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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Thanks to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Shane D.)

    That is what I mean.

    You consistently misunderstand the details here in a way that the antivaxxers take advantage of.
    For example: at the start of pandemic, and when vaccines were first used, there was very little herd immunity. Now…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    It is interesting (and not much done because difficult) to estimate the effect on R0 of various things.

    For omicron (where vaccines are least effective against infection and transmission - even though they do a better job (thank…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    So this is an interesting W antivaxxer technique - again one I don't highlight.

    Lying. (Or perhaps very extreme forgetfullness?)

    The last graph I posted was the detailed data - not the cumulative data. That is because W posted a…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Thanks to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    So: having pretty well lost the arguments on science, the antivaxxer line (which is what makes it so powerful a meme) is that pharma is corrupt, government is corrupt, and experts cannot be trusted (if they have university or pharma jobs) because they…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to Zeus46’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)


    Listen up you senile fool… Either you think DNA is made of protein, or your attempts at English are worse than those of a small child. (And if the latter, you are still incorrect, as only 1% of genes code for proteins).

    But let us…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to Zeus46’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)


    LOL. Does anyone take this muppet seriously?
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Mark U)

    That is fine Mark - it is what I've just said - no?

    The point is that only antivaxxers keep on using "gene therapy" as a label implying something inherently more dangerous than other therapies (which you can bet is how it will be…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    So: to finish this:

    This is now side-stepping the question of gene therapy. Proteins are not genes!

    The distinction between a vaccine that directly injects viral proteins into you, and one that injects much smaller amounts of mRNA…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Like to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    There is an important distinction here that antivaxxers (deliberately, or through extraordinary lack of attention to detail) miss.

    There are some treatments that actually work by delivering replicable fragments of DNA to reprogram…
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  • not so new anymore Reacted with Thanks to THHuxleynew’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from uncertainH)

    First: congrats on your board name. It is always good to acknowledge uncertainty especially in medicine!

    I don't like to judge science by personality except in extreme cases. But you have raised the matter - so let us go there.

    The…
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