Coronavirus

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Clean, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    4th. Your prediction may occur. But it didn't occur in Florida when they lifted theirs.

    The next "surge" to expect will be in November 2021. You know when Cold and Flu season hits again.
     
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  2. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Your data isn't "fake". It's from limited sample sizes and time ranges. Or they are pure laboratory experiments that don't adequately represent reality.
     
  3. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    True and the Super Bowl super-spreader event didn't happen. I just remember when the lockdown was lifted last summer. I went to the Strand district in Galveston for lunch with my girlfriend. When I got there at around 11:30 AM, it was deserted. But by late afternoon, it was crowded. I drove down Seawall on the way home and it was ridiculously crowded. I expect similar crowds when bars open in Harris county and other areas where they were previously closed. I'm planning on avoiding those crowds for now.
     
  4. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I personally follow all protocols. I don't listen to politicians except in the instance that it might get me arrested.
     
  5. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    They are willfully political. Go down there like I have (lived many years, visit three times a year). Talk to the locals. Talk to the Border Patrol. Talk to Henry Cuellar the DEMOCRATIC representative and a former student of my Father. Talk to the Ranchers. Their REALITY AND TRUTH is to be downplayed. That is the Liberal way.
     
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  6. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

  7. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    From January:

    Administering 2 million vaccines per day is not an unrealistic goal. In the 2019-2020 flu season, the U.S. administered 175 million vaccines. The bulk of those vaccinations took place over a four-month period (September to December), which translates into a daily rate of roughly 1.0 to 1.5 million vaccinations.
     
  8. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    What will it take to hit 2 million inoculations per day? Many things. Better organization. More clarity and transparency on vaccine delivery timetables and thus availability of supply. Opening up commercial pharmacies and physician offices more rapidly as critical distribution centers. And moving more quickly toward open scheduling of vaccination times for populations outside of the health sector and nursing homes, based on whatever prioritization criteria the states choose but certainly focused on the elderly.

    Setting 2 million vaccinations per day as the goal would be difficult to achieve, and might set the administration up for falling short, but it would push the federal bureaucracy and state governments to revisit every aspect of the current process to see how it might be sped up. And that is exactly what should be happening when a new administration takes over with a pledge to shake things up and set the nation on a better course.

    He thinks a new administration is required to do this.
     
  9. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Author presumes nation was on wrong course. See his last line. What a joke.
     
  10. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    If you are into statistics, some of the cdc's latest study suggest that multi-layer fabric masks do help in the aggregate.

    Some of these statistical reports are not study group vs. Control group, Etc. It's more complex. But interesting
     
  11. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    I'm amazed at the fact that so many studies come top with different conclusions.
     
  12. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Oh I agree. I think it's one thing to say "these don't work and here's why....." and another to say, "I don't think it makes much difference but I will try to do my part". The guy tracking the data for the state of Oklahoma indicates a 20-40% difference between mask mandate cities and non mask mandate cities. Seems significant.
     
  13. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

  14. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yes, that is a material difference.

    I have no idea why nobody in my family hasn't caught it but I will say this, we all follow the protocols.

    While my wife and I have worked from home since March 2020, my son works curbside at HEB and my daughter attends school IN CLASS. Also, my wife and I have gone out to dinner, wearing masks as we walk in and removing them once there. She also had gone to several job sites (she's a lighting broker) And, my daughter does socialize. Try keeping a 17 year old girl at home all the time. No problems the entire time. Who or what do we credit? Well... we'll never know but at least we do know we tried to be careful while living our lives.
     
  15. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Heck, you may have had it and not known it. Especially the kids.
     
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  16. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    It could be that they have an effective internal mask. We used to call those an IMMUNE SYSTEM. They were effective for many people before the advent of the hand sanitizer craze in the past decade or so...

    Working curbside suggests a lot of exposure to sunlight, which we also refer to as Vitamin D.
     
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  17. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I just edited it.

    My wife thinks she may have had it Feb 2020. She was sick with flu-like symptoms. Doesn't remember if she lost her sense of taste or smell. I've not been sick and neither have the kids. My daughter wants to go take a free antibody test.

    I just took my second Moderna shot and it kicked my a**. Very large swelling under my armpit. Lots of associated pain. Very difficult to sleep. I had a fever one day and a general malaise. I took it a week ago today. I have turned the corner though. Luckily. I think my experience is worse than others with it but I sucked it up.
     
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  18. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    A small handful of my daughters friends contracted it. The school ran the traps and asked me to have her tested but she came back negative both times.

    Tell my son about Vitamin D, he was bitching about the cold rain the other day.
     
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  19. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    I’m just glad mooch is back to calling people names. At least we are not white trash anymore. Now we are all uneducated clowns. My degrees are from Texas and Rice. Both horrible institutions for an education.
     
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  20. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Covid is being spread by the working poor. Politicians can’t say it for obvious reasons. This is why at home test kits won’t solve the pandemic. Poor folks won’t take it. Analogy is preaching to the top 20% of wealthy persons how to save and invest their money.
     
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  21. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I still don't believe the University is out of the woods yet. Those emails will be circulated. That is why the Prez said what he said. He's in a tough spot.

    Do you want an all-white team? That is the logical conclusion if cooler heads don't come up with something. We'll see...
     
  22. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I don't know why they can't talk about it. It's common sense that those who are not blessed (like me) to be able to work from home will be at risk. Exposure to others increases the odds.

    Thank god for the linemen who restored power and were out in the freezing weather. We assume so much and these people are real and they are not making that much money. Yet they do it and it is what it is.
     
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  23. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    They think Russia!Russia!Russia! was real, and you wonder why they can't say that? They don't deal in reality.
     
  24. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    It's all so political. Nobody blames working people per se. Only reckless people. I KNOW people need their paychecks. I get the arguments on both sides. The thing about Fauci is he's a one-trick pony; the health side. He has no accountability if he says shut everything down.
     
  25. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    I'm amazed anyone listens to him, yet we are labeled by someone around here as uneducated clowns.
     
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  26. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    I’m guessing you are talking about The Eyes thread on the Covid thread. :idk:

    I don’t care what color the team is. As long as they play hard and represent the University well, I’ll support them. This past team didn’t.
     
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  27. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I thought that was what you were referring to. My bad.
     
  28. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    No worries. It’s hard to tell the difference today with politics and everything else. I agree that the University is not out of the woods. I hope they no the difference between life long alumni and athletes trying to go pro.
     
  29. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    That’s how Switzer got a foothold in the early 70’s as he was one of the only major programs in the “south” that was recruiting kids of all races.
     
  30. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    And he cheated.
     
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