Covid Misinformation Time-Outs

MR.CLEAN

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I just banned BlatantEcho until 10/1 for posting fake information about COVID. I'm not sure why he wants people to die while he takes advantage of the the pandemic to take a low-cost sex tourism trip through eastern europe, but it doesn't matter.

Anyone else who posts pretend science from history professors, pretend epidemiology from demon sperm docs or stem cell promoters, or posts monday morning numbers over and over again to try to prove that the we are 'rounding the corner'  is going to get the boot for at least a few weeks.  If it looks like you are deliberately trying to get people to stop protecting themselves or others, longer.

 

Miffy

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tanks?  

You're welcome.
Ironically the only person who had been asking for tanks in DC has been the bone spur in chief. The Army and DC logistics folks have been saying the 60+ ton abrams will hurt roads and bridges. 

 

Grog

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There are consonants to burn, so feel free. If you have some spare vowels, you can send them to Poland, where there is an acute shortage.
I will gladly send a box of assorted vowels to our dear neighbours and I will send them with thanks. :)  

 

hasher

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I just banned BlatantEcho until 10/1 for posting fake information about COVID. I'm not sure why he wants people to die while he takes advantage of the the pandemic to take a low-cost sex tourism trip through eastern europe, but it doesn't matter.

Anyone else who posts pretend science from history professors, pretend epidemiology from demon sperm docs or stem cell promoters, or posts monday morning numbers over and over again to try to prove that the we are 'rounding the corner'  is going to get the boot for at least a few weeks.  If it looks like you are deliberately trying to get people to stop protecting themselves or others, longer.
MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

 

Albatros

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A recent university study has shown that Trump supporters who contract the virus show no ill effects and their dicks grow huge. 
so that's why Trump does not want to wear a mask, he wants to grow his mushroom

 

EYESAILOR

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I just banned BlatantEcho until 10/1 for posting fake information about COVID. I'm not sure why he wants people to die while he takes advantage of the the pandemic to take a low-cost sex tourism trip through eastern europe, but it doesn't matter.

Anyone else who posts pretend science from history professors, pretend epidemiology from demon sperm docs or stem cell promoters, or posts monday morning numbers over and over again to try to prove that the we are 'rounding the corner'  is going to get the boot for at least a few weeks.  If it looks like you are deliberately trying to get people to stop protecting themselves or others, longer.
I will keep it simple:

  • CV19 is more infectious than most version of flu.  We know as a fact that it is more infectious than the flu.  We postulate that this is for 3 reasons (i) The host can be infectious before displaying symptoms  (ii) CV19 has a very high rate of shedding. A host sheds hundreds of thousands of Cv19 molecules and (iii) The molecule is quite robust in different climates.  However the reasons for the rate of infection is still being researched
  • CV19 has a significantly higher mortality rate than flu. We know this as a fact.

Blatant struggled with these facts, advocating that CV19 was no worse than an average flu. 

However in our favor,

(1) The attachment is inefficient so masks really reduce infection. The degree of correlation between wearing masks and lower rate of infection appears to bear this out.

(2) At least 6 clinical stage vaccines produce encouraging levels of antibodies. 170 vaccines are being worked on. There are grounds for optimism that a vaccine will be found.

Personally I disagree with the CDC representative testimony today that masks are more effective than a vaccine....but that is probably cause for debate elsewhere.

Eye!

 

ProaSailor

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Personally I disagree with the CDC representative testimony today that masks are more effective than a vaccine....but that is probably cause for debate elsewhere.
You and Trump.

“It’s just incorrect": Trump contradicts CDC director’s testimony to Congress about COVID-19 vaccine, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
“I think he misunderstood the questions," Trump says as he contradicts his own CDC head on masks and vaccines
https://www.salon.com/2020/09/16/its-just-incorrect-trump-contradicts-cdc-directors-testimony-to-congress-about-covid-19-vaccine_partner/

[CDC Director Robert Redfield] told Congress on Thursday that a vaccine may be approved by the end of the year, but it will only be available at that time for a narrow group of people.

"There will be a vaccine that will initially be available sometime between November and December, but very limited supply and will have to be prioritized," he told lawmakers. "If you're asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we're probably looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021."

He also stressed why a mask can be superior to a vaccine: "I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine, because the immunogenicity may be 70%. And if I don't get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me. This face mask will."

 
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ProaSailor

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Personally I disagree with the CDC representative testimony today that masks are more effective than a vaccine....but that is probably cause for debate elsewhere.
The CDC Head Said Masks Are Better Than Vaccines. Here’s What He Meant. September 16, 2020 by Kiera Butler, Senior Editor
Robert Redfield could work on his delivery, but he has a point.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/09/the-cdc-head-said-masks-are-better-than-vaccines-heres-what-he-meant/

This is an essential concept for everyone in the world to understand—because if we continue to think of the vaccine as a silver bullet, the results could be disastrous. Let’s say it’s next spring, and a group of family and friends all gets the vaccine just in time for an Easter gathering. Thinking they’re no longer at risk of spreading the virus, they go to church, where they sing and socialize, then enjoy a meal together at someone’s house—all without masks. If the vaccine is only 60 percent effective, this group unwittingly could be spreading the virus far and wide.

 
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Ajax

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I will keep it simple:

  • CV19 is more infectious than most version of flu.  We know as a fact that it is more infectious than the flu.  We postulate that this is for 3 reasons (i) The host can be infectious before displaying symptoms  (ii) CV19 has a very high rate of shedding. A host sheds hundreds of thousands of Cv19 molecules and (iii) The molecule is quite robust in different climates.  However the reasons for the rate of infection is still being researched
  • CV19 has a significantly higher mortality rate than flu. We know this as a fact.

Blatant struggled with these facts, advocating that CV19 was no worse than an average flu. 

However in our favor,

(1) The attachment is inefficient so masks really reduce infection. The degree of correlation between wearing masks and lower rate of infection appears to bear this out.

(2) At least 6 clinical stage vaccines produce encouraging levels of antibodies. 170 vaccines are being worked on. There are grounds for optimism that a vaccine will be found.

Personally I disagree with the CDC representative testimony today that masks are more effective than a vaccine....but that is probably cause for debate elsewhere.

Eye!
As a medical professional, do you have any concerns that vaccine testing is being rushed or that negative effects are being suppressed or glossed over in an attempt to get a vaccine into production for political reasons?

 

MR.CLEAN

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Just a regular old privately owned business.  You texans got a problem with private businesses now?  You a fucking socialist?

 
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d'ranger

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Owning Libs is hard work.  Mostly cuz they just don't cooperate very well and keep wandering off.  And refuse to keep their opinions to themselves.  And always keep asking why?

 
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