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darkoz
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April 17th, 2020 at 8:36:50 PM permalink
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There are drive thrus for it here in the Midwest, and in just about every major city. Several new ones are opening every day. It's $40 for the live virus test with swab and it's $20 for the antibody blood tests. As far as I've heard it's in just about every major city. I Meaning there are plenty of tests around. unless you're in one of the hospitals that did a poor job of planning, that has maybe run out of swabs. If so, just go down the street to one of the drive thru clinics. I plan on going on Monday.

I'm sorry but I must completely disagree with you on the response on the virus too. I think that it's been absolutely fabulous considering how few people have died. Everyone that needed a respirator got one. We've had plenty of beds, etc... At this point I actually feel that we over reacted considering the death rate is so much lower than any of the absurd models predicted. Right now we're set to come in under the seasonal flu numbers. Now we really should turn our concerns back to the elective surgeries such as emergency heart bypass surgeries, breast cancer, bone marrow transplants, etc....



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April 17th, 2020 at 8:52:30 PM permalink
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Even though Disneyworld is closed somehow Fantasyland is still open


Insult
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April 17th, 2020 at 9:04:40 PM permalink
Insult
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April 18th, 2020 at 4:17:08 AM permalink
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Even though Disneyworld is closed somehow Fantasyland is still open



Insult
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April 18th, 2020 at 5:10:35 AM permalink
The antibodies produced as a response to C19 might not offer the same immunity longevity at all as antibodies to other known viral diseases.

redietz
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April 18th, 2020 at 5:11:28 AM permalink
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Even though Disneyworld is closed somehow Fantasyland is still open



Whether it's an insult comes down to if you can name another western country that has done and will do appreciably worse than the U.S. If you can't, then saying the U.S. has done a "fabulous job" must be based on a comparison with how things are going in Alpha Centauri.

That's doesn't require Disneyland as a whole, but it may require the Star Wars subsection.

"Fabulous," without a data comparison to other countries, is a word from out of the blue. I may think Raquel Welch was an ugly troll, but that doesn't make me based in any meaningful reality.
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DeMango
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April 18th, 2020 at 8:31:41 AM permalink
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Whether it's an insult comes down to if you can name another western country that has done and will do appreciably worse than the U.S. If you can't, then saying the U.S. has done a "fabulous job" must be based on a comparison with how things are going in Alpha Centauri.

That's doesn't require Disneyland as a whole, but it may require the Star Wars subsection.

"Fabulous," without a data comparison to other countries, is a word from out of the blue. I may think Raquel Welch was an ugly troll, but that doesn't make me based in any meaningful reality.



Whooosh, over Red's head, as the insult, gets ignored.
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April 18th, 2020 at 9:09:15 AM permalink
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Even though Disneyworld is closed somehow Fantasyland is still open



Insult.

This discussion is becoming angry and nasty. In the absence of a moderator I would like to ask Darkoz (and billryan to a lesser extent) to tone it down and please show a little bit of respect for people who you disagree with.

This coronavirus debate is an issue that reasonable people can disagree about at this early stage of the pandemic. I listen to every major cable news channel and IMO they are all selectively reporting information. And I can tell which channel(s) most of you are listening to (perhaps exclusively?) I think you can all learn from each other -or at least gain a broader perspective about the views of your political opponents - if you keep an open mind. But this discussion is turning into hectoring and nastiness.

One thing in particular: a projection about the future may be wrong, but it almost never qualifies as "a lie." Please don't refer to past statements about the future course of the pandemic as "lies."

The (only) nice thing about the pandemic is that, in a few months, most of the issues we are currently debating will be settled and it will be revealed who was right and who was wrong.
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DeMango
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April 18th, 2020 at 9:19:17 AM permalink
Last night they opened up Jacksonville Beach back to the Public. This could explain the missing Babs from bringing down the hammer on these insults.
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darkoz
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April 18th, 2020 at 9:41:14 AM permalink
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there are plenty of tests around. unless you're in one of the hospitals that did a poor job of planning, that has maybe run out of swabs. If so, just go down the street to one of the drive thru clinics.



{Testing is not available everywhere and there is a huge shortage}

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I think that it's been absolutely fabulous considering how few people have died.



[37,000 in one month and still rising every day]

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Everyone that needed a respirator got one.



{Hospitals were short of ventilators and many people had to share ventilators}

Quote: Keyser

We've had plenty of beds, etc...



{Simply not true}
Last edited by: darkoz on Apr 18, 2020
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