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  • Jeff Buchanan
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    The synagogue hostage taker has been ID'ed:

    A 44 yo British national, Malik Faisal Akram, was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn’t provide a possible motive.

    Right, no motive. Fuck that. Look at his name. Oh, wait, that's racist, xenophobic and racial profiling. Wake the fuck up you morons on the left that are screeching about this. There are places in the world that were, in the past and/or have become now, breeding and training grounds for this sort of shit. Afghanistan is one of them and is likely to be a hot bed of terrorist activities that will be targeted against us and our friends in Europe and the ME. The Chairman's action needs to be connected to what's coming and be held accountable for it.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    "...shot to the arm...and you're in pain...Fauci you give medicine a bad name..."

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  • Jeff Buchanan
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    My COVID post today is not going to be of interest to everyone but it is nonetheless informative to those who want to know about the differences in infectiousness and course of an Omicron COVID infection. Here are the takeaways from the article linked to below (it can be paywalled but if you don't frequent this site, you have free access to it for some unknown number of articles per month)
    • If you've been vaxed/boosted and catch COVID from Omicron (a breakthrough infection), you'll have symptoms sooner.
    • That's because your immune system has been beefed up by vaccination (or previous infection) and is battling the virus; when that starts you start feeling like shit.
    • You may not be infectious until later in the course of the disease compared to Delta/earlier variants; you may feel like shit. Your beefed up ABs are holding viral loads down.
    • CDC guidance that is still being pushed is that you are most infectious (symptomatic or asymptomatic) in the early days (first 2-3d) after exposure.
    • That's no longer true with an Omicron infection.
    • Infectiousness peaks with an Omicron caused COVID infection between day 3.5 and 5.5, not likely on days 1-3, the previous CDC guidance that is still being wrongly pushed.
    • Even though your symptoms resolve on day 5 (immune response wins and saves your ass), your infectiousness tapers off through day 9 (i.e., you may still be infectious days 5-9).
    I'm soft on the CDC's recommendations to wear a mask after leaving isolation on day 5 and through day 10 but I can see why they are saying that. My take is that, yeah, you may still be infectious but your viral load is going to be low. Just don't go coughing in close proximity to your friends, doing karaoke in a crowded bar and singing loudly. TBH, I rate mask wearing as marginally useful overall, in that the virus is going to spread no matter what we do with masks. Trying to mitigate it with masks or with anything for that matter, doesn't make a lot of sense anymore. Masks are not very useful at all in this day 6-10 post infection scenario. YMMV. If you're so inclined, mask up but that's up to you, IMO.

    Some real life experience: I'm vaxed and boosted (Pfizer). A week ago Friday, I was exposed to an unvaxed, previously uninfected person who the next day tested positive for COVID and had symptoms that kind of sucked and is still sick - not seriously. On Sunday, day 2 post exposure, I felt fatigued more than usual (my ride sucked). Decided to isolate. On Monday, I had "cold" symptoms (day 3). That afternoon I did a self administered AG test and was negative for COVID (not enough viral load yet or I didn't actually have COVID???). My symptoms worsened on days 3.5 - 5. If I'd had another home test, I would have tested late that day. Waking on day 6 my symptoms were completely gone. Either I actually had COVID or I just had a cold. My wife never got sick at all although we were both exposed and we stayed mostly apart. I think I had a breakthrough COVID infection with short lived and very mild cold like symptoms because I was fully vaxed, and followed pretty much the course I outlined above. Too bad I didn't have one more test kit and tried to get one but, nope. None available. No appointments to be had either - a problem.

    So, I am at high risk for COVID by age, fully vaxed and boosted and have had COVID probably 2X - once in late November 2020 and once last week. The infection in November for whihc I did test positivet was rough for about a week. Up up until about a few months ago, I had fatigue, slow to resolve and some weird neuro symptoms. All of those are gone as measured by my pre-COVID cycling performance being fully restored. I make no claim that I had or now have "Long COVID."

    Sample size of one, even though I'm 73, supposedly high risk for serious COVID, I'm fit, have no significant comorbid diseases, exercise vigorously by cycling and have survived the pandemic like a rock star. Conclusion: I was never at serious risk of being hospitalized let alone being dying from COVID. My risk of being injured in a car wreck was way higher. I took few precautions other than getting vaxed/boosted. I hung around cycle studios without a mask (where I caught my first case of COVID and survived that). I went to football games as soon as the idots restricting fans allowed us back in to stadiums last fall. I cruised for days at a time on crowded cruise ships that we are told not to go on by the worthless CDC. I may not be typical but I'm pretty close and my 27 month experience with the pandemic demonstrates (sample size of one) for most of us SARS-2 is no longer the risk that it has been made out to be. It might have been from February 2020 and for about a year after that when vaccines became available at scale. Especially for the over 80s and fat diabetics with additional comorbid conditions of just about any age. Sadly SARS2 continues to be made out to be very dangerous to us. It's not. Caveat, I am one healthy and tough mofo so don't extrapolate my experience across the global population ..... or maybe you should. Up to you.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/co...wsviewer_click
    Last edited by Jeff Buchanan; January 16, 2022, 02:12 PM.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Originally posted by lineygoblue View Post
    Before I STFU ..

    Did you see the IW in the Raiders/Cincy game?

    The only thing that surprises me is how many people don't know the enforcement of the rule.
    Well it doesn't happen too often liney...you'd have to be a complete moron to blow an IW...

    hello

    Hopefully whoever did it has to buy the beer on the trip home...what a dumbass. In my 32 years on the field...ZERO IW's...

    hello

    Enforcement of an IW is easy unless it's on a play with a change of possession...can get a little screwy. Hopefully someone bean bags the location of the ball at the time the moron blows the IW. Have you ever had an IW liney? I can't remember.

    hello

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  • Jeff Buchanan
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    Great day for the good guys in Texas. Hostage taker is dead, most likely by a snipper's hand.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...police-hostage

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  • lineygoblue
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    Before I STFU ..

    Did you see the IW in the Raiders/Cincy game?

    The only thing that surprises me is how many people don't know the enforcement of the rule.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    ...and I'm telling you...to STFU...

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  • lineygoblue
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    Originally posted by WingsFan View Post

    Did you ask him about when he said it will be over in 6 months anyway?
    That was my cardiologist. He was obviously wrong.

    My internist told me to get the booster jab.

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  • Mike
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    Not even sure where to post this but Mark Schlissel has been fired for cause effective immediately. MSC is back as interim president.

    https://amp.freep.com/amp/9162810002

    The Regents has posted his communications to their website for all to see.

    https://regents.umich.edu/governance...nt-of-interim/
    Last edited by Mike; January 15, 2022, 07:28 PM.

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  • WingsFan
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    I got the J&J booster this week because my doctor told me it was a good idea to do so.
    Did you ask him about when he said it will be over in 6 months anyway?

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  • lineygoblue
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    Have a nice MLK long weekend. I'm in Atlanta. We're supposed to have a quarter inch of ice here by noon Sunday. I miss FL and just cancelled my Sunday ride! Fuck that.
    I imagine Atlanta will be under a state of emergency. Here in Shiawassee County Michigan, we call a day like that "Tuesday".

    Much like the end to AA's reign of terror on these boards...Covid Fear will dash off into the sunset at some point as well. The difference is...I'll actually miss Covid more than I miss AA...
    You should stop being so mean to AA. What did he ever do to you? I mean, besides criticizing your 11th best in Nebraska wings?

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Much like the end to AA's reign of terror on these boards...Covid Fear will dash off into the sunset at some point as well. The difference is...I'll actually miss Covid more than I miss AA...

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  • Jeff Buchanan
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    I'm ready for this thing to be over.
    Right, and this bears repeating as I posted up thread a while back: There will be two endpoints to this pandemic: (1) A medical endpoint. Everything points to the fact we are approaching that (see my post above). (2) The end of the fear monkey, illiberal narrative that has been bombarding us for over 2y.

    As talent notes, you can see the shift in the elite's reporting on this. Before Omicron (which reignited the fear monkey talk), the NYT, actually, was leading the way in saying, gee, maybe we should be getting back to our normal routines ...... correct, but about 6 months too late. TBH, Omicron shook me and the scientific community up, until the fading, last gasp indicators that Omicron appears to be representing became clear.

    TBH, a lot of that reticence to resume our normal lives appearing in the lay-press was a result of honest scientists whose research papers and studies journalists were reading. The scientists doing the research are generally devoid of political agendas, generally - Fauci is not among them. My daughter who is a PhD Biomedical Engineer and knows about this stuff, explained to me, that researchers tend to caveat encouraging scientific development with, "well we just don't know enough yet to be certain" and that is fair. The scientists and researchers looking into and speaking these days about this stuff that I mentioned above now know enough to be more certain. Accordingly, we're seeing this shift developing among journalists.

    Have a nice MLK long weekend. I'm in Atlanta. We're supposed to have a quarter inch of ice here by noon Sunday. I miss FL and just cancelled my Sunday ride! Fuck that.

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  • lineygoblue
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    I got the J&J booster this week because my doctor told me it was a good idea to do so. Seems like nearly everything I read about J&J indicates that it has good success against Omicron. And Omicron isn't all that tough anyway. I still wear a mask when I'm going to be inside crowded areas, but it comes off as soon as I get outside. I read an article this week (I wish I would have bookmarked it) that said Covid 19 doesn't do well outside. As soon as it hits fresh air it falls to the ground and dies quickly. The spread seems to be tied with being indoors in a crowded situation with everyone breathing the same air over and over. Sounds reasonable to me.

    I'm ready for this thing to be over. I hope for all of us, that Covid 19 is breathing its last breath. And I hope in some way, that China will be held responsible for their role in this mess.

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  • iam416
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    The only redeeming part of the Omicron surge is that sooooooo many people have contracted it that even the Fear Monkeys are starting to come to the realization that there's not much point in continually trying to stem the tide. Now, I was fully there last year when the old folks got their vaccinations. But, I think most people are there now -- even the generally tone deaf elite media is starting to shift.

    You can ge vaccinated and/or boostered or not. Whatever. There are seeming benefits, but whatever. If you choose not to, whatever. I'm vaxxed and boosted. I haven't a lick of fucking fear (and, TBH, I haven't really since June of 2020 when it was glaringinly obvious that it was old people/multi-comorbidity killer). It's time to move the fuck on.

    If you want to put yourself at whatever additional risk not being vaccinated/boosted puts you at -- knock yourself out. If you want to Fear Monkey the rest of your life away in the basement, knock yourself the fuck out. The rest of us are done. Well, some of us are done. I'm reminded of this when I watch fan-less P12 highlights and packed house B10 highlights.

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