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About 4hzglory

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  • Birthday 05/07/1974


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  1. The famous one (hydroxychloroquine) has already been approved for use for treatment (not just trials)and seeing positive results with very little side effects as well as current availability to treat 2-4 million patients (additional without exhausting other things it is used for) and an additional 46 million patient capacity by the end of May (230 million doses/5 doses per patient treatment)
  2. Completely agree. That's where the treatments come in. If the treatments end up being successful in eliminating hospital stays for 99+ pct of the patients, then the hospital strain is eliminated. Until we are at that point, nothing will (or probably should) open up. I just think that point is much sooner than months down the road. I really think we are going to have more positive results reported from treatments that are already beginning to be approved by the FDA. If all parties involved can get past political interests, I think we can see the strain on hospitals dropped dramatically during this month. But areas like Detroit (with over 80% of the cases in MI) and NYC (with roughly 35% of the cases in the US) and Chicago, etc need to have the strain on hospitals reduced before any relaxing of the social distancing in those areas especially. Testing is obviously another area that will dramatically reduce the spread and as 1 hr or less kits are being approved now, and soon to be home testing kits available, that will also significantly help us return to limited function. If I can reliably test at home before going out, or we can test people that come to work in a "quarantined area" and have quick results, it isolating cases becomes realistic. There are many ways functionality can return to our nation long before a vaccine is in place.
  3. I will say, I am generally optimistic, so I'd lean towards 2-3 week at a time policies with extensions rather than 1-2 month at a time. Obviously leagues/concerts/etc need to build in extra time, but for cities/states to ban all gatherings for multiple months in advance at this point (or any point IMO) is kind of crazy.
  4. Treatments that reduce the time contagious from 21 days to 4-6 days definitely reduces the spread of the virus. And if the results from contracting the virus end up meaning no dangerous symptoms for 99.5+ plus of those infected, it ends up being much less dangerous if someone contracts the virus, and similar to many other viruses that have gone through from H1N1 to the common flu. It obviously isn't at that stage now, but I definitely don't see us "needing to have a vaccine" before we can open any events again.
  5. Or treatments are proven effective. Once multiple treatments are proven effective with 5-7 day "cures" and getting it doesn't become a significant danger, what is the difference between COVID-19 and another virus? It is hugely important to slow down the spread until the treatments are here, but it is crazy for places to be banning activities months down the road IMO. Once valid treatments are here, if a player tests positive during the season, they take the treatments and it is handled like the normal flu. Obviously, with no treatments this wasn't/isn't the case, but I personally really don't think contracting COVID-19 will be a big deal come mid-April/early May as I believe there will be treatments available that have a 99.5 + % success rate in treating it. We are acting like there will never be a treatment found, or we have to wait until we get a vaccine so no one can get it. I just don't think that is correct. We do need to slow it down until treatments can be found as it currently has a much higher rate of serious effects, but there are already 5-10 very promising treatments that are being tested here and around the world, not just hydroxychloroquine. I honestly expect a significant shift to come within the next couple weeks where the fear of COVID-19 will drop dramatically.
  6. Yeah, I think they would look it as similar to if the season started with a strike/lockout and take whatever they could get rather than losing and entire season.
  7. I think once they get the quick testing kits available and treatments become available, things are going to turn around quickly. Once there is a solid verifiable treatment, getting COVID-19 won't be as significant of an issue as it is now. Also, if it does follow the other strands of corona virus, it's viability will be significantly weakened by the humidity and increased temperatures. So Yes, I do think there will be a season.
  8. Yeah, a good book on Cobb is "Ty Cobb A Terrible Beauty" by Charles Leerhsen. It gives a good account of Cobbs nastiness, but also tells how much of what was said about him in his "autobiography" where most of the racist impression of him is based on was completely untrue and wasn't an "auto" biography at all.
  9. I can definitely see that. Now it is unlikely the 3rd Wild Card would have that much better record than the 3rd Division winner (assuming the 2nd Division Winner picked the 4th Wild Card to play) so it's probably not going to be an issue too often, but it definitely is possible. Once they go to 4 team divisions and the 4th division winner ends up with the best wild card, it is significantly more likely.
  10. This is more than just the typical home field advantage, this is the whole series at home which is very significant IMO.
  11. De La Cruz and Reyes were both top 15 ranked in the 2018 signing period. The seem to spend at 7 figures on at least one player per year. The issue in the past has been who they give the $ to.
  12. Supposedly Ozuna had multi-year offers on the table, but chose the 1 year instead.
  13. Yeah, I find it well worth the subscription, especially for the college aspect. Now that my son is attending ND, It's been a great way for me to learn about recruiting and depth charts since I had not followed them at all before. (I also enjoy it for the Buckeyes 😀) I don't look to it at all for breaking news, more for depth of coverage.
  14. Well, if Stafford has another significant injury next season that is related to these, then that is another year of data which obviously impacts the thought process. I am completely against drafting a QB at 3 this year. However, in the scenario you laid out, next year could be a possibility. I'm also definitely against taking Tua at 3 as he also has very significant injury concerns. If Stafford has back issues again next season and we end up in the top of the draft again and Lawrence and Fields continue on the path they have been (and have no significant injury issues themselves) I'm all for considering one of them.
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