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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Maybe we should have taken this more seriously in the beginning instead of blowing it off as a ploy to sink trump. Whoops. [/quote] Exactly. If we'd shut down nationally a week earlier, we'd be open again by now. And then, we'd have everyone saying that the shutdown was for nothing, bec...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]He tweeted out some new bull shite chart and now saying Nola runs out of beds in May. They just keep moving the goalposts when their previous doomsday predictions don’t come close to happening. [/quote] On the one hand, the virus is spreading faster and to more people than expected. On the...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
Yeah, there were just over 600,000 laboratory-positive cases of H1N1 and just over 8,000 laboratory-positive deaths. By those measures, COVID-19 is already more infectious and more deadly ... and it's just getting started. Anything based on estimates is just stupid. There's no good way to est...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Backlog is getting worse. Someone I know tested today and they won’t get a result for 9 days. [/quote] That's not worse. It's been that way. Glad they are being honest now....
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Who decides who "really deserves to live"? [/quote] God decides. My point was that people who needlessly expose themselves to the virus are less deserving of ventilators then those who don't. I wasn't saying that I or anyone else should actually get to make that decision, though. Sorry...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]So you’re saying he doesn’t deserve to live??? [/quote] Not what I was saying. I was saying that, even if he doesn't care about his own life, he needs to be careful and practice social distancing to protect the lives of others....
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]I didn’t want to hug my dad (71, only two working heart arteries and they’re not 100%) and he said “I’m going to die of something anyway” and proceeded to hug me. So that sort of is his attitude.[/quote] It's not about his life. It's about his taking up a ventilator and then there not bei...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]when we can go out?[/quote] Dr. Scott Gottlieb was the lead author of a big paper that came out on Sunday about that. Gottlieb, you may know, was FDA Director from 2017 to last year, and he's in tight with Fauci, Birx, and the rest of the medical people in the Trump Administration, so thi...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
Let's do a little analysis. Italy today reported 4053 new cases, almost the same as the 4050 that they reported yesterday. Both of these are the lowest since March 17 and considerably down from the 6203 reported on Thursday. And Italy is testing more people every day, so the drop in cases isn't t...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Baton Rouge General today announced it has reached an agreement with the state to repurpose unused space on the second, third and fourth floors of its Mid City hospital to help care for what is expected to be a surge of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks. The announcement is almost exac...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Might've missed it, but didn't see anyone post Italy's numbers today. Obviously the high # of deaths is still very sad, but the new case # is encouraging if testing is somewhat comparable to what it has been. quote: BREAKING: Italy reports 4,050 new cases of coronavirus and 812 new deaths...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
Lots of state that don't have full restrictions actually do have them in place for their major cities, where most of their populations live (and big cities are also at the greatest risk), so I'm not sure that just looking at statewide restrictions tells us much of anything....
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Louisiana I think got “pushed back” by two days. Pretty sure yesterday it said April 8 as peak for resources — this am it says April 10. [/quote] Yes, I think you're right. But yesterday's low death number also pushed the top of the curve down by 1000 hospital beds. Today, we'll see i...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/national-coronavirus-response-a-road-map-to-reopening/ OK, this is a really important paper that just came out. The President had previously talking about opening up businesses by Easter, but today, he extended the guidance to stay shut down through t...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]what reasons are there to not extrapolate a police departments infections numbers to the general population? why can we not start to believe 10% of the population in NY are actively infected[/quote] Because the job of the police involves dealing with lots of people, and that sometimes m...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
It's not dependent on a vaccine. There won't be a vaccine available for over a year. What we will need, in order to have a football season: 1) Widespread testing. If we have identified most cases of the virus and helped and largely controlled it, then we can think about football. I think that...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
Really good news for our state today. Louisiana deaths per day: Today - 14 Yesterday - 18 Friday - 36 Thursday - 18 Wednesday - 19 Tuesday - 12 To only have 14 today is excellent. If you were following [link=(https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections)]this computer model[/link], it...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]So can anyone share their thoughts regarding schools and universities for the fall semester? [/quote] By the fall, we'll have this thing basically knocked out. Schools will require every student to be tested upon arrival at campus, and there will be an on-campus testing location, and any...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]Is one who gets COVID 19 immune from it or can you get it multiple times? [/quote] I think that the world has now had a grand total of three reports of re-infection. In each case, the likeliest explanation is the the first test was a false positive, and those people really just had the f...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - GOP_Tiger
[quote]1) Both of the medicines can rarely cause a heart arrhythmia which can result in death (do no harm part of the Hippocratic Oath). Not to mention 2 Governors are on record apparently forbidding docs from writing for them......which obviously doesn’t help things. 2) Some docs want to have th...
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