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  1. Interesting article on New York deaths. https://apnews.com/212ccd87924b6906053703a00514647f?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow ‘New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.’
  2. Interesting study of an outbreak. Discusses the importance of air filtration...this will spread through the air. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3654517
  3. So more like the flu vaccine? A good guess? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/07/coronavirus-vaccine-dr-fauci-says-chances-of-it-being-highly-effective-is-not-great.html
  4. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opinion/articles/2020-08-05/is-it-safe-to-fly-here-are-the-odds-of-catching-covid-on-a-plane?__twitter_impression=true I also read planes change out the air 30 times an hour.
  5. What is the status of missionary work in your wards and branches? My ward's missionaries just sent out a sign up for members to agree to a 15 minute lesson from the missionaries each week. So far, no one has signed up but it is new. During this time, it seems most people really don't want to engage over the streams and zoom interactions. What are your missionaries doing to forward the work at this time? How are your missionaries holding up serving during this crazy time? It must be hard.
  6. It's not a matter of winning. I think cases will occur. But, it's not just one semester. We might have to learn how to live with this disease long term. I'm not sure our economy can take another 6 months of lockdown. I think it is beginning to fray. I think emotional well being is fraying. I think we have to look at the big picture and make some hard calls.
  7. Under theses guidelines, children should never go to school. The flu kills children at much higher rates. We really should never leave our house. Then we will all be safe all the time.
  8. This is the great unknown and your observation makes the chance of a viable vaccine less likely, correct? How do we learn to live with this disease if reinfection occurs easily and there are multiple strains. At some point, the entire society could collapse due to this disease and lockdowns decimating the economy. Interesting study on reinfection. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/07/19/can-you-get-covid-19-coronavirus-twice-here-is-an-update-on-reinfection/#11a29d847cbf
  9. I think you have to go more local than state. Denver rules Colorado and the Salt Lake area rules Utah. Let the local jurisdictions make the call. My county is under 5% but our neighboring counties are not. If we continue the trend for 2 weeks, we should be able to open. Will there by a spike? Undoubtedly. When we opened up in late May, (I did not factor in large scale crowds nationwide) I expected a spike too. Every year when kids go back to school, people get sick. I hope due to the mitigating factors of masks, temp checks every morning, hand washing stations and spread out desks, schools will be successful in mitigating the disease. I hope they add in ventilation too. Everyone says this is a tricky balance. I agree with that. Interesting article on transmission studies and children. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/18/health/coronavirus-children-schools.html
  10. Plasma benefits. https://www.wsj.com/articles/convalescent-plasma-reduced-death-rate-among-covid-19-patients-study-data-signals-11596594390?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/cFcK8FnSxV
  11. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/fauci-sides-trump-reopening-schools-after-telling-teachers-theyll-part-experiment-1522023%3famp=1?espv=1 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4896914/user-clip-cdc-it-public-health-interest-schools-back-open-face-face-learning https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/07/29/bill-gates-says-schools-should-reopen-despite-covid-19/amp/ this one has a multitude of studies and quotes the AAP and their opinion on opening schools. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livescience.com/amp/coronavirus-should-schools-reopen-fall.html Dr. Birx encourages only those with under a 5 percent positive test rate to open. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/reopening-schools-covid-19-cases-caution-birx-2020-8%3famp https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/health/coronavirus-schools-reopening.amp.html From the UN. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1235788
  12. The experts are saying the default should be to open. If you have widespread community outbreak...maybe not. It’s a big country. Here is the tale of 3 counties. One of them was locked down a shorter time than the others. Has been open longer and with less restrictions. Interesting, huh. Take precautions, follow the guidance, protect the most vulnerable. *mask wearing compliance was highest too. https://data.tchd.org/covid19/
  13. Yeah, Nehor brought up the schools. I posted an article showing the complete and utter disaster this virus is on 3rd world countries. More children will die from this virus due to starvation than die from covid. I don't even want to estimate what that ratio will look like. I did not use this as a basis to push to open schools. I did not connect the article to anything US centric. I was reacting to Nehor's comment. I happen to agree with the experts that getting kids back in school is important and should happen. He seems to disagree with the scientists and experts on this. I guess it is okay to disagree with scientists now? I will post the whole article about starvation and death in other countries when it is released in the Lancet. I found this article through a friend of mine on Facebook who happens to live in Guatemala who has documented the wide spread food shortages that have happened around him due to the shutdowns in the country.
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