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I can't find much on the antiviral properties of nicotine, just

one paper I don't want to pay to access:

S1932 Effect of Nicotine On Innate Antiviral Pathways and HCV Replication
Yamashina et al., 2008
(Sorry, this link keeps posting as a broken link)

Supposedly the study asserts nicotine prevents Hepatitis C viral replication.

Nicotine causes dose-dependent inhibition of the growth of various bacterial and fungal pathogens (Pavia et al., 2000 ), and has been shown to kill parasitoids in two caterpillar species (Barbosa et al., 1986). Nicotine also has antiviral effects, as shown for the hepatitis C virus, where the alkaloid inhibits viral replication (Yamashina et al., 2008 ). In a recent study, another nectar alkaloid, gelsemine, reduced infection by a protozoan pathogen (Crithidia bombi) in bumble bees (Manson et al., 2010).


Doubt much will come of this, but we'll see. The xylitol in Nicorette also does some interesting things.

The doctors at NYU's Langone Medical Center who appear on SiriusXM's

"Doctor Radio" warned that the circumstances of that "leaked video" claiming Remdesivir was working, and a bizarre letter recommending the drug appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine were highly suspicious. They strongly voiced skepticism not only about the drug but about the pushing of it in the media. They cautioned listeners not to get excited about it. I guess they had some experience with Remdesivir that led them to believe it wouldn't be a good treatment for COVID 19.


I was wondering, could the virus either be deactivating something in the body that prevents clotting, or contributing something that causes the clotting?

Is there something that is like the opposite of Vitamin K (which helps clotting) in the body that could be inactivated by the virus?

Just wondering aloud...

Chilling, bizarre.

Mocco called neurosurgeons he knows elsewhere in the country. At Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Pascal Jabbour had begun to see a similar surge in strokes among people with COVID-19. The way his patients’ blood congealed reminded him of congenital conditions such as lupus, or certain cancers.

“I’ve never seen any other viruses causing that,” Jabbour said.

It goes without saying that if NK is trying to cover up the fact that

Kim Jong Un is ailing, any subordinate (or perhaps his sister) could have been asked to tweet this.

But he could also be fine and hiding to avoid the virus.

I don't actually believe the heart story. I think it's more likely he caught the virus, but because he's been saying "There are no COVID cases in North Korea" it would simply be too embarrassing to admit that, so it's a cover story of a cover story.

Cornyn is a disaster. This is actually the fourth or fifth (small) study

to show no benefit (but the first to show actual harm).

China (Journal of Zhejiang University study)
France (France's second study after the first paper was retracted)
Brazil EDIT: study halted after deaths
VA study

I think I'm missing another one, perhaps a study in the northeast US.

This is fascinating:

Right now China is ... PAYING PEOPLE TO BUY CRAP ... locally with "vouchers" (google China vouchers) so no one is rushing to bust a wallet in China because they know people are asymptomatic.

My argument (or one of my arguments) against the idea Trump can "fix the economy" is exactly that you can't bribe enough people to take stupid risks. I also severely question the premise of "pent up demand." Just the opposite could happen, where people learn that they can do without many of the things they thought were essentials--and that it's simple, less expensive, healthier, less of a hassle and rather enjoyable.

Razzle dazzle

Yes, I don't think this will save the economy.

What seems to be happening is that responsibility for what is happening is being so haphazardly delegated that some people will be confused about who to blame.

(It's a long list, but the governors are being set up and it's amazing to me some of them are willing participants and don't see the end-game here.)

This might be the intention but I doubt it will work.

Soon, almost everyone will know somebody or know somebody who knows somebody who died or is forever changed by contracting this virus, or knows a doctor or medical professional who is thoroughly disgusted by what is being allowed to happen, not to mention that this virus will hit red states and Fox Newsers especially hard.

This idea that the economy can be resurrected because Trump says so is a notion I don't accept. A hundred other countries have a say in the matter. Oil, supply lines and trade routes, and supply and demand, also have a say in the matter.

Lastly, at the end of the day, individuals have to decide, "Is it worth it to go out today? Is it worth it to get a Big Mac, see a baseball game, go to a party?" I don't know too many people who will be hungering for risk right now.
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