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Old 01-25-2021, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A thread dedicated to some of the good things going on in the world. Keep them truthful, and keep them positive.

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Old 01-25-2021, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Huge scientific medical advances were made and largely openly shared during the push for the vaccine.

Some of the applications we're likely to see in our lifetimes are an HIV vaccine, a universal or “pan” flu vaccine (with the potential of eliminating the flu from earth), a pan-vaccine for all coronaviruses present and future, and cancer treatments that will make what we’re doing now seem medieval.

And just that there’s efficacious vaccines in one ****ing year. It’s a goddamn miracle.
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Got a link? The cancer treatments I witnessed being used on my friend were just awful.
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Got a link? The cancer treatments I witnessed being used on my friend were just awful.
Sorry it’s not more convenient but

https://www.sciencefriday.com/science-friday-podcasts/

They ran 4 roughly one hour segments on the vaccine and they’re very educational.

I’ll admit timelines and science aren’t always friends but one thing that is indisputable is that they learned all kinds of extremely useful stuff.

And we have a vaccine.

Sorry about your friend.

Cancer treatment advances have to be expressed cautiously not to provide false hope. While trying to stick with your positive guidelines it’s not likely going to be applicable for people who already have cancer as far as I understand it.
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Sorry it’s not more convenient but

https://www.sciencefriday.com/science-friday-podcasts/

They ran 4 roughly one hour segments on the vaccine and they’re very educational.

I’ll admit timelines and science aren’t always friends but one thing that is indisputable is that they learned all kinds of extremely useful stuff.

And we have a vaccine.

Sorry about your friend.

Cancer treatment advances have to be expressed cautiously not to provide false hope. While trying to stick with your positive guidelines it’s not likely going to be applicable for people who already have cancer as far as I understand it.
I'll have to sift through that when I get a minute.

She pulled through, but her sister didn't. This was a few years back too, so the advances I've been seeing/hearing about since have gotten better, but still very much walk the fine line between eradicating the cancerous cells and destroying the patient. Besides the chemo, my friend was taking some medication that also gave her gout and basically made her immobile. It would take her 20 minutes just to get in the car to go to chemo, and the doctor said she'd be on that for the rest of her life. One day, she decided "**** it", she wasn't gonna take it anymore. That was probably the best decision she ever made. The gout cleared up, she got a clean bill of health, and now that part of her life is just a memory. The claim that these new discoveries will make those treatments seem medieval doesn't exactly seem like it's being expressed cautiously. lol
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The claim that these new discoveries will make those treatments seem medieval doesn't exactly seem like it's being expressed cautiously.
My bad.

The idea is roughly that what they’ve learned about genetic sequences, mRNA, and how they can manipulate the immune system to use proteins in a certain way will allow them to stop cancerous cells from replicating while leaving healthy cells unaffected.

If they get there my hyperbolic enthusiasm would be fair but you’re right to call me out on it.

I actually felt like I was being cautious by not using the c-word but I’m an excitable boy.
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Totally understandable.
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Totally understandable.
Youre more understanding than my high school girlfriend was. Actually getting it in the vagina before ejaculating sounded a lot easier than it was.
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