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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    From the CDC:

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919e6.htm

    High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020

    Following a 2.5-hour choir practice attended by 61 persons, including a symptomatic index patient, 32 confirmed and 20 probable secondary COVID-19 cases occurred (attack rate = 53.3% to 86.7%); three patients were hospitalized, and two died. Transmission was likely facilitated by close proximity (within 6 feet) during practice and augmented by the act of singing.



    I won't be surprised if more incidents like this play out as places like churches re-open. This incident occurred in a town of 31,000 people (Mount Vernon, WA), in the middle of an otherwise rural/low density part of Skagit County, WA.
    I am not surprised it was a choir. What does a choir do? Expresses itself at full volume, mouth wide open expelling saliva and other ejecta at the maximum weight and rate. Is it really surprising,

    I have been to the Hong Kong, and Busan in the past week. Had my temp taken at the hotels wore a mask avoided the bars. Ate in restaurants. Only quarantine was in Alaska. That was 2 days and back home to the Bay Area. I try to isolate make only necessary trips always wear the mask and gloves as not to share any disease.. Instead of picking sides and trying to solve our problem with one simple solution, maybe we could let the people who know the issues come up with some best practices. A degree in journalism, holding an elective office or even success in business does not give you expertise in a field you know nothing about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Instead of picking sides and trying to solve our problem with one simple solution, maybe we could let the people who know the issues come up with some best practices.
    Problem: when even the experts disagree with each other. CDC thought that they had containement and argued against Fauci and Blix's mitigation. Obviously they were wrong ... but then it was too late.

    It is also very obvious that the WHO made a whole bunch of errors, chief of which they didn't isolate China right away. Nothing to do with expertise but the lack of balls to stand up to China. Expertize ain't the end-all/be-all of decision making, not when you're too chickenshit to stand up to a big boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    actually, i'd say it's 74-75%.

    if one is "undecided" if Bill Gates will use a COVID-19 vaccination to implant location-tracking microchips, that person is STILL a TFI.
    Why would Bill Gates spend the resources and time to implant location-tracking microchips in everyone when every single person has a GPS microchip in their phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by statquo View Post
    Why would Bill Gates spend the resources and time to implant location-tracking microchips in everyone when every single person has a GPS microchip in their phone?
    Bigfoot?
    Trust me?
    I'm an economist!

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    Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’: No way it happens, says infectious disease expert

    As pharmaceutical companies rush to find a vaccine for coronavirus, President Trump announced a new plan, “Operation Warp Speed” to ensure that a vaccine would be created and distributed by the end of the year.

    According to the plan, “the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and AstraZeneca are collaborating to make available at least 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine called AZD1222, with the first doses delivered as early as October 2020.”

    But one infectious disease expert says that is unlikely to happen.

    “I don't see any way that happens,” said Dr. Michael Saag, Associate Dean for Global Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Only if we are “really lucky,” he said, could we see data on the efficacy of a vaccine by the 1st of January, 2021.

    Even then, he told Yahoo Finance, a vaccine would have to be “scaled up” for as many as 600 million doses.

    “That doesn't happen by just wishing it so. We need to be logical here. We need to be thinking about the realities, and not just lured into some magical thinking,” he said.

    The existence of 10 candidate vaccines so soon is “impressive,” Saag said. “Great start, but it's like the beginning of the Kentucky Derby, and we haven't even passed the mile one-mile marker. So we've got a long way to go.”

    The need for a vaccine has grown, as all states have decided to reopen, sparking fears over a “second wave” of coronavirus cases.

    Some areas see spikes

    Over Memorial Day weekend, Americans were seen visiting beaches, restaurants and bars — many without face masks.

    Health officials in Missouri have asked partygoers to self quarantine after footage of crowded bars and beaches were released from Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend. And across the country, states have started to see spikes in coronavirus cases as businesses reopen.

    “I’m kind of nervous, to be honest with you,” Saag told Yahoo Finance, about the way states are handling the reopening.

    “The virus is still readily in our community. And a lot of people are susceptible. So what I see happening, and that's what worries me, people throwing caution to the wind, saying, we're over this. It's done.”

    “It's not done,” he said.

    In his home state of Alabama, he said, positive case numbers “have more than doubled.”

    According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the state has nearly 16,000 positive cases. By Tuesday, May 26, the daily case count had leapt to over 600, up from 344 just two weeks prior.

    Projections of the death toll have continued to creep upward as people go back to work and start revisiting businesses again. But not all states have been as aggressive in their lockdown and reopening protocols as others. According to a Yahoo Finance analysis, the greatest increases of COVID-19 related deaths are projected in Republican-led states.

    “I think New York has done great,” Saag said. “And that's why the U.S. numbers are more flat than continuing to go up, because New York was dominating the numbers in April.”

    But in the rest of the country, he said, people haven’t been as cautious.

    “I'm very worried,” he said.

    “We may see is a rise, a little bit of a plateau, and then a second rise,” he said. “That's what I think we're going to see in Alabama and a lot of other rural states — Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee. Those are the states that we're going to start seeing this second increase.”
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    “That doesn't happen by just wishing it so. We need to be logical here. We need to be thinking about the realities, and not just lured into some magical thinking,”

    Welp, that pretty much destroys any "plan" that Trump can come up with....assuming he's even still paying attention to COVID-19 and the 100,000 dead Americans that he never cared about in the first place.
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    Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine Not Effective Against Coronavirus

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci on Wednesday became the first Trump administration official to say definitively that hydroxychloroquine is not an effective treatment for the coronavirus, based on the available data.

    "The scientific data is really quite evident now about the lack of efficacy," Fauci — the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert — said on CNN.

    But he stopped short of calling for an outright ban of the drug, which President Trump said he was taking last week as a preventative measure after a top White House aide was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    Fauci's comments come days after the Lancet published a 96,000-patient observational study that concluded that hydroxychloroquine had no effect on Covid-19 and may have even caused some harm.

    France decided this week to ban the use of hydroxychloroquine, even in clinical trials, and the WHO has paused its clinical trials of the drug.

    There is no data yet from randomized, controlled clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine — the gold standard for evaluating potential treatments. But Fauci was unequivocal on Wednesday, saying that "the data are clear right now."
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    Odds on Fauci keeping his job? Having his character and credentials publicly eviscerated? Being hung in effigy by Trump's sycophantic base?

    Place your bets ladies and gentlemen, place your bets....
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