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  • Originally posted by Kung Wu View Post

    Of course, but only with an admission of guilt.
    You're misrepresenting the historical timeline of knowledge obtained in hopes of scoring points. And I completely understand. If one is ever going to best CB in an argument, it will likely require substantial cheating.

    Got your booster shot yet? ;)

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    • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post

      You're misrepresenting the historical timeline of knowledge obtained in hopes of scoring points. And I completely understand. If one is ever going to best CB in an argument, it will likely require substantial cheating.

      Got your booster shot yet? ;)
      Clod,
      Fauci, and the NIH will have little to NO credibility in a short amount of time. Where will you turn next?

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      • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post
        You're misrepresenting the historical timeline of knowledge obtained in hopes of scoring points.
        No, I'm not.

        Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post
        Got your booster shot yet? ;)
        Of course not, they haven't been approved for my demographic.

        Have you got your flu shot yet?

        Kung Wu say man who take lady on camping trip, have one intent.

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        • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post

          Do you go to your tax accountant when you're having car trouble?
          No, but I also wouldn't go to or trust a doctor who doesn't actually treat patients...

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          • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post

            You're misrepresenting the historical timeline of knowledge obtained in hopes of scoring points.
            You have been shouting from the rooftops that everything you post is gospel and everyone else is wrong.

            As soon as it’s not, you claim there was no way to know who was right way back then so you weren’t wrong and the people saying what turned out to be right were still wrong because they had no way of knowing they were right back then.

            Also known as gas lighting.

            I really hope you are single.

            When you believe in something, the only person that's gotta believe it is you. Everything else is for the birds.- LeVelle Moton
            Wichita is going to the rich side of town with a pack of matches and a five gallon tank of gasoline and try to burn everything to the ground

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            • Originally posted by shock View Post

              You have been shouting from the rooftops that everything you post is gospel and everyone else is wrong.

              As soon as it’s not, you claim there was no way to know who was right way back then so you weren’t wrong and the people saying what turned out to be right were still wrong because they had no way of knowing they were right back then.

              Also known as gas lighting.

              I really hope you are single.
              Thank you. That's what Kung is doing, gas lighting.

              Back when I was reporting the latest developments on the pandemic, Shockernet was calling Covid either fake or just another flu, but absolutely a concoction of the Democrats to steal the election from Trump. Do you guys have any memory at all lol?

              My collection of contributions to this thread should be canonized and displayed in the Smithsonian next to some of the great logicians of all time.

              The right message, at exactly the right time. Absolute mastery from beginning to end.

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              • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post

                Thank you. That's what Kung is doing, gas lighting.

                Back when I was reporting the latest developments on the pandemic, Shockernet was calling Covid either fake or just another flu, but absolutely a concoction of the Democrats to steal the election from Trump. Do you guys have any memory at all lol?

                My collection of contributions to this thread should be canonized and displayed in the Smithsonian next to some of the great logicians of all time.

                The right message, at exactly the right time. Absolute mastery from beginning to end.
                Denying your failures and blaming Kung Wu IS gas lighting. You don’t even know gas lighting is do you?
                Livin the dream

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                • Originally posted by C0|dB|00ded View Post

                  I know you are but what am I?
                  Essentially.
                  When you believe in something, the only person that's gotta believe it is you. Everything else is for the birds.- LeVelle Moton
                  Wichita is going to the rich side of town with a pack of matches and a five gallon tank of gasoline and try to burn everything to the ground

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                  • Originally posted by wufan View Post

                    Denying your failures and blaming Kung Wu IS gas lighting. You don’t even know gas lighting is do you?

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                    • Originally posted by wufan View Post

                      Denying your failures and blaming Kung Wu IS gas lighting. You don’t even know gas lighting is do you?
                      He doesn’t know a lot. He’s a Mensa member in his own mind though.
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                      • When you believe in something, the only person that's gotta believe it is you. Everything else is for the birds.- LeVelle Moton
                        Wichita is going to the rich side of town with a pack of matches and a five gallon tank of gasoline and try to burn everything to the ground

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                        • Originally posted by DCShockerFan05 View Post
                          Disclaimer right off the bat: I work in the health care field, though not as a clinician--I study and advise on hospital operations and strategy. My educational background is in mathematics and statistics. So my perspective and advice below is offered as a concerned citizen who knows his way around numbers, clinical literature, and real-world consequences. I am not a doctor and do not offer medical advice.

                          I have been watching the situation closely since late January when the WHO began issuing daily situation reports and the first papers hit the medical journals. I am disappointed that most media, regardless of political leanings, did not give much attention to coronavirus until very recently, even though it was quite clear some weeks ago that the virus would not be contained in China or indeed anywhere. Here's what I can tell you from my point of view.

                          This is a very serious situation. There's still uncertainty about the exact mortality rate, but some things are clear, and it's also helpful to understand where the uncertainty comes from. One useful but limited measure is the Case Fatality Rate, which is the number of deaths divided by the number of confirmed cases at a given point in time. Early estimates put the CFR somewhere around 2%, but the current CFR is closer to 3.5%. But there are some caveats to that:

                          1. Many cases aren't confirmed, or even observed. In particular, mild cases are probably underreported. If you don't feel sick or don't feel sick for long, you probably don't get tested. Underreporting of mild cases (which don't lead to death) would mean the true denominator in the CFR is larger, so true CFR is smaller. That would be good news.

                          2. SO FAR, the vast majority of cases have been in China and in particular in Hubei province. There are several reasons to think that the Chinese authorities may be underrerporting the situation in ways DISTINCT from the expected underreporting of mild cases described above. These include nefarious ones like top-down coverups, but we'd also see an underrerporting if infrastructure is simply overwhelmed, or if testing protocols are flawed, or all sorts of things. Any of these phenomena would make the CFR a less precise estimate, but it's not clear in which direction--if deaths are underreported, for example, the true CFR could actually be higher. So this one is ambigious. However, as more cases emerge in other areas, the effect of any China-specific factors will be diminished.

                          3. Many, many of the confirmed cases--about 40,000--have not resolved yet--that is, they have neither died nor recovered. Some patients who already have the disease will die, but haven't yet. They're in the current denominator, but not the current numerator. So this factor biases the CFR estimate downward. As time goes on, enough cases will be resolved, one way or another, to eliminate this bias. But that hasn't happened yet.

                          4. There is really no question at this point that this is significantly more deadly than seasonal flu. Exactly how much is still uncertain, but it is NOT the same thing.

                          5. The CFR is calculated across the entire population of confirmed cases. But as you might expect, the fatality rate for certain subsets is significantly higher (and lower for others). For example, around 15% of patients over 80 have died. As more cases resolve, we'll get a better picture of which underlying conditions are most risky. If you are young and healthy, this probably won't kill you, but you DO NOT want to get this if you are elderly or have heart trouble, lung trouble, etc. And that means if you have elderly parents or grandparents, you don't want them to get this either.

                          So I am worried my parents and other relatives. But I'm also worried about the health care infrastructure overall. While we have, in normal times, far too many hospital beds (ask me about this separately; it's what i do for a living), this is exactly the sort of rare event that could swamp the system, especially in urban areas. Around 15-20% of confirmed cases are considered "serious"--respiratory distress, pneumonia, various other complications. Most estimates now say that at least 20% of the country will get this--some say as much as 80%. But suppose it's 20%, and 20% of those are serious cases. That's about 13 million serious cases. That number could be lower if the percentage of cases that are serious is also biased by underreporting of mild cases. Even so, a lot of people, even if they survive, will still be very sick for a while--in some cases weeks, if the early patterns hold. Unless there's a dramatic decline in transmission rates very soon, we will need nurses, respiratory therapists, ventilators, etc, and we'll need lots of them, round the clock, for quite a while. While I'm sure the system could respond to a sudden surge in demand, I'm not nearly as sure that it could sustain that surge across weeks or months. My colleagues and I are working right now to estimate this. There's also the impact on the capacity to treat everything else--heart attacks and strokes and new babies and accidents don't stop.

                          Is it all doom and gloom? Not exactly. It is serious--please, please don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But it's also not cause for panic. What we should all do is prepare for a range of circumstances, including those we don't necessarily expect. Here's what I'm doing:

                          1. I'm definitely taking more care to wash my hands thoroughly and trying (tougher than I thought) to not touch my nose/mouth/eyes.

                          2. I am deciding ahead of time what developments would make me change my behavior so that I'm not making rash decisions later. For example: Right now I'm going to work but driving instead of taking public transit. I have decided that if (when) there is community transmission confirmed near me (Washington DC area) I am going to work from home whenever possible. I have decided that if local authorities, my employer, or my doctor recommend "social distancing" measures, I will follow their recommendations. I am NOT stockpiling food, though I have checked to be sure that I would be able to manage a 14-day quarantine if necessary. I have NOT cancelled upcoming domestic business travel, but I WILL do so if traveling between areas where one side has significant community transmission and the other does not. (If both do, nothing's really gained by staying put, though I will have to consider whether being on a plane for a few hours is a good idea.) I have NOT purchased surgical or N95 masks, as there's little evidence they help the common man prevent COVID, but are in short supply for clinicians who do need them for their work generally.

                          3. I am deciding ahead of time what would cause me to seek medical care and how I would do it, so that I don't put undue burden on the system but also get care (and isolation) quickly if truly warranted.

                          4. I'm reading objective, reputable, evidence-based sources. That doesn't mean I'm NOT consuming mass media--in fact local and national news are really important to understand what is happening society-wise. But for the facts about the epidemic itself, it's CDC and WHO for me. I'm skipping any story that is mainly about political finger pointing or about how other media is covering something. I am following politics as I normally do, and I'm interested about how leaders on all sides are addressing the issue, because that's their job and I have a duty in democracy to observe and judge their performance. But I'm not confusing the political angle for the public health angle.

                          5. I'm not making jokes about this, nor am I panicking. I'm staying as informed as I can and helping my family to understand their risks and how to mitigate them.

                          Your approach may be different based on where you live (big city vs. small town, apartment building vs. standalone house), your job, your health, etc. But I'd recommend deciding what that approach is before things get bad. If they never get bad, all it has cost you is a little bit of worry.

                          If this is all overblown I will very happily come back and eat crow (properly inspected, cleaned and prepared). I really hope that's the case.

                          All the best to all of you.
                          The real Nostradamus.

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                          • BLM leader threaten NYC that there will be national uprising if they try to push their "racist vaccine mandates". This is in response to NYC requiring vaccine passports to go to restaurants.

                            We're putting this city on notice... Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see an uprising. And that is not a threat. That is a promise.
                            there u have it - COLD is racist

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                            • That BLM stance makes me laugh a little. The mandates themselves are bad and dumb but not racist. However, they do adversely affect minorities, especially the black community.

                              So while the racist reasoning is wrong, the negative impact of them is indisputable and they should absolutely be challenged.
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                              • Originally posted by SB Shock View Post
                                BLM leader threaten NYC that there will be national uprising if they try to push their "racist vaccine mandates". This is in response to NYC requiring vaccine passports to go to restaurants.



                                there u have it - COLD is racist
                                I will not discriminate. All arms get the needle unless proof of vaccination or hospitalization is shown. Former "positive" asymptomatics will get stuck.

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