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by pugchief
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry

Pugchief, I will be going for my first post-COVID-19 dental cleaning this afternoon. Any last minute recommendations? I will provide an update on any and all observed changes. It should be interesting, especially given all the recent-- and sometimes contradictory-- discussions we have had on this f...
by pugchief
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:22 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 ra...
by pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This one's for you, Pug! It's an article written by a dental researcher back in 2016 that argues that face masks are essentially worthless for the purpose of protecting dental personnel from airborne pathogens: Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review Conclusions The primary reason for mandati...
by pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:14 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 pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

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...
by pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

pug, I know you don't necessarily like Priztker (gov of IL) but IL has some of the best declining numbers in the country. What do you attribute that to other than consistent messaging on wearing masks and distancing and being a bit slower opening up? Seems he would deserve some credit here? Correct...
by pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Smith1776 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:11 am
pugchief wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 am


Good plan. Cuz politicians always know what's best for us! ::)
In fairness, Bonnie Henry is a legit physician.
If she was a legit physician, she would probably be treating patients or doing medical research instead of working for the government. :P
by pugchief
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Mmmm, gotta call bullshit on that one. Every gym I've been to (except my HS gym) has spray bottles of bleach everyone uses to wipe down equipment before they use it. There's a lot of aerosolized bleach floating around in gyms. I figure the increased immune function as a result of exercise has to fa...
by pugchief
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2111
Views: 63867

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Smith1776 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Gyms seem to be one of the most dangerous places in regard to the virus.
Do you have facts to back up that statement or is that just the result of it feeling creepy in there, like it should be a petri dish?
by pugchief
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 776
Views: 21244

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Shave your head. Done.
by pugchief
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil
Replies: 67
Views: 1041

Re: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil

Trump has not yet begun the campaign in earnest. I can assure you that he has very clever people working on messaging to annihilate Biden. 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...