Jesus Christ, there is no way I just saw someone call Dan Andrews a dictator. Like imagine you’re talking to someone who has come from a country ruled by a real dictator and you say to them “oh yeah, my premier is a dictator! He put my state in lockdown to prevent people from getting COVID-19 and crowding the hospitals”.
Plus Dan Andrews obviously isn’t a dictator since everyone is calling him that so casually without fearing any consequences.
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Fifi The Llama Fights Covid
The time has come to talk about how llamas can maybe help us fight covid. It’s been a long week.
You see, research has shown that a unique type of tiny antibody – a nanobody – produced by llamas has “significant potential” as a new Covid-19 treatment when used in a simple nasal spray.
They’re cheap to produce, easily self-administered, and in theory, could allow you to say that a llama helped you when you got Covid.
The llama is called Fifi, by the way. That seems important. Fifi is trying to help us get over Covid. Fifi wants us not to have to wear masks. Fifi wants us to be able to travel again (maybe I’m assuming too much of Fifi).
As explained by Maïthé Chini, researchers were able to generate the nanobodies by injecting a portion of the virus’ spike protein (which binds it to human cells so it can infect them) into a llama called Fifi, who is part of the antibody production facility at the University of Reading.
The injections did not make Fifi sick but they triggered her immune system to fight the virus protein by generating nanobodies against it. A small blood sample was then taken from Fifi, from which the researchers were able to purify four nanobodies.
And now some pics of our brave llama hero
HOW COOL IS THAT?
The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communication.
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i hope americans know about the unjust, unfair system that allowed them to get vaccines so early. while young and healthy ppl in the us decide which day of the week is more convinient to get a shot, the majority of the world can’t even secure vaccines for their elders.
it’s not “effort” it’s no “innovation”. its just modern imperialism.
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he’s right and he should say it
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The easiest way to tell if someone is vaccinated is to ask them who won the election.
What I find particularity fascinating is when antivaccers are confronted with the news of Donald Trump not only admitting to getting vaccinated himself but finally encouraging those at a rally to themselves get vaccinated many are convinced that what they can see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears isn't true and even insisting that he didn't say it. That is some industrial strength cultish behavior.
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Oxford University was going to open source its vaccine, then the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stepped in and convinced them to sell exclusive rights to AstraZeneca. Now AstraZeneca is failing to deliver and poor countries are struggling to access vaccines.
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in case any of my US followers aren’t aware, the CDC guidance for doctors released yesterday recommends a third covid vaccine shot for people on TNF blockers such as Humira (along with other forms of immunocompromization such as organ replacement, steroids, etc ofc). so definitely talk to your doctor about the possibility (a note probably won’t be required though). link in reblogs
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call me bitter, but personally I think all the people in congress and the white house who
constantly called covid-19 a hoax
hid it from us in the early months
refused to do anything to stop the spread
politicized wearing masks
held huge parties
fought tooth and nail against providing people help
should be last in line for the vaccine. as well as all the people who protested against lockdowns and masks
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I learned recently that my sister-in-law's periods have been getting further and further apart ever since she got the vaccine (she took it to keep her job as a nurse, and deeply regrets it now) Do you know if anything can be done about that? Like some kind of natural medicine or something? I'm concerned for her. My brother (her husband) is in the military and remains unvaxxed but he will have to make a decision to take it or be discharged in the next couple months. Prayers for them both would be appreciated.
Sadly I don't know any specifics about how to treat that, especially since we really don't know exactly what the vaccine might be doing to women's reproductive systems.
However, the doctors associated with FertilityCare Centers of America are the type who might be able to figure out the problem and help fix it.
Generally though, eating healthy, exercising, and reducing stress are all good for regular cycles, so hopefully that can help in the meantime.
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I just wanted to take this moment to say Thank You!!! to everyone who has been able to get vaccinated.
You're awesome. ❤️
Wishing you all the best. Stay Safe :)
UPDATE: Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
For those of you who asked, I made the mask myself, and am hoping to have this, and two other styles in the shop here soon.
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