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Today, 5:23 am
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Posted By ajGoes

The Abbott and Roche tests are both quite...

The Abbott and Roche tests are both quite accurate. We don't know what a positive result means, though, because we don't know what level of immunity, if any, having antibodies conveys. Getting a...
Jul 4, 20, 1:14 pm
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Views: 723
Posted By ajGoes

I don't know the answer, but I know it will...

I don't know the answer, but I know it will require more information. Where are you flying to? What's your route? Are you prepared to quarantine for fourteen days on arrival?
Jul 3, 20, 9:16 pm
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Views: 199,496
Posted By ajGoes

Any antibody test tells you only whether you have...

Any antibody test tells you only whether you have (probably*) been infected and built up antibodies as your immune system fought the virus. I think most experts believe this conveys at least some...
Jul 3, 20, 3:04 pm
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Views: 12,380
Posted By ajGoes

Aw, c'mon. Nobody takes the 405. It's too crowded.

Aw, c'mon. Nobody takes the 405. It's too crowded.
Jul 3, 20, 2:58 pm
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Posted By ajGoes

No. Immunity is resistance to infection. Shedding...

No. Immunity is resistance to infection. Shedding virus means the person was infected; they can spread the disease even though they never fell ill. Remaining asymptomatic means they're tolerant, not...
Jul 2, 20, 5:07 pm
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Views: 484,454
Posted By ajGoes

Explorer card one-time pass extended by 6 months

It had been a while since I had checked, so I don't know when this happened — but my passes which previously expired in September 2020 now have an expiration date of March 2021. My Silver card has...
Jul 2, 20, 3:50 pm
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Posted By ajGoes

The false positive rate is easier to understand...

The false positive rate is easier to understand if you use numbers from a poorer test. Suppose this test has 95% specificity and the community prevalence is 5%. You test a hundred people. You know...
Jul 2, 20, 2:18 pm
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Posted By ajGoes

Whoops. I was going to go back and edit it but...

Whoops. I was going to go back and edit it but forgot. That's Labcorp.
Jul 2, 20, 12:45 pm
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Posted By ajGoes

It was surprisingly well hidden, but I found this...

It was surprisingly well hidden, but I found this document...
Jun 24, 20, 1:19 pm
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Views: 1,988
Posted By ajGoes

That's reassuring. Where did you find the...

That's reassuring. Where did you find the specificity that you based the number in item 1 on?

It's academic now. My wife, immunocompromised son and I decided to believe the negative result and...
Jun 24, 20, 10:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,988
Posted By ajGoes

Well, we got the (negative) result this morning,...

Well, we got the (negative) result this morning, five days after the sample was taken. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the information. I haven't been able to find the false negative...
Jun 23, 20, 8:01 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,988
Posted By ajGoes

My wife got a test at a Minute Clinic last...

My wife got a test at a Minute Clinic last Friday. The results were supposed to come in two to four days. Now they're saying we won't get them till this Friday — seven days after the sample was taken.
Jun 23, 20, 6:55 am
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Views: 756,479
Posted By ajGoes

I just heard the answer on this morning's news....

I just heard the answer on this morning's news. The air is kept chilly and damp, and people work in close quarters.
Jun 16, 20, 4:21 pm
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Views: 199,496
Posted By ajGoes

That's not what the latest information says. It...

That's not what the latest information says. It says that people who never become symptomatic rarely spread the disease. Apparently the WHO's word for such people is "asymptomatic". People who have...
Jun 14, 20, 7:29 am
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Views: 199,496
Posted By ajGoes

Here are the non-obvious country name...

Here are the non-obvious country name translations.
Royaume-Uni : United Kingdom
Suède : Sweden
États-Unis : United States
Pays-Bas : Netherlands
Allemagne : Germany
Norvège : Norway
Jun 6, 20, 2:45 pm
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Views: 121,129
Posted By ajGoes

Funny you should ask. My wife just finished...

Funny you should ask. My wife just finished making four masks, two with pockets to put propylene filters into, less than an hour ago. The filters came from Amazon.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 25, 20, 3:36 pm
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Views: 839
Posted By ajGoes

Where (some of) the airplanes went

Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, Ohio
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May 19, 20, 12:42 pm
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Posted By ajGoes

Do you have a reliable source for your statement?...

Do you have a reliable source for your statement? Every source I've seen says the opposite. There is no US national standard system for attributing deaths, but this article...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 12, 20, 8:54 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

That depends entirely on how much money you have....

That depends entirely on how much money you have. The Los Angeles area is too expensive to live in even for many people who work there. I know a multiple Emmy winner who has fallen on hard times and...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 12, 20, 4:19 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

Good point. OP, Santa Monica is a funky...

Good point.

OP, Santa Monica is a funky sort of place where people tend to find a bit of decay charming rather than insupportable. You won't find many people there trading notes on the failings...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 12, 20, 3:53 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

That's not "most buildings", that's one building....

That's not "most buildings", that's one building. However, nobody I know in Santa Monica has ever mentioned apartment management as a major concern. I've never heard anything positive or negative...
May 12, 20, 8:29 am
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Views: 78,818
Posted By ajGoes

"Edited to add". Maybe the OP will ETA that post...

"Edited to add". Maybe the OP will ETA that post and expand the TLA ("three-letter acronym"). :-)
Forum: Los Angeles
May 12, 20, 6:25 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

By the way, although it's much much better than...

By the way, although it's much much better than it used to be, nobody would use the word "great" with "rapid transit" in Los Angeles. The system is vastly improved compared to thirty years ago, but...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 11, 20, 9:15 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

My family has been following a convoluted route...

My family has been following a convoluted route involving the PCH, Ocean Park, Abbott Kinney, and a road that winds around the Marina before finally hitting Lincoln for fifty years. Google Maps tells...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 11, 20, 6:06 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By ajGoes

I don't take the 405 when it's jammed. I never...

I don't take the 405 when it's jammed. I never used to take it at all, but Google Maps changed my habits and now I use the freeway maybe a third of the time. But I evidently extrapolated incorrectly...
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