On today’s episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet ask: why does the media only focus on bad news? You wouldn’t know from the headlines that COVID-19 cases have been declining all over the country. Is it a relentless chase for clicks? Does Trump get a fair shake? Let’s discuss.

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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Media has Trump derangement syndrome, much more dangerous than covid

     

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    • August 7, 2020, at 5:18 PM PDT
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    No. 10 years ago the media was biased. Now they’re openly partisan.

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    • August 7, 2020, at 9:02 PM PDT
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  3. Stephen Richter Member

    you did not talk about the paper antigen test for covid! It is a big deal on medcram and this week in virology. 
    https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA?t=457
    https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ?t=28

    Honestly, they complain in this podcast about the media coverage of Trump. But I am coming to the conclusion that the Trump admin is not doing a good job at all. On the virus, where are weekly updates on progress in treatment and prevention? Where is the surgeon general telling people to supplement with D3 and NAC? ( watch medcram on youtube ) Also as medcram says, there are important changes people can make in their diet to lessen the impact of the virus.

    This paper based, antigen test sounds like a real positive advance in dealing with the virus. People can test themselves every day for a very low price. The test detects the virus when the person has an active infection. That is, when they are contagious. So students, teachers, work place workers can administer the test to themselves at the start of the day.

     

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    • August 8, 2020, at 1:02 PM PDT
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  4. Blue Yeti Admin

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):
    you did not talk about the paper antigen test for covid! It is a big deal on medcram and this week in virology.
    https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA?t=457
    https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ?t=28

    Honestly, they complain in this podcast about the media coverage of Trump. But I am coming to the conclusion that the Trump admin is not doing a good job at all. On the virus, where are weekly updates on progress in treatment and prevention? Where is the surgeon general telling people to supplement with D3 and NAC? ( watch medcram on youtube ) Also as medcram says, there are important changes people can make in their diet to lessen the impact of the virus.

    This paper based, antigen test sounds like a real positive advance in dealing with the virus. People can test themselves every day for a very low price. The test detects the virus when the person has an active infection. That is, when they are contagious. So students, teachers, work place workers can administer the test to themselves at the start of the day.

    It’s on the list for Tuesday’s show!

    And we have never said the Trump admin is doing a good job — only that the media’s bias makes their reporting on the administration’s efforts –good or bad (and sometimes it is good) always negative. And that prevents some assistance from getting through.

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    • August 8, 2020, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  5. Stephen Richter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    It’s on the list for Tuesday’s show!

    And we have never said the Trump admin is doing a good job — only that the media’s bias makes their reporting on the administration’s efforts –good or bad (and sometimes it is good) always negative. And that prevents some assistance from getting through.

    Do you think Trump is even aware of this test? It looks to be a real game changer. Puts the teacher’s unions, mayors on the defensive in that it makes it much safer to open not only schools, but work place, many public gathering places. To attend church, just take the test at the door and 10 minutes later you know your results. Can even do the same for football games. 

    Something else very good about this antigen test is the sooner a person knows they have the virus, the sooner they can start treatment. Anti viral medications likely work better when the viral load is increasing.

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    • August 8, 2020, at 7:05 PM PDT
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  6. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    you did not talk about the paper antigen test for covid! It is a big deal on medcram and this week in virology.
    https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA?t=457
    https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ?t=28

    Honestly, they complain in this podcast about the media coverage of Trump. But I am coming to the conclusion that the Trump admin is not doing a good job at all. On the virus, where are weekly updates on progress in treatment and prevention? Where is the surgeon general telling people to supplement with D3 and NAC? ( watch medcram on youtube ) Also as medcram says, there are important changes people can make in their diet to lessen the impact of the virus.

    This paper based, antigen test sounds like a real positive advance in dealing with the virus. People can test themselves every day for a very low price. The test detects the virus when the person has an active infection. That is, when they are contagious. So students, teachers, work place workers can administer the test to themselves at the start of the day.

     

    T cells are more important than antibodies

     

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    • August 8, 2020, at 10:05 PM PDT
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  7. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    It’s on the list for Tuesday’s show!

    And we have never said the Trump admin is doing a good job — only that the media’s bias makes their reporting on the administration’s efforts –good or bad (and sometimes it is good) always negative. And that prevents some assistance from getting through.

    Do you think Trump is even aware of this test? It looks to be a real game changer. Puts the teacher’s unions, mayors on the defensive in that it makes it much safer to open not only schools, but work place, many public gathering places. To attend church, just take the test at the door and 10 minutes later you know your results. Can even do the same for football games.

    Something else very good about this antigen test is the sooner a person knows they have the virus, the sooner they can start treatment. Anti viral medications likely work better when the viral load is increasing.

    what if the person has no symptoms? then treatment is unnecessary?

     

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    • August 8, 2020, at 10:07 PM PDT
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