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  • COVID-19 Outbreak Hits CDC Epidemiology Conference

    06/01/2023 1:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/31 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Mone
    A coronavirus outbreak struck a recent CDC epidemiology conference, infecting at least 181 attendees, officials said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's four-day Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference was held at an Atlanta hotel in late April, hosting 1,800 people in person. Of 1,443 attendees who responded to a post-event survey, 13% said they later tested positive for the coronavirus, according to findings released Friday. Among those who were infected, slightly more than half said they were unaware of any prior bouts with the virus.
  • Covid Masks Worse than Useless [semi-satire]

    08/09/2022 9:35:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 August 2022 | John Semmens
    It turns out that the cloth masks that were readily available to the general public and widely mandated during the covid pandemic were (1) unable to block the virus from penetrating in either direction and (2) breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi. A Japanese study published in Scientific Reports found that while most of the bacteria and fungi on the masks were not harmful to humans, some bacteria caused diseases like food poisoning and staph infections, and some fungi caused ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Washing the masks only temporarily reduced the quantity of bacteria and fungi. People with...
  • Was the Monkeypox outbreak PLANNED?

    05/22/2022 10:24:15 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 28 replies
    The Brownstone Institute ^ | May 20, 2022 | Michael Senger
    Monkeypox Was a Table-Top Simulation Only Last Year BY MICHAEL SENGER MAY 20, 2022 3 MINUTE READ SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL Elite media outlets around the world are on red alert over the world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox in mid-May 2022—just one year after an international biosecurity conference in Munich held a simulation of a “global pandemic involving an unusual strain of Monkeypox” beginning in mid-May 2022. Monkeypox was first identified in 1958, but there’s never been a global Monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now—in the exact week of the exact month predicted by the biosecurity folks...
  • Woman in Cambridge is diagnosed with deadly 'eye-bleeding fever' after returning from Central Asia — becoming first British case since 2014

    03/25/2022 4:36:48 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2022 | Emily Craig
    A case of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been spotted in a woman in England who recently returned from Central Asia. The unidentified woman was diagnosed with the tickborne disease at Cambridge University Hospitals and has been moved to a specialist unit in London. She becomes only the third confirmed British case of CCHF, which can cause mood swings, confusion and bleeding in the eyes. Health chiefs insist the risk to public health is low, as the disease usually transmits through bites from ticks not present in the UK and person to person spread is rare. It is...
  • Worldwide wastewater analysis reveals rise of designer drugs during lockdowns

    02/09/2022 2:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 26 JANUARY 2022 | Katrina Kramer
    An Australian team has found evidence of new psychoactive substances in use around the world by analysing sewage. The development could help health authorities stay appraised of the types of drugs in use Chemical analysis of sewage in 10 countries over Christmas and new year 2020–21 has shown how new psychoactive substances have spread across the world. One designer drug, the mephedrone analogue 3-methylmethcathinone, was found for the first time in New Zealand, having previously only been reported in Europe and North America. Over the last two decades, there has been an explosion of designer drugs that are being sold...
  • The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing

    04/21/2021 4:15:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | April 19, 2021 | Jeffrey A. Tu cker
    It’s taken much longer than it should have but at last it seems to be happening: the lockdown paradigm is collapsing. The signs are all around us. The one-time hero of the lockdown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has seen his support tank from 71% to 38%, along with ever more demands that he resign. Meanwhile, polls have started to favor Florida governor and lockdown opponent Ron DeSantis for influence over the GOP in the future. This remarkable flip in fortunes is due to the dawning realization that the lockdowns were a disastrous policy. DeSantis and fellow anti-lockdown governor Kristi...
  • FLUSHING A PUBLIC TOILET? DON’T LINGER, SINCE AEROSOLIZED DROPLETS DO

    04/21/2021 8:32:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Florida Atlantic University ^ | 20 Apr, 2021 | GISELE GALOUSTIAN
    Public restrooms are especially cause for concern for transmitting COVID-19 because they are relatively confined, experience heavy foot traffic and may not have adequate ventilation. (Photo by Alex Dolce) Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. Respiratory droplets are the most prominent...
  • More Highly Transmissible Variant of CCP Virus Detected in 10 States: CDC

    01/16/2021 1:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    At least 10 state health departments in the United States have detected the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant of COVD-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, according to a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an update on Jan. 15, said that a “more highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7, has been detected in 10 U.S. states.” SARS-CoV-2 is another name for the coronavirus that is believed to have emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Health officials warned that models have shown the B.1.1.7 strain of the virus has the...
  • Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows COVID-19’s spread indoors

    12/10/2020 7:19:37 AM PST · by Pontiac · 79 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 10, 2020 | Victoria Kim
    “In this outbreak, the distances between infector and infected persons were … farther than the generally accepted 2 meter 1/8 6.6 foot] droplet transmission range,” the study’s authors wrote. “The guidelines on quarantine and epidemiological investigation must be updated to reflect these factors for control and prevention of COVID-19.”snip “There’s a real misconception about this in the public.” said Seung, who was not involved in the South Korea study. “They’re thinking, if I’m not a close contact, I will magically be protected.” snip Linsey Marr, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Virginia Tech who studies the transmission of viruses...
  • Why We Should Question Fauci’s Expertise on Managing COVID-19

    11/19/2020 4:59:53 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2020 | Ted Noel
    Mainstream media outlets are all too happy to interview Dr. Anthony Fauci as an “infectious disease specialist.” They find his big government solutions that cancel Thanksgiving and Christmas most pleasing. He wants us to wear masks forever, even though he once said they weren’t any good back in the spring. It’s true that Fauci plays a doctor on these TV shows. But we have good reasons to believe that he is only acting rather than actually being a responsible physician. And it is only a low-information public that allows the MSM to get away with pushing his advice. To set...
  • Coronavirus Task Force: Media Gunning For Scott Atlas Because He Keeps Exposing Coronavirus Lies

    09/29/2020 7:43:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/29/2020 | Joy Pullman
    Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield told a colleague Friday “Dr. Scott Atlas is arming Trump with misleading data” about COVID-19, claimed NBC News political reporter Monica Alba in a Monday article.Within hours of NBC posting its story, numerous ideologically allied outlets had amplified it. Here are some screenshots of the Google News results for the story just a few hours later:“Everything he says is false,” NBC News quoted Redfield as saying of Atlas’s coronavirus recommendations. That’s just not true, top epidemiologists told The Federalist.“Dr. Redfield is a prominent and respected scientist, so I respect his opinion,...
  • Severity of coronavirus infection may be determined by face mask use, study suggests

    09/09/2020 6:42:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2020 | Amy McGorry
    ...Monica Gandhi, MD, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Francisco, said...“The more virus you get into your body, the [sicker] you are likely to get."...Severe illness rates are lower in...Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and South Korea...on the Diamond Princess outside of China 18% of the 634 passengers positive for COVID-19 were asymptomatic...onboard an Argentinian cruise ship, 81% of the 128 people who tested positive were asymptomatic...The major difference...was that passengers on the Argentinian ship were given surgical masks...
  • Epidemiologist Warns Lockdown Policies ‘Not Evidence-Based’, Unsustainable In Democracies

    04/20/2020 3:15:39 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 26 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 20 April 20 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    On Friday, one of the world’s most senior epidemiologists, Professor Johan Giesecke, sat down with UnHeard and discussed lockdown policies across the globe, and what he perceives as the policies’ weaknesses in tackling the China-originated novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Professor Giesecke currently serves as an advisor to the Swedish Government, was the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), and a former advisor to the director general of the WHO (he’s now retired and serves as an advisor to the WHO only in an honorary capacity). “The measures we should take against the pandemic should...
  • An Interview with a Rockefeller University Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: The Coronavirus Epidemic Is Essentially Over

    04/12/2020 8:50:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Vital Substance Blog ^ | 04/12/2020 | Uwe Alschner
    Knut M. Wittkowski is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and research design at Rockefeller University in New York for over 20 years. He is a proven expert in modeling epidemics. He made a first determination in the 1980s, when he denied the danger of an HIV epidemic in the heterosexual population - and was right. In the current debate about SARS-CORONA VIRUS-2, Professor Wittkowski is now declaring, based on data from the registration authorities and on experience with dealing with respiratory diseases, that the epidemic has already passed its peak. The following interview was translated from German to English...
  • Stanford Epidemiology Prof: Coronavirus May Be Less Deadly Than We Think — And Too Mild To Justify These Aggressive Countermeasures

    03/18/2020 7:35:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2020 | AllahPundit
    I offer this not to encourage complacency, of which there’s already been far too much, but as a purgative after feeding you a horse-sized dose of hopelessness this morning.John Ioannidis is a respected epidemiologist at Stanford. His specialty is “metascience,” i.e. calling BS on shoddy medical research. The point of this new piece isn’t to declare that the data on coronavirus is shoddy; the point is to declare that we just don’t have enough of it yet to feel confident about how dangerous the disease is. And that matters a lot when you’re implementing policies with massive social repercussions...
  • Cryptic transmission of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 revealed by genomic epidemiology

    03/03/2020 8:29:53 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 27 replies
    Bedford Lab ^ | March 2, 2020 | Trevor Bedford
    The field of genomic epidemiology focuses on using the genetic sequences of pathogens to understand patterns of transmission and spread. Viruses mutate very quickly and accumulate changes during the process of transmission from one infected individual to another. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which is responsible for the emerging COVID-19 pandemic mutates at an average of about two mutations per month. After someone is exposed they will generally incubate the virus for ~5 days before symptoms develop and transmission occurs. Other research has shown that the "serial interval" of SARS-CoV-2 is ~7 days. You can think of a transmission chain as...
  • Plague in humans 'twice as old' but didn't begin as flea-borne, ancient DNA reveals

    07/28/2019 2:16:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 22, 2015 | University of Cambridge
    New research using ancient DNA has revealed that plague has been endemic in human populations for more than twice as long as previously thought, and that the ancestral plague would have been predominantly spread by human-to-human contact -- until genetic mutations allowed Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), the bacteria that causes plague, to survive in the gut of fleas. These mutations, which may have occurred near the turn of the 1st millennium BC, gave rise to the bubonic form of plague that spreads at terrifying speed through flea -- and consequently rat -- carriers. The bubonic plague caused the pandemics that...
  • Two Maryland hospitals evacuated after a tube of tuberculosis was opened in a hallway

    07/06/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2018 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. A Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman says the fire department is investigating 'the possible release of a small amount of tuberculosis' in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings. Officials did not say how it might have been released.
  • That’s Why It’s Called Propaganda

    02/22/2015 8:15:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2015 | MOTUS
    In honor of the five (5!) year anniversary of Lady M’s Let’s Move! initiative, in conjunction with her “Eat Brighter” campaign, launched in 2013… A tip for “eating brighter:” put the mic down first and keep your tongue in your mouth. The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines (the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, or DGAC) has finally issued a 571-page report of recommendations that calls for:  the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television. So nothing real intrusive; it just wants to fundamentally...
  • Half Of New Greek HIV Cases Are Self-Inflicted To Receive €700 Per Month Benefits, Study Finds

    11/25/2013 12:18:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery.From the WHO: Case study: countries’ experiences of financial crisis - Greece Suicides rose by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and to 25% in 2010, according to unofficial 2010 data (398). The Minister of Health reported a further 40% rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Suicide attempts have also increased, particularly among people reporting economic distress (610)....