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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #280 on: May 28, 2020, 11:15:17 AM »
https://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2020/05/nj-republican-chairman-doug-steinhardt-blasts-murphy-during-visit-to-lakewood-meets-with-business-owners-exclusive-video-photos-dsteinhardtesq-bobsingernj-njgop.html
Argument 1) Straw man

Argument 2) Straw man

I get that these are appeals to emotion which resonate with people but they undercut the validity of their arguments when these can be answered easily and logically. They have a really good point, so why ruin it?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #281 on: May 28, 2020, 11:22:09 AM »
Argument 1) Straw man

Argument 2) Straw man


Is he arguing that Rite Aid should be closed? Should they be prohibited from selling nonessential items even though they are open as a Pharmacy? Should a store selling something totally unnecsary be open because the item can be bought at a store open for a different reason?
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #285 on: May 30, 2020, 10:23:11 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2020/05/26/nursing-homes-assisted-living-facilities-0-6-of-the-u-s-population-43-of-u-s-covid-19-deaths/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Says 10% of all NJ long term care facility residents have died from Covid? Sounds like a lot.
I heard such numbers from within the nursing home industry.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #288 on: May 31, 2020, 11:00:58 AM »
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #291 on: June 04, 2020, 10:38:42 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/child-abuse-reports-are-falling-and-thats-bad-news-for-children-11591263001?mod=mhp

Scary stuff. The pandemic-related stress probably exacerbates whatever dysfunction causes this abuse. G-d have mercy 😢

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #293 on: June 08, 2020, 10:04:07 AM »
Survey of epidemiologists asking when they themselves would feel comfortable with various activities in their own personal lives.  Some examples of how many would be likely to do these by this summer:

Send kids to school, camp or day care:  30%
Work in a shared office: 27%
Visit elderly relative in their home: 20%
Travel by airplane: 20%
Attend a wedding or funeral: 17%
Stop routinely wearing a face covering: 7%

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/08/upshot/when-epidemiologists-will-do-everyday-things-coronavirus.html

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #294 on: June 08, 2020, 11:01:42 AM »
Survey of epidemiologists asking when they themselves would feel comfortable with various activities in their own personal lives.  Some examples of how many would be likely to do these by this summer:

Send kids to school, camp or day care:  30%
Work in a shared office: 27%
Visit elderly relative in their home: 20%
Travel by airplane: 20%
Attend a wedding or funeral: 17%
Stop routinely wearing a face covering: 7%

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/08/upshot/when-epidemiologists-will-do-everyday-things-coronavirus.html
Is there a similar poll froom early March?
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #295 on: June 08, 2020, 11:13:59 AM »
Is there a similar poll froom early March?

Not that I know of.  They were asked what they would do "...assuming that the pandemic and the public health response to it unfold as they expect."  So they would have had less knowledge to work with back in March, and presumably would give different answers today if there were more certainty re: drugs and vaccines.  The epidemiologists answers about their personal behavior was also related to where they lived and the caseload there, so not necessarily what they would advise as general policy. 

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #296 on: June 08, 2020, 06:46:52 PM »
Not that I know of.  They were asked what they would do "...assuming that the pandemic and the public health response to it unfold as they expect."  So they would have had less knowledge to work with back in March, and presumably would give different answers today if there were more certainty re: drugs and vaccines.  The epidemiologists answers about their personal behavior was also related to where they lived and the caseload there, so not necessarily what they would advise as general policy.
Not to mention their personal risk profiles and tolerance, exposure to others, political leanings, etc. Still, this is a frank view of what they really believe, not what they would advise others to do merely because of a CYA mentality.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #298 on: June 09, 2020, 11:08:08 AM »
Frum farmer in Maryland who filled the void for flour when the stores had supply chain issues

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/281563

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