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  1. And for other sports Jamestown has Watford City, Williston, and Belcourt.
  2. Yep. I don’t care what league you’re in or the disparity between the teams, you’ll always be happy with a split on the road.
  3. This is exactly how it should be. The one positive outcome from the pandemic is a return of some power to the states. I’m afraid this will be short-lived however and we’ll have a return to federal overreach.
  4. We can't have a complicit media in lockstep with one party of the government. This was the case in the former USSR and presently China.
  5. It's because the Russian Facebook memes were for the 'wrong' guy.
  6. I’ve pretty much stopped consuming news because of all the misinformation but people who I respect have great things to say about The Economist. Have also heard the BBC does a pretty good job. My politics can be described as an anti-left Libertarian.
  7. The actual number of infections is much higher. Most models predict 4-6x the number of confirmed cases.
  8. Nixon was not impeached. The House judiciary committee recommended impeachment but Nixon resigned before the full House could vote on the articles.
  9. He hasn’t been charged with a crime. You can’t pardon somebody when they haven’t been charged with a crime.
  10. I think it’s for being a big fat meany-pants.
  11. I'd like to LOL at this but a part of me thinks there's truth in it.
  12. I’m just giving you some crap. The link explains how COVID is transmitted primarily by close contact through actual droplets, rather than aerosol. It also goes on to explain how chickenpox, measles, and tuberculosis are efficiently spread by aerosol, i.e. those diseases are highly infectious. COVID is very middle of the road in this regard (thanks god). The high case rate is best explained by the fact it’s a novel virus that the human body has never been subjected to before.
  13. You’ll probably never know how it works in terms of efficacy. It will be interesting to see what kind of side effects there are though.
  14. Dude. You were wrong about Covid being highly contagious. Forgot about it and move on. Here’s a link to help you out. It’s from that far-right organization the CDC though so I don’t know how credible it is. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-sars-cov-2.html
  15. This is true. However, saying ‘COVID-19 slightly more contagious than influenza’ doesn’t scare people and make headlines.
  16. I wouldn’t say COVID is highly contagious. It’s pretty much middle of the road and pretty comparable to influenza.
  17. I’m obviously speculating. We’ll never have 70% vaccine acceptance, but you have to remember that this isn’t the first time a virus has jumped from another animal to humans. It’s very likely that this coronavirus will affect humans with similar effects to the 4 coronaviruses we currently deal with. It certainly will be less virulent as time goes on.
  18. Correct. Hopefully Burgum will have the courage to reduce mitigation efforts as these metrics come down.
  19. It will be different depending on where you’re at. States/countries that have imposed stronger mitigation efforts will see this drag out. In North Dakota active will plateau in the next 14 days. They’ll decrease pretty slowly and hospitalizations and deaths will lag. By the time a vaccine rolls out on a wide scale we’ll probably have daily cases in the low hundreds. Next year at this time we’ll probably have a daily caseload in the mid double digits. This is presuming we still have testmania going on. Hospitalizations will be a handful a month with maybe a death or two per month.
  20. Your prediction about bars, restaurants, etc. will only come to fruition if we continually to quarantine healthy people. This virus will flame out like all other viruses do. My only concern is how we as a society react when it does. For example, the CDC issues travel guidances for countries based on COVID levels. Level 1 is a daily case rate of 5/100,000; this would equate to 38 daily cases or less in North Dakota. The CDC recommends masks and distancing at this level. We’ll have levels in this range forever, so what’s the end game?
  21. You think this virus is the ‘worst’ in world history, or North Dakota’s case count is the worst in the world?
  22. It’s a fair comment, but most public health officials have stated it would take about 3 weeks for those to have any effect. Biology is a better explanation.
  23. Yep. It also seems cases have been affecting the 80+ demographic at about a 40% greater rate than the general population. This is presuming the age demographic data I found in the web is reliable, but it seemed logical. Presuming a large percentage of that demographic lives in long term facilities the 80+ crowd in North Dakota may reach some level of immunity faster than the general population. You’d expect hospitalizations to lag but they seem to be falling somewhat with positivity rate. This may lead some credence to my theory that the elderly were getting infected at a greater rate than the general population. Next 10 days will be telling.
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