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  1. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Agreed. Some states like North Carolina had created a tiered incentive system where the state reopening was based on vaccination levels. It created obvious rewards for vaccine hold outs. The day after the CDC made their change, North Carolina lifted all masking and capacity restrictions. Now there's no incentive for the hesitant to get vaccinated. Many suburban Chicago towns are lifting masks. So are some big national chains. And if there's some bad variant that pops up that we need to counteract, it'll be extremely difficult to reverse this. Lots of downside, and little upside at a point when barely more than a third of the country is fully vaccinated and 49 million people still aren't even eligible for months. Hell, they didn't even wait for five or six weeks after general availability for 16+.
  2. slider more like stay-er!!!!!! sorry sorry I'll see myself out
  3. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    FWIW here's the CDC's actual guidance page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html Here's the linked underlying scientific data they're basing their guidance on, which appears to have been last updated on April 2nd: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/fully-vaccinated-people.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fmore%2Ffully-vaccinated-people.htm Here's their conclusion:
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    2nd shot uptake rate is greater than 90%, last I saw I think it was about 95%. So most people are getting both! Pretty much everywhere outside of healthcare and maybe schools will be rolling back mask requirements is my guess. I'd like to see what the underlying data/studies the CDC is relying on for this change actually are. The single study they relied on to change school guidance from 6' spacing to 3' spacing was appallingly bad. Hopefully their claims that vaccinated people just aren't transmissible even if they do get infected are based on something more solid. We're at a little more than a third of the US population being fully vaccinated at this point. Case counts are down a lot since winter, but we still have tens of thousands of cases a day. And I'm not sure where it's going to leave parents with unvaccinated children who won't even be eligible for a shot for another 5+ months. This seems very premature to me. e: for example
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

  6. StrangeSox

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Alternating home and away every week
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

  8. StrangeSox

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Schefter went on Dan Patrick. Admitted he had ZERO sources. Admitted that someone was going to report that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay 'sooner or later'. Admitted that he released it on Draft Day on purpose. https://danpatrick.com/2021/05/06/adam-schefter-on-timing-of-aaron-rodgers-report/
  9. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    PFizer started the process for full FDA approval for 16+ today, but it'll probably be closer to fall before that's all wrapped up.
  10. StrangeSox

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I wouldn't say the Bears "traded" two first round picks for Fields, but it does make some sense to say they used two first round picks to get Fields. Which is fine, because he's a highly graded talent, it wasn't some too-smart-for-its-own-good overreach, and if it works out it'll be a bargin.
  11. StrangeSox

    GT 5/5: SOX at CIN

    more evidence that NL-style baseball is dumb trash imo
  12. StrangeSox

    GT 5/5: SOX at CIN

    sigh
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