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by barrett
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 24807

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/enCapture.JPG This was a good find, Vinny. Have stickied that one. One thing that doesn't make sense to me though is how the mortality rates are being calculated. It seems to me that the only numbers that count for now are the number of people that have died and...
by barrett
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Internet Comments
Replies: 41
Views: 388

Re: Internet Comments

Cortopassi, if you don't mind...

Where is your wife from originally? Mine is from Shenyang, China (Liaoning Province).

I am posting a bit more now but trying not to overdo it.
by barrett
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Internet Comments
Replies: 41
Views: 388

Re: Internet Comments

I am starting to think moda, Vinny and I are the only left leaning people on this forum anymore... ;) Left leaning also. But today's left seems to be way to the left of me as I age. I also hate all the trolling in comments sections and just don't read them anymore. People should not behave totally ...
by barrett
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: Would you wear a mask?

With lots of free time now that she is unemployed - and she's super industrious anyway - my wife made a few cloth masks yesterday that we can wear out in public and then just wash with our regular laundry. These were just made from old kerchiefs like Mark Leavy mentioned in one of his posts. Fabric ...
by barrett
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Negative interest rates
Replies: 54
Views: 4098

Re: Negative interest rates

We had a bunch of T-Bills mature at Fidelity today. I replaced those will more T-Bills with maturities between six and 12 months out. The interest on these was ever so slightly positive. Has anyone else been buying individual treasuries as opposed to a fund like SHY?
by barrett
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Masks also discourage healthy, uninfected people from touching their faces. I think the early hypothesis was that wearing a mask would encourage people to touch their faces as they would constantly be adjusting the mask. pug, as a dentist, you surely wear a mask, right? It definitely takes a while ...
by barrett
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 554
Views: 173685

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Only the Fed would buy long bonds with negative rates. When does it make sense to underweight them in the PP? I think many pension funds would still continue to hold them, no? One has to consider the alternatives of stocks, corporate bonds, etc. Isn't this how things have worked in places like Japa...
by barrett
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: Would you wear a mask?

My wife says she thinks wearing one would make people think she is sick. I think we are going to have a change of plans in our household though. Sure, that is a common reaction so far here in the U.S... but I think it needs to change. Wearing a face mask when one is sick is just common courtesy in ...
by barrett
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Look at photos from countries like South Korea that quelled their outbreaks early. Notice how everyone in those photos is wearing some kind of mask. Also, how could anyone believe that a mask wouldn’t help reduce the spread of a virus found in the nose and throat? If you cough or sneeze, the mask m...
by barrett
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: Would you wear a mask?

We started wearing masks when getting supplies about ten days ago. Wife went out this evening to make a grocery run and reported that for the first time nobody looked at her like she was crazy.

Why the hesitation to wear a mask?
by barrett
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 24807

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't think this link has been posted yet: https://inside.mountsinai.org/blog/mount-sinai-to-begin-the-transfer-of-covid-19-antibodies-into-critically-ill-patients/ The first paragraph reads: The Mount Sinai Health System this week plans to initiate a procedure known as plasmapheresis, where the a...
by barrett
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Predictions for covid case count 12:01 AM 3/22/2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1402

Re: Predictions for covid case count 12:01 AM 3/22/2020

I'd like some predictions on when the quarantine will be lifted and people can go back to work and the gym, etc. IL, for instance, is on lockdown until 4/7, but that could be relaxed or extended. I'll go with Tuesday, June 2. And that even feels optimistic to me. What are you thinking, pug? I'm not...