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Whoa!  Our house just shook really really hard.

Somewhere close a good sized earthquake just hit.

I haven't felt a jolt that hard since the 7.0 Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 when the entire Bay Area was massively damaged with portions of the Bay Bridge falling into the ocean, freeway collapses, World Series stopped, etc.

Our entire house was jolted with wall creaking, closet door shaking force.

It may be closer to us than the Bay Area to our North. We have continuous earthquake activity along our San Andreas fault all up and down the Hollister to Tres Pinos line.  If this was close it felt like a 5 to 6 seismic jolt at least.  This one shook me up.

Just read the latest report. A 4.3 quake in Soldedad, CA. That's just 30 miles East of us here in Monterey, Ca as the crow flies.  Sure felt stronger to me.

That is close.  Another 3.4 quake hit just an hour or two earlier in Lone Pine, CA. That's inland and South.  A 3.5 quake hit off of San Francisco in the ocean West just yesterday as well.

Wonder what the Earthquake experts are seeing with this trifecta of decent California shakers the last two days?

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   I knew Dr. Michael Holick in 1981, when he was a young Attending Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital during my three month MGH medical clerkship.  He's the guy who first identified the structure of the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D molecule (when he was a biochemistry grad student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.) Brilliant guy, and  unpretentious.  The first thing he told me was that the residents and interns at MGH were excellent, and smart enough to ask questions when they were unsure about what to do. 

Boston University doctor: Vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%
www.bostonherald.com/2020/09/17/vitamin-d-can-help-reduce-coronavirus-risk-by-54-boston-university-doctor/


January 14, 2021
 

Dr. Michael Holick, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine and his colleagues studied blood samples from Quest Diagnostics of more than 190,000 Americans from all 50 states and found that those who had deficient levels of vitamin D had 54% higher COVID positivity compared to those with adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood.
 

The risk of getting coronavirus continued to decline as vitamin D levels increased, the study, published in the Public Library of Science One peer-reviewed journal shows. “The higher your vitamin D status, lower was your risk,” Holick said.
 

The vitamin is easy to find and relatively cheap in drug stores, and taking vitamin D pills comes at no risk. “It’s perfectly safe,” Holick said. “It’s considered to be, by many, the nutrient of the decade,” Holick said. A deficiency in the nutrient alters the immune system, making one more likely to get upper respiratory infections.
 

The average adult needs around 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, Holick said. He said he’s been taking 6,000 units a day for decades and is in great health.
 

Several other studies on vitamin D have shown its benefits to the immune system.
 

Research published with the National Institutes of Health showed people with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to self-report a recent upper respiratory tract infection than those with sufficient levels.Another study of more than 11,000 participants published in the British Medical Journal found vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of acute respiratory tract infection among all participants.
 

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6 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

   I knew Dr. Michael Holick in 1981, when he was a young Attending Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital during my three month MGH medical clerkship.  He's the guy who first identified the structure of the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D molecule (when he was a biochemistry grad student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.) Brilliant guy, and  unpretentious.  The first thing he told me was that the residents and interns at MGH were excellent, and smart enough to ask questions when they were unsure about what to do. 

Boston University doctor: Vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%
www.bostonherald.com/2020/09/17/vitamin-d-can-help-reduce-coronavirus-risk-by-54-boston-university-doctor/


January 14, 2021
 

Dr. Michael Holick, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine and his colleagues studied blood samples from Quest Diagnostics of more than 190,000 Americans from all 50 states and found that those who had deficient levels of vitamin D had 54% higher COVID positivity compared to those with adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood.
 

The risk of getting coronavirus continued to decline as vitamin D levels increased, the study, published in the Public Library of Science One peer-reviewed journal shows. “The higher your vitamin D status, lower was your risk,” Holick said.
 

The vitamin is easy to find and relatively cheap in drug stores, and taking vitamin D pills comes at no risk. “It’s perfectly safe,” Holick said. “It’s considered to be, by many, the nutrient of the decade,” Holick said. A deficiency in the nutrient alters the immune system, making one more likely to get upper respiratory infections.
 

The average adult needs around 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, Holick said. He said he’s been taking 6,000 units a day for decades and is in great health.
 

Several other studies on vitamin D have shown its benefits to the immune system.
 

Research published with the National Institutes of Health showed people with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to self-report a recent upper respiratory tract infection than those with sufficient levels.Another study of more than 11,000 participants published in the British Medical Journal found vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of acute respiratory tract infection among all participants.
 

Thanks for this W.  I printed it and left a copy on the office break/work room table.  My Doc has had me taking D3 for several years now.  Nice to know maybe I have some resistance.  Though I stay isolated as best I can, distance as much as possible and mask pretty religiously.

Speaking of masking, watch these congressmen grin as they politely refuse one as they hunker down during the Capitol invasion.  No fear, concern.  Covid and invasion are one big joke.  

A member of Congress says she chose to risk running into Capitol rioters over sheltering with maskless colleagues during the insurrection (msn.com)

 

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On 1/17/2021 at 8:58 PM, David Andrews said:

Right on Dave!, actually I hate any thread with Wheeler's name on it, though I take it that was a sincere post election reconciliation gesture to Wheeler, by Cliff that events have shown was never truly accepted by Wheeler. Jeff's fine but what is he going to give us,  Canadian Mountie Punk?

We know he wasn't well. We've heard the stories for years. That's why they put him away.

The first one with Specter's "Wall of Sound" the Crystals "Uptown". where they successfully rhyme "tenement" with "pay much rent". Still the great string arrangements with a little piccicado! I love these women!

And this is a less produced version. and a bit flawed. I just wish I could combine the first version with this old film of Harlem.

 

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1 hour ago, David Andrews said:

We know he wasn't well. We've heard the stories for years. That's why they put him away.

Wheeler?

 

Yeah, didn't you hear Dave? the mods killed him.

Paradoxically, both him and Spector will always be geniuses, in their own mind!

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Why lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riot, despite vaccinations

Full protection against the virus doesn't happen right after getting the shot.

 
Despite receiving one or two doses of a coronavirus vaccine, multiple members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

While currently available vaccines are highly effective against symptomatic illness, it takes about two weeks after the second dose to offer that high degree of protection, according to infectious disease experts. With some lawmakers exposed shortly after their first or second shot, those experts say it's not surprising they became infected after what's being described as a "superspreader" event.

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