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TomG2

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Posted: 11/29/20 05:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why is taking a few precautions and practicing extra hygiene such a big challenge? We can beat Covid, or it can continue to beat us. I don't mind a few extra hand washes.

If it is such a hoax, why did the government authorize spending billions on "Warp Speed" and continue to brag about it?

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Posted: 11/29/20 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“The locals in the Flea market call it a hoax. ”

My brother-in-law is a Texan and on a ventilator in a hospital. Couple more days and hopefully we can ask him if this is a hoax.


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Pawatt I’m familiar with your park.. How are those residents doing and have you heard anything about the parks on your road?

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Really has more to do with how you interact.

If you go to the worst hot spot and largely stick to your rig, your exposure will be low.

If you go around hugging and kissing all your friends, you exposure will be higher even if not in a hot spot.

We've been on the road since Sept and most places, you don't even go into the office, they take your credit card over the phone and you have no physical contact with anyone. If you want to meet with friends, sit outside with your lawn chairs spread out.


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Statistics on infection rates are misleading to most people. The state with the highest infection rate currently is North Dakota with a rate of 120 per 100K people in the last 7 days. The lowest in the contiguous 48 states is Maine with a rate of 12.5 per hundred thousand. Statistically, that shows that the rate in North Dakota is 10 times that of Maine. Sounds really scary, but as a practical matter it also means that you would have to have close contact with 1000 North Dakota residents in order to meet up with 1 infected person.
You start to get into lottery odds trying to prevent COVID infections by geographic choice. While you are ten times less likely to contact an infected individual in Maine than you are in North Dakota, it is still pretty much a matter of bad luck if the 10 or fewer close contacts most people have in a day involve an infected person.
Your personal behavior will be the driving force in keeping yourself safe. Avoiding Crowds, limiting close contacts with multiple people and being aware of your surroundings (i.e. don't run up and hug someone who is in the middle of a coughing fit and don't put yourself into a situation where you are packed arse to arse in an enclosed space like a crowded elevator) will be your best defense.
It is my very slightly educated guesstimate that the Southern states are going to fare better than the northern states over the next few months simply because in the south there are fewer days everyone is forced indoors. It is an undisputed fact that most transmission takes place in enclosed spaces and during the winter that is where most northerners spend their time out of necessity.

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wapiticountry wrote:

Statistics on infection rates are misleading to most people. The state with the highest infection rate currently is North Dakota with a rate of 120 per 100K people in the last 7 days. The lowest in the contiguous 48 states is Maine with a rate of 12.5 per hundred thousand. Statistically, that shows that the rate in North Dakota is 10 times that of Maine. Sounds really scary, but as a practical matter it also means that you would have to have close contact with 1000 North Dakota residents in order to meet up with 1 infected person.
You start to get into lottery odds trying to prevent COVID infections by geographic choice. While you are ten times less likely to contact an infected individual in Maine than you are in North Dakota, it is still pretty much a matter of bad luck if the 10 or fewer close contacts most people have in a day involve an infected person.
Your personal behavior will be the driving force in keeping yourself safe. Avoiding Crowds, limiting close contacts with multiple people and being aware of your surroundings (i.e. don't run up and hug someone who is in the middle of a coughing fit and don't put yourself into a situation where you are packed arse to arse in an enclosed space like a crowded elevator) will be your best defense.
It is my very slightly educated guesstimate that the Southern states are going to fare better than the northern states over the next few months simply because in the south there are fewer days everyone is forced indoors. It is an undisputed fact that most transmission takes place in enclosed spaces and during the winter that is where most northerners spend their time out of necessity.



Now take into account that the CDC claims testing is only catching 1 in 8 cases, which if true would mean approximately 1 in 3 of the US population is infected or has been.

They can't let a perfectly good crisis go to waste.

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kydale wrote:

Pawatt I’m familiar with your park.. How are those residents doing and have you heard anything about the parks on your road?


We have no cases in our park but have friends and acquaintances in many parks some which have active cases, not many but several. There are cases in the park next door. Our next door neighbor is a care giver there.

* This post was edited 11/29/20 10:41am by pawatt *

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“We have no cases in our park...”

Every person in your park has been tested? Retested? No one is asymptomatic? And lastly, every one telling you the truth?

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Lwiddis wrote:

“We have no cases in our park...”

Every person in your park has been tested? Retested? No one is asymptomatic? And lastly, every one telling you the truth?

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sorry, it would be more accurate to say no known cases.

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We have a couple of "Don't tell anyone I tested positive" people in our circle. Probably false positives, but who knows for sure?

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