COVID-19 Outbreak Information Updates (Reboot) [13,137,962 US cases, 268,219 US deaths.] (27 Viewers)

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The original COVID-19 Outbreak thread has been closed but is still available as a read-only thread (sticky above). The original thread had become less and less about new information and more about petty bickering. The purpose of this new thread is to link or report new information as it comes out. Try not to go off course from the topic. Those of you who had been banned from the original thread feel free to participate in this new thread. Just stay on topic. Thank you.
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Bottom line is that moving forward we simply don't want any political bickering going on within this thread, and want to try to limit this thread to being as much about sharing Covid-19 information as possible.

If you want to discuss the political aspects of Covid-19 with other SR members, you can do so here (If you are not already registered there, you will be required to do so)...
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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel warns the Covid vaccine is “not a silver bullet" and public-health measures like wearing masks are still needed.

Well that's reassuring.
 

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel warns the Covid vaccine is “not a silver bullet" and public-health measures like wearing masks are still needed.

Well that's reassuring.
That's a true statement for any vaccine. We still have outbreaks of measles in San Francisco and other anti-vax places despite an effective vaccine.

95% effectiveness is amazing but its not 100%, and if only 25% of the country takes it, then we will still have major problems with covid.
 

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That's a true statement for any vaccine. We still have outbreaks of measles in San Francisco and other anti-vax places despite an effective vaccine.

95% effectiveness is amazing but its not 100%, and if only 25% of the country takes it, then we will still have major problems with covid.
Not for me. I'm becoming an anti-mask butt crevasse the week after my arm gets jabbed. Going to go straight to the grocery store and rub my balls all over the produce with no mask on and try to justify it with Jesus.
 

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Not for me. I'm becoming an anti-mask butt crevasse the week after my arm gets jabbed. Going to go straight to the grocery store and rub my balls all over the produce with no mask on and try to justify it with Jesus.
At least wait until you get the second arm jab. And take pictures in the grocery store....strategically blurred out pictures.
 

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel warns the Covid vaccine is “not a silver bullet" and public-health measures like wearing masks are still needed.

Well that's reassuring.
No, it won't be a silver bullet for all of the folks who won't get it. They'll still need to ignore mask wearing and just get their immunity the old-fashioned way.
 

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Cases are climbing exponentially. If you didn’t already know someone who’s had COVID, you will soon. And as a virus becomes more common, it also becomes more likely to infect people who were following precautions.

That’s partly because our safety measures aren’t perfect, but it’s also because this spring and summer didn’t prepare us, emotionally, for the world we’re living in this fall. So here are a few reminders of how you can get the coronavirus even when you’re doing your best to avoid it.

Your bubble is bigger than you think
If you’ve established a bubble with a few family members and close friends, you may think you’re safe to hang out with them indoors and be physically close without a mask. But how can you know those people are actually COVID-free?

In most cases, you don’t. Your bubble isn’t just those people; in a sense, it’s those people plus everyone with whom they’ve interacted closely. (This diagram illustrates the concept perfectly.) Once you start including people from multiple other households, your network of potential COVID-carrying connections expands to dozens or, more likely, hundreds of people.

It’s tempting to think that if you know somebody well, they should be in your bubble. But if somebody has a job where they interact with the public, or if their kid goes to in-person school, or if they sometimes hang out with a friend who isn’t as cautious as they are, there’s a big ol’ hole in that bubble. The number of people who actually have a bubble as safe as they think it is, is vanishingly small...................



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A talk radio host in the Tampa Bay area said on his radio show that he hopes mask usage becomes a permanent thing for waiters and restaurant staff.

I believe his name is Ryan Gorman on WFLA.
 

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Not for me. I'm becoming an anti-mask butt crevasse the week after my arm gets jabbed. Going to go straight to the grocery store and rub my balls all over the produce with no mask on and try to justify it with Jesus.
And all this time I thought Covid wasn't a sexually transmitted disease.
 
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Not for me. I'm becoming an anti-mask butt crevasse the week after my arm gets jabbed. Going to go straight to the grocery store and rub my balls all over the produce with no mask on and try to justify it with Jesus.
You OK bro? Do you need to talk?
 

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A talk radio host in the Tampa Bay area said on his radio show that he hopes mask usage becomes a permanent thing for waiters and restaurant staff.

I believe his name is Ryan Gorman on WFLA.
Maybe at least during flu season. Look, I bet the rates of colds, flux and foodborne illnesses are at record lows, outside of COVID.

Early comments were that NYC restaurants were probably ground zero for the flu almost every year.
 

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Not for me. I'm becoming an anti-mask butt crevasse the week after my arm gets jabbed. Going to go straight to the grocery store and rub my balls all over the produce with no mask on and try to justify it with Jesus.
Please skip the tomatoes. Asking for me.
 

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Copying what I posted on MAP..



The NY Times homepage shows this as a gif over time. Not sure if I can copy it here.

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These are better to view as the graphic.

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This one you really have to watch. I can't see a way to link this here..

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The wave of new restrictions in the United States follows national and regional lockdowns in Europe, where outbreaks surged past their spring peaks but cases per capita remained lower than many Upper Midwest states. A couple weeks into those lockdowns, countries with new restrictions may be seeing results: The rate of new daily cases has begun to level off or drop in France, Spain, Germany and Italy, though it continues to rise in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hale said the Oxford data makes it clear that acting quickly and forcefully is the best shot governments have to combat the virus. And the more swiftly they can act, the shorter any lockdown-style policies need to be.

Some countries that implemented fast, early restrictions and robust test-and-trace programs have seen the most success. New Zealand recently lifted all restrictions following 10 days with no new cases. New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, called it a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” strategy, in which the country reacts rapidly to signs of community spread.
 

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