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I’ve seen some people tweet that #coronaviruses might not be capable of persistence. But over the past decades, coronavirus RNA/protein has been identified in a range of human samples after acute illness, and sometimes connected to chronic disease
2/ For example, this team found coronavirus RNA and/or antigen in both plaque + non-plaque areas of brainstem, cortex, and spinal cord samples obtained from patients with MS: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… Image
3/ This team identified a range of DNA/RNA viruses in tissue samples obtained from healthy humans at autopsy. Coronavirus 229-E was found in brain, thyroid, heart, lung, stomach, adrenal gland, skin and blood samples: bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11… Image
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@MBVanElzakker and I are excited that our new paper on biological factors that may contribute to the development of LongCovid/PASC was published today: frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
2/ The paper details mechanisms by which RNA #viruses beyond just #SARS-CoV-2 have be connected to long-term health consequences.
3/ It also reviews literature on acute #COVID-19 and other virus-initiated chronic syndromes such as post-#Ebola syndrome or #ME/CFS to discuss different scenarios for #LongCovid/#PASC symptom development.
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Thanks @DrDavidACox for interviewing me for this article on #LongCovid. There’s also great info in the article on research showing #viral RNA in the brains of patients w/ post-SARS syndrome, and viral reservoirs in patients w/ post-Ebola Syndrome: bbc.com/future/article…
2/ The article reads: “Amy Proal, a microbiologist who runs the @polybioRF which studies the causes of chronic inflammatory diseases, believes that small amounts of #pathogens that linger beyond the reach of the immune system in remote pockets of the body...
3/ “...known as reservoirs or anatomical sanctuaries, are at least partially responsible for a whole range of post-infectious syndromes. This includes long #Covid, but also a number of mysterious illnesses which have puzzled scientists for decades, such as chronic Lyme disease..
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Ultimate victims of media induced fear & politically correct #posturing will be our #children. "hygiene hypothesis: "when exposure to parasites, bacteria, & #viruses is limited early in life, children face a greater chance of [] allergies, asthma, & other #autoimmune diseases..." Image
Dec 10, 2020, Nature: "'#Children are very much adapted to respond — & very well equipped to respond — to new #viruses,' [] even when they are infected w/ #SARSCoV2, children are most likely to experience #mild or #asymptomatic illness." Image
"These children’s #immune systems see the #virus & mounts this really quick & effective immune response that shuts it down, before it has a chance to replicate to the point that it comes up positive on the swab diagnostic test",

Natural #Immunity is not a conspiracy theory.
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Critical thread on "Self-Spreading #Vaccines"

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for #Health Security: Technologies to Address - Global Catastrophic Biological Risks, Oct 9, 2018

#biosurveillance "biological disruption" "bioterrorism events #bioengineering
"As a subset of infectious #disease emergencies, global catastrophic biological risk (#GCBR) is a special category of risk involving #biological #agents—whether naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created & released, or #laboratory engineered & escaped—..."

#COVID19
This "could lead to sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national & int. orgs & the #privatesector to control."

"Global catastrophic biological risk", "transformational surveillance technologies"

#Foundations #CorporateConsolidation
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Do you see it yet? This is a permanent program ushering in digital passports, #surveillance, & a new #data economy, global in scale. #Vaccines are about emerging markets - not health. The bedrock of #4IR #biotechnology going forward.

"#Mask of the Future - World Economic Forum"
"BreathTech-S³ #smart-material sensor & #Bluetooth-connected app. allows users to monitor breathing #data in real-time... #IoT

#CO2 build-up - if air quality [] is reduced, the user will be alerted to find a safe place to take a breath of fresh air,..."

breathtech.io/smart
Chatham House Futurescape, 3-D digital model of London, 2021-2035. A jumbotron on left reminds (faceless) citizens to #test. 'VR holidays' which appear in 2060, "are already being rolled out today as a reaction to the restrictions on travel." [April 14, 2021] #4IR #GreatReset
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And so Day 3 of my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Yesterday mention of the book, The Silver Sword seems to have struck a chord with many so perhaps its not out of place to mention that today 7th April is #Worldhealthday 1/20
Ian Serraillier ended his talks by showing this photo with the words, ‘No child should ever again have that expression on his face’. My hope this the UK as host of the upcoming #G7 summit will prioritise Universal health care for all. #UCH 2/20
So back to my story. Living at home again and my dream of religious life gone out the window I applied and got a place for September at Brighton College of Education to do a cert ed in biological science & primary education 3/20
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1/ A: Celebrate the mild #flu season & take what we have learned this year to inform future behavior. Harmful germs are not going away. 🦠 Illness from bacteria & viruses that make us sick do not “strengthen” the #immune system & contribute to significant complications & death. Image
2/ The lack of infectious illnesses will not #weaken your #immunesystem. Public health measures to combat #COVID19 including social distancing, masks, & extra hand washing greatly reduced the incidence of some bad microbes that cause common infectious illnesses such as the flu.
3/ More than 15,000 US deaths attributed to the #flu were averted this year. Other common viruses, like rhinoviruses, did not decrease as consistently. #Bacteria & #viruses that cause illness will continue to exist. go.nature.com/2OxkiUv
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/24/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/dai…
The Awful Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Death Toll | The New Yorker

newyorker.com/science/elemen…

#COVID19 #uncertainty #death
Climate-friendly foam building insulation may do more harm than good

phys.org/news/2021-02-c…

#insulation #foam #ClimateChange #consequences
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GAME'S OVER *******S: Indictments NOW | 2021-01-15 10:28 by Karl Denninger
- NIH has upgraded their recommen­da­tion and now considers #Ivermectin an option for use in #COVID-19.
- including Fauci, criminally prosecuted.
market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=… ImageImage
NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of #COVID-19 | 1d ago Detroit City Limits
- The NIH has upgraded their recommen­da­tion and now considers #Ivermectin an option for use in COVID-19.
newsbeyonddetroit.net/2021/01/15/nih… ImageImage
Dr. Pierre Kory Senate Testimony On Early #COVID-19 Treatments | 9.12.2020
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Tesco, Asda and Waitrose join competitors to ban maskless customers from stores
- Five of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have now banned shoppers who refuse to wear face harmful #masks.
metro.co.uk/2021/01/12/tes…
Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with #mask mandates
- Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide - a known carcinogen'
- The IARC classifies ethylene oxide into group 1, meaning it is a proven carcinogen.
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1. Florida with no statewide mask mandate after the state said counties could no longer enforce mask mandates.
2. California’s had mask mandates for 6-8 months and it hasn’t mattered. - The people 'getting together thing' is disproven nonsense.
graviolateam.blogspot.com/2020/12/compre… ImageImage
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I have received questions about how #viruses (eg. #SARSCoV2) jump species to move from animals (eg. bats) into humans. While it may seem like a simple process, a multitude of factors have to align to allow a #virus to successfully cross the species barrier.
A THREAD...
. @rainamontana's review from 2017 is a great explainer of the complexity of this process: nature.com/articles/nrmic…
Several factors (represented in this figure by holes) have to align to enable a virus to jump species.
As far as #SARSCoV2 is concerned, while data supports a bat origin for the virus, the transmission route of the virus (how did the virus makes its way from bats into humans?) remains unknown. For a scientific explanation, read our forum article here: cell.com/trends/ecology…
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Important paper 👉 A team in Tokyo took RNA-seq data from the Genomic-#Tissue Expression Project: a public resource created to study tissue-specific gene expression/regulation from 54 tissue types collected from 1000+ healthy individuals at autopsy: bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
2/ They successfully identified 39 viral species in at least one tissue (tissue types included #brain, pituitary, esophagus, thyroid, #heart, breast, lung, kidney, adrenal gland, prostate, #nerve, adipose tissue, blood vessel, ovary, uterus etc)
3/ Viruses identified in the various tissue samples included EBV, HSV-1, Varicella, CMV, HHV6-A/B, HHV-7, HCV, HPV, adeno-associated virus...and 16 RNA #viruses including Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Parainfluenza Virus 3..
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I agree with you @jeffreyatucker that this correlation “of those who tested positive, it was found that 18.3 per cent had visited a supermarket” should not be interpreted as a causal relationship. However, I look at this from another perspective.
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I mention this in an article I wrote in May.
« The two-meters social distancing rule is very utopian. It is certainly impossible to implement in #supermarkets- the main source of contagion even under the strictest lockdown conditions.»
2/n

aromatumbleweed.blogspot.com/2020/05/while-…
My point is even if we #lockdown people, not allow them to work or do ‘unnecessary’ shopping or ‘unnecessary’ physical exercise, we still need to let them eat; unless, the plan of course is blatant mass genocide.
3/n
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This interesting study found that skeletal #muscle cells of #ME/CFS patients showed a decrease in oxidative phosphorylation (a metabolic pathway used by #mitochondria to generate #energy). In simple terms, that caused the cells to have a dysregulated #metabolism.
2/ Not mentioned in the paper, but important to consider, is that most well-studied #viral + bacterial #pathogens “hijack” the metabolism of the cells they infect in a manner that can result in decreased oxidative phosphorylation (or similar changes in cell energy pathways).
3/ In simples terms, these #pathogens “hijack” cell metabolism to “pull” substrates out of the human mitochondrial energy pathways...and use the substrates (lipids, fatty acids, amino acids) for their own #nutritional and replication purposes!
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Generation of #SARS-CoV and Bat-SCoV #Mutant #Viruses.
Viruses containing PCR-generated insertions within the viral coding sequence were produced by using the SARS-CoV assembly strategy

#ManipulatedVirus #LabMade #coronavirus #COVID19 #BioWeapon

pnas.org/content/105/50…
But its all a #ConspiracyTheory the sheep said.

Nanotechnology for COVID-19: Therapeutics and Vaccine Research

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

#COVID19 #coronavirus #NanoTech
Still just a #ConspiracyTheory right?
Military-Funded #Biosensor Could Be the Future of #Pandemic Detection
The Defense Department is helping to fund a new study to determine whether an under-the-skin biosensor can help trackers keep up
defenseone.com/technology/202…

#COVID19
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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, ...organicconsumers.org/blog/covid-19-…
"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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Check out this interview I did w/ @resiapretorius 👉 Resia + team have published dozens of papers detailing how inflammatory products created by #bacteria/#viruses in human blood can drive clotting, red blood cell deformability, vasculature problems etc: microbeminded.com/2020/08/06/int… Image
2/ Conditions studied by Resia and team include #Alzheimer’s + #Parkinson’s. For example they identified toxic gingipain proteins created by oral #pathogen p. gingivalis in the blood of Parkinson’s patients, and showed how the gingipains can increase hypercoagulation ImageImage
3/ I am truly excited about the fact that we are working to send her team #ME/CFS and #PTLDS (chronic #lyme disease) blood samples that they will analyze for many of the same issues 🙌
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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 paper:nature.com/articles/s4158… 📸: 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
3️⃣ UCB SCT
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, neuroinflammation..microbeminded.com/2020/06/28/int…
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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Ooof interesting! This team found Ljungan #virus (LV) antigens in autopsied #brain tissue from the hippocampus region of 18 #Alzheimer’s brains. No LV antigen was identified in any of their 11 age-matched control brains: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
2/ The LV virus antibodies reacted with #neurons and #astrocytes and also showed distinct positive reaction in the #amyloid/neuritic plaques. The team thinks the findings indicate LV #virus may persist in the Alzheimer’s brain
3/ Here’s an image from one of the #Alzheimer’s brains. The red stain visualizes presence of LV viral antigen in neurons, astrocytes + #glial cells. In Panel C, an amyloid/neuritic plaque is shown staining positive in the glial compartment + in dystrophic neurites Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/28/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/dai…

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

theconversation.com/how-deforestat…

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

bostonreview.net/science-nature…

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

ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Doc…

#Taiwan #China
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Hey! Based on the article below, is anyone looking at HIF-1 alpha expression in #pancreatic beta cells in #COVID-19 cases associated w/ #diabetes? B/c this team found COVID-19 cld infect pancreatic beta cells in a human organoid model: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
2/ HIF-1 alpha expression in pancreatic beta cells is required for type 1 #diabetes prevention. And, this team found that if HIF-1 is knocked down in such cells they have a poorer response to RNA #virus infection (such as coxsackie virus infection): pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31116982/ Image
3/ Also, separate topic, but this team found that certain #viruses express peptides w/ homology to human #insulin/insulin-like growth factors. In the lab, the viral hormones cld bind mouse/human insulin receptors and modify their downstream signaling: pnas.org/content/115/10… Image
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