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Spin Zone / contact tracing
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:21:19 AM »
Various "smart" devices have embedded capabilities for contact tracing.

When all this covid-19 panic crap is over, will Apple, Google, et al remove the contact tracing functionality from their "smart" devices?

Spin Zone / so NOW the government cares about the flu?
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:33:21 AM »
Today's briefing by Gov Baker (today is 17 Sept) included discussion of the importance of getting flu vaccinations.

In the past the whole flu vaccination stuff was "ho hum, we don't care"

NOW it's important.

Kind of underscores my observation from beginning:  either our society's consideration of the flu was negligent in the past or we are overreacting to covid-19.  You can't legitimately claim we were treating (no pun) flu correctly before and also claim the reaction to covid-19 isn't an over-the-top.

Spin Zone / Will Scott Adams get in trouble (for the 16 Sept cartoon)?
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:56:49 AM »
Look at today's Dilbert (16 Sept)

edit:  people, pay attention to the date.

Spin Zone / POA MC Job
« on: September 14, 2020, 05:07:44 PM »

Spin Zone / CDC revised their planning scenario page
« on: September 12, 2020, 05:50:27 PM »

notably, the IFR in the CDC best estimate scenario has been significantly revised

0-19 years: 0.00003
20-49 years: 0.0002
50-69 years: 0.005
70+ years: 0.054

iirc, that number for 70+ is higher than previous best estimates.

Sometimes they give an overall CFR or IFR, sometimes they don't

Spin Zone / right-wing slant - huh?
« on: September 09, 2020, 10:52:18 AM »
A guy(?) on POA claims that right-wingers outnumber left-wingers like 20 to 1.

"we all know that this site [POA] is heavily weighted towards the right, probably by a margin of 20 to 1 or so. And not just right....reaaaally riiiiiiiight..."


If it was that biased, why did we lose (aka "loose") SZ on POA?

It would violate rules over on POA to even ask what that guy(?) is smoking, sooooo, I ask here.  In the words of Judge Hallar "are you on drugs?"

Spin Zone / Hoping everyone is enjoying the Labor Day holiday
« on: September 07, 2020, 10:59:36 AM »
Forget the various roots of Labor Day.... just enjoy the holiday and (if applicable) time off from work.

Spin Zone / Halloween
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:59:31 PM »
so, with all the panic over covid-19, what will happen in your neck of the woods wrt halloween?

I'm guessing Maskachusetts will prohibit children going door-to-door.

I'm guessing South Dakota will be normal ops.

Spin Zone / because it can't be discussed on POA
« on: August 29, 2020, 04:26:31 PM »
Thou shalt not have thread drift!!!

typos....darn typos

Spin Zone / Mask - hmmm, make up your mind...
« on: August 28, 2020, 03:49:24 PM »


"Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. [emphasis mine] "

and also:

"Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing."

Spin Zone / Financial incentive to continue the feardemic
« on: August 28, 2020, 04:54:36 AM »
Maskachusetts is charging out-of-state workers state income tax even though these workers have not been allowed to work in the State.  And this will continue to 31 Dec 2020 or 1 month after the feardemic ends... whichever is later.

Spin Zone / Mandatory flu vaccination...
« on: August 28, 2020, 04:51:09 AM »
Maskachusetts' requirement for all school children to have a flu vaccination is, um, interesting.  Apparently children must be vaccinated by 31 Dec 2020 or they will not be allowed to attend to school... wait for it.... even if the school is still being conducted remotely.

What's the State that requires its workers to wear a mask in all meetings, even Zoom calls?

Pretty soon we'll have neighbors reporting people who aren't wearing masks inside their own homes...

Spin Zone / whitewashing history...
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:23:35 AM »

Front page of today's Boston Herald has pictures of 5 people killed in shootings ... four from this year and, wait for it, Trayvon Martin.

I guess people don't understand the concept of self-defence.

Spin Zone / mandatory vaccine? and will you get vaccinated?
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:14:35 AM »
This could be an interesting discussion (but POA snowflakes keep causing such threads to be locked...)

so, one question is do you think a COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory?

And would you get vaccinated when(if) a covid-19 vaccine becomes available?

Spin Zone / watch the panic...
« on: August 25, 2020, 09:26:31 AM »
An AP article reports claims that Univ Hong Kong scientists "claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19."

A different strain.

Note that the first time he had "mild symptoms" the first time and "none" the second time.

But people will take away that you can get infected again and you don't have lifelong immunity.  Almost nobody will notice that people get infected but not have any symptoms.  How many people get the virus and      don't     get     sick?

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