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  1. I find it very concerning, in the same vein as “watch what they do, not what they say”. Is it due to the risk of permanent damage to the lungs and heart? Is it the risk of the virus reactivating?
  2. This came across my Facebook feed and it seemed relevant to this thread. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-confusing-uncertainty/610819/ “A lack of expertise becomes problematic when it’s combined with extreme overconfidence, and with society’s tendency to reward projected confidence over humility. “When scientists offer caveats instead of absolutes,” Gralinski says, “that uncertainty we’re trained to acknowledge makes it sound like no one knows what’s going on, and creates opportunities for people who present as skeptics.” In a pandemic, the strongest attractor of trust shouldn’t be confidence, but the recognition of one’s limits, the tendency to point at expertise beyond one’s own, and the willingness to work as part of a whole. “One signature a lot of these armchair epidemiologists have is a grand solution to everything,” Bergstrom says. “Usually we only see that coming from enormous research teams from the best schools, or someone’s basement.”
  3. Has anyone seen any reporting on what the feds are doing with it?
  4. The main difference is GA had the misfortune of having a super spreader event. It was just bad luck on Georgia’s part. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/coronavirus-funeral-albany-georgia.amp.html
  5. The pictures I’ve seen show the guns with magazines in so I would assume yes. I suppose they could have had empty magazines but that seems unlikely.
  6. So to push further, then how is a militia =/= rural white guy gang? "A group of thugs" could call themselves a militia and that would be legit? You’re on to something there.
  7. Carrying guns to a session of the state legislature, while the legislature is debating wether or not to open back up can only carry one message, from my point of view. The only possible message is “vote the way we want or else violence”. I can’t see for one second all of those guys, hyped up on adrenaline and testosterone, armed to the teeth just walking away had the legislature voted against them. I think it’s plain to silly to act like pissed off men, who are armed to the death is not suppose to be evocative of violence and perceived as a threat. They didn’t carry petunias for a reason. They could have chosen to protest outside of the building, unarmed. They didn’t. For a reason.
  8. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/21/health/hydroxychloroquine-veterans-study/index.html has anyone seen this study? It had a control group and showed that patients using hydroxychloroquine we’re no better off and actually were somewhat more likely to die. In the study of 368 patients, 97 patients who took hydroxychloroquine had a 27.8% death rate. The 158 patients who did not take the drug had an 11.4% death rate
  9. I’m sure it’s related to this conference. They seem to be laying the ground work for their argument. https://hslda.org/content/hs/state/ma/20200324-harvard-summit-to-discuss-regulating-homeschooling.aspx
  10. That brought up some good points that I hadn’t thought about.
  11. It looks like they are working on tests that won’t need the reagents that are in short supply. Using Crispr technology. This article says the tests could return results in under an hour. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/17/835958797/crispr-and-spit-might-be-keys-to-faster-cheaper-easier-tests-for-the-coronavirus
  12. Hm, I interpreted the “large family” as something more like Grandma and her 4 kids and 10 grandkids, plus Grandmas sister and all of her kids and grandkids who live separately but want to do Sunday dinner regularly type of thing more than just 8 kids. Why yes, I do live in the rural south, why do you ask? I completely agree with you on implementation. All of the experts in our country and abroad agree that testing and contact tracing is the key to dealing with this. I also have serious doubts about our country actually being able or willing to do it. And the implications of going against all of the experts to forge our own barely thought out path concern me.
  13. I think this is the most sensible plan. He calls for moving the focus away from the sick and to people likely to spread it. Restaurant workers, grocery workers, healthcare providers. Those likely to come into contact with many people. If asymptotic a nurse could infect an entire ward, or a cashier could infect a hundred households. Quote Worse still, we are testing the wrong people. To safely reopen closed businesses and revive American social life, we need to perform many more tests—and focus them on the people most likely to spread COVID-19, not sick patients. , the United States must adopt a new testing policy that prioritizes people who, although asymptomatic, may have the virus and infect many others.
  14. You’ll get no argument from me. I was only saying they had a kernel of truth in there. It feels important to acknowledge. You are going above and beyond in your daughterly duty with that. Truly.
  15. I HATE to give credence to Fox News, but in this case they are sort of right. I don’t know that “the other side” is taking it up and advocating for it, but there are a few plans floating around that do call for mass testing, something on the order of the whole country being tested every 14 days and cell phone tracing. This is a pretty good look at the plans. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2020/4/10/21215494/coronavirus-plans-social-distancing-economy-recession-depression-unemployment Over the past few days, I’ve been reading the major plans for what comes after social distancing. You can read them, too. There’s one from the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, the left-leaning Center for American Progress, Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer.
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