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Old Yesterday, 11:44 PM   #7521
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I want to congratulate Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington for coming off the Tri-State travel ban list.

Hawaii, South Dakota, and the US Virgin Islands were added and it looks like DC could go back on next week.

Travel Roulette! Love it. At least now I can get in the car and go as far as the OH/IN border without getting into trouble. Still can't get further South than DE, though I'm hopeful MD and VA could become accessible again in a few weeks.

Disney really needs top open a park in the Northeast.

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Sorry they tried a Disney America park in Virginia but Middleburg monied types shut that down quickly. Not in my backyard...
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Old Today, 12:27 AM   #7522
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Here's a situation for you...which would you pick?

Friend has a daughter who is in her last semester of undergrad...4 years done and needs one last semester. The mom is 68 and dad is 60. They are worried about exposure to the virus through their 22 year old daughter.

Door #1. Attend school, live in the dorm, come home when the semester ends early at Thanksgiving and self isolate at home for 14 days after returning.

Door #2. Live at home and mom will drive her (she doesn't drive yet..long story with an accident involved) the 1 hour M and W for a 1 hour class and then Friday, dad takes a vacation day each Friday and drives her for a 2 hour lab. 14 weeks of class.
I'm pretty sure driving an hour each way every day is probably statistically more dangerous...plus it doesn't eliminate risk of contracting covid.
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Old Today, 12:43 AM   #7523
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Here's some positive news on the Covid-19 front...

https://nypost.com/2020/08/13/nasal-...3MT77z7wNBsoKQ

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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have devised a nasal spray to administer synthetic antibodies, which they believe will help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

A team led by graduate student Michael Schoof engineered the synthetic molecule that “straitjackets the crucial SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells,” according to a report on the university’s website.

A paper posted on the preprint server bioRxiv says experiments using the live virus show the molecule is among the most powerful COVID-19 antivirals yet discovered.

While it’s not a traditional vaccine, the researchers believe one spray a day of the synthetic antibodies, dubbed “AeroNabs,” from a nasal spray or inhaler could offer protection from the deadly bug until a vaccine becomes available, according to ABC 7 News.

“Because it’s so stable, we can essentially put in one of these, this is a little nebulizer,” said Dr. Aashish Manglik, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at UCSF, who added that the aerosolized agents trace back to a minuscule molecule first discovered in camels and similar animals, called a nanobody.

They’re smaller than human antibodies, and can be manipulated to perform specific tasks — like attaching themselves to the spike proteins on the coronavirus.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM   #7524
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Very interesting!

Even as an academic I had not heard of UCSF and at first thought you had mistyped UCSD! But a little research shows it's for real:
"The University of California, San Francisco is a public research university in San Francisco, California. It is part of the University of California system and it is dedicated entirely to health science. It is a major center of medical and biological research and teaching."
Apparently it's not open to undergraduates.
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Knowing all this is about you, is zafiro from the tequila?
Zafiro es una referencia significativa para mi familia, no necesariamente para el tequila.
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Old Today, 10:08 AM   #7526
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Zafiro es una referencia significativa para mi familia, no necesariamente para el tequila.
¡Qué bueno! Soy una joyera, y personalmente amo zafiros (preciosa joya, no tequila de.... pienso Breaking Bad - mi esposo vio el programa)
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Zafiro es una referencia significativa para mi familia, no necesariamente para el tequila.
Interesting to know, but also raises another question...
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