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Electronic Covid Test Tear Down Shows Frustrating Example of 1-Time-Use Waste

The latest video from [TheSignalPath] is a result of his purchase of a home COVID-19 test. He found an electronic version that connects to your cell phone and displays the results on the phone. The device is an antigen test and, internally, works like the home tests that show the results using lines similar to a pregnancy test. So, somehow, the phone version reads the lines and communicates with the phone. But how? That’s the point of the video, which you can see below.
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How to manage Supply Chain during COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed the inherent vulnerabilities in supply chains. With COVID-19, major parts of the world continue to impose social distancing and unpredictable lockdowns, leaving many organizations unable to decide on a reasonable course of action. Reason: today’s supply chains are extremely complex. Over the last few years, supply chains have been tailored to meet faster lead times, changing delivery expectations, a broader mix of products and services, new markets/locations, and a…… Read more...

Emerging Cybersecurity Trends to Monitor in 2021

Click to learn more about author Gary McCarthy.

Cybersecurity has never been as important as it is today. With more people than ever before accessing the internet for work or pleasure, the number of targets for cybercriminals continues to increase daily, as does the number of cyberattacks. In addition, factors such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have further increased the cybersecurity challenges faced by individuals and corporations. This post will be placing the top emerging cybersecurity trends to monitor in 2021 under the microscope and take a closer look at what can be done to remain secure in the face of these threats.… Read more...

Demand for RFID Increases in Industrial Manufacturing

The global radio frequency identification (RFID) market is estimated to be valued at $21,361.9 million by 2027, surging from $9,966.4 million in 2019 at a noteworthy CAGR of 9.9%.

Impact Analysis of COVID-19 on the RFID Market

The global market for RFID market is estimated to experience significant market growth in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has weakened most of the sectors and impacted many markets. Government bodies across the world have taken numerous steps to monitor the contaminated areas and curb the spread of the virus. At this time, RFID played an important role as it was used in healthcare sector for various purposes like tracking and identification of samples.… Read more...

The State of NLP: 5 Trends Shaping the Industry

Click to learn more about author Ben Lorica.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has been on the rise for several years, and for good reason. With the ability to identify new variants of COVID-19, improve customer service, and significantly refine search capabilities, use cases are expanding as the technology proliferates. While some verticals have adopted NLP faster than others, new global research shows that budgets are growing across industries, geographies, company size, and levels of expertise.

In its second year, John Snow Labs’ and Gradient Flow’s NLP Industry Survey shows investments in NLP have jumped from at least 10% to nearly doubling for a majority of technologists.… Read more...

WATCH: COVID19/11 – Frances Shure

COVID19/11: Narratives Intertwined is OffG’s new series of short interviews with prominent voices in the alternate media, vocal Covid sceptics and leading figures in the 9/11 truth movement.
The series is intended to both mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse, and discuss how that event helped shape the modern world and, in turn, set the stage for the Covid “pandemic”.

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Episode Eleven of Narratives Intertwined features Frances Shure, retired psychotherapist and veteran of the 9/11 truth movement.

Frances is the co-founder of the Colorado 9/11 Truth group, author of the essay series “Why Good People Become Silent (or Worse) About 9/11”, and contributor to the documentaries The Demolition of Truth-Psychologists Examine 9/11 and 9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out.

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Balance del verano 2021: Radiografía de una crisis

Decía Groucho Marx que el mejor amigo del político es el chivo expiatorio. Han bastado 10 días de agosto para corroborar que la gestión de las residencias de ancianos ha sido catastrófica. Nadie parece dispuesto a aprender de los errores cometidos en el pasado. En aquellos centros que tuvieron la suerte de esquivar un primer hachazo en marzo de 2020, los responsables se dedicaron a colgarse medallas y ahora se dedican a señalar presuntos culpables.

Los incendios se apagan en invierno y las epidemias se previenen analizando datos estadísticos. El conocimiento nos concede unos segundos de ventaja, porque cuando se levanta el viento, ningún cortafuegos es suficiente para contener las llamas.… Read more...

Optimizing and Accelerating COVID-19 Predictive Modeling

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. As of July 30, 2021, nearly 197.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus, and 4.2 million people have died. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant pressure on healthcare systems around the globe. The need for effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic procedures has never been as urgent as it is today. Despite significant investment and research on understanding and managing this disease, there is still a lack of efficient predictive models for patient stratification and management of this disease. 

Since the transmission rate of COVID-19 is extremely high, healthcare facilities are continuously facing the challenges of managing patient surges while ensuring the safety of staff, family members, and patients suffering from other illnesses. 

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IRISH VAX: GET VAXXED, GET COVID, GET SICK

What are the chances of getting vax and getting COVID, and not getting vaxxed and getting COVID? 

About 50-50

The Irish Times on 10 September reported, based on 323 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at the time of the study (at the end of August), that slightly more than half had been fully vaccinated. 

Also, one-sixth of the COVID deaths since April have been ascribed to “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated patients; such breakthroughs also account for more than 25 percent of ICU admissions since July.

The article claims that the rising number of breakthrough cases is a function of the greater number of vaccinated persons in the population (now about 90 percent), and that the majority of COVID hospitalizations now involve vaccinated persons. 

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Fight Disease With A Raspberry Pi

Despite the best efforts of scientists around the world, the current global pandemic continues onward. But even if you aren’t working on a new vaccine or trying to curb the virus with some other seemingly miraculous technology, there are a few other ways to help prevent the spread of the virus. By now we all know of ways to do that physically, but now thanks to [James Devine] and a team at CERN we can also model virus exposure directly on our own self-hosted Raspberry Pis.

The program, called the Covid-19 Airborne Risk Assessment (CARA), is able to take in a number of metrics about the size and shape of an area, the number of countermeasures already in place, and plenty of other information in order to provide a computer-generated model of the number of virus particles predicted as a function of time.

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New Study uses Federated Learning to Predict Covid-19 Outcomes

  • New study used Federated Learning to predict severity of Covid-19 for E.R. patients.
  • Significant improvements seen in central vs. local models.
  • Model slated for use in production in the near future.

Many ethical and legal challenges surround COVID-19 data analysis, including data ownership, data security, and privacy issues. As a result, healthcare providers have typically preferred models validated on their own data. However, this limits the scope of analysis that can be performed, often resulting in AI models that lack diversity, suffer from overfitting, and demonstrate poor generalization. One recent study titled Federated learning for predicting clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19, published in September 15 issue of Nature Medicine [1], offered a solution to these problems: Federated Learning (FL).

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COVID-19, Bayes’ Rule, and Simpson’s paradox

Israel has a very high COVID-19 vaccination rate and yet, on August 15, 2021, 58% of those Israelis hospitalized for COVID-19 were fully vaccinated — suggesting that vaccinations are ineffective or even harmful.

This is a great example of two common statistical traps. The first is confusion about inverse probabilities. One hundred doctors were once asked this hypothetical question:

In a routine examination, you find a lump in a female patient’s breast. In your experience, only 1 out of 100 such lumps turn out to be malignant, but, to be safe, you order a mammogram X-ray. If the lump is malignant, there is a 0.80 probability that the mammogram will identify it as malignant; if the lump is benign, there is a 0.90 probability that the mammogram will identify it as benign.

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How EHR Systems Affect Patient Experience

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 global pandemic, it is very much obvious that the world is constantly revolving around digital information and advancements in digital technology. The healthcare industry is no exception and has benefitted since the introduction of such digital healthcare solutions like EHR, patient engagement software, etc. 

Since the introduction of electronic health records, healthcare institutions are witnessing changes in the delivery of patient care and treatment but the advantages of EHR do not just stop there. Healthcare institutions are primarily adopting EHR solutions to ease out the process of accessing patient data and sharing it across multiple sources and platforms.

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Measuring Semantic Changes Using Temporal Word Embedding

Dictionaries aim to capture word meaning, but can we use NLP to capture word meaning over time? Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

What if I want to know how words have changed over time? For example, I may want to quantify the ways certain words (such as “mask” or “lockdown”) were used before the COVID-19 pandemic and how they evolved through the pandemic. Detecting how and when word usage changed over time can be useful from a linguistic and cultural standpoint as well as from a policy perspective (i.e., did the way certain words are use change after an event or a policy implementation?).

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WATCH: COVID19/11 – Carol Brouillet

COVID19/11: Narratives Intertwined is OffG’s new series of short interviews with prominent voices in the alternate media, vocal Covid sceptics and leading figures in the 9/11 truth movement.
The series is intended to both mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse, and discuss how that event helped shape the modern world and, in turn, set the stage for the Covid “pandemic”.

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Episode Ten of Narratives Intertwined features Carol Brouillet, political activist, author and former congressional candidate for the Green Party of the United States. Carol is the co-founder of the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance and co-creator of the 9/11 Truth Film Festival.

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Covid-19: Fear, Anxiety and Voodoo Death

Ryan Matters

Death counters, case counters, faulty tests to inflate death numbers, footage of patients on ventilators, apparent corpses on the streets in Wuhan, and highly transmissible “variants”.

What do all these things have in common? They cause fear and anxiety. They are devices used to not only weave a narrative but to instill a belief in people’s minds of a new and dangerous disease.

As will become evident, this incessant fear-porn can be likened to a form of “black magic”, causing suffering and death in its own right, which, as well shall see, is a curious yet well-documented and very “real” phenomenon.

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WATCH: COVID19/11 – Piers Robinson

COVID19/11: Narratives Intertwined is OffG’s new series of short interviews with prominent voices in the alternate media, vocal Covid sceptics and leading figures in the 9/11 truth movement.
The series is intended to both mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse, and discuss how that event helped shape the modern world and, in turn, set the stage for the Covid “pandemic”.

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Episode Nine of Narratives Intertwined features Piers Robinson PhD, academic, researcher and former Chair of Politics and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Robinson is a founder of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (SPM) and co-director of Organisation for Propaganda Studies, he has researched and written extensively on the role of propaganda the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and on the alleged chemical attacks attributed to the Syrian government.

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Monoclonal Antibodies: The Guided Missiles of Medicine

Whenever anyone mentions the word “antibodies” these days, it’s sure to grab your attention. Thoughts generally flow to the human immune system and the role it plays in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to how our bodies fight off disease in general. The immune system is complex in the extreme, but pretty much everyone knows that antibodies are part of it and that they’re vital to the ability of the body to recognize and neutralize invaders like bacteria and viruses.

But as important as antibodies are to long-term immunity and the avoidance of disease, that’s far from all they’re good for.

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WATCH: COVID19/11 – Mike Yeadon

COVID19/11: Narratives Intertwined is OffG’s new series of short interviews with prominent voices in the alternate media, vocal Covid sceptics and leading figures in the 9/11 truth movement.
The series is intended to both mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse, and discuss how that event helped shape the modern world and, in turn, set the stage for the Covid “pandemic”.

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Episode Eight of Narratives Intertwined features Dr Michael Yeadon, respiratory disease expert and former CSO, Vice President and head of allergy & respiratory research at Pfizer.

Dr Yeadon came to prominence as a Covid skeptic when he co-signed a petition demanding the clinical trials of the mRNA “vaccines” end, citing concerns the injections could negatively impact female fertility.

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ARE YOU A SEEKER OF TRUTH OR A BELIEVER IN LIES?

By Michael J. Talmo

[Editor’s note: following are extended excerpts from an article courtesy of Michael J. Talmo, of the Global Research centre for Research on Globalization, at https://www.globalresearch.ca/

Truth, facts, and individual freedom don’t seem very important these days. As the COVID-19 scamdemic rages on, our little blue planet is drowning in a sea of lies, oppression, and propaganda. Day after day, night after night, hour after hour ad nauseam our weary brains are being saturated with case numbers, death totals, and supposedly overcrowded hospitals while governments and private businesses are coercing and bullying us into taking so called vaccines that are killing and permanently disabling who knows how many tens of thousands.

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WATCH: COVID19/11 – Catherine Austin Fitts

COVID19/11: Narratives Intertwined is OffG’s new series of short interviews with prominent voices in the alternate media, vocal Covid sceptics and leading figures in the 9/11 truth movement.
The series is intended to both mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse, and discuss how that event helped shape the modern world and, in turn, set the stage for the Covid “pandemic”.

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Episode Seven of Narratives Intertwined features Catherine Austin Fitts, investment banker and former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Housing in the first Bush administration.

Catherine has written extensively on the misappropriation of public funds, and potential massive corruption funnelling taxpayer money into private hands.

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Anticipating COVID-19 Pandemic: How AI-Based BlueDot Helps You With it?

Major pandemics impacted humankind in centuries gone by and the infliction continues in the 21st century with the COVID 19 outbreak. Most researchers and experts are joining hands to fight the outbreak. They use powerful technology like to fight against the pandemic.

About the Guest Blogger: Gaurav Kanabar, founder of Alphanso Tech

COVID 19 or Coronavirus undoubtedly caused deadly pneumonia and has resulted in massive failure. This deadly virus spread in Wuhan, China, at the initial level then spread across various parts of the globe.

On 9th January, the World Health Organization issued a notice that there is an outbreak of the flu in China that might have spread from the live animal market, which is located in Wuhan.

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