Cultural individualism and businesses

https://www.ecfed2018.unican.es/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Empreendedorismo-20180530-Daisy.pdf
Individualism, Culture and Entrepreneurial Opportunities*

brb altering history

The present paper evaluates the effect of living in an individualistic society on
entrepreneurial opportunities, using cross-country data from the GEDI. Individualism
is one of the five cultural dimensions proposed by Hofstede (2001) and it is considered
by intercultural psychologists the main dimension of cultural variation. For individualism is a cultural trait that emphasizes freedom and rewards one’s own personal
achievements, it increases the propensity to open new businesses and realize own ideas,
despite the possibility of failure. So as to prevent reverse causality between individualism and entrepreneurial activity, we use the frequency of blood types and other
genetic data as instruments. The data show a positive and highly significant effect
of individualism on entrepreneurship, even after controlling for education, religion,
fertility, unemployment, the ease of doing business, networking, among others.

Economists try to pretend the race-culture connection isn’t important but….

I screencapped.

Look at ‘lil Venezuela down there, I wonder what will happen to them?

This is why Trump doing the trade war is a genius move. THIS.

In countries with more individualistic cultural characteristics, they have a predominance of individuals seeking potentially better opportunities to conduct an initial business, as well as characteristics with a greater perception of entrepreneurial opportunity. Similarly, Figure 5 suggests that countries with
more individualistic cultures often have greater opportunities to start a business. As for example, Canada, United States, Great Britain and Australia. The ten countries with the highest GEI index in 2017 were: the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands.

I wonder what THEY have in common.

1950s GDP: not race (only) but cultural individualism.

Therefore, it measures the quality of entrepreneurship, as we are concerned with the quality of entrepreneurship: the entrepreneur driven by opportunities that generate commercial success. The definition of entrepreneurship that we will adopt is related to job creation and growth through innovation.

aka GDP, real ingroup gains

No, Asians can’t take over capitalism. That can literally never happen.

They’re collectivists, they get crony capitalism, they’ll fuck it up.

We just have to survive that.

I wonder what this figure indicates…

Yes.

You’ve got me.

Yes, this is definitely my opinion.

My educated opinion.

As you can see, I am very jelly.

Thus, the most appropriate model for the analysis of the effect of entrepreneurial activity on individualism is that of column (5).

Considering the above-identified situation of a possible endogeneity between the variables, instrumental fractional variables were included for the econometric analysis. This process requires variables that are related to individualism, but not to entrepreneurial activity.
This hypothesis is sufficient so that the causal relation can be established in the proper direction. Thus, for individualism we use the blood distance of Mahalanobis and the pathogenic genes according to Gorodnichenko and Roland (2017). In table 2, the individualism and each possibility of instrument: distM-UK and mean of pathogens, which are, respectively, Mahalanobis blood distance between the country in England and the mean of the presence of the nine genes pathogens considered relevant to Murray’s individualist collectivist analysis: leishmaniasis, trypanosomes, malaria, schistosomiasis, filaria, leprosy,dengue, typhus and tuberculosis.

My opinion, clearly.

I magically altered their blood, to lie.

I can do that.

The relationship is negative, because it suggests that the closer to the entrepreneurial country, the more individualistic the culture will be.

Table 3 includes some more control variables, particularly related to institutions and their long-run effect on development. Precisely due to their persistence, it is important to separate the effect of culture from institutions as good as possible, although this it is a difficult matter and still an ample field of research (Gorodnichenko and Roland 2017; Spolaore and Wacziarg 2013)

Muh opinion, clearly.

I’m just jealous of cultures that enslave their children to make my phone.

Table 4 repeats our preferred estimation, the fractional probit instrumental variable model,
for a number of subsamples. On the one hand, the sample is divided into countries that
experienced European colonization and those that did not. The former may have suffered
a mixture of cultures that is not captured by the genetic data. Therefore, if any, we expect
the effect of individualism to be stronger and more precise in the latter subsample.

To sum up, we find remarkably few differences in the magnitude of the individualism index
across the estimations in tables 3 and 4. In fact, the point estimate is not statistically
different from the baseline regressions in table 2 and in all of the seven estimation do
we obtain a positive and significant effect of individualism on the opportunity to start a
business.

The argument for muh civic nationalism, muh brain drain immigration is a pack of lies.

They are not the same as us.

The present paper evaluated the hypothesis that individualism can influence the entrepreneurial activity, accounting for cross-country differences in education, religion, fertility, unemployment, ease of opening a company and networking. The data shows a strong and remarkably robust relationship between living in an individualistic culture and entrepreneurship.

Things libertarians pretend to give a shit about.

The West is WEIRD – nobody else.

Although one should be careful in interpreting our results as causal, our estimates of fractional probit instrumental variable approach suggests a plausible interpretation of this relationship. We explored other potentially important channels in determining entrepreneurial activity.
The effect may potentially be confounded by geography, climate conditions, or through European colonization, as well as through persistent institutions, such as the risk of expropriation. In addition, the influence of the culture dimension of individualism was tested separately for each group of countries belonging to the OECD or not. It was concluded that the effects remained positive and significant, confirming the validity of the results and of the instruments.
Finally, the perceptions of the opportunity to start a business are different from society
to society, so the origin of these differences and their influences is important. Thus, this
article thus complements the studies on entrepreneurship (Pinillos and Reyes (2011), Liñán
and Fernandez-Serrano (2014), Dheer (2017), Doepke and Zilibotti (2014), Laskovaia et al.
(2017) and Nikolaev et al. (2018).

Ya snooze, ya lose.

Hospital clothing contaminated

https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(11)00117-9/abstract

Hang on, aren’t women forced into gowns without underwear? Then told to sit down? Same gowns worn by other women before?

Could that source of fomite explain previous studies of HPV infection, among virgins?

For example,  a small study published in 2009 indicated that not only were 15% of all stethoscopes tested contaminated with MRSA, but also that the MRSA on the stethoscopes had survived there for upwards of 60 days!

Also, most hospitals do not allow artifical fingernails or nail enhancement on health care workers because the false nails (fomites) consistently have higher bacterial loads than natural nails. Also, there have been a number of studies (example) where doctor’s neckties were found to be commonly contaminated with bacteria. Not all that shocking when you think about how often men wash their ties?

Why are doctors wearing ties?

But most recently, a new  study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 60-65% of scrubs and lab coats of health care workers tested in the report were contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria.  The pockets, sleeves, and abdominal areas were tested. Additionally, 21 of nurse’s samples and 6 from the doctor’s samples taken were drug resistant.  Eight of the samples were identified as MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus ).

This is not exactly news, as there are several previous articles detailing how bacteria can survive on various cloth and plastic surfaces, as well as on lab coats in general.

Imagine how gross plastic Ikea furniture is…

eww…

Hospitals  and doctors are struggling to get it right, though. Just announced in 2010, the  DocFroc:

lab coats and scrubs that are embedded with Tri-Active, an FDA approved silver-based antimicrobial compound that can kill resistant micro-organisms such as MRSA, ECOLI and Salmonella.

It appears that the most important factor in prevention of disease is to simply better identify what has been transferring disease in the first place.

If they believed in germ theory they wouldn’t avoid disposable specula to save a few cents.

How much is half the population’s life worth? Plenty of baby health and defect issues could be avoided with proper female health care. This is part of the reason women are scared to have kids, so called trad men instantly stop giving a shit after conception. If she dies prematurely of cervical cancer though, they hand wave it away because while they pretend to care about forced vaccination, they don’t even pretend to care about forced, dangerous ‘pelvic exams’.

from

Fomites, fomites, fomites!

Linoleic acid and heart issues

So well-researched I couldn’t do better myself.

Even used the red box chan method. Nice.

FI
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Vegetarians-prone-to-strokes-Study/articleshow/3227413.cms

A study that tried to find positive (pro-veg) differences had arbitrary, strict age limits and time exclusions.
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/70/3/516s/4714974
“There were no significant differences between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in mortality from cerebrovascular disease, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, or all other causes combined.”
Logically, if meat consumption caused colon cancer, that is impossible.

Pro-vegan paper
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073139/
“Non-vegetarian diets were compared to vegetarian dietary patterns (i.e., vegan and lacto-ovo-vegetarian) on selected health outcomes.”
Why not compare vegetarian to vegan?
“Males experience greater health benefits than females. Limited prospective data is available on vegetarian diets and body weight change.”
Don’t bother studying that, though.
“Large randomized intervention trials on the effects of vegetarian diet patterns on neurological and cognitive functions, obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular outcomes are warranted to make meaningful recommendations.”
…useless.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408398.2016.1138447?journalCode=bfsn20
Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies
There appears to be a confound e.g. not drinking.
Claim:
“This comprehensive meta-analysis reports a significant protective effect of a vegetarian diet versus the incidence and/or mortality from ischemic heart disease (−25%) and incidence from total cancer (−8%). Vegan diet conferred a significant reduced risk (−15%) of incidence from total cancer.”

DATA: (they hope we won’t look at)
“With regard to prospective cohort studies, the analysis showed a significant reduced risk of incidence and/or mortality from ischemic heart disease (RR 0.75; 95% CI, 0.68 to 0.82) and incidence of total cancer (RR 0.92; 95% CI 0.87 to 0.98) but not of total cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer. No significant association was evidenced when specific types of cancer were analyzed.”
Clear as mud.

You’re literally more likely to DIE on this diet but they claim “protective”.

Vegans – putting the DIE in DIET.

“The analysis conducted among vegans reported significant association with the risk of incidence from total cancer (RR 0.85; 95% CI, 0.75 to 0.95), despite obtained only in a limited number of studies.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0eca/e24d13bacf38f3ddc6178b07312d566a4d8d.pdf
excellent example of propaganda

Link between mental health and ….bad health

The types of “health” are related, really? Shook over here.

If only there were a physical connection we could see like some kind of fleshy vehicle of testable units, a body of some description. No, we’re floating blobs of consciousness in a cloud of feels, aren’t we?

Mutation (genetic) load is true, at least somewhat but who dares to directly study it? Instead we are left with related variables.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048500/

The lifespan of people with severe mental illness (SMI) is shorter compared to the general population. This excess mortality is mainly due to physical illness. We report prevalence rates of different physical illnesses as well as important individual lifestyle choices, side effects of psychotropic treatment and disparities in health care access, utilization and provision that contribute to these poor physical health outcomes.”

Detailed.

“Nutritional and metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, viral diseases, respiratory tract diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy complications, stomatognathic diseases, and possibly obesity-related cancers are, compared to the general population, more prevalent among people with SMI.”

People with mental problems can’t take care of themselves, really?

Not to be harsh but, is this news?
I searched, not one mention of fitness.

Ability to reproduce (here it would be impotence for age in the male) and carry (childbearing without issue for age, the female) is a significant component of it (organism fitness, for the nerds at home).

https://www.age-of-the-sage.org/quotations/darwin_survival_fittest.html

“struggle for existence”, he repeated in description
the vindicated theme for this post

“Besides modifiable lifestyle factors and side effects of psychotropic medications, access to and quality of health care remains to be improved for individuals with SMI.”

#sigh

Enough of that for now.

And they’re exponentially more expensive.
https://www.healthcatalyst.com/understanding-risk-stratification-comorbidities/
I dislike this fact but…. the information is out there. We can’t help by lying.

There isn’t just one thing causing the “mental” disease and another separate thing causing the “bodily” disease.
It’s all genetic! At least, moderately genetic.
And remember I said exponential risk of suck?

“Charlson Comorbidity Measure: The Charlson model predicts the risk of one-year mortality for patients with a range of comorbid illnesses. Based on administrative data, the model uses the presence/absence of 17 comorbidity definitions and assigns patients a score from one to 20, with 20 being the more complex patients with multiple comorbid conditions. It is effective for predicting future poor outcomes. This method is explained in further detail below”

You cannot fight math. You will lose.

#struggle4life

poor outcomes = death, more or less

This is tough to read like the IQ link. I wouldn’t blame you skipping all this. You cannot unsee it.

“One thing all of these models have in common is that they are based, in some degree, on comorbidity. Understanding comorbid conditions is a critical aspect of population health management because comorbidities are known to significantly increase risk and cost. In fact, a study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that care for patients with comorbid chronic conditions costs up to seven times as much as care for those with only one chronic condition.”

Twice the condition can be seven times the cost. I’ll leave you to think about that.
Is this systemic injustice?
No!
The body is complex, various conditions interact with one another. Not killing the patient by accident due to Condition B to treat Condition A needs time and more research and more money!

https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2011/02/mental-disorders-and-medical-comorbidity.html

“Expenditures and gaps in health care delivery are not evenly distributed across the population, however. To improve health care quality and reduce costs, policy-makers must focus on particular subgroups who are at greatest risk. Persons with mental health and medical comorbidities represent just such a population.”
“The pathways causing comorbidity of mental and medical disorders are complex and bidirectional.

What I said.

Medical disorders may lead to mental disorders, mental conditions may place a person at risk for certain medical disorders, and mental and medical disorders may share risk factors

Yup.

It’s all healthcare, people!

ALL OF IT.

For instance, low IQ can also ’cause’ someone to more likely get heart disease.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heart-intelligence/low-intelligence-among-top-heart-health-risks-study-idUSTRE61903L20100210

Here’s a clunker of a line.

“When mental and medical conditions co-occur, the combination is associated with elevated symptom burden, functional impairment, decreased length and quality of life, and increased health care costs.”

This upsets me. Just world is a fallacy.

Bear in mind the IQ/depression link in the last post:

“At the same time, major depression is a risk factor for developing chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease.”

If the economy is making people of a certain IQ band effectively useless, they’re going to be depressed.
Especially if “their” jobs owed by their home country are outsourced to visa people.

“Exposure to adverse childhood experiences such as trauma, abuse, and chronic stress are all associated with both mental and medical disorders, and responsible for much of the high rates of comorbidity, burden of illness, and premature death associated with chronic illness.”

It’s sad. It’s sad to read about. That is a harrowing existence.

But stress shouldn’t be lumped in with trauma and abuse.

“Many of the most common treatments for diseases may actually worsen the comorbid condition.”

You tell me where the solution is because I don’t see it.

A society of hospital patients (don’t forget aging demographics).

Over to Oz.
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-toc~mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-hig~mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-hig-men
Mental disorders were more common among people with chronic physical conditions (28.0%) when compared to people who did not have a chronic physical condition (17.6%).
The data is usually out there. Tough to find but present.

Another!
https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh40/109-117.pdf

This article briefly reviews the associations
among alcohol dependence, major depressive disorder, and
posttraumatic stress disorder. Dysregulation of the brain’s and
body’s stress system (i.e., the limbic–hypothalamic–
pituitary–adrenal axis) might serve as a common mechanistic
link to explain some of the relationships among these
frequently comorbid conditions. Finally, the article examines
the role of sex differences in stress circuitry. These differences
may explain why men and women differ in their risk for
developing comorbid alcoholism and stress ­related disorders.”

Addictions play into it too, because of course they do.

And you can’t really blame sexism for an individual’s brain circuitry.

Let’s look at one more substance and how it alters development (i.e. when children/teens/young adults use it).

An interaction of marijuana and low IQ they won’t study so here’s something odd.
https://www.gwern.net/docs/genetics/correlation/2017-aas.pdf
“Psychotic patients who used cannabis frequently before illness onset have higher genetic predisposition to schizophrenia than those who did not”
“Our study supports an association between high SZ-PGRS and frequent cannabis use before illness onset
in psychosis continuum disorders.”

Before someone points to this classic arse-covering exercise,
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/twins-study-finds-no-evidence-marijuana-lowers-iq-teens
I linked because you wanted info on school shooters and pot use is a major factor.
Naturally the drug use wouldn’t change IQ because the IQ is the causative factor in having a childhood addiction problem.
However the study compares ongoing users to abstaining, not ongoing addicts to a twin who never did the stuff, there is no control group, making this link pointless so don’t try to send me it. I’ve seen it.

When the brain is developing, there is a permanent loss of functioning.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/02/10/new-study-shows-smoking-pot-permanently-lowers-iq/

And abnormal function. Like with any drug to any developing organ.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161005160733.htm

For the ‘self-medication’ lie:
“The use of marijuana did not correct the brain function deficits of depression, and in some regions made them worse.”

“Of additional interest, those participants who used marijuana from a young age had highly abnormal brain function in areas related to visuo-spatial processing, memory, self-referential activity and reward processing.”
No, they cannot perceive themselves accurately.

This whole drug study in children (<25) thing is like breaking someone’s kneecaps with a baseball bat and wondering why they can’t sprint. You wouldn’t give them alcohol and tobacco, why give them anything else that’s an addictive drug and think it’s fine? Why not nice and “natural” opioids next?

[ I googled this as a joke and fuck you, America.
nytimes.com/2018/05/09/magazine/children-of-the-opioid-epidemic.html
axialhealthcare.com/opioid-use-safety-children/
druggy parent trash pushing it on the kids? That’s low. ]

Why not the ankles too? Why not?

I firmly believe some of these kids have the misfortune that their parents are their worst enemy in life.

Anyway.

“The study found that early marijuana use was also associated with lower IQ scores.”

Associated. Which first? The lower IQ or child drug abuse?

“With past research suggesting a genetic role between marijuana use and depression, Dr. Osuch and her collaborators at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute also conducted genetic testing on participants. They discovered that a certain genetic variation of the gene that produces Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) was found in greater proportion in youth who used marijuana from an early age. BDNF is involved in brain development and memory, among other processes.

Could be a race-based finding, unclear.

“This is a novel finding that suggests this genetic variation may predispose youth to early marijuana use,” said Dr. Osuch.”

So how many of you heard about it in the MSM?

Funny how they trust none of the political news but all the scientism rationalizing living like a CA Democrat member.

It doesn’t have to be good universally for you to do it, like smoking tobacco, just admit it can be bad for society and move on. Denial of biology makes it more annoying and a full ban more likely. Shaming normal people for being “squares” is what all druggies do including alcoholics.

Why link that here?

What would drug use increase, in the organism? Mutation rate. The genetic load (whatever it was) becomes heavier. So to do that before reproducing, knowing the adverse effects, the child/ren will be worse off as well. So much for “doing no harm” and “victimless crime”. Eventually parents will be sued by their children for bad lifestyle habits that damaged their personal genome (and their children’s genome etc). It’s coming.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/10/15/lawyers_unaware_children_can_sue_parents_for_support.html

https://abcnews.go.com/US/adult-children-sue-mom-bad-parent/story?id=14407409

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/red-haired-teen-sues-his-parents-for-2m-for-being-born-ginger/

I warned you, cannot unsee it.

Pandemic potential

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-new-tb-treatment-20180425-story.html

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/260418/mdr-tb-cases-on-rise-in-kozhikode.html

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/tuberculosis-on-the-rise-in-venezuela-16555

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894500

New York City Has Biggest Tuberculosis Spike in 26 Years

You’re thinking America. I’m thinking planes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_city_airport_systems_by_passenger_traffic#2017_statistics_(provisional)

#2  NYC

135,514,082 total passengers last year.

You couldn’t design a better way to spread disease than a plane.

Low oxygen, recycled air, heat of the bodies, humidity, pollution, stress.

http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/cabin-air-quality/

 In reality, the air is very clean.

sure it is, please don’t sue

On all modern aircraft, passengers and crew breathe a mixture of fresh and recirculated air. Using this combination rather than fresh air only makes it easier to regulate temperature and helps maintain a bit of humidity (more on the humidity in a moment). The supply is bled from the compressor sections of the engines.

So even the fresh stuff is from the dirtiest thing on the plane.

http://fortune.com/2017/08/09/dangerous-cabin-fumes-planes/

These smells are usually found in jet engine “bleed air,” which is outside air that’s been shunted from the engines into an air conditioning system and then to the cabin. In various systems—cabin pressurization, water-tank storage pressure, even heating to dissipate wing ice—this air is highly useful to the plane’s operation.

Yet, when engine seals deteriorate, the bleed air can mix with fumes from high-temperature synthetic engine oil. At high-enough concentrations, flight crews and passengers can grow ill, forcing pilots to divert to the closest airport. The latest publicly known incident was Aug. 2, when a Florida-bound JetBlue Airways Corp. flight diverted to Oklahoma City, where several people were treated for breathing difficulties. In October 2016, a British Airways Airbus A380 bound for London from California diverted to Vancouver after all 25 crew members became ill. Cabin fumes were suspected in that case.

Then the crew found a suitcase of money in each of their hotel rooms.
They felt fine.

BTW, these cause brain damage. If you couldn’t guess.

Given the potential for catastrophe, these “toxic fume events” have spurred airline labor organizations to lobby for passage of a U.S. Senate measure called the Cabin Air Safety Act. 

It should be illegal to gas people.

Already?

Of the extreme cases

“Fume events” happen an estimated 2.6 times a day.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1413867017304737

 The disease was prevalent with ultraviolet radiation over 17 MJ/m2 (67.8%; p = <0.001); relative humidity between 31.0% and 69.0% (95.8% of cases; p = <0.00); 12 h of daily sunlight or more (40.6%; p = 0.001); and temperatures between 20 °C and 23 °C (72.4%; p = <0.001).

Planes are all exposed to cosmic rays. That’s worse than regular UV.

They don’t bother to shield it because that would be expensive and raise fuel costs and who cares if your sperm gets slower, you can’t have kids or get a neurological condition years from now?

They don’t have those little modesty covers on planes or in airport scanners, but we use them for X-rays. Hmm.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131113-the-supernova-inside-your-plane

Cosmic radiation exposure levels during flights vary according to altitude, latitude and the space weather at the time. Typically, passengers flying from London to Chicago could expect to be exposed to around 4.8mrem, and those travelling from Washington DC to Los Angeles would be exposed to close to 2mrem. This compares to an airport body scanner which delivers around 0.1mrem and a chest X-ray that can vary between 2mrem and 10mrem.

As people travel more often and further away, frequent travellers should be aware of their exposure levels, says Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at Reading University in the UK. “No need to panic, but cosmic radiation should not be ignored,” he says.

… “Airlines rotate staff around flight routes so nobody does exclusively polar routes,” says Lockwood.

And that’s why humans can’t live at the North Pole, obviously elves are mutants.

In the US, pilots and flight attendants have been officially classed as “radiation workers” by the Federal Aviation Administration since 1994. Staff regularly working on high-latitude flights are exposed to more radiation than workers in nuclear power plants. Despite this, the airlines don’t measure the radiation exposure of their staff, or set safe limits on the doses they can safely receive.

…People who have been unlucky enough to get caught in such an event should be informed, he adds. “It would not be wise for them to risk a second such exposure, and more regular health checks would be a good idea, as we already do for recognised radiation workers”. According to NASA, a strong solar storm in late October 2003 subjected passengers on polar flights – from Chicago to Beijing, for instance – to radiation well above the limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

“There are no studies that give the actual risk factor, but you certainly wouldn’t want it to happen twice to one individual.”

I feel safe.

Would it be possible to shield planes?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

After all, crew quarters onboard the International Space Station, which is located at the outskirts of the Earth’s magnetosphere, are lined with high-density polyethylene several centimetres thick. The hydrogen atoms in it are great at absorbing and dispersing radiation.

The airline industry is increasingly using carbon fibre-based composites to build planes because of their strength and low weight. These are much better protection against cosmic radiation than standard aluminium, and metals in general, says physicist Nasser Barghouty at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

So no, they’re doing nothing.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/25534/how-do-pilots-avoid-radiation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4165792/NASA-study-shows-radiation-hits-plane.html

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c34a/2213f145c0e8b6552650e6e559ffdb5d3328.pdf

The exposure from cosmic ray radiation to the workers and public is a new aspects of exposures that was caused by the development of science and technology. This relation is no more than the  developing procedure of the ICRP activities from X-ray and radium control to nuclear reactors, fuel recycling facilities, radioactive wastes and large accelerators. High technology of the 20th century accomplished not only the development of airplane but also the space vehicles. We accepted the benefit of a high speed transportation of the jet flight and the adventurous space mission. But for the exposure of cosmic ray radiation is not so clearly recognized as a risk source.
In recent years the peoples concern to the environmental risk is becoming high. Some groups are beginning to say the risk from the practice of flight in air or space. And several groups have a real fear to the exposure from cosmic ray radiation…..

Cosmic rays are ideal for microbes seeking to mutate.

IDEAL.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02786820152546770

UV can pause TB from replicating, so you could have it the entire flight and show nothing until you get off.

http://thechiefleader.com/news/open_articles/tuberculosis-cases-rose-in-city-last-year-reversing–year/article_8487b7d8-3f49-11e8-af8b-93e60fdeacd1.html

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260306/1/WER9308.pdf?ua=1

If your immune system is weakened (rays, diet, stress), vaccines won’t work.

Symptoms and signs of TB vary significantly with age, immune status, infected site, and severity of disease.

It’s frequently asymptomatic.

Talking, coughing and breathing spread it.

The immune response to M. tuberculosis infection involves a complex cellular process which is not fully
understood, and therefore presents challenges for the design of new TB vaccines.

How do vaccines for it work?

The immune system is not able to completely control and clear the infection which progresses to the latent state.19

TIL Many people already have it.

Latent infection
LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response
to stimulation by M. tuberculosis antigens without
evidence of clinically manifested active TB disease. There
is no gold standard test for LTBI. Either tuberculin skin
testing (TST) or an IFN-γ release assay (IGRA) can be
used to test for LTBI; these tests are not requirements
for initiating TB preventive treatment in HIV-infected
patients or in household contacts aged <5 years.25 WHO
guidelines on LTBI address the probability of active TB
disease progression in specific risk groups, the underlying
epidemiology and burden of TB, resource availability,
and likelihood of broader public health impact.

Fall on the sword for the rich guys.

“vaccine error” noted as side effect, top of page 18

then

“Evidence on the rates of adverse events following BCG vaccination is limited and most are based on passive reports. “

Comforting.

They don’t care because they don’t look.

Disseminated BCG disease is seen mainly in
persons with primary immunodeficiencies (and family
outbreaks may occur if this complication is not recognized
before all are given BCG) or HIV infection.81 Incidence
has been estimated at 2–34 per million but in an
outbreak in indigenous populations of Canada (Canadian
First Nations) a rate of 205 (95% CI: 42–600) per
million vaccinated was reported.83 There are several
reports that BCG vaccination of children and adults in
leprosy-endemic populations may occasionally induce
paucibacillary leprosy lesions.

…Evidence regarding BCG vaccination of very preterm and extremely preterm infants is limited.

If they don’t collect the data, they can claim ignorance when it comes out.
The evidence will always be limited if they don’t fund studies. Still, they’re giving it to as many babies as possible.

Not how the Hippocratic Oath works. Vaccines run contrary, you cannot treat healthy people.

page 20 mentions travelers specifically

In countries with low TB incidence,
studies have found that selective vaccination of target
populations, such as immigrants from high-incidence
countries and health-care workers, is more cost-effective
than universal BCG vaccination.

Then why do ours push for universal? To suck up to NGOs like the WHO.

They don’t care about you.

The available live attenuated vaccines are safe and effective

No, there are cases where live vaccines can infect others.
So in a pandemic, the people carrying the live version might be more of a risk. They’ll seem fine but be totally contagious.

http://nrvs.info/faqs/can-vaccines-cause-or-spread-diseases/

“There is a theoretical risk that live attentuated vaccines like the MMR can be found in body fluids (known as shedding), but that does NOT mean they are capable of causing the disease in the person vaccinated, …”

note the evasion, the person who got the vaccine is fine! ignore the dead bodies around them

so impossible they got a name for it

if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a fucking duck
if it contaminates bodily fluids required to spread, and can spread that very disease, it IS that exact bloody disease!

https://www.westonaprice.org/studies-show-that-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/

can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Furthermore, vaccine recipients can carry diseases in the back of their throat and infect others while displaying no symptoms of a disease

Vaccine failure is widespread; vaccine-induced immunity is not permanent and recent outbreaks of diseases such as whooping cough, mumps and measles have occurred in fully vaccinated populations.14,15 Flu vaccine recipients become more susceptible to future infection after repeated vaccination.16, 17

fact fact fact

100% isn’t enough, the premise of immunization is false
100% are not eligible, at least due to other illnesses, poor immune function, medications

“Health officials should require a two-week quarantine of all children and adults who receive vaccinations,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “This is the minimum amount of time required to prevent transmission of infectious diseases to the rest of the population, including individuals who have been previously vaccinated.”

“Vaccine failure and failure

refusal

to acknowledge that live virus vaccines can spread disease have resulted in an increase in outbreaks of infectious disease in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” says Manookian, “CDC should instruct physicians who administer vaccinations to inform their patients about the risks posed to others by those who’ve been recently vaccinated.”

I’ve warned certain biologists, beware the r-type (or anyone narcissistic-inclined) who suddenly wants to meet up when something medical is making the rounds and only for the duration of their (secreted) contagion. I saw it recently in the field during a widespread stomach condition, others had witnessed the same tactics. Few of them are consciously aware of this impulse to socialize (above their average) but the aware ones choose people they hate.

If you get a call from the blue by a former acquaintance or enemy, to meet up and catch up, delay a couple of months and see if they’re still keen. They will not be.

Maybe ask them if they’d got that illness currently going around, few will lie if asked directly about it. Narcissists like taunting their victims and that way they can say they warned you.

back to the WHO

The development of new vaccines is a high research
priority. There is a need for vaccines that would provide
greater protection than BCG, preventing all forms of TB
including drug-resistant TB, as well as reactivation of
TB, and that would be effective in all age groups including
HIV-infected persons and perform consistently in
all populations. The development of more effective
vaccines against leprosy is also encouraged.

>drug-resistant
>let’s solve it with more drugs!

full derp mode today huh

Let’s harm everyone else’s health for the minimally possible outcome of helping someone with HIV. /s

Medicine doesn’t work like that, it’s utilitarian and individual. To medicate person A to save person B (even if it were a guarantee, which it is not) is actually illegal, it’s assault at the very least (some deliberate infections are ABH or maybe GBH with intent, since they know the risk).

Long-term studies could usefully explore BCG vaccine effectiveness, the duration of BCG-derived protection, particularly in temperate climate settings, and the effect of BCG vaccination on all cause morbidity and mortality.

They don’t want to look long-term for totally honest reasons but trust them, it’s safe!

The end of the last page. How many people would last that long?

Probably the same people to read a recent fact sheet.

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tuberculosis

Dated FEB 2018

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
  • Seven countries account for 64% of the total, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa.

At least a quarter to a third of the global population right there.

Always look on the bright side of life…

anyway moving on awkward 10 doctor what wut wtf

  • TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people: in 2016, 40% of HIV deaths were due to TB.

Technically people with HIV finished off by the TB were still killed by the HIV.

They’re so dishonest.

A person with HIV bumped off with a cold wasn’t killed by the fucking sniffles.

Anything to make their stats look better I guess.

  • Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. WHO estimates that there were 600 000 new cases with resistance to rifampicin – the most effective first-line drug, of which 490 000 had MDR-TB.

It’s almost like the pathological altruism applied to hopeless Third World cases keep the microbes alive long enough to kill the host but then escape them, evolved.

Look up transmission vectors, the difference between outbreak and epidemic. The creation of human vectors. Unlike other vectors, humans can board planes.

If only we had a theory of this biological evolution involving lots of death like a kinda… natural selection of bleeding heart twits.

  • Globally, TB incidence is falling at about 2% per year. This needs to accelerate to a 4–5% annual decline to reach the 2020 milestones of the End TB Strategy.
  • Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Get them to stop shitting in the drinking water for starters.
Shitting in public, China.
Not washing their hands.

“Why oh why can’t we eradicate TB and leprosy like those weirdly clean white people?”

Keep drinking from the corpse-ridden Ganges, India. Let’s waste precious medication on idiots. White tourists still want to bathe in it.

Trigger warning: human remains.

http://www.planetcustodian.com/2015/10/19/8134/over-50-scary-images-depicting-filth-of-varanasi-and-river-ganges-that-went-viral-in-china.html

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-ganges-holy-river-from-hell-20140806-100xz9.html

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1681547/floating-corpses-occupational-hazard-ganges-boatmen

If you aren’t civilized enough to bury your dead and know it causes disease (they know, we told them about germ theory immediately in the 19th century), why should we help? If someone juggles chainsaws, don’t be surprised if they lose an arm. They refuse to civilize even if it kills them. Why is our Government expected to run India? They told us they didn’t want our rule. Leave them to it.

Edit: they are literally drinking TB-infected “corpse juice”, actual term.

It’s impossible to eradicate ancient diseases like TB without genociding all the vectors into Western countries. You need a marking system like avoiding plague families. We did that and it’s why we’re here to talk about it.

Edit: sailors used to be so “superstitious” they ran a border cum disease patrol and threw overboard anyone with dodgy symptoms. Outcome: they lived. Why? They read the omens.

They can’t transmit it if they’re six foot under (and no longer hosts and carriers). That’s how Black Death stopped being a thing despite taking more cargo from Asia where the disease originated (Asia and Africa, hotbeds of every shitty disease).

WHO:

Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

Lie.

About one-quarter of the world’s population has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit the disease.

During good times. 1/4.

And how can it be latent if you can cure it? They are such confident con artists they tend to lie on the same page.

When a person develops active TB disease, the symptoms (such as cough, fever, night sweats, or weight loss) may be mild for many months. This can lead to delays in seeking care, and results in transmission of the bacteria to others. People with active TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year. Without proper treatment, 45% of HIV-negative people with TB on average and nearly all HIV-positive people with TB will die.


https://web.archive.org/web/20120823143802/http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.
  • People infected with TB bacteria have a lifetime risk of falling ill with TB of 10%.

That wasn’t in the new version.

They aren’t hiding anything, don’t be paranoid.

Pathogens affect the brain, ya don’t say?

Pathogens, pollutants and/or inflammation. Basically the same things in different stages.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-asthma-hay-fever-linked-psychiatric.html

Study genetic load, I dare you.

Some children are exposed to more triggers and remain unscathed.

You have to at some point. Adult sexual orientation and activity level?

Come on, make it fun.

Cytokine storms, anyone?