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#626 2020-10-14 13:20:07

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Re: 2019 NCOV a.k.a. Wuhan's Diseases

Winnipeg current restrictions
People don't like it. People are rebelling against the masks. But...
new cases today (city of Winnipeg only): 114
currently in hospital: 17
of which, in intensive care: 1
currently active cases: 1,163
deaths (still Winnipeg only): 20

I'm pissed off! In July we had 1 active case total for the entire province, no one in hospital, and total number of deaths 2. That lasted a couple weeks. Then the Premier decided to "re-open the economy". Lifting restrictions within the province was a good thing, but he allowed people to enter our province from anywhere in Western Canada without self-isolating. Including the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, and a portion of western Ontario closest to our province. But we already had a problem of Americans entering BC and Alberta. The US insisted that anyone promising to drive through from the lower 48 states of the US into Alaska must be allowed to drive through Canada. So Americans told border security there were driving through, then headed straight for Banff, or Jasper, or Lake Louise. BC found Americans doing that too. BC started issuing fines, one American is facing a fine of $750,000! But too little too late. So the Premier of our province allowed people from BC and Alberta to enter our province without self-isolating?!? It didn't have to be Americans directly; Americans would spread disease to Canadians in those two provinces, then they would bring the disease to our province.

To make matters worse, the Premier said any American film crew could enter Manitoba as long as they "promise" they had self-isolated for 14 days where they came from before entering our province. Uh huh! A producer of a multi-million dollar project is going to waste 2 weeks doing that? Where time is money? Forcing A-list actors, big name director, and production crew to waste their time? Do you really think they would do that? The producer will sign a paper making the promise, and no one will have self-isolated at all. Do you know what disease statistics are like in California? So those people are allowed to enter our province?

Now look at today's statistics!

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#627 2020-10-14 18:07:16

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This is a population density, connective road quality, and economics of the people as to how much they will move about. Not to mention age and health conditions of those in the affected area.

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#628 2020-10-14 18:43:53

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As Liverpool enters tier 3 lockdown

Liverpool’s leaders have been told the city region will go into the strictest tier of England’s new lockdown system and the measures could last up to six months

Northern Ireland Enters Partial Lockdown as Coronavirus

lockdown restrictions with schools, pubs and restaurants set to close It is understood that pubs and restaurants will close for four weeks, while schools will close for two

Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows those with early lockdowns and well-prepared national health systems avoided large numbers of additional deaths

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoclonal_antibody

Monoclonal antibodies (mAb or moAb) are antibodies that are made by identical immune cells which are all clones belonging to a unique parent cell. Monoclonal antibodies can have monovalent affinity, in that they bind to the same epitope (the part of an antigen that is recognized by the antibody).

Which should be select from convalescent plasma from people who've recovered from an illness to help others recover.
https://www.uscovidplasma.org/

Ebola drug Regeneron
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201 … virus.aspx

followed by  dexamethasone steroid for lung  blood oxygen level

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#629 2020-10-15 04:08:19

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Re: 2019 NCOV a.k.a. Wuhan's Diseases

For weekly cases in the UK, see this interactive map

A very large fraction of the cases are contained on university campuses, yet the government is locking down towns and cities instead of acknowledging that.

Also, there's a letter in the Lancet from a bunch of "actual experts" opposing the Great Barrington Declaration, because apparently disagreeing with the lockdown proponents means epidemiologists lose their status as experts. But the proponents still haven't provided any cost-benefit analysis to justify lockdowns, they're just going ahead with them and we're paying the price.


"I guarantee you that at some point, everything's going to go south on you, and you're going to say, 'This is it, this is how I end.' Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work." - Mark Watney

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#630 2020-10-15 18:26:17

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There  that we can do beyond not wearing masks to be able to go about life
COVID-19-Job-Site-Safety-Poster.jpg

another presentation
COVID-19_Office_Safety_Poster2.jpg

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#631 2020-10-18 16:21:34

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#632 2020-10-19 21:31:20

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#633 2020-10-20 07:17:39

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For SpaceNut re #632 ...

Thanks for showing this report!

Anika Chebrolu, 14, won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Anika's winning invention uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

I am reminded of use of poisonous substances (in precisely measured amounts) to assist with other medical treatments.

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Why Is Lead Harmful? Lead can harm production of blood cells and the absorption of calcium needed for strong bones and teeth, muscle movements, and the work of nerves and blood vessels. High lead levels can cause brain and kidney damage.

Lead Poisoning (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

If someone runs across an article about the details of how the lead molecule interacts (positively or negatively) with human physiology, I'd be interested to see it.

My impression, from the little hints from the article SpaceNut showed, is that while a lead molecule can be harmful to humans, if it is harnessed to perform a targeted operation on a specific part of the virus, then it will disable the virus and NOT harm human cells.

A scientist (14 or older) would (presumably) be well aware of the risks when introducing lead into the human body.

Edit#1: I was not familiar with the term "in-silico" ... apparently it means "computer simulation"

A Google snippet:

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Scholarly articles for in-silico technology
In silico toxicology for the pharmaceutical sciences - Valerio Jr - Cited by 248
… technologies applied to antibody display and in silico … - Ravn - Cited by 173
In silico clinical trials: how computer simulation will … - Viceconti - Cited by 82

Featured snippet from the web

In silico (Pseudo-Latin for "in silicon", alluding to the mass use of silicon for computer chips) is an expression meaning "performed on computer or via computer simulation" in reference to biological experiments.

In silico - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › In_silico

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#634 2020-10-23 20:10:58

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Lead is blamed for many a problem with children that are not as normal as parents had expected but thats not the case with the small low levels that can be found even in copper pipe lead soldered joints. So there may be a question for those that did get it and whether they have copper lead soldered pipes or plastic pvc….

For those that still do not want to wear masks when we know it will reduce the chances of getting the virus the airlines have known that they were the spreaders of the virus be for the slow down in the industry so it comes with little surprise that  Delta has added 460 people to its no-fly list since April for refusing wear masks

All the while the US sets new record with more than 77K COVID-19 cases in a day

As the graph shows we are back to July numbers when the virus required setting up field hospitals to handle the hospital overflow....
Some states are seeing this scenario play over again....

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#635 2020-10-24 08:17:43

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I expect the use of lead would NOT be for treatment, but rapid and cheap testing. If we had quick, one dollar testing kits, we could test everyone in the country every couple of days and isolate anyone with the disease. It would be over in a few weeks, without needing to lock anyone down.


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#636 2020-10-24 09:11:52

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The current rapid tests have to high rate of a false negative and positive and are exposure to test time sensitive requiring repeat testing.
On the whole the idea of isolation after testing is a start which has not happened.

fast-cheap-accurate-researchers-pin-hopes-on-nobel-prize-winning-crispr-technology-tests-to-detect-coronavirus

The FDA approved remdesivir to treat Covid-19. Scientists are questioning the evidence.

This is given once you are already quite sick but does it shorten the length or not of the recovery is what has no real proof on.

Where Things Stand in the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

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#637 2020-10-25 17:18:12

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Why False Positives Matter, Too But false negatives are not the only errors bedeviling coronavirus diagnostics.

Some rapid tests, which forgo sophisticated laboratory equipment and can deliver results in under an hour, have been criticized for returning high numbers of false positives, especially when used to screen people without symptoms. Even laboratory tests that rely on a very reliable technique called polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., have been known to return the occasional false positive.

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