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haresfur

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 6:08pm



 kurtster wrote:

Just asking for my share of the socialist wealth redistribution.  That is the price for my cooperation.

and also a 2 X COLA in order to keep up with inflation and the real cost of living increases ...
 
Well, it's not all about you, eh? If everyone was on board you probably could have beat back covid for the cost of the useless giveaway to rich corporations.
islander

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 5:42pm



 kurtster wrote:

Just asking for my share of the socialist wealth redistribution.  That is the price for my cooperation.

and also a 2 X COLA in order to keep up with inflation and the real cost of living increases ...
 

Surely there must be a bootstrap around that you cann pull on.
kurtster

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 5:16pm

 rgio wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
Send me and the wife $2 k each per month and we will stay home for as long as it takes.  Otherwise, we all gotta do what we gotta do ...
 
Trumpsters learned from the best .... Can't spell aMErica without the emphasis on ME.  

 
Just asking for my share of the socialist wealth redistribution.  That is the price for my cooperation.

and also a 2 X COLA in order to keep up with inflation and the real cost of living increases ...
rgio

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 4:37pm



 kurtster wrote:
Send me and the wife $2 k each per month and we will stay home for as long as it takes.  Otherwise, we all gotta do what we gotta do ...
 
Trumpsters learned from the best .... Can't spell aMErica without the emphasis on ME.  

kurtster

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 3:52pm

Send me and the wife $2 k each per month and we will stay home for as long as it takes.  Otherwise, we all gotta do what we gotta do ...
Coaxial

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 2:03pm

 rgio wrote:


 westslope wrote:
Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic - NYT

My questions:   

Will social cooperation in the form of mask wearing and social distancing improve over the next few months, stay the same or go backwards?

Are government mandated restriction enough to overcome reluctance on parts of the public to 'cooperate'?

These questions apply to all countries.  
 
We're going to slide backward in the US, as it seems the combination of exhaustion, rebellion and vaccination have made people feel like it's almost over.  

A friend of mine was texting me last night, and ended with "Gotta run...going out to dinner with my sister's family for her birthday".   When I questioned it, he said "restaurants are open for "dining in", and they need patrons".   They were closed last week.   It's not exactly the same....but take-out is business.

This morning...he said "it was packed....took me forever to park".  

The US just refuses to collectively pull our heads out of our asses and do what's necessary to limit the damage from COVID.  We've come this far...lets just cross the finish line.

4% of the global population: 20% of the deaths.  We suck.
 
Because America, by God...What percentage of that 70 some odd million who voted for the second place finisher will get with the program? {#Snooty} Not enough, I fear.
rgio

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 1:41pm



 westslope wrote:
Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic - NYT



My questions:   

Will social cooperation in the form of mask wearing and social distancing improve over the next few months, stay the same or go backwards?

Are government mandated restriction enough to overcome reluctance on parts of the public to 'cooperate'?

These questions apply to all countries.  
 
We're going to slide backward in the US, as it seems the combination of exhaustion, rebellion and vaccination have made people feel like it's almost over.  

A friend of mine was texting me last night, and ended with "Gotta run...going out to dinner with my sister's family for her birthday".   When I questioned it, he said "restaurants are open for "dining in", and they need patrons".   They were closed last week.   It's not exactly the same....but take-out is business.

This morning...he said "it was packed....took me forever to park".  

The US just refuses to collectively pull our heads out of our asses and do what's necessary to limit the damage from COVID.  We've come this far...lets just cross the finish line.

4% of the global population: 20% of the deaths.  We suck.
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 1:30pm

Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic - NYT



My questions:   

Will social cooperation in the form of mask wearing and social distancing improve over the next few months, stay the same or go backwards?

Are government mandated restriction enough to overcome reluctance on parts of the public to 'cooperate'?

These questions apply to all countries.  
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 1:12pm



 sirdroseph wrote:

This may be true, but wondering what this has to do with my post. Did you feel just like randomly saying that and figured this was as good as place as any to type it?
{#Stupid}
 
so what exactly did you mean by "Positive cases are going to drop overnight"?  seems to fit with the "it's all a conspiracy" thinking.


haresfur

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 12:39pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.
 

I'm not going to argue that Trump is responsible but we've known all along that these tests were not proper for the prevention of spread. Yeah they're great for people wondering why they're feeling ill. What we need is easy, cheap, fast tests we can all have at home and take several times a week whether we feel symptoms or not. Precision is less important: if you're taking the test every 48 hours, odds are good the next test will catch the virus before you're spreading it. NEJM
 
Well the problem is was that you didn't/couldn't put a system in place that would keep people isolated until their test results were in (now the problem is that the horse has bolted). People here largely keep self-isolated until the results are back. But you are right - it would work much better with fast screening tests.  Balancing false positives and false negatives is always a problem.

As far as the original post goes, they obviously went for minimising false negatives and catching the virus in the early growth stage when you maybe could stop a person from spreading it further. The state health departments here review the data for every positive test result and say, hmm, this looks like a low positive so we will watch that person and decide whether it is ok to take them off the books and stop the contact tracing. Or sometimes they figure that it is probably just a person who has recovered but is still shedding virus particles. All that is a heck of a lot easier if your cases are low.

Lazy8

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 12:36pm

sirdroseph wrote:
Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.

No, positive cases will not drop overnight. Not everyone follows WHO guidelines for PCR test procedure, and the false positive rate is already pretty small with PCR. It will have no effect on non-PCR testing, and the biggest impact from false positives comes when the infection rate falls to the point that noise in the results becomes a significant fraction of the signal. We're nowhere near that yet.
sirdroseph

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 11:14am

 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.
 

I'm not going to argue that Trump is responsible but we've known all along that these tests were not proper for the prevention of spread. Yeah they're great for people wondering why they're feeling ill. What we need is easy, cheap, fast tests we can all have at home and take several times a week whether we feel symptoms or not. Precision is less important: if you're taking the test every 48 hours, odds are good the next test will catch the virus before you're spreading it. NEJM
 

Yes. And just because the virus declines over the next months from proper procedures, vaccinations, warm weather, and 100 other reasons, it doesn't mean it was "fake/hoax".  Promoting such nonsense is irresponsible nuttery. 
 
This may be true, but wondering what this has to do with my post. Did you feel just like randomly saying that and figured this was as good as place as any to type it?{#Stupid}
islander

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 10:41am

We have just canceled our annual sojourn south this year. Just the wrong time to get on a plane unvaccinated.  Hopefully our new administration can actually coordinate a federal response to a global problem.
islander

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 10:38am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.
 

I'm not going to argue that Trump is responsible but we've known all along that these tests were not proper for the prevention of spread. Yeah they're great for people wondering why they're feeling ill. What we need is easy, cheap, fast tests we can all have at home and take several times a week whether we feel symptoms or not. Precision is less important: if you're taking the test every 48 hours, odds are good the next test will catch the virus before you're spreading it. NEJM
 

Yes. And just because the virus declines over the next months from proper procedures, vaccinations, warm weather, and 100 other reasons, it doesn't mean it was "fake/hoax".  Promoting such nonsense is irresponsible nuttery. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 10:10am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.
 

I'm not going to argue that Trump is responsible but we've known all along that these tests were not proper for the prevention of spread. Yeah they're great for people wondering why they're feeling ill. What we need is easy, cheap, fast tests we can all have at home and take several times a week whether we feel symptoms or not. Precision is less important: if you're taking the test every 48 hours, odds are good the next test will catch the virus before you're spreading it. NEJM
sirdroseph

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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 6:34am

Good news everyone!  Positive cases are going to drop overnight which of course makes us so much safer.
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 23, 2021 - 9:35am



 miamizsun wrote:

........

pretty sure i read/saw where observed data regarding mask use is about 75%

edit: see here
 

The two sets of observations could be compatible.   In the one, the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center attempts to estimate a national average.

In the other, a journalists across several states and reports what he sees.  If he is spending time in rural areas and small towns, he might be observing  lower mask use rates than the national average.
miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021 - 6:28am



 westslope wrote:
From the NYT's The Morning, By David Leonhardt, I read:

Almost everywhere I stopped — gas stations, rest stops and hotels, across Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois — there was a sign on the door saying that people had to wear masks to enter. And almost everywhere, most people ignored the sign.

At a Fairfield Inn in Ohio, a middle-aged couple sat unmasked on a lobby sofa for hours, drinking beers and scrolling through their phones. The hotel staff evidently did nothing about it. At a convenience store in Indiana, a hand-drawn sign on the door read: “Face masks are required. Please do not enter without one!!” Customers did anyway.

Nationwide, about half of Americans are not wearing masks when in close contact with people outside their households, according to a survey released yesterday by the University of Southern California.


.........

For now, I feel like I just drove across a country that is losing a winnable fight.

 

pretty sure i read/saw where observed data regarding mask use is about 75%

edit: see here
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 22, 2021 - 10:23pm



 Manbird wrote:


 R_P wrote:
......
 
Nobuddy tells me what to do!

 

Because your big head is why.
 

news release, where only smart people live, today! now!  this minute!: 

Scientists have discovered the key obstacle to combating the COVID-19 pandemic:  Big Heads.   Those with big heads are much more likely to avoid wearing masks and practice social distancing.....

Manbird

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021 - 4:27pm



 R_P wrote:
 westslope wrote:
From the NYT's The Morning, By David Leonhardt, I read:

Almost everywhere I stopped — gas stations, rest stops and hotels, across Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois — there was a sign on the door saying that people had to wear masks to enter. And almost everywhere, most people ignored the sign.

At a Fairfield Inn in Ohio, a middle-aged couple sat unmasked on a lobby sofa for hours, drinking beers and scrolling through their phones. The hotel staff evidently did nothing about it. At a convenience store in Indiana, a hand-drawn sign on the door read: “Face masks are required. Please do not enter without one!!” Customers did anyway.

Nationwide, about half of Americans are not wearing masks when in close contact with people outside their households, according to a survey released yesterday by the University of Southern California.


.........

For now, I feel like I just drove across a country that is losing a winnable fight.

 
Nobuddy tells me what to do!

 

Because your big head is why.
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