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OT: Covid-19 Confusion

Me, I'm waiting for the Heat Death of the universe. Paradoxically, HD will be quite chilly, so I've packed away extra flannels for the eventuality.

Huh. It is. One would think that with all energy slowly being converted to heat via constantly increasing entropy that it'd be at least some kind of hot equilibrium, but I suppose that's energy/enthalpy-related rather than temperature-related. Just shows how awkward and poorly understood "temperature" really is as a concept.

Back on topic:

Trump will ruin us all! Liberals will take everything from us! Pitchforks! Masks! Fake news! ANGER!!!
 
Trump will ruin us all! Liberals will take everything from us! Pitchforks! Masks! Fake news! ANGER!!!

Don't forget the Murder Hornets More ‘murder hornets’ are turning up. Here’s what you need to know | Science News

Bubonic plague outbreak in China China Confirms Case of Bubonic Plague

Or the new deadlier than CV strain of pneumonia in KazakhstanMystery pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan likely to be coronavirus: WHO | News | DW | 11.07.2020

Its a very good year YouTube
 
Not surprised that we picked up a few non-coding strands from viruses over the millennia. So-called "junk" DNA is worth the energy used to replicate it for the protection it offers from various environmental effects randomly damaging DNA (i.e. not hitting the important bits).

As to your statement in bold, if we keep barreling down this path, we will rapidly come up on a grand total of... 3% of the numbers we saw in 1918 (0.7% if you normalize by world population). By the way, that WAS just the flu (literally, H1N1 has been around the block a few times since then). I don't get why people are comparing this directly to the 1918 pandemic, we're two orders of magnitude short of the kind of devastation visited upon us 100 years ago, and we're suddenly all doom and gloom for our very survival as a species? Maybe since we're begging for it by fouling everything up ourselves!

I think the problem with comparing to 1918, is we are only 5 months into this one. Has there been a comparison cased on time? Spanish flu had an R0 of 2.1, Covid-19 has an R0 of 5.7. The issue I would say is, you'd think we'd have learned from the 1918 event, but it appears we didn't.
 
Spanish flu had an R0 of 2.1, Covid-19 has an R0 of 5.7.
That should mean it will go twice as fast, yes ? Since we aren't doing anything to contain it ?

The issue I would say is, you'd think we'd have learned from the 1918 event, but it appears we didn't.
You would think that, wouldn't you ? Naive, I guess ..... looks like we needed psychologists to direct this, not medical doctors or disease specialists.
 
Because it's all bullshit. It's not about catching it.
This is all about control.
QT: Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
Coronavirus: shoppers in England must wear face masks from 24 July | World news | The Guardian

Insane, it's 7/14, and their waiting another 10 days to make people wear masks in shops, why not 7/14-7/15? In Scotland they were compulsory last Friday.

Likely it takes a couple weeks to decide on the color and fashion and
to make sure you have a matching outfit...to look nice.
 
Because it's all bullshit. It's not about catching it.
This is all about control.
Or about not spreading it if you are the many whom do not even know you have it.
How is it about control, one sees that said often but I do not understand.
What good about ruling over others or control of the masses comes from face masks to those in power?
Guess you also do not like speed limits.
Bob
 
Or about not spreading it if you are the many whom do not even know you have it.
How is it about control, one sees that said often but I do not understand.
What good about ruling over others or control of the masses comes from face masks to those in power?
Guess you also do not like speed limits.
Bob

If we get rid of cops we will get rid of speed limits..A great time savings with that, only half the time to drive to work at 120MPH or so..If more people got run over that might reduce the CV deaths..fewer people to get it.

Michigan stabbing over not wearing a mask and that knife guy guy got shot for pulling the knife on the cops...
That killing would not have happed if all cops got fired.

I have stop at that store for gas and an ice cream..
Michigan man killed in police shooting after fight over wearing mask | FOX 2

Another stabbing
St. Louis Lambert Airport police search for ‘person of interest’ in passenger stabbing | FOX 2

Stabbing people should be against the law..but with no cops???
Guess we could ask the stabbers to stop doing that...
 
Or about not spreading it if you are the many whom do not even know you have it.
How is it about control, one sees that said often but I do not understand.
What good about ruling over others or control of the masses comes from face masks to those in power?
Guess you also do not like speed limits.
Bob

Muslim women cover their face, therefore wearing masks is part of the indoctrination to making all Americans muslim women, its plain as day, can't you see it:nutter:
 
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Stabbing people should be against the law..but with no cops???
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Standing on people's necks should be against the law.
Shooting people in the back should be against the law.
Killing innocent nurses in a hail of gunfire into their home should be against the law.
...but with no cops????

And to be specific, nobody is calling for "no cops."
 
Here's my observations ref the virus testing - anyone please correct if wrong because from what I've read the testing appears to be reliably unreliable.

Swab test
Kary Banks Mullis invented the PCR test, and won a Nobel for it.
His words ‘Do not use for diagnosis’.
Recent figures are.. 81% False positive.

Blood antibody test
The Anti-body test cannot differentiate between any of the 7+ Human Corona.
Corona virus covers about 7 Human ailments, from Common Cold to Sars and Mers.
Currently, according to the latest data, they have yet to isolate the CV19(84) virus and replicate the disease.
I also read that although it will tell you "yes you've had one of the 7", it can't tell you if you had it 20 year ago or last week.
And yet it gets counted as a +.

So as time goes on and more testing is done, more positives will be recorded either accurate or false.
But the important thing is deaths are still on the decline.

How did you get any reliable information on the accuracy of tests? Whenever I search for anything including the terms "False Positive" all I get back is stuff about how false negatives are far more dangerous than false positives. "Those aren't the droids you're looking for," my ass! Closest I've come to finding anything about false positives was a confirmation that the guy in Africa who was suspicious of the tests took some swabs from fruit and livestock and a couple of them really did come back positive. But he only did it because he was trying to lie to/subjugate his people! You should (still) be afraid!
 
Crap. I blocked all the pinko Commies which doesn't leave much text anywhere on PM now that the infection has spread to the General sub. Used to be "How do I machine an internal keyway?" and now it's "Why Covid Restrictions Are Necessary To Save The World [subtext: From Trump]."
 








 
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