‘Deliberately Patient’ Heisenberg Report. On May’s Job Report.
Self-Driving Cars Could Be Decades Away, No Matter What Elon Musk Said WSJ. As NC readers will not be surprised to learn.
Global trends in clinical studies of ivermectin in COVID-19 (PDF) The Japanese Journal of Antibiotics (peer reviewed, published by Japan Antibiotics Research Association). 52 pages, worth the pot of coffee. Or you can skip to “6. Conclusion”:
The effective concentration of ivermectin against SARS-CoV-2 in an in vitro experiment by Caly et al. is as high as 2 μM; in clinical practice, it is necessary to administer tens of times the normal dose in order to obtain such a blood concentration. Therefore, there are opinions from the IDSA98) and others that the therapeutic effect of COVID-19 cannot be expected by the administration of the normal dose of ivermectin. However, in actual medical practice, there are many study reports demonstrating that the administration of a normal dose does indeed show a clinical response. As of the 27th of February 2021, the results of 42 clinical studies worldwide have undergone meta-analysis and concluded that ivermectin is effective in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. In the UK, a consensus-based recommendation by 75 healthcare professionals from 17 countries around the world has been carried out and submitted to the WHO to further encourage the issuance of guidelines for the use of ivermectin in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. We must consider why such a discrepancy is occurring.
Indeed! Lots of good data on Merck, too. A continuing theme is that many of the small studies are doctor-initiated, and therefore lack the funding that enables a full-blown RCT. The article comments:
Although these doctor-initiated trial results may appear at first glance to be of a poor quality and biased (to eyes familiar with the results of company-oriented clinical trials in the clinical development of traditional anti-infective agents), physicians involved in these trials are enthusiastic about avoiding bias and need to understand the attitude of seriously assessing the efficacy and safety of a study drug. It must be appreciated that they are truly striving to treat and prevent the onset of COVID-19 in patients, for non-profit motives.
Oh, and if I search for “Ivermectin” on the iOS Twitter app, I get generic Covid hits only, and nothing on Ivermectin. Same with #Ivermectin. On the desktop version, I get Ivermectin hits as expected. This behavior seems curious. Can readers confirm?
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The Groupthink That Produced the Lab-Leak Failure Should Scare Liberals Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
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Anthony Fauci’s Most Revealing Emails From FOIA Request The American Conservative
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The New COVID-19 Normal Is Not Good Mike the Mad Biologist
Patterns in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, by Social Vulnerability and Urbanicity — United States, December 14, 2020–May 1, 2021 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. From the Abstract: “Outreach efforts, including expanding public health messaging tailored to local populations and increasing vaccination access, could help increase vaccination coverage in counties with high social vulnerability.” From the text: “Outreach efforts, including expanding public health messaging tailored to local populations and , could help increase vaccination coverage in high-SVI counties.” Interesting deletion.
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Mainland China reports 24 new coronavirus cases on Jun 4 Channel News Asia
Controlling the narrative:
Powerful combo picture has just hit the @AFP wire.
Shows Tiananmen anniversary vigils in Hong Kong's Victoria Park in 1990, 1999, 2004, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 and… tonight pic.twitter.com/Gf3Fpwtmdt
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) June 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases jump in Myanmar after outbreak near Indian border Reuters. And hence, wherever Myanmar migratory labor goes, i.e., everywhere in Southeast Asia.
‘I just want to cry’: Non-striking civil servants in a moral bind Frontier Myanmar
Monsoon and conflict compound Myanmar’s post-coup food crisis The New Humanitarian
Sarawak: China air force encroachment should not be allowed to recur New Straits Times
Indian Bar Association Serves Legal Notice Upon Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist, WHO Trial Site News. Over Ivermectin.
In rural India, fear of testing and vaccines hampers Covid-19 fight Agence France Presse
India: Lioness dies from COVID in zoo Deutsche Welle
US Pours Gasoline on Afghan Conflict on Its Way Out Breakthrough
The weird world of Chabad, an influential Hasidic sect that’s been taking America (and Israel) by storm Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Craig Murray’s Trial: What Happens Next Craig Murray
New Cold War
Layered Cake. What to Expect from the Putin-Biden Summit? Valdai Discussion Club
Elites Tremble as Peru Leftist Taps Anger Over Rising Inequality Bloomberg. Quite the headline.
Our Famously Free Press
Federal judge overturns California’s decades-old ban on assault weapons San Francisco Chronicle. The judge was confirmed in 2004 by 1 98-1-1 vote, one of which was Biden’s.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism Left Voice
The Bottom 90% of Americans Are Borrowing From the Top 1% Bloomberg (HM). Original paper.
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote, or anti-antidote:
Me and my missus got chased by this hippo in Livingstone this last weekend. Chased us for 200m
?: Brandon Reed.
— Lembani Travels (@LembaniTraveler) May 28, 2021
“But at my back I always hear. Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near…”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.