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On 5/21/2020 at 5:07 PM, iacas said:

I'm out.

Jim Rome would/does say this.

Not sure if that's something he originated, but that's probably what he was referring to for what its worth.

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9 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Jim Rome would/does say this.

Not sure if that's something he originated, but that's probably what he was referring to for what its worth.

Okay.

I don't watch Jim Rome, and I've been saying that since before Jim Rome was a thing.

Let's stick to the topic.

Golf instruction can begin, with some guidelines, in NY on June 1.

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Here are two things we now know to be true:

  • The odds of getting COVID-19 from a surface is incredibly small.
  • The odds of getting COVID-19 outdoors from brief encounters (a few minutes, even) with other people is incredibly small.

I think people are under the quite false impression that if you get one "viral particle" on you, you can become infected. The number appears to be at least 1000.

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32 minutes ago, iacas said:

Here are two things we now know to be true:

  • The odds of getting COVID-19 from a surface is incredibly small.
  • The odds of getting COVID-19 outdoors from brief encounters (a few minutes, even) with other people is incredibly small.

I think people are under the quite false impression that if you get one "viral particle" on you, you can become infected. The number appears to be at least 1000.

Viral load is extremely important and is a factor for why people get a little sick or very sick. a good article on some basics

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Please read this link to learn about the author and background to these posts. It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the...

 

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Five months into the pandemic, scientific uncertainty remains and debates flare.
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Although the report did not offer an infection fatality rate, lead author Neeraj Sood, a professor of health policy at USC, said it would probably be 0.13 percent for people outside nursing homes and 0.26 percent — identical to the CDC best estimate — when people in nursing homes were included.

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