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re: Why is the virus so much worse in the US? - Tigris
[quote]we are testing more[/quote] No. Tests per million population: USA - 5,397 Spain - 7,593 Italy - 11,436 We are starting to get our act together but the CDC wasted a month. Inexcusable....
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re: Are you worried about vacations set for June/July/August? - Tigris
I'm supposed to go to Borneo in late July. We're going to wait until early June at least before making a decision. Half of us are over 60 and it's a month long trip. Risking getting Covid in Borneo is probably not a great idea, but I'm leaning towards going if at all possible. A couple of group m...
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re: How many states have you been to?... - Tigris
All but Hawaii and Rhode Island. And I've seen both of them from the air....
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re: Best Ken Burns documentaries? - Tigris
Vietnam was really well done, I'd put it and The Civil War at the top with a step down to the rest....
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re: Anyone ever take wildlife/photography tours of rain forests before? - Tigris
Phone apps are great, for the image, but also the sound, and the range maps. I use the Sibley and Audubon apps for the most part, for overseas birding there are usually apps available to buy, they beat carrying a book around. All my records go into eBird. Apps have become a fantastic tool ove...
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re: What Purpose do Crows Serve? - Tigris
They eat a lot of insects. [quote]Crows feed on the nectar of red or orange tubular flowers such as trumpet creeper, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, jewelweed, bee-balm, red buckeye and red morning glory, and, sometimes, tree sap. Crows also catch insects in midair or pull them out of spider webs. ...
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re: Anyone ever take wildlife/photography tours of rain forests before? - Tigris
Thanks. I didn't really have an interest until my late 30's when I started noticing the marsh birds while fishing, and wondered what they were. So I started taking binoculars and a bird ID book. It slowly built from there. In a lot of ways I enjoy it for the reasons that I loved to fish - figuri...
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re: Anyone ever take wildlife/photography tours of rain forests before? - Tigris
I've done quite a few birding trips. Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Brazil, Peru. Costa Rica is a good place to start, you can do that on your own. But you will do a lot better if you hire a guide, or use a tour company. It's not cheap but they know how to keep the tour safe and t...
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re: Ozark is the best series Netflix has ever produced - Tigris
Narcos > Ozark...
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re: What are your favorite nostalgic 80s/90smovies and shows? - Tigris
Greatest American Hero - it shows it's on Prime....
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re: Godless - Western Miniseries on Netflix - Tigris
[quote]I’d love to see the same effort put into the Lonesome Dove saga.[/quote] I honestly wouldn't. Godless was alright but it was much more about style than substance (same goes for Peaky Blinders). Lonesome Dove is all about the story, and I sure don't want to see a version with a different ...
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re: Have you thought about why they call them “wet” markets? - Tigris
Similar to the old term for killing someone - "wet work", because blood was spilled....
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re: Sweden is not under lockdown and is getting hammered by the media. - Tigris
[quote]Per capita, Sweden, has about half the Covid-19 cases as neighboring Norway and Denmark[/quote] It's always interesting to dig into the data. Cases per million population: Sweden - 638 Norway - 1,018 Denmark - 704 But - tests per million population: Sweden - 3,654 Norway - 19,...
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re: Dr. Fauci pours cold water on Fox and Friends' insistence of hydroxychloroquine cure - Tigris
[quote]There are testimonials from patients who took it, and for them, it helped. How is that dumb?[/quote] There are a lot of people who drank orange juice and got better. People swear by placebos all the time. I really hope that this helps significantly. But I want to see the data, not rel...
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re: Real Germans: Flight With 3M masks on way to Berlin Intercepted - Tigris
[quote]Pretty sure their death rate is only .05%[/quote] Yeah, no. It's 1.4% and lower than average because if they can find any other underlying illness to blame it on then Covid is not listed as the cause of death. The Italians (12.3%) do the opposite, everybody who dies and has Covid is list...
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re: Is there any data that shows how the weather will impact this thing? - Tigris
[quote]a doctor say that the humidity will affect it more than temp[/quote] I've heard that too but last week was very humid in Miami and it's growing rapidly there. Heat and humidity may helps some but the locations with hot, humid weather show that this alone is not going to stop it, and may n...
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re: Estimates of when US driving vacations would be back to normal? - Tigris
[quote]You quoted Franklin and Gulf counties, so what do you think kind of business do they have there that doesn't thrive off of Tourism and vacation homes? Logging? Come on. [/quote] I'm a resident, you don't need to lecture me on something I know better than you do. Florida just got a 30...
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re: What to do about a VRBO reservation that won’t refund - Tigris
[quote]I wanted any ideas of social pressure I could put on him[/quote] Good luck with that in the middle of a pandemic and financial crisis. ...
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re: Great Forgotten TV Shows - Tigris
[img]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SCTV_6197.jpg[/img] ETA: I like this bit of trivia: [quote]When SCTV moved to CBC, the network requested that the program add two minutes of identifiably Canadian content to pad the show due to its shorter commercial breaks. When faced with...
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re: Great Forgotten TV Shows - Tigris
Several of those family ensemble shows make me think of: [img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/bojackhorseman/images/2/2d/TitlesTreatment.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/1000?cb=20190323144952[/img]...
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