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Muh Muh Muh My Corona (virus)

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

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Haven't seen 14 straight day of cases decreasing.

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  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I think it depends on where you live. Here? This is the first wave for us.

    Speaking of ... the neighborhood Catholic Church is hosting a drive-through C19 testing clinic today. It's being run by my doctor's office. At 7 am, there were more than 20 cars lined up for an 8 am start per my wife who saw it on a morning run. I drove past a little before 9 and the line stretched from the testing site on the west side of the sanctuary, through the big parking lot on the south side, out onto the street to the east, up 100 yards to the north to a four-way stop and then back to the west another 100 yards to completely encircle the church. I'm guessing at least 100 vehicles.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    And that's why you'll never get 14 or whatever consecutive days of declining cases.

    Test 330 million people on Monday, then again on Tuesday, then again on Wednesday, and so on for two weeks.

    THEN you might get an accurate measure of what cases are doing.

    But if you test 30,000 on Monday, 50,000 on Tuesday, 70,000 on Wednesday . . . no, that won't tell you anything. And it's likely to mislead the hell out of you.
  4. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    First wave never stopped. Second wave in October or so, much like 1918.
  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Went and got the COVID antibody test done yesterday. Came back positive. I know the timeline doesn't jibe quite right, but that I was convinced that illness I had in December and January that left me hardly able to breathe for a good week and unable to fully talk for nearly a month was something.
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  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    That's my prediction as well; we're still in the first wave.
    What dafuq does it matter tho? Our fixation on nebulous scoreboard stats and journey terminology is ridiculous.
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  8. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Add in the valleys in the stats for every weekend.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Goldman Sachs Says Mandatory Masks Could Keep U.S. Economy Going

    Jan Hatzius, the chief economist at Goldman Sachs, did a little back of the envelope math, and wrote something saying that a national mask mandate could convince 15 percent more people to wear masks, which would cut the daily growth rate of cases by 1 percent. He then translated that into its GDP impact, and concluded that a mask mandate could end lockdowns that will reduce growth by almost 5 percent.

    Put it into the context of that idiotic, "economy vs. health" argument that was being made by people who had no understanding of the economy or the health implications of the virus. ... and what he's saying (and this is common sense) is that if you are "all about the economy," then masks have been the best economic policy available, given that the virus spreading the way it is now is a formula for economic activity to come to a standstill, and masks are the most effective tool we have for stopping the spread.

    But. ... we are a nation of idiots, so. ...
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  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I gave blood two weeks ago. They are now doing anti-body testing as part of the donation. Mine came back negative. Hope you are feeling better.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    We're the shithole country.
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