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  1. Depends on what you consider a celebrity. John Prine, Joe Diffie, Tom Dempsey and Pat Dye are about the only ones I could speak to. But it's not terribly surprising. What is the population of "at risk" celebrities ? A few thousand ? That's not that many.
  2. It'll get done. The owners will take it on the chin for a year and they'll stick it back to the players in the next few free agent classes. The alternative would seem far worse for both.
  3. In fairness the market has come a ways back in just a couple months. If you're a long term investor, March was a good time to get money in. And it is still a good time to refinance. He wasn't all wrong.
  4. I don't put a whole lot of blame on anyone outside of China. Sure, it's easy to play Monday morning QB and say we should have done , this, that or whatever but even Fauci wasn't suggesting we start social distancing, wearing masks or lockdowns back in February. Hell, some people said some of the early preventative measures taken were racist/xenophobic. Once this thing was out of the bag, life was going was going to be tragically altered no matter what we did. The only thing that could have prevented this was nipping it in bud.
  5. 🤔 https://tallahasseereports.com/2020/05/20/rebekah-jones-firing-is-the-covid-clickbait-the-media-dreams-of-but-its-all-fake/
  6. Proof of what ? I'm not the one making the extraordinary claim. She's a disgruntled, terminated employee with a checkered past. I'm not saying that automatically means she's lying but I'd like to see someone corroborate her story before I get my pitchfork. Is that too much to ask ? Especially after she sent this email Saturday titled "uhm...uh oh?" to her co-worker where seems to indicate her comments to the media were misconstrued.
  7. We'll see. I'm interested to see how this plays out. I wouldn't be surprised either way. But if there's truly a conspiracy to suppress data surely there is more than one disgruntled employee who can speak to it (preferably not an alleged felon). She also seems to be singing a slightly different tune here. https://twitter.com/npa2think/status/1263106960964157440/photo/1
  8. She seems like a straight arrow. 😂 Jones had previously been pursuing a doctoral degree in geography at Florida State University, where she was enrolled from the fall of 2016 through the spring of 2018. While there, a romantic relationship between Jones and a former student turned contentious and she currently faces a criminal stalking charge that is awaiting trial next month. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242851256.html
  9. There are different charts in your link. The one where 32 counties are reporting 0 is for positive cases. There is a different chart for tests by county. You should be able to scroll over to it. The link I posted should just be the underlying data. This will be my last post as I agree with Tony that this is silly.
  10. Where are you looking ? I am looking in the raw data. https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/additionaldata/ Goto "Cumulative Tests over Time by County" I see 8 counties that have given 0 tests and they're all small counties ranging from a couple hundred people to a few thousand people. Again,I'm sure this is a byproduct of rural Texas rather than some nefarious plot by the state to skew the numbers. Who knows if some of these tiny counties like Loving (134 people) even have test facilities or if they're directed to a neighboring county. Irion Jeff Davis Kenedy King Loving Roberts Stonewall Terrell
  11. No, that's not what I'm saying. I said 32 counties aren't reporting positive cases and added some context as to why that might be. It doesn't mean "the numbers are skewed" or "not one person has been tested" in these counties (although I'd wager the latter is true in a few of them). You understand that some of these Texas counties reporting 0 cases have hundreds of people spread out over hundreds of square miles, right ?
  12. This is a few weeks old but I think it gets to the gist of why some rural Texas counties would be reporting 0 cases. Texas is geographically big ! People in rural areas don't want to drive an hour or two to get tested. That and these are sparsely populated areas so it's not going to spread fast. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/24/texas-counties-no-coronavirus/
  13. I read the first few paragraphs of the Medium article. No study claimed vitamin D is a "silver bullet" so I'm not sure who's he's debating with. Below is what the doctor of the Ireland study said. I don't know what more you want. It doesn't surprise me that some doctors may recommend supplementing. Like you said, it can't hurt and some people are probably deficient and don't know it. Dr. Eamon Laird added: “Here we see observational evidence of a link of vitamin D with mortality. Optimizing vitamin D intake to public health guidelines will certainly have benefits for overall health and support immune function. Research like this is still exploratory and we need further trials to have concrete evidence on the level of vitamin D that is needed for optimal immune function. However, studies like this also remind us how low our vitamin D status is in the population (even in sunny countries) and adds further weight to some sort of mandatory vitamin D fortification policy. If the Nordic countries are allowed to do this, there is no reason Ireland, the UK or rest of Europe can’t either.”
  14. What specifically is irresponsible ? I don't see anyone touting it as a cure all.