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  1. Poll: It has been almost scary to see how many and how...

    It has been almost scary to see how many and how varied your untrue / incorrect claims have been. Many errors on things unrelated to pure politics or ideology. A few from recent weeks:

    - you...
  2. Poll: He could have also named the charity for the $30...

    He could have also named the charity for the $30 donation I promised if he simply did the honest and upright thing, the kind of thing we’d all hope our kids learn to do in kindergarten.
  3. Poll: How many of “these people” (absolute numbers or...

    How many of “these people” (absolute numbers or as a percent of the current ~130k) do you contend did not have COVID at time of death?

    Make your claim explicit or its mood lighting, not a...
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    That’s true. :-) I’m not even religious,...

    That’s true. :-)

    I’m not even religious, though I miss and appreciate lots of aspects of my Protestant childhood.
    I just like the “amen” as a succinct way to say “well done, i second that point...
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    It's sunday morning so I'll say it. Amen. ...

    It's sunday morning so I'll say it.


    Amen.


    Without an agreed on shared set of facts, or without even any agreed-on conceptual framework for what kind of evidence and knowledge would in...
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-aoc-t...

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-aoc-tweet/fact-check-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-did-not-tweet-that-governors-should-keep-businesses-closed-to-prevent-trumps-re-election-idUSKBN23V32A
  7. Poll: Honest question: Why are you more bothered by my...

    Honest question: Why are you more bothered by my offer to give my money to charity if MDABE80 either backs up his (false) claim or if he tells the truth, than you are apparently bothered by his...
  8. Poll: I will donate $300 to your favorite politician or...

    I will donate $300 to your favorite politician or charity if you can back up this claim, which you’ve now doubled down on.

    And I’ll give $30 to the charity, and post proof, if you admit your...
  9. Poll: Over the what stretch of time (since what date)...

    Over the what stretch of time (since what date) do you believe infections and hospitalizations have been going down? Are you telling this to your patients?
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    And we have Obama to thank for that oversight!...

    And we have Obama to thank for that oversight! Bare cupboards!

    How many other nonexistent global viruses did Obama not prevent?

    :roll:
  11. Poll: It is with a sad heart that I find myself nodding...

    It is with a sad heart that I find myself nodding in agreement to much of this.

    I also don't seen any likely or even moderately probable solutions to the kind of deep hole you describe us being...
  12. Poll: If you'd like a different poll created which has...

    If you'd like a different poll created which has different options or gradations of deviance from normal, the option to create one is open to you, and I'd be interested in seeing the votes.
  13. Poll: How confident are you in having a ‘20-‘21 season

    I wonder where Gonzaga fans are at. How confident are you that we’ll see a college basketball season with fewer than 5 cancelled games, and fans (at least 50% of normal occupancy) allowed in the...
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    I do think some COVID-controlled countries...

    I do think some COVID-controlled countries (Australia /NZ , China?) may see some current Zags playing professionally in lieu of sitting in domestic quarantine.
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    Cad, Is the R-0 generally given as a specific...

    Cad,

    Is the R-0 generally given as a specific number or narrow range everywhere in the world for a novel pandemic?

    Or is it localized based on population density, mass transit use, weather,...
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    FWIW I’ve read and understand the same as you...

    FWIW I’ve read and understand the same as you regarding the strong direct relationship between Rvalue and herd immunity critical levels.
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    Around 70,000 Americans over 70yrs old have died...

    Around 70,000 Americans over 70yrs old have died of COVID.
    Let's say another 10x that number were infected and survived.

    That totals .77million people.

    Let's then just then double that total,...
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    Big and important difference between "misleading"...

    Big and important difference between "misleading" and "not measuring the thing I want to see measured".

    I think the comparisons of total deaths or total confirmed cases per country are examples of...
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    I haven't been following WA-only stats recently,...

    I haven't been following WA-only stats recently, but I don't see the phenomenon you're describing.

    Large surge in testing beginning Monday June8th (and then tracking the weekdays for the past 2...
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    Gotcha. Here:...

    Gotcha.

    Here: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/state-timeline/new-confirmed-cases/washington/0

    WA really has been skating through this with very very few deaths so far. Never yet hit 30/day and...
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    For the past 20 years flu deaths have averaged...

    For the past 20 years flu deaths have averaged 35,000. It's been barely above 60k (it was 61k) 1 year, the worst on record. See column on the right. Data from CDC/Hopkins.

    (32.7k from 2001-2010,...
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    https://i.imgur.com/UXLp0IE.png Here's the...

    https://i.imgur.com/UXLp0IE.png

    Here's the confirmed (lab tests) case count. Cases have been going up for about 2.5 weeks, as Mark says. We've also seen rising percentage of tests being positive...
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    For some reason the moderators have decided that...

    For some reason the moderators have decided that you de-facto calling someone ignorant, dishonest, or a knowing liar without giving any evidence isn't a problem here, but ethically and personally...
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    Here's the relevant thread/discussion...

    Here's the relevant thread/discussion including Caduceus' posts from early March, there weren't any COVID-related posts from Caduceus in February. It's really interesting to see a time capsule from 3...
  25. Nope. If that were true, we'd see a falling...

    Nope. If that were true, we'd see a falling percentage of tests as positive. We are not. And we are now up to ~ .5million tests/day.

    Over the last 10 days we have been both conducting more tests...
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