Said she felt hope for the first time in a long time. People across America are desperate for some hope right now and sick and tired of fear. I love how the DNC speakers are all about going out and fighting together, and giving the sense that we CAN.
CNN: "Chris Cillizza picks his best and worst moments from DNC #2". Anyone else not give a flying f*
I cannot STAND Chris Cillizza. I saw the headline but couldnt give two sh*ts what Chris Cillizza thinks about anything, let al one his take in the DNC. Is it just me? I think hes a blowhard who doesnt write out his actual opinion, but what he thinks will look like a cool opinion to have.
I watched Anderson Coopers interview with Mr. Pillow Guy (Mike Liddell), as much as I could stand of it anyway, and in-between my speechlessness at just how jaw dropping-ly slimy and corrupt Mike Liddell was I also had a niggling image in my mind of someone Mike Liddell reminded me of. I finally remembered it, Hedley Lamarr from Blazing Saddles!
This is from something that happened in 2017 but seems to have re-emerged since I saw it appear recently (I was unaware of this video until today). Normally I wouldnt condone violence but if anyone had it coming, this woman did. Seeing how Trump has emboldened racists to come out of the woodwork, openly PROUD of their racism, made this video all the more satisfying.
Back story is this white racist woman (Summer Cortts) was making racists complaints to hotel staff about some Haitian hotel guests (youth soccer team). Another hotel guest, Colleen Dagg, overhears and confronts the woman in a calm manner. Cortts goes ballistic and starts harassing and following Dagg around the hotel, screaming obscenities and threatening to beat her up. Video starts when Cortts threatens to shoot Dagg in the face and then lunges at her, putting her hands on Dagg neck. Wrong move...
(Apologize if some find this distasteful, I find the violence hurled against minorities far more distasteful)
Edited to add another video where Colleen is interviewed about what happened:
Very interesting discovery out of UCSF.
Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers engineered a completely synthetic, production-ready molecule that straitjackets the crucial SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells. In an aerosol formulation they tested, these molecules could be self-administered with a nasal spray or inhaler.
Heres the article from UCSF that includes an animated video explaining how this treatment could work:
Sorry if this has already been posted. I think this is brilliant. Coolest Principal Ever.
Favipiravir is an antiviral already approved in other countries for RNA type viruses. Its being studied for effectiveness against COVID-19 and results out of India look good.
A few month ago I wrote about a new super Tamiflu antiviral that was approved by FDA last year (has been used in Japan for about 4 years). Xofluxa is the brand name, drug is baloxavir marboxil. CNN just wrote an article about a study which showed this drug can work post- exposure (prophylactically) to help prevent the spread of the flu if you are exposed. Tamiflu can be used in the same way but a lot of doctors wont prescribe it for prophylactic use, only if you are already sick (and confirmed with a positive flu test.). The article mentions only Type A was included in the study, but since Xofluza works against both Type A and B using same antiviral mechanism it would follow that it would work prophylactically against the B strain as well.
Maybe now theyll come around and start prescribing flu antivirals to family members if one person in the family tests positive. They should have been doing this all along! But way too much focus was on the flu vaccine as the sole weapon. With the COVID spread its clear we need more than one approach.
Japan also haS an antiviral Favipiravir that is in clinical trials for its effectiveness against COVID.
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