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  • Originally posted by bhall View Post
    That is a completely disingenuous and overly simplistic argument. People don't just die from this disease. They have long lasting complications that are not yet fully understood. The sick and the weak are often front line workers in our economy and are disproportionately people of color in my state. Below are charts from Georgia data. Georgia is roughly 52% White, 32% Black, and 6% Hispanic.
    My local newspaper last week told the story of a woman who teaches year 5 children at a school about 8 miles from me (I think the same age as 4th grade in US), who is probably about 50. She contracted the virus and was put in an induced coma in hospital, she developed sepsis and her blood pressure dropped dramatically. Medication, ensured that blood flow was maintained to her vital organs which means that she survived but the lack of flow to her hands and feet resulted in them having to be amputated.

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    • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

      My local newspaper last week told the story of a woman who teaches year 5 children at a school about 8 miles from me (I think the same age as 4th grade in US), who is probably about 50. She contracted the virus and was put in an induced coma in hospital, she developed sepsis and her blood pressure dropped dramatically. Medication, ensured that blood flow was maintained to her vital organs which means that she survived but the lack of flow to her hands and feet resulted in them having to be amputated.
      Just curious. How about the children? Did they get the virus? How are they doing?

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      • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

        My local newspaper last week told the story of a woman who teaches year 5 children at a school about 8 miles from me (I think the same age as 4th grade in US), who is probably about 50. She contracted the virus and was put in an induced coma in hospital, she developed sepsis and her blood pressure dropped dramatically. Medication, ensured that blood flow was maintained to her vital organs which means that she survived but the lack of flow to her hands and feet resulted in them having to be amputated.
        That's horrible....I have friends in England who teach at private schools. Still healthy last I heard.

        11 year olds are generally 5th grade in the US.
        Last edited by Conor Dary; 07-28-2020, 10:21 PM.

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        • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
          Just curious. How about the children? Did they get the virus? How are they doing?
          She started experiencing symptoms in March which is when schools in the UK were closed other than for children of essential workers. I assume that the parents were informed because of the risk that the children may have it.

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          • meanwhile in England, decisions, decisions!.....

            Reopening schools on schedule may require pubs to close

            With lockdown easing delayed after rise in Covid-19 cases, 'trade-off' may be needed to ensure schools reopen in time, Sage member says



            https://www.tes.com/news/reopening-s...ire-pubs-close

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            • Fam runs sub-4 on a treadmill in a mask.

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              Anthony Famiglietti

              @recklessrunning

              I think this run ends the argument on whether face masks are safe to walk around in.

              https://twitter.com/recklessrunning/...39056056442880

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              • Cool! Very impressive!

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                • Annual 'White Trash Bash' in Illinois Celebrated by 500 People Without Masks

                  https://www.newsweek.com/hundreds-ce...-masks-1522210

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                  • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                    Annual 'White Trash Bash' in Illinois Celebrated by 500 People Without Masks

                    https://www.newsweek.com/hundreds-ce...-masks-1522210
                    That's Peoria indeed...

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                    • Meanwhile....in the FT...

                      Theft in countryside hits eight-year high



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                      • meanwhile, in Texas.....

                        How a $175 COVID-19 Test Led to $2,479 in Charges
                        A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to their insurance.



                        https://www.propublica.org/article/h...led-to-charges

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                        • The article makes you ill reading it....

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                          • Went to a John in a public place. At the urinal I decided to spit into it. Forgot I was wearing a mask. You know these masks hold up pretty well, my wife couldn't tell I'd done it.

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post
                              meanwhile, in Texas.....

                              How a $175 COVID-19 Test Led to $2,479 in Charges
                              A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to their insurance.



                              https://www.propublica.org/article/h...led-to-charges
                              For an attorney, she is apparently not skilled at research. There were other free testing sites available near her area. Freestanding ERs have been problematic for quite a while when it comes to insurance.

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                              • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                                Went to a John in a public place. At the urinal I decided to spit into it. Forgot I was wearing a mask. You know these masks hold up pretty well, my wife couldn't tell I'd done it.
                                One of the things we hate as surgeons is when you have to sneeze while wearing your surgical mask. It can be a mess. Many times you have to go change it, which means another 5-minute scrub, and re-gown and glove. Pain in the butt

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