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    Happy Birthday Arilynn!

    Thank you all so much! :grouphug: I had a great day. As a present, my husband bought a bunch of heirloom apple...baby trees? I’m not sure as they won’t arrive until tomorrow. I wasn’t wild about apples until we visited a local orchard that specializes in heirloom varieties, and now I crave...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    This is a link to a March 9 between the JAMA editor and Anthony Fauci, who has been the head of the NIH’s Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation since 1980 and the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/jn-learning/video-player/18296386...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    From a correspondence in the Lancet: Real estimates of mortality following COVID-19 infection Among Chinese patients, 2873 deaths had occurred, equivalent to a mortality rate of 3·6% (95% CI 3·5–3·7), while 104 deaths from COVID-19 had been reported outside of China (1·5% [1·2–1·7]). However...
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    Happy Birthday Ann Launay!

    Happy belated birthday, AnnCat! I’m glad you had a good day. 🌻
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    Coronavirus Updates

    From pharmaceutical-technology.com: AbbVie to test HIV drug for Covid-19 treatment AbbVie has announced plans to evaluate HIV medicine Kaletra / Aluvia (lopinavir / ritonavir) as Covid-19 treatment. The company entered into partnerships with health authorities and institutions in various...
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    Coronavirus Updates

    Published yesterday in the Lancet: Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study ... Median duration of viral shedding was 20·0 days (IQR 17·0–24·0) in survivors, but SARS-CoV-2 was detectable until death in...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    Multiple choice pop quiz! If you don’t know why some people here are supporting Biden, you are (select all that apply): 1. Intentionally not paying attention. 2. Physiologically unable to pay attention. 3. Unable to understand many people’s posts. 4. Paying attention, understanding others, but...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    And you believe Trump’s statements about...anything, really? Yes, what Obama negotiated was the memo of understanding I mentioned. Trump wants to exceed the MOU even when Israeli’s were insistent that they didn’t want this. Have you looked into details about Trump’s peace plan? If you haven’t...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    The picture I get is one in which you have a very slanted view of Biden v. Trump. Israel Biden has repeatedly stated he supports a two-state solution. He opposes Jewish settlements and criticized Netanyah’s policies regard settlements and outposts as working against a two-state solution and...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    Ok, so what is Trump’s credible plan that makes him better than Biden?
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    Coronavirus Updates

    From Stat: At Harvard forum, three who know warn of ‘most daunting virus’ in half a century For a veteran epidemiologist, an authority on homeland security, and a global health reporter, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is the type of emergency they had long anticipated. ... “It’s the most...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    I agree, but I think the chances of a President Sanders leading us into his dreamed of revolution are about the same as the odds that the Washington Monument will escape its earthly bonds, fly to the White House, and use its pointy end to bury Trump, Pence, and his cabinet 500 feet underground.
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    I think a lot of the issues discussed here are the result of the current primary system. The Dems need to scrap it. I would prefer a quasi-regional system that broke the states into groups, with diversity overriding regionalism when needed. And then rotate the order in which the groups vote...
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    Wait, Charlemagne is here?
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    Hope you’re feeling better, and glad you dropped in. ^ This. Sanders never took a step beyond his core, which is both foolish and reinforces to me that he is a rigid ideologue. I can’t imagine him getting anything done with the GOP as POTUS or anyone in the GOP thinking they have adequate...