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What do we know about the novel coronavirus?
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  • @zcream

    Any link to research?

    "There is a common misconception that the ozone hole extends over Australia, and that ozone depletion is the reason why we need to be particularly vigilant with sunscreen in the Australian summer," Dargaville said.

    "But, had the Montreal Protocol not been signed in 1987, beginning the process to phase out CFCs, the ozone hole could well have expanded over Australia which would have had disastrous consequences for humans, animals and plants."

    Btw, this is another big tribunal with death sentences as result that we need to make.

  • I lived there for 12 years. I do not use uv protection in the US, or in india. Or anywhere I have travelled to. In Australia, the sun just goes through and you get burnt quickly if you don't use protection.

    The sun there is stronger than anywhere else I have been to.

    You may find many studies about skin cancer rates. I simply cite my own experience

  • @zcream

    I am sure you are right, but it is not due to ozone hole, only due to location.

  • Overall worldwide, seasonal influenza is around 98% lower this year than in earlier flu seasons.

    WHO spokesperson Dr. Sylvie Briand recently claimed that “literally there was nearly no flu in the Southern Hemisphere” in 2020, adding:

    “We hope that the situation will be the same in the Northern Hemisphere at end of this flu season".

  • Morinosuke Kawaguchi, a leading Japanese futurist and consultant to the Japanese government, predicted new pandemics for the world. Their reasons will remain the same: poor general health of people and their reluctance to change their lifestyle.

    I love the reasons.

  • The seven largest US tech companies have significantly increased their capitalization levels in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis. Thus, the total capitalization of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Tesla and Nvidia as of the end of the last year grew by $3.4 trillion, exceeding the figure of $8.5 trillion.

    is fecit cui prodest

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  • Interesting development

    The Diagnovir device is capable of diagnosing infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with a 99% probability by analyzing saliva in 10 seconds. This is stated in the message of the press service of the private Bilkent University in Ankara, published on the institution's website.

    “Unlike the widely used PCR tests, the system is not based on replicating samples, but on detecting the presence or absence of a virus using advanced optical techniques. The system uses optical and electronic modules that provide both accurate detection of viruses and high selectivity of detection. We believe that this system will be widely used in our country and in the world as a fast and reliable method for detecting viruses, ”says in the message.

    The virus detection technology has been developed for seven months and is capable of working in the future not only with SARS-CoV-2, but also with other pathogens.

    As far as I understand it is Turkish warning, as it can be big hurdle to new vaccines passport system that US and EU can form and control together.

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  • UK - more lockdowns

    Boris Johnson has just announced a new national lockdown for England that effectively mirrors the lockdown from last spring. In addition to closing schools and non-essential businesses, citizens will be asked to remain at home except when shopping for food, or traveling to/from work (if physical attendance is absolutely essential).

  • It is just the beginning

    New NY law relates to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health.

    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a416

  • New lockdown laws, announced Monday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson by way of a TV briefing, are yet to be debated or voted on by parliament.
    Police have the power now to issue on the spot fines of £200, which can be doubled every time a lockdown ‘breach’ is committed.
    Fines of up to £10,000 can also be handed out to anyone holding gatherings or house parties.

    gatherings are most dangerous for ruling class now. Sad things that plan will fail miserably and again they will be hunting for someone who spoiled such perfect plan.

  • China's worst outbreak since June forced authorities to further tighten restrictions in Hebei, with the entirety of the city of Shijiazhuang now on lockdown as authorities carry out another mass coronavirus testing campaign. All vehicles, and people, are barred from leaving and entering the city.

    Health-care workers have confirmed nearly 200 new cases in the city over the past few days, prompting the lockdown, which is interrupting local officials' ability to enforce a the veneer of normalcy in Chinese life.

    It is expected that China will get at least 10 new outbreaks within next 2 weeks.

  • If the authorities fail to stop the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, the lockdown in Germany may be extended until the end of March. Now the incidence rate in the country is three times higher than the "conditionally safe"

  • Milk is important :-)

    Health psychology professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook and graduate student Jessica Marino have conducted new research showing that breast milk from mothers who have recovered from COVID-19 contains strong antibodies to the virus.

    Because breast milk contains high levels of these secretory-type antibodies, breastfeeding mothers recovering from COVID-19 could pass immunity on to babies, and there is a chance that antibodies from purified milk could be therapy for adults with COVID-19.

  • Virologists have identified more than 1.5 thousand coronavirus mutations in Russia

    According to her, the first signs of more infectious strains that are now spreading in Europe and other countries appeared six months ago. “To date, we have found almost 1.5 thousand mutations. And those changes in a number of European countries that have close ties with Great Britain were visible back in September. The first finds with similar or very similar changes in the virus were back in June,” - Popova said.

    Usual virus behaviour.

  • U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year.

    “This temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” a spokeswoman for Pfizer Denmark said in a statement to The Associated Press.

    Coronavirus diplomacy or just corporation blackmail?

  • Anosmia

    The prevalence of OD was significantly higher in mild form (85.9%) compared with moderate‐to‐critical forms (4.5–6.9%; P = 0.001). Of the 1916 patients with OD, 1363 completed the evaluations (71.1%). A total of 328 patients (24.1%) did not subjectively recover olfaction 60 days after the onset of the dysfunction. The mean duration of self‐reported OD was 21.6 ± 17.9 days. Objective olfactory evaluations identified hyposmia/anosmia in 54.7% and 36.6% of mild and moderate‐to‐critical forms, respectively (P = 0.001). At 60 days and 6 months, 15.3% and 4.7% of anosmic/hyposmic patients did not objectively recover olfaction, respectively. The higher baseline severity of objective olfactory evaluations was strongly predictive of persistent OD (P < 0.001).

  • In US things are bad still

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    More than 1.9 million people in December alone missed work due to illness, the report notes, nearly matching the 2 million person record set in April, during the early days of the pandemic. The absenteeism rate at major corporations has been averaging about 10% over the last 2 months, the report notes. Some corporations have seen numbers as high as 25%.

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  • china's batwoman lied about infections in wuhan lab in fall of 2019....the world should confiscate all chinese owned property, after establishing if it's owners are connected to the gov, dissolve all their gov owned foreign bonds etc . https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/state-department-has-evidence-supporting-covid-lab-escape-theory-questions-credibility

  • Zerohedge is clearly the expert on all things in planet earth.

  • @kurth

    It is long story. Being short - they have zero real evidence.

    And you actually proposing hot war, yes, ones with big nukes flying around.

  • Pfizer statement is for January. From February the Marburg plant is expected to start production.