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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

Here, one last time:

No, that is the first time you actually pull something from inside an article.

However, the genetic data irrefutably show that SARS-CoV-2 is not derived from any previously used virus backbone.

Again the assumption that any engineering of the virus would only involve reported viruses. There cannot possibly be any virus isolated by the Chinese military that were kept secret... the Chinese military is very open and would of course make everything publically available.

The authors are basically acknowledging that they would have been unable to create it with available information or their protein structural software.

Also, much of the possible routes proposed by the authors are not inconsistent with the research from the Wuhan virologist, who was engineering the ACE2 receptor in bats.

I think one should also look at the, if my understanding is correct, cellphone activity (provided by the CIA) around the virology lab in question during October 2019, which suggests something was released from that lab.

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Posted in: Trump hopes for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year, 'maybe before' See in context

Vaccines do exist for animal coronaviruses, for example a type of coronavirus that infects chickens -- and this is used by farmers.

However, it also kills a certain percentage of chickens, and such an outcome would not be acceptable in humans.

I would only consider vaccination if it has been demonstrated to be safer than becoming infected (for a healthy person).

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

I haven't seen any accredited scientists who have stated that it was made in a lab.

Yes, I know you have not seen any, and you will never see them.

I completely read them. Every single one states that the virus is not man-made.

Yes, I know they say that right in the title. But if you truly did read the articles, you should be able to tell me what is the evidence behind that statement. I explained to you the evidence presented in two of your articles and I explained why it proved nothing.

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Posted in: Koike unveils road map for easing of restrictions in Tokyo See in context

Koike has been telling everyone to stay home, but she is always out having meetings and press conferences. Why doesn't she stay home? She's too good for Zoom or Skype?

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Posted in: Trump hopes for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year, 'maybe before' See in context

"Operation Warp Speed."

That should give us some idea of the maturity level of their target audience.

The virus doesn't care.

It can't be bargained with.

It can't be reasoned with.

It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear.

And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

...only if you are unhealthy. If you have a healthy immune system, the virus will simply

come and go.

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

In addition to the points I made above (which should be enough), I would just add that although this virus has about 90% nucleotide sequence similarity with known bat corona viruses, some envelope proteins (important for target recognition) are 100% identical to those of other corona viruses. This strongly indicates that the virus was engineered, not something that evolved naturally. It also appears they inserted parts of the HIV genome. I think it is extremely unlikely that SarsCoV2 evolved naturally.

Before calling someone foolish and stating that some articles clearly prove something, you should at least read them.

That is why I hate articles like the one above. Researchers like Dr. Judy Mikovits are silenced and all most people know about her is what is written in the above biased article. So may people just accept conclusions of such articles, often without understanding the details and often without even reading them...

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Posted in: Elderly people could carry a card saying, 'If I fall ill and am taken to hospital, treat young people first.' See in context

Instead of debating who's life is more precious, why don't you as a government create more hospitals...

Indeed, a little while ago there was an article on JT about the occupancy of hospital beds in Japan. It was shockingly high considering the very low infection rates in this country.

I really hope they prepare now, instead of waiting for the next wave to hit in autumn to start having countless meetings to discuss how to handle it....

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

If you had read all of them you would have understood the the genetic material of Covid-19 clearly shows it isn't and could not have been man-made, and you would not call anything "flimsy evidence". Or you would have learned this, before foolishly invoking the "Chinese military".

When the SarsCov2 virus sequence was reported, it was found to have around 90% similarity with two bat corona viruses that were isolated by the People’s Liberation Army, a January publication in Nature mentions this, there is nothing foolish about invoking the Chinese military.

From two of the links you provided, the only evidence that it is not man-made is that it could not have been constructed from known (reported) sequences. So they are assuming that there are no other available (to the Wuhan lab) corona virus sequences and that the sequences of all the viruses they have isolated have been made public.

Since you claim to have actually read all your links and you state that they clearly show it isn't and could not have been man-made, please tell us what is the evidence that you base this on.

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Posted in: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 300,000 See in context

The focus is shifting from lets beat this by eradicating it, to lets just learn to live with it and its consequences.

It can only be eradicated by herd immunity, not by lock down. Lock downs only flatten the curve and delay the onset of herd immunity.

And for those that still believe that the death counts represent people that died from Covid19, watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQGs12dQ70

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

And you know that I am wrong based on what?

On the scientific consensus.

Thanks for links ... I checked the last one as it looked most promising. It does describe a researcher at a reputable institute (Scripps) but I don't find it all that convincing. The main reasoning behind their conclusion is that although the nucleotide sequence of the virus has similarities to other viruses (those infecting bats and pangolins), their are no perfect matches to known viruses; i.e., they could not have created this virus by assembling nucleotide fragments of known viruses.

That seems to be main evidence provided in your wiki link:

...the genetic data irrefutably showed that the virus is not derived from a previously used virus template.[148] The overall molecular structure of the virus was found to be distinct from the known coronaviruses and most closely resembles that of viruses of bats and pangolins that were little studied and never known to harm humans.[149]

Several of known bat viruses had been isolated by the Chinese military. Why would anyone assume that information about all viruses isolated by them would be made public?!!! The Chinese military could not possibly keep any viruses secret, oh no...

We do know that the Chinese military has been isolating corona virsuses from bat caves and probably elsewhere. We do know of at least one researcher in Wuhan who has been engineering Corona viruses and specifically focusing on host specificity.

The "scientific consensus" argument has little value when it is based on such flimsy evidence, and when scientists who disagree with this consensus are silenced.

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

Combination of little physical contact, masks, and warm temperatures.

Low testing probably has some influence on the low numbers, but Japan clearly did not have a massive surge in deaths...

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

She also outlined clearly how Fauci and others are corrupt.

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

I believe the virus was likely engineered.

Well you're wrong.

And you know that I am wrong based on what?

And "as a scientist myself", I believe the virus was likely engineered.

What is the basis of your belief?

I base my opinion on the DNA sequence analyses, the research (published, peer reviewed...) of Shi Zhengli (a virologist in Wuhan specializing on modifying (engineering)the host specificity of bat corona viruses), and the great efforts that China went through to hush things up.

But perhaps I should instead believe Benjamin Romberger, because he is a Facebook user and a Southern California resident.

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Posted in: Virus consipracy-theory video 'Plandemic' shows challenges for big tech See in context

This is a bad article from AP. Instead of just reporting the facts, the authors are expressing their biased opinion and supporting them by quoting a "Facebook user... Southern California resident", yeah that sure qualifies him...

And there are plenty of examples of "solid, well-supported by experiments and peer-reviewed science published by respected researchers in specialized journals" that have turned out to be "wrong", and not all due to honest mistakes.

I have found many of Dr. Judy Mikovits' statements quite compelling and they should be heard. And "as a scientist myself", I believe the virus was likely engineered.

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Posted in: Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if U.S. reopens too soon See in context

Fauci is corrupt and has a history of exagerations during previous "pandemics".

Seems he wants Americans to beg for the vaccine.

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Posted in: Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if U.S. reopens too soon See in context

Keeping things closed also causes suffering and death.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

Anyway, here's something that could be promising re: covid19 immunity though I don't really understand it:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074761320301813

Thanks i@n for the link. Very promising indeed, though I just read the discussion section on page 10.

Only one person did not have significant long term IgG antibodies; hopefully, they'll figure out why he/she couldn't produce them. All of the other 13 had these neutralizing antibodies.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

It's amazing how complacent and ignorant people are about the seriousness and deadliness of this pandemic. Almost 80,000 dead in the US, and you call this "nonsense". I'm sure you'll change your tune if YOU or someone you know gets infected.

Over 60,000 died from influenza in the US during the 2017-18 flu season. Was the country in lock down?

Also, 80,000 is the number of people who died with the virus, not necessarily from the virus.

Do you personally know more than 80,000 people who got infected and survived? Anecdotal means nothing!

Indeed, anecdotal means nothing. But several studies (US and EU) have shown that for every case of confirmed infection (not only death) there are 20 to 100 cases of undetected infection; i.e, people who were found to have the antibodies and had no idea they had been infected. So I suspect there could be up to 100,000,000 Americans who were infected and survived.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

The state of emergency should have been lifted long ago. Are they waiting until for the virus to be completely wiped out?

The cases are so low now. All they're doing is wrecking the economy while indefinitely delaying the onset of herd immunity.

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Posted in: Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there has been talk of a basic universal income. Do you support the concept? See in context

I am assuming that those who do work will have to pay more taxes to pay for the UBI.

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Posted in: What is your understanding of the term "fake news?" See in context

Anything that pretends to provide unbiased information, but which in fact is lying or distorting facts to pursue an agenda; i.e., all western MSM.

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Posted in: Remdesivir may be approved in Japan on Thursday: health minister See in context

maybe, what's maybe, if it's between death and living, i will take that chance,

The showed no "significant difference" between life and death! It only shortened the hospital stay by a few days AND it has nasty side effects.

Why take the chance, just to leave the hospital a couple of days sooner?

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Posted in: Second wave of coronavirus infections feared around world See in context

I can see all the stay at home and mask wearing guidelines a month ago. But if we continue with this path it is setting us towards a collapse in the world economy that will do far greater damage in the long run than what this virus can do.

The collapse was inevitable even without this pandemic. Now they have the virus to blame, rather than the corrupt banking system.

The rich, clean, advanced countries with modern medical systems are the worst hit.

Might be related to the overall health (and age) of the population. Apparently, over 40% of the "Covid-19" deaths around New York were obese, and many of the others had other health issues before getting infected.

It started late, bit it's taken a pretty terrifying grip on Russia, where it now seems to be out of control.

The timings of infection spikes seem to coincide with weather.

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Posted in: Pompeo blames China for hundreds of thousands of virus deaths See in context

I thought China played a significant role in releasing this virus... until this pathological liar opened his mouth.

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Posted in: Flowers unexpectedly bloom at Fukushima school closed by virus See in context

... and now they'll mow it down to prevent formation of sightseer crowds.

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Posted in: Vaccine opponents have been around for a long time. Their claims range from relatively modest safety concerns about specific vaccines or the risk of side effects to conspiracy theories that border on the bizarre. What do you think about them? See in context

Found an interesting article, ever heard of Dr Judy Mikovits ?

Yeah, I saw her on the Valuetainment site, very interesting indeed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgnBldI7KPY&lc=UgyLxFnvQsjf4hWRR7Z4AaABAg.983mvcGnyVq9846p8FKUdi

BTW, she does say she is not against vaccines, but she does strongly oppose what is going on.

Dr. Rashid A. Buttar was also very interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnbf9wccdxE

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Posted in: Vaccine opponents have been around for a long time. Their claims range from relatively modest safety concerns about specific vaccines or the risk of side effects to conspiracy theories that border on the bizarre. What do you think about them? See in context

Don't forget that it is also government agencies, as well as "experts" and "scientists" that gave us the food pyramid and margarine, and told us to avoid salt, eggs, fat,.... That was all bad advice from corrupt and ignorant people that certainly killed millions.

Vaccines are not without risks. In previous "pandemics", people were pressured (exaggerating the threat) to take inadequately tested vaccines, resulting in several cases of paralysis and death.

I am not necessarily against vaccines, but we should have an honest discussion of the benefits and risks of vaccines, as well as alternatives. There are a number of vaccine opponents that make valid points, and they should be part of this discussion rather than silenced.

Also, what is not reassuring is the fact that Bill Gates is one the greatest proponents of vaccination. Yes the same Bill Gates who was unable to prevent viral infections of his own operating system, is always talking about the need to reduce the world population, has funded the Wuhan Lab carrying out Corona virus research, his father was head of Planned Parenthood,...

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Posted in: Digital handshake: Can contact tracing deliver on its promise in coronavirus battle? See in context

The powers that be never let a crisis go to waste. I will never get such an app. If they force it on us, I will just leave my phone at home.

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Posted in: Remdesivir may be approved in Japan on Thursday: health minister See in context

I wonder how many pockets have been padded in Japan. In the US, I did see a few weeks ago someone describing the links between Jared Kushner and Gilead via Blackstone...

This drug has no statistically significant decrease in the death rate. Just helps the people that dont die recover in 11 days instead of 14.

The article should mention this very important detail from the study. I hope the doctors who might be presribing this poison will be made aware of it.

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Posted in: Do you think the Japanese school year should start in September rather than April? See in context

Probably yes, but not his year as the Covid19 infections will likely spike in the fall...

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