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As of the first week of August the position taken by two major medical organizations was the same. The American College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal both concluded that any possible benefit from hydroxychloroquine was outweighed by its side effects. It should be used for Covid-19 only if part of a double-blind controlled study. Results ...


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(I got some more clarity after posting the question 5 hours ago) 1. Gilead lost $21B in value when Trump mentioned hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). According to Dr. James Todaro, an investor with a medical background, Hours after Trump’s press conference, GILD dropped 8.7%, and then continued to plummet to $69 per share the following week—erasing $21 billion from ...


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Is hydroxychloroquine + zinc + antibiotics an effective treatment for COVID-19?

It's often claimed, for example, in this Spectrum News report that a drug combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc and antibiotics is an effective early treatment for COVID-19. Researchers at NYU's ...
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Do dramatic cases of body shaking and trembling in religious settings have supernatural causes?

There are many examples of people experiencing dramatic body shaking and trembling in religious settings, such as the ones below: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 Example 6 Example 7 ...
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Short answer: No. It's possible to save as much, but probably not "average". It depends on what the vegan eats. However, it'd be fair to say the "average" vegan diet saves about 300-500 gallons of water per day. Initial investigation The source of the quote links to National Geographic, "Water Conservation Tips". This article ...


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Was Kulbhushan Jadhav an Indian spy working for RAW?

On 3 March 2016, Pakistani security forces arrested an Indian person from Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province. They also recovered an ID and a passport from him. The ID said he was a "serving ...
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Did Pakistan lose each and every war it fought with India from 1947 to 1999?

The speaker in this video says that: The Pakistani army has lost every war it's fought with India from the original war in 1947 until the latest war in 1999 ... This is a recurring narrative that ...
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What is the reason that the moon appears larger on the horizon?

According to the Wikipedia article Moon illusion, it has apparently been "proven" that the moon's larger appearance at the horizon is, indeed, an illusion, and not a magnification of some kind. I ...
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Basis reports by some indicate there are between 400-600 million firearms in the US. So yes there's more guns than US citizens. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/fact-there-are-400-million-privately-owned-guns-us-72936


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Do facemasks cause CO2 poisoning?

I came across this video on BitChute purporting to test the CO2 levels of what appears to be a KN95 (a Non-NIOSH Approved Respirator) whilst the mask is in use. The video shows a device displaying CO2 ...
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I've looked for any confirmation of this around the internet every few days since first posting. The only thing I've found is people asking for sources for the initial claim. Unless something concrete appears in the future, I'm going to say Barr did not visit Ghislaine Maxwell the day she was arrested.


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My take on this is that it's a misunderstanding based on the Protestant numeration of the 10 Commandments. The original commandments given to Moses, which number 17 or more distinct commands, were not numbered the "10 Commandments" as they are known today until many centuries after they were written down. The Catholic (and Lutheran) numeration of ...


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edit: I need to clarify: This is not a complete answer to the question. But it contains relevant information for reaching a conclusion. JPMorgan has a new study (paywall) showing the strongest correlation to new cases is eating in restaurants. The firm analyzed spending by 30 million Chase credit and debit cardholders and coronavirus case data from Johns ...


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More than most card games, poker is a game of psychology and reading other people. There is an element of chance to each individual hand, but the game isn't just one hand, it's a whole series. The winner isn't the person who won the most hands, but the one who wins the most money. The best players learn to read cues from their opponents, to gauge just ...


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Maybe, but this article doesn't show that. It is deeply flawed. It is a reiteration of the "sacrifice the elderly" argument with more statistics. The article uses the incorrect points of comparison in various ways, it presents a rosy picture of their proposal that was known to and is being demonstrated to be false, it fails to demonstrate their ...


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Article claim: Specious on its own terms Contra the excellently researched answer from Paul Draper, the claim in the article is untrue at the time it was written. The article's central claim is that the COVID-19 lockdown has led to 700,000 years of lost life per month, of which 200,000 are due to rising mortality from unemployment and 500,000 are due to ...


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There's NO epidemiological evidence that showcases improved mood through transitioning. Their suicide rate/attempts remain the same. The Washington Post reports nearly HALF of trans male adolescents try to take their own life. New evidence of the need for such services arrived this week in a study in the September issue of Pediatrics, the flagship journal ...


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The Corona Conspiracy, Part 1: Corona, Oxygen, 5G - The Paranoid Worldview of David Icke, Frank Visser http://www.integralworld.net/visser166.html The Corona Conspiracy: Part 2: Combatting Disinformation About the Corona Virus - Debunking David Icke and Andrew Kaufman, Frank Visser http://www.integralworld.net/visser169.html The Corona Conspiracy, Part 3: ...


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This article from New York Magazine summarizes the answer to your question(s) quite nicely. Note: all the bolding within quotes is my own. Did Trump order the protestors cleared? Yes. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that Trump had directed Barr to personally “lead” the response to the unrest. (via the Washington Post) Barr then directed the ...


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The document was found in 2005 by archivist Isabel Aguirre in the General Archive of Simancas. So far, nobody has disputed its authenticity and a renown expert on Columbus, Consuelo Varela, published a book and several scientific publications on it. TL;DR; Yes, the document is deemed authentic. Disclaimer: the document being authentic and the events ...


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The Complaint Counter indicator has several flaws, as stated in the question: It does not address how long the officer is in service. The newbie with 5 complaints cannot be compared to a veteran with 10 complaints over their whole career. It might be accurate only if all the complaints are justified and properly processed. Some moron filing complaints ...


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There are several ways to formalize this question: Type I: Did any political entity, with its capital within the territory covered by modern-day India, invade any territory outside modern-day India? Type II: Did any political entity, which originated within the territory covered by modern-day India, invade any territory outside modern-day India? Type III: ...


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The final peace treaty (It was not called a Peace treaty) between Germany and the Soviet Union along with France, United Statrs and United States, was signed again in 1990, drafted in the late 1980s, towards the end of the Cold War, even as the two intact areas of Germanies (East and West Germany) were uniting. As the two Germanies were reuniting, the final ...


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First off, most mental illnesses aren't "Cured" they are "treated." I suffer from combat related PTSD myself, and in the past struggled with depression. There have been experiments with using drugs like MDMA to enhance regular therapeutic sessions. The thing is, people in these studies aren't just dropping 3 tabs of acid or getting blitzed off their ass on E ...


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That book is pretty much garbage. There’s an interesting RationalWiki article about My Genes Made Me Do It, however it’s rather incomplete. Regardless, I believe the author used Laumanns 1994 self reporting survey of Americans, and simply because less old people reported a gay orientation he used it to infer that people’s homosexuality declines with age. ...


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Yes, this is correct, at least some of the time. Here is an image of an LCD display taken with a microscope: The black/white parts at the top of each pixel are the hardware for controlling each of those pixels. On mobile displays the manufacturer should use the smallest control hardware possible to maximise the amount of light that passes through the pixel, ...


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The ownership of Drudge Report does not appear to be public information. There is no real documentation that I can find one way or other. The widespread speculation about the sale is supported by circumstantial evidence. We will not know unless and until someone with first-hand knowledge discloses and documents ownership. Here is a guide from the US Library ...


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So I actually learned this from my medical science class...What happens when your sick is that your body detects a foreign suspect (a virus) that is attacking your cells to multiply. Helper T cells help activate B cells for antibodies and macrophages to kill ingested microbes. Also they help activate cytotoxic T cells to kill infected targeted cells. In a ...


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The Australian standard is complicated. But what stands out is a factor 1000 between “peak” and “time average”. There are also numbers for “mW per cm squared”, which you can obviously not just multiply by a factor 10,000. So as stated, with just a number without context, it doesn’t make any sense. The people in Luxembourg, Switzerland etc. could probably ...


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Well, if you take a town like Nembro (in the province - not the city - of Bergamo) that has a population of 11,518 and then use a ratio per 100,000, of course one single death will show up as way out of the baseline roughly 10 times more). However, if you do analyze excess mortality in absolute numbers (and I believe this is the original question), there ...


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Widespread mask wearing is something those countries have in common but it is not the only difference between their efforts and those of other countries. I think the point of the chart is not to suggest that mask use is a silver bullet but something (a) that the countries with the 'better' curves have in common with each other and not in common with the ...


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The problem is that the "average surface temperature of Earth" do not exist, it is not a physical measurement, in other words there is not a hole somewhere in the surface of Earth in which you can insert a thermometer ... More than that, measured T° are not homogenous, some come from old airport where the nearest town has grown over the years, for the ocean ...


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I read a quit satisfying answer on reddit. This bitter compound is called cucurbitacin and it can be found in the skin of cucumber. This skin has microscopic tunnels for liquids to flow through. When you put the ends together, you create a seal between the flat parts. When you slide them, water tension causes the fluid to stick to itself and to the cucumber ...


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COVID-19 is, in this respect, no different than any of a million other pathogens - and hand-washing isn't a new thing. The Global Handwashing Partnership has been working for years on promoting hand hygiene to reduce or eliminate the spread of a wide variety of bacteria and viruses. Soap and water reduces viral load on skin. Given hands as the likely ...


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Wrong assumptions can lead to wrong conclusions. that probably these closed numbers belonged to the people who died That assumes that each closed number belonged to one person (or maybe two numbers per person). In China there exists (existed?) what are called "Click farms". As per Yahoo Finance there can be hundreds of phones in one such Click Farm. ...


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Dr Wodarg’s videos and articles show strong evidence of confirmation bias and fundamental attribution error. For example, in his widely shared original video, he distorts the facts, makes correct but not that important generalisations, attributes commercial motivations (without evidence), and avoids key issues to support his hypothesis. Hidden behind the ...


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Have COVID-19 vaccination trials started in Seattle?

I am reading conflicting information on this. In a supposed Associated Press Exclusive, a report went out March 16th saying: U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an ...
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Yes. While there would be no vertical component to pure a pure horizontal velocity vector, direction can be changed via collision with the ground. To some degree it's like banking a billiard ball off of the rail and changing it's direction by 90deg. In the case of a running vertical jump, you were able to change the shape of "the rail" on the fly via your ...


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I am writing this aswer because many have a misunderstanding of how the US healthcare system works. The test is free, as discussed by JRE's top answer. Access to the test is in the $100 range. Rossi did not understand how the US medical system works Which is to say, the person used the US medical system very inefficiently. The US does not have single-...


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Black, bruised and ulcerated toenails are a plague for many who run long distances. The toenails fall off and, each time they regrow, they are thinner than before. I've known several Ironman competitors who have resorted to getting themselves "declawed" to avoid further toenail loss issues. The main issues regarding black/bruised toenails from running are ...


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Battery Weight Batteries are heavy - a Tesla 85kWh battery weighs 540kg. - VW Golf 55.7kWh battery weight 330kg you are looking at around 6kg per kWh. The flanderstoday.eu article above says 'Those so-called non-exhaust emissions are higher in electric cars because most of them are heavier than other kinds of cars' so, I think a large part of this claim ...


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That depends on how you define "legal", and the conclusion that "legality isn't a guide to morality" is potentially misleading. If "legal" means "allowed by the letter of the law", and you assume that German laws were legitimately applicable in the conquered territories, then yes - after the Enabling Act of 1933 gave the government the ability to pass laws ...


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Simple answer - YES More complicated answer - anything, with enough layers can block UV rays to such extent. UV are waves. 315- 399 nm for a UVA and 280-314 nm and UVB in wavelenght. So using a losesly knit clothes leaves the opening for the wavelength to go through. Stacking layers on top of each other make the opening smaller and smaller. WHO Individual ...


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The text comes from a redacted and leaked report from the Jewish Labour Movement entitled Jewish Labour Movement Closing Submission to the EHRC - Antisemitism in the Labour Party. No information can be gleaned as to whether it is accurate or not as it is a allegation made by the JLM and not an actual conviction or statement of fact. Furthermore, the ...


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FWIW In Spanish the nickname for Ignatius is Nacho. Which is also a traditional catholic name. Add to the mix the Protestant make up of Northern European countries and the rivalry between Germanic states (see 30 years war), the use of the word Nazi as an traditional insult for country bumpkins, (where the catholic’s were pushed) seems quite plausible.


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Certainly UK fire regulations and analysis support this claim. Residential institutions are required to have automatic closers on bedroom doors because of this. On taller buildings there is a requirement to have a 30-minute-rated fire door on bedrooms because it gives sufficient time for help / to escape from a fire outside the bedroom rather than be ...


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Airplane mode is software controlled. In other words, when you touch the screen in the area that indicates "activate airplane mode" the software behind the scenes changes some data that prevents calls being made. Nothing fundamentally prevents other software from turning the radio back on. For example the phone app might re-enable the cellular connection ...


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I've personally been recording tow operator deaths since the first one I discovered occurred in October 6, 1934. Since then, more than 945 tow operators worldwide have been killed in line-of-duty incidents regarding all kinds of reasons; vehicle accidents, crashed, overturned, ejected, struck as pedestrian workers, shootings, stabbings, choked to death, ...


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Eating healthy food and excercising can prevent diabetes of type 2. Reference: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa012512 Where doctors draw the line between diabetes and pre-diabetes i dont know but i imagine that a person coming from a doctor with a prescription and hearing the disturbing words 'something something diabetes' would not make a ...


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My caveat to this answer is that it would be hard to disprove that video games can lead to increased depression/anxiety/aggression in certain individuals since there will be at least some individuals that are more prone to these effects compared to the rest of the population. So I want to specifically address the elements of the claim that are generally ...


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