The new Corona virus, should we worry?

USAF

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Such a predictable, vapid answer from you. Go back to wearing your ref shirt, you make a poor player.
LOL.

An obscure Seinfeld ref is so "predictable."

Keep the belly laughs coming, beeg. Much appreciated.
 

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Its official, I am ready to get rid of all restrictions beyond masks. Covid is over lets move on......
 

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Cut down- since you were asking -

Community infection rate is how the State Dept of Health refers to cases where the source cannot readily be determined through contract tracing.

Strib story from Oct 6:

Minnesota’s COVID-19 dashboard reported Tuesday that a new high of 38% of confirmed novel coronavirus infections came from unknown community sources.

The rate is above Minnesota’s goal of no more than 30%, meaning the SARS-CoV-2 virus is spreading beyond the state’s ability to track it and contain it.

While it’s impossible to identify all sources of COVID-19, state health officials said this increase was an expected result of rising infection numbers and viral spread. They urged people to reduce their risks through mask-wearing and social distancing, which in turn will cut the rate of unknown infections.

“It is reasonable that with increasing cases there is increased chance to acquire the virus in the community without knowing from whom or where,” said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director. “It is a concerning yet anticipated trend when cases increase.”
 

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How could have Trump handled Covid like a pro?
All he had to do was take it seriously and be consistent. He did neither and looked like a fool because of it....

The bar was really not set that high...
 

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Oh geez, that's not what I thought, and you might as well kiss your freedoms goodbye, Minnesotans!

We (Minnesota) will set up a totally inadequate Covid tracking system, and then as long as Covid cases exceed that capabiity of our inadequate tracking system to keep up with it, we will declare more lockdowns.

This is so bad, that in one's most devious nightmare, one would be hard-pressed to conjure up this sch^t.
Cut Walz some slack. There was really nothing he could have done.
 

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Many European countries are going the wrong way.
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Cut Walz some slack. There was really nothing he could have done.
He could have been honest and he could have chosen to treat the state's citizens like adults. He didn't protect the elderly and that wasn't rocket science to figure out. There were posters on the GH who had that figured out in March and April. Walz is still in the top down, one size fits all mode. The disease is going to exact the pain either way. Better to protect the old and get to work.
 

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All he had to do was take it seriously and be consistent. He did neither and looked like a fool because of it....

The bar was really not set that high...
He took it more seriously than Biden. He took action against China in January when Biden called it xenophobia. He got the CDC off of it's fanny and got the public sector involved in testing and vaccine research and he held daily pressers to update. He followed Fauci to the T. Biden would have been slower to react (as we can see from history) but he would have come around to the exact same thing but perhaps without as much help from the public sector as fast as Trump got it.

You cannot point to a thing Biden could have done differently other than your feelings of hatred towards Trump.
 

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Got to hand it to the media. They are relentless. This was the headline of a Yahoo Sports article:

Fan who attended Texans-Chiefs NFL opener tests positive for COVID-19

Did they think that attending an NFL game would give all attendees immunity?

You know the headline ‘Trump supporter who attended Trump rally tests positive for CV‘ can’t be far behind.

We will never see ‘Biden supporter who social distanced and wore a mask tests positive for CV’ even though it happens everyday.
 

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How many people attended rally?

What are the odds those 2 out of (we'll call it 1,000) ended up hospitalized with something else and had covid? Or one of them at least? How old are those 2?

If you don't know Doc then why post?
 

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Not until you know the answer otherwise its just conjecture.
 

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Into the maelstrom. Representatives at the WHO have come out against lockdowns except in extreme cases. The narrative is starting to shift.





As Virus Surges in Europe, Resistance to New Restrictions Also Grows

In perhaps the most telling indication that people are either confused or done listening to guidance, cases continue to explode, including in places where new measures have already been promulgated.

Portugal ordered new restrictions last month, but on Thursday recorded more than 1,000 daily infections for the first time since April. In the northern England, where new rules have come and gone and come again, the most tangible result has been sowing confusion, not slowing contagion. Officials are now warning that hospitals could face a greater flood of patients than at the height of the pandemic in April.

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases. Europe, as a region, is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States.

The pitfall of imposing stricter new measures has already been witnessed in Israel, the only country to order a second nationwide lockdown. It has led to chaos and rampant protests.




 

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I don't see lockdowns coming back except maybe New York
 

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Shutdowns appear to only have marginal impact on state economies. The covid economic hit looks pretty even across the country.


 

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Shutdowns appear to only have marginal impact on state economies. The covid economic hit looks pretty even across the country.


To be fair, many "shithole" red states had no economy to begin with.
 

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Into the maelstrom. Representatives at the WHO have come out against lockdowns except in extreme cases. The narrative is starting to shift.





As Virus Surges in Europe, Resistance to New Restrictions Also Grows

In perhaps the most telling indication that people are either confused or done listening to guidance, cases continue to explode, including in places where new measures have already been promulgated.

Portugal ordered new restrictions last month, but on Thursday recorded more than 1,000 daily infections for the first time since April. In the northern England, where new rules have come and gone and come again, the most tangible result has been sowing confusion, not slowing contagion. Officials are now warning that hospitals could face a greater flood of patients than at the height of the pandemic in April.

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases. Europe, as a region, is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States.

The pitfall of imposing stricter new measures has already been witnessed in Israel, the only country to order a second nationwide lockdown. It has led to chaos and rampant protests.




People just aren't afraid that they'll be one of the unlucky few to end up in the hospital, and potentially worse, if they get infected.

They want to pretend that there isn't a global pandemic, that kills non-elderly, healthy people.
 

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People just aren't afraid that they'll be one of the unlucky few to end up in the hospital, and potentially worse, if they get infected.

They want to pretend that there isn't a global pandemic, that kills non-elderly, healthy people.
It’s not denial, it’s acceptance of the reality of the situation, human psychology, knock on effects of lockdowns. Who is in denial here?
 

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Really Trumpists are generally stupid, gullible and easily led, which is why so many refuse to wear masks or take the viral threat seriously.
 

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Shutdowns appear to only have marginal impact on state economies. The covid economic hit looks pretty even across the country.


Each percentage point is a big deal. Clearly economies are intertwined. Economic activity will regain most of that dip in Q3 but the rate of recovery is subject to factors that cannot be fully predicted - including state, county, municipal lockdowns - which do have predictable effects without having any proven meaningful long term effect on viral spread. Also, the wiping out of hundreds of thousands of small businesses in favor of consolidation/big business is not a positive thing in my view.
 
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Really Trumpists are generally stupid, gullible and easily led, which is why so many refuse to wear masks or take the viral threat seriously.
I’m not a Trumpist, take the threat seriously, wear a mask. Countries are moving away from lockdowns, one by one, as reality sets in.
 

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Restrictions increase the amount of time it takes for the virus to infect X number of people. That's a mathematical fact.

You can pretend and hope that vaccine herd immunity is so far away that the delay achieved so far won't matter. That's what you want to happen.

But it isn't reality.
 
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