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  1. Anyone familiar with this guy? Seems pretty adamant virus was tweaked in a lab. https://mobile.twitter.com/lawrencesellin?lang=en Disclaimer--I'm not endorsing this position. Look like he has some good credentials - Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, who previously worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and conducted basic and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry.
  2. That's why I specified Orlando. Shows how much of a Disney fan I am.
  3. Crappy situation for sure. I agree with what Mile says below. In the end, you'll land on your feet and the company will regret letting you go. Good sales people are always in demand. And now, with more jobs being done remotely, you can look outside your locality.
  4. Part hoarding, part the millions of new gun owners that just need ammo and want to practice. Over the past few years I've seen the number of ranges increase to serve that demand.
  5. No one is disputing or ignoring those facts. People are pointing out other issues. Every post doesn't have to start with this disclaimer- "Daily record level increases in covid infections, overall increased infections, and resulting increased hospitalization rates" . There are other angles to this story. 1) Not necessarily for reasons I have previously pointed out. Time will tell.... 2) No. People will have to feel comfortable, including those at higher risk. We are recovering but may plateau out at 90-95%. A square root recovery. From there it may take 1-2 years to get back to where we were as Bars, hotels and others will be slow to recover and the new world may look a little different. Meanwhile, there will be jobs popping up. Contact tracers for example. MD now has the nations first PPE store.
  6. Interestingly, a month ago, protests were going to cause a rise in the virus (which we are now seeing). These links are all from 1 month ago. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/the-protests-will-spread-the-coronavirus/ar-BB14S026 https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/06/protests-pandemic/612460/ https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/us-coronavirus-protests/index.html Now these same sites are saying protests did not spread the virus. I can't see how that can even be possible. Either way, we were misled a month ago or are being now. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/us/coronavirus-cases-protests-black-lives-matter-trnd/index.html
  7. Like you, I really don't have a position here. I wear a mask. I limit my trips out of the house...I social distance... I thought we have been abundantly clear in acknowledging that TX, and Houston, do have a problem with increased cases. For some reason, anything explaining possible reasons is attacked. There is no reason for that. History will be the judge here and there is nothing wrong with bringing information to to the table. Everyone can judge for themselves the veracity of what they read. We'll know soon enough if there are new myths to be added to this list- https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus-myths. Either deaths will spike or they won't. I'm certainly not rooting for the former. Either way, that has nothing to do with people showing up at the ER because their employer wants them tested. My son got sent home from work one day because the thermometer showed his temp 1 degree high. He was one of those people sent for a test (it was negative). Some of these young healthy kids will be shown to have the virus and, IMO, that is a good thing because then they won't be spreading it as much. The mortality for people under 40 with the virus is approaching 0. Just like we hear about the occasional college athlete dying from a heart attack, It's likely some college or pro athlete will die from COVID and it will be national news. Doesn't mean we have to shut down schools, sports, businesses and create many more multiples of sickness and deaths.
  8. I hadn't seen the risk for starvation mentioned before- "Globally, the lockdown measures have increased the number of people at risk of starvation to 1.1 billion, and they are putting at risk millions of lives, with the potential resurgence of tuberculosis, childhood diseases like measles where vaccination programs are disrupted, and malaria. I hope that policymakers look at the big picture of all the potential problems and not only on the very important, but relatively thin slice of evidence that is COVID-19."
  9. This one was kind of mentioned. Here is the pic-
  10. And you conveniently ignore the director of a TX healthcare system has logical explanations for all of that. Rebut the facts, not the messenger. Yes, cases and hospitalizations are up. He specifically points out why . Call him to discuss it if you would like. I'm sure he'd take your call.
  11. This first article is old news but here is the key excerpt from the second- "The report also criticized the C.D.C.’s counting of coronavirus tests, which combines tests for an active infection and those that detect antibodies. This practice inflates the percentage of Americans that appear to have been tested and gives an unreliable picture of the way the virus is spreading around the country, according to the new report. After the C.D.C. was criticized last month for combining the two types of tests in its reports, the agency promised to separate them. But as of June 9, it had still not resolved the issue, the office reported. The C.D.C. reported “incomplete and inconsistent data” from health departments, “making it more difficult to track and know the number of infections, mitigate their effects, and inform decisions on reopening communities,” according to the report." https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/cdc-and-states-are-misreporting-covid-19-test-data-pennsylvania-georgia-texas/611935/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/health/coronavirus-cdc-testing.html
  12. Did you even read the letter? The guy seems to have pretty good credentials. That you don't want to believe him is on you. @mrflynn03happened to post the hospital levels as I was typing my post. There are all sorts of charts showing fatalities continuing to decrease despite the rise in cases. From the outside, it looks like TX is doing a good job testing more people, uncovering milder cases, which will help in ultimately slowing the spread. Just my opinion, take it FWIW.
  13. A Tx atty who manages healthcare facilities had this to say (You may have to go to his twitter and click on the individual-links to see better) Basically, he says 1/2 the visits to the ER are people sent by employers to get a test, most positive cases are very mild, low fatalities and hospital beds are being filled by the people who put off care for the last couple months. He calls it a "positive story". Maybe there is something positive happening in TX? The few comments I read seem to back up his claim. Interestingly, the tweeter is an author and I think I have read a book or two of his.
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