Wuhan Flu Truth and Big Brother Narratives

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https://respectfulinsolence.com/2021/11 ... zermectin/
Both ivermectin and the Pfizer drug are protease inhibitors, but ivermectin is being “suppressed” because Pfizer wants to make huge profits from its drug Paxlovid and ivermectin is a cheap competitor. (Merck’s drug is not a protease inhibitor, but instead works by being incorporated into the new RNA strand being copied to be packaged into the new virus particles being produced, where it, as one scientist put it, causes the coronavirus to “mutate itself to death.”)

As is the case with many COVID-19 conspiracy theories, there is a tiny grain of truth in the comparison of the drugs, but only a very tiny grain that conspiracy theorists seem to view as a whole field of wheat. In this post, I’ll discuss how one has to ignore some very basic pharmacological principles that differentiate the drugs in order to make the leap to the claim that ivermectin is just like Paxlovid, but being “suppressed” because it’s cheap and generic, as opposed to Paxlovid, which will be on patent and, of course, not cheap. In fact, ignoring one principle will do, the same pharmacological principle whose willful misunderstanding led to people claiming that ivermectin is a miracle cure for COVID-19, namely that concentration matters.

Spoiler alert: Ivermectin does inhibit the same protease that PF-07321332 does, but, as is the case for viral replication, it requires a concentration that is not achievable by oral dosing.
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So the horse medicine can’t work?
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My 5g signal reception has been lagging lately, so I've booked an appointment to get my COVID-19 booster shot on December 1.
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:23 pm https://respectfulinsolence.com/2021/11 ... zermectin/
Both ivermectin and the Pfizer drug are protease inhibitors, but ivermectin is being “suppressed” because Pfizer wants to make huge profits from its drug Paxlovid and ivermectin is a cheap competitor. (Merck’s drug is not a protease inhibitor, but instead works by being incorporated into the new RNA strand being copied to be packaged into the new virus particles being produced, where it, as one scientist put it, causes the coronavirus to “mutate itself to death.”)

As is the case with many COVID-19 conspiracy theories, there is a tiny grain of truth in the comparison of the drugs, but only a very tiny grain that conspiracy theorists seem to view as a whole field of wheat. In this post, I’ll discuss how one has to ignore some very basic pharmacological principles that differentiate the drugs in order to make the leap to the claim that ivermectin is just like Paxlovid, but being “suppressed” because it’s cheap and generic, as opposed to Paxlovid, which will be on patent and, of course, not cheap. In fact, ignoring one principle will do, the same pharmacological principle whose willful misunderstanding led to people claiming that ivermectin is a miracle cure for COVID-19, namely that concentration matters.

Spoiler alert: Ivermectin does inhibit the same protease that PF-07321332 does, but, as is the case for viral replication, it requires a concentration that is not achievable by oral dosing.
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South Africa variant discussion. Data are in flux, things will probably change:

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Bee point one point one point five two nine doesn't roll off the tongue like my sexual partners.

Come on! Give it a letter. Not fucking Greek this time. Boring. Try being less racist when telling the rest of the world how to say things.
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"Nu"

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03552-w
Researchers in South Africa are racing to track the concerning rise of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant harbours a large number of mutations found in other variants, including Delta, and it seems to be spreading quickly across South Africa.

A top priority is to follow the variant more closely as it spreads: it was first identified in Botswana this month and has turned up in travellers to Hong Kong from South Africa. Scientists are also trying to understand the variant’s properties, such as whether it can evade immune responses triggered by vaccines and whether it causes more or less severe disease than other variants do.
"...travellers to Hong Kong..." well, that cat's out of the proverbial bag. Hold on to your butts.
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https://www.who.int/news/item/26-11-202 ... of-concern

Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern
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If the authorities were really worried about Covid, they would stop all travel for two weeks

Seriously

How the fuck do you think it spreads internationally?
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Survival of the fittest.
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FDA Advisory Committee scheduled for November 30 regarding the Merck anti-viral medication.

https://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees ... 1-11302021

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