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Thread: How are you dealing with the changes brought about by this pandemic?

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    Oops. No politics.

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    Where did I mention politics?!!

    I thought the idea of bringing witchcraft and superstition into the current Covid crisis somewhat entertaining.

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    Quacks as medical advisors is clearly nosense. But all sorts of people tune into Dr Phil and Dr Oz and eat that stuff up. Why anyone would take a voodoo quack seriously is not even worth thinking about when there is some decent medical advice out there

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    Funny old world isn't it, Wiseman.

    And I see there are Covid mugs now on sale.

    2020

    The World

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    A sneezing bat.

    words on side of mug. L.

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    The sooner the better!

    "The Oxford vaccine is a viral vector vaccine: it is based on a chimp adenovirus (a virus that causes an illness like the common cold in chimpanzees), which has been modified to contain genetic sequence of the coronavirus “spike protein”, which is thought to play a large role in infecting cells. This is a way of exposing the body to the spike protein without exposing it to coronavirus, so that it creates an immune response. “The chimp adenovirus is kind of the Trojan horse to bring the Covid protein information into the immune system,” Kampmann explains. If the immune system then comes into contact with the actual coronavirus, it’s primed to react.

    On July 20, researchers published a preliminary report in the Lancet on phase one and two studies of their vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, which they report induced an immune response and didn’t have any major side effects. It is now moving into phase three trials in Brazil and South Africa.

    Altmann says the immune response shown in the Oxford data is promising and emphasises the importance of triggering T cells as well as antibodies. T cells are a type of white blood cell that help B cells create antibodies and kill infected cells to help stop an infection from spreading. “For any good response from a vaccine, you need both on board,” Altmann says. He says that all the data he has seen from vaccine candidates looks good for both – “although I thought the Oxford data had really truly impressive T cell data.”"

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    Would like more information on B cell activity with the vaccine. Those are the "memory cells" which create antiboties in the future if the person is exposed to COVID. That's the real test there.

    Another beautiful day in COVID land, blah.

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