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  1. Likely. Big 10 delayed going to full pads practices. Tone from those on Paul Finebaum who talk to SEC people sounds negative.
  2. Three-peat for Koepka? First China-born major men's major champion? DJ gets another?
  3. New CDC Data out today. The week of 7/18 looks like its nearly complete in terms of data. It is latest week not obviously missing substantial reporting. Age 27-Jun 18-Jul Change Pct Delta Same age 0 -24 14 14 0 0% 0% 25 - 34 28 62 34 2% 121% 35 - 44 80 117 37 3% 46% 45 - 54 239 273 34 2% 14% 55 - 64 503 698 195 14% 39% 65 - 74 750 1084 334 24% 45% 75 - 85 896 1320 424 31% 47% Over 85 1072 1386 314 23% 29% Totals 3582 4954 1372 100% Of note. Is the spike due to college or high school age people? No. No change. Lowest of all age brackets. 25 to 34 year old had highest percentage increase within the same age bracket. But this age bracket only accounted for 2% of the total increase (34 / week). 35 to 54. Up slightly. Accounts for only 5% of the total increase. 55 to 64. Up a notable amount, but less than the older age brackets. 65 on up. These age brackets represent 78% of the total increase in fatalities. The demographics of "the spike" (in terms of fatalities) show that the age is definitely a strong factor. Source of data: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm
  4. Very good collection of videos. Warning applies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCSQXzGhVj0&feature=emb_logo Go to 3:08. The initial pressure wave is definitely supersonic as damage occurs well before sound arrives. What causes that? CWB nailed it.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_wave ANFO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANFO
  5. From what I saw this weekend. That 25% is being stretched in most places. Lots of mostly full parking lots in some establishments.
  6. Terribly sad story here. I may raise question of accuracy of numbers. But the main take away is to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. Do not assume you have the 'Rona'. If something does flair up - get it checked out. https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20200729/coronavirus-did-not-kill-wellington-area-nurse-who-worked-on-pandemicrsquos-front-lines-autopsy-report-says
  7. HCQ and Zinc. Dr. Buckmaster from Henderson, KY. Full interview, 11 minutes. From April. Its one thing to read or watch things from people far away. This is a Kentucky doctor. For me - the more local, the more trusted. Noted comments - No side effects. Need to be on prolonged time with high doses. 10 days - no brainer - Outpatient dosage - 100 to 200 mg twice a day (200 to 400 mg per day). Higher HCQ and zinc can be used during in-patient. - Would you recommend this to other doctors - absolutely, early. Start treatment while waiting for test results. Had negatives that kept on medicine. Sometimes tests are wroing. This is really a must watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywdQkZ6gvC8
  8. You can also "monetize" FB videos. They have to be long enough to have mid-view ad. One of the best of those that folks here would like is the Holderness Family. However, I think both parents have TV background and are video/music talented. But they seem to do pretty good for just videoing their life - with help from neighbors and others. https://www.facebook.com/TheHoldernessfamily/
  9. Egypt doctors and Vitamin-D: https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/88198/Doctors-in-Egypt’s-quarantine-hospitals-to-receive-million-Vitamin-D CAIRO – 1 June 2020: The Egyptian Health Ministry will distribute a million drug doses of Vitamin D to quarantine hospitals, as an important element to support the immune cells of the doctors treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. This will help doctors as they stay for long time inside hospitals without being subjected to sunlight, the Health Ministry said....
  10. One potential explanation I heard was that they went back inside to the AC - because its now hot. Especially the older folks. But just a speculative WAG there and really have no idea. Some of this uptick was or should have been expected. Remember the Philly-St. Louis social distancing stories? Remember the graph (link below)? The pandemic hung on longer at a higher rate than Philly. AND it up-ticked later in the cycle. So the uptick should have been expected. The curve was flattened (good), but it is elongated with a less predictable path (bad). It should not be considered a failure to have this uptick as if it is peoples fault. It has nothing to do with masks. It was inevitable after 2-3 months of people mostly living in isolation who now have weakened and damaged immune systems that have to rebuild. https://i0.wp.com/microbialmenagerie.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/StLouis-Philadelphia.jpg?w=1280&ssl=1
  11. Vitamin D study with references to topics above: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7276229/ Long read. From the Conclusion "An inadequate supply of vitamin D has a variety of skeletal and non-skeletal effects. There is ample evidence that various non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, CVD, metabolic syndrome) are associated with low vitamin D plasma levels. These comorbidities, together with the often concomitant vitamin D deficiency, increase the risk of severe COVID-19 events. Much more attention should be paid to the importance of vitamin D status for the development and course of the disease. Particularly in the methods used to control the pandemic (lockdown), the skin's natural vitamin D synthesis is reduced when people have few opportunities to be exposed to the sun. ..." Emphasis added.
  12. I am somewhat confused on Tennessee comment. They seem, on the surface to be fairing better than Kentucky, at least in terms of fatalities. The sun does not block things. It is the catalyst for humans to create their own vitamin-D. As pointed out above Vitamin-D will not stop the infection from entering but it will fight it once its taken hold. Hence why if you have a serious Vitamin-D deficiency and get infected - its real bad news. The death rate closely maps to the levels of Vitamin-D deficiency in individuals. The problem with lock downs as it pertains to this area is that if people stay indoors more they will not build up natural Vitamin-D. Combined with other weakening of the immune system due to lack of interaction the result is people are much more like to get infected ('Rona or anything else) when they 'come out'.
  13. Already higher numbers there. Something brought up on this was that people have returned indoors as it has gotten hotter. But do not really have anything to back anything as to the "source" of the uptick in some states. I heard Idaho was hotspot today. Idaho?
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