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jerryskids last won the day on June 8 2019

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  1. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    Funny that you didn't know your wife lurks here; Hi Mrs. Voltaire! I mean the real one, not the gutterboy alias. Although while I'm at it, hi gutterboy! Anyway, I showed this to my wife. She went to Asia several times last year for work. In Hong Kong she did training and several people in the back of the room had masks on. What she found weird was that they pulled their masks down to speak. We guess they were more concerned about getting sick than getting other people sick, since speaking makes moisture come from your mouth. I'm not a fan of general preventive mask wearing, as I think it is important that we build up immunities. But in unique times like these, there is no better thing we can be doing now other than staying at home.
  2. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    Bullshiot. The demand outpaces the supply because of this inane "single use" idea of making the perfect being the enemy of the good. Get a mask -- cloth, N95, whatever. Wear it when you need to go out. Clean it when you can, as best as you can. It will stop 99% of COVID. If we don't have a bunch of child laborers in China making millions of cloth masks, I will want to kidney punch Trump.
  3. jerryskids

    Will NY be first area Quarantined?

    I may watch this with the kids tonight.
  4. Cool, you still choose not to see my point.
  5. jerryskids

    On a scale of 1-10, How worried are you?

    I'm a 4, largely because of the economy and how this sucks for me looking for a job. My biggest health concern is my FIL -- he has chronic respiratory problems and just went into the ICU (not COVID, they tested him), he has pneumonia now but was moved to a general hospital room. If he gets this thing he's toast, but he's been living on borrowed time for a long while. My daughter with diabetes should be OK even if she gets it -- the big risk is if her blood sugar is out of control, which thankfully she has been doing a good job of controlling. We are following good practices which should minimize the odds of getting it. I'm in good health and not concerned about dying if I get it.
  6. jerryskids

    What sport do you miss the most?

    MLB. Wife and I have (had) a tradition we started about 5 years ago where we go to Opening Day. Usually we get a hotel downtown and make a staycation out of it. We also had good tickets for Father's Day, and a pack that gave us nosebleeds to every home game in April and May for like a nickel.
  7. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    "Socializing" means to get people used to seeing people wear them other than Asians, in hopes that more people will feel like it is OK and adopt the practice themselves. I'm not doing tik tok videos or whatever.
  8. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    Yes, she knows how to sew and she has started making them. I'm trendy to not want to get Coronavirus? Good point, I should have licked the counter at Ace instead, that would have been the manly thing to do. Even manlier would have been to then come home and coughed on my Type 1 diabetic daughter. Fock yeah$#@!
  9. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    Serious. You are a smart guy; why would a mask help one way but not the other? Why do they help health care workers but not the rest of us? If you sprayed a water bottle on one side of a mask (like say a cough or sneeze), would it all pass through the mask? Would any of it? Well, maybe a few viruses get thru, but nothing like if you were unmasked. And as naomi pointed out, it prevents you from touching your face. It isn't the only precaution I am taking, but it is an important one IMO. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
  10. jerryskids

    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    My wife has started making masks out of leftover quilting fabric and we've decided to wear them when we need to go out, in part to start the process of socializing them. Yesterday I went to an Ace and it was like nothing was going on. Old, young, didn't matter, people walking around close to each other with no masks, handing stuff to the cashier, etc. One person saw me and said "whoa." After that I went to the pool supply store; the cashier saw me and asked if I was wearing it because I am sick. No maam, I'm wearing it to not get sick. If everyone wore something like these, we'd be done with this shiot in a few weeks. Also I expect the mask suggestion/request/order to come down by next week. Long overdue IMO.
  11. I didn't say something stupid, you just disagree. In fact I'm increasingly believing you are making no attempt to see my point whatsoever. I think emptying too many bedpans has fogged your brain.
  12. jerryskids

    Covid in your state? Up or down?

    I'll link again the heat map which shows fever data from a network of smart thermometers. https://healthweather.us/ They've added a "trends" tab and you'll notice that the entire country is blue, even NY, which means fever readings are decreasing. It has been that way for about a week. If you click on NY, Bronx, Queens counties, you'll see that after a large spike, they have decreased in the past week to such an extent that the data is back into the expected range for this time of year. My county (Maricopa) has plummeted well below expected. My take on this is that the social distancing etc. have had an effect such that COVID + flu for this year are < flu in past years. As such I would not expect hospitals to be overrun in the next week. In general if we keep this distancing up, I'm cautiously optimistic about things.
  13. Well, he is a liberal mental health worker, so I expect him to kick me in the nuts when I'm down.
  14. jerryskids

    **Official** Biden for President Thread

    This is getting sadder every day.