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Japan researchers use ostrich cells to make glowing COVID-19 detection masks
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Dec 10, 2021 • 16 hours ago • 1 minute read •
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Kyoto Prefectural University President and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Yasuhiro Tsukamoto holds an ostrich egg in Kyoto, Japan in this handout photo taken in August 2021 and released by Kyoto Prefectural University.
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TOKYO — Japanese researchers have developed masks that use ostrich antibodies to detect COVID-19 by glowing under ultraviolet light.
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The discovery by Yasuhiro Tsukamoto and his team at Kyoto Prefectural University in western Japan could provide for low-cost testing of the virus at home, they said in a press release.

The scientists started by creating a mask filter coated with ostrich antibodies targeting the novel coronavirus, based on previous research showing the birds have strong resistance to disease.

In a small study, test subjects wore the masks, and after eight hours, the filters were removed and sprayed with a chemical that glows under ultraviolet light if the virus is present. The filters worn by people infected with COVID-19 glowed around the nose and mouth areas.

The team hopes to further develop the masks so that they will glow automatically, without special lighting, if the virus is detected.

Tsukamoto, a veterinary professor and the president of the university, has studied ostriches for years, looking for ways to adapt their immunity power to fight bird flu, allergies, and other diseases.

Tsukamoto told the Kyodo news agency he discovered his own positivity for COVID-19 after he wore one of the special masks and found that it glowed when checked. The diagnosis was confirmed after a standard test.
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10 is more acceptable than 90 to me. I have not been shown by any credible source that there is any serious side effects (aside from first 24-48 hours) of the vax to warrent taking the increased risk of being in the 90%.
I on the other hand cannot be shown by any credible source why I should risk 24/48 hours of possibility of serious side effects for an experimental dose against a disease with a 99% survival rate .
 
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Are you fine with the children getting a half dose ? Get them hooked early , almost like the corner dealer .
 

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Can’t Make This Up: Vaccine Maker Moderna Pulls Out of J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Due to COVID-19 Fears​

By Jim Hoft
Published December 15, 2021 at 2:25pm
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This convid virus hoax and farce will soon have to start to fall apart. It cannot possibly go on that much longer anymore. So, just how much longer can this covid bullshit keep going on. After Omnipron or Omniporn or Omnicon, whatever, what will be the name of the next covid virus to come along?

They might as well call it the - Up Your Ass Stupid - virus because that is what it will be. It will be just another virus lie and hoax bullshit to be shoved up the asses of all of those gullible stupid peasant people's arses out there. It sounds to me like it would make a great name for the next covid #4 virus. Works for me. (y)
 
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Top U.K. official steps down from COVID-19 lockdown parties probe
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly PMQ's April 28, 2021 in London, England.
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LONDON — Britain’s top civil servant Simon Case has stepped down from leading an investigation into alleged parties in government offices in breach of COVID-19 lockdowns after an event was held in his own office.
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“To ensure the ongoing investigation retains public confidence the Cabinet Secretary has recused himself for the remainder of the process,” a spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said.

“The work will be concluded by Sue Gray, second permanent secretary at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

“She will ascertain the facts and present her findings to the Prime Minister.”

A video emerged earlier this month showing Johnson’s staff laughing and joking about a Downing Street party during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned, resulting in condemnation from political opponents and the public.

Johnson, who has said he had been assured COVID rules were not broken and that there had been no party, asked Case to investigate.

The Guido Fawkes website, however, said on Friday that two events were held in Case’s private office last December. The BBC said invitations were sent out for one of the events titled “Christmas Party!.”

A government spokesperson quoted by the BBC said office staff had taken part in a virtual quiz, with a small number joining from their desks.

Case played no part in the event, but had walked through the team’s office on the way to his own office, the spokesperson added, according to the BBC.
 

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WARMINGTON: Ontario businesses taken to cleaners by 'lockdown light'
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Joe Warmington
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Dec 17, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 2 minute read •
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Closed due to COVID sign.
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For Ontarians who have done everything asked of them, it feels like they have been taken to the cleaners.
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I tried to ask Joe at my local Cadet Cleaners for a comment on the province’s response to the Omicron variant, but his shop is now out of business.

“We are closing down as we cannot meet the increased rent,” a notice on the door read.

Via text message, he said “pandemic business was too slow” and with people not gathering for office meetings or parties, he was done.

“Thanks for your love and support for our business in the past 18 years.”
The owner of a Cadet Cleaners at 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy., in Mississauga, recently closed his business because he couldn't afford rising rent combined with the losses caused by the pandemic.
The owner of a Cadet Cleaners at 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy., in Mississauga, recently closed his business because he couldn’t afford rising rent combined with the losses caused by the pandemic. Photo by Joe Warmington /Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

Count Joe as a COVID victim. Which business is next?

Lord knows there are many establishments in pandemic bankruptcy. And on Friday, Premier Doug Ford and Dr. Kieran Moore presented what might as well be a stake in the hearts of those barely hanging on.

Reduce the indoor gathering limit from 25 to 10. Maximum outdoor gatherings from 100 to 25. Capacity at 50% for indoor events. Prohibit food and drink at sports, concerts, theatres, casinos or horse racing. Bars close at 11 p.m.

This is effectively a lockdown without calling it one — lockdown light. It hasn’t worked before and it is killing the economic engine and spirit of the province and its people.

Same people, same solutions, same result.
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It’s all for a variant described as like a common flu that has killed few but has the whole province in panic mode and racing for a third COVID-19 “booster” shot.

So much for life getting back to normal by social distancing, wearing your mask, cancelling vacations, being way from work and taking two jabs.

It’s clear they don’t have an answer how to get past a coronavirus that infects the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

“People were stunned,” said Rick Hugglestone at Mississauga’s Mulligan’s Pub. “It’s all crazy. They say 10,000 are allowed in Scotiabank Arena, but no food or drink? Who makes these rules? This industry has had no real help for three months, and now they are crippling us.”

Like dry cleaner Joe, will Rick at Mulligans soon have a notice on his door too?
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“I don’t know. I truly don’t know this time,” said Hugglestone, whose business has limped along with on-and-off-again hurdles only to end up back at square one. “They cut off relief months ago, so who knows.”

Pat Quinn Jr. at P.J. O’Brien and Regan Irvine at The Irv both say they will move forward one day at time and hope for an end to this madness. Meanwhile, time will tell how much tolerance the public has for new restrictions, jabs and testing.

“Dr. Peter Juni at the science table suggesting we are moaning was a disgraceful and elitist thing to say,” Hugglestone said. “I will trade paycheques with him.”

If Juni saw a pub owner’s income, then maybe he would understand what being taken to the cleaners feels like.

jwarmington@postmedia.com
 
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WARMINGTON: Ontario businesses taken to cleaners by 'lockdown light'
Author of the article:
Joe Warmington
Publishing date:
Dec 17, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 2 minute read •
20 Comments
Closed due to COVID sign.
Closed due to COVID sign. Getty Images
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For Ontarians who have done everything asked of them, it feels like they have been taken to the cleaners.
Advertisement
Story continues below
Article content

I tried to ask Joe at my local Cadet Cleaners for a comment on the province’s response to the Omicron variant, but his shop is now out of business.

“We are closing down as we cannot meet the increased rent,” a notice on the door read.

Via text message, he said “pandemic business was too slow” and with people not gathering for office meetings or parties, he was done.

“Thanks for your love and support for our business in the past 18 years.”
The owner of a Cadet Cleaners at 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy., in Mississauga, recently closed his business because he couldn't afford rising rent combined with the losses caused by the pandemic.
The owner of a Cadet Cleaners at 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy., in Mississauga, recently closed his business because he couldn’t afford rising rent combined with the losses caused by the pandemic. Photo by Joe Warmington /Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

Count Joe as a COVID victim. Which business is next?

Lord knows there are many establishments in pandemic bankruptcy. And on Friday, Premier Doug Ford and Dr. Kieran Moore presented what might as well be a stake in the hearts of those barely hanging on.

Reduce the indoor gathering limit from 25 to 10. Maximum outdoor gatherings from 100 to 25. Capacity at 50% for indoor events. Prohibit food and drink at sports, concerts, theatres, casinos or horse racing. Bars close at 11 p.m.

This is effectively a lockdown without calling it one — lockdown light. It hasn’t worked before and it is killing the economic engine and spirit of the province and its people.

Same people, same solutions, same result.
Advertisement
Story continues below
Article content
Do the latest provincial restrictions to combat Omicron go too far or not far enough?
Too far
Not far enough
Vote
View Results

It’s all for a variant described as like a common flu that has killed few but has the whole province in panic mode and racing for a third COVID-19 “booster” shot.

So much for life getting back to normal by social distancing, wearing your mask, cancelling vacations, being way from work and taking two jabs.

It’s clear they don’t have an answer how to get past a coronavirus that infects the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

“People were stunned,” said Rick Hugglestone at Mississauga’s Mulligan’s Pub. “It’s all crazy. They say 10,000 are allowed in Scotiabank Arena, but no food or drink? Who makes these rules? This industry has had no real help for three months, and now they are crippling us.”

Like dry cleaner Joe, will Rick at Mulligans soon have a notice on his door too?
Advertisement
Story continues below
Article content

“I don’t know. I truly don’t know this time,” said Hugglestone, whose business has limped along with on-and-off-again hurdles only to end up back at square one. “They cut off relief months ago, so who knows.”

Pat Quinn Jr. at P.J. O’Brien and Regan Irvine at The Irv both say they will move forward one day at time and hope for an end to this madness. Meanwhile, time will tell how much tolerance the public has for new restrictions, jabs and testing.

“Dr. Peter Juni at the science table suggesting we are moaning was a disgraceful and elitist thing to say,” Hugglestone said. “I will trade paycheques with him.”

If Juni saw a pub owner’s income, then maybe he would understand what being taken to the cleaners feels like.

jwarmington@postmedia.com
The more we comply the more they will try .
 

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Heh-heh. Massie and Moosie think the CDC produces, or directs the production of, vaccines.

And neither of them knows jack squat about how vaccines are made.

The reason why is "private companies decided to use different techniques," and now "conservatives" are calling for government direction of private companies. Cuz that ain't socialist.
 

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Heh-heh. Massie and Moosie think the CDC produces, or directs the production of, vaccines.

And neither of them knows jack squat about how vaccines are made.

The reason why is "private companies decided to use different techniques," and now "conservatives" are calling for government direction of private companies. Cuz that ain't socialist.
They do authorize them after the FDA clears them do they not?