Covid-19 discussion, continued...

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, May 22, 2020 7:20 PM

Traffic definitely feels back to normal, which sucks.

also, SHIT IT GOT PATRICK EWING 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, May 22, 2020 9:24 PM

Ewing in the hospital....hopefully it doesn’t get too bad for him

Ironman92 Administrator
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gut Senior Member
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Fri, May 22, 2020 9:58 PM
posted by Ironman92

https://nypost.com/2020/05/22/georgetown-coach-knicks-legend-patrick-ewing-has-coronavirus/

Sounds promising at least 

He's got some risk factors working against him, though.  About the only option you have is to check into the hospital so you can be administered the hydroxy cocktail under medical supervision.

Or you can stick tree bark up your ass like Chris Cuomo, or bathe in bleach like his wife (LOL, I doubt these stories are true but too funny not to share).

jmog Senior Member
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Sat, May 23, 2020 12:21 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

Smart people understand that the large number of asymptomatic carriers is a large part of why this virus is so dangerous. Not surprised that you don't get it.

I hate to ever agree with CC, but the numbers of asymptomatic carriers we are now understanding to be realistic (30-40 times the actual reported cases) leads to believe the death rate and how bad this virus is is WAY overstated. 
 

One California/USC study and one study in NY showed you can multiply the actual cases by 30-40, as they tested random samples of people for the antibodies. 
 

If these studies are right, that means 48 MILLION people in the US have had it already which takes the death rate from 6% down to 0.2%. 
 

 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Sat, May 23, 2020 12:46 AM
posted by jmog

I hate to ever agree with CC, but the numbers of asymptomatic carriers we are now understanding to be realistic (30-40 times the actual reported cases) leads to believe the death rate and how bad this virus is is WAY overstated. 
 

One California/USC study and one study in NY showed you can multiply the actual cases by 30-40, as they tested random samples of people for the antibodies. 
 

If these studies are right, that means 48 MILLION people in the US have had it already which takes the death rate from 6% down to 0.2%. 
 

 

You agreed with CC...auto loss

Rotinaj Senior Member
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Sat, May 23, 2020 5:04 AM
posted by jmog

I hate to ever agree with CC, but the numbers of asymptomatic carriers we are now understanding to be realistic (30-40 times the actual reported cases) leads to believe the death rate and how bad this virus is is WAY overstated. 
 

One California/USC study and one study in NY showed you can multiply the actual cases by 30-40, as they tested random samples of people for the antibodies. 
 

If these studies are right, that means 48 MILLION people in the US have had it already which takes the death rate from 6% down to 0.2%. 
 

 

Haven't we know this for a while now? Also, we are approaching 100k deaths in 3 months. Which is still WAY worse than the flu like CC's people liked to believe. We took extreme caution and are still far away from normalcy. Do you personally think we even need to social distance or should everything just be the same as it was pre corona?

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Sat, May 23, 2020 6:56 AM

Got a haircut (only 1 hairdresser and only person in store and wore mask, it was glorious) and drove to the mountains yesterday. Shit ton of traffic. 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Sat, May 23, 2020 8:06 AM
posted by jmog

I hate to ever agree with CC, but the numbers of asymptomatic carriers we are now understanding to be realistic (30-40 times the actual reported cases) leads to believe the death rate and how bad this virus is is WAY overstated. 
 

One California/USC study and one study in NY showed you can multiply the actual cases by 30-40, as they tested random samples of people for the antibodies. 
 

If these studies are right, that means 48 MILLION people in the US have had it already which takes the death rate from 6% down to 0.2%. 
 

 

The actual death rate will always be an estimate and will not be a remotely accurate estimate until a couple of years after the virus is gone or all but gone. Absolute wrong stat to guide policy.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 25, 2020 5:02 PM

Ewing is out of the hospital

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Mon, May 25, 2020 10:00 PM

Drove 4 hours back today and the roads were slammed in the south. I don’t think anyone cares anymore. Cops were everywhere too 

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 7:53 AM
posted by iclfan2

Drive 4 hours back today and the roads were slammed in the south. I don’t think anyone cares anymore. Cops were everywhere too 

My guess is by the 4th of july.....there will be no masks and noone will care.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Tue, May 26, 2020 9:51 AM
posted by Spock

My guess is by the 4th of july.....there will be no masks and noone will care.

I want everything to be back to normal, but a big middle finger to the virus probably isn't the best approach...

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:03 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I want everything to be back to normal, but a big middle finger to the virus probably isn't the best approach...

It's not a "middle finger". It's people realizing that this lockdown business was completely arbitrary and unwarranted - that the danger doesn't even come close to justifying the restrictions. 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:12 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

It's not a "middle finger". It's people realizing that this lockdown business was completely arbitrary and unwarranted - that the danger doesn't even come close to justifying the restrictions. 

How much of it was due to the danger being overhyped and how much was due to the precautions actually working?

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:14 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

How much of it was due to the danger being overhyped and how much was due to the precautions actually working?

That is the ultimate question.  I think the only way to answer that is to antibody test large portions of people to actually find out how many people contracted it.  It has already been proven that millions of people likely had it with zero symptoms....that means herd immunity works better then masks and shutdowns.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:21 AM
posted by Spock

  It has already been proven that millions of people likely had it with zero symptoms....that means herd immunity works better then masks and shutdowns.

Not a true statement. It proves no such thing.

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:52 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

Not a true statement. It proves no such thing.

Uh..yea it does.  Social distancing, masks, lockdowns........this country has spent 3 months fear mongering over a virus and if millions of people had it even though we took all those precautions then the precautions werent that effective.  Or at least not as effective as we thought.

Just like the statement I like out of this whole thing:  "If 6 feet works, why do we need a mask?"  "If masks work, why do we need 6 feet?"

 

 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 10:57 AM
posted by Spock

 

Just like the statement I like out of this whole thing:  "If 6 feet works, why do we need a mask?"  "If masks work, why do we need 6 feet?"

 

 

You're either a master troll or you're really stupid.

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, May 26, 2020 11:00 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

You're either a master troll or you're really stupid.

I will give you an hint......I aint stupid

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