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1 hour ago, Ja Rhule said:

NC reported new record of positive cases at 1.4k and 10% of tests coming back positive in last 24 hours.

Not a good trend.

Have to remember that they are now testing more and more people...many of the asymptomatic people and those with very minor symptoms are being found positive.  Weren’t testing like thus before.

inctease testing will show increased positives as 80% + of positive cases are asymptomatic.

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14 minutes ago, MadHatter said:

Have to remember that they are now testing more and more people...many of the asymptomatic people and those with very minor symptoms are being found positive.  Weren’t testing like thus before.

inctease testing will show increased positives as 80% + of positive cases are asymptomatic.

Still most people getting tested is because they think they need to (possible contraction or symptomatic).  Perfectly healthy 'feeling' people are not getting tested to a large extent.  I know of two people that got tested recently only because they thought they may have caught it.  Both ended up negative, but the point is they were concerned enough to go.  I have yet to talk to anyone that has taken a test that has felt fine this entire time.  

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6 minutes ago, 45catfan said:

Still most people getting tested is because they think they need to (possible contraction or symptomatic).  Perfectly healthy 'feeling' people are not getting tested to a large extent.  I know of two people that got tested recently only because they thought they may have caught it.  Both ended up negative, but the point is they were concerned enough to go.  I have yet to talk to anyone that has taken a test that has felt fine this entire time.  

My point is that they now have the ability to test more people.  People who were not getting tested before are getting tested now.  Before, if you were not sick enough to need hospitalization, they were not testing you and told you to go home and self quarantine.  And I know several people who had that happen.

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I don't get why some people downplay the fact that more tests are being done resulting in bigger numbers. While they might not be "new cases", it still means that many more people have it than previously thought.

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43 minutes ago, Tbe said:

The Minnesota protests started 10 or 11 days ago. It’s been at least 7 days for other parts of the country. If it happens, we’ll start seeing it soon.

Yep the next few weeks will tell us a lot.

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10 minutes ago, Brooklyn 3.0 said:

I don't get why some people downplay the fact that more tests are being done resulting in bigger numbers. While they might not be "new cases", it still means that many more people have it than previously thought.

Yep and we went up from 9% to 10% positive results.  

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1 hour ago, panthers55 said:

Totally disagree. The point of social distancing was to keep what happened in Italy and New York from happening in the rest of the country. It was always about not overwhelming the hospitals which would have pushed the death rate from below 1% to closer to 3 or 4 %. And social distancing has done that. The attitude if not caring about anyone but yourself is a big reason why we have more cases than any other country. The whole I don't care anymore and I'll take my chances is a selfish attitude and reflects the current me versus we attitude which is huge part of the problem in this country. The fact many others are being selfish and self absorbed is hardly an adequate justification. So if I handed you a bag of m&Ms and said 3 were poisoned, would you be the first to eat one or would you let other guys eat them until 3 of them died and then eat with no worries?  

I don't like M&M's so I'd just hand them back.

We make calculated risks every day. Driving cars, eating processed food, smoking, eating food not nuked to the "proper" temp. It's part of life. I wasn't particularly worried basically at any point, even when at my workplace outside of Detroit they had over 250 positive cases and over 500 quarantined. 

I am not in the high risk category so my odds of perishing are very low. I wash my hands anyway and I wear the masks because I am required. Other that, I don't give much more of a poo now than I did then. I am not gonna let fear dictate whatever long or short life I have remaining, especially when the risk is so very low. 

This is going to keep happening. Outbreaks happen. Life can't grind to a halt because of each calamity. Evaluate the risks, avoid the high risks and just keep trucking along. 

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21 minutes ago, MadHatter said:

My point is that they now have the ability to test more people.  People who were not getting tested before are getting tested now.  Before, if you were not sick enough to need hospitalization, they were not testing you and told you to go home and self quarantine.  And I know several people who had that happen.

Testing stopped the outbreak at my workplace. Every employee got tested every week. People got quarantined and they did contact tracing. There hasn't been a positive case on site for about 2 weeks now.

 

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34 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

I don't like M&M's so I'd just hand them back.

We make calculated risks every day. Driving cars, eating processed food, smoking, eating food not nuked to the "proper" temp. It's part of life. I wasn't particularly worried basically at any point, even when at my workplace outside of Detroit they had over 250 positive cases and over 500 quarantined. 

I am not in the high risk category so my odds of perishing are very low. I wash my hands anyway and I wear the masks because I am required. Other that, I don't give much more of a poo now than I did then. I am not gonna let fear dictate whatever long or short life I have remaining, especially when the risk is so very low. 

This is going to keep happening. Outbreaks happen. Life can't grind to a halt because of each calamity. Evaluate the risks, avoid the high risks and just keep trucking along. 

34 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

 

Again if this were only about you then that would be fine. But it isnt. And we aren't talking about forever, maybe 6- 9 months before we have a vaccine. And the GDP in the second quarter is expected to go down 2%. Truth is many sectors are not that hurting and a lot of those unemployed made more on unemployment than they did working.  Outbreaks do occur, but a huge part of the problem is not learning from our experience, being prepared, or folks like you who only care about themselves.  There is a path to open the economy and keep people safe but it isn't the one we have taken or the one you suggest. All of the goveremts own guidelines for opening up were tossed away a week after they were distributed.

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1 hour ago, kungfoodude said:

Testing stopped the outbreak at my workplace. Every employee got tested every week. People got quarantined and they did contact tracing. There hasn't been a positive case on site for about 2 weeks now.

 

And if that were happening across the country then this could be contained and managed but it isn't, even though the guidelines the government put out said to do exactly this. One week after they came out they were ignored in a rush to open back up. We screwed up the first time through the country and are on a path to do it again 

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I would not put so much emphasis on your opinions guys.  The whole thing has morphed from 2.2 million deaths to 110k deaths.  Some states that opened early are doing fine.  The things you are hearing and the sources you use, are just parroting some other source that is guessing too.

What we do know is what we have know all along.  Older folks and ones with certain conditions should stay waaay safe.  The rest, not so much according the the numbers

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42 minutes ago, panthers55 said:

And if that were happening across the country then this could be contained and managed but it isn't, even though the guidelines the government put out said to do exactly this. One week after they came out they were ignored in a rush to open back up. We screwed up the first time through the country and are on a path to do it again 

It would have, but making and running 400 million tests a week is something no one has figured out how to do.

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4 hours ago, 45catfan said:

Still most people getting tested is because they think they need to (possible contraction or symptomatic).  Perfectly healthy 'feeling' people are not getting tested to a large extent.  I know of two people that got tested recently only because they thought they may have caught it.  Both ended up negative, but the point is they were concerned enough to go.  I have yet to talk to anyone that has taken a test that has felt fine this entire time.  

My daughters friend's family all took it "just because".  So, I believe there are others that are doing this as well.

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4 hours ago, panthers55 said:

Again if this were only about you then that would be fine. But it isnt. And we aren't talking about forever, maybe 6- 9 months before we have a vaccine. And the GDP in the second quarter is expected to go down 2%. Truth is many sectors are not that hurting and a lot of those unemployed made more on unemployment than they did working.  Outbreaks do occur, but a huge part of the problem is not learning from our experience, being prepared, or folks like you who only care about themselves.  There is a path to open the economy and keep people safe but it isn't the one we have taken or the one you suggest. All of the goveremts own guidelines for opening up were tossed away a week after they were distributed.

You are making an assumption that vaccine is coming. SARS 1 still does not have a vaccine to this day.

That unemployment is going to run out. And those people will not have jobs. Those small businesses that closed aren't going to re-open. If you think the government is going to take take of us, you are being willfully ignorant of the history of this country and it's attitudes and actions towards it citizens. 

As I said, I'm sick of it and I am done with it. If anything, the fact that all those things seem to have been largely abandoned by the populace speaks volumes. People are just over it.

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