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    Re: Covid-19

    I find it interesting that the public in general has zero understanding of what the "second spike" actually means. All I see are people discussing one way or another if cases will go up in June or July following reopening which has nothing to do with the worry of the second spike.

    The second spike is what epidemiologist worry could happen in the fall, specifically in October/November. Basically after the summer's UV radiation has passed, the schools have reopened, and people shift to indoor living and have let their guard down the virus starts spreading exponentially again and you have what happened in 1918:



    IMO that spike is going to happen unless somehow we get a vaccine or effective treatment by them. In NYC based on antibody testing only 20% have been exposed, meaning the entire spread so far has the potential to happen 5 times over. In the rest of the country the coronavirus has barely scratched the surface, it has terrible growth potential

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      Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
      The second spike is what epidemiologist worry could happen in the fall, specifically in October/November. Basically after the summer's UV radiation has passed, the schools have reopened, and people shift to indoor living the virus starts spreading exponentially again and you have what happened in 1918
      Good post. I’d only add that October/November will also be the start of flu season.
      Russian warship, go **** yourself

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        Originally posted by JL25and3 View Post
        Good post. I’d only add that October/November will also be the start of flu season.
        And when millions of people will be standing in long lines to vote.

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          Re: Covid-19

          https://vitals.lifehacker.com/why-yo...-wr-1843711812
          The CDC has released new guidelines on antibody testing that note it’s possible for a test that’s 90-95% accurate to deliver incorrect positive results more than half the time. That sounds shocking, but it can be true—and it’s important to understand why, if you’re considering getting tested or have already gotten a positive result.
          This is interesting. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance.

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            Originally posted by Texsahara View Post
            https://vitals.lifehacker.com/why-yo...-wr-1843711812
            This is interesting. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance.
            Those are the cheap DIY at home cassette tests. The lab blood tests are better, but many still aren't good enough. Cuomo claims New York State's official antibody test is several standard deviations better than any other test at 99.X% effective

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              Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
              Those are the cheap DIY at home cassette tests. The lab blood tests are better, but many still aren't good enough. Cuomo claims New York State's official antibody test is several standard deviations better than any other test at 99.X% effective
              No it's not.

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                Originally posted by Texsahara View Post
                No it's not.
                It's the first picture in your own link.

                Yes, the really poor accuracy tests are the cassette finger prick tests

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                  Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                  It's the first picture in your own link.

                  Yes, the really poor accuracy tests are the cassette finger prick tests
                  No. It goes on to talk about all tests and links to the CDC report that does the same.

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                    Re: Covid-19

                    Reporting out of the state legislature in Pennsylvania is about to get nuts. Apparently republican leadership knew that multiple members were positive for COVID. They shared the info with their own members but hid it from democratic leadership. Positive-testing members were still working in the building, in close contact with everyone, not wearing masks, and arguing that it's safe for Pennsylvanians to go back to work. All while knowingly, secretly exposing hundreds of people to a deadly disease.
                    “Nobody teaches life anything.” - Gabriel García Márquez

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                      Originally posted by ojo View Post
                      Reporting out of the state legislature in Pennsylvania is about to get nuts. Apparently republican leadership knew that multiple members were positive for COVID. They shared the info with their own members but hid it from democratic leadership. Positive-testing members were still working in the building, in close contact with everyone, not wearing masks, and arguing that it's safe for Pennsylvanians to go back to work. All while knowingly, secretly exposing hundreds of people to a deadly disease.
                      Absolutely disgusting. There is no bottom with this party.

                      https://www.vox.com/2020/5/28/212730...epresentatives

                      According to Rep. Dan Frankel, the top Democrat on the House Health Committee, members of the Democratic caucus learned on Wednesday “that four members of the Republican Caucus have been in self quarantine after one of those four tested positive for COVID-19 a week ago.”

                      One of those four members, Republican Rep. Russ Diamond, posted a lengthy statement on Facebook Wednesday evening attacking the very idea that public health officials should engage in contact tracing to determine who may have been exposed to the virus.

                      Diamond says he made the decision to self-isolate “because I wanted to provide an example of how responsible adults can conduct their lives without the need for heavy-handed government mandates,” before claiming the real problem is that someone might erroneously be advised to quarantine:

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                        Re: Covid-19

                        My wife and I received our stimulus payment this week.

                        In the form of a debit card. That came in a junk mail-looking envelope. Attempts to get the cash have failed this far. But we'll keep trying. I'm surprised it didn't end up in the rubbish bin.

                        There was no mention of Donald Trump anywhere on the card. Don't tell him, he'll cancel the payments and have them reissued.

                        That'll help (a little) with the $6400.00 expense we just had removing a massive Oak Tree from our back yard. The tree was splitting and it's amazing it didn't fall and take out 2 houses. The tree company that removed it (and the other 9 companies we spoke to) said they didn't know how it was still standing.

                        (The other 9 companies wouldn't return our calls when we asked them to do the job)

                        What a major project that was.
                        Sometimes I feel like my sell by date expired yesterday.

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                          I wonder how many people shredded their stimulus debit.
                          Sometimes I feel like my sell by date expired yesterday.

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                            Re: Covid-19

                            There sure seems to be a lot of people in Florida dying of pneumonia this year.
                            Baseball is life;
                            the rest is just details.

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                              Originally posted by JDPNYY View Post
                              I wonder how many people shredded their stimulus debit.
                              I wonder who ends up with the unused balances on all those debit cards? Do they go back to Treasury or has Donericanka Inc. contracted to provide those cards for full price with the right to keep those unused balances?
                              "Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It's a home run! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent! And the Yankees now lead by a score of 3-2!" - New York Yankees announcer Bill White (October 2, 1978)

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                                Originally posted by theDurk View Post
                                I wonder who ends up with the unused balances on all those debit cards? Do they go back to Treasury or has Donericanka Inc. contracted to provide those cards for full price with the right to keep those unused balances?
                                I think it all goes into an emergency relief fund to help Louise Linton buy shoes. Poor woman just can’t get to a store these days.
                                Russian warship, go **** yourself

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