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Muh Muh Muh My Corona (virus)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twirling Time, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    still goin' great !

  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Isn't this the sort of thing that's supposed to trigger a community lockdown? Of course, we can't hear of such things in Trumpist states.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    You're responding to an imaginary post.

    And there are always "both sides" to political parties. If one side did everything right all the time, had the ultimate wisdom and judgment to make this country and its people stronger and more prosperous . . . that party would never lose an election.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Just like fuckin Reagan* blamed the 1987 S&L scandal and end of term recession on Jimmy Carter.

    *-- actually, his surrogates; Reagan himself was well into full Alzheimer's dotage by that point.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    So how did the Swedish strategy produce results, really?

    Well, it didn’t … unless you’re a fan of a high body count.

    The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the researchers investigated, Sweden and the U.S. essentially make up a category of two: they are the only countries with high overall mortality rates that have failed to rapidly reduce those numbers as the pandemic has progressed.

    Yet the architects of the Swedish plan are selling it as a success to the rest of the world. And officials in other countries, including at the top level of the U.S. government, are discussing the strategy as one to emulate—despite the reality that doing so will almost certainly increase the rates of death and misery.

    Countries that locked down early and/or used extensive test and tracing—including Denmark, Finland, Norway, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and New Zealand—saved lives and limited damage to their economies. Countries that locked down late, came out of lock down too early, did not effectively test and quarantine, or only used a partial lockdown—including Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Sweden, the U.S. and the U.K.—have almost uniformly done worse in rates of infection and death.

    Average daily cases rose 173% nationwide from Sept. 2-8 to Sept. 30-Oct. 6 and in Stockholm that number increased 405% for the same period. Though some have argued that rising case numbers can be attributed to increased testing, a recent study of Stockholm’s wastewater published Oct. 5 by the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) argues otherwise. An increased concentration of the virus in wastewater, the KTH researchers write, shows a rise of the virus in the population of the greater Stockholm area (where a large proportion of the country’s population live) in a way that is entirely independent of testing. Yet even with this rise in cases, the government is easing the few restrictions it had in place.​

    I’m gonna call it a failure based on this:

    At this point, whether herd immunity was the “goal” or a “byproduct” of the Swedish plan is semantics, because it simply hasn’t worked. In April, the Public Health Agency predicted that 40% of the Stockholm population would have the disease and acquire protective antibodies by May. According to the agency’s own antibody studies published Sept. 3 for samples collected up until late June, the actual figure for random testing of antibodies is only 11.4% for Stockholm, 6.3% for Gothenburg and 7.1% across Sweden. As of mid-August, herd immunity was still “nowhere in sight,” according to a Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine study. That shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all, herd immunity to an infectious disease has never been achieved without a vaccine.​

    Let’s repeat that a little louder for the people in the back:

    After all, herd immunity to an infectious disease has never been achieved without a vaccine.

    The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World — TIME
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  7. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    220,000 dead and seven million infected and it's a hoax. Morons.
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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Electra Glide Sad Trombone


    Within weeks of the gathering, the Dakotas, along with Wyoming, Minnesota and Montana, were leading the nation in new coronavirus infections per capita. The surge was especially pronounced in North and South Dakota, where cases and hospitalization rates continued their juggernaut rise into October. Experts say they will never be able to determine how many of those cases originated at the 10-day rally, given the failure of state and local health officials to identify and monitor attendees returning home, or to trace chains of transmission after people got sick. Some, however, believe the nearly 500,000-person gathering played a role in the outbreak now consuming the Upper Midwest.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Non-Hoax Alert: The longtime CEO of Jersey Mike's in a TV ad begging for franchisees.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Love Jersey Mikes. Most of the DMV lacks good subs/heroes. Jersey Mikes is what Blimpies was when it started on the Jersey Shore.
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