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  1. zzzz

    The Covid-19 thread

    Per 100 does not mean the sampling is limited to 100. It could be millions.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    If you compare the number of Covid deaths per 100 confirmed cases (observed case-fatality ratio, Johns Hopkins University https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality), US healthcare looks better than Canada, Great Britain, or Germany.
  3. zzzz

    The Covid-19 thread

    Here’s the link to this info at Johns Hopkins website https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/study_suggests_medical_errors_now_third_leading_cause_of_death_in_the_us The 10% corresponds to the dead. For the living, the odds are 0.1% because only 1% of the population die yearly. So, a better comparison should be 0.1% dead from medical errors vs. 3% dead from Covid. My previous comparison above is not correct based on this logic. A person with Covid appears more likely to die from Covid than medical errors with this approach.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.google.com/search?q=probability+of+death+by+medical+error&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari Patient safety researchers at John Hopkins University have found “10 percent of all U.S. deaths are now due to medical error,” making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.Jun 27, 2019 Center for Justice & Democracy › sp... Spotlight: The Chance of Dying Due To a Medical Error | centerjd.org
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    The Covid-19 thread

    No. I’m trying to determine what the 10% is. But medical errors are common where I live.
  6. zzzz

    The Covid-19 thread

    You tell me. I’m trying to find the answers.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    There was something in the news recently about whether or not web sites should be held responsible for the truthfulness of their contents. Google determines what pops up during a search. They aren’t suppose to mislead people.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    If you do a Google search on the subject, it pops up that medical error is the third leading cause of death in US. I believe that the probability of dying as a result of medical errors is about 10%. I don't remember where I got this 10% number but it was from a reliable source a few decades ago. Here's the eye opener: if what I believe is true that (1) your chance of dying with Covid is 3% and (2) your chance of dying from medical errors is 10%, then the treatment is worse than the disease for Covid. I tried to find this 10% (probability of dying from medical errors) a few days ago via a Google search but no luck. Maybe you can find it.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    For some diseases, the treatment is worse than the disease, itself. Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US, behind cancer and heart disease. It looks like the death rates for people with Covid is about 3%. If death rates of untreated people with Covid is less than that from medical errors, then the treatment is worse than the disease. Has anyone seen any data regarding death rates of untreated vs. treated people with Covid and death rates from medical errors?
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    IOS 14.x

    Just updated to iOS 14.3 and it works great. It’s a good idea to update, especially if you are having issues. One of the things updates do is fix bugs.
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    IOS 14.x

    iOS14.2 is working fine on my phone. I've been using this iPhone for about 2 years now. It's a lot better than the Android phone I used before this one.
  12. I couldn't get though the first 30 minutes. To me, the leading lady (Voila Davis) was not watchable.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://onemileatatime.com/american-teen-jailed-violating-quarantine/ An American teen was jailed recently in the Cayman Island for violating quarantine, not like Switzerland.
  14. I can go along with Trump’s veto of the defense spending bill. I think US spends about 10x more on defense than the rest of the world combined. There’s no need for that. How about just 5x more?! 5555555
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    The Covid-19 thread

    There’s a YouTube video of a guy playing violin while intubated with Covid. I had decided not to be intubated if I ever caught Covid. Now I’m having second thoughts.
  16. In US, we have a concept called the trickle down theory (initiated during the Reagan presidency) where you give the money to the rich and it will trickle down to the poor. I'm afraid most of the stimulus money will go to the rich. It's a good thing that Trump is helping the lower income folks like me by trying to raise the check amount from $600 to $2000. The rich will probably get a lot more.
  17. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-wants-2-000-stimulus-checks-threatens-to-sink-stimulus-bill/ar-BB1c9YR6?ocid=msedgdhp Trump Wants $2,000 Stimulus Checks; Threatens to Sink Stimulus Bill Trump wants to increase the $600 Stimulus Checks to $2,000 -- an example of why Trump looks better if you take away all the rhetoric and just concentrate on concrete benefits you were provide by the Federal Government during the past four years. I can definitely use the additional money. [but it's not real, just a rhetorical con move by Trump, you say? 55555]
  18. zzzz

    The Covid-19 thread

    Last March, just before the Covid restrictions, I was about to leave for the Caribbean. I was sneezing, coughing, and had a runny nose and a fever. I thought I had Covid. So, I canceled everything. But it turned out that the old mercury thermometer was inaccurate. No fever, just a seasonal allergy. Had I gone, I probably would have been stranded in the Caribbean for a while, because a few days later, there were major Covid restrictions in place.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    A new covid-19 strain is spreading fast around London area. The PM tightened covid restriction as a result.
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    72 years old

    I gave up driving last year. Too much hassle. I will get another car when they develop a reliable fully autonomous car, the kind that you only have to give the address of the destination, and it does the rest. I will probably be dead before it’s developed.
  21. Trump is undermining his chances for a comeback by being a sore loser. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/karl-rove-trump-refusal-accept-election-results-americans-dont-like-sore-losers-052334684.html "Karl Rove on Trump’s refusal to accept election results: Americans 'don’t like sore losers'" “If his goal is to lay the predicate to come back in 2024 and run again, he’s helping himself at least gain the nomination. But I think in the long run he’s not helping himself or the country,” Rove said. “America likes comebacks, but they don’t like sore losers and he is on the edge of looking like a sore loser, and probably will look like it after January 6th.”
  22. What ground work? The law will catch up to him before the next election hopefully.
  23. https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2020/12/07/a-disgrace-hundreds-of-lawyers-call-for-bar-condemnations-of-trump-election-lawyers/?slreturn=20201113161931 'A Disgrace': Hundreds of Lawyers Call for Bar Condemnations of Trump Election Lawyers
  24. Trump seems to be undergoing the Chinese torture of thousand cuts. Instead of just losing once at the election, he's losing many more times with these election lawsuits. He brought this on himself. Could he be a closet masochist?
  25. Pelosi may try to impeach him again.
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