Mike Pence is Coronavirus czar, clearly not a Modello guy, and other politics discussion related to the virus

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Is Trump Taking Corona Seriously?

  • Yes!

    Votes: 17 20.5%
  • Nah, bro.

    Votes: 34 41.0%
  • Bah! Such Hand-Wringing Over Something No Worse Than the Flu!

    Votes: 5 6.0%
  • We Need to do a Lot More. Just in Case.

    Votes: 21 25.3%
  • Only the Blood of Virgins Will Shield Us From This Pestilence!

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Wrathe

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nationally we went 7 straight days with the lowest death total that day of the week in over a month. That streak ended today. Today's total is already higher than May 10th by about 100, the total in NY is 150 higher.

As a country we did a solid job of flattening the curve. We were on pace to be well over 1 million deaths before the end of April when we shut everything down.

Have to really hope that with so many things opening back up that the virus will be less infectious because of the warmer weather.

If so, really, really need a solid treatment before fall because there are a lot of people who won't go along with another shutdown.
Do you think if we all took advantage of the very low gas prices and ran our carbon emitting cars 24/7 straight, as a nation, that we could create enough global warming between now and Winter to warm the earth enough to eradicate the virus globally?

I think we should give it a shot.

Be honest, your skin is crawling right now, isn't it. :p
 

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You're not dealing in reality.

You can't even state for certain what the impacts of this disease are. We learn more about it everyday. We have people in the research community telling us there are new findings about trying to determine what separates the mild cases from the severe. We are hearing that this disease impacts more systems in the body than just the respiratory system. We have people who are "recovered" who still have significant impact weeks afterwards.

To declare anyone "not at risk" is just an obnoxiously ignorant statement.
The only thing obnoxiously ignorant is you of statistics.

You are fee to look them up, after you read the definition of "significant" in the context of statistics and then look at the demographics of who has been killed from covid at what rate. Uncomplicated stuff taking place in objective reality. Lmk when you get there.
 

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Doesn’t booze fuck up your immune system? Or is that unfounded?
 

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Do you think if we all took advantage of the very low gas prices and ran our carbon emitting cars 24/7 straight, as a nation, that we could create enough global warming between now and Winter to warm the earth enough to eradicate the virus globally?

I think we should give it a shot.

Be honest, your skin is crawling right now, isn't it. :p
we'd have much bigger problems than the virus
 

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That Cuomo has "zero basis to declare that its linked to COVID-19" is demonstrably false. To say this defies logic.

The fact is there are now hundreds of cases of a new syndrome arising in children who had COVID with more cases being described every day. The cases occur in a defined set of parameters similar to Kawasaki's.
For those interested in how COVID-19 is having an impact on children through a related syndrome, this article goes into more depth. @Lee, you may be interested re: Kawasaki mention. The kid was fortunate to get two separate tests.

 

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Doesn’t booze fuck up your immune system? Or is that unfounded?
Everytime I tried to drink through a cold or the flu in college, it end up getting worse. I don't think I learned my lesson until I got bronchitis.
 

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For those interested in how COVID-19 is having an impact on children through a related syndrome, this article goes into more depth. @Lee, you may be interested re: Kawasaki mention. The kid was fortunate to get two separate tests.

Ya, our immune response can go haywire. I suffered an awful case of Guillan Barre Syndrome that I'm still unable to walk from. Same gig, had a virus (slight sore throat for a few days) and my immune system decided, "Hey, let's kill us some nerves!".

It's never good when your body is attacking itself.

Heavy prednisone doses carry it's own issues (my adrenal gland is now burnt out, leaving me dependent on steroids), but can help suppress the immune response until you stop creating crazy antibodies. Always sucks seeing kids sick, I swear I don't think I could handle working at a Children's hospital. The heartbreak would kill me.
 

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The only thing obnoxiously ignorant is you of statistics.

You are fee to look them up, after you read the definition of "significant" in the context of statistics and then look at the demographics of who has been killed from covid at what rate. Uncomplicated stuff taking place in objective reality. Lmk when you get there.
I definitely didn't have a stats background and tutor math majors at any point in my life. You're right--I'm ignorant of statistics.

You completely ignored the substance of my post and pivoted towards death being the only risk.

That's trash. There is so much more to your health than "are you living or not?"

To declare anyone "not at risk" is just an obnoxiously ignorant statement.
 
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says China “sent hundreds of thousands” of people on planes across the world to “seed” the novel coronavirus, turning the problem into a global pandemic, when they might’ve kept the issue contained in Wuhan.
 

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says China “sent hundreds of thousands” of people on planes across the world to “seed” the novel coronavirus, turning the problem into a global pandemic, when they might’ve kept the issue contained in Wuhan.
right, because we didn't do things like this

 

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nationally we went 7 straight days with the lowest death total that day of the week in over a month. That streak ended today. Today's total is already higher than May 10th by about 100, the total in NY is 150 higher.

As a country we did a solid job of flattening the curve. We were on pace to be well over 1 million deaths before the end of April when we shut everything down.

Have to really hope that with so many things opening back up that the virus will be less infectious because of the warmer weather.

If so, really, really need a solid treatment before fall because there are a lot of people who won't go along with another shutdown.
Florida case numbers a little worrisome...last 4 weeks trend 5,080, 4,769, 4,085, and then 5,460 new cases.
 

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If people choose to drink at bars, can they hold one of these by their faces to blow the virus away from them while they take their drinks?



Maybe wear a hat like this and point the fans outward?

 

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For those interested in how COVID-19 is having an impact on children through a related syndrome, this article goes into more depth. @Lee, you may be interested re: Kawasaki mention. The kid was fortunate to get two separate tests.

It was 35 years ago, but what I remember most was how large my lymph nodes were. I was lucky that I had no heart damage, as 40% of the kids with Kawasaki do. That said this is different as the article says, it only has similar symptoms but different on the heart apparently.
 

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