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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
Julia, the information about neurological damage is out there in some published scientific papers. I watch a lot of This Week in Virology (TWIV) on YouTube and they spend a few hours each week reviewing the literature regarding Covid. Mostly peer-reviewed and journal published, so pretty reliable. I can't recall exactly which one, but it was discussed. They actually have 800 2 hour discussions, but if you want the latest info in incredible depth, you could just watch the last 10 or so. They alternate between discussions of papers among virologists, immunologists, and evolutionary biologists. They also do a weekly report from Dr. Daniel Griffin, the leader of a large medical group treating lots of Covid patients. The past couple of weeks they have been talking more about Long Covid in both adults and children.
This is an incredibly helpful reference! Thanks!


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You are welcome. Their usual crew on TWIV panel discussions are all pretty nice folks and quite approachable. I have corresponded by email with some of them, and even had my comments read on air during their email response interval after their paper review session ends. They all give their email or instagram addresses, individual websites, and mail addresses. Collectively, they have amazing breadth of current scientific knowledge.

They also have podcasts where Vincent and Amy do nothing but answer questions, and do Public Service Announcements for live town hall meetings on line where you can talk to a virologist. Some of those are in Spanish!


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Originally Posted by NW Ponderer
Logically, common sense would dictate that one would take steps, for example, to survive a plague, one of those basic need, but instead people are protesting "common sense" measures like masks, vaccines and social distancing in favor of esteem or more esoteric issues. Other than "crazy", I don't know how to describe these people. Is this an indication that common sense is dead, or on vacation, or what?
I suspect that ‘common sense’ has always been less widespread than common delusion. Note that it is generally delusional in itself!


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