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  1. I'm finally completely recovered from covid, did normal exercise/workouts today and back to regular sleep schedule. Cases are peaking now in the US and falling off a cliff in the UK which is a couple weeks ahead of the US. End of Covid! All restrictions in England to be scrapped within DAYS "ALL covid restrictions in England will end in 10 days, a senior Government source has confirmed." I wonder if the "pandemic over" celebrations are coming soon, and will that be premature? If you were vaccinated AND exposed, does that provide longer lasting protection than vaccinated but NOT exposed? Omicron: Infection after Covid jab builds immunity, says study I wonder if there is any hope that covid does NOT stay with us forever like the flu? Maybe the "universal / all variants" vaccine could end it forever?
  2. That looks very innovative, I especially like the breathability of it! 😉
  3. Well I spoke too soon when I said I thought it was over, haha. The severe symptoms were done in 15 hours, after that the fever and the body aches were completely gone, I felt fine. But then it was almost like it had a second kick! The fever and body aches never returned, but sometime on day 2 I started getting a sore throat which progressively got worse, and then severe fatigue, I was also having intermittent chest pain when breathing deep which would go away if I stretched my arms up above my head. The chest pain only lasted one day. The sore throat and fatigue lasted 3 days. My wife and kids are all fine (no symptoms), they had pfizer double vax (wife triple vaxed, haha) I'm the only one that only had the >1 year old single dose J&J. I'm not sure which variant I got, I think omicron because onset of symptoms was 3 days after exposure (other variants have longer incubation time from what I've read). I didn't have much coughing or sneezing or loss of taste/smell, no loss of appetite. I was concerned about the chest pain symptom because my brother developed heart problems (arrhythmia) when he got covid recently (possibly myocarditis) but that didn't last very long, perhaps some mild inflammation of the lungs? I don't know. I didn't get tested until yesterday, and just got my official results back today:
  4. The body aches were bad, very hard to sleep, was hallucinating most of the night, but 15 hours from when it started now and I feel like it's already over. That was no ordinary common cold! Seems like the vaccine worked pretty decently to shorten the duration.
  5. I think Omicron finally got me, it was inevitable because I'm not holing up and it's spreading like crazy in my area. Fun times ahead? Hope I get the "like a common cold" version. Loaded up on green tea extract, garlic extract, vitamin d & c, k2, zinc, reishi and cordycep mushrooms.
  6. I'm on the fence, but in the US there is actually pretty strong precedent for mandatory vaccination: The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates In 1905, the high court made a fateful ruling with eerie parallels to today: One person’s liberty can’t trump everyone else’s. You seem to believe a lot of misinformation popular among antivaxers. For example they commonly believe the vaccine doesn't slow the spread, as evidence for this, you can clearly see that even after millions/billions have been vaccinated, the spread is higher than its ever been before. Sadly, this is not sound logic. Without vaccines, the spread would likely be far higher than it is. Besides just preventing death/hospitalization, vaccines also lower viral load, total infection times, and increase asymptomatic cases. There is plenty of scientific evidence for this if you just do some searchers. This article links to many published studies as one example: This is how vaccines help reduce the spread of COVID-19
  7. Love it! FYI: stumbled upon this guy ripping on Rogan today, this guy has actually been ON Joe Rogan's show... he is a comedian that does serious science shows with legit experts (unusual combination):
  8. I agree, if they want to tag an account with some kind of obnoxious "sticky note" that says "this person promotes lies and misinformation" that would be more acceptable to me than just outright banning/silencing someone. That said it's easy to say "I don't believe in censorship" but when really pressed, just about everyone DOES in fact believe in censorship (for example do you think a person posting kiddie porn on social media should be banned? How about someone that does racist rants all the time? Someone that threatens others with violence?). You could argue that antivaxers are indirectly killing people, this makes them culpable to some extent. Its debatable what should be tolerated by a private company. Some antivaxers have recanted on their death beds: https://www.kxan.com/news/conservative-radio-host-who-called-himself-mr-anti-vax-dies-after-covid-19-battle/ https://www.wsmv.com/news/phil-got-it-wrong-family-encourages-vaccination-after-phil-valentines-covid-19-death/article_ba440c6c-0478-11ec-b6c8-7f914eb4c829.html https://news.yahoo.com/conservative-radio-hosts-anti-vaccine-die-from-covid-184420178.html https://i.redd.it/3qsnxjs083r71.jpg What does that even mean? Everyone who has died of any disease in all history has relied on "natural immunity"! If you mean public health officials should put much more emphasis on diet, exercise, and supplements (Vitamin D especially) then I agree with you, they should. That doesn't mean they shouldn't promote vaccines however.
  9. I haven't listened to it, but I have noticed over the years that Joe Rogan has a lot of quacks on his show. I'm not calling Malone a quack, but in just doing some quick google searches, he seems to have failed miserably in the "fact check" department: https://www.dailyo.in/variety/robert-malone-joe-rogan-experience-podcast-uttar-pradesh-crush-covid-using-ivermectin-fake-news/story/1/35097.html It appears he said some really dumb things. We talked about India's covid record in this very thread long ago, some estimate up to 4 million died, it was horrendous, but this guy thinks they had some secret cure that crushed covid? Not likely. Plenty of science has been published on hydroxycholoriquine and ivermectin and it was never shown to be a very compelling treatment or preventive. India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count
  10. Regarding vaccines and kids, the CDC just published their report recently on: Adverse events among children ages 5–11 years after COVID-19 vaccination: updates from v-safe and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Dec 13, 2021 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-12-16/05-COVID-Su-508.pdf Covid deaths in children are rare but they do happen https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/data-shows-more-children-are-getting-sick-dying-covid-n1281616 We had a local high schooler die from covid just recently (overweight, unvaccinated teen). But yea, more die from the flu, so there is that. Still, not sure I see the reason to avoid vaccination if the vaccine is safe and all indications seem to show that it is. Covid is hitting local schools pretty hard right now where I live, a lot of kids out. The vaccine seems to be the difference between being severely sick for a week or barely feeling sick at all. So even without the death factor, there are benefits to being vaccinated (kind of like the benefits of the flu vaccine).
  11. There was in fact a corresponding increase in hospitalizations in the Omicron epicenter of Guateng: The evidence suggests Omicron is a less deadly variant, that's a great thing, and the expected pathway for highly contagious diseases initially associated with high fatalities. But just because its less deadly doesn't mean you shouldn't vaccinate, I'd rather have mild (or no) symptoms than a brutal illness that lays me out in bed for a week. Also note the population of South Africa, while having low vaccination rates, is believed to have decent herd immunity because of high previous infection rates, they are also less obese vs. the U.S. and younger on average which all taken together translates to better outcomes. But mortality in the UK also seems low from Omicron so it will probably be low in the U.S. as well, which is great. Sadly though the US is not doing as well as other countries right now, we still have relatively high covid deaths, probably because we still have high levels of the delta variant: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/28/1068643344/cdc-omicron-covid-19-delta-revise-estimates
  12. Gordo

    Is David Sinclair a hypster?

    Correct. In 2004, Sinclair, along with serial entrepreneur Andrew Perlman, Christoph Westphal, Richard Aldrich, Richard Pops, and Paul Schimmel, founded Sirtris Pharmaceuticals.[4][5] Sirtris was focused on developing Sinclair's research into activators of sirtuins, work that began in the Guarente lab.[4] The company was specifically focused on resveratrol formulations and derivatives as activators of the SIRT1 enzyme; Sinclair became known for making statements about resveratrol like: "(It's) as close to a miraculous molecule as you can find. ... One hundred years from now, people will maybe be taking these molecules on a daily basis to prevent heart disease, stroke, and cancer."[4] Most of the anti-aging field was more cautious, especially with regard to what else resveratrol might do in the body and its lack of bioavailability.[4][6] The company's initial product was called SRT501, and was a formulation of resveratrol.[7] Sirtris went public in 2007 and was subsequently purchased and made a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline in 2008 for $720 million.[8][9] In 2006, Genocea Biosciences was founded based on work of Harvard scientist Darren E. Higgins around antigens that stimulate T cells and the use of these antigens to create vaccines;[10] Sinclair was a co-founder.[11] In 2008, Sinclair was promoted to tenured professor at Harvard Medical School.[12] A few years later, he also became a conjoint professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales.[12] In 2008, Sinclair joined the scientific advisory board of Shaklee and helped them devise and introduce a product containing resveratrol called "Vivix"; after the Wall Street Journal requested an interview about his work with the company and its marketing, he disputed the use of his name and words to promote the supplement, and resigned.[13] In 2011, Sinclair was a co-founder of OvaScience with Michelle Dipp (who had been involved with Sirtris), Aldrich, Westphal, and Jonathan Tilly, based on scientific work done by Tilly concerning mammalian oogonial stem cells and work on mitochondria by Sinclair.[14][15] Tilly's work was controversial, with some groups unable to replicate it.[16][17] In 2011, Sinclair was also a co-founder of CohBar, along with Nir Barzilai and other colleagues. CoBar aimed to discover and develop novel peptides derived from mitochondria.[18] In 2015, Sinclair described to The Scientist his efforts to get funding for his lab, how his lab grew to around 20 people, shrank back down to about 5, and then grew again as he brought in funding from philanthropic organizations and companies, including companies that he helped to start.[18] In 2015, his lab had 22 people and was supported by one R01 grant and was 75% funded by non-federal funds.[18] However, as of 2016, this was no longer true as his federal funding began to increase.[19] In September 2019, Sinclair published Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don't Have To, a New York Times bestseller, co-written with journalist Matthew LaPlante and translated into 18 languages.[20] This was also released as an audiobook on Audible and read by Sinclair.[21]
  13. Gordo

    Happy New Year! 2022

    Yea just need to dye the beard to complete the fakery. Then I can change my name to David Sinclair and sell snake oil pills for a living, haha.
  14. Gordo

    Happy New Year! 2022

    Discovered a simple way to take 20 years off your age! Can you tell? 😉