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57 minutes ago, Pilgrim said:

Looking at that COVID map, I can't help but notice that most (certainly not all) of the dark colors are in the red states that went Republican. It is a shame that this health and science issue was politicized.  

Yes it is.

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1 hour ago, Pilgrim said:

Looking at that COVID map, I can't help but notice that most (certainly not all) of the dark colors are in the red states that went Republican. It is a shame that this health and science issue was politicized.  

Yes, that's what @jonbill stated earlier. When a man from another continent points out our stupidity I kind of pay attention. LOL

He scares me, looking at that screen shot, and I ain't scared of nothing! LOL

No offense Jon.

 

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On a positive note, Racer gets off of quarantine tomorrow, and can go back to work.

Shift start at 5:48 am. 

Alarm set for 1:45 (long commute, and gotta get there early to get a decent parking spot).

Back to the rat race.

Yay.

 

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Yay.

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20 minutes ago, motorman7 said:

Then again,  perhaps it is ones reference in time and not political. 

Actually, second edit, I can't even really see an attempt to "own" here.  Seems like a total non sequitur.  Oh well.

I can kind of feel people getting lazy in my neighborhood, since we're in a county that's not suffering too badly.  I guess the new term is "chin diaper", where people wear the face covering on their chin and only pop it up if they get close to someone.  And can't seem to comprehend that just because you're drinking a coffee, it doesn't mean you can't get or transmit the virus.  They're like school kids, finding ways to cheat the "rules".

It's like some sort of self-correcting stupidity.  Instead of continuing what works, stop and wait until things get bad again.

 

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2 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

Did you get that from my response? You know me, I respond like a rattlesnake. LOL

 

No, motorman7's post kind of caught me by surprise and I had to think about it for a while, and went through some edits.  I see where he's coming from, he's been there since the beginning.  Still shocks you though.

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37 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

Actually, second edit, I can't even really see an attempt to "own" here.  Seems like a total non sequitur.  Oh well.

I can kind of feel people getting lazy in my neighborhood, since we're in a county that's not suffering too badly.  I guess the new term is "chin diaper", where people wear the face covering on their chin and only pop it up if they get close to someone.  And can't seem to comprehend that just because you're drinking a coffee, it doesn't mean you can't get or transmit the virus.  They're like school kids, finding ways to cheat the "rules".

It's like some sort of self-correcting stupidity.  Instead of continuing what works, stop and wait until things get bad again.

 

Weasel's way is what I call it.

Edit: I'm not disparaging anyone or how they do business but I am saying don't expect employees to "feel my pain" now that we're going down a bumpy path. My guy was telling employees the Payroll Payback wasn't what they could read for themselves, he was going out on a limb to keep paying people. We had a mandatory meeting one evening that blew up in his face. 

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My only thought with the post was that it seemed like the east and west coast were hit harder earlier on and now it is really hitting the middle of the country.  That was why I mentioned the time thing.  Either way, it is pretty much bad news all around right now.  San Diego is getting hit , although most of it seems to be in the southern end of the county.  Again, just a matter of time before it moves more to the northern end of the county.  Interesting enough, I recently read that some of the vaccine testing has begun in the south county of San Diego.  

Also, while it looks like the daily cases  peaked about a week ago, we will probably get another blip up two weeks from now with all of the Thanksgiving gatherings.  I am hoping that ends up being the final cases peak.  Hopefully a vaccine can begin to make an impact.

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Also, from a chart standpoint, I am trying to think about what happened near the end of September, beginning of October.  That is when things really started to take off. Rock concerts? family gatherings? Car shows?😐 I thought maybe it was Sturgis, but that was early August, unless there was some turbo lag going on.

 

 

 

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I think it might be the start of cool weather.  Fall.  People closing up the windows and staying inside.  And, maybe, back to politics...political rallies.

Overall, the only data I really trust anymore is the hospitalization data.  Some states have poor testing programs and/or seem to be manipulating the death data.  But the hospitalization data is really hard to manipulate.  There's a body in the hospital.

https://twitter.com/COVID19Tracking/status/1333203797179392003

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Gotta say my wife and I had a close call. We both got covid a month and a half ago, she is 35, I am 31. Hers wasn't too bad though she still is short of breath. I had to go to the hospital for four days as it was getting worse; I got weaker, fever wouldnt leave, and breathing was getting tougher. The doctors put me on remdisiver, an blood clot thinner, and steroids. I started feeling better almost immediately. I ate my first meal in over a week the very next day. My fever left and 4 days later I was home. It still took 2 weeks before we could go back to work. I am still short of breath though lung capacity is growing and I am slowly regaining strength. My wife is still very short of breath so pray for her. God has brought us this far, he'll see us the rest of the way. Blessed be his name.

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Our hospitals are full here and now the intensive care folks are going to Birmingham. Our air ambulances fly by visual rules which is following the interstates. As a bird flys that's about 2 miles from my house. I hear those choppers now better than Radar on M.A.S.H. Every night they fly back and forth.

Nick Saban had an IV infusion. I've not heard that one yet but he is the president of Alabama so anything to save the king. They play L.S.U Saturday and that's where he coached college ball before here. Pretty big rival so he's not sitting at home for this game. Maybe he got clean blood for the negative test results?

 

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Watching a soccer game in England.  They decided to let fans attend under "strict" rules.  Must wear a mask, must maintain distance, no singing or shouting.  What could go wrong?

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20201205-premier-league-tells-returning-fans-to-avoid-excessive-singing

"Chelsea's game against Leeds at Stamford Bridge, which starts at 2000 GMT, will also have 2,000 fans present.

The Premier League issued advice on safety measures on Saturday, including a warning for fans not to get carried away when their team scores a goal.

"Fans can celebrate but should remain socially distanced from people outside their social bubble," said the advice.

"Hugging of other fans and high-fives should be avoided and fans are asked to be respectful to those around them, including avoiding excessive shouting or singing."

Look at all of the noses.  I have a friend who calls that kind of mask a chin diaper.

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If this were 100 years ago (like the flu pandemic) it would be much more of a field exercise in Darwin's theory.

Snark aside, we are fortunate that it is not 1918 or we would literally have bodies stacked in refrigerator trucks in every city in the country.

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14 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

The problem is that Darwin's Natural Selection does not work for humans anymore. There are unnatural ways to correct their wrongs.

Stupidity shouldn't always be painful, sometimes it needs to be fatal. Even then they never learn.

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Liverpool fans.  If you follow soccer you know that the games are almost more about fans singing and shouting than actually watching the game.  Probably the best place to catch the virus in an outdoor setting.  Standing in one place surrounded by shouting singing men who don't realize that their nose is involved in breathing.

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