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One good thing about the election: we aren't being bombarded with 'Rona "news."
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A co-worker's 48 YO ex-wife, smoker for 30 years, tested positive. She's lost her sense of taste and smell and their 16 YO son is sick as a dog, but they aren't testing him because "it's probably the flu."
 

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Let's just say that the people who run the University of Manchester (UK) are bumbling idiots. Mid last month a student takes their own life. And then last night, they installed a lockdown fence. After the angry reaction from students and parents this morning the University admin was like: "Oh, sorry, we stupid, we'll take it down." The student body said, no, we'll take it down for you.

Manchester University student, 19, found dead in halls of residence

Manchester Uni installs new lockdown fencing and security checks around campus

Manchester University students remove 'lockdown' fencing during huge protests - The Mancunion
 

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Let's just say that the people who run the University of Manchester (UK) are bumbling idiots. Mid last month a student takes their own life. And then last night, they installed a lockdown fence. After the angry reaction from students and parents this morning the University admin was like: "Oh, sorry, we stupid, we'll take it down." The student body said, no, we'll take it down for you.

Manchester University student, 19, found dead in halls of residence

Manchester Uni installs new lockdown fencing and security checks around campus

Manchester University students remove 'lockdown' fencing during huge protests - The Mancunion

Definitely seems like a very detached governing body; too insulated during their thinking process
 

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With this new data on air circulation on Jets.....I have that much more respect for the level of commitment those Burning it down and passing out on the early flights out of Las Vegas have when you smell their farts all the way to RDU.....


:ROFLMAO: O_o
 

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I’ll never be able to articulate this the way the scientist did that I just listen to, but doing the shut down thing only slows the spreading of the virus, it does not kill it.

At the end of the day, we are trying to outsmart nature. Simon says, that never works.
 

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I’ll never be able to articulate this the way the scientist did that I just listen to, but doing the shut down thing only slows the spreading of the virus, it does not kill it.

At the end of the day, we are trying to outsmart nature. Simon says, that never works.
I forget his name off the top of my head, but I remember the one epidemiologist on Rogan months ago saying (paraphrasing here) "A two week or so lockdown could kill this, if you managed 100% compliance, which is a Herculean task to get people to do."
 

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I forget his name off the top of my head, but I remember the one epidemiologist on Rogan months ago saying (paraphrasing here) "A two week or so lockdown could kill this, if you managed 100% compliance, which is a Herculean task to get people to do."
I mean, the Chinese could have killed this if they didn't lie to the world about it. But they did and then they did tons of shit to their own people while the rest of world fought COVID. Not that I think the West would have done a damn thing for the people of Hong Kong or the Uyghurs. Suffice to say, their response to SARS-COV-1 in which they also lied about, was much more rapid than this.

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ETA: I'm struggling with the idea of this SARS-COV-2 vaccine being 90% effective, which is 30 points more effective than the flu vaccine.

Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective
 
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I forget his name off the top of my head, but I remember the one epidemiologist on Rogan months ago saying (paraphrasing here) "A two week or so lockdown could kill this, if you managed 100% compliance, which is a Herculean task to get people to do."
@Salamie3 has the right of it, I think it was when Weinstein was talking about New Zealand's success in being able to do just that due to having much fewer people.

He's a biologist, though - you might have been confusing him with Michael Osterholm who, as it turns out, was just named to President-Elect Biden's Covid-19 Advisory Board.
 
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