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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

    “The European Union will no longer require masks to be worn at airports and on planes starting next week, amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, authorities said on Wednesday. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it hoped the joint decision, made with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, would mark “a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel" for passengers and crews. The new guideline “takes account of the latest developments in the pandemic, in particular the levels of vaccination and naturally acquired immunity, and the accompanying lifting of restrictions in a growing number of European countries,” the two agencies said in a joint statement.”
  2. 3G in Restaurants?

    Combined Nasal, Oropharyngeal Povidone Iodine Plus Glycyrrhizic Acid Sprays, Accelerate Clinical and Laboratory Recovery and Reduces Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial     In this randomized placebo-controlled clinical study, we tested the effects of intranasal and oropharyngeal delivery of a compound of povidone-iodine 0.5% and glycyrrhizic acid 2.5 mg/ml on the laboratory (PCR) and clinical recovery from SARS-CoV-2 patients and their household contacts. 353 patients suspected of having COVID-19 infection were screened by chest CT and nasopharyngeal swab tests (PCR). 200 patients were randomly allocated to two equal groups: treatment and placebo groups. Treatment accelerated the recovery of PCR on days 4, 7, and 10, as evidenced by PCR-positive patients (70, vs. 99%, 20 vs. 65%, 1 vs. 10%) in both the treated and placebo groups, respectively. Treatment enhanced the early recovery of symptoms [day 7.6 ± 2 (CI 7:8.3) vs. 8.9 ± 2 (CI 8.3:9.6)]. Treatment promoted early recovery of anosmia and ageusia [5.6 ± 1 (CI, 4.8:6.4) vs. 11 ± 3 days, (CI, 10.8:12)] in both the treated and control groups (P < 0.0001). There was a notable reduction in transmission of the virus among the household close contacts in the treatment group (4%) vs. 76% in the placebo group. Combined PVI-GA nasal and oropharyngeal spray accelerates both laboratory and clinical recovery of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in the early phases of the disease and reduces the household spread of the virus; thus, it may play an important role in controlling coronavirus outbreaks.
  3. 3G in Restaurants?

    RCT 321 healthcare workers in Mexico, showing significantly lower SARS-CoV-2 infection with vitamin D prophylaxis. 4,000IU daily for 30 days. “In conclusion, the findings of our study indicate that Vitamin D protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection in highly exposed individuals, regardless VD status and with relatively few side effects.” Study is from 2020, before vaccines. This is just from taking the regular vitamin d (cholecalciferol) you can get in lots of shops.    
  4. 3G in Restaurants?

      Is that so? My understanding is that the vaccines are directed solely at the spike protein, whereas natural infection stimulates a broader immune response.
  5. 3G in Restaurants?

    "Definition of anti-vaxxer : a person who opposes the use of vaccines or regulations mandating vaccination"   So, per Merriam-Webster dictionary, most people on this thread appear to be anti-vaxxers. Also a majority of members of the Bundestag.
  6. 3G in Restaurants?

      Ah, but you can do those and this, right? What is wrong with having a further layer of protection?
  7. 3G in Restaurants?

    Personally, if I were dealing with the general public all day, I wouldn't put much faith in a mask to protect me.   Apart from vaccines etc., there are other things that offer protection, for example:   In short, it's a nasal spray that acts a protective film, to prevent infection / lower viral load.   Here is a study of hospital workers... "The results of this study suggest that the Iota-Carrageenan nasal spray is safe and effective to prevent COVID-19 disease in hospital workers managing COVID-19 patients. In our study we identified a risk reduction around 80%."   Something to consider at least for those at high risk.
  8. 3G in Restaurants?

      The study adjusted for age and other risk factors.
  9. 3G in Restaurants?

    Conclusion We found that consistently meeting Physical Activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced odds for severe COVID-19 among infected adults. Specifically, when compared with those who reported being consistently inactive, those who were consistently meeting PA guidelines had lower odds of being hospitalised, requiring ICU admission and dying from COVID-19. Even activity levels that did not meet the PA guidelines were significantly associated with reduced odds of hospitalisation and death. It is notable that being consistently inactive was a stronger risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes than any of the underlying medical conditions and risk factors identified by CDC except for age and a history of organ transplant. In fact, physical inactivity was the strongest risk factor across all outcomes, compared with the commonly cited modifiable risk factors, including smoking, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  10. 3G in Restaurants?

    Which laboratory tests are you referring to?
  11. 3G in Restaurants?

    “What went wrong with the recent I-TECH Ιvermectin study published in JAMA? In brief, the study design was such that any other antiviral, such as Paxlovid or Molnupiravir, would also have failed … Briefly, an antiviral started avg 5.1 days after symptom onset, with a primary endpoint that is triggered 3.1 days after start of treatment, when treatment is for 5 days, will be almost impossible to show benefit. The avg patient didn't even have time to complete the treatment. … In the case of Molnupiravir, the exact same thing is true. The average patient in this trial would not be eligible to even receive it at all. … When we look at the hard endpoints, such as requiring mechanical ventilation and death, what do we see? Not only do these endpoints look incredibly positive for the Ιvermectin group, but they are also the strongest (p-value) findings of the paper.“
  12. 3G in Restaurants?

      Are you in favour of mandatory vaccination for Covid? If so, would this continue indefinately (with potentially 2 or 3 vaccinations every year)? What would the criteria be to end mandatory vaccination?
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      Which peer-reviwed analysis are you referrring to here?
  14. 3G in Restaurants?

      As I think you're aware, the website I linked to presents a meta analysis. They have a detailed breakdown of the data here: This includes various breakdowns, including early/late treatment, for hospitalisation, death, RCTs, and post exclusion of some studies.
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    Hydroxychloroquine is effective when used early. “HCQ COVID-19 studies. 378 studies, 282 peer reviewed, 310 comparing treatment and control groups. HCQ is not effective when used very late with high dosages over a long period (RECOVERY/SOLIDARITY), effectiveness improves with earlier usage and improved dosing. Early treatment consistently shows positive effects. Negative evaluations typically ignore treatment time, often focusing on a subset of late stage studies. In Vitro evidence made some believe that therapeutic levels would not be attained, however that was incorrect.”