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    How are you defining success? Because we're...

    How are you defining success? Because we're talking about the making playoffs, right? LeBron, Kobe, Jordon, or even Gianis, etc., the players most consider "dominate" proved they can not only make...
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    Since most people are saying he's "great" and...

    Since most people are saying he's "great" and since most people say he's the greatest shooter of all time I'd say he's properly rated. Unnecessary turnovers however, in particular Curry's at pivotal...
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    Thus proving the point because those stats are...

    Thus proving the point because those stats are alongside Klay and KD. No Steph in the playoffs sucks for basketball. But absent another player like the two mentioned means even when Steph's on fire...
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    Roll your eyes all you want but when the regular...

    Roll your eyes all you want but when the regular season ends and defenses tighten up then history shows things play out as I've described. Especially at the end of games. It explains in part why...
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    Yeah, ideally we'd see RCTs that exclude based on...

    Yeah, ideally we'd see RCTs that exclude based on positive PCR/Ab test so we can determine Delta VE not relative to the whole population but only to those not previously infected. So far all the...
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    As long as you're not arguing other people...

    As long as you're not arguing other people shouldn't get vaccinated then perhaps your stance is defensible. I disagree with it in general though because the preponderance of evidence does say the...
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    The same phenomenon shows up within regions or...

    The same phenomenon shows up within regions or neighborhoods too. For example, 67% of Manhattan vaxxed versus 51% of Staten Island:

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    "The Offspring are slated to play a sold-out show...

    "The Offspring are slated to play a sold-out show in Los Angeles this Sunday."

    The fact that the Offspring are still capable of selling out shows kinda feels like folks are burying the lead with...
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    FWIW Kawhi is out for much of the season due to...

    FWIW Kawhi is out for much of the season due to injury so regardless of his signing the West is arguably more wide open than it was this past season.





    As great as Steph is, and he is, he...
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    A new U.K. study of vaccination protection from...

    A new U.K. study of vaccination protection from Delta breakthrough infections found effectiveness of ~60% with combined AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. The U.K. relied more heavily on the AZ...
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    The slides say at current incidence there's an...

    The slides say at current incidence there's an 8-fold reduction in vaxxed vs unvaxxed. Also MA estimates put the crowd at >90% (Ptown 95%, crowd 97%) vaccinated. So when CDC says 74% of cases were...
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    None of those places (Israel, Cape Cod,...

    None of those places (Israel, Cape Cod, Singapore) are showing similar infection rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated. CDC slides from the Cape Cod event say 8X fewer among vaccinated,...
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    FWIW, real world data suggests vaccinated people...

    FWIW, real world data suggests vaccinated people are 8X-to-15X less likely to be infected, and if infected are infectious for a shorter amount of time. Also, in Israel with its high vaccination rate...
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    A lot of it depends on fit. Filtration...

    A lot of it depends on fit. Filtration efficiency for a surgical mask with bands over the ear has about 38% filtration efficiency. Twisting the loops for a tighter fit or using a clip to hold the...
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    Not to mention even though Iceland is now open...

    Not to mention even though Iceland is now open for tourism in spite of "cases are currently at their highest level ever," we're still mostly talking about daily case numbers in the double digits.
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    RJ went from 100% of the people over 50 to a...

    RJ went from 100% of the people over 50 to a blanket claim, "Doesn't matter if you vaccinate 100%" a ridiculous conclusion to draw given the evidence.


    Vermont is another example: with the the...
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    To date, Iceland has had only 1 Covid-19 related...

    To date, Iceland has had only 1 Covid-19 related death since their vaccination campaign took off. That's with only 71% of the population fully vaccinated (not the claimed 100%) so clearly it does...
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    For some reason many people are drawing the wrong...

    For some reason many people are drawing the wrong conclusion from the fact delta is more infectious. The above is an argument for vaccines, not against vaccines because vaccinated people are:

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    Few things are as boring as rehashing the mask...

    Few things are as boring as rehashing the mask debate yet again but for all the talk of inconclusive studies and reports showing little mask efficacy there are also plenty of “real-world” studies...
  20. Phew, fortunately gravel bikes aren't a thing!

    Phew, fortunately gravel bikes aren't a thing!
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    The U.K. has high vaccination rates. Recent...

    The U.K. has high vaccination rates. Recent studies show not only do vaccines stop people from getting sick with Delta, but vaccines also help clear viral loads MUCH faster.

    Something similar...
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    Why are people such suckers for SEO optimization?...

    Why are people such suckers for SEO optimization? Is it because people only read the headlines?

    Obviously, antivax social media accounts are having a field day with these kinds of unforced...
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    WRT vaccinated people don't transmit the virus at...

    WRT vaccinated people don't transmit the virus at the same rate because they are considerably less likely to be infected in the first place:

    The CDC also provided slides showing an 8X reduction in...
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    As mind numbing and wrong as RJ is, I view him or...

    As mind numbing and wrong as RJ is, I view him or her as a proxy for all the misinformation that's out there because it's always orthodox and boilerplate. There's hardly any semblance of critical...
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    Concert promoters say >90% of attendees are...

    Concert promoters say >90% of attendees are vaccinated.
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    It's not just the flu for men in their 30s. ...

    It's not just the flu for men in their 30s.

    For men in their 30s about 1.2% of COVID-19 infections end in hospitalization. About 9 in 10 hospitalized patients experience long-term illness.
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    ^ Two glaring issues with the articles: 1)...

    ^ Two glaring issues with the articles:

    1) The first article says convalescent COVID-19 patients mount durable antibodies, B cells, and T cells. While that's true, there are also multiples...
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    The higher initial IFR estimates at the time,...

    The higher initial IFR estimates at the time, your article says 0.8, assumed a worst-case scenario where severe cases exceed hospital capacity. Fortunately, and for the most part, that didn't happen...
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    The CDC also provided a set of slides putting...

    The CDC also provided a set of slides putting mRNA vaccine effectiveness between 75-85% against delta in preventing symptomatic infections and >90% effective preventing severe disease, a 5X reduction...
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    Just to make it clearer: vaccinated people do not...

    Just to make it clearer: vaccinated people do not transmit the virus at the same rate as the unvaccinated.

    In other words, vaccinated people don't transmit the virus at the same rate because they...
  31. It’s most definitely the other way around. It's...

    It’s most definitely the other way around. It's a creepy place because there's a bunch of highhangle "redrum" kids all grown up.





    I'm aware of the two routes. The second one, which I...
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    I've been to Anchorage quite a few times and the bike/pedestrian paths are dope. For whatever reason however there's also lots of busybodies who like to comment about and obstruct other people. I'll...
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    Demographics aside, it was ideal conditions for...

    Demographics aside, it was ideal conditions for Covid spread. A superspreader event. Thousands in packed clubs with lots of mixing of vaccinated and unvaccinated people jammed together.

    In spite...
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    Democrat, Republican, or independent—if a person...

    Democrat, Republican, or independent—if a person thinks the virus originated in a lab then I hope they draw the obvious conclusion the best defense against an inadvertent or intentional biological...
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    At 34% from 3, next to AD and Westbrook, LeBron...

    At 34% from 3, next to AD and Westbrook, LeBron is Steph Curry for the Lakers.
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    While it's impossible to prove a counterfactual,...

    While it's impossible to prove a counterfactual, it's also absurd to argue there would have been no recession, no issues with evictions or whatever, if not for government policy.

    If the argument...
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    The survival rate is highly dependent on ICU...

    The survival rate is highly dependent on ICU capacity. For all the talk about other things, we now know the actual unspoken official policy was to manage the pandemic based on regional or local ICU...
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    You can say just about whatever you want here....

    You can say just about whatever you want here. There was a good discussion about the virus origins a few month ago.

    As far as the post you responded to, when I wrote these are the "best studied...
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    Data suggests, absent any other measures, RO (the...

    Data suggests, absent any other measures, RO (the potential transmission number) for delta among vaccinated individuals in Israel is 1 versus 4 for the unvaccinated in Israel and between 5-8 for the...
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    The issue with Westbrook is he's ball dominate....

    The issue with Westbrook is he's ball dominate. So is LeBron. In theory it gives an aging LeBron more opportunities to play off the ball but so far it hasn't worked out when Westbrook is paired with...
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    @RJ, Yes, they are the best studied vaccines in...

    @RJ, Yes, they are the best studied vaccines in history because of the enormous resources put into studying them not only in the U.S., but also in many other countries. There has never been anything...
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    Whether or not it makes any difference to...

    Whether or not it makes any difference to holdouts, the FDA should give immediate full approval because they are already the best-studied vaccines in human history.
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    1) Subject to change, current thinking is a third...

    1) Subject to change, current thinking is a third dose induces nAbs (neutralizing antibody) in somnescent immune systems which may help against the increased viral load associated with the Delta...
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    Isreal decided to start offering booster shots to...

    Isreal decided to start offering booster shots to folks > 60 because as mentioned in the quoted post vaccines are less effective against delta. That does not mean however vaccines aren't still highly...
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    Getting back on track, recent data out of Israel...

    Getting back on track, recent data out of Israel indicates: nearly all new infections are caused by delta, there are 3x more unvaccinated severe cases vs vaccinated, a reproductive number (R) of 4...
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    Both you and RJ keep glossing over the Delta...

    Both you and RJ keep glossing over the Delta variant. It's not so much a case of more breakthrough infections than previously thought after vaccination or even a case of less or decreasing vaccine...
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    Why does adults getting vaccinated prevent...

    Why does adults getting vaccinated prevent grandkids from living a full life?

    After all data from Israel for fully mRNA vaccinated people shows greater protection against severe illness, death,...
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    Hundred bucks, all in:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVd4X2ITfg
  49. The last time this exact same argument came up in...

    The last time this exact same argument came up in a prior thread folks said it's because children are spending less time outside. Other people responded by saying that's because Americans are fat and...
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    lol, as predicted RJ didn't disappoint. A less...

    lol, as predicted RJ didn't disappoint. A less obtuse person would recognize transmitting Covid requires getting Covid, but not RJ.
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