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  • The six strains of SARS-CoV-2

    08/03/2020 5:35:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 08/03/2020 | University of Bologna
    Currently, there are six strains of coronavirus. The original one is the L strain, that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. Its first mutation—the S strain—appeared at the beginning of 2020, while, since mid-January 2020, we have had strains V and G. To date strain G is the most widespread: it mutated into strains GR and GH at the end of February 2020. "Strain G and its related strains GR and GH are by far the most widespread, representing 74% of all gene sequences we analyzed," says Giorgi. "They present four mutations, two of which are able to change the...
  • BOMBSHELL ADMISSION: Chinese State Media Claims Coronavirus Is A Tool To ‘Beat’ Trump

    07/23/2020 8:18:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 07/23/2020 | Natalie Winters
    Chinese state media has admitted it views the novel coronavirus as a tool to “beat” President Trump, confirming the Trump administration’s insistence China has sought political gain from the virus. China Global Television Network (CGTN) issued a nearly six-minute video entitled “Can COVID-19 beat populism?” in which the Chinese Communist Party-run network leverages the coronavirus as “another straw on the camel’s back to expose [Trump’s] hollow politics.”In addition to attacking President Trump, the video also went after China-skeptic political leaders such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Britain’s Boris Johnson.The video confirms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s insistence that China has...
  • Horowitz: Medical directors in Texas border counties: We’re treating patients from Mexico

    07/21/2020 9:29:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    conservative review ^ | · July 21, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    On Friday, KVEO’s Sydney Hernandez, who has been covering cross-border news for years, reported that “doctors say they are not only treating Rio Grande Valley residents but people who crossed the border seeking medical attention.” “One of the factors is the border, we in McAllen Medical are receiving many patients from Mexico, they are coming in because their resources over there are also limited so they are coming into our area seeking medical attention and by law we have to provide it,” said Dr. Ivonne Lopez, medical director of McAllen Hospital Group at McAllen Medical Center. “The patients that cross...
  • Study Reveals Just How Bad Syphilis Got in London in The Late 18th Century

    07/14/2020 9:30:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | July 11, 2020 | David Nield
    As many as one in five Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s during the late 18th century, according to a detailed new study on the sexually transmitted infection (STI) and its spread in the capital of the United Kingdom. Researchers used data from hospital admissions and workhouse infirmaries to reach their figures, making allowances for duplicate records, private treatments, and the possibility of syphilis numbers getting mixed in with other diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia. The findings show a much higher incidence in London than elsewhere in the country at the time – other studies show 'the pox' was half...
  • The inside story of how California failed mass coronavirus testing

    07/12/2020 11:39:40 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    The disease investigators arrived at the apartment in street clothes, carrying their gowns, gloves and face shields in Whole Foods bags. They didn’t knock on the door. Instead, they called the resident — a man in his 50s, then California’s first known coronavirus case — by phone. When he answered, he was instructed to move to the farthest corner of the apartment so the team could go inside and suit up. The pileup of samples left the county’s testing infrastructure bottlenecked and on the brink of collapse. A county memo asked hospitals to turn away any suspected coronavirus patient with...
  • No masks? Retail employees are not law enforcement officers

    07/12/2020 11:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies ^ | July 12, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    One aspect of the various executive orders being issued all around the country impacts most retail businesses and private social groups, as well as public offices and spaces. Many of these EOs require stores and other public-facing operations wishing to reopen to mandate the wearing of face masks for not only employees but visitors to the establishment. This is quite common where I live, and the rules apply to most operations in a large number of states. But such an order leaves one very big question unanswered. What if the customer or visitor refuses to don a mask? Who is...
  • Gov. Abbott: Lack of masks, spike in COVID-19 could lead to 'necessity of closing Texas down

    TYLER, Texas — In an interview with CBS19 on Friday, Governor Greg Abbott said a lack of masks and a spike in COVID-19 could, as a last resort, lead to "the necessity of closing Texas down."
  • Mysterious pneumonia ‘more deadly’ than coronavirus sweeps across Asia

    07/10/2020 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 108 replies ^ | 7/10/2020 | Anders Anglesey
    A deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ that has a higher death rate than Covid-19 is understood to have broken out in Kazakhstan, Chinese officials warned. The Chinese embassy, which quoted local media reports, said Atyrau and Aktobe counties as well as Skymkent city had seen a spike in cases of the illness since mid-June. Kazakhstan’s Health Ministry said it had recorded more than 32,000 cases of pneumonia and 451 deaths from the illness between June 29 and July 5 alone. The embassy said the central Asian nation had 1,772 deaths in the first half of the year, including 628 las month –...
  • A New Pandemic is Raging

    07/07/2020 9:39:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 6, 2020 | Vanessa Jones
    Fortunately, we've already been conditioned to comply with any "new normal." A new pandemic is raging. Even before the Covid 19 pandemic has subsided, the WHO has now warned that a virulent form of Hoof and Mouth disease has “jumped” species in record time from horse to humans and is threatening to devastate the planet. It is even more deadly than the original. An appropriate name for the pathogen is being considered, as we speak. A tricky task, this, as it is imperative to avoid giving offense and fostering lasting grievance on the part of those who would level the...
  • DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19

    07/06/2020 11:35:25 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies ^ | Updated July 6, 2020 | By Carl Zimmer
    A stretch of DNA linked to Covid-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. But the new findings, which were posted online on Friday and have not yet been published in a scientific journal, show how some clues to modern health stem from ancient history. “This interbreeding effect that happened 60,000 years ago is still having an impact today,” said Joshua Akey, a geneticist at Princeton University who was not involved in the new study. This piece...
  • CDC Antibody Studies Confirm Huge Gap Between COVID-19 Infections and Known Cases (Important!)

    06/30/2020 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    REASON ^ | 6-28-2020 | Jacob Sullum
    The difference implies that the virus is much less deadly than it looks, but it also makes contact tracing a daunting challenge. Newly published antibody test results from half a dozen parts of the country confirm that COVID-19 infections in the United States far outnumber confirmed cases. The ratio of estimated infections to known cases in these studies, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Friday, range from 6 to 1 in Connecticut as of early May to 24 to 1 in Missouri as of late April. These results confirm something we already knew: The...
  • States Ordered To Fraudulently Inflate COVID-19 Cases 15 Times Actual Rate

    06/30/2020 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 06/29/20
    The National Institue of Health (NIH) is lowering the State Covid 19 standards to inflate the Covid 19 number of cases.If 1 person tests positive for Covid 19, then they say 15 additional people in the computer model are said to have Covid 19.  Thus, possibles, as of the middle of May 2020, are now Covid cases.  This is going on across all the States.  In addition the States will say people are Covid 19 even if they were not tested.... If one of these 15 people die, then they say it is because of Covid 19 and not the real...
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    06/29/2020 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | June 26, 2020 | by Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • Mounting Evidence Points to Covid Refugees from Mexico as a Major Factor in Border-State Spikes

    06/28/2020 8:25:58 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | By Todd Bensman
    Evidence continues to mount that spikes in Covid cases in U.S. border states are due to successive waves of infected people fleeing Mexico's dysfunctional and overwhelmed hospitals to get American medical care at least as much, if not more than, to the re-opening of those states' economies. This matters because officials in border states are beginning to base policy decisions for partial lock-downs on grounds that lifting them is what caused the spikes. Although the states and hospitals do not release nationality or immigration status information, several Border Patrol agents told the Center for Immigration Studies that, per policy, they...
  • AnnCoulter: Covid-infected Mexicans arrive at border, get helicoptered to hospitals in CA; MSM: ‘CA Re-Opening Leads to Surge in Covid!’

    06/28/2020 8:32:46 AM PDT · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Twitter ^ | June 27 2020 | Ann Coulter
    Covid-infected Mexicans arrive at Southern border, get helicoptered to hospitals in California. MSM HEADLINE: CA Re-Opening Leads to Surge in Covid cases! BREAKING NEWS - Covid in Riverside County
  • Taylor Swift and Barack Obama to Headline LGBTQ Event to Honor Stonewall Day

    06/24/2020 8:13:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 6/24/2020 | Breitbart news
    Former President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift and more are set to appear on Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day 2020 virtual event taking place Friday on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The event will run from 12:45 p.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EDT and will help benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups that are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including The Ally Coalition, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin@ Coalition and Trans Lifeline. Stonewall Day marks when New York City police conducted a raid on a gay bar in 1969 which led to the Stonewall riots. The riots helped launch the...
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida and Texas

    06/23/2020 9:59:26 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies ^ | JUNE 24, 2020 | OMRI RON
    A plan to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas has been approved, The Guardian reported. According to the plan, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be released into the wild, as they contain a special protein that would kill female offspring, which are the ones who bite, and thus preventing the spread of such illnesses as dengue fever and Zika. The mosquitoes released will all be male, which do not bite people and as such pose no risk to humans.
  • Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo

    06/02/2020 2:25:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    unicef ^ | 06/01/2020
    KINSHASA, 1 June 2020 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed the death of five people – including one 15-year-old girl - due to Ebola in Mbandaka, the capital of Équateur Province in the north-western part of the country. The deaths occurred between the 18th and 30th of May but they were only confirmed as Ebola-related yesterday. Four additional people who contracted the virus – all contacts of the deceased and including the child of one of the fatal cases - are being treated in an isolation unit at the Wangata Hospital in Mbandaka....
  • Is Covid-19 Dying Out? Vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test successfully because hardly anyone is getting the virus

    05/24/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/24/2020 | John Hinderaker
    Is COVID-19 Dying Out? From the U.K. comes the extraordinary news that vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test their vaccines successfully because hardly anyone is getting the Wuhan virus: Hopes that a vaccine for the coronavirus could be ready by September are hanging in the balance, as the scientists developing it are concerned that a slowdown in the rate of infection in the general population could invalidate the human trials currently taking place.Prof. Adrian Hill, Director of the Oxford UniversityÂ’s Jenner Institute, has told The Telegraph that there is only a 50-50 chance that the vaccine his team...
  • Here are 100 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdowns [It kills more people than it saves. It's totalitarian. States with the toughest lockdowns force nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. Many politicians violate their own lockdowns.]

    05/24/2020 6:07:52 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Wordpress ^ | Last updated on May 24, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 100 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdowns 1) Sweden did not have a lockdown. Experts predicted that it would have 40,000 COVID-19 deaths by May 1. The actual number was 2,769. Nobel Prize-winning scientist: “the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor” Keep parks open. The benefits of fresh air outweigh the risks of infection. Dr. Deborah Birx admitted that the lockdown was based on a false, gross overstatement of the true fatality rate.These are her exact words:“I think we underestimated, very early on, the number of asymptomatic cases. And I...