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  • jeremyp
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    Originally posted by Steele View Post
    I just moved to Puerto Rico and watched an outdoor local semi-pro baseball game on TV last night. About 80 degrees F and whatever the humidity is here (99%?). The six or seven rows of seats were about 1/2 full, everyone without exception wearing a mask (cloth, surgical, N95, neck gator), I assume a requirement to attend. Players not masked, close huddles on the pitcher's mound talking inches from one another.

    They had a section of about 20 people with drums and such, like in a soccer match, generating non-stop chanting, cheering, singing, etc., for their team.

    Those are the facts on the ground, I have no idea what to make of them in relation to COVID.
    Time will tell.

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  • Steele
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    I just moved to Puerto Rico and watched an outdoor local semi-pro baseball game on TV last night. About 80 degrees F and whatever the humidity is here (99%?). The six or seven rows of seats were about 1/2 full, everyone without exception wearing a mask (cloth, surgical, N95, neck gator), I assume a requirement to attend. Players not masked, close huddles on the pitcher's mound talking inches from one another.

    They had a section of about 20 people with drums and such, like in a soccer match, generating non-stop chanting, cheering, singing, etc., for their team.

    Those are the facts on the ground, I have no idea what to make of them in relation to COVID.

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  • gm
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    No one needs to follow rules they don't agree with.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    A New York State judge reinstated 16 fired sanitation workers who did not comply with New York City's vaccination mandate issued in October 2021, deciding they should also get back pay.


    Yay!! Great news. This gave me happy chills.

    There will be more like this. I'd bet we're at the beginning of such moves.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    During the past week, the RT in NJ has dropped under 1.0 to 0.90 which is an indication that COVID is contracting again.

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  • TN1965
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    Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, has COVID in U.K. prison, wife says

    Stella Assange is battling her husband's extradition to the U.S. to stand trial for divulging U.S. military secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has tested positive for COVID-19, his wife said on Monday, as she battles his extradition to the United States.‚Äč

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  • scottmitchell74
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    It's a covid fact that This actually happened!

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    Monthly Update
    The COVID afternoon numbers for 9/1/22:

    Cumulative Numbers:
    Globally: 600.466 million cases & 6.485 million deaths
    The USA: 94.342 million cases & 1.044 million deaths
    NY State: 5.921 million cases & 57,565 deaths
    NJ State: 2.278 million cases &; 31,464 deaths
    Bergen Co: 239,092 cases & 3,208 deaths

    NJ & NY Detail:
    The NJ RT rate is 0.91(under 1.0=contracting)
    NJ has 1,005 & NY has 2,368 hospitalization.
    NJ has 13% recent positivity rate.
    including probables, NJ has 34,567 &; NY has 73,656 deaths.
    NJ has 7 million and NY has 16.2 million vaxed

    Daily Averages:
    Globally: 0.763 million cases + 2.8K deaths
    The USA: 98K cases + 450 deaths
    NY State: 4.7K cases + 21.6 deaths
    NJ State: 2K cases + 9.4 deaths
    Bergen Co: 200 cases + 0.5 deaths
    Monthly Update:

    Cumulative Numbers at 10/1/22 PM:
    Global: 617.584 million cases & 6.545 million deaths
    The USA: 96.395 million cases & 1.060 mill deaths
    NY State: 6.109 million cases & 58,124 deaths
    NJ State: 2.3 million cases & 31,630 deaths
    Bergen County numbers unavailable.
    (NY and NJ numbers are confirmed numbers only excluding probable numbers.)

    NJ and NJ Detail:
    NJ RT is 1.14 and been over 1.0 most of the month.
    NJ has 910 & NY has 2,306 hospitalizations
    NJ has 7.06 & NY has 16.314 million vaccinations
    NJ has 10.37% & NY has 7.1% positivity rates.
    NJ has 34,744 & NY has 74,242 deaths including probables.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    In NJ, the Replacement Rate has edged over 1.0 again but daily deaths are generally in single digits and hospitalizations under 100,

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  • gh
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    please recall that this thread has very tight parameters and is about COVID facts and nothing else

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  • lonewolf49
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    This too shall pass.
    The world/education was/is inconvenienced but not irreparably harmed by the covid pandemic. Past generations were educated in primitive, understaffed, limited curricula schools, interrupted by wars, health pandemics, natural disasters, seasonal harvests, and cultural customs. As always, given the same circumstances, some will survive and thrive with varying degrees of success, and some will falter and fail.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Time will tell, I suppose, but thinking that kids 5-17 being out of the classroom environment for years won't have a massive impact is hopeful, at best, and that's being kind. The "summer slide" is a real and known thing, how would being out for years not have a much more dramatic impact?

    This is a largely white-collar 50+ board that may be somewhat removed from the age groups and demographics most affected by the overly long and unnecessary school shutdowns.

    I'll be around here a decade from now to gladly eat crow when all the depression, suicide, education, social, financial and other destruction to the young(er) generations magically cleRs up. I truly want to be wrong.

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  • DET59
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    Originally posted by gm View Post

    I also think we will eventually find that the learning losses were recovered.
    Almost everything written about covid and school is politically based and not research based. The USA system of educational is incredibly localized as was the response to covid, To make generalized statements about learning right now is silly and simply political. I live in Korea where the reaction by society and educators was very, very different and pretty uniform. There are many of the same concerns (and a whole lot more testing); the students I work with, primarily College freshman, are pretty much the same as the kids who've be coming to class since before covid. They've just lived as teenagers in a more interesting time which may be a life experience they benefit from in the long run. A very wise man once told me,

    "School isn't as good as it used to be, and it never was."

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by DET59 View Post

    Incredible poorly written article regarding testing that mixes points and percentages and makes quotes seem like data driven conclusions. Not taken into consideration is how many tests were not given during covid, or given in less than ideal conditions, while students were online. Clearly schools, like work places, government, military and everything else (except vax and ppe manufacturing) suffered. I'm really surprised NPR published such a shoddy article.
    I also think we will eventually find that the learning losses were recovered.

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  • DET59
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    Math and Reading down. Was predicted.

    Minorities and poor hit hardest. Was predicted.

    https://www.npr.org/2022/09/01/11205...cores-pandemic
    Incredible poorly written article regarding testing that mixes points and percentages and makes quotes seem like data driven conclusions. Not taken into consideration is how many tests were not given during covid, or given in less than ideal conditions, while students were online. Clearly schools, like work places, government, military and everything else (except vax and ppe manufacturing) suffered. I'm really surprised NPR published such a shoddy article.

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