LambeauLeap1250 WSSP


  
Go to page Previous  1 ... 70, 71, 72, 73, 74  Next  [ 1473 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply

COVID-19 Thread

Author Message
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 20, 2020, 5:37 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 6600
Fear The Chorizo said:
The whole stigma of "this is where covid patients stayed"...really? So the Javits Center is just going to have to get bulldozed after this now, too?

Like the McCormick Place in Chicago, everything that was used to treat and touch patients was brought in and subsequently removed. Patients weren't sleeping on the floor, which is all that is left of those treatment areas. With a hotel, you'd have to rip everything out - the beds, desks, carpet, etc - and the walls/bathrooms are permanent structures where they were temporary structures at the McCormick Place and subsequently removed. Just bleach the floors and you're good to go. The air will get circulated through filters which, like airplanes, filter out viruses.

homer said:
Cynical side of me says this is less about hospital beds and more about reimbursement to the provider.

Very likely. There is no shortage of hospital beds, which is why the McCormick Place/Javitz Center/Navy Ships were shut down. As of yesterday, Illinois was only using 25% of hospital beds for COVID patients and only 25% of their 3,000+ ventilators. Last week, the mayor of Austin, TX, said that over the last 20-30 days hospitalizations were down over 90%.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 20, 2020, 8:06 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 5818
Location: Phoenix, AZ
I found this interesting on Joe Rogan's podcast.



The Vitamin-D deficiency is interesting, note this is not a prevention method but more of a how your body may respond getting COVID-19 and the lethality of the virus.

Some articles I could find on some research with the Vitamin-D deficiency.

https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/ ... rates.html

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 20058578v4

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-01570-8


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 20, 2020, 11:18 PM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 5506
I had my covid-19 test this afternoon in preparation for hernia surgery on Friday. It's been rescheduled from the original March date which was, obviously, cancelled due to the breakout of the whole pandemic.

I was very glad to see that they gave me that mouth swab test instead of the nasal test. I don't think I could do that one!

- - - - - - - - -
P.I.T.C.H. LEAGUE CHAMPION 1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2011 (finally won another one)


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:56 AM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 7938
nate82 said:
I found this interesting on Joe Rogan's podcast.



The Vitamin-D deficiency is interesting, note this is not a prevention method but more of a how your body may respond getting COVID-19 and the lethality of the virus.

Some articles I could find on some research with the Vitamin-D deficiency.

https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/ ... rates.html

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 20058578v4

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-01570-8


Beneath the veneer and bluster and shouting, Joe Rogan is an intelligent dude who likes to have interesting discussions with a wide array of guests outside his own knowledge zone. He gets knocked because hes UFC and smokes weed, but he's kind of an interesting guy.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:21 AM Post
Posts: 12
homer said:
I was referring specifically to the mixing of antibody and viral tests. I know most states are slicing and dicing data. Georgia has had a series of issues with its data reporting beyond this example which was the genesis of my post.


In addition to Georgia and Virginia, you can add Pennsylvania, Vermont, Texas, Maine, and the CDC to the list of places mixing serological and PCR tests. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... as/611935/


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:27 AM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 1580
The CDC really should know better. I'm sure that comes from the top though.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 8:38 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 10350
Location: Wisconsin
Glad to hear you and your wife tested negative turborickey.

Formerly BrewCrewIn2004

@IgnitorKid


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 9:11 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 8668
nate82 said:
I found this interesting on Joe Rogan's podcast.



The Vitamin-D deficiency is interesting, note this is not a prevention method but more of a how your body may respond getting COVID-19 and the lethality of the virus.

Some articles I could find on some research with the Vitamin-D deficiency.

https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/ ... rates.html

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 20058578v4

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-01570-8


A deficiency of any vitamin or nutrient is going to lead to sub-optimal health, so this isn't really surprising.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 9:21 AM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 12058
Machu Peach said:
homer said:
I was referring specifically to the mixing of antibody and viral tests. I know most states are slicing and dicing data. Georgia has had a series of issues with its data reporting beyond this example which was the genesis of my post.


In addition to Georgia and Virginia, you can add Pennsylvania, Vermont, Texas, Maine, and the CDC to the list of places mixing serological and PCR tests. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... as/611935/


I stand updated. [smile]

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 21, 2020, 9:31 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 8668
What would be nice, but I know won't happen, is for the general public to finally see how the media takes facts and uses them to say whatever they want. I read a lot of articles about COVID and none of them use the same rates statistic. I see positive test rate, mortality rate, positive test per whatever thousand, positive test per capita, etc. It's tough for me to figure out how bad this is in different places when there is no standard for comparison.

And then they love to use the number of positive tests with zero context. I just read an article where the headline said "Maryland COVID cases skyrocket after opening". The story lead off by saying the state had a record number of positive tests just four days after opening up. Further down it briefly mentioned they also had a record number of negative tests the same day, meaning that was the most total tests they'd done so far. So it's not too surprising they got the most positives. Not until near the end did they include the quote from the health department that said that the positive test rate has remained basically the same and that it was almost certainly too soon for the state opening up to have any major affect on test results.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 21, 2020, 9:54 AM Post
Posts: 3738
To add to that, most people only read the headlines. That's why we see so many doom and gloom articles. However, when we read the article it isnt nearly as bad as the headline makes it out to be.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 11236
pitchleague said:

I was very glad to see that they gave me that mouth swab test instead of the nasal test. I don't think I could do that one!


Actually, the nasal one wasn't bad at all. No pain, just tickled. Seriously, it tickled.

"I'm sick of runnin' from these wimps!" Ajax - The WARRIORS


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 21, 2020, 3:47 PM Post
User avatar

The Weatherman
Global Moderator
Posts: 6428
stoutdude04 said:
To add to that, most people only read the headlines. That's why we see so many doom and gloom articles. However, when we read the article it isnt nearly as bad as the headline makes it out to be.


Yes, mainstream as well as social media are having a field day projecting demographic stereotypes on the COVID response or lack thereof. Meanwhile, the actual data continues to indicate that >80% of people are generally on the same page with COVID. So the unity in defeating COVID should be the main story, which is especially remarkable given the attempts by many to divide people. I've had many friends ask me about Wisconsin's open bars/restaurants thanks to the media stories...but the reality is that cell phone data shows almost no increase in movement (like 3% or something like that) in WI since the restrictions were lifted.

We recently got referred to a real estate agent who opened up our meeting by bashing the governor and the state's COVID response...what a stupid thing to do. Maybe the echo chamber of the 15-20% that disagree with the rules is so strong that they don't even realize everyone else thinks they are nuts? All the family I've talked to in Wisconsin, who are all over the political spectrum, are following the advice of experts and continuing to take precautions. That seems like a huge victory and yet nobody is talking about that.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 3:51 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 11236
BrewCrewForever said:
Glad to hear you and your wife tested negative turborickey.


Thanks, it was a mixed blessing actually. Relieved not to have had it, yet kind of wanted a positive result since we didn't suffer much, especially if you can only get it once. (which I doubt will be the case)

"I'm sick of runnin' from these wimps!" Ajax - The WARRIORS


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 3:54 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 11236
Like it or not, the virus is going to become more and more political the closer we get to election day.

It is going to be used and abused at every turn. Both sides will spin it to what they consider their advantage.

Just one more thing for the media to use to divide the country, and for what?

It's disgusting really.

"I'm sick of runnin' from these wimps!" Ajax - The WARRIORS


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:06 PM Post
Posts: 3738
turborickey said:
Like it or not, the virus is going to become more and more political the closer we get to election day.

It is going to be used and abused at every turn. Both sides will spin it to what they consider their advantage.

Just one more thing for the media to use to divide the country, and for what?


It's disgusting really.


Money and power.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:13 AM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 12058
owbc said:

We recently got referred to a real estate agent who opened up our meeting by bashing the governor and the state's COVID response...what a stupid thing to do. Maybe the echo chamber of the 15-20% that disagree with the rules is so strong that they don't even realize everyone else thinks they are nuts? All the family I've talked to in Wisconsin, who are all over the political spectrum, are following the advice of experts and continuing to take precautions. That seems like a huge victory and yet nobody is talking about that.


That seems like an incredibly dumb strategy in any sales field unless you are absolutely sure your prospective client is on the same political wavelength.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:49 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 5678
homer said:
owbc said:

We recently got referred to a real estate agent who opened up our meeting by bashing the governor and the state's COVID response...what a stupid thing to do. Maybe the echo chamber of the 15-20% that disagree with the rules is so strong that they don't even realize everyone else thinks they are nuts? All the family I've talked to in Wisconsin, who are all over the political spectrum, are following the advice of experts and continuing to take precautions. That seems like a huge victory and yet nobody is talking about that.


That seems like an incredibly dumb strategy in any sales field unless you are absolutely sure your prospective client is on the same political wavelength.


You'd be surprised how many RE agents posts political memes on their personal pages


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 aftermath: What things will change forever?
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:14 AM Post
User avatar

The Weatherman
Global Moderator
Posts: 6428
OldSchoolSnapper said:
homer said:
owbc said:

We recently got referred to a real estate agent who opened up our meeting by bashing the governor and the state's COVID response...what a stupid thing to do. Maybe the echo chamber of the 15-20% that disagree with the rules is so strong that they don't even realize everyone else thinks they are nuts? All the family I've talked to in Wisconsin, who are all over the political spectrum, are following the advice of experts and continuing to take precautions. That seems like a huge victory and yet nobody is talking about that.


That seems like an incredibly dumb strategy in any sales field unless you are absolutely sure your prospective client is on the same political wavelength.


You'd be surprised how many RE agents posts political memes on their personal pages


It's stupid for a number of reasons, but mainly because there currently a big shift in RE going on as people who can't afford homes in cities are looking to buy homes in the hinterlands given their new freedom to work remotely. So if you are an RE agent in one of those areas you could make some serious cash if you can cater to the interests of people from cities, who are almost unanimous in taking COVID precautions seriously.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: COVID-19 Thread
Posted: May 22, 2020, 12:25 PM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 7392
I saw that the state conducted 9,400 tests on Wednesday. That's great news. I know my wife's organization has dramatically increased testing. A few weeks ago, they could only do one or two hundred - now they're talking 1,000 or something like that. This is because they are now able to get the supplies needed to conduct the tests.

That means they're starting to conduct more and more procedures. In fact, I'm scheduled for a procedure in a couple of weeks. Getting tested the day before, plus another type of test right before the procedure. Such fun.

At the same time, the wife said her organization is experiencing a jump in COVID cases. Why? Well, it's not because the stay-at-home order has been lifted. It's too soon to see the ramifications of that. They simply believe that it's just taking time to spread to more rural areas. They do think they'll have a spike in the next month - but who knows how big of one. Still a lot of unknowns.

Tons of people coming up north. It's going to give the virus a chance to spread into some areas it has been relatively benign. But let's hope the availability of testing, the summer weather, and people just being smart about things, will keep things to a minimum.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/202 ... 236627002/


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Go to page Previous  1 ... 70, 71, 72, 73, 74  Next  [ 1473 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply
  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Blunt36, wallus and 11 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search this forum (phpBB search):
Jump to:  
Search entire board (Google search):
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Test