Birger Johansson

Birger Johansson

  • Commented on Cough Cough
    I don't know what is satire anymore. "Trump urges Americans to stand beneath giant anvils suspended by a thread" http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2020/05/23/trump-urges-americans-to-stand-beneath-giant-anvils-suspended-by-a-thread/ -Naah. Trump would not provide money for any anvils! . Britain: "Keir Starmer censured for ‘unsporting’ use of facts"...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    From Nature: "Dozens of coronavirus drugs are in development — what happens next? -Drug manufacturers face supply-chain weaknesses and sourcing issues as they ramp up complex production processes to meet global demand". https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01367-9...
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    Researchers discover potential targets for COVID-19 therapy https://phys.org/news/2020-05-potential-covid-therapy.html “…These results now enable the search for an active substance to be narrowed down to a small number of already approved drugs. ”...
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    "Setting ethical guidelines for controlled human COVID-19 infection studies on human volunteers" https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-ethical-guidelines-human-covid-infection.html...
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    Coronavirus: real care home death toll double official figure, study says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/coronavirus-real-care-home-death-toll-double-official-figure-study-says (Deep sigh)...
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    More good news… "2000-2010 drought in Upper Missouri River Basin driest in 1,200 years" https://phys.org/news/2020-05-drought-upper-missouri-river.html...
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    The challenges of developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-safe-effective-covid-vaccine.html “We are encouraged by the evidence supporting the likelihood that immunizing against the spike protein’s receptor binding domain represents a realistic and viable vaccination strategy....
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    One way to locate very sparsely populated regions is to look for artificial light on nighttime satellite photos -a simple way to find places suitable for amateur astronomy. Such places are increasingly rare in continental Europe ouside Russia. . I...
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    Thanks, I will check out Jacinda Ardern. . .Languages: The Aleutians have some unique feature in their language that was assumed would never exist in a natural language, but I do not recall the details. . Contamination: In Washington State...
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    Indentured servants from the British isles were a big part of the workforce on many plantations and worked beside black slaves (I am told some peculiarities in "african-american" English can be traced back to English dialects instead of Africa). Of...
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    I would prefer if this *was* satire... "New Covid Formula Doesn't Actually Work" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGyPIj0JvnA "A Different Bias" has a good track record, so I am not afraid of forwarding the link....
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    "Virus mutations unlikely to mean stronger strain: experts" https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-virus-mutations-stronger-strain-experts.html I certainly hope this interpretation is correct....
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    Re. canalised thinking; This is what brought us "Death panels". Because everyone knows libruls want to kill grandma. -In regard to Trump, things are not so easy. He tends to "say the quiet part loud". and also say things like...
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    Men's blood contains greater concentrations of enzyme that helps COVID-19 infect cells https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-men-blood-greater-enzyme-covid-.html This is sufficiently boring to be a bona fide article and not satire. -So, can we block this enzyme? Or will people die if the enzymes are...
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    Patheos: This is the site that tricked me − MayraMM • 18 hours ago "I checked the Twitter archives. This isn't real. It needs to be labeled as parody." In my defense, this is only marginally worse than the reality....
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    I *know* this is a satire site. I thought most Britons knew about satire sites like Newsbiscuit and The Daily Mash. Jeez I will add "satire" to all such links in the future....
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    Have you finally drunk all that bleach? -Before you die, you might want to cheer yourself up with this article. "Channel 5 launches new series of Coastal Ramblings with Nigel Farage" http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2020/05/10/channel-5-launches-new-series-of-coastal-ramblings-with-nigel-farage/ In a new series for Channel 5, self-appointed...
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    -He has finally gone round the twist... ‘Oldies Will Have To Die’ Tweets Trump https://www.patheos.com/blogs/laughingindisbelief/2020/05/oldies-will-have-to-die-tweets-trump/...
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    I keep checking "medicalXpress" and there is some promising work on interrupting the "cytokine storm" caused by the innate and reactive immun systems interacting in a way that causes organ failure. . British news are depressing...so I watch "A Different...
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    There were slaver's militias in the South to prevent slave uprisings, so this is the background to that particular amendment....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Re. the protesters who want to stop the lockdown. Look at the diagram in the article. Seriously, look at it! “Protesters: think about what you are protesting for” https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2020/04/18/protesters-think-about-what-you-are-protesting-for/...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    This is from Science, Mar 31 "Speed coronavirus vaccine testing by deliberately infecting volunteers? Not so fast, some scientists warn" https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/speed-coronavirus-vaccine-testing-deliberately-infecting-volunteers-not-so-fast-some -As they mention, there are a lot of details that must be worked out first, but if the launch...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    "Lax Antitrust Enforcement Has Made America’s Medical Supply Shortages So Much Worse" https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/04/coronavirus-crisis-equipment-medicine-supply-chain.html...
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    Oops. "President Donald Trump reportedly owns a stake in a company that produces hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted as a coronavirus treatment even though his experts say there’s no strong evidence it works. " Conflict of interests?...
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    The draconian legislation in countries with a low trust in institutions is probably necessary. . Re . the success of fighting the epidemic I can only speak with some authority about the place where I live, northern Sweden. Once the...
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    I do not know if this is relevant for this thread, but it provides an insight into the human condition during stress. "Lockdown's hottest viral trends: raging at the neighbours and torching 5G Towers" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/06/lockdown-viral-trends-5g-towers-coronavirus-cases So a moderately good TV...
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    The corruption is so complete, this is a banana republic . "Jared Kushner, slumlord millionaire" https://freethoughtblogs.com/singham/2020/04/06/jared-kushner-slumlord-millionaire/#more-58194 All this shit is legal!...
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    Going off on a tangent, here is a cause for (modest) optimism . "A new antiviral drug heading into clinical trials offers hope for COVID-19 treatment" https://bit.ly/3aPFhIx Note that it will take many months if they stick to the usual...
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    JUST IN:BORIS JOHNSON IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER CONDITION TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE. Dominick Raab is acting PM in his absence....
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    When science denialists rule… "Georgia’s Governor Breaks The Stupidity Meter" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkl7Pdgq-M4...
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