if any of you were harboring any remaining doubts that cuomo is barking mad and utterly disingenuous:

his view: we cannot trust the private sector to distribute the cov vaccine.

we need a new government agency to do it cuz "faster and better"

leaving aside the hilarity of the guy whose own state was the worst cov debacle in the US in terms of logistics (hey, how did that HCO trial go? the ventilators you demanded then never used? the ship?) this is really too much:

yes, when has the private sector ever worked? ugh.
this is the biden plan:

gin up some brand new agencies and all new supply chains and let's have the government try to outperform walgreens at logistics and service.

are you fricking joking?

can any sane human think this is a good plan?
if the federal government appointed a turkey czar, we'd all be having TV dinners for thanksgiving.

they are literally synonymous with incompetence and poor asset allocation.

walmart response to hurricanes makes FEMA look like a joke.
meanwhile, private industry is doing 1.3 million cov tests a day up from 0.

sure, it's stupid policy, but it's a seriously impressive logistical feat.

we'll do more covid tests this year than we've done flu tests in all of US history.

yeah, why would we want to trust THAT?
how have we wound up with "leaders" so abjectly unfamiliar with basic economics and business and logistics that they think you can just whip up some new agency from scratch and have it outperform CVS and quest?

what color is the sky on the world these people live on?
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10 Nov
important study looking at pre-covid serum samples from the US and from sub saharan africa (SSA)

it shows wide variance in pre existing cross-resistance, much stronger in SSA

this strongly supports:

pre-existing resistance
lasting resistance
biome specific resistance patterns Image
the idea that covid 19 is some radically novel zoonotic virus with little to no pre-existing cross resistance has been clearly shown to be false for some time.

there are dozens of studies like this one.

t-cell mediated cross resistance is widespread.

so, the idea that pre-existing resistance is widespread appears pretty well settled.

this also implies that resistance is durable, as not only was it already present but when one looks at SARS-1, resistance has been durable for 17 years.

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10 Nov
like the moderna trial, pfizer is also using a far more limited definition of "covid 19" than the CDC or US states.

it requires not only a positive PCR test, but also 2 symptoms.

this is because they know that PCR+ alone is FAR too broad and would catch trace and irrelevant COV Image
why the CDC, us states, et are using such an overbroad definition especially with PCR tests set to 40+ Ct (1 trillion X amplification) is simply beyond me. the FDA and drug companies certainly know better.

even the NYT has known. since august.

an interesting piece of data pfizer could release:

what % of PCR tests were positive and then deemed "false positives" die to lack of symptomatic confirmation?

that could give us some very useful data about the PCR tests.

it might also be different between the cohorts.
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9 Nov
you realize that this is low, not high, right?

re-admission for pneumonia is generally around 20% over the next 30 days.

you're looking at 9% over 60 days.

that's not even half and uses twice the duration.

oh, and flu is 14% re-admit over 30 days.

also higher. Image
even in general population, pneumonia was 19%

and re-admit was only 7.4% from pneumonia. it was more often COPD or congestive heart failure

hey, is this starting to sound like covid scare stories?

pro tip: they only sound scary because you've never looked at another disease. Image
even flu is higher than covid.

it's 14% over 30 days vs 9% over 60.

and so this narrative of "more dangerous that flu" keeps unravelling.

honest question: did you even think to look before tweeting that egregious misstatement?

google could have told you in 0.04 seconds. Image
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8 Nov
i was just out for a walk on the beach.

above and beyond its usual restorative powers, two things made my day today:

1. the cops were driving around in their annoying 4 wheeler using the PA to tell people to put on masks.

the entire beach completely ignored them.
it's like they were not even there and even the cops looked so half-assed and sheepish that it just seems like everyone is finally giving up on this farce.

"no hablamos español"

it's turning into "we pretend to obey and you pretend to make us."
2. after a summer of being weirdly absent, the teenagers were back, lounging around, playing beach tennis, sneaking beers (drinking age is 18 so easier ), & skulking off to the bushes to smoke weed

nice to see a little wholesome rebellion again.

restores your faith in humanity.
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7 Nov
another study that is pure assumptive nonsense.

the CDC should be embrasassed. it's just another "sun dance"

you do the dance at 5.30 AM then claim you're the reason the sun rose.

how is this passing for science?

there is no causal link at all nor any control.

the disease followed a gompertz curve because that's what viruses do.

this is not even data, it's just assumption.

null hypothesis: this was going to happen anyway as a natural property if community resistance.
i mean, wow, look, these NPI's in delaware were so successful that that had the exact same effect all the way in sweden!

that's some potent stuff!

come on guys. this is literal garbage. how is the CDC publishing this?
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6 Nov
"we the people" trusting political parties to administer their own elections and count their own votes is like shepherds trusting wolves to perform the lamb census.

this is painfully obvious when you stop and think about it.

yet decade after decade, we do nothing.

i was once speaking to a hospital CEO about all the regulations in the space and how they made no sense. he said something profound that stuck with me:

"you have to understand, it's not like this because people are idiots. it's like this because someone wants it this way."
this is true of the US electoral process as well. we are the richest, most technologically advanced country in the history of the humanity.

does literally ANYONE believe that if we put our minds to it, we could not create an accurate, verified, real time voting system?
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