Archive for April, 2020

Yes there is a Corona Vaccine for Canines….No it is not effective against SARS-CoV-2

Canine Coronavirus Vaccine

Let’s nip this in the bud….

YES a Corona virus vaccine already exists IF a) you’re a canine (dog) b) been infected by that specific strain of Corona virus.

That image being circulated is for a specific Canine strain of Corona virus. Similar to the flu, there are hundreds of strains of influenza. To be fully immune from influenza you would need hundreds or even thousands of flu vaccines.

In fact your body has already fought off hundreds of Corona virus (most being common colds). The SARS-CoV-2 strain is an “uncommon cold”. There presently is no available vaccine for it, but several are being tested.

These SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are being developed both using new techniques and in attempting to adapt a few existing vetinary vaccines to this strain.

How are vaccines developed? Many entail running the virus thru hundreds of lifecycles (usually in different species) until the mutations result in a strain that a) is non-infecting for humans b) similar enough in structure to trigger effective antibody production.

So no, taking the Canine Corona vaccine will not protect you from SARS-CoV-2. But yes, it is likely that the processes used to develop the vaccine for Canine Corona will be able to produce a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 given time. Other means of vaccines can entail destroying the virus but leaving remnants to trigger antibodies. These are probably more likely to be the first vaccines we see. Though often run the risk that if a manufacturing imperfection occurs, a small number of active living viruses may occur. Think early Polio vaccines.

Now I’m just going to chide you all a bit, cause frankly, this is “old news”. If you had listened to Jack Spirko podcast, you would of heard all of this discussed well over a month or two ago.

Teaching you to live a better life, when COVID-19 makes it rough, and when things return to better. Helping you realize that while your rifle is great resource (if you have ammo), eating fresh fruits and vegetables grown in your garden, reducing your stress and debt, will do more to keep you safe from America’s #1 killer “heart disease”.  So stay calm, don’t panic, be prudent, be prepared, and most of all enjoy living life!


CODE WARS: The Eclipse Strikes Back

Eclipse Foundation offers open-source alternative to Visual Studio Code

According to the Eclipse Foundation, the differences between Theia and Visual Studio Code are that Theia has a more modular architecture, Theia was designed from the ground to run on desktop and cloud…

Eclipse “Theia”


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