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    Nice to have you here, Brett.

    Nice to have you here, Brett.
  2. Thread: Coronavirus

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    I have been tested and have antibodies. I have...

    I have been tested and have antibodies. I have donated plasma and will do so again next Monday. Hopefully, someone will get the benefit of my discomfort.
    And, by the way, IMO, the death figures...
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    If you are comfortable where you are, stay. You...

    If you are comfortable where you are, stay. You can't live your life looking back on "what ifs". You have to do what feels right. I am going to be retiring from nursing this year, as it is just...
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    Some people experience intestinal problems with...

    Some people experience intestinal problems with this disease, as I did. I did not experience lung problems at all. I also experienced extreme fatigue and I still do not have my stamina back yet...
  5. Thread: RIP Jerry Sloan

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    RIP Jerry Sloan

    Legendary Utah Jazz coach has died at age 78.
    https://sports.yahoo.com/longtime-utah-jazz-coach-jerry-sloan-dies-143625829.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews
    Condolences to family and friends.
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    I hope you got in soon enough to clear everything...

    I hope you got in soon enough to clear everything and that your recovery and rehab goes smoothly.
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    It has been shown that they are not contagious. ...

    It has been shown that they are not contagious. They probably did not completely clear the virus. I'm not sure if I would test positive with the nasal swab or not. I have antibodies, so I am not...
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    The vaccine could be ready this fall. There are...

    The vaccine could be ready this fall. There are several in 2nd stage of trials right now. If they are effective, they will move to 3rd stage to determine safety. If they are determined to be...
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    What Might Have Been in Baseball

    https://www.mlb.com/news/featured/the-story-of-the-los-angeles-browns-changed-baseball-forever
    Here are a few moves that were almost made but, for whatever reason, didn't happen.
  10. News: The union is likely discussing this proposal. I...

    The union is likely discussing this proposal. I think they would like it, as it allows more players to receive major-league pay and more will get playoff shares.
  11. And the farmers around here are having a tough...

    And the farmers around here are having a tough time marketing their livestock, due to the packing houses closing down. Local butchers are very busy, though. They can't keep up with the volume that...
  12. The piece was written March 11, just after MLB...

    The piece was written March 11, just after MLB decided to shut stuff down.
    I agree that players should receive their entire salaries and the league should foot the bill, not just individual teams....
  13. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Nicely written. Thank you for bringing it down...

    Nicely written. Thank you for bringing it down to a level the laypeople can understand.
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    Screenings are one thing. They fail far more...

    Screenings are one thing. They fail far more than tests do, but they will pick up those who are symptomatic. They miss asymptomatic carriers of the virus.
    Unless and until we have at least 10%...
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    l do not that they would tell the whole truth...

    l do not that they would tell the whole truth about anything. They mis-led the WHO for months about the virus and how it spread. That organization told everyone that it was "unlikely" that human to...
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    If you look at the global data, you will find...

    If you look at the global data, you will find that North Korea claims to have no cases. I find this, and the data from China quite difficult to believe.
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    Some potentially good news on the Covid front:...

    Some potentially good news on the Covid front:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/09/coronavirus-vaccine-race-us-testing/5179665002/
    These vaccines are in phase 1 of 3 of their...
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    It would make more sense to switch St. Louis and...

    It would make more sense to switch St. Louis and Cincinnati. That would keep a couple of natural rivals together.
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    As a medical professional, and one who has...

    As a medical professional, and one who has recovered from this virus, I will say that I have done a lot of research on it and have listened to a lot of experts who have widely divergent opinions on...
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    China still needs to "come clean" on the virus. ...

    China still needs to "come clean" on the virus. They fed the WHO faulty information, which was passed along as fact and everyone's response to this problem was delayed because of it.
    According to...
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    I have an academic question for you, if you say...

    I have an academic question for you, if you say that Trump botched this, what was the House Intelligence committee doing in November and December when they should have been gathering intelligence on...
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    My girlfriend and I, we don't live together, have...

    My girlfriend and I, we don't live together, have been meeting at local restaurants for meals and eating in the parking lot. It is the only time I get to see her, as I am "banned" from her house...
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    Thanks for the mention. As to your neighbor, I...

    Thanks for the mention.
    As to your neighbor, I know several people who have had this cough since December. About all they can do is use their favorite cough medicine, or get a prescription from...
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    Not about Covid, but it is interesting....

    Not about Covid, but it is interesting.
    https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-babe-ruth-pandemic-20200503-fzltw6hlcfdddjkcqjwphevgfa-story.html
  25. Thread: Coronavirus

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    As a survivor and a nurse/EMT, I will tell you...

    As a survivor and a nurse/EMT, I will tell you that this disease is the strangest one I have witnessed in my 25+ years on the job. I started as a nurse toward the end of the AIDs stuff. We treated...
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