Greetings and salutations.
Obviously an Anarchist. I'm also an androgynous pansexual goth POC. I mostly use he/him pronouns, but I do like it when someone uses she/her (especially when I'm not wearing any makeup and in work clothes).
I work in a clinical lab, and do a little bit of research. I mostly gripe and shit post. I'm also a multimedia junky who constantly looks for novelty. I indulge in hallucinogens, various crimes, and dabble with magic and music.
Are you aware of the IWW?
They are the Industrial Workers of the World.
They are a union dedicated to helping people like you achieve proper working conditions.
For example, if your boss is being a jerk to you, then the IWW can step in to tell your boss to be cool.
The IWW is international, and can help you where ever you work in the world.
Also, the more of your coworkers that join with you, the stronger you all can be when you fight for better working conditions and better pay.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), MARCH
I summarized from this blog:
MARCH algorithm (preventable deaths in combat zones)
-Detect source of bleeding
-Direct pressure: hold pressure (~10min) until blood clot forms
-Devices: If necessary, use tourniquets, hemostatic gauze and pressure bandages
-Don't dilute: use concept of hypotensive resusitation to avoid thinning blood or pumping established clots
Tenets of Trans Ideology
-must only consume trans fats
-must only use public transit
-must watch all of Transformers
-must be well versed in transcendentalism
-must be able to rebuild a transmission
-must be able to transduce and transceive
-must be translucent
-must be able to transcribe
-must be able to translate from any language
TL/DR (Too long/ didn't read): Wear a mask.
This started as a short critical post but I don't know all of you from the bird site so here goes:
Basically, the New York originating COVID variant XBB.1.5 is the product of unmitigated evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It binds better to host cells (us). The difference between where it was and where it is is like elmer's basic glue vs. rubber cement. Or more appropriately a spear vs. a harpoon with a barbed tip. Bot'll stick. One will stick significantly better.
It's evolutionary trajectory specialized to infect ("become more virulent and immune evasive"). Viruses are -whether they have will as we understand it or not- are propelled to propagate: To persist. Unless stopped.
Its evolution cannot outpace physical barriers. Are they 100% effective? No. Nothing is. But even a surgical mask will limit exposure. n95 that fits yer face is significantly better.
(Want to try various masks out before buying a ton all at once? Try the sampler packs!
When you know your preferred best sealing fit and want to buy in bulk: https://www.projectn95.org/collections/respirators/
Thanks @donatemask !)
A vaccine is nice. Encouraged even. But the virus outpaces their development. And they still do nothing to protect from COVID related illness after acute infection. In October the White House warned (in a timidly low key way: a background prop) 1400 deaths a day by April if the bivalant (sometimes called bivariant- ya'know, the latest one Pfizer and Moderna put out) booster was administered at the then current rate. Uh, well, about that. Uptake sucks. https://twitter.com/amorvincitomnia/status/1609946619734298624?s=20&t=PxymrkeGEcx57J51OrbXxg The October projections didn't account for XBB.1.5. It hadn't been identified yet.
The thing about this virus is: it's constantly coming in to contact with other variants of itself. Far more variants than the news ever covers exist. They all swap genetic material with one another. (See attached image from here: https://twitter.com/RajlabN/status/1607193262527504385/photo/1) They evolve and converge. There are 46(!) variants listed on the side from most prevalent to least. XBB.1.5 accounted for 16% back then. Now it's closer to 50% of circulating virus. This jump in prevalence is roughly 1 week.
If any of you have moshed: this evolutionary process is a moshpit, and the music sucks. Here's a visual aid of those mosh pits comparing the original strain to the others from June 2022: https://twitter.com/amorvincitomnia/status/1541824445978800128?s=20&t=PxymrkeGEcx57J51OrbXxg
I'll link to some technical threads regarding XBB.1.5 and COVIDs impact on us, worth a skim even if you aren't familiar with the technical stuff.
But the simple take away is always going to be ridiculously- marvelously- simple: Wear a mask.
Please protect yourself and your community. There is NO cure nor all-in-one treatment for long COVID related issues.
Basic 5 minute overview on Long COVID: https://longcovid.physio/long-covid-video-series/impact-on-day-to-day-life
SARS-CoV-2 is worse to the immune system than SARS-CoV-1 (2003)
After mild SARS2, vitally critical immune cells (plasmacytoid dendritic cells) do not come back even after 7 months.
In SARS 1 they come back in 7 weeks
For comparison: In HIV they are also gone irreversibly.https://twitter.com/fitterhappierAJ/status/1608301676535943168?s=20&t=k0GGLpwHJjKLNlv3qLNxaQ
Thread on how COVID reprograms the immune system (Hot off the presses news and it sucks! For all of us! Wear a mask!): https://twitter.com/WesElyMD/status/1610257204090896385?s=20&t=PxymrkeGEcx57J51OrbXxg
Thread with an approachable TikTok regarding COVIDS impact on the brain: https://twitter.com/amorvincitomnia/status/1606175448672583681?s=20&t=PxymrkeGEcx57J51OrbXxg
Thread on bloodclots related to COVID: https://twitter.com/WesElyMD/status/1610626121996931075?s=20&t=PxymrkeGEcx57J51OrbXxg
Plus, masks are cool. ARE WE NOT ANARCHISTS!? This is like our whole thing (+ everything else. Obviously.)
Why do white Americans learn about the dozens of wealthy Black towns that were destroyed by racism, from:
* Fictional TV shows made by HBO
* Black women comedians (Amber Ruffin)
* Random Black dudes the post on the internet 🙋🏿♂️
Instead of from their history text books?
Again folks will ask "Why was I not taught this in school?" And again, I will say, "You know why." Look at what DeSantis is doing. Look at what the Texas Board of Education has always done.
This is the Forbidden Knowledge(tm)! 🤫
meta - eldritch.cafe
hey uhhh... eldritch.cafe mutuals. migrate soon?
It looks like the same non-action regulatory speech loop used to otherize, silence, and push away black people as usual on here. Just delaying and hoping I forget or something? we can all see it. I have a web browser. username is on point.
but yeah move soon, because as people defed you will be removed from their follow lists, etc etc...
It's 2023. "Gosh, we didn't realize how people would misuse this" just isn't believable anymore.
Bare minimum, with any new tech:
1) How would a stalker use this?
2) What will 4chan do with this?
And don't release, not even as alpha or beta, before mitigating those risks.
Dealers have been one of the most paranoid groups I've ever interracted with (not that they don't have a good reason to be). Me needing to learn how to phrase my texts when making a request has greatly helped my ability to phrase things in a way that isn't so obvious.
This made it easy for me to emphasize hints I give comrades to shut the fuck up, or let them know the topic at hand isn't safe to discuss.
I literally do need to teach some people how to pick up on hints/ques.
Kill yr idol.
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