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    After a month with no new cases in Truckee, 7 in...

    After a month with no new cases in Truckee, 7 in the last two days. Would like to have more information on source--a single source or multiple individual cases or small groups. From outside the area...
  2. There was a vigil in Truckee this afternoon....

    There was a vigil in Truckee this afternoon. Police were saying they had intel of planned violence associated with it. The vigil was peaceful, we'll see what the night brings.
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    Experts dismiss Italian report of weakened virus....

    Experts dismiss Italian report of weakened virus. One explanation I didn't consider was a difference in who is tested--early on only the very sick were being tested so higher viral loads would be...
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    Urban turkey--hen and 3 chicks 330399

    Urban turkey--hen and 3 chicks
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    There are 85+ crew members on a fishing trawler? ...

    There are 85+ crew members on a fishing trawler? I had no idea, my knowledge of fishing is from watching A Perfect Storm
  6. Then they could rename it the Edmund Pettus...

    Then they could rename it the Edmund Pettus Bridge.2
  7. White kids protesting George Floyd's death by...

    White kids protesting George Floyd's death by stealing surf boards.
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    Calling Ronald Reagan a baby boomer might be a...

    Calling Ronald Reagan a baby boomer might be a stretch. The defunding of the social safety net started with him and he is still the spiritual head of the "government is the problem" movement as it...
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    I was referring to the observation from Milan....

    I was referring to the observation from Milan. Yes it clearly hasn't run out of victims in CA. And my money is still on behavioral change as the cause of the drop in cases in Milan.
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    Is it the virus that's changed or people's...

    Is it the virus that's changed or people's behaviors so that when exposure does occur the viral dose is much lower? If it's the latter then we'll obviously see a spike when things open up. And don't...
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    N95 + beard = ordinary surgical mask, or worse,...

    N95 + beard = ordinary surgical mask, or worse, depending on the bear
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    It's the British spelling so I wondered in what...

    It's the British spelling so I wondered in what part of the Commonwealth you picked it up--that's why I asked, not to critique your spelling.
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    Behavior change R0 only as long as the behavior...

    Behavior change R0 only as long as the behavior persists. (Where did you acquire the "u" in behaviour?)
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    we're no closer to that than we were 3 months...

    we're no closer to that than we were 3 months ago. Counting on others to protect us is a lost cause (ask women how well that works for birth control). We need N95's for everyone. At least one per...
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    If you could reduce the R0 to less than 1 all...

    If you could reduce the R0 to less than 1 all over the world, or reduce it in the US to below 1 and then completely isolate the US from places where the R0 is less than 1 the virus would...
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    The original idea behind shutdown was to slow...

    The original idea behind shutdown was to slow spread enough that the medical system could cope and so that PPE and testing resources could be stockpiled. The first has been accomplished, the second...
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    In our case what's stuck between the inner and...

    In our case what's stuck between the inner and outer tubs some of the hardware my wife likes to leave in her pockets when she throws them in the wash.
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    That's one sentence with a period where a comma...

    That's one sentence with a period where a comma should be. There are standards--this place is all about proper grammer, speling; and punctuation.
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    You're right, the bullet must hurt for a split...

    You're right, the bullet must hurt for a split second. You don't think those folks are planning to wait for the Covid to kill them. They'll finish the job when they start getting too sick.
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    I have previous gen 130 LV. The plugs are for...

    I have previous gen 130 LV. The plugs are for the spine screw holes. I take the screws in and out--out in the winter, in in the spring. The plugs are lost, gorilla tape works. I can't remember how...
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    Viva, you make it sound like a sure thing. If it...

    Viva, you make it sound like a sure thing. If it is, why aren't there vaccines for Hep C and HIV among others? Is it because those viruses don't have a convenient protein on the surface to attack?...
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    Damn, I need to go back to the rat flu thread to...

    Damn, I need to go back to the rat flu thread to cheer me up. Sorry for you loss, evasive.
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    That comment is absolute horseshit. No doctor...

    That comment is absolute horseshit. No doctor told her that. If wearing a mask all day caused pleurisy every OR nurse and tech in the country would have it. Not to mention all the ER and hospital...
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    For starters, we could skip avalanche control....

    For starters, we could skip avalanche control. And ski patrol--if you break your leg you just lie there until you freeze to death. Let the bears, coyotes, raccoons, et al, pick your bones clean,...
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    I imagine that folks who think that way plan to...

    I imagine that folks who think that way plan to die at home, quickly and painlessly, once they get sick. But if I were dying looking at my ipad, I'd be looking at TGR, for sure.
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    Unloved angry people who think they're in some...

    Unloved angry people who think they're in some movie. No real political agenda, they just like to break things and hurt people. Dress it up with a little political rhetoric to fool themselves into...
  27. going north from the summit no snow on the S...

    going north from the summit no snow on the S facing aspect. I'm sure there's snow once you crest the ridge. going south there looked to be some snow on the switchbacks going up the face but the face...
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    I think it started when Cain killed Abel. ...

    I think it started when Cain killed Abel. Everything was cool before that.
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    I wonder how many old folks are thinking "I only...

    I wonder how many old folks are thinking "I only have a few years left, do I want to spend them isolating or do I want to live like there's nothing wrong, since I'm going to die soon anyway." I'm...
  30. We have big south facing windows with a big...

    We have big south facing windows with a big overhang. In the summer the overhang keeps the sun out but in the winter on a sunny day it can get uncomfortably hot inside. I could easily run the AC in...
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    As Willy Sutton said . . . Maybe it's a sign...

    As Willy Sutton said . . .

    Maybe it's a sign of the shows I watch but it seems like all the ads are for overpriced drugs with really weird names
  32. In Truckee they've had to cut back mail delivery...

    In Truckee they've had to cut back mail delivery because they can't hire enough postal workers. Pre covid every business in town had a help wanted sign on the door. Massive lines in Safeway because...
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    According to this source...

    According to this source https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2928990/ there were 250 cases of polio caused by the Cutter vaccine and "several" children died from Wyeth's vaccine. The CDC...
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    We've been fortunate enough to be able to leave...

    We've been fortunate enough to be able to leave our kids school debt free, which is a pretty good start. And my grandfatther left my mom some money some of which she left to me and I expect to leave...
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    "Cleaners and repair people are being asked to...

    "Cleaners and repair people are being asked to suit up with masks, gloves, goggles and shoe coverings. "

    On what planet?
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    The only one I remember from my grandfather...

    The only one I remember from my grandfather "capitalists should be lined up against a wall and shot" (That's a repeat, I know.)
    I'm sure there were others from my grandparents and parents but they...
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    Hard to argue with their position. The problem is...

    Hard to argue with their position. The problem is that even the half hearted attempts at mitigation are unsustainable for much longer. Economic, social, and political pressure will make early...
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    The country looks pretty good right now. People...

    The country looks pretty good right now. People will get bored and the city will look good again, until the next pandemic. People's taste changes with the wind--price a gas goes down 50 cents they...
  39. They're dense because land and housing is...

    They're dense because land and housing is expensive, not expensive because they're dense. And actually, the most expensive places to live are often the much less dense bedroom communities near the...
  40. My wife leaves the ceiling fans running when...

    My wife leaves the ceiling fans running when she's out of the room to cool the room down.
    If she's cold she sets the thermostat at 85 to heat the house faster. (Actually, with our two stage furnace...
  41. Because we evolved on the savanna where there are...

    Because we evolved on the savanna where there are trees to scratch our backs on. Had we evolved on the tundra or the steppe we would be able to scratch our own backs. Also, scratching someone else's...
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    Pick a number. There will be a source.

    Pick a number. There will be a source.
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    Medicine for sure. If you have an unpreventable...

    Medicine for sure. If you have an unpreventable complication you get to pay to fix it. If it was preventable they might cut you some slack, but don't count on it. At our hospital if a mistake was...
  44. might be easier to get a tougher wife and kid

    might be easier to get a tougher wife and kid
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    Having gone bird watching once with serious...

    Having gone bird watching once with serious birdwatchers I have great respect for the skill involved. But the most impressive wildlife sighting skills was on a trip to Ecuador--we stayed at a lodge...
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    clearly you need better binoculars

    clearly you need better binoculars
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    Anyone who needs to make fun of birdwatchers has...

    Anyone who needs to make fun of birdwatchers has a serious case of genital inferiority complex. And probably has at least a 6 ski quiver. : -- )


    Maybe if you bought the Swarovki ELs she'd still...
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    Or how about incel? I do like "Dick" though. ...

    Or how about incel? I do like "Dick" though. Hmm, that sounds wrong. I like "Dick: as the name for a certain kind of dick.

    The problem with "Karen", besides it being sexist, is that it has been...
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    Tough to wear a mask in a bar or restaurant--if...

    Tough to wear a mask in a bar or restaurant--if you figure you need one when you're indoors around people (I do) best to avoid restaurants and bars (and people--I suspect those people already are. I...
  50. Depends on whether you want to live in a place...

    Depends on whether you want to live in a place with schools, hospitals, snow removal, plumbers, grocery stores, or not.
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