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(BBC-US)   Brace yourself: the snake oil is coming   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Immune system, vitamin C, immune system, Covid-19, white blood cell count, unbiased research, Innate immune system, single placebo  
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2020-04-10 9:59:44 AM  
So a long article the ends with get enough sleep, diet, and exercise. Holy Carl shocking but in this country we will bring on the snake oil.
 
2020-04-10 3:18:31 PM  
Given the cytokine storm effect that seems to be taking out the healthy, wouldn't boosting your immune system actually be detrimental?
 
2020-04-10 3:18:58 PM  

not enough beer: So a long article the ends with get enough sleep, diet, and exercise. Holy Carl shocking but in this country we will bring on the snake oil.


And masturbate.  Don't forget about that.
 
2020-04-10 3:23:13 PM  
Brace Yourself:  The Essential Oils are coming.
/There.  Fixed the headline for ya!
 
2020-04-10 3:23:20 PM  
Let me know when it hits the anus.
 
2020-04-10 3:25:03 PM  
snake oil coming out?
 
2020-04-10 3:27:10 PM  
Fools! Only Alex Jones' toothpastes and mouthwashes cure Covid-19, the plague, hairloss, chicken pox, restless leg syndrome, and exposure to Canadians.
 
2020-04-10 3:27:35 PM  
Welp, maybe I should consider creating some bullish*t product, and advertise it on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh's show, etc....
 
2020-04-10 3:32:09 PM  
I hear forsythia really helps.
 
2020-04-10 3:34:07 PM  

Somaticasual: Given the cytokine storm effect that seems to be taking out the healthy, wouldn't boosting your immune system actually be detrimental?


Yes, unless no. Nobody really understands this stuff yet.

Google Leronlimab though. CCR5 antagonist that apparently mitigates the cytokine storm so that people have more time to fight the virus on their own. It's being used on an investigational basis in NY, LA, the UK and the SE US.
 
2020-04-10 3:37:29 PM  

Creoena: Fools! Only Alex Jones' toothpastes and mouthwashes cure Covid-19, the plague, hairloss, chicken pox, restless leg syndrome, and exposure to Canadians.


If only it could bring his family back to him.
 
2020-04-10 3:43:06 PM  
FTFA:  "No, masturbation won't help either"

Yeah, but how could it hurt?
 
2020-04-10 3:56:14 PM  

inelegy: FTFA:  "No, masturbation won't help either"

Yeah, but how could it hurt?


Chafing
 
2020-04-10 3:57:31 PM  

Atomic Jonb: inelegy: FTFA:  "No, masturbation won't help either"

Yeah, but how could it hurt?

Chafing


But that's my kink.
 
2020-04-10 4:01:18 PM  
It's already here.

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Have some chloroquine.
 
2020-04-10 4:01:54 PM  
What do you mean, "coming"? Almost as soon as this clusterfark started I couldn't but help but get dumbasses send out spammy facebook messages about vitamin treatments from idiots.
 
2020-04-10 4:04:15 PM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: What do you mean, "coming"? Almost as soon as this clusterfark started I couldn't but help but get dumbasses send out spammy facebook messages about vitamin treatments from idiots.


ugh too much coffee today. well at least the overdose of caffeine is boosting my immune system.
 
2020-04-10 4:13:26 PM  

Somaticasual: Given the cytokine storm effect that seems to be taking out the healthy, wouldn't boosting your immune system actually be detrimental?


Ehh i error on strong immune system considering preexisting conditions make up a disproportionate number of the deaths. One look it Italy was 99 percent had a chronic condition and and 3/4s had two or more. I guess I'd take my chances of not.
 
2020-04-10 4:21:49 PM  
Good nutrition can boost your immune system.  However, if you are paying extra for something you normally use, because this particular brand claims to be better for your immune system, you are being scammed.  Example, tomato sauces, cheese, and bread are chunk full of vitamins, but if Papa John's started claiming that their pizza was better for your immune system than dominoes, that in itself should be a red flag.  Especially since everyone knows it is the pasta bowls and not the pizzas that will save you.
 
2020-04-10 4:41:53 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: It's already here.

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Have some chloroquine.


I'll be interested to find out what they treated Boris Johnson with.
 
2020-04-10 5:11:38 PM  
FTA:

"Alas, any claims that masturbation can improve your immunity or protect you from Covid-19 are overblown."

What about actually being overblown? I'd be down for that. In the name of science, of course.
 
2020-04-10 6:23:38 PM  

colon_pow: snake oil coming out?


Name checks out.
 
2020-04-10 6:26:38 PM  
If this leads people to redirect dumb people to buy dumb stuff and they don't get hurt other than financially (which they were already on track to do) and reduces the impact on supplies of other stuff then let's get this thing started. These people are already going to waste their money on crystals and homeopathy anyway.
 
2020-04-10 8:50:26 PM  

H31N0US: Somaticasual: Given the cytokine storm effect that seems to be taking out the healthy, wouldn't boosting your immune system actually be detrimental?

Yes, unless no. Nobody really understands this stuff yet.

Google Leronlimab though. CCR5 antagonist that apparently mitigates the cytokine storm so that people have more time to fight the virus on their own. It's being used on an investigational basis in NY, LA, the UK and the SE US.


Definitely an in-depth read. Hopefully the trials-under-fire pan out and it saves some lives..
 
2020-04-10 11:02:20 PM  
Piece of mind, piece of Phalanx.

\It's cold down here.
 
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