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  1. Every media source is going to present data in a way that best serves the narrative they are trying to present. That includes The New York Times. That said, just because a source is not widely known does not make it a bad source. I can't help to think about the early days of this thread where the perception was that the data published by Johns Hopkins was the gold standard, while an unknown source like Worldometer could not be trusted. Turns out that Johns Hopkins was using Worldometer's data. That's a very good example of perception bias influencing the way we look at things. The reality is that two people on opposite ends of the spectrum can take the exact same data and manipulate it in a way that fits the message they want to promote. Let's take the link you provided from the Times as an example. It has graphed actual deaths against expected deaths for every state, as well as New York City on it's own. Someone that wants to isolate the terrifying possibilities of this virus needs to look no further than the graph for NYC. By contrast, someone that lives in places like Hawaii and West Virginia can look at their graph and wonder why they have to wear masks, can't go to school, and not have a football season.
  2. The link below provides some really interesting data on a National, State, and even County level. It normally runs a couple of days behind the current date, but if nothing else, the color-coding in the maps gives a good view of the big picture. https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/
  3. On the disappointing front, Indiana is 2.5 weeks into the mandate to wear masks in public and cases are still at record or near record levels each day. Testing is up, but not to the level that would normally result in the percentage increase we have seen. I had hoped to see numbers begin to go down.
  4. I'm curious to know how the formula for setting the baseline number. To me, that's important. The Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 is getting older. It's only natural that deaths will begin to rise as that happens. And, maybe it's already factored into the formula used to make these projections. But, it's important to note that the median age of the U.S. population went from 28.1 in 1970 to 35.3 in 2000, to 38.4 in 2019. That's significant.
  5. I'm surprised we don't see more of it in High School Football. It's a winning formula.
  6. I can argue several things that would question the certainty of who the initial carrier was. Yes. a line can be drawn from point A to point B in this instance. But, there are an infinite number of intersecting line possibilities that the story does not consider.
  7. I'm not so sure about that. You get tested on Monday and are clean, but get tested on Tuesday and are positive. I don't know that you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the person was infected on Monday. Maybe they picked it up Sunday while at home visiting with family and friends. And, you also have to factor in reliability of the tests. From Matthew Stafford, to Jimmie Johnson, to the Governor of Ohio, how many people have tested positive one day only to turn around and test negative multiple times afterwards? Let me be clear. I'm not advocating whether they should or should not play. I think there are compelling arguments to support both positions. But, one thing I do caution anyone on is in expecting perfection. We are not going to be there in 2020, 2021, or even 2052. People are going to be getting sick and dying of the Coronavirus in 2120, just like people are still getting sick and diseases that have been around for centuries before now. A vaccine is not a cure. What we need to decide on is when to get back to normal, or properly define what our new normal looks like. It seems to me that the expectations some have of what that new normal looks like does not have room in it for team sports.
  8. Is the player dying on the field because of Covid? Or, are they dying at the hospital? I ask because it's going to be difficult to 100% prove exactly where an individual first came into contact with the virus. And, you typically need 100%, or close to it, when filing a lawsuit. There is no guarantee the athlete acquired the virus while playing a sport. The could have got it from going to school. Eating in a restaurant. Maybe picked it up at the grocery. Possibly could have caught it at home from an asymptomatic family member. Unless the player actually dies on the field and the medical experts can directly tie the death to Covid while the player was on the field, I don't see where a lawsuit like that has any legs to it. I know if I'm a defense attorney, you're going to have top proved to me that not only did participating in a sport while having Covid caused death, you're going to have to prove to me that the player actually acquired the virus in the first place because they were playing that sport.
  9. You should be asking her how she screwed it up. I was the prize in the relationship.
  10. Bruiser's still on our website? IS Fred Glass still listed as AD?
  11. The several years prior to 2020, despite being based in Louisville I worked approximately 25% of my time in downtown Chicago. Have not been to Chicago since February, or for that matter, I've not been in the office in Louisville since March. When things settle down, I envision a world where I only go into the office in Louisville when necessary, and my trips to Chicago may be limited to once or twice per year. Both cities have been ravaged, not only because of Covid, but because of social unrest. The amount if crime in Louisville right now is unprecedented. It literally went from being one of the safest cities in the U.S. to one of the most dangerous, seemingly overnight.
  12. I'm hurt that no one wants to know who I am.
  13. Obviously a tragic story. But, if a child with a seizure from a high fever caused by any other illness had died in the same way, it would be counted as a drowning. Another important piece of the puzzle that was not addressed in the written story is why a very sick child was left unattended in the bathtub. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-7-year-old-georgia-boy-with-covid-19-who-died-drowned-in-a-bathtub-after-a-seizure-coroner-says/ar-BB17NSUu?ocid=uxbndlbing
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