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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #160 on: June 23, 2020, 01:46:21 PM »
News is useful; analysis not so much. Ask @CountValentine to give you the tl;dr on talking heads.
Fair point but even in print it hard to find unbiased reporting.

If the numbers are meaningless.... how can all the dashboards monitoring them be useful?
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #161 on: June 23, 2020, 01:49:31 PM »
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #162 on: June 23, 2020, 01:49:57 PM »
Nice! What about hallways, bathrooms, etc. Does it help them cool off even without a unit right there? That's one thing I hate about window units.
We have not put in a huge unit with mini splits yet (all we have is one big split unit) but we plan on covering the whole house in mini split units. Probably by next summer. I'll report back then if the bathrooms and hallways got any cooler.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #163 on: June 23, 2020, 01:50:22 PM »
We have not put in a huge unit with mini splits yet (all we have is one big split unit) but we plan on covering the whole house in mini split units. Probably by next summer. I'll report back then if the bathrooms and hallways got any cooler.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #164 on: June 23, 2020, 01:52:32 PM »
Nice! What about hallways, bathrooms, etc. Does it help them cool off even without a unit right there? That's one thing I hate about window units.
I think so. I've had good experiences as long as you leave the doors open (when not in use)

Dont know if it's always like this or in a larger house it may not spread.

I think minisplits and ceiling fans pair well
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #165 on: June 23, 2020, 02:31:41 PM »
The major problem with window A/C units is that all the sensors are right there at the source.
I pull the sensor wire a little bit out of the unit, so it should have a basically accurate reading of the room temperature.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #166 on: June 23, 2020, 04:14:10 PM »
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Explain? What's the current practical usefulness of an antibody test?

What can I do with my positive IgG antibody test? Doesn't currently help me for the main purpose that I wanted, which is the ability to visit EY without a 14 day quarantine.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #167 on: June 23, 2020, 04:17:30 PM »
Explain? What's the current practical usefulness of an antibody test?

What can I do with my positive IgG antibody test? Doesn't currently help me for the main purpose that I wanted, which is the ability to visit EY without a 14 day quarantine.
Some schools/camps require it for entry I believe
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #168 on: June 23, 2020, 04:19:26 PM »
Nice! What about hallways, bathrooms, etc. Does it help them cool off even without a unit right there? That's one thing I hate about window units.
Split units can be ducted too and will cover all those areas, very popular today actually.

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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #169 on: June 23, 2020, 04:24:33 PM »
Explain? What's the current practical usefulness of an antibody test?

What can I do with my positive IgG antibody test? Doesn't currently help me for the main purpose that I wanted, which is the ability to visit EY without a 14 day quarantine.
Anxiety?
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #170 on: June 23, 2020, 04:31:48 PM »
Anxiety?
+1 no words to describe the frustration of dealing with deliriously anxious people.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #171 on: June 23, 2020, 04:33:34 PM »
Split units can be ducted too and will cover all those areas, very popular today actually.
If paying for duct work what's the benefit over standard AC? Some have multiple smaller units to allow for multiple zones?
Is it cheaper?
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #172 on: June 23, 2020, 05:02:14 PM »
Some schools/camps require it for entry I believe

Not that I'm aware of, but even if they did, that still doesn't explain any usefulness for an adult.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #174 on: June 23, 2020, 05:04:36 PM »
Anxiety?
Me? Worry?

Even my wife isn't worried about COVID-19.

Whose anxiety are we talking about? Remember, we're talking about people that know they had it and recovered. What's there to be anxious about going forward? And how does the antibody test make any difference?
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #175 on: June 23, 2020, 05:06:59 PM »
Explain? What's the current practical usefulness of an antibody test?

What can I do with my positive IgG antibody test? Doesn't currently help me for the main purpose that I wanted, which is the ability to visit EY without a 14 day quarantine.
In the future it might help.

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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2020, 05:07:54 PM »
Me? Worry?

Even my wife isn't worried about COVID-19.

Whose anxiety are we talking about? Remember, we're talking about people that know they had it and recovered. What's there to be anxious about going forward? And how does the antibody test make any difference?
The only people I know who are anxious are those that haven't contracted Covid.

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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2020, 05:08:40 PM »
https://vosizneias.com/2020/06/23/hadassah-becomes-worlds-first-hospital-to-use-igg-serum-on-covid-19-patients/

I thought Mt. Sinai was doing it in NY months ago.

Obviously, if I knew that I could donate plasma and actually help someone that might make me feel good (as far as I understand there's no proof yet that this works). But when I tested for Mt. Sinai I never got a call back, either because they didn't find antibodies, or maybe because the number was too low (or for whatever other reason). I tested with my PCP in hopes of it allowing me to visit EY without a 14-day quarantine, but the emails I got back from the Israeli Ministry of Health say clearly that they don't consider antibody tests at all in requests to shorten quarantine. Unless one has a positive PCR test followed by a negative PCR test, there's not early exit from quarantine.
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #178 on: June 23, 2020, 05:10:00 PM »
In the future it might help.
It might, which is why I got it done. But so far it has proven useless.

All logic is totally out the window. Israeli Ministry of Health says that this is what their professional advisors decided, and there's no overruling it. I can present with 10 consecutive negative PCR tests and a positive antibody test, if I didn't have a positive PCR test there's no way to be allowed to exit quarantine earlier than 14 days (nor to board a flight back to the US without special approval).
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Re: as useless as...
« Reply #179 on: June 23, 2020, 05:11:11 PM »
Me? Worry?

Even my wife isn't worried about COVID-19.

Whose anxiety are we talking about? Remember, we're talking about people that know they had it and recovered. What's there to be anxious about going forward? And how does the antibody test make any difference?
I had no way of knowing I had had it until I took the antibody test. I'm sure many are in the same boat.
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