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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Holy flurking schnit she’s married to the chair of the NYSE. The Chair of the NYSE and his Senator Wife traded on inside briefings about the virus.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So it’s probably fair to assume that we’ve got roughly similar statistics now as in the testing numbers. https://t.co/euaTv2JtIL?amp=1
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    Market/Financial Thread

    That only really rebuts something if you can add a similar number for the dollar to compare.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    So what fraction of transactions with the dollar are illegal?
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    Chris Sale is getting Tommy John

    If they had insider info like the Senate Intelligence Chief they coulda done this a month ago.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    The US Dollar does have one absolutely enormous benefit. The US Government accepts the US Dollar as payment for US Tax debts.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    While that part is true, you also have women with higher rates of and more severe cases of asthma, so you've got multiple factors stacking on top of one another (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4572514/).
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    How good is data connecting this to smoking? One of the other things I've seen is statistics suggesting that in this country, men also, um, are worse at washing their hands.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The “vastly overstressed emergency room” reports are skyrocketing today. This will be a nightmare in the next couple days.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Good point. They and people like them. They all will be.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    What Italians wish they could tell themselves 10 days ago.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    They will literally get people killed and they will be the reason that the government will have no choice in a few days but to enforce much more harsh mandatory quarantines.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    How much of the answer to both of those has been "Health"?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The trick is that you can't know that an infected person wasn't in there before you. Maybe it's not your coffee shop, but with 10,000+ infected people in the country, if every coffee shop had 5 people in it, someone in one of them would be infected. The virus has been shown to survive on surfaces for some time, minutes to days depending on the surface. So, one person in one coffee shop infects 3 or 4 people, they infect their families, they go to a coffee shop again 3 days later and now they contaminate a surface, and now you've got a cluster of 20 people infected and you probably kill someone.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Because his contract this year is fully guaranteed and cutting him frees up $0. You could also do something with Newton's deal like making it a $10 m contract this year with a big roster bonus next spring, where it is clear that if he's good enough the contract will be torn up, and if he's not good enough they would cut him before the roster bonus making him a free agent.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Could that be adjusted with a new contract?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So um this. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1239975682643357696.html 18 months of this.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    What's the point of a bailout then?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Please don't jinx us.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Pennsylvania will close all their liquor stores.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    DNA evidence was run by the U of Washington before it shut down and verified that there were at least 2 distinct releases of separate virus lines in Washington State, most likely in mid-January. There was at least one other release in California separate from the Washington ones. Beyond that, there's probably been many more, including whatever strain was circulating in Italy where it has been as deadly as anywhere, but those are the ones we know about from the full evidence. There's almost certainly a good variety of strains circulating in the US, particularly after the infect as many people as possible experiments at the airports last weekend.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So what, 500 people died today there from this?
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