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November 19th, 2020, 21:38
Trying to eat while wearing a face mask is not recommended.

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November 19th, 2020, 23:37
Originally Posted by a pibbur View Post
Trying to eat while wearing a face mask is not recommended.

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Tell me…about it. It's inconvenient and makes your mask a mess.

It's a lot easier to just order out at home or use curbside pickup.
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November 20th, 2020, 15:05
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Tell me…about it. It's inconvenient and makes your mask a mess.
And you don't get to taste the food, and you will remain hungry. Until you realize what's going on.
It's a lot easier to just order out at home or use curbside pickup.
Good point.

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November 21st, 2020, 16:15
Study suggests mass rapid testing as an alternative to widespread restrictions could be an effective strategy.

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2020/…e-within-weeks
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November 22nd, 2020, 00:27
Mass testing which gives results very quickly but at the cost of lower accuracy.

I actually think that it sounds good but it assumes that those getting a notification to stay at home will actually do so. I think I saw, in the UK, that follow ups on people notified by our track and trace system found that they did not stay the full 14 days in isolation. Has this been factored into the numbers?
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November 22nd, 2020, 01:14
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Mass testing which gives results very quickly but at the cost of lower accuracy.

I actually think that it sounds good but it assumes that those getting a notification to stay at home will actually do so. I think I saw, in the UK, that follow ups on people notified by our track and trace system found that they did not stay the full 14 days in isolation. Has this been factored into the numbers?
The research suggests that the benefit of near instant results would heavily outweigh the lack of accuracy in the earliest phase of the infection.

With regard to non co-operative people, I think that's why they talk about how this would very effective if even half the population participated. In that regard, there's probably not much downside compared to complete lockdowns - the irresponsible ones are likely to disregard those rules, too.
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Yesterday, 18:09
Another vaccine from Oxford AstraZeneca is almost ready as well.

Link - https://www.theguardian.com/society/…ord-university
The Covid vaccine developed in the UK by Oxford University and AstraZeneca can protect 70.4% of people from becoming ill and – in a surprise result – up to 90% if a lower first dose is used, results from the final trial show.
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Yesterday, 21:22
Yes, this is good - the response is starting to come together. It remains to be seen how many decide not to be vaccinated, or participate in self-testing and quarantine. In some places, I fear the numbers may be high.
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Yesterday, 21:36
It's curious how these different companies are coming up with vaccines that are 90-something % effective almost simultaneously. I'm not a conspiracy theorist myself, but I can understand some people being skeptical.
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I think, like pibbur mentioned, we need to treat the effectiveness numbers with a certain amount of skepticism, and see how things shake out in the real world. But I don't find the arrival of several vaccines in a short space of time particularly surprising. I think that's just the time period the development required, with the world's best labs going full tilt, with maximum resources, and shaving the normal procedures down to the bare minimum.
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Yesterday, 21:54
That, and possibly fudging the numbers a little so it doesn't seem like they're behind the competition.
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Yesterday, 21:56
If all these vaccines end up working at 60% that's a win in my book. That means 60 out of an 100 people can become immune. It's better then anything we have right now.

Yes I know they promise 90% but that's a long shot based on trial data. The second thing to worry about is undocumented side effects from these rushed drugs.

So fingers crossed it all goes well in the next year.
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Yesterday, 23:19
Quite a good article here on the development of the Oxford vaccine.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55041371
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