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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 20, 2020 4:53 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/health/m ... index.html

"Overcome the coronavirus meat shortage by adopting one of the world's healthiest diets" :roll

"if you drink (red) wine, one drink for women, two for men"
:scratch: (maybe a woman's glass is larger; upscale with wine in a plastic cup" :roll:

:idea: Good health also permits smaller portions of meat and more of these super foods
... even served on disposable plates ... apparently. 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 20, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/woman ... ideo-viral

"Woman wears inflatable hippo suit to safely hug mom at retirement home"

:roll: At this time, natural hippo suits are not considered safe ...
despite your grooming it for years. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 20, 2020 10:15 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/antarct ... ntists-say

"Antarctic penguins release 'extreme' amount of laughing gas via their poop, scientists say" :o

:sunflower: Who can tell?! The Laughing Poop!,
a new Sesame Street character (maybe for controversial themes). 8)
:idea: For example, a controversial topic is debated by the main characters,
then the Laughing Poop makes a cameo to comment on the debate. :roll:

:bana: A topic like this would earn such a cameo ...

Re: https://nypost.com/2020/05/19/nasa-find ... rd-report/

"The simplest explanation for the phenomenon is that at the moment of the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago,
two universes were formed — ours and one that from our perspective is running in reverse with time going backward."

:scratch: Somehow this suggests that the universe parallel to ours is becoming less than ours
... a Black Hole, conceptually speaking! See the Poop :?: :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 20, 2020 10:58 pm

:study: Re: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/05/ ... -covid-19/

"A Wisconsin woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years to treat lupus
says the anti-malarial drug will not protect someone from COVID-19."

" 'There’s no real indication, no evidence base, for the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive,'
said Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center."

:idea: Hydroxychloroquine is also promoted to minimize coronavirus symptoms,
perhaps rendering a patient asymptomatic (maybe the reason that people believe
hydroxychloroquine is a preventative). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 6:06 am

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/d ... virus-coma

"He awoke on March 30, and there were 'tubes coming in and out of me, and there was a nurse right there.'
"My first words were, ‘Am I still in hell?’ She ignored me." :roll:

:idea: The stressed, overworked nurse was probably thinkin' "So am I - what else is new?!" :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 7:14 am

:study: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/entertai ... index.html

"Jose Andres and his non-profit World Central Kitchen" (see video)

:idea: There are the many problems ...
then there are the problem solvers. :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... SNAKE.html

"Paris Montgomery had been practicing flips on her cheer mat at around 7pm on Friday when she was bitten by the Copperhead snake"
"Tracy Montgomery, the teen's mother, rushed her daughter to the emergency room, where doctors gave her anti-venom"

:bana: Super Mom made the great decision to rush her daughter to the ER
... since her daughter needed IMMEDIATE medical care :!: Just imagine ...
the uncertainty about what to do if they didn't know what caused the injury!

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 7:45 am

Re: https://admin.halturnerradioshow.com/in ... ornography

"Teachers at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in east Hull, England, asked the 11 to 14-year-olds to 'define' pornography,
soft pornography, hardcore pornography and transsexual pornography, as well as female genital mutilation, wet dreams,
trafficking, male circumcision, breast ironing and more." :oops:

"Mom-of-three Mrs Taylor said if her daughter had searched these phrases online in order to define them,
the results would have 'destroyed her mind' and 'scarred her for life.' "

:duh Interesting dilemma for Health Education teachers - children need to know what these terms mean :!:
Besides, most children today will go online anyway to learn about all the things unknown. :roll:

:bana: Better option: Ask the parents to define the terms for their children
... then compare the answers in class. :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 7:59 am

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 232555002/

"he will finish his preventative hydroxychloroquine regimen 'in a day or two. I think it’s two days.' " :scratch:

"he had been taking the drug daily for about a week and a half as an added measure to avoid getting the coronavirus.
"He said the White House physician 'didn't recommend' hydroxychloroquine but offered it to him." :?

:idea: At least he'll be able to say later "I think it prevented me from getting the virus." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:12 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 232555002/
White House physician 'didn't recommend' hydroxychloroquine but offered it to him
:idea: Since a physician "prescribes" a medication if he authorizes and/or provides it,
the message seems to be that this drug was not expected to be a preventative
but was not expected to be harmful. (sounds like "placebo") ;)

Nevertheless, a placebo cure is still a cure. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 3:19 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/tech/zoo ... index.html

Recent awareness by Zoom that security is most important! ;)

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert

A background screen (some day virtual, but physical now behind the Zoomer)
would be popular (controls what's seen online behind the Zoomer). :roll:

Upscale screen design to whatever (office, park, beach, kitchen, ...

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 5:19 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... virus.html

"Almost 600 workers at Tyson Foods plant in North Carolina that reopened
after a deep clean have tested positive for coronavirus" :o

:scratch: Evidence that personal contact (close enough to breathe contaminated air)
is how this corona virus is often transmitted - not by contaminated surfaces ...
and now the CDC is saying this. :roll:

Participating in lockdown freedom sans mask? Best wishes! :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 21, 2020 7:05 pm

:study: More of the controversy about Hydroxycholorquine ...

Re: https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/05/19 ... ine-923051

"With so much of the media panning Hydroxychloroquine, a survey of more than 6,200 doctors in 30 countries conducted by the global health care polling company Sermo, found 37% of those treating patients with the coronavirus rated the anti-malarial drug as the 'most effective therapy' "

:idea: Quick analysis: 37% is not that encouraging, so let your doctor advise, especially since:
"Hydroxychloroquine has to be in consultation with your doctor, you have to have a prescription." ;)

:lol: "Most effective therapy" just means better than less effective therapies. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 22, 2020 4:18 pm

:study: Re: https://news.yahoo.com/hydroxychloroqui ... 40073.html

"A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs
hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital." :(

"The authors estimated that the drugs put patients at up to 45 percent higher risk of dying
from COVID-19 compared with underlying health issues." :o

:idea: Since information from many elsewheres reports positive benefit, the reality seems that
this drug helps some coronavirus patients ... but not so many. :roll:


:study: Re: https://www.wfaa.com/

"Texas restaurants can expand to 50% occupancy beginning this weekend" :roll

:idea: All open hours considered, 50% occupancy is typical business for most restaurants.
They should offer discounts for off-hour dining to spread the load (viral load as well),
especially since many "at risk" customers will avoid crowds for a month or so. :finger:

:bana: Marketing tip: Maintain a colorful graphic (front door chart, web site page, wherever)
that shows total customers that day/week (maybe silhouettes instead of numbers). 8)

Silhouettes Fun (note the characters depicted in silhouettes on this shade):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrBYFFDTwio :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 22, 2020 5:14 pm

Re: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/con ... n-22068468

"Katzmann is the singleton hoping to bag herself a baby daddy"
"The labor is mandatory, the love is optional." :roll:

:idea: He'll be the daddy even if no proposal (and acceptance). :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 22, 2020 5:31 pm

:study: Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/wha ... right-now/

"Stanford study says 42% of job losses will result in permanent job loss." :o

:idea: "Storm" is a good term to describe the economic effect of this coronavirus:
Storms usually pass quickly - a second and third wave of the coronavirus may occur,
but the worst "at risk" will be the more likely victims ... and these unfortunates
will decrease in numbers during each wave. :finger:

Modern humans will remain consumers, restarting the economies quickly ...
and therefore limiting "permanent job loss" (IMO). :roll:

Tip: Try not to join the "at risk" group. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 22, 2020 7:45 pm

:study: Re: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nearly-half ... rchers-say

"Researchers analyzed more than 200 million tweets discussing coronavirus or COVID-19 since January ...
found that nearly half were sent by accounts that behave more like a convincing bot than an actual human." :o

:idea: "Twitter Twatter Toast" ... for those who can easily maneuver through this info swamp.
Don't worry about about false/incorrect info believed as true, but don't fall out of the boat :!:
Start considering that Tweets might simply be "noisy chirping to the wind". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 22, 2020 9:34 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bizarre-pain ... 00797.html

"This bizarre footage of four older men appears to fight over paint at Home Depot in Tampa, Florida" :roll:

:? Obviously, these older men misunderstood - Paint Can is not the same sport as Paintball,
especially since Paintball is a team sport and these men are each on a team of one ...
with Home Depot eventual referee who will mop up the game, players, and court. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 am

:study: Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3847670/posts

"Churchgoers across the country are reasserting their fundamental rights of conscience"

:idea: With churches typically hosting very close contact of people, their reopening suggests
good opportunity for coronavirus testing: Pews on one side of the main aisle will be for masks,
the other side for no-masks, with complementary social distancing between the sides.

A good test requires attendance every week for a month, always sitting on the same side. 8)
Not whimsical suggestion since such analysis of restaurants has been enlightening. ;)
And lack of virus spread in both sides might suggest herd immunity exists. :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 1:43 am

:study: Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3847714/posts

(Rev. Anna Reeves) " 'I don’t think it’s safe yet to go into the sanctuary. It’s really not,' she said. 'Our plan is to abide clearly by the state’s guidelines of having no more than 25 people gathering with clearly lots of social distancing and the wearing of face masks.' "

Best guess: A majority of churches will not "rush in where angels fear to tread". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 2:58 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/business ... index.html

"A grocery store chain filled its salad bar with beer, cereal, and candy because of coronavirus" :o

:idea: The new Breakfast of Champions :?: :!:
Corona Refresca seems best paired with Fruity Pebbles ...
with a PayDay* on the side (or a real pay day) :finger:

* Re: https://www.foodandwine.com/desserts/ca ... r-timeline
"During the Depression, candy bars were often marketed as meal replacements" :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 10:35 am

:study: Re: https://www.newsmax.com/us/ivermectin-d ... id/968688/

"Physicians who participated in the study report that patients’ viral loads began declining almost immediately after they began administering ivermectin, a widely available prescription drug approved to combat parasites, scabies and head lice."

"One reason the FDA is cautious is that the drug can interact with other medications, and in some cases can cause complications such as nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, a sudden drop in blood pressure, liver problems and other side effects."

:idea: Apparently, a better drug than hydroxychloroquine but with possible side effects ...
and not yet approved for treatment of coronavirus. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 11:00 am

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/ ... 085405001/

"The 1918 influenza did not come from Spain. It was named the Spanish flu when Spanish newspapers reported its presence on World War I battlefields and after Spanish King Alfonso XIII was reported as recovering after contracting the flu in May 1918."

"It came in three waves, first in the spring of 1918; second, more deadly, in the fall of 1918; and third in February-March in 1919"

:o The world already has already experience a similar pandemic - social distancing, etc., was effective :!:
Those waves hint of what to expect next (maybe not so severe, but with repeated closures in some places).

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 11:34 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/us/misso ... index.html

"A hairstylist worked while symptomatic and exposed 91 people to coronavirus"

:idea: This works for those who think exposure is a good thing (e.g., build herd immunity).
Such a person could be invited to private parties for lotsa hugs 'n kisses. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 23, 2020 11:56 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/us/cicad ... index.html

"Millions of cicadas are expected to emerge after 17 years underground because, of course, it's 2020"

:bana: Few people know that certain noises are effective antidote to tinnitus. :roll:
And basking in the summer sun with cicadas chirping all around is The Bees' Knees!
(expression is "Bee's Knees" but more knees make more noise via more wings) ;)

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