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  • Meanwhile....AP reporter...

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have gotten the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jamiedupree

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    • 538 Politics Podcast: Can COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Be Stopped?

      As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, so have conspiracy theories about the origin and severity of the virus that causes it. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, political scientist and conspiracy theory researcher Joseph Uscinski joins Galen Druke and senior science writer Maggie Koerth to discuss why these theories develop and whether they can be stopped.

      https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...es-be-stopped/

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      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
        Meanwhile....AP reporter...

        WASHINGTON (AP) - Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have gotten the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship.

        https://mobile.twitter.com/jamiedupree
        That's the scariest thing I've read today.

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        • I found this article on the front page by Professor Kingstown Mills to be an excellent and sensible discussion on how athletic competitions can restart.

          https://www.athleticsweekly.com/athl...rn-1039929854/

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          • Headline:
            COVID-19 is killing 20 times more people per week than flu does, new paper says
            https://www.livescience.com/covid-19...lu-deaths.html

            That article links to this academic paper: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2766121





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            • Originally posted by tandfman View Post

              That's the scariest thing I've read today.
              Indeed....though it could be false positives on previous tests....there have been similar reports before...

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              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                Meanwhile....AP reporter...

                WASHINGTON (AP) - Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have gotten the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship.

                https://mobile.twitter.com/jamiedupree
                what we don't know is if they were asymptomatic on first tests and therefore might have been false positives on that initial screen (grasping for rays of sunshine here).

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                • More on the ship story....

                  https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wire...-time-70706487

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                  • Meanwhile.....


                    Go Outside, Experts Say. But Keep Your Distance and Have a Mask Handy.

                    A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.

                    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/u...gtype=Homepage

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                    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                      Cases in Flordia now stand at 43210 . . . why did I have the ominous feeling something is about to explode?!
                      more per capita than California...wonder how hard The Villages have been hit?

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                      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                        Meanwhile.....


                        Go Outside, Experts Say. But Keep Your Distance and Have a Mask Handy.

                        A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.

                        https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/u...gtype=Homepage
                        I'm not sure it is fully accurate to describe U.S as a stir crazy nation. By a clear majority people still want to be very cautious in most parts of the country. You see and hear only those folks who want to take matters in to their own hands. Sure, I, like everyone else wants things to "get back to normal" but most people are more than willing to go quite slowly and are not stir crazy.

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                        • Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post

                          more per capita than California...wonder how hard The Villages have been hit?
                          And California is higher than Texas. No rhyme or reason, really, it seems.

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                          • Originally posted by gm View Post

                            And California is higher than Texas. No rhyme or reason, really, it seems.
                            doubt it'll make much sense until things are largely said and done and everybody (hopefully) starts using the same metrics for reportage

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post

                              doubt it'll make much sense until things are largely said and done and everybody (hopefully) starts using the same metrics for reportage
                              Nate Silver at 538 makes this point.....should do a lot more testing but the ones that do get grief sometimes for too many cases....

                              Oregon has a low number but I don't think they test much at all....

                              You know why there's maybe been a surge of cases in Orange County, California, as this story focuses on? Because they're doing a ton more testing than before.

                              This is the Orange County testing data. A huge surge in tests; they're now testing 2-4 times as many people per week as they were just a few weeks ago.

                              States and counties need to be able to increase testing without risking terrible headlines about a surge in cases (that only happened because they increased testing, but the article/headline doesn't mention it).




                              https://mobile.twitter.com/NateSilve...95443761238018
                              Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-16-2020, 01:31 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post

                                more per capita than California...wonder how hard The Villages have been hit?
                                Not particularly.

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