Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 8:40 AM

It's even more troubling that Sen. Diaz also chairs the state Senate Health Policy Committee. Makes me extremely fearful of our future. Which I think is sort of what they're going for, I guess.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 9:27 AM
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Dave, just so you know, embedding an http image in an https page doesn't work in Chrome for security reasons, so your images are always broken for most viewers.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 11:42 AM

^ This is true, but I have found that a right-click on the broken window and "open image in new tab" works.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 12:28 PM

I always thought it was my work network filtering out the image.

And I did not know about the right-click trick either.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 4:52 PM
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I read today that people are now suing hospitals for not treating them with ivermectin (or whatever it's called). I don't even know what to say at this point. I'm sure I'll think of something. But the levels certainty in the face of mis-information/bad information/lack of scientific literacy is honestly surprising, even given my already low expectations.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/some-covid-19-patients-want-iv...-to-court/

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Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Monday, September 27, 2021 5:04 PM
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There are a number of idiots who are anxious to rely on monoclonal antibody treatments instead of getting vaccinated as well. Those treatments are super expensive and require monitoring while they're administered, and aren't a sure thing. But you know, beats getting a $20 vaccine that takes a few minutes of your time and reduces the risk of death to a rounding error.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 5:11 PM

$20? I didn't pay anything for the vaccine (though I would have gladly paid $20). People are lining up for lab generated, man-made antibodies while rejecting lab generated, man made vaccines. Well, of course that makes sense in America.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 5:24 PM
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I mean. You can let your body create the antibodies (vaccine) or let a lab do it (monoclonal). People are weird.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 5:49 PM
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The government paid the $20. Someone has to pay for all healthcare.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 6:28 PM

...Which, in turn, means we taxpayers paid for it. Gotcha.

Jeff said:
Dave, just so you know, embedding an http image in an https page doesn't work in Chrome for security reasons, so your images are always broken for most viewers.

Oh. I did not know that. Seems odd that Chrome would have such a restriction on image content, given that...well...it's image content. Looks fine for me in Safari, both desktop and mobile.

I guess I need to figure out if I can implement https given that I don't control the server. I would assume that it will serve https, but...well...I know better than to assume anything these days.

For anyone who can't see it, the http address for the image, which is updated whenever I feel like it, is davealthoff.com/ext/COVID19_recent.png . I'll see what I can do about the https thing.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 6:39 PM
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Prior to the change, early last year, anything not HTTPS on the page meant that the little secure/lock icon didn't appear in the address bar, and you can't leave it up to the casual viewer to decide what in the page is secure and what isn't.


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Monday, September 27, 2021 7:03 PM
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I see the charts…


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Monday, September 27, 2021 7:26 PM

I see dead people

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Monday, September 27, 2021 8:45 PM
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Spell icup.


Promoter of fog.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 8:59 PM

You forgot the “may I”

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:34 PM
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https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/

I spent the last couple of months watching red slowly overtake the map from the middle outward, now it looks like the orange and yellow are starting to follow the exact same pattern.

When we took the boy back to The U six weeks ago, Florida's per 100k rate was in the mid 100's. Today it's at 34. Ohio peaked in the mid-50's and looks to be declining (or holding at worst) over the last week or so.

It will be interesting to see what's in store after this wave crashes.

(my prediction of y'all's predicition is another wave during the holidays)


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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:25 PM
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Well, just to be a contrarian, most of the predictions I've read (from actual data scientists, not pundits) are fairly optimistic for the winter.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:47 PM
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There's some speculation that the combination of employer mandates and the addition of the age 5-11 cohort will make a huge difference in overall community spread. I hope they're right.

In the back of my mind though, I'm still concerned that the enormous and widespread spike globally right now is going to spawn a new mutation that is terrible enough to evade vaccines. It's a real possibility, and one the scientists have been warning about all year. I mean, great, America (but not 'Merica) is covered, but a lot of good that will do us if a variant gets bad in India or Brazil or some other lesser vaccinated but populous nation.

Speaking of which, cases in the US right now represent 1 in 8 people. That's 12.5% of the population. Considering a little over half the population is fully vaccinated, the potential for it to burn out quickly will undoubtedly help, but even the CDC says the rate of reinfection is 2.34 time that of the vaccinated, which is pretty bad. And for what? Because MAH FREEDOM? People are ****ing stupid.


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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:29 PM

Interesting, as something I read earlier today (sorry, didn't care enough to track down the source) was indicating that prior infection antibodies may provide better protection than vaccine antibodies, which is kind of the opposite conclusion. That said, I'd rather get my antibodies the easy way than the hard way.

Ohio hit 50% vaccine completion in the total population (58.49% among those eligible). The new case chart (you know where to find my version) is starting to show a very nice normal distribution starting on the down side. Ohio's case count accounts for 12.7949% of the population; if you try to account for undercounted cases, it could be as high as almost 43%. Combine that with the vaccinations and we're getting very close to the "everybody's got antibodies" stage that might finally make this thing mostly go away.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:32 AM
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Apparently the employer mandates are having pretty dramatic effects on vaccination rates, one business at a time. Funny how it's hard to follow through on some illogical and self-righteous ideology.


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