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47   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 29, 3:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
Critical to see those death numbers for the next few weeks

Not sure what is going to change in the next few weeks. It would have already needed to be changing at this point. These new cases are generally in younger and healthier people that give zero shits about lock downs. We're done with it.
48   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 29, 3:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

OMG, US IS SO MUCH WORSE THAN LITERALLY EVERYBODY ELSE!!!

49   socal2   ignore (1)   2020 Jun 29, 3:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Not sure what is worse.

The gaslighting claim that the US is somehow doing worse than the rest of the civilized world. Or the gaslighting claim that Cuomo and New York are some sort of model governance in the United States based on the COVID results.
50   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 29, 3:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

socal2 says
Not sure what is worse.

The gaslighting claim that the US is somehow doing worse than the rest of the civilized world. Or the gaslighting claim that Cuomo and New York are some sort of model governance in the United States based on the COVID results.


They are not. It's New Jersey! NY and Cuomo are only second.

51   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2020 Jun 29, 4:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
OMG, US IS SO MUCH WORSE THAN LITERALLY EVERYBODY ELSE!!!


Colds, flus, bacterial pneumonia, alll respiratory deaths are now counted as covid.
52   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 29, 4:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
This explains whey the death count is lower.


these people need balls to speak out publicly, or frankly they are part of the problem. these anonymous memes... you believe this? Not the messing with the numbers part, but this specific observation? you think it holds water?
53   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 29, 4:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says

Colds, flus, bacterial pneumonia, alll respiratory deaths are now counted as covid.


That's why the only reliable number to consider is excess deaths no matter the cause. FT tracks these also.
54   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 29, 5:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
That's why the only reliable number to consider is excess deaths no matter the cause

I generally agree. But as boomers age, the averages are going to spike either way. We're definitely above normal for sure, but what percentage of that is boomers in their prime dying years hitting 70 right now?
55   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 29, 5:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
But as boomers age, the averages are going to spike either way.


Not like this:



56   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 29, 5:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
Not like this:

Again, I agree. We're seeing a spike for sure. In the overall history of humans though, this is a nothing burger. This is not some Spanish flu equivalent.

As I've said in other posts, I have no interest in seeing people die. But the reaction has been retarded. Let it kill who it can and let's move on. We're just delaying this at some point. Until someone shows me a hospital overwhelmed because of Covid, I don't really care. We have a demographic that is going to tax hospitals without a virus either way. There's not much we can do without getting more beds anyway in the near future. This was always going to be a problem, virus or not.
57   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Jun 29, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hospitals routinely get overwhelmed in bad flu years, so even that is not necessarily an indicator that this is especially bad.
58   theoakman   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 29, 5:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
socal2 says
Not sure what is worse.

The gaslighting claim that the US is somehow doing worse than the rest of the civilized world. Or the gaslighting claim that Cuomo and New York are some sort of model governance in the United States based on the COVID results.


They are not. It's New Jersey! NY and Cuomo are only second.



New Jersey has been god awful. We only got outdoor dining approved 2 weeks ago. We were supposed to have indoor dining at 25% capacity but they now cancelled that due to a few shore town bars having too many people at them outdoors. That makes zero sense to take it out on the restaurants statewide. We reported 90 cases today. 90! Satewide.
That's less than one per town.

Moreover, in South Jersey, the counties are reporting approximately an average of 6 cases per day....yet you still can't allow your kids to play on an outdoor playground or go get a bite to eat indoors. You can march 20,000 strong in Newark shoulder to shoulder screaming George Floyd, but I can't take my kids to an empty playground. Even our "pandemic response team" tried to whistleblow stating our governor hasn't asked for their opinion at all on the matter and our local newspapers refused to even run the story.

Here's what they had to say...the media refuses to report this.

The Murphy administration has bungled this pandemic in ways that we never even thought were imaginable. 6000+ nursing home deaths (highest per capita in the country), with countless missteps that explain it. Arbitrary opening dates with an almost completely political calculus behind them. Whistleblower retaliation that has taken countless hours of the administration leadership’s time. Self-absorbed Cabinet members and aides trying to hook friends up with contracts, scarce tests, and patronage jobs. And so much more. We have no political motivation. We all have graduate degrees in public health and related fields. We just want the truth to be clear to New Jersey. We will be releasing evidence of these failures multiple times per week, and it will all make the case clearly that this is the worst leadership team to be taking on the biggest public health crisis in a century. We need better leadership- these are matters of life and death. Follow us for ongoing updates.
59   marcus   ignore (11)   2020 Jun 30, 9:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

At this point even bad doctors probably won't be using hydroxychloroquine which should be a factor helping to prevent the death numbers from surging as much as the new cases are.

Tenpoundbass says
This explains whey the death count is lower.


Yeah, cause, I read it on the internets! Well see.

The best explanation now for the death count not jumping is that there hasn't been time. But that it hasn't surged at all, will soon be a cause for wonder. The surge in new cases started 2 weeks ago. Another week or two and we'll see. Highly highly unlikely that the numbers are simply fake though. How gullible are those people on rightwingtroll.com anyway?

This reminds me of you guys two weeks after Texas opened in early May. Even the next several days should be telling. My prediction is that covid is evolving to be less lethal, which is in the virus' best interest right ? The worse thing for a virus spreading would be the host dying real quickly.

If it is now less lethal that would be great news.
60   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2020 Jun 30, 10:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
At this point even bad doctors probably won't be using ventilators which should be a factor helping to prevent the death numbers from surging as much as the new cases are.


FIFY
61   marcus   ignore (11)   2020 Jun 30, 10:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I'm way overdue for a doctors visit. Most older folks go at least once a year, get blood work done etc. When I do go, I wonder if I should get tested ?

I guess that would be another explanation.
62   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 30, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
At this point even bad doctors probably won't be using hydroxychloroquine
? You mean the drug that has shown effective in both preventating and treating covid?

LOL dude you crack me up.
63   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 30, 10:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
The best explanation now for the death count not jumping is that there hasn't been time.

Huh? Look at the initial rise of the virus as far as cases and deaths go. Maybe a 7 day lag. That trend is gone. New cases don't matter outside of knowing if someone has had it or not. It burned through who it could kill. It's over.
64   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Jun 30, 11:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
When I do go, I wonder if I should get tested ?

I guess that would be another explanation.


I just read they wont give a CV test without symptoms. Is this true?

marcus you want to do a little forecasting w me? I dont think we will continue to see lower and lower deathrate into higher and higher CV case rate. it appears that we have passed the point where the deaths should show up from these cases and we still dont see them. this is what i would expect from the low deathrates already established within the younger generations who are now catching the virus.

Do you disagree w any of this? if so, whats your projection?

If we all agree that these high cases, low deaths is good, why arent we opening the economy?
65   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 30, 11:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says

I just read they wont give a CV test without symptoms. Is this true?


No. I know for sure that you can go to the drive-thru location and get tested w/o syptoms. The processing will be slower though.
66   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 30, 5:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
At this point even bad doctors probably won't be using hydroxychloroquine which should be a factor helping to prevent the death numbers from surging as much as the new cases are.


https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200605/lancet-retracts-hydroxychloroquine-study

"June 4, 2020 - The online medical journal The Lancet has apologized to
readers after retracting a study that said the anti-malarial drug
hydroxychloroquine did not help to curb COVID-19 and might cause death
in patients.

The study was withdrawn because the company that provided data would not
provide full access to the information for a third-party peer review,
saying to do so would violate client agreements and confidentiality
requirements, The Lancet said in a statement."
67   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 2, 8:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

In California, some scraggly hippie with a divining rod waves it over you and declares you Covid positive.
68   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2020 Jul 2, 8:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

thomasdong1776 says

Will you?

U.S. sets one-day record for COVID-19 cases


69   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 2, 9:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Good answer!

Deaths keep falling.

Cases are proportional to testing.

The left is playing this up to try to hurt the economy more.
70   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 2, 9:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Good answer!

Deaths keep falling.

Cases are proportional to testing.

The left is playing this up to try to hurt the economy more.


There is a report by a Texan ICU/hospital coordinator or so saying that while cases have risen the average stay in the hospital for severe cases is now 3-5 days only and almost never ICU, which is mostly occupied by other infections or conditions.
71   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 2, 9:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's much worse than that imho. Cases rose in Texas because Texas started deliberately counting anyone who had antibodies as being a "case" even if it was months after they had it.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-coronavirus-testing-conflate-antibodies-11912520

And the CDC did the exact same thing nationally, for political reasons. It's mind-boggling.

At least a bunch of prominent honest scientists have called out the CDC on this perfidy. it can't possibly be mere incompetence. They are the CDC for Christ's sake!
72   marcus   ignore (11)   2020 Jul 2, 9:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I feel like you're making too much out of this.

It's just data. New cases have spiked a lot, and everyone knows (and says maybe is is largely due to increased testing or other factors ). And everyone sees even accounting for the lag, that deaths haven't spiked much yet. If they don't in another week, they will back off on the increased caution.

We're all watching the same movie, and increased concern following the spike in new cases was warranted. As will a decrease in concern as new deaths continue to not spike.
73   marcus   ignore (11)   2020 Jul 2, 9:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Here. let me join in the political hysteria - making everything political.

If Trump had done a better job of pushing a lot more testing sooner we wouldn't be in this situation.
74   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 2, 9:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
As will a decrease in concern as new deaths continue to not spike.


You are assuming the mob is rational
75   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 2, 9:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The left/media/Dems will totally find a way to keep the fear going. Maybe you're secretly sick and damaging your organs! I actually heard someone say that.
76   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 2, 10:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
The left/media/Dems will totally find a way to keep the fear going. Maybe you're secretly sick and damaging your organs! I actually heard someone say that.


I heard something very similar the other day!
They're clinging to everything and people are lapping it up. Talks in SF always go like "well I don't know did you hear about that person to which Covid did so and so to their organs? I read it somewhere scary isn't it!" These are by their own definition seasoned people, sometimes even in the healthcare field. And everytime I give the same answer, that with any highly contagious and thus widespread viral infection you will have odd cases where organs go haywire due to differences in genetics and immune systems. The only important question to answer is if there's a significant increase in such cases percentage wise relative to total infections compared to other peer infectious diseases, if not, then this anecdote has no relevance. Any given day you can go through the interwebs medical databases and find curious cases of usually unremarkable infections gone wrong.
77   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 3:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Cases rose in Texas because Texas started deliberately counting anyone who had antibodies as being a "case" even if it was months after they had it.


marcus says
It's just data. New cases have spiked a lot, and everyone knows (and says maybe is is largely due to increased testing or other factors ).


It's misleading data. Patrick is saying antibody tests are counted as new cases even if the person potentially got the virus in March. The data should be accounted for somewhere, but they should most definitely NOT be put in the new case column.

If half the new cases are from people that cannot transmit the virus, it's borderline criminal. People and businesses are being fucked over because of this data. There's no logic to the new case metric. So yeah, it's data, but it's obvious as shit stinking that it's being manipulated. For what reason is all we're asking, which you should be too.
79   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 9:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
Patrick says
Cases rose in Texas because Texas started deliberately counting anyone who had antibodies as being a "case" even if it was months after they had it.


marcus says
It's just data. New cases have spiked a lot, and everyone knows (and says maybe is is largely due to increased testing or other factors ).


It's misleading data. Patrick is saying antibody tests are counted as new cases even if the person potentially got the virus in March. The data should be accounted for somewhere, but they should most definitely NOT be put in the new case column.

If half the new cases are from people that cannot transmit the virus, it's borderline criminal. People and businesses are being fucked over because of this data. There's no logic to the new case metric. So yeah, it's data, bu...


Worse. People with antibodies should be the goal as it is the successful outcome of a vaccination and the road to herd immunity. There may not be a vaccine needed at all except for the very old and immune compromised. We're basicallly now tracking a common cold/flu with the vast majority of people never experiencing symptoms. But testing positive for immunity may have dire consequences of not being able to work and being socially outcast : "this is Timmy. Timmy caught a common cold this year, but did you know that Timmy also KILLED HIS GRAMPA? Don't be like Timmy and hide in your moms basement until we tell you to come out! - A message from your leftoid TDS losers."
80   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 10:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

mell says
Worse. People with antibodies should be the goal as it is the successful outcome of a vaccination and the road to herd immunity. There may not be a vaccine needed at all except for the very old and immune compromised. We're basicallly now tracking a common cold/flu with the vast majority of people never experiencing symptoms. But testing positive for immunity may have dire consequences of not being able to work and being socially outcast : "this is Timmy. Timmy caught a common cold this year, but did you know that Timmy also KILLED HIS GRAMPA? Don't be like Timmy and hide in your moms basement until we tell you to come out! - A message from your leftoid TDS losers."

I get it. I was just addressing Marcus and the flippant comment that it's just data. Of course it is, but if it's misleading, intentionally or not, it needs to be called out. Bad data is bad data. The shaming of Timmy is emotional, it's likely impossible to remove that from the storyline unfortunately.

With regards to herd immunity. We both know it's necessary. But what is going to be stated is that we just don't know with "this" virus. This one is "different" than the rest. You could get it again and die, so we need to stay locked down. My point all along is I take care of myself. There are logical things the government takes care of, roads, fires, policing, water, etc. They don't control whether I should be able to go outside or take my kid to a park as a full grown ass adult. That's absolute bull shit. There were months where a Chicago resident couldn't walk, bike, run the lakeshore path. WTF?
81   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 10:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

thomasdong1776 says
Patrick says
Good answer!


No, an evasion. You said "the Wuhan virus is going away". It is quite clearly not going away. It would seem the mainstream media aren't the only ones who refuse to admit they were wrong.


Bullshit. It is going away everywhere except for in the US due to fake counting. Looked at Europe's or Asia's numbers lately? Let me guess CV in the US is somehow "different" lol. It's an afterthought in Europe by now as everything reopens.
82   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 10:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Germany had 393 cases yesterday. The US 57k. Whose numbers are closer to the truth? The ones brought to you by the TDS crowd or German scientists?! lol right.
83   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2020 Jul 3, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

thomasdong1776 says


Unimportant.



What's 500k of 10M?
84   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 12:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

thomasdong1776 says
NoCoupForYou says
Unimportant.


Patrick's post didn't say deaths. Typical con chicanery, trying to change definitions mid-stream.

Huh? Your own graph shows that new cases don't correlate to deaths. The trajectories are completely different. New cases does not mean more deadly. So who give a flip about new cases, you've graphically proven that new cases don't matter. Thanks.
85   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2020 Jul 3, 12:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
these people need balls to speak out publicly, or frankly they are part of the problem. these anonymous memes... you believe this? Not the messing with the numbers part, but this specific observation? you think it holds water?


False positives have been plaguing the test results for months, now. It gets reported but nobody updates the official counts.
86   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Jul 3, 12:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

thomasdong1776 says
So what?

"One would think that the objective fact that the Wuhan virus is going away will eventually make its way into people's minds."

Was he right or wrong?

The biggest concern with any virus is deaths to a population. Deaths are going and trending down. How is that not going away?

I'd say he's right.

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