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I'm sure a lot of members here do listen to Rush, and probably many have for 25 or more years, even if off and on!

Today, he put forth a 98% recovery rate. I do the numbers every day and it is a 98.1% recovery rate, overall in the USA.

In the old days, when I lived close to Las Vegas, on the outskirts of Vegas, up to 100 miles up the road would be casino signs Guaranteeing a 93 or 94% payout rate on their Slot machines. The higher the payout, the longer you could play the slots on your money was the way I usually read it. Still, with a billboard advertising "we will take your money" Still go into Vegas and mostly leave their money.

Figuring into that 1.9% death rate are a vast number of elderly who maybe had a year or two left in them. We need to take more precaution with our elderly, nursing and retirement communities, in fact we should have been before this pandemic. I skipped going to the big Thanksgiving get together two years ago because I had something going on, bronchitis and didn't want to get around my daughter's soon to be 100 year old Grandmother-in-law.

No other communities have anywhere near the transmission rate of New York City, maybe New Orleans.

With the pandemic models that have been drastically changing downward about requirements for hospital beds and equipment equipment as well as death forecast rates, I am hopeful Lubbock will reopen by the end of this month. I feel comfortable about doing so if people will all wear masks, practice social distancing and practice good hygiene and disinfecting surfaces.

The hospital my wife works at, and most hospitals were ordered not to do any elective surgeries to make room for the surge. They have 180 empty beds and are bleeding red ink. Sure, they will get some state and federal aid, at least the money paid out by the state can come from a pretty healthy state emergency account.

I am particularly not impressed with that sawed off epidemiologist on Trumps right hand side every night basking in his own glow in front of the media.

We need to compile a list of every brand of food item owned and made in China, as well as anything else, and let China stick it where the sun doesn't shine. OK, rant over!:)
 

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Before this whole coronavirus mess started, I was blissfully unaware that a huge percentage of our pharmaceuticals come from China. WUT? If ever there was a list of things prohibited from offshore manufacture/import, I'd think our drugs would be dang near at the top of the list. Where's the rationale in allowing importing vital drugs and medical supplies from a potential adversary?
 

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I take a beta blocker twice a day for my hypertension. I was aware that mine, and a LOT of our drugs are imported from China. They can make them much cheaper than we can, even when you include the cost of shipping them across the ocean. It's natural that drug companies would look after their profit margins. The downside is now being revealed to the public at large. I really hope things change, but we'll have to see.
 

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As I recall, in Vegas the returns were based on a percentage of machines. The casinos had some albeit a very few machines that were programed to pay off at almost a 100% rate. Keep in mind that this was a Win percentage, not a profit above your played amount. And many time these machines were occupied by a casino employee who was being paid an hourly wage and did not get to keep any of the winnings.

Which of course brings to mind the old adage of "Numbers lie, and Liars figure". As well as the other phrase of "Numbers don't lie, but Liars Figure.

A number of years back there was a Best Seller Book called "How to lie with Statistics"

Just saying, I will now return to my evening Wild Turkey 101 on the rocks relaxation mode.
 

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I caught him on the drive home from Breckenridge. HIV, Seasonal Flu, SARS, Zika, West nile, Ebola, etc., never was the nation shut down like this over illness. We never saw the Fed Gov't order this even during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. So I start looking at what's really happening with a cynical eye. It's without a doubt that the Dems and their accomplices at the LSM want to crash the economy. They were handed their chance on a golden platter. So let's look at the Dem leadership over this. They push for all sorts of BS additions to the bailout bill and who was taking her dear sweet time? Nancy Pelosi... Why does this matter? (Tin foil hat time) Because What Nationality , ie. what nation driver did she have for 20 years? It may not be important, but it seriously needs to be looked into.
 

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by the way, i've been a part-time rush listener for a long time.
ditto:D

I remember when he used to have a nighttime Televised Talk show in ~ '94 - about the time Newt Gingrich was penning his legacy "contract with America" between congress and the public.
 
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