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by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37827
Views: 2017910

Re: Politics & Current Events

Vaccines induce your body to produce antibodies. With monoclonal antibodies, they generate the antibodies directly and put them into your body. A lot of the super-expert medical people I follow seem to be more optimistic about them than vaccines, and there's several in the US starting Phase 3 trials...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37827
Views: 2017910

Re: Politics & Current Events

I think it's plausible that by late October, we've got an emergency-use authorization for a monoclonal antibody treatment that is effective enough to combine with all the other effects (other treatments, a percentage of the US already being infected) to be popularly known as a "cure." I do...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

I don’t understand why these local advertisers on the local RSNs wouldn’t want thousands more eyeballs on their ads. Pirates are blacked out for me, but I go to Pittsburgh to see games. Wouldn’t Pittsburgh businesses want Ohio viewers to see their ads? What am I not understanding? The Pittsburgh RS...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

MLB.tv blackouts were never about attendance? I don’t even recall that being floated as an excuse, it’s to prop up local tv deals that bring in a huge chunk of the league’s revenue. And since the whole point of this season is to keep the local cable deals happy, then the blackouts are gonna be even...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Golf thread
Replies: 238
Views: 43066

Re: Golf thread

I've been watching tons of Youtube. I really like Jay Saguto but I can't tell if he's a good teacher or a nutjob. I am starting to learn to golf. It is difficult, in case anyone didn't know. Is it harder than staying put with knives on your feet on top of ice? Easier, but harder than the soccer clas...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Golf thread
Replies: 238
Views: 43066

Re: Golf thread

I am starting to learn to golf. It is difficult, in case anyone didn't know.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Yep, here comes the death increase. When they never really got *that* low to begin with. The good news it that there's already signs that the population of those areas is adjusting and should reduce R to ~1 going forward. But that's not going to be good enough to be rid of it. Lack of a coherent nat...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Not reopening schools is by far the most severe step we've taken so far, even beyond shutting down the economy. It would have disastrous, permanent negative effect on an entire generation's mental health and academic development, and the health effects wouldn't be great either. I'm really worried ab...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

If a player dies from COVID? Nah, if that happens it’s dunzo. What if the player's case is traced to something outside of his job? What would that matter? The entire point is these guys can all easily infect each other after getting it from anywhere. The whole premise of reopening the season is the...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

If a player dies from COVID? Nah, if that happens it’s dunzo. What if the player's case is traced to something outside of his job? It'll still cement the possibility as real (and perceived to be more likely than it is, perhaps) and lead to pulling back. We've made long standing/permanent changes to...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

I'd be pretty shocked if they cancelled. As long as they can find 25 x 30 players to fill the rosters, they're gonna run through something and declare a champion to fulfill the TV contracts. If a player dies from COVID? Nah, if that happens it’s dunzo. What if the player's case is traced to somethi...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37827
Views: 2017910

Re: Politics & Current Events

Old white male nerd realizes other old white male nerds are conservative.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 137
Views: 5041

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

I'd be pretty shocked if they cancelled. As long as they can find 25 x 30 players to fill the rosters, they're gonna run through something and declare a champion to fulfill the TV contracts.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL regular season
Replies: 42
Views: 3397

Re: NHL regular season

The discussion about goalies came up while I was taking a break, but as a veteran of four years worth of terrible adult beginner rec league hockey, this subject is to me like native issues is to OMC. Nhl teams finding emergency goalies instead of skiing up players has been around forever. I'm too la...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Offseason
Replies: 258
Views: 10814

Re: NFL Offseason

As someone who covered several dozen high school basketball and volleyball games on reservations before Da Bum took my job, I guess I have a responsibility to wade in. Changing the names and characterizations is as much about forcing white people to acknowledge the truth of their cultural legacy as ...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The next six days are going to be confusing from a data perspective. An observed holiday today, a holiday tomorrow, Sunday/Monday after that and then potentially extra catch up data on Tuesday/Wednesday. It will be hard to see the trend on what is a pretty crucial period for a lot of states. Today ...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Silver is a big jocker of this guy: https://twitter.com/youyanggu who models at this site: https://covid19-projections.com/ He estimates we're adding 200,000 new infections per day and trending upward for the rest of the month. I think that when you consider the studies that suggest t-cell resistanc...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I just mean that I expect the entire US to have taken their turn before July 2021. The northeast already has, as did Chicago. The south and southwest, including California, are starting theirs now. I don't think containment is possible at this point. We are gonna find out how far the maximum potent...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Antibodies waning doesn't scare me. The body should still remember how to make them and quickly fight off attempted reinfections. You would probably never know you got it again even if you did
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I just mean that I expect the entire US to have taken their turn before July 2021. The northeast already has, as did Chicago. The south and southwest, including California, are starting theirs now. I don't think containment is possible at this point. We are gonna find out how far the maximum potenti...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

1 million percent agree with that guy about beaches.

Being stuck with this until July 2021? I'm skeptical. Italy burned out in three months. Spain burned out in three months. New York/New Jersey burned out in three months.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 158
Views: 14534

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

I think if you're a 12th seed you should have to play in front of the home team's fans and also have an additional penalty like playing with your opposite hand stick
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I still don't see that much optimism unfortunately :( It seems to me that the death rate is still following the hospitalization rate on a likely 2-3 week lag. If that continues, we will soon turn the corner and start going back up the hill just like we did for hospitalizations. And I'm not going to...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2756
Views: 86017

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

While Arizona and the southeast are in full on nightmare mode, the places that were already hit are really starting to clear up. Illinois is now done to 25 deaths a day over the last week with only ~2.5% of tests coming back positive. New York is down to 12 deaths a day and is close to dropping und...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37827
Views: 2017910

Re: Politics & Current Events

Soooo...I guess I’m the only one in here who didn’t realize Lincoln Project was run by Republicans. Between this and my diarrhea brainshart yesterday about Hillary I might need to seek help. I might be losing some cognitive function. It happens. I got out to the car yesterday after lunch. Go throug...

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