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#323652 - 03/31/20 04:41 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Update on Trump’s job performances. His overall job performance disapproval is still below 50% and has been since 24 Mar. Currently nationwide, Trump job approval is at 47.3%, still a record high for him, Disapprove 49.3%.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

Public Approval of President Trump's Handling of the Coronavirus: Approve 50.5% Disapprove 45.5%

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls...virus-7088.html

Still very partisan with 84% of Democrats stating Trump has done an awful job, 89% of Republicans stating Trump’s response has been excellent. Independents, the non-affiliated and less partisan, 47% approve, 43% disapprove.
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#323655 - 03/31/20 05:19 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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You sure you won't need tippers, what with being out in the boonies and all?

Out here the chair is strictly for indoor use. I spend about 12-14 hours a day in this desk chair. Sometimes I move to a recliner for gaming. I'll get the tippers for while I'm learning to drive the chair so I don't go over backwards, once I've mastered wheelies and gained control of the thing I'll remove them. You can't go down a curb with them on the back or you'll wind up on your face. Custom manual chairs are extremely tipsy and have a really short wheelbase so they can have a tight turning radius. They aren't like those transport chairs for invalids. My upper body is fine, my arms and shoulders are strong. If I could just stop falling down even my back might heal. The legs aint coming back though.
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#323657 - 03/31/20 06:48 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Hey con-tards, how's that "government drowned in the bathtub" stuff holdin' up for ya?

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The Trump administration acted far less expeditiously. When China began confining many millions of people to their homes in January, the U.S. government should have gotten the message that this was serious, the Yale sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis told me. “We lost six weeks” in the United States to prepare—“to build ventilators, get protective equipment, organize our ICUs, get tests ready, prepare the public for what was going to happen so that our economy didn’t tank as badly. None of this was done adequately by our leaders.”
The U.S. response, by contrast, has been hobbled in part by low levels of trust in government and high levels of partisanship, reflected in how even the concept of social distancing has become politicized.

Why America Is Uniquely Unsuited to Dealing With the Coronavirus
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#323658 - 03/31/20 06:55 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
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You sure you won't need tippers, what with being out in the boonies and all?

Out here the chair is strictly for indoor use. I spend about 12-14 hours a day in this desk chair. Sometimes I move to a recliner for gaming. I'll get the tippers for while I'm learning to drive the chair so I don't go over backwards, once I've mastered wheelies and gained control of the thing I'll remove them. You can't go down a curb with them on the back or you'll wind up on your face. Custom manual chairs are extremely tipsy and have a really short wheelbase so they can have a tight turning radius. They aren't like those transport chairs for invalids. My upper body is fine, my arms and shoulders are strong. If I could just stop falling down even my back might heal. The legs aint coming back though.


Oh I understand. Believe me, after twenty-two years and almost a dozen and a half different chairs, we have definitely learned about them.

Right now Karen has a manual chair which she hardly ever uses now that pressure sores are an issue, an older "retired" power chair as a backup, and her current power chair which is her primary.

But for the first twelve or thirteen years, she refused a power chair altogether, before her rotator cuff started yelling at her. That's when the doctors told her it might be time to get a power chair.

I'll never forget her convo with her PT lady:

"But I can't give up my manual chair, that's my physical therapy."

"No, your manual chair is your MOBILITY, your physical therapy is your physical therapy, and that's why your shoulder is giving you problems now. You've been ignoring your PT too long."

"Ohhhhh...."

Of course now she's been very good about going to her PT, at least up till the recent crisis. frown

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#323667 - 03/31/20 08:55 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: perotista]
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May I conclude that if Republicans love Mr Trump's response to the corona, then they would have loved Pres Obama's response to H1N1?
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#323670 - 03/31/20 09:17 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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There's also a power chair waiting for me in the house I'm moving to. They bought Nick a nice new power chair and remodeled his house for him after his injury, sadly he never made it out of rehab. I'm also looking for an electric cargo trike to get me a little more range. I'll be quite the sight! Auld longbeard hauling his wheelchair around town on a tricycle...
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#323672 - 03/31/20 09:53 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: rporter314]
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Originally Posted By: rporter314
May I conclude that if Republicans love Mr Trump's response to the corona, then they would have loved Pres Obama's response to H1N1?


You're missing the whole partisanship angle. Democrats hate Trump's response, Republicans love it. If Obama had done the same thing, provided the same response to H1N1, Democrats would have loved it, Republicans hated it.

It's all about the R and the D behind the name. Not the response. It's all about who proposes something, anything proposed by Republicans is automatically opposed by Democrats and vice versa. Anything proposed by democrats is automatically opposed by Republicans.

Such is the nature of the political era we have entered today. Polarization, ultra high partisanship and divisiveness.
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#323675 - 03/31/20 11:16 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Interessting MedCram video about something everybody could try at home without having to buy anything:

Temperature Effects on Immunity

This matches Dr. John Campbell's observation that in Italy, doctors do everything they can to reduce fever often using Ibuprofen. He thought that may have contributed to the very high death rate. The video points out that ERs are telling Covid patients to go home and come back once they have pneumonia. But they have no suggestions to prevent those patients from getting pneumonia to begin with. So here's what doctors did to prevent Spanish Flu victims from getting pneumonia. He actually has some numbers.

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#323676 - 03/31/20 11:34 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: perotista]
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I guess I should have included the appropriate emoji.

But still ... had Pres Obama done the exact same thing as Mr Trump I would have been just as critical of Pres Obama.

If ya frackup ... own it and try to do better next time
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#323682 - 04/01/20 12:06 AM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: rporter314]
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Originally Posted By: rporter314
I guess I should have included the appropriate emoji.

But still ... had Pres Obama done the exact same thing as Mr Trump I would have been just as critical of Pres Obama.

If ya frackup ... own it and try to do better next time

Very few from either party will own up to something wrong the president of their party did. Kudos.
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