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    Vitamin C is being used to treat coronavirus in NY Hospitals. Here is the link.

    https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-ho...tients-1494407

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    chancellor when you were talking about having read the book men are from mars and women venus other good references are 2012 His Brain, her Brain issue from scientific american. https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...in-2012-10-23/ although it seems that issue is older than 2012 from what i remember.

    another decent one is the book the female brain written by the neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. although she was called out for a lot of false claims and acknowledged it. it's still a good book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    As one who paid off my student loan, why again are we saying it is ok to not pay? Can I get my money back?

    How about a compromise and pay half? Then you don't have to give me any back.
    Do you also go to the store the day after you've bought something full price and ask for money back because now it's on sale?
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    Einstein actually had a smaller brain than normal. but women and men both have the same number of neurons. what this means is that women should have a smaller area to make quicker connections. when you measure a woman's head for a hat, it will usually always be smaller than a mans. and humans brains have been shrinking over time.

    when you look at a sperm whale, the largest brain in the world, it's not size that matters. like an elephant, a whale has many part of it's brain devoted to movement. an elephant is very smart, but it has to think before it moves. unlike a mayfly or hummingbird that is tiny, it's body to brain weight ratio is better.

    not many people realized that Einsteins brain weighed smaller. this enabled him to make better connections as he had the same number of neurons. although his structure was a male structure with a bigger amygdala and the many differences in a gender brain. Einstein had his faults, as many of us do. but he had an advantage over us. he had a smaller area but could reach those areas as quick with the same number of connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Do you also go to the store the day after you've bought something full price and ask for money back because now it's on sale?
    I do not see how your example fits with the loan contract.

    To answer the question no I do not. If it is big purchase I negotiate a better price upfront or ask them when they think it might go on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    I do not see how your example fits with the loan contract.

    To answer the question no I do not. If it is big purchase I negotiate a better price upfront or ask them when they think it might go on sale.
    Loan contracts are renegotiated all the time, Programs come and go, why should you begrudge others an opportunity for something beneficial to them simply because you won't get the chance to enjoy it's benefits?
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    As a way of approaching the question of estimating the mortality rate of coronavirus in the US, absent a failure of the medical system, I wonder if the Louisiana Health Department data is instructive. As of yesterday they have 2305 positive cases, 83 deaths, 676 of the cases are hospitalized, and 239 are on ventilators.

    Source: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

    I read somewhere else that of those who go on ventilators, about 40% will die. I don't if that's true here, or how many of the cases aren't on a ventilator but will be at some point in the future, but that would raise the mortality rate from its current 3.6% of diagnosed cases in Louisiana to 7.7%. That's sobering.
    "Jesus said to them, 'Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    As a way of approaching the question of estimating the mortality rate of coronavirus in the US, absent a failure of the medical system, I wonder if the Louisiana Health Department data is instructive. As of yesterday they have 2305 positive cases, 83 deaths, 676 of the cases are hospitalized, and 239 are on ventilators.

    Source: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

    I read somewhere else that of those who go on ventilators, about 40% will die. I don't if that's true here, or how many of the cases aren't on a ventilator but will be at some point in the future, but that would raise the mortality rate from its current 3.6% of diagnosed cases in Louisiana to 7.7%. That's sobering.
    Holy shit, pretty much 50/50 once you are on the Vent. THAT is Sobering indeed.
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    New York state has approved technology that allows two patients to share a single ventilator, in an effort to address a desperate need as the number of Coronavirus patients in the state rocketed past 37,000.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday referred to the method as "splitting" and said it involves adding a second set of tubes to a ventilator.
    "It's not ideal," Cuomo said, "but we believe it's workable."

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    gregg, I tried to point out how having a self centered pov on this subject is just monstrous. You came back by saying I was mean, and that you did not say I paid, screw you. I mean, I can word it differently, but your whole point is, yes, you paid, so why should anyone get debt relief. This is the I dealt with mine, screw you mentality, but I get you dont like it said that way. You glossed over where we pointed out it is about thinking about an entire generation of tens of millions of people that will not be able to begin their lives in ernest without a way out. That millions of people end up in their 60s and 70s having never cleared their student debt, and no amount of hours worked will ever give them hope out of it.

    You have a clear pov, and it is not about the greater good. And whats more, you seem to not even have a clue what I am saying. In any case, this is similar to health debate. We should have coverage for everyone, and it is in everyones best interest to do so, but the self centered pov, the I negotiated a better union contract or whatever to get this so I want for me. And I dont want to pay extra so everyone can get covered like every other industrialized nation on earth. Thing is, when you have the looking out for your brother outlook and cover everybody, costs go down for everyone. Bums me out we cant get onboard and be as civilized as all these other countries in ensuring we dont bury vast swaths of our population and realize it helps everyone to do so.

    No matter, we have bigger problems atm. Virus may be concentrated in the corner coast states washington, ny, california, florida, but it will get to your neck of the woods too.

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