Coronavirus Epidemic, Part 2

bbbass

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What do you think this proves?
I read the similar report on the Netherlands but didn't read the one about Britain. I thought the Netherlands report was unnecessarily alarmist, full of vague data, and not scientific at all... a very slanted view. That's why I didn't read the British one. Burn me once...
 

bbbass

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from the perspective of someone nearly 'spittin-distance' from double the "median" number which was recently bitched about in this thread
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm NOT attacking you...

We talking IQ? What is the number for the "median" IQ?

I know the "average" IQ is 100. How much diff is the median IQ? Cuz if I'm conflating it with average, that would mean and IQ of 200, which is above Walter O'Brian, said to be the 4th highest IQ ever.

Or maybe I'm totally off track. IDK. I'm easily led astray. LOOK, SQUIRREL!!! :)
 

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Awww.... Hell naw!!! I laughed when I saw the MEME of folks walking around with their finger up there ass cuz Faucie said it prevented the virus. Soooo... looks like he was "Right" again - sorta.


ETA: Wonder how this plays with "Drive-thru" testing? Ain't moonin' against the law anymore?
The anal swabs are not just a recommendation anymore. The are mandatory for foreign visitors.


And Japan is pretty mad about the policy.

 
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CyberWolf

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Don't take this the wrong way, I'm NOT attacking you...

We talking IQ? What is the number for the "median" IQ?

I know the "average" IQ is 100. How much diff is the median IQ? Cuz if I'm conflating it with average, that would mean and IQ of 200, which is above Walter O'Brian, said to be the 4th highest IQ ever.

Or maybe I'm totally off track. IDK. I'm easily led astray. LOOK, SQUIRREL!!! :)
Good question.

Wikipedia actually has a pretty good explanation on this (the article itself is pretty good as well, though they do expose some bias in a few areas which warrant reading with a grain of salt...)



This is an incredibly complex topic which I find to be of great interest (multiple reasons)...

That said - IQ is something I typically don't bring up in general conversation, and very rarely use as a pejorative.

Once again, several reasons, but the most significant simply goes back to incompleteness of existing metrics and our understanding of ancillary considerations, n-th order effects, quantum physics, and the nature of reality...

Ok...hereditary traits, physical and nutritional health, etc., sure; but what in the hell does quantum physics or the nature of reality have to do with intelligence?

Don't know for sure (though I have a number of thoughts on the matter); however - at my current stage of understanding, I would expect the dimensionality of material considerations in this area is likely beyond anything we even have the ability to fully conceptualize at this time.

This goes to considerations related to science and religion, as well as psychology, physiology, Chi/Ki, HUP, Quantum Superpositioning, Observation and the Zeno effect, etc., etc....(e.g. - think about potential linkages across observable phenomena such as 'intuition', concepts such as "mind over matter", ULOA, "Power of Prayer", intentional Chi manipulation/disruption, etc., etc., etc.,)

Finally, while I don't necessarily agree with all of it, this is a fascinating read for those interesed:



ETA: ok, wow - that was one helluva rabbit hole...

Back on topic, but hopefully if nothing else it'll help us all move the discussion past the "Red Forman" stage...



^(not directed at anyone, just getting that out of the way)
 
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DubiousDan

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I read the similar report on the Netherlands but didn't read the one about Britain. I thought the Netherlands report was unnecessarily alarmist, full of vague data, and not scientific at all... a very slanted view. That's why I didn't read the British one. Burn me once...
I sorta expect more reports of a similar nature. If you have mass vaccinations of vulnerable people gathered together you're likely to have a fair number of them being exposed to the virus.
 

bbbass

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I sorta expect more reports of a similar nature. If you have mass vaccinations of vulnerable people gathered together you're likely to have a fair number of them being exposed to the virus.
Wife musta been exposed today then. The vaccination event was full of people. They were all social distancing tho.
 

bbbass

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Good question.

Wikipedia actually has a pretty good explanation on this (the article itself is pretty good as well, though they do expose some bias in a few areas which warrant reading with a grain of salt...)



This is an incredibly complex topic which I find to be of great interest (multiple reasons)...

That said - IQ is something I typically don't bring up in general conversation, and very rarely use as a pejorative.

Once again, several reasons, but the most significant simply goes back to incompleteness of existing metrics and our understanding of ancillary considerations, n-th order effects, quantum physics, and the nature of reality...

Ok...hereditary traits, physical and nutritional health, etc., sure; but what in the hell does quantum physics or the nature of reality have to do with intelligence?

Don't know for sure (though I have a number of thoughts on the matter); however - at my current stage of understanding, I would expect the dimensionality of material considerations in this area is likely beyond anything we even have the ability to fully conceptualize at this time.

This goes to considerations related to science and religion, as well as psychology, physiology, Chi/Ki, HUP, Quantum Superpositioning, Observation and the Zeno effect, etc., etc....(e.g. - think about potential linkages across observable phenomena such as 'intuition', concepts such as "mind over matter", ULOA, "Power of Prayer", intentional Chi manipulation/disruption, etc., etc., etc.,)

Finally, while I don't necessarily agree with all of it, this is a fascinating read for those interesed:



ETA: ok, wow - that was one helluva rabbit hole...
Holy Moly! I was pretty sure Schrodinger's cat was going to make an appearance there!!

At my advanced age that's way too much for me. I used to be in the "gifted" category, but thanx to uncontrolled diabetes I've lost a lot of cognitive function. Probably 25pts lost to diabetes, and another 25pts lost due to jousting with people online. :what:

Thank you for the brain exercise!!!
 
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toddnjoyce

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Wife musta been exposed today then. The vaccination event was full of people. They were all social distancing tho.
So wait ten days and have here take a test. Whoops doesn’t work that way because the vaccine titers will be high enough to pop a positive.

Why does this matter? Some employers mandate a negative test routinely (usually within 8-10 days) for access to their facilities. They also may have enhanced PTO benefits if you test positive...one case study I’ve seen shows over time spikes in the enhanced PTO benefits starting as early as the first or second test cycle after the first or second shot, which is resulting in decisions whether to continue the enhanced PTO as a program, or eat the lost productivity, usually dependent on how bad the employer needs to have people on-premises.
 

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