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    Coronavirus

    I understand your skepticism, but there's a few problems with your graph. I used the CDC page you linked and came up with a 2020 total deaths for that period of about 25,000. So that bar is wrong. For deaths that have been attributed on the basis of the details on death certificates, I suggest...
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    Coronavirus

    Paul Krugman piece from NYT reprinted at Sydney Morning Herald: Indeed, at this point Arizona, with 7 million people, is reporting about as many new cases each day as the whole EU, with 446 million people. Amazing.
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    Coronavirus

    Wow, numbers in the US have gone nuts in the last week. A sign of how dramatically things have changed is that the Texas Governor has now mandated masks in public places - penalty $300. That's a massive turnaround. Apparently one in three tests in Arizona are returning positive - is that true...
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    Coronavirus

    Is it a coincidence that all the US states where the disease is accelerating seem to have Republican governors? I couldn't find any exceptions. I'm not trying to imply the converse, that Democrat governors have all done a good job containing it. I suspect that the relaxation of restrictions may...
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    Coronavirus

    The stats for Arizona don't look good - the number of cases doubled in the last fortnight. Don't worry, I don't think the USA will let someone else take the #1 ranking ... What has surprised me is that regardless of what government leaders say, most citizens have sufficient self-preservation...
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    Empire in Decline

    Very good explanation of the George Floyd autopsies: Dr Mike Hansen is one of my favorite YouTube medicos. As a pulmonary and ICU specialist, he has provided invaluable insight into the realities of COVID-19.
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    Empire in Decline

    The USA is the heart of the English-speaking world, and probably the flagship of modern democracies. Countries like Australia and the UK have derived indirect benefit from the USA's very existence. But the future has looked bleak for the last decade or two. The extent of the riots, following on...
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    HOT

    1. Yeah, that's warm alright. :( 2. I *think* Midea was the brand of portable A/C we had a few years ago. It wasn't too bad as that type of unit goes. 3. Do you get your A/C serviced every year, i.e. pressure checked, fins cleaned? Compressor could be good for a while yet if it's still...
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    Coronavirus

    It's worth pointing out that there are several countries with Case Fatality Ratios less than 2%. What they all have in common is better and more timely testing than the US and other hot spots. So the denominator (cases) is closer to the true number of infections and CFR is lower. Inversely, a...
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    Coronavirus

    The JHU site is comparing apples to oranges, and you're buying the fruit salad. Positive cases and Deaths are two entirely separate domains with different timelines. It only makes sense to compare the total figures when the epidemic is done and dusted. Try to visualize a single victim who...
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    Coronavirus

    While the average Russian might agree with your reason, I can't see anything wrong with the Russian to date numbers: April 21 cases = 52763 (-21 days) April 28 cases = 93558 (-14 days) May 12 deaths = 2116 (2.3% with average 14 days to death, 4% if you assume 21 days to death) The number of...
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    Something Random

    😲 Do you replace a sacrificial anode every few years? Is your water soft or hard?
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    Coronavirus

    It's probably been obvious to virus researchers for ages, but there doesn't appear to be much chance of SARS-CoV-2 ever going away. I think it's here to stay, regardless of any potential vaccines or treatments. 1. We have only ever managed to eradicate one virus: Smallpox. 2. The concept of...
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    Coronavirus

    Actually, new cases has only dropped below 10 per day once in the last 14 days. The count today was 18. The bullsh*t factor is pretty high, the highlight being a claim by our Prime Minister that Australia had done better than New Zealand (which had a more comprehensive lockdown). In fact...
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    Something Random

    Swedish water has no minerals?
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