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  1. I don't know about that. I can't find good numbers on it but I think the risk of dying from this is pretty significant for people in their 80s or older, regardless of whether they are obese. But for someone in that age group who is also obese, that is a really bad combination.
  2. I think the recommendation is that places with over 5% positivity rate shouldn't have in person school. That would be a significant part of the country and its obviously not being followed everywhere.
  3. Depends on how you define "resurgence." There are places that have gone back up but not to the previous levels.
  4. One time I remember hearing it off in the distance inside the house with the windows shut (no tv or any other background noise). It was in May 2000 just before midnight. It was dead calm and then it hit. The power went out and then I backed away from the window because it was looking a little crazy. Lost a lot of branches and a tree was uprooted down the street.
  5. Thanks for your accounts guys. I have noticed in some of the better straight line wind events/derechos that you can sometimes hear the wind in the distance maybe 30 or 60 seconds before it hits... if you're in a quiet environment of course. Did you guys experience that or not?
  6. Yeah, it is sort of buried in one of the links embedded at the original link, but it mentions that 68% were also receiving methylprednisolone/prednisone. The FDA ended the emergency use authorization for HCQ, so regardless of whether anyone thinks it works or not, it is not going to be widely prescribed in the US for covid anymore.
  7. I really hope we aren't looking at like 400,000 dead by the end of winter, but I fear that is an outcome that is within reach. Let's be optimistic and say we get a good, relatively effective vaccine(s) that come out by the end of the year. Even with the effort to mass produce, it's still going to be prioritized for certain groups/occupations right when it comes out. The dent that it would be able to put in the outbreak will be somewhat limited at first. We really need a better, widely available treatment than what we have now. The monoclonal antibodies (sp?) sounds promising but again, how widely available will that be over the next several months? A little scary to think where we would be right now if we had left everything open all over the country and everyone went about life as usual with NO masks or social distancing. imo we would already have over a half million deaths.
  8. LOT confirmed another tornado in the southern suburbs. 3 tornadoes have now been confirmed in Cook county, which is the first time there have been 3 in a day in Cook co since 6/7/2008.
  9. Do you have a generator so you could at least hook up your fridge or something?
  10. What would you estimate the mask prevalence to be at your store? If it's 80-90% or more, that is pretty good and would have dimishing returns beyond that point. Not like we are talking about a solar eclipse, where there is indeed a big difference between what it's like at 99% and 100%
  11. LOT added 3 more tornadoes so far today. 1 in DeKalb county, 1 in Kane and 1 in Newton.
  12. Has anyone come across any info about the percentage of kids who will be doing all virtual learning? Just trying to get a better sense of how many kids will be attending in person full time or hybrid.
  13. There are different views about how many tests we should be running per day, but it shouldn't only be in the hundreds of thousands. Particularly with schools beginning to reopen. I hope to see the testing numbers increase. If they don't, we are going to have big problems on a more widespread scale instead of just a few states.
  14. We were testing 800,000+ per day in this country, but now it has dipped to a bit over 700,000. Clicking through various states, it does appear that a lot of the drop in testing can be attributed to states like Florida, Texas and to some extent Arizona. California had a brief dip in testing about a week ago but it has since increased. Whatever the cause, the numbers are what they are.
  15. North Carolina dog with respiratory distress dies after testing positive for coronavirus https://www.wxii12.com/article/raleigh-north-carolina-dog-dead-positive-coronavirus-test/33575500
  16. LOT confirmed 2 more tornadoes. I think that makes 9 in the cwa.
  17. At least casualties were kept to a minimum... considering the large area impacted. Last I saw there were 2 deaths and less than 10 injuries reported. Generally speaking it seems like the warnings got out quickly, as they should when you have such an obvious thing on radar.
  18. My cousin's ex husband had it. His main symptom was extreme fatigue that came on quickly... was bad enough that he was afraid he was going to crash his car. His wife also tested positive but no symptoms.
  19. If you use SPC filtered storm reports, 8/10 is the 2nd most active severe weather day in the US this year.
  20. The weird thing about the longer term symptoms is that it spans across severities of the initial illness. Just because you had mild symptoms initially doesn't mean that you won't have long term symptoms. Have even seen some stories of people who thought they recovered and then the symptoms resurfaced.
  21. At this point can pretty much only count on the slower reporting days of Sun/Mon to come in less than 1k
  22. Could make a good case for that being the most significant tornado in the city limits since 1976. More recent ones have been EF0.
  23. Ouch Wonder how many millions lost power from this.
  24. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Northern Indiana 246 PM EDT Tue Aug 11 2020 /146 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020/ ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR AUGUST 10, 2020 TORNADOES... Two tornado tracks were identified through storm surveys conducted on August 11. .TORNADO 1... Rating: EF-1 Estimated peak wind: 110 mph Path length /Statute/: 2.5 miles Path width /Maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: August 10, 2020 Start time: 6:32 PM EDT Start location: 6 miles SW Wakarusa Start Lat/Lon: 41.5079 / -86.1238 End date: August 10, 2020 End time: 6:37 PM EDT End location: 3.5 miles SW Wakarusa End_lat/lon: 41.5076 / -86.0755 SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado began west of the intersection of Riley Rd and Dogwood Rd in southeast St. Joseph County. It then tracked along and south of Riley Rd. Widespread tree and structural damage occurred through this path. Grain bins were toppled and farm outbuildings sustained significant damage. The tornado tracked through several cornfields that resulted in significant crop damage. The tornado lifted just east of Beech Rd. .Tornado 2... Rating: EF-1 Estimated peak wind: 90 mph Path length /Statute/: 1.5 miles Path width /Maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: August 10, 2020 Start time: 6:56 PM EDT Start location: 0.75 miles N North Webster Start Lat/Lon: 41.3360 / -86.7020 End date: August 10, 2020 End time: 6:59 PM EDT End location: 1.2 miles E North Webster End_lat/lon: 41.3271 / -85.6752 Trees were snapped west of State Route 13. The tornado then crossed SR 13, resulting in a notable path of trees snapped and broken limbs. These debris were scattered throughout a nearby church parking lot. The church sustained a loss of roof covering. Additional areas of tree damage were noted farther to the east- southeast. Some homes sustained damage as a result of falling trees and branches. The tornado then crossed out over Lake Webster and dissipated. EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies Tornadoes into the following categories. EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ Brown/T