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    The Libertarian adage is: Your right to swing...

    The Libertarian adage is: Your right to swing your arm ends before my nose.

    So, society has always reasonably placed some requirements on behavior to be part of a free society.

    Even the...
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    Truth

    Truth
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    Good to see you! They reduced ticket sales...

    Good to see you!

    They reduced ticket sales this year.

    I liked Rapidgrass, but they played way too loud for the event. Much of the time you practically had to scream in people's ears to carry on...
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    Well said. People just don't understand it...

    Well said. People just don't understand it because the shared experience of severe pandemic disease is a faded memory at best, and non-existent for most of the western world.

    Guns Germs and...
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    Who said eradication? Most vaccine preventable...

    Who said eradication? Most vaccine preventable illnesses have not been eradicated. Only Smallpox. Potential for eradication is not the reason we have vaccines. But it is a good thing because then you...
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    What do these diseases that have animal...

    What do these diseases that have animal reservoirs or vectors have in common?

    Diphtheria
    Yellow Fever
    Influenza
    Dengue
    JEE
    TBE
    Malaria
    Anthrax
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    You can always find a few professionals with...

    You can always find a few professionals with foolish opinions.

    I'm here to tell you, that if we had everyone vaccinated there would be no hospital capacity issue.
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    We agree: fuck Emperor Xi and the CCP. They did a...

    We agree: fuck Emperor Xi and the CCP. They did a whole lot to make this worse for the rest of the world.

    However, my suspicion is Omicron resulted from a series of incredibly extended infections...
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    People are more likely to do what they are told...

    People are more likely to do what they are told to do by their tribe or for the good of their tribe, but if their tribe's religion has inoculated them with "don't do that it's bad" then a competing...
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    Good comedy, accurate, but doesn't change any...

    Good comedy, accurate, but doesn't change any minds. I'm not sure what does anymore. Political inoculations of antivax fear are quite potent induce a strong sterilizing immunity against infusions of...
  11. I don't want to give up much pedalbility vs my...

    I don't want to give up much pedalbility vs my Tracer...

    I have ridden a Bronson and an Arktos and boy do they climb nicer than the Tracer (the Arktos in particular).
  12. Nice ride! I ran a CC DB Inline Coil for the...

    Nice ride!

    I ran a CC DB Inline Coil for the first two years until it broke. I actually have the new warranty db inline coil sitting in my garage... I never put it on after rocking the DPX2. With...
  13. That Spindrift looks like it would be so amazing...

    That Spindrift looks like it would be so amazing for ripping double black tech at Keystone or Whistler. And there is this one gap at Angelfire that you can use all the squishy forgiveness that you...
  14. I thought the 2017 Tracer was an amazing...

    I thought the 2017 Tracer was an amazing climber... because I came to it from a short stint on a Banshee Rune.
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    Depends what "less virulent" actually means and...

    Depends what "less virulent" actually means and also it depends whether your mean "more transmissible" in terms of a higher R0 or if you mean immune evasive. The latter could be bad because then you...
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    Omicron in CO.

    Omicron in CO.
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    We have person to person transmission of the new...

    We have person to person transmission of the new VOC at a mega-mass gathering in the US. There is no need for full quarantine. There is no longer a utility in a travel ban. Just test people.

    I...
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    What idea are you trying to convey here?

    What idea are you trying to convey here?
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    Omicron case in MN with travel hx to NY... at an...

    Omicron case in MN with travel hx to NY... at an anime convention... OK we can drop the travel ban now.
  20. I love my Tracer, but I need a new bike to slay them all... which?

    I have only one bike, a 2017 Intense Tracer 275 with a Diamond D1 170mm on the front and DPX2 on the rear, well outfitted for weight with OneUp dropper, Sramano drivetrain, Magura brakes, and Nobl...
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    Wouldn't the employer just contest it?...

    Wouldn't the employer just contest it? Voluntarily choosing not to comply with work requirements...
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    you are right

    you are right
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    There was a movie about the Omega Man with...

    There was a movie about the Omega Man with Charleston Heston... but I liked the Will Smith version better.

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    The Emperor of China and the Greek letter in...

    The Emperor of China and the Greek letter in question are are not pronounced the same, nor properly written in roman letters the same.
    习 is properly X not "Xi" and you ought to say it about like...
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    Get your flu shots people... it used to be that...

    Get your flu shots people... it used to be that if you have a respiratory illness, it is COVID because everything is COVID. Of course there was some RSV and Rhinovirus never went away.

    Now I am...
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    It is fair to be critical of the WHO's servile...

    It is fair to be critical of the WHO's servile position to the PRC which also caused a poor initial response to this pandemic instead of leading the charge, syringes drawn. Remember, WHO was publicly...
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    Hey Asspen, if by not having the EO many more...

    Hey Asspen, if by not having the EO many more services were curtailed due to lower vax rates causing higher amounts of staff out, then what is that tradeoff? ;)
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    I have a reasonable picture of US surveillance. ...

    I have a reasonable picture of US surveillance.

    I am not going to pretend I understand SA surveillance. Heterogeneity in spread may also be coupled with profound multifactorial heterogeneity in...
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    Yea, that's like saying there is no such thing as...

    Yea, that's like saying there is no such thing as bad snow, only bad skiers. If that was true, people wouldn't pay big bucks to ski pow and chuters wouldn't hanker for spring snow. Coombs was wrong....
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    Here is some stoke ...

    Here is some stoke


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbqHK8i-HdA
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    We used to do exactly that for Smallpox. In fact,...

    We used to do exactly that for Smallpox. In fact, there was a SCOTUS case about it. Guy was fine $5 for refusing, refuse to pay, was sent to jail. SCOTUS gave thumbs up. Jacobsen vs Mass 1905
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    Hate to say it, but EMT pay rates are low because...

    Hate to say it, but EMT pay rates are low because it is an entry level job with a formulaic practice requiring less than 200 hours of training with a textbook written at the middle school level while...
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    Interesting read. I hope he's wrong on the...

    Interesting read. I hope he's wrong on the estimates and right on it changing. But the virus doesn't care about feels.
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    For many many power structures and narrative...

    For many many power structures and narrative orchestrators, we need not pretend HIV prevalence is unifactorial. But sure, you do a religious demographic overlay map and you will piss off the Catholic...
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    Yes, I'm well aware of these concepts, but I...

    Yes, I'm well aware of these concepts, but I still have having trouble believing the immune escape and R0 combination required to generate the SA data. I think it is a sampling issue. Otherwise, as I...
  37. Sounds like he is just cajoling his peons to put...

    Sounds like he is just cajoling his peons to put their nose the grinder more than they usually do. SpaceX could IPO whenevs and everyone wants to own a piece of that. They have commercial launch...
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    I'm in for a year round lift served bike park....

    I'm in for a year round lift served bike park. I'll pay.

    The moment you decide to put in a lift especially for biking is the moment you put it up the SOUTH FACE of something and all of a sudden...
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    I'm still having trouble believing the SA data...

    I'm still having trouble believing the SA data showing Omicron went from 1% to 90% in about 15 days. That can't be right. Measles would be jelous.
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    Vaccination rates among EMS and Ski Patrols is...

    Vaccination rates among EMS and Ski Patrols is highly variable. I know several ski patrols and FireEMS were >90% with no mandates. Others had rates lower than that. Depends on the service.

    Luckily...
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    WHO knows who funds them (USA#1 PRC#2). They...

    WHO knows who funds them (USA#1 PRC#2). They could have used "Chi" but since Emperor Xi locks people up for Winnie the Pooh likeness cartoons they know who not to piss off inadvertently.
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    So you have 95% of people vaccinated, but HIGHER...

    So you have 95% of people vaccinated, but HIGHER among actual care providers, LOWER among office staff. So that is actually REALLY GOOD when you consider the whole population of Colorado has a...
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    The "healthcare workers" in CO who have...

    The "healthcare workers" in CO who have exemptions are mostly not at the bedside. "Healthcare workers" include office workers, coders, billers, call center people. Even still >90% is better...
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    Given the low sequencing rate in SA, it's not...

    Given the low sequencing rate in SA, it's not surprising they have a case in the data looking back that leaked out of SA. Given the prevalence in southern Africa, it is likely that the variant...
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    HA! I'm using that in an Omicron briefing...

    HA!
    I'm using that in an Omicron briefing :biggrin:
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    This. Otherwise they are shortening your life of...

    This. Otherwise they are shortening your life of base and owe you new planks. Arguably they owe wood.
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    Abbott BinaxNow targets a nucleocapsid protein,...

    Abbott BinaxNow targets a nucleocapsid protein, so likely UNaffected by spike mutations. Of course there could also be nucleocapsid mutations.

    The neat thing about SOME PCRs is that they could...
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    METAL! 394449 394450

    METAL!

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    If you got your booster between your toes, you...

    If you got your booster between your toes, you have some leftover habits from your dope fiend days...

    Or were you talking about a booster strap?
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    I agree it is odd at first... It likely...

    I agree it is odd at first...

    It likely encourages Omicron prevalence over Delta.

    However, speculatively, even worse casethere have to be some epitopes preserved on Epsilon so a high titer...
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