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    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    I just wish all these charts were based on per capita figures. It would be so much easier to compare them and figure out where we are and which countrys' responses have been more effective.
    Per capita figures for the US as a whole are pretty useless though, when the country is so large and cases all but uniformly spread.

    Per capita, recorded deaths in New York state aren't much behind Italy anymore, though - 243 vs. 273 per million, the difference being that Italy's daily deaths are on the decline already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jokodo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    I just wish all these charts were based on per capita figures. It would be so much easier to compare them and figure out where we are and which countrys' responses have been more effective.
    Per capita figures for the US as a whole are pretty useless though, when the country is so large and cases all but uniformly spread. ...
    I'd find it helpful. Statistics are only meaningful relative to something. Absolute numbers of deaths per day per country might appeal to one's sense of compassion where every life has value but the only thing meaningful about the country has to do with their overall policy and its effectiveness. It would be good as far as learning something about how to best deal with pandemics in the future. The US is a mess of different policies that will probably prolong the epidemic as people travel between the various states.

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    Interesting article on mask use during the 1918 flu.

    In the 1918 flu pandemic, not wearing a mask was illegal in some parts of America. What changed? - CNN

    It was mandatory in places.

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    As of today, NYC's official death toll has surpassed Wuhan's at 2,562 vs. 2,535.

    And no, NYC is not bigger, Wuhan is.

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    Wuhan's population: 11.08 M (2018)
    NYC's population: 8.623 M (2017)

    Wuhan has 28% more people than NYC.

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    Just a review of a video from a month ago which explains exactly how and why HCQ (plus a zinc supplement with the RDA of 10mcg/day if not already on, say, Centrum). The ZPac is to take care of any possible lung infection by bacteria.
    Since there is a zinc ionophore, OTC Quercetin, I take it.
    https://youtu.be/Eeh054-Hx1U
    (Start at minute 4 and by minute 15 you will learn a lot about viruses and why zinc is the key.)

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    Keep the Parks Open: Public green spaces are good for the immune system and the mind—and they can be rationed to allow for social distancing. - Zeynep Tufekci -The Atlantic

    I concur so hard. It depends on the local circumstances, but around me, the sidewalks are getting too crowded, while the much wider trails and open space parks are closed off. And a park is not as risky as a store, viruses don't spread as easy outdoors than in. Hopefully, we'll get this sorted right.

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    Sweden is providing an interesting test case. After it is all over, we can see if the new approach at dealing with pandemics by shutting down a country or our old (and Sweden's current) method of dealing with them yields better results.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/...economic-ruin/

    Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?

    Unlike other countries, it has so far avoided both isolation and economic ruin.
    If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves on the back for the brilliant social-distancing controls that they imposed on the world. They will claim that their heroic recommendations averted total calamity. Unfortunately, they will be wrong; and Sweden, which has done almost no mandated social distancing, will probably prove them wrong.

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    Here's a good video describing the course of the disease.


    (View video on YouTube)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blastula View Post
    Keep the Parks Open: Public green spaces are good for the immune system and the mind—and they can be rationed to allow for social distancing. - Zeynep Tufekci -The Atlantic

    I concur so hard. It depends on the local circumstances, but around me, the sidewalks are getting too crowded, while the much wider trails and open space parks are closed off. And a park is not as risky as a store, viruses don't spread as easy outdoors than in. Hopefully, we'll get this sorted right.
    Yeah, but kids need to stay off of jungle gyms and swings.

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