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  1. This would be fun with my Billiken Daughter and Badger Son....! Get it done. One perhaps issue Wisconsin finals week right now...
  2. One other thing, Strickland caught my attention with his passing. Entry pass to Linssen, could go unnoticed but he put it in the perfect spot. Many would not have attempted it, the other was a long bounce pass to jimmerson for a layup. then again there was the double dribble...as Spoon said about H Waksman....”the lord giveth and taketh away...
  3. we will have fans by January. The uncertainty coming out of Thanksgiving is too soon, I do not know what it is like in Kentuck but it is as bad as it has ever been here in Metropolitan St. Louis.
  4. Watched the VCU and half against Memphis, the announcer was asked who he picks to win the A-10. A: "Richmond, No questions". A win today should get attention, even the attention of who ever that Dum..a..s announcer was
  5. He still could be paranoid, the fact that They are out to get him does not exclude paranoia
  6. Looks like an Olympic Medal stand Bronze, Gold, Silver......hmmm
  7. I do not mind them. if it is all or none option I would go with all.
  8. This study is more of a game changer than it seems. Now we have a treatment. Further studies will use this a the control group. We are very fortunate, that this was investigated and had initial trials against ebola. Scientific research of one disease may not initially pay off, but it eventually does. It sometimes takes us on elaborate pathways. Studying HIV has led to treatments for HIV, but also led to a knowledge base that facilitated Hep B and Hep C research, then ebola and to this drug for this pandemic.
  9. because it is a fluff piece that non scientifically discuss in vitro response of the virus to the "aptmer". They have not done any clinical trial to see if there is an effect. In vitro response does not automatically equate to human response.
  10. So I would say that empty beds are not necessarily a sign of hospitals not being overwhelmed. What has been a surprising aspect of this epidemic, has been the patients fear of going to the hospital, rightly so at times for things that could have been managed as an outpatient, but also patients not coming in for symptoms like chest pain or abdominal pain and finding things like MI's perforated bowel late. This was a problem. There are so many elective procedure/surgery related hospital stays that when you stop elective and non-urgent procedures, whole wards are emptied out. ERs and IC
  11. additional studies are looking good. Next study results anticipated in may hearsay fro U Chicago has patients with severe disease going home quickly.
  12. So let me get this straight. She used science and medical professionals to guide her on the epidemic. And now she gets to open her economy. Wow it is like Science and Medicine are not actually harmful, perhaps even beneficial.....who woulda thunk.
  13. New England Journal published the pilot study of Remdesivir for severe CV19. The follow up study is ongoing and SLU is one if the 75 centers. This data looks pretty good though a small study, so patient selection bias is a potential problem, but some pretty sick patient got better. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2007016 hope that worked
  14. Those are good questions that need to be answered. Epidemilogists and infectious disease experts warned us of this type of scenario in the past, it was all theoretical and consequences seemed just conjecture. Now we are seeing the possibilities were real. Today if we had reliable plentiful testing available we could get started on developing the process, but that is not available at this moment today. Dr Birx (sp?) the other day suggested university hospitals could get these tests up and running within 30 days. Of course I could not help but wonder why it was not already available, then
  15. This is a discussion worth having, but it is not a black and white scenario. I see this as requiring a short term, medium term and longterm approach. The Short term is the here an now, St. Louis ICU's are filling up and the death count will be rising. We need to do these drastic restrictions because there is no reliable treatment and current knowledge is that we are all susceptible to getting and spreading the virus. Prevention and delay is the only option we have available to prevent overwhelming or hospitals. This did not change March 16th, but that is when our federal government chan
  16. Try this https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/covid-19/
  17. I cannot say for certain but I believe we would have had a better shot at having the curve look like Korea’s. Both countries had their 1st case January 20th. I am sure the populations density in Korea help them (blue font)
  18. I understand that the assumptions are a guess, and it is reasonable to understand that in this type of rapidly changing environment the assumptions are commonly inaccurate. However, it seems to be a good a estimation of “what the hell do we need to prepare for” in a worst case scenario. I am not sure what you mean by “undocumented deaths”. Relying on the Chinese data, is problematic as there data does not appear believable, unless their ability for strict stay at home orders (which apparently was policed with electronic monitoring) is much better than our stay at home orders with loophol
  19. Old Guy, can you be specific about the errors in the first Paper from the Imperial College. I have seen both and some have said that the first was filled with errors and it had to be revised. I would not describe that as such, this paper release on the 26th has just a grim an estimate, " if nothin is done or unmitigated". This second paper is more of a revision due to additional data, new considerations and an expansion of predications to cover not just the UK but also many other countries with a focus on the higher GDP countries. to say that the estimate is reduced is wrong, I
  20. Over 50 percent of the high risk patients, who already have some immunity get the vaccine for Influenza. There are anti-viral treatments that have a known beneficial effect on influenza. That is why there is no panic and things do not get cancelled. Get past denial, your family needs you to.
  21. So to say there is a consensus among Dr’s that we cannot do something to impact this disease is wrong. The knee jerk reaction is denial that this is happening, reassure yourself that you are not in a high risk group and deny the data before your eyes. However once you look at that data and give it thoughtful consideration, one can see a method and reason to the steps that are being taken, as inconvenient as they might be. I am not an epidemiologist but due to work I have had to learn a little bit about it. This all boils down to a Math problem. Those that try to compare influenza a
  22. What I really appreciate is the improvement this team has shown. Fords team each year have improved. After the UMASS loss, I was not so sure, but the three Freshman who played Saturday contributed key performances. Resilience is a learned concept, the upper classmen are teaching it to the Freshman and they are ahead of schedule. We need to focus and lock in for Wednesday, Beat GM!
  23. Sweet assist to Perkins in the first half. As a freshman he is a very good passer. I get then sense he is now playing as a sophomore along with Collins and Hargrove.
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