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Winter 2020 New England Banter and General Obs

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1 minute ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

I know...and your calculator says 0.5%? 

I added all the cases your pic only has cases over 100

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7 hours ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

Yea. I’d like to get fitted and take that next step in my game but I always come back to the same reason..I’m just too comfortable with them. Unless the data is overwhelming that I can hit it further and straighter with something else without an improvement to my skills, I’ll stay the course. 

I've always been in the camp of it's more the Archer than the arrow . Friend of mine recently retired and treated himself  to ping g700 irons. Only  clubs I've ever hit where I can say without a doubt they give a clear mechanical advantage. The ball rockets off the club.

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1 hour ago, kdxken said:

I've always been in the camp of it's more the Archer than the arrow . Friend of mine recently retired and treated himself  to ping g700 irons. Only  clubs I've ever hit where I can say without a doubt they give a clear mechanical advantage. The ball rockets off the club.

My father in law is a big golfer... I wouldn’t be surprised if he had $5k worth of clubs in his bag if not more.

Ultimately a club is a club. If you suck you suck, If you’re good you’re good.

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16 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

On second thought I might go with Callaway strata. Cheaper and pretty good reviews. They don’t say Callaway on them so they must be made by some company loosely associated with them lol

You can have my clubs for low $ if you want decent ones with the fixings that set lacks - 3-5 irons, sw, upgraded ping putter. I can't play for the foreseeable future

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24 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

On second thought I might go with Callaway strata. Cheaper and pretty good reviews. They don’t say Callaway on them so they must be made by some company loosely associated with them lol

What’s your budget and are you looking for a full set (woods and irons) or just irons?

ive never done it but I have friends who buy on eBay and get some good deals, but they know what they are looking for .

 

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2 minutes ago, S&P said:

What’s your budget and are you looking for a full set (woods and irons) or just irons?

ive never done it but I have friends who buy on eBay and get some good deals, but they know what they are looking for .

 

Honestly... not much... 300-400 bucks probably. I’m looking for a whole set, but as a beginner, I don’t feel the need to spend a ton of money.

Ive checked eBay... and some interesting deals.. but I’ve yet to see a full set and piecing a set together on there seems pricey.

I have friends who have spent a couple hundred on “box” sets and slowly upgraded club by club over the seasons.

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2 minutes ago, S&P said:

What’s your budget and are you looking for a full set (woods and irons) or just irons?

ive never done it but I have friends who buy on eBay and get some good deals, but they know what they are looking for .

 

 

30 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

On second thought I might go with Callaway strata. Cheaper and pretty good reviews. They don’t say Callaway on them so they must be made by some company loosely associated with them lol

Also as already noted you should be looking for game improvement or (not sure your skill level) super game improvement. They have bigger club head and are more forgiving for off-center hits. You can find out if what your looking at meets the is either.

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On 3/6/2020 at 1:53 PM, CoastalWx said:

The death rate is higher than 2% for older people based on what’s happened so far. However healthy people in their 20s-40s have had it much better in terms of coping with it. I think part of the issue here is how easily it can spread and how the idiotic govt isn’t really prepared to handle it. I do agree the media can stop making it the top headline every 10 min.

Bear in mind that the case fatality rate may actually rise going forward if draconian containment measures are not taken. This virus is very transmittable, and viral shedding is nearly as high in asymptomatic infected people as in those who are visibly sick. People can be walking around infecting others for weeks without knowing they are sick themselves. Based on the data we have, somewhere between 13-20% of infected people will require hospitalization, usually in the second or third week, which will very quickly will overwhelm hospital capacity, especially considering hospitals are already near capacity from the flu. Worse, coronavirus cases that progress to the pneumonia stage often require weeks of oxygen, assisted ventilation and other intensive care. Some patients appear to develop fibrosis, so basically permanent lung damage. There simply isn't enough capacity for the number of people who will likely need this therapy in the coming months. This will lead to deaths in people of all ages; obviously the rate will be higher in the elderly (which is somewhere around 15% for those above 80) and people with existing health complications, diabetes, smokers, cancer etc. etc. (of which there are millions), but there have been plenty of cases of young, healthy people dying from multiple organ failure from cytokine storms. Basically overly aggressive immune response causes massive inflammation and floods the lungs with fluid. Same thing happened in the young in 1918. The other thing to consider regarding the case fatality rate is that dividing deaths by confirmed cases may not be the best metric. Deaths/recoveries may be a better method, as it captures cases where the disease has completely run its course. Based on data so far, that would put SARS-COVID19 around 6-8%, not too far out of line with SARS' 10%. Don't expect this to disappear from the headlines anytime soon. We likely have not seen an infectious disease threat of this magnitude in a century. 

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The virus could see a wide range of death rates depending on what happens going forward.  It could cripple nursing homes or assisted living spaces for elderly and spike mortality rates depending on how well prepared they are to contain it in those environments.  

Likewise if they are proactive and keep it out of those spaces, the mortality rates will be lower.  The key to the mortality rates will be infection rates of elderly patients and people with pre-existing conditions.  

I do think it’s more widespread than we think or know right now...there are a ton of people who won’t go to the doctors unless absolutely necessary due to health care costs and insurance situations.  Could certainly be plenty of sick folks trying to tough out a “cold” or “cough” right now without seeing a doctor.  

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1 hour ago, Hoth said:

Bear in mind that the case fatality rate may actually rise going forward if draconian containment measures are not taken. This virus is very transmittable, and viral shedding is nearly as high in asymptomatic infected people as in those who are visibly sick. People can be walking around infecting others for weeks without knowing they are sick themselves. Based on the data we have, somewhere between 13-20% of infected people will require hospitalization, usually in the second or third week, which will very quickly will overwhelm hospital capacity, especially considering hospitals are already near capacity from the flu. Worse, coronavirus cases that progress to the pneumonia stage often require weeks of oxygen, assisted ventilation and other intensive care. Some patients appear to develop fibrosis, so basically permanent lung damage. There simply isn't enough capacity for the number of people who will likely need this therapy in the coming months. This will lead to deaths in people of all ages; obviously the rate will be higher in the elderly (which is somewhere around 15% for those above 80) and people with existing health complications, diabetes, smokers, cancer etc. etc. (of which there are millions), but there have been plenty of cases of young, healthy people dying from multiple organ failure from cytokine storms. Basically overly aggressive immune response causes massive inflammation and floods the lungs with fluid. Same thing happened in the young in 1918. The other thing to consider regarding the case fatality rate is that dividing deaths by confirmed cases may not be the best metric. Deaths/recoveries may be a better method, as it captures cases where the disease has completely run its course. Based on data so far, that would put SARS-COVID19 around 6-8%, not too far out of line with SARS' 10%. Don't expect this to disappear from the headlines anytime soon. We likely have not seen an infectious disease threat of this magnitude in a century. 

Christ that's the bummer post of the year

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We could use a solid population reduction.  Too many people on earth.  Mother nature has a way of correcting herself.  Mass deforestation in Asia for populace expansion  --> close contact with bats --> new and fun diseases like this one. 

This coming from someone who probably has COVID-19 after spending a week in San Fran with two cross country flights filled with troglodytes coughing and sneezing without covering properly. 

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15 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Christ that's the bummer post of the year

Sorry Steve, don't mean to be a downer. But normalcy bias can be a major problem in a situation like this. Better to take this seriously than be complacent.

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27 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

I do think it’s more widespread than we think or know right now...there are a ton of people who won’t go to the doctors unless absolutely necessary due to health care costs and insurance situations.  Could certainly be plenty of sick folks trying to tough out a “cold” or “cough” right now without seeing a doctor.  

This is a superb point. A lot of people will worry that they might be hit with a hefty pricetag for a test that is not necessarily accurate. I saw Mass lawmakers mandated that anyone can get tested without expense (kudos to them), but there are only four states doing this. And as you say, a lot of people presenting mild symptoms probably just assume they have a bad cold and just soldier on as usual. Here's what I'll say about this, it ain't the flu. The Chinese Communist Party values social stability above everything else, and their model for keeping stability has been economic growth at any cost, including blowing an unprecedented debt bubble over the last decade. The fact that they've virtually locked their country down and destroyed their economy suggests that what they're seeing and what they're reporting are two very different things.

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I think the biggest problem is somebody who doesn’t know they have it can be here there and everywhere for weeks before realizing it. 
 

on the flip side, I don’t think you can live in fear. I mean, I’m not going to be locking myself in the house or wearing a huge mask whenever I go out.

Its also important to remember, the large majority of the population will be fine in time. Nothing is a guarantee... but if you are healthy and conscious of your surroundings/cleanliness.. you probably aren’t going to get it, and if you do, it probably isn’t going to put you in your death bed 

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3 minutes ago, Hoth said:

This is a superb point. A lot of people will worry that they might be hit with a hefty pricetag for a test that is not necessarily accurate. I saw Mass lawmakers mandated that anyone can get tested without expense (kudos to them), but there are only four states doing this. And as you say, a lot of people presenting mild symptoms probably just assume they have a bad cold and just soldier on as usual. Here's what I'll say about this, it ain't the flu. The Chinese Communist Party values social stability above everything else, and their model for keeping stability has been economic growth at any cost, including blowing an unprecedented debt bubble over the last decade. The fact that they've virtually locked their country down and destroyed their economy suggests that what they're seeing and what they're reporting are two very different things.

We’ll know better soon enough. 

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NY state went from 22 to 76 cases overnight. Cuomo declares a SOE. You’ll see all schools closing for 14 days to start coming over the next week or two. The country is about to go into WTF mode 

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Just now, Damage In Tolland said:

NY state went from 22 to 76 cases overnight. Cuomo declares a SOE. You’ll see all schools closing for 14 days to start coming over the next week or two. The country is about to go into WTF mode 

I’m flying into ORD on Monday. In CHI till Friday. Maybe a fringe benefit will be a row to myself on the plane?  The little things. 

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1 minute ago, Damage In Tolland said:

NY state went from 22 to 76 cases overnight. Cuomo declares a SOE. You’ll see all schools closing for 14 days to start coming over the next week or two. The country is about to go into WTF mode 

Agreed. We're inflecting into the exponential growth phase. I feel bad for any small business owner/retailer over the next few months. Once cases become common, foot traffic is going to fall off a cliff.

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1 minute ago, NorEastermass128 said:

I’m flying into ORD on Monday. In CHI till Friday. Maybe a fringe benefit will be a row to myself on the plane?  The little things. 

I have a meeting Monday at one of my few NY accounts in Westchester County in Tarrytown where most of the cases are reported. I’m 50/50 on cancelling 

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2 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

I think the biggest problem is somebody who doesn’t know they have it can be here there and everywhere for weeks before realizing it. 
 

on the flip side, I don’t think you can live in fear. I mean, I’m not going to be locking myself in the house or wearing a huge mask whenever I go out.

Its also important to remember, the large majority of the population will be fine in time. Nothing is a guarantee... but if you are healthy and conscious of your surroundings/cleanliness.. you probably aren’t going to get it, and if you do, it probably isn’t going to put you in your death bed 

Easy for younger, relatively healthy people to say, but I feel for older/at risk populations that won’t fare nearly as well as their younger/healthier peers.   

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7 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

NY state went from 22 to 76 cases overnight. Cuomo declares a SOE. You’ll see all schools closing for 14 days to start coming over the next week or two. The country is about to go into WTF mode 

My brother in law is sick as a dog and won’t go to the hospital. I told him your Risking your parents life now they’re older. Plus my wife and my baby son are not coming over for a while because of this. It’s not worth risking it.

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