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  1. For the first time in US history, every state is under a disaster declaration simultaneously

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  2. Blood from recovered coronavirus victims helps patient come off ventilator in just two days


    How many brothers and sisters are being confronted with this dilemma now?

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    1. Isabella


      I read about a trial of using convalescent plasma therapy, is it working? The article I read didn't show results yet

    2. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      혈장 치료로 2명 완치...정부, 곧 치료지침 발표 It has emerged that two elderly coronavirus patients in South Korea made a full recovery after receiving blood plasma treatment. Health authorities say plasma treatment guidelines will be announced within days. Kim Hyo-sun reports. South Korean researchers have proved the effectiveness of blood plasma treatment on coronavirus patients. Doctors at Yonsei Severance Hospital in Seoul administered plasma therapy on two elderly coronavirus patients,... a 67-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man. They were treated with plasma from people who had recovered and have developed antibodies to the virus,... enabling their bodies to protect themselves from the virus' attacks. One of the patients was discharged after making a full recovery,... while the other is set to be sent home soon. "The patients continued to suffer from acute respiratory distress syndrome even after antiviral treatment. Then we decided to go with plasma treatment in combination with steroids." Plasma is a yellowish blood fluid you get from centrifuging blood. It carries various nutrients including protein as well as antibodies. Antibodies,... which are Y-shaped proteins produced by the immune system,... stop intruders from harming the body. These invaders, called antigens,... can be viruses, bacteria, or other chemicals. Antibodies also enable macrophages to engulf viruses and bacteria. The South Korean government says it will soon provide detailed guidelines for the treatment,... which was also used to treat patients during the MERS outbreak. "The guidelines for plasma treatment are nearly done, and we will swiftly commence research on other means of treatment." For now, it's crucial to secure enough plasma from people who have fully recovered from COVID-19. The government also needs to prepare for possible side-effects as no large-scale clinical trials have been conducted yet. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.

    3. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      Last week, the FDA tapped the Mayo Clinic to lead and coordinate the effort and evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

      Since then, hospital systems around the nation have registered through the Mayo Clinic to start treating patients with convalescent plasma. Texas hospitals that plan to try the treatment include Methodist Hospital Stone Oak in San Antonio, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

      Five patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston — part of the Baylor College of Medicine — have been treated with convalescent plasma, said Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, vice president of academic integration and associate dean of academic affairs at the Baylor College of Medicine. The school has also been authorized to conduct a clinical trial, expected to start within a couple of weeks.

      On Thursday, a patient in Austin received a convalescent plasma infusion, the first in the city, said Dr. Jeff Yorio, a hematologist and oncologist at Texas Oncology who helped get the program started in Austin.

  3. Is South Africa just starting with this pandemic now? Just curious.

  4. I just made you a moderator in the large JW group so that maybe you can help me keep the conversations on topic.  Please use your powers sparingly

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    2. Anna


      Thanks, lol

    3. Anna


      Just now, when I tried to move a post to another topic I was not able to because the button does not highlight. The one I am talking about is "Jehovah's Witnesses Topics"

    4. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      You’ll need to be patient with that link once selected. 

  5. Why would someone order a bottle of Ethos water at the Starbucks counter rather than a free 20 oz glass of water?

    1. James Thomas Rook Jr.

      James Thomas Rook Jr.

      They support the little Indian Orphans who refill those bottles from Bombay faucet water from the janitor's closet, and put Crazy Glue on the cap and twist ring, so it makes that "snap" sound when you open  it.

  6. People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.

    1. Javier Rey

      Javier Rey

      Sí. es una posibilidad.

  7. What is everybody up to tonight? besides on here of course.... I need to head to bed soon to wake up early for work. I had some pizza with some delicious Italian sausage.


    1. admin


      Just gonna watch some Netflix....drink my iced tea 😉

  8. I like how you added the GIF's @admin  (Although they do add slow)

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  9. Interesting new block @admin  

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    1. admin


      Thank you. I ended up getting rid of it when I realized the posts already show up on this page. 

      Another attempt at 'continuous improvement'.

  10. You can just create a similar topic in the closed club if you wish to. It is a different audience in there already.

    My old website was jw-archive.org btw..... you were asking earlier.

  11. Bienvenue!  Yes... you found it... You have to join the club to be able to download / participate in.

    What part of the world are you from?

    If you get a chance please add yourself to our member map 


  12. Love your cover photo..... Rembrandt?

    1. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      If you click once to the left of your icon on the cover photo the entire photo opens up.... cool


    2. Anna


      Didn't know that, thanks!

      No, its Renoir, one of my favorite artists.

    3. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      Funny... that was going to be my first guess.... and I retyped Rembrandt...  LOL



  13. This club sounds more to your liking...

    If you want... start one similar in French... I can assist you if you wish.

  14. 7,677 Profile Page Views alone!!!  Look at JTR go!  .... Imagine how many views a day you receive on all your posts combined? 

    1. James Thomas Rook Jr.

      James Thomas Rook Jr.

      Is there any way to quantify that info?   And in what time frame?

      ...anything I can take to the pawn shop?

    2. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      I guess not... although I often compare modern "hits" to the time spent walking the streets "from house to house" to find one person "at home"......

      We reach people in different ways and times with small snippets of data nowadays rather than the

      192 page books of yesteryear.

      It was truly a different place and time.

  15. You wearing a red tie in that photo above is extremely offensive to me. Please remove it immediately. I am "anti-tie" today. (this is an example of me leaving a comment about what John believes in an appropriate place)

    John can thus reply to me saying that I should take a long walk off of a short pier and then ignore my profile. 


    Thank you John for allowing me to use your profile page as an example to all.

    1. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      Notice this interaction did not clutter or derail someone elses topic. 



      Thank you for your comment. The tie is an original 1960's tie which has a matching handkerchief. Bought when i was Mod and this was the in thing. The maker was Harry Fenton, very well known at the time. 

      You may use my profile any time you wish sir. 

  16. Hello @Biblia Dinámica  Sorry. We don't permit spamming or hot linking on this platform. I understand you want more traffic however. If you truly want to build a usable online reference Bible feel free to assist me on my project here:

    We could easily start a Spanish version inside the wiki as well.

    Take care,

    @The Librarian

    1. Biblia Dinámica

      Biblia Dinámica

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  17. Good evening everyone. What a gorgeous day up here in the Pacific Northwest. I had forgotten how good it feels to bask in the sun. ?

    1. Queen Esther

      Queen Esther

      GOOD  EVENING 1f601.png  Yes,  dreaming  in  the  sun  is  wonderful,  but  careful  bec. the  skin.  I  had  a  white-cancer  spot  before  some  years, not funny :(  Was  looking  so  small,  but  after a  test  the  Doc. said,  little  surgery ;-(  

      In  Germany  also  very  warm  summerdays  just  in April,  a  little  wonder :)  But  next  week  again  10  degrees  colder...  We  know  these  up  and  downs. Summer  &  winter  always  a  surprise  in  Germany :D

  18. Headed to a seafood buffet to eat some sushi and crab tonight... mmmm.... (let's not talk about microplastics in the water though)

    1. Queen Esther

      Queen Esther

      Oh....   I  LOVE  seafood  so  much,  yummi :P  Yes,  not  think  to  these  terrible  pictures :(  We  don't  eat  these  very  cheap  fishes, okay?  We  drive  a longer  way  to  get  the  best 1f44d.png  Then  we  can  enjoy  our  meal....  Yes,  better  less  meat  or  fish,  but  when,  then  good  quality  for  our  body :D  bec. *we're  what  we  eat*....

      In  Germany,  fish  is  more  expensive  than  meat,  but  our  body  needs  more  fish.  Sad  for  the  most  people,  bec. very  poor :( 

      Look  here,  how  tasty  can  be  fish :P   Its  a  copy  from  the  today  post  of  my  Maldives  Meeru  island....




      with  potatoes  or  a  salad....  its  really  a  delicacy  for  our  body,  fresh  and  soooo  healthy 1f601.png   ENJOY,  my  dear  Librarian :P:x

      I'm  sure,  you  always  will  take  a  good  meal :) 

  19. Anyone find a good news article on the chemical attack in Syria? I'm about to go read about it.

    1. Raquel Segovia

      Raquel Segovia

      Bomba de barril"

      La Unión de Organizaciones de Ayuda Médica, entidad benéfica con sede en Estados Unidos que trabaja con hospitales sirios, dijo a la BBC que el Hospital Rural de Especialidades de Damasco había confirmado la muerte de 70 personas.

      Una portavoz de la organización dijo que los informes sobre el terreno sugerían un número mucho mayor, de alrededor de 180 muertos, pero que era difícil llegar a las víctimas 

      debido al bombardeo continuo y a la oscuridad de la noche.

      Agregó que había informes de personas que estaban siendo tratadas por síntomas como convulsiones y espuma en la boca, que coinciden con aquellos causados por la exposición a agentes nerviosos o a gas de cloro.

      El Centro de Medios de Guta, afín a la oposición, tuiteó que más de 75 personas se habían "sofocado" y que otras 1.000 habían sufrido los efectos del supuesto ataque.

    2. JW Insider
  20. Although I probably shouldn't... I am going to go make myself some english muffins with lots of butter on them as an evening snack. 

  21. Welcome! I would love to hear and see more about our brothers in your area. Please post some news and photos when you get a chance. And don't forget to add yourself to our member map when you get a chance.


  22. Welcome! I would love to hear and see more about our brothers in your area. Please post some news and photos when you get a chance. And don't forget to add yourself to our member map when you get a chance.


  23. Welcome! I would love to hear and see more about our brothers in India. Please post some news and photos when you get a chance. And don't forget to add yourself to our member map when you get a chance.


  24. Buenos dias!!  Como has estado?

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