Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

Feb 26, 2021

Distinguishing Four Waves in the Covid-19 Pandemic Spread During the Last Year – Examining the Effects of Vaccination on the Last Wave

Corona waves

The graphs showing new daily corona cases and new daily deaths exhibit distinct and separate peaks in all countries over the last year of the pandemic, corresponding to several waves of Covid-19 infection (see Worldometers under individual countries). In many countries, the 1st wave occurred around April, the 2nd around August, the 3rd around November 2020, and the 4th around January 2021 (see Table 1).

Dec 6, 2020

Explaining One Year with Sars-Cov-2 and Covid-19 – Deciphering Distorted Data – Providing Actual Infection Rates and Final Deaths – Outlining the Epidemic End – Warning Against the RNA Vaccine

The text responds to the following questions
* What part of the population has really been infected by Covid-19?
* How quickly does Covid-19 spread in the population?
* How does the 2nd wave differ from the 1st one?
* How does the age affect the probability of death from Covid-19?
* What is the real lethality of Covid-19?
* What will be the final number of deaths?
* Do the protective measures help?
* How do the countries differ from each other?
* Which of 200 countries does handle Covid-19 optimally and which reasonably?
* How should the epidemic have been handled?
* When will the epidemic end?
* Is the vaccination needed?
For short responses go to the end of this text.

Nov 2, 2020

Data from Czechia, Israel, Sweden, and U.S. Show an Exponential Growth of the COVID-19 Mortality with Age – the Fraction of People Dying with COVID-19 Increases About Three Times for Every Ten Years of Age

The published data on Covid deaths in age groups (ten years range) in four countries (Czechia, Israel, Sweden, U.S.) have been combined with the age distributions in said countries (see Table 9). It can be seen that the deaths numbers (absolute, not recalculated per million people) seem to form approximately geometric series with a common ratio of between 2 and 4 till the age of about 75. More consistent geometric series are obtained till still higher ages by recalculating the deaths numbers in each

Sep 21, 2020

We Are Probably the Only Intelligent Observers in Our Universe, Thus Being Special Despite the Copernican Principle

A quick estimation of the number of human-like intelligent civilizations in our universe might go as follows. There are about (the word “about” will be omitted below, but should be assigned to every number) 200 billion stars in our galaxy, and there are 200 billion galaxies in the space from which the light has been able to reach us since the Big Bang 14 billion years ago. So there are 1022 stars.

Aug 22, 2020

All About Covid-19 While Standing on One Leg

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic of 2019, I have been collecting publications from the daily press and professional journals on the disease and the coronavirus. At the end of July, I summarized information on the origin and properties of the virus and on its spread around the world, on morbidity and mortality values, on the response of different countries and the course of the disease in half a year, and from available data I further estimated the values ​​of actual lethality and the infection rate in different countries (see Corona Summary, shortly CorSum or CS).

Aug 1, 2020

5’-UTR of Coronaviruses Mutates Twice Slower Than the Whole Genome, SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Differ in This Respect

CORONAVIRUSES

Coronaviruses, particularly betacoronaviruses, belong among usual causative agents of the common cold and respiratory infection symptoms, together with common cold picornavirus, influenza viruses, adenoviruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza viruses. Newly appeared strains caused epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), virus SARS-CoV-1 in 2003 and virus SARS-CoV-2 in 2019 (reviewed here).

Jul 30, 2020

A Half-Year Summary of COVID-19 Pandemic – Spread, Course, Comparing Countries, Handling in the World, SARS-Cov-2 Virus and Its Origin, Consequences, and the Way Out

Spreading of the epidemic over the globe – at one look
The WHO started to report about the coronavirus on 21 January 2020, when 309 cases were allegedly diagnosed in China, including 6 deaths; no cases in other countries were reported by then. The numbers of diagnosed cases in 15 selected countries over the first half of the year 2020 are presented in Table 1, which further includes the numbers of new daily cases, the sum of deaths  and  new  daily  deaths  (extracted   from   the  WHO  web  here), as well as  the  number  of  tests  (extracted from the

May 1, 2020

The Torment of Open Chernobyl Wounds – Hundreds of Thousands Died but Thousands Continued to Writhe in Pain

At the end of April, millions of former Soviet citizens commemorate the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986. The families of 6,000 Tajiks who were suddenly removed from Tajikistan in the spring of 1989 serve as an example; the young men were taken to "help build houses in Russia" and they reappeared only in the autumn of that year – changed beyond recognition  (here). The  Soviets  took  the  young  Tajiks  completely  unexpectedly  and  under false pretenses; the men found

Apr 21, 2020

State of the Corona World – Rating of the Countries According to Managing the Coronavirus Epidemics


The numbers of diseased and deceased with corona to a certain date can be found in the WHO website, and the numbers of performed tests in the WORLDOMETER site. In the following table, I have extracted the data for April 14 and adjusted them to reflect the population size for the majority of East Asian, West European, and North American countries. The table comprises the numbers of reported positive cases, death, and performed tests, as well as these values recalculated per 10 million people, which is an approximate population of Sweden, Portugal, Czechia, Hungary, Greece, Austria, Israel, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

May 7, 2018

The Enhancement of Greenhouse Warming by Positive Feedback due to the Lower Solubility of CO2 Is Negligible

How much additional CO2 is released from the ocean in a positive feedback, when humans add CO2 to the atmosphere thereby increasing temperature via stronger greenhouse effect and so reducing CO2 solubility in the ocean?

Apr 8, 2018

Climate Change on One Foot – Concise Arguments Against the Hypothesis of Human-Caused Global Warming


The actions against global warming are led by lobby groups organized under the UN and its climate arm – IPCC, being enthusiastically supported by media, entertainers, politicians, and activists involved in social studies. Many scientists and technically educated people understand that the actions are unreasonable and harmful, but they are often caught out by friends who ask: “How come you do not believe that human-caused warming exists? Have all the countries in the world not signed the Paris agreement on the climate change? Is there not a consensus among 97% of scientists about the warming?” We should be ready to respond to our friends.

Jul 18, 2017

From the End of Vitalism in 1828 to Overtaking Control Over the Evolution and Nearly over Our Fate in 2128

We are witnesses of an exponential increase – explosion – of our knowledge about ourselves, about our origin and about the substance we are made of. No sooner we have completely recognized our structure, than we are starting to change it. There is still a lot to learn about the mechanisms shaping the quality and length of our lives, but we start to edit our DNA and our future as well.  The  dreams of  ancient alchemists about the  transmutation  of  base metals into  noble ones have come true, and now

Jun 28, 2017

The Biggest Patent Litigation in Biotechnology over CRISPR/Cas9 – a Technology for Editing of Our DNA Will Enable Editing of Our Future

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a region in the genome of most archea and of about a half of all bacteria, playing a role in a cellular defense system against viruses. The region integrates samples of the invading viral DNA, to be later used for the virus recognition and destruction. Adjacent to the CRISPR region, there is CAS region (Crisper Associated System or Crisper ASsociated)  coding  for nucleases  for cleaving the viral DNA. A  nucleoprotein complex  derived

Oct 9, 2012

Brain-Eating Amoeba was not Resistant to Brainwashing Media

      The mass media in the whole world have dramatically reported that a brain-eating amoeba is responsible for recent killing of at least ten people in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The causative agent, amoeba Naegleria fowleri, is known to grow in warm waters and enter via nose to the brain, where it destroys the tissue and causes death within a week [1].
      Surprisingly, the most serious case occurred in a European country: 16 young people died in Czechoslovakia between 1962

Nov 10, 2011

The Real Number of Deaths after the Chernobyl Catastrophe is More Than 300,000

The catastrophe and the information
      The Chernobyl catastrophe was the gravest industrial accident ever, and it was also the last great crime of the Soviet Communists. The explosion of the nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986 and the following fire made a part of Ukraine and Belarus uninhabitable, while contaminating large areas around the globe. Many people in the Soviet Union died or were wounded due to the disinformation and mismanagement on the side of the authorities; many people were exposed to fatal irradiation incidentally or during the cleaning operations. The Communist authorities, on all levels, denied the accident and left 50,000 inhabitants of Pripyat

Sep 22, 2009

After Twenty Years of Global Warming – the End of the Hoax or of Western Freedom?

      Human-caused Global Warming (HGW) has become one of the hot-button issues of the last twenty years. The subject, namely the influence of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere on Earth's surface temperature, is not a trivial one, falling into the domains of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology. However, the most involved and influential proponents of HGW are journalists, politicians, lawyers, social scientists, and actors. These HGW fighters and true believers,

Jan 27, 2009

Twenty Years of Global Warming – Myths and Facts

      Human-caused Global Warming (GW) has been one of the most common headline-makers during the last twenty years. The updated concept of GW presumes that human industrial activities result in increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane in the atmosphere, where they cause deleterious earth warming by the greenhouse effect, the major contributor being burning the fossil fuels, the minor one being farming. The population of developed countries has been frightened by expected floods, diseases,

Dec 20, 2008

Global Warming Confusion

      No dangerous human-caused warming happens, either locally or globally. The temperatures fluctuate at all locations and at all time scales, similarly as stock market index or any other magnitude dependent on many random parameters. For example, global temperatures fell from the 1940's through the 1970's; in the 17th century the temperatures were higher in Europe than today