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Offline Northern Star Girl

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #960 on: January 19, 2021, 01:05:50 pm »
Bars and restaurants are community.  I support my community by ordering take out food. I love cooking so I am not much for dining out but in these times I am making an exception. I shop locally to support local business. When out in public I wear a mask. It kills me to see others not wearing a mask or wearing a mask incorrectly, literally.

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... I agree with all of what you stated in your reply comment.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #961 on: January 19, 2021, 01:24:05 pm »
Another beautiful avatar, Danielle! Looking great as always.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #962 on: January 19, 2021, 01:37:03 pm »
I heard an interesting statistic yesterday. In Colorado an average flu season will have 3,000 hospitalizations. This season Colorado has only 18 for flu so far. They figure it as a 97% decrease. Now, more people got the flu shot, so that may explain part of it. And perhaps this year's flu vaccine is more effective than usual -- they haven't even seen enough cases to know.

But it's pretty likely that the other measures such as masking, distancing, washing and staying home are having a big effect. And yes, business closures also contribute.

I think it's highly likely that without these measures our Covid cases would be much higher. For skeptics, I'd be interested if there are other plausible explanations for this.

I think masks will be a common sight in the future during flu season.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #963 on: January 19, 2021, 06:18:11 pm »
If flu cases dropped to 3% of normal, why are so many people getting Covid 19?  Obviously, it is just that much more contagious. 

Thankfully, the death rate is much lower than expected.  Unfortunately, the virus seems to also be more contagious than expected.  And, we are still learning the long term effects of the virus.

This is not a random mutation of an existing virus by chance.  It was manufactured by people.  Whether accidental or intentional, it was released from a bio-weapons lab.  If China’s death rates are to be believed, that had a vaccine early on.  But, they probably are to be believed.  They probably lied to the world and hid more than a million deaths.

Our government knows the history of the component parts of the virus.  In fact, the Corona portion came from a bio-weapons lab in NC, USA.  The Pentagon knows it was a bio-weapon, and they understand the other component bits of DNA and their source.  But, they cannot admit it, because if they did we would have to go to war with China.  So, they lie and say it wasn’t man made.

We can’t shut down the country.  I mean we could, but it would have catastrophic effects on our economy, causing a world wide depression.  Doing that would cause millions to starve, perhaps some right here in the U.S..  This virus ultimately isn’t likely to kill more than 0.5% of us, even if we do absolutely nothing and have no vaccine. But, that is nearly 2,000,000 people.  Horrific.  But, it isn’t as many dead as a shutdown would cause.

My conclusion.  We all need to be vaccinated as quickly as reasonably safe to do.  And, then (even though 5% won’t become immune and will get sick anyway) we need to get back to life as usual.  Hopefully, getting everyone vaccinated won’t take more than a year.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #964 on: January 21, 2021, 03:22:38 pm »
Update:  Thursday afternoon  January 21, 2021
Cold outside, lots of snow and ice on the ground ...   
,,,,,minus -15 degrees (f) below Zero.

Last night after work I got home, had dinner, and changed out of my daytime office clothes
and cuddled up with my cat in front of my fireplace....  my cat and I were snugly warm.

           

I have been reading about the Polar Vortex bringing cold weather and snow to many areas of Canada and USA ...
   ???  Question for my readers and followers: ???
 What kind of weather are you experiencing where you live? ???

HUGS, and stay warm....
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« Reply #965 on: January 21, 2021, 04:27:35 pm »
Update:  Thursday afternoon  January 21, 2021
Cold outside, lots of snow and ice on the ground ...   
,,,,,minus -15 degrees (f) below Zero.

Last night after work I got home, had dinner, and changed out of my daytime office clothes
and cuddled up with my cat in front of my fireplace....  my cat and I were snugly warm.

           

I have been reading about the Polar Vortex bringing cold weather and snow to many areas of Canada and USA ...
   ???  Question for my readers and followers: ???
 What kind of weather are you experiencing where you live? ???

HUGS, and stay warm....
Danielle


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #966 on: January 21, 2021, 05:25:08 pm »
Maryland: Sunny, breezy, high of 50F today. Went for a nice walk today - very nice!

But getting colder over the coming days. Also potential snow storm in Maryland next week, but I’ll be in New York by then and that storm isn’t supposed to hit New York. And later that week I’ll be in the hospital and weather will be irrelevant.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #967 on: January 21, 2021, 05:50:54 pm »
Last night Alabama (or my part of it) had low temps in the low 50’s and a high of 59f, overcast with light rain most of the day. 

Tomorrow?  High in mid 50’s.  But the nights of the weekend look to be in the mid 40’s with daytime highs in the upper 50’s.  The rain should stop tomorrow morning, and it should be sunny for the weekend.  I might go hiking if I can find someone to go with me.  I wouldn’t want to be alone, slip and get hurt without help.  There is an alpine trail next to a lake I would like to walk.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #968 on: January 21, 2021, 07:17:49 pm »
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #969 on: January 21, 2021, 10:06:09 pm »
5 degrees f here in northwoods wisconsin. A short snow squal earlier. Not much snow cover just around 7 inches  so far this season. Secondary roads icey.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #970 on: January 22, 2021, 12:05:18 am »
On the Colorado Front Range, highs in the upper 40's, lows around 20. Sunny. We're in a drought, but possibly a little snow on Sunday.

I rode my bike to my electrologist today, a little less than an hour each way.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #971 on: January 22, 2021, 02:48:42 am »
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Question for my readers and followers:

What kind of weather are you experiencing where you live?
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Standard English....

Grey and damp! ROFL

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #972 on: January 22, 2021, 03:33:54 am »
Frosty, bright and sunny in the middle bit of UK . More rain/wintery showers/ snow on its way over the weekend.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #973 on: January 22, 2021, 03:42:22 am »
On the opposite side of the globe from you in Tel Aviv!  Sunny today with a high of 18C with a low of 8C! ;)
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #974 on: January 22, 2021, 11:55:36 am »
Sunny, cloudy, rainy.

Lows around +20 F, highs + 40.  (not to be confused with -40 that you sometimes get Danielle.)

Supposedly, we’re in a bit of a warming trend with highs approaching +60 by Sunday.  That’s meaningless though.  It just mean we’re getting the south wind ahead of the next winter storm.  We’re supposed to be back in the deep freeze come Monday.  (Granted, deep freeze is relative.)


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #975 on: January 24, 2021, 04:20:51 pm »
I heard an interesting statistic yesterday. In Colorado an average flu season will have 3,000 hospitalizations. This season Colorado has only 18 for flu so far. They figure it as a 97% decrease. Now, more people got the flu shot, so that may explain part of it. And perhaps this year's flu vaccine is more effective than usual -- they haven't even seen enough cases to know.

But it's pretty likely that the other measures such as masking, distancing, washing and staying home are having a big effect. And yes, business closures also contribute.

I think it's highly likely that without these measures our Covid cases would be much higher. For skeptics, I'd be interested if there are other plausible explanations for this.

I think masks will be a common sight in the future during flu season.

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I've seen a couple of stories in the print news that mention how COVID has all but stopped the Flu this year.



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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #976 on: January 24, 2021, 04:33:04 pm »
Update:  Thursday afternoon  January 21, 2021
Cold outside, lots of snow and ice on the ground ...   
,,,,,minus -15 degrees (f) below Zero.

Last night after work I got home, had dinner, and changed out of my daytime office clothes
and cuddled up with my cat in front of my fireplace....  my cat and I were snugly warm.

           

I have been reading about the Polar Vortex bringing cold weather and snow to many areas of Canada and USA ...
   ???  Question for my readers and followers: ???
 What kind of weather are you experiencing where you live? ???

HUGS, and stay warm....
Danielle


As of when you posted this question on the 21st, it was cold here in Eastern New England where I live, and a bit breezy, threatening to precipitate. 

Today on the 24th it has been fairly cold, high teens this morning, but otherwise hovering around freezing during the day.  Not too cold, but not unseasonably warm either.



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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #977 on: January 24, 2021, 07:41:17 pm »
It as a beautiful day I’m Alabama today.  Low 70’s and sunny.  H
I had fun today with the dog at the lake.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #978 on: January 25, 2021, 10:55:53 am »
We are between snowstorms, but only an inch or two in the first one. I had to leave my car for maintenance this morning and walk a couple of miles to my doctor for my final injection training (I did my own with the nurse's help).

Temp was below 30 and cloudy. I overdressed and now it is sunny and warming rapidly. Oh well, you can always carry your coat

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #979 on: January 25, 2021, 12:31:26 pm »
I read that you had to walk a couple of miles to the doctor and thought: “no Uber!?”

Then a second later I though to myself “you just walked 3 miles for nothing other than exercise.  Yeah, people walk.  It isn’t bad for you.”

I hope you have a nice walk back.  :)

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