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About mdn82

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    I love Purdue & Kentucky & Coach Cal!

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  1. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I can’t speak for their current testing strategies but 429 seems like it would be a current Covid test and not an antibody test. I would think the numbers would be higher on an antibody test. Plus the way the world is the cynic in me feels like they would jump through a hoop to make themselves look better and say only xx amount are currently testing positive. I would vote for currently infected and contagious. It just sucks. As much as for selfish reasons I want sports I don’t want anyone to go through this in an unsafe environment.
  2. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I really like what Texas did here. They rated activities based on risk. Obviously a lot of it is common sense. But helpful nevertheless.
  3. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    That sucks. I truly fear we are at a point of no return and when sports are supposed to start there is just no way sports with larger rosters or non money makers won’t cancel this year. That would be horrible and a doomsday scenario for college athletics. If football can’t be played safely this year I have no clue how many programs even survive. In the grand scheme of things it isn’t that important, but I don’t think people truly think of or underestimate the mental aspect of things like this not being available daily does to a large portion of people. It’s July 8th and this year has felt like 3 years already. Lol I watch Korean Baseball now. Korean Baseball!!! Definitely beats the alternative. Around now in a normal year of course we would have the July evaluations, training camps for football, little league World Series, summer ball for NBA, and just coming out of the all star game. This year just sucks.
  4. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    We have officially started the process to pull out of the WHO during a pandemic. I can’t believe I just typed that. There are many angry things I can say about that, but we have officially isolated ourselves, buried beneath propaganda that in no way protects us, and further harms us going forward. I understand some that don’t like the initial response and I get that, but every time you go to work and disagree with your boss are you walking out? The key difference here is I am uncertain how we as a country can be frustrated with an organization that we never fully followed their advice. We are the worst country in the world with response, message, cases, and deaths. It’s not even really close. Let’s pray for a weak flu season. We are going to need it. Before the hand full of Trump supporters that come out frequently on stuff like this start bashing my post I don’t blame him. I blame the people that enabled him more than him. The checks and balances have failed us. This move in no way makes us safer. That should be the only question on a decision like this. Are we safer with or without? We just aren’t. We are removing the most prominent scientific resource with world data during a pandemic where we are far and away the worst. Incredible
  5. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Yep and you have to think that 50% includes every small community ICU. Like Parkview for instance in Northern Indiana funnels everything to PRMC or Randallia. The community hospitals don’t have a ton of people in ICU longer than a day or two. If so they funnel to their main hospitals. That’s pretty common in Indiana. The overflow rooms wouldn’t be counted as ICU rooms until they switch their designation if needed. Currently they would be looked at as a normal inpatient room. It’s all based on how they set up billing if that makes any sense. But I would be willing to bet that 50% number the majority of those patients are in a handful of hospitals across the state. The emptiness is from the community hospitals. Which is pretty normal. As things sit today I am not worried about Indiana. But if they ever start to fill up and one day the state data said like 95% and then the next day said 65%, that isn’t anyone fudging with numbers. That’s just they created more ICU rooms which is fairly normal even in non-Covid times. The crazy part is all of the heart disease in Indiana. There are probably more people in CVICU today across the state than in actual ICU rooms. There are plenty of beds and ventilators in Indiana and room for expansion.
  6. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    It’s actually more common than you would think. I know you are southern Indiana so me describing Parkview in Fort Wayne doesn’t mean much. But if memory serves me correct Parkview Regional Medical Center is where everyone is funneled into. They had 99 ICU beds. Of those 99 around 50 are CVICU. Out of those 99 they sit at least at 85% capacity daily. The 2nd floor is all ICU and PICU. Completely separate. Third floor is all long term ICU. The overflow used to be shift everyone a floor up. I won’t pretend to know the plan for this, but a floor is around 60 beds. 30 of those can be converted. With this I am sure they have more that can be converted. With Indiana having horrible heart issues they won’t take away from CVICU. Those rooms are set up in a way they can do emergency surgery in the room. Most health systems have actually reduced rooms over the last 20-30 rooms so they could stay at 80%+ capacity. If you aren’t, your health system is losing money. ICU in Northern Indiana including smaller hospitals regularly stay at 80% or higher. I have no clue on Texas, but I doubt in a larger city they would drop much further below that number.
  7. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Usually they sit at almost full capacity. Most hospitals have overflow ICU rooms they can convert to ICU. Smaller hospitals can convert more rooms than are currently listed as ICU rooms. Now if it has to be a negative pressure room that’s another story and typically there aren’t many of those. Larger hospitals that carry 500-1000 beds have ICUs that are usually 10% of their overall beds. They can usually convert so that 20-25% of their overall beds can be ICU. Depends on the health system and how new their buildings are. Guessing Daltons hospital hasn’t touched their overflow so even when they say 80% or whatever they are really at 40-50% at most. People can see the original numbers of almost full and don’t realize how agile hospitals can be in a pinch. When you get into the overflow and are almost maxed out that is New York. When people are in the halls you know.
  8. mdn82

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Yeah man I am so hopeful to go visit family in Florida this summer. I just don’t know. I just worry about picking something up and passing on to my grandma if I were to go down. I would be fine (most likely), but others I care about maybe not so much. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  9. mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    Coming from you? Yes. When you as a mod don’t further any discussion or provide any content, then only come on to do these little digs when you do it gets old. People being here and discussing things are kind of the purpose of this forum. Not only to hear the bi weekly Hova burn. If it was anyone that is actually here and promoting conversation (again purpose of these) I listen and don’t instantly get pissed. Like a Wayne when he was a mod he didn’t **** on conversation and joined in. I don’t agree with him on some things and vice versa, but he was always respectful. Same as Stu, Old Fart, and USPS. But you are the one mod again that provides no content, doesn’t further discussion, and just shits on whoever or whatever thread is the flavor of the day when you do come on here. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  10. mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    It was about Dan Dakich. Is he not involved in the college basketball world? Sorry for providing content when it’s dead as hell and ended in me calling out a mod because he said we were “bitching”. There are a multitude of things similar that I provided in this thread. Dude this is one thing I won’t let go if you all are going to try and act like I or Joe are in the wrong here you are wrong. I don’t agree with him but you guys are wrong here. This is a broad college basketball thread. If Jay Bilas does the same it will be posted here. This is really stupid and all started with a mod complaining about content on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  11. So was mine. Can’t you tell......... Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  12. No need to be a dick. You are the mod handle it instead of making comments like this if it is against forum rules what I posted. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    How did it all start again? Please take me through what I posted. I don’t recall posting anything about Candice Owens. I guess until you understand what and why I posted you might sit this one out Xavier. Literally not one aspect of any of your posts since have any bearing on what I posted or that person responding to Dan. That’s you trying to talk over a situation to deflect from the actual problem. That is currently the biggest problem in America. You are out here literally debating against yourself on whatever it is that popped into your head. But it has nothing to do with what I posted. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  14. mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    Yes he was ready to unfollow Dakich. That typically happens when you don’t really like listening to what someone says or posts. What is wrong with that? Dakich openly wondered why he had so many people quit following him in a week. Someone answered him. He became defensive. Don’t ask if you aren’t willing to listen. It isn’t a requirement that people follow Dan Dakich on Twitter. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  15. The article he made was based on a report from Corey Evans of Rivals. I would trust Rabby over Evans. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app