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Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by G8trGr8t, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. PITBOSS

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    “COVID is unquestionably much worse than a bad flu season," said Dr. Allison McGeer, an infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.”


    COVID-19 is worse than a bad flu season, despite online claims to the contrary | CBC News
     
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  2. GatorNavy

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  3. RIP

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  5. gatordavisl

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    Gosh I hope so. Wouldn't it be great if schools could get back on campus, fall sports could get going (football!), we could hang out at restaurants w/o worrying about contracting a disease, and we could get back together with friends/family to hug each other and you know . . . spend time together in the same room.
    I haven't mentioned this on board, but about one month ago my grandmother passed. She was 92 - lived a good long life. Our family is somewhat conflicted on their love for her, as some of them were offended by things she said many years ago. It's just wrong, though, that none of us were able to come together and celebrate her life in our own certain ways . . . but . . . together.
    When your family is separated by geography, sometimes it takes a wedding or funeral, etc. to bring everyone together. We were robbed of that by this damn virus. I'm over it.
     
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  6. RIP

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    I hope so too but his evidence is anecdotal. Granted he's more qualified than most to judge...
     
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    he sounds exactly like posters here (as well as our POTUS)
     
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  9. AndyGator

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  10. oragator1

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    Brazil had over 40k cases today.
    Another dumb leader who didn’t take it seriously and is now letting his countrymen pay the price.
     
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  11. dingyibvs

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    That's a theory, and there are many theories on why COVID patients are so sick, but we don't have any proof for any of it. Avoiding intubation is of course a good thing, but I really doubt that it would alter mortality rates too much.
     
  12. philnotfil

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    Sweden's prime minister orders an inquiry into the failure of the country's no-lockdown coronavirus strategy

     
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  13. rivergator

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  14. pkaib01

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    In the hope column:

    Oxford Expert Claims Their COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Off Long Term Immunity With Antibodies 3X Higher Than Recovered Patients
     
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  15. RIP

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  16. chemgator

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    A newly discovered side effect of coronavirus is the need to take a pretend airplane trip out of the country. An entire fake travel industry has sprung up to satisfy this psychological need. This was first discovered in Taiwan.

    Taiwan's first 'pretend to go abroad' tour takes off with fake flight

    Things are getting pretty crazy over there.
     
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  17. RIP

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    Now that's just plain weird.
     
  18. vaxcardinal

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    Well, United’s Fantasy Flights don’t actually take you anywhere although it’s done for a very good cause
     
  19. pkaib01

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    There is much to digest in the following article on preliminary research. Some people may be genetically pre-disposed to severe cases of COVID-19 due to genes passed down from Neanderthals.

    DNA Linked to COVID-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds
     
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  20. oragator1

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