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Old 02.09.2020, 10:25
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It’s COVID-19. 😉
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Old 02.09.2020, 10:29
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Old 02.09.2020, 10:47
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Coronavirus claims another victim. RIP „Guest“...
I think guest should be renamed "flouncer". I'd wear that as a badge of honour, btw
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You thinking of out? I think it's emailing a mod or Editor Bob.

I wonder if this will be a cycle of old members quitting, rejoining as a new name and quitting again after a few months.
People have been quitting the forum or getting banned and re-registering under new usernames for ages, usually when they want to keep trolling under new usernames. It's nothing new.

What is newer to me is this more frequent account nuking. in years gone by it was only possible using a special link in an email that was sent out to all users, or done by admins only as a last resort. Now, it seems to be more common and by request.
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Old 02.09.2020, 10:58
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People have been quitting the forum or getting banned and re-registering under new usernames for ages, usually when they want to keep trolling under new usernames. It's nothing new.

What is newer to me is this more frequent account nuking. in years gone by it was only possible using a special link in an email that was sent out to all users, or done by admins only as a last resort. Now, it seems to be more common and by request.
I think due to some GDPR stuff they had to let people delete whenever they wanted.
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Old 02.09.2020, 11:00
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I think due to some GDPR stuff they had to let people delete whenever they wanted.
That makes sense and under the new regulations people do have the right to be deleted/forgotten where apprioriate.
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Old 02.09.2020, 11:03
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It’s COVID-19. 😉
Better change the thread title then...
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Old 02.09.2020, 11:08
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That makes sense and under the new regulations people do have the right to flounce and go off in a huff where appropriate.
FTFY. Including the spelling
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Old 02.09.2020, 11:39
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What is newer to me is this more frequent account nuking. in years gone by it was only possible using a special link in an email that was sent out to all users, or done by admins only as a last resort. Now, it seems to be more common and by request.
I'll be honest, I don't like it. It disrupts the continuity of a thread when you search previous information and find guest quoting and replying to guest. You can easily lose track who is adding to their previous information or updating it.

I totally get the right to be forgotten, but when you weren't posting unnder your own name anyway, I don't see the point.
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Old 02.09.2020, 11:50
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I'll be honest, I don't like it. It disrupts the continuity of a thread when you search previous information and find guest quoting and replying to guest. You can easily lose track who is adding to their previous information or updating it.

I totally get the right to be forgotten, but when you weren't posting unnder your own name anyway, I don't see the point.
People lose track of who replied what to whom anyway, that's why there are so many....accidents. I mean it's one of the reasons. Attention span is so narrow on online fora that I wouldn't really worry about some innocent newbie who might want to make sense of an old discussion (which probably needs updated anyway).
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Old 02.09.2020, 12:20
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Very few people post here with their full, recognisable/legal name whereas they would make a point of using their full name on other sites, such as LinkedIn, etc.
Isn't that just LinkedIn and other sites like FB though? No possibility of using a username other than your own legal name? Or did I just do FB wrong when I joined up?
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Old 02.09.2020, 12:38
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I totally get the right to be forgotten, but when you weren't posting unnder your own name anyway, I don't see the point.
It's important that people have the rights and freedom to make their own choices with regards to their own publicly posted content, regardless of whether they use their real name or not.

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Isn't that just LinkedIn and other sites like FB though? No possibility of using a username other than your own legal name? Or did I just do FB wrong when I joined up?
LOL... you can easily enter an alternative name for both of those sites any pretty much any other public social media. How would they have any way of controlling what is truthful and what isn't? You don't provide any ID or credit card details as part of your registration.
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Old 02.09.2020, 13:15
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Re: Coronavirus

What happened? The contrarian lost his cool?

Well, back to the virus and the BAG/OFSP numbers https://twitter.com/BAG_OFSP_UFSP/st...02672083386369

Last day with full numbers is Friday 28th Aug, ~350 new cases, 3 hospitalizations. Also several days with no deaths in the last 4 weeks.

I've read about ugly long term issues like lack losing pulmonary capacity, brain fog, or chronic fatigue. But do these things appear in cases that require hospitalization or also in mild cases?

Unless something really ugly happens when the winter and the cold arrives, it seems the risk is diminishing gradually.
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Old 02.09.2020, 13:41
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I've read about ugly long term issues like lack losing pulmonary capacity, brain fog, or chronic fatigue. But do these things appear in cases that require hospitalization or also in mild cases?
Both apparently.
My brother-in-law was was borderline being admitted to hospital according to his GP. That was in the 3rd week of March. His fever broke in the morning of the day where he was due to be admitted in the evening if he hadn't improved. He's usually very physically fit, a weekend hiker and twice a week ballroom dancer. He suffered from chronic fatigue for over 2 months, couldn't walk more than 1km, and it's only in the past 6 weeks he's been able to walk over 5km.

A well known and televised UK case was Dr Xand van Tulleken whose recovery was documented for the BBC in 'Surviving the Virus'. As he put it, the virus can dance with your lungs, dance with your heart or dance with any other organs. In his case, it was his heart. I couldn't watch the programme because my brother had a heart arrhythmia after a bad bout of flu in the early 1990s, which led to him to be defibrillated twice.

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Unless something really ugly happens when the winter and the cold arrives, it seems the risk is diminishing gradually.
Well that's the thing with a new virus. nobody actually knows. Best case scenario, it disappears like SARS and the Spanish flu, but the latter only disappeared after it's 2nd wave which was more deadly than the first. We can all speculate, but it really is only speculation.
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Old 02.09.2020, 13:48
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What happened? The contrarian lost his cool?

Well, back to the virus and the BAG/OFSP numbers https://twitter.com/BAG_OFSP_UFSP/st...02672083386369

Last day with full numbers is Friday 28th Aug, ~350 new cases, 3 hospitalizations. Also several days with no deaths in the last 4 weeks.

I've read about ugly long term issues like lack losing pulmonary capacity, brain fog, or chronic fatigue. But do these things appear in cases that require hospitalization or also in mild cases?

Unless something really ugly happens when the winter and the cold arrives, it seems the risk is diminishing gradually.
There is this site which claims up to a quarter million UK people have long term effects. it also has links to other information sources.
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Old 02.09.2020, 20:01
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It was always highly likely to be a class effect, there's nothing really to distinguish the activity of dexamethosone to numerous other glucorticoidsteroids.

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Old 02.09.2020, 22:32
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Yes let us see studies, and with all respect until then your gut feeling is not enough to make me less cautious
I'll tell you what is measurable is the 300,000 people awaiting knee and hip operations, many in severe pain, after the lockdown put back their appointments. I still prefer to focus on what's real like the example here, and not on the as yet unknown long terms effects of the virus.

Watching people pivot away from concentrating on deaths and hospitalisations to these mysterious long term side effects of the virus is typical disconfirmed expectancy behaviour btw.
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Old 02.09.2020, 22:36
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It was always highly likely to be a class effect, there's nothing really to distinguish the activity of dexamethosone to numerous other glucorticoidsteroids.
Thanks but what is your point exactly?

Is it a useful treatment or not?

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I'll tell you what is measurable is the 300,000 people awaiting knee and hip operations, many in severe pain, after the lockdown put back their appointments. I still prefer to focus on what's real like the example here, and not on the as yet unknown long terms effects of the virus.

Watching people pivot away from concentrating on deaths and hospitalisations to these mysterious long term side effects of the virus is typical disconfirmed expectancy behaviour btw.
Excellent example of "whataboutery"!

Firstly which country are you talking about.

People awaiting knee and hip operations who are in pain are prescribed pain killers so they are really not in severe pain.

There are always waiting times for these non-emergency operations.

Disconfirmed expectancy is a psychological term for what is commonly known as a failed prophecy. How is this relevant to COVID-19?
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