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Dannydoyle
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I bet this stuff sounds funny as you type.
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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On Jun 26, 2020, Vandecarr wrote:
Imgic,

I'm not busking in Kansas City...

But good attempt at a weak ploy

The Kung Flu has a survival rate of 99.4%

It's only dangerous for .06% of people.

If you believe everything you hear on TV you are in serious trouble.

Furthermore, mandatory masks are idiotic!

After 7 months of the virus, making masks mandatory now, is like wearing a condom to the baby shower.

Wake up and smell the toast burning!!!

America has been played and it will continue... Until the day after the election!


Well said Vandecarr! -Except for "...the day after the election" part. America will continue to be played.

What new normal? I haven't come out of the old normal. I don't change a thing. No mask, no distancing other than what has already been established as normal in society before this scamdemic. There are plenty of people who don't fall for the hype and deception that is being poured out on the people. No sense performing for those who blindly and unreasonably go along with nonsensicle restrictions. Now if there is an instance where someone has a compromised immune system or condition truly warranting precautions then appropriate plannning can be done.
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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Just giving a progress report since the gloom of Spring and Summer.
This Island (non-US) had very strict precautions (masks, distancing, curfew) in the Summer and still has a 14 day quarantine for all incoming visitors and returning residents. For over two months now there has been no community cases of covid-19 (only among those in quarantine) so everything is open here, schools, churches, restaurants and bars. No masks needed except at the Hospital, groups of up to 500 people allowed. Tourism is zero of course (except for "staycations" for residents which are booming).
So I have been able to get back to doing magic shows since Halloween and I am booked for some Christmas Dinners. Everyone is fairly confident that the virus has been defeated here. A great sense of freedom.
The world has changed, but I hope that other areas soon manage to bring this virus under control. Good luck in your region.
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Hi all,
Been reading the back and forth and while I don't have any answers, I do have a question and a statement I heard....
A radio personality told a story do a cat that was reported to have died of Covid. He investigated and found that the cat was 16 years old, had many health problems and.... The owner had the cat put down. But doctors "thought" the cat may have had Covid when it died. This led the radio person to ask "how many people have does WITH Covid and how many have died FROM Covid. Makes you think a bit. Also heard that somewhere near Erie, Pa. It was reported a young man had died from Covid. But his mother went on TV in the following weeks to correct the story....he had died from wrecking his truck into a utility pole. And she had a tough time getting a news station that would tell her story. Again, these are statements I've heard.
And question I have is again from stories I've heard...... Do hospitals get more money when reporting a Covid death compared to death from natural causes? I have heard this many times but can't back up this info.
Just some food for thought and looking for answers.
Shooz
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I work for a hospital group.

Hospitals DO NOT make money from Covid. While the CARES act provides assistance to healthcare facilities for treating Covid patients, it’s to encourage people without insurance, or worried about copays, to seek help to help contain the virus. The money provided often does not cover actual costs.

Hospitals are losing large amounts of money because of Covid. Elective surgeries are not allowed during restrictions. Elective surgeries bring in large amount of revenue. Our campus the does heart and brain surgery is running millions of dollars in the red every month. Smaller hospitals theoughout the country, especially in rural areas, are going bankrupt at alarming rate.

Regarding reporting Covid Deaths, there are strict protocols when reporting deaths. Only deaths directly caused by Covid (as defined by CDC) are listed as Covid as cause of death. Anyone who passes that is positive for Covid reported, but only that they had Covid, not that it’s the cause of death. This is done for tracking purposes. Unfortunately manny misunderstand this metric and says that a Covid is being stated as cause of death. There is no financial incentive for reporting Covid deaths. In fact, hospitals would be better off underreporting Covid deaths so they could do more surgeries and admit more patients.

Lastly,, this is beginning to take a huge toll on caregivers. Recent report has 51% of hospitals across the US facing critical staffing shortages. Doctors, nurses, support staff are getting sick, and dying. Others are getting burnt out and quitting.

We can all help by wearing masks, social distancing, and staying home for the holidays.

Be well and be safe.
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shooz
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Thanks Imgic, for responding with this info.
I wear a mask when required and do respect those that I work with.
My company has restricted travel for all sales people for the immediate future. Probably a good idea as I cover 3 states.
I will look further into these stories I hear, to see if I can find answers. But I also don't want to get caught up in the fear that seems to be on all news stations.
Scott Shoemaker ...Shooz
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Scott Shoemaker...Shooz
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Reality check. Look around you. Watch people as they shop, pump gas or go through the bank drive through. I went through the bank drive through. That's safe right??? You know the capsule you put your transactions in, press the button and it travels to the teller inside? I asked the teller if they disinfect the capsule, he said "NO". How many people used that capsule after wiping their nose or cough in their hand or fill in the blank.

I watched a guy at a grocery store pull his masked down to talk on his cell phone,he then sneezed into his hand and when he was done started to pick up produce and put it back for whatever reason and continued to shop and pick up things to look at.

How about masks? How many people cover their nose as well as their mouth? Unless it is a special N95
hospital grade worn properly anything else won't work.

It's all "feel good". People are people. If everyone in the US was Covid free and just one person
wasn't, guess what, it would spread again just the way it began just like the flu. I'm not drinking the main stream media Kool-aid. You won't hear about the medical experts in the field that have different opinions that contradict what we are being fed. My opinions only.

I am fed up with all the closings and restrictions especially the Governor of Pa mandating that restaurants could not sell alcohol after 5:00 pm Thanksgiving eve until 8:00:am Thanksgiving day. Don't try to save my life to keep me from living.

(Hi Scott -Shooz)
If you can't help worrying, remember worrying can't help you!
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Great that a vaccine is ready for mass distribution. Finally, victory over Covid-19 is in sight. Let's hope that we can hold out a few more weeks and then return to the old normal.
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On Dec 17, 2020, TheMightyRicardo wrote:
Great that a vaccine is ready for mass distribution. Finally, victory over Covid-19 is in sight. Let's hope that we can hold out a few more weeks and then return to the old normal.


A few weeks? It's going to be 6+ months...
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I was vaccinated yesterday (due to my advanced age), I will get the booster shot on Feb 1st. Some tourist areas are planning to open up in March for those who have a vaccination certificate (with no need to quarantine). The number of people who are vaccinated is going to rapidly increase over the coming months, but I agree that the program in the US looks like it is going more slowly than planned.
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