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Monday, December 06, 2021

 

Thursday December 9 to Thursday December 16

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, December 11.  Three bright planets are seen forming a line in the early evening sky. Venus forms a line with Saturn and Jupiter  in the western evening sky with Jupiter dominating once Venus has set. The crescent Moon has been climbing the ladder of planets and is closest to Jupiter on the 9th. Geminid meteor shower peaks morning 14 December. Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard may be visible on the 16th.

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, December 11. 

Morning sky on December 11 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:10 ACDST (45 minutes before sunrise). Mars is low in the twilight, you may need binoculars to see Mars clearly.  

 

 

Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (45 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).

 

Evening sky on December 9 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 22:07 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset).  Venus forms a line with Saturn and Jupiter. The waxing Moon is within binocular range of Jupiter

 

 The insets shows the telescopic views of Venus, Saturn and Jupiter at this time. Venus is a distinct crescent now. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen). 

Whole sky showing the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in a line , December 11, 22:07 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click to embiggen). Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades can be seen above the eastern horizon.

 

 

  Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar planetary line up that the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).  

Geminid radiant seen facing north from Brisbane at 2:00 am AEST, December 14.The radiant is marked with a starburst (click to embiggen).

The Geminids are a fairly reliable meteor shower, with rates of about a meteor per minute at their best. This is a good year for Geminids, as the waxing Moon sets before the best rates.. 

The radiant doesn't rise until just before midnight (daylight saving time) in most of Australia, so you will have to disturb your sleep for this one. At 1.00 am in the morning AEDST (midnight, AEST) Castor (alpha Geminorum) is about two hand-spans above the horizon and 10 hand-spans to the left of due north. Pollux, the other twin, is less than a hand-span to the left again. The radiant is just below Castor. 

The Geminids have a broad peak and will normally show good activity well before and after the peak, and on the day before and after. Australians should see a meteor every 2-3 minutes under dark skies in the early morning of the 14th, between 2:00 am and 4:00 am. for more details see my Geminid 2021 page.

Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard as seen looking west from Adelaide at 21:32 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset) on 16 December. Similar views will be seen in elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset.

Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) is this years “Christmas comet”. While not as spectacular as the “searchlight comet” Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy, it will be a nice little binocular object. It is predicted to reach magnitude 4 at its brightest but it will be too close to the sun to see, the earliest we can expect to see it in the southern hemisphere is around the 16th, low in the twilight. As it climbs higher we will get better views but it will fade rapidly.

Mercury  is lost in the morning twilight.

Venus is visible in the early evening when the sky is fully dark.  I have been able to see Venus from just after sunset and it is easily seen over 3 hours after sunset, longer if you have a clear western horizon.  Venus is at its greatest brilliance, forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter. It is now a distinct crescent in even small telescopes.

Mars is low in the twilight and is close to the thin crescent Moon on the 3rd, you may need binoculars to see Mars clearly.
   
Jupiter is rising before sunset and is readily visible when the sky is fully dark. Venus, Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the sky. Jupiter is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.
 
Saturn is rising well before sunset. Saturn is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.  
 
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEST, Western sky at 10 pm AEST. For further details and more information on what's up in the sky, see Southern Skywatch.


 

Star Map via Virtual sky. Use your mouse to scroll around and press 8 when your pointer is in the map to set to the current time.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.

Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/

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Geminid Meteor Shower 13-15 December 2021

The northern horizon at 3:00 am ACDST as seen from Adelaide on Tuesday December 14 when the Geminid radiant is highest. The Geminid radiant is marked with a starburst. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at  a similar latitude and the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).The northern horizon at 2:00 am AEST as seen from Brisbane on Tuesday December 14 when the Geminid radiant is highest. The Geminid radiant is marked with a starburst. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at  a similar latitude and the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).


The Geminids are unusual meteor shower in that their parent body is 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid, rather than a comet. It is speculated though that Phaeton is actually a "gassed out" comet, and so the debris that makes up the Geminids may still be cometary particles, but is more likely broken rock fragments from its close approach to the sun.

The Geminids are usually a fairly reliable meteor shower and with the waxing Moon setting before the radiant is at its highest rates should be very good.

The Geminids have a broad peak and will show good activity well before and after the peak on the day before and after. The peak is December 14, 07h UT. That is 18:00 am AEDST December 14 in Australia.  Despite the peak being during daylight hours, the best viewing will be from around 3-4 am AEDST (2-3 am AEST) on the morning of the 14th in Australia. As the radiant doesn't rise until just before midnight (daylight saving time) in most of Australia, and the Moon doesn't set until around 2:00 am you will still have to disturb your sleep for this one.

Northern Australians should see a meteor every 2 to 3  minutes under dark skies in the early morning of the 14th between 1:00 am and 4:00 am local time. Obviously under suburban skies you will see fewer.

It is best to wait until moon set before watching so the meteors will not be washed out.

You can find predictions for your local site at the meteor flux estimator (choose 4 Geminids and date 13-14 December, don't forget to change the date to 2021). You will have to enter your local latitude and longitude for your site. I have also made a table for major cities below.

Unfortunately, both Chrome and Firefox have changed their security settings to prevent plugins from running, and the flux estimator only runs under Internet Explorer now.
You can follow the progress of the shower at the IMO Geminids Live page.

At 1.00 am in the morning AEDST (midnight, AEST) Castor (alpha Geminorum) is about two hand-spans above the horizon and 10 hand-spans to the right of due north. Pollux, the other twin, is less than a hand-span to the right again. The radiant is just below Pollux. The best rates is when the radiant is highest,when it is due north, distinctive Castor and Pollux will be your guide still.

When you get up, allow at least 5 minutes for your eyes to adjust and become dark adapted (even if you have stumbled out of bed in the dark, here's some hints on dark adaption of your eyes so you can see meteors better). 
 
Be patient, it may be several minutes before you are rewarded with you first meteor, then a couple will come along in quick succession (a meteor every 1 to 2 minutes is an average, they won't turn up like a ticking clock but more or less randomly).

Predicted meteor rates for selected towns
 

Locations on the same latitude as...

Morning December 13

Morning December 14 (peak)

Morning December 15

Morning December 16

Darwin

17 meteors/hr

40 meteors/hr

26 meteors/hr

6 meteors/hr

Brisbane/Perth

11 meteors/hr

26 meteors/hr

21 meteors/hr

5 meteors/hr

Sydney/Adelaide/Canberra

8 meteors/hr

21 meteors/hr

15 meteors/hr

4 meteors/hr

Melbourne

8 meteors/hr

18 meteors/hr

14 meteors/hr

3 meteors/hr

Hobart

6 meteors/hr

14 meteors/hr

11 meteors/hr

3 meteors/hr

 
 
Choose a viewing spot where you can see a large swathe of sky without trees or buildings getting in the way, or with street lights getting in your eyes. The darker the spot the better (but do be sensible, don't choose a spot in an insalubrious park for example). 
 
While the radiant is where the meteors appear to originate from, most of the meteors will be seen away from the radiant, so don't fixate on the radiant, but keep your eye on a broad swath of sky roughly centered just above the radiant (as the radiant doesn't rise very high, looking exactly at the radiant will mean you miss some higher up).

A lawn chair or something similar will make your observing comfortable (or a picnic rug spread on the ground and a nice pillow), and having a Thermos of hot coffee, tea or chocolate to swig while watching will increase your comfort. Despite it being summer, make sure you have a jumper or something as the night can still get cold.

Guides to taking meteor photos are here and here.

As well, Orion and the Hyades will be visible. So it will be a quite nice morning for sky watching. Keep an eye out for satellites! There may be a bright ISS pass on the morning of the 14th from your location.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.  

Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/

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Friday, December 03, 2021

 

Southern Skywatch December 2021 edition is now out!

Western Evening sky on Tuesday, December 7 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:57 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset).  Venus is close to the Crescent Moon and forms a line with Saturn and Jupiter. 

 

 

The inset shows the telescopic view of Venus. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).

The December edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. 

This month the planetary action remains mostly in the evening skies, with 3 bright planets visible after the sky is fully dark at the beginning of the month, then Mercury joins the line up later in the month. Venus blazes in the west not far from the pair of Saturn and Jupiter in the north-west. Mercury is low the evening twilight. Mars climbs higher in the morning sky. The Moon does a planet dance with bright Venus, Saturn and Jupiter. The Geminid meteors are good this year. Possible binocular comet C/2021 A1 Leonard. Occultation of Mars on Mew Years day.


December 3; the thin crescent moon near Mars, low in the morning twilight. December 4; New Moon. December 4; perigee Moon. December 6; Crescent moon forms a line with Venus, Saturn and Jupiter. December 7; Venus is close to the crescent Moon. December 8; Moon between Saturn and Jupiter. December 9; waxing Moon close to Jupiter. December 10; waxing Moon forms a line with Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. December 11; First Quarter Moon. Morning December 14; Geminid meteor shower peaks. December 16-25; Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard visible. December 18; apogee Moon. December 19; Full Moon (apogee ”mini” moon). December 27; Last Quarter Moon. January 1 2022; Morning occultation of Mars .

  Mercury  is low in the evening twilight from the middle of this month of this month and encounters Venus. On the 27 Venus and Mercury can been seen low in the twilight half an hour after sunset together, and the pair are at their closest on the 29th (with Venus below).

Venus is easily visible at the beginning of the month in the evening sky from 30 minutes after sunset (I can see it as early as 5 minutes after sunset) until well after the sky is fully dark. Venus, Saturn and Jupiter make a nice line in the evening sky in December. Venus is at its greatest brilliance on the 4th, then rapidly moves to the horizon. Venus is a very obvious crescent in even small telescopes and will get thinner as it heads towards the horizon, by the end of the Month it may be visible as a crescent in binoculars.  

Earth is at solstice on Wednesday the 22nd, when the day is longest.

Mars is low in the twilight until late in the month. On the 3rd the thin crescent moon is close to Mars. On January 1, 2002 Mars is occulted by the thin crescent Moon.

Jupiter is readily visible from astronomical twilight and is now lowering into the western evening sky. Jupiter still bright and an excellent object in even small telescopes, but the window for telescopic observation is closing. At the beginning of this month at astronomical twilight, we can enjoy the sight the sight of bright Venus in the west forming a line with Saturn and bright Jupiter in the north-west. Once Venus has set Jupiter dominates the night sky. by the end of the Month Mercury has replaced Venus.

Saturn can be easily seen from nautical twilight (an hour after sunset) during December. Saturn is telescopically best at astronomical twilight, when the sky is fully dark, but from mid-month it is too close to the horizon for good telescopic observation.

The moon visits the bright planets in Turn, Venus on the 7th, Saturn on the 8th then Jupiter on the 9th. The Moon will be close enough to Jupiter for the pair to fit in the field of view of 10x50 binoculars. The sight of the three bight planets together with the Moon will be particularly beautiful.

Moon: Perigee December 4 and at apogee December 18

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 

Thursday December 2 to Thursday December 9

The New Moon is Saturday, December 4.  The thin crescent Moon is near Mars low in the morning twilight.  Three bright planets are seen forming a line in the early evening sky. Venus is readily visible in the early evening sky forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter  in the western evening sky with Jupiter dominating once Venus has set.Venus is at its greatest brilliance on the 4th. The crescent Moon visits Venus on the 7th and Saturn on the 8th.

The New Moon is Saturday, December 4. The Moon is at perihelion, when it is closest to the earth, at this time.

Morning sky on December 3 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:25 ACDST (30 minutes before sunrise). Mars is close to the thin crescent Moon low in the twilight, you may need binoculars to see Mars clearly.  

 

 

Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).

Evening sky on Saturday December 4 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:53 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset).  Venus is at its greatest brilliance and is forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter.

 

 The insets shows the telescopic views of Venus, Saturn and Jupiter at this time. Venus is a distinct crescent now. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen). 

Evening sky on Tuesday December 7 looking west as seen from 21:57 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset). Venus is close to the Crescent Moon and forms a line with Saturn and Jupiter. The insets shows the telescopic view of Venus.

 

The inset shows the telescopic view of Venus at this time. Venus is a distinct crescent now. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).

Whole sky showing Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in a line, Saturday December 4, 21:53 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click to embiggen). Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades can be seen above the eastern horizon.

 

 

 Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar planetary line up that the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).  

 

Mercury  is lost in the morning twilight.

Venus is visible in the early evening when the sky is fully dark.  I have been able to see Venus from just after sunset and it is easily seen over 3 hours after sunset, longer if you have a clear western horizon.  Venus is at its greatest brilliance, forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter. It is now a distinct crescent in even small telescopes.

Mars is low in the twilight and is close to the thin crescent Moon on the 3rd, you may need binoculars to see Mars clearly.
   
Jupiter is rising before sunset and is readily visible when the sky is fully dark. Venus, Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the sky. Jupiter is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.
 
Saturn is rising well before sunset. Saturn is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.  
 
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEST, Western sky at 10 pm AEST. For further details and more information on what's up in the sky, see Southern Skywatch.


 

Star Map via Virtual sky. Use your mouse to scroll around and press 8 when your pointer is in the map to set to the current time.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.

Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/

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Friday, November 26, 2021

 

No, the mRNA vaccines do not increase your risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Anti-vaccinationists have been promoting an abstract of a poster to be presented at the forthcoming American Heart Association meeting as A) a peer-reviewed publication (it's not, conference poster abstracts are not peer-reviewed in any meaningful sense, and it is flagged with an expression of concern) and B) demonstrating significant heart inflammation which increases cardiac risk. The abstract states:

We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.
 

Except well.. it doesn't. (EDIT: I have now seen the poster, it's even worse than I thought, see below)
 
I graphed the data from the abstract, it doesn't support the claims, basically, the inflammatory markers are not elevated. Look at the error bars, they are very wide and overlap substantially between pre- and post- vax measures, which means there is no meaningful difference between the figures, indeed for IL-16 there is a possibility that the real postvax value is actually lower than prevax). 

The PULS test (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature Test, mistyped as PLUS in the abstract, the author couldn't even get the name of the test he used right), measures a panel of 9 proteins associated with atherosclerotic plaques, including proteins related to inflammation, apoptosis, thrombosis and vascular remodeling (IL-16, sFas, Fas ligand, HGF, HDL, Eotaxin, MCP-3, CTACK and HbA1c, don't worry about what all the abbreviations mean) as well as things like blood pressure and cholesterol levels to predict the likelihood of a cardiac event (from rupture of a blood vessel in the heart to clotting, etc.).

I could find no independent validation of this test (one site that sells this test claimed 61% predictive utility for any cardiac event, not that good even for the intended use. A similar test, the CHDRA algorithm, has been tested and is somewhat better than the Framingham risk score in predicting 5 year risk of cardiac events but again incorporates a lot more data than just the panel of 9 proteins (and is still only moderately better than tossing a coin).  

Importantly the CHDRA algorithm is meant to weigh long term risk factors against the risk of cardiac events, not transient changes associated with infection or vaccination. 

However, note that only 3 of the 9 proteins in the CHDRA panel are reported, not enough to calculate a coronary risk score.  Furthermore, there is no actual data shown (eg. IL-16 is normally reported in ng/Litre or pg/mL), just an arbitrary "elevation above the norm". There is no indication of how the "normal" baseline is determined (what is population the "norm was based on? how many subjects, what was their health status? what age and sex distribution?). Are they using an average value or the upper limit of the reference range (however derived)? 
 
There is no indication of inter-test variability (ie how variable is the data from a the same subject taken three months apart, is the variation shown just the normal variability of the populations?). Normal changes over time not controlled for, there is no group of similarly aged people who have not been vaccinated tested over the same time interval. 
 
Detail from Figure 2B of this paper looking at inflammatory markers after injection with the Pfizer vaccine.
 
Then again, it's not like finding inflammatory markers 2-10 days after a vaccination which induces inflammation is a surprise.  We already knew that.  
 
If you look at the panel to the left you can see that IL-16 is elevated on days 2 and 8 after vaccination and returns to baseline by day 22. That the PULS test results in the abstract can't even show this clearly shows how rubbish the study is.
 
The data not only fail to show a consistent increase in the 3 of 9 biomarkers they picked, they also show no evidence of endothelial inflammation (IL-16 is produced by many cells, including lymphocytes that would be expected to be activated by vaccines (or infection) let along T-cell infiltration of cardiac muscle (that's basically made up).
 
And they get the side effects of the vaccine wrong.  Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia is a (very rare) side effect of the adenovirus vaccines not the mRNA vaccines. Myocarditis is a rare side effect of the mRNA vaccines, hard to distinguish from the background rate in the population, and COVID-19 produces about 4 times the rate of myocarditis as seen with the vaccine.

Take home message: While we might expect to see some inflammation after vaccination, this abstract can't even show that, let alone show it has anything to do with the heart. In short, it is nonsense.

EDIT: I have now seen the poster, it's worse. The poster is basically the abstract with two panels showing data reports from patients. The data is already in a transformed state, reported as a "%event rate ratio", with no indication of how you get from pg/ml IL-16 to an event rate ratio and then get to an "above the norm" figure with no units. Patient 1's data is identical pre and post-vaccine with the same ACS risk. Patient 2 has the same risk rations pre and post, despite having a different profile AND Patient 2's ACS risk is identical to patient 1's. Furthermore, both Patient 1 and Patient 2 reports were generated at exactly the same date and time, which is ... unlikely.

The only "evidence" for T-cell infiltration of cardiac tissue is the marginally elevated HGF score, which is probably not statistically significant. But HGF (Hepatocyte Growth Factor) is elevated in a range of inflammatory states (eg pancreatitis) and says nothing about T-cell infiltration of cardiac tissue in and of itself. 

Revised Take Home Message: Still nonsense.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

 

Thursday November 25 to Thursday December 2

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, November 27.  Three bright planets are seen forming a line in the early evening sky. Venus is readily visible in the early evening sky above the  handle of the teapot of Sagittarius. Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the western evening sky with Jupiter dominating once Venus has set.

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, November 27.

Evening sky on Saturday, November 27 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:53 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset).  Venus is above the handle of the "teapot" of Sagittarius forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter.

 The insets shows the telescopic views of Venus, Saturn and Jupiter at this time. Venus is a distinct crescent now and Ganymede is coming out from behind Jupiter. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen). 

Whole sky showing Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in a line , November 27, 21:53 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click to embiggen). Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades can be seen above the eastern horizon.

 

 

 

 Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar planetary line up that the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).  

Mercury  is lost in the morning twilight.

Venus is visible in the early evening when the sky is fully dark.  I have been able to see Venus from just after sunset and it is easily seen over 3 hours after sunset, longer if you have a clear western horizon.  Venus is above the handle of the teapot of Sagittarius, forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter. It is now a distinct crescent in even small telescopes.

Mars is lost in the twilight.
   
Jupiter is rising before sunset and is readily visible when the sky is fully dark. Venus, Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the sky. Jupiter is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.
 
Saturn is rising well before sunset. Saturn is still excellent in even small telescopes, but the window of telescopic observation is closing as it sets earlier.  
 
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEST, Western sky at 10 pm AEST. For further details and more information on what's up in the sky, see Southern Skywatch.


 

Star Map via Virtual sky. Use your mouse to scroll around and press 8 when your pointer is in the map to set to the current time.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.

Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/

Thursday, November 18, 2021

 

No, you can't "Detox" from the COVID vaccines (or any other vaccine)

You may have heard of people offering "Detoxes" to"remove" the COVID vaccines. These range from "Detox" baths of Epsom salts and/or Borax, to snake venom removal kits, to the ancient technique of cupping.

None work, some are dangerous and all are based on a complete misunderstanding of how vaccines work.

The currently available vaccines are mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna), and adenovirus vector vaccines (AstraZeneca, Jannsen). In the first two, the mRNA from the spike protein is encapsulated in a lipid shell, in the latter two this is carried in a viral particle.
When the injection is given into the muscle tissue of your arm the vaccine solution containing the vectors (be they lipid nanoparticles or virtual particles) rapidly distributes into the extracellular water (the fluids between the cells in tissues) and the particles bind to cells and deliver the mRNA into the cells.By the time a "detox" method is applied, most of the vector particles will have already delivered their mRNA payloads into the cells.Borax, Epsom salts, and the like "detoxes"  act by being a hypertonic solution (ie being much "saltier" than your tissue fluid), drawing body water out as your body tries to dilute the concentrated salt solution it is immersed in.
But this is the issue, these salt baths will remove water, but not large molecules like the lipid or viral particles (any that have not already been taken up), these cannot pass the tissue barriers In your body (if anything, it will concentrate the vaccine components slightly in your tissues). While Epsom salts are largely benign on the skin, Borax can cause skin and eye irritation, and some people have reported skin burns from its use. It definitely should not be consumed.Snake venom extraction kits have been also proposed to "suck out the vaccine", they apply negative pressure to draw fluid out,  as for the detox baths they will not draw out any vaccine, just a little (if any) tissue water and possibly concentrate the vaccine. They don't work for snakebite either and may cause tissue damage.https://www.snakebitefoundation.org/blog/2019/1/20/the-truth-about-commercial-snakebite-kits-and-venom-extractorsCupping has also been proposed to remove vaccines. In cupping heated cups are placed on the skin to create a partial vacuum next to the body as the air inside the cups cools down. This might draw out a little body water but will not remove the vaccine. If anything it might increase vaccine absorption. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2296526-covid-19-vaccine-tested-with-suction-technique-similar-to-cupping/
Cupping tends to leave large bruises from bursting blood vessels, a version called wet cupping involves cutting the skin to draw blood before applying suction with the cups. This will draw some blood from the broken surface capillaries but not draw out the extracellular fluid from deep in the muscle where the vaccine was injected.

So bottom line: Vaccine "detoxes" at the best will increase the uptake of the vaccine and at the worst cause harm, without removing any vaccine.

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