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Old 2020-02-10, 06:10   #56
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In 2015, there was one heck of a leak from a storage well near LA. Try search parameters "aliso canyon gas leak" or "porter ranch gas leak" if you care to look it up.
I was remembering the same event. It was an awful greenhouse gas emission. Such a facility leaked near Houston and made an immense torch that was visible many miles away. I have tried to track this down, but can't find the right search terms. However, I saw it while traveling from Houston to Chicago.

When I was much younger there was an oil well blowout between Houston and Galveston, Texas. It burned for a long time, and could be seen and heard at a considerable distance. It also produced some kind of ash that fell on our yard miles away in Dickinson, TX.

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I was remembering the same event. It was an awful greenhouse gas emission. Such a facility leaked near Houston and made an immense torch that was visible many miles away.
The issue with the LA one vs the one that you mentioned is that when the CH4 is burnt it makes CO2. While CH4 may not last as long in the atmosphere, it is a much more potent GHG. Flare it off and the problem is reduced. That is part is why landfills flare off their gas (if they don't burn it in a power plant or co-gen.
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Old 2020-02-12, 21:36   #58
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Viral Alarm: When Fury Overcomes Fear | China File: An Essay by Xu Zhangrun, Translated and Annotated by Geremie R. Barmé
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In July 2018, the Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun published an unsparing critique of the Chinese Communist Party and its Chairman of Everything, Xi Jinping. Xu warned of the dangers of one-man rule, a sycophantic bureaucracy, putting politics ahead of professionalism and the myriad other problems that the system would encounter if it rejected further reforms. That philippic was one of a cycle of works that Xu wrote during a year in which he alerted his readers to pressing issues related to China’s momentous struggle with modernity, the state of the nation under Xi Jinping and the mixed prospects for its future. Those essays will be published in a collection titled Six Chapters from the 2018 Year of the Dog by Hong Kong City University Press in May this year.

Although he was demoted by Tsinghua University in March 2019 and banned from teaching, writing and publishing, Xu has remained defiant. His latest polemical work—“When Fury Overcomes Fear”—translated below, appeared online on February 4, 2020 as the coronavirus epidemic swept China and infections overseas sparked concern around the world.
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Old 2020-02-13, 17:50   #59
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A Google search is the only thing I can do.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Trea...od+transfusion
Perhaps it can somehow help.
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After tried in 12 ICU patients who were at a life survival critical period with the processed plasma from the recently fully recovered #coronavirus patients, all of them are now getting much better! China began to encourage the recent fully recovered patients to donate blood. pic.twitter.com/ydQVk0bcun

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Old 2020-02-14, 04:06   #60
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More on an earlier subject from "An expert from Wuhan":
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"There are large numbers of antibodies in recovered patients and this can fight the virus. I sincerely hope the recovered patients can come to hospitals to donate plasma so that we can work together to rescue the patients who are still struggling with the disease."
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/podcast/detail/2/44387
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Old 2020-02-14, 21:21   #61
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More on the antibody front, in readable-article 9as opposed to podcast) form: https://www.btimesonline.com/article...ntial-cure.htm

More on traditional-vaccine development efforts: https://www.btimesonline.com/article...onths-away.htm

And experts remind us that, like other rapidly mutating RNA viruses such as influenza, a vaccine developed based on one strain of 2019-nCoV will likely provide at best partial immunity from subsequently emerging strains: https://www.iflscience.com/health-an...-expert-warns/
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Old 2020-02-19, 21:51   #62
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Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro | Nature

And on the cruise-ship clusterf*ck:

Quarantined vessel or virus incubator? Scientists skeptical of Diamond Princess protocols | Japan Times -- Related reader discussion over on NC, with link to suitably appalling video, here.
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Quarantined vessel or virus incubator?
RIP George?
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Old 2020-02-19, 22:25   #64
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RIP George?
George checked into this thread last week - he didn't say which crusie ship he was on, but it wasn't the Diamond Princess, thank goodness. Said they were anchored off Darwin, Autralia, and all was well. Hopefully that remains the case. But given just this one horrific example of tourists spreading the virus far and wide -- yeesh. And all those "repatriation flights" we've been hearing about ... do we really know what the appropriate quarantine period is? I'm reminded of the fact that tourists were the pandemic vector in the underrated Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys.
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Old 2020-02-20, 06:08   #65
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RIP George?
Leaving the land of LaurV today. Cambodia and Vietnam are next.
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Leaving the land of LaurV today. Cambodia and Vietnam are next.
It's good to see you are having a good time, while we are suffering here in silence waiting for M52 to show up.
Enjoy and keep safe and thanks for the Quick-Mathematics.
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