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Covid-19 has led to a pandemic of plastic pollution

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As the world produces more protective equipment—and gorges on takeaways—pity the oceans

THE THAMES has always been a reflector of the times, says Lara Maiklem, a London “mudlark”. Ms Maiklem spends her days on the river’s foreshore foraging for history’s detritus, from Roman pottery to Victorian clay pipes. She can tell the time of year, she says, just by the type of rubbish she has to sift through: champagne bottles during the first week of January; footballs in summer. The year 2020 has left its own mark. Since the coronavirus reached Britain the mud has sprouted a crop of latex gloves.

In February, half a world away, Gary Stokes docked his boat on Hong Kong’s isolated Soko Island. Soko’s beaches are where OceansAsia, the conservation organisation he runs, sporadically records levels of plastic pollution. Mr Stokes says he is all too accustomed to finding the jetsam the modern world throws up, such as plastic drinks bottles and supermarket carrier-bags. But what he documented that day made news across Hong Kong: 70 surgical facemasks on a 100-metre stretch of beach. Having cleaned it up, he went back four days later. Like a stubborn weed, the masks had returned.

Whether on the foreshore of the Thames or the deserted beaches of Soko, the planet is awash with pandemic plastic. Data are hard to come by but, for example, consumption of single-use plastic may have grown by 250-300% in America since the coronavirus took hold, says Antonis Mavropoulos of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), which represents recycling bodies in 102 countries. Much of that increase is down to demand for products designed to keep covid-19 at bay, including masks, visors and gloves. According to a forecast from Grand View Research, the global disposable-mask market will grow from an estimated $800m in 2019 to $166bn in 2020.

Staggering though such figures are, personal protection is only part of the story. Lockdowns have also led to a boom in e-commerce. In March, as parts of America and Europe shut up shop, some 2.5bn customers are reckoned to have visited Amazon’s website, a 65% increase on last year. In China, more than 25% of physical goods were bought online during the first quarter of the year, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a think-tank in Washington, DC.

Much of what is bought online comes wrapped in plastic—and the bad kind at that. Goods are often packaged in plastic comprising several layers. That keeps the contents safe in aeroplane holds and on delivery lorries. It also makes it nearly impossible to recycle the plastic. At the same time, the locked-down masses have been consuming home deliveries from restaurants in record numbers. First-quarter sales at Uber Eats, one of America’s biggest restaurant-delivery apps, for example, rose by 54% year on year. Every extra portion of curry, or pot of garlic dip, means more plastic waste.

If the public’s increasing appetite for single-use plastic worries environmentalists, then so too does its diminishing inclination to recycle materials that can be reused. In Athens, for example, there has been a 150% increase in the amount of plastic found in the general-waste stream, says Mr Mavropoulos. Anecdotal evidence from ISWA members suggests this is a worldwide trend. An unwillingness to recycle might be explained by people’s nervousness about venturing out to put waste in recycling bins. Or it might just be that lockdowns have put more pressing matters into their minds, prompting a slip in their diligence.

Covid-19 has led to a glut in plastic waste in other ways. For one, the pandemic caused a crash in the oil price. Because petroleum is a major constituent of most plastics, they became cheaper to produce, says David Xi of the University of Warwick. That in turn gave firms less incentive to use the recycled stuff. But the growth of plastic rubbish is mainly caused by the fact that municipalities around the world have curtailed their recycling schemes. Collections have been cut back and plants have been shut over fears about spreading the contagion. Worries about contaminated rubbish have also made some refuse collectors and sorters nervous about going into work (the virus can survive for about 72 hours on plastic).

All of which means that much of the plastic produced this year is ending up either in landfill sites or being incinerated. Both could store up future problems. Landfills, especially in poor countries, are often little more than open dumps. They are responsible for some of the biggest leakages of plastics into oceans, says Mr Mavropoulos. Because the material is light, it is easily swept by rain or wind into waterways.

Incineration is not much better. Again, particularly in the developing world where facilities can be shoddy, not only can burning plastics create toxins, but it also often fails to obliterate the plastic, leaving considerable levels of nano- and micro-particles. These can both be emitted into the atmosphere, where they can cause cancers, or leach into groundwater and eventually into oceans.

There is no academic consensus on whether plastics in the oceans, once they are broken down by salt and sun into micro-particles, are particularly dangerous to animals. Polymers, on which plastics are based, are chemically inert, although some additives can be toxic. But given the huge natural experiment now under way, researchers may soon have a clearer idea. “We are only just starting to understand the potential impacts of nanoparticles and the way in which they can penetrate into living cells in marine organisms as well,” says Dan Parsons, director of the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull. “Plastic nanomaterials released into the environment could be the asbestos of the seas.”

Indeed, like the virus itself, pandemic-era plastic pollution is hitting the poor hardest, says Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. In low-income countries, 93% of waste goes into open dumps, she says. And where there are incinerators, they tend to be of low quality. Even in rich countries, the poor are more likely to live closer to facilities that deal with rubbish, says Ms Andersen.

There are good reasons why the public has turned to plastics, says Mr Parsons: “People know that it protects them” from the coronavirus. Not only that, points out Ms Andersen, it is hardly fair to blame manufacturers for producing environmentally unfriendly protective equipment—or consumers for buying it—given the global scramble to obtain the materials needed to make the masks and visors that keep health workers and others safe. And a world in which less plastic is produced would not necessarily be a greener one. Because the material is light, it often causes lower emissions when it is transported than alternatives do.

But what worries Mr Parsons is that years spent trying to change the public’s attitude towards single-use plastic might now be lost. Preliminary findings from research his team has conducted suggest that the public has reverted to its earlier insouciance about plastic waste. The pandemic has already encouraged the rolling back of anti-plastic legislation, such as taxes on single-use grocery bags in some American states, or a ban on plastic straws in Britain. Ironically, that may even help the climate. But just as covid-19 has scarred families and harmed livelihoods across the world, its effect on the planet will linger, too, in the world’s landfills and oceans.

Economist



103 Comments on "Covid-19 has led to a pandemic of plastic pollution"

  1. Davy on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 5:48 pm 

    I (davy, delusional, demented, deranged, lunatic, exceptionalist, pink poodle, etc etc,,etc …..are spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my 1000 acre farm, and my doomstead retreat in Italy, where I be installing a 1000zigawatt solar array to ride out the coming apocalypse in style and comfort. I will also be moderating my REAL GREN blog that no one reads. America will be spared any REAL hardship of course. It’s rest of you extremist dumbasses that love China and Russia so much that are going to DIE, horrible painful deaths. I want to curse all the fuckwaks here for moderating my hypocrisy and stupidity because I sure needed it. I have saved the dumbest of my stupid comments for my documents. I have years worth of sock material. I have enjoyed being a pretend moderator and neutering you all, in my head anyhows, because of my stupid agendas and general insanity. I will still be here it is just I will be spending more time socking and stalking in the fetal position while clutching my iphone for all its worth. Which is about 25 dollars. I don’t expect much of help with my rage and depression since we have no public health in America to speak of. This is more a suicidal condition over the last 10 years of formulating my REAL Depressed way. Many of my suicidal thoughts and filthy lifestyles are the result of my egotistical way of life. I plagiarize and do ID theft daily ruining this forum. Anyone can kill themselves, except me it seems. I am thinking about it though. For stalkers like me I hope I find more stalking opportunities. LOL. There will be a prize for anyone who can find where I live and rat me out. (Its DENT co. Missery dumbasses) Double LOL. Anyway fuck are all of you I hate everyone including myself. I guess we\I could post more on the moderated section at PO dot com, but I know I’d get my dumbass permanently banned for the socks and ID theft stupidity. I’ll try not to let the door smack me up the backside on the way out.

    Goodbye to ALL of you dumbasses.

  2. REAL Dumb on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 5:57 pm 

    We all ready got a debate goin over on the moderated side with asg70 Davy. And he’s waiting for are reply. We should probly finish that debate first before we start another one. Or did we loose that one already?

  3. Davy on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 6:14 pm 

    JuanP on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 5:57 pm

    “We all ready got a debate goin over on the moderated side with asg70 Davy. And he’s waiting for are reply. We should probly finish that debate first before we start another one. Or did we loose that one already?”

    Lost what JuanP. Debates are about discussion. You do mindless socks and ID theft. When you are on the moderaed side you kiss ass to be liked and do minimal naked references trying to show others you are smart. You are incapable of debate of deaper discussion with the topic of a reference. Come over to the moderated side and debate me lunatic. I dare you. Here is how you reacted when I first went over there. You about shit a cow in fear. LMFAO:

    “Re: Trump signaling course change on virus
    Unread postby JuanP » Fri 10 Apr 2020, 12:27:35
    Out of consideration to all the members here, I will refuse to engage “REAL Green”. He is the person who has been posting comments on the news side of this website under the name of Davy from the Ozarks in Missouri, in my own name, and many others for years. He has been stealing identities and playing childish games for years.He is also the person mostly responsible for ruining the news threads. He has systematically abused and attacked everyone who disagrees with him for more than five years. I consider him dangerous and clinically insane. That is all I will say about this. He will immediately become the ONLY person on my ignore list. Thank you! Done, I just added REAL Green to my foes list, so I will no longer see his messages. Thanks again!”

    What a fucking pussy if I ever seen one!

  4. REAL Dumb on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 6:18 pm 

    asg70s still waitin Davy…

  5. Davy on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 7:10 pm 

    JuanP on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 6:18 pm

    “asg70s still waitin Davy…”

    Just posted it stupid. Take your FamousDrScanlon over with you.

  6. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 7:23 pm 

    “I noticed a change when the Governor mandated mask-wearing and these numbers started to climb. But when you look at the data, it’s pretty clear where the hotspots are and they are in the places where right-wingers have been having screaming, tantrums over having to wear a mask and social distance. The results speak for themselves”

    Let the wingpawns not wear masks—
    Darwin will get this population down a bit, and eliminate the less intelligent from our struggling species.

  7. ZOMFG you guyes on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 7:27 pm 

    if you run out of tp you can wipe your bum with muzzie kuran because there are so many versions of it. it’s never perfectly preserved

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vstGbZkjUcw

  8. ZOMFG you guyes on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 7:34 pm 

    there are 26 mux koran and counting, none of it is authentic so you can wipe your bum with every single muxx koran

    sheik Yasir Qadhi is having a copywrite strike
    which will be reversed, if not taken to court by whitey supertard president saint david woods

  9. REAL Dumb on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 9:09 pm 

    We shur done told off asg70 real good Davy. Telling people off makes us feel real proud of ourselfs.

  10. REAL Green Hypocrite on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 11:26 pm 

    Dear Davy,

    They hate us on this side. They hate us on the “moderated” side.

    Maybe there’s something wrong with us-duh?

    Yeah, it’s called being a HYPOCRITE and LIAR EXTRAORDINAIRE.

    And that makes us REVOLTING and a PARIAH.

  11. REAL Green Hypocrite on Thu, 25th Jun 2020 11:30 pm 

    Dear Davy,

    I knew it would not take too long for our true ugly side to emerge after playing fake nice on the “moderated” side.

    Now do you understand why we were exiled to the deplorable capital of the world?

  12. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 11:44 am 

    Face Mask Science – Literature Review

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JH04M04eQQ

    Links to 20 studies. 19 predate covid.

  13. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 4:33 pm 

    The U.S. Has Officially Unflattened the Curve With Its Worst Day of the Coronavirus Pandemic Yet – June 25, 2020

    https://time.com/5859796/coronavirus-us-worst-day/?utm_source=reddit.com

  14. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 4:36 pm 

    The coronavirus is leaving some people with permanent lung damage

    “Doctors are reporting growing numbers of people who still have breathlessness and coughing months after falling ill with covid-19, and whose chest scans show evidence of irreversible lung scarring.

    The numbers of people affected aren’t yet known, but estimates are as high as one in five of those who needed intensive care treatment for covid-19. Permanent damage is sometimes seen after other kinds of chest infections that can cause similar lung inflammation to the coronavirus, such as flu and pneumonia.

    “We have always seen this before – what’s different is the scale of this,” says James Chalmers, a chest physician and adviser to the British Lung Foundation. Previously, his clinic in Scotland would have seen post-infection scarring of the lungs just once or twice a year, he says. “Now we are seeing dozens of patients coming through.”

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2247086-the-coronavirus-is-leaving-some-people-with-permanent-lung-damage/

  15. Richard Guenette on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 4:45 pm 

    A lot of people die from heart disease, suicides, drug overdoses, strokes, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and so on. And yet they are under-reported by the US MSM.

  16. makati1 on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 5:31 pm 

    Richard, this is a manufactured event to grab power and level the economies of the world. They is using the US manufactured flu as cover to train us to be slaves. If you wear a mask, it says you are a slave.

    Stand outside the USMSM propaganda and see the real world, if you can. This far from over. The 2020s are going to be a rough ride to a new world but not back to a pre 2020 one.

    That may be a good thing. We shall see.

  17. Davy on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 6:40 pm 

    “Richard, this is a manufactured event to grab power and level the economies of the world.”

    Wak, Richard is juanPee. are you not situationally aware enough to realize this?

  18. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 7:00 pm 

    Richard Guenette, under reported?

    According to what?

    Are there federally legislated minimum reporting requirements on specific types deaths that the MSM is in violation of or did you just read that elsewhere and thought it sounded impressive & authoritative?

    Some are more easily impressed than others.

  19. The board on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 7:06 pm 

    quit having your socks talk to each other juanPee.

  20. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 9:34 pm 

    makati1, what are the top 3 pieces of evidence

  21. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 10:10 pm 

    makati1, what are the top 3 pieces of evidence that have convinced you this is a manufactured event to grab power and level the economies of the world?

    “They is using the US manufactured flu as cover to train us to be slaves”

    Aren’t you already their slave? They branded you at birth right? SS#. They give you your monthly food money don’t they? What if they cut you off? Whatcha gonna do about it? Were you given the choice to opt out? If not then you are a slave.

    Welcome to the club pardner.

    “this is a manufactured event to grab power and level the economies of the world.”

    That’s a contradiction. If they have the power to manufacture an event of unprecedented magnitude & consequence, then they already have all the power or all the power that matters. Apparently, they’re still letting us choose: Coke or Pepsi, Home Depot or Lowes, CostCo or Sams Club – the things that matter. Bonus – it’s now perfectly acceptable for an individual to own both a great set of tits & Cock&Balls. Let Freedom Reign!

  22. The Board on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 10:11 pm 

    davy quit socking and stealing the ID of the intelligent posters.

  23. makati1 on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 11:18 pm 

    Fam: “… what are the top 3 pieces of evidence that have convinced you this is a manufactured event…”

    Reality. Just look around you and do something difficult and painful, like, … THINK. if you can.

  24. makati1 on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 11:24 pm 

    Slavery comes with subservience, like wearing a mask. Submitting to home arrest for months at the cost of your family and future. A US gulag, police state requires total obedience.

    This is a hard and fast lesson in that necessary trait for a One World Government, not some fictional democracy dream. trait. The Great Leveling is in action to bring down the 1st world to an average level. That, today is about $10,000/yr. per capita. Are you prepared to lower your lifestyle to that level? Well, when this shakes out in a few years that may be a high. We shall see.

  25. joe on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 11:55 pm 

    If America is dying its because corporate greed has been allowed to flourish and influence elections. Big Companies pay for ‘grass roots’ movements to put fake pressure on them to reform their platforms towards a particular end. Its masqurading as ‘direct democracy’ but it really isn’t. All you have to do is to pay some activists to create a stink and boom you blow it up on the msm and there you have your pressure.
    The next logical step from defunding Facebook will be defunding the GOP.
    This situation is a massive corporate take over of the USA. From now on Corporations will defend blacks and gays etc untill conservatives learn how to play the game.
    Big Media have the biggest skin in the game, in particular Verizon who will seek to destroy Facebook (thank God) in favour of their own Yahoo services.
    Democrats will spin this as legitimate pressure to silence conservative opinons like Shapiro, next they will clense youtubes less hold outs, Rogan is already getting out of Dodge and moving to Spotify before the night of the long knives begins.

    But are the Dems really doing a smart thing? Their goals now allign with the GOP, their agendas have split so far from the middle ground that they REQUIRE a one party state to dekiver it. That is to eliminate and marginalise half of US opinion. They want to import millions of foreigners and give them the vote and so that they can do what they want and be safely assured that millions of dark skinned migrants will be forever grateful to their liberal benefactors. Migrants come to America to escape the very socialism that destroyed the countries they fled from. Theh dont mind voting Dem oncd or twice in gratitude but eventually they realise the scam.
    The danger represented that Big Co might ‘sit out’ this election isnt that the GOP is in mortal danger, its the traditional Democratic party will lose out as pretty much every conservative is already supressed kn social media or on notice, they already see and have experienced somthing that the liberal elites haven’t. But they will. As the riots raged, big mega corps handed possibly billions to Radical Groups. Their first target will be to murder all rivals (end centerist third way Dems) the Destroy the GOP then come and kill America.

  26. there are 26 muzz books because allah the pedifile didnt write it a bunch of muzz wrote them so on feb12021 put 26 shopping bags on ur head for each quran on Fri, 26th Jun 2020 11:59 pm 

    AFDF

    btw, glad to see small little big brother supertard president saint joe

  27. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 12:03 am 

    Apr 11, 2014

    How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again

    Research into dangerous viruses and bacteria is important, but for the deadliest pathogens, it’s not clear the benefits are worth the risks.

    “The public health danger posed by potentially pandemic-causing viruses escaping from laboratories has become the subject of considerable discussion, spurred by “gain of function” experiments. The ostensible goal of these experiments—in which researchers manipulate already-dangerous pathogens to create or increase communicability among humans—is to develop tools to monitor the natural emergence of pandemic strains. Opponents, however, warn in a variety of recentresearchpapersthat the risk of laboratory escape of these high-consequence pathogens far outweighs any potential advance.

    The danger of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical: One occurred in 1977, and it occurred because of concern that a natural pandemic was imminent. Many other laboratory escapes of high-consequence pathogens have occurred, resulting in transmission beyond laboratory personnel. Ironically, these laboratories were working with pathogens to prevent the very outbreaks they ultimately caused. For that reason, the tragic consequences have been called “self-fulfilling prophecies.”

    https://nationalpost.com/news/a-brief-terrifying-history-of-viruses-escaping-from-labs-70s-chinese-pandemic-was-a-lab-mistake

  28. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 12:12 am 

    “If America is dying its because corporate greed has been allowed to flourish and influence elections.“

    BS. America has died from mass third world immigration only. America is a country, pretending to be first world, but is with one leg firmly into the third world already and on the verge of a racial-bolshevik revolution. Trump represents the white revolt against this development, morphing Dems and Reps into de facto war parties.

    Oh joe, and with that Brexit vote of yours, essentially a vote for an alliance with the US rather than with Europe, you unexpectedly voted to be part of this mess.

    England will role over and die, making everybody professor who claims that white lives don’t matter.

    America could be different as the largest group there are descendants of Germans. For sure not the best, but still Germans. Perhaps they will revolt.

    For Britain and its offshoots Canada and Down Under, there is no hope for any home-grown resistance.

  29. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 12:14 am 

    Mar 20, 2019

    How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again

    Research into dangerous viruses and bacteria is important, but for the deadliest pathogens, it’s not clear the benefits are worth the risks.

    “Sometimes, these errors could be deadly. “If an enhanced novel strain of flu escaped from a laboratory and then went on to cause a pandemic, then causing millions of deaths is a serious risk,” Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard, told me.

    It’s not that there’s a high rate of mistakes in these labs; the rate of mistakes is actually quite low. But it’s one thing to run a one-in-thousands chance of killing a handful of others from a mistake — the odds we face over a lifetime of driving. It’s another thing entirely to accept a similar probability of killing millions of people.

    The cost-benefit analysis for pathogens which might kill the people exposed or a handful of others is vastly different from the cost-benefit analysis for pathogens which could cause a global pandemic — but our current procedures don’t really account for that. As a result, we’re running unacceptable risks with millions of lives.
    How pathogens can find their way out of the lab

    The US government controls research into “select agents and toxins” that pose a serious threat to human health, from bubonic plague to anthrax. There are 66 select agents and toxins regulated under the program and nearly 300 labs approved to work with them. Researching pathogens and toxins allows us to develop vaccines, diagnostic tests, and treatments. New biology techniques also allow for more controversial forms of research, including making diseases more virulent or more deadly to anticipate how they might mutate in the wild.

    So this research can be really important, and a critical part of public health efforts. Unfortunately, the facilities that do such work can also be plagued by a serious problem: human error.”

    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/20/18260669/deadly-pathogens-escape-lab-smallpox-bird-flu

  30. Davy on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 12:27 am 

    I managed to escape from a laboratory Dr juanpee and I am doing just fine. I didn’t care for the probes they would constantly insert into my bottom and apply some kind of electric current. So, while they were cleaning out the septic system on day, I hid inside the septic tank of the truck and when the crew stooped for a bite to eat at a truck stop, I climbed out and began my journey to freedom.

    But, it wasn’t all roses and septic tanks. I had no money and only the clothes I had were ones the doctors gave me at the lab. I discovered the some truck drivers will give you money and food in exchange for certain favors you do for them in the back of their big shiny trucks. Or sometimes in the bathroom. I did that for a number of years and saved up some money. When I had enough to stop working at the truck stop, I got a ride from one of my Truck Stop friends, and eventually, I ended up in Missouri, where I took over an abandoned cabin. The old owner died or something and no one ever came for him. I never buried him because it is good to have someone to talk to from time to time.

    I changed my name so the doctors from the lab dont cant track me down, and I also wore a hat so they would have a hard time recognizing me. I think they have stopped looking for me, but, if they do find me, I hope they dont probe me quite so much. If not for the probing, I mostly didn’t mind the experiments, and tests and pills they gave me. I kind of miss the pills actually. But not so much the flashing lights they kept making me stare at for days at a time.

  31. makati1 on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:00 am 

    ‘… America is dying its because corporate greed…”

    Totally correct Abe. Add in that over 50% 9f Americans are on the government dole, including the millionaire congress and all the toadies in government. Every Amerikan wants a free ride to that fantasy retirement, somewhere in a place of eternal summer. Oops! Some of us middle class actually made it. 88F today and sunny. LOL

    But, this collapse is going to cut that drone number drastically over the next few years. As all tax income drops, so will the number of government drones. Millions, I hope. There are over 11,000,000 government employees in Amerika. Time to let them earn a living by the sweat of their brow. At least 15,000,000 are unnecessary.

    If the Fed tries to print the trillions to keep them, it will just be speeding up the US demise!

    GO TRUMP! Take Amerika down! Way down!.

    Pass the popcorn.

  32. hah obv giving muzz autonomy in minadao didnt pacify muzz at all eh MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police killed four suspected Islamic State group-linked militants during a raid on a hideout in metropolitan Manila early Friday on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:12 am 

    pls be nice to supertard madcat
    he either croak soon or kidnapped by muzz

  33. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:25 am 

    Jul 15, 2014

    Here Are 5 Times Infectious Diseases Escaped From Laboratory Containment

    https://www.businessinsider.com/5-terrifying-times-pandemics-escaped-from-laboratories-2014-7

    I was never, nor am I convinced of the wild bats claims. But unlike the deluded, I’m not pretending to ‘know’ things I have no way of knowing because I know the difference between suspicion & fact, correlation & certainty, circumstantial evidence & hard evidence. I also know that powerful ‘feeling’ humans get that screams I JUST KNOW I’M RIGHT! is only evidence of the peculiarities & cognitive biases cross all humans must bare. My peculiarities & cognitive biases, I can deal with, it’s you alls conspirAtwits peculiarities & cognitive biases that drives me up the fuckin wall (Mercy Jesus mercy take me home now lord or smote them down. I beg thee!).

    Well I guess those last few articles proves it. Clearly we’ve rattled ‘them’. Yep, they’re so scared & desperate they commissioned tech overlords Bill Gates & Elon Musk to build a time machine so so Soro’s elite team of operatives (retired Mossad), could go back in time & plant those articles for future plausible deniability – Can’t fool me libtard lords.

    I’ve noticed on zerohedge & other sites that are mostly frequented by victims of hyperactive amygdalas, that they like to flip flop between their implied conspiracies – lab escape–flip–intentional release–flop–lab escape–flip–intentional release–flop…. Trying to please all their readers need to believe.

    Remember the good old days when you couldn’t have it both ways?

    Remember the good old days when you had to produce evidence other than trump said so & your hugely overrated spider senses tingling?

  34. doc all we can do is love muzzies more we dont know anything about MUZZ-19 because the media is an entertainment complex and whitey supertard presidents especially president saint Trump is defender of the law so there is nothing he can do on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:36 am 

    doc

  35. doc please dont research MUZZ-19 it is like new FBI agents get sent to investigate cattle mutilation and probing ask supertard der MUZZ-19 is designed to bleed off your precious brain power unnecessarily on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:38 am 

    doc

    MUZZ-19 blongs to tard research which you’re not qualified to attempt

  36. doc the idea that to eliminate something all you do is identify it ask yourself in a conventional battle you identify the enemy and go home with your hot wife gf NO you gotta destroy it but somehow in the MUZZ-19 realm they say vax identify WIN on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:43 am 

    doc

    it doesn’t make sense. doesn’t work that way.
    after MUZZ-19 identification the body needs to manufacture a lot of antibodies but what happens to the elderly and the sick? there are not enough stem cells to differentiate into B-Cells and generate antibodies

  37. doc all you need to show your understanding of MUZZ-19 is to appeal to muzz science a lot of MUZZ lovers makes tons of money on YT just yelling science on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:46 am 

    i respect experimentalists. there’s real sweat and tears to design and manufacture lab settings and run experiments and a lot of times factors interfere with the results.

    but with MUZZ-19 bill gates who is a dropout of harvard can discuss it

    that means you or anybody can yell SCIENCE and WIN

  38. the MUZZ-19 vax war looks like sending out a single reconn plane to identify MUZZ-19 and WIN well thats just grate bcaus in the real world u need to manufacture tanks raise and army figure logistics on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 1:50 am 

    doesnt anyone apply tard thinking anymore?

  39. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 2:33 am 

    Thanks Davy. Great share. C’mon group, let’s all show Davy how much we appreciate his share.

    Well group, we have 15 minutes before medication time & that is more than enough for one more share. Who would like to go next? Randle? Mr Cheswick? Mr Scanlon?

    https://youtu.be/ehPcYibzUKc?list=PLy94axDFErDvEu7OpiLVHfO8jD9Qzo6Xp

    https://youtu.be/QH4NRIDjRjk

  40. Inquiring Minds Want to Know on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 2:55 am 

    Good Evening Davy,

    I read about your escape from a secure “mental health” facility.

    You are well known at the various truck stops along I-44. That makes you a lot lizard, albeit a tired and used one. Anyone who’ll take $5 and swallow and for an extra $10 will sit on it is a filthy deplorable. Worst of all, you enjoy the attention this affords you. How many times on this site have you asked should I go for a brief cornholin’ or a brisk cornhuskin’?

  41. zero juan on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 4:21 am 

    a night with the lunatic juanPee:

    Inquiring Minds Want to Know said Good Evening Davy, I read about your escape from a…

    FamousDrScanlon said Thanks Davy. Great share. C’mon group, let&#…

    the MUZZ-19 vax war looks like sending out a single reconn plane to identify MUZZ-19 and WIN well thats just grate bcaus in the real world u need to manufacture tanks raise and army figure logistics said doesnt anyone apply tard thinking anymore?

    doc all you need to show your understanding of MUZZ-19 is to appeal to muzz science a lot of MUZZ lovers makes tons of money on YT just yelling science said i respect experimentalists. there’s real s…

    doc the idea that to eliminate something all you do is identify it ask yourself in a conventional battle you identify the enemy and go home with your hot wife gf NO you gotta destroy it but somehow in the MUZZ-19 realm they say vax identify WIN said doc it doesn’t make sense. doesn’t wo…

    doc please dont research MUZZ-19 it is like new FBI agents get sent to investigate cattle mutilation and probing ask supertard der MUZZ-19 is designed to bleed off your precious brain power unnecessarily said doc MUZZ-19 blongs to tard research which you̵…

    doc all we can do is love muzzies more we dont know anything about MUZZ-19 because the media is an entertainment complex and whitey supertard presidents especially president saint Trump is defender of the law so there is nothing he can do said doc

    FamousDrScanlon said Jul 15, 2014 Here Are 5 Times Infectious Diseases…
    hah obv giving muzz autonomy in minadao didnt pacify muzz at all eh MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police killed four suspected Islamic State group-linked militants during a raid on a hideout in metropolitan Manila early Friday said pls be nice to supertard madcat he either croak so…

    Davy said I managed to escape from a laboratory Dr juanpee a…

    FamousDrScanlon said Mar 20, 2019 How deadly pathogens have escaped the…

    FamousDrScanlon said Apr 11, 2014 How deadly pathogens have escaped the…

    there are 26 muzz books because allah the pedifile didnt write it a bunch of muzz wrote them so on feb12021 put 26 shopping bags on ur head for each quran said AFDF btw, glad to see small little big brother sup…

  42. Davy @ REAL Green Hypocrite on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 8:07 am 

    Wow, my compliments to asg70 on the moderated side!!!!! asg70 cleaned REAL Green Hypocrites clock!!!!! Absolutely beautiful. The DavyTurd’s sick and twisted behavior was exposed for all to see.

    I knew it would not take long for the Hypocrite’s true ugly side to emerge.

  43. Davy on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 8:47 am 

    JuanP on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 8:07 am
    “Wow, my compliments to asg70 on the moderated side!!!!! asg70 cleaned REAL Green Hypocrites clock!!!!! Absolutely beautiful. The DavyTurd’s sick and twisted behavior was exposed for all to see.”

    LOL, juanPee, do you really think anyone can believe your lies? The obsessive stalker got his clock cleaned on the moderated side. Check this out juanPee’s shit totally exposed to his peers on the moderated side!!

    Re: Trump signaling course change on virus Pt. 2
    REAL Green » Fri 26 Jun 2020, 15:40:33
    https://peakoil.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1452711#p1452711

    REAL Green said: Wow, stalkers and hit men are really after REAL Green today!

    REAL Green said: First, on the subject of Ghung, I have the highest respect for the guy. A few years ago when I was a newbie to renewables he gave me lots of good advice and got me pointed in the right direction. My homestead is a mirror of his but I focus on animals and he has plants and fish. He is first class. Just because we argue over politics doesn’t mean I do not respect him. It may not be mutual and that is fine. This is just the way I am. I respect talent and intellect. He has both. He can be an asswipe too but that comes with the territory of being smart.

    JuanP wrote: GHung, REAL Green is one of Davy’s many aliases.

    REAL Green said: I am registered as REAL Green. I have a blog Realgreenadaptation.blog. IMA, you use this ID elsewhere to troll me. I am Davy and or REAL Green on the unmoderated side if anyone cares. Most here don’t care, JuanP. They do not stalk me obsessively like you do. We just argue and debate over here.

    JuanP wrote: he has quite a few. You know Davy from the Ozarks in Missouri very well since he has been posting comments on the news side of the website almost daily for years and you had many exchanges with him over the years. He uses many different sock puppets on the news side, but here he posts under his REAL Green identity because this forum side is moderated.

    REAL Green said: Let’s clarify something. If I use socks and ID theft over there because for 3 years now you have used them daily against me. There is no way to ignore this. You goal is censorship. You wan to run me off but I deny you the pleasure. BTW, JuanP this is something the moderators do not want discussed over here but since you are on the attack and mentioned it. I have chosen an offensive defense to deal with your trolling. I have told you I will ignore you if you ignore me. You choose not to ignore me and with the ID theft and hostile socks I have no choice but to fight you fire with fire. You are a lunatic as your many socks attest to.

    JuanP wrote: Real Green is my ignore list, and I didn’t mean to say he is in my ignore list; I meant he is the one and only person on my list.

    REAL Green said: JuanP, how does that work to have an ignore list then tell people about me and I am on your ignore list? I mean a normal person if he ignores somebody, he does not talk about them. This point to the fact that you stalk me obsessively on both sides 20/7 with ID theft, socks, and your own JuanP ID. So what you are saying is the ignore list is just another one of your sock personalities which are fantasies of a multiple personality disorder.

    JuanP wrote: I can agree or disagree with others here, but he is the ONLY person whose comments I never read, other than glancing over some of the parts that others here quote when they reply to him.

    REAL Green said: you read everything JuanP and often take what is said over here over there. BTW, for everyone’s info JuanP has two suspect sock personalities over here and maybe more. He does not use them much because he spends so much time on the unmoderated side with his many sock puppets

    REAL Green said:I knew it would not take long for the Hypocrite’s true ugly side to emerge on the moderated side.

  44. Davy @ REAL Green Hypocrite on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:09 am 

    “I am REAL Green”

    “I am a REAL liberal”

    Is it any surprise someone who espouses lies and hypocrisy on a daily bases was exiled to the deplorable capital of the world?

    The funny part of it is DavySkum best start growing eyeballs in the back of his head-like orifice before a deplorable firmly plants in him a claw-hammer.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving scoundrel.

  45. Davy on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:12 am 

    Are you that triggered, juanPee? LOL. I kicked your ass good on the moderated side. Everyone knows what you are up to. No more imaginary respect. My god, you were here almost all night and now most of the day. You really have lost it. zero life for zero juan

  46. The Truth Shall Set You Free on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:12 am 

    No need to believe anything, DavySkum. Just read the DavySkum’s comments on the moderated side as opposed to the selective fake play nice BS above.

    Just let the facts speak for itself.

  47. Davy on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:18 am 

    Criminal left media:

    “BuzzFeed “Reporter” Who Got Zerohedge Banned On Twitter, Fired For Plagiarism”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/buzzfeed-reporter-who-got-zerohedge-banned-twitter-fired-plagiarism

    “Almost five short months ago, ‘journalist’ Ryan Broderick was the envy of his fake news peers. The BuzzFeed ‘senior reporter’ had just written a hit-piece against Zero Hedge slamming us over the ‘conspiracy theory’ that COVID-19 may have emerged from a lab in Wuhan, China, and claiming that we doxed one of their scientists. Hours later, we were summarily kicked off of Twitter – a ban which has since been reversed after the social media giant admitted they were in error. Meanwhile, the lab origin ‘conspiracy theory’ has gained widespread support and is now the focus of several international investigations into the CCP lab… Less than 48 hours after our February Twitter ban, internet sleuths discovered that Broderick had previously blogged about pedophilic fantasies involving young boys. Why he wasn’t fired on the spot is anyone’s guess. Perhaps former BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith (now with the ‘Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not A Crime’-promoting New York Times) has a soft spot for Ryan… On Friday, Broderick was fired for plagiarism after BuzzFeed’s new editor-in-chief, Mark Schoofs, published “A Note To Our Readers” detailing eleven instances where Broderick lifted content from other publications without attribution going back to 2013, including his hit-piece against Zero Hedge.”

  48. Davy on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:20 am 

    JunP on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:12 am

    “No need to believe anything, DavySkum. Just read the DavySkum’s comments on the moderated side as opposed to the selective fake play nice BS above.”

    Facts are out for everyone on the moderated side, stupid. You are outed as a lunatic. LOVE IT!

    Just let the facts speak for itself.

  49. REAL Dumb on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 11:58 am 

    There’s somethin REAL rong with us Davy…

  50. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 27th Jun 2020 12:40 pm 

    The scientific method

    The scientific method

    At the core of biology and other sciences lies a problem-solving approach called the scientific method. The scientific method has five basic steps, plus one feedback step:

    1- Make an observation.
    2- Ask a question.
    3- Form a hypothesis, or testable explanation.
    4- Make a prediction based on the hypothesis.
    5- Test the prediction.

    6- Iterate: use the results to make new hypotheses or predictions.

    The scientific method is used in all sciences—including chemistry, physics, geology, and psychology. The scientists in these fields ask different questions and perform different tests. However, they use the same core approach to find answers that are logical and supported by evidence.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/science/high-school-biology/hs-biology-foundations/hs-biology-and-the-scientific-method/a/the-science-of-biology

    *A lot of psychology is bunk.

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