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I tested positive.

Fever broke last night. I'm going to be okay.

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3 minutes ago, Lord Liaden said:

Masks must add Life Support: Immunity with an Activation Roll. Or perhaps Impenetrable to your face's PD, "Only vs Airborne Microbes." Or maybe Hit Location-specific Power Defense.

 

(Yup, this topic's on the Hero forums, all right.) ;)

Likely masks would be better modeled as a form of tarbaby damage shield (only vs. virus particles being exhaled)...or a modified force wall...

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The most overused, pointless phrase for the last several years, has been "perfect storm."  

 

Not any more.  Its replacement is

 

"out of an abundance of caution"

 

Yeah, right.  You know BLOODY DARN WELL that you have to be proactive, or cases that you have found, can explode.  

 

And thinking about it a bit more...we bitch about, say, Trump's dismissiveness.  But that whole phrase is actually dismissive.  "Oh, it's not a big deal and we could go on...but we can't pass up an opportunity for virtue signaling!  See what good citizens we are!!!"

 

Grr.....

 

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Looks like Texas might luck out.  After an odd mega-spike in cases it has continued to decline.

 

New cases are dropping again after a couple weeks of going up (school back in session most likely).

Hospitalizations remain less than 33% of peak and the number of deaths continues to decline.

 

Can't wait for this crap to be gone.

 

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On Thursday, there were 47484 new cases in the US, though some may have received more attention than others.  The Midwest continues to be the current epicenter, as the top 10 per-capita case rates are in the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Montana, Utah, Iowa, Nebraska, Idaho, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

 

Worldwide, Israel might have finally arrested their runaway case spread.  Argentina and Moldova are trending in the wrong direction, along with the EU.

 

Moderna reports that the absolute earliest their vaccine could be ready is the end of November.

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As poor as things are here...it's worse further south.  

In terms of per capita total deaths, the US is 10th;  Peru is 2, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador are 6-9, and Mexico is 12th.

 

Worse, the current numbers are bad.  Only Brazil is as bad on new cases, but on current deaths per million people, Peru and Chile are slightly below the US' 2.6 per million, but Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico are all over 3 per million.  Mexico is 3.34;  Ecuador is 3.5.  If we skip San Marino (tiny population, and very few cases since early June), Peru now has the highest per capita death rate.  They're almost at 1000 per million...or 0.1% of their total population.  Brazil and Bolivia have both passed Spain, so they're only behind Belgium.  Chile and especially Ecuador are going to pass Spain very soon.

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25 minutes ago, unclevlad said:

As poor as things are here...it's worse further south.  

In terms of per capita total deaths, the US is 10th;  Peru is 2, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador are 6-9, and Mexico is 12th.

 

Worse, the current numbers are bad.  Only Brazil is as bad on new cases, but on current deaths per million people, Peru and Chile are slightly below the US' 2.6 per million, but Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico are all over 3 per million.  Mexico is 3.34;  Ecuador is 3.5.  If we skip San Marino (tiny population, and very few cases since early June), Peru now has the highest per capita death rate.  They're almost at 1000 per million...or 0.1% of their total population.  Brazil and Bolivia have both passed Spain, so they're only behind Belgium.  Chile and especially Ecuador are going to pass Spain very soon.

The worst case scenario is that roughly 70% of the country gets infected, and then 1-5% of the infected die.    Given that average global mortality per annum is about 0.77%, the worst case scenario is 5 years' worth of deaths happen in a single year or two.  

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