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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
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    Congressional aides and visitors to the House side of the Capitol will face arrest if they're not wearing masks, ....
    Although the same mask mandate applies to members of Congress, the same strict enforcement will not. Rather, Capitol Police are asked to report recalcitrant lawmakers to supervising officers "who will, in turn, refer the matter to the House Sergeant at Arms," wrote Manger, who took over as head of the Capitol Police just a week ago.
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    In Missouri people are getting vaccinated, but begging that it be kept secret! They're afraid of retribution from their anti-vaccine (pro-Covid) friends and relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
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    To hide it have to embed itself into genome and stay dormant, otherwise it's active and you are sick or at least viral load positive.
    Hiding in the genome is the only way of hiding.
    1) HIV can be driven to undetectable levels--but comes back if you quit taking the drugs.

    2) In 1982 a mosquito bit me and I got malaria. In 2003? it came back--original infection, I haven't set foot in the malaria zone since then. Malaria certainly can't hide out in the genome.
    Some viruses can and do insert themselves into part of human DNA and leave part of itself behind, causing a mutation which may or may not be edited out by our cells. Sometimes when the mutation remains, it can lead to certain kinds of cancer. An example of this is any of the more than 100 different HPV viruses.

    HIV can be driven to undetectable levels through antiretroviral drugs. The anti-retrovirals work to suppress the replication of the HIV retrovirus.

    Malaria is not a virus. Malaria is disease caused by one of several different plasmodium parasite species. It causes damage by breaking out of the cells it lives in. Anti-malarial drugs can suppress or even eliminate malaria from the body. Humans can be reinfected when they are bitten by another mosquito carrying any of the species of plasmodium parasite that causes malaria. I've known people who were re-infected multiple times. Because it is not a virus or a bacteria, the body does not really become more immune to malaria.
    I was giving examples of infections hiding out clearly without inserting themselves into our genome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman View Post
    Not unexpected type of contract between Pfizer and Albania that has been leaked. Should be not censored because that feeds the paranoia more than this firm, but sensible contract.

    https://gogo.al/wp-content/uploads/2...EN-E-PLOTE.pdf
    And what are we supposed to be looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
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    I took that test - Great British Intelligence Test - some things I did well on, some things not so well.
    Yup, it scored me pretty much as I expected it would.

    They never responded when I pointed out a problem, though--one of the analogy questions had "Tile is to roof" as the first half--which is a perfectly good type-of to me as I live in a house with a concrete tile (commonly called "tile" here) roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    This is not good.
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    As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak. Among those living in Massachusetts, 74% of them were fully immunized, yet officials said the vast majority were also reporting symptoms. Seven people were reported hospitalized.

    The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications.
    If this is confirmed, the unvaccinated have fucked America's chance of stopping Covid-19, and the only way this ends is everyone gets it.

    Cloth masks don't cut it now.
    If vaccines don't work everyone getting it won't work, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    This is not good.
    Quote Originally Posted by article
    As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak. Among those living in Massachusetts, 74% of them were fully immunized, yet officials said the vast majority were also reporting symptoms. Seven people were reported hospitalized.

    The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications.
    If this is confirmed, the unvaccinated have fucked America's chance of stopping Covid-19, and the only way this ends is everyone gets it.

    Cloth masks don't cut it now.
    If vaccines don't work everyone getting it won't work, either.
    Vaccines work. Anti-vaxx does not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    I took that test - Great British Intelligence Test - some things I did well on, some things not so well.
    Yup, it scored me pretty much as I expected it would.

    They never responded when I pointed out a problem, though--one of the analogy questions had "Tile is to roof" as the first half--which is a perfectly good type-of to me as I live in a house with a concrete tile (commonly called "tile" here) roof.
    I'm not sure what you think is a problem here; Most British houses have tiled roofs, and the test is aimed at and written for British people.

    They probably couldn't care less about picky Americans who perceive a problem that is entirely due to their being outside the target audience.

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    Just heard on CNN about leak about study which concluded that vaccinated are as contagious as unvaccinated (Delta variant).
    I presume they are not implying that chances to get infected are equal too.

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    For immune compromised in areas with access to vaccine and others in areas where there is no vaccine yet, what about having a "covid pack" of medicine to use in case of infection?

    Work out with your general practioner a schedule of medication to take and when as the virus goes through its paces.

    Imagine having a plan ready and they neither you nor your doctor can meet and another doctor hems and haws while YOU ARE LOSING TIME AND THAT MAY KILL YOU!!

    Not having medicine in your cabinet ready before covid infection for the first day of definite symptoms may be looked at in the coming years as a medical malpractice. You wanna wait three days or go to a strained emergency room? "Take two tylenol 3x day day and come back if you can't breathe"

    Wouldn't you go to you doctor for a prescription for Valtrex and also buy Abreva otc if you are at risk of cold sores?

    If your doctor said no to giving you valtrex before a cold sore outbreak, he/she would be an asshole. For cold sores hours matter. If at 7pm Friday night you feel that first lip tingle, basically you are fucked without valtrex on hand. Wait till monday to call your doctor and then you are guaranteed to have a whopper on your lip.

    Why the fuck is covid, at this point, some mystical thing where preparation is verboten?

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