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11 hours ago, iacas said:

Oy, Florida, c'mon man.

Wow!  And he is in charge of when to reopen the Sate?

Partly explains why some of the Florida beaches are open.

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2 hours ago, Yukari said:

Wow!  And he is in charge of when to reopen the Sate?

Partly explains why some of the Florida beaches are open.

Don’t forget fishing, golf, and gun ranges!  :-)

Oh yeah.  We have a lower infection rate, and mortality rate than Colorado, despite a relatively aged population.   

Credit where it’s due though.  In Colorado, the marijuana dispensaries remain open.  So you’ve got that goin’ for you.  :-D

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A Mass. General researcher says the results point to a « raging epidemic, » but may also indicate the city is further along the disease curve than some other municipalities.
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Public health experts already knew Chelsea had the state’s highest rate of confirmed COVID-19  cases and that the actual rate was probably higher. At least 39 residents have died from the virus, and 712 had tested positive as of Tuesday, a rate of about 1,900 cases per 100,000 residents, or almost 2 percent.

64/200 = 32% of course.

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4 hours ago, David in FL said:

Don’t forget fishing, golf, and gun ranges!  :-)

Oh yeah.  We have a lower infection rate, and mortality rate than Colorado, despite a relatively aged population.   

Credit where it’s due though.  In Colorado, the marijuana dispensaries remain open.  So you’ve got that goin’ for you.  :-D

Ugh.....stuck in the dictatorship of Washington 

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8 hours ago, Yukari said:

Wow!  And he is in charge of when to reopen the Sate?

Partly explains why some of the Florida beaches are open.

Well, it took a lot of pressure from within his own state to issue a stay at home order, as one of the last ones to do so.

And don't forget this:

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis modeled improper safety procedures at a recent press briefing by wearing only one glove and touching his face.

It would be funny, if it wasn't so sad.

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Three links, I recommend at least skimming them each.

Summary is for the last one.

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During January 26–February 10, 2020, an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease in an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, involved 3 fa...
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Preliminary results from lab experiments show the virus doesn't survive long in high temperatures and high humidity, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight.

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  • They estimated 45% of infected in the study were asymptomatic. They surveyed it multiple times and confirmed that no symptoms came about during the course of the infection. Between the 14 day window of the first and 2nd survey most had cleared the infection.
  • They found no incidence of viral load meaning worse outcomes.
  • Asymptomatic were just as infectious as those with symptoms.
  • A lot of elderly were asymptomatic as well.
  • 234 children aged 0-10 were tested and none were positive while 13 lived in infected homes.
  • Older aged infected patients took on average longer to clear the virus than younger patients.
  • Estimated r0 between 3-4 with a 80-90% drop once lockdowns were instituted.
  • The IFR of this study had a range of 0.2-0.6.
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Well, there you go.  We've had sunshine, straight through, for the last 3 weeks.  We're good...

While the DHS describes the results as preliminary, they may eventually make their way into specific recommendations. “Outdoor daytime environments are lower risk for transmission,” the briefing states.  -  Sounds to me like there's reason to open golf courses in WA state.

Excuse me while I go have a happy hour gin& tonic on my sunny patio.

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Preliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long under high-temperature, high-humidity conditions, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight, providing evidence from...

Does this mean that we won't have to have pool noodles in golf holes once summer is in full swing?

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27 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:
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Preliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long under high-temperature...

Does this mean that we won't have to have pool noodles in golf holes once summer is in full swing?

Pool noodles will get to return to the pools...

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17 hours ago, iacas said:
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A Mass. General researcher says the results point to a « raging epidemic, » but may also indicate the city is further along the disease curve than some other municipalities.

64/200 = 32% of course.

Chelsea is 10 miles from me.

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The UW Medicine Virology Lab is one of the first in the country to get a new Abbott test that checks your blood for a special COVID-19 antibody.

 

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1251729787481096192?s=19

 

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With the Midwest coalition of Illinois,Indiana,Michigan,Wisconsin and Minnesota it’ll all be monkey see monkey do 

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11 hours ago, iacas said:
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The UW Medicine Virology Lab is one of the first in the country to get a new Abbott test that checks...

Is this how people get tested for COVID-19, or is there a different procedure?

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This is even outdated for me.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd

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On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Note: The link would not embed for some reason, but if you know COBOL, New Jersey wants YOU!

 

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10 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

This is even outdated for me.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd

Note: The link would not embed for some reason, but if you know COBOL, New Jersey wants YOU!

 

At one time I did some programming in Cobol.   I haven't done any coding in years but wouldn't be interested even if my knowledge was current.  

 

9 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Is this how people get tested for COVID-19, or is there a different procedure?

Up until this blood test, it was a very invasive nasal swab, one that felt like they were tickling your brain.    Hopefully this simple blood test is accurate and readily available.

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14 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Is this how people get tested for COVID-19, or is there a different procedure?

Testing for different things. The swabs are used to test for the genetic material of the virus itself. The blood test is used to test for antibodies made by the person as a reaction to the virus, which takes time for the body to produce.

4 hours ago, dennyjones said:

Up until this blood test, it was a very invasive nasal swab, one that felt like they were tickling your brain.    Hopefully this simple blood test is accurate and readily available.

From the College of American Pathologists website:

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Serologic tests are used to identify patients who have developed antibodies (eg, IgM, IgG) to an infectious pathogen. The potential roles for COVID-19 serology tests include:

Providing data on seroprevalence

Identifying potentially immune healthcare workers who can be redeployed to front-line work

Testing of convalescent plasma for antibodies used in clinical trial treatments for COVID-19.

It is important for clinical laboratories to understand and communicate to providers that COVID-19 serology tests are currently not recommended as an acute diagnostic and should not replace RT-PCR on upper respiratory specimens for diagnosis. The timing and degree of immune response to COVID-19 is not yet fully understood, and serology tests will be negative prior to development of antibodies which can take several days after infection with the virus.

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I'm sure we will be seeing more and more of this in the coming weeks/months.

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Urbana University has announced it will close.
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Urbana University has announced it will close as the coronavirus pandemic has “added a level of stress and uncertainty to Urbana’s prospects that make it impossible to sustain,” the university said.

 

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