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wsurfer



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you President Trump for a December to remember!

But remember, we're rounding the corner!
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vientomas



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is for Isolame and Duckgibe.
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mac



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent article about what works and what doesn’t—and why. Looking only at the steady growth in the infection rate only tells a small part of the story. The rate of new infections—measured as test positivity—varies dramatically. We have, for the most part, protected those who are wealthy enough to shelter in place or work from home. We have failed to protect “essential workers”, particularly those in the lower ranks of food production and distribution, and skilled nursing facilities. A dive into why is n this article.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/california-chronicles/what-the-san-francisco-bay-area-can-teach-us-about-fighting-a-pandemic?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_010421&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5dfabdf7fc942d641a20c2e1&cndid=28886814&hasha=50a49ee4eeff8b7d418ff57d217d3beb&hashb=6f5d489012732b7aa770fb5e3828f8210cbb7ba1&hashc=9b48f2f27b5765b8fae61887f02d334ccc060921a4938a43449259568394713d&esrc=bounceX&utm_term=TNY_Daily
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vientomas wrote:
This one is for Isolame and Duckgibe.


And that's with lock downs, school closures, mask wearing, and distancing.
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coboardhead



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only with social distancing and lockdowns was the death rate this high. The death rate is rapidly accelerating into 2021.

I was ridiculed by Mrgybe for suggesting that this virus was 20 times as dangerous as the flu. Sadly, I'm thinking I was right and he was wrong.
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mac



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the way Trumpism works. The rich get special rules.

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th Myers, chief executive of MorseLife, inside the lobby of MorseLife’s Levin Tower in 2017. (Damon Higgins/Palm Beach Post/Zumapress)
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Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:47 p.m. PST
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The invitation to affluent Floridians arrived in writing and by telephone.

“He asked me if I wanted to have a vaccine,” said Ryna Greenbaum, 89, recounting the phone message she got last week. “I’m one of the people who has given him some money.”

The call, she said, had come from Keith Myers, chief executive of MorseLife Health System, a high-end nursing home and assisted-living facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., to members of the board and major donors.

MorseLife has made scarce coronavirus vaccines — provided through a federal program intended for residents and staff of long-term-care facilities — available not just to its residents but to board members and those who made generous donations to the facility, including members of the Palm Beach Country Club, according to multiple people who were offered access, some of whom accepted it. The precise number of invitations, and how many may have also gone to non-donors, could not be learned.

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But the arrangement, in appearing to rely on a program run by chain pharmacies for nursing home residents and staff, may have violated national immunization guidelines, as well as state protocols, even though state officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to address sensitive matters, acknowledged that the rules have not been spelled out clearly enough by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Vaccine doses are allocated to the state by the Trump administration but reserved for people living in long-term care facilities, who are at the highest risk of dying from covid-19.

The MorseLife episode highlights how the country’s patchwork approach to immunization against the coronavirus — leaving decisions about eligibility to state and local authorities as well as to individual providers — is creating opportunities for facilities to provide access to well-connected people while thousands of others wait in line. In Florida, some elderly residents have camped out overnight in hopes of receiving a shot.

Top health personnel in Palm Beach County did not authorize the vaccinations of nonresidents at MorseLife, according to a health official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not cleared to discuss the issue. The official was shocked to learn that members of the public, even those of advanced age, were given priority access to immunization at the facility, while others wait in line for appointments at sites set up by the county.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-pandemic-relief-aid-went-to-media-that-promoted-covid-misinformation-100022099.html


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Exclusive: Pandemic relief aid went to media that promoted COVID misinformation


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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have warned about the dangers of a parallel “infodemic” — the spread of conspiracy theories, misinformation and disinformation about the virus.

Some of that misinformation, it seems, has been spread by media outlets that have benefited from the federal government’s COVID-19 relief program.

According to a joint analysis conducted by the counter-disinformation consulting firm Alethea Group and the nonprofit Global Disinformation Index, at least five companies behind some of the internet’s top sources of false, misleading or conspiratorial information related to COVID-19, including the Epoch Times, Newsmax and the Federalist, received sizable loans from the federal government as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

“These outlets are getting money from the government in response to a pandemic that they are having an active role in prolonging,” said Danny Rogers, chief technology officer at GDI, which uses a combination of expert analysis and machine learning technology to track the spread of disinformation narratives online.

As part of a joint analysis with Alethea Group, which was reviewed exclusively by Yahoo News, GDI used this methodology to identify what it said are the top 100 websites that have published the most false, misleading or conspiratorial content about COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.

“We train machine-learning models on a few hundred expertly selected pieces of COVID disinformation from around the internet,” Rogers explained. “Then we have a data platform that crawls roughly 115,000 open web domains, and pulls in about a million pieces of content a day. Each of those pieces of content gets tested against this machine-learning model ... and if the machine-learning model matches, says it’s similar enough, it gets flagged as a piece of coronavirus misinformation.” The top 100 list generated for this particular analysis ranks the websites in order of how often their content was flagged as coronavirus misinformation.

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mac



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rounded corner rolled right over the more than 4,000 who died in the US yesterday. Duckgybe has not updated his defenses of Trump’s response to the pandemic, or issued another screed about runs on toilet paper.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops.

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With 1 in 3 students testing positive for the coronavirus in some Los Angeles neighborhoods, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push to reopen campuses is clashing with the reality of a raging pandemic as many school districts opt for January shutdowns and superintendents call for clearer guidance on when it will be safe to unlock their campus doors.

The swift-moving developments come one week after Newsom announced financial help — totaling $2 billion — that would go to elementary schools that reopen as early as next month and later to schools serving older students. Newsom cited the widely acknowledged harms of learning loss and social isolation — especially for Black and Latino students from low-income families — after in-person instruction shut down nearly 10 months ago across the state.
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mrgybe



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tucked away safely at home, the Substitute Chemistry Teacher sniggers at efforts in his own State to reopen schools in the face of "widely acknowledged harms of learning loss and social isolation — especially for Black and Latino students from low-income families — after in-person instruction shut down nearly 10 months ago across the state."........and the likely increases in abuse and food insecurity. What a guy!
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