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#donotbelievetheexperts #globalbangainoffunction #SIGNTHEPETITION

"Fauci, ... has been a strong advocate for U.S. government funding of #gainoffunction experimentation. Fauci claims, ...that risky #GOF can help develop new vaccines for pandemics,…
"despite the fact that 30 years of these dangerous experiments have not delivered any tangible benefits, such as cures or safe vaccines."
"Unbeknownst to the public, a shadowy international network of thousands of virologists, gene engineers, military scientists and biotech entrepreneurs are #weaponizing #viruses and microorganisms in civilian and military labs under the euphemism of #gainoffunction research.
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📢🎉The work of #Bat1K is featured on the cover in the latest issue of @nature: “Six reference-quality #genomes reveal evolution of #bat adaptations” 🦇🧬 #bats Our thread 👇 on the… 📸: Olivier Farcy(1/n) Image
📢Have you ever wondered how 🦇 manage to do what they do? #bats have extraordinary adaptations, including powered #flight, laryngeal #echolocation, #vocal #learning and an exceptional #longevity with unique #immunity and resistance to #cancer! 📸: @DanielWhitby5 (2/n) Image
A #Bat1K team led by @Sonja_Vernes @EmmaTeeling1 @hillermich @TheGeneMyers has just published the raw genetic material that codes for these unique 🦇 adaptations and #superpowers in @nature! #bats #genomics #cool! (3/n) Image
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Humanity has always struggled to fight #viruses , best exemplified by the ongoing #Covid_19 #pandemic ,so I thought of doing a thread on a #virus which frequently troubles #hematology patients

It's called #CMV or #HHV5
It wrecks havoc #posttransplant

#MedTwitter @BloodJournal
⚡DNA virus ,1 of the MC infections post SCT

⚡It has the largest genome of any known human virus [230kb /200 genes]

⚡Most humans harbour latent CMV, infection MC aquired in childhood.

⚡Site of latency in humans- Not Known
In murine models - hepatic sinusoidal cells
⚡The risk of reactivation depends on CMV sero status and is as follows:
D-/R+ > D+/R+ > D+/ R- > D- / R -

⚡The other risk factors are
1️⃣ T cell depletion
2️⃣ HaploSCT
4️⃣ GVHD requiring Rx

⚡ So why not give prophylaxis to these patients ??
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Cool paper detailing what body sites, cell types, symptoms #COVID-19 has been connected to thus far 👉 But one thing: everyone knows that most persistent #viral (and #bacterial) pathogens are capable of #infecting/driving an equally extensive # of #symptoms, right?
2/ For example, in this interview, Dharam Ablashi (who co-discovered the #virus HHV6) explains how HHV6 has been shown capable of contributing to #cancers, type 1 #diabetes, Hashimoto’s, #MS, HPA-axis dysregulation, ME/CFS, Alzheimer’s,…
3/ ..and that the HHV6 can survive in
#microglia, astrocytes, macrophage, neurons/nerves, #pancreatic islet cells, the lung, gut epithelial cells, the #liver etc etc etc!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/28/2020-2…

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans…

#animals #viruses #humans #deforestation
The Shape of Epidemics | Boston Review…

#epidemic #shape #coronavirus
System Overload: Can China’s Military Be Distracted in a War over Taiwan?…

#Taiwan #China
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Super Thread:

#COVID19 #Pandemic Research.

The #germtheory is wrong and #asymptomatic carriers cannot pass on #disease.

#Plandemic Image
Dismantling The Viral Theory


#COVID19 #Pandemic
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How do we quantify how much #virus is in a sample (titre). We use a plaque assay, which is why he most commonly used method. Below is a graphical version I've made (on @BioRender) of how it is done in the lab.

But how do they work? - a thread
#SciComm #Virology #phdchat
Here is a photo of a #SARSCoV2 assay, the virus which causes #COVID19 ( Photo: Müller/Charité). The large areas which are clear are known as plaques which are caused by virus killing cells in a monolayer. More plaques = more virus titre

#virology #sciencetwitter

2/n SARS-COV2 plaque assay
The technique was originally developed for #Bacteriophages bit was adapted by Dulbecco in 1952 for animal #viruses. Viral stocks are dilutes 10 fold in series and placed onto a monolayer. After incubation a gel is placed on the layer, restricting infection to nearby cells

3/n Plaques produced by Western equine encephalitis virus on chick embryo fibroblasts and by poliovirus on HeLa cells (right).  R. Dulbecco, 1952
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#POTUS is and has been the most successful President of the United States. It has moved the masses of our country and world wide. That's what the DS hates the most! As much as they have wanted to knock him down, he remains like a standing oak.
[They] have released a "pandemic" to finish him! This 👑🦠 United the people WW! The Invisible Enemy has weakening. With or without vaccine, the American people will continue their course of freedom & progress and will rise to save the economy and the future of their children
Q !!
May 15 2020 10:30:43 (EST) NEW

This will never happen!
People are rising up!
[They] are traitors, criminals & losers!
Gallows are ready
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/15/2020

Kits, reagents and viruses - Virology Down Under…
#coronavirus #kit #viruses
What Can Other Coronaviruses Tell Us About SARS-CoV-2? | Quanta Magazine…
Bacterial behavior influences cloud formation…
#butterfly #clouds #chaos #behavior #bacterial
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"The live SARS-like coronavirus SL-CoV-WIV1 has been isolated for the first time from bat droppings; and such virus has been confirmed to invade the host cells through the ACE2 of human beings..." ImageImageImage
Bat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Like Coronavirus WIV1
Encodes an Extra Accessory Protein, ORFX, Involved in Modulation of the Host Immune Response. (2016) #ZhengLiShi #PeterDaszak #EcoHealth
Funding: #NIAID 110964 ImageImageImageImage
In this study, we have developed a fast and cost-effective method
for reverse genetics of coronaviruses by combining two approaches developed by others..As the genomes can be divided into multiple short fragments, mutations can be introduced into individual
fragments easily. ImageImageImageImage
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Click our link to read our latest blog post on COVID-19 treatments and where we’re at with data. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Give it a read and get back to us with your questions and comments ✨ Image
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@POTUS has an interesting speaking style right ?

It's fascinating really.

I heard a guy from the @Heritage Foundation

describe the President's speaking style as elliptical.

The guy is a genius and this style is no accident.

@POTUS can be as fluent as the next person

when he wants to but he's employing

this 'elliptical' style instead.

Why ?

First, let's explain what this elliptical style

actually is. Essentially, he likes to orbit a subject

and he'll get closer to the subject and then ...

he'll get further away from it.

It's genius. LMBO

Now back to the 'why ?' part -

Have you ever wondered why Jesus spoke in parables ?

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At least 7 teams are developing #SARSCoV2 #vaccines using a weakened / inactivated virus. Several existing vaccines are made this way, i.e. #measles & #polio #vaccine. Sinovac Biotech started to test an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 #COVID19 vaccine. #scicomm
At least 25 groups are working on viral-vector #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #vaccines. A #virus such as #measles or #adenovirus is genetically engineered so it can produce #coronavirus #proteins in the body. These #viruses are weakened so they CANNOT cause disease.
At least 20 teams are using genetic instructions (#DNA or #RNA) for a #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus #protein that prompts an immune response. The nucleic acid is inserted into human cells, which churn out copies of the #virus protein; most encode the virus’s spike protein. #COVID19
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1/ Meanwhile, back in the Land of Lipids...

If I seem a lot less active lately, it's because I'm prepping for something big next week. I'll tell you all about it in 7 days ;)

However, there are also two lipid-related things that have been underway that I'm very exited about..
2/ One is that I've been having a very exhaustive conversation with @NutritionDanny and Alan Flanagan of #SigmaNutritionRadio via email the last several days regarding the #LipidTriad and I think it's be very productive and respectful...
3/ Two, a while ago I tasked @siobhan_huggins with doing a review on studies for #Cholesterol/#Lipoproteins and #Viruses. As usual she's knocked it out of the park. Should be launching early next week on, of course.
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Thank you @PlzSolveCFS for including me this video that helps people better understand the devastating and debilitating disease #ME/CFS:… Image
2/ A growing body of evidence indicates thst #ME/CFS involves neuroinflammation, possibly connected to the activity of #viral pathogens capable of persisting in the central nervous system (CNS):…
3/ There have been dozens of #ME/CFS #outbreaks over the years, many connected to #enteroviruses, coxsackie #viruses and even respiratory viruses (w/ enterovirus found in the brain of patients via autopsy in some cases) Image
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Dear #Bat1K community! Facing the current situation we have something to share with you. Please keep on reading this thread on #bats and #COVIDー19 🦇👇 1/n
We all find ourselves in the midst of a #global #pandemic. Our life is changing and we all have to adapt. Meanwhile, we get to hear the news, densely packed with the #coronavirus, the disease it causes, and also: #bats. 2/n
#Researchers around the globe are doing their best to quickly understand the virus and its outbreak. Nevertheless, the rush to report and communicate complex scientific results has sometimes led to confusion, mistrust and ultimately even fear and hatred towards #bats 3/n
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Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Out in Proc Royal Society B @RSocPublishing @CKreuderJohnson @EpiCenterUCD @PREDICTproject @OneHealthUCD @ucdavisvetmed @LairmoreDVMDean @NIH…
Co-authors include @petaleeh @PanditPranav, @SmileyTierra, Julie Rushmore, Cristin Young, and Megan Doyle. The study was supported by @PREDICTproject and @NIH
The study concludes that the exploitation of natural habitats is not only a conservation issue, but an important driver of spillover transmission zoonotic viruses. Here is a thread that discusses three key points highlighted from study.
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"The Lancet‘s fraudulent concealment of genetics, and its own conflicting interests, while condemning #coronavirus conspiracy theorists, gives the appearance of “crisis capitalism,” and complicity in the COVID-19-SARS/HIV-1 #Wuhan ‘Event 201‘ biocrime." Image
The 'Scientific' arguments going on behind the scenes on #Covid_19 should be a wake-up call to the 'TRUE' dangers the world is being exposed to! 'BOTH' sides of the argument are labelling the other 'Conspiracy Theorists'. Only one of them can be! Image
The Lancet writes that "Conspiracy theories do nothing but create fear, rumours, and prejudice...." #Covid_19 Image
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What is a #virus? How #small or #big are they? Take a look at this colourful #infographic aimed at #kids here -…
The image can be downloaded nd printed from -… #SciComm #LockdownLessons #COVID19 #ScienceFightsFiction
What exactly is a #coronavirus? How do these viruses affect the #RespiratorySystem? Here is an explainer #FunToLearn #ScienceFromHome
How does #soap exactly work against the #coronavirus? Lean about all the #lipids that fight the #virus to keep us healthy. So don't forget to #WashYourHands and #StaySafeStayHealthy
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R0 ~ 3 (existen indicios que aunque suban el nº de afectados - la velocidad de crecimiento está bajando con relativa rapidez) por EL DISTANCIMIENTO SOCIAL y la reducción de LA MOVILIDAD.

Propuestas para el tratamiento y las observaciones en casa. Image
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2/ Propuestas para el tratamiento y las observaciones en casa. Image
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3/ Para seguimiento telefónico.

Las complicaciones suelen aparecer en los primeros días tras el debut de la enfermedad, se recomienda realizar una revisión telefónica en 24 horas y en 48 horas tras el primer contacto con los servicios de salud. Image
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Mark 3 imp dates

1️⃣ Important dates this year— Jan 12th & April 4, 2020

2️⃣ Important date for GENERATIONS to come— Dec 21,2020.

I hv explained significance of these dates in my article👇 and partly in this thread.…
Jan 12th—SATURN (planet of OLD age, skin and Karma ),
came together with PLUTO( planet of death & #Viruses).

Effect—death of (mostly)elderly ppl across d world by virus infection.

Bt 1st Corona case ws reported in Nov, as saturn ws in transitional phase by then.
Pluto is also about hidden things.
This is why initially news related to Corona deaths were kept under wraps or...hidden.

Next imp date is #April4, Jupiter-pluto conjunction.

Jupiter is Saturn’s antidote—
Saturn causes contraction while Jupiter causes expansion.
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There's a seasonality to many respiratory #viruses. Will #SARSCoV2 [#COVID19] follow a similar pattern? We hope so BUT we don't really know. We know when air is humid / warm ➡️droplets gather more moisture ➡️too heavy to stay airborne / fall more quickly➡️transmission harder. Image
There was a significant correlation between #SARS cases & environmental temperature. A sharp rise or decrease in the environmental temperature related to the cold spell led to an increase of SARS cases because of the possible influence of the weather on the human immune system. Image
Plus the winter season has a profound effect on how human #genes work - this may explain why some illnesses are aggravated in the #winter. During cold, winter months, genes involved with #immunity & specifically #inflammation were more active.…
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#China's Ministry of Science says they need to strengthen the management of laboratories, especially #viruses. Chinese report: , I'll put google's English translation below. My comment: When #CCP says they need to strengthen sth, problems already occur.
1. Auto translation of official report: Ministry of Science and Technology: Strengthen management of laboratories, especially viruses
The State Council ’s joint defense and joint control machine is scheduled to hold a press conference at 15 o’clock on February 15 to introduce
2. the latest progress of drug research and development and scientific research.
Wu Yuanbin, director of the Department of Social Development and Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology, introduced at the meeting that in order to promote
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#Viruses are nature's tool to cull overpopulation and weak/old living creatures. Viruses don't have feelings. They come in a wave like everything, wipe things out and disappear.
Next wave can be a second virus or pathogen to take out those damaged by first wave.
This leaves the strongest biological specimens to breed. This is how majestic herds of strong animals form.
If the herd becomes stressed by draught or bad weather the virus reappears to thin population so less food is needed.
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