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  1. You do know Ivermectin is also for humans, right? So the whole article and its premise seems a bit over-the-top. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1122/ivermectin-oral/details "This medication is used to treat certain parasitic roundworm infections. Curing parasitic infections helps to improve your quality of life. In people with weakened defense (immune) systems, curing roundworm infections can reduce the risk of developing a severe or life-threatening infection. Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites." But sure... (1) it hasn't been approved by the FDA as a COVID-19 treatment, (2) any drug, food or even water taken in large quantities is dangerous and could kill you. I've read good things about it, and there are dozens of studies suggesting it helps, but I really don't know, partly because much of this is heavily politicised right now. If it does help, it would be interesting to know why, since parasites and viruses are very different things. Either way, Ivermectin has been around a long time, so any side effects are well-known, while "COMM-IRN-ITY" is about a year old.
  2. Also, for clarity... "Comirnaty contains messenger RNA (mRNA), a kind of genetic material. The mRNA is used by the body to make a mimic of one of the proteins in the virus that causes COVID-19. The result of a person receiving this vaccine is that their immune system will ultimately react defensively to the virus that causes COVID-19. The mRNA in Comirnaty is only present in the body for a short time and is not incorporated into - nor does it alter - an individual’s genetic material." But does it alter the body's cells in more indirect ways than just stimulating the production of the spike protein?
  3. FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine "Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older." Who comes up with these names? 🙄
  4. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-22/n-z-says-delta-raises-questions-about-its-covid-zero-approach?sref=6uww027M "Australia’s Morrison said it was highly unlikely the country would return to being free of Covid infections. When vaccination rates reach the targets of 70% to 80% of the eligible population, curbs would begin to be lifted, the prime minister said." The beatings will continue until morale improves.
  5. As someone who is vaccine hesitant, I'm happy to say the vaccine seems to have made a big difference. Curiously though, Boris Johnson said we shouldn't attribute it to the vaccines, but to the lockdown. Go figure 🤨
  6. Because we don't have to specify criteria. It's only ex-Remainers that keep insist on them being defined. I don't buy into your frame. This is why I used the analogy of divorce. Of course they're somewhat different situations, but there are still loose parallels. We know that the EU wanted "ever closer union". It's built into their founding documents. The UK decided, after 45 years, to go its own way. Divorce isn't great, but it allows each partner to set their own course. As onlookers, we wouldn't then verbally beat the husband or wife and repeatedly say, "What's your PLAN? What's your PLAN? Your divorce is SHITE..." etc. It would make you sound like... a loony? 🤪
  7. Posting this statement on the official BREXSHIT (tm) thread Whenever I look at this thread I am reminded of caricatures. Brexit is barely 9 months old and it's already been judged a complete and utter failure by several stock caricatures on here. I wonder if they'd do the same to their newborn child? "Son, you're NINE MONTHS already and you haven't amounted to anything! You're a complete FAILURE."
  8. Suppose they find that gimp masks reduce the spread by 50%. We should therefore all be wearing gimp masks to save granny, right? By the way, I'm not against face masks myself, and I do wear them. I'm just pointing out that your "wear them to save granny" argument could easily be extended. Let's just hope they don't do a study on gimp mask effectiveness
  9. How do you work through the flu? I've never had it, but I heard it basically knocks you out. Are you sure they even had the flu if they were able to work? This is also why I question whether they actually had the "flu" before... if they were able to work while having it. Anyway, I take your point that covid can be really bad for some. The real mystery is WHY is it bad for some, and unnoticeable for others? I suspect there is an underlying health / diet issue involved (otherwise covid would be more consistent). Maybe they're fit and healthy, but also overworked, like your earlier paragraphs suggest? (i.e. working with the flu). This stress might have contributed to making covid worse.
  10. Is catching Covid now better than more vaccine? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58270098 Seems to be a pretty balanced article. I thought this point was interesting (the first quote is just for context)... "For all the trouble the virus has caused, it is spectacularly simple. It has the famous spike protein, which is the key it uses to unlock the doorway into our body's cells. And 28 other proteins that it needs to hijack our cells and make thousands of copies of itself." "Whether you've had Moderna or Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca, your body is learning to spot just one thing - the spike protein. This is the critical part of the virus to make antibodies to, and the results - by keeping most out of hospital - have been spectacular. But having the other 28 proteins to target too, would give T-cells far more to go at. "That means if you had a real humdinger of an infection, you may have better immunity to any new variants that pop up as you have immunity to more than just spike," said Prof Riley." [emphasis mine] So the above vaccines focus on identifying one aspect of the virus (the spike protein), while natural immunity may be better at identifying the virus by other features.
  11. There doesn't seem to be any distinction in this data between those who died from the alpha variant, and those who died from delta... which is now the dominant variant. If we're using aggregate data like this to calculate a mortality rate, it's going to be skewed because a lot more people died earlier on from alpha. We should be more concerned about the current mortality rate of delta, which is what we have at present.
  12. I accept that these figures indicate a lower rate of death among the vaccinated, which is good. What these figures don't show is the risk of injury or death from the vaccine. (These figures aren't meant to show this, so this isn't a criticism.) Now, for adults, you could make the case that taking the vaccine is far safer than the risk of catching covid and getting ill or dying, based on the short term data we have so far. For children, it may be the case that deaths or injury from the vaccine may outnumber deaths or injury from the virus. Yet I suspect that come September we will have an increasing number of voices "urging" schools etc to insist on vaccination. Of course, the authorities are being cautious now, but they only have to switch their advice in September, and the race to vaccinate will be back on. However, we may end up injuring more than we end up saving.
  13. I suspect there's a touch of humour in his posts. His name is Dr Doom, after all.
  14. The Covid vaccines may affect periods. Are we allowed to talk about this? Lara Prendergast https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-Covid-vaccines-may-affect-periods.-Are-we-allowed-to-talk-about-this It's an interesting read. (FYI, she's double-jabbed.) Also, apparently... "In another survey run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May, just under 60 per cent of pregnant women said they had declined the vaccine. They may not have been hugely reassured by the RCOG’s own literature on the subject. The official information sheet offers pregnant women two options: ‘Get a Covid-19 vaccine’ or ‘Wait for more information about the vaccine in pregnancy’. Pregnant women do not have oodles of time to wait and see how everything pans out."
  15. I'm also putting this link here for reference, so we can keep track of the Technical Briefings... https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigation-of-novel-sars-cov-2-variant-variant-of-concern-20201201
  16. Can someone explain Table 5 (Attendance to emergency care and deaths of confirmed and provisional Delta cases in England by vaccination status (1 February 2021 to 2 August 2021)) to me?... https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1009243/Technical_Briefing_20.pdf It reports on 300,000 delta cases, and under "Deaths within 28 days of positive specimen date", of the under 50's there are 71 total deaths, of which 48 were unvaccinated; for the 50's and over it reports 670 total deaths, of which 205 were unvaccinated. Can anyone help me to understand... (1) Why only 300,000 cases? This seems low, considering there are tens of thousands of cases per day? (The only other variant with high numbers was alpha, at 150,000 cases.) I guess the answer is, this is the number of "emergency care" cases. Still seems low. (2) Assuming an 80% vaccination rate for the 50+ cohort, why are there so many deaths in the vaccinated? If the vaccine was good, surely this figure would be a lot lower? I mean, if we take the 670 total deaths and do an 80/20 split we'd get 536/134... so the data is definitely skewed in favour of the vaccinated, but not by a massive amount. It seems your odds of dying are lowered, but I suspect by not as much as most people are led to believe. (3) 670 deaths in the table. Where are the tens of thousands of other deaths? The only other variant with a significant number of cases is alpha (150,000 cases), but they're not tracking that in this table. So why is this figure so low, compared with the 50-150 death statistics reported on by the media daily? What am I missing?
  17. ...unless the "Project For a New American Century" was a blueprint for the American elite's plans (i.e. placing themselves in 5 countries in 7 years, or 7 countries in 5... I can't remember which), and 9/11 was simply the pretext for achieving this? Then it would make perfect sense.
  18. Why do they even bother with the "0.01%"? It would be more accurate to write, "FECK ALL AER".
  19. You couldn't have written a more misrepresentative statement if you tried. Congratulations. But labels (and false ones at that) make life so much easier for you, I guess. FYI... you missed off Brextard. That one's actually true.
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