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Dave Insurgent

Johnny hates to think, he's ignorant
Jan 11, 2016
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not arguing anything

It is all plain as day, has been for months and months
CDCP from August:


-Globally, influenza activity was reported at lower levels than expected for this time of the year. In the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere, the influenza season has not started. Despite continued or even increased testing for influenza in some countries in the southern hemisphere, very few influenza detections were reported.

-In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, influenza activity remained below interseasonal levels.
 

Inside Job

Sapere Aude
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Jan 17, 2015
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CDCP from August:


-Globally, influenza activity was reported at lower levels than expected for this time of the year. In the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere, the influenza season has not started. Despite continued or even increased testing for influenza in some countries in the southern hemisphere, very few influenza detections were reported.

-In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, influenza activity remained below interseasonal levels.
Probably catastrophic global warming then
Covid has nothing to do with it
 
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Dave Insurgent

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Heightened susceptibility to misinformation linked to reduced mask wearing and social distancing
People with a poor understanding of quantitative information are more likely to endorse myths about COVID-19 and those who believe such misinformation are less likely to follow public health guidance such as wearing a mask in public, according to new research. The study appears in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

Susceptibility to misinformation about COVID-19 around the world
In summary, while belief in misinformation about COVID-19 is not held by a majority of people in any country that we examined, specific misinformation claims are consistently deemed reliable by a substantial segment of the public and pose a potential risk to public health. Crucially, we demonstrate a clear link, replicated internationally, between susceptibility to misinformation and vaccine hesitancy and a reduced likelihood of complying with public health guidance. We highlight the key role that scientists play as disseminators of factual and reliable information, as well as the potential importance of fostering numeracy and critical thinking skills as a way to reduce susceptibility to misinformation. Further research should explore how digital media and risk literacy interventions may impact how (mis)information is received, processed and shared, and how they can be leveraged to improve resilience against misinformation on a societal level.
 

Thor Georgeos

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Jul 22, 2015
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Basically the same shit that's been advised since the Spring.

-More testing.

-Phased reopening with top down guidance (Houston and S Dakota and NYC are all very different at difference phases but you can't create entirely different politically motivated plans for different areas). You look at resources, you look at case spread, you phase a reopening as long as you can manage it. Sometimes you back up because people aren't doing their part. Emphasize doing the individual stuff instead of chaos messaging.

-Continue studies on death vs economic damage to adjust those phases. As you killed off 240k of the most vulnerable, you've removed those people from the threat pool. Good or bad, that lowers threat pool. Likewise, natural spread of the virus will slow and again that changes dynamics of risk taking for resource allocation. That is, if the virus slow due to natural dynamics, you can factor in a smaller resource reserve because the wave won't come as fast as it did in the Spring (or Summer in Texas).

This is very different from current reluctant and subpar testing strategy (U.S. needs 193 million Covid-19 tests per month, report says ) and...from the fed kicking to the governors who kick to the cities who kick to the businesses who kick to the employee.

And above all, consistent messaging.
It's not the end of the world. But it is a big threat that can be managed and infectious disease requires a singular direction. Not people coughing on each other to show how much they can't be controlled or whatever. Not the president undermining his scientists. Get in a room. Clarify the plan of risk taking you think we should do based on data, and lets get to it.

We have some real hard questions to answer about a 50 year old teacher going into a classroom of 13 year olds, 25% of which live with their grand parents. My singular opinion on that tough microcosm isn't the point. The point is that there isn't a unified voice from leadership -- 'Ok we are/aren't sending kids back. Those with high risk family situations will...????" It's just ad hoc managed at the local level with no data and no resources.
Could you move to Canada?
 

Splinty

Shake 'em off
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Whats this? We have been hearing for months the flu season would be smaller due to less travel and increased hygiene/social distancing.

We witnessed the southern hemisphere have a flu season with much lower flu numbers... only makes sense the trend would follow the us into the flu season.
You and Thor Georgeos @Thor Georgeos agreeing.
Now I've seen everything
 

Dave Insurgent

Johnny hates to think, he's ignorant
Jan 11, 2016
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'No surprise' we're seeing coronavirus surge in Republican areas, ER doctor explains
To the extent that public health measures have become politicized, it really should be no surprise that we see that the spread of the disease also runs along political lines,” Dr. Steven McDonald, a New York-based emergency medicine physician, said on Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker (video above). “When you have a Republican president telling Republican supporters that mask wearing is not necessary, even after he’s had coronavirus from a maskless event, it’s no surprise that we see surges in Republican areas.”
 

Dave Insurgent

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How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest

Within weeks of the gathering, the Dakotas, along with Wyoming, Minnesota and Montana, were leading the nation in new coronavirus infections per capita. The surge was especially pronounced in North and South Dakota, where cases and hospitalization rates continued their juggernaut rise into October. Experts say they will never be able to determine how many of those cases originated at the 10-day rally, given the failure of state and local health officials to identify and monitor attendees returning home, or to trace chains of transmission after people got sick. Some, however, believe the nearly 500,000-person gathering played a role in the outbreak now consuming the Upper Midwest.
More than 330 coronavirus cases and one death were directly linked to the rally as of mid-September, according to a Washington Post survey of health departments in 23 states that provided information. But experts say that tally represents just the tip of the iceberg, since contact tracing often doesn’t capture the source of an infection, and asymptomatic spread goes unnoticed.
 

Hauler

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Feb 3, 2016
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I'm no longer calling them Covid Deaths.
I am now listing this data as people who died while having Covid:

Yesterday's figures:
Ohio - 0
Kentucky - 9
Indiana - 19

28 out of 23 million people.
That's .0000012%

My little tri-state area is doing way worse than America as a whole, who had 368 out of 328.2 million people yesterday die while showing Covid symptoms.

That's .0000011%

A difference of .0000001%

Pray for me folks.
 
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George Thoros

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Oct 17, 2015
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I'm no longer calling them Covid Deaths.
I am now referring this data as people who died while having Covid:

Yesterday's figures:
Ohio - 0
Kentucky - 9
Indiana - 19

28 out of 23 million people.
That's .0000012%

My little tri-state area is doing way worse than America as a whole, who had 368 out of 328.2 million people yesterday die while showing Covid symptoms.

That's .0000011%

A difference of .0000001%

Pray for me folks.
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