Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be | Science News
Jon Voight: "I have to say my piece" - CBS News
Fwd: Debunking Anti-Vaxxers
From: John Coffey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Debunking Anti-Vaxxers
Did you notice that it says "In Canada and the U.S. it can take 10-25 years of testing before a vaccine is approved"? I don't think we know yet all the consequences of these new vaccines that they only started to formulate 18 months ago when Covid 19 first appeared.
Billions of Mice Are Terrorizing Australia
About 50% infected adults in Covid-19 Delta variant outbreak in Israel fully vaccinated: Report | World News - Hindustan Times
Meanwhile, children below the age of 12 accounted for about half of the infections and most of them were not vaccinated against the disease, the report also showed.
The outbreak has pushed the Israeli government to reimpose the indoor mask rule and other similar measures to prevent a flare-up in cases due to the highly transmissible strain. Earlier on Friday, the country's health ministry reimposed the rule that required people to wear facemasks in enclosed public spaces following a spike in the number of daily new infections.
The Republican Dolts’ Caucus | Ep. 1284
The price of Flash drives
I think that the first flash drive I owned was either 128 or 256 megabytes. Later I would get a 512 because I had a computer that could record television and I could fit a single program on a 512, which at the time seemed impressive. Now you can purchase 128 gigabyte (128,000 megabyte) flash drives for under $30.
I remember 1-gigabyte drives costing like $90. When my company gave me one I felt privileged. Now you can't even buy them, and no one would want one anyway.
When the IBM computer came out with its first hard drive in the mid-1980s, it was only 5 megabytes and cost a fortune.
Now it is possible to buy a 1TB flash drive for around $180 to $200. However, there seem to be a bunch of cheap ones for sale that are fake.
For $15 to $60 you can get 128GB to 512 GB flash drives which are a better deal.
Fwd: Navy deploying 11 Aegis interception missiles for ICBMS
In the test, the USS John Finn intercepted a mock ICBM intended to simulate one that could be launched at Hawaii by North Korea. The destroyer, operating near Hawaii, fired off one of the Standard Missile-3 model Block IIA interceptors built by Raytheon Technologies Corp. at the target launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks informed Congress May 27 of her rationale for transferring the interceptors, although she didn't disclose it publicly.
"The missiles have conducted successful intercept tests and their deployment is in the important interest of our national security," Hicks spokesman Jamal Brown said in an email this month. The transfer to the Navy marks the first major missile defense initiative of the Biden administration.
Although the Navy's Aegis combat system, which launched the missile, and the interceptor "were not designed to defeat an ICBM-class target, this test demonstrated some potential limited capability," Vice Admiral Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in testimony to Congress last week.
The Block IIA is the latest model in the Standard Missile family of weapons. Earlier versions are now the Navy's primary surface-to-air defensive system against short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles threats. The IIA has increased range, more sensitive seeker technology, and an advanced "kill vehicle," or warhead, to intercept medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Congressional missile defense supporters mandated the November test to determine the missile's capabilities to intercept an ICBM.
Navy Ships Close to Getting Interceptors That Could Stop an ICBM - Bloomberg
Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infectio... : American Journal of Therapeutics
Fwd: $4.9 Trillion
Buried in President Joe Biden's 2022 budget is a document called Historical Tables, which breaks down annual federal revenues and spending in a variety of ways. One of the tables in this document tracks what the government calls "direct payments to individuals."
These payments, mind you, don't count salaries paid to federal employees or the cost of buying equipment. It's just what the name states – direct money transfers. As the budget document explains:
Under Biden, direct payments hit a huge new record high. Think about it this way. At $4.9 trillion, "direct payments to individuals" this year are equal to the entire federal budget of just two years ago. These money transfers will account for 22.3% of the nation's entire GDP.
If this income transfer were a country, it would be bigger than Germany's entire economy and slightly smaller than Japan's.
Worse, the government will have to borrow $1.3 trillion of the money it's transferring. That's like robbing Peter's children and grandchildren to pay Paul.
Nor do these numbers account for Biden's bloated "American Jobs Plan" and "American Families Plan," which would vastly expand the already massive wealth transfer state.
Much of this year's explosion in direct payments came from the COVID-19 relief bills, with Biden's bloated $1.9 trillion "rescue" plan adding to the pile.
Biden Breaks The Record On Wealth Transfers: $4.9 Trillion – Issues & Insights (issuesinsights.com)
A specific network name can completely disable Wi-Fi on your iPhone - 9to5Mac
The murder of an American Nazi
♫ The Rush Limbaugh Show Podcast - Jun 18 2021
No supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way?! | Night Sky News June 2021
3 inventive rescues of the ACA
St. Louis couple Mark, Patricia McCloskey pay fines, lose guns in guilty plea over encounter with rioters
"They dropped all the weapons charges and they charged me with the lowest level of misdemeanor, which is something called assault four, which alleges that I purposely placed at least one other person in apprehension of immediate physical injury," Mark McCloskey told Fox News over the phone after returning from court Thursday. "I said, 'Well, I guess I did. That was all point of the guns.'"
Cascadia: The Earthquake that will Destroy Westcoast America
Second woman dies from extremely rare blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - ABC News
Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients
Officials Rush To Save Or Use Millions Of J&J Doses Expiring This Month | Kaiser Health News
The Transistor: a 1953 documentary, anticipating its coming impact on technology
Why a Judge Has Georgia Vote Fraud on His Mind: ‘Pristine’ Biden Ballots That Looked Xeroxed
"All of them were strangely pristine," said Voyles, who said she'd never seen anything like it in her 20 years monitoring elections in Fulton County, which includes much of Atlanta.
Pennsylvania lawmakers hopeful of an audit after the Arizona election survey
"I'm not going to get over it. I'm just trying to figure out what went right, what went wrong? And how will we have better elections in the future? He said.
Unrest Erupts After A Man Was Fatally Shot During An Arrest Attempt In Minneapolis : NPR
Ex-CDC director Redfield says he received death threats after mentioning lab-leak theory
He told the magazine that "death threats flooded his inbox" from "prominent scientists," some of whom were former friends.
"I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis," he said. "I expected it from politicians. I didn't expect it from science."
The Vanity Fair report said that back in January 2020, Redfield received a troubling message from Dr. George Fu Gao, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gao warned him about sickened individuals in Wuhan. The report said "Redfield immediately offered to send a team of specialists to investigate" because he had suspicions about the Wuhan Institute of Virology. If a team found antibodies in blood samples of workers there, that would be convincing evidence. China refused, he said.
The Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis Is A Conspiracy Theory, Not Science
China State Media Says Country Must Prepare for Nuclear War With U.S. After Biden Asks for COVID Probe
Fwd: Covid Treatments
Taken early in the disease, the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide has been shown to reduce the development of more severe disease.
In people hospitalised with COVID-19 requiring oxygen, the oral corticosteroid dexamethasone reduces the likelihood of death.
In the most severe cases — COVID patients admitted to ICU — the anti-inflammatory tocilizumab administered intravenously gives a person a better chance of survival.
But these treatments don't target SARS-CoV-2 itself; just the consequences of infection. Directly targeting the virus has proven to be more difficult
SARS-CoV-2 carries an enzyme, 3C-like protease (3CLpro), which plays a crucial role in the replication process. This protease is almost identical to the protease used by the SARS-CoV-1 (SARS) virus, and similar to the protease used by the Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus (MERS).
So a drug that could effectively target 3CLpro and prevent virus replication could be beneficial against multiple known coronaviruses, and possibly any that emerge in the future.
Pfizer/BioNtech are taking two drugs to clinical trials for COVID-19: PF-07304814, an intravenous injection for use in patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and PF-07321332, an oral agent, or pill, that could potentially be used earlier in the disease. Both are formulations of a 3CLpro inhibitor.
Could a simple pill beat COVID-19? Pfizer is giving it a go (theconversation.com)
An Israeli biotechnology company has claimed a 100% success rate in the first 10 patients treated with its drug as part of an early-stage clinical trial at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.
Bonus's MesenCure, which consists of activated Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) that are isolated from the adipose tissue of healthy donors, was found to reduce inflammation and alleviate respiratory and other symptoms in patients suffering from life-threatening respiratory distress brought on by COVID-19.
10 serious COVID patients given Israeli drug, leave hospital in one day - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)