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  • #61
    meanwhile, in Ohio:

    Ohio lawmaker refuses to wear mask because he says it dishonors God

    "We are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask," state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on Facebook.


    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...2kY7bmGQIPFvY8

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    • #62
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      meanwhile, in Ohio:

      Ohio lawmaker refuses to wear mask because he says it dishonors God

      "We are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask," state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on Facebook.


      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...2kY7bmGQIPFvY8
      Apparently he is an anti-vaxxer, too, which comes as little surprise.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by norunner View Post
        Germany's Bundesliga (premier soccer league) will resume play next week without spectators in the stadiums. Probably the first major league to resume activity, it will be interesting to watch how fans will react. If thousands meet in front of stadiums, the season could end again very quickly, but if it actually works out, it could be a positive sign for other sports leagues around the world.
        I will be surprised it lasts long. Supporters are sure to congregate somewhere and then what...

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        • #64
          Meanwhile...

          AP Exclusive: US shelves detailed guide to reopening country

          The Trump administration has shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak….It was supposed to be published last Friday, but agency scientists were told the guidance “would never see the light of day,” according to a CDC official. The official was not authorized to talk to reporters and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

          https://apnews.com/7a00d5fba3249e573d2ead4bd323a4d4

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

            The Wednesday (5/6/20) early afternoon numbers:

            Worldwide: 3,692K (+3%) cases & 258K (+2%) deaths
            The USA: 1,207K (+0%)cases & 71,220(+2%) deaths
            New York: 327K (+2%) cases & 19,645 (+1%) deaths
            NYC Only: 182K (+4%) cases & 13,538 (+0%) deaths
            New Jersey: 132K (+0%)cases & 8,549 (+4%) deaths
            Bergen Co: 16,520 (+0%)cases & 1,289 (+2%) deaths
            The Thursday (5/7/20) early afternoon numbers:

            Worldwide: 3,784K (+2%) cases & 265K (+3%) deaths
            The USA: 1,232K (+2%) cases & 73,563(+3%)deaths
            New York: 327K (+0%) cases & 20,597 (+3%)deaths
            NYC Only: 184K (+1%) cases & 19,107 (+0%) deaths
            New Jersey: 134K(+1%) cases & 8,801 (+3%) deaths
            Bergen Co.: 16,609(+1%)cases & 1,319 (+2%) deaths

            NYC deaths include “probable” as well as confirmed since we could not get a split today as we usually do.

            NJ current coronavirus hospitalizations have dipped under 5K from their April peak of 8.3K, and ICU cases are now under 1.5K. Over half the NJ deaths are now from nursing homes - NJ numbers would be tailing off even more if not for the nursing home problems.

            About 1.5% of the NJ population have been confirmed cases (some recovered), and about 0.1% of the NJ population has died from the virus.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
              Because HIV operates in a completely different way. Everybody who recovered from COVID-19 is alive because their immune system eventually got rid of the virus, whereas nobody's immune system has been able to get rid of HIV (except maybe for some reports of a few people with a rare genetic mutation).

              The fact that over 95% of infected people have an effective immune response to the coronavirus is an indicator of the realistic possibility of a vaccine for it, much more likely than a vaccine for HIV.
              Thanks, indeed, . went off on a search and was led to captivating information on this topic. The HIV virus attacks the actual DNA of host's white blood cells. Frightening stuff.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by user4 View Post

                Thanks, indeed, . went off on a search and was led to captivating information on this topic. The HIV virus attacks the actual DNA of host's white blood cells. Frightening stuff.
                HIV has been a manageable condition for years. Anyone with access to antivirals doesn't get sick.
                People live for decades without being sick at all.
                And seropositive people with undetectable viral load
                cannot transmit it during sex.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by gh View Post
                  and in the "you can't make this shit up" category:

                  5G coronavirus conspiracy theory results in 77 mobile towers burned, report says


                  Attacks on cell towers continue across the UK.


                  https://www.cnet.com/health/5g-coron...tag=CAD590a51e
                  The insanity of this is that in most places 5G is more marketing hype than reality. So these morons are doubly dumb, first believing the 5G marketing nonsense and then believing a nutty conspiracy theory that makes no sense in the physical world.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by gh View Post
                    meanwhile, in Ohio:

                    Ohio lawmaker refuses to wear mask because he says it dishonors God

                    "We are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask," state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on Facebook.


                    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...2kY7bmGQIPFvY8
                    He needs to go back and find out what scripture says is the greatest commandment.

                    By implication medical staff should not wear masks no matter what they're doing and that renders the job pointless. And people should not wear glasses or scarves either. I think we have a winner.
                    Last edited by ; 05-07-2020, 07:42 PM.

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                    • #70
                      Meanwhile....

                      Fox News' Pete Hegseth calls for people to go out and get infected by coronavirus: "Now that we are learning more, herd immunity is our friend. Healthy people getting out there -- they are going to have to have some courage."

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/justinbar...30817598046210

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                      • #71
                        The Public Is Astonishingly United

                        Apparently most Americans are not eager to think of themselves as warriors—or are simply wise soldiers, with strategy as their strength. A poll from The Washington Post and the University of Maryland released yesterday finds that eight in 10 Americans oppose reopening movie theaters and gyms; three-quarters don’t support letting sit-down restaurants and nail salons reopen; and a third or less would allow barber shops, gun stores, and retail stores to operate. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll last week found similar numbers: Nine in 10 Americans don’t think sporting events should have crowds without more testing; 85 percent would keep schools closed, and 80 percent would keep dine-in restaurants shut. There is no significant difference in views between residents of states that have begun loosening restrictions and those that have not.

                        https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...e-came/611182/

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                        • #72
                          538

                          There are a lot of swings back in forth in the mood of media coverage around coronavirus, depending on e.g. which models get highlighted. The fact is, though, we've come pretty close to consensus estimates. Most experts thought it would be bad, and it has been.

                          https://mobile.twitter.com/NateSilve...72573937033221

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Conor Dary
                            Meanwhile....a site that critiques Zoom backgrounds.....I'd give Galadriel 10/10....

                            Room Rater

                            We rate Skype rooms and Zoom rooms, too.


                            https://mobile.twitter.com/ratemyskyperoom

                            and this sticks to the mandate for "no nonsense, nothing-but-the-facts" on this thread how?

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                            • #74
                              Massachusetts just opened up our golf courses. I sure hope that the lobbyists for the golf courses were paid well for the fantastic service they offered our front line country clubs. Great news that the lobbyists never came off the front lines. Car washes are still closed.
                              Last edited by user4; 05-07-2020, 08:28 PM.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by gh View Post

                                and this sticks to the mandate for "no nonsense, nothing-but-the-facts" on this thread how?
                                its gone... just trying something that wasn't completely gloomy....
                                Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-07-2020, 08:40 PM.

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