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  1. 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. 

    Right.

    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.


  2. Let me be clear at least for myself: I don't think there's any sort of "conspiracy" per se. I just think that our "view" of the virus is a bit exaggerated as a country. I'm excluding NYC, Philly, Detroit, and two or three other cities from this, but basically:

    • The mortality rate is lower than most continue to believe.
    • The infection rate is much higher than initially believed. These two go hand in hand.
    • The disease affects older people greatly. They could have been under different restrictions than others.
    • Most areas are seeing massively underwhelming use of their hospital resources.
    • The effects on the economy will last for a decade.

    Did we over-react? Yes, IMO, we did. But…

    I was scheduled to go to Pinehurst on a trip at the end of March for a four-day weekend. I said after that weekend had passed (and it was 80° and sunny every day in Pinehurst) that two things were both true:

    • We absolutely made the right call to cancel our trip given the information we had at the time.
    • We could have gone and been completely, totally safe and had a marvelous, wonderful time given the information we learned after the fact.

    At the time, it seemed likely to most that Pinehurst would also close down, or travel bans would exist state-to-state, or that restrooms would close along the highways… whatever. But after the fact, and having gone to Pinehurst in late April instead for a longer period of time… it would have been fine to go, and was a great mental health boost.

    In other words, we did and didn't "over-react" because the information we had at the time was that this was a "Very Bad Thing™". Italy, Spain, etc. were being rocked. China was full of shit (have they reported even 1/5th the number of deaths as even NYC yet?). But in hindsight, we could have likely done things differently. We could have:

    • Prepared better. More tests, more masks. This was hampered greatly by the bullshit coming from China.
    • Closed fewer businesses, but had more precautions in place. Masks, customer limits, etc.
    • Done more with restrictions regionally. Many states are big, and Erie ≠ Pittsburgh ≠ Philadelphia.

    Some good will come of this, too. Some companies are learning that telecommuting can work. Some people are getting to spend more time with their families. We're seeing unprecedented study of corona virus type stuff, which may help fight not only SARS, MERS, COVID-19, but future coronaviruses.


  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. 

    Bullshit.

    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.

    NO POLITICAL COMMENTARY. Goodness.


  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:

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

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/05/02/excess-deaths-during-covid-19/?arc404=true

    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:

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    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.


  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?

    Cripes.


  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.


  7. 1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

    A lady I use to work with got a new sewing machine that would stitch characters.   She started selling t-shirts with Disney characters and also received a letter telling her to quit.   They take their marketing very seriously, as they should.   

    It's not just that. You're required to protect your trademarks, etc. or else you give up your rights to them.


  8. 17 minutes ago, allenw25 said:

    Great that you were a D1 Player. Look at Pujols back foot at contact(not after contact), all weight is transferred to the front foot.

    No, it isn't.

    His weight is predominantly back. He's SPIKED the PRESSURE under his front foot, but that's not weight.

    1 hour ago, Casualgolfer said:

    Yep pujols keeps that weight over the back knee like he should. That is a Hall of Fame swing.

    Indeed.

    @allenw25, home run hitters leave their weight back as a way of helping to send the bat forward. Until you understand the differences between weight/pressure and look at COM traces, pressure traces, etc. and understand them… you're going to have a tough time in this conversation.


  9. 1 hour ago, allenw25 said:

    I do not know where you arrived at that conclusion. If you analyze the swings of todays modern home run hitters you will see the exact swing of the Bambino. I have done slow motion analysis of every major league home run hitter. Longoria, Pujols, Bonds, etc. I have actual footage in 480 fps hispeed camera of them.  That concept of keeping the weight on the back foot maneuver is basically incorrect, a weight shift is also required for baseball or you do not get batspeed  just like golf.  

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  10. 12 hours ago, Zippo said:

    I'm not sure if it's OK for me to reply to a blog or not. I checked the rules but couldn't find anything definitive. I apologize in advance if I shouldn't be posting here. I'm really not trying to get into trouble by commenting and will move on if needed.

    Huh? Why wouldn't you?

    No need for an answer. The question should tell you what the "rules" are - the same as the forum. Post a comment. Heck, start your own blog if you want.


  11. 13 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

    Thanks @nevets88. I’ve had two problems with this setup:

    1. The glare is a pain and I can’t see my iPad screen at all. I’ll probably have to try this in the evening.

    2. Within no time at all my devices, especially the iPad, get the ‘over heated’ warning.

    I’m way behind on my Evolvr as it’s just so damn hot...lol. I’ll find a way. 

    Are there any shaded spots? Lots of FL courses or ranges have the rolling covers.

    It would be baller if you showed up with your own. 😉

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