It took 4 years of intense combat to kill 407k Americans in WW2. It took COVID-19 and mismanagement by the Trump administration only one to reach 400k+ deaths : worldnews


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The number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the United States has now surpassed 400,000, and that devastating toll is set to grow in the coming weeks with the US still averaging more than 3,300 deaths every single day.

In just the 11 months since the country’s first confirmed death from Covid-19, the disease has killed as many Americans as US soldiers who died during four years of World War II. That figure is also almost surely an undercount.

The US has by far the most confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the world and nearly doubles the toll in Brazil, the second-hardest-hit country.


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CBD has been shown for the first time to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. : worldnews


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Synthetic cannabidiol, better known as CBD, was first shown to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, meningitis, and Legionnaires' disease.

Mark Blaskovich, associate professor at the UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience, said CBD – the main non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – can penetrate and kill a wide variety of bacteria, including Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which cause gonorrhea.

"This is the first time that CBD has been shown to kill some types of Gram-negative bacteria. These bacteria have an extra outer membrane, an extra line of defense that makes it difficult for antibiotics to penetrate," said Dr. Blaskovich.


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More than 52,000 fish were either killed or escaped during a “major” seal attack at a Scottish salmon farm. The incident, which took place on New Year’s Eve, saw seals rip open nets and kill “many” juvenile fish adding to the hundreds of thousands of salmon killed by seals in Scotland last year. : worldnews


So we overfished the ocean where these seals usually find their prey. Then we set up farms with netting that isn’t seal-proof. And when the seals attack, suddenly we are angry at the seals? The whole article ranted about not having better methods for dealing with the seals.

You know what we do about crop loss here? It’s known that we will lose about 10% of our corn, pumpkins, etc to deer, raccoons, etc. So… we plant more than 10% extra and let the animals take what they need. Seems fair since our farms have taken over much of the land where deer foraged.

If the seals are so hungry they’re tearing up fish farms to eat, maybe it’s time to think about restoring the natural fish populations.



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