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  • Karl Friston: Up To 80% Not Even Susceptible To Covid-19

    06/05/2020 5:10:51 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Unherd ^ | 6-5-2020 | Freddie Sayers
    The influential professor's statistical observations could radically change how we lift lockdownJust one month ago, the idea that most people aren’t susceptible to Covid-19 — perhaps the overwhelming majority — was considered dangerous denialism. It was startling when Nobel-prize-winning scientist Michael Levitt argued in UnHerd at the start of May that the growth curves of the disease were never truly exponential, suggesting that some sort of “prior immunity” must be kicking in very early. Today, though, the presence of some level of prior resistance and immunity to Covid-19 is fast becoming accepted scientific fact. Results have just been published of...
  • A distance memory [Leftists A Okay with Mass Rallies Now] [ed]

    06/05/2020 5:05:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 5, 2020 | Scott Johnson
    Minnesota Governor Walz has exerted close control over our lives since March 25, when he declared the statewide shutdown to suppress the spread of COVID-19. Governor Walz continues his rule by decree in minute detail as he slowly turns the “dials” affecting our daily activities. According to Walz, it’s a matter of life and death. Churches, salons, barbershops, restaurants, other retail establishments remain subject to Walz mandates that include regulation of capacity, social distancing, and so on. Minnesotans subject to these mandates might have been puzzled by the memorial service yesterday for George Floyd attended by Governor Walz himself as...
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/05/2020

    06/05/2020 2:48:42 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 4 replies
    My own workup | 06/05/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 79 As of 06/04/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • WA UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK FRAUD CASE EXPANDS TO NEARLY $1 BILLION

    06/04/2020 9:57:51 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 22 replies
    Lacamas Magazine ^ | 06/03/2020 | Ernest Geigenmiller
    BREAKING NEWS … According to Senator Ann Rivers (18th Legislative District), whose office was briefed today by the Employment Security Department (ESD), the unemployment check fraud case is now approaching $1 billion in lost state funds. Originally, the suspected fraud loss was $350 million. “The ESD fraud case is beyond anything originally suspected,” said Rivers. “Nearly $1 billion has been lost to Nigeria and other fraudsters.”
  • Finally: First Clinical Study Of Hydroxychloroquine Shows … Everyone, Both Pro and Con, Was A Little Wrong (Study Included Zinc)

    06/04/2020 9:02:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Is it an effective defense against, or treatment for, COVID-19? Or is it a dangerous drug that could either (a) kill vast swaths of people for whom it is prescribed, or (b) kill vast swaths of people who face a shortage in their regular supply of it? The status of hydroxychloroquine, a well-known antimalarial drug, has been bandied about by politicians and advocates based on anecdotal and sometimes contradictory data for months.Now we finally have data from an actual clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine’s effect on COVID-19. According to the University of Minnesota’s trial data, the drug has no prophylactic...
  • Bill Gates, The CDC, Fauci & Birx now Totally Silent about the Mass Race Riots Across America Proves the Covid-19 Lockdown was a Total Scam

    06/04/2020 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/4/2020 | G. Grider
    If you’re not sick, everytime you put your mask on, the same masks worn by ANTIFA terrorists, you are allowing them to control you. From the middle of March until just about 9 days ago, there was one persistent and consistent message drilled into our heads around the clock – it’s not safe to go outside. COVID-19 was spreading faster than it could be contained, they said, and the only remedy was a total lockdown of the economy, and of the people. Breathless news updates from Bill Gates, CNN, the CDC, the WHO, Fauci and Birx made us to believe...
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/04/2020

    06/04/2020 3:28:32 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 14 replies
    My own workup | 06/04/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 78 As of 06/03/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • Authors retract influential study linking hydroxychloroquine to mortality risk for coronavirus patients

    06/04/2020 1:32:08 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2020 | David Hogberg
    Three authors have retracted a study on the risks of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the COVID-19 virus that had been highly influential. The article, published in the journal Lancet, had found that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, increased mortality and heart problems in patients suffering from the coronavirus. It had been cited in criticizing President Trump's promotion of the drug as a remedy for the disease. ...
  • Plywood Thursday

    06/04/2020 12:37:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 4, 2020 | Mark Steyn
    Tuesday was #BlackoutTuesday, when high-end emporia and fashionable brands all blacked out their logos in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. I'm thinking of starting #PlywoodThursday, when SteynOnline covers up its logo with a sheet of plywood in solidarity with all those convenience stores and all-night pharmacies trying to ward off the looters. Perhaps we'll get a hashtag - #FunctioningSocietyMatters, if only to a few of us. The New Normal and the Old Normal operate simultaneously: it's illegal to barbecue a steak in your backyard but feel free to barbecue the entire supermarket you got it from. The internal contradictions of Lockdownistan holding...
  • Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in rigorous study

    06/04/2020 10:56:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/04/2020
    A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though — about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems. "We were disappointed. We would have liked for this to work," said the study leader, Dr. David Boulware,...
  • Memorandum on Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery

    06/04/2020 9:22:22 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 2, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITYSUBJECT:       Providing Continued Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic RecoveryBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), and section 502 of title 32, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  It continues to be the policy of the United States to foster close cooperation and mutual...
  • Remember Those Studies Linking Hydroxychloroquine to Higher Mortality in Treating Covid-19? They Were Based on Possibly Bogus Data

    06/04/2020 7:50:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/04/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Weeks ago a study claiming that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was linked to higher rates of mortality with coronavirus patients was based on possibly bogus data from a small America-based company called Surgisphere, reports The Guardian. The World Health Organization and many national governments changed their policies and treatment guidelines based on this faulty study. Many in the media freaked out when Trump revealed he was taking the drug to protect him from the coronavirus. A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has...
  • Pondering the Imponderable: Open Thread

    06/04/2020 6:34:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 6-4-20 | MOTUS
    I was up late last working on a post and then couldn’t sleep for the balance of the night. So I haven’t been able to get it together yet this morning. I probably need more sleep and more coffee. Or perhaps I’m not up to the task. So I leave you with this, that’s popping up all over Facebook this morning: Carry on, and don’t forget it’s Throwback Thursday. Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Time to Pause Immigration for a While

    06/04/2020 5:22:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American thinker.com ^ | June 4, 2020 | Rich Logis
    In the epoch of COVID-19, many have willingly abdicated personal sovereignty and liberty to the State. Many more, however, have led the continuing renaissance of constitutional nationalism that was ushered in with the election of Donald Trump. It's high time to apply nationalism to the issue that will most singularly determine whether we nationalists keep our republic: immigration. The United States is overpopulated (or, if you prefer, has enough people here), and it's time to seal the borders until further notice. No, I'm not talking just The Wall at our southern border or our temporary groundings of flights or refugees...
  • Coronavirus Proved Telehealth Works. Now Let’s Make It Permanent.

    06/04/2020 4:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2020 | Hayden Dublois
    With the eyes of the world on all things COVID-19 all the time, you’d think the pandemic put an end to all other health issues. Unfortunately, for those of us with existing health conditions, it hasn’t. Instead, we’ve had to adapt to a vastly different health care environment than we’ve been used to. I am one of the 43 million adults in the United States who has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition caused by metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, or a host of other factors. A few years back, I was flagged as having a more...
  • The Lancet casts doubt over its own Hydroxychloroquine study

    06/03/2020 9:15:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Lancet has issued an "expression of concern" over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine it published that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. In a statement, the medical journal acknowledged "important" questions over the research, after dozens of scientists issued an open letter last week raising concerns about its methodology and transparency around the data, which was provided by the firm Surgisphere. "Although an independent audit of the provenance and validity of the data has been commissioned by the authors not affiliated with Surgisphere and...
  • Autopsy report: George Floyd died from cardiopulmonary arrest, was positive for COVID-19

    06/03/2020 7:48:12 PM PDT · by rintintin · 90 replies
    Channel 5 ^ | June 3 2020 | Charlie Wiese
    T he family of George Floyd and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office agreed to release the full autopsy report of George Floyd. In the report, it is stated that Floyd died of cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression. Floyd had multiple blunt force injuries to his forehead, face and upper lip as well as cutaneous blunt force injuries of the shoulders, hands, elbows and legs. KSTP's Full Coverage Along with the blunt force injuries, it's noted that Floyd had multiple natural diseases. Floyd was shown to have severe multifocal arteriosclerosis heart disease as well as...
  • A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19

    06/03/2020 3:42:37 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 33 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | June 3, 2020 | David R. Boulware, M.D., M.P.H. et. al.
    We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial across the United States and parts of Canada testing hydroxychloroquine as postexposure prophylaxis. We enrolled adults who had household or occupational exposure to someone with confirmed Covid-19 at a distance of less than 6 ft for more than 10 minutes while wearing neither a face mask nor an eye shield (high-risk exposure) or while wearing a face mask but no eye shield (moderate-risk exposure). Within 4 days after exposure, we randomly assigned participants to receive either placebo or hydroxychloroquine (800 mg once, followed by 600 mg in 6 to 8 hours, then 600...
  • Why That Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in The Lancet Seems Fishy

    06/03/2020 1:19:57 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 13 replies
    The Wire ^ | June 2, 2020 | Peter ellis
    If you’re following at all the search for COVID-19 treatments, and possibly even if not, you will have seen the flurry of media coverage for the observational study in The Lancet, ‘Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis’. It made the news not least because hydroxychloroquine is the drug President Donald Trump says he is taking in the belief that it will reduce his chance of catching COVID-19. ... The data in that study, and in at least one preprint on a second treatment, were provided by an Illinois firm called...
  • A mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, Dutch authorities believe

    06/03/2020 1:14:30 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 May 2020 | Mick Krever and Rob Picheta
    (CNN)Dutch authorities believe a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and are instituting mandatory testing at all mink farms in the Netherlands. "On the basis of new research results from the ongoing research into Covid-19 infections at mink farms, it is plausible that an infection took place from mink to human," the Dutch government said in a statement late Tuesday night. "It also appears from this research that minks can have Covid-19 without displaying symptoms." The government said antibody testing of minks would be expanded to "all mink farms in the Netherlands and will become mandatory." The government...