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  1. Poll: GDT: Congratulations to the Sox on making the...

    Congratulations to the Sox on making the playoffs. Its been a long time coming and they are a very good team.
  2. Poll: GDT: Whatever your pitchers threw to Cruz tonight must...

    Whatever your pitchers threw to Cruz tonight must have been electric. He doesn't strand 9 runners very often. Hats off to the Sox' pitchers tonight.
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    Pick a direction and drive 150 miles in that...

    Pick a direction and drive 150 miles in that direction. Don't plan anything at all. Find out what's interesting in that area and do some fun things. If you find more interesting things than you...
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    Its been so long since I had to worry about what...

    Its been so long since I had to worry about what to get my partner for a birthday it isn't even funny. My wife, who died 7 years ago, was really easy to shop for. A movie and a book satisfied her. ...
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    I am going to a family wedding out of state...

    I am going to a family wedding out of state tomorrow. I suppose I'll have to report this to my boss on Monday and watch my temperature and respiratory status for 2 weeks. :cool:
  6. Thread: 9/11

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    I work in healthcare and EMS/Fire. I do not...

    I work in healthcare and EMS/Fire. I do not personally know anyone that died that day, but my niece was in New York in that area at a corporate meeting that day. She said it was absolutely surreal....
  7. Thread: Coronavirus

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    As one that has recovered from Covid, I will tell...

    As one that has recovered from Covid, I will tell you that it is not something to be trifled with. My case was mild and I was sick for over a week. I missed 2 weeks of work and should probably have...
  8. Thread: Coronavirus

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    The chances are very good that we will have a...

    The chances are very good that we will have a vaccine approved by the FDA in the next 45 days or so. Phase 3 of the trials is going well for 2 candidates here in the US -- Astra/Zenaca's and Oxford...
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    There is a real possibility that at least one of...

    There is a real possibility that at least one of the vaccines in stage 3 of the trials will be given emergency approval prior to the completion of the stage. Operation Warp Speed is one of the...
  10. I appreciated his work, especially in 42. He was...

    I appreciated his work, especially in 42. He was the perfect actor to play Jackie Robinson.
    May he rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.
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    He is pitching really well over the past couple...

    He is pitching really well over the past couple of starts. Hopefully, for Sox fans, this is a harbinger of things to come from him, and not his first couple of starts where he got lit up a few times.
  12. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Frankly, as one who works with this stuff, I...

    Frankly, as one who works with this stuff, I would rather see false positive tests than false negatives. Those who think they have something are not going to go out of their way to spread it. If...
  13. Thread: Coronavirus

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/researche...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/researchers-studied-14-different-types-of-masks-to-see-which-offered-the-most-protection-%e2%80%94-and-found-neck-fleeces-might-actually-make-things-worse/ar-B...
  14. Thread: Coronavirus

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    I have read that some placed do pay for the...

    I have read that some placed do pay for the plasma. The blood center where I donate, does not.
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    I have had cats in my house nearly every day of...

    I have had cats in my house nearly every day of my adult life. My late wife was a cat-hoarder. There were no neighborhood cats that were not accepted in our house.
  16. Thread: Coronavirus

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    To get this thread back on is intended topic,...

    To get this thread back on is intended topic, here is something that I have been doing for a couple of months:...
  17. Thread: Coronavirus

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-counts-smalle...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-counts-smallest-daily-rise-in-coronavirus-cases-in-weeks/ar-BB17uZKo?li=BBnb7Kz
    We have had our smallest count of new cases in weeks. Perhaps things are...
  18. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Something to ponder...........

    Something to ponder........
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/3/peer-reviewed-study-finds-hydroxychloroquine-effec/
  19. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Here is something for people to ponder:...

    Here is something for people to ponder:...
  20. Thread: Coronavirus

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    My Drs said that 3 days symptom free were good...

    My Drs said that 3 days symptom free were good enough to consider me covid-free. I didn't take my 2nd swab test until I had been back to work for over a week and I was negative (about 3-4 weeks...
  21. Thread: Twins 2020

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    Twins 2020

    The Bomba Squad appears to be intact. I hope the pitching comes around, as thusfar it hasn't looked good enough to make a long run in the playoffs. Bats can only carry a team so far.
  22. Thread: Coronavirus

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    That's much more like it. Where did you go?

    That's much more like it. Where did you go?
  23. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Some new protocols from the Iowa Department of...

    Some new protocols from the Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC.

    Updated CDC Guidance
    Issued 07/20/2020

    Local Public Health & Healthcare Partners,
    Please see the updated CDC guidance...
  24. Thread: Coronavirus

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    The saliva test is not as accurate as the nasal...

    The saliva test is not as accurate as the nasal swab, but it is OK. The blood antigen test only shows that you have been exposed. Anyone who tests positive to the nasal swab test should show...
  25. Thread: Coronavirus

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    According to several Drs I communicate with...

    According to several Drs I communicate with regularly, the false negative rate is above 20%. The false positive rate is lower. I would go according to how I feel before I accept negative results. ...
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