Ongoing coronavirus happenings

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For those of us who like English Premier League footie, there is an ongoing competition between the teams using EA Sports Fifa 20:


The players are really not all that good, but it is interesting if you know their on-field play; for example, I watched Moussa Sissoko (from the Spurs) playing and he plays in the game just like he does on the field, eg passing when he should take a strike.

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I think that might be because nicotine is an ACE2 antagonist. So, not really “frenchest thing ever”, but informed by science (and still, a desperate measure - I guess getting this though the ethics board would have been difficult at any other time).

As always, this is very much preliminary, and just looking at this:

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=de&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_ylo=2020&q=+nicotine+ACE2&btnG=

makes me think that quite a lot of researchers are trying to cover all possible angles right now.

ETA: I hope no one tries to start smoking now! I mean it! Don’t even jest about it. Some people will be stupid.

From the results above:

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Sadly the DUP only want to use this to get the army on the streets again. Because that was just so great.

Also u saw a yougov poll today suggesting that England may be just totally bored of NI:

Worth remembering that Al de Pfeiffel’s first big achievement in office was utterly fucking the unionists who kept them in power over. At least the unionist politicians a century ago knew to never trust the English. The current shower look to the American right for inspiration and are at sea.

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I have the feeling that this piece should have contained a complete written statement of Järvinen on his position, giving him the chance to be comprehensive, clear, and provide evidence for his stance.

I do have this feeling a lot theses days.

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It’s a 14 minute interview. There are no subtitles and my translation skills are shit.

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OK, posted this on another thread, but I think it’s important and bears repeating.

Get your sleep. Sleep is the immune system’s time to go into overdrive.

This has even led to melatonin being considered as an adjuvant (booster, if you will) treatment for COVID-19.

And, in my personal N=2 sized study, teenagers are easier to deal with after they get lots and lots of sleep… way easier…

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Oh, thank you! Not that my Finnish exceeds Llevan polkka * and I could understand a thing, but I (wrongly, I now think) assumed they were just quoting him without context.

ETA: he’s not wrong that the second wave will be more difficult when it hits during the cold season. The rest of the short summary: I honestly don’t know, and I, for one, am having my fingers crossed for more research on every field to inform decisions. Making decisions is going to be tough. Really, really tough.

* I know it’s in an easter dialect, I just wanted to bring it up since I actually learned to sing that in canon once…

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This has been known for a while. Half the “problem” with teenagers is we jam them on a schedule that doesn’t properly reflect when and how they sleep. Massive hormonal changes + sleep deprivation = extremely poor emotional regulation.

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Easier said than done. The stuff that is going on is the kind of stuff that doesn’t allow me to sleep well. Perhaps people sleep better when they are less stressed, so the root cause is stress and lack of sleep is just a side effect. Correlation doesn’t imply causation and all that jazz. It’s very difficult to force yourself or force others to sleep more.

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Along those lines:

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Uh, this is good? Messaging here is consistently contradictory.

Always have to question my sanity when dear leader has a comment that makes sense.

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Um, Politico… There’s a little something on your nose there.

How could they not point out Trump’s mixed-messaging (two-faced lies) on that?

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