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  1. 7 hours ago, billchao said:

    Well this one is new: felt a sharp pain in my left side starting last week when I lay on that side or extend my left arm overhead. It’s just to the left of my nipple basically and kind of under my pec; feels like it’s right on top of my ribs.

    I thought it was a minor strain but it doesn’t seem to completely fit an intercostal muscle or a serratus anterior injury. Last night I was probing around and it seems like something is inflamed that runs down my ribs from my armpit. If I had to guess I’d say it’s the long thoracic nerve, but I’m about as qualified to make that determination as I am to fix rockets.

    Needless to say, there is no golf for me.

    Sometimes a muscle strain in one place will strain a muscle elsewhere as it tries to compensate.

    My neck and shoulder blade muscles are still screwed up, and sometimes I'll have a pain in the front of my armpit on that side. Which all stinks because none of them can be massaged very well.

    It doesn't sound like that's your situation, really, but just throwing that out there.

  2. 31 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

    Erik, great summary. For me, you can only judge how we should have reacted under the context of the information we had at hand. At the time, it looked bad. Right now, it doesn't look so bad. I hope the biggest thing we learn from this is to ramp up testing as fast as possible to get more information. Also, to have a stockpile of PPE. 


    I'm trying not to be "optimistic" about things, but at the same time, a lot of the news since early April has been pretty good - higher asymptomatic rates, higher infection rates (which lowers mortality and speaks to earlier almost undetected spreading of the virus). Treatments are being developed. Vaccines may actually work. Etc.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Groucho Valentine said:

    To be blunt - denying the seriousness of the virus…

    Who is doing that?

    1 hour ago, Groucho Valentine said:

    People comparing the Covid to the flu are in essence making a political statement. Politics is the root of that entire debate of the seriousness of the virus. Cant really have this discussion and create a pink elephant out of the political angle. 


    22 minutes ago, DeadMan said:

    This is not a source. When you’re repeating a claim that seems to have a originated from a professional troll, you should have something better than “talk to doctors.”

    I'm not "repeating a claim." I'm saying what double digits of doctors have told me. Also, several pharmacists.

    And I didn't count @Vinsk in my double digit numbers.

    21 minutes ago, Archie44 said:

    Yes, we have advanced.  But so have viruses.  Measles for example goes back to the 9th century and came back again last year.

    In communities where a good number of people didn't get vaccines due to their disbelief of science.

    21 minutes ago, Archie44 said:

    We do not have a leader right now.


  4. 20 hours ago, billchao said:

    Yea that makes sense to me and that’s why I have no issue with COVID-19 being listed as a cause of death if it’s somehow related.

    It’s more than that.

    20 hours ago, DeadMan said:

    You have a source on this? Because everything I’ve read says that the death count for COVID-19 is an undercount:


    PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its...

    Theories have circulated that the government’s system for counting COVID-19 deaths is resulting in an...


    If you look at just mortality rates overall, they have been higher than usual, even accounting for deaths from the coronavirus:


    There was an article in the Washington Post today on this topic. The short story is that this is more deadly than the flu, but it’s also not that simple since we have more accurate data for the coronavirus:


    If we measure flu mortality the same way we count coronavirus deaths, the picture becomes very stark.


    Talk to doctors. They’re saying they’re being pressured to list things as COVID deaths. Extra $ involved too.

    The media has generally been shit for this as has the CDC.

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  5. 1 hour ago, billchao said:

    the way we are currently counting deaths from the coronavirus

    That's bullshit, though, Bill, because they're just listing almost any respiratory related death as being COVID-19 right now. People who have died of heart attacks are classified as COVID deaths. Etc.

    1 hour ago, Archie44 said:

    The 1918 Pandemic (Spanish Flu) era demonstrated that lifting restrictions too soon was catastrophic!  Millions died.  If history does repeat itself, as so often happens; and since this Virus is so new, erring on the side of caution is prudent.

    Do you think we've not advanced in the last 100+ years?


  6. 17 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

    I don't like to run either, that being said, I'll play basketball, volleyball or street hockey all day long.   If I were to run, trail running would be the only running in which I would participate.   The scenery makes a huge difference and the woods rules over streets and sidewalks.   

    Yeah, that's not "running." That's playing soccer or whatever.

    Trail running is good.

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