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    It varies WIDELY by region. California is top...

    It varies WIDELY by region. California is top pay. CO nurses average less than what was claimed for a starting wage in CA. NY is also a known high pay area while the South and places like UT are...
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    Don't think it's Pell Grants... it is the endless...

    Don't think it's Pell Grants... it is the endless supply of non-dischargable student loans combined with societal pressure, costly "student" experience" components of tuition, and credentialism.
  3. If I have 1+ open seats between me and the other...

    If I have 1+ open seats between me and the other person on the lift AND we are both wearing masks, I'm not worried.

    If they want to drop their mask or cuddle with me, then I'm concerned and will...
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    Americans are exceptionally bad at government.

    Americans are exceptionally bad at government.
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    Sustained Herd Immunity NEVER emerges in large...

    Sustained Herd Immunity NEVER emerges in large interacting populations through acquired immunity solely via recovery from natural infection. Period. Only vaccines do that.
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    We think that T cell mediated immunity is most...

    We think that T cell mediated immunity is most important would last longer than measurable antibodies. Luckily the mRNA vaccines seem to stimulate T cell very nicely.
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    Everyone in the damned hospitals is taking care...

    Everyone in the damned hospitals is taking care of COVID and vulnerable patients, whether they mean to or not. It is just reality.

    Hospitals are struggling to staff and have lots out with COVID....
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    42% obesity. Yes, the majority of americans have...

    42% obesity. Yes, the majority of americans have a comorbidity. That's why the "just quarantine the weak" horseshit is just that.

    But if you vaccinate first those more likely to get severely ill...
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    It would be one thing for Ahsoka to say "I'm not...

    It would be one thing for Ahsoka to say "I'm not equipped to take a youngling that won't reach Padawan age for another few decades." Her tortured logic though.... "oh he's spent decades with Jedi...
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    We have some patients who show up with an...

    We have some patients who show up with an "exemption" they printed out from facebook that says "I can do what I want, no masks." Sorry... not in hospital.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxcKNs8R9AE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxcKNs8R9AE
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    No (that we know of) you may be thinking of the...

    No (that we know of) you may be thinking of the Denver mayor
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    100 million? No. I wish. I wish because that...

    100 million? No. I wish. I wish because that would mean that m&m for this disease is much lower than it actually is. Unfortunately, not the case.

    Nah the seroprevalence study showed <10% at 42 of...
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    Nah, you don't get a flu vax you are fired unless...

    Nah, you don't get a flu vax you are fired unless you are unable medically, then you must wear a mask door to door all day (people used to complain bitterly). Your religious beliefs don't permit you...
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    ^Already have plans around that (vaccinate at end...

    ^Already have plans around that (vaccinate at end of last shift in a tour).



    Probably not mandatory while it is EUA. After approval? Probably mandatory just like Flu, Hep B, etc.

    Cost?...
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    It's incredibly expensive and logistically...

    It's incredibly expensive and logistically burdensome for the investigators and the participants. 41K participants at 4 months already is easily another 8 million in cost just for Pfizer, probably...
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    Shoulder to shoulder in trams could be a Euro...

    Shoulder to shoulder in trams could be a Euro issue...
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    On the importance of leading by example and...

    On the importance of leading by example and living up to your own expectations for others...
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    fastfred lay off the meth dude. nothing is...

    fastfred lay off the meth dude. nothing is closing yet
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    During the first surge a lot of hospitals stopped...

    During the first surge a lot of hospitals stopped doing contact isolation for colonized MRSA/VRE to conserve gowns. Cdiff and CRE obviously still got gowns.

    Looking at data, Cdiff is up.
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    OMG... 5 hours into a vaccine meeting and I saw...

    OMG... 5 hours into a vaccine meeting and I saw this.... spit water on the screen! Hilarious
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    This thread got a lot easier to read once I put...

    This thread got a lot easier to read once I put RJ on ignore!


    Depends on your state and locale as far as if there has been planning. Some of us have been planning for many months and using flu...
  23. Gosey pioneered this style for inbounds skiing.

    Gosey pioneered this style for inbounds skiing.
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    North Dakota governor said nurses who have COVID...

    North Dakota governor said nurses who have COVID (and are infectious) should still work unless they feel too sick in order to prevent their hospitals from completely imploding. So... pretty fucking...
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    Next fall.

    Next fall.
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    Came to complain about the exact same thing.

    Came to complain about the exact same thing.
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    You are right if you are talking about individual...

    You are right if you are talking about individual citizens. But trying to enforce that would be silly. And nobody is going to enforce 99% of private gatherings, BUT you could enforce giant house...
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    Pfizer gets paid $20/dose but Jenny McCarthy gets...

    Pfizer gets paid $20/dose but Jenny McCarthy gets paid $1500 to take it?
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    There are mitigative strategies for exposed...

    There are mitigative strategies for exposed asymptomatic critical workers that balance risk. Lots-o-algorithms and revisions. The constant push between IP/ID and HR with OH in the middle. What I see...
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    Some of us have been saying exactly this behind...

    Some of us have been saying exactly this behind the scenes for 6+ months.

    One part of the government wants to enforce. The part that does the enforcing does not. The part in charge of them both...
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    20% no... only in some localized regions. 6% or...

    20% no... only in some localized regions. 6% or maybe 10% generally? At this pace it could be 20+% by the time there is general availability. :(

    However you ask a good question. CDC doesn't have a...
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    Nonsequitor. 1.4 million recorded deaths from...

    Nonsequitor. 1.4 million recorded deaths from COVID so far... and this is probably a drastic undercount.

    Mosquito deaths disproportionately affect developing countries. Mosquito borne illness...
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    The problem with the Summit Daily comment section...

    The problem with the Summit Daily comment section is the newspaper gives no fucks. The honey wagon never drains that pit toilet.
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    Why would you consider innocuous a novel pathogen...

    Why would you consider innocuous a novel pathogen that kills or severely sickens at many times the rate of the flu, where we have no treatment nor vaccine, and the impact on healthcare is nothing...
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    Yea... I wish I could show you these really cool...

    Yea... I wish I could show you these really cool graphs from work that show how masking and distancing wiped about basically every respiratory virus that had been circulating except rhinovirus and...
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    Walmart: "We can't but 245s on your...

    Walmart:

    "We can't but 245s on your Forerunner" :cussing:

    Fine, will take somewhere else
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    We are testing for flu but not seeing a lot of...

    We are testing for flu but not seeing a lot of flu.

    COVID PCRs do not detect flu.
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    Yea 60lbs of cascade toboggan are not the easiest...

    Yea 60lbs of cascade toboggan are not the easiest to lug up.

    I'm not sure where your operate, but, here are some things that work well in CO for any combination of skinning up with the equipment,...
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    There is the Armada ARG II. It is just like the...

    There is the Armada ARG II. It is just like the old one but with updated layup and rocker, stiff, and weighs as much as Spatulas!
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    Bo Katan is a badass mofo. Glad to see she is...

    Bo Katan is a badass mofo. Glad to see she is portrayed well. I hope Ahsoka is as well. She might be my favorite character.

    Remember when she is so sarcastic about "the Watch," she was formerly a...
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    We've been talking about vaccine delivery...

    We've been talking about vaccine delivery logistics for months...
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    More is mo betta

    More is mo betta
  43. Going to ISS. Agreed: Never gets old... ...

    Going to ISS.

    Agreed: Never gets old...

    Every time the main stage lands on a freaking barge under automatic guidance... that blows my mind!
  44. July 8, 2011, was the last American manned launch.

    July 8, 2011, was the last American manned launch.
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    So what are you saying you believe? I don't want...

    So what are you saying you believe? I don't want to assume or put words in your mouth.
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    Yep, so 1A abridgement in public health orders...

    Yep, so 1A abridgement in public health orders under Gibbons v. Ogden and Compagnie Francaise de Navigation a Vapeur v. Louisiana State Board of Health. Even vaccines can be mandates as per Jacobson...
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    I'm so sorry funkendrenchman

    I'm so sorry funkendrenchman
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    First, you gotta understand that people don't...

    First, you gotta understand that people don't like rules, especially American individualists. People really don't like inconvenient rules. People absolutely detest inconvenient rules when they don't...
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    My point is a healthcare collapse carries its...

    My point is a healthcare collapse carries its consequences and also inevitably leads to the same economic consequence as a shutdown through one means or the other.


    Pfizer vax has the ULT...
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    At first view it seems suspicious. But really it...

    At first view it seems suspicious. But really it isn't. Remember, Pfizer is HUGE and a COVID vaccine is perhaps 1-2% of its business whether it fails or succeeds. CEO is restricted in his stock...
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