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  • If Joe Biden Sees His Shadow, Does It Mean Six More Weeks of Riots? [political cartoon]

    08/31/2020 8:27:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 8/31/2020 | Self
  • CDC’s Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 Only and Supplies

    07/11/2020 9:18:28 AM PDT · by LOC1 · 3 replies
    On June 12, 2020, the FDA granted an amendment to the EUA for the CDC diagnostic test used to detect COVID 19 to address global shortages of materials needed to perform the test. This amendment provides alternatives for processing the test: Four additional extraction reagents were approved that can be used in the existing extraction methods; An additional extraction instrument and associated reagents were approved; and a new process that can be used in place of the extraction method when materials for the current method are limited
  • State of Louisiana Will Hire Hundreds of Louisianans as Contact Tracers to Fight the Spread of COVID-19

    05/11/2020 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 34 replies
    Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health outlined a plan for COVID-19 testing and tracking that would hire as many as 700 Louisianans to serve as “contact tracers,” interviewing and advising people who have tested positive to determine who in their lives could also be at risk. This week, LDH signed a contract with Accenture and Salesforce to manage Louisiana’s contact tracing process, using two Louisiana-based call centers with 100 percent Louisiana agents. The training for these contact tracers will be managed by LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. While hiring will be statewide the initial locations...
  • Human Challenge Trials—A Coronavirus Taboo

    05/03/2020 11:06:02 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 1 replies
    Quillette ^ | May 1, 2020 | William Wiebe
    The idea is as simple as it is apparently repulsive: allow human challenge trials (HCTs) under which “low risk” and healthy young adult volunteers in double-blind studies would be given trial vaccines (or a placebo) and then intentionally exposed to the novel coronavirus. This would accelerate the assessment of the trial vaccine’s safety and efficacy and more generally expand our understanding of this virus in a controlled setting. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 70 vaccines are currently under development, five of which are already moving to clinical trials. Notwithstanding these Herculean efforts, the earliest we can...
  • What Antibody Studies Can Tell You — and More Importantly, What They Can’t

    04/29/2020 1:54:34 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 14 replies
    ProPublica ^ | April 28, 2020 | Caroline chen
    In the past two weeks, researchers across America have begun announcing results from studies showing that there have been many more coronavirus infections in their communities than were previously recorded. Findings have come in from Santa Clara County, California, as well as Los Angeles, New York, Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Miami-Dade County, Florida. The debates began immediately. What did the study results actually mean? If more people were infected than previously known, did that mean the death rate is actually lower than previously thought? Is the coronavirus actually more like the flu, after all? And are we close to “herd immunity,”...
  • CV Testing and the Mainstream media.

    I just watched today’s lamestream media argue-ferst otherwise known as a coronavirus task force update. A recurring preach of the media has been that Trump isn’t testing enough. So I found a well balanced chart which compares America’s CV testing to other countries To be fair in comparing America’s testing response you would have to move each of the country lines to start with zero cases at the same horizontal point. If you can imagine it then you will see that, even percapita, the USA has ramped up testing far faster than any of the other countries compared. Add that...
  • COVID-19 Prevalence and Response by State

    04/20/2020 2:29:41 PM PDT · by nagant · 7 replies
  • Hydroxychloroquine: Poll rheumatologists to see if their customers are getting sick.

    03/28/2020 8:02:13 AM PDT · by PresidentFelon · 50 replies
    Vanity | March 28, 2020 | Charles McFarling
    I'm sure this is not such a terribly unique idea, but it seems to me we don't really need a randomized double-blind clinical trial on the drug when we know about 2 million people are prescribed hydroxychloroquine. How hard would it be for the government to ask rheumatologists to contact their patients prescribed hydroxychloroquine to find out how many of them have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus? While the total number of people that have acquired this disease related to the population of the United States is probably somewhat insignificant, the absence of cases among hydroxychloroquine users in areas...

    12/21/2018 2:38:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer ^ | 12/21/2018 | U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer

    09/08/2018 11:07:36 AM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 7, 2018 | Liberal Larry
    Liberal Larry: They are FORCING Kavanaugh on us. Women will have NO RIGHTS! Welcome back to the Stone Age!
  • Morning Joe: By Turning on Trump, Michael Cohen Would Become "Hero," Trump's "John Dean"

    07/03/2018 4:07:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In its everlasting quest to bring down President Trump, the MSM’s latest best hope is Michael Cohen. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Cohen said that he puts “my wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will. I put family and country first.” Trump foes are taking that to imply that, rather than being willing to take the proverbial bullet for Trump, Cohen is considering turning against the President. On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, speaking with Emily Jane Fox, biographer of the Trump children, suggested that Cohen could become Trump’s “John Dean,” the Nixon...
  • The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues.

    03/12/2017 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Hindu Existence · 30 replies
    Hindu Existence News Bureau ^ | 11/03/2017 | Upananda Brahmachari
    PM Modi wins ‘heart’ of India, gets head start for 2019. But, he has to make real his election promises well and ahead. The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues. Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | March 11, 2017:: The assembly election results of five states in 2017 are announced in a ‘Saffron Saturday’. In two states viz. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP set a record win to form govt there. In Punjab BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal have badly defeated and Congress will form the Govt....
  • As a part of Islamic Taqiyya, PM Nawaz Sharif greets Hindus in Pakistan on Holi eve.

    03/12/2017 4:34:23 PM PDT · by Hindu Existence · 4 replies
    Hindu Existence News Bureau ^ | 13/02/2017 | Prem Dalpat
    As a part of Islamic Taqiyya, PM Nawaz Sharif greets Hindus in Pakistan on Holi eve. Prem Dalpat | HENB | Karachi | March 12, 2017:: While Hindus in Pakistan are being persecuted brutally by the Islamists on day alternative and number of Hindus are planning to leave Pakistan for saving their dignity and lives; Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday mocked the minority Hindu community members on the eve of Holi through Islamic Taqiyya by promising the safeguard of their equal rights. In Islam there is no equal rights between Mumin and Kafir, Muslims and non-Muslims. Knowing it...
  • Nickelodeon is pushing the Homosexual Agenda on your kids. (Vanity)

    04/16/2016 9:22:18 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 39 replies
    While watching Nick with my granddaughter, we were exposed to THIS commercial / propaganda. I now BLOCK them on my cable line-up.
  • Hannity Interviews Trump, Then a Newsbreak Follows Talking About Trump With a Loud Baby Crying.

    02/16/2016 1:20:26 PM PST · by MrMarbles · 37 replies
    I have never heard anything that unprofessional from a newscast ever. Hannity had a good interview with Trump and then that baby crying newscast is played. It makes Hannity look really bad.
  • Test Concept: Steve Malzberg Live Thread

    01/06/2016 4:10:38 PM PST · by SunLakesJeff · 4 replies
    Steve Malzberg television: NewsMax TV Trying to assess the value of a live thread.
  • Breaking Footage: 3 Russian Su-34 bomb the Syrian-Turkish border areas north of Aleppo

    11/25/2015 8:58:14 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Julian Röpcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 3h
    #BreakingFootage THREE #Russian Su-34 bomb the Syrian-Turkish border areas north of #Aleppo— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 Video:
  • VA schools banning zeroes to avoid hurt feelings?

    03/27/2015 11:03:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 60 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 27 Mar 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Even though Virginia is one of only a few states not having to deal with the alleged "dumbing down" of the controversial Common Core, many parents statewide are now concerned with the proposed ban on zeroes from the classroom so that students' feelings aren't hurt. A Closer Look"Protecting" students from knowing about their subpar performance is different from school to school. "[Students cannot receive a score lower than 50 percent] unless they did not actually do the assignment or put in effort to do it," Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Dana Tofig told The Washington Post....
  • College is ripping you off

    10/01/2014 10:42:29 PM PDT · by poinq · 49 replies
    Solon ^ | Oct 1st, 2014 | Thomas Frank
    When we reach the end of high school, we approach the next life, the university life, in the manner of children writing letters to Santa. Oh, we promise to be so very good. We open our hearts to the beloved institution. We get good grades. We do our best on standardized tests. We earnestly list our first, second, third choices. We tell them what we want to be when we grow up. We confide our wishes. We stare at the stock photos of smiling students, we visit the campus, and we find, always, that it is so very beautiful. And...
  • US Military: Airstrikes 'Won't Stop ISIS'

    08/11/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 11, 2014
    Islamic militants fighting in northern Iraq are unlikely to be stopped by targeted airstrikes, a US general has warned. Joint staff operations director Lieutenant General William Mayville told a news conference that 15 airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions were focused initially on protecting US facilities and citizens, as well as aiding the humanitarian mission. He said: "These airstrikes have helped check the advance of missile forces around Mount Sinjar and in the area west of Irbil. "We assess that US airstrikes in northern Iraq have slowed IS operational tempo and temporarily disrupted their advances toward the province of Irbil....