Ralph Wiggum

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  1. 1 minute ago, psuhoffman said:

    they will...but what many fans need to prepare for mentally is that it is VERY likely several teams will get screwed this season and that is just how its going to be and this will likely end up being an "asterisk" type NFL season.  For example...some players WILL test positive and the whole league can't pause because a few players on one team are out 2 weeks (or longer).  And there is no objective way to say if the player is a star player then the team gets to make up a game later...fact is there will likely be a policy that if a team gets crushed by positive tests maybe something is done...but absent that teams will just have to suck it up and play through.  And fans of a team need to be prepared that yes their star QB could suddenly miss a month with Covid and it could destroy their season...but that is just how its going to be.  That or no season at all.  

    Fully prepared for Wentz to be out an extended period with Covid-19, then another few weeks with an ingrown toenail.

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  2. 15 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

    Still RG3.

    K that's not too bad. In philly we learned the importance of not having a decent bu if Wentz goes down. Foles was big on ball control and not turning it over and subsequently got Philly a SB. But when Wentz went down last year we saw what an elderly immobile over the hill qb was capable of.....nothing. I believe with a healthy Wentz another trip to the SB was likely. 

    As long as Lamjack has someone half decent behind him as an insurance policy, the sky is the limit with this team imho. 


  3. 43 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

    Dude- the best running attack in the history of football is now better. AND they have some legit weapons outside in the passing game.

    Who's Lamar's backup?


  4. 26 minutes ago, mappy said:

    I really dont know why people are paying attention to that model anymore. there are so many variables that it cannot account for. it cant predict peoples actions. 

    That model is the equivalent of the ICON when forecasting winter storms at 5 day lead times.

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  5. 4 hours ago, H2O said:

    Never hurts to ask questions.  Its a strange time for all of us.  We are all searching for any info that offers hope that things are getting better.  There shouldn't be any ideology when it comes to wanting the people of our country to be safe and healthy.

    This may be your personal best post over the span of the past 4 years. I admire your shift towards optimism. Well done.

     

    3 hours ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

    One more thing- how plausible do you all think it is that perhaps the virus was actually here in the US earlier than thought? Community spread was first assumed to be late February, then we found out a woman died on Feb. 6 from community spread, which moved it back to January. What if we find someone who died even earlier? We weren’t testing back then so what if we missed it?

    I never understand how COVID-19 was already widespread in all 50 states when we started rigorous testing everywhere. Seems like it had to have been here earlier to become so widespread so fast.

    I still wonder if that’s what my family and I had at the end of December (and what my grandmother had in mid-January). Yes, I know with the current data we have, that’s not possible, but I’ll always wonder about it. I don’t even think an antibody test would solve it, as a positive result doesn’t prove *when* you were infected.

    I pondered this as my family travelled to NYC in mid Nov then came down with the dry cough/shortness of breath a week later around Thanksgiving. However,  I keep saying to myself if this was Covid19 already running rampant in late fall, wouldnt hospitals have been completely overrun and inundated with cases and the need for respirators etc? That alone leads me to believe it was a form of influenza.....OR could this have been/was this the start of the coronavirus spread but it has since mutated into something more vicious? 


  6. On 4/27/2020 at 11:22 PM, CoolHandMike said:

    Is it unusual to be consistently hitting the low 40's / upper 30's overnight this late into April? I was wondering if the vastly reduced amount of chemtrails er, airliner emissions might be having any effect on diurnal heating and dissipation.

    I dont know, but us winter weather folks need to figure out what is causing all the BN temps and AN precip, NAO blocking, PNA ridging so that we can repeat this in DJF rather than MAM next year. If it means cancelling flights and closing factories I'm all in. Anything for a return to solid winter regimes during actual winter months. Obviously I mean this tongue in cheek....I dont want airlines or factories closed and job etc in jeopardy. But seriously, something's gotta give with these winter patterns occurring well into springtime.

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  7. 1 hour ago, MJO812 said:

    Over 24k cases on a Sunday is high

    But were more tests performed? From what I've read there has been an increase in testing thus the increase in cases. The CDC site still shows the % new cases  unchanged.....actually irt public testing it has gotten higher which isnt really a good signal.

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  8. 23 minutes ago, DCTeacherman said:

    Another 2k+ deaths today, just extrapolating what the back side of the US curve might look like based on Italy, I can’t see how we’d end up averaging less than 1k per day for a good part or all of May.  Good chance we’ll be 80-90k by the end of May.  Really terrible but i don’t see how we just drop down super fast. 

     

    The most alarming part to me is that in a flu season we can see 30-60k related deaths. But with covid19 we are already at that upper level range in less than 6 weeks essentially. Sorry if my numbers are slightly.off, going by memory irt influenza seasonal mortality.

    Eta: and in actuality, most of the deaths from covid19 in the USA have occurred just in the past 4 week period. 


  9. 3 hours ago, mappy said:

    +1150 new cases 

    NY near 10k today. But I thought basing this on a % vs tests conducted was the better method of determining spread?


  10. 5 hours ago, supernovasky said:

    Yeah even though case numbers are going up, what we learned from New York is that positive case numbers are essentially meaningless. More important is positive percentage.

    Is there somewhere that we can find this data? Would be great if there was a site that listed daily tests vs daily new cases and had the percentage laid out. I'm sure it's out there, just wondering if anyone has the link.


  11. Almost 39,000 new daily cases nationwide today. Highest one-day increase to date. Past several days have shown respective increases. Is this due to more testing? Or is this a reflection/repercussion of Easter family gatherings, some reopenings such as Jacksonville Beach, for example, and city protests?