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I’m an “anti-masker” I deliberately do not wear a mask in public, including on public transportation though it is mandatory, and in stores. Although I am politely told to wear a mask I always shake my

Gonna have to disagree with this one, sorry. People being gainfully employed and being able to eat and provide for their families is much more important than communal religious activities. You don't n

It's hard to grasp the big picture without being some form of conspiracy theorist. It's much easier to be accused of it.  The first time I was accused was for saying the 3M N95 everyone was scrambli

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A variety of info, from monoclonal anti-bodies' reducing the effects of C-19 to conspiracy theory. The 10 pictures here only show people with 'double masks' ; so you do not waste your time.


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A worse housing crisis impending in the future than 2008, affecting 10 million households (about 40+ million men, women and children).


$440 annual savings eaten away.

5 minute video.

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I'm quite sure,  the lockdwon is "killing" the middle-class and the economy.


No-one ever did a study to find out if the radical mastectomy improved survival. No-one ever did a study to prove that bed rest saved lives. They were both introduced on the back of absolutely nothing. In time, eventually, the folly of both was finally recognised. It took seventy years for radical mastectomy, fifty for bed rest.

Which takes us to lockdowns. The most expensive, invasive, and potentially destructive medical intervention ever attempted by humanity.  Was there any evidence from anywhere, in history, that lockdowns would work? No, there was none. But we have the six steps on full display here.

Step one = we have a serious disease that is killing lots of people – check.

Step two = it creates great fear, and the medical profession has nothing in place to deal with it – check.

Step three = a charismatic leader emerges to decree that he (almost always a ‘he’ up to now) knows how to treat it/control it etc. This is the ‘idea’ – check.

Step four = The ‘idea’ is enthusiastically taken up around the world and becomes ‘mainstream thinking’ – check.

Step five = the ‘idea’ becomes standard practice – check.

Step six – the ‘idea’ is taught to medics and becomes accepted truth, a fact – check.

Step six = anyone who goes against the ‘idea’ is ruthlessly attacked – check.

Does it work – have lockdowns worked? You can pick and choose countries to support the case that it does and dismiss any evidence you don’t much like. Unfortunately, once you introduce a medical intervention that affects everyone, everywhere, you have lost the possibility of carrying out a controlled experiment of any sort.

Despite the lack of any randomised evidence, most people are absolutely convinced that lockdowns work to control the spread of COVID-19. They point to various countries, e.g. New Zealand, Norway, Australia and Taiwan, to prove their case. They always have a ready explanation as to why countries that underwent lockdown still have high death rates and vice-versa.

The ‘idea’ has become the truth. Its proponents now demand that those who doubt the efficacy of lockdowns prove that they don’t work. However, I don’t believe it’s up to those who don’t believe that lockdowns work, to prove that case.


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To cast a preliminary cloudy comment: It may be a little early for Chopin's Piano Sonata #2 yet l am reminded of Barber's Adagio for String.

Late today, Minnesota confirmed the 1st case of P.1 (Brazil) in the US brought in "by a traveler."

As of 31Jan21, 1.8% of the US population has had a vaccination.

With all 3 "more infectious' variants -of which two can evade monoclonal antibodies and the current vaccines' spike protein- this is a 'race' the US will likely lose.

All three of these articles are short  reads with a little bio-tech related info and with socio-economic outlooks.




Portugal with the UK variant -World's highest death rate:


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A California variant detected last summer and reappeared in Oct 2020 is now spread across the state.

As well as the P.1, the P.2 has been found in California.

Studies show that in Manaus Brazil where the population was near herd immunity, the P.1 has recently infected previously exposed people.

Light read and informative articles:

L.A.Times reprint: https://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/302193/coronavirus-variant-from-brazil-found-in-us/ 




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Found this:



My Summary- Highlighting what I believe to be the most salient points from the first piece as we look towards a similar assessment for the United States:

– Comparing the death rate of 2020 with previous 20 years. 2020 rate was 1,037/100,000 in the UK. Highest in 10 years but not the highest in the last 20 years. What happened?

2008 had a death rate of 1,084/100,000. 2005 had 1,137/100,000. Every year prior to 2009 had a higher death rate that 2020;

– UK Lockdown was towards end of March in 2020;

– At home deaths began to escalate in April.  5 year avg. for deaths in April previous to 2020 was 9,384. In April 2020 there were 16,909 at home deaths; 

– 5 year average for deaths in care homes in April was 8,691. In April 2020 there were 26,541 deaths that occurred in care homes. Astronomical increase;

– Hospital data for April 2017- 2020

April-June 2017– 91,724 beds occupied= 89% occupancy rate;

April-June 2018– 91,056 beds occupied= 90% occupancy rate;

April-June 2019– 91,730 beds occupied= 90% occupancy rate;

April-June 2020 58,005 beds occupied= 62% occupancy rate.

2018 – April – 1,984,369 attended A&E (Ambulance and Emergency) 
2019 – April – 2,112,165 attended A&E
2020 – April – 916,581 attended A&E

Important Notes:

30% less hospital beds occupied in April – June 2020 compared with previous 3 years;

A&E in April 2020 was 57% down from 2019.

These numbers explain the high numbers of at home deaths.

Increase in deaths occurring at home and in care homes in April 2020 due to not being treated for illnesses in hospital. No acute care in private homes or care homes.


– Leading cause of death was stated as “Covid-19 deaths”= 10,973 deaths for December 2020;

– 2nd leading cause of death in December 2020- Dementia and Alzheimer’s= 5281 deaths; 

Previous 5 year average for December= 28,198 deaths due to Dementia and Alzheimer’s;

This is a 500%+ alteration from previous 5 years. A statistical impossibility.

– Heart disease deaths in December 2020= 4,635

December 5 year average, 21,997

This represents a near 500% statistical deviation from previous 5 year average- also not possible.

– Chronic lower respiratory disease deaths December 2020= 1,790 

December 5 year average, 13,384

This represents about a 700% detour from the 5 year average. Not possible.

– Influenza and pneumonia deaths December 2020, 1,190 

December 5 year average= 11,295.

This represents about a 1000% deviation from the 5 year average. What is left to say?

And so on…. tables are included with the first article.

It seems it would take quite a monumental argument to prove that these death certificates have not been manipulated. It would take an even grander argument to illustrate that the NHS was under pressure at any time as during the height of the “pandemic” at home deaths soared to record heights and hospital and emergency services sunk to all-time lows. 


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From the comment section, an interesting observation.



2 hours ago

Maybe America has the highest COVID death toll, but we’ve basically gotten rid of the flu, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and all other things that were killing people. Those are all COVID deaths now, so I think congratulations are in order.

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1]  Brazil originating P.1 has been found in:

State of OKlahoma


2] The B.1.1.7 and P.1 have already been found in California's Bay Area, and now in ~34 UC-Berkeley students.

3] Reinfections


4] 600+ variants in US


5]OPINE:  The death rate in the US is down to 2.7% -which is still 5x the influenza death rate in the average year. With reinfections, further mutation in bodies with particular medical histories and such, plus medical treatment advances;  l figure the US will lose ~2% of its population over the next few years.

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Today is the anniversary of the first known Covid-l9 death in the US. She was Patricia Dowd, 57, Santa Clara County, CA. This is 3 weeks before the first Covid-l9 death was reported in the Seattle area -which is what dominated the headlines back then.

10x ?  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/06/964527835/why-the-pandemic-is-10-times-worse-than-you-think   includes graphs and how calculated

C-l9 Variants --one source of origins:  https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/05/964447070/where-did-the-coronavirus-variants-come-from 


Brazil: Negligence lnvestigation by prosecutor general


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Going through the news on C-l9:

The State of lIIinois has its first known case of B.1.351 -S.Africa- found in Rock lsIand.  There is also an additional location, eastern Virginia.

A second case of P.1 has been found in Minnesota, the nationally known total is now 3 -the other is in 0klahoma.

Opine from the news: the UK variant will most likely "sweep the World."

Why the US cannot track variants very well:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-us-struggling-track-coronavirus-variants-180976984/  a 10 minute read

-lack of prior funding (unlike the UK which sequences large number of cases)

-lack of coordination with state and municipal health support services 

-lack of standardization -nearly all genomic institutions use their own processes, procedures and reporting systems.


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From a radio prompt: Covid is likely to become endemic.

News Report: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it.html 

^^^A short academic paper with statistical modeling to go with the report:  https://www.science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6530/741 

Paper relative to antigenic shift: A quote: "...that S1 subunits of different coronavirus genera share the same evolutionary origin but have undergone extensive divergent evolution."


Other: l cannot find any "antigenic shift" projections (two viruses mutating together).

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Falling Case numbers maybe a calm before a variant storm.


https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/10/covid-19-cases-are-falling-variant-driven-storm/  a general reporting article with numbers

Two successive article follows, the second with a risk map (notice the highest risk areas are where counties Trump won in 2020)


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On 2/12/2021 at 8:31 PM, hasanhh said:

Falling Case numbers maybe a calm before a variant storm.

From that prefacing fear, a day later we have ~500 confirmed cases of the "more infectious" South African Variant along the German-Austrian border. Merkle's gov't fears a "third wave" from this and a larger cluster of UK Variant in towns on the Austrian side of the border.


For more info: search Tyrol covid variants

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General lnterest: Anosmia(an-os-mee-ah) Loss of sense of smell 


Technical-preliminary assessment, Aug/Sept 2020:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7426555/  -then click "Covid-19, cilia, and smell" which should be your first result.

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New Variants in NYC and Northeast US.

1] For summary and  B.1.526 , B.1.427/B.1.429  and Mutation L452R


2] A more technical read:

https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/news/new-home-grown-coronavirus-found-new-york-city-region    it is also in Connecticut

Mutation E484K, B.1.526 , B.1.351 , spreading B.1.1.7 

3] Advertisement/Report on the machine used for sequencing:


4] P.1 -the US has five cases in 4 states




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France24 tonight quoted Marcon as saying the "situation is deteriorating in France but no plans as yet for a lockdown. Yet, in the Moselle region, France is doing border checks.  https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-france-announces-new-border-checks-with-germany/a-56702063 

In Brazil, a city of ~45,000 is going for herd immunity: https://www.dw.com/en/brazils-serrana-aims-for-covid-herd-immunity-first/a-56707926 

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lndigenous variant C20/L452R known technically as B.1.427/B.1.429

Reminiscent of my 01Feb post as the factors are here:

An informed read:


-evades vaccine generated anti-bodies

-"The Devil is already here"

-with UK's variant B.1.1.7 sweeping the US, a nightmare scenario is IikeIy -a mixing of these two variants in one person

-is being found in "50%" of Californian samples

Note: the US today has 523k deaths, California has 1/10th of these at >51.8k

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CoViD-l9 Variant cases, to include P.1, B.1.351 and C/20, are up in three states: Texas + 41 to 102; Michigan +85 to 421; and Florida +104 to 605

from: https://www.pehalnews.in/us-variant-cases-set-daily-record-california-florida/593420/ 

"Brazil virus variant found to evade natural immunity", this title is the only info in https://www.ft.com/content/51cf718d-e701-4292-a9dd-dd36c1b1c5ea 

Threat Analysis: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269579-how-much-of-a-threat-is-the-brazil-variant-of-coronavirus-to-the-uk/ 

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Some general, easy reading. From a search for "CoViD 'New York variant' " (which has now also been found in lsrael)

Plausibly, why NYC new infections is at 3,700: https://www.amedpost.com/is-the-nyc-variant-driving-a-covid-resurgence-in-the-former-epicenter/

A French perspective: https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Covid-variants-are-sign-of-hope-says-leading-French-doctor 

NYC and California variants found at Duke U. : https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/03/duke-university-covid-variant-california-new-york-genome-sequencing 

Catholic Bishops say avoid J&J vaccine: https://www.cpr.org/2021/03/04/colorado-catholic-bishops-recommend-avoiding-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine/ 

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cincinnati.com for 2021/03/07 reports the first P.1 case in Ohio, and that CDC reported Sunday that the US has 3,133 variants of C-19 up from 2,753 reported this past Thursday.

As the following article says, there are now "innumerable number" of variants (far above the 6,000 noted somewhere on SC or above -ed.) The key point is "selective pressure" on the generation/development of new variants (with one sad example). Also the OC43 cold virus of the 19th Century. The article also reviews key events of the past 14 months.


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From Xinhua

Maro Grosso, Brazil, Hospital system "collapsing"


which is a reprint of this original report: https://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-03/08/c_139793085.htm 

OPINE: When l think of a collapsed system, l think of not-able-to-do-anything; not reduced capability.

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P.1 is refractory to multiple neutralizing monoclonal antibodies and more resistant to neutralization by (first wave) convalescent plasma (de Souza 2021, Wang P. 2021). Five months after booster immunization with the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine, plasma from vaccinated individuals failed to efficiently neutralize P.1 linage isolates (de Souza 2021). ln a pre-print paper, P.1 has been estimated to be 1.4-2.2 times more transmissible and able to evade 25-61% of protective immunity elicited by previous infection with non-P.1 lineages (Faria 2021). The data need to be confirmed.


@starlight l did my homework. l am confused. Have l got my understanding correct? To wit: lt is the P.1 which is immune to these treatments?   (and not the body's cells)<--this is how l may have confused myself.  Shukran

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With 3 million plus cases, ltaly has passed the 100,000 dead mark. The 7th country to do so.


-in Greece, a 37 day-old infant has died of C-19

DeutscheWelle -Brazil has had its deadliest week since the pandemic began

Comment: While C-l9 is beginning to re-surge in the US, led by the UK B.1.1.7, opioid overdoses and deaths are up (after killing 600k+ over the last three decades) and alcohol abuse is up 30%. Short article: https://www.patch.com/new-jersey/hoboken/ep/1816611 

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As physicians and scientists, we are supportive in principle of the use of new medical interventions which are appropriately developed and deployed, having obtained informed consent from the patient. This stance encompasses vaccines in the same way as therapeutics.

We note that a wide range of side effects is being reported following vaccination of previously healthy younger individuals with the gene-based COVID-19 vaccines. Moreover, there have been numerous media reports from around the world of care homes being struck by COVID-19 within days of vaccination of residents. While we recognise that these occurrences might, every one of them, have been unfortunate coincidences, we are concerned that there has been and there continues to be inadequate scrutiny of the possible causes of illness or death under these circumstances, and especially so in the absence of post-mortems examinations.


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