@JordanSchachtel @bergerbell @MarkChangizi @EduEngineer @MichaelPSenger @RandPaul @RanIsraeli @lalasugarloaf @federicolois @Covid19Crusher @GoliathShell @DrJBhattacharya

1) Opened up in the midst of Delta.
2) Vaccines not working.
3) A new Delta child?
The questions being answered:
1) The virus(Delta variant lineage) has largely escaped the vaccine blocking transmission.
2) If you start to open, after being strictly closed, like Singapore, there is a dry tinder problem.
@gummibear737 @EthicalSkeptic @bergerbell @BrendanEich
The small countries are good sensors because of elimination of local effects. Confirmation on vaccine escape.
@RanIsraeli @Daoyu15
Questions that need answers:

1) What are infection rates in the recovered? The recovered and vaccinated? The vaccinated? And the naive?
2) Are there wild coronaviruses that confer partial immunity or survival benefit that are safer than the vaccine?
We already know of dozens of safe drugs that appear to improve survival, many of which could be used together. We are potentially headed into a rough winter, particularly in countries that have little natural immunity to Delta, when is someone going to do honest RCTs?

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12 Oct
@EthicalSkeptic @BrendanEich @NickHudsonCT @lalasugarloaf

One hypothesis is that much of Asia/Oceania had been exposed to a previous SARS variant. This being the actual reason that rates of infection were so low, not lockdowns and masks.
Now we may be seeing turnover where Western countries have had a much more aggressive recent pandemic and have residual resistance to a more recent SARS strain, closer in lineage to Delta.
If true, we will see vicious outbreaks of the more contagious variants moving through populations naive to current variants(in Asia/Oceania now being exposed). If this pattern is true:
1) The pandemic will become endemic moving in waves between unsynchronized populations.
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@NickHudsonCT @gummibear747 @EthicalSkeptic @justin_hart @BallouxFrancois @RWMaloneMD @RandPaul @TuckerCarlson Are we insane? In January/February of 2020 the first retrospective studies of COVID19 mortality were released.
They clearly showed low Vitamin D, obesity, age, and a few other factors strongly correlated with the majority of fatalities. At that moment simple safe and cheap recommendations should have been made.
The World’s population should have been told to take Vitamin D, and isolate and protect the vulnerable. We should have also undertaken a rapid comprehensive examination of all drugs that might easily be repurposed.
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@gummibear737 @EthicalSkeptic @MichaelPSenger @Covid19Crusher @EduEngineer @AbdenurFlavio I think, as humans we have difficulty with many issues of logic, probably primed by primitive instincts. We cannot distinguish between stories of grief and tragedy, and the actual risks.
This pandemic, the propaganda and repression of honest discussion have created a huge distortion in the dialog and perceptions. Add the authoritarian attitude of suddenly relevant officials and we have had a perfect storm. I had COVID19 and am older.
My case, clinically, was relatively mild. However, I have had a variety of lingering sequelae. Mild to severe headaches, bouts of overwhelming fatigue, loss of smell/taste and abnormal small vessel inflammation in several locations in my body.
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@gummibear737 @LukeMor19529310 @Covid19Crusher @MichaelPSenger

Continuing failure of the Fauci and the NIH to investigate COVID19 treatments. Evidence is clear that secondary bacterial infections, out of control inflammation and micro-coagulation are all primary concerns.
Cytokine inflammation response has many potential treatments identified from other diseases. But where is the well funded research on this. Dexamethasone, aspirin and a few other drugs used but there are many possibilities. Great news is coming in on one, Fluvoxamine.
Work at Washington University in St. Louis highlighted this early. On going RCTs continue to study it. Work in other countries is verifying effectiveness.
3/ medicine.wustl.edu/news/fluvoxami…
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@nay_sue1 @ScottAdamsSays I am an expert on masks and air flow, we get all exercised about masks and certain governmental mandates to wear them.
1) Like many aspects of this disease the definitive science on particle size distribution has not done,
@nay_sue1 @ScottAdamsSays 2) Duration of naked aerosolized particle viability is unknown,
3) Total lack of control on mask design makes it impossible to study what really works and what doesn’t,
4) We have no idea how much virus is required to catch the disease,
@nay_sue1 @ScottAdamsSays 5) Airflow is extraordinarily complicated and space configuration dependent,
6) Some particles would be stopped by almost any masks,
7) Some localized airflow characteristics around a person wearing a mask would tend to mitigate spread,
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China has been fomenting conflict in the area attempting to further consolidate influence across the sub-region on India’s Eastern flank. Their direct strategic aim is to lessen India’s influence and surround them with Chinese aligned countries.
Immediate goal is to secure access to warm water ports and natural gas resources. They may eventually try to aggravate separatist sentiments in India’s NorthEastern states and take control of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Myanmar as their proxy.
They have successfully backed both sides in the ongoing separatist struggles within Myanmar. Although excused to maintain current pipeline and energy operations it has been a goal to Balkanize the area, openly discussed in Chinese strategic planning documents, for decades.
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