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@currentbias@open-source-eschaton.net

☣️ "There once was a Doctor AJ
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It might be alarming
But T cells are harming
So, avoid reinfection, OK?" - https://mstdn.science/@LeonardiBot

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samhainnight, to random
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It occurred to me today that even though over 1 million Americans have died from Covid, we have no national memorial or national day day of mourning and how the powers that be have decided to memory hole the whole thing and how wrong this is.

#Covid #CovidIsNotOver

currentbias,
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@samhainnight

Insane that of the "confirmed" deaths globally, roughly 1/6 happened here

currentbias, to random
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Put the mask on if you want to survive
Put the mask on if you want to survive (how?)
The only way out is through, this is life now
Put the mask on if you want to survive

https://blog.open-source-eschaton.net/no-surprises

#covid #covid19 #pandemic #poem #CovidIsNotOver

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DenisCOVIDinfoguy, to auscovid19
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Chinese study finds association between viral persistence and Long COVID.

"Overall, the results provide significant new evidence that viral persistence is associated with Long COVID and that the quantity of virus remaining in tissues is associated with the risk of developing Long COVID."

@auscovid19

Source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2024/05/22/isjc-m22.html

currentbias,
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@DenisCOVIDinfoguy @auscovid19

"The study excluded patients who had serious, life-threatening infections, demonstrating that even mild cases of COVID can have dire lifetime consequences."

currentbias, to random
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I would love to hear about how bad the pollen is, along with the implicit understanding that I am not allowed to suggest an innovative tool that would make an immediate difference with no side effects (a fucking N95)

currentbias, to H5N1
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"On 24 April, the USDA mandated testing of lactating dairy cows prior to their movement between states, and reporting of positive influenza A test results in livestock."

This is why I'm going so hard on . When the air is left out of the conversation, nothing gets done to stop non-lactating cows -- you know, the ones that still have lungs, and can breathe -- from continuing to spread airborne

This is just theater (again)

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01416-7

currentbias, to random
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The evidence that covid can dysregulate the immune system is — at this point — extensive, though not well-publicized. A close eye on covid-related subreddits will reveal — with surprising frequency — posts asking about, or describing, anecdotal experiences with this. Here are over a dozen:

https://blog.open-source-eschaton.net/immune-dysregulation-reddit-edition

#SARSCoV2 #covid #covid19 #pandemic #PublicHealth #CovidIsNotOver #immunology #ImmuneDysregulation

currentbias, to random
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"... how many people know COVID-19 infection can cause headaches and migraines weeks or months later? Or that it can cause fainting? Nausea? Heart attacks? Cardiac complications in adults and children? Embolisms? ADHD-like symptoms? Neurological issues? How many people are suffering the long-term sequelae of COVID-19 infection but not drawing the causal link and instead ascribing their new conditions to bad luck or aging?"

https://johnsnowproject.org/primers/honesty-about-covid-is-essential-for-progress/

currentbias, to random
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You think it makes me happy to have to tell you vaccines aren't enough? That air purifiers aren't enough? That there are situations where we have to filter each breath we take, because we let a stealth predator like SARSCoV2 loose? One that prefers to maim instead of kill, though kill it still does? I am not having fun, here. I derive no glee from this. This isn't my idea of a good time. This is 24/7 Cassandra syndrome -- truth exemplifying how much stranger it is than fiction

currentbias, to random
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It's not about living in fear. It's about adapting to the actual reality. I experience less fear when I go out in a respirator because of what I understand about . The pre-2019 world is not coming back, and we either process that, grieve it, and adapt, or slowly succumb to a virus far more dangerous than we have been led to believe. It doesn't matter what you think of me. It matters what you think of that. I am just a messenger (like messenger RNA, you know?)

currentbias, to random
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If your belief in harm reduction stops at your comfort zone, that's just a belief in making yourself feel better

currentbias, to random
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I admire whoever does what they can to avoid spreading SARSCoV2 to others, but I would very much not underestimate the damage can do to healthy immune systems and every organ system in the body. It should be emphasized relentlessly that this is an immunodysregulating virus by nature -- the science on that is crystal clear by this point, it's just not publicized. Consenting to that damage is between you and god. I would prefer a normal lifespan, myself

currentbias, to random
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A shitty part of an otherwise great article:

"People who misunderstood airborne spread needlessly wore masks on outdoor walks and veered off sidewalks to avoid their neighbors."

  1. people have closed face-to-face distance on me incredibly fast, and I was caught scrambling to put on a mask, when I could otherwise have already been wearing one
  2. motherfucking #TireDust is a thing

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-fight-about-viruses-in-the-air-is-finally-over-now-its-time-for-healthy/

#covid #covid19 #pandemic #PublicHealth #CovidIsAirborne #CovidIsNotOver

currentbias, to random
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The sheer amount of people who stopped wearing masks as soon as they were optional demonstrates how many people never understood why they were wearing them in the first place, which is a tremendous and ongoing failure of institutional public health

#CovidIsAirborne #FluIsAirborne

currentbias,
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@MobileOak

Without a sterilizing vaccine? Absolutely. Unless you think the health consequences of endless infection are worth it. And even then, it's not a decision you're making for yourself, it's a decision you're making for everyone you share air with. Air purification and ventilation are great for long-range aerosols, but as long as people are gathering close-quarters and launching aerosols directly at each other's faces, respirators are how we adapt to the world as it now actually is

currentbias,
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@mcmullin @MobileOak

Plus, what people don't seem to understand is that if everyone wore a mask when cases were low(er), then cases would stay low. Only wearing a mask when cases are surging is exactly how they surge in the first place. Also, hospitalizations are a lagging indicator. If someone is using the amount of people in the hospital as an indicator of when to mask up, it's already too late/all over their community

currentbias, to random
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Good job, everyone -- western societies are clearly incapable of thinking about the heinous shit we spread to each other through the air, and people like me are going to have to repeat ourselves for the rest of our lives, countering decades of public health propaganda

currentbias,
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I am proud of the mask turnout at the protests, but we need a system that protects people in jails and prisons from exposure to this shit, because cops are gleefully ripping those masks off people during arrests. And in a fascist police state, we will never have that system, because exposure is part of the punishment

currentbias, to random
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Sometimes people talk like it's obvious to everyone that the is airborne, but I have never seen -- in a pretty liberal area of the US -- a doctor in a respirator mask during flu season in my life (and I'm 32)

A 2013 study using non-respirator surgical masks -- so this is undoubtedly an underestimate -- still concluded that half out of 782 A transmissions in Hong Kong and Bangkok households happened this way:

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms2922

JamesGleick, to random
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If you’re frustrated about what the online world has become, and you remember “the good old days” with nostalgia (rightly or wrongly), and you despair about our collective ability to find a way forward, this by @molly0xfff offers an important perspective. With reason for hope. She has become an essential voice, along with @pluralistic and Jaron Lanier.

https://www.citationneeded.news/we-can-have-a-different-web/

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"Herein, we describe the clinical case of an immunosuppressed host in whom inadequate treatment resulted in highly diverse SARS-CoV-2 mutations that threatened the patient’s health due to the development of drug-resistant variants."

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-47941-x

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    @dave

    A significant amount of us seem unwilling to filter our air if it means filtering ourselves out of certain social access, even if that access is the fleeting perception of a stranger at a grocery store

    currentbias, to random
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    3 things to remember:

    1. it only takes 5 amino acid substitutions to produce an H5N1 that is mammal-to-mammal airborne

    2. it took the WHO 2 years to admit SARSCoV2 was airborne, and 4 years to integrate that admission into public guidance

    3. influenza viruses evolved to spread through the air, and airborne pathogens make the best superspreaders, no matter how much RNA they find in milk

    currentbias, to random
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    "So much of this, as other writers have said, is about class in America. The Times’ Covid coverage has frequently tilted toward the needs of white and wealthy readers—ones who could sequester away at home or in their country houses during the height of the pandemic, whose kids went to schools with new ventilation systems and Covid testing and for whom the pandemic response was just good enough."

    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-revisionism-next-pandemic/

    currentbias, to random
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    "Zionism is often regarded as a Jewish movement. In fact, the vast majority of Zionists are Christian. Moreover, Christian Zionism is usually considered to be a subset of Zionism. In contrast to this popular misconception, we should understand that Christian Zionism is the majority expression of Zionism; Jewish Zionism is an outgrowth of Christian Zionism."

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/j.ctvbcd292.12.pdf

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