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    They didn't have schoolchildren coming back from N Italy infecting everyone as here in the UK but Nigeria has a very large trade with China, many Chinese nationals flying back and forth and lots of other foreign nationalities including Italians. No…
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    @sot agreed Professor Knutcase!:) Sorry, couldn't resist!
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    Boris has just been taken into intensive care! He must have forgotten to take the HCQ I sent! Will somebody in the NHS or WHO please wake up and give our PM our anti bat virus therapy ASAP!
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    Ok but 50% mortality would be how many deaths? Over two thousand not just five.?????!!!!! And age demographic is not quite so significant in affecting immunity if rates of HIV, TB, yellow or dengue fever etc and malnutrition are factored in. Of…
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    Papua New Guinea has just declared a state of emergency! It has 2 repeat 2 cases of COVID-19 infection. No tdeaths! Compared to 1 million cases of malaria each year? So what's preventing the COVzID -19. Can't be the widespread use of anti-malarial…
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    My point is it would have happened already. It hasn't. And hopefully wont. For some reason it is being prevented and I don't think it's the absence of McD's.:)
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    Surely they would know the number of deaths if they don't know the true number of cases. You would expect at east 15 K deaths with three times the UK population assuming similar transmission and immunity levels. Bodies everywhere.
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    however information can be true or false, not "stupid"!
    The serious question is: have we reliable data and statistic?
    As an example the point 1 (10X more deadly) is probably overestimated, considering that we do not know the real number of total
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    Any evidence the Italian 'Marsh' people still take anti malarial drugs for fevers? Old habits die hard in isolated communities used to managing their own illnesses away from the big cities and the dictats of the WHO.:)
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    The population of Nigeria to date is 204 million with 232 total cases of corona virus with 5 deaths.
    The population of the UK is ..............66 million. .with 51, 618 cases......,............... with 5,373 deaths.
    Or compare Italy and the US…
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    The data stream and chat for the MR2.1 experiment is now live at

    youtube.com/watch?v=eiwn6jE-CHk
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    (Quote from Toffoli)


    Conspiracy theory rubbish.

    There are real and serious questions about how we trade off economic slowdown against lives - sure. Maybe best would be to let 2% of the population die at home for the good of the (mostly younger) rest. Few…
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    I live close to the 'London Approach' flight path. One busier days in the summer you can sometimes see as many as 5 planes stacked up waiting to land. Not at the moment - the sky here hasn't been so empty since 9/11.
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    Good idea but you could do all of that and still be totally ignored. It would have to come from WHO epidemiologists or Ferguson's group to even be considered.
    They would probably say so what, it's being developed as a therapy now anyway so what is the…
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    The malaria data is only a correlation which requires further investigation that is all. Referring to the 1918 pandemic obviously the later 2009 one claimed far fewer lives. Maybe there is some inherited resistance in African populations? If it's not…
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    @sot ....The flu virus family H1N1 have different surface proteins to corona virus (haenaglutinins) which bind to sialic acid containing receptors on target cells. So HCQ probably is ineffective in blocking viral HIN1 entry but still has some RNA…
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    Chloroquine also seems to act as a zinc ionophore, that allows extracellular zinc to enter the cell and inhibit viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase

    Fredericksen BL, Wei BL, Yao J, Luo T, Garcia JV (November 2002). "Inhibition of endosomal/lysosomal
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    India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Malaya, Phillipines, S. America - all have far fewer COVID-19 cases or deaths than Italy alone. Thank God for anti-malaria drugs! being effective against COVID19. Worry about the deve!oped world sinking into…
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    And so is misplaced scientific dogmatism.
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    Then again abject pessimism achieves nothing, this is just enthusiasm not naivete for some good news. Many replicators struggling with this for months and expending limited funds will be encouraged by this.