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May 22, 2020
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handynzl edspratt's article
May 21, 2020 at 11:58
May 21, 2020
Keegan Swenson Sets New 'Everesting' Record
By that logic, no world record in anything would ever be beaten after the first person set a record...no more records for Usain Bolt, no more records for Tiger Woods, no more records for Roger Fedderrer, no more records for anyone up Everest after Ed Hillary, no records for Loic Bruni...
handynzl edspratt's article
May 21, 2020 at 11:53
May 21, 2020
Keegan Swenson Sets New 'Everesting' Record
@RadBartTaylor: FFS - Fastest Known Time... Clean your eyeballs out, Sir! :P
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
May 15, 2020 at 21:32
May 15, 2020
UCI Reveals Updated 2020 World Cup Calendar - Double Headers!
@wcr: Riddle me this batman, how many people have died so for this year, from lets say, the flu?... Or chronic alcoholism... Flu has treatments, even some vaccines. Alcoholism can be self inflicted, and has treatment too. COVID-19 has no treatment currently, and no cure. All we currently have is prevention. As for being paid to say it was COVID - certainly that is not happening here in NZ, and I would doubt in any place that hospital care is not pre-conditioned on insurance. The US has many faults to which they bury their heads in the sand about, and many are being highlighted in their fractured response to the current situation. We are all in this together, and I will not try to argue with someone that doesn't want to accept verified numbers for whatever reason. All the stats are readily available...you can apply much the same logic to people that will die from influenza as many that get the flu will simply soldier on and take an aspirin, thus pushing the mortality rate for influenza even lower in reality. Everyone just needs to take care, and stop and think if their actions could end up spreading this disease, which as of today still has no treatment or cure, I will repeat. All the best to all, and I truly hope that none of your loved ones contract this disease in any way, shape or form. NZ got lucky, and it's been somewhat heartbreaking to hear from overseas work partners whom have lost a family member, or staff members. Take care, and don't snot-rocket on anyone when you're out riding!!
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
May 15, 2020 at 20:37
May 15, 2020
UCI Reveals Updated 2020 World Cup Calendar - Double Headers!
@bighit: Per the John Hopkins count, which is a verified count, the USA has over 85,000 attributable deaths as of yesterday. If the mortality rate was 1%, then the positive case rate would be 8,500,000. The verified count is just a lick over 1,400,000. This gives a mortality rate of 6%...you are out by 600%. The influenza rate, which had a bad season in the USA in 2018/2019 season had 41,000,000 confirmed cases, and had 60,000 attributable deaths. That was a mortality rate of 0.15%. (data from CDC website) (India, with a much poorer populace and poorer access to healthcare than the US has a mortality rate of 3%, Australia, a country with roughly 1/10th of the US's populations has only 98 deaths...if USA was an indicator of handling this situation well, then Australia's numbers should scale down to 1/10th that of the USA, or 8,500 deaths...but no, they are 87 times less than that. The UK has a mortality rate of 14%, Sweden 12.5%...why pick out these two as well? Because they both went for the herd immunity idea - Sweden stuck with it, but the UK backtracked out of it shortly after it was mooted (but the disease had already taken hold by then)...now Trump would like the USA to "open up" well before your positive count trend has trended down significantly to consider the disease under control. This will place the USA in the herd immunity experiment, but with so many already infected in the USA, the results will most likely be worse than UK or Sweden in terms of mortality rate. While I agree that we can't all stay sitting inside from here on in, and financial ruin will abound if we did, it is a pretty shitty thing to choose between lives and essentially dollars. It's all good until it's you on the hospital bed) If you even took at face value your 1% mortality rate, then COVID-19 is still 666% (a factor of 6.66x) worse than influenza...thus if you take the 60,000 deaths from influenza and multiply by 6.66, you would expect 400,000 deaths attributable to COVID-19. Sadly, the USA deaths will far exceed your current 85,000. Will it reach 400,000? No one really knows. But prevention is better than cure (especially when there is no cure). Perhaps all steps that can be taken should be taken to prevent the numbers going higher, don't you think? Of course these are all just numbers. So it doesn't mean much as, well, numbers aren't people are they? Well, not until it's your father, or sister, or child, that is. So good luck with your "chances", you are free to make your own choices in life, but only if they don't hurt someone else. But in this instance, your choice might just hurt a lot of other people. Good luck, and take care. (and by the by...even here in NZ, where we have pretty much eliminated COVID-19 (things like our geographical positioning certainly have helped that, but mostly the buy in by the public to lockdown strictly for seven weeks and closing our borders to all international flights very early on has done the trick), we have had 21 deaths from 1428 cases - a mortality rate of 1.3%. Still this is over 6x higher than our average mortality rate due to influenza where we average 200,000 cases a year, and 400 deaths, for a mortality rate of 0.2%...the majority of our COVID deaths have come from one old-persons home (just under 50%), and now we are faced with the economic rebuild (which will be years with our sovereign debt projected as $203-billion NZD (or close to $120-billion USD), but a drop in the bucket to the USA's unfortunate position)
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
May 15, 2020 at 10:58
May 15, 2020
UCI Reveals Updated 2020 World Cup Calendar - Double Headers!
@hamncheez: I do not accept your comment and substitute it with my own
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 29, 2020 at 18:48
Apr 29, 2020
The Revised 2020 Mountain Bike Race Calendar
@WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: I think you will find that Sweden's approach has been poor. Just going on the numbers posted on the Johns Hopkins counters, Sweden has 20302 confirmed cases, of which 2462 have died...a mortality rate of 12%. Australia on the other hand, that has a semi-lockdown system in place (not as strict as us here in NZ for instance), has 6752 cases of which 91 have died giving a mortality rate of 1.3%. This is 9.2 times less than your own. If you were to bring a per-capita rate into the equation Sweden's numbers compared with Australia are even worse - 2462 people from 10.23mil vs 91 from 24.99mil...Sweden is tracking 11x higher per capita than Australia. If Sweden was anywhere on par with Australia then Sweden should only have had 263 deaths...so what have the other 2100 people died for? A cup of coffee from a barista that was allowed to stay open? USA, for a point of reference has 1037970 cases with a death toll of 60876 people giving a mortality rate of 5.9%, so not good, but still two times better than Sweden, and I think many people outside (and inside) the USA would consider that they have fumbled the ball with this disease that is untreatable and without a vaccine. Sweden is proof that if steps such as lock downs were not enacted then the death toll would have been very much higher...USA data alone suggests when compared with Sweden that their death toll would be 1.2 million. Who knows how high the global rate would be. It is a straw argument to say "oh there has only been so many deaths...it's not as bad as people said it would be"...no, it's not as bad because people took steps to mitigate the crisis (unlike Sweden) and this kept the number down. Prevention is better than cure, and there ain't no cure for COVID-19, yet, if ever (who knows). The rest of your rant is just jibberish... :P
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 11, 2020 at 16:41
Mar 11, 2020
EWS Rounds 1 and 2 Postponed due to Coronavirus
While it is a nice thing to do, and makes you feel better, washing hands won't stop you getting infected, nor stopping touching your face, or wearing a surgical mask (designed to stop surgeons dripping bugs into your open chest cavity, not to prevent you getting a viral infection). The only way to not get this is to not breathe. This is airborne. Rates of infection from swabs in throats show this as multiple times more infectious than SARS or MERS or flu, and this is before symptoms show up. For a sane, balanced, insightful, non-scare mongering discussion, have a listen to Joe Rogan 1439 where Joe talks to a person with REAL knowledge.
handynzl jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 11, 2020 at 10:39
Mar 11, 2020
handynzl pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 7, 2020 at 9:45
Mar 7, 2020
Replay: Downhill - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
It's Crankworx. Of course it will be the gate and finish. How else can they show 30mins of riding and an hour and a half of Cam McCaul in a two hour broadcast?
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