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Binman4OSU

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https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1317174229280780288



Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old freshman at Independence High School in Frisco, is being hailed as the country's top young scientist ... and she won $25,000 for her potential coronavirus breakthrough.
Anika won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her hard work identifying a potential drug to treat COVID-19. The brilliant student says she developed -- while in the 8th grade -- a molecule that binds to a protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and essentially stops the virus from functioning. A brilliant discovery for an adult, much less a kid.
This part will blow your mind, unless you're a scientist -- Anika says she started with a database of over 682 million compounds and used a few computer programs to figure out how and where the molecule would bind to the virus.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but drug with strongest evidence among hospitalized patients is dexamethasone/similar steroids. Multiple, large scale RCTs pointing to effectiveness, but only among those needing hospitalization. Right?

Eli Lilley's press release had some game changing numbers, but we'll see if full report bears that out.
Dexamethasone, but not other corticosteroids. Of the corticosteroids dex is the least mineralocorticoid which means it causes the least sodium and fluid retention. Turns out fluid retention in COVID-19 patients is... bad. Lungs fill with fluid, oxygenation goes down, pretty much opposite the effect you want. The early studies with methylprednisolone, which is by far and away the most commonly used corticosteroid, showed negative results. I don't know who thought of using dex, but it was a smart choice.
 

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So, is Sweden not experiencing very low death rates since July while everyone else continues at higher levels?
Which has exactly what to do with red states/counties/regions and blue states/counties/regions?

And, no, what you're saying isn't true. Pay careful, close attention to the scale when comparing Sweden to its closest neighbors, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

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Which has exactly what to do with red states/counties/regions and blue states/counties/regions?

And, no, what you're saying isn't true. Pay careful, close attention to the scale when comparing Sweden to its closest neighbors, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

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They look exactly the same. I'm not sure what to read into that. Did Sweden's response cause all of Scandinavia to achieve herd immunity? Does lock down vs non lock down really matter?

Thanks for sharing that. If anything it proves that there is no correct answer. I still think we should focus all of our efforts on protecting the elderly, obese and otherwise at risk while everyone else goes mostly back to normal but I'm just another dumbass on the internet.
 

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https://twitter.com/yinonw/status/1317165152928555008?s=21
Once again, this person has absolutely no understanding of the concept of "herd immunity." "Herd immunity" is the level of immunity in a population which is required to protect the most vulnerable individuals in the herd. It is not the baseline antibody levels of the virus left unchecked in the population. What the 15-20% means is that there is a sub-population that becomes infected that develops lasting immunity, while the rest do not. Exactly how large or how small that subpopulation is we still do not know.
 

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Sweden Govt called their COVID response a failure and have opened an investigation into it

Sweden is 91st in population size and 14th in deaths per capita
They called it a failure when everyone was criticizing them.....the longer this goes the better it looks
 

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https://twitter.com/alexberenson/status/1317847376833449984?s=21
Once again, if you don't believe masks work then I invite you to go to Mercy, St. Anthony, or Baptist. Go to the COVID ward. Visit a COVID patient. Without a mask. Ask the patient to take their mask off. Invite them to cough on you. Stand close when they do it. Do all that and you'll convince me they're worthless.

Let me know when you do.
 
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Once again, if you don't believe masks work then I invite you to go to Mercy, St. Anthony, or Baptist. Go to the COVID ward. Visit a COVID patient. Without a mask. Ask the patient to take their mask off. Invite them to cough on you. Stand close when they do it. Do all that and you'll convince me they're worthless.

Let me know when you do.
They won't let you.