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For all of you who pretend like this is about saving the lives of Americans...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far.

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Major international study from Stanford University: lockdowns, business closures & stay at home orders offer no additional protection from covid.

A group of researchers at Stanford published a peer-reviewed study earlier this month assessing the impact of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders — what they refer to as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in early 2020. The study did not find evidence to support that NPIs were effective in preventing the spread.

“In summary, we fail to find strong evidence supporting a role for more restrictive NPIs in the control of COVID in early 2020,” the study concludes. “We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures. The data cannot fully exclude the possibility of some benefits. However, even if they exist, these benefits may not match the numerous harms of these aggressive measures. More targeted public health interventions that more effectively reduce transmissions may be important for future epidemic control without the harms of highly restrictive measures.”


Article: https://www.outkick.com/stanford-study- ... me-orders/
Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epd ... /eci.13484

Oh hey, how 'bout that? I guess Stanford doesn't "trust the science".
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Interesting.

Of course, you have to dig in and see what exactly they mean when they say MRNPIs versus what they mean when they say NPI.

One of the control countries they use is South Korea, which while it did not do what they call more restrictive NPIs does have a very strong and strict contact tracing, ban on travel, and isolation of covid positive people.

Reading through it, you could possibly conclude that what they call MRNPI is actually just a half measure and the argument is you've got to go full lock down to achieve any real benefit.

Either all or nothing. Stop dicking around in the middle.

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Fat Cat wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:10 pm but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures.
Masks, ventilation, and distancing work.
Reading through it, you could possibly conclude that what they call MRNPI is actually just a half measure and the argument is you've got to go full lock down to achieve any real benefit.

Either all or nothing. Stop dicking around in the middle.
Nothing works better than just getting rid of it.

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
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nafod wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
As a thought experiment, what comes of the other viruses, influenza etc? Are we done with all of those, too?
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newguy wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:35 pm Interesting.

Of course, you have to dig in and see what exactly they mean when they say MRNPIs versus what they mean when they say NPI.

One of the control countries they use is South Korea, which while it did not do what they call more restrictive NPIs does have a very strong and strict contact tracing, ban on travel, and isolation of covid positive people.

Reading through it, you could possibly conclude that what they call MRNPI is actually just a half measure and the argument is you've got to go full lock down to achieve any real benefit.

Either all or nothing. Stop dicking around in the middle.
Here's an article from late December about the crisis in South Korea: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/worl ... vel-3.html

TLDR despite no fucks given for privacy or other rights we take for granted, they STILL are fucked.
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baffled wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:54 pm
nafod wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
As a thought experiment, what comes of the other viruses, influenza etc? Are we done with all of those, too?
No, and of course nafod has no idea what he's talking about.

We could have 100% lockdown etc. but unless EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH does the same, at the same time, it comes right back. Exhibit A: influenza, which comes back every winter. COVID-19 is now endemic and you should anticipate it being around for the rest of your life. Basically, what happens is that these viruses have certain areas, specifically South and Southeast Asia--think Bangladesh, Southern China, Burma, etc.--where they permanently reside and from whence they surge each year as conditions allow.
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Fat Cat wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:10 am
newguy wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:35 pm Interesting.

Of course, you have to dig in and see what exactly they mean when they say MRNPIs versus what they mean when they say NPI.

One of the control countries they use is South Korea, which while it did not do what they call more restrictive NPIs does have a very strong and strict contact tracing, ban on travel, and isolation of covid positive people.

Reading through it, you could possibly conclude that what they call MRNPI is actually just a half measure and the argument is you've got to go full lock down to achieve any real benefit.

Either all or nothing. Stop dicking around in the middle.
Here's an article from late December about the crisis in South Korea: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/worl ... vel-3.html

TLDR despite no fucks given for privacy or other rights we take for granted, they STILL are fucked.
It's why I though it was weird that they included them as a control group.

I could be mistaken, but it seems like Sweden is the model for a control group. The states is hard because each state is running things so differently. Right now Southern Cali is a bloodbath. We've got some things closed. Some things open.

Given the context of the article, I get what they are saying. What we are doing now, closing some things, leaving some things open....doesn't change anything. Outdoor dining isn't why the numbers exploded. Closing the coffee patio and massage parlor isn't what's going to stop this. Why bother?

All or nothing.

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newguy wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:17 am Right now Southern Cali is a bloodbath.
Because you have Mexicans living ten to an apartment. We have the same problem here with other groups that live in close quarters. Perhaps build a wall?
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Fat Cat wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:57 am
newguy wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:17 am Right now Southern Cali is a bloodbath.
Because you have Mexicans living ten to an apartment. We have the same problem here with other groups that live in close quarters. Perhaps build a wall?
I was surprised to see that our per housing density, or whatever the statistic is, is even higher than New York.

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Not in Bel Air it ain’t. Riff raff spread disease.
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Fat Cat wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 am
baffled wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:54 pm
nafod wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
As a thought experiment, what comes of the other viruses, influenza etc? Are we done with all of those, too?
No, and of course nafod has no idea what he's talking about.

We could have 100% lockdown etc. but unless EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH does the same, at the same time, it comes right back. Exhibit A: influenza, which comes back every winter. COVID-19 is now endemic and you should anticipate it being around for the rest of your life. Basically, what happens is that these viruses have certain areas, specifically South and Southeast Asia--think Bangladesh, Southern China, Burma, etc.--where they permanently reside and from whence they surge each year as conditions allow.
We're in agreement. I had planned on making fun of nafod for being a retard, but I'm sure I'll have other opportunities.
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baffled wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:54 pm
nafod wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
As a thought experiment, what comes of the other viruses, influenza etc? Are we done with all of those, too?
You mean like smallpox? Ebola in america? Yes. If you eradicate it, it is gone.

How are the flu numbers this year, by the way? The same actions for covid work against the flu, but the flu is less contagious, so it is almost non-existent this year.
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baffled wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:55 am
Fat Cat wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 am
baffled wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:54 pm
nafod wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

As a thought experiment, if everyone grabs 3 weeks of food and goes and isolates for 3 weeks, the virus is gone. Finato. Ex post facto. Fuck you forever, virus. Life returns totally to normal.

That's what a hard lockdown approaches. It gets you real close, so you can contact trace and crush any pop-ups.

Our response couldn't be much shittier.
As a thought experiment, what comes of the other viruses, influenza etc? Are we done with all of those, too?
No, and of course nafod has no idea what he's talking about.

We could have 100% lockdown etc. but unless EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH does the same, at the same time, it comes right back. Exhibit A: influenza, which comes back every winter. COVID-19 is now endemic and you should anticipate it being around for the rest of your life. Basically, what happens is that these viruses have certain areas, specifically South and Southeast Asia--think Bangladesh, Southern China, Burma, etc.--where they permanently reside and from whence they surge each year as conditions allow.
We're in agreement. I had planned on making fun of nafod for being a retard, but I'm sure I'll have other opportunities.
I knew with"thought experiment" I was taking you guys out of your comfort zone.
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