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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 232
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Posted By marting
Agree that would be negligible. For a California...

Agree that would be negligible. For a California population of about 40M assuming 90% vax rate, that comes out to 25 per year or just over 2 vaxxed, covid-19 deaths per month in Calif.

It isn't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,884
Posted By marting
Interesting story today. They are...

Interesting story today.



They are supportive of Russia's, um, special military operation so wanted to help them out by providing info that could be used for kompromat.

Nothing all that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,354
Posted By marting
Bob Wachter, head of UC San Fran Medical, nerds...

Bob Wachter, head of UC San Fran Medical, nerds out about exactly this. Discusses his risk calculation and how he determines whether it's safe to eat indoors at a restuarant w/o masks and where and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,354
Posted By marting
I don't understand the need for binarys. Why does...

I don't understand the need for binarys. Why does the definition of pandemic matter? It's pretty clearly entered an endemic phase where vaccines and/or prior infections do little to reduce new...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,354
Posted By marting
1. Most of the unvaxxed have already had covid....

1. Most of the unvaxxed have already had covid. For that matter most of the vaxxed has probably had Covid too. IHME's estimate is that 95% (not sure I believe it's actually that high but it is high)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,354
Posted By marting
That chart does not show IFR. Rather it's the...

That chart does not show IFR. Rather it's the death rate in terms of people per 100,000 in each group (vaxxed, unvaxxed, ...). 7.73 is not a percentage. It means that 7.73 people in a group of...
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
And Then There's Boston's Mayor Curley

And then there was Boston's Mayor Curley. Elected Mayor while under federal indictment for fraud. He was convicted and jailed while Mayor. President Truman commuted his sentence after serving 5...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th September 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
Tom W. is probably the most on top of making...

Tom W. is probably the most on top of making estimates for each country with reasonable levels of genomic measurements. Great stats knowledge and coder to boot.

This is the best twitter site I've...
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Interesting. This has evolved since the PGP...

Interesting.

This has evolved since the PGP code was published as a "book" to get around the ITAR regulations as the First Amendment protects free speech.

Funny how public key encryption became...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st September 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
Buckle Up. Here comes BA.2.75.2, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1

Fiinally we have some info on new wave threats. These are at very small numbers right now but exhibit significant growth rates. Numbers are too low to estimate severity. Impact should be more...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st September 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
Qatar studied a large portion of their population...

Qatar studied a large portion of their population through Sept. 2021. Similar results to the children's sample from North Carolina but somewhat slower efficacy drop. In the Qatar study efficacy...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st September 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Note that the journal editor rejected the request...

Note that the journal editor rejected the request to withdraw and formally published the April preprint article. Also, the editor had previously put out a call for papers on adverse mRNA effects.
...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arbiter-in...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arbiter-inspecting-documents-in-trump-probe-signals-intent-to-move-quickly/ar-AA123vrF
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Yep. No such claim in the filing. Trump did make...

Yep. No such claim in the filing. Trump did make the claim some time back in his "Truth" Social.

It will be interesting to see where the 11th appeals court goes with this.
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Trump's response to the 11th distr. court. ...

Trump's response to the 11th distr. court.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22442413-trump-reply-to-11th-circuit
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Trump, at a rally for J. D. Vance ...

Trump, at a rally for J. D. Vance

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3649564-trump-says-vance-kissing-my-a-compares-reversal-to-kim-jong-un/


Unreal.
Forum: USA Politics 17th September 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
The appeals court has just given Trump's lawyers...

The appeals court has just given Trump's lawyers a deadline to respond to the DoJ's appeal of next tuesday, Sept. 20.

Good sign. This is exceptionally fast.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Marcie Wheeler notices an interesting footnote in...

Marcie Wheeler notices an interesting footnote in the appeal:



https://www.emptywheel.net/2022/09/16/trust-in-bid-for-stay-doj-likened-trump-to-catastrophic-intelligence-compromise/
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
The Lancet Covid-19 Commission

The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic provides a comprehensive investigation, analysis, and response to COVID-19.

The full report is a downloadable, 57 pg,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,310
Posted By marting
US update. Flu, as expected, did decline over...

US update. Flu, as expected, did decline over summer. Anticipating a fairly significant flu season like AU has had as we go into fall/winter. Will probably compete with BA.5/BA.4.6 if those show...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th September 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Yeah. Something I learned early in my engineering...

Yeah. Something I learned early in my engineering career when coming up with a new approach to a design. There's a strong motivation to think one has just discovered a better way to do something. But...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th September 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
There's a lot of cherry picking going on in that...

There's a lot of cherry picking going on in that policy paper. For another example comparing hospitalizations with SAEs, many/most that didn't require hospitalization.

That said, they are right in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th September 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
95% of people in the US have been infected at least once

Univ. of Wash. IHME 9/9/22:

We estimate that 95% of people in the US have been infected at least once as of August 29.
...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th September 2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Bubba I googled a segment of your quote: ...

Bubba

I googled a segment of your quote:

google "The Epoch Times has learned that administrators at some colleges"

First entry was RFK-Jr's site:
Forum: USA Politics 9th September 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Marcie Wheeler is one of the best commentators on...

Marcie Wheeler is one of the best commentators on this. A detailed analysis by someone that understands USA national security issues and laws. Best known for her work on the Valarie Plame outing and...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th September 2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Pfizer dominates Singapore's vaccine centers....

Pfizer dominates Singapore's vaccine centers. Here's a gov. directory of vaccine providers.

https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations-vcs
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th September 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
More evidence of cardiac problems from Covid-19

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-022-02000-0

Partial Abstract:
Cardiac symptoms are increasingly recognized as late complications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Might be this: ...

Might be this:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/9/8/2121727/-MSNBC-s-The-Last-Word-Judge-Cannon-Runs-Up-The-White-Flag
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Hopefully. A lot of R's and Trump judges didn't...

Hopefully. A lot of R's and Trump judges didn't support his attempts at overturning the election.
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/judge-s-sp...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/judge-s-special-master-order-a-test-of-trump-s-post-white-house-powers/ar-AA11xj2O

Wash. Post piece:
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Yes, with limits. This was established with Nixon...

Yes, with limits. This was established with Nixon where the special prosecutor needed Nixon's tapes in his investigation. SCOTUS ruled that Nixon's privilege claim was superseded by the needs of the...
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
There is certainly an increasing trend in that...

There is certainly an increasing trend in that direction. Trump has become even more unhinged asserting the FBI should just make him President. I'm afraid the rubble he's leaving behind will have...
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
What I'm saying is that SCOTUS made a point of...

What I'm saying is that SCOTUS made a point of avoiding the issue. Stare Decisis would require a prior ruling that a former president was not entitled to executive privilege under any circumstance. I...
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Here's a link to the SCOTUS ruling on the House...

Here's a link to the SCOTUS ruling on the House request for Jan. 6 records that turned down Trump's request for executive privilege.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a272_9p6b.pdf
...
Forum: USA Politics 5th September 2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
It's actually a general rule prohibiting any...

It's actually a general rule prohibiting any access, public or private, to presidential records for a statutory period of time unless the current President authorizes it as necessary for certain...
Forum: USA Politics 5th September 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
According to the archivist's letter, the...

According to the archivist's letter, the authority to access Trump's presidential records was delegated by the President to her thus overriding Trump.
Forum: USA Politics 5th September 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
This is the biggest issue with the Judge's...

This is the biggest issue with the Judge's ruling. She gives credence to the notion Trump having "Executive Privilege." This is clearly at odds with the archivist's ruling delegated to and...
Forum: USA Politics 5th September 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
No, the archivist didn't say that rather that the...

No, the archivist didn't say that rather that the current President had overriding authority and could prevent a former president from asserting Exec. Priv.

Much of the letter was in regard to...
Forum: USA Politics 5th September 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
IIRC, the archivist letter, disclosed some weeks...

IIRC, the archivist letter, disclosed some weeks ago, implied former presidents retained executive privilege unless the current president (or delegate) determined that, in order to investigate...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th September 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
I don't wear a mask in places that aren't crowded...

I don't wear a mask in places that aren't crowded when I'm only there for a few minutes. Larger places that I might be in for a while I mask with a KF94. But I avoid crowds or extended periods in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd September 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
Heart disease after COVID: what the data say

Nature: Aug 2, 2022

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02074-3
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd September 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By marting
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has a report summarizing long covid and several promising avenues currently being investigated.

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2213524119
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 2nd September 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Agree, especially since the excess death numbers...

Agree, especially since the excess death numbers are higher in the UK than USA where it's much less. Not sure why we aren't generally seeing these long delays in the States. Still, some have delayed...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 2nd September 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
Here's BMJ's discussion: UK health officials...

Here's BMJ's discussion:

UK health officials analyse recent rise in excess deaths
https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o2085



Wouldn't surprise me if it turns out that it's because people...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,630
Posted By marting
Yep. That's written into the current...

Yep. That's written into the current Constitution. Calling a constitutional convention is the easy part. 2/3 of the states' legislatures can call for one. The harder part is ratification which...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 29th August 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
There is evidence of excess, all-cause mortality...

There is evidence of excess, all-cause mortality excluding Covid-19 and it has been running around 10% in the UK. It looks likely caused by Covid-19 sequelae. Recovered patients have higher death...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 28th August 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 43,677
Posted By marting
To be fair, 18+ months ago there was significant...

To be fair, 18+ months ago there was significant interest in IVM. Some studies showed exceptionally high efficacy. And some reputable researchers considered IVM as likely ore even extremely useful.
...
Forum: USA Politics 28th August 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
I'm not quick to blame rapdily increasing loss of...

I'm not quick to blame rapdily increasing loss of HUMINT on Trump. I've long thought the accretion of large, mostly commercial, databases with varying degrees of security, have made it incredibly...
Forum: USA Politics 27th August 2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
The Friday filing was more a proper legal filing....

The Friday filing was more a proper legal filing. Very unlike the Monday filing which was a Trump "Witch Hunt" rant thinly disguised as a legal filing. However, unmentioned in the new filing was any...
Forum: USA Politics 27th August 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By marting
Judge says she has 'preliminary intent' to...

Judge says she has 'preliminary intent' to appoint special master to oversee Mar-a-Lago search review
...
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