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by N212R
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico
Replies: 19
Views: 4362

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

There are hardly in cultural ties or any major business ties connecting Utah and New Mexico. Hardly any of the 70,000+ LDS members who live in NM have "cultural" ties to Utah? Or as Wikipedia says... "Mormons first came to New Mexico in 1846. The LDS Church has traditionally had a st...

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by N212R
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1011
Views: 117136

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Great post enplaned - the world of Amazon freight-handling made objectively transparent.

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by N212R
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico
Replies: 19
Views: 4362

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

Farmington has a significant LDS population pushing the growth...must expand the Empire.

You will note there is also a Farmington, "suburb" of SLC.

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by N212R
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10139

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

A couple of questions come to mind: Why does the US Dept of Defense use Delta, a private company, to transport government employees? Don't the Feds have contracts with charter or other operators to fly troops? Are there particular advantages to using the A350 for these routes? Delta offers charters...

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by N212R
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10139

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

A couple of questions come to mind:

Why does the US Dept of Defense use Delta, a private company, to transport government employees?
Don't the Feds have contracts with charter or other operators to fly troops?

Are there particular advantages to using the A350 for these routes?

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by N212R
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6095

Re: Delta fleet 1999

Once upon a time, Delta was a domestic airline company. Before the Globalist Financiers got control....

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by N212R
Wed May 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

To me, the current position of any country closing itself off from foreign country is unsustainable, and on the long run its only avoiding the inevitable. Of course you are expecting a vaccine. If a vaccine is not done, what would NZ do? keep closed for ever? You underestimate the adaptable capacit...

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by N212R
Wed May 27, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1011
Views: 117136

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
I said they were helping Sun Country out, which they are.


And I would belatedly say to Sun Country, "be careful what you wish for. A good deed doesn't always get rewarded."

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by N212R
Tue May 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1011
Views: 117136

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
Amazon is helping Sun Country out by dramatically-advancing the delivery and in-service dates of the aircraft that Sun Country will be operating.


Where would the world be without the humanitarian efforts of the altruists at Amazon? :roll:

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by N212R
Thu May 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8841

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Slice it anyway you want but SLC is a net loser in this pandemic. Apart from their large reliance on DL, the LDS international church traffic (has) will take a foreseeable hit. Expansion is an LDS tenet...things have changed.

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by N212R
Fri May 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

In a non-total lockdown situation, home is the most likely place to get infected. 1 person infected on the outside will most likely infect all others in the household, even if they never leave the door. And the larger the households, the more home infections you'll see. Assuming minority groups gen...

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by N212R
Wed May 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Have researchers looked into potential connections between flu vaccination and Covid-19 rates?

Someone provide a primer on flu vaccination in the US?

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by N212R
Tue May 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

AirWorthy99 wrote:
1) different virus strain

This is something that doesn't make much sense, really.


Happy to agree with you. The FL evidence seems clearly to advocate for something besides the virus strain "theory".

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by N212R
Tue May 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Your assessment of the US situation is correct. By far one of the most serious problems in our society is a lack of maturity amongst many adults coupled with inability to see any big picture beyond one’s immediate selfish needs. The only "big picture" Americans can see is the Idiot Box. W...

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by N212R
Tue May 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23926

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

It doesn't explain the (very probable) high Swedish infection rate while maintaining a relatively low mortality rate. The UK tried the Swedish approach, but changed its mind. It didn't work there like it did in Sweden. It is an interesting conundrum. I can understand why the Swedes fare better than...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

it is apparently coming to light that these regions are fighting a less deadly strain of the virus than the East Coast and Europe which seem to have been afflicted by a nastier one. Which accords perfectly with what folks like Prof Montagnier have stated. This was a botched vaccine experiment while...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

it is apparently coming to light that these regions are fighting a less deadly strain of the virus than the East Coast and Europe which seem to have been afflicted by a nastier one. Which accords perfectly with what folks like Prof Montagnier have stated. This was a botched vaccine experiment while...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58197

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

In "serious" studies, the virus has been shown active up to 24 hours on cardboard. What's the point in all the bluster if we're going to continue to buy Chinese made products?

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by N212R
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31223

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

The whole dance is just a bit sickening to me, but I suppose that's just the way it works now, especially since many industries, especially aviation, have been the victims of governments' unpreparedness in this case. What is sickening is the attitude that "unpreparedness" is instinctively...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

TTailedTiger wrote:
Are you not aware that something like 98% of coronavirus patients make a full recovery?


No, I'm not aware of that because it isn't true.

Much too early in the pandemic cycle for that conclusion. Much too often we read misleading statements.

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by N212R
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6963

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

Aaron747 wrote:
Nobody from the task force, CDC, NIH, the multiple epidemiologists posting regularly on Twitter - nobody has said anything like that. Ridiculous to believe online lies so easily.


Throw in a WHO and we'll have a full pack...of what is the question?

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by N212R
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Momentum is building to speed the development of coronavirus vaccines by intentionally infecting healthy, young volunteers with the virus. A grass-roots effort has attracted nearly 1,500 potential volunteers for the controversial approach, known as a human-challenge trial. https://www.nature.com/ar...

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by N212R
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

You have managed to say what I was planning to, though I would likely have been banned due to the extremely strong language used to express my utter contempt for these selfish, stupid idiots. How to make it simple for idiots? Maybe try to point out to them that if lockdown, which we all hate but ac...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15341

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

If New Zealand really takes a no off Island travel until a vaccine is widely available approach, the economic damage will be catastrophic. What percent of NZ's GDP is from trade and tourism? With tourism eliminated and trade somewhat reduced, NZ is likely to have a severe depression. Foreign invest...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Michigan still stuck on the plateau. 800-1000 cases a day for almost a month, daily numbers look low giving a false sense of hope, but get restated to same level later. Michigan's case fatality rate is 7% Both Caucasian and African American races have 41% death rate. 13% unknown. This pandemic is p...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Things are hotting up in Originland. The senator called out the NIH "in collaboration with US institutions". The pigeons are coming home to roost.

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by N212R
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

That's all well and good, but Chinese university researchers did get the virus's genome out of the country in both samples and papers in early January before the government was able to get its suppression machinery going. And that's a large part of what our researchers are working from now. There i...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1703

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

Look I’ll end this by saying that I have to leave the country on one of these flights I will be fine. I can afford it. If this “town hall” made anything clear is that most of my fellow citizens in this country do not have that kind of luck and privilege and have a far greater need to get home than ...

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by N212R
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

And how about more: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/researchers-say-covid-19-product-of-natural-evolution-not-a-laboratory-construct https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/the-new-coronavirus-was-not-genetically-engineered-study-shows https://www.biospace.com/article/stop-the-conspiracy-theori...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

but Donnie's leadership in this situation is a really, really, really low bar to clear:.. I would suggest you prepare an equal and similar Timeline for ALL the G7 (G8?) leaders. And while you're at it, include the heads of state in every country of the World. THEN you can happily try to make the ar...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... -wuhan-lab

Seems the "conspiracy theorists" have better sources than the WaPo and NYT. What's that John Prine song, "The Great Compromise"...
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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... -wuhan-lab

Seems the "conspiracy theorists" have better sources than the WaPo and NYT. What's that John Prine song, "The Great Compromise"...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

You may not have experience working in government or large companies, but they do a lot of scenario planning. Pandemic response is not an alien concept to the US government, but to take appropriate steps requires an executive branch that takes the steps seriously and delegates to the right people. ...

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by N212R
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Looks like some media outlets are seriously working on getting Fauci fired. They were successful cleaning up Trump cabinet in the past and odds are against Fauci. Hope Trump stops taking flame-bait and doesn't fire Fauci. I don't think Fauci is any better or worse than many others in the bio-medico...

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by N212R
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT3Ypg9LOWU
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If you don't want to believe the "propagandists", how about an everyman J.C. on a bike...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT3Ypg9LOWU

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by N212R
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Sir Stirling Moss
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: RIP Sir Stirling Moss

No better proof of greatest than the near unanimous accord of his contemporaries - he was the Man to beat when he pulled up to the starting line.

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by N212R
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

January 12th: China makes the complete virus genome available to everyone Janiary 19th: reliable test protocol available to anyone. There are really no excuses for the US federal governments failure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6szUVri_FfQ Only 7,000 views of the CDC meeting on Feb. 26 discussi...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2772

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

We have an indirect democracy. The word democracy features in that phrase The word "democracy" is no where to be found in the US Constitution. The term "indirect democracy" is a convenient and wholly inadequate bastardization of "constitutional republic". It was invent...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2772

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

I would also say that I think Bernie did the correct thing here, personal sacrifice for the common good, the defeat of this madman we have in office before he destroys our Democracy. As they say, "a little bit of knowledge....". We do NOT have a Democracy. We have a Constitutional Republi...

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by N212R
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2772

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

The script is going according to plan. Now, to bring the true candidates from behind the curtain. Biden, his deficient brain and disturbing contact videos aside, has always been nothing but a place holder. Democrats are a delusional bunch but they aren't stupid enough to think Creepy Joe is their ma...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

On the topic of China - not good if even half of this is accurate: Sources in China tell me: 1. Things are very bad in Guangzhou City of #Guangdong province. #CCPVirus cases are exploding. 2. Schools and universities in Beijing won’t open until September. 來自中國的消息:廣州 #中共病毒 案例爆增, 北京的學校9月前都開不了學 https:...

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by N212R
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Tugger wrote:
So he accepted and was fully aware of the issues it presented.

Tugg


What part of "Americans should be a lot more worried about the flu" demonstrates full awareness of the CoVid-2 issue?

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by N212R
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9WAWSJvr-0

Blame Trump if you must but this from the Director of our National Institutes of Health on February 7.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9WAWSJvr-0

Blame Trump if you must but this from the Director of our National Institutes of Health on February 7.

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by N212R
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

There are known methods of doing genetic engineering and those methods leave their marks. Those marks are absent here. Would you care to expound? The high degree of sequence homology to existing bat coronaviruses and to the prior SARS coronavirus suggest a natural origin. Let us know when suggestio...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

E is the envelope protein. It is not entirely clear what its function is, but coronaviruses that are genetically engineered to lack this protein can still infect cells, albeit not as well. It might serve as an ion channel that gets used during the intracellular replication process and it seems to f...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

And I am not aware of a controversy about gain-of-function mutations. Care to fill me in? It would appear that not everyone is happy with "gain of function" research. https://www.change.org/p/national-institutes-of-health-reinstate-the-global-moratorium-on-gain-of-function-research?recrui...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

Can you please explain "gain of function mutation" and why it is, I believe, a very controversial subject?

Thanks much for your excellent overview.

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by N212R
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

DocLightning wrote:
Because viruses have proteins on their surfaces, it is possible to raise antibodies against them, even if they are viruses that do not infect animals.


My understanding is the horseshoe bat can be infected with the SARS virus but doesn't get sick? What do we know about that mechanism?

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by N212R
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4107

Re: A series of posts about virology

Were virologists, on the lookout for the next big outbreak, predicting a virus with a shared receptor to the original SARS or would that have been unexpected?

What did MERS use as a receptor?



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by N212R
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66572

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

You have no scientific premise. You have a linked article with no backing pretext of what agenda you are pushing from a known anti intellectual tin foil hat site. Agenda pushing...check wackos....check tin foil hat...check anti-intellectual...check extreme right...check You've forgotten "cling...

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