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by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

... Masks are ineffective at stopping the spread. ... Believe what you like, thepea, but I think it's sensible to believe the best recent science. (And I do stress recent . The pandemic is only a few months old and we've been learning fast, so anything more than a few weeks old may have been supers...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Its just another corona-virus the world must learn to live with. No it isn't. It's a particular coronavirus and in many ways quite a weird one. Obvious comparisons are with SARS and MERS, and this is what they look like: How deadly is it? The number of fatalities from the new coronavirus has overwh...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Here's a good news round-up from around the world - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-14/coronavirus-update-covid19-who-warning-tedros-us-vaccine-testing/12451120 One section says - WHO warns crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse' The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the C...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Could you give the link please? I already posted the video. Nobel prize winning scientist Prof Michael Levitt: lockdown is a “huge mistake” https://youtu.be/bl-sZdfLcEk A link is here: Nobel prize-winning scientist says Australia 'panicked' when it went into lockdown and made a 'huge mistake' - as ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Most of us are trying to avoid that sort of thing here. What's this thread about? Nobel Prize recipient has said Australia is in a very bad position due to developing no herd immunity; yet created massive economic & social costs; as well of medical cost of people unable to receive medical treatment...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

I see it happening here in regional Australia - not all people or all the time but most people most of the time. This is a community with no active cases (as far as we know) but bombarded with media from the big cities where there still are active cases and (currently) an outbreak in Melbourne leadi...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind & body
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Mind & body

Greetings simsapa, The teaching on the 5 aggregates separates form (rūpa) & consciousness (viññāṇa). So what is the Buddhist view of the relationship between mind & body? What is the difference between viññāṇa and mind? How should we regard the evidence that there is a strong connection between wha...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind & body
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Mind & body

Good question, simsapa! Some of us had a long discussion on a related question a few weeks ago and the conclusion was that the doctrines just don't make any sense unless there is a "mind" of some kind which is (somewhat) independent of the physical brain. That's about as far as we got, however. As f...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

It's (fairly) okay - I have found the study via DWM and it's a very small one.
It may turn out to be a huge problem but I personally am not going to panic until I see results from bigger studies.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Interesting article: Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage https://news.yahoo.com/scientists-warn-potential-wave-covid-230312538.html It seems that some viruses including some flu viruses promote brain damage and that evidence of brain damage has been found in recovered cov...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Magic tricks and lying
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Magic tricks and lying

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:46 am
I agree with Laurens on this one. ...
So do I.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

:thanks:
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:00 am
Hi Paul
I have only the Data as per World Meter.
Please share your sources when you post things like this. It will save all your readers a lot of time.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

For the sake of your own mental and physical health, please keep up to date with reliable, mainstream news about the pandemic, everyone - not the fringe science and politically motivated opinions that are so easy to find. Al Jazeera has been doing a good job with global coverage at https://www.aljaz...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 357
Views: 20696

Re: Coronavirus

Here's a good summary of recent research into useful drugs. I am a physician and a scientist at the University of Virginia. I care for patients and conduct research to find better ways to diagnose and treat infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Here I’m sharing what is known about which treatment...