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re: NYT misrepresents data to claim a big, scary spike in Covid-19 Hospitalizations - BamaAtl
[quote]Do you think Florida should shut down?[/quote] I'm not familiar with Florida's plans or various levels, so your definition of shut down, my definition of it, and their definition of it may differ. I do think that based on the data they are reporting they are overdue for a mask mandate, ...
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re: NYT misrepresents data to claim a big, scary spike in Covid-19 Hospitalizations - BamaAtl
[quote]I think they are just pointing out that the NYT reported new data from states that hand not reported hospitalizations before as evidence of a spike in hospitalizations.[/quote] Did some digging, and she's not even right about that. Georgia started reporting hospitalizations on 3/25. ...
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re: NYT misrepresents data to claim a big, scary spike in Covid-19 Hospitalizations - BamaAtl
What a weird hill this author has chosen to die on. Is her argument that there is no spike, and we've seen a sustained level of hospitalizations nationwide, not born out by individual states' data, and thus...yay? Or maybe that Florida is mismanaging the pandemic so acutely that its addition s...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]That’s because no one needs a test[/quote] That's certainly one Swedish way of looking at it. [quote]If people aren’t coming in with fever and cough who are we going to test?[/quote] A random sample of the population, and everyone the positives can remember having come into contact w...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]to my knowledge, no country or NGO has spoken of a comprehensive plan [/quote] Germany? South Korea? Not to say their plans would work for us - we're far past that point - but they do have them....
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re: Has any governmental body (outside of maybe Sweden) articulated the plan? - BamaAtl
Masking, serology tests, limiting large gatherings, quarantining active cases, etc....
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]Have you interacted with our state health departments? I don’t feel confident they could track a single case. [/quote] They do a decent enough job that we aren't all over-run with latent TB....
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]see, a plan would give a time frame for this. what is the time frame for this policy? 1 month? 6 months? a year? [/quote] Would be nice if we had a competent state or federal administration to define this, but we have who we have....
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]we know who is the highest risk [/quote] We have a good indication of 'higher' risk - there are still numerous cases that defy that logic. It would be foolish to open the gates except for 'high risk' while we still don't fully understand who that group contains....
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]You don’t think we have enough tests?[/quote] I know we don't. Georgia has conducted tests, total, for less than 2% of the population since the outbreak began. And a good % of those tests are repeats to rule out false negatives or verify results from other health systems. It's telling...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]well we have ramped up testing since social distancing started[/quote] We've begun to ramp it up, but are nowhere near the levels needed to accurately track infections statewide (or nationwide, but beside the point here). [quote]testing and contract tracing is only something to help wi...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]Which part of keeping people that are at highest risk at home and lettering everybody else get back to it is a bad thing? [/quote] Those circumstances make it difficult over a medium to long period of time to ensure that the highest risk won't come into contact with someone who's infecte...
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re: Is it a coincidence that only Leftist local governments are pushing the shutdown? - BamaAtl
[quote]Now follow that with the links of the Republican government penalizing people for not following these guidelines.[/quote] [link=(https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mississippi-church-sues-after-police-shut-down-drive-in-service)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Antibodies ...why are they not getting any love? - BamaAtl
[quote]Two respected Stanford MD/researchers designed and executed that study.[/quote] And did a shitty job of it. [quote]An antibody testing result that shows that millions have the antibody[/quote] And to date none of those studies exist....
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re: Influenza VS Covid-19 - BamaAtl
You should look into how the CDC produces influenza numbers vs how they're producing covid-19 numbers. If they were done the same way, covid-19 numbers would be much higher....
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]Open Your Eyes[/quote] Yeah, that's not a question. He's welcome to ask one, though!...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]You mean besides the fact that in controlled environments like cruise ships, naval vessels, Iceland, etc. this supposedly highly contagious disease is infecting less than 50% of people? [/quote] By what definition? Did they run serology tests on every passenger? Aside from that, even the c...
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re: Georgia covid getting hot - BamaAtl
[quote]Are you saying that social distancing is going to limit total cases in the long term and knock out the virus? [/quote] Not without sustaining it through to widespread distribution of a vaccine, which isn't feasible. Social distancing was to buy us time to ramp up testing, contact tracing,...
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re: Antibodies ...why are they not getting any love? - BamaAtl
[quote]You are clueless as to the recent Stanford antibody studies? [/quote] I know of the one that isn't very good, and the other bay-area study that was even worse, but you said there were some 'ground-breaking' ones. Which were those?...
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re: WHO vs CDC - "Record" Death Day - BamaAtl
[quote]There is no way yesterday was record deaths We are past that [/quote] Except for the NY/NJ area, deaths per day are increasing nationwide. If the former's aren't falling fast enough, pretty easy to see the latter's more than making up for it....
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