jaydreb

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  1. We stop at rest stops or places like Sheetz as necessary. We put on our masks and go and then leave. I understand that there is some risk involved but what can you do? There isn’t much choice. Again, if one of us were high risk the story would be different.
  2. We took our trip to OBX a few weeks ago and are still planning to go to Smoky Mountains in August, but we stay in our own house and don’t really have much indoor interaction with other people other than picking up take out from a restaurant. If one of us was high risk, we would think differently.
  3. Nice storm moving through.
  4. Not a surprise, but Arlington County sent out an email today saying the “most likely” scenario is that we will be having remote learning in the fall. The “least likely” scenario is a return to normal operations. In between in terms of likelihood is some combination of in person and remote learning.
  5. Was this it? Check out this trail on AllTrails. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maryland/seneca-ridge-to-seneca-greenway-trail-loop?p=-1
  6. Thanks for this. I’ll check it out. Can you access the creek for fishing?
  7. Anybody have any suggestions for places within an hour of DC to walk/hike that aren’t overrun?
  8. I’m surprised there hasn’t been more people commenting on Hogan et. al saying that there won’t be a full return to school until Phase 3, which is tentatively estimated to be January 2021. Maybe I’m misinterpreting it. https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2020/05/governor-hogans-update-on-covid-19-response-go-boating-and-golfing/ EDIT: After reading the article a little closer, I see that Maryland hasn’t tied the phases to any particular date. The tentative date of January 2021 for Phase 3 was based on a chart that was provided to the state by a professor as part of a presentation.
  9. jaydreb

    COVID-19 Talk

    I never said there was no testing or tracking.
  10. jaydreb

    COVID-19 Talk

    I don’t know what you have been reading, but over 60,000,000 people caught H1N1 in this country. It was nothing like South Korea is now. We weren’t tracking and tracing all of them. I suggest you take a break from posting nonsense, stop making things up, and stop insulting people. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html If we took the same steps with coronavirus that we took with H1N1 (no shutdowns, no social distancing) we would have an even greater disaster on our hands. This virus is much more dangerous.
  11. jaydreb

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    Well, we’ll just have to disagree on that because the steps that South Korea and New Zealand took in response to coronavirus, namely test, trace and isolate, were not the steps that the US took during H1N1. Over 60,000,000 people caught that virus in the US. Nowhere near that percentage caught the coronavirus in South Korea and NZ. And no scientist in the world is going to be able to offer an exact date on when we should reopen, how we should reopen, what should reopen, etc. They will tell us what to consider in making those decision, but there is no exact formula.
  12. jaydreb

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    No, it’s because coronavirus is deadlier and more contagious than swine flu. There are general steps to take in responding to a pandemic, but the precise details depend on many variables, including the nature of the underlying disease.
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    COVID-19 Talk

    No there isn’t. If there was we would have done the same things for H1N1 that we are doing for Coronavirus.
  14. jaydreb

    COVID-19 Talk

    The above post probably belongs in the politics thread, but I would say that deciding how to respond to a pandemic and when and how to open the economy is not an exact science. It’s a multi-factor determination that weighs many considerations — including the opinions of scientists, as well as economists, ethicists, engineers, etc. It’s not like there is an exact correct answer that is knowable.
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    The website isn’t meant to punish people who don’t come to work during the pandemic. It’s to make sure the companies don’t have to pay unemployment to people who have the opportunity to work. And I may be speaking beyond my knowledge here, but I believe Maryland has the same policy. No unemployment if you have the opportunity to work.
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    It’s going to take some time before people are comfortable doing those things again. Hopefully, if we take that poll in a month the numbers will be higher.
  17. jaydreb

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    Good post. Maybe I’m overly pessimistic, but I fail to see how we can possibly lose less people in June - when things will be open and people out and about - than we did in April when things were generally closed and people were home.
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    UMD helping to test vaccine. https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-human-trials-20200505-fqdnotkzbzbw7bzfozc2hnw4ym-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true
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    This study could explain why we saw this thing take off so rapidly in Europe and eastern US in March. https://news.yahoo.com/mutant-coronavirus-emerged-even-more-110046843.html
  20. jaydreb

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    I’m just throwing out possible ideas that could work but you’re right that it might not be feasible.
  21. jaydreb

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    I don’t have answers but I think a lot depends on the availability of rapid testing. If players, coaches and umps are getting tested daily, then it can be managed. If someone tests positive, he gets isolated and the rest of the team can continue as long as they test negative.
  22. jaydreb

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    Honestly, we’re probably at the bottom in terms of cases, etc. It will only go up from here as things start to open and people start to leave their houses. The question is whether we can keep it at a manageable level or whether it will shoot up again. It’s not realistic to think cases, deaths, etc., will actually decrease while restrictions are lifted.
  23. jaydreb

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    The new report looks much more realistic. The old version had deaths tailing off to near zero by June 1, which was never going to happen.
  24. jaydreb

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    Thanks. I’m having a hard time deciphering what specifically some people (on both sides of the debate) want to have happen.
  25. Lol, the photo is a little blurry and I thought it was the elusive 220 Minute IPA.