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Postby King Colby » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:34 am

Again, could you imagine being 79 and still working like he does everyday?

Hell no. I have just under 19 years left until I peace out of the workforce. :lol:
And just roll your eyes at that fact that both political parties are exploiting every word that comes out of your mouth...

"Hey Tony, do you think its possible that 100k people can get this per day?"
"Yes its possible if we're not smart"
"FAUCI PREDICTS THERE WILL BE 100K CASES PER DAY!!!!11111"

meanwhile

FAUCI TOOK HIS MASK OFF WITH HIS FAMILY FOR 2 SECONDS WHILE THE NEXT CLOSEST PERSON WAS 2 FOOTBALL FIELDS AWAY! THIS IS ALL A DEEP STATE SCAM LIKE I TOLD YOU!!!111

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Postby grunthy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 am

Allegheny County Update 7/31 - 8,094 Total Cases (+244 Cases, +33 Hospitalizations, +4 Death)

Numbers look bad but this also looks like a data dump.
The date of positive tests ranged from June 30 through July 30
The deaths only span July 23-July 29 which seems more in line with reporting norms. The county does not reveal the range of hospitalizations.
Also, long term care facilities are sadly getting hit hard again.
The new cases reported today represent at least 77 known to be among long-term care residents and staff at this time.
Friday is a data dump day recently. Been that way for the last couple weeks.

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Postby grunthy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:38 am

That would still be incredible. Even if they have it to us by this time next year, that's incredible. This fall? Unthinkable.
This is just the Moderna vaccine. If the Oxford one is successful, it could be available by end of September for high risk and healthcare workers. We could legit have a vaccine available to the general public by the end of the year or beginning of next.

I’ll be one of the first in line to get it when I can.

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Postby King Colby » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:38 am

Yes the last 2 fridays here they reported 2200 and 2600 tests. The bad news is its been jacking up the 7d average so we're basically more flat than decrease.

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Postby Faftorial » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:53 am

Had my COVID test yesterday. Today my f'ing nose is irriated from the swab. Damnit.
Our Chief Medical Officer told our testers that if blood doesn't come back on the swap, you probably didn't do it deep enough
That seems... extreme.
I think it was tongue in cheek, but he made his point of "that thing has to get in there" pretty clear
I know there are a few newer, less invasive tests, but I highly doubt they're widespread right now. My work or my wife's work may actually have/use them.
I had what they said was the test with the shorter swab and they said the other is much more invasive.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:20 pm

shad is everything that is wrong with the paper business
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Postby nocera » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 pm

Recent coronavirus cases in Allegheny County tied to weddings, other events
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/r ... XGSRMENME/

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:58 pm

Recent coronavirus cases in Allegheny County tied to weddings, other events
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/r ... XGSRMENME/
“I have officiated 20 weddings during COVID,” Trumble said. “A few people here and there will wear masks. Most people don’t. A lot of people are hugging. You can tell they haven’t seen each other and they give each other a big hug,” Trumble said.
Trumble dumble.

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Postby offsides » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:09 pm

Just wait till colleges start up. There will be a lot of hugging going on. But they are young so go for it.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:10 pm

Source of the post But they are young so go for it.
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Postby offsides » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:12 pm

Source of the post But they are young so go for it.
:face:
I was joking. I am totally against in person colleges.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:14 pm

Okay, thought you were being serious.

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:31 pm

Just wait till colleges start up. There will be a lot of hugging going on. But they are young so go for it.
Cal u just went online for fall.

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Postby offsides » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:39 pm

Just wait till colleges start up. There will be a lot of hugging going on. But they are young so go for it.
Cal u just went online for fall.
Sounds good to me. I can just barely remember a few things from my college days and social distancing wasn't included. With what is happening now, on-line higher education is the way to go, at least to this ole boomer.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:25 pm

Just got off a Zoom Virtual Town Hall hosted with our new president. We're all in on opening face to face in a few weeks. As I mentioned earlier - and she basically said it twice during the meeting - the only reason we were able to keep staff after refunding room and board fees in the spring was the CARES grant from the government. Without it, and we would've lost staff and faculty.

As there probably won't be any more of that money coming, we have to be open (face to face class, open) for us to stay afloat financially.

And parents are already asking for reduced tuition because their kids are going fully online as they don't want to come back to campus.

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:30 pm

Just got off a Zoom Virtual Town Hall hosted with our new president. We're all in on opening face to face in a few weeks. As I mentioned earlier - and she basically said it twice during the meeting - the only reason we were able to keep staff after refunding room and board fees in the spring was the CARES grant from the government. Without it, and we would've lost staff and faculty.

As there probably won't be any more of that money coming, we have to be open (face to face class, open) for us to stay afloat financially.

And parents are already asking for reduced tuition because their kids are going fully online as they don't want to come back to campus.
Yep, we are in same position. Been told there's a new update coming Monday, but basically if we don't do face to face, there will be layoffs coming. I still haven't been brought back since March. Going to be interesting

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:33 pm

That would still be incredible. Even if they have it to us by this time next year, that's incredible. This fall? Unthinkable.
Is this time next year really incredible?

when COVID first sprouted, it seemed like the estimated for a vaccine were 12-18 months. 18 months would put us at about this time next year

To me it’s like

This fall - unthinkable
End of year - incredible
Next spring - nice
This time next year - good

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:34 pm

Then there's a **** hurricane in the water that will brush by us early next week.

Great. Just great.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:45 pm

Outbreak on Fraternity Row at USC. 40+ cases ID'd this week.

School!!
And all 40+ will be fine.
They didn't report the breakdown of how many were students vs staff vs summer sublessees etc. It's just showing how close quarters living in a school/university environment is massively increasing the risk of spread. SC and UCLA both have had around 150 cases among students/faculty/staff since March, and in both cases roughly 1/3 of them have been ID'd this month, which way outstrips the rate of increase in testing.

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Postby PFiDC » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:48 pm

That would still be incredible. Even if they have it to us by this time next year, that's incredible. This fall? Unthinkable.
Is this time next year really incredible?

when COVID first sprouted, it seemed like the estimated for a vaccine were 12-18 months. 18 months would put us at about this time next year

To me it’s like

This fall - unthinkable
End of year - incredible
Next spring - nice
This time next year - good
Considering the fastest to public vaccine is something like 4 years yes, it would be really incredible.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:51 pm

I don't think we've ever seen so many companies and scientists working around the clock to find a vaccine in previous history. That's huge.

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Postby PFiDC » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:54 pm

I don't think we've ever seen so many companies and scientists working around the clock to find a vaccine in previous history. That's huge.
Absolutely! It would still be one of the greatest achievements in human history to have it in less than a year.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:56 pm

That would still be incredible. Even if they have it to us by this time next year, that's incredible. This fall? Unthinkable.
Is this time next year really incredible?

when COVID first sprouted, it seemed like the estimated for a vaccine were 12-18 months. 18 months would put us at about this time next year

To me it’s like

This fall - unthinkable
End of year - incredible
Next spring - nice
This time next year - good
The previous fastest time to market for a vaccine is 4 years. The 18 month tineframe wasn't a prediction so much as it was the best-case scenario as the fastest we could reasonably expect a vaccine if absolutely everything broke favorably during development and testing.

Granted, there's never been this kind of focused direction of resources and money towards developing a vaccine like we're seeing now. But I've never had had anything like a belief or expectation that we'd have a vax anytime before 2022. If we do, I said earlier that it will be one of the greatest achievements in human history.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:58 pm

It also helped that scientists were able to utilize existing research as a base for a lot of this. Here's hoping that their work pulls through and we get past this. I'm well past over this horseshit.

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Postby nocera » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:19 pm

PPS is 100% remote for the first 9 weeks.

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