Jump to content
IGNORED

General COVID-19 Topic


Recommended Posts

  • Moderator
21 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Also, it is National Gin & Tonic day... think I'll go out and celebrate.

I've read that alcohol is a good disinfectant, as good as bleach, and less dangerous when taken internally (in moderation, of course).  I say Go For It!  🍸

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 2.5k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

I've read that alcohol is a good disinfectant, as good as bleach, and less dangerous when taken internally (in moderation, of course).  I say Go For It!  🍸

That is why I went with cask strength wiskey. 55%, it's close enough to the recommended % for disinfectant 😉

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

40 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

I've read that alcohol is a good disinfectant, as good as bleach, and less dangerous when taken internally (in moderation, of course).  I say Go For It!  🍸

😄

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

I wonder if there is a book that goes more into detail how the vaccine was made, like a much longer form of this. I'm sure there will be one. Thank you scientists. Thank you Dr. Kariko, for never giving up.

00virus-kariko-1-videoSixteenByNine3000.

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I didn't know how many variants were of concern, according to the CDC site it looks like three variants:

 

Screenshot (54).png

Screenshot (56).png

Screenshot (55).png

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 4/8/2021 at 5:54 AM, CarlSpackler said:

Most of the people I know who contracted the actual virus over the last year had only minor symptoms. One of our people was deathly afraid of the virus over the last year and has been living like a hermit. She got the vaccine last week is now VERY sick.

These are just my observations. I am not telling anyone that they shouldn't get the vaccine, but I hope they understand the risks. There are risks with the tetanus shot too.

This is really disingenuous. 550k Americans have died from COVID. That's almost 2 out of every 1k Americans. 110 million Americans have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. There have been ~1k subsequent deaths reported to the national vaccine response/monitoring system. Of those 0 have been shown to be caused by  the vaccine. So even if you lie and claim all those deaths were caused by the vaccine, you still have less than a 1 / 100k chance of dying from the vaccine. In reality you have a zero, or effectively zero, chance of dying from the vaccine. But we should definitely concern troll side effects.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

28 minutes ago, mdl said:

This is really disingenuous. 550k Americans have died from COVID. That's almost 2 out of every 1k Americans. 110 million Americans have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. There have been ~1k subsequent deaths reported to the national vaccine response/monitoring system. Of those 0 have been shown to be caused by  the vaccine. So even if you lie and claim all those deaths were caused by the vaccine, you still have less than a 1 / 100k chance of dying from the vaccine. In reality you have a zero, or effectively zero, chance of dying from the vaccine. But we should definitely concern troll side effects.

Just curious, what is the odds of dying driving to work in your car? People do that without thinking twice. In fact, people do it while talking/texting on the phone with little concern.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

11 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

Just curious, what is the odds of dying driving to work in your car? People do that without thinking twice. In fact, people do it while talking/texting on the phone with little concern.

What's your point? One person dying in a car crash doesn't cause an exponential growth in driving deaths.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

7 minutes ago, mdl said:

What's your point? One person dying in a car crash doesn't cause an exponential growth in driving deaths.

I'm just saying that people take risks everyday that are more risky then getting a c19 vac, and they do it without thinking twice. The bottom line is the C19 vac is an extremely safe vaccination, exponentially less risk than driving a car.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

23 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

I'm just saying that people take risks everyday that are more risky then getting a c19 vac, and they do it without thinking twice. The bottom line is the C19 vac is an extremely safe vaccination, exponentially less risk than driving a car.

Indeed. I thought you were trying to  get into a COVID is a hoax argument 🤦‍♂️

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

15 minutes ago, mdl said:

Indeed. I thought you were trying to  get into a COVID is a hoax argument 🤦‍♂️

Wait a minute! It isn't?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

4 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Wait a minute! It isn't?

keegan-michael key thumbs GIF by The Paley Center for Media

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

31 minutes ago, mdl said:

Indeed. I thought you were trying to  get into a COVID is a hoax argument 🤦‍♂️

No, not at all, I had my second Pfizer shot way back on February 10th. If there was a booster available, I would try to be the first in line. Here in Michigan there are three different variants roaming around.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The Michigan governor is "asking" that school shut for 2 weeks, all sporting activities stop for two weeks and people avoid going into restaurants during this upward swing.    

The high school basketball finals will still continue as planned

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
  • One in five Americans are fully vaccinated and a third of the population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • The U.S. is currently administering a seven-day average of 3 million vaccine doses per day.
  • The latest seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is 66,000, well below January's peak of about 250,000 new cases per day but more in line with numbers seen during the summer surge.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator

And in brighter news:

3fd07823756d7ab56c4e8423775b344ae4-vacci

Some public-health experts have pushed back on the CDC director’s claim that “vaccinated people do not carry the virus” and “don’t get sick.”

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator

 

Also, you know what causes blood clots at a much higher rate?

COVID-19.

Quote

“We began to notice a really unusual manifestation of venous and arterial thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19,” said Malas. “In addition to higher instances of blood clots, the mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and with thromboembolism was much higher, compared to patients without clots. It’s unusual because we have never seen anything like this with other respiratory infections.”

Overall, 20 percent of the COVID-19 patients were found to have blood clots in the veins, and among patients in the intensive care unit, that statistic increased to 31 percent.

GettyImages-1220351148_cropped.jpg

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased tendency of the blood to clot, leading to a...

 

John Gruber:

Quote

One death after 7 million J&J vaccinations for these blood clots (which they don’t even know are attributable to the vaccine), versus over 50,000 dead per 7 million cases of COVID in Americans. That’s a ratio of 1 : 50,000. You can fairly argue those mortality numbers are skewed by the fact that COVID has already ripped through our nursing homes, killing a lot of our most vulnerable people, but still, the risk numbers aren’t even in the same ballpark. And mortality numbers don’t include the millions of Americans who suffered or are suffering from severe cases that require hospitalization.

This is criminal innumeracy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Gotta love an optimist who sees the 18 holes as half full, not half empty. Sheesh... you'd have a 2 handicap if you didn't have those multiple shanks.  Doctor, heal thyself.  Have you ever thought about hybrids, not irons (with those damn hosels)?  Do they make a hybrid gap wedge???  And Vinsk, have you ever shanked a putt... this I gotta hear...
    • I often con myself into thinking shanks are curable. They’re treatable, but not curable.
    • I always con myself into believing, no matter the circumstances, that my round should have been lower. I remember one instance in a particular when I shot a 9 over 81 and cited all the mistakes I made that cost me breaking 80. One of my playing  says "Are you kidding? The way you scrambled, you turned an 87 into an 81.".
    • Went to the range. Mostly worked out trying top speed the swing up a bit to see were it is at. Pretty decent with the irons, not so good with the driver. Then hit some pitches with the new wedges. Liking them 🙂. Still got to get use them looking thick.  Still got too slow down the backswing to feel it stop sooner. So it doesn't carry on as long. Not ready to ramp up.        A smidge closer, but could like to be a bit shorter. This was slower backswing. Back of left hand facing away more. Hands feel like they are head height (right ear) when I start the downswing. Could stand about 1 ball width further away from the ball (maybe).    Driver Swing - This one will take a while, with a lot of fricken effort. I might spend a lot of my time on the driver versus the irons. The same feel for the irons just don't work here. At least a the speed I want. So for the swing, the feeling is keeping the hands as far away from the body as possible at A3, but not by just keeping the arms straight as long as possible. The feeling was to start the downswing when the hands are head height. I think going forward, I am going to try to feel like the hands are not at head height, but more at shoulder height. Wrist bent at 90 degrees and hands are at my shoulder.  Besides that, needs to be a bit more squatty, and more right side over the ball (squishy).    Iron and more so Drive 1) Keep feeling like the downswing starts, and the hands stop ascending at or just short of shoulder height. I am starting to feel this position better. I can stop by backswing with the driver when I feel my right arm travel on way too much.  2) Feel like hands are pushing away from the body at A2 to A3. I like this feel to help feel where my hands are at in the backswing. If they just go up, and I let the right elbow break then it just carries on for days.  3) Still work on squat move with extension.       
    • Unless they changed something, GG has no way to collect hole position on the fly, so the only way to get it would be through editing afterwards.  I think that automatic detection of the putting stoke will always be a bit iffy, but that it the price to be payed for not having to tag.  
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. alkaman
      alkaman
      (37 years old)
    2. magnolia
      magnolia
      (29 years old)
    3. masoshe21
      masoshe21
      (25 years old)
    4. mp33man
      mp33man
      (35 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...