The COVID-19 Wild West Thread (Read 512 times)


Elite Jogger

    Don't be afraid of Covid. If you get sick you can just take Marine One to Walter Reed for the best socialized medicine there is. All for just $750 in taxes.

     

    Duh, he’s a politician and business guy (not to be confused with someone like the Pope).....so it’s pantomime and anything goes to win the election.

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    DavePNW


      Don't be afraid of Covid. If you get sick you can just take Marine One to Walter Reed for the best socialized medicine there is. All for just $750 in taxes.

       

      I don’t begrudge the President of the United States getting special treatment. But if his message coming out of this is basically don’t worry about COVID, we’ve got it all figured out—that’s fucked up. 

      Dave

         

        But if his message coming out of this is basically don’t worry about COVID, we’ve got it all figured out—that’s fucked up. 

         

        That does indeed appear to be his message.

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          I don’t begrudge the President of the United States getting special treatment. But if his message coming out of this is basically don’t worry about COVID, we’ve got it all figured out—that’s fucked up. 

           

          I can't even put into good words how pissed off I am about his message. 200k people are dead. No, we don't have this figured out.

           

          The worst part is I know the asshole in charge is not going to bother wearing a mask or modeling social distancing after this since he is now immune.

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          rectumdamnnearkilledem

             

            I don’t begrudge the President of the United States getting special treatment. But if his message coming out of this is basically don’t worry about COVID, we’ve got it all figured out—that’s fucked up. 

             

            I've got my popcorn for when the steroids wear off. I've been on that drug during chemo (primarily to head-off nausea). The very best I felt during each 2 week cycle was the 40ish or so hours that that nasty shit was active in my system. The only thing that kept me from going out for a long run or bike ride was a brick-like 46 hour infusion pump connected to a port in my chest that prevented me from wearing a sports bra.

             

            But when that drug wore off so that I could feel the full effects of chemo...I felt like death (and I was fit and only 44, not 74 and dependent upon a golf cart). It gave me energy, but I also couldn't think remotely straight. No way would I have felt safe driving myself around, much less making critical decisions.

             

            Can they keep him on this drug for long? I suspect not. Steroids hijack a person's immune system, so I'm guessing staying on steroids would do more harm than good after a relatively short time. He may be in for a very steep learning curve.

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            Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

             

            Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

            remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                 ~ Sarah Kay

              Ah, he’s fine. Tip top condition. Nevermind he just tweeted 15 times in a row stuck on all-caps, that’s perfectly normal among alpha males. And ummm... that one that said “Space Force. Vote”, ummm... that was totally sane.

               

               

               

               

              DavePNW


                Ah, he’s fine. Tip top condition. Nevermind he just tweeted 15 times in a row stuck on all-caps, that’s perfectly normal among alpha males. And ummm... that one that said “Space Force. Vote”, ummm... that was totally sane.

                 

                Dave

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                rectumdamnnearkilledem

                  NEJM pulls no punches.

                  '20 Goals:

                  Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                   

                  Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                  remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                       ~ Sarah Kay

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                    wcrunner2


                    I'm out of ideas

                       

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                        Problem Child

                          Didn't the Duke study show that neck gaiters are worse than nothing? This study says they block 77% of droplets. I thought the point of the masks was to prevent the spread by droplets spreading through the air. That's why we have to wear masks isn't it? So we don't spread it that 6 feet that droplets can travel, or am I wrong?

                           

                          EDIT: Towards the end of the article it says a neck gaiter is 10% effective at stopping 0.5 micron particles. To put this into perspective, the air quality index run by the EPA would only report this as PM 2.5 which is 5 times bigger. They block 50% of 1 micron and PM 2.5 is double the size of that. Apparently they're pretty good if the Air Quality Index is 150+.

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                          Country Fried

                            The Duke study was flawed. The lead investigator even came out explaining that the study being interpreted as neck gators are bad was not what the research actually studied.


                            Interval Junkie --Nobby

                              As Trent says.

                               

                              But also, keep in mind that there is a scientific efficacy vs a practical efficacy.  If something gives the illusion of more protection than it really offers, but thereby encourages more risky behavior, then the net effect is bad, even if scientifically it is better than nothing.

                               

                              Lambskin condoms vs HIV being a good case study.

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                              Teresadfp


                              One day at a time

                                My daughter and I trekked around New England this week to see the foliage, which was beautiful.  It's reassuring being in the three states (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) with the lowest rates of infection in the country.  Vermont is VERY strict.  B&Bs won't take walkins.  You have to make reservations for dinner.  People who aren't from New England or not from safe counties even in the region have to sign a statement that they have quarantined for two weeks.  Our county is safe, so we didn't have to do that.

                                 

                                I don't think we saw a single person in four days not wearing a mask in public.