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(The Scientist)   "Self-experimentation in the time of COVID-19," an article about researchers and biohackers testing medicines on themselves and not about solo sextyime, much to subby's chagrin   (the-scientist.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Vaccine, Polio vaccine, Medicine, gruesome examples of medical self-experimentation, pursuit of a vaccine, self-experimentation, research team, polio vaccine  
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2020-08-10 11:28:36 PM  
I thought the point of the headline was to make people want to click the link.
 
2020-08-10 11:30:47 PM  
As a vaccine engineer, it's not recommended for scientists to take an early stage vaccine, prepared by your research assistant.  It's a hell no for the lay public, especially Silicon Valley types who think they know immunology, yet did not take classes or practice the art.  There are huge gaps in our knowledge and the vaccines need to be carefully developed to ensure the quality, potency, and longevity of the response.  You could easily give yourself a dose which could potentially prevent you from developing a protective response (like chlamydia or RSV), in the future from an approved vaccine, so it's not a "did work" or "didn't work", response.  This is also  assuming they didn't accidentally give themselves a blood infection or an autoimmune disease.
 
2020-08-11 1:19:52 AM  
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2020-08-11 2:29:57 AM  

Northern: As a vaccine engineer, it's not recommended for scientists to take an early stage vaccine, prepared by your research assistant.  It's a hell no for the lay public, especially Silicon Valley types who think they know immunology, yet did not take classes or practice the art.  There are huge gaps in our knowledge and the vaccines need to be carefully developed to ensure the quality, potency, and longevity of the response.  You could easily give yourself a dose which could potentially prevent you from developing a protective response (like chlamydia or RSV), in the future from an approved vaccine, so it's not a "did work" or "didn't work", response.  This is also  assuming they didn't accidentally give themselves a blood infection or an autoimmune disease.


I hate knowing that what you say is rational, and likely comes from a place of experience, yet that many will shout you down as an institutional sycophant.
 
2020-08-11 5:16:27 AM  

Northern: As a vaccine engineer, it's not recommended for scientists to take an early stage vaccine, prepared by your research assistant.  It's a hell no for the lay public, especially Silicon Valley types who think they know immunology, yet did not take classes or practice the art.  There are huge gaps in our knowledge and the vaccines need to be carefully developed to ensure the quality, potency, and longevity of the response.  You could easily give yourself a dose which could potentially prevent you from developing a protective response (like chlamydia or RSV), in the future from an approved vaccine, so it's not a "did work" or "didn't work", response.  This is also  assuming they didn't accidentally give themselves a blood infection or an autoimmune disease.


Sorry bud, but the clowns are running the circus.  I wouldn't be surprised if people started microwaving and injecting hobo blood because some breathless idiot with nukes on Twitter told them to.
 
2020-08-11 7:19:48 AM  
I am brewing a wet-hopped ale right now.

Hop it works.
 
2020-08-11 7:28:11 AM  
Please don't use the word "biohacker," subby.  The preferred term is "moron."
 
2020-08-11 11:33:59 AM  
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2020-08-11 6:10:46 PM  

Northern: As a vaccine engineer, it's not recommended for scientists to take an early stage vaccine,

prepared by your research assistant.


"Why not?"


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2020-08-11 9:40:29 PM  

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I'm of an age where adults euphemistically referred to kids "experimenting with marijuana", but the experiments and hypotheses we were doing were more like
- Can I make a bong out of this?  (Probably)
- Does anybody I know have any weed?  (Probably not, but ask Bear or Trask)
- Is this stuff we got in the park any good? (Cough, nope.)
- If I only have enough weed for 1/8 of a cookie recipe, do I need to use 1/8 egg? (Apparently I should have, the cookies fell apart, but the overall results were satisfactory.)

Morning Horsefarts:
Sorry bud, but the clowns are running the circus.  I wouldn't be surprised if people started microwaving and injecting hobo blood because some breathless idiot with nukes on Twitter told them to.

Even some of the legitimate cheap Chinese electronics websites seem to be selling things to shine lasers up your nose, and somebody must have suggested that to Trump because he briefly was touting that before going back to hoping HCQ would work.
 
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