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    So Master Biden initially said to Americans to wear Masks for 100 days, and then at a Pfizer plant 4 days ago, that you should keep wearing masks after getting vaccinated.

    Master Fauci had said lockdowns and restrictions will carry onto 2022. But guess what Master Fauci says you can now hug your family members, but only if you're jabbed with that experimental vaccine! Yay


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    A new, made in the USA variant:

    "Two studies due to come out soon suggest the variant, which the virologists call B.1.427/B.1.429, might not only be more contagious, but may also cause more severe disease.

    A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), tested virus samples from recent outbreaks across the state and found the new variant was becoming far more common. It wasn't seen in any samples from September but by the end of January it was found in half of them.

    A major caveat: the research is in its very early stages, has not been published or peer-reviewed and needs more work.

    The scientists say the variant has a different pattern of mutations than the ones first seen in the United Kingdom and South Africa. One of its mutations affects the spike protein of the virus, which is the part that attaches to cells the virus infects. Dr. Charles Chiu, associate director of the clinical microbiology lab at UCSF and the study's lead, said the mutation might make the virus more efficient at docking to cells, increasing its infectiousness.

    Chiu's team also found some evidence it is more dangerous. The scientists said they observed "increased severity of disease" associated with the new variant, including "increased risk of high oxygen requirement." Their report will be posted to a preprint server later this week after public health officials in San Francisco review it. "

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/health/med...rwS?li=AAggNb9

    It would be great if they would wait until they know if a variant is, in fact, more contagious or can cause more serious COVID prior to making it known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duaner View Post
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    A new, made in the USA variant:

    "Two studies due to come out soon suggest the variant, which the virologists call B.1.427/B.1.429, might not only be more contagious, but may also cause more severe disease.

    A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), tested virus samples from recent outbreaks across the state and found the new variant was becoming far more common. It wasn't seen in any samples from September but by the end of January it was found in half of them.

    A major caveat: the research is in its very early stages, has not been published or peer-reviewed and needs more work.

    The scientists say the variant has a different pattern of mutations than the ones first seen in the United Kingdom and South Africa. One of its mutations affects the spike protein of the virus, which is the part that attaches to cells the virus infects. Dr. Charles Chiu, associate director of the clinical microbiology lab at UCSF and the study's lead, said the mutation might make the virus more efficient at docking to cells, increasing its infectiousness.

    Chiu's team also found some evidence it is more dangerous. The scientists said they observed "increased severity of disease" associated with the new variant, including "increased risk of high oxygen requirement." Their report will be posted to a preprint server later this week after public health officials in San Francisco review it. "

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/health/med...rwS?li=AAggNb9

    It would be great if they would wait until they know if a variant is, in fact, more contagious or can cause more serious COVID prior to making it known.
    Is this the Californian variant that they finally put a name on it after like 3-4 months? Or another one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Is this the Californian variant that they finally put a name on it after like 3-4 months? Or another one?
    I still find it strange that naming variants after their geographic origin is fine, but the same canít be done for the original virus

    Do we really want discriminatory violence against Californians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    I still find it strange that naming variants after their geographic origin is fine, but the same can’t be done for the original virus

    Do we really want discriminatory violence against Californians?
    CDC still calls it by tech term. P1, B.1.351 and B.1.117. I just don't remember if the Californian one got a number yet or not.
    Last edited by Xtrema; 02-24-2021 at 12:43 PM.

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56196977

    "Anal swabs involve inserting a cotton swab 3-5cm (1.2-2.0 inches) into the anus and gently rotating it.

    It is not known how many US diplomats may have had the test."

    Anal swabs, the only way to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    Do we really want discriminatory violence against Californians?
    Well, it's not like they're people, per se.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Well, it's not like they're people, per se.
    Last edited by ExtraSlow; 02-26-2021 at 07:02 PM.
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    Oh god, don't get him started.

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    Everyone should know, you always have a mask available to you. Skid marks and all.

    Woman filmed removing thong to use as face mask in supermarket
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b1808132.html

    I think I heard her say she was once in love with @killramos .

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    What’s not to love
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Everyone should know, you always have a mask available to you. Skid marks and all.

    Woman filmed removing thong to use as face mask in supermarket
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b1808132.html

    I think I heard her say she was once in love with @killramos .
    If I was there I'd give her mine and use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    What’s not to love
    Exactly! Two free spirited love birds just trying to live by pandemic orders.

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    So my 88 year old grandmother has been in hospital for the past three weeks with progressively failing heart and kidneys.

    She is likely days away from passing on her own merits, and has conveniently been diagnosed with Covid as of today.

    Absolute bullshit it my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengie View Post
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    So my 88 year old grandmother has been in hospital for the past three weeks with progressively failing heart and kidneys.

    She is likely days away from passing on her own merits, and has conveniently been diagnosed with Covid as of today.

    Absolute bullshit it my eyes.
    So, you are thinking the doctors & hospital staff mgmt at that facility have a vested interest in seeing her cause of death recorded as CoVid?
    Are they already under an outbreak, or has her case pushed them into declaring an outbreak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    So, you are thinking the doctors & hospital staff mgmt at that facility have a vested interest in seeing her cause of death recorded as CoVid?
    Are they already under an outbreak, or has her case pushed them into declaring an outbreak?
    She, as far as I’m aware, is the first case.

    Is there a vested interest? Not sure.

    I just find it very convenient timing, especially since she is already in palliative, and literally days away from death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengie View Post
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    She, as far as Iím aware, is the first case.

    Is there a vested interest? Not sure.

    I just find it very convenient timing, especially since she is already in palliative, and literally days away from death.
    It's not convenient for the hospital. They will have a nightmare tracing the staff that have been in contact with her and future restrictions etc etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    It's not convenient for the hospital. They will have a nightmare tracing the staff that have been in contact with her and future restrictions etc etc etc.
    Just has my spidey senses tingling a bit.

    She has only been in contact with hospital staff, with full ppe, our only communication is via Zoom, set up by the hospital (you can see her nurse in full body ppe)

    Doesn’t make sense.

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    Patient has covid then 2 weeks paid vacation?
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
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    Quote Originally Posted by vengie View Post
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    Just has my spidey senses tingling a bit.

    She has only been in contact with hospital staff, with full ppe, our only communication is via Zoom, set up by the hospital (you can see her nurse in full body ppe)

    Doesn’t make sense.
    I'm sorry for your shitty situation.

    Scenarios like this make me really wonder about recirculated air in large buildings (like a hospital). If it's flying around through the HVAC then PPE doesn't stop anything unless we're all wearing respirators 24/7 (which obviously is never going to be a thing).
    "Masked Bandit is a gateway drug for frugal spending." - Unknown303

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    Things looking good for March 1st and the next nothingburger stage of reopening. 262 hospitalizations is the latest number I saw online. Has anyone heard anything about if we will ever get gyms back? It's kind of fucked they just completely left it out of the opening stages.

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