Daily Archives: November 18, 2022

Pastor Explains Consequences For Hoax That Never Happened – Halloween Burning Saga – Part 2…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“Greg Lock, pastor of the congregation I call Witches for Jesus, explains the consequences for the people who totally just deleted his very real email. Spoiler: they aren’t loving, forgiving, or kind. This guy really just made up a whole scenario to be upset about so he could yell at his community. It’s honestly very sick and scary.”

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Safe and Effective…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“Association between vitamin D supplementation and COVID-19 infection and mortality

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-24053-4

(12th November 2022)

Johns Hopkins
University of Michigan
National Bureau of Economic Research
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
Department of Veterans Health Affairs
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago

Vitamin D deficiency, associated with reduced immune function,

can lead to viral infection

Vitamin D deficiency, associated, increases the risk of COVID-19

But is it a treatment / prognosis improver?

Population of US veterans, we show that Vitamin D2 and D3 fills

Associated with reductions in COVID-19 infection

After applying all restrictions

220,265 supplemented with vitamin D3

34,710 supplemented with vitamin D2

407,860 untreated patients.

Study design

Retrospective cohort

Supplemented (before and during the pandemic),

versus untreated controls

One to one matches

D2, D3, or calcifediol

Veterans Administration Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) electronic health records.

Vitamin D levels typically respond to treatment following two months of exposure

D3 cohort

COVID-19 rates for the treated = 2.66%

COVID-19 rates for the untreated = 3.30%

D3 20%, reduction

D2 28% reduction

Mortality within 30-days of COVID-19 infection

Infection ending in mortality within 30 days

D3 group

Treated group death rate after infection = 0.23%

Untreated group death rate after infection = 0.35%

Vitamin D3 33% mortality lower (HR, 67%)

P  less than  0.001

Vitamin D2 25% lower (HR, 75%) (but not significant)

Veterans receiving higher dosages of Vitamin D obtained greater benefits from supplementation than veterans receiving lower dosages.

Vitamin D blood levels between 0 and 19 ng/ml,

exhibited the largest decrease in COVID-19 infection and mortality following supplementation

(0–19 ng/ml, 20–39 ng/ml, and 40 + ng/ml)

Dosage options, 20 IU, 40 IU, 100 IU, 125 IU, 200 IU, 250 IU, 400 IU, 500 IU, 800 IU, 1000 IU, 2000 IU, 5000 IU, 8000 IU, and 50,000 IU

Black veterans received greater associated COVID-19 risk reductions, with supplementation than White veterans

As a safe, widely available, and affordable treatment, Vitamin D may help to reduce the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More background

Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency affect approximately half of the US population,

with increased rates in people with darker skin,

reduced sun exposure,

people living in higher latitudes in the winter,

nursing home residents,

and healthcare workers

Populations with low levels of Vitamin D have also experienced higher rates of COVID-19

New mechanism

Vitamin D is needed to allow T helper cells to control and reduce Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) production

Conclusions

These associated reductions in risk are substantial and justify more significant exploration and confirmation using RCTs.

This is particularly important given the high rates of vitamin D deficiency in the US population and COVID-19.

Extrapolate, D3 supplementation to the entire US population in 2020

4 million fewer COVID-19 cases (19,860,000 actual cases)

116,000 deaths avoided (351,999 actual deaths)

Given our findings,

the absence of severe side effects,

the widespread availability of vitamin D3 at low cost,

vitamin D3 presents a unique opportunity to reduce the spread and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

K2, MK-7

Supplement, probably 100 micrograms per day

Nato, 1,000 micrograms per 100 g

Cheese, typically 50 micrograms per 100 g

Safe and effective

UK, GP incentives to vaccinate

Home, £30

Standard reimbursement to Primary Care Networks (which then gets passed to GPs) £15

New contract, £12.58 each

Lawrence

I have heard that Dr. John Campbell is in the pocket of Big Overhead Projector Lobby.

Rumour is that he has accepted tens of dollars of under the table expenses.

Anyone else notice that he always seems to have an endless supply of A4 paper and fountain pens?”

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Twitter Engineers DUNKED on Elon Musk and Got FIRED. Like at ANY Job…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“Twitter engineers found out the hard way that publicly calling out your new boss isn’t a good way to keep your job. Musk is reportedly cleaning house and cutting out any employees who have been publicly critical of him for fear of them sabotaging his plans for the company. Meanwhile, TikTok is hiring 1,000 more people. Guess where all those Twitter refugees are gonna go?”


The Flushed Poo Award


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#RIPTwitter: Elon Musk LOCKS Twitter Employees Out of Twitter HQ?!…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“To say that Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been less than smooth is an understatement. The billionaire fired half the staff almost immediately, gave the rest an ultimatum to shape up or ship out, and things have apparently gotten so bad he’s locked employees out of the office today. Then we talk about how ad networks are literally telling publishers to mine Elon Musk outrage for ad revenue… that’s not going to Twitter.”


The Flushed Poo Award


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Anime News Network in DENIAL After Sale? Vox Might Get Sold Off Too!…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“Anime News Network seems to be in denial about what being sold off to a huge Japanese media conglomerate means for them. Sure, they might have editorial control for now… but how long will that honeymoon realistically last? Then we talk about how Vox Media is likely to get sold off soon as well. The digital media apocalypse is upon us.”

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Deconstructing Jordan Peterson on Religion…


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Date: November 18, 2022

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“Jordan Peterson is famously vague when asked about his views on the existence of God. He’s more enthusiastic about discussing religion and scripture broadly, but still then leaves some mystery about his actual views.

In this video, I try my best to identify and unpack Peterson’s religious philosophy, before offering some objections.”

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