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Alex_Krycek last won the day on July 14 2020

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  1. Well, there we go. If Wikipedia says it's pseudo-science, case closed.
  2. Promising news about a new breakthrough treatment from Australia: --------- Queensland researchers and a US team have developed an antiviral therapy that has killed off the COVID-19 viral load in infected mice by 99.9 per cent. Key points: Gene-silencing RNA technology is used to destroy the COVID-19 virus genome directly and stops the virus replicating The treatment could be available as early as 2023, depending on the next phase of clinical trials The research has been published in Molecular Therapy Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan, from Griffith Un
  3. As you know, 80% of those who contract COVID-19 have no symptoms. Those who do exhibit symptoms of a common cold. Only a very small percentage progresses to a severe stage. The staff could have been exposed numerous times with no outward sign of infection. It's possible they underestimated the nature of the pathogen they were working on, believing that the safety protocols they had in place were sufficient, and, seeing no overt consequences if someone did get infected, became complacent. ---- Let's compare the difference between BSL-4 conditions and BSL-2 conditions
  4. There is some evidence for this. It's referred to as "in group, out group" behavior. Experiments have been done indicating that there is some default bias at work.
  5. Well, to start with, being open and transparent with any data they possessed, not suppressing the fact there was a novel coronavirus outbreak, acting swiftly in concert with the WHO. This was not the case, according to the WHO officials (example: Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 technical lead) who were attempting to communicate with China on the ground as the situation emerged. Audio is played from a conference call of WHO officials stating that "it's the same thing again and again, trying to request information and getting nowhere." Additionally, and this point is made in the FRONTLINE do
  6. By "acting with equal sovereignty", I take it you mean blocking a transparent and impartial investigation into one of the most consequential events in recent human history? The WHO is an extension of the United Nations. Any UN member state should be subject to certain standards; this case is no exception. Watch the PBS FRONTLINE documentary I referenced. The WHO tried repeatedly to obtain crucial data early on and were stonewalled again and again. China already had the genome sequenced in early 2020 after the first cases were recorded, and still wouldn't release it to the internation
  7. It could also indicate substandard safety protocols.
  8. Slim to none, unfortunately. They have demonstrated a pattern of obfuscation since the beginning of this pandemic. There was an excellent FRONTLINE episode recently called "China's COVID Secrets", which investigated the initial suppression of information regarding the outbreak. (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/chinas-covid-secrets/) The authorities there will probably never allow a fully transparent investigation that might implicate them further, so the world may never know what went exactly wrong or if corrective action has been taken to prevent further outbreaks. We're left
  9. What does it mean to be "white"? I have friends of various ethnicities. One friend told me he was chastised by his family for "speaking too white", and he "shouldn't forget where he came from". He said he found the comments confusing. Overall I think this kind of racial framing is counterproductive.
  10. There's been some additional dialogue over the past 2 weeks calling for a thorough investigation of the origins of COVID-19. First, there was a letter published in Science magazine on May 14th calling for a complete investigation. Excerpt from the Letter: "On 30 December 2019, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases notified the world about a pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China (1). Since then, scientists have made remarkable progress in understanding the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), its transmission, pathogenesis, an
  11. Good song. I remember this from the movie "Collateral" from back in the day.
  12. No fan of Rand Paul, but his line of questioning was interesting. There was a very comprehensive article recently examining the two origin theories featured in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, by Nicholas Wade. Wade was the staff writer for the Science Times section of the NYT from 1982 to 2012. His article here: https://thebulletin.org/2021/05/the-origin-of-covid-did-people-or-nature-open-pandoras-box-at-wuhan/
  13. Discovered an interesting group called the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies. Looks like they have a conference coming up. https://scu.regfox.com/2021-scu-aapc Here's their twitter feed: https://mobile.twitter.com/explorescu
  14. One of the problems regarding capitalism is the pressure it puts on people to pursue material wealth. I see this primarily as a cultural problem. If you don't earn enough money in a capitalist system, you will become homeless and starve. Such pressure is counterproductive for several reasons. First: it locks people into jobs they don't want to do, jobs that are generally unnecessary for the advancement of society. Society becomes full of people selling useless junk to each other or doing services that in no way benefit mankind: an endless procession of scam artists. Second: it
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