Tuesday, July 6, 2021

‘More dangerous than Delta': Lambda strain detected in over 30 countries, says Malaysian health ministry

 A new Covid-19 strain that is much more dangerous than the Delta variant has been detected in more than 30 countries in the past four weeks, says the Health Ministry.

"The Lambda strain was reported to have originated from Peru, the country with the highest mortality rate in the world," it said in a tweet on Monday (July 5)

The Daily Star


17 comments:

Peter Pan said...

COVID-19: Lambda variant may be more resistant to vaccines than other strains

Surprise, surprise, selection pressure will soon relegate current vaccines to the trash heap of history. More evidence that mass vaccination for a respiratory virus is a self-defeating strategy.

lastgreek said...

K, this article here by William Heseltine:

With the rapid rate at which the virus is evolving and the persistence of vaccine hesitancy, it is clear that the “vaccine only” approach will not be the pathway that leads us out of the pandemic. Vaccine breakthrough cases will continue to occur and those with compromised immune systems such as cancer or transplant patients are also not able to experience the full benefits of vaccination. Instead, we should be focusing on a multimodal strategy that utilizes preventative drugs, treatments, mass testing accompanied by dramatically scaled-up genomic sequencing in conjunction with vaccines. Only then can we create the multiple layers of protection needed to outsmart this ever-evolving virus.




https://www.williamhaseltine.com/writings/

Peter Pan said...

When confronted with our mortality, we have faith in the afterlife.
When confronted with a pesky virus, we have faith in science.

Faith popping up everywhere.

The refusal of the naked ape to accept that some predicaments are beyond our control is astonishing.

lastgreek said...

The refusal of the naked ape to accept that some predicaments are beyond our control is astonishing.

Quite the opposite.

Also,

. More evidence that mass vaccination for a respiratory virus is a self-defeating strategy.

Measles is a viral respiratory illness:

The benefit of measles vaccination in preventing illness, disability, and death have been well documented. Within the first 20 years of being licensed in the U.S., measles vaccination prevented an estimated 52 million cases of the disease, 17,400 cases of intellectual disability, and 5,200 deaths.[21] From 1999 to 2004 a strategy led by the WHO and UNICEF led to improvements in measles vaccination coverage that averted an estimated 1.4 million measles deaths worldwide.

And I know what you're going to say, "The naked ape should man up accept whatever comes its way,"or something like that.

lastgreek said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_vaccine

Peter Pan said...

Measles is not comparable since it cannot undergo mutation while remaining dangerous.

Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the flu

Matt Franko said...

This is funny from that paper:

"The researchers used a high-throughput approach to mutate all of the genes in a virus in one experiment -- a useful way to understand the future of viral evolution. They inserted mutations across the measles genome and looked to see whether the viruses were still capable of infection. "

LOL these morons say they are going to look at evolution then they change the genome themselves and then they say "hey! look at it evolved!" what a bunch of morons LOL!!!!

Probably created another killer virus in the process while they were at it thanks assholes!

Matt Franko said...

These evolution douchebags even make the people at the Fed look smart....

Ahmed Fares said...

re: Measles

Lawrence Solomon: The untold story of measles

Several decades following the vaccine’s introduction, the measles death rate rose, largely because the vaccine made adults, expectant mothers and infants more vulnerable

Early in the last century, measles killed millions of people a year. Then, bit by bit in countries of the developed world, the death rate dropped, by the 1960s by 98% or more. In the U.K., it dropped by an astounding 99.96%. And then, the measles vaccine entered the market.

After the vaccine’s introduction, the measles death rate continued to drop into the 1970s. Many scientists credit the continued decline entirely to the vaccine. Other scientists believe the vaccine played a minor role, if that, noting that most infectious diseases similarly petered out during the 20th century, including some, like scarlet fever, for which vaccines were never developed.


Lawrence Solomon: The untold story of measles

lastgreek said...

Charlie, our wonderful golden doodle, has higher scientific credentials than Lawrence,

lastgreek said...

You know, my brother! has bought into this vaccination conspiracy theory lunacy. He’s not vaccinating his two teenage boys. When I asked why, he said he’s afraid it might make them infertile. In other words, he’s afraid their balls might fall off lol

Charlie is the envy of all the dogs in the neighborhood. Why? He’s the only dog who still has his balls (keeping with the “balls” theme) :)

Ahmed Fares said...

The article I posted was specific to measles, not other diseases. Also, what matters is not who writes the articles, but whether the data they quote is valid or not.

As an aside, I've had both my Covid shots, as have all my other family members. Also, recently, shots for shingles and pneumonia.

Matt Franko said...

His wiki doesn’t mention anything about his education…

Ahmed Fares said...

Another data sources for measles deaths. The green line shows when vaccination started. Note the raw data also. See how deaths decline, and then rise again.

File:Measles cases graph.svg

Peter Pan said...

Where do deaths increase?
That graph is confusing.

Ahmed Fares said...

Here's a better graph. Click on the log scale button to see the spike in deaths around 1990.

Reported cases and deaths of measles in the USA (1921-2015)

Peter Pan said...

There were 64 deaths in 1990, which is magnified on a log scale since it is a change attributable to a small number. For example, the spikes in the death rate from 1921 to 1940 are orders of magnitude greater, yet appear smaller.

These graphs indicate that vaccination reduced the number of cases, while the death rate had begun its decline decades prior. So thanks to the vaccine, you're less likely to suffer the symptoms of measles. Thanks to multiple lifestyle factors, you're less likely to die from it.