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  1. Thread: Austria

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    Well in China they padlocked people on their...

    Well in China they padlocked people on their apartments and welded the doors shut. It still didn't stop covid. Humans are very arrogant in thinking they can control nature. Some humility, and...
  2. Thread: Austria

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    I am working to free my community from a mask...

    I am working to free my community from a mask mandate.
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    What sad punctuation around colons. Too much...

    What sad punctuation around colons. Too much sherry?
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    There is a free HBO preview on Verizon today so I...

    There is a free HBO preview on Verizon today so I am watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. I can relate to Larry, who focuses on details to the annoyance of others, but who is almost always right when it...
  5. Thread: Austria

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    There should not be a space after responder. The...

    There should not be a space after responder. The use of a colon in the following sentence is odd and the space before it is wrong. The last sentence should end with a period.
  6. Thread: Austria

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    Imagine you are a hero first responder and notice...

    Imagine you are a hero first responder and notice a very impaired driver pulling out of the parking lot of the bar weaving all over the place. The driver slams into another vehicle that has been...
  7. Thread: Conavirus......

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    The biggest predictor of whether someone will get...

    The biggest predictor of whether someone will get a vaccine is age. Older people of all political persuasions are more likely to get vaccinated as they are most at risk. There is also probably no...
  8. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I believe you are talking about the incidence...

    I believe you are talking about the incidence rate and I am talking about the test positivity rate.
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Looking at test data for colleges and...

    Looking at test data for colleges and universities where everyone is subject to testing and all results are reported -

    In my area positivity rates average 1.5% over the course of the semester with...
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    Despite paying my auto insurance in full for the...

    Despite paying my auto insurance in full for the year I expect to come out under budget. I am paying the water bill due December 15th next month rather than this month, but other than that I have not...
  11. Thread: Conavirus......

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    We are also getting bogus data on covid...

    We are also getting bogus data on covid positivity rates. Many people now buy home tests and if they are negative don't report this to anyone, but if positive do tell their doctor and seek advice on...
  12. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Even with the spikes only 15% or so of...

    Even with the spikes only 15% or so of hospitalizations in my state are due to covid. Depending on the hospital between 5 and 50% of hospital capacity is used for prescheduled surgeries. There is a...
  13. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Don't take it from me - take it from this link: ...

    Don't take it from me - take it from this link:
    ...
  14. Thread: Austria

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    I would make an exception for minors since they...

    I would make an exception for minors since they need parental permission so it's not up to them and some are too young for the shot.

    This is already happening on a smaller scale. If you need an...
  15. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I would just put a sign on the door,...

    I would just put a sign on the door, "Unvaccinated, enter at your own risk".

    It should not be the job of government or business to protect people from themselves. Personal responsibility needs to...
  16. Thread: Austria

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    I support triaging hospital admissions so that...

    I support triaging hospital admissions so that the unvaccinated wait until all vaccinated people are seen first.

    I believe a policy like this would get a good number of the unvaccinated to get...
  17. Thread: Conavirus......

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    When you go to the hospital they test you for...

    When you go to the hospital they test you for covid. If you test positive you are automatically counted as a covid hospitalization.

    So I could feel perfectly fine, no covid symptoms, then I have a...
  18. Thread: Austria

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    Forced vaccinations make me think of Nurse...

    Forced vaccinations make me think of Nurse Ratched and Dr. Mengele.
  19. Thread: Conavirus......

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    When my son had chicken pox as a child a coworker...

    When my son had chicken pox as a child a coworker wanted to have his kids play with him so they could catch it since it is better to get it while young and it's mild than when older. Another coworker...
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I ran across a new term the other day -...

    I ran across a new term the other day - anamnestic. It is when waning immunity is boosted either by exposure to the virus or from booster shots. "Each exposure trains the immune system to recognize...
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Rogar, mask or vax makes sense to me because it...

    Rogar, mask or vax makes sense to me because it provides an incentive for vaccination. Mask mandates that apply to vaccinated people do the opposite and create moral hazard.

    Of course, anyone who...
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    Excellent Rosa.

    Excellent Rosa.
  23. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I am not convinced. Covid comes in waves, so...

    I am not convinced.

    Covid comes in waves, so the decrease could be that it has peaked in this area. If masks work, why are positivity rates lowest in states like South Carolina, Texas or Florida...
  24. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Here is the follow-up story: ...

    Here is the follow-up story:

    https://www.wcvb.com/article/5-investigates-teacher-who-left-dys-northeast-region-working-again/38337795
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    If I recall correctly at one time you posted in...

    If I recall correctly at one time you posted in the past it would be a blessing for your mother to pass given the deterioration in her quality of life. If that is the case I would not be trying to...
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