So, North Dakota has been in a very bad spot for a while now.
an old friend from high school brother died from Covid. The son was a bartender in CA and did not wear a mask. It did not really hit the kid much. Sis is really mad at the son. Family feud. really sad. It did not have to be this way. Especially when you look at the asian countries who have lower stats and their economy is growing.We are right behind you. So much misinformation coming from covidiots of all shapes and sizes these days. It really is a test of Darwin's Theory. I feel sorry for the elderly who stayed home, stayed safe only to get sick and pass from a younger family member who brought it home because they didn't think it was serious or worse because they heard "we are rounding the corner"..........
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Actually a blind study means that the researchers do not know control from experimental subjects. It is one method of increasing validity of the study.I got duped by click bait on an article mentioning vaccine efficacy percentage in the title. Of course, none was given in the article. Blind studies means no one really knows yet. Complete fails would probably be weeded out early though because they would already have the requisite number of positive case to start unmasking the data.
It's just about slowing the spread so the health care facilities aren't overwhelmed. A slower spread just means there will be ICU space and ventilators available for those who need them, when they need them.All these lockdowns makes me wonder what's supposed to happen to the virus during the lockdown. And when the lockdown is over, will the virus magically be gone? Europe had extensive lockdowns and all they did was delay the spread. People need to use common sense and wear a mask, social distance, use hand sanitizer, wash their hands and avoid large gatherings in confined spaces.
Yikes.We are going back to full lockdown on Monday (11/16) for 2 weeks (at least).......
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Things have gone from bad to worse the last 2-3 weeks. Restaurants are closed for any indoor or outdoor dining. Take out only. Beauty salons and barbershops are closed, liquor stores closed, Churches are closed (no in person services) only online services. Liquor stores closed. Big box and grocery stores can operate at 25% capacity or 75 people max which means Walmart, Costco etc can only have 75 people in the store at a time. Grocery stores are the same so there will be lines a mile long and people will be hoarding once again so they don't have to come back or wait in a line for an hour to get inside.
Hospitals are almost at 100% capacity. If you go into the hospital due to Covid here in NM you have a 20% chance you will leave in a body bag. They interviewed a nurse yesterday in El Paso who was in tears. She said they lost every single patient they were caring for in the ICU on her shift.