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Racist streamer gets pepper sprayed

The hero looks to be on break and works at the hospital:

Fox is Killing Us

66 Reservoirs Discharging; Cities Severe Flooding Many Dams Burst

Back in 2004, Brian Binnie flew this little rocket-powered beauty, built in his garage, into space

Back in 2004, a guy named Brian Binnie flew this little rocket-powered beauty, basically built in Burt Rutan’s garage, into space. No computer controls, not even hydraulics…the control surfaces were connected to the joystick by cables and pulleys, like a WWI biplane. THIS was the first privately built aircraft to fly to space, twice within two weeks.
So when Amazon man emerges from his ridiculously expensive toy that he had nothing to do with designing, building or flying (he even thanked all of us for paying for it), wearing a cowboy hat as if he some living-on-the-edge maverick who’s risking it all…well, I’ll tip my hat in respect to Brian.
Great little documentary about Burt and the whole crew if anyone’s interested…

Is COVID 19 Vaccine Effective Against DELTA VARIANT?

Study: Pfizer vaccine 88 percent effective against delta variant

Peter Sullivan - 1h ago The Hill

Two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are 88 percent effective against the delta variant, according to a new study.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday from researchers at Public Health England, offers reassurance about the effectiveness of the vaccines against the delta variant.

The 88 percent effectiveness against the delta variant was only modestly lower than the 93.7 percent effectiveness against the alpha variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom.

The findings reinforce earlier data from Public Health England in May finding 88 percent effectiveness against delta.

They are in contrast to an Israeli study earlier this month that provoked some concern when it found the Pfizer vaccine was just 64 percent effective against the delta variant, but that study's methods drew skepticism from some experts.

More: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/study-pfizer-vaccine-88-percent-effective-against-delta-variant/ar-AAMro79?ocid=winp1taskbar

Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns

Here we go again. Bill Maher, Joe Rogan, Bret Weinstein and others who tend to jump the gun, were pushing ivermectin as a miracle drug just a few weeks ago and shaming mainstream science for being bias against it based on one BS research paper.

Melissa Davey - The Guardian
Thu 15 Jul 2021 13.30 EDT

The preprint endorsing ivermectin as a coronavirus therapy has been widely cited, but independent researchers find glaring discrepancies in the data

The efficacy of a drug being promoted by rightwing figures worldwide for treating Covid-19 is in serious doubt after a major study suggesting the treatment is effective against the virus was withdrawn due to “ethical concerns”.

The preprint study on the efficacy and safety of ivermectin – a drug used against parasites such as worms and headlice – in treating Covid-19, led by Dr Ahmed Elgazzar from Benha University in Egypt, was published on the Research Square website in November.

It claimed to be a randomised control trial, a type of study crucial in medicine because it is considered to provide the most reliable evidence on the effectiveness of interventions due to the minimal risk of confounding factors influencing the results. Elgazzar is listed as chief editor of the Benha Medical Journal, and is an editorial board member.

A pharmacist holds the anti-parasite drug ivermectin for sale to the public in Bolivia
Unreliable data: how doubt snowballed over Covid-19 drug research that swept the world
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The study found that patients with Covid-19 treated in hospital who “received ivermectin early reported substantial recovery” and that there was “a substantial improvement and reduction in mortality rate in ivermectin treated groups” by 90%.

But the drug’s promise as a treatment for the virus is in serious doubt after the Elgazzar study was pulled from the Research Square website on Thursday “due to ethical concerns”. Research Square did not outline what those concerns were.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/16/huge-study-supporting-ivermectin-as-covid-treatment-withdrawn-over-ethical-concerns

The Diet Soda Myth and Barriers to Good Research

As The Christian Right Is Declining, They Become Hard-Edged, Says Writer

Tik Tok Star Hilariously TROLLS Republicans, Proves How Vapid & Clueless They Are

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