Coronavirus

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

  1. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    You cannot legislate effectively on behalf of the 1%, yet here we are.
     
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  2. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

  3. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

     
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  4. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    A lot of traffic between those areas and NYC.
     
  5. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    No one wants to touch your filthy reusable grocery bags:

     
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  6. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    It was in Italy, quoted from a expert. Obviously the population was older in Italy than here. But you are ignoring all the folks in nursing homes who are getting it. Average life expectancy in a nursing home is 6 months anyway. You are obviously no expert, so there. :smokin:
     
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    MC,

    Sidebar on your location. A few decades ago, Jim Duke and I were having a beer at Kay's Lounge discussing Texas offering him the presidency of the San Antonio Medical School. I thought it was a great deal. He loved to hunt and fish - close to Hill Country hunting and not too far from Port A to go offshore. He didn't want to leave LifeFlight or Houston.

    In frustration, I asked him where was his second favorite place he had lived, and Hillsborough and the Cesspool on the Brazos were not acceptable answers. He told me that when he was at Columbia, he and Betty lived in a small town in New Jersey. (I've heard a lot of stories come out of his mouth, but this was the most astounding) He said they were out in the country and it seemed like a million miles from NYC, yet it took him less than 30 minutes to get to Columbia.

    The great James H "Red" Duke, Jr loved living in New Jersey. I told him that had to have something to do with being an Aggie yell leader.
     
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  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    No wonder he couldn't save Kennedy.
     
  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I love Deez, Jr. and love having him around, but there's truth to this. I've cracked open a beer as early as 10:30 a.m.

     
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  10. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Beer is being stockpiled along with toilet paper. Sales up 55 % over last March.
     
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  11. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    I bought 18 bottles of wine when the pandemic started, at Specs Sangre! But I grabbed two mixed red sweet wines. Nasty! My fault, we like Cabs, Merlots, and Malbecs. I like Shiner beer but I’m trying to excersize more and stay in shape during the pandemic so wine is our go to.
     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    My city/county are still building these things here. Forget 'flatten the curve' our local govt motto seems to be "behind the curve."
     
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  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was forced to break her own quarantine advice to ....

    Before looking, can you guess what life-threatening drama caused her to break quarantine?
    She wanted a haircut
    Her excuse was that she "takes her personal hygiene very seriously."

    Another example of how Democrats believe they’re above you and entitled to things you are not. It is a two-tiered system. There are rules for you, and then there are rules for them. Stop voting for them
    Coronavirus & Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Violates Her Own Quarantine Advice to Get a Haircut | National Review
     
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  14. Facing Addiction

    Facing Addiction 25+ Posts

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  15. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I was equating .0006% with nothing, to be clear.
     
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I am not sure if I am the only one who experience this, but ads suddenly popped up for me yesterday or the day before. Per request, I had turned off AdBlock for this site a long time ago and whitelisted it, but the ads remained blocked for a long time, for a reason I could never figure out. And then suddenly, they were back.

    And this was the first ad I saw. Which I found remarkably coincidental since I had began riding with my facemask about 2 weeks ago. In the past, I had only used it for super cold days. But now, things are different so I use it every time. Mine is at bottom. Get a lot of looks, especially from all the little kids now on MY bike paths. But I am seeing more out there as of last couple days, so I think they are catching on. But, just for the record, I was first.

    Did this ad thing happens to anyone else, or was it just me?

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  17. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Well, after all, beer IS one of the food groups.
     
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  18. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Standing Goat Cabernet from Paso Robles will be your friend!
     
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  19. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I sponsor, so I don't get ads. You should too.
     
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  20. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Believing things like this is part of the problem. The death rate is an order of magnitude below what you stated. At one point in time the death rate of deaths/confirmed cases was around 3%. That number has come down. Even more importantly more accurate estimates have been made by calculationg deaths/(confirmed cases + estimate cases that haven't been tested).

    The generally accepted rate among epidemiologists is ~0.3% of those who become infected. That is above the death rate of seasonal flu but not grossly so.

    Also, just because a person is exposed to the virus does not mean that infection occurs. There is another % on top of that. So even if you come into contact with the virus you chance of death is very, very low.
     
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  21. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    People who voted for her and people who vote for any Democrat, for that matter, deserve any bad things in life that result from the bad policies they enact and hypocritical behavior.
     
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  22. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

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  23. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

    From George Conway and some GOP friends...

     
  24. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    I've noticed this trait in a lot of powerful people in government and other organizations. But in my experience this is not a political party linked trait.
     
  25. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah fine but those policies sideswipe the rest of us as well.
     
  26. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

    “We have contained this,” Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC on February 24. “I won’t say airtight, but pretty close to airtight. We have done a good job in the United States.” Kudlow conceded that there might be “some stumbles” in financial markets, but insisted there would be no “economic tragedy.”
     
  27. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

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  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

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  29. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    But look at the numbers. We're at 10,000 dead right (an awful number to be sure). Even with his very large downward adjustment he's saying we still have 5x deaths to go even though the 10K largely contracted the disease before we all snapped to attention on it.
     
  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The area around Princeton is terrific.

    But, speaking of New Jersey - ugh
     
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