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  1. davelfc


    He has/had a net worth of 3.3 billion dollars.
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    Yeah, I can't hate them for that.
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    That they're both cunts?
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    Scientists at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be enough to neutralize the virus. The vaccine is delivered through a fingertip-sized skin patch. The research team calls this vaccine PittCoVacc, short for Pittsburgh Coronavirus Vaccine. A paper on the vaccine appeared April 2 in EBioMedicine, which is published by The Lancet. It is the first study on a potential COVID-19 vaccine to be published after a critique from fellow scientists at outside institutions. UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers were able to act quickly because they laid the groundwork during earlier coronavirus epidemics. Scientists also use a new approach to deliver the drug, called a microneedle array, to increase potency. This array is a fingertip-sized patch of 400 tiny needles that deliver spike protein pieces into the skin, where the immune reaction is the strongest. The patch goes on like a Band-Aid, and the needles, which are made entirely of sugar and protein pieces, simply dissolve into the skin. So whether or not PittCoVacc is the "silver bullet" here, it's existence shows that the energies and innovation of our research companies is yielding good options -- a process that should only accelerate from here. And now that we have more data, it really does appear that the hydroxycholorquine/azithromycin cocktail combo reduces the severity and duration of covid-19 infection -- provided it's delivered early on enough. These encouraging developments, plus an exploding set of citizen-entreprenuers creating their own DIY solutions (especially with masks) give us the first real sense that we are beginning to make real progress against the coronavirus. We'll need to hold tight to that good news, as the next few weeks will be quite traumatizing with the expected huge increases in # of infected and deaths. But will well get through this. And it's heartening to see promising developments like PittCoVac and hydroxycholoquine begin to put points on the board for our side.
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    Hope she recovers soon. I agree with others, I cannot wish Boris or anyone else dead from this virus. I hope he makes a full recovery along with all of those affected. I hope we find some form of treatment that will lessen the serious effects.
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    That's not proof, although as I said I can believe it based on the reaction of the government to this virus at times. Clearly 'herd immunity' is what they aimed for and that hasn't changed. I've even posted several times the parliamentary report on the cost of the old on the country, and called the virus a 'tory wet dream'
  7. davelfc


    So that's a no then. That doesn't mean I wouldn't put it past them of course.
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    Operation Last Gasp
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    She should just point to the Queen and her family who have mostly fucked off to their other homes around the country. Leading by example and all that.
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    https://www.healthline.com/health/ivermectin-oral-tablet#about It is already used to treat humans, according to this. But as you say, dosages if found to be useful for this virus will be tested. As with all of these things, fingers crossed.
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    We will know if he suggests only half an hour a day.
  12. davelfc


    Probably more to do with things like the Thalidomide disaster. Common drugs will have undergone plenty of testing for the condition they are approved for and the age range they are to treat.
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    My mental cut and paste (because I don't know either) is that a vaccine will take about 18 months. An already approved drug isn't a vaccine but can act as an antiviral, lessen the effects could be months as it's already been FDA approved. They talk about this in this latest youtube video, some interesting stuff. In this video, Chris interviews expert virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen, of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.