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1 minute ago, tshile said:

CDC/health dept. guidelines said I was in the clear last Thursday. 
 

today was my first run. I usually do a mile during lunch. At half a mile my split time was 7:40/mile. But I couldn’t keep that pace up and dropped to 8:12 for the run. I don’t think I’ve run a sub 8 mile since middle school. 
 

it hurt. It still hurts. But I did it. So I’m happy about that


It’s also possible that you’re just getting old you show off. An 8:12 mile isn’t so bad for a guy who hasn’t run in a month.

 

(hope you get that wind back, seriously)

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Yeah I feel great. 
 

for a 35 year old that smoked cigarettes for 23 years I’ll take 8 minute miles every day. 
 

I wasn’t doing that before covid. But covid forced me to quit smoking. Also I put more into this one than usual cause I was curious. 
 

either way, glad to be getting back to some routine. 

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4 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

 

 

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

 

Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported.

 

The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm, a company spokesperson said. The policy bans statements that have been confirmed to be false or misleading by experts such as public health authorities.

 

In such cases, Twitter disables the account until its owner deletes the post in question.

 

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US coronavirus: 10 states reported their highest single-day case counts last week

 

Covid-19 cases continue to soar across the country and one top infectious disease expert warned Americans that the next few months will be the "darkest of the pandemic."

 

Health experts say the predicted fall surge is here, and rising cases across the US appear to bear that out. The US is averaging more than 55,000 new cases a day, and 10 states reported their highest single-day case counts on Friday. At least 27 states are showing an upward trend in the number of cases reported, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

 

"The next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic," Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NBC's"Meet the Press" on Sunday.

 

Osterholm highlighted the 70,000 cases of Covid-19 reported on Friday, which matched the largest number seen during the peak of the pandemic. Between now and the holidays, the US will see numbers "much, much larger than even the 67 to 75,000 cases," he said.

 

Despite the climbing totals, Dr. Anthony Fauci, nation's top infectious disease doctor, said a nationwide lockdown is not the way forward unless the pandemic gets "really, really bad."

"No, put shut down away and say, 'We're going to use public health measures to help us safely get to where we want to go,'" he said during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

 

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When I’m around people who say “you don’t need to wear your mask around me”, I’m reminded of college. When a chick would say you don’t need to wear a condom because whatever reason. 
 

Nah. 
 

definitely wearing one around you. 100%. You’re who this **** was made for. 
 

person that demands I wear one? That’s a person I’m comfortable with.

 

You? Nah you’re sketch. 

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I am not understanding the rich people being o.k. with everyone catching Covid, possibly dying or having physical problems afterward.

 

Doesn't that just mean less god for, I mean money for them? If we die or are too busy paying for our health, how are they expecting to make anything? I am just not understanding the end game.

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12 minutes ago, Fan since a Fetus said:

I am not understanding the rich people being o.k. with everyone catching Covid, possibly dying or having physical problems afterward.

 

Doesn't that just mean less god for, I mean money for them? If we die or are too busy paying for our health, how are they expecting to make anything? I am just not understanding the end game.

 

How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities to today’s pandemic

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17 minutes ago, Fan since a Fetus said:

I am not understanding the rich people being o.k. with everyone catching Covid, possibly dying or having physical problems afterward.

 

Doesn't that just mean less god for, I mean money for them? If we die or are too busy paying for our health, how are they expecting to make anything? I am just not understanding the end game.

 

They also believe in constantly tilting the "capital/labor negotiating table" in the direction that favors capital.  

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50 minutes ago, Fan since a Fetus said:

I am not understanding the rich people being o.k. with everyone catching Covid, possibly dying or having physical problems afterward.

 

Doesn't that just mean less god for, I mean money for them? If we die or are too busy paying for our health, how are they expecting to make anything? I am just not understanding the end game.

The wealthy elite don’t really have a good track record of keeping the rest of us at bay and content indefinitely. 
 

eventually their greed leads to their ousting. 
 

you’d think during one of these iterations they’d figure it out but nope, round and round we go. 

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57 minutes ago, Fan since a Fetus said:

I am not understanding the rich people being o.k. with everyone catching Covid, possibly dying or having physical problems afterward.

 

Doesn't that just mean less god for, I mean money for them? If we die or are too busy paying for our health, how are they expecting to make anything? I am just not understanding the end game.

 

Rich people own businesses. Businesses were getting shut down. No business means no money.  Even some money is less scary than no money. And, by the way, they are using things as they are now as barometer.   
 

“people are still shopping and spending despite the pandemic. If my business was open I’d be making a killing.”

 

not, “what would happen if there were 1-2k additional deaths in the state and morgues were filling up and they were digging open graves, how would that effect confidence?”

 

and that’s before you even consider the other long term effects of Covid on the people who don’t die.
 

it’s not evil. It’s narcissistic fear, which I think is a human trait.   

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16 hours ago, visionary said:

 

he should still go on them. worst thing that could happen is trump fires him, then biden would just hire him back in a couple months. or if biden loses, at least he doesnt have to work with trump anymore. no point of working with him if hes just going to be silenced anyway

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Had one of those nifty "mask" incidents today...I parked at Dollar General, lady gets into the car next to me, she's wearing a Dez Bryant jersey and an impressively-designed Cowpukes mask. I was wearing a Skins zip hoodie and my Skins mask, I waved at her & she waved back, smiling.  I thought it was a cool moment between us girls, even if we're on opposite sides. 

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****ing amazing.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/18/us/anika-chebrolu-covid-treatment-award-scn-trnd/index.html

 

 

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(CNN)As scientists around the world race to find a treatment for the coronavirus, a young girl among them stands out.

Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has just won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- and a $25,000 prize -- for a discovery that could provide a potential therapy to Covid-19.
 
Anika's winning invention uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
"The last two days, I saw that there is a lot of media hype about my project since it involves the SARS-CoV-2 virus and it reflects our collective hopes to end this pandemic as I, like everyone else, wish that we go back to our normal lives soon," Anika told CNN.

 

 
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Over 1,000 new Covid cases, 4 more deaths in North Dakota

 

The North Dakota Department of Health is confirming 1,036 new cases of COVID-19 along with 4 more deaths in the state.

 

In total, 412 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in the state.

 

In Cass County alone there are currently 161 new cases.

 

Health officials said the daily positivity rate is 19.68 percent.

 

There are now 6,032 active cases in North Dakota, with 145 patients hospitalized.

 

 

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Mouthwash, baby shampoo deactivate coronaviruses, may slow spread of COVID-19

 

HERSHEY, Pa. — As the world waits for a vaccine to COVID-19, a new study finds there may be a way to slow the spread sitting in your medicine cabinet. Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine say nasal and oral rinses like mouthwash can deactivate human coronaviruses. Their study finds these common, over-the-counter products should have the same effect on SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

 

The group tested various products including one-percent baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwash, seeing how each would lower the viral load of coronavirus strains in a patient’s mouth. Their findings reveal most of these products effectively shut down virus particles in less than two minutes. Researchers hope they may also lower the chances of COVID infection among people carrying the virus.

 

Meyers and his team replicated the reaction between virus cells in mouths and noses when they encounter rinses and mouthwashes. Health officials say these are the two major points where COVID-19 enters and exits the body, which explains the emphasis on face mask protection.

 

Researchers introduced their virus solutions to all of the cleansing products for 30 seconds, one minute, and two minutes. Meyers explains that the outer envelope of their viruses and SARS-CoV-2 are so genetically similar that the results should mean COVID-19 would become inactive after exposure to rinses as well.

 

The results reveal one-percent baby shampoo solution deactivated more than 99.9 percent of human coronaviruses after two minutes of contact. Researchers say doctors, who regularly have contact with infected patients, often use baby shampoo to rinse out their sinuses.

 

Even better, the results find several mouthwash and gargling products leave 99.9 percent of coronaviruses inactive after just 30 seconds. Some of these rinses stopped 99.99 percent of coronavirus.

 

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34 minutes ago, China said:

 

In total, 412 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in the state. (ND)

 

Isn't that like 10% of the state's population?  

 

How does the virus even spread in a place that has like one person per square mile?  

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3 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Isn't that like 10% of the state's population?  

 

How does the virus even spread in a place that has like one person per square mile?  

 

Population of North Dakota is approximately 762,000.

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'Bad math': Airlines' COVID safety analysis challenged by expert

 

A campaign by coronavirus-stricken aviation giants to persuade the world it’s safe to fly has been questioned by one of the scientists whose research it draws upon.

 

Dr David Freedman, a U.S. infectious diseases specialist, said he declined to take part in a recent presentation by global airline body IATA with planemakers Airbus, Boeing and Embraer that cited his work.

 

While he welcomed some industry findings as “encouraging”, Freedman said a key assertion about the improbability of catching COVID-19 on planes was based on “bad math”.

 

Airlines and planemakers are anxious to restart international travel, even as a second wave of infections and restrictions take hold in many countries.

 

The Oct. 8 media presentation listed in-flight infections reported in scientific studies or by IATA airlines - and compared the tally with total passenger journeys this year.

 

“With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers, that’s one case for every 27 million,” IATA medical adviser Dr David Powell said in a news release, echoed in comments during the event.

 

IATA said its findings “align with the low numbers reported in a recently published peer-reviewed study by Freedman and Wilder-Smith”.

 

But Freedman, who co-authored the paper in the Journal of Travel Medicine with Dr Annelies Wilder-Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said he took issue with IATA’s risk calculation because the reported count bore no direct relation to the unknown real number of infections.

 

“They wanted me at that press conference to present the stuff, but honestly I objected to the title they had put on it,” the University of Alabama academic told Reuters.

 

“It was bad math. 1.2 billion passengers during 2020 is not a fair denominator because hardly anybody was tested. How do you know how many people really got infected?” he said. “The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”

 

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In related news...

 

Texas woman in her 30s died from COVID-19 while on flight

 

A Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on a flight from Arizona, officials announced this week.

 

The unidentified Garland woman in her 30s began to have difficulty breathing while on the tarmac awaiting takeoff on July 25, news station WFAA reported.

 

The woman, who had underlying health issues, was administered oxygen but ultimately died on the jetway, the outlet reported.

 

It’s unclear what airport she was taking off from or what airline she was flying back to Texas.

 

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday local officials were previously notified about her death, but only learned that she died from the virus a few days ago.

 

“We don’t know a whole lot,” Jenkins said at a press conference on COVID-19. “We may not know if she was aware she was sick.”

 

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45 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

Scary...

My wife got back home today that after 7 months with 0 cases in the nursing home she's working, they now officially have 8 cases among residents and 4 cases among staff....

Upcoming weeks will be tough...

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