Random covid-19 observations

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Warren wrote: 22 Feb 2021, 10:59 For the unjabbed
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While I was looking for something completely unrelated, I found the January 1919 edition of Telephone Engineer monthly, and this notice was printed near the front:
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I went ahead and registered on the Georgia state health website for the vaccine; unsurprisingly, it said I'm in Phase 2 and will be contacted when Phase 2 people can start getting shots. (I think Phase 2 means "the very last in the adults' line," but I was expecting that already, so no surprises there.)
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Here's something I've been looking for for a while: a breakdown of Covid cases per capita. You hear a lot about "Texas has X million cases!" and "California has Y million cases!" but of course bigger states are going to have more cases on an absolute basis.

(The URL says July 1, but it has been updated to reflect February 24 data.)
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/p ... uly-1.html
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JD wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 12:06 Here's something I've been looking for for a while: a breakdown of Covid cases per capita. You hear a lot about "Texas has X million cases!" and "California has Y million cases!" but of course bigger states are going to have more cases on an absolute basis.

(The URL says July 1, but it has been updated to reflect February 24 data.)
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/p ... uly-1.html
Interesting that there's a relatively big change among the worst 20% of the states, then a relatively mild change in the middle 60%, then a very steep dropoff in the lowest 20%. I did a quick plot just cause I wanted to see the relative slopes of those drops. It's about a 20% drop in cases from state 1 to 7, then only a 30% drop in cases from State 7 to State 41, then a 73% drop from state 41 to 51.
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Interesting, kind of a...an inverse sigmoid function?
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It's not a surprise that Hawaii is an outlier. New England as a region did really well. I expect Boston is responsible for MA's relatively poor showing.
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It's amusing how, for all the hot air in general expended regarding California vs. Texas, they were as good as tied at 24th and 26th.
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dead_elvis wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 20:22 It's amusing how, for all the hot air in general expended regarding California vs. Texas, they were as good as tied at 24th and 26th.
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Phase 2 really ought to be called Phase 5, seeing how Phase 1 is subdivided into four parts.
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Jennifer wrote: 07 Mar 2021, 01:49 Phase 2 really ought to be called Phase 5, seeing how Phase 1 is subdivided into four parts.
And that depends on where you live!

DC is currently in phase 1C1. I'm eligible in phase 1C3. The phases go 1A, 1B1, 1B2, 1B3, 1C1, 1C2, 1C3, 2. 2 is "all adults".
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Jadagul wrote: 07 Mar 2021, 03:56
Jennifer wrote: 07 Mar 2021, 01:49 Phase 2 really ought to be called Phase 5, seeing how Phase 1 is subdivided into four parts.
And that depends on where you live!

DC is currently in phase 1C1. I'm eligible in phase 1C3. The phases go 1A, 1B1, 1B2, 1B3, 1C1, 1C2, 1C3, 2. 2 is "all adults".
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Participation trophy critiques are overrated, but this certainly has an aspect of ‘oh, we want everyone to be top priority’
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Kolohe wrote: 07 Mar 2021, 10:37 Participation trophy critiques are overrated, but this certainly has an aspect of ‘oh, we want everyone to be top priority’
I'm not quite awake yet, so I read that as "Participation trophies are overrated." I need coffee.
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Ha, it's definitely had the feel of airport boarding groups. Gold, platinum, priority, military, by the time they get to group 1 the plane is a third full.
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Jennifer wrote: 24 Dec 2020, 14:11 in those alternate realities where we never left Connecticut, and still had the same job setups we had back then, with Jeff commuting to one of the super-rich cities on the shore of Long Island Sound (and with commuter train stops to and from New York City), there's a pretty high chance Jeff and I might've had covid early on ... and one or both of us might've had the "deadly, or at least devastating," version of it.
And on that note, here's something I saw today: Bristol, the city where we lived for the majority of our Connecticut time as an official Couple, is close to reaching 5,000 total cases, according to state health officials. That's five thousand out of a total population of only 59,639, as of 2021.
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So, once you're fully vaxxed and the two weeks have passed, what are some things (other than visiting/socializing with other people) you intend to do, that you couldn't for the past year and change? My list is mostly dull prosaic stuff: I want to get a checkup and cleaning at a dentist, visit an optometrist for a new eyeglass prescription, buy some new everyday shoes and a pair of rain boots, and look for a decent rayon sunhat (all things which, in the week or so before the first lockdown, I specifically told Jeff I needed or wanted to do soon). And I need to buy some new everyday, non-dress-up shirts, because the handful I've cycled through since the start of quarantine 13 months ago are all getting pretty shabby. There's one oversized linen shirt which even before covid I only wore as pajamas, but under normal circumstances it would've been relegated to the ragbag LONG ago: in addition to a small discoloration on the collar, there's a couple of tears in the front of the shirt, and rips in both armpits, too. The only reason I've continued to wear it is because I've not bought or even looked for any "new" [thrift store] clothing since before Thanksgiving.
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I took a train to downtown LA. Reading a book beats fighting traffic, and walking around beats finding parking. I visited my favorite bookstore and ate at the Grand Central Market.
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Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:28 Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
Before we take this conversation any further, are we talking transit trains, or porn trains? Because it makes a difference.

Also, what does this have to do with Covid-19?
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Shem wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:36
Pham Nuwen wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:28 Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
Before we take this conversation any further, are we talking transit trains, or porn trains? Because it makes a difference.

Also, what does this have to do with Covid-19?
Pretty sure porn trains are a significant Covid risk. Close personal contact with multiple people not part of your household, etc.
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:28 Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
Getting where I want to go without having to pay attention to the road, able to read, less lurching and staring and stopping than a bus. Mostly better clientele than a bus.
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thoreau wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:43
Pham Nuwen wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:28 Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
Getting where I want to go without having to pay attention to the road, able to read, less lurching and staring and stopping than a bus. Mostly better clientele than a bus.
I was teasing you about the moral scold story you told on another thread. About how the scold jumped in to ruin someone's enthusiasm. Sorry.
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Shem wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:36
Pham Nuwen wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 15:28 Trains are terrible to be on and great to dream about. Change my mind.
Before we take this conversation any further, are we talking transit trains, or porn trains?
I'm kind of disappointed that it wasnt warren who went there.
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