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    Apr 5, 20, 12:11 AM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Yep flattening the curve isn't supposed to reduce the amount of infections, but it will spread out the period of time in which people get infected and reduce the load on the health care system which hopefully will reduce the amount of deaths.
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    Apr 2, 20, 09:21 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    The link goes to a press release from yesterday from British American Tobacco which states that they are working on a way to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 using tobacco plants. I don't really understand the science of why tobacco plants might offer a faster way to produce a vaccine, or whether this is a realist path to a cure. What I found most interesting about the press release is that the work is being done in my hometown of Owensboro. ...
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    Apr 2, 20, 09:17 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    I'd have to think that the numbers are actually a lot better than that. 4% is based on the known number of cases, but since even people who have symptoms are having difficulty even getting tested the actual number of cases has to be much higher than we know, which would in turn lower the mortality rate. I don't see how we will ever truly know how many people have had this or the actual mortality rate due to the inability to test everyone.
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    Apr 1, 20, 03:47 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    I've the reports from Vladamir Zelenko, but nothing about him from what I would consider mainstream media. A part of me can't help but to think that a lot of companies / people have an interest in downplaying this combo drug even if it is effective. a lot more money stands to be made from a newly produced medicine than 50 year old medication that can be made generically.
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    Apr 1, 20, 02:15 PM
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    So is the use of hydroxychloriquine and a Zpak actually having positive results? I've seen a lot of Facebook post and Tweets of people claiming that these medications either cured them or someone they know of the virus, but I haven't seen any actual news articles suggesting what they've seen in New York since they got the go ahead to start using these drugs as treatment for the virus.
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    Apr 1, 20, 12:22 PM
    We've only gotten carry out one night since the kids were let out of school. It was a local Mexican place, Los Toribios. My job requires me to travel across western KY and southern IN so I have hit up the drive thru at some fast food chains on days that I am away from home at lunchtime. As a result we spent more at the grocery but I think our overall food expenses have decreased. I've also lost like 6 or 7 pounds.
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    Mar 31, 20, 04:24 PM
    I was just about to post about Apollo. As they have only been a school for about 50 years they've won their region about 20% of the time. I'm not sure how the formula used is calculated but I guess that having too many one and done appearances in the Sweet Sixteen has hurt their ranking.
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    Mar 31, 20, 03:22 PM
    I think the point about automobile accidents is valid in that it illustrates that as a society we have accepted that we are ok with a certain amount of deaths that might otherwise be avoidable. For example if the speed limit on the interstate highways was 20 mph, the amount of fatalities would no doubt drop significantly. This would create quite a burden for anyone who would need to travel a significant distance, therefore, we have accepted...
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    Mar 30, 20, 09:53 AM
    The number of confirmed cases in any given state, doesn't mean much without additional data. To begin with Arizona has close to twice as many people as Kentucky, but more importantly, I think you would need to know how many people have been tested in each state in order to draw any conclusions. If Ariziona has tested more people than Kentucky than you would expect more positive test. Same as if Kentucky would double the number of people it...
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    Mar 27, 20, 10:15 AM
    My wife works with a couple of women who were both sick for around two to three weeks. I mean they were really sick. One of them tested negative for flue three times. I'm not sure about the other one. I have seen several accounts online from people in the medical profession who are convinced that this has been around in the US way earlier than we were led to believe.
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    Mar 27, 20, 10:07 AM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    So it sounds like the risk of side effects from short term use of this medicine as would be needed to treat this virus would be almost nil. It may not be the miracle cure but I can't see what it hurts to try to use it with patients who are critical.
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    Mar 26, 20, 06:55 PM
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    It was the same guy that was responsible for the initial predictions released by the Imperial College, wasn't it?
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    Mar 24, 20, 02:13 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    That makes sense. Everyone knows that a few days without a heater will magically cancel out years of abusing your lungs. :rolleyes:
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    Mar 24, 20, 02:06 PM
    Apollo's Harold Hogg had 2,100+ yards rushing last year.
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    Mar 21, 20, 01:23 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    It was $1.60 something last night at both the Meijer and Hucks in front of my neighborhood in Owensboro.
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    Mar 20, 20, 11:09 PM
    Can't post it here, but something about Samuel L. Jackson up in the air comes to mind.
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    Mar 20, 20, 06:51 PM
    My job requires me to travel across the western part of the state. I haven't seen any evidence that people are staying home. Traffic seems to be business as usual.
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    Mar 16, 20, 11:06 AM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    If this is true (which I can't see that they would have any way of knowing) than I think it could be a good thing. If that many people are really walking around with the virus and don't even know it, than I believe that it proves that for most people catching this will not be significant and that the mortality rate will be shown to be much less than some are suggesting at this point.
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    Mar 13, 20, 11:18 AM
    My wife works for Audubon Area Head Start. They will be closing their centers for the next three weeks, including centers that are not associated with schools. Assuming that these parents will still have to report to work, this seems like it is going to be a problem especially if other types of day care facilities follow their lead.
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    Mar 12, 20, 06:03 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Daviess Co. schools has cancelled school beginning on Monday the 16th until April 6th. My question is if this is so dire, why have them come back to school tomorrow. Why not make the cancellation immediately.
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    Mar 12, 20, 06:01 PM
    Daviess Co. schools are closing on Monday and will reopen April 6th.
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    Mar 10, 20, 12:58 PM
    Irish Cat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    This did it for me years ago.
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    Mar 10, 20, 12:52 PM
    This seems stupid to me. Are things going to be any different a week later when Yale plays in the NCAA Tournament.
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    Mar 8, 20, 10:19 AM
    Yep, that's exactly what I told my friends that had come over to watch the game, when we all found out yesterday. This is a suspension for the on court / bench behavior, but since Cal won't throw players under the bus, it's being label as such instead.
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