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    For those who think that the US (and possibly others) are overreacting to Coronavirus:

    That is a stretch since it was never tested in humans. A rather important step in the process. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1150091
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    For those who think that the US (and possibly others) are overreacting to Coronavirus:

    Keep in mind there has never been a successful vaccine for any previous coronavirus.
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    Can you have both contact tracing *and* privacy?

    I assume then that you would have no problem with random searches of your person, perhaps a random search of your house, a frisk of your wife, a review of your bank accounts? After all, “unless you have something to hide does it really matter?” We will all draw lines as to where government...
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    For those who think that the US (and possibly others) are overreacting to Coronavirus:

    Like many things the numbers presented are raw and lack context. For instance, 215k combat deaths during the Civil War represented 0.7% of the then 31.4M population. By contrast the 118k dead from COVID represents 0.036% of our current population. The flu of 1918-1919 was far more deadly than...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    I think that it is very hard to tell because there is still so much unknown about this particular coronavirus. With that said I suspect that there will be modest increases in infections here and there but overall I suspect that the US will look like much of the world that has been “reopening”...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Interesting stuff from one state and I will give you credit for acknowledging that both the number of cases and the number of deaths is on the decline which for me and I suspect many others is indeed winning the battle (certainly not losing the battle). While obviously data gets more reliable...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Where’s your data supporting your claim that we are “losing the battle”. Still crickets. Question. If we are “losing the battle” as you claimed and the John Hopkins data showing declining infections is wrong and the CDC data of declining deaths is inaccurate why have all of the temporary...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    The graph for all deaths is delayed for several weeks. That disclosure is clear for that particular set of data but that disclosure does not apply to the COVID-19 graph as it has its own disclosure which says “While 80% of deaths are electronically processed and coded by NCHS within minutes...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    You make up a lot of crap. Nowhere does the site say there is a 5-week delay in getting the data. You literally are making that up in order to hang on to your point that we are some how losing the battle. In point of fact the notes say that it takes an average of 7-days to get the complete data...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    FWIW I disagree with the comment that “the face mask is a symbol of fear and obedience”. I know many people that choose to wear a face mask and I don’t believe that a single one of them does it out of “fear and obedience”. I also don’t believe that people questioning the need for face masks...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Try scrolling down the link that I posted to Table 1 “Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019, pneumonia and influenza 2/1/20 - 5/23/20” and you will see 5 straight weeks of steep drop to a level not seen since over a month ago. I don’t know how anyone can honestly interpret that as “losing...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    You implied that we are losing the fight yet hospitalizations and deaths are way down. The data shows that. Tell me how that is “losing the fight” (your words) Did it occur to you that some of the people questioning the validity of wearing “homemade bandana masks” might also be people who have...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    . That’s horrible. I had no idea. It would seem like work conditions like that would create an environment for some pretty bad errors to occur.
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    A blatantly false narrative. The data says something completely different. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm BTW the graph for hospitalizations looks the same. It’s a shame that you call Americans who have lost their jobs, their savings, and businesses that they worked...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Simply put because they, the “experts” have been wrong on so many fronts. From models, to the need for ventilators, to the need for more hospital capacity, to ever shifting guidance on such things as masks and getting the virus off of surfaces, to some jurisdictions forcing nursing homes to...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    LOL. That is such a hack line that even politicians quit using it. Masks are not a solution. They are a tool that in some settings the right mask may be beneficial but as a broad brush approach (any type of non standardized/tested homemade mask for all people in all public settings) might not...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    I read it. It is filled with a lot of “could”, “might be possible” and other qualifiers and concludes with . . . “To conclude, the limitations of their experiment is that it is not yet known what volume of micro droplets leads to infection. The study recommends wearing mask to prevent from...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    You claimed that asymptotic people are “spreading the virus the most”. That is the data I am asking for. Still waiting. You posted a link for how a cough, which is a symptom, spreads and then claim that as a reason for asymptotic people who have no cough to wear a mask. That makes zero sense...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Your link is for a cough not speaking or breathing. Asymptotic people by definition are not coughing and sneezing. They’re supposed to stay home. Also please show a link with the data supporting your claim that “ . . . almost half of infectious people never get symptoms AND these are the folks...
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    Mask Wearing Rant

    Actually that is the very definition of an opinion. Given that we were told we needed to “lockdown until the curve was flattened” and then for many of us the lockdown continued to well after that, many folks have a well founded skepticism of doing certain things of questionable benefit until...
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