SA, it's not...

    Given the low sequencing rate in SA, it's not surprising they have a case in the data looking back that leaked out of SA. Given the prevalence in southern Africa, it is likely that the variant...
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    HA! I'm using that in an Omicron briefing...

    HA!
    I'm using that in an Omicron briefing :biggrin:
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    This. Otherwise they are shortening your life of...

    This. Otherwise they are shortening your life of base and owe you new planks. Arguably they owe wood.
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    Abbott BinaxNow targets a nucleocapsid protein,...

    Abbott BinaxNow targets a nucleocapsid protein, so likely UNaffected by spike mutations. Of course there could also be nucleocapsid mutations.

    The neat thing about SOME PCRs is that they could...
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    METAL! 394449 394450

    METAL!

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    If you got your booster between your toes, you...

    If you got your booster between your toes, you have some leftover habits from your dope fiend days...

    Or were you talking about a booster strap?
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    I agree it is odd at first... It likely...

    I agree it is odd at first...

    It likely encourages Omicron prevalence over Delta.

    However, speculatively, even worse casethere have to be some epitopes preserved on Epsilon so a high titer...
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    I can see your tail lights over a mile away. I'd...

    I can see your tail lights over a mile away. I'd like to see that deer that decided to cross.

    High beams are fine up until 100m overtaking and 300m closing IMO.

    The problem is people are...
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    A couple of outpatient case reports is going to...

    A couple of outpatient case reports is going to define the presentation and supposed reduced virulence of this variant... and nobody even knows if these non-representative sample patients even had...
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    Knows or should know exactly what I said in my...

    Knows or should know exactly what I said in my post about the reality of SA vs the rest of Africa. SA reached an apparent endemic state and wasn't interested in mass vaccination on the individual...
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    Australia, NZ, Iceland (last I looked) are doing...

    Australia, NZ, Iceland (last I looked) are doing the most sequencing... they were hitting half or most cases.

    WHO recommends >5%.

    See, the point is not to ID every case, because for the most...
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    I agree what we did was a joke in January 2020,...

    I agree what we did was a joke in January 2020, sadly, and we paid for it. It was by Chinese design and American incompetence. We weren't testing and we weren't even symptom screening. Quarantine...
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    My response is that is a bunch of South African...

    My response is that is a bunch of South African politician BS spew.

    South Africa has ample vaccine stocks and refused further deliveries due to lack of demand. South Africa may in fact have been...
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    61 Omicron cases in Netherlands. We should...

    61 Omicron cases in Netherlands.

    We should IMMEDIATELY ban all non-essential travelers coming from/through Europe & Africa.

    All essential travel (returning US citizens/residents) should...
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    OK, to all you OAN gargling right wing parler...

    OK, to all you OAN gargling right wing parler consuming Bannonites: the Southern US border is not our source of problems for most infectious disease especially COVID (except TB, Peru has bad MDR TB...
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    No effect whatsoever. Nobody uses that "Malaria...

    No effect whatsoever. Nobody uses that "Malaria drug" for Malaria in Africa. African Malaria strains have been resistant to HCQ/CQ for decades.

    We wondered if HCQ would work once, theorized a...
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    Well, you won't save many Botswanan lives by...

    Well, you won't save many Botswanan lives by vaccinating them against COVID. Condoms, dolutegravir, lamivudine and tenofovir save lives in Botswana.

    The median age in Africa is <20 years old. They...
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    Identifying failures of quarantine doesn't mean...

    Identifying failures of quarantine doesn't mean that travel restrictions serve no purpose. That they remained too long also does not invalidate them. Go again.

    We absolutely missed the boat on...
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    Who cares. Bans buy time not complete Prevention.

    Who cares. Bans buy time not complete Prevention.
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    My thoughts in the vaccine thread:

    My thoughts in the vaccine thread:
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    I do think we are fools not to ban travel to/from...

    I do think we are fools not to ban travel to/from southern African nations immediately. "We need study first" says Fauci... we'll have great data 2-4 weeks late. You can drop the ban if it is a...
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    Rampant spread = overwhelmed healthcare system =...

    Rampant spread = overwhelmed healthcare system = mass excess of death from many causes, COVID and otherwise

    Rampant spread = mutations galore

    Vaccines prevent replications prevent mutations
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    Why I am less nervous: these same concerning...

    Why I am less nervous: these same concerning anecdotes were present during the Beta surge (Beta South African B.1.351). South African sources echoed quite loudly on the subject:

    There was much...
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    Post of the Week!

    Post of the Week!
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    Asspen 1. Thinks the plural of anecdote is...

    Asspen
    1. Thinks the plural of anecdote is data:nonono2:
    2. Knows as much about women's health as his avatar:rolleyes:
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    A cancer patient sadly died following abdominal...

    A cancer patient sadly died following abdominal surgery. Coincidentally they recently had a vaccination. Another person had a complication that may or may not be linked to the vaccine. Seriously, why...
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    No. You got it right. That doctor (PhD MPH) is...

    No. You got it right. That doctor (PhD MPH) is wrong in a way she should know better... to the point where I uncharitably assume she is giving misleading commentary to combat the myth that natural...
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    OK I gotta refi my primary (only) with cashout....

    OK I gotta refi my primary (only) with cashout. Who has the best rates for a 30 fixed?
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    ^all good Skittles analogy is a good analogy...

    ^all good

    Skittles analogy is a good analogy for the Pneumococcal 23 valent vaccine...
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    That's a really really really bad analogy. I...

    That's a really really really bad analogy.

    I don't think there is evidence that immunity acquired from natural infection is not cross-variant protective. Reinfections remain uncommon as far as we...
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    The pills are not yet in play. They don't have...

    The pills are not yet in play. They don't have EUA.

    They may prove useful to give post-exposure as well as early-disease course much like Oseltamivir (Tamiflu).

    The fact that they are easy,...
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    That is NOT correct. We actually have evidence...

    That is NOT correct. We actually have evidence that mAB don't do much by the time someone is that sick. The point is to give mAB *early* to people who are high risk but who have mild/moderate illness...
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    @Uglymoney: Encourage monoclonal antibody...

    @Uglymoney: Encourage monoclonal antibody therapy! ASAP! 78 qualifies! cancer patient on therapies qualifies!

    Pentagon Says It Can Overrule Oklahoma Guard on Vaccinations
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    I used to say that fucker, Wakefield, is...

    I used to say that fucker, Wakefield, is personally and ultimately responsible for the suffering of more children than any doctor since Walter Freeman or some Nazi fuck like Josef Mengele.

    But...
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    It's weird because jab is common parlance in UK...

    It's weird because jab is common parlance in UK for a shot, but then it was adopted by antivaxxers in the US in just the last few months.
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    Yea the PRC were screaming that anyone banning...

    Yea the PRC were screaming that anyone banning travel or stopping flights were racist, and that message reasonates extremely well with the Dems. But the Dems weren't making dumbass policy, Trump was...
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    He kinda sorta banned foreign nationals (with...

    He kinda sorta banned foreign nationals (with exceptions) who had been to China on Jan 31, 2020, two days after US airlines unilaterally announced (as private companies) that they were going to stop...
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    New Documents Detail How Trump White House...

    New Documents Detail How Trump White House Interfered in CDCís COVID Response
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    Post about it in the Vaccine Thread...

    Post about it in the Vaccine Thread
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    If I was POTUS: "I'm issuing an EO federalizing...

    If I was POTUS: "I'm issuing an EO federalizing the entire OK NG. Please tell the SECDEF to have GEN Hokanson call BG Mancino and order him to comply, and if he doesn't, relieve him and charge him...
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    That's some optimism you have. Yes, R0s are...

    That's some optimism you have. Yes, R0s are estimated, but please find me a more optimistic number than 6-7 to assist my optimism?


    2xMMR is about 97-99% effective for measles and hardly appears...
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    Indeed, but put more succinctly, you...

    Indeed, but put more succinctly, you realistically need to vaccinate greater than 88% of everyone aged 5 and up, including boosters, if you want herd immunity to Delta. That is not possible in the...
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    The math is basic, but it is not quite so simple....

    The math is basic, but it is not quite so simple.

    Read here: https://allnurses.com/understanding-herd-immunity-vaccination-t561777/ I wrote that almost 7 years ago when I was just getting into...
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    I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but we...

    I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but we cannot vaccinate to herd immunity unless we require vaccines for almost everyone 5+ and I mean including boosters in the requirement. R0 for Delta is 7....
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    Korematsu v. United States, possibly the worst...

    Korematsu v. United States, possibly the worst SCOTUS decision of the 20th century.
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    I sadly agree with this as someone with a...

    I sadly agree with this as someone with a predilection toward libertarian ideals. Reality is an ass and human nature is a bitch.
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