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  1. Trying to explain data and science to people with kindergarten reasoning requires snacks.
  2. Cool story DrJill! this is what they mean by that that "science" word you keep hearing ... warning it uses larger but correctly spelled words than your "dissertation." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25903751/
  3. Keep her away from the chamber boy or next thing you know some bastard grandson will be landing in Wales with an army of mercenaries ... #tudors
  4. Everything now has to be Karen Crazy Tribal.
  5. Kyle

    DMX dead.

    So he got face tats?
  6. Looks like this one may be covered like Boulder and Capitol attack.
  7. Exactly. That's why in heavy mask states like New York, New England, and California have seen record low cases and idiot anti-mask Trumper states are killing all the olds. #science Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers (HCWs). The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between medical masks and cloth masks. Setting: 14 secondary-level/tertiary-level hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam. Participants: 1607 hospital HCWs aged ≥18 years working full-time in selected high-risk wards. Intervention: Hospital wards were randomised to: medical masks, cloth masks or a control group (usual practice, which included mask wearing). Participants used the mask on every shift for 4 consecutive weeks. Main outcome measure: Clinical respiratory illness (CRI), influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus infection. Results: The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm, with the rate of ILI statistically significantly higher in the cloth mask arm (relative risk (RR)=13.00, 95% CI 1.69 to 100.07) compared with the medical mask arm. Cloth masks also had significantly higher rates of ILI compared with the control arm. An analysis by mask use showed ILI (RR=6.64, 95% CI 1.45 to 28.65) and laboratory-confirmed virus (RR=1.72, 95% CI 1.01 to 2.94) were significantly higher in the cloth masks group compared with the medical masks group. Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97% and medical masks 44%. Conclusions: This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated.
  8. IMHO the fundamental reason we will not solve the homelessness problem is because it requires a solution that makes both political poles uncomfortable, and both poles on myriad issues would rather club the other with dysfunction than actually fix a problem. This is a problem that IMHO does require at least a state-wide solution if not federal. But it will not happen until we have some fundamental changes in whether politicians want to raise money and get rich or solve problems.
  9. #masks I guess being a nursing home orderly gives you a different perspective.
  10. I will see you and raise you former ISU great Bret Meyer.
  11. I struggling with this ... The desire to know what is fecal shedding is strong. #nohomo The abuse I will receive for asking is known. #posrep No way I'm googling that shit. #anti-whatever
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