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Post by Cunt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:22 pm

If a virus could learn the trick of transmitting without a mask, what sort of gain of function research could yield that new ability?

I still think it's best to avoid mask-wearing every possible time.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:24 pm


Cunt wrote:If a virus could learn the trick of transmitting without a mask, what sort of gain of function research could yield that new ability?
Aerosol infection through the mucus membrane of the eyeball?
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Re: The Coronavirus Thread

Post by Cunt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:46 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Cunt wrote:If a virus could learn the trick of transmitting without a mask, what sort of gain of function research could yield that new ability?
Aerosol infection through the mucus membrane of the eyeball?
Doesn't matter. The way 'gain of function' research works, the researchers don't have to know how a trick is learned, they just note that the trick has been learned.

They usually give it a nudge, by mixing types of animal cells, or such, in a lab setting.

What concerns me, is that it is a giant lab experiment, where the tricks the virus learns won't be simply noted. They'll spread.

If it learns your eyeball trick, for example, then learns to drift on a breeze safely for a few hours, well, things would be different in a hurry.
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Post by Tero » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:20 pm

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Re: The Coronavirus Thread

Post by JimC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:59 pm

Sean Hayden wrote:
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Spending on a box of masks is getting old. It probably would've been cheaper just to succumb to the crazy completely and walk around in a space suit.

Now they're talking about wearing them into 2022 and beyond...
Get a good, 3-layered cloth one, and wash it in hot soapy water every evening and hang out to dry by morning. That's what we do...
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Post by Tero » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:51 pm

And what does this washing do? If you did not get infected, there is nothing you can catch from the mask the next day. They don't live or multiply on masks. If you blew snot into it, once a week should keep it sanitary.
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Post by NineBerry » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:13 pm

Do you also only charge your underwear once a week?

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Post by Cunt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:15 pm

Tero's underwear is an ongoing gain-of-function research site. As are everyone's. :)
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Post by Tero » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:37 pm

Underwear is in good shape. Not like the bachelor underwear that is worn to the end. According to Dave Barry "guys" do not throw out underwear as long as there is one underwear molecule left.

My mask, even though somewhat like underwear, is never washed as it is made of Chinese face mask molecules that easily disintegrate with water. I do have to wear a cloth mask over one model, as it does not qualify according to Trader Joe strict rules, even though surgical face masks falling off the nose do. It's a small grocery store. I buy coffee there. The toucan one or the Joe one:

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Re: The Coronavirus Thread

Post by JimC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:24 pm

Tero wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:51 pm
And what does this washing do? If you did not get infected, there is nothing you can catch from the mask the next day. They don't live or multiply on masks. If you blew snot into it, once a week should keep it sanitary.
They get smelly otherwise...
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Re: The Coronavirus Thread

Post by Cunt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:34 pm

Fairy data?
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Not a single case of the flu has been detected in England so far in 2021 according to public health officials, despite thousands of swabs being tested each week.
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Post by JimC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:43 pm

Coronavirus has been eating the flu virus! :shock:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:48 am

Comparing the coronavirus to the flu is understandable, but it's probably more sensible/practical/informative to compare it to something like measles.
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Post by Tero » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:50 am

Well it's much like the Spanish flu. 20 000 died of it Finland, compared to 700 for this one, and with a couple of million people more. My grandmother was 13 when Spanish flu hit Finland. Never asked her about it.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:53 am

Indeed, it's predominantly a respiratory illness. But its infectiousness and lethality put it closer to measles in terms of the public health response.
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