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    If you want to get the maximum great days you...

    If you want to get the maximum great days you have to be willing to accept this ^^^^^
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    A clinical trial is designed by statisticians to...

    A clinical trial is designed by statisticians to enroll so many patients, using calculations based on the estimated magnitude of the benefit as to how many patients are required to produce...
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    same applies to anyone who tries to tell you what...

    same applies to anyone who tries to tell you what the snowfall will be next winter, but they'll try. (Although this miracle march thing around Tahoe seems to be getting pretty predictable in...
  4. The point is not the actual numbers. The point...

    The point is not the actual numbers. The point is that the feeling that people are safer in the Tahoe area is false. Wait it out in the mountains if you prefer to be there, but not because you...
  5. This was posted in the chinese rat flu thread....

    This was posted in the chinese rat flu thread.
    https://www.sierrasun.com/news/coronavirus-cases-at-tahoe-forest-health-system-jump-50-in-six-days-officials-stress-social-distancing/
    36 positive...
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I asked Sugar Bowl if there would be a refund if...

    I asked Sugar Bowl if there would be a refund if no season next year. They said they're thinking about it. Obviously IKON would have said there would be a refund if no next season if they had made...
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    The health insurance industry is looking at huge...

    The health insurance industry is looking at huge revenue losses from all the people losing their jobs and coverage and huge costs for covid patients. Hard to see how we come out of this without...
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    You either inhale the virus from the air, from...

    You either inhale the virus from the air, from coughing, sneezing, or just talking; or after someone does one of the above the virus winds up on a surface, you touch the surface, then touch close...
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    we know a couple who ignored everyone's advise to...

    we know a couple who ignored everyone's advise to travel to Ecuador a couple of weeks ago, were denied entry and flew home and are now testing positive. Not young.
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    The number one rule of skiing--ski when you can. ...

    The number one rule of skiing--ski when you can. You never know when the weather or snow will suck when you were planning to go, you get sick or hurt, the road will close, or a pandemic or asteroid...
  11. Lots of fun at senior hours at the Safeway this...

    Lots of fun at senior hours at the Safeway this morning. Everyone parking their cart in the middle of the aisle. Every old couple walking side by side down the aisle. Everyone stopping and trying...
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    Also all the masks and test kits.

    Also all the masks and test kits.
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    Misleading. Left out the polio epidemic early...

    Misleading. Left out the polio epidemic early 50's. Hantavirus is endemic, pretty rare, not spread person to person so increasing human population would have little to do with it. As far as the...
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    What does the National Enquirer say about it....

    What does the National Enquirer say about it.
    Anyway--either they ate fish tank cleaner because Trump told them it would prevent the Covid, or Trump gave her the idea of how to murder her husband. ...
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    $275 for a 12in skillet? Way too pricey for me,...

    $275 for a 12in skillet? Way too pricey for me, even with 25% off.
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    In a time of limited resources when decisions...

    In a time of limited resources when decisions have to be the usual calculation is life-years saved. If you have two patients and one ventilator it's a no brainer to give the vent to the younger...
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    If you live in a high snow area I would think the...

    If you live in a high snow area I would think the local building code would require a roof to be built to withstand the highest foreseeable snow load whether it sheds or not. It certainly is here. ...
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    One way to do it 323144 Gustave Caillebotte,...

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    Gustave Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers. One of my favorite paintings
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    It's in the things that amuse you thread. No...

    It's in the things that amuse you thread. No comment necessary.
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    seems like a dangerous thing to do in front of a...

    seems like a dangerous thing to do in front of a guy with a meat cleaver.
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    The arc of covid is long but it bends towards . ....

    The arc of covid is long but it bends towards . . .what?
  22. that sucks. I always made sure my OR crew knew...

    that sucks. I always made sure my OR crew knew whatever germs my patients had--lot of Hep b and c, the occasional HIV.
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    Sugar Bowl is not offering any refund on this...

    Sugar Bowl is not offering any refund on this year's pass. They guaranteed 100 days open and they were well over that when they closed. They are offering a 30-75 dollar resort credit for renewal...
  24. I don't get the HIPPA thing. I don't know what...

    I don't get the HIPPA thing. I don't know what your role is but you are entitled to know any medical information about a patient that is relevant to your care or contact with them. Even if you're...
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    Why are all these arrowheads around? Given that...

    Why are all these arrowheads around? Given that they took some effort to make I would have thought that they would have been saved and taken with people when they moved. I suppose if a village was...
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    Our cockapoo howls while we're preparing her...

    Our cockapoo howls while we're preparing her supper. She doesn't howl to get us to do it, only after we've started.
    Remember primal scream therapy? Or maybe it's still around. When the Manson...
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    You don't buy my hypothesis that only a fraction...

    You don't buy my hypothesis that only a fraction of the population is susceptible? Has this ever been observed with any other virus, or is every virus that can infect humans infect all humans (other...
  28. Consider this--health care workers and first...

    Consider this--health care workers and first responders are dying from taking care of Covid patients. Have you heard of that happening with influenza? They're different diseases. There's more to...
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    I got drive through weed yesterday in Sacramento....

    I got drive through weed yesterday in Sacramento. Order on line. They text you when it's ready (same day), you drive over and stop at the curb in front of the place, which is in an old house in a...
  30. BGnight says "Meanwhile, we're currently having...

    BGnight says "Meanwhile, we're currently having one of the worst NON COVID19 flu/pneumonia seasons in the last 100 years,"
    per cdc web page 2019-20 estimated deaths 24-62K
    ...
  31. Can we stop sending you food and toilet paper?...

    Can we stop sending you food and toilet paper? Running low down here.
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    Flattening on the log scale. Less steepening on a...

    Flattening on the log scale. Less steepening on a linear scale. LOL (US hasn't gotten there but many countries have. I'll take whatever improvement I can get. I just find it hard to believe so many...
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    Looking at the graphs it occurs to me--is it...

    Looking at the graphs it occurs to me--is it possible that only some people have a receptor for covid19 or are otherwise able to replicate it? Could the flattening of the curves we see across the...
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    Are the US new case and death graphs starting t...

    Are the US new case and death graphs starting t bend down just the teeniest eensiest bit? Or wishful thinking. Too soon to say.
  35. What statistics are you waiting for? As I've said...

    What statistics are you waiting for? As I've said half a dozen times it takes a lot of PPE to treat a broken leg. There was an ER doc on the TV last night who had to work with no PPE. None. How...
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    Might be a good time to start charging folks for...

    Might be a good time to start charging folks for rescues. Might change at least some people's minds.And start paying SAR from the proceeds. The antion that invented credit default swaps should be...
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    There weren't any regulatory hoops before. Any...

    There weren't any regulatory hoops before. Any doctor can legally prescribe a drug the FDA has approved for one reason to treat any other disease. No paperwork, no need for any approval, just write...
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    Could be good news or it could mean all the...

    Could be good news or it could mean all the people who count the dead are dead (or off on Sunday)



    Brilliant. Now you're going to have a whole bunch of people giving themselves dog shots....
  39. That;s not freedom. Americans think freedom means...

    That;s not freedom. Americans think freedom means you can do anything you want. Freedom means freedom from tyranny, from foreign powers. Our bill of rights grants us freedom of speech, press,...
  40. Back when I ice climbed a lot on Mt Washington I...

    Back when I ice climbed a lot on Mt Washington I used to read the Appalachian Mountain Club journal accident reports. It was inevitable that if the victim was not local the accident was described as...
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    cats are well known to be susceptible to...

    cats are well known to be susceptible to coronaviruses, according to this.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8380655
    question I have is--is this the same virus the owner has or is it a feline...
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    I'm not claiming medical expertise on this, just...

    I'm not claiming medical expertise on this, just reporting what the article says--that you don't need to spray with bleach if you just leave it 24 hours. The bleach can't hurt. Whether spraying...
  43. New case in Truckee. Surprise--returning...

    New case in Truckee. Surprise--returning traveler, can't blame it on the Bay Area.
  44. Not sure what you disagree with. No way should...

    Not sure what you disagree with. No way should people be doing Tuck's right now. Even if they moved it to Sacramento. I'm surprised it isn't closed.
  45. 2 sons, future DIL all work in the hospital. My...

    2 sons, future DIL all work in the hospital. My hierarchy of fear is: one or more of them dying>>>me on ventilator>>>>>me dying.
  46. Not if you live in Truckee, I'm sure.

    Not if you live in Truckee, I'm sure.
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    I don't know if we'll still be distancing come...

    I don't know if we'll still be distancing come next winter but as far as recession--even in a depression there will be people with money to ski. Most businesses have found that you can make more...
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    If they can get the 5 minute test up and running...

    If they can get the 5 minute test up and running in quantity it should help the paranoia about people from NYC, crossing state borders etc. Imagine covid tests on the shelf of CVS like pregnancy...
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    I can't remember if I got this here or direct...

    I can't remember if I got this here or direct from Wapo but it makes sense. No need to disinfect stuff from the store, amazon unless you need right away. Put it away long enough for the viable...
  50. OR's are still available for trauma and other...

    OR's are still available for trauma and other emergencies and for non emergencies like cancer surgery that can't wait months or longer for the virus to pass --although it varies from hospital to...
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