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  1. 6 minutes ago, Voice of Reason said:

    Dramatically increased tests with positives staying at 13% equals dramatically increasing cases and lower death ratio. The concern there is what will deaths and death ratio do in the coming weeks as a result of all these new cases.

    The numbers from late June and the month of July eschew the ratios upward. 

    Yesterday, Florida performed 108,000 + tests with 8,000 coming up positive. 7.4% rate. Unlike the numbers you and CWB reported, as of yesterday, the hospitalization numbers down here in the Tampa Bay area show a little over 9% of available beds (13,000+) in Tampa Bay are filled with Covid patients ( approx. 1,235) and only 12% ( approx. 148) of those patients are in ICUs and only 3% of those in ICU are on ventilators (approx. 5). The survival rate is currently over 99%. I do not know the infection number of staffs in the area. I do know that ICU and ER nurses have been hit hard by the virus, but it has been getting better. 

    Florida has performed over 7 million tests and is averaging around 100,000 a day. Back in June and July they were testing less than half that many a day and the positive ratio per day was broaching 20%. The death toll ratio has not increased during that time. The survival rate has. 


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  2. In my area, the testing rate has increased dramatically in the past few weeks, leading to dramatically more positive cases, yet the positive case to test ratio remains around 13% and the death to positive case ration has dropped below 2% again.


    5 hours ago, rockmom said:

    One must also realize that the health care workers have lives outside of work and families.  They are like the rest of us.  There’s no way to directly correlate that masks don’t work because people who wear masks get the virus.  At some point, every single person is maskless in the presence of another person, most likely family.  Many arguments against masks (in particular) are incomplete because they don’t consider the full reality of daily life.

    My daughter's practice is shutdown this week after a medical assistant started showing symptoms Monday last. The MA had vacationed the previous 2 weeks, the first of those in Orlando. 

    For what it is worth, my daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and the remainder of her staff tested negative. 


  4. Local hospital numbers from yesterday morning, from Tampa General (1000 bed level one trauma hospital) and BayCare (15 hospitals with 3480 beds).

    At TGH 46 Covid patients, 18 in ICU. 4% of total bed count. Drug overdoses outnumber Covid patients 10 to 1. Trauma 2 to 1. 

    BayCare reporting 309 Covid patients, 40 in ICU. 8% of total bed count. 

    These numbers are down from a month ago. It may be coming, but I'm still not seeing hospitals being overwhelmed. In fact, the total admittance in local hospitals is lower than previous years. That may be due to reduced elective surgeries or the snowbirds are staying home this year.   

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  5. Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of physical and verbal abuse, the school announced Tuesday.

    The school and Marshall agreed to a contract settlement of $7.75 million to be paid over the next six years.

    "This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes," Marshall said. "I remain grateful for my years spent at Wichita State. I wish to thank the coaches, student-athletes, the university, the community, and all of Shocker Nation for their unending dedication, support and loyalty. I am incredibly proud of this men's basketball program and all it has achieved over the past 14 years and am confident of its continued success."

    Assistant coach Isaac Brown will serve as the team's interim head coach.


    He apparently was punching, choking, and verbally abusing players during the 15/16 season. I wonder what he was like when they got to the Final 4 in 2013?

    Once on everybody's list, now on nobody's list. I wonder if there is a little high school in Indiana looking for a coach? 🙂


  6. On 11/11/2020 at 10:57 AM, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

    I guess they felt like it was tougher looking mascot if it showed the meat that is going to be packed by the packer...prior to being slaughtered?


    Exactly. Just like the Green Bay Packers, though the Green Bay bunch were named after the Indian Packing Company, packers of Counsil Canned Meats. 

  7. 37 minutes ago, Voice of Reason said:

    Reporting numbers. I look for facts. The more fact driven and less subjective driven we are, the better.

    I have heard many people praise Sweden. There are the numbers side by side with a neighbor. Two very similar demographics. Two very different approaches. There are the numbers. Another fact to point out is numbers are soaring in both countries currently.

    Numbers can be subjective if context is left out. Sweden has only performed 1.7 million tests (9.2% positive to test ratio) where the US has performed over 155 million tests (6.5% positive to test ratio). From that context, the US is doing better than Sweden. 


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  8. 6 hours ago, Voice of Reason said:

    135,653 in one day. Most countries in the world have reported fewer cases than that for the entire year.

    Sweden 162,240

    Norway 25,887

    Are you suggesting we be more like Sweden? 

  9. 6 hours ago, Voice of Reason said:

    Obviously, since he knew she was attractive she wasn't wearing a mask, and that's why he didn't hug her back. 🤫

    Most businesses here are stringent about wearing masks, especially BJ's. She had a mask on. Not much else, but hey Florida.

    For the rest of you perverts. My kids are in their 40's and she was in her twenties or early thirties (To be honest I really have a hard time telling anymore). Besides, I am not used to women throwing themselves at me. They usually are running away screaming in terror. It caught me off guard. 😇

    At 1000 PM EST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Eta was 
    located near latitude 23.8 North, longitude 84.5 West. Eta is moving 
    toward the north-northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h). A motion toward the 
    north-northeast is forecast through Thursday. On the forecast track 
    the center of Eta will move closer to but offshore of the southwest 
    coast of Florida on Wednesday, approach the west-central coast of 
    Florida Wednesday night, and move inland over the northern portion 
    of the Florida peninsula on Thursday.
    Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum 
    sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher 
    gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, 
    and Eta could be near hurricane strength by Wednesday morning. 
    Gradual weakening is expected to begin Wednesday night or early 
    Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
    from the center.
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