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mrflynn03

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  1. 4 hours ago, Lostin76 said:

    Proven? Sure, masks, social distancing and vaccines. Especially these three together. I know you are not a fan of any of those, but they do work if people use them. 

    Look at deaths, hospitalizations, and positivity rates in states that don’t embrace them. Idaho is at 43.7%, Mississippi at 34.4%. Deaths are surging in these places, and the hospitalizations are crushing healthcare workers in many regions. The states with the lowest positivity rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are all NE states that embrace masks, social distancing, and vaccination. The states struggling largely embrace individual freedom over a healthy society.

    The densest, most populous city in the US (NYC) has a positivity rate that’s been hovering between 1-4% for the last six months, currently at 3%. Everyone knows we got hammered in the beginning, before we knew what worked. Made a lot of mistakes, but after that initial surge, our rates have been VERY low. Why?

    Because we have been very strict about wearing masks indoors, social distancing, and we have a high vaccination rate. Our population density means we are always packed together - in buildings (mine has 75 units sharing an elevator), on subways, on buses, and on sidewalks. You would think that would make controlling spread difficult. There are a lot of us, but we mostly decided to make some sacrifices for the greater good of the people around us. 

    Life is vibrant here - sidewalk and street dining are packed every day. New restaurants and stores are popping up. We go about our lives as we did before, w/o much worry about COVID. Outdoor dining has transformed neighborhoods, many more people are out and about biking, summer streets were extended year around (streets shut down to car traffic on weekends). We do mask up indoors, but that’s just smart. Subways are packed, but people wear masks. 

    This really isn’t rocket science - we don’t have to scour the internet for fringe treatments and studies to prove our pet theories, if we simply do these things. History also tells us this is how many plagues and pandemics are ultimately ended. 

     

    Just frustrated by it all. It just feels like it will never end.  I guess almost 2 years of hearing the same things on repeat wears you out.

    I am a fan of the social distancing though. 

    The weather cools off soon. Think I will go to Brown County SP for a day and leave the phone behind. 

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  2. 10 hours ago, Lostin76 said:

    Sigh. This is pretty much the deal with any paper or any legitimate study. There is a limitations section. Legitimate researchers are trained to constantly question their results. And often over-emphasize the limitations or issues with a study, so when it’s peer reviewed they may head off some of the critiques and comments. The peer review process can be brutal. 

    So, the CDC must include every word in a press release, but Joe Rogan, Podcast Pete, or Tucker Carlson can selectively quote things and mislead the public and that’s cool. Got it. 

    I have to admit, this thread is difficult for me. I work with researchers, some of the best in the world. I trust them. I do not trust Podcast Pete or on air personalities. In the end, science will be proven right, and the treatment of the day/week pushers will long be forgotten about. 

    I get it, many people on here don’t trust science. But, damn it’s depressing. 

    I also get that many people don’t trust politicians. I am with you. Am sick of them all. 

    Mostly just sick of people constantly questioning proven ways to reduce the spread of this virus. 

    I also just simply don’t have the time to scour the internet all day b/c someone is wrong on the internet. 

     

    What proven ways?  Nothing is stopping the spread. Not masks, or vaccinnes. Vaccinated people contribute to the spread.  

    Not trying to be an ass but delta burned through with these measures in place. 

    The vaccine is proving to be ineffective at stopping or slowing the spread. 

    Its an effective therapuetic for a lot of people and thats about it. 

    We will not vaccinate our way out of this. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Steubenhoosier said:

    I know Bluffton. Small town, ultra conservative. The people there are going to run all over anything that goes against the mainstream. I have a gay 18 year old granddaughter and a bi grandchild who is 10, so I know the struggle. However maybe this teacher could have picked her battles a little more wisely. She’s not going to convince that school board or that community otherwise. 
    I hope that this becomes a learning experience for students to figure out how the system works and how they can work within the parameters to facilitate change without creating animosity 

    People should be able to figure out who they are on their own.  Doesnt belong in a classroom.

    Sex education should be left up to the parents. 

    It should not be taught by childless teachers in gradeschool. 

  4. I thought the worst thing I'd ever have to do was burying my dad. I've been through alot.

    She doesn't think she believes in God anymore, but God put me in place to be there. I keep pushing on but I'm getting worn out. Me and my wife has probably slept 36hrs in the week and a half. 

    But being there for my sister when she buried her husband is worse. She only 31. All I could think of was this song, change a few lyrics and it's relevant.

     

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  5. 3 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

    There's a documentary by French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who just happened to be with some NYFD guys at a gas leak when they caught the first plane fly into the tower on film that's so raw it's difficult to watch. As they're in the lobby of one of the towers, they finally realize this massive sound coming every 50 seconds or so are from jumpers hitting the pavement outside of the foyer...

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    4 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

    There's a documentary by French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who just happened to be with some NYFD guys at a gas leak when they caught the first plane fly into the tower on film that's so raw it's difficult to watch. As they're in the lobby of one of the towers, they finally realize this massive sound coming every 50 seconds or so are from jumpers hitting the pavement outside of the foyer...

    Link

     

    Just posted the video of the first plane. 

    Yeah, I've seen the whole documentary.  Really tough to watch. 

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