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That study is reported as only looking at the antibody level, and when one of the authors was interviewed on TV she commented that maybe the T-cell level is at least as important - so it's an incomplete analysis of the state of immunity which has been jumped on by the media (ITN reported yesterday evening that maybe this report makes the search for a vaccine irrelevant!)
 
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That study is reported as only looking at the antibody level, and when one of the authors was interviewed on TV she commented that maybe the T-cell level is at least as important - so it's an incomplete analysis of the state of immunity which has been jumped on by the media (ITN reported yesterday evening that maybe this report makes the search for a vaccine irrelevant!)
Yup. Maybe we should be asking why the media wishes to fan the flames of fear in this manner?

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Simple answer - It sells! They stay in front of people with scarey stressful stories.

It's all about money - their only product to sell are the words they pay people to put in their publications.
 
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Simple answer - It sells! They stay in front of people with scarey stressful stories.

It's all about money - their only product to sell are the words they pay people to put in their publications.

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No wonder why sex out sells Disney?

 
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France is being hammered right now.

Their 7 day average is 41,559 cases per. Their population is 1/5th that of the US. Effectively this means they're being infected at a 2.5x higher rate than the US. Haven't looked into other countries just yet, but it's looking bad in Europe generally speaking right now.

Would love to know the real numbers happening in China right now.
 
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France is being hammered right now.

Their 7 day average is 41,559 cases per. Their population is 1/5th that of the US. Effectively this means they're being infected at a 2.5x higher rate than the US. Haven't looked into other countries just yet, but it's looking bad in Europe generally speaking right now.

Would love to know the real numbers happening in China right now.
@Mike R: Just for comparison, for my home State of Victoria, the moving 14 day average is ONE and Australia wide the number is 15.1 (population 25.5 Million) So, on a US population basis, this translates to about 200 (assuming a relative population density of 13 times)

We have just earned the right to be released from our 2nd wave "lock-down". Feels strange - hope the 3rd wave is a long time coming!!

If COVID free Americans can get passed Customs, my advice is to shelter a while down in the deep south. It's Spring now and USD exchange rate is about 1.4 x AUD - and I'll throw a shrimp on the barbie for you!! :D

Don
 
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Since wonder bread is with high vitamin D it might be easier for people that can't drink milk?
 
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Since wonder bread is with high vitamin D it might be easier for people that can't drink milk?
Vitamin D3 supplements are cheap and readily available, and they don't require one to load up with the high glycemic index carbs.

However, you need to be careful with Vitamin D. Too much for too long can cause serious problems, and it's quite insidious because those problems take several months to appear:

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