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by sophie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 776
Views: 21244

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Thanks pp4me! I'm looking to use it on trips out of the city more than in though. And parking around me is not as difficult as is the case elsewhere in Manhattan. BTW Smith forgot to mention - good luck if you can get through that book while working out! It is a pretty dense read, but absorbing. Hav...
by sophie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: HCQ does work
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: HCQ does work

No it doesn't. Thanks for posting this tech, but it's an observational study just like the one I posted from New England Journal of Medicine that did not find a difference between treatments. I've said already that I completely support prospective, randomized clinical trials and that's what's needed...
by sophie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 776
Views: 21244

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Hot and muggy here in NYC today. I went outside for a walk early this morning, before it got too hot. Heading out of town for a day trip tomorrow. I was checking out cars on the walk too, as I'm considering buying one. Between the endless lockdowns/remote work and the breakdown of public transportat...
by sophie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Question on the media
Replies: 15
Views: 132

Re: Question on the media

I've been carrying around a healthy disrespect for the media for many years, and it's definitely gotten worse over time. I've noticed a few stages in the deterioration. First, they started being very selective in what they chose to report, in order to create a narrative without being openly partisan...
by sophie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63869

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Nice poetry guys!

Ready here too. It's amazing what those unpopular slices of gold and cash do for peace of mind.
by sophie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63869

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Texas Lt. Gov was on Fox last night and he said the increase in ICU usage was mostly due to the number of people who had delayed going to the hospital due to Covid fears and were now coming in with dire emergencies. I think the number he quoted was about only 20% due to Covid. In addition to th...
by sophie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63869

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Apologies to pp4me! Fixed.
by sophie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders

Here's what would make me vote Democratic instead of for Trump: A new candidate in place of Biden who is a centrist/moderate Democrat. That person explicitly repudiates most of the extreme Democratic positions on immigration, green new deal, BLM/reduced policing The person makes a statement that rac...
by sophie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63869

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Nice job trying to cherry pick data. But no. We have less than 200 ICU beds available now, and that's after they activated overflow plans over the last week. Screen Shot 2020-06-30 at 3.13.22 PM.png For proper context, do we know what that same graph looked like this time last year, and the year be...
by sophie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil
Replies: 67
Views: 1041

Re: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil

I think one of the reasons he hasn't started rolling out the big guns yet is that he doesn't want to make it more likely that the Democrats replace Biden at the convention by destroying him before that point. Of course I'm not privy to his thinking or what his inner circle is saying; this is just m...
by sophie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders

Except that there's now several people (Bernstein, Fiona Hill, John Bolton) all saying the same thing? Yeah this looks pretty bad. I still regard it as one of many factors to consider though. The damage that the Democrats could do if they took the White House still looks like it will be way worse th...
by sophie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63869

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I attribute the declining numbers to the fact that it took hold here first, just like in NYC, and is now burning out, while areas like AZ, FL, TX, etc that didn't get hit hard early are now having their turn. And even in those states, hospitalizations are declining. Not in AZ they aren't. Hospitali...