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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3150

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

I made no such claims. I take it is confusion caused by a.net. My comment was strictly about aviation. If I have to guess reasons for current predicament, it is the way our health care systems work. Doctors push whatever big pharma puts out. Half of the population jump on it as soon as first TV ad ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3150

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

There is no exact analogy so pardon me for giving an off-topic example You are correct. Your analogy is so far off as to be irrelevant. If we had an asteroid speeding at earth with six months' warning, the public would almost certainly not object to a quickly-designed launch system to deliver a nuc...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3150

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental...

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3150

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

dtw2hyd wrote:
That "was" the prevailing opinion, "science in this matter" actually differs.

If you can show me a juried, peer-reviewed article that demonstrates this, then yes.

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5760

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

I'm a bit underwhelmed at a 20% decrease in fuel burn and emissions not to be seen for another 15 years. I suspect a conventional turbofan will be able to show us that kind of continued improvement over the same time period. I think that GE/Safran are going to need to do a lot better than that if th...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I agree with suspension without pay, but not losing a license. You are seizing property without due process in that you take away years of their work. My medical license is not my property. It's a privilege that I have to work hard to maintain. In my opinion, there should be a look at how to struct...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA #664 return on June 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: AA #664 LAST NIGHT

UpNAWAy wrote:
Aircraft are diverted everyday.


Welcome to Airliners.net Discussion Forums. Any and all topics relevant to aviation are fair game here, including irregular operations such as a diversion.

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by DocLightning
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 21006

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Northwest upgraded the interiors of the DC-9s to a similar type like the 717 and made a few other modifications also. The average passenger probably could not tell the difference between a Northwest DC-9 and a 717. It was impressive. If I blindfolded you and walked you into the cabin so that you ne...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59597

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

One thing I always like to consider is the actual tangible impact of an SST. OK, I want to go from my home in SFO to visit my friends in SYD (or go to a meeting). On a 777 or 787, that's about a 14 hour flight. Boom quotes 8:30 for LAX-SYD, which is still quite a long flight. Also, most US-AU flight...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26677

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

seansasLCY wrote:
This guy loves to throw his toys out the pram. Wasn't one of his disputes before about carpet?


That's the rumor, but AFAIK it was never confirmed.

Either way, it would be nice if he would behave like a professional for once. I'm not holding my breath.

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 40
Views: 2433

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

I'm going to predict that the results will be very disappointing.

I'd love to be pleasantly surprised.

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 3914

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Is it possible to "pre-motor" the engines as you prepare for pushback, or does motoring need to be done immediately before the start sequence?

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 22710

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

The reason is, all I hear is that vaccines are supposed to make the virus less virulent, and interrupt transmission. They are not designed to keep a carrier from infecting others. I keep seeing this repeated and it's wrong to the point where I think it's starting to become misinformation. It is tru...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Dash Cams

After a particularly hair-raising experience in traffic today, I realize that I would like a dash cam because, frankly, I doubt anyone would believe the way that some local drivers behave. Today, a lady just pulled out into a left turn right in front of me, blew a stop sign, and forced me to slam on...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 10693

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Is it likely that HiFly will be trialling these in pax operations My understanding is that if you are flying paying passengers, then the aircraft and everything on it must be fully certified within the jurisdiction within which it is flying. Otherwise, those are test pilots flying test passengers. ...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26994

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Apparently, Mr. Lukashenko is getting a bit...desperate. Now, Belarusian citizens cannot leave Belarus outside of a very limited set of circumstances. Evidently, Mr. Lukashenko is facing a mass exodus of educated and skilled professionals and wants to force them to stay in Belarus. This same nationa...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16304

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2vmfNgWUAg_i3A?format=jpg&name=900x900 Yeouch. Have we got to the point where we blame Boeing yet? *sarcasm No, but someone already asked if it was a W/O. So, in accordance with A.net SOP, I'd like to remark that it will buff right out. Ok, NOW we can try blaming Bo...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 10693

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

These "feather" wingtips have been tried in the past. I think the idea is to optimally align each wing-like element with the local airflow at the wingtip to achieve an aerodynamically optimal solution. I'm not sure what the issues have been in the past but I can imagine that 1) manufacturi...

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by DocLightning
Sun May 30, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16276

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Rumor is that flight attendants have been told that the return of alcohol service is suspended indefinitely due to the rise in passenger compliance issues. Just saw on Twitter that indeed, alcohol start has been pushed back. No date given for a start AA has also pushed back their resumption of alco...

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by DocLightning
Sun May 30, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 6135

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

The likelihood that bat was going to be any kind of problem whatsoever are absolutely slim to none. In Africa, bats can be infected with ebolavirus and are not sick. A bat virus is responsible for the current pandemic. Bats play a major role in the transmission of rabies. In India in particular, ba...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31751

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

mjoelnir wrote:
Airbus has been testing an electric wing on the A320. All hydraulics replace by electric or electro hydraulic actuators. It provides a significant weight reduction.


How does this compare to the existing technology in the 787 wing?

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13460

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Is this true? That’s some wicked inflexibility and it’s the only country then that I’ve heard of doing that. Have you ever been to Russia? Have you ever dealt with a Russian bureaucrat? (hint, you will meet one at the border). Russian bureaucracy is world-renowned. Russian bureaucrats make the Vogo...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13460

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Apparently only affecting MOW flights. The new routes via the baltics need new approval. LED flights are hence not affected... So this might not actually be diplomatic anything. I have to think that it would effect more flights if this was something coming from the level of the Kremlin. This might ...

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by DocLightning
Wed May 26, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/7ee9a2ab4e8921e8f9a47c3fa9236deb561b3416 Japan: Research discovered new antibody against novel coronavirus that would enhance/worsen the infection, aka ADE They also found that such antibody, which bind to the "NTD" part of virus spike protein, are especi...

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by DocLightning
Wed May 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26994

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

tommy1808 wrote:

and now they are descending into Minsk again.


Looks like they reached the “find out” part of the saying.

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by DocLightning
Mon May 24, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5137

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

lugie wrote:
If you leave this area and move toward forced patriotism, you automatically get yourself on a slippery slope toward totalitarianism.


It's not a bug; it's a feature.

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by DocLightning
Mon May 24, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36838

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

He should do whichever he likes honestly. I think everybody is tired of just hearing him in general TC is not AAB. TC is an Englishman and usually quite reserved in his public comments. But even Mr. Clark has his limits and Boeing's repeated inability to produce aircraft on any reasonable schedule ...

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by DocLightning
Sat May 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9314

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

Only took 25 years...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'll believe in SSTs when I fly a round trip in one.

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by DocLightning
Fri May 21, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2110

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

On longer flights, once we're about 30 seconds off the ground, then I very well might (not until then, in case there is an emergency evac). If I'm flying in J, they often hand out socks with anti-skid strips. Once we get the seatbelt sign back on and get told to put seatbacks up, then shoes are back...

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by DocLightning
Fri May 21, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12503

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

ELBOB wrote:
Why did the Sonic Cruiser disappear into oblivion?


Because it burned something like 1.5-2x the fuel per ASM while offering a 10% speed improvement.

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by DocLightning
Fri May 21, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12503

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

lightsaber wrote:
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Good luck certifying one engine. There are in flight shut downs.


That pot I was stirring was a pot full of sarcasm. :D

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by DocLightning
Wed May 19, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Reading the above, they need "a few more months" for age 6 years+. No one expects an infant and toddler vaccine until, at best, end of the year from what I've read (for any vaccine) They are currently doing dose-ranging studies in infants. They are trying doses starting at 3mcg and assess...

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by DocLightning
Mon May 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350
Replies: 30
Views: 8193

Re: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350

Flights are specific arrangements with Viking Cruise Lines. Viking will be operating two different itineraries out of Valletta this summer and these flights are timed to operate with the cruise dates. Ahhh! :idea: I was just thinking than an A359 is an awful lot of airplane for such a route, but no...

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by DocLightning
Mon May 17, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 5936

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

washingtonflyer wrote:
donnybrookl


Forgive me if this veers off the runway into non-av but I'm not familiar with this vernacular. I gather it refers to a fight. Would someone educate me as to geography and perhaps etymology?

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by DocLightning
Sun May 16, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 7231

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

JoseSalazar wrote:
Whether it is considered invasive or not is a matter of opinion. My last job required those as well, as well as anthrax, smallpox, and routine HIV testing. But in that job you generally give up a lot of choices and freedoms in those matters anyway.


As if working for Delta is a fundamental right?

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by DocLightning
Sat May 15, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 7231

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Lol you are comparing a required level of sobriety at work to a medical choice? My work requires annual influenza immunization. They require proof of vaccination with measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella or evidence of antibody titers thereof. They require annual TB testing. This is ...

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by DocLightning
Sat May 15, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12503

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

zuckie13 wrote:
It's a concept - but with no sign of any actual engineering done yet. Probably took a couple hours to render that images, another couple hours to make the website, and boom - you are ready to go fishing for dollars.



May they catch some! A fool and his money...

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by DocLightning
Fri May 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12503

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Two features will be especially excellent for aerodynamic efficiency: 1) Having the two trailing wings in the wake of the first. 2) Three times the wingtips. From a structural standpoint, all the extra reinforcement in the fueslage to hold up the fuel tanks in the overhead space will most certainly ...

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by DocLightning
Fri May 14, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I believe only 1% of school going kids are not vaccinated. Many states now have stricter rules and cut down exceptions like medical and religious reasons. If parents don't want to vaccinate their kids home schooling may be the only option. In the US, public school vaccine mandates (and in some case...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 13, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.
Replies: 16
Views: 4113

Re: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.

Open Rotor. Ever higher turbofan BPR's are going to come with ever diminishing returns until they hit the point where the cowl drag (and weight) is so massive that further gains of any significance in subsonic engine efficiency can only come from open rotor. Noise, safety, and speed. I don't see ho...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

dtw2hyd wrote:
Any details on Pediatric version of Pfizer vaccine? Is it different vaccine or same as adult version administered at a lower dose?


For the 12-15 age range, there is no change in the product.

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by DocLightning
Tue May 11, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11282

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

This is the first large scale use of mRNA vaccine technology on humans, show me a few years worth of data, and I'll reconsider. This is a common misconception. By no means is this the first large-scale use of mRNA vaccines on humans. In fact, the first mRNA vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner i...

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by DocLightning
Tue May 11, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Animal vaccinations
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Animal vaccinations

Aaron747 wrote:
I think my quoted sentence was missing the modifier ‘all’ :lol:


Ah.

Seemed a bit out of character for you. :idea:

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by DocLightning
Mon May 10, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Animal vaccinations
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Animal vaccinations

It's both illogical and impractical to vaccinate wild animals and pets. Both pets and livestock already receive multiple vaccines. In 2017, rinderpest, the bovine progenitor of measles, was eradicated from the world. It would make sense to vaccinate mink at the very least, and potentially zoo anima...

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by DocLightning
Mon May 10, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 154
Views: 8301

Re: China and biological warfare story

Nicholas Wade only has an Arts degree in Natural Science, not any specific disease or virology training. I just want to point out that between Mr. Wade and myself, only one of us has ever done a plaque assay. Only one of us has manipulated a viral gene. Only one of us has loaded a gel. Only one of ...

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by DocLightning
Sun May 09, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 154
Views: 8301

Re: China and biological warfare story

I just leave this here: https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038 That's a bunch of nonsense, and yes, I've read it. Mr. Wade has an axe to grind and clearly wants to assign blame to someone, so Peter Daszak is his target. The same Peter Daszak who has dedicate...

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by DocLightning
Fri May 07, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 1416

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

IOC and Pfizer/BioNTech signed a deal (MoU) for vaccinating Games participants from National Olympic and Paralympic Committees around the world. https://olympics.com/ioc/news/ioc-welcomes-pfizer-and-biontech-s-donation-of-vaccines-to-teams-heading-for-the-olympic-and-paralympic-games-tokyo-2020 And...

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by DocLightning
Fri May 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

So those hesitant parents will allow their kids to be vaccinated or will it be mandatory for them to attend school? Until there are vaccines with full approval, and not just approved for emergency use, I don’t believe they can be made mandatory for students. . They can and have. Multiple universiti...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2778

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Apparently, my Global Entry ID card is adequate, which is funny because it's not even a color photo.

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by DocLightning
Tue May 04, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2138
Views: 140962

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I wasn't arguing about the benefit of vaccinating teenager nor implying there aren't some really bad cases of covid among them. I was just postulating that there might be a link between supply outstripping demand among the over 16 and the moment the FDA chose (or will chose) to allow the use of Pfi...

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