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panels...ha! .....Id roll in with a magic wand and rubber stamp that said "SAVED" --- and you'd be LUCKY to get some red ink on your forehead.

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reported cases would go to ZERO in a week.
 

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YOU may not care about the panels but that doesn't change the fact that OTHER people did.....the SAME people that support letting the virus travel freely so we can keep the economy going, who somehow think the economy would be immune to the effects of the coronavirus.

Irony at it's finest.
Some serious mental gymnastics and broad brush painting.

Shame it's not an Olympic sport...

...except for them being postponed and all but, you could call them in or just send a link.
 
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Yes; inoculation amount matters. Initially docs in China were getting faces full of virus wearing no PPE; they had fulminant disease and died in days.
Consider that a vaccine uses a small amount of a (usually) weakened or inactivated virus. You may get a mild case but are immune. So amount of inoculation matters greatly.

As far as survival of the virus on environmental surfaces- I’m using the same google sources as you. Hearing it can be many hours depending on humidity and temperature.

you guys know me as a libertarian. You can do whatever the fuck you want as long as it doesn’t affect me. People running around DOES affect me. So I have a problem with it.

this country won’t resort to shootings and imprisonment. People have rights. But those rights can and will be suspended in national emergencies. What if you were Japanese in CA circa 1942? You went to Manzanar; lost your house and business or caught a bayonet.

there’s precedent. I fear what this government can do. In some ways having the Cheeto in power balances the desires of everyone else to lock this country down. In his ignorance, he may temper the response and save a few businesses. I suspect other countries will fail. Mexico will be a real shitshow; the us/Mexico border will be inundated with 100,000’s trying to move north and get away from it.

Time will tell if that was the right thing to do. Scientifically complete isolation is the right thing.
 

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If heat kills the virus, Mexico is hotter than the U. s., well be flocking there like people move to the desert for respiratory problems now. Guadalajara will be the new Miami.
 

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Fuck me, I'm doing my internship as a geriatrics specialist this week as well as getting my med lab technologist degree finished up.

B12 and Folate levels way out of whack from each other.
One moderately low and the other twice what it should be.

Tomorrow, I become a procurer of Methylcobalamin and regular B complex as a chaser.
Then into psychologist realms with mental status questions.

Can we bring this slide up and into dementia to a stop and reverse it?
Tune in tomorrow evening for the outlook or consult your local oujia board/magic 8 ball if you want the answer now.

I may eat an aspirin sandwich on my way out the door in the morning so if my head explodes I can spray blood as far as possible.
 

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If heat kills the virus, Mexico is hotter than the U. s., well be flocking there like people move to the desert for respiratory problems now. Guadalajara will be the new Miami.
as a point of interest, Guadalajara comes from the arabic `Wādī-al-Ḥajāra´. the mexican town was named after nuno de guzman who was born in guadalajara, spain.
 

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How much will the hospital bill be for the average infected person?
And will that prevent people from presenting themselves for admission?
 

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We're getting into the (very) hot season here- Thailand is at just over 1,000 cases, which isn't too bad considering it was the first country after China to report a CV case. Masks were adopted very early by most of the population, which certainly didn't hurt.

I'm hoping heat breaks the back of the virus.
 

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How much will the hospital bill be for the average infected person?
And will that prevent people from presenting themselves for admission?
my employer just put up a notice. all covid19 testing and treatment will be paid 100% by employer, no need to use insurance or HSA.

Also if quarantined, employer will pay 2 weeks full salary.

odd since usually they are thinking of ways to take things from us.
 

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Mmmhhhhhhhhhmmm
Mmmhhhhhhmmm mmmmm hh mmmm


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Don't make Massa mad oh no...

Mmmmm hhhhhhhhhmmmmm...
 
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You too?
Put a 3lb bag of Haribo gummy bears in front of me and watch me lose 52 years of age in an instant.
Twenty or so years back I went through a five pound bag of individually wrapped caramels in two days. Put the bag on the passenger seat of my truck and pretty much just ate them constantly. The passenger side floor was cushy with little cellophane wrappers. :red:
 

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Yes; inoculation amount matters. Initially docs in China were getting faces full of virus wearing no PPE; they had fulminant disease and died in days.
Consider that a vaccine uses a small amount of a (usually) weakened or inactivated virus. You may get a mild case but are immune. So amount of inoculation matters greatly.
You are going to need to explain that. Innoculation for a completely different flu virus has not been shown to improve outcomes in other viruses as far as I know...

Got the gretest respect for you Simon, but science is science.
You are on the frontlines man. Respect
 

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The Henry Ford Health System in Michigan has prepared their 'worst-case scenario' life-and-death plan- they confirmed this letter is legit (it's a bit hard to read, but the full text is in the article linked below)- it's in line with what Simon posted in this thread:


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It's always a good time to check on how you will face your own mortality.

Makes the transition much easier with a lot less drama once you get to a good place with it.

If you're not okay with facing it, look at the why that is part, in yourself.
You can either become accepting of the inevitable or you can make up some excuse or fantasy about why you're so upset.

A reminder in case some missed it earlier.


What, you want to live forever?
See the agent as you pass through the light.
 

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The Henry Ford Health System in Michigan has prepared their 'worst-case scenario' life-and-death plan- they confirmed this letter is legit (it's a bit hard to read, but the full text is in the article linked below)- it's in line with what Simon posted in this thread:


I've been trying to tell some of you. I've been indirectly involved in these conversations at HFH for a while now.
 

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I find it ironic that everybody is now somehow entitled to be on a ventilator when they can't breath for themselves.

Why not just require everybody to own one in case they get sick? Like the obamacare mandate for insurance.
 

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I find it ironic that everybody is now somehow entitled to be on a ventilator when they can't breath for themselves.

Why not just require everybody to own one in case they get sick? Like the obamacare mandate for insurance.
And I suppose everyone will just intubate themselves?
 
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