Random covid-19 observations

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JasonL wrote: 13 Nov 2020, 09:58 I trying to get tested. Someone I had dinner with last friday turned up positive, as did everyone they watched football with (I wasn't there for that). I have nasal and chest congestion but it's pretty mild and no fever.
Keep an eye out. My fiancee just got a job working for a drive-up Covid testing faculty in a mall parking lot. Anyone with $150 can get tested at her "office."
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Maine is offering free PCR swab tests to anyone who wants them, done at local hospitals via drive up. I feel for you man. I've been tested twice with only a few days of waiting after I made the appointment.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 13 Nov 2020, 14:00 I trust Walgreens and CVS a lot more than I would the public health authorities to get the vaccine out there. And that takes a major load off of public health mobile units serving "healthcare deserts", which will still have long lines and shortages because public health.
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If you thought that people would stop believing it's a 'hoax' when they actually caught Covid-19...

From an ER nurse in South Dakota (thread):


"And then they stop yelling at you when they get intubated." Yeesh.
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Highway wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 10:21 If you thought that people would stop believing it's a 'hoax' when they actually caught Covid-19...

From an ER nurse in South Dakota (thread):


"And then they stop yelling at you when they get intubated." Yeesh.
*facepalm* If it weren't for the fact that such people infect others before they wind up in ICU, I'd call it Darwinism in Action.
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You just can't ever be sure if people are serious these days. I appreciate Parton's contribution, but the average cost to bring a new drug to market is something like a billion dollars these days, and Pfizer had a $1.95 billion "advance purchase" agreement with the Feds, so calling $1 million "main funding" seems questionable.
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JD wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 18:36 You just can't ever be sure if people are serious these days. I appreciate Parton's contribution, but the average cost to bring a new drug to market is something like a billion dollars these days, and Pfizer had a $1.95 billion "advance purchase" agreement with the Feds, so calling $1 million "main funding" seems questionable.
This, plus celebrities in that wealth category routinely kick in a million dollars on some speculative Hollywood project and if it craps out it's a tax write-off.

That's not to knock Parton. She's a pretty amazing woman and I don't begrudge her her success at all. But this is another example of American innumeracy and partisan axe-grinding.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 18:40 But this is another example of American innumeracy and partisan axe-grinding.
That sort of innumeracy is pretty universal & I see it everywhere in every country. Nor is it limited to the left or the right. The USA can get away with it longer because it has the world's largest and strongest economy as well as the dollar being the world's primary reserve currency. The only time countries get serious about fiscal responsibility is when they either get it crammed down their throats like the Greeks did a decade ago or they get hyper-inflation like Weimar Germany*.

*And even hyper-inflation doesn't always do it. See Argentina.
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We're less than a month away from the nine-month anniversary of the first lockdowns and social distancing (at least in the US), which means that in a little less than a month, every new baby born (except a handful of latecomers) will have been conceived post-covid.

Prediction: I think we'll see birthrates go down compared to pre-covid norms, despite predictions of a mini "baby boom" due to people locked up together with naught else to do, nudge nudge wink wink ... because one, with the internet and other modern media there are plenty of non-baby-making ways to assuage boredom (and the lockdown did not lead to any shortage of contraception) ... but two, and more importantly: even if there IS an uptick in babies born to hetero couples living together, I think that will be MORE than offset by the lack of babies that WOULD have been born under normal conditions, to currently-single people who, absent covid, would've gone out and met either "The One" or at least "The One-Night Stand" which eventually led to a baby somewhere down the line.

Tl;dr: however many American women caught pregnant these past nine months, I expect it will prove rather lower than the number who caught pregnant during the same nine-month period in 2019.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 18:40That's not to knock Parton. She's a pretty amazing woman and I don't begrudge her her success at all. But this is another example of American innumeracy and partisan axe-grinding.
Eh, people just want someone they can like and admire, sometimes. An entertainer is a better choice than a politician.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 22:37
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 18:40That's not to knock Parton. She's a pretty amazing woman and I don't begrudge her her success at all. But this is another example of American innumeracy and partisan axe-grinding.
Eh, people just want someone they can like and admire, sometimes. An entertainer is a better choice than a politician.
I’m no fan of celebrity worship, but Dolly really is worth respecting, and even admiring.
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Number 6 wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 23:24
Eric the .5b wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 22:37
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 18:40That's not to knock Parton. She's a pretty amazing woman and I don't begrudge her her success at all. But this is another example of American innumeracy and partisan axe-grinding.
Eh, people just want someone they can like and admire, sometimes. An entertainer is a better choice than a politician.
I’m no fan of celebrity worship, but Dolly really is worth respecting, and even admiring.
She didn't cure Covid, but she is nevertheless an amazing person.
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LOL at https://tsl.news/opinion-dolly-parton-coronavirus/
It was written May 3rd of this year.
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I came back negative FWIW. Wife tested on a 3 day delay but no symptoms I think we are clear it was just a cold plus mild exposure.
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That is GOOD news, Jason! Must be quite a load off your mind, too.
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Good to hear, Jason, hope you're feeling better.
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Good news!
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Good to hear we don't have to practice Social Distance Grylling.
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Huzzah!
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Noice brah
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Glad to hear it.
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