Saturday, November 7, 2020

Biden wins: Democrat who vowed return to 'normalcy' defeats Trump in cliffhanger election

From JSOnline:

WILMINGTON, Del. – Joe Biden, the former vice president and longtime fixture of American politics, won a bitterly fought contest for president Saturday after vowing to usher in a more robust response to the pandemic and a more civil form of politics.

Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump puts the nation on a sharply different course just four years after voters selected one of the most unconventional leaders in American history to shake up establishment politics.

Biden said in a statement he was "honored and humbled" by the win and that it was time for the country to unite and heal.

"With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation," he said.

Read and see more:

Biden pulls ahead in tight swing state races, urges patience | Nightline

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Or not. 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

University of Texas: Weather does not play significant role in COVID-19 spread

Startling Case Study Finds Asymptomatic COVID-19 Carrier Who Shed Virus For 70 Days



If there's one thing we know about SARS-CoV-2, is that its effects on people vary. A lot. As the pandemic rolls on, this coronavirus continues to bring new surprises.

A team of researchers and doctors has now reported the case of one woman with leukemia who had no symptoms of COVID-19 but 70 days after her first positive test, she was still shedding infectious SARS-CoV-2 particles.

This result is much longer than previous reports of hospitalised adults found shedding infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus up to 20 days after their COVID-19 diagnosis, plus other accounts of people shedding genetic material from the virus up to 63 days after their symptoms first appeared.

The new report should alert doctors and public health experts alike to the fact that people without symptoms and with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, can seemingly shed the SARS-CoV-2 virus for a really long time. In this case, even months.

"Although it is difficult to extrapolate from a single patient, our data suggest that long-term shedding of infectious virus may be a concern in certain immunocompromised patients," the research team wrote in their paper describing the case.

An estimated 3 million people in the US have some kind of condition that compromises or weakens their immune system, making them vulnerable to infections. Cancer patients on chemotherapy and transplant recipients who take immunosuppressant drugs are some examples.

"As this virus continues to spread, more people with a range of immunosuppressing disorders will become infected, and it's important to understand how SARS-CoV-2 behaves in these populations," said virologist and co-author Vincent Munster from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Read more:

Kanye West concedes election, hints at 2024 run

What are the new lockdown rules in England?

VERIFY: No, "surprise ballot dumps" are not "magically" changing ballot counts

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US vote count continues amid Trump legal challenge - BBC News

Open Blog - Thursday

I'm so happy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2020

Supreme Court Sends Louisiana Officer's Suit Against BLM Activist DeRay Mckesson Back To Lower Court

What's going on between Il Guv Pritzker and WI Guv Evers?

 Again, Those "Special" People

Anyone know why the Illinois State Troopers assigned to the Fatass Detail went around to to different locations in Lake Geneva the other night shutting down security cameras or making sure they were pointed away from a certain bar?

Or why everyone who working a certain bar was ordered to surrender their cell phones?

Did they not want pictures of Governor Fatass's party leaking out to the public he has ordered to remain indoors, masked and ignorant from seeing what was going on with the Ruling Class?


With campaigning over, Republicans and Democrats gear up for legal battles ahead

Biden, Trump Make Final Pitches to Voters in Key States

Open Blog - Tuesday

Now the fun starts. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020