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Spekulatius

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #2390 on: March 24, 2020, 05:35:11 PM »
I think some southern states,  especially Florida may get hit hard next. We have also seen the videos with the spring breakers and even last weeks the beaches were crowded as nothing has happened. perhaps the warmer weather helps, but I donít think itís as much of a factor  for than people think. Lotís of old people there as well, this could easily become Italy.
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« Reply #2391 on: March 24, 2020, 05:37:31 PM »
sanity, from of all people tom friedman, relying on Dr. Katz of Yale. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/coronavirus-economy.html

horizontal shutdown is stupid. vertical shutdown of those at most risk is the obvious strategy

For as much as Trump hates the NYTimes, this is basically what he was advocating yesterday.  One thing they mentioned during yesterday's press conference was gradually bringing people back to work by age category.  First the under 40s, then the under 60s, and all the while protecting the over 70s.

People seem to misunderstand that even if you don't die from this virus, it can get quite bad, and even healthy young adults (not that Americans are that healthy on average) that won't die can end up in the hospital taking space from people that would otherwise be saved, or have permanent damage from the virus (lungs, heart), or they can unknowingly infect people in their social circles/family units  that are more at risk of death, or even just that they in turn end up taking even more medical resources when there's few to spare, etc.

This is still exponential. We need the R0 to be under 1, ideally way under. Not keep it above 1 until hundreds of thousands are dying and millions have been extremely sick and a large unknown number has died from OTHER preventable/curable causes because the healthcare system was destroyed, and how long to rebuild a destroyed healthcare system?

You re-open for containment AFTER you have majorly suppressed it, like in SK or China. You don't put an arbitrary deadline on it one week into it without any data on whether the current half-assed measures worked or what the hospital situation will be then. That's BONKERS.

I'll keep reposting it because more people need to read it, but this is the way to do it with the least pain, the least economic damage: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

Well said.   It's also worth mentioning that while this is going on people still get heart attacks and strokes and all sorts of other minor issues that can turn serious if medical care is not received.   When some die or are permanently damaged because of lack of medical care, due to non-corona-related issues, it's not recorded in the statistics.



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« Reply #2392 on: March 24, 2020, 05:39:06 PM »
Yeah , right - the President slaps a travel ban on, daring to stop the influx of Chinese nationals - and the opposition party fights him all the way as a xenophobe.
And the media eats it up, while defending China all the way. And of course, now, with
the strictest social distancing, isolation policies and quarantining in our history - "The President blew it, according to you guys.
A lot of the country looks really safe now BECAUSE of Trumps actions.

All this, no thanks to the open border crowd that just loves China.

Now the man is trying to find the right medium between destroying a multi-billion dollar economy and containment.

But you guys have all the answers.

You guys kill me!

I dont recall anyone questioning the Chinese travel ban.  Anyone.  And even if they did in some editorial it doesn't matter because it went into effect immediately.  It wasn't delayed, it wasn't questioned, it was imposed -boom.  How is that the fault of the opposition when Trump did exactly what he wanted to do???

The issue with the travel ban and the quarantining policies are not that he did it, it's that he didn't do enough and fast enough.  By the time he acted the cat (or the virus) was out of the bag and the impact was magnified beyond immediate management.  The incompetence was non-action (starting right from denial and claiming it was fake) and nothing the opposition did can be blamed for that.  The buck stops at the top.  You take the credit for the good and you take the blame for the bad.  Period.

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #2393 on: March 24, 2020, 05:39:26 PM »
Yeah , right - the President slaps a travel ban on, daring to stop the influx of Chinese nationals - and the opposition party fights him all the way as a xenophobe.
And the media eats it up, while defending China all the way. And of course, now, with
the strictest social distancing, isolation policies and quarantining in our history - "The President blew it, according to you guys.
A lot of the country looks really safe now BECAUSE of Trumps actions.

He was too busy politicizing it as the "Democrats' new hoax":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5TZ6fTYrsE

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« Reply #2394 on: March 24, 2020, 05:41:18 PM »
Eric, you have the patience of a saint to argue with this guy!

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« Reply #2395 on: March 24, 2020, 05:43:54 PM »
Wow. I find it bizarre that USA is on track to be the worst hit country on earth and several people on this board are absolutely convinced that the federal leadership has nothing to do with that.

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« Reply #2396 on: March 24, 2020, 05:44:16 PM »
Please do not self medicate with aquarium cleaner:

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-woman-husband-died-chloroquine-warns-not-to-trust-trump-2020-3

The president has repeatedly touted chloroquine as a "very powerful" treatment against the coronavirus and falsely claimed it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

NBC News reported that the man, 68, and his wife, 61, took chloroquine to guard against the novel coronavirus, which causes a potentially fatal disease known as COVID-19. It's not clear how much chloroquine the man consumed, and Banner Health said he and his wife ingested a version of the chemical that's used to clean aquariums.

Both of them needed to seek medical care within half an hour; the woman is in critical condition, and the man died.


i've seen that story appear like twenty times on different media today, with a clear sense of how this was somehow Trump's fault (and also, like this is somehow funny; i mean someone died, hello..). 
you can put a lot of things on Trump, an enormous amount of things actually, but if someone starts self-medicating randomly with a chemical whose name vaguely resembles something he saw on tv (but apparently couldn't fully remember the name of) i don't think there's really anyone outside himself to blame.

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« Reply #2397 on: March 24, 2020, 05:44:37 PM »
I'm saying there are people on this board with very safe jobs and homes, that can't wait for the
President to make another mistake - so they can trash the shit out of him - while real suffering
is going on.

It's easy to say - Nope, President Trump - it's stupid to consider ending this lockdown, in some form or another.
Who cares about the working man, when you have a job, and the economy is getting destroyed.

The bill will have a lot of garbage in it regardless of who wrote it. In like the a German system better where the largest party write the bill together in committees and then do a formality vote. Germany pushed though  their stimulus bill, we are in here for a period of public haggling before every party got their share of pork in order to vote on this. That public haggling is pretty much part of the process. TARP in late 2008 was just the same thing.

Tell me about it Spek - time is of the essence - remember? I mean this thing has exponential growth, day by day.

So let's hold the country HOSTAGE while we take our time and stuff it full of the "Green New Deal" and Identity Politics legislation.
Now that is a serious partner in the war on VC.  Be proud of those democrats.

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« Reply #2398 on: March 24, 2020, 05:46:42 PM »
sanity, from of all people tom friedman, relying on Dr. Katz of Yale. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/coronavirus-economy.html

horizontal shutdown is stupid. vertical shutdown of those at most risk is the obvious strategy

Hey, don't post stuff like that here. There is no middle ground possible here. You'll get the same ridicule from this crowd as Trump!

Typical Tom Friedman. Check out the qualifications of the doctor (Katz) who is the sole source  of Friedman's proposed plan. He specializes in diet and nutrition.

https://www.dietid.com/meet-the-team/#bio-david-katz

Take a look at current projects of "The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center" that Katz heads. No applicability to the world's current predicament.

https://yalegriffinprc.griffinhealth.org/research/current-projects
 

Also, "cubsfan" needs to be banned. He is basically just trolling at this point.

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« Reply #2399 on: March 24, 2020, 05:48:42 PM »
This thread has jumped the f%cking shark so high that it's the snakes on the plane all the way down.

Please continue.

Especially rb.

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