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(Washington Post)   Success of experimental malaria vaccine is not giving people chills   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2011-10-18 05:57:55 PM  
Somebody Nobel Prize those researchers!

Yeah, I verbed it; wanna fight about it?
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2011-10-18 06:04:58 PM  
Still no cure for opera.
 
2011-10-18 06:06:05 PM  
If it works, wonderful.

Get ready for Jenny McCarthy and her ilk to tour malaria-ridden lands and warn against vaccinations, though.

Or various stupid politically-motivated reasons for rejecting Western medicine. There was a major polio outbreak after some Islamic radicals condemned the vaccine.
 
2011-10-18 06:06:46 PM  
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2011-10-18 06:12:30 PM  
Very cool
 
2011-10-18 06:12:59 PM  
According to the World Malaria Report 2010, ... an estimated 781 000 deaths in 2009, a decrease from ... 985 000 deaths in 2000.

At 1.3% growth, that's 12.5 million people removed from the 2225 world census.
 
2011-10-18 06:24:17 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: If it works, wonderful.

Get ready for Jenny McCarthy and her ilk to tour malaria-ridden lands and warn against vaccinations, though.


Good. She'll be outside of the area that provides herd immunity. Maybe if she dies from a preventible disease, her followers will wise up. (ok, you can stop laughing now)

Taking malaria meds suck. Two more weeks of pills... would much rather have a shot or two and be done with it. Hopefully the research continues to improve the protection of the vaccine.
 
2011-10-18 06:25:55 PM  
Actually, one cool thing about this is that this was done using money from the Gates Foundation. After weeks of people felating the corpse of Steve Jobs because he made shiny toys it's nice to see a reminder of what great work Bill Gates is doing to little fanfare
 
2011-10-18 06:28:04 PM  
Still no cure for dengue.
Lazy scientists.
 
2011-10-18 06:37:09 PM  

EngineerAU: Taking malaria meds suck. Two more weeks of pills... would much rather have a shot or two and be done with it. Hopefully the research continues to improve the protection of the vaccine.


I've gone on Malarone like five or six times for travel and also went on mefloquine for one trip, and never experienced anything bad, but I keep hearing people tell me about all these side effects. Guess I'm lucky. I can agree that it sucks for the pocketbook, though.
 
2011-10-18 06:58:14 PM  
Malaria wouldn't be near the problem it is if the stupid hippies didn't push to make DDT illegal.
 
2011-10-18 07:03:55 PM  

uber humper: Malaria wouldn't be near the problem it is if the stupid hippies didn't push to make DDT illegal.


But they totally came through with making the eeevil corporations solve malaria with OWS, so it all worked out.
 
2011-10-18 07:07:35 PM  

EngineerAU: JohnAnnArbor: If it works, wonderful.

Get ready for Jenny McCarthy and her ilk to tour malaria-ridden lands and warn against vaccinations, though.


Good. She'll be outside of the area that provides herd immunity. Maybe if she dies from a preventible disease, her followers will wise up. (ok, you can stop laughing now)

Taking malaria meds suck. Two more weeks of pills... would much rather have a shot or two and be done with it. Hopefully the research continues to improve the protection of the vaccine.


I'm curious what they use to treat it these days. Used to take chloroquine for it and the side effects are very unpleasant. Imagine trying to sleep with the feeling of thousands of pins pricking your skin from the inside!
 
2011-10-18 07:09:31 PM  
We already had one decades ago:

www.3dchem.com

Of course the greens decided that murdering millions of children, by withholding this substance from them, was preferable to simply restricting its use to the spraying of houses and huts, never mind the problems with the Bitman and other studies had that made their results questionable and other questions that have yet to be answered.

Thank goodness that trend has been reversed in recent years.
 
2011-10-18 07:18:02 PM  

Super Chronic: I've gone on Malarone like five or six times for travel and also went on mefloquine for one trip, and never experienced anything bad,


Malarone never gave me any problems, other than the fact that it's a bit pricey.

Mefloquine? No thank you. Only used it once. That was once too many. If I want crazy paranoid sleeplessness when I'm awake and vivid horrible nightmares when I'm asleep I'll stick to cheap domestic meth.
 
2011-10-18 07:24:39 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Super Chronic: I've gone on Malarone like five or six times for travel and also went on mefloquine for one trip, and never experienced anything bad,

Malarone never gave me any problems, other than the fact that it's a bit pricey.

Mefloquine? No thank you. Only used it once. That was once too many. If I want crazy paranoid sleeplessness when I'm awake and vivid horrible nightmares when I'm asleep I'll stick to cheap domestic meth.


Well, looks like we've got the mefloquine side-effect trifecta in play (main page, CTRL-F female orgasms).
 
2011-10-18 07:45:09 PM  

LordOfThePings: Still no cure for opera.


Ah, stand next to Eglise Gutierrez and listen to her break your heart and you will change your mind, my friend!
 
2011-10-18 07:54:48 PM  

Crosshair: We already had one decades ago:

[www.3dchem.com image 349x335]

Of course the greens decided that murdering millions of children, by withholding this substance from them, was preferable to simply restricting its use to the spraying of houses and huts, never mind the problems with the Bitman and other studies had that made their results questionable and other questions that have yet to be answered.

Thank goodness that trend has been reversed in recent years.


Well, its technically not a vaccine, is still used by China and India, and gets resistance developed against it. But lets not split hairs.
 
2011-10-18 09:34:16 PM  
As someone who has had malaria three times, I am getting a kick.

Last time I was on preventatives, for 17 months, they gave me Doxycycline due to the lower severity of side effects compared to Malarone. Doxycycline gave me incredibly vivid dreams that were entirely nonsensical for about six weeks and then the dreams (all of them) stopped until I was off it for some time. I had some Doxycycline produced in the US which was not too bad for nausea, but the batch from Venezuela I had did a number on my cast iron stomach.

From what I saw, incidents of people contracting malaria while on Malarone and while on Doxycycline were about the same. Mefloquine was the curative treatment once it was confirmed that you had contracted malaria.

//CSB
 
2011-10-18 11:12:39 PM  
This comes about 65 years too late for my Mom, who is still a carrier, of course. Fortunately, it's been dormant for a long long time.

/That's what comes from being from India
//She is back there at her high school reunion this week.....
 
2011-10-19 09:06:30 AM  
Considering that the mosquito has killed more people than every war in human history combined, curing malaria is probably a good thing.

Considering that overpopulation is the main root of almost every social ill in the world today, curing malaria is probably a bad thing.

You just can't win.
 
2011-10-19 10:02:44 AM  
Fark, the DDT nuts are in here already? I guess it's okay to have no more bald eagles as long as we can spray whatever chemicals around whenever we want to. And then we can have DDT-resistant mosquitoes and bedbugs to replace the bald eagles. Sounds awesome to me.
 
2011-10-19 10:57:46 AM  

NephilimNexus: Considering that the mosquito has killed more people than every war in human history combined, curing malaria is probably a good thing.

Considering that overpopulation is the main root of almost every social ill in the world today, curing malaria is probably a bad thing.

You just can't win.


Can't say it any better then this. Does Africa need 800,000 more babies a year? Can Africa support 800,000 babies a year?
 
2011-10-19 11:47:43 AM  

fluffy2097: NephilimNexus: Considering that the mosquito has killed more people than every war in human history combined, curing malaria is probably a good thing.

Considering that overpopulation is the main root of almost every social ill in the world today, curing malaria is probably a bad thing.

You just can't win.

Can't say it any better then this. Does Africa need 800,000 more babies a year? Can Africa support 800,000 babies a year?


Because if there's one way to handle the population problem, it's by weeding out hundreds of thousands of live humans through a violent and painful illness, rather than promoting an environment in which people, with better general health and well-being, can focus on family planning and reproductive health. Gotcha. Hey, let's spread some more AIDS around while we're at it! Eat more busmeat, guys -- tasty, tasty ebola in them there monkeys!
 
2011-10-19 12:49:42 PM  

theorellior: Fark, the DDT nuts are in here already? I guess it's okay to have no more bald eagles as long as we can spray whatever chemicals around whenever we want to. And then we can have DDT-resistant mosquitoes and bedbugs to replace the bald eagles. Sounds awesome to me.



Yes, those blithering DDT nutballs at National Geographic, the World Health Organization, and USAID. What a pack of loons.
 
2011-10-19 12:51:45 PM  
AND the Sierra Club, those bald-eagle-killing lunatic planet-haters.
 
2011-10-19 02:52:14 PM  

GilRuiz1: Yes, those blithering DDT nutballs at National Geographic, the World Health Organization, and USAID. What a pack of loons.


From your link:

The suggested technique for indoor antimalarial use today would be a far cry from the crop-dusting methods of DDT's heyday in the 1950s, experts say.
Very small amounts would be used to treat only house walls, so the probability of human and environmental contamination would be low.


You're a dumbfark. But I already knew that. You're kinda notorious that way.
 
2011-10-19 02:57:45 PM  

theorellior: From your link:

The suggested technique for indoor antimalarial use today would be a far cry from the crop-dusting methods of DDT's heyday in the 1950s, experts say.
Very small amounts would be used to treat only house walls, so the probability of human and environmental contamination would be low.

You're a dumbfark. But I already knew that. You're kinda notorious that way.



So just to clarify, are you suggesting that using more modern strategies of employing DDT is exactly the same as dumping barrels of DDT on bald eagles? Are you saying that anyone who wants to use DDT in the modern way is a lunatic that hates the environment?
 
2011-10-19 03:26:39 PM  

GilRuiz1: So just to clarify, are you suggesting that using more modern strategies of employing DDT is exactly the same as dumping barrels of DDT on bald eagles? Are you saying that anyone who wants to use DDT in the modern way is a lunatic that hates the environment?


Forgive me if I assumed you were a typical DDT retard who wants to crop-dust entire counties with the stuff to get rid of bedbugs. It's an easy mistake to make.
 
2011-10-19 03:30:04 PM  

theorellior: Forgive me if I assumed you were a typical DDT retard who wants to crop-dust entire counties with the stuff to get rid of bedbugs. It's an easy mistake to make


Ah, then it appears that my snap judgement that you only saw the world in polar extremes was wrong. My bad.

Cheers, then!
www.examiner.com
 
2011-10-19 06:35:11 PM  

GilRuiz1: Cheers, then!


I raise my pumpkin ale to you, good sir.
 
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