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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1021 » by niQ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:02 pm

The last page has been derailed quite a bit. Let's get back on topic.

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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1022 » by Kevin Willis » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 pm

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Last political statement - Trump's kids are worse. Absolutely worse. Incomparably worse.

Also Biden will be a figure head puppet of the Dems. He's a very likeable guy and the Dems have some strong candidates who are not ready yet. They will be heard through him which is fine. He's creepy but it's like a creepy uncle that everyone still ikes - SNL's inappropriate Charlie.

Back to the virus, it's bad in the US. Really bad.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1023 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:30 pm

There are too many political and media forces that would benefit from no sports this year and increased racial division, and people living in unhappiness and fear. Sports would unite people. I predict 2nd wave panic gets turned up to 11 leading to no season. The numbers don't support it at all (High cases, low deaths is good, it means corona is becoming more like the flu, and possibly should've been treated more like that for weeks now) but all you need is a groupthink full court press and the outrage mob cancelling anyone who disagrees and you can at least shut down the blue states and the sports going along with the liberal viewpoints like the NBA.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1024 » by Kevin Willis » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:06 pm

niQ wrote:The last page has been derailed quite a bit. Let's get back on topic.

If you want to discuss politics, please use the Current Affairs board.
https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=69


https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=72
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1025 » by Lord_Zedd » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:09 am

Not sure where to put this, or if it deserves its own thread. Vancouver officially dropped out of the running to be a host for the NHL resuming its season.

Read on Twitter


The main sticking point is this....

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Ontario is already allowing migrant farm workers who tested positive, to continue working while asymptomatic. BC showing why they're doing amazingly well against the virus. meanwhile Ontario....... lol

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-eases-isolation-rules-to-boost-covid-19-testing-for-migrant/
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1026 » by Wo1verine » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:24 am

Ontario is doing just fine 99.9% don't have covid 2,036 active cases 14.5M pop.
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Post#1027 » by mtcan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:49 am

Yes...Trump related...but also covid related...



He literally said that by doing more tests and finding more cases...it doesn't look good. What in the actual ****? What kind of twisted reality do we live in that the leader of a country can say something like this and NOT be raked over the coals for being callus and uncaring. Just because you don't test...doesn't mean the disease disappears. What kind of **** up logic is that and how can people honestly say that Biden isn't much better than Trump based on this kind of statement alone. ICUs are at capacity in some states, positive cases are on the rise like never in the last 3 months...and this douche bag wants to pretend that it doesn't exist? How is he getting away with this?

...and add to that...Trump's cutting federal funding to community testing sites...during a huge spike in covid cases in many states...like how can this be justified?

Anyways...I don't want to politicize covid any further...
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Post#1028 » by Johnny Bball » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:20 am

In the last three days alone, the US has added more covid cases than the entire country of canada has since the start of the pandemic. Just some perspective on the management of it all.
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Post#1029 » by Johnny Bball » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:25 am

mtcan wrote:Yes...Trump related...but also covid related...



He literally said that by doing more tests and finding more cases...it doesn't look good. What in the actual ****? What kind of twisted reality do we live in that the leader of a country can say something like this and NOT be raked over the coals for being callus and uncaring. Just because you don't test...doesn't mean the disease disappears. What kind of **** up logic is that and how can people honestly say that Biden isn't much better than Trump based on this kind of statement alone. ICUs are at capacity in some states, positive cases are on the rise like never in the last 3 months...and this douche bag wants to pretend that it doesn't exist? How is he getting away with this?

...and add to that...Trump's cutting federal funding to community testing sites...during a huge spike in covid cases in many states...like how can this be justified?

Anyways...I don't want to politicize covid any further...


He flat out lying about the testing of other countries. Right to everyone’s face and then just a stupid effing decision. How is he doing it? People refuse to face their own decisions and would rather be lied to, and actively choose to beleive garbage. That’s the only possible reason 40% of people continue to believe him.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1030 » by dohboy_24 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Wo1verine wrote:Ontario is doing just fine 99.9% don't have covid 2,036 active cases 14.5M pop.


When you look at the numbers, the entire world is doing just fine as well.

9,768,228 total cases
5,290,746 recovered

4,477,482 active cases

493,094 deaths

7.7 billion population

Total covid-19 cases = 0.1268% of the population has been an active case vs. 99.87% of the population that have not (null result)
Active covid-19 cases = 0.06% of the population is an active case right now vs. 99.94% of the population whom aren't (null result)
covid-19 deaths = 0.0064% of the population has died with covid-19 vs 99.99% of the population have survived (null result)

Are the lockdown measures and social distancing guidelines really still necessary given this context? Where they ever?
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Post#1031 » by ItsDanger » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:08 pm

111 new cases in Ontario today. GTA went into next stage of reopening on Wednesday. We'll know the impact probably in another week. Deaths are pretty low now.
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Post#1032 » by dohboy_24 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm

Numbers for the entire US looking good too, even in light of increased testing that will by its very nature increase the number of positive results....

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Post#1033 » by ItsDanger » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:40 pm

A picture from CCP council meeting in China. Masks in the back rows. The real power players have no masks in the front 2 rows. Is this an appropriate metaphor for the virus response? Nothing against China here, its just seems this is a similar attitude in all nations. Different rules for the little people.

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Post#1034 » by Fairview4Life » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:20 pm

Why would you use national US numbers to draw conclusions about opening vs not opening when there are wildly different regulations between states? Take Texas, for example:

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0d8bdf9be927459d9cb11b9eaef6101f

Their testing has gone up, but their positivity rate is also now on the way back up even while they are testing more people. Their 7 day average is back up at around 12% again, which is near the high the reached back in mid April. Their numbers are different from NY, who had very different numbers from everyone else a few months ago, etc.. Hospitalizations are also going up along with cases. Texas is now going to have to start closing things down again. Should Texas be looking at their numbers conflated with everyone else's to say everything's fine, when it clearly isn't?
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1035 » by Johnny Bball » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:43 pm

dohboy_24 wrote:Numbers for the entire US looking good too, even in light of increased testing that will by its very nature increase the number of positive results....

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Guy...What the **** are you talking about. Th US has had more new cases this week each day than ever before including the start. It's looking hella worse. Maybe stop looking at social media for your news.


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Click "yesterday" on the table for end of day, otherwise it's real time.

They added 40,000 new infections yesterday. For comparison, we added 400. That's an order of magnitude lower, or factually worded another way, exponentially better.

And you can see the number of tests/population to know he's full of crap, if math isn't your thing.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1036 » by shmoosicle » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:28 pm

dohboy_24 wrote:Numbers for the entire US looking good too, even in light of increased testing that will by its very nature increase the number of positive results....

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The numbers look horrible in certain states. Notice that blue line trending up again now.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1037 » by mtcan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:33 pm

dohboy_24 wrote:Numbers for the entire US looking good too, even in light of increased testing that will by its very nature increase the number of positive results....

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The number of deaths isn't being reported appropriately...as discussed earlier in this thread. Florida, for example...is miscategorizing covid deaths as pneumonia deaths. Death numbers due to covid are likely much much higher.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1038 » by Kevin Willis » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:58 pm



I want no part of this. Someone else can get it, it's just a flu right?
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1039 » by Raps in 4 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 pm

mtcan wrote:
dohboy_24 wrote:Numbers for the entire US looking good too, even in light of increased testing that will by its very nature increase the number of positive results....

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The number of deaths isn't being reported appropriately...as discussed earlier in this thread. Florida, for example...is miscategorizing covid deaths as pneumonia deaths. Death numbers due to covid are likely much much higher.


A lot of places are hiding Covid deaths by classifying them as pneumonia deaths (Russia has been notorious for this), or blaming the deaths on underlying conditions instead of Covid (even though the patient wouldn't have died from those conditions if they didn't catch Covid). I suspect this will become more common everywhere as we begin to restart the economy. Reporting honest mortality numbers would only create another panic and lead to a second shutdown.
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Re: Official Covid-19 Discussion Thread 

Post#1040 » by B-Ball Freak » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:08 pm

Florida with almost 9K cases, holy ****...what is going on down there.

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