Following those who have experience w/ chronic illness, those who are keeping up with the literature, and those sacrificing to keep us all safe; wearing P100 respiratory PPE, pursuing personal zero SARS-CoV-2
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Did the AMTA (Alberta Motor Transit Authority) just appoint Stephen Harper's brother president and then immediately pivot to trumpeting the success of the hydrogen truck pilot being run for the past year by Nikola and Bison?
"Alberta won’t undertake an environmental assessment of Canmore’s controversial Three Sisters development because it doesn’t believe it has jurisdiction to decide whether such an assessment would be warranted, the province said Wednesday."
...is this a joke? Doesn't have jurisdiction? What kind of nonsense reasoning is that? Whose is it then?
Alberta won't conduct new environmental review of Canmore's Three Sisters development despite requests
My fam's favourite zoom storytime host's last day (maybe ever) is today -- his was one of the first we started attending several years ago when all sorts of libraries in the PNW were offering remote versions of their in-person programming and he's one of if not the last to still be doing so. Thank you so much, Mr. Andy; hopefully my kids remember how much you've meant to us. 💞
Good evening, Shop. Past my bedtime, but the Mastodon Mothership gang has made a discovery of a very poorly behaved server out there.
Contentnation dot net appears to be scraping(? not sure if that's the technically correct term for this) profiles, and their associated followers and posts, and replicating them on their own service giving the appearance that Fediverse accounts are presenting themselves via CN's own services.
It's almost the most depressing day of the year, everyone.
It's the Pandemiciversary!
Mark your calendars for March 11 and plan to stay home and avoid social contact. Watch Contagion and laugh and cry at the layered irony about how they said governments would react to an existential threat like SARS 2.0 while eating freshly baked sourdough and drinking too much alcohol over Zoom with all your friends that hopefully won't abandon you, this time.
I can't believe it's not COVID!
It seems like a lack of imagination and outside-the-box thinking is majorly responsible for where we're at currently as a society. Perhaps in part because 'divergent' perspectives have been othered all the way to the edge of the margins in favour of middle-oriented group-think.
US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announces he’ll step down from his leadership role.
What is the best app people@have found to communicate here with iOS devices? Thanks!
Daisugi – Growing Straight Lumber Without Killing The Tree https://hackaday.com/2024/02/20/daisugi-growing-straight-lumber-without-killing-the-tree/
"Part of this good breakfast" is such a shameless work-around by the breakfast cereal industry.
What's the cool Mastodon web client with the "catch up" mode, again?
> After years of delay, the government tabled Bill C-63, the Online Harms Act, earlier today. The bill is really three-in-one: the Online Harms Act that creates new duties for Internet companies and a sprawling new enforcement system, changes to the Criminal Code and Canada Human Rights Act that meet longstanding requests from groups to increase penalties and enforcement against hate but which will raise expression concerns and a flood of complaints, and expansion of mandatory reporting of child pornography to ensure that it includes social media companies. This post will seek to unpack some of the key provisions, but with a 100+ page bill, this will require multiple posts and analysis. My immediate response to the government materials was that the bill is significantly different from the 2021 consultation and that many of the worst fears - borne from years of poorly thought out digital policy - have not been realized. Once I worked through the bill itself, concerns about the enormous power vested in the new Digital Safety Commission, which has the feel of a new CRTC funded by the tech companies, began to grow.
> Following the observation that higher circulating levels of metabolites derived from niacin—an essential micronutrient that is fortified in cereals—are associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular events, genetic and preclinical studies established links among niacin-derived metabolites, soluble vascular adhesion molecule 1 levels and leukocyte adhesion to the vascular endothelium.
> This study investigated the effectiveness of natural infection in preventing reinfection with the JN.1 variant during a large JN.1 wave in Qatar, using a test-negative case-control study design. The overall effectiveness of previous infection in preventing reinfection with JN.1 was estimated at only 1.8% (95% CI: -9.3-12.6%). This effectiveness demonstrated a rapid decline over time since the previous infection, decreasing from 82.4% (95% CI: 40.9-94.7%) within 3 to less than 6 months after the previous infection to 50.9% (95% CI: -11.8-78.7%) in the subsequent 3 months, and further dropping to 18.3% (95% CI: -34.6-56.3%) in the subsequent 3 months. Ultimately, it reached a negligible level after one year. The findings show that the protection of natural infection against reinfection with JN.1 is strong only among those who were infected within the last 6 months, with variants such as XBB*. However, this protection wanes rapidly and is entirely lost one year after the previous infection. The findings support considerable immune evasion by JN.1.
Lazyweb help please.
Need a URL for a UK supplier of 3M Aura, N95, disposable, non-valved face masks for Covid protection. Preferably a box of 10 or 20.
I can't find my way through 3M's product numbers or supplier websites.
It's a simple question. Why is it hard?
Kinda Ground Turkey #burritos, kinda Mexican sloppy joes.
February 22, 2024- “Over the course of chronic infection, SARS-CoV-2 gets exposed to the host’s immune system and other selective pressures that arise from long-term treatment. This can trigger the acquisition of new mutations in the viral genome, leading to the emergence of highly divergent viral variants that can potentially seed new outbreaks in the community. “- https://www.news-medical.net/news/20240222/Persistent-COVID-19-could-drive-virus-evolution-new-study-suggests.aspx