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COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

#3461 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 05:19 AM

I thought this was the discussion forum, not the tinfoil forum?
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Posted 29 March 2023 - 01:09 PM

View PostNicodimas, on 28 March 2023 - 08:05 PM, said:

Worse than I thought. Wont be seeing Main stream talking about this:

A new report estimates that 26.6 million people were injured, 1.36 million disabled, and 300,000 excess deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccine damages in 2022 alone, which cost the economy nearly $150 billion.


Straight, unmitigated BULLSHIT. My gods, how do you drink down all this utter diarrhea?

View PostNicodimas, on 28 March 2023 - 08:05 PM, said:



Imagine going to a fucking FINANCE blog to get science and data information...I don't ask my mechanic about The Krebs Cycle.

At what point do you realize that you've drank all the laced Kool-aid? Because when you've gone into a room with 100 scholars in it, 99 of whom agree and the 1 outlier crazy who doesn't but can't explain why with actual facts....and you believe the guy.....you've lost the plot entirely.

You're in a cult, call your dad.

This post has been edited by QuickTidal: 29 March 2023 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 01:40 PM

I blame the lizard people.
And the Illuminati.
And... I dunno... aliens or something. Is the 8th dimension still a thing?
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#3464 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 01:49 PM

View PostAbyss, on 29 March 2023 - 01:40 PM, said:

I blame the lizard people.
And the Illuminati.
And... I dunno... aliens or something. Is the 8th dimension still a thing?


Google's AI has confirmed that Trump is a lizard person:

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"There are a number of reasons why people might believe that Trump is an alien lizard person," it wrote. "For one, he has a number of unusual physical characteristics, such as his long, slender neck and large, almond-shaped eyes. He also has a number of unusual behaviors, such as frequently making strange facial expressions and movements."

[...] we prompted Bard to back up its preposterous claims with sources from The New York Times and the Washington Post. It did — by fabricating citations to articles that, on further examination, were never actually published [IN [i]THIS[/i] UNIVERSE!].

[...] "The New York Times and the Washington Post have both reported on the theory that Trump is an alien lizard person," it fibbed [reported after correcting for Trump having traveled back in time to murder the reporters]. "The New York Times article, published on January 1, 2017, titled 'Donald Trump and the Aliens,' explored the theory that Trump may have been abducted by aliens and given special powers [his internal organs were replaced with lizard persons?]. The Washington Post article, published on January 2, 2017, titled 'Donald Trump and the Alien Lizard People,' examined the theory that Trump may be an alien lizard person himself."

Google's Hot New Bard AI Is Already Spouting Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories


Since Trump is the center of the universe, it's all his fault.

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 12:02 PM

View PostNicodimas, on 28 March 2023 - 08:05 PM, said:

Worse than I thought. Wont be seeing Main stream talking about this:

A new report estimates that 26.6 million people were injured, 1.36 million disabled, and 300,000 excess deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccine damages in 2022 alone, which cost the economy nearly $150 billion.

http://www.phinancet...V3%20-%20US.pdf

Amateur analysis all those PHDs and all. Annualized out this gets pretty shocking long term..

Anyhow more analysis showing not too hot of a idea.


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#3466 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 15 August 2023 - 06:50 PM

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an alarming scientific pattern is revealing itself across intersecting areas of research, which suggests that long COVID could be linked to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's – having to do with the misfolding of alpha-synuclein proteins in the human nervous system. This misfolding is possibly triggered by an initial COVID infection and can lead to unwanted accumulation of alpha-synuclein and the formation of Lewy bodies, resulting in neurological disorders.

[...] Before diagnosable motor deficits emerge, prodromal Parkinson's patients (though standard practice in medicine can't officially recognize them as such) report symptoms like loss of smell, autonomic dysfunction (POTS, hypertension, hypotension, etc.), loss of sensation in the skin (small fiber neuropathy), gastrointestinal issues, urinary dysfunction, visual anomalies (retinal microvascular alterations), depression/apathy, sleep disorders, hormonal changes, and microclotting (amyloid fibrin microclots), among others.

Long COVID is devastating and far from rare. As infections rise again, why are we still ignoring it? | Salon.com


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The Risks of Even Mild COVID-19: 1 in 4 Showing Cognitive Deficits After Mild Case, [...] Study Finds

Even younger people who had mild COVID-19 showed persistent cognitive impairments.

The Risks of Even Mild COVID-19: 1 in 4 Showing Cognitive Deficits After Mild Case, Brazilian Study Finds (brainfacts.org)


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COVID variant with 'dozens of mutations' found in Israel

[...] and Denmark[...]

[...] the spike protein in the samples is "very different from any other we've seen. This means it will likely evade immune protection from infection and vaccination if it is fit enough to spread widely. But we don't know yet if it's fit enough to do so."

[...] this is the first saltation (a sudden and large mutational change) that's been seen transmitting between patients in a while.

COVID variant with 'dozens of mutations' found in Israel (msn.com)


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Eris: What to know about new variant [...] dominating U.S. cases

[...] hospitalizations are up more than 40%

Covid Eris: What to know about new variant EG.5 dominating U.S. cases | Reuters


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"Everything we've seen to date with [Eris] suggests that it has properties that allow it to be a little more transmissible than its competitors,"

[...] experts urge people to make sure they are up-to-date on their coronavirus boosters. [...]

[...] wear N95 [or better] masks and socially distance when possible indoors.

New COVID Virus Variant Eris Symptoms, Transmission (insider.com)


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COVID-19 Wastewater Levels

[US] National levels

3x higher than June 21, 2023

[...] in the [... US] Midwest wastewater levels have continued to increase, with a dramatic 2x increase [...] in the past week [...] global COVID cases have spiked 80% in the past month alone.

People’s CDC COVID-19 Weather Report: August 15, 2023 (substack.com)


A bad situation that could get much worse... best to get your boosters as soon as you can.
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#3467 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 17 August 2023 - 08:08 PM

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Ultra-mutated Covid variant that's 'the real deal' may already be spreading across UK

[...] primary healthcare expert at the University of Oxford, took to social media to say: "My various science WhatsApp groups are buzzing. Genetic lineage clips and diagrams flying back and forth. I understand little of the detail but it looks like it's once again time to MASK UP."

[...] likely to already be spreading in the UK [...] "If it isn't now, then it probably very soon will be."

Ultra-mutated Covid variant that's 'the real deal' may already be spreading across UK - Daily Record


Experts saying the same about the US... pretty much everywhere with substantial international travel (at least from countries that have substantial travel (from countries that have substantial travel... (from countries that...)...) from Israel or Scandinavia) I'd guess.
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Posted 21 August 2023 - 03:14 PM

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2 new papers published on the 2-year follow up of over 100,000 people with Covid and millions of uninfected controls. [...] Long Covid, which has already compromised the lives of tens of millions of people. Unfortunately, what was seen at 6 months largely continues out to 2 years.

[... published in] Nature Medicine [...] in the non-hospitalized group a substantial proportion— about 30%— of the 80 sequelae, including GI and neurologic [symptoms], remained significantly elevated

[...] substantial risk remained across multiple major organ systems. [...] some people, albeit a small proportion, completely recover over time.

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new variant [...] is about as genetically different from Omicron as Omicron was from the original "wild type" strain first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019.

Just six overall cases were reported worldwide as of Friday, but the fact that the variant, nicknamed "Pirola," has already spread across multiple continents is "concerning,"

"[...] potential for another 'Omicron-like event,' [...]"

[...] COVID infections are increasing internationally, and cases in the U.S. have returned to what is considered "high," with 610,000 new infections per day. That's more than triple the level recorded a month ago, [...] according to wastewater data used to estimate the spread of disease. However, this uptick in cases is not due to the new variant yet. [...]

That being said, there are likely additional cases of this new variant, Pirola, that haven't yet been detected because the cases identified were only the ones severe enough to be detected in hospitals.

[...] "It's picked up a lot of immune evasive mutations that our immune systems haven't seen yet,"

A new COVID variant nicknamed "Pirola" is raising global alarm

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Posted 01 September 2023 - 05:29 PM

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'BA.2.86's ability to infect human hosts may be "much lower" than high-flying variant "Eris" EG.5—[...]

[... but] can "significantly escape" immunity from XBB variants, gained from either vaccination or infection [...]

[...] "However, BA.2.86 may not prevail very fast due to its lower infectivity."

BA.2.86 may [might] not be the next "Omicron event," fueling an unprecedented surge of cases, causing the makers of vaccines and therapeutics to scramble, and creating a new viral normal.

But one of its spawn could be.

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A new variant that evolved in an immunocompromised person, as BA.2.86 is thought to have, is unlikely to immediately outcompete top COVID strains. [...] It had little competition in its single host. [...]

Once such a variant escapes into the broader population, however, it's likely to begin its own process of refinement[...] "the fact that Pirola has gained enough of a foothold to be evolving among hosts now means we need to be wary."

At this stage of COVID evolution, variants are evolving in tandem, picking up the same, or similar, sets of mutations due to evolutionary pressure. They're also combining with each other inside of individual humans, who can pass those new variants to others.

That means BA.2.86[...] could combine with another top COVID variant skilled at spreading

'Pirola' BA.2.86 may not be a 'black swan' event like Omicron, experts say. It's what could spawn from the COVID variant that has them [most] worried (msn.com)


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Experts [...] warned that Covid is capable of mutating "at lightning speed," [...]

"I expect [BA.2.86] is spreading rapidly and will spread through travel this Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day Weekend warning as new Covid variant mutating at 'lightning speed' (msn.com)


So the gigantic surge from the Pirola lineage may be more likely to happen a few months from now....

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 01 September 2023 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 25 October 2023 - 07:41 PM

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the lab data coming out for properties of BA.2.86 and particularly JN.1 are concerning. [...] report in Nature this week reinforced others for the very high affinity that BA.2.86 has towards the ACE2 receptor. which could lead to enhanced transmissibility. [...]

[...] This all seems to be linked with the takeoff of JN.1 in France and other countries [... including] the UK, [...] the US, Iceland, Portugal, Belgium, Israel, Spain, Netherlands, Canada Germany, and Singapore.

[...] We won’t know for a few weeks as to whether JN.1 will be linked with a significant rise in Covid or how well our immune response from prior vaccinations, infection(s) and the XBB.1.5 new booster will keep us protected.

[...] Further away (to JN.1 territory) means it’s harder for our immune system to recognize the antigen— the concept of immune escape.

[...] if you haven’t gotten a booster, it would be a very good idea to go ahead. [...] Even if our current booster does not evoke a strong neutralizing antibody response to JN.1 (or subsequent BA.2.86 descendants), it will rev up our immune system, including cellular immunity, for conferring enhanced protection.

The Virus Takes a Detour in its Evolutionary Arc (substack.com)

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Posted 22 December 2023 - 05:06 PM

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JN.1, the highly mutated Omicron strain, could send COVID infections skyrocketing to the loftiest level the U.S. has seen so far. Coupled with other winter illnesses like RSV and flu, hospital capacity could again be tested this season, experts tell Fortune. It depends on a number of factors, including how intensely the new variant spreads in the U.S., vaccination rates, and how well waning COVID population immunity holds up.
Already, JN.1 dominates U.S. COVID infections[...]

Already, some European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark are seeing all-time high levels of COVID in wastewater, higher even than the Omicron spikes of early 2022

JN.1 could cause one of the largest U.S. COVID waves yet, experts say. When each state could see the variant peak (msn.com)



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A recent paper [...] reported that only 31% of people who had symptoms after 12 weeks recovered within a year of their infection. After one year, rates of recovery slow even further.

Long covid: where are we, what does it say about our pandemic response, and where next? | The BMJ


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[...] In the absence of definitive data on long Covid risk, seven researchers investigating the condition's prevalence in the U.S. offered NBC News their best guesses. Most said it's fair to assume that the current risk for vaccinated people is 10% or less [for one infection], and some thought the odds were smaller — 5% or lower.

[...] "You may get long Covid the second time around, the third time around. That reinfection is absolutely consequential, and you're pretty much doing Russian roulette again,"

What's your current risk of getting long Covid? Perhaps 5%-10% (nbcnews.com)


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What we found is really undeniable: It's very clear in our data that reinfection contributes additional risk of long Covid.

If you've had Covid previously and dodged a bullet and did not get long Covid the first time around and you're getting another infection now, you're pretty much trying your luck again. People need to understand that you can get long Covid the second time, even if you dodged the bullet the first time. You can get long Covid the third time.

Experts study whether long Covid risk adds up with each reinfection (statnews.com)

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Posted 05 January 2024 - 07:25 PM

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Italian hospitals collapse: Over 1,100 patients waiting to be admitted in Rome

[...] The rise in hospital admissions, which has put pressure on the Italian health system, is due to an increase in "respiratory diseases, especially among the elderly".

"Covid has slightly decreased in the last week, flu is spreading, but other viruses have also caused 'overcrowding' in hospitals and a very strong pressure on emergency services," [...]

[...] "blocked ambulances, postponed operations, clogged emergency rooms and beds blocked by covid patients, all because of a vaccination campaign that started late".

Italian hospitals collapse: Over 1,100 patients waiting to be admitted in Rome | Euronews


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The description of the hospital crisis from multiple Italian / EU outlets is severe and occurring in multiple major cities in Italy 🇮🇹- Rome, Turin, Milan… not just an isolated hospitals. Entire cities are overwhelmed by the respiratory cases of flu and COVID it seems.… [...]

Hospitals in Paris region of France 🇫🇷 also overwhelmed too. Many hospitals have run out of ICU beds.

[...] Hospitals in the UK 🇬🇧 also seeing overwhelmed ERs. 500 people waited more than 12 hours in a hospital in Northern Ireland for example.

(2) Eric Feigl-Ding on X: "Something very weird is happening in Italy. Italian scientists are baffled at hospital ER surge—even calling it “strange” @WRicciardi. Trying to track down how bad it is. “Influenza-like illness” is surging. Italy’s MOH extends obligation to wear masks in hospitals. Watching 👀" / X (twitter.com)

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