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(Tampa Bay Times)   Florida cases seem to have flattened... perhaps because the state has reached its testing limit   (tampabay.com) divider line
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2020-07-01 5:43:06 PM  
Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.

/this really is what people are saying in Florida
//source: friend who lives in Florida
 
2020-07-01 9:25:06 PM  
Yeah, if you consider a line going straight up "flat"
 
2020-07-01 9:25:18 PM  

AccidentallyLezlie: Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.

/this really is what people are saying in Florida
//source: friend who lives in Florida


Not everyone, but unfortunately a good portion of the population. It's gonna get way worse this weekend with everyone heading out for the 4th

/mask-wearing Floridian
 
2020-07-01 9:30:18 PM  
Flattened the curve...

Vertically.
 
2020-07-01 9:31:36 PM  

TaskForce26: Flattened the curve...

Vertically.


Turn the chart sideways, and it's flat. Turn it upside down, the cases are declining!
 
2020-07-01 9:32:08 PM  
Good. 

More people must die. Too much pollution, not enough population control. This is the Leftist ideal here.
 
2020-07-01 9:36:12 PM  

Dadoody: Good. 

More people must die. Too much pollution, not enough population control. This is the Leftist ideal here.


Could you move your strawman over a bit, I'd like to take a dump on it
 
2020-07-01 9:37:03 PM  
Wasn't this exact problem in Chernobyl?* Their radiation detectors only went up to a certain level and everyone thought things were fine?

*The HBO series. I don't know what happened in real life.
 
2020-07-01 9:37:17 PM  
In other new the flu is about to get a lot worse than usual.
 
2020-07-01 9:40:31 PM  
A part of the reason numbers went up was that they were testing like crazy - literally twice as many as they tested a month ago - but there was still about a 2x "percentage positive" increase.

What's odd is that the Florida site, which has been reporting daily COVID deaths for the last couple of months, suddenly stopped showing the chart of daily deaths. Either they're having website issues, or they don't want people to see that declining death rate that's been showing for the last few weeks.
 
2020-07-01 9:41:18 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, if you consider a line going straight up "flat"


I think it means DeSantis has placed limits on testing.

Less testing, lower rates.

Vote all Republicans out.
 
2020-07-01 9:41:27 PM  
7 day rolling average of tests conducted per day in Florida for June:

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2020-07-01 9:41:51 PM  
Flattened compared to what? Last Tuesday?

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2020-07-01 9:43:56 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: AccidentallyLezlie: Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.

/this really is what people are saying in Florida
//source: friend who lives in Florida

Not everyone, but unfortunately a good portion of the population. It's gonna get way worse this weekend with everyone heading out for the 4th

/mask-wearing Floridian


I'm also a mask wearing Floridian here in Pinellas County.  All beaches will be open this holiday weekend. Staying far away.
 
2020-07-01 9:46:23 PM  

cirby: A part of the reason numbers went up was that they were testing like crazy - literally twice as many as they tested a month ago - but there was still about a 2x "percentage positive" increase.

What's odd is that the Florida site, which has been reporting daily COVID deaths for the last couple of months, suddenly stopped showing the chart of daily deaths. Either they're having website issues, or they don't want people to see that declining death rate that's been showing for the last few weeks.


Dunno, covidtracking.com still has daily death data for Florida, here are their 7-day rolling average deaths per day for June:
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2020-07-01 9:46:51 PM  
things are going to be nice and shooty in jax in late august.
 
2020-07-01 9:47:30 PM  
STOP TESTING AND THE NUMBERS WILL GO DOWN YOU ASSHOLES
 
2020-07-01 9:48:59 PM  
Like Flucto said:
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2020-07-01 9:49:40 PM  

Badafuco: pastramithemosterotic: AccidentallyLezlie: Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.

/this really is what people are saying in Florida
//source: friend who lives in Florida

Not everyone, but unfortunately a good portion of the population. It's gonna get way worse this weekend with everyone heading out for the 4th

/mask-wearing Floridian

I'm also a mask wearing Floridian here in Pinellas County.  All beaches will be open this holiday weekend. Staying far away.


It's gonna be a sh*tshow this weekend. I'll be staying in for sure
 
2020-07-01 9:49:57 PM  
the more they test the lower the death percentage, 2% is not bad for something that they said would kill most of us.
 
2020-07-01 9:50:36 PM  

solokumba: STOP TESTING AND THE NUMBERS WILL GO DOWN YOU ASSHOLES


um, what?
 
2020-07-01 9:50:39 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, if you consider a line going straight up "flat"


If the 2nd derivative of the curve is zero, it's flat.
 
2020-07-01 9:51:35 PM  
Wife tried to get tested this week because a coworker of hers tested positive - if nothing else just as a precaution as she now has to Quarantine for 2 weeks at home since her job sent everyone home. Each day since Monday she has been unable to get a test because they only offer 100 per day at the location closest to us and people start lining up as early as 4am. She doesn't have symptoms and any place that offers a test for a fee (such as CVS) won't even consider you unless you are showing symptoms.

So yeah, that's something. Anyone that wants a test can get a test huh?

/Floridians who have been taking this shiat seriously.
 
2020-07-01 9:52:56 PM  

WTP 2: the more they test the lower the death percentage, 2% is not bad for something that they said would kill most of us.


Who is they?
 
2020-07-01 9:53:56 PM  
Four whole states have single digit growth numbers. Four. Meanwhile the "top" five are extra farked.

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2020-07-01 9:57:32 PM  

cirby: A part of the reason numbers went up was that they were testing like crazy - literally twice as many as they tested a month ago - but there was still about a 2x "percentage positive" increase.

What's odd is that the Florida site, which has been reporting daily COVID deaths for the last couple of months, suddenly stopped showing the chart of daily deaths. Either they're having website issues, or they don't want people to see that declining death rate that's been showing for the last few weeks.


It's actually not a reason positive tests increased. Testing volume greatly increased in Florida in mid-May. If the virus was there all along, the positive tests would have hit immediately with the increased testing.

In that link, look at the jump in testing volume around May 20.

Positive results don't start increasing until June 10th, then really take off from there.
 
2020-07-01 9:58:24 PM  

flucto: solokumba: STOP TESTING AND THE NUMBERS WILL GO DOWN YOU ASSHOLES

um, what?


DeSantis reasoning. We have more cases because of testing. Decrease the testing,
And Florida is doing that.

Discuss that...
 
2020-07-01 10:03:39 PM  

solokumba: And Florida is doing that.


Are they? Numbers don't look that way. True they're lower over the last couple days but they're on average.

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2020-07-01 10:13:01 PM  

solokumba: flucto: solokumba: STOP TESTING AND THE NUMBERS WILL GO DOWN YOU ASSHOLES

um, what?

DeSantis reasoning. We have more cases because of testing. Decrease the testing,
And Florida is doing that.

Discuss that...


More like Trump reasoning. Desantis is just a parrot.
 
2020-07-01 10:15:17 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, if you consider a line going straight up "flat"


Pretty much.

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2020-07-01 10:20:46 PM  
The best metric to assess number of tests and growing infection rate is the % positive test rate.  Overtime, you would expect the positive rate to decrease if infections are going down and increase if infection is speeding up.

The positive rate remaining the same also would suggest the infection is growing due to the criteria initially used for who gets a test inflating the positive rate.
 
2020-07-01 10:24:34 PM  

Fabric_Man: Wasn't this exact problem in Chernobyl?* Their radiation detectors only went up to a certain level and everyone thought things were fine?

*The HBO series. I don't know what happened in real life.


I don't know about real Chernobyl, but...

It's what caused Apollo 13. After a launch test, a fuel pump failed so they emptied the tanks by turning on the heater. The thermostat failed to turn it off at 80 degrees (a design defect/oversight) and they didn't notice because gauge only went to 80. The explosion happened out in space because the heater burned the Teflon coatings off the wire connections.
 
2020-07-01 10:25:27 PM  

WTP 2: the more they test the lower the death percentage, 2% is not bad for something that they said would kill most of us.


I hope it is much lower because a 2% death rate is 7M people in the US.
 
2020-07-01 10:41:13 PM  

GummyBearOverlord: The best metric to assess number of tests and growing infection rate is the % positive test rate.  Overtime, you would expect the positive rate to decrease if infections are going down and increase if infection is speeding up.

The positive rate remaining the same also would suggest the infection is growing due to the criteria initially used for who gets a test inflating the positive rate.


7 day rolling average positivity rate per day in June in Florida.

I'm no epidemiologist, but... this doesn't look good:

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2020-07-01 10:45:39 PM  

solokumba: WTP 2: the more they test the lower the death percentage, 2% is not bad for something that they said would kill most of us.

Who is they?


The straw men in his head.
 
2020-07-01 10:53:52 PM  

halifaxdatageek: GummyBearOverlord: The best metric to assess number of tests and growing infection rate is the % positive test rate.  Overtime, you would expect the positive rate to decrease if infections are going down and increase if infection is speeding up.

The positive rate remaining the same also would suggest the infection is growing due to the criteria initially used for who gets a test inflating the positive rate.

7 day rolling average positivity rate per day in June in Florida.

I'm no epidemiologist, but... this doesn't look good:

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Yeah, that doesn't look good.
 
2020-07-01 10:57:25 PM  
Why is it always Florida? Florida always leads in farking up this country.
 
2020-07-01 11:05:44 PM  

AccidentallyLezlie: Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.


Why stop there? If you're going to deny reality at least don't half ass it. I'm sure if you insist it hard enough you can fly, or walk through walls, or fight a lion.
 
2020-07-01 11:19:36 PM  

Lady J: AccidentallyLezlie: Perfect! Everyone knows the virus numbers will go down if they wouldn't test so darn many people. Clearly this means the pandemic was a hoax and masks are dumb and Trump's genius prevails once again. Oh, that pile of bodies? Whatever, I'm sure they would have died of something eventually anyway.

Why stop there? If you're going to deny reality at least don't half ass it. I'm sure if you insist it hard enough you can fly, or walk through walls, or fight a lion.


You CAN fight a lion. Just go to a nearby zoo and jump in the enclosure

Winning said fight is a bit more difficult
 
2020-07-01 11:43:13 PM  
Florida is the waiting room for death.
So long and thanks for the fish.
 
2020-07-02 5:37:23 AM  

FritzCat: neongoats: Yeah, if you consider a line going straight up "flat"

If the 2nd derivative of the curve is zero, it's flat.


Topology much?
 
2020-07-02 7:15:55 AM  
If you kill everyone off, no one is left to get infected! Success!
 
2020-07-02 9:15:50 PM  

RowdyPants: Why is it always Florida? Florida always leads in farking up this country.


Because Florida is the dumping ground for the rest of the east coast's morons, criminals, and drug addicts. The majority of trouble makers are the transplants, not the native Floridiots.
 
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