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Coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by rogue49, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    New U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths tick higher, while CDC’s ‘real world’ study shows Pfizer, Moderna vaccines reduce infection risk by 91%

    Getting better...but not, at the same time.
    What I'm worried about is another surge after the holidays and everyone playing in the Summer in crowds.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 8, 2021, Original Post Date: Jun 8, 2021 ---
    Followup...
    'Lockdown' states like California did better economically than 'looser' states like Florida, new COVID data shows

    Interesting statistics...
    Covid tactics worked for the economy too. At least it's an argument vs. those that use the economy as a rationale.
     
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  2. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

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    The big question is what is going to happen next Mid-November through January. Will the virus be gone, or will there be enough unvaccinated people indoors with all restrictions lifted that it will cause another big spike.

    The fact that many people have already had it might help prevent the worse outcome though.
     
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  3. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    Well my daughter (shes 13) got her second shot yesterday. she said she wanted the vaccine we let her make her own decision
     
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  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid — The Guardian

    Meanwhile, South America is being pounded
    Worse than India was.

    I have a feeling a variant will come through the US and Europe…opening up.
    People acting like high schoolers on summer break.
    (I’m guilty of it too…)

    I do think the people who took the antivax will be fine
    But those who choose not to, they’re going to be impacted

    Statistically, they’re already showing this.
     
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  5. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there! Donor

    People who have not been vaccinated are getting sick and dying at about the same rate now as they were last year.
    The overall numbers are down tremendously because of vaccinations but if you aren't vaccinated things haven't gotten any better, and with the delta variant spreading they are probably going to get worse.
     
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  6. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

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    It is 'winter' in South America right now, and this virus does like to spike up when people are indoors and the temperature drops. I hope that the US/Canada/Europe/Asia has enough people vaccinated by November to prevent a big spike in the unvaccinated with the eliminated restrictions. I don't know what will happen if the US starts seeing a large amount of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Good luck trying to limit the lockdown to only unvaccinated people.
     
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  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    Even mild COVID in young people often leads to long-term symptoms, study finds

    I still think, the virus acts like a stress test.
    Hitting anything that it can in the body.

    If you have a weak point, it will work it.
    And keep doing so, until your body is capable of dealing with it.

    Same principle we use in tech.
    The only thing age helps with, is your body isn’t worn or damaged yet, accumulations of time, use and circumstance.

    Youth is not a panacea.
    No one is invulnerable.
     
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  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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  9. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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  10. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    I have been reading accounts of healthy kids dying of Covid.
    It makes me so sad.
     
  11. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    Summers Says Preparing for Pandemics Like Buying Amazon Early

    YES! This a no brainer.
    The $$$ savings, much less the lives saved, is profound.

    Might as well be sacrificing millions of people on ancient Aztec high alters and burning trillions of bills in bonfires below, otherwise.

    Let's prepare as a modern civilized society should.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 10, 2021, Original Post Date: Jul 10, 2021 ---
    On a very real near future note...
    Seoul heads for lockdown as infections spiral in South Korea

    If South Korea is going thru this again, it means the US is fucked.

    Because they've been diligent and on top of it since the beginning...still wear masks more, higher testing, etc.
    The US, we're chaos...indulgent, a portion of the population disdainful...if not fully trying to repress and encourage no belief. (even when their locals are dying or hospitalized)

    Well, the is a global Darwin Award test.
    You either deal or you die (or get REALLY sick even more)
    This is how nature whittles away population. (not by intend, just by circumstance...we're living petri dishes for the virus)

    And if you think God will protect you...who do you think created the virus? (lab or no lab)
    And if you don't believe, then your protection is simple diligence. (same as those that do)

    Get ready for an extended ride, put on your seatbelts. (Or just get the damn shots)
     
  12. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    After vaccination burnout, Delta variant spurs countries to speed up shots — Reuters

    Basically, as far as vaccinations go, countries need to, “use it or lose it”.
    Meaning lose to the Virus, if they don’t vax like mad.

    Lose people, $$$, power, control, etc and so on.

    Maybe, like seat belts, they should make laws,
    Like, “stick it or ticket”

    Because there will be always be those idiots who refuse without some penalty.

    I think Mother Nature has proven her point.
    Again and again, despite denial, neglect or attempts at “getting out of it” by ALL countries.
    You’re ONLY avoiding this by getting most to vax.

    Just like everyone had to adopt seatbelt laws or suffer the consequences overall and time.

    Nature doesn’t suffer fools.
    Neither does world power and influence for long.
    Do it or lose it.
     
  13. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    The WHO's Chief Says It Was Premature To Rule Out A Lab Leak As The Pandemic's Origin — NPR

    They called some paranoid (including me)
    But even WHO is soft toeing it back, saying that it “could” originate from a lab.

    NOT created by humans or even manipulated
    But simply tested there…and it somehow got out.
    Not likely intended, but likely accidental.
    Mistake or simply “life found a way”, leak, seep, flow, etc…unknowingly to the lab until too late.

    The problem here…
    1. China is NOT being transparent, seems to be hiding something
    2. Trump weaponized the blame game vs China to rouse and distract. (even IF true, he exaggerated it for propaganda)
    3. Many scientists presumed, then dug their heels in.
    Pride and ego doesn’t help them

    So as usual…a clusterfuck.
    Which got more killed or harmed

    This is why we can’t have nice things… :rolleyes:
     
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  14. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    View: https://twitter.com/anet2111/status/1416127746011508740?s=21


    Stupid is as stupid does.

    You can’t deal with them, they’ve made up their minds.
    Unfortunately, you just have to treat them as best as anyone that’s gunning for a Darwin Award.

    The rudeness is inexcusable though.
    One has to have some class, in interactions with first responders and healthcare providers.
     
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  15. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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  16. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    View: https://twitter.com/polialertcom/status/1417504705538842625?s=21Oh snap!!!
    Someone got told! :D

    About damn time.

    The prez must have finally allowed Fauci the freedom and discretion.

    Facts matter.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 26, 2021, Original Post Date: Jul 21, 2021 ---
    Breakthrough cases are extremely rare. Here’s what it’s like to be one of them.

    FYI
    In case you're worried "what if"
    Still. not as bad as having no shot. Yes, you're very sick...BUT unlikely hospitalization and no death.
     
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  17. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted

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    The place I recently left has had a positive test result and they are back to quarantine status. Don't know if it was a non-vaccinated individual or the Delta variant but, there they are. They had an employee dinner Thursday and the positive test was on Saturday. I left Wednesday, so, either I dodged a bullet or, my good bye hugs were a super spreader event.
     
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  18. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Wife was vaccinated in February. I was vaccinated end of April. Pfizer. Just got back from vacation in Charleston and Myrtle beach. Wife is feeling poorly. Had a rapid test this morning. Covid. Fucking shit. Waiting to hear about updated work policy. Stepson has to take a leave of absence from home depot. Have to worry about my twin 11 year old daughters. Chloe was congested with us the other day. Assumed allergies, but now I don't know.
     
  19. KeithStone76 New Member

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    Guess the vaccinations may not work after all.

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk
     
  20. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted

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    Yeah, it's NEVER going to go away. At least with the vaccinations you are less likely to get deathly sick or hospitalized.
     
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