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  1. This is so wrong. The asymptomatic people running around without masks are the reason we're still in this mess to the extent that we are. As an ICU physician, I actually see what happens to the unlucky few. A week ago we sent a couple of otherwise healthy young men (late twenties to early thirties) to the morgue despite dexamethasone, remdesevir, anticoagulation, and convalescent plasma from the time of admission. This disease kills people, and the asymptomatic are keeping its community prevalence up. They likely got this illness from friends who thought it was no big deal, since the
  2. Respectfully to all involved- Please wear a mask when you go out. It won’t do much to prevent you from contracting COVID19, but it will reduce your chance of spreading it to others if you happen to be an asymptomatic carrier. Don’t be a Typhoid Mary because of your pride. This is not a political issue. It’s an issue of protecting the heath of your fellow citizens and being responsible. This will lower transmission and increase the chances of businesses staying open without our case numbers shooting up (and causing another lockdown). Seems like everyone should be on board. There is no dow
  3. EXACTLY THIS! We do not have the capacity to deal with the influx of cases if this pattern of spread continues. There are only so many of us around and the real danger is our system being overwhelmed to a point that the quality of care we are able to provide falters. I’m optimistic that we’ll avoid this scenario in most of the country if everyone takes the social distancing seriously. But we’re all relying on each other to do the right thing. So stay home!
  4. Excellent question. The R0 is about ~ 2.2-2.5 based on the Wuhan data. That means each person infected initially spread it to 2-3 others, which leads to exponential growth. Some countries were able to dramatically decrease this with their quarantining- we are hoping to do the same. For comparison, the R0 of the flu (in modern times, with the vaccine) is about 1.3 in recent years.
  5. Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow here (doc near the end of my specialization training). Glad you guys are mostly taking this seriously- it’s the real deal. Infectivity is high. The current mortality estimates are probably biased to the high side, but it looks like we’re talking about a death rate of AT LEAST 1% and maybe even closer to 3.5% - a rate which is shockingly high for something this easily transmissible. We aren’t anywhere close to the crest of the wave yet so it’s hard to say exactly where we’re headed, especially months down the road. I think there’s still a reasonable chance we have
  6. BREAKING: Gus announces new DB coach - JB Grimes!
  7. I wish it was as simple as just upgrading the OL talent/coaching, but I'm afraid the offensive problems we have under Gus run deeper than that. The scheme, offensive gameplanning and general level of offensive coaching are poor. Stidham spent two years here and never learned how to keep his eyes downfield under pressure or take a hit to deliver the football. Bo doesn't really seem to have improved in any meaningful way this year and is still throwing the wrong routes at times and rolling out as soon as he gets the snap. Slayton was apparently an excellent receiver but never really looked much
  8. I've wanted the powers that be to fire Gus and hire PJ Fleck since the loss to FL. Everything I just witnessed has only reinforced that opinion.
  9. Hats off to a good Minnesota team. Fleck has them coached up. We had absolutely no excuse for losing to a team with so much less talent. It's time to fire Gus. He doesn't have what it takes and never will. He's had too many chances to improve and just hasn't. An extremely poor showing. He should be really embarrassed. Gus has ONLY won the Birmingham Bowl and the Music City Bowl. Time to go. Fire him today.
  10. What's the name of the coverage scheme where Derrick Brown runs off the sideline and flattens a wideout again? Wouldn't mind seeing that one more time if George motions out wide this week.
  11. Like Fleck. Wouldn’t hate Steele if we miss on some others. Now that UAB just got manhandled by a mediocre TN team, can we stop talking about hiring Bill Clark?
  12. Yep. I really like Gus as a person, but I think it's passed time we all acknowledge that he struggles to develop QBs. I don't think Gatewood is the answer that some want him to be. I wish the issues were that simple, but the truth is the scheme is weak. I'm not sure there's any way the offense even returns to average without a coaching change. I won't be upset if Joey gets a shot, but I think it's pretty naive to expect a big improvement. We've seen this play out too many times before with Gus.
  13. Sensei Mud was pretty good, I thought.
  14. Man. That's how you lose a tight football game. Going to need a miracle to pull this out.
  15. Really appreciate the outstanding effort from the defense so far today. Amazing to believe we're not out of this one yet, and that's all them. This FL defense is stout. Going to have to find a way to get something moving on the ground to have any chance to win. Hoping to see one of those random magic Boobie drives he seems to pull out every couple of games.
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