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re: OT: Corona Panic 2020 - wdhalgren
[quote]They're all shite stains[/quote] That's what happens when governments try to centrally plan their economies; they become bankrupt and corrupt. The government seeks ever more control over an increasingly restive population, and corruption reigns as the wealthiest power brokers consolidate ...
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re: UPDATED: Daily COVID-19 Stats as of 6:20 PM 8/12/20 CST Final Numbers for the Day - wdhalgren
Thanks for the info. It's nice that Google is making it easier to gather data, but what you've done putting it all together is impressive. I've mainly used the old fashioned method where you parse the html strings yourself (using mostly C# code). It's more flexible to do it that way, but more...
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re: UPDATED: Daily COVID-19 Stats as of 6:20 PM 8/12/20 CST Final Numbers for the Day - wdhalgren
[quote]I finally got screen scraping to work so I could pull some numbers from the WoM site. [/quote] If you don't mind my asking, did you write all the screen scraping code yourself, or did you use some tools from the internet? Also, apologies if you know this already, but some sites are kind...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
[quote]We found that the small vessels and capillaries in the lungs were obstructed by blood clots and associated hemorrhage that significantly contributed to decompensation and death in these patients[/quote] It sounds like a limited form of DIC. Edit: while looking around to see more about...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
The media didn't really downplay HCQ, they attacked it with full force from the moment Trump mentioned it and well before there was any strong evidence one way or another. They even started by attacking the safety profile of one of the most studied and administered drugs ever. They suggested we co...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
Good find. If that's an accurate representation of Covid-19 behavior, we could see a spike in southern hemisphere cases over the next few months. They may try to maintain lockdowns, but other than for a very brief period you just can't get enough cooperation to keep a large percentage from eventua...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
[quote]they're probably low enough right now that they're basically statistical noise. [/quote] Anything's possible, but I think it's likely that low levels of testing and diagnosis is hiding the true level of disease. [quote]South Africa is also an older country relative to the rest of SSA. [...
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re: Georgia Covid-19 Data Dashboard - 5/26/2020 - wdhalgren
Thanks for posting your interesting data. I agree that hospitalizations is the most meaningful piece of data for tracking this virus. It's past time to end the lockdowns IMO....
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
[quote]You don't think that age bracket correlates to those that are 75+ in today's society? [quote]No. 60 year olds back then were just as mobile as 60 year olds today, just a lot less fat back then. [/quote] [/quote] Compared to 1920, the average person in this country eats a healthier di...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
[quote]- The median age in most of those countries is younger than 25 and, in many, is younger than 20 - Life expectancy in most of those places is still in the 50's or early 60's - They don't have anywhere in the same universe of prevalence of co-morbidities given the diet and lifestyle - Rotavirus...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
That's why it's difficult to compare numbers from state to state or country to country; different counting and reporting methods just about everywhere you look. Leaders in some European countries, like Italy and Belgium, have stated that their numbers wouldn't stand out if the rest of the EU used t...
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re: Years worth of suicide attempts in the past 4 weeks say Bay Area doctors. - wdhalgren
The partisans will sit and argue all day about whose fault this is. Meanwhile the death and illness caused by continued lockdowns and social isolation will rise and accelerate. Now we have a much better understand of the virus toll, and we're getting an good picture of the bigger problem that is...
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re: UPDATED: Daily COVID-19 Stats as of 6:20 PM 8/12/20 CST Final Numbers for the Day - wdhalgren
[quote]318 on vents. Up 8% over last Sunday. Which was up ~5% over the week before... Y’all are probably playing some borrowing/renting games with vents...There’s currently 539 in ICU according to the state. [/quote] The Covid Tracking project says that those ventilator and ICU numbers are cum...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
[quote]The author of that opinion piece[/quote] There were four authors of the analysis, and it's less of an opinion piece than all of the propaganda put forth in favor of lockdowns without even acknowledging the cost in lives, much less attempting to quantify them. [quote]it's completely ir...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
The link below was used in a thread on the OT page. Thought I'd put it in here since it's relevant to some frequent discussions in this thread. https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/499394-the-covid-19-shutdown-will-cost-americans-millions-of-years-of-life The authors at least attempt to c...
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re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ***W.H.O. DECLARES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC*** - wdhalgren
Is this a new talking point; mandatory closures and stay at home orders didn't actually hurt the economy? I'll have to 100% disagree with that theory, some statistics from Sweden and Denmark notwithstanding. When the govt forces millions of businesses to close their doors and lay off all their emp...
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re: The "Everything Bubble" that the Fed (and other central banks) have created - wdhalgren
[quote]Our print-on-demand monetary system is the wellspring of the current crisis. [/quote] I'm not disagreeing, but this all started much earlier than Bernanke/Yellen/Powell's wholesale debt monetization (or Quantitative easing if you prefer euphemisms). We started down this rabbit hole not lo...
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re: The "Everything Bubble" that the Fed (and other central banks) have created - wdhalgren
[quote]Indeed, Powell believes that the U.S. economy could fully recover by the end of 2021, notwithstanding the very much deeper economic recession that we are now experiencing than in 2008-2009. [/quote] He may be correct about the quick "recovery". If the Fed prints enough money and the govt ...
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re: UPDATED: Daily COVID-19 Stats as of 6:20 PM 8/12/20 CST Final Numbers for the Day - wdhalgren
That nursing home data in the pdf link is the data I used to calculate NH deaths for the week through Monday 5/18/20. Prior to that report, every week they had been providing a summary of total death numbers for the nursing homes, and separately for the adult residential facilities, which was easie...
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re: UPDATED: Daily COVID-19 Stats as of 6:20 PM 8/12/20 CST Final Numbers for the Day - wdhalgren
[quote]Through 4/23, 32% of LA deaths were in senior living facilities. [/quote] And steadily rising since then....
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