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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7098 on: July 20, 2020, 05:13:28 PM »
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7099 on: July 20, 2020, 06:03:48 PM »

yes, so government projects finally get in the layout stage now, then get construction started in another month or so, then they are screwed when December hits.
Not always. Projects that are being staked out now are either multi-year projects or jobs that will take the whole season to build. Projects go out for bid in July and August,  build bypasses and crossovers in September and October, then either do pier work over winter or be ready to start digging or paving as soon as the frost is out.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7100 on: July 20, 2020, 06:26:19 PM »
Minnesota must have more common sense than the Iowa DOT
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7101 on: July 20, 2020, 06:36:35 PM »
Highway work here goes on year round obviously.  Some of the concrete freeway pavement in use is 50 years old or more.

There's a neat rebuild of a freeway interchange north of town.  The wife was in the hospital and had a window overlooking the work (one day, hip surgery, she's fine).  It's pretty neat to see, I imagine the design hours that goes into something like this is impressive, traffic control, soil sampling, drainage, ... $800 million.

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/07/01/transform-285-400-interchange-project-completion-is-delayed-a-year-to-2021/

Then GA DOT wants to build parallel toll freeway lanes, which sounds to me like, well, I dunno.  Traffic here remains well off normal with the virus thing, it's kind of nice to be able to get around rather easily.  I was chatting with the wife about how much of this is permanent.

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/05/29/gdot-responds-to-i-285-toll-lane-questions-concerns/

And our highway money can't be used for mass transit by law.

This is my favorite interchange, slowest stretch of highway in the country apparently...

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlantas-spaghetti-junction-ranked-as-no1-truck-bottleneck-in-us/689609804/



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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7102 on: July 20, 2020, 07:27:31 PM »
while new cases continue to be high in Texas the curve for hospitalizations remains flat with even a hint of

it trending down

we can always hope


one of the counties with a big problem is Hidalgo which is down in the valley near the Mexican boarder

One of the biggest problems with this county is the refusal of positive folks  to quarantine

They have made quarantine required under the threat of arrest in that county

sometimes people are just plain crazy
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7103 on: July 20, 2020, 07:31:20 PM »
SIOUX CITY -- Sixteen more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Woodbury County, the Siouxland District Health Department reported Sunday.

Those 16 positives come from 126 new tests performed, for a positivity rate of about 12.7 percent. This is lower than Woodbury County's peak positivity percentage in April, which hit roughly 52 percent at one point, but higher than Iowa's statewide positivity rate of 6.4 percent tallied on Saturday.


In Northwest Iowa, 11 COVID-19 patients are currently in the ICU and two are on ventilators, according to data from Region 3 of Iowa's Regional Medical Coordination Centers (RMCC), which represents counties in Northwest Iowa. In all, 31 patients in the region are currently hospitalized with the virus.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, 38,723 Iowans (or roughly 1 in every 82 residents) has tested positive for the virus. Of these, 27,896, or about 72 percent, are now considered recovered, while 793 have died. 
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7104 on: July 20, 2020, 10:18:08 PM »
Most construction is seasonal here. Very little gets built (outside) during the colder months. So, it's gangbusters from mid April to mid November.
That’s why Florida is awesome lol. It’s hot year round, construction goes 24/7, 365 basically. 

Plus the money that is in Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade counties is just absolutely insane. There is money there like nowhere else. And it’s from all over the world. South Florida real estate market has more foreign investment than any market in the US. The amount of filthy rich Russians, Chinese, Brazilians, Venezuelans, French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Israeli that own vacation mansion or multi-million dollar high-rise condos doesn’t make any sense. And then you have all the old money on the island in Palm Beach, where a piece of shit home will cost you $5,000,000, and homes routinely sell for $40-50 million, and the newer ones on the ocean can go for upwards of $100 million. Insane.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7105 on: July 20, 2020, 10:19:55 PM »
We don't do staking for government work, generally. They require union shops, and I'll be one of those over my dead body.
Another reason why Florida is great- right to work state lol. 

Govt work also sucks ass because of the hoops you have to jump through and the bonding can be a pain in the ass. Never been interested in it, never will be. 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7106 on: July 21, 2020, 02:38:45 AM »
while new cases continue to be high in Texas the curve for hospitalizations remains flat with even a hint of

it trending down
What do the epidemiologists, or you, attribute this change in curvature to?

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7107 on: July 21, 2020, 08:29:39 AM »
What do the epidemiologists, or you, attribute this change in curvature to?
a lot of the hospitalization patients were not virus related but rather a catch up fro other medical issues which were put on hold back in March and April

They have run their course 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7108 on: July 21, 2020, 08:40:59 AM »
In support of that, my wife is about to have shoulder surgery, which she would not have done in April.  It should be outpatient in her case.  I'm looking into it for me as well.


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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7109 on: July 21, 2020, 10:47:16 AM »
I just had a buddy released from the hospital. Needed back surgery - diagnosed in February. Postponed for Covid.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7110 on: July 21, 2020, 12:09:20 PM »
I hope this guy is a real "expert"................... of course this story is a month old

- Matteo Bassetti said patients who could have previously succumbed to COVID-19 were recovering without breathing difficulties

- Bassetti said the virus was like a tiger in March and April but had downgraded to a wild cat in the recent weeks

- The professor said the virus was weakening by itself and a vaccine was no longer necessary to quell it

- He further said though it was not scientifically proven, there was a huge likelihood that COVID-19 was losing its virulence and was mutating

The novel coronavirus is no longer lethal as it used to be and could die on its own without a vaccine, an Italian expert has said.

Head of the infectious diseases clinic at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Italy, Matteo Bassetti hinted at a possible end in sight of the virus after stating that COVID-19 was losing its virulence since most patients who would have died from the disease in March or April were now recovering.


http://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/coronavirus-is-weakening-could-die-on-its-own-without-vaccine-italian-expert/ar-BB15N3hh?ocid=sf&fbclid=IwAR3D4891IbcSZA5jNZ3Q89__HoCJNWwglccPwLKybiY31MO5YXX6C9uue6c
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7111 on: July 21, 2020, 12:23:12 PM »
I hope this guy is a real "expert"................... of course this story is a month old

- Matteo Bassetti said patients who could have previously succumbed to COVID-19 were recovering without breathing difficulties

- Bassetti said the virus was like a tiger in March and April but had downgraded to a wild cat in the recent weeks

- The professor said the virus was weakening by itself and a vaccine was no longer necessary to quell it

- He further said though it was not scientifically proven, there was a huge likelihood that COVID-19 was losing its virulence and was mutating

The novel coronavirus is no longer lethal as it used to be and could die on its own without a vaccine, an Italian expert has said.

Head of the infectious diseases clinic at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Italy, Matteo Bassetti hinted at a possible end in sight of the virus after stating that COVID-19 was losing its virulence since most patients who would have died from the disease in March or April were now recovering.


http://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/coronavirus-is-weakening-could-die-on-its-own-without-vaccine-italian-expert/ar-BB15N3hh?ocid=sf&fbclid=IwAR3D4891IbcSZA5jNZ3Q89__HoCJNWwglccPwLKybiY31MO5YXX6C9uue6c
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