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Corona-woo

Post by raven » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12 pm

*please move if this in the wrong place*

I've come across my first bit of proper corona-woo, with diagrams and everything. (Yes, my online life must be pretty sheltered.) Guy I chat to on another forum (and actaully like, damnit) suggested it came out of lab near Wuhan. I said nah, it probably just jumped species from bats 'cos it's close to known coronaviruses. He comes back with, but it has bits from HIV in it so it could have been engineered.

I track down where this came from (a preprint that has since been retracted) and gave him these links:
www.statnews.com/2020/02/03/retraction- ... r-science/
www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/20 ... d7812356cb

He's having none of it,(I suspect he didn't even read them but hopefully some of the onlurkers did) and he came back with this:
https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2 ... virus.html

Yes, a history blogger who acknowledges he can't follow the science...but who links to this:
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... et-bio-lab

Zerohedge is new to me and I have a list of chores as long as my arm to get done today so I don't have time to wade through that article and work out what's wrong with it right this second. Can anyone point me in the direction of a suitable debunk? (Apologies if there is one somewhere up thread - I don't have time to look)

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Woodchopper » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:13 pm

New thread split from the main Covid-19 thread

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by lpm » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:16 pm

You're out of date. Breaking news is it's a North Korean bioweapon!

A Dr Jerry Falwell Jr has just confirmed this, in the prestigous scientific journal Fox & Friends.

Zerohedge is a nutter website - got banned from twitter for running fake news. Actually, it's an odd mix - some interesting stuff, mixed in with dubious stuff, mixed in with Trumpian lies, mixed in with insane conspiracy theories.
I'll miss him after he's died in the pandemic

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by raven » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:32 pm

Cheers Woodchopper.

@lpm - Why didn't I work that out? Obviously the Chinese wouldn't start an outbreak in China. Well, not unless it was a really clever attempt to put us all off the scent.... :D

I figured Zerohedge might be nutty as fruitcake.

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Post by jimbob » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:38 pm

On phone so can't find it but RationalWiki describes it as trying to be the financial equivalent of Natural News and batshit crazy
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by jimbob » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:23 pm

jimbob wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:38 pm
On phone so can't find it but RationalWiki describes it as trying to be the financial equivalent of Natural News and batshit crazy


"Zero Hedge is not quite the NaturalNews of economics, but not for want of trying. The Hamilton 68 Project notes an enduring popularity of the site among PutinBot Twitter accounts.[6]"
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Post by FredM » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:41 pm

lpm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:16 pm
You're out of date. Breaking news is it's a North Korean bioweapon!

A Dr Jerry Falwell Jr has just confirmed this, in the prestigous scientific journal Fox & Friends.

Zerohedge is a nutter website - got banned from twitter for running fake news. Actually, it's an odd mix - some interesting stuff, mixed in with dubious stuff, mixed in with Trumpian lies, mixed in with insane conspiracy theories.
Not only for spreading conspiracy theories, they published the name and personal info of a Chinese Doctor they suggested was responsible. You can get away with a lot on Twitter but one thing they come down on very hard is doxxing.

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by FredM » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 am

Frederick Forsyth has now jumped on this particular bandwagon (I won’t post a link but one of his sources is his postman).

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Post by dyqik » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:26 pm

lpm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:16 pm
You're out of date. Breaking news is it's a North Korean bioweapon!

A Dr Jerry Falwell Jr has just confirmed this, in the prestigous scientific journal Fox & Friends.

Zerohedge is a nutter website - got banned from twitter for running fake news. Actually, it's an odd mix - some interesting stuff, mixed in with dubious stuff, mixed in with Trumpian lies, mixed in with insane conspiracy theories.
Republican Senators have been suggesting that it's a Chinese bioweapon to attack the US. While some Chinese worthies have been suggesting it is a US attack on China.

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Post by jimbob » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:51 pm

dyqik wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:26 pm
lpm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:16 pm
You're out of date. Breaking news is it's a North Korean bioweapon!

A Dr Jerry Falwell Jr has just confirmed this, in the prestigous scientific journal Fox & Friends.

Zerohedge is a nutter website - got banned from twitter for running fake news. Actually, it's an odd mix - some interesting stuff, mixed in with dubious stuff, mixed in with Trumpian lies, mixed in with insane conspiracy theories.
Republican Senators have been suggesting that it's a Chinese bioweapon to attack the US. While some Chinese worthies have been suggesting it is a US attack on China.
Well it shows why bioweapons tend to not be used against people. One could use such weapons to attack crops or livestock that are economically important to a regional opponent but not your country, but targeting people would tend to backfire.

Unless it's for terrorism from a doomsday cult.

Maybe this epidemic will get countries to work out effective responses to such attacks, which are probably going to become cheaper and easier by the end of the century.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Herainestold » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:45 am

dyqik wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:26 pm

Republican Senators have been suggesting that it's a Chinese bioweapon to attack the US. While some Chinese worthies have been suggesting it is a US attack on China.
The Chinese are now saying that they think it might have come from outside China.
A video showing a US health official saying some flu victims were posthumously diagnosed as having had COVID-19 was among the top searched items on China's Twitter-like Weibo this week, with some users saying it was evidence the virus originated in the US.
There seems to be two threads here, China accuses the US Army of bringing a bioweapon to Wuhan and Chinese pointing to an admission by the US that previously unrecognized Corona virus was circulating in America and misdiagnosed as flu.

https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/world/ch ... li=BBqfWMJ

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Post by Boustrophedon » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:32 pm

SciBabe on Facebook has collated a great collection of woo and sh.t-advice-about Covid. https://www.facebook.com/pg/scibabe/community/
...zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children.

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Brightonian » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm

Ibuprofen: good or bad with COVID-19?

Showed this to my father earlier: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -infection (tl;dr: ibuprofen bad).

We were about to add paracetamol to the shopping list when he then found this: https://m.novinite.com/articles/203622/ ... h+COVID-19 which says that's fake news.

Which is right?

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Brightonian » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:04 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Ibuprofen: good or bad with COVID-19?

Showed this to my father earlier: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -infection (tl;dr: ibuprofen bad).

We were about to add paracetamol to the shopping list when he then found this: https://m.novinite.com/articles/203622/ ... h+COVID-19 which says that's fake news.

Which is right?
More on this...
Tweet from France's Health Minister, asserting that ibuprofen can Worsen COVID-19. And a tweet from Fergal Bowers, health correspondent for RTÉ News in Ireland. I'm inclined to go with the French health bod.

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Cardinal Fang » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:18 am

But if COVID-19 is a Chinese bioweapon, how can all the people on FB who say it's all a plot by the Tories to cull the old be correct as well?

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by bolo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:13 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:18 am
But if COVID-19 is a Chinese bioweapon, how can all the people on FB who say it's all a plot by the Tories to cull the old be correct as well?

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Post by dyqik » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:32 pm

bolo wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Cardinal Fang wrote: But if COVID-19 is a Chinese bioweapon, how can all the people on FB who say it's all a plot by the Tories to cull the old be correct as well?

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Quantum superposition of fractal wrongness.

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Post by FredM » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am

Piers Corbyn on Tw*tter:

“ THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES.
NOW IT'S FOR REAL.
THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL ("PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem") by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.

*REFUSE*CV*VACCINE*”

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with idiocy.

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by lpm » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am

Poor Piers. We are not allowed to diagnose over the internet, but he's always had periods of frantic activity with wild beliefs followed by periods of inactivity.
I'll miss him after he's died in the pandemic

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by KAJ » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:05 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Brightonian wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Ibuprofen: good or bad with COVID-19?

Showed this to my father earlier: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -infection (tl;dr: ibuprofen bad).

We were about to add paracetamol to the shopping list when he then found this: https://m.novinite.com/articles/203622/ ... h+COVID-19 which says that's fake news.

Which is right?
More on this...
Tweet from France's Health Minister, asserting that ibuprofen can Worsen COVID-19. And a tweet from Fergal Bowers, health correspondent for RTÉ News in Ireland. I'm inclined to go with the French health bod.
From NHS
There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse.

But until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you.

If you are already taking ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) on the advice of a doctor, do not stop taking it without checking first.

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Trinucleus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 pm

FredM wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Piers Corbyn on Tw*tter:

“ THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES.
NOW IT'S FOR REAL.
THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL ("PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem") by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.

*REFUSE*CV*VACCINE*”

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with idiocy.
He's spot on. This guy on Facebook says its caused by the G5 masts, and is being used along side vaccines to keep the population at manageable levels

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Post by Martin Y » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:56 pm

Trinucleus wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 pm
FredM wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Piers Corbyn on Tw*tter:

“ THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES.
NOW IT'S FOR REAL.
THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL ("PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem") by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.

*REFUSE*CV*VACCINE*”

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with idiocy.
He's spot on. This guy on Facebook says its caused by the G5 masts, and is being used along side vaccines to keep the population at manageable levels
Making everyone work from home is going to cause a surge in G5 use. Suddenly it all makes sense.

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Post by jimbob » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:00 pm

FredM wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Piers Corbyn on Tw*tter:

“ THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES.
NOW IT'S FOR REAL.
THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL ("PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem") by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.

*REFUSE*CV*VACCINE*”

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with idiocy.
I read that as Piers Morgan, and thought he was worse than usual.

I knew Piers Corbyn was rather cranky about global warming, but didn't realise how bad he was
lpm wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am
Poor Piers. We are not allowed to diagnose over the internet, but he's always had periods of frantic activity with wild beliefs followed by periods of inactivity.
It is interesting. And makes me wonder if his brother's dogmatism is more than just inflexibility.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Corona-woo

Post by Woodchopper » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:13 am

KAJ wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Brightonian wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Brightonian wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Ibuprofen: good or bad with COVID-19?

Showed this to my father earlier: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -infection (tl;dr: ibuprofen bad).

We were about to add paracetamol to the shopping list when he then found this: https://m.novinite.com/articles/203622/ ... h+COVID-19 which says that's fake news.

Which is right?
More on this...
Tweet from France's Health Minister, asserting that ibuprofen can Worsen COVID-19. And a tweet from Fergal Bowers, health correspondent for RTÉ News in Ireland. I'm inclined to go with the French health bod.
From NHS
There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse.

But until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you.

If you are already taking ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) on the advice of a doctor, do not stop taking it without checking first.
A good summary of the evidence and woo by the BBC
https://www.bbc.com/news/51929628

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Post by MartinDurkin » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Trinucleus wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 pm
FredM wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Piers Corbyn on Tw*tter:

“ THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES.
NOW IT'S FOR REAL.
THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL ("PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem") by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.

*REFUSE*CV*VACCINE*”

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with idiocy.
He's spot on. This guy on Facebook says its caused by the G5 masts, and is being used along side vaccines to keep the population at manageable levels
Just had a newsletter from telecoms.com titled "Consensus on 6G is gradually forming".
I'm thinking of suggesting to the standards people that 6G should leave out the COVID-19.

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