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Terry_Schiavo

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its fucking hilarious... believe the science they said...same science that gave us the rapid test that means bupkiss with a negative result?? Because you could contract the virus just moments after doing the test...lol
 

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This temp-checking turnstile was just added to a local supermarket- the facial-recognition screen on the right checks your temperature (it works from a couple feet away), and, if you're below the threshold, the gate opens:

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At work we started with nurses using chinese temp guns. Then they put in these big thermal cameras in the ceiling that would unlock the turnstile if your temperature was ok. They were very fast, all you did was walk toward the turnstile at your normal pace and they would be unlocked when you got there.

Then for some reason they ditched those and went to that same tablet style in your picture. Anyone over 5 feet tall has to stoop over and try to fit their face into the face shaped outline, then it takes several seconds for it to work. If your mask is over your nose, it wont work. You need to have your mask on but positioned exactly right. It's a huge hassle compared to the ceiling mounted cameras.

I'm curious why places are going to that slow tablet style.
 

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China will join the World Health Organization-backed $18 billion initiative to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to about two-thirds of the world’s population by the end of 2021, a reversal which now leaves the United States and Russia as the two major countries sitting out of the global joint effort.

 

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I just filled up 2 days ago at the county seat...$1.79 for 87. Non-ethanol was 2.29.
we are at 1.95ish for unleaded. $2.60 for e free.
Of course our gas tax is based off tourism not actual use like NJ. God forbid you need to commute.
A friend that lives in long island and commutes to NJ... $80/day in tolls.
 

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Finally went to a funeral of an acquaintance who died from CCP flu yesterday. He was 70, no underlying conditions I know of. Larry was a gentleman farmer, strong as an ox. He mostly sold hay now that he's been retired for a few years. He could still throw a 75# bale 15 feet up onto a hay trailer.

He had an accident on the farm over a month ago, had to visit the hospital. That's where he picked up Covid. He came home after a day in the hospital, then started developing symptoms a few days later. He spent 3 weeks in 2 different hospitals before he died. :sad:
 

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I'm in the heart of the city for the weekend- it should be bustling, and roads and restaurants should be packed- the roads are empty, and many restaurants are closed- it's really sad- Covid has killed the business of anyone who relies on tourists.

Up north- it ain't all high-rises and neon like Bangkok:

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I'm in the heart of the city for the weekend- it should be bustling, and roads and restaurants should be packed- the roads are empty, and many restaurants are closed- it's really sad- Covid has killed the business of anyone who relies on tourists.

Up north- it ain't all high-rises and neon like Bangkok:

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The resort has a better view... Imo

That pic reminds me of Chattanooga

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I'm in the heart of the city for the weekend- it should be bustling, and roads and restaurants should be packed- the roads are empty, and many restaurants are closed- it's really sad- Covid has killed the business of anyone who relies on tourists.

Up north- it ain't all high-rises and neon like Bangkok:
"Covid has killed the business of anyone who relies on tourists"

I have friends in the event planning space

One couple had a thriving pre-China virus business arranging corporate travel, another couple with event space for both business events and children's parties (like bouncy castles and stuff)



Their businesses are bust, and probably never coming back and they don't know what to do.

These are people well into their 50's and not quite at the point of being able to 'check out'...too old to #learntocode
 

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lets not forget not only has real estate gone nuts but a single sheet of 7/16" osb plywood is $29... vs $8 a couple months ago. Engineered wood is over $40/sheet
 

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Their businesses are bust, and probably never coming back and they don't know what to do.

These are people well into their 50's and not quite at the point of being able to 'check out'...too old to #learntocode
lets not forget not only has real estate gone nuts but a single sheet of 7/16" osb plywood is $29... vs $8 a couple months ago. Engineered wood is over $40/sheet
Maybe LS could tell his friends to pick up a chainsaw and head into the nearest woods.... :wink2:
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Coronavirus Can Remain On Paper Currency For 28 Days, Per New Study

The novel coronavirus can remain infectious for four weeks on banknotes, according to new research by the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, Australia’s top biosecurity laboratory.

They found that the coronavirus can survive “to at least 28 days” on both types of banknotes, which is significantly longer than the seasonal flu virus’s “demonstrated survival up to 17 days” at room temperature (20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit).

The study, published in Virology Journal, found that the novel coronavirus could survive longer at lower temperatures and on smoother surfaces like the glass found on cell phone screens and banknotes.


Werent we saying that 6mo ago?
 
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COVID-19 can survive on bank notes, phone screens for 28 days: study......
We'll probably need to get rid of cash for your safety and implement some sort of phone safety scan to insure you're not a spreader before you're able to enter into a store to buy food.
 

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Zinc Has an Established Benefit in Other Coronaviruses

Historically, the mineral zinc has been found to shorten the duration of the common cold, most often caused by one of four coronaviruses, providing a foundation for the hypothesis that zinc also may be useful in the management of COVID-19.

In looking at its benefits in the common cold, the working theory is that zinc “inhibits the binding of the cold virus to cells within the nasal mucosa and suppresses inflammation.” Because there are few available results of zinc in COVID-19 specifically, its benefits in other conditions are evaluated for relevance. For example, one laboratory study from 2010 was able to demonstrate that zinc inhibited the activity and replication of SARS-CoV, the coronavirus strain responsible for an outbreak of SARS-CoV in 2002. Another study done in Spain showed that low zinc levels were predictive of a worse outcome for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.13
A Medical News Today report from 2017 listed the following table comparing foods with the highest reported zinc content16:
  • raw oysters (Pacific), 3 ounces: 14.1 milligrams
  • beef, lean chuck roast, braised, 3 ounces: 7.0 milligrams
  • baked beans, canned, ½ cup: 6.9 milligrams
  • crab, King Alaskan, cooked, 3 ounces: 6.5 milligrams
  • ground beef, lean, 3 ounces: 5.3 milligrams
  • lobster, cooked, 3 ounces: 3.4 milligrams
  • pork loin, lean, cooked, 3 ounces: 2.9 milligrams
  • wild rice, cooked, ½ cup: 2.2 milligrams
  • peas, green, cooked, 1 cup: 1.2 milligrams
  • yogurt, plain, 8 ounces: 1.3 milligrams
  • pecans, 1 ounces: 1.3 milligrams
  • peanuts, dry roasted, 1 ounces: 0.9 milligrams

What the fuck is wild rice? is that like the Rice that defies the packaging and ends up on the floor?
Why dies it matter what kind of beef it is? What is chucj roast? whats wrong with Fillet minion? (the little yella fellas)

 
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Cash money has always been nasty. And the fucking keyboards on card machines and ATMs, are probably worse!
Purposefully haven't touched hard currency since China virus arrived

Exclusively CC here and haven't had to key in my PIN on any nasty-ass readers since most places raised the tap limit to well beyond $100
 

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Study Shows Significant Link Between Mercury and Autism

Story at-a-glance
  • A September 2020 meta-analysis concludes there is a significant relationship between autism and concentrations of lead and mercury in the body
  • According to the researchers, mercury concentration is a pathogenic cause for autism, meaning it’s a causative factor
  • According to a 2014 review, there is evidence of malfeasance and conflicts of interest in studies claiming that thimerosal in vaccines is safe
  • Serious flaws and errors also plague studies that claim aluminum in vaccines is safe. A mathematical error found in a key FDA study has reignited concerns about the safety of aluminum in vaccines
  • Glutathione is the dominant agent that binds to and helps move mercury and other heavy metals out of your tissues. Part of effective detox involves upregulating your biochemistry to facilitate the mobilization and elimination of metals
Im gonna take a free "told ya so" on that one

 

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A volunteer DUMBASS receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Hollywood, Florida. Chandan Khanna/Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID Vaccine Trial After Participant’s “Adverse Reaction”

The drugmaker started its 60,000-patient Phase 3 trial last month and has not commented on whether the patient, who experienced an “unexplained illness,” was administered the experimental vaccine or a placebo.


 

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Facebook bans ads discouraging coronavirus vaccines
As public trust in a coronavirus vaccine continues to wane, Facebook has ramped up its restrictions on vaccine criticism by banning all ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated.

Ads that advocate for or against legislation and government policies related to vaccines are still allowed but anything else that discourages vaccination will be rejected. While Facebook didn't go into specifics, this ad ban will presumably prohibit ads that criticize vaccines or question the safety of vaccines.

Not only is Facebook banning ads that discourage people from getting vaccines but it's also going to be inserting messages on US user's timelines that tell them to get a flu shot.

Unbelievable !!

“Building demand for vaccination in communities worldwide is key to saving lives MAKING BIG PROFITS FOR DRUG COMPANIES THAT DONTATE TO US” wrote Diane Summers, a Senior Advisor for Vaccine Acceptance & Demand at UNICEF.

Last year, Facebook started redirecting searches about vaccines to pro-vaccine information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO.

These efforts to boost pro-vaccine content while suppressing anything that opposes vaccines aren’t exclusive to Facebook. Twitter pushes pro-vaccine search results in Ireland and Pinterest’s search results are also filled with pro-vaccine posts.

 
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Americans' Readiness to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Falls to 50%



It took a world pandemic and 1m+ deaths to wake people up to the Drug company bullshit. I hate to say it, but CV19 did the world a great service amongst the tradgedy
 

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"Experts": Herd immunity is 'dangerous' and 'flawed' approach

An open letter signed by 80 international researchers criticizes the herd immunity strategy.

The letter, published Wednesday (Oct. 14) in the journal The Lancet, appears to be a response to the Great Barrington declaration, a proposal published earlier this month by three researchers that calls for an end to COVID-19 restrictions in favor of a herd-immunity strategy. Such a strategy, the declaration says, would involve allowing young and healthy people to return to their normal lives and build up immunity to the virus, while protecting vulnerable populations.

"Uncontrolled transmission in younger people risks significant morbidity and mortality across the whole population,"

probably, but then we havnt seen modern containmnet tested in this before so the "risks" are unknown

What *IS* know, is that herd immunity from exposure to the live virus DOES occur because, unlike vaccines that last for weeks or months, natural immunity is for life.
 

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French police have raided the homes of senior government and health officials as part of an investigation into their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Minister Olivier Véran and the director of the national health agency, Jérôme Salomon, are among those whose properties were searched on Thursday.
The raids came after a court launched an inquiry earlier this year into the government's handling of the pandemic.
It has faced criticism over shortages of equipment and slow response times.
Prime Minister Jean Castex is also under investigation, French media report, as is his predecessor Edouard Philippe and Mr Véran's predecessor Agnès Buzyn.
The prime minister and Mr Véran have been at the forefront of France's new policy of imposing night-time curfews in nine cities, including Paris, from Saturday, which will be enforced by 12,000 police.
"This means at 21:00 everyone must be at home and, without exception, every place, business or public service open to the public will be shut," Mr Castex said on Thursday.
How bad is the situation in France?
A further 22,951 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Wednesday. "We have to act. We need to put a brake on the spread of the virus," Mr Macron said in a television address.
The president added that this wave of Covid-19 was different to the outbreak in the spring because the virus had spread to all parts of France.

Anyone found breaking the curfew will be fined €135 (£121).
 
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