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    China Thread

    These should be worth a few million in China.
  2. I have to stay with her. COVID-19 isolation rules.
  3. Special deals for Thais and farang with work permit!
  4. So how big are the houses of these police commanders?
  5. baa99

    Seven groups of Falang

    What about those of us paying to save the sick buffalo?
  6. baa99

    Seven groups of Falang

    Isn't that the 400K baht question?
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    Seven groups of Falang

    The Chinese will pop the bubble.
  8. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    This is what happens when a healthcare system collapses from COVID-19 cases. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/18/879927134/india-reports-record-spike-in-covid-19-cases-but-nixes-another-nationwide-lockdo India reported a record spike in coronavirus cases Thursday, even as the prime minister ruled out a new nationwide lockdown. With 12,881 new infections registered, it's the first time India's daily tally has exceeded 12,000. For most of this week, only the United States and Brazil have been adding more new cases daily. The Health Ministry confirmed a total of 160,384 active cases Thursday, and 12,237 deaths since the pandemic began — in a population of nearly 1.4 billion. But testing rates are very low. Hospitals in the biggest cities, Mumbai and New Delhi, are overflowing. Social media is flooded with desperate pleas from families searching for COVID-19 tests and hospital beds. Patients, unable to get admitted, have died in parking lots outside clinics and hospitals. India has about one doctor per 1,500 citizens. In rural areas, where two-thirds of Indians live and rely almost solely on government hospitals, the ratio is one doctor to more than 10,000 people. The World Health Organization's standard is one doctor per 1,000 residents. While government hospitals are overcrowded, some of India's elite private clinics are charging up to $950 a day for intensive care with a ventilator. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected media reports that his government is considering another nationwide lockdown, and told a gathering of chief ministers that they should be looking to minimize restrictions in their states. Despite Modi's stance, individual states maintain their own restrictions. The southern state of Tamil Nadu imposed a fresh 12-day lockdown on Monday. Nationwide, schools remain closed and international air travel is halted. Local restrictions on shopping and traffic remain in containment zones — neighborhoods with high concentrations of COVID-19 cases.
  9. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    Not hard at all! Part of the scientific process is to publish papers so other experts in the field can examine the techniques and results. If flaws are found then the authors are asked for additional information or the paper is retracted. In the case of the Lancet paper, the private company involved in the study would not provide the data so others could verify the results. Now what has happened during this pandemic is a lot of preprint studies have been read by the mass media. This is before the papers have been reviewed and scrutinized by experts. So the possibility of errors is higher in preprints.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    ... follow the science ...
  11. I think the VAX11/780 was the last mainframe computer built using TTL standard parts. I learned Dartmouth BASIC on an IBM 370. The system was accessed remotely with a Teletype terminal with a paper tape printer and reader.
  12. baa99

    China Thread

    Air pollution in China kills more than 500K each year. China is the 2nd largest economy in the world, so its global influence will remain. For example, Australia will remain a colony of China.
  13. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    I am still waiting for you to state any error in the report I linked to. Why do you want to beat this dead horse again?
  14. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    It'll be interesting to see if any of these genetically engineered vaccines prove effective. It will be a first.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    That paper is about the design of a COVID-19 vaccine. Here are the conclusions in the paper, We have offered a rationale for the design methodology and the necessary design parameters of a successful and safe vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. It is not included in any of the eight vaccine design routes identified in a recent Nature summary graphic. (Callaway, 2020) We have shown in this paper why a comprehensive analysis of the aetiology of the target virus is prerequisite, not optional. From the HIV experience, we have illustrated the risks of not so doing. Next, we explained why, unlike in conventional vaccine design procedures, the choice of adjuvant is not to be seen as an afterthought but as integral from the beginning. We have deliberately chosen an adjuvant which has been shown to activate the innate and cell-mediated immune responses which are crucial to the successful presentation of the relevant epitopes. We have shown how Biovacc-19 has employed our understanding of the general method of action for infectivity and pathogenicity of the target virus to optimise action and to minimise risk, especially Antibody Dependent Enhancement; and we have presented the Non Human-Like epitopes in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike from which Biovacc-19 has been down-selected.
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