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    My theory on that is because the virus is highly...

    My theory on that is because the virus is highly contagious, it does a lot of replicating in the host (longer infection before the person’s immune system can recognize and respond to the pathogen)....
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    There is no stopping it. It’s hard to defeat...

    There is no stopping it. It’s hard to defeat nature...I really don’t think it can or will be stopped. Even with an effective vaccine. It will just be an another endemic disease that will circulate...
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    Corbi, Didn’t Wisconsin get all the governors...

    Corbi, Didn’t Wisconsin get all the governors recommendations tossed in court? It’s pretty much normal there as far as things being open (water parks, hotels etc?). I’m trying to figure out a...
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    Wife and I went to Yellowstone about 10 years...

    Wife and I went to Yellowstone about 10 years ago. We liked the Black Hills part of the trip better. Less people, just as scenic as Yellowstone, better weather, not on a super volcano etc. still...
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    Where’s your camp lol. We are looking for a...

    Where’s your camp lol. We are looking for a vacation. Right now looking at S Dakota cabins in the black hills. I’m up for anywhere without many people. Not because of COVID but because I generally...
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    As far as personal safety of wearing a mask while...

    As far as personal safety of wearing a mask while exercising or hard work, it can be an issue for some. That’s why there is an OSHA requirement for people to have a medical evaluation and often a...
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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC71912...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7191274/

    Kind if mixed results in these studies. From research I’ve looked at before COVID they are pretty effective for preventing respiratory...
  • Poll: Absolutely. Big pharma isn’t about charity work.

    Absolutely. Big pharma isn’t about charity work.
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    In hindsight it was a bad decision, at the time...

    In hindsight it was a bad decision, at the time that decision was made maybe it wasn’t a bad decision. What if the virus had the same mortality rate across all age demographics, and that mortality...
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    Im betting on a very mild flu season. Many who...

    Im betting on a very mild flu season. Many who would die from flu will already be dead from COVID. Many people will still be taking precautions at some level for COVID that will also reduce flu...
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    Yeah, there is no doubt that nursing home deaths...

    Yeah, there is no doubt that nursing home deaths account for a large component, another large component is elderly with in-home nursing care. I’m not sure how many times infective patients were...
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    My COVID transformation is just as bad. Mostly...

    My COVID transformation is just as bad. Mostly from lack of exercise and mastering the air fryer.

    I wear a mask when in stores etc, it’s the current “rule” here. First gym session the other day, I...
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    I’m not sure to what extent that affects the...

    I’m not sure to what extent that affects the numbers, I’m sure it would to some degree, but probably not in the big picture. The virus will continue to find its way into the lives of people at risk...
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    I think some people are just looking at the...

    I think some people are just looking at the reality of the situation as we currently know it, as compared to what we initially thought would be happening by now. It is in contrast to much of what is...
  • Sticky: Yeah many places where its hot in the summer, its...

    Yeah many places where its hot in the summer, its pretty much like winter in colder states. If I lived in AZ, FL, GA, TX etc I don't think I'd be spending a lot of time outside June-Aug. I've been to...
  • Sticky: IL opening, mask requirements still in effect. We...

    IL opening, mask requirements still in effect. We have gone from 20% positivity rate to about 2% currently. With no corresponding spike in cases, hospitalizations, or deaths despite massive and...
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    Job satisfaction depends on what I'm doing. Investigating grotesque fatalities or being...
  • Sticky: So % positive rate started climbing about 1 week...

    So % positive rate started climbing about 1 week after protests started? I am shocked. I'd bet there is a corresponding decrease in median age of new cases too.
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    Nobody knows total case counts. It continues to...

    Nobody knows total case counts. It continues to look better and better though now that testing is available for people who are not in high risk groups.
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    You would calculate the mortality rate using the...

    You would calculate the mortality rate using the number of people who actually have had the disease (underreported) and those that have died with/from covid. You wouldn't use the world population,...
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