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  • anonymouse
    anonymouse Posts: 2,693
    Thanks for all your insights Joey. I deeply appreciate your posts.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,485
    edited March 2020
    Somewhat motivational article for the SF bay area. Signs that social distancing and sheltering in place are working.

    https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/03/30/bend-it-like-the-bay-area-doctors-see-flatter-curve-after-2-weeks-of-social-isolation-1269663
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,993
    I admire this Captain's courage and fighting for the safety of his men, but I can also guarantee the Navy will find a way to remove him from his command...

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,301
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Somewhat motivational article for the SF bay area. Signs that social distancing and sheltering in place are working.

    https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/03/30/bend-it-like-the-bay-area-doctors-see-flatter-curve-after-2-weeks-of-social-isolation-1269663

    I’m watching the President’s daily news conference right now, and they also were using SF as an example of what can be done to slow down the spread of the virus.
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  • Nightfall
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • Milito
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    Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap: Here's why that's a bad idea.
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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,476
    Interesting - PayPal, Venmo, etc vie to be included as options for citizens to receive stimulus payments...

    https://www.pymnts.com/news/payment-methods/2020/venmo-square-cash-vie-for-stimulus-funds-distribution/

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,751
    On a day off, tomorrow too.

    I gotta stop reading news outlets, it’s depressing.

    85 refrigerated trailers sent to New York to be temporary morgues? Don’t recall the flu doing that.

    And there are 3,000+ dead and they expect a 50 fold increase by this time 3 weeks from now? Geez.

    I can’t believe the surge is coming
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,627
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,382
    edited March 2020
    Joey_V wrote: »
    On a day off, tomorrow too.
    I gotta stop reading news outlets, it’s depressing.
    It is.
    I'm trying to find some balance between being informed, and

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,298
    Joey_V wrote: »
    On a day off, tomorrow too.

    I gotta stop reading news outlets, it’s depressing.

    85 refrigerated trailers sent to New York to be temporary morgues? Don’t recall the flu doing that.

    And there are 3,000+ dead and they expect a 50 fold increase by this time 3 weeks from now? Geez.

    I can’t believe the surge is coming

    Maybe if NY took it a tad more seriously, as late as early March they were still telling people to go out, as they normally would. Ny accounts for over half those dead, maybe we should just quarantine hot spots.

    Now it's 3 weeks from now ? What happened to the next 2 weeks ? Will a month from now we will be hearing the next 3 weeks will be crucial....again.

    Kiddy up Joey, ya got roughly 197 thousand to go . To me, and for having this virus 3 months already with only a tad over 3k dead, we are doing ok considering all the supply shortages, people disobeying stay at home orders.

    Btw, the flu count so far I believe is 16k, those deaths get no news coverage or concern. Let's hope those trailers see minimal use.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,751
    edited March 2020
    F1nut wrote: »

    Finally, I get to have a conversation with someone more reasonable than Tony

    I get the numbers Jesse.

    But that’s a spread over 4 to 5 months, there is not a surge as other parts of the world have seen and we might see as with covid.

    In addition, that’s without significant protocols for stay at home and social distancing.

    To put it into perspective, compare that 80,000 to the over 800,000 that might have happened had we acted like this is “just the flu”.

    Also, that death number does not show the severity index. Icu usage is double with covid than flu.

    I get your point, there’s some media bloat with covid and dust the flu under the floor mat media approach, but there is a significant difference between many measurable parameters between the flu and covid, no matter how you slice it.
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    I was in a death metal band in college....guess what our name was....
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,294
    COVID-19?
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    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,560
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    Guys arguing with a Doctor during a Pandemic...I was the drummer.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,301
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I was in a death metal band in college....guess what our name was....

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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,975
    edited March 2020
    Interesting chart I saw at the WH briefing today. They presented the latest of their analytical models. Hard to see, I'm trying to get the source file, but you can see some trends. (Edited to show clearer graph).

    Top two curves show NY and NJ.

    What's encouraging to me here is that most of the other states are showing a much lower curve.

    Also encouraging, 2 curves, CA and WA, are actually showing a flattening or decline.

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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,294
    Oh, I thought it was going to be something funny and clever.

    That's just stupid and childish.
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    Yes...kind of the point...nevermind.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,298
    la2vegas wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I was in a death metal band in college....guess what our name was....

    Let's Slay the Doctor...

    Yes of course, having Doctor in front of your name must elevate one to Messiah status.....beyond reproach. Gotcha....
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    edited March 2020
  • vmaxer
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    Jackson Browne has announced he has the virus now.
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  • tonyb
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    Joey, the article Jesse posted with the 80k dead from the flu....3 or 4 months, is still a short period of time for hospital beds, supplies needed, personnel.

    Not a peep out of anyone for help. No news coverage proclaiming " 10 more dead from the flu in NY." No stories about someone's grandmother dieing from influenza A ....oh the tragedy. That's my point, nobody cared about those 80k people, why should anyone care about these....3k....maybe 30k by the time it's over. Because it put stress on the HC system ? That was woefully unprepared to begin with.

    Your comparing conjecture, computer models, guesses....to hard historical fact.

    .....and I'm the unreasonable one ?? Almost sounds like your wishing these predictions come true. Not me....
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  • msg
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
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