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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #240 on: May 22, 2020, 10:49:14 AM »
Thank you! How nutty is that? The CDC had clearly had this on their website for over a month for crying out loud and every national news source is now trumpeting this like itís major breaking news because some idiot at the Post didnít read the fine print.

Itís the CDCs website, for goodness sake. How hard can it be to research that??

Thatís the media for you.
This news article says that the CDC did make changes to that site this month (perhaps they didn't update the date of update?) but it sounds like maybe it's just changes in editing and formatting.  And it sounds like the CDC pushed this out.

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/22/the-latest-trump-lashes-out-at-scientists-whose-findings-contradict-him/

First article on page is "Ex-FDA commissioner urges nuanced read of CDCís updated guidelines on transmission via surfaces"

It's quoting a CNBC interview, and says, in part:
ďMost of the transfer here is probably from respiratory droplets and sustained human contact with people, but I wouldnít discount the probability that there is some spread through contaminated surfaces,Ē Gottlieb said... 

Gottlieb said he doesnít read the study that informed the CDCís revision as ďdefinitively saying the disease canít be spread through inert surfaces,Ē and he stressed that mass transit, offices and any surface that numerous people touch throughout the day should still be diligently disinfected...."

So that was my question.  Is there a new study that led to the revision?  Or is this just a re-wording of the earlier finding, with a different conclusion?

Earlier:  Covid might occasionally spread via surfaces.  So let's all stay home and sanitize surfaces. 
Now: Covid only occasionally spreads via surfaces.  So let's open up and not worry about surfaces.   

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #244 on: May 25, 2020, 08:59:53 AM »
https://matzav.com/cdc-coronavirus-death-rate-likely-just-0-26-twice-as-deadly-as-the-flu/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/280793
.26% death rate

If that's the case, then 28K deaths in NY means nearly 11 million infections!?!? which should mean 50% antibody rates. But that's not what the numbers say?
And 100K deaths in the US means 38 million infections?

And Sweden's 4K deaths should mean 1.5 million infections, so why is there antibody levels in Stockholm only 7%

Something doesn't add up
Besides, matzav source is arutz sheva which doesn't quote a source. Fake news?
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #246 on: May 25, 2020, 10:43:12 AM »
20 year old son of YU professor came down with the corona-related disease that's been found to attack children.  Scary.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/opinion/mis-c-coronavirus-children.html

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #247 on: May 25, 2020, 10:11:53 PM »
Thanks. Great post. But way too long. I think it would be better if you did it once a week rather than letting it all build up like that
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Got it back down to 2 weeks...
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/news-roundup/covid-19-news-roundup-5-25-20-super-spreaders-second-wave-immunity-passports-el-al-turkey-worldwide-restrictions-roundup-amare-stoudemire/
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #248 on: May 25, 2020, 10:45:23 PM »
Got it back down to 2 weeks...
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/news-roundup/covid-19-news-roundup-5-25-20-super-spreaders-second-wave-immunity-passports-el-al-turkey-worldwide-restrictions-roundup-amare-stoudemire/

Nice post. You don't ask to check for errors/typos anymore?

3 that jumped at me were affects (effects), second of all (I thought DDMS is to be written in English, not regular english), and the Iberia Peninsula (the Iberian Peninsula).
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #249 on: May 25, 2020, 10:46:37 PM »
Nice post. You don't ask to check for errors/typos anymore?

3 that jumped at me were affects (effects), second of all (I thought DDMS is to be written in English, not regular english), and the Iberia Peninsula (the Iberian Peninsula).
When you have a new baby that goes out the window. Plus my editor has some excuse about 3.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #250 on: May 25, 2020, 10:53:28 PM »
3 that jumped at me were affects (effects)
Excellent.

(I will not even mention the affect/effect mistake)
How do you know which one to use? Simple, the one you use will be wrong.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2020, 10:53:59 PM »
the Iberia Peninsula (the Iberian Peninsula).
With the sleep I'm on, lucky I didn't call it the TAP Peninsula
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #252 on: May 25, 2020, 10:55:53 PM »
When you have a new baby that goes out the window. Plus my editor has some excuse about 3.

Oh. That new baby felt like it was ages ago. Just look at how some DDF threads devolved since then.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #253 on: May 25, 2020, 10:57:51 PM »

This is easy once you get the hang of it (discussed in the grammar thread).

If it's a noun, it's most likely effect. If it's a verb, it's most likely affect.

There are some exceptions, like "to effect change."
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #255 on: May 25, 2020, 11:34:20 PM »
With the sleep I'm on, lucky I didn't call it the TAP Peninsula
Wait until you're dealing with teenagers, then talk to me about sleep.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #257 on: May 25, 2020, 11:53:22 PM »
Wait until you're dealing with teenagers, then talk to me about sleep.
Sigh.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #258 on: May 26, 2020, 12:05:10 AM »
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #259 on: May 26, 2020, 12:17:16 AM »
@Dan  Just curious, why wouldn't you link orginal article for DoorDash story?

https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage

Time to enter the restaurant buisness?

Maybe good for a Sunday roundup.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 12:22:49 AM by KSMH »
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