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  1. For the those who don't want to read it they've got a great summary at the bottom.
  2. As an aside - if you have kids and have anything to do with schools re-opening please consider this paper - it is the best I've read all year on the subject: Numerical investigation of aerosol transport in a classroom with relevance to COVID-19 aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0029118
  3. Merck's MK4482 (was EIDD-2801) has a lot of very important people set to benefit if Phase II trials go well (primary end point in October and study end in November). Cheap to make, kills SARS-CoV-2 and oral i.e. all the drawbacks of Remdesivir this drug does not have. Some posit it may be a mutagen. We'll see. But given how high up some of the people involved are who are involved in this drug it will likely get the benefit of the doubt from the FDA if the results are even marginally acceptable (there are some very irregular things going on in the funding/development). Best of all - they have n
  4. Tokyo hits the 48% seroprevalence mark with a low fatality rate. A drop in new cases seems to indicate they have reached herd immunity: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.21.20198796v1.full.pdf+html
  5. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies From Cancer Complications
  6. That's intense and encapsulates 2020 for me as well. Cal Berkeley 1995 also - lived on Telegraph Ave. I remember - I remember when we used to have rain! The bell tower in the rain on the way to class in the A.M. - that was my intro to Berkeley. I thought the rain would never end.
  7. You were smart to buy the air filter. I thought no way this would last this long so we didn't get one. Instead I bought two generators this spring thinking I'd be all set for the PG&E outages this summer. Turns out I picked the wrong prophylactic! So at this point I'm hoping the smoke cures COVID-19 so there will be an upside
  8. I want to go hiking so bad but I've been resisting the urge. This is going to be another boring weekend! I just read they had to evacuate half a million people in Oregon!
  9. How are you're lungs holding out Jimi? My eyes are watering from the smoke.
  10. Docs been doing cycles as far back as I can recall. And we used to have that guy Machine Head on here (I think that was his name) who was very good at Ewave.
  11. Doc - stay wait for borders to open and roll up your sleeves and do the genealogy research. You will not regret it.
  12. 50 day moving average tops the 200 day for the first time since late March on the S&P daily.
  13. China appears to be pulling the markets up which makes no sense. China is having flooding like they haven't seen since 2012. Hubei is submerged. And those flood water are mixing up a toxic brews of viruses. And they don't have a working private flood insurance program.
  14. Weird - well we'll see what the BLS says Thursday.
  15. Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Early Positive Data from an Ongoing Phase 1/2 study of mRNA-based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2
  16. About 40 points to go and the 50-day could get back above the 200-day on the S&P daily. Locally I'm hearing about a lot of people trying to move out of SF and into the suburbs. No idea if they will be successful but wonder what impact that is having on the market.
  17. Chesapeake Energy has filed for bankruptcy https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-28/chesapeake-pushed-into-bankruptcy-by-plunging-energy-prices?utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business
  18. Let's not forget the Trump branded vaccine being pushed out in a couple of months - six months ahead of the most optimistic schedule set by actual doctors - royalties of $0.02 per dose and it comes with a "winning" Morse code set in case you get locked-in syndrome and need to communicate with your eye-lids.
  19. No evidence of a less deadly form. However, there is growing evidence that the strain in Italy in New York represents a more deadly form. Hopefully they will contain it soon. Yes, they are making progress but slowly. They recently had very positive results with dexamethasone in clinic trials for severe cases. They have also learned not to put people on ventilators unless every other approach fails. A lot of patients died early on due to premature intubation because they were worried about exposing staff to the virus. Now they use a combination of prone positioning (lying on your stomach)
  20. If you look at a key ratio - percentage of people over 65 versus number of ICU beds AZ major cities in AZ are some of the most at risk in the nation. They'll run out of beds quickly unlike many young University towns with research hospitals for example.
  21. The think about deaths is they often lag infections by four weeks and we are still having protesters, migrant works and "going back to business" shoppers and works mingling every day. The most at risk are sheltered still (I hope). So probably younger folks will be getting infected and only later infecting their older relatives and friends in 1 - 2 weeks who will then die 3-4 weeks after that. So we may not see an uptick for a while. Hopefully infections are limited more to the younger cohorts this time now that more people are aware of the issue. But in some communities information is still no
  22. Quality of life issue for those who are risk is a real thing. This link shows what your brain looks like via MRI images after the SARS-CoV-2 eats it: https://www.rsna.org/news/2020/June/Brain-MRI-Findings-In-COVID-19 Worth a look but not while you are eating. Sit down before opening link. This is the result of direct infection of the brain or of the arteries in the brain. And this is in addition to all the strokes people are having due to thrombosis during disease and up to weeks later. That's an unrelated issue.
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