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  • THHuxleynew Reacted with Like to JedRothwell’s post in the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    People in Japan have been wearing masks in public since the 1918 epidemic. They wear them all the time during flu season. Nearly everyone on a train platform may wear one. They use masks in place of wool mufflers, to keep the cold…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Fm1)

    This is a misunderstanding. Unlike many here I admit to NOT being an expert on immunology.

    As such, I can recognise any fellow Computer Scientists who unlike me pretend to be that.

    You see, the beauty of the THH anti-vaxxer detection kit…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    And re RB's "paper" above - this is of course another example where THH's anti-vaxxer detection kit* works.

    Seneff, the lead author, is a prominent anti-vaxxer, and has no medical expertise. She is a Computer Scientist, working on HCI, language…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from RobertBryant)

    And... another one.

    https://www.isdglobal.org/digi…e-problem-with-preprints/

    In late January 2022, a preprint scientific paper published on ResearchGate started circulating within online communities associated with COVID-19,
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Paradigmnoia)

    I think here we are seeing more clearly Rossi's character. He is a true showman - somone who wants the plaudits of an audience - any audience - above all else.

    It would be sad except for the harm he has done to some others.
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Zephir_AWT)

    Worth pointing out the obvious multiple fallacies in the anti-vaxxer rhetoric (yes - this is that).

    We all know that an increase in all infectious diseases, and loss of immunity especially amongst young children who have never had…
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  • THHuxleynew Reacted with Like to Alan Smith’s post in the thread The Playground.

    Can be done, and has been done. Fortunately without lethal effects.

    https://www.theguardian.com/po…ofinformation.afghanistan

    It was lunchtime on London's Northern line. Deep underground, passengers were getting on and off the tube trains as normal. Two men…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    In the Uk testing is not encouraged, tests not free, PCR testing is expensive and limited.

    So official case numbers = PCR tests are << actual cases.

    The ONS survey does random sampling of population positivity from which (with a bit…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from uncertainH)


    The reason is quite simple - almost everyone not vaccinated has had COVID - those at greatest risk have died.

    If by "narrative" you mean arguing that statistically those now vaccinated are at less risk than those now unvaccinated:…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Fm1)


    So: this is an example of MSN misreporting the results of a (self-published) study. It makes no comparison between unvaccinated and vaccinated outcomes - nor could it do do.

    • The study itself is mildly interesting, but of zero use (as it
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Fm1)

    This is basic journalism 101 - the stuff anyone can do.

    Antivaxxers claim to publish detailed novel (like no-one else thinks this) research in a whole load of different fields, none of which they are obviously qualified for, where the only…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Shane D.)

    Shane - have you read the detailed scientific demolition of the argument about THIS THEORY (which comes after the historical stuff)?

    Suggest you do that, carefully. Like I told you to in my post.

    The problem with having highly evolved…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    https://sciencebasedmedicine.o…ines-cause-prion-disease/

    Seems specially appropriate for this thread - and is historically compelling:

    I return to my mantras about the antivaccine movement in the age of COVID-19: There is nothing new under the sun (in
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    FM1 - you will avoid risk of me calling you an antivaxxer if you do a little research and note the above short-cut, which will save you from repetitively posting false antivaxxer memes here.
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Fm1)

    No

    https://sciencebasedmedicine.o…ines-cause-prion-disease/

    Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began and antivaxxers made common cause with COVID-19 cranks, deniers, and conspiracy theorists, I’ve been repeating a simple message:
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  • (Quote from PhysicsForDummies)

    It has always been the case:
    • lots of rubbish is published
    • many ideas published in science are wrong

    In fact those two things are necessary if science is to progress.

    Maybe the standard of debate is less than it once was: stating…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Shane D.)

    Your link does not show that "the experts were wrong".

    It shows that (politically) - and yet again - mental health is being given less political priority than other health consequences in society.

    No Western democracy has prioritised…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    Just to be contrarian - and since this is the Playground - I think the politics of science - that is how science is (unjustly) used by political ideologies to score points - is entirely on topic. After all the prevalent antivaxxer strand of posting here…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    There you go. I have a tough time on this thread because politically I'm a militant centrist!
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread The Playground.

    (Quote from Dr Richard*)

    Absolutely. In the Uk we believe fervently that God gave our royal family the right to rule over us, and control our moral debate.

    Are you sure? It works well with QE II who has always absolutely avoided these political…
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