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I've got a really close friend who's wife is about as much a germ freak as they come. She won't sleep in a hotel. Well there has been a night or 2 that she has stayed overnight. But what she does is she sits at the foot of the bed and props herself forward, kind of like some do in airplane seats. I guess she dozes off a bit this way. She's passed this unhealthy excessive worry on to her family. They pull out hand wipes about every 5 minutes and take a mini bath wherever they are. They smell like baby wipes, and its nauseating. Every time I smell them my mind pictures poopy diapers from when my sons were infants. They NEVER enter and cross the threshold of their house without first going to the shower … EVERY TIME. I went in their house once, I was not allowed to touch anything. It was like a museum. I did sit in a chair but I had to keep my arms and hands in my lap and not move. I have 3 sons. We wash ourselves and our hands when it is pertinent. Guess who's family stays sick! No mine, hehehehe. I laugh at my buddy all the time. He's a good sport about it.

I told my buddy that he and his family's immune system just sits around on the couch eating tater chips, bored with nothing to do. So when a germ does enter their bodies, their immune system's response is something like, "I'll get to it in a bit, Springer's on." While my immune system has roving ninjas coursing through my veins, just looking from some germ's ass to whip. And my immune system likes procreating so I have lots of anti-bodies just roving everywhere (I say this and I might die tomorrow of a common cold). Hehehe. Funny situation with my buddy. He knows his wife is a germ freak to the first degree, but he has to follow orders or live life miserably.

I just thought of a brilliant idea. We all wear masks that are connected to small portable tanks that have a vacuum on them. When we breath out, a valve is actuated and the tank sucks in the air we exhaled. It continues doing so until tank vacuum is lost. At which time the mask and tank system chucks the tank (wherever we may be), and we have to hold our breath long enough to hustle to replace the tank with a fresh vacuumed tank. Said tanks last ohhhhh maybe 10 minutes or so because they're small but easy to carry around. However, we will have to pull a cart around with us with a crapload of tanks in vacuum. Then there's a group of tank collectors formed, who work for our trusty gobment, that go around gathering the tanks and take them to disposal / recycle centers where the deadly tank contents are drawn out, mixed with something incendiary and burned (the exhaust of said combustion will have to be recovered and sterilized as well, as well as that process's by-products, and on and on and on). The tanks are flushed with Lysol and Febreeze, and subsequently returned to a vacuum state and redistributed to households around the world. This is the only way mankind may survive this. You're welcome. Oh, be careful driving on the interstate because motorcycle riders have to tow said cart with tanks, and when the system chucks them, if they bounce just right they could wind up coming through a windshield.


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They downgraded their estimate a minimum of three times in the first couple months. Nobody knew much of anything on this virus, but our media highlighted and sensationalized anything and everything they could about it. Even now, the number of cases is trumpeted while death statistics are ignored. If you remove New York City from our stats, the US looks much different. One third of all US deaths are in our nursing homes, the State's leadership forced them to take known cases back in. The US is a Republic of 50 states, each state responds according to local government, with some help from the feds. Oregon is 4.2 million people, with well under 300 deaths, hardly horrifying for a guy, even in his late 60's that scuba dives, hikes in bear and cougar country, rides several motorcycles 15,000 miles \ year or more, and eats tacos off of a truck in a parking lot. Deaths are pretty high on the age chart, and generally have other medical issues to complicate the illness. This is going to be with us for a while, no cure, no pill or shot to fix 8 Billion people.
 

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so ? Burgman riders matter?

I see a lip coming up on death toll graph on worldofmeters and a month or so ago I made a post why the numbers are going up but no deaths and then I thought it was just a delay and here its being shown. I think it will spike soon.

btw, anyone notice sweden doesnt report how many are recovered and did you see their graph? it looks like they arent reporting correctly or truthfully because "all of a sudden" the numbers are dropping sharply and they never had a lockdown. VERY suspicious.

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btw, anyone notice sweden doesnt report how many are recovered and did you see their graph? ... and they never had a lockdown. VERY suspicious.
Although Sweden didn’t do a full lock down, it isn’t business as usual the way some people here and elsewhere make it sound.

Large groups were banned and in April the govt. set out regulations and advice on social distancing for work, shopping and socialising etc and avoiding social groups, weddings funerals etc.
Customers in restaurants and bars have to sit at tables to be served, no standing at the bar or grouping around buffet counters.

Nightlife in somewhere like Stockholm is normally packed and there is a strong cafe culture during the day (“Fika“ is part of life and a workday; coffee, chat and pastry - mostly fantastic cinnamon buns). Photos may make it seem busy but not compared to when I’ve been there in the past.

On not reporting recovered cases, the U.K. doesn’t report them either. Different regions have different ways of reporting so it becomes a bit meaningless. It could mean “discharged from hospital” but then it doesn’t match total cases because not everybody went to hospital. Then there are people discharged from hospital but left with chronic conditions due to heart or lung damage and strokes, are they recovered?

Sweden spiked worse than its neighbours who took firmer steps such as Finland (300) and Denmark (600 deaths) and so they did implement some measures. They aren’t out of the woods yet and there was an announcement yesterday about concerns for the next few months.

Population density in Sweden is very low, something like Nevada, so it should be harder for the virus to spread. They already had an existing law about locking down local areas.
Nice country and Stockholm is a great city.
 

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The WHOLE Country of Sweden's population, 10.23 million. Also Denmark's 5.81 million and Finland's 5.51 million. Even Norway has 5.46 million. All 4 countries have a combined 27.01 million. Four countries.
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But the top 8 cities in USA are as follows but 2020 updates makes them add up to 26.41 million for all 10.
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I call bullshit on that graph above i posted of decline cases. Its just just falling off like a cliff. Im very suspicious of it and its legitimacy. I havent seen any country slope down that hard on decreased infected. Very smelly.
I think their plan didnt work to their advantage
Less people or more, too many people together. I watch and see news all the time. That guy guy anders is a clown and waaay too many deaths
 

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144 tested 90 were ....False Positive ! = 62.5% error rate with 37.5% that the test worked ?

How does that make you feel about taking a Rushed to Market Vaccine?



The US has 4% of the world's population but 25% of the worlds coronavirus cases ???

 
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I'm just glad I don't live in New York City.
Hey, CNN :
Oregon's death rate. What do you say about that ? (...not sensational enough)
0.000714285714286%
So, out of 4,200,000 people in Oregon, my odds at others being older, less healthy, living in nursing homes, or suffering a decade or more from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc,
my odds are pretty good.
And, I'm old. WTH, I guess I'll go for a motorcycle ride, and have some street tacos for dinner. Now THAT's putting my health and life in jeopardy.
 

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These posts can not help turning into a political bash. :rolleyes:

What is happening in all of Oregon state is so small compared to Texas.

Comparing Apples to Oranges is a :poop: shoot.
 

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Dave_J, at this point I don’t know who to bash ? I am calling into question the numbers and the Human Bean Counters.
 

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In the end, we'll know from the excess death figures. To some extent, we know it now.

Count up everyone who dies, compare it to last year when there wasn't a pandemic. Adjust for changes due to containment measures (less driving shows up as fewer vehicle fatalities, social distancing also cuts down flu deaths, etc) and consequences of the pandemic (overloaded hospitals, and people with otherwise treatable conditions avoiding hospitals due to concern about getting COVID-19, etc). The difference will almost certainly track with the known spread of COVID-19, and will almost certainly be entirely explained by COVID-19 cases, diagnosed or not. Unless there's some mysterious OTHER pneumonia and/or vascular disease out there that just happens to be spreading at the same rate... which is kind of unlikely.

It's not going to tell you if John Doe over there in the morgue was specifically killed by the coronavirus. It will tell you that in a given country or state -- possibly county, maybe city (depends on how big a population you're counting) -- the pandemic killed X people, give or take a few.
 

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I remember a post in another thread saying there wasn’t much of a problem and Texas was doing just fine too, with 847 deaths - but that was a few weeks ago and things change.

The numbers will never be accurate, we still don’t know how many died after 1918 epidemic.
What numbers do show is trends - is it going up or down, have more people died than usual.

Projections will naturally alter over time, variables are called variables because they vary.
Some crazy theory comes out of left field and people’s behaviour changes, something new discovered about the virus or a new mitigating treatment is worked out etc.
 

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Wife works for the City and our Health Insurance requires an Annual Health Assessment Screening ....so last Monday at 5:45 a.m. I went and got screened and had three vials of blood drawn .....just got my results....No Covid Anti-Bodies Detected .

I’m faithful about wearing my mask and did not attend any demonstrations.

Reminds me of a song....

 
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Daris - Does everything remind you of a song? :D

Byron - If I had been there, I would have went and got street tacos with ya! What kind of mongrel is that in your avatar? When I grow up, I'm gonna get my own mongrel. I don't want a gerbil size mongrel, but I don't want a pony either. Yours looks just about right.

The attention on the U.S.A.'s dealings with and/or problems with covid from people in other countries reminds me … I worked with a particular bloke my first engineering job. He was from England. He was brought over because the CEO was from England and this bloke wound up spending a lot of time under the CEO's desk (not joking). Anywho, this bloke, always asked me about this that and the other from the U.S. And frequently nearing the end of our conversation he'd ask me about some particular similar thing from England (like we'd talk about various U.S. rock bands, then he'd ask me about some rock band from England). It was always the same story. I had never heard of the whatever topic version from England. It's like a one way street. All our crap goes east across the pond. Very little of their crap comes west. Turns out it's a very good system and it continues to this day. They seem very interested even to talk about every aspect of our culture, and mostly we don't care or know anything about theirs. Hehehehe. It's peculiar, but that's just the way it is I guess. Has covid even made it to England? I haven't heard...
 

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You're absolutely right... You'd think I spent this morning pushing my wheel barrow down the road calling
"bring out your dead,,,,bring out your dead"
"Mercy" is a Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull mix, with some other genes mixed in there, who knows what...
Wife and I bought a larger property a few years ago, with an apartment for her mom, and room for a dog, so we visited a Petsmart adoption event. She is about 65 pounds, not as tall as my knee, but all muscle, chest and head. An Urban Outdoorsman in the area had her, and brought her in for a neuter clinic, when done, he said... I don't want the dog anymore. She ended up in a rescue shelter in N. California, and we adopted her. First dog for me in decades, first for wife ever. After the adjustment and getting to know each other.. took a while.... everybody loves everybody... grandma too. She is perfect sized, short hair, no grooming to speak of, very affectionate (if you're in her circle of trust, otherwise, scary as hell) and smart.
 

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I couldn't tell exactly what she was. But … she's PERFECT. I strongly prefer a sturdy built short hair dog. I have friends that have these little gerbil dogs, and bring them to the BMX tracks. I'm always scared I'm going to take a step back and, crunch. They are always underfoot. And, they let the little gerbils go tinkle and poo everywhere (right underfoot too), I guess their thinking is that their bladder is so small, and their terdletts are so small, that it's OK. Well, it's not cool. And I'd hate to crunch one. I'd rather have a pony (Great Dane) than a gerbil dog.

I had a Wiemeraner, she was short hair, no grooming, no stink, no shedding, no fleas, she was a great dog. But she was a bit too large to ride on a Burgman. I sure miss her.
 

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Check your local shelters for Pitbulls, or talk with people that have them, properly raised, trained, and socialized, they are the most loyal, affectionate, sweet dogs you'll meet. Especially a neutered female, we got Mercy at about one and a half years old, not a puppy, but not grown either, she came with some training and manners. She just had her 5th birthday, and still is about 99 percent puppy, full of energy and a big clown. She's a joy to have around and spoil.
sorry to turn this into a dog fest thread...

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Daris - Does everything remind you of a song? :D

 
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