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Old 2021-04-12, 22:13   #1343
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On lie concerts have been a thing. Also, releasing special versions of songs has made quite a few artists money.
Yes, some U.S. states like Texas and Florida have reopened, but not all. Concerts of 20,000+ people in the same stadium, not that I aware of. Small gatherings of 40 people, it's legal.

That's only if they are famous enough and already have huge amount of audience that they can still keep busy even in the virtual mode. Many live concerts were rescheduled for the later dates. A daughter of my neighbor who used to sing across several local cities, no longer hosts any live events now. Also the concerts have not only been about the artists and the performers, Many others have been preparing the setups of the live events. Interior decorations and variations are very important for the live stages, but not as much virtually.

It's all about the job opportunities. Not everyone is on the top, at least not me. The top 1% will always do well no matter what(unless World War III), it's the bottom 50% of the society that lives from paycheck to paycheck being hurt the most by the pandemic.

Justin Bieber is performing live concerts with the limited capacities in several states only since recently but still not in mine, I don't seek works outside my local areas anyway.

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The odds of dying in the USoA from COVID are about 1 in 573. :Alfred E. Newman:
How about the death rates including the suicides and other mental health issues because of Covid-19?

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Old 2021-04-13, 01:12   #1344
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How about the death rates including the suicides and other mental health issues because of Covid-19?
Suicide rate is down from a normal year. The "we're in this together" group-fight proved stronger than despondency during 2020.

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Old 2021-04-13, 12:44   #1345
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Suicide rate is down from a normal year. The "we're in this together" group-fight proved stronger than despondency during 2020.
Right on the head. Link to news story provided in this post
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Old 2021-04-13, 13:17   #1346
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The Latest: US suggests 'pause' J&J shots over clot reports
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The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were observed along with reduced platelet counts - making the usual treatment for blood clots, the blood thinner heparin, potentially "dangerous."
I don't know how the platelet counts were made in the present instance, but I do know that in years past, the count involved the use of a "cuvette" (like a test tube but with a square cross-section). With some people, using a plastic cuvette resulted in an erroneous finding of an abnormally low platelet count. When the test was redone using a glass cuvette, the platelet count would be normal.
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Old 2021-04-13, 13:49   #1347
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Regarding the blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine a Danish professor thinks it might be due to poorly educated people giving the vaccine.

https://www.berlingske.dk/nyheder/da...se-blodpropper (in Danish)

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Corona vaccines must be injected deep into the muscle, it is called intramuscularly. This means that the skin must first be stretched out before the needle is inserted, which is also stated in the Danish Health and Medicines Authority's guidelines. To make sure that the needle does not hit the blood vessels or damage them, you should pull the plunger back a little to see if there is blood. If this happens try to another location.

However, Niels Høiby has been able to state that this does not always happen. The fact that citizens' skin has instead, for example, been squeezed between the index finger and thumb before the vaccination, which in extremely rare cases can have fatal consequences.

‘It may mean that some of the vaccine may go straight into the blood instead, if the needle has damaged the blood vessels, and from there on to the heart and lungs. And in the worst case, it can cause such a violent inflammatory reaction that it can cause several small blood clots in, among other things, the lungs, which is what we have seen, "says Niels Høiby, who has also been contacted by several nurses and general practitioners with same wonder about the vaccine technique.
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Regarding the blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine a Danish professor thinks it might be due to poorly educated people giving the vaccine.

https://www.berlingske.dk/nyheder/da...se-blodpropper (in Danish)
Given the rush to get shots in arms, having some inadequately trained vaccinators seems reasonably likely.

Platelets are a major factor in forming blood clots, so it made me wonder how someone with a low level of platelets was having a problem with blood clots.
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Old 2021-04-13, 16:13   #1349
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Platelets are a major factor in forming blood clots, so it made me wonder how someone with a low level of platelets was having a problem with blood clots.
You are correct, it does not compute. Blood-thinners usually cause bleeding which is the opposite of a blood-clot. They are generally given to people at risk of getting blood-clots. it is uncharacteristic of them to be associated with increased instances of blood-clots.

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Old 2021-04-20, 18:06   #1350
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Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus
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Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.”

"I thought I was dying," Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday. "I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days," adding: "So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today."

In the video shot at his Michigan ranch, the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn't be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that "nobody knows what’s in it."
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Old 2021-04-20, 19:30   #1351
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Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus
Evolution in action.
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Old 2021-04-20, 20:15   #1352
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Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus
Evolution in action.
I don't understand. In the second place, it doesn't look like he's going to die from it. In the first place, he's already fathered kids - by his first wife, by his second wife, and a bunch by women he wasn't married to.
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Old 2021-04-20, 21:24   #1353
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I don't understand.
For this particular data point, no. Evolution isn't aided. But in the aggregate, it is (read: some "non-believers" *will* be removed from the pool).

Keep in your model that most males can procreate up to shortly after they stop converting oxygen into carbon dioxide. So for that half of the population, there /is/ a functional effect in reduced quantity.

Meant to be funny, and macabre, at the same time...
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