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The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on October 04, 2021, 02:14:38 PM »


Great clue! Suspicious U.S. seafood received at Huanan Seafood Market before the outbreak

In mid-November 2019, a batch of seafood from Maine, USA was shipped to Wuhan South China Seafood Market through the cold chain. In just a few weeks, employees of many merchants in the South China Seafood Market experienced symptoms of pneumonia of unknown origin one after another, and they were infected with new coronary pneumonia....

The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by kitano on October 04, 2021, 07:12:42 AM »
Joe Rogan announced as China's new health secretary  ahahahahah
The BS-Wrestling Pit / Re: Meaning of "closed social system"
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on October 02, 2021, 01:08:00 PM »
How about a purportedly empirical observation?

China used to be very closed, and the people in there were intensely curious about anything new. Then China "opened up". China became pretty easy to get into and start meeting people. Still is, or was, pre-2020. But that curiosity is, well, if not gone, then driven so far underground it's negligible. So, opening up the country and closing up the hearts and minds?
The BS-Wrestling Pit / Meaning of "closed social system"
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on October 02, 2021, 12:59:07 PM »
Generally, open systems allow interactions between internal elements and external environment; closed don't.

A fraction more specifically, closed social systems are said to fix individuals in their social position, and presumably, to fit in with the more general definition of open and closed, this occurs not because the system as a whole is closed but because the different social strata are closed.

Closed social systems, imma say, require participants to perform social construction before other types of constructive exchange can occur. Posed like that, sounds like I'm talking China. "Making friends" is required before other types of communication can get off the ground. Projects depend on connection.

But, in China, people can "make friends"? Literally enter the society of others and become connected?

So it's not a closed social system?
The Champagne Cabana / Happy Birthday People's Republic of China!
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on October 01, 2021, 04:39:52 PM »
btbtbtbtbt   Happy National Day!   btbtbtbtbt

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The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's Making Me Happy!
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on September 30, 2021, 02:57:23 PM »
I'm back!  Did you miss me?

It was a fun, but VERY busy trip.  I got to see 6 of my students and hundreds of others.

I got back late last night and am now desperately trying to catch up on work.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by AMonk on September 29, 2021, 11:54:49 PM »

Having a healthy life style is an excellent tool, but does not negate getting vaccinated.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on September 29, 2021, 01:21:13 PM »
Prevention and treatment of COVID-19 using Traditional Chinese Medicine: A review

A novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) outbreak in more than 200 countries recently caused viral pneumonia that was extremely infectious and pathogenic. The Chinese government proposes that both Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine can be used in combination to treat pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV2, and TCM effectively provides continuous prevention and treatment.

The present review analyzes and summarizes the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with TCM. A classified analysis of the efficacy and advantages of TCM for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 was performed, and the mechanisms of TCM in treating COVID-19 are summarized.

TCM is effective in preventing COVID-19, and medical staff can prevent an iatrogenic infection by taking a decoction made based on the principles of TCM. As of March 13, 2020, new cases of COVID-19 in China have decreased in number to single digits. TCM's curative effect was outstanding, with a national participation rate of over 90%. More than 70,000 people were cured of COVID-19 and discharged from the hospital. Only approximately 10,000 patients are currently being treated, and the total treatment time is approximately 2 months.

TCM is currently the best choice for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19, and it is expected that it will be promoted by countries around the world.

The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on September 29, 2021, 01:17:36 PM »
Traditional Chinese medicine plays important role in COVID-19 treatment: senior expert

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has played an important role in the COVID-19 therapeutics developed by China, based on both domestic and overseas clinical results, said senior TCM expert Zhang Boli at a press conference Monday.

The synergy of TCM and Western medicine is a highlight of China's experience in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and it serves as a vivid example of continuing innovation while carrying forward the best practices of TCM, said Zhang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and recipient of the national honorary title "the People's Hero" for his outstanding anti-epidemic efforts.

Citing his firsthand experience in the city of Wuhan, Zhang noted the early intervention of TCM in patients, combined with stringent quarantine, played a crucial role in keeping the epidemic at bay in the earlier days.

Thanks to the eclectic treatment, none of the 564 patients with mild symptoms at the makeshift hospital in Wuhan's Jiangxia district where Zhang was stationed deteriorated into severe symptoms or relapsed after recovery, Zhang said.

Interpreting TCM and its underlying logic with modern science is a goal to strive for, said Zhang. Now it has been illustrated that the reason why TCM is effective in COVID-19 treatment is it helps adjust the immune system, protect impaired organs and rein in the virus' reproduction to a certain extent.

Further efforts should be made to combine TCM with modern technology, and better leverage its strength to benefit the Chinese people as well as the world, Zhang added.

The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on September 28, 2021, 08:28:06 PM »
China contributes to world peace, development by achieving moderate prosperity: white paper

As the world's most populous and largest developing country, China has contributed to global peace and development by achieving moderate prosperity in all respects, said a white paper released Tuesday by China's State Council Information Office.

Achieving moderate prosperity in all respects has made China more prosperous, the people happier, and society more stable, said the white paper titled "China's Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity."

The country has been the largest contributor to world economy since 2006, making an average annual contribution of more than 30 percent, and become a major stabilizer and driver of the global economy, it said.

After the outbreak of COVID-19, China became the first country to contain the virus, reopen its economy, and achieve economic expansion, leading global recovery and injecting impetus into the global economy.

China succeeds in feeding almost 20 percent of world population and satisfying their diverse demands for high-quality agricultural products with only 9 percent of the planet's arable land, according to the white paper.

The country is also making great efforts to strengthen eco-environmental governance and has become a major force in global eco-environmental progress. For instance, one fourth of the world's new vegetation areas over the past two decades have been added by China, said the white paper.

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