April 8th, 2021

belgium fries

Распад европейского регуляционного режима!

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, following Bavaria, announced its intention to conclude a memorandum on the supply of the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus, the NDR television and radio company reported with reference to the Minister of Health of the state, Harry Glave. According to the TV channel, Glavė already wants to send an agreement for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to Moscow.
Mr. Twister

Успехи эпидемиологии

philg -- What about an evolving coronavirus, which is what we plainly have now? If we’d let the virus rage in the spring of 2020, at this point there wouldn’t be any humans left without antibodies to the not-Chinese Wuhan edition of the virus. If we assume that shutdowns and masks work, the result is that there are always going to be pockets of humans with no resistance and among whom a mini- or maxi-plague can rage. Isn’t that situation more conducive to mutations than if we’d gotten it all over with in spring 2020 and swept up?

I ran this question by my medical school professor friend. “Your thinking would have been conventional in epidemiology through 2019,” he responded, “but is unacceptable today. Another way to look at this is that humans and the virus, without these interventions into the ecosystem, would have coevolved. Think about what happens when people try to manage forests, putting out fires as best they can. Mostly what they accomplish is preserving a tremendous amount of fuel for a fire that will far exceed their ability to control.“