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Nov. 7, 2021, 7:13 a.m.
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Okay it didn’t clear “much” faster, no journal article would use that word.  It’s is a significant result however and affects how much transmission happens.

Nov. 7, 2021, 1:18 p.m.
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Nov. 7, 2021, 5:33 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

I'm having a hard time with some of the negative views of these things and the restriction of access to info or the outright refusal of MSM to cover some of it or explore questions that go against the mainstream narrative. I get why they may not want to as it's potentially dangerous by adding fuel to the fire of the wingnut deniers. However, between the pro and con camps there is grounds to talk about these uncertainties and we should be doing it, not hiding or dismissing them. But maybe doing that qualifies as rESuRch™ according to Scnickelpuss and we wouldn't want to do that cause he might get upset or confused by the words on the screen.

Aww, cute to see you're still engaging in conspiratorial language and adorably butt-hurt about being called out on being laughably unqualified to assess anything other than Bonnie Henry's push-up form.


 Last edited by: Schnickelfritz on Nov. 7, 2021, 5:44 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 7, 2021, 5:49 p.m.
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Posted by: Schnickelfritz

Aww, cute to see you're still engaging in conspiratorial language and adorably butt-hurt about being called out on being laughably unqualified to assess anything other than Bonnie Henry's push-up form.

The only conspiracy theory here is that you have laces on your shoes instead of velcro.

Nov. 7, 2021, 6:34 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Okay it didn’t clear “much” faster, no journal article would use that word.  It’s is a significant result however and affects how much transmission happens.

I agree that it's still positive news, and there's no doubt so far that we're way ahead of the game with the vaccines and the protection they offer.

What worries me a bit though is that as viruses mutate they typically become less pathogenic, but with covid and delta that didn't seem to be the case. So if we have a virus that is becoming more pathogenic and vaccines that only have high efficacy for 4-6 months what does that spell for the future? For now we know that the vaccines are very effective at reducing the severity of covid and that it's still primarily a disease that affects the elderly and those with strong comorbidities, so the majority of the population is safe if we get vaxed (with maybe an annual booster) and continue to practice physical distancing and masking. I'll be honest though, that's not a future or "new normal" that appeals to me.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-will-the-coronavirus-evolve/

Nov. 7, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Schnickelfritz

Aww, cute to see you're still engaging in conspiratorial language and adorably butt-hurt about being called out on being laughably unqualified to assess anything other than Bonnie Henry's push-up form.

The only conspiracy theory here is that you have laces on your shoes instead of velcro.

There you go, finally commenting on something that your cracker-jack-box Exercise Science degree qualifies you to comment on, how someone ties their shoes.

Nov. 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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Buddy was bloviating about and not really saying  much so while I suspected he was some kind of drugstore  scientist I lack the reading comprehension to make much more of an analysis

Nov. 7, 2021, 7:32 p.m.
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Posted by: Schnickelfritz

There you go, finally commenting on something that your cracker-jack-box Exercise Science degree qualifies you to comment on, how someone ties their shoes.

What is your education in? Learning how to read the letters in alphabet soup?

Nov. 7, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
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Anywayyyyyy….COVID treatment, Pfizer vs Merek:

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/how-does-mercks-covid-19-pill-compare-pfizers-2021-11-05/

Nov. 7, 2021, 10:32 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi
Nonetheless, fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts.

Importantly, there are far less vaccinated with breakthrough infections than unvaxed with infections. So not only are they infectious for a shorter time but less of them have  infections. Passports are still one of the best ways to prevent spread.

Nov. 8, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
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At some point back, someone asked why I thought it was Right wing fuckwits that had politicized Covid and vaccines. Well...

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1457108504498642953

yeah.


 Last edited by: Couch_Surfer on Nov. 8, 2021, 12:58 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 8, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: tungsten

He took de-wormer eh?

You do know that there is a human version of Ivermectin too right?

Whatever. He will now be forever known by his nicknam, "Tapeworm"

Nov. 8, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

At some point back, someone asked why I thought it was Right wing fuckwits that had politicized Covid and vaccines. Well...

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1457108504498642953

yeah.

Ironic, given that he's an actual muppet.

Nov. 12, 2021, 7:20 p.m.
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https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/11/17/us-and-uk-press-mock-new-zealands-incredibly-successful-covid-response


 Last edited by: tungsten on Nov. 17, 2021, 10:45 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 26, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
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https://scheerpost.com/2021/11/26/why-im-not-rushing-to-get-my-six-year-old-the-covid-19-vaccine%ef%bf%bc%ef%bf%bc/

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