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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?

🤔🧐

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"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
https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/alberta-environmental-impact-review-canmore-three-sisters-development

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@dyckron it's the responsibility of those who want to govern -- their own fault they didn't lie+cheat+steal well enough to beat the TBAUCP and get elected. 🤪

/s

Look, elected representatives of Alberta: if you don't wanna do the job, step tf aside and let someone who will.

I hope Albertans have a long enough memory to hold them to account for the outcomes of their irresponsible and destructive policies, no matter when they're finally evident enough for the majority to recognize.

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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. 💞

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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.

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@GeorgiaOnMyMind tyvm 👌

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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.

#Pandemiciversary

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@PacificNic If you legit host this, I will attend.

PacificNic, to random
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I can't believe it's not COVID!

1/2

Fabio stating "I can't believe it's not butter." GIF

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@PacificNic I don't believe it's not COVID, that's for sure

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FYI,

Looks like https://chirp.social is shutting down at the end of Feb, at which point @novid will cease to function

#CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne #Novid

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@JaneDoeTheFirst @novid might look at setting up a account or similar on zeroes.ca to do the same. Have to investigate.

trendless, (edited ) to random
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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.

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INZO - Overthinker (Official Music Video)

https://inv.zeroes.ca/watch?v=2WrOaA7QCM4

#NowPlaying

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US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announces he’ll step down from his leadership role.

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@JaneDoeTheFirst TIL naif. :chef_kiss:

GeorgiaOnMyMind, to random
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What is the best app people@have found to communicate here with iOS devices? Thanks!

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@GeorgiaOnMyMind maybe you can get into the @Feditext beta/testflight? It's basically a new version of Metatext, which was many folks' go-to recommendation but was discontinued over a year ago.

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Daisugi – Growing Straight Lumber Without Killing The Tree https://hackaday.com/2024/02/20/daisugi-growing-straight-lumber-without-killing-the-tree/

PacificNic, to random
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"Part of this good breakfast" is such a shameless work-around by the breakfast cereal industry.

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@PacificNic just like an air freshener is part of 'this complete oil change'. Super integral. 🧐

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What's the cool Mastodon web client with the "catch up" mode, again?

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https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2024/02/first-take-on-the-online-harms-act/

> 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.

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-023-02793-8

> 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.

trendless, to novid
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1.8%.. 👀

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2024.02.22.24303193v1?s=09

> 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.

#CovidIsNotOver @novid

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That is, assuming you run into the same variant again 🫠

> Reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 by divergent Omicron sublineages, 16 days apart https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37269428/

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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?

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@mycams @jbond the medical use respirators have an extra coating/layer that helps increase splash protection which allows it to be certified for use as a surgical mask. Not necessary to protect against airborne respiratory pathogens, pollution, etc

(in North America, the 1870+ is the 'surgical' Aura, and the 9205+/9210+ are the industrial Auras)

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@TalktoBeverley @sb in North America, the red straps are used exclusively on 3M's Aura 1870+ N95. Their Aura N95 non-surgical respirators have blue (9205+) or white (9210+). Same APF, though. As an aside, I don't understand why, but it seems rare for a respirator to be submitted for N99 certification. The Aura 9205+ N95 scored 99.7 in masknerd's tests and the Vflex 9105+ N95 scored 99.4. iirc, only the made-in-🇨🇦 Vitacore CAN99 scored higher among the FFRs he tested, at 99.9. Obv the tests are specific to his face, so ymmv.

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@TalktoBeverley @sb very welcome! I̶ ̶b̶e̶l̶i̶e̶v̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶'̶r̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶r̶r̶e̶c̶t̶:̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶1̶8̶6̶3̶+̶ ̶A̶u̶r̶a̶s̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶a̶p̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶9̶3̶3̶0̶+̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶l̶u̶e̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶y̶'̶r̶e̶ The 1863+ and the 9330+ are both rated FFP3. The additional splash protection included in the former doesn't impact its rating vs aerosols/particulates, but whether occupational health+safety regulations permit its use in healthcare environments where staff are likely to be exposed to blood/sputum splatter.

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@jbond @TalktoBeverley @sb that's actually the page for the whole 9300+ series, but fair enough. The model numbers I mentioned above are all considered FFP3, so they must have the red headbands. Assuming cost isn't a factor, the 9330+ sans splash protection would be the best option for non-healthcare settings.

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Kinda Ground Turkey #burritos, kinda Mexican sloppy joes.

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@drclareharris that looks amazing 🤤

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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

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@themaskerscomic @Brad we absolutely could!

:vflex: :aura: :n95: :xplore1900:

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