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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    My immune system is so screwy as to get me all up in hives over urushiol lacquer.

    "After being absorbed by the skin it is recognized by the immune system's dendritic cells, otherwise called Langerhans cells. These cells then migrate to the lymph nodes, where they present the urushiol to T-lymphocytes and thus recruit them to the skin, and the T-lymphocytes cause pathology through the production of cytokines and cytotoxic damage to the skin.[17] This causes the painful rash, blisters, and itching. "

    The oil it's self is quite harmless to flesh.
    But the plant evolved that oil to DO just exactly what it does. In other words. it GOTCHA. Nothing to do with you except that you might otherwise damage the plant. Now you stay away.

    Clever.

    The lacquer is OK, the un"dried" oil is not.

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    More good news coming out:
    Why We Should Not Be Concerned About Increasing Covid-19 Cases in Texas – AIER

    Excerpt from the link:

    "Previously we had less capacity to do testing and so many people with COVID-19 went undiagnosed. Now that we are doing more testing, more people who would have been undiagnosed are being diagnosed. Thus the upward trend in diagnosed cases. But the good news is that the deaths continue to decrease even as we find more previously undiagnosed cases.

    This chart shows weekly death counts by age over the past few months. These decreases should be cause for cheer rather than cause for more lockdown."

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    More good news coming out:
    Why We Should Not Be Concerned About Increasing Covid-19 Cases in Texas – AIER

    Excerpt from the link:

    "Previously we had less capacity to do testing and so many people with COVID-19 went undiagnosed. Now that we are doing more testing, more people who would have been undiagnosed are being diagnosed. Thus the upward trend in diagnosed cases. But the good news is that the deaths continue to decrease even as we find more previously undiagnosed cases.

    This chart shows weekly death counts by age over the past few months. These decreases should be cause for cheer rather than cause for more lockdown."


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