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Old 10-15-2020, 07:05 PM
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I said it was mild because the death rates were so much lower than expected
You have a weird definition of mild.

I seem to remember the U of Washington model that predicted 60k deaths. We have quadrupled that number and we haven't even touch the second wave yet. And if we only learn one thing from the 1918 flu the second wave was the worst.



I guess it just depends on your perspective.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:22 PM
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There is no way in the world the Sturgis only result in 290 cases.
^ Yes 290 cases seems low, which is why I added the question mark. Perhaps 2 or 3 question marks were in order? I would love to see a well-documented evaluation of infections arising from that event. So far I have not found one.

The only possible public health benefit of Sturgis would have been if detailed contact tracing improved our understanding of how to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, that opportunity appears to have been missed.

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If we look at the surround states in the past two month, the half of million people that gather result in a wide spread of covid.
Yes, infections in the northern tier states have been blowing up. Is it because of Sturgis, cold weather keeping people indoors, resistance to wearing masks, lack of social distancing, government policies, all of the above? I wish I knew.

But I am getting more pessimistic about holiday season and this coming winter.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:40 PM
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I guess that depends on definition of worse. Around 13,000 people die a year from HIV in the US. In 7 months around 215,000 have died from COVID in the US.

I think that's absolutely right. It is an apples and horseshoes issue. Different issues at play.

I think there's something underlying this intensity that has nothing to do with COVID. It's that the US has historically undervalued certain groups of people and they are pissed off (rightly so). That anger can be misdirected, which I believe is the case here.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:51 PM
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I think it's fair to say that covid-19 has increased everyone's level of stress and just contributing to mental unwellness. In addition there have been a couple of studies here about loneliness and the mental index Health metre has dropped significantly in the last couple of months.

The vulnerable members of Community are not only those that will have significant health issues but also those that will have serious economic strife.

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Old 10-15-2020, 08:58 PM
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All of you realize that you are quite literally arguing with a dingus, right?

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Old 10-15-2020, 08:58 PM
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You have a weird definition of mild.
I guess it just depends on your perspective.
And it helps when you selectively quote me in a disingenuous manner

Full statement: “mild because the death rates were so much lower than expected, and in the case of healthy adults there really isn’t a death rate to speak of. “

Feel free to disagree with me without resorting to misquotes or straw men. Is the virus a danger to healthy adults? From my perspective there is nothing to fear unless you are in a risk group, in which case there is plenty to fear. And isn’t that why we wear masks? Not to protect ourselves the healthy adults, but to protect those higher risk individuals that actually have something to fear?
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:01 PM
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All of you realize that you are quite literally arguing with a dingus, right?
Who is the real dingus, the Dingus or the dinguses that misquote and intentionally misconstrue the Dingus in order to argue with him?
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:03 PM
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Who is the real dingus, the Dingus or the dinguses that misquote and intentionally misconstrue the Dingus in order to argue with him?
Back in the Prerube days your opinions would not have mattered here because you've only played 2 courses and have a very low post count.

Not kidding.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:04 PM
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Back in the Prerube days your opinions would not have mattered here because you've only played 2 courses and have a very small post count.

Not kidding.
Pretty sure my opinions don’t matter here and now.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:04 PM
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Pretty sure my opinions don’t matter here and now.
But for different reasons.

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