loico considers COVID-19 stock market relief rally to have run its course

Just to "close" the intellectual (as well as financial) position we opened on March 24, 2020, for the record, we herewith state that we consider the stock market rally that commenced on this day to have logically run its course. We have now begun taking positions in selected financial instruments betting that the stock market will fall from here, and very significantly so.

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Some additional comments on the design of the study conducted by the University of Kentucky

While we are currently working on other urgent matters and have hardly any time to follow up on the the throat disinfection complex, let us - very briefly - make the following additional comments with regard to the study underway in Kentucky. If nothing else, they may serve as a mental check to the study investigators (who we will make aware of them, of course).

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Update on preventive throat disinfection / antisepsis to counter COVID-19

A clinical trial is now actively testing preventive throat disinfection / antisepsis to counter COVID-19 in hospital personnel. And a study confirming efficacy of one of the substances we mentioned as being effective against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro was published yesterday.

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International researchers pick up loico’s idea of throat disinfection to counter COVID-19

A group of researchers from the UK (Cardiff and Cambridge), the US (Denver, Colorado), Spain (Barcelona), and Canada (Ottawa) has now picked up the idea we have put forward almost exactly two months ago for preventive throat disinfection with virucidal agents that are known to be effective against coronaviruses and safe to use in the throat. The WHO should now even more seriously consider including it in its recommendations.

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And if COVID-19 were about to fuel the next big upswing in economic prosperity and quality of life?

COVID-19, many believe, has thrown the world into unprecedented disaster, and to those believing so, the future looks bleak at best. But what if the opposite will prove to be true? Speculation is a noble occupation, futures studies an academic discipline, so we hazard a brief preview of the enormous economic and societal gains for which the COVID-19 crisis may have just sown the seeds.

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Additional thoughts regarding the benefit of throat disinfection during COVID-19-like epidemics
Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz, eponym of Waldeyer's tonsillar ring in the pharynx, considered “the first line of defense against exogenous aggressors”. Photograph: Wikipedia

Additional thoughts regarding the benefit of throat disinfection during COVID-19-like epidemics

While in recent weeks we have been focused on establishing and comprehending as deeply as possible the immunological "big picture" in viral epidemics from so far only partly interconnected evidence in the specialist literature, in order to derive actionable recommendations, we briefly summarize what has emerged in terms of feedback as well as additional insight with regard to our first article since it appeared.

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The logic of surviving the Coronavirus pandemic – executive summary

The following is a brief summary of our original article "The logic of surviving the Coronavirus pandemic". If the risk of dying from the infection is drastically reduced, the Coronavirus pandemic is immediately reduced to the status of a normal wave of influenza.

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