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Old 04-15-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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For others, the house of reps.
Good one, if you get weary of the 5:00 Follies.
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Old 04-15-2020, 11:59 AM
 
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can golf be considered a sport?
I could use a solo round of golf right now.


I know...not critical when people are losing their jobs/lives....
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:14 PM
 
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I could use a solo round of golf right now.


I know...not critical when people are losing their jobs/lives....
I find no reason why golf courses should be closed. some of the restrictions are going too far. a grocery store has way more risk then a round of golf.

In michigan they are going full authoritarian that if you visit a neighbor you could be arrested. a total violation of the constitution.

regulations are neccessary but there is going too far. I made a post about thats what people need the most if not too dangerous. I am not saying holding a big party but if someone wants to go for a round of golf what is it going to hurt. I was called selfish for my input when people need a escape as long as that escape is fairly safe I find no reason to restrict it.
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:24 PM
 
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In michigan they are going full authoritarian that if you visit a neighbor you could be arrested. a total violation of the constitution.

regulations are neccessary but there is going too far. I made a post about thats what people need the most if not too dangerous. I am not saying holding a big party but if someone wants to go for a round of golf what is it going to hurt. I was called selfish for my input when people need a escape as long as that escape is fairly safe I find no reason to restrict it.
I am worried that with our country having relations with China, scenarios like COVID19 will become far more frequent in the future. Since the inception of the century they have given us SARS, bird flu and now COVID19. What will be next?
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:30 PM
 
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I am worried that with our country having relations with China, scenarios like COVID19 will become far more frequent in the future. Since the inception of the century they have given us SARS, bird flu and now COVID19. What will be next?
this is next a war with china. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUvYAOClu3s
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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I'm 42 and couldn't care less if I got it or not. Some will remain afraid while others will be back in restaurants and on planes as soon as this clears. My argument is that enough are in the latter category to entice restaurants, airlines, and others to resume operations once the all-clear to resume is given.
I don't think so. All you need to do is observe what's currently happening regarding food. It is nearly impossible to get a grocery delivery...yet the restaurant delivery services (doordash, ubereats, grubhub, etc.) are being avoided - even with all of them using contactless delivery. People are scared to eat food that has been prepared by someone else.

If you disagree with what I wrote then please explain why the restaurant delivery services are currently suffering at a time when the demand for their services should be higher than ever. These services were thriving prior to COVID-19.

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Not at pre-COVID highs, but enough to re-open. I don't see a restaurant thinking they can only get 70% of the pre-COVID traffic saying they'll just stay closed rather than adjust to making 70% what they did before. Plus, with how many have adjusted to offering takeout/delivery, they might be able to make back that other 30% via takeout/delivery now.
70% is a pipe dream. But even using that fantasy number, it's not like 70% of previous traffic equals 70% of previous profits. Restaurants have fixed operating costs and I wouldn't be surprised if 70% of previous traffic is barely above their break even point.

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You wear a mask in public places largely to protect everyone else.
Geoff, just because we've heard this a million times, it doesn't make it accurate.

Don't you think it's odd that the masks protect health care workers but we're told that the masks don't protect us? And it just so happens we only started hearing that they don't protect us when it became known that there's a massive shortage of masks.
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:34 PM
 
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I think it’s overall unknown how effective the masks really are. The n95s are more effective but the ones people are making themselves seem kind of ridiculous. Maybe it just puts people more at ease. Healthcare workers are still contracting this
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:40 PM
 
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Interesting study here that I had suspected, but never saw mentioned anywhere.

In hearing about underlying conditions, I always wondered if obesity played a roll. There may be something to it.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nyu-sc...ritical-cases/


Interesting chart.

Looks like it breaks it down by age, then obesity, then sex, and then diabetes and then race.

If you are obese and over 35, your prediction of hospitalization is 70%!
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:46 PM
 
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I think there’s something to the obesity thing as well. There was a Boston cop who died of it yesterday and he was overweight along with a nurse in Littleton who died of it last week. Of course I don’t know what everyone who died of it looks like but if youre overweight you probably already have trouble breathing.

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Old 04-15-2020, 01:47 PM
 
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Most sit down restaurants make their profit on booze.
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