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  • Mouthwash May Help to Neutralise Coronavirus, Experiment With Human Cells Suggests

    10/21/2020 8:57:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 21 OCTOBER 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    A range of common household items – including mouthwash, nasal rinses, and even diluted baby shampoo – have been found to inactivate a form of human coronavirus in new research, highlighting another potential avenue to reduce transmission rates amid the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. Before we go any further, it's worth pointing out that nobody is suggesting mouthwash is some kind of silver bullet that can protect you from a virus that has killed over 1 million people so far, as that's not what this research is demonstrating, nor recommending. For starters, nobody gargled oral rinses as part of these new...
  • Covid conservation i just had at work

    10/21/2020 6:28:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Free Republic | 10/21/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Lady I work with just came back after a week of being gone. Week ago she got a call that her aunt tested positive for covid. Turns out she is claiming she tests negative but 59 of her relatives were positive with nobody going to the hospital. She is one of the biggest members of the fear porn mob and now she is better after seeing her family members get it and it is not a death sentence. This all happened at a party she claims. I really do not know what to believe after hearing that. 59 get it...
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 211 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    10/21/2020 4:25:19 AM PDT · by impimp · 23 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 21 October 2020 | Impimp
    Its just the flu, bro. A Flubro posted a link yesterday to a Dr. Scott Atlas interview. This guy is great - a true Flubro. No wonder Trump made him an advisor. - Other than church I have a new policy: Dont wear a mask anywhere until someone asks me to put one on. Signage saying to wear a mask doesnt cut it. This is draining on people - to provide correction to people about masks wears people down. If the mask enforcers get worn down the whole thing falls apart. - People need to realize that single issue scientists...
  • Mouthwash could 'inactivate' human coronaviruses that cause infections like the common cold

    10/21/2020 3:01:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/20 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Mouthwashes may help lower the transmission and spread of the coronavirus, according to a new study. In the study, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers investigated over-the-counter mouthwashes and nasal rinses commonly found in drug stores and supermarkets, since both types of products “directly impact the major sites of reception and transmission of human coronaviruses (HCoV)” - namely, the mouth and nose - and “may provide an additional level of protection against the virus.” To find out whether mouthwashes and nasal rinses would be effective against the coronavirus, the researchers tested a common human coronavirus known as 229e...
  • Michael Savage Takes a bite out of Rush Limbaugh

    10/19/2020 3:39:50 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 108 replies
    Michael savage tweets the following: Limbaugh's crying about his cancer on air! Worst 15 minutes in radio history! Spilled a large coffee all over counter and floor. I PROMISE MY AUDIENCE THIS- I WILL NOT DRAG YOU DOWN WITH ME! Best wishes RUSH, but stop and leave the stage with dignity.
  • 500 on-the-spot fines for breaches of restrictions [Ireland; second COVID lockdown]

    10/20/2020 8:48:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RT News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 22:54
    People who breach the Governments COVID-19 restrictions can be issued with an on-the-spot fine of up to 500 under legislation to be passed in the coming days, the Cabinet has agreed. The legislation will pave the way for proportionate fines for those who hold house parties, travel beyond the five-kilometer limit or refuse to wear a face covering. However, this legislation will not be in place by midnight tomorrow when the new restrictions kick in. This means that the current penalty of 2,500 or up to six months in prison will apply for travel restriction breaches until the new law...
  • Coronavirus reinfections: three questions scientists are asking; Second infections raise questions about long-term immunity to COVID-19 and the prospects for a vaccine.

    10/20/2020 8:25:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Nature ^ | Heidi Ledford
    When news broke last week that a man living in Hong Kong had been infected with the coronavirus again, months after recovering from a previous bout of COVID-19, immunologist Akiko Iwasaki had an unusual reaction. I was really kind of happy, she says. Its a nice textbook example of how the immune response should work. For Iwasaki, who has been studying immune responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, the case was encouraging because the second infection did not cause symptoms. This, she says, suggested that the mans immune system might have remembered its previous...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 10/20/2020: 906 with 60,837 new cases

    10/20/2020 6:25:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    Worldometer ^ | October 20, 2020
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capitaSeven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • I was voting for Biden but this changed my mind to Trump...............[Black Guy]

    10/20/2020 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | Bedros Keuilian 156K subscribers
    http://ManUp.com/free After researching all of the facts from this video it only made sense to vote for Donald Trump. Seriously put all petty issues aside. Put all the fake twisted facts you hear on social media and do the research yourself. The two things that mean the most to me are the protection of our constitutional rights and equality for all. Feel free to share this video.
  • Scientists suggest that anti-malarial drugs other than Hydroxychloroquine could be repurposed to treat COVID-19

    10/20/2020 8:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | 10/20/2020 | Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc
    An international group of researchers believe there is enough evidence that anti-malarial drugs could be repurposed to treat COVID-19 and that they should be assessed for efficacy in clinical trials. The review article, published online in Trends in Parasitology, outlines the evidence for the antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of certain anti-malarial drugs that could play a role in tackling COVID-19. The research group, from institutions across Europe, Asia and Africa, point to a combination of the drugs artesunate and pyronaridine as the most promising. Both drugs have demonstrated antiviral effects on the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human lung cells in laboratory...
  • Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

    10/20/2020 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/20/2020 | Video by Isabelle Rodd
    Australian researchers recently found that over 90 species of endangered fish are caught legally by industrial fisheries globally. In the wake of the study, scientists have again suggested eating more jellyfish as a sustainable option. Why? Marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin says there are a few reasons. VIDEO AT LINK.......................
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 209 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    10/20/2020 3:57:31 AM PDT · by impimp · 47 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 19 October 2020 | Impimp
    Its just the flu, bro. We are in a holding pattern it seems. Nobody is relaxing Coronavirus rules right now. So we wait. Some say we only need to wait until the election. Others might say we have to wait until after the virus-supporting winter weather is over in March. Still others might say we should wait until the Spring of 2022 to relax the rules. I think there are some who will do everything they can in order to make the mask mandate and lockdown permanent. They will use two reasons to justify it even AFTER nobody has Coronavirus...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 10/19/2020: 442 with 57,327 new cases

    10/19/2020 9:11:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Worldometer ^ | October 19, 2020
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capitaSeven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • The Real Pandemic: Mass Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy

    10/19/2020 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Drago · 12 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | 10/19/2020 | Craig Pirrong
    Its more than fair to say that we are experiencing a pandemic, but not the one you hear about ad nauseum. No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus. Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy is a mental illness in which the sufferer fantasizes that othersusually people in their charge, such as childrenare suffering from serious illness and require drastic medical intervention. Observe what has happened over the last 7 months, and what if anything is increasing in intensity today. The obsession with Covid-19. The monomaniacal...
  • Report: 70-year-old Pensacola woman shot man 6 times after he denied her advances

    10/19/2020 6:21:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WEAR via MSN ^ | 10/19/20
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) - A woman was arrested and charged with attempted homicide Friday morning for a shooting in Pensacola on Sept. 25. The shooting took place around 7:30 p.m. in the 5300-block of Lillian Highway. A man was taken to the hospital with six gunshot wounds. Yagaunda Grace Buschbaum, 70, is now charged with attempted homicide. She's being held in Escambia County jail without bond. According to an arrest report, the shooting was related to an incident that took place three days earlier. Buschbaum said the man attempted sexual battery against her. However, deputies say this could not be...
  • Steve Perry Looks Back on Touring With Van Halen and the Eddie Collaboration That Might Have Been

    10/19/2020 5:44:00 PM PDT · by KevinB · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 19, 2020 | Andy Greene
    On October 6th, Steve Perry got a text from his recording engineer that read, Oh man, Eddie Van Halen. I cant believe it. The former Journey frontman had no idea what he was talking about. I dont watch the news anymore, he says. And so I picked up the phone and said, Whats going on?' When he heard the tragic news that the guitarist died after a long battle with cancer, Perrys mind instantly went back to 1978 when Van Halen opened for Journey for eight weeks on the Infinity tour. He phoned up Rolling Stone to tell stories from...
  • 99.44% of U.S. COVID Cases are "Mild"

    10/19/2020 3:41:44 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 54 replies
    worldometer ^ | October 19, 2020
    Out of 2,726,887 currently infected patients in the U.S., 2,711,522 are considered "Mild Condition." That is 99.44% Worldwide there are 9,153,428 currently infected patients, of which 9,080,834 are considered "Mild Condition." That is 99.21%. The numbers of non-mild cases may be inflated for political reasons.
  • Doctors Speak Out Against Masks

    10/19/2020 11:12:50 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 12 replies
    OAN News ^ | 10/18/2020 | OAN newsroom
    A group of doctors from around the country known as Americas Frontline Doctors gathered in Washington to speak out against some of the extreme measures taken against COVID-19 thus far. One Americas Christina Bobb has more.
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 209 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    10/19/2020 4:17:55 AM PDT · by impimp · 14 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 19 October 2020 | Impimp
    Its just the flu, bro. It seems as though a long term goal of pharmaceutical companies and many government officials is to protect people from all viruses by enacting policies such as Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates. This way people wont get exposed naturally to any viruses. Instead, all virus exposure will be conducted via mandatory vaccines. I believe in liberty and freedom and I think people should be able to access vaccines if they want. What I dont like, however, is mentally deficient politicians and bureaucrats who agree with pharmaceutical lobbyists who want more and more lockdowns and mandatory...
  • COVID-19 treatment: Is Ivermectin a substitute for Hydroxychloroquine in India?

    10/18/2020 8:59:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Even as the search for the coronavirus vaccine continues, there is a lot of confusion and contradictory views regarding usage of drugs to fight against COVID-19. Some health officials, including specialists from Melbourne, recently suggested to the doctors in India to prescribe Ivermectin, a drug used to treat lice and other parasites, to treat coronavirus. Dr Shashikant Manikappa, specialist cardiac anesthetist of Monash Health, Melbourne (Australia), said that medications like Hydroxychloroquine, and more recently Ivermectin, had shown some promising results against coronavirus. But despite some promising results, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) hasn't included Ivermectin in its treatment...