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  1. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    Missouri Governor and his wife now both have COVID and are in quarantine. Best of luck to them, but maybe this will help change the governor's mind on masks, as he is against mask mandates, despite MO hitting new peaks in cases and deaths...
  2. RU848789

    Who’s R quarterback ?

    Can't agree with this more. Vedral's highlights look very good and if he's healthy I assume he starts. AS is simply not a starting 1A QB and maybe not a starting 1AA QB (still like the old acronyms better).
  3. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    And you continue to be wrong. Congrats.
  4. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    Have said a dozen times, obesity might give a 2X factor in deaths, which is far less important than avoiding cases, via interventions, which is what gives 20-100X factors in avoiding deaths (of those countries vs. the US and other high death rate countries, like Sweden, Italy, Brazil, etc.)...
  5. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    You keep trying to sound scientific, but the far right talking points you get from your hoax sources are not well thought out, as usual. The testing cycles are not "inflating" anything - they're simply detecting many more asymptomatic/presymptomatic infections, which is only "bad" if those...
  6. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    Who the hell said that? But maybe we should look at how so many other countries have done so much better, so we could learn something, although we already know why we've done so poorly. And not clicking on the Times is just lame, especially since that link is to a story on Thailand, which is...
  7. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    I said most of these countries likely had much less travel seeding outbreaks, but epidemiologically, all that would do, without interventions, is delay the massive outbreaks, not stop them - look at South America, where many countries didn't start having major outbreaks until well into April...
  8. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, etc. get a lot of attention, which is why I didn't include them - nobody talks much about Vietnam, Cambodia or Rwanda, though...
  9. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    WaPo is reporting that the FDA is poised to issue much stricter guidance for when a COVID vaccine might obtain an Emergency Use Authorization (for use prior to formal approval), which would make it nearly impossible to get an EUA before probably late November (a good thing IMO, to ensure safety...
  10. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/23

    Instead of looking at Sweden as a "success story," for reasons I still can't fathom given their very high level of 580 deaths/1MM (just behind the US), I wonder why most people aren't looking at the countries of Southeast Asia or Africa (especially sub-Saharan Africa) as success stories more...
  11. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    The bigger question is why are you here and why are you allowed to continue posting inane, anti-science, looney-tune posts? You have yet to make a single post of any value in these threads.
  12. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    Nice post. I did do Sweden vs neighbors a few times - last one was on 7/30 and not too much has changed since. I also posted a table with about 50 countries in it that included all the worldometers data, plus density - will try to update that and post it. I have not incorporated US states...
  13. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    I'm going to finally try to take Richie's and DJ Spanky's advice of simply ignoring the non-productive political/trolling posts and just focus on trying to provide helpful info/links on vaccines and I'm going to do whatever I can to not make political or even implied political posts, myself...
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    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    Cool paper released last week on spike proteins doped on virus-like protein nanoparticles eliciting a 10X increased immune response (i.e., neutralizing antibodies, plus a T-cell response was triggered) in mice with humanized immune systems vs. the standard spike proteins being used in most...
  15. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    Fixed, thanks!
  16. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/22

    Well, figured the daily COVID threads haven't been that productive lately, so thought maybe if we try to discuss one really important COVID-related topic that is very much science-driven, perhaps we can keep this on topic, i.e., the science behind the vaccines, the status and progress of the...
  17. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/21

    So don't allow political comments. Have you seen the last week's worth of COVID threads filled with them? Everyone else is allowed to make political comments, but not me? Please. The original thread, which I was most active in, had very little political content, but then we had the CE board...
  18. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/21

    This we agree on.
  19. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/21

    I make one fairly mild comment about political leadership and then you make two very political posts and I'm the one that can't contain myself? Do you understand what hypocrisy is? Also, Ireland, which has the same population as NZ has over 70X the per capita death rate of NZ and the UK has...
  20. RU848789

    OT: Daily Covid thread 9/21

    We'll see interim Regeneron results by the end of the month and I would expect them to be better than Lilly's due to their use of two different antibodies which bind to two different epitopes of the viral spike protein, which should lead to more effective deactivation of viral mutations within...