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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:44AM

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It's Seattle again ...
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"At the University of Washington, however, some news from students who are members of a fraternity: At least 112 students living at fraternity houses have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by NPR. Nine more students tested positive but do not live in the fraternity houses, though they were reportedly close contacts of the students. "


https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/05/887458298/121-university-of-washington-students-infected-in-greek-row-outbreak

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:47AM

It isn’t the first time a bunch of frat guys came down with the same disease.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 12:12PM

I somehow think that covid kills more often than VD.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:58AM

This is from summer school (from fraternity houses supposedly at reduced capacity.) IMO it's a preview of what we can expect in the fall. If I were a parent, I would strongly advise my child to do online learning only at home, or take a gap year.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 03:19PM

Perhaps, but I've a couple of mine spent months in lockdown and grew depressed. They wanted, and we supported, their going back to school, where they are still basically in lockdown, wearing masks, testing, and doing classes online. The result? They bear slightly higher risk but are not looking longingly at liquor stores.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 12:46PM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 01:00PM

Just like the non mask wearers in Florida ?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 01:17PM

Overall, I think the residents of Washington State have done a very good job of avoiding the CV, thanks in part to the leadership of Gov. Inslee.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109004/coronavirus-covid19-cases-rate-us-americans-by-state/

State Repubs are challenged to nominate a competitive election opponent again.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2020 01:22PM by GNPE.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 01:39PM

I agree with you, but I have to question the wisdom of the University of Washington running in-person summer school. I also think this throws the fall term into question.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 02:00PM

Frats are year-around regardless of enrollment, UW isn't having classes as far as I know...

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 03:03PM

Oh, I had no idea. My brother was in a fraternity, but he used to come home on summer breaks.

It looks like UW is doing remote learning right now, and is planning on going to a blended model in the fall.

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Posted by: Free Man ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 08:40PM

So what's the problem?

Young people don't die often, and we need them to become immune so no longer a threat to more vulnerable.

What is the alternative, eternal lockdown?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 08:47PM

How many millions will need to die before we reach your mythical "herd immunity" ?
Will you be among the dead ?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 10:14PM

Free Man, show your love for humanity. Put your lungs where your mouth is.

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 10:46PM

Free Man still wants to push the Sweden model. Even his hero Osterholm rejects that.

From my post 2 days ago

https://www.bluezones.com/2020/06/covid-19-straight-answers-from-top-epidemiologist-who-predicted-the-pandemic/

"First of all, the Sweden model no longer exists. It was a myth to begin with. And it now is even being heavily criticized within Sweden to the point where there’s actually a criminal investigation going on about what did or didn’t happen in their long-term care. Sweden has one of the highest death rates in the world in terms of number of people that have died per population. They have not advanced any meaningful way towards a herd immunity level and are not much higher than the United States is right now. And they recognize in retrospect that maybe they didn’t accomplish all that they thought they were going to."

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:02PM

I think that is the best covid article yet.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:33PM

Even Sweden believes its strategy was a failure and is conducting a "post-mortem."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/01/sweden-launches-investigation-coronavirus-response/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/sweden-launches-commission-to-investigate-coronavirus-response/ar-BB16c2xC

I'm not sure how Free Man will spin this. He may say that Osterholm and Sweden are part of the great media conspiracy to discredit his, Free Man's, brilliance.

Or he may revert to form and that Sweden is a socialist state and hence screws up everything, even the right pandemic policy.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:36PM

Free man will say it's off track and posted by know-it-alls. *LOL*

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 06, 2020 11:41PM

And then spiritist, Zeeezrom, and xxMoO will join in, inveighing against us, the benighted cultural Marxists, for our recidivistic violatons of the O/T rules.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 08, 2020 11:58AM

Even then it's going to be a struggle with all of the anti-vaxxers and science deniers. But at least the rest of us will have a chance.

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