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Chips&Dipo

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  1. Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    They interviewed someone from the Harvard Global Institute and basically said as much. They continuously update the map based on the numbers, which is why it is a useful tool (in my opinion).
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/ This came up on NPR this morning. Thought it would was a good tool. I don't understand why we didn't have something like this when we first started opening up (similar to terror alert after 9/11, which to me is way more difficult to pinpoint). *Note that it looks like the map has crashed, but hopefully is up soon. Here is a link to the NPR story which has a picture of the map.
  3. Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I have said before, by my wife works in health care and is tested somewhat regularly. She tests negative. I believe that in Indiana they are going to start requiring regular testing at long term care facilities for residents and employees soon and that requirement will slowly make its way to other healthcare facilities too (though most are already testing pretty regularly at this point.)
  4. Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I also have a lot of friends who are physicians and actually had dinner with three of them on Monday. Two of them are docs in Chicago and one in Indy. Here are some things that they said: 1. Socially distancing was and is the most effective way to prevent spread until we figure this thing out. They really harped on the fact we still don't know a lot about it, because it can be deadly for people (mostly people in high risk groups) in a number of ways. 2. Second spike is likely given the lax attitude people have been having and the protests. They are afraid that the genie will be hard to get back in the bottle when we get hit again. The two Chicago friends are especially nervous because they will be moving to New York next week for their new jobs. They are also really worried because if/when we get a second spike that means it will be COVID season, flu season (which also really stinks for medical folks), and likely another COVID. Side note - The Chicago friends were supposed to get married two weeks ago and I was to officiate. 3. Kids seem to be carriers. The Indy doctor works at Riley. She said that while she didn't treat any kids for COVID - she did have patients that ended up having it, not show symptoms, and it appears that they spread it to family members. That being said, they think schools need to open back up in some capacity with social distancing. The benefit of the social distancing is grossly outweighed by the poor education some students have received. I was told that this really shows the gap in socioecomic status for some kids and how it effects their education. Contribution from a teacher friend who was also there. We also touched on how some parts of the state and country don't have internet and you can't just say "e-learning!". Other points: Regarding Methodist - my neighbor is a Hospitalist at Methodist and she said that things are a LOT better, but she was telling us some horror stories back in April. She agrees that things should open back up, but also believes that this has been around since January (something I have been hearing a lot). Echos that a second spike is likely. From my perspective - I am an attorney for IU Health and things are starting to look more "normal" from a work perspective. Our COVID task force disbanded about three weeks ago and we will start allowing more visitation next week. That being said, we are anticipating a second wave and have really thought about how we will open back up. We are slowly allowing for more elective surgeries because we don't want to use all of our PPE and it looks like I will be working from home until further notice. Bonus from the Riley doctor - apparently kids have been eating more magnets lately? Surprisingly, that is extremely dangerous. For those with small kids - keep an eye out.
  5. Chips&Dipo

    College Bball Thread

    They had one Level 1 allegation. Kansas has FIVE Level 1 allegations.
  6. Chips&Dipo

    Positive news regarding coronavirus thread

    We live in Hamilton County and my wife works with the elderly population. We are younger - so the likelihood of us catching it, not showing any symptoms, and her going into work and causing an outbreak is a lot higher. We are trying to engage with our local businesses and continue living, but are doing our best to be responsible given our situation. We are fine being in outdoor areas and have continued to get carry out from our favorite spots.
  7. Chips&Dipo

    Positive news regarding coronavirus thread

    Went to an outdoor beer garden last week (still hesitant on eating inside of a restaurant). That was one of the finest beers I have ever had in my life.
  8. Chips&Dipo

    Positive news regarding coronavirus thread

    I will be working from home for the time being. Was finally allowed back into the office to get my monitors and equipment to set up in my home office. Needless to say, the dual monitor setup is BACK!
  9. Chips&Dipo

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    I thought this was really touching. I think seeing how close our team is now (especially compared to past years), bodes well for the future. I am not trying to tailspin this topic to anything that can result in divisive bantering between folks.
  10. Chips&Dipo

    Travel Thread

    My wife and I went to Mounds State Park yesterday. Not very big, but pretty cool experience. There are ancient (150 B.C.) native american structures, decent trails (I'd recommend the boardwalk, trail 2), and its a pretty short drive. You may have already been, but being from Southern Indiana I hadn't and really enjoyed myself. Anybody have any recommendations for kayaking? We bought some that should be delivered this week and want to take them out this weekend. We were thinking summit lake state park (we are wanting to go to all the state parks) but I haven't heard anything about it.
  11. Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Cross post from Positive news thread. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/28/863944333/antibody-tests-point-to-lower-death-rate-for-the-coronavirus-than-first-thought Early results show that not as deadly as originally feared (though still more deadly than the flu). Also some shout outs for Indiana and IU.
  12. Chips&Dipo

    Positive news regarding coronavirus thread

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/28/863944333/antibody-tests-point-to-lower-death-rate-for-the-coronavirus-than-first-thought Early results show that not as deadly as originally feared (though still more deadly than the flu). Also some shout outs for Indiana (the State) and IU.
  13. Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Another example is cancer. My wife's uncle had pancreatic cancer but ultimately passed "because" of a heart attack, but his COD was cancer because without him having cancer and being on chemotherapy, he would not have had a heart attack. I was reading an article yesterday stating that the reason most infectious disease scientists and doctors believe the numbers are low is because places were not counting deaths early on, February and March, as deaths caused or a result of that person having COVID. Those people "died" of something else and so they listed it as that.
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