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5 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00877-4

 

 

After the WHO report: what’s next in the search for COVID’s origins

A World Health Organization report makes a reasonable start, scientists say, but there are many questions yet to be answered.

So if they concluded that it didn’t come from a lab. Wouldn’t that compel countries to ban these unsanitary wet markets? To prevent another SARS or Covid-19 outbreak from happening again? 

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8 minutes ago, EP Phone Home said:

So if they concluded that it didn’t come from a lab. Wouldn’t that compel countries to ban these unsanitary wet markets? To prevent another SARS or Covid-19 outbreak from happening again? 

The problem with the WHO team heading to China as that the trip was as in-depth as a school field trip.  

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36 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

....and for those who didn't know, that's Stevie Ray Vaughn's big brother Jimmie on guitar.....

I know, you know, about Jimmy and S.R.V. doing the Album "Family Style" together; but I mention it for those that don't.

Great tunes. I always wanted more from them together.

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4 hours ago, 4petesake said:

Too bad there wasn’t a branch of study and education that we could use to teach and learn so that we didn’t have to understand only by personal experience. If we ever find such a thing we could maybe name it “science.”

 

Surprised these people don’t stick forks into wall sockets to see what happens...

 

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58 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said:

Today's update:

 

832 new cases

100,880 diagnosed

310 VCH

388 FH

53 Island

42 Interior

39 Norther

 

296 currently in hospital / 79 in ICU

 

5 new deaths   :(

and 31,569 jabs :)

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4 hours ago, Lancaster said:

The problem with the WHO team heading to China as that the trip was as in-depth as a school field trip.  

That is not true. I read the report and it had a lot of new info and data analyzed. If you choose to ignore everything done by Chinese scientist, you can also ignore the vaccine. The vaccine was based on the viral sequence published by Chinese scientist in early Jan. 

 

There was an attempt by the Chinese government to down play the outbreak initially (no human to human transmission, all suspect wildlife were disposed), then trying to change the narrative later (it might have came from abroad, US bio weapon etc) . They are doing damage control for their reputation in failing to contain a virus that resulted in a pandemic, despite spending a lot of money on research and surveillance systems since the 2003 SARS outbreak. When drs detected the disease in Dec 2019, local governments deny the seriousness and arrested the doctors for spreading rumors. The failure was political. Similar to the US response last year.

 

US response was such a disaster that the only way for them to save face is to blame it on China. It was their fault and they invented the virus. Some how Trump thought that was his ticket out of his responsibility, and then by blaming the blue states for the problem, he can get reelected. That strategy failed obviously and 550,000+ Americans are dead. 

 

The only way to find meaningful info is to get China's cooperation.  If they prevent anyone going in, we will not learn a thing. Future pandemics are sure to come. They need to send scientists to sample more wildlife. Stop the wildlife farming and trade. Increase surveillance. And also setup a system that encourages public officials to report an outbreak rather than downplaying it.

 

Here's Osterholm's take on the WHO report. Puts it in perspective from a disease hunter with decades of experience, as well as serving many presidents of both parties: 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Lancaster said:

The problem with the WHO team heading to China as that the trip was as in-depth as a school field trip.  

How do you know?

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4 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Now there's a kid with potential....


 

 

5 hours ago, JoeyJoeJoeJr. Shabadoo said:

 

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Until he puts one of those knives in his mouth. :unsure:  I have seen the results. 

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https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/when-will-b-c-resume-vaccinations-for-frontline-workers-update-coming-next-week-1.5372290

Henry suggested Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine, which is not expected to arrive in Canada until the end of April, could be the key to getting frontline workers back in the queue.”

 

She also alluded to the Novavax vaccine, which has yet to be approved in Canada, as a possible candidate for those workers.”

 

Doesn’t sound like teachers are getting protected anytime soon. 

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