Covid-19: And in today’s bad news..

CoVD2019: 02/09/2020 And in today’s bad news. ‘Initially, the basic reproductive number, R0, was estimated to be 2.2 to 2.7. Here we provide a new estimate of this quantity… Integrating these estimates and high-resolution real-time human travel and infection data with mathematical models, we estimated that the number of infected individuals during early epidemic double

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Wuhan Coronavirus: 01/27/20

A nightmare scenario and a nothing-burger are just two possible Wuhan Coronavirus outcomes, and there’s a whole lot gray area in-between. This post is what I have been thinking about the last day or two. Keep in mind these are just my opinions and observations over a thin veneer of facts. And not much more.

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Wuhan Coronavirus : Mannose-binding lectins are inhibitors of SARS-like coronaviruses

Mannose-binding lectins are inhibitors of SARS-like coronaviruses. Best food sources of mannose-binding lectins? Monocots, such as leeks, garlic and onions. Fresh crushed garlic probably best. Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is also made internally via the MBL2 gene as part of the body’s immune complement system. Low levels of MBL are well-associated with immune compromise, most

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Wuhan Coronavirus: 01/19/2020

Wuhan Coronavirus (1/25/2020) Due to the latency of the virus, the effects of the current active public health measures underway, media fatigue, and the extensive (and largely terrible) coverage in the media, an inevitable (and understandable) backlash is the invariable result. Overly facile responses to what some consider ‘coronavirus hype’ often feature irresponsible comparisons of

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Building an AI-based botanical medicine indicator

I’ve been exploring artificial intelligence (AI) modules from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN), a great resource for legally stealing very useful tools made by people far smarter than me. One of their featured machine learning modules is also one of the simplest. It’s called the ‘Naive Bayes’ algorithm. I like simple, so I started

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