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by trackstar
Today, 3:15 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 329
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

never mind masks and health care systems. 

i have read a lot of the research and time will tell...

But at my core, I am nomadic by nature. 

a better investment too!

PS: Don't watch too much news - it is getting very hysterical now, between market drop and virus spread.
Reality lies elsewhere.
by trackstar
Today, 11:52 am
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Topic: Walden Pond and Other Travels
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Re: Walden Pond and Other Travels

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From my hike last weekend - deep in the woods and discovering partly frozen waterfalls and vernal pools.

Rainy today, but still good for a muddy hike in all-weather gear and tall boots. 
by trackstar
Today, 11:47 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Views: 56948

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Mystery deepens over animal source of coronavirus - Nature Feb 26 "Pangolins are a prime suspect, but a slew of genetic analyses has yet to find conclusive proof." "Not close enough ...The researchers said they had found a coronavirus in smuggled pangolins that was a 99% genetic match to the virus ...
by trackstar
Today, 5:31 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Every country with one exception wants its population to be healthy. That exception is the US for which so much of its economy is linked to having an optimal number of optimally ill people. There are teams of people in the US busily calculating when is the optimal time to release an optimal cure fo...
by trackstar
Today, 2:02 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Reading about new individual cases as they come along and so far prognosis does not seem too bad (outside of Asia). In the US, people (esp. off of the cruise ship) are being isolated but getting treatment; the Italian doctor and his wife and three others from Tenerife hotel are also getting treatmen...
by trackstar
Today, 12:34 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Back to statistics.  Here is Farid's link from some weeks ago: A better map (and up to date) for the coronavirus is managed by Johns Hopkins CSSE: Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases Confirmed cases: 81,404 Deaths: 2,771 Recovered: 30,424 And BTW - thus far, I am fine.  I am from New England ...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 6:59 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Time to relax with a cup of tea. Yorkshire or otherwise.

And I hope all of you are pumping iron and hiking, whether through country forests or even Hyde Park!

I visited several frozen waterfalls over the weekend in New Hampshire - beautiful!
by trackstar
Yesterday, 6:32 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Those masks seem to be useless? Not all masks are useless - see Masks and N95 Respirators - FDA US , but without goggles, gloves (at least), and really a whole protective suit, you are not "safe." And even then, if you are exposed all day, every day, as health care workers in China have been, it is...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 6:14 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

So if you are in the US, young and poor then don’t seek treatment? Is there any Democrat who wants to take US healthcare out of the Middle Ages but without sending the rest of the economy back there? Well two points: 1) In typical US healthcare coverage, there is copay as you note, but there are al...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:27 pm
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Topic: Walden Pond and Other Travels
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Views: 99

Re: Walden Pond and Other Travels

Another favorite escape - Acadia National Park, Maine
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by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:21 pm
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Topic: Walden Pond and Other Travels
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Re: Walden Pond and Other Travels

Looks nice. No danger of sharks in the waters?
Well, I would not say that - there were over 150 shark sightings In the region in 2019.

As with anything in life, beware of the expected (and the unexpected too)!
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:07 pm
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Topic: Walden Pond and Other Travels
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Walden Pond and Other Travels

Ponds, lakes, mountains, forests, islands... just being.  

A short film about Nantucket - no words; the island speaks for itself.

Nantucket - Short Film

* Fixed link,
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:02 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 698
Views: 31562

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Re: Nantucket accent

If you go back to its days as a fishing village, possibly, but accents there vary now, although hearing a Brooklynese accent would not be that common.

See OT for a new ode to Nantucket
by trackstar
February 25th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139573

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Here: "Hundreds of guests at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel were told to stay in their rooms as medical tests were carried out. The doctor is reportedly from the virus-hit Lombardy region. His wife has also now tested positive, sources say." Coronavirus Tenerife - BBC Feb 25 We hear now maybe a va...
by trackstar
February 25th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139573

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

@ trackstar: "Fact checker - useful to do this for Trump, Democrats, FSUs, the OT, IYIs, BDSM enthusiasts, cranks of all kinds, etc. ; )" Again jumping to conclusions, like with Mr Sabisky's casual visits to the eugenics conference! Just because I mention BDSM a lot doesn't mean I'd ever do this (w...
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