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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2020, 01:11:07 PM »
The article specifically quotes that in NYC schools there were only 28 positives out of 16k+ tests. And the virus is prevalent here.

And if schools contribute to the spread wouldn't you think that would cause a spike?

But we can agree to disagree :).

I don't think the virus is prevalent in NYC as a whole.
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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2020, 01:21:30 PM »
I don't think the virus is prevalent in NYC as a whole.

1629 new cases yesterday. 8k+ cases over 14 days. What would the numbers have to be to be considered prevalent? (Asking seriously, not being sarcastic.)

Also that doesn't address the question as to how if schools contribute to the spread it wouldn't cause a spike?

The definition of a spike is an increase in the number of cases. Doesn't contribution to spread obviously lead to an increase in the number of cases = spike?

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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2020, 01:22:19 PM »
Ok and your point being?
That the virus is racist against Lakewood.
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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2020, 01:36:08 PM »
1629 new cases yesterday. 8k+ cases over 14 days. What would the numbers have to be to be considered prevalent? (Asking seriously, not being sarcastic.)

Also that doesn't address the question as to how if schools contribute to the spread it wouldn't cause a spike?

The definition of a spike is an increase in the number of cases. Doesn't contribution to spread obviously lead to an increase in the number of cases = spike?

In the entire NYS, there has been an average of 1330 cases per day over the last 30 days. There needs to be a certain saturation in the general population in order for a school to come in contact with the virus. Once the contact is made, the infected person(s) needs to spread it, so they would need to be in contact with others in a way that they can catch it. If masks are being worn and other precautions are being taken, this lowers the chances of that happening. The article says nothing about what precautions are being taken in NYC schools, so it's hard to really analyze it.
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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2020, 01:49:19 PM »
In the entire NYS, there has been an average of 1330 cases per day over the last 30 days. There needs to be a certain saturation in the general population in order for a school to come in contact with the virus. Once the contact is made, the infected person(s) needs to spread it, so they would need to be in contact with others in a way that they can catch it. If masks are being worn and other precautions are being taken, this lowers the chances of that happening. The article says nothing about what precautions are being taken in NYC schools, so it's hard to really analyze it.

Ok understood as in relation to the NYC school numbers I cited from the article.

The article actually begins with "Three international studies of school reopening’s suggest that schools do not drive coronavirus increases". I would understand this to mean it doesn't drive spread....

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Re: Corona spike after Yom Tov
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2020, 01:52:55 PM »
Ok understood as in relation to the NYC school numbers I cited from the article.

The article actually begins with "Three international studies of school reopening’s suggest that schools do not drive coronavirus increases". I would understand this to mean it doesn't drive spread....

I know nothing about the study. Where were the schools? How prevalent was the virus in those places when the study was done? What precautions were being taken at the schools? There's just not enough info to learn anything here.
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