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The lab-leak hypothesis seems likely to be true, or: Why a technocracy is a nightmare

I have written about the lab-leak hypothesis regarding the origin on SARS-CoV-2; first I dismissed it, then … I didn’t entirely. Now, it looks likely to be true. The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth … Continue reading

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Good news regarding (potential) COVID-19 vaccine

As I wrote a short while ago, I think a vaccine is possible as it appears that exposure to SARS have created an immune response for SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19. And this preliminary report regarding one of the vaccines being tested … Continue reading

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Another thing about the COVID-19 vaccine

First of all, I believe that such a vaccine is possible; reports on immune responses in people afflicted by SARS was a good indicator, but I doubt we would have multiple vaccines in stage 3 if the previous stages didn’t … Continue reading

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COVID-19 immunity

Anyone reading headlines like “Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months” must be forgiven for feeling a bit depressed. Fortunately, that is not exactly what the science says. Or rather, the article refers to a study that show that … Continue reading

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COVID-19 passports, revisited

I argued some time ago that we at present can’t really use the viral or antibody tests to determine who is (or is going to be) immune to COVID-19. This should, in and of itself, be enough to demonstrate that … Continue reading

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Dealing with the conspiracies

A group of scientists examined the “proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” and looked at the genome to see how it could have arisen. This inevitably dealt with a lot of conspiracy theories regarding the origin of the virus. The article is very … Continue reading

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The magic of soap

Or, why soap is better at dealing with viruses than common disinfectants: Viruses act like grease. Why does soap work so well on the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? Because it is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Wuhan virus, 2019nCoV

I am not saying that the current outbreak in China is not a big deal, but here’s a good thread on it, countering a viral (sorry) thread from an epidemiologist that greatly exaggerated the risks. First the chart: R0 is … Continue reading

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