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trump apologists love to deny anything factual relating to C-19 coming from China. Its all to make trump look bad. China is a "outlier".

"Officials concerned about a virus resurgence have quarantined 8,000 people and reintroduced lockdown measures in northeastern China, even as other parts of the country further relax restrictions.

Residents of Jilin, the second-largest city in Jilin Province, have been mostly barred from leaving the city, state news media reported, after a cluster of infections was reported there and in Shulan, another city under its administration. Shenyang, capital of the neighboring province of Liaoning, said on Saturday that anyone who had traveled there from the city of Jilin since April 22 would be quarantined in a hospital for three weeks."

Imagine if trump undertook the same measures. There would be his AR-15 carrying, camo wearing, beer guzzling, storm troopers decrying liberals.

No it can't be true. China just manipulates the numbers and presto, its an attack on our beloved orange leader.

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4 hours ago, wmw999 said:

 

4 hours ago, wmw999 said:

Pickle jars or adult diapers? That’s the decision!

Wendy P. 

A 4 quart Rubbermaid jug with some alcohol based windshield washer fluid as a deodorant added to it. Emptied once a day or so an appropriate place. Plastic bags are also something I’m intimately familiar with. I would advise everyone not to go digging through the garbage in rest areas or truckstops. Trucking is a tough business, you gotta do what you gotta do. Manitoba has had no new cases for five days straight. I’m doing my best to make sure I’m not the one who brings it home. Now you know, you probably didn’t want to!

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I was wondering what happened to the virus that caused the Spanish flu in 1918 and found an interesting article.

In the article, they dug up two bodies at different times in Alaska that had been buried and frozen in permafrost and took samples of lung tissue.  It is a long article but worth reading.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/reconstruction-1918-virus.html

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That article about the 1918 flu was fascinating. Thanks a lot for posting it. And what a great illustration of how hard this stuff can be. We bitch about the fly vaccine being imperfect, but it’s hard to do; we just don’t have the technology yet to do it faster and more accurately. And we may never have it. 
Wendy P. 

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People who grew up at high elevation may be less susceptible to COVID-19

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/people-who-grew-up-a-high-elevation-may-be-less-susceptible-to-covid-19/

Zubieta-Calleja said a doctor would have to inject the hormone erythropoietin into a person’s blood, which would stimulate the production of red blood cells. 

Cycling racers were just ahead of their time! We owe Lance an apology!

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5 minutes ago, ryoder said:

People who grew up at high elevation may be less susceptible to COVID-19

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/people-who-grew-up-a-high-elevation-may-be-less-susceptible-to-covid-19/

Zubieta-Calleja said a doctor would have to inject the hormone erythropoietin into a person’s blood, which would stimulate the production of red blood cells. 

Cycling racers were just ahead of their time! We owe Lance an apology!

Yeah but who wants to be married to a drug dealer and get testicular cancer.

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3 minutes ago, Phil1111 said:

A data point of one is not very useful. If PED use caused testicular cancer, there should have been a rash of cyclists afflicted with it. Some books from the era that outline how prevalent it was (and likely still is):

https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Hat-American-Betrayal-Belgium/dp/1934030260

https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Chain-Cycling-Yellow-Classics/dp/0224061178

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097DM8LU/ref=sr_1_1

The first two are about the era just prior to LA's victories, and the last is by a teammate.

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8 minutes ago, ryoder said:

A data point of one is not very useful. If PED use caused testicular cancer, there should have been a rash of cyclists afflicted with it. Some books from the era that outline how prevalent it was (and likely still is):

https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Hat-American-Betrayal-Belgium/dp/1934030260

https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Chain-Cycling-Yellow-Classics/dp/0224061178

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097DM8LU/ref=sr_1_1

The first two are about the era just prior to LA's victories, and the last is by a teammate.

Agree, perhaps its time to head for the mountains, clip in and gear down..... but I sold my Speed Concept two years ago:rofl:

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16 hours ago, wmw999 said:

That article about the 1918 flu was fascinating. Thanks a lot for posting it. And what a great illustration of how hard this stuff can be. We bitch about the fly vaccine being imperfect, but it’s hard to do. 

Jeff Goldblum could have used some of that vaccine . . . .

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3 hours ago, ryoder said:

A data point of one is not very useful. If PED use caused testicular cancer, there should have been a rash of cyclists afflicted with it. Some books from the era that outline how prevalent it was (and likely still is):

Oh yeah. Lance's early career pre-cancer did overlap with the most rampant EPO era before there was any effective test for it. By the time of his major success they'd moved to microdosing into muscle fibre instead. The year of his cancer the Tour winner was Jan Ullrich, known in some circles as 'Mr 60%' after his hematocrit level - 60% of his blood was red blood cells, compared to between 40% to 50% maximum for a non doped athlete. The story is that combined with an ultra low resting heart rate, when he was 'fully prepped' in race season he needed a soigneur to wake him every hour or so during the night to mitigate the risk of his blood spontaneously clotting in his veins in between heartbeats.

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US President Donald Trump has said he is taking hydroxychloroquine - which health officials have warned may be unsafe - to ward off coronavirus.

Speaking at the White House, he told reporters he started taking the malaria and lupus medication recently.

"I'm taking it for about a week and a half now and I'm still here, I'm still here," he said.

No words can be used to describe such stupidity. Congratulations to the GOP, his supporters and the SC trump apologists.^.^

Separate reporting on same story:

The president said he consulted with the White House doctor about taking the drug, but it was not explicitly recommended for him since he has not tested positive for the virus.

"I asked him what do you think," Trump said. "He said, 'Well if you’d like it.' I said, 'Yeah, I’d like it. I’d like to take it.' "

"I was just waiting to see your eyes light up when I said this," he said.

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1 hour ago, Phil1111 said:

US President Donald Trump has said he is taking hydroxychloroquine - which health officials have warned may be unsafe - to ward off coronavirus.

Judging by the veracity of everything else that comes out of his mouth, we can expect that he is not taking it. But people are saying he should double up on the dosage.

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2 hours ago, ryoder said:

Judging by the veracity of everything else that comes out of his mouth, we can expect that he is not taking it. But people are saying he should double up on the dosage.

“I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group, and in his, shall we say, weight group: ‘Morbidly obese,’ they say,” says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Pres. Trump’s revelation he is taking hydroxychloroquine.

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“I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group, and in his, shall we say, weight group: ‘Morbidly obese,’ they say,” says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Pres. Trump’s revelation he is taking hydroxychloroquine.

She's a far nicer person than I am.

I'm in the 'Go ahead. Why not double it? If one is good, two is better, right?' group.

I also doubt he's really taking it, or if he is will continue. The side effects are pretty harsh. And that's the ones that don't kill you.

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2 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

She's a far nicer person than I am.

I'm in the 'Go ahead. Why not double it? If one is good, two is better, right?' group.

I also doubt he's really taking it, or if he is will continue. The side effects are pretty harsh. And that's the ones that don't kill you.

Hard to say how those side effects are impacted by the abusive intake of aderall as well.

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1 hour ago, wolfriverjoe said:

She's a far nicer person than I am.

I'm in the 'Go ahead. Why not double it? If one is good, two is better, right?' group.

I also doubt he's really taking it, or if he is will continue. The side effects are pretty harsh. And that's the ones that don't kill you.

President’s physician confirms Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine

Pelosi is very level headed. After a couple social isolation sips of Canadian whiskey. I'd say triple the dose. In the morning I may have a different opinion. One opinion unlikely to change is F*#k is he stupid.

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One way to make it look like the infection rate is declining - fudge the dates on the graph.  Does he think Georgians are stupid?  (Maybe he's right).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/18/only-america-is-sunday-day-after-thursday/?utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_opinions

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17 hours ago, Phil1111 said:

"I'm taking it for about a week and a half now and I'm still here, I'm still here," he said.

No words can be used to describe such stupidity. Congratulations to the GOP, his supporters and the SC trump apologists

Less noise; more signal

In a worldwide review, the World Health Organization linked five cardiac deaths to hydroxychloroquine, most tied to overdose or prolonged use. Similarly, a new study [ATTACHED] of nearly 1 million HCQ users in six countries concluded, “Short-term hydroxychloroquine treatment is safe.”

The American College of Cardiology concluded, as did the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, that hydroxychloroquine’s “risk may be smaller than the potential benefit.” Two New Jersey physicians’ groups want the freedom to prescribe prophylactically, as Trump is doing, and in early suspected cases. A similar petition by French doctors has 400,000 signatures so far.

The available evidence, while not universal, suggests hydroxychloroquine helps resolve COVID. In Manhattan, NYU Langone Medical Center saw death rates drop by nearly half when zinc was added to HCQ and azithromycin, possibly enhancing the virus’ elimination. In France, fewer than 1% of patients on HCQ and azithromycin died. Studies in China, Spain and Brazil have also shown success.

SOURCE: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/05/dont-doubt-hydroxychloroquine-because-trump-is-taking-it-it-likely-works.html 

2020.04.08.20054551v1.full.pdf

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24 minutes ago, BIGUN said:

In a worldwide review, the World Health Organization linked five cardiac deaths to hydroxychloroquine, most tied to overdose or prolonged use. Similarly, a new study [ATTACHED] of nearly 1 million HCQ users in six countries concluded, “Short-term hydroxychloroquine treatment is safe.”

The American College of Cardiology concluded, as did the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, that hydroxychloroquine’s “risk may be smaller than the potential benefit.” Two New Jersey physicians’ groups want the freedom to prescribe prophylactically, as Trump is doing, and in early suspected cases. A similar petition by French doctors has 400,000 signatures so far.

The available evidence, while not universal, suggests hydroxychloroquine helps resolve COVID. In Manhattan, NYU Langone Medical Center saw death rates drop by nearly half when zinc was added to HCQ and azithromycin, possibly enhancing the virus’ elimination. In France, fewer than 1% of patients on HCQ and azithromycin died. Studies in China, Spain and Brazil have also shown success.

SOURCE: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/05/dont-doubt-hydroxychloroquine-because-trump-is-taking-it-it-likely-works.html 

2020.04.08.20054551v1.full.pdf 1.12 MB · 0 downloads

In another surprising result, a long term study showed that sitting on a couch for long periods of time and watching TV is an effective treatment for high blood pressure and obesity.  In a controlled study, a group sitting on a couch watching TV for six hours a day, while adhering to a strict diet and intensive exercise program, showed an overall reduction in blood pressure, reduction in obesity and improved health outcomes over several areas, compared to a control group that did not.

TV-rights advocates are celebrating this development, and using this as evidence to counter the assertion that spending your life watching TV and eating junk food is bad for you.

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