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by RickD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

A dumb discussion if there ever was one. There are readily available preliminary studies of this virus available on the web for those who won’t stick their head in the sand. The studies are from the U.K....a socialist nation to American ideologues so maybe these studies are nothing but socialist ju...
by RickD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anybody read the Bulwark?
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Anybody read the Bulwark?

I’ve never heard of it. I googled it, and it’s being described as neo-conservative. And you said that you liked it? Did you fall down and hit your head? Leftists cannot like anything labeled as neo-conservative. *edit: Nevermind. I see your fascination. It’s anti Trump. So, it’s a “the enemy of my e...
by RickD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

A rather dumb argument, IMHO. y:-? People's lives are in chaos. The economy was shut down, and people lost their jobs, and business owners lost their businesses. Some spent their life savings, only to lose it all. I guess some people think it’s important enough to discuss. Personally, my wife lost ...
by RickD
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

... Of course you made a claim! I said: As I understand it, once one builds an immunity to a particular strain, one cannot get that same strain again. So, does your wife normally wear masks during flu season? And you said I was wrong. I’ve yet to see any evidence that people can get the same strain...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

So I’ll take that as a “no, I have no evidence of what I just claimed.” Thanks for clearing it up. Paranoia is running amok with this virus. It’s bordering on insanity. I’m certainly not paranoid about this virus. I really don’t care one way or another but I do recognize that there’s a risk to publ...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

So I’ll take that as a “no, I have no evidence of what I just claimed.” Thanks for clearing it up. Paranoia is running amok with this virus. It’s bordering on insanity. I’m certainly not paranoid about this virus. I really don’t care one way or another but I do recognize that there’s a risk to publ...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

Infection rates are exploding, and it's not just because we're testing more. In Dade County Florida they're seeing 30%+ of their tests come back positive. Numbers are going up because in some places people stopped trying to contain the virus, and now more people are getting sick. Death rates aren't...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

But, if herd immunity turns out to be unattainable, then the future vaccine they’re going to push on us, will be useless. Or the vaccine would either require a booster or two to be fully effective, or be an annual shot like we have now for the flu. In that instance we'd have good years, where the v...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

It would be interesting to know, of those that have died that were young, healthy, and without any significant immune issues - how cavalier and careless were they about social distance and using masks in close public situations. Cause those people - now dead and gone, sure aren't a figment of our i...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

Record deaths and new cases surging - hey, here's an executive decision from Disney in Florida: https://www.wistv.com/2020/07/11/disney-world-reopen-coronavirus-cases-surge-florida/ To be clear - I have no problem with re-opening. But the stupid just don't seem to get it - and many of them WILL! Th...
by RickD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

You understand it wrong. The current thinking is that immunity is temporary for many - or some - who have recovered from COVID-19. Temporary immunity lasting a few weeks to a few months....just like the common cold: there is some immunity for some time but not for long. So it’s possible to be reinf...
by RickD
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

This is fairly terrible news. Interpretation The majority of the Spanish population is seronegative to SARS-CoV-2 infection, even in hotspot areas. Most PCR-confirmed cases have detectable antibodies, but a substantial proportion of people with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 did not have a PCR t...
by RickD
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

You understand it wrong. The current thinking is that immunity is temporary for many - or some - who have recovered from COVID-19. Temporary immunity lasting a few weeks to a few months....just like the common cold: there is some immunity for some time but not for long. So it’s possible to be reinf...
by RickD
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

Husband of Mrs. Masochist wrote: It ain’t fun wearing a mask. I won’t wear one until it becomes mandatory but my wife (who isn’t delinquent like me and cares for the poor, the downtrodden and the sick) wears one religiously. You said that you and your wife both already recovered from COVID-19. Why ...
by RickD
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protects Against Covid
Replies: 133
Views: 3923

Re: Percentage Wearing a Mask Protect Against Covid

Rick: Uncertain? If you mean that there’s no evidence that someone can get COVID-19 again, I agree. Just like there's really no evidence that those who have the virus but are asymptomatic, are causing others to get sick. All I know is, given the potential for oneself and others - IF one can catch i...