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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 am

I overheard the head honcho here chatting with one of the engineering guys. He said "Do you know anyone, like actually know anyone who has gotten this thing? 'Cause I don't... really starting to make me wonder." Eeesh...

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:45 am

Does this full interview exist somewhere?

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:45 am

I overheard the head honcho here chatting with one of the engineering guys. He said "Do you know anyone, like actually know anyone who has gotten this thing? 'Cause I don't... really starting to make me wonder." Eeesh...
this happened with a group I was golfing with a week or two ago and the guy that was asked the question responded with a story of someone he knew dying from it and it got awkward quick

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Postby shoeshine boy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:49 am

for those of you who don't visit the Politics thread:

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Postby CBear3 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:53 am

This is where ish gets really difficult.

Teenagers spread the virus as well as 20 somethings it appears. Primary school children not as much. So the first theory I heard was move all secondary ed to virtual (where kids have the ability to stay home unsupervised allowing parents back to work, and they're more mature and should be able to handle the discipline to learn in that style better), open up those classrooms to facilitate social distancing and smaller class sizes for primary kids.

The flip side, as the CDC director pointed out, is that the increased suicide and drug deaths primarily occur in that group that you've just locked into their houses.

It's the trolley car problem. There is no right answer.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:58 am

For those that have never seen the good place, the trolley car problem prompts a fantastic scene:


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Postby Kaiser » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:00 am

mask poster or family of monster-people?
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Postby CBear3 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:01 am

How do you think an engineering rube like me knows anything about moral philosophy?

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:01 am

Monster people

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Postby meow » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:04 am

Couldn't see it at first. Can't unsee it now

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:09 am

So I found the transcript of that call. The guidelines call for schools to look at their local positive rates, and the guidelines would change for those considered a hot spot. The CDC defines a hot spot as having a 5% positivity rate. But for the life of me, I can't find this anywhere in their updated guidelines/tools to determine how being a "hot spot" would change their guidance.

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Postby MWB » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:11 am

This is where ish gets really difficult.

Teenagers spread the virus as well as 20 somethings it appears. Primary school children not as much. So the first theory I heard was move all secondary ed to virtual (where kids have the ability to stay home unsupervised allowing parents back to work, and they're more mature and should be able to handle the discipline to learn in that style better), open up those classrooms to facilitate social distancing and smaller class sizes for primary kids.

The flip side, as the CDC director pointed out, is that the increased suicide and drug deaths primarily occur in that group that you've just locked into their houses.

It's the trolley car problem. There is no right answer.
This. There is no good answer. At this point it’s the devil you know versus the one you don’t. We know there is a social and emotional toll. We don’t know what the consequences will be of starting schools back up.

My oldest daughter was adamant about going back to campus. When she had to stay here after her spring break, she was quite depressed. Seeing her friends some during the summer has helped, but she knows they’re mostly leaving to go back to school as well. She’s been targeting August and going back as a way to keep her going, in a way. My younger daughter saw her spring/summer basketball season disappear and is now just hoping school season happens. She is able to see friends, and getting a job helped. These are kids that are pretty lucky... both can drive, have seen friends, and have family support. But still see negative affects. I can only imagine how bad it is for kids who don’t have those supports.

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:21 am

Allegheny County Update 7/30 - 7,850 Total Cases (+132 Cases, +23 Hospitalizations, +1 Death)

Hospitalizations continue to be an issue. Cases seem to have leveled out, though it'd be nice to get them under 100 again. According to the state dashboard, Allegheny is still doing okay on hospital capacity.
https://experience.arcgis.com/experienc ... ccca78bf7/

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Postby King Colby » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:19 pm

Thursdays and Fridays are the toughest for me. Usually a sprint Thursday to get ahead of the game for Friday so that I can have a nice easy Friday, socialize with my staff and coworkers, grab lunch in town, grab a drink after work to kick off the weekend. A little bit lost without that to look forward to

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Got an email from HR today basically saying "We're still returning to the office. Don't think we're Google, you ungrateful little dodints. As soon as the current restrictions are eased, get your ass back here and work. We don't care if you can do it from home. Business is done in an office."

At least that's how I read it.

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:36 pm

Or someone might realize how useless and unneeded many of our HR jobs are so you need to come back to the office so we can police your behavior.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:37 pm

Or someone might realize how useless and unneeded many of our HR jobs are so you need to come back to the office so we can police your behavior.
Bingo. Those people and micromanagers.

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Postby NAN » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:37 pm

Or someone might realize how useless and unneeded many of our HR jobs are so you need to come back to the office so we can police your behavior.
Bingo. Those people and micromanagers.
Poor Shad. :pop:

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Postby mikey » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm

If only you could apply that sound logic to government haha

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:57 pm

If only you could apply that sound logic to government haha
Are you keeping score with Freddy?

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Postby mikey » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:13 pm

I'm actually the originator of the score thing! You're welcome. I can't solve cognitive dissonance, but I can track it... *kissy face*

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm

You can track it? Let's see your spreadsheet.

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:17 pm

I think I'm losing.

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