Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Equal Time: Dr. Osterholm Gives C-19 Update

Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Michael Osterholm gave his weekly update on the Covid-19 virus in the podcast posted below.


Anonymous said...

WAPT just showed Governor Tates at the Deputy’s funeral today and he wasn’t wearing a mask or social distancing. He was shaking hands and hugging women. So I hope he stops lecturing us as he and no one in his office follows the rules.

Anonymous said...

6:19, maybe you don't realize it but Tater and his staff get checked damn near daily to ensure that they are not carrying the virus.

Unlike you, me and all us commoners, they don't have the potential to be spreading COVID since it has been determined that they are not infected -- thus the (possible) benefits of a mask are not there.

But that's ok - you keep on going with your freestyling and we'll all hope (or maybe not) that you can skip by without running into anyone that happens to be a carrier.

Anonymous said...

@7:01, where did you hear that the governor and his staff are being tested daily? That doesn’t sound even remotely close to true.

Anonymous said...

No one has posed the question “How did we get to where we are at with a pandemic that was intentionally introduced to society?”
I for one truly believe that it was intentional to bring this virus to the rest of the world simply to hide the fact that The US and China have strained relations. Tariffs are what the rest of the world places on our products but we are not allowed to place tariffs on other countries.
Let’s get to the wet market issue. Public toilets in Asia are a hole with no proper sanitary service as our western toilets with running water have. So, urine and feces get onto your shoes, you go back out to your food stand, you throw your animal or fish on the ground and begin to prepare it for sale. There you go. Nasty. These wet markets should have been shut down many years ago. Yes, we are hated all over the world yet everyone wants a piece of our pie by coming over here since it’s better than their nasty country. The CCP assisted over 400,000 Chinese citizens to travel to the US knowing they had a pandemic on their hands.

This has caused lockdowns and social distancing which in effect is a new way to break your economy? Oh, it didn’t? Look around. See how many people are hurting and some will never recover mentally, physically or financially from the fallout of this made up disease that was intended to do harm to the world and especially our country. We allow other countries to send their people over to extract information from us, we allow spies in (3 Chinese nationals were just arrested in Florida recently at a Naval Base for spying) and we have allowed the communists to infiltrate for years our education systems. Look where we are now. How is your future looking? Is your job in jeopardy? Will you ever be able to go back to the same job again? You can’t blame this on Trump. You can blame it on all of the previous administrations for not stopping China in their footsteps

Anonymous said...

7:01 - Please pay attention. It's not that the Guv might spread the disease...It's that he is exposing himself TO it. Sorta like going to watch soccer games in Spain.

Plus the photo op would fail if he were to wear a mask.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe you don't realize it but Tater and his staff get checked damn near daily to ensure that they are not carrying the virus". Feel better after spewing this shit. Stay in your closet please. Taters a damn politician that will take advantage of any situation he looks good in, and that by itself is a challenge. But I also agree with 6:19 where once again we see our "leader" saying Do as I say and not as I do.

Anonymous said...

Iceland - Community Face Masks (cloth, non-medical masks) provide no known protection against spread of, or contraction of, an aerosol viral agent.

New Zealand - Community Face Masks (cloth, non-medical masks) provide no known protection against spread of, or contraction of, an aerosol viral agent.

Osterholm: "What New Zealand and Iceland said."

At what point will CDC stop peddling the unfounded and disproven notion that healthy people wearing cloth face masks is a helpful thing? At what point will CDC stop spreading a false sense of security to the unwashed masses about cloth face masks?

Anonymous said...

Posted this on the Barrel Racing piece, may be appropriate here as well. More than Covid out here.

Anonymous said...

9:45 Keep at it with your denials. The evidence is coming in that does indicate wearing masks is effective (not 100% though) in preventing the spread of COVID. Hiding behind the "no known protection" claim is disingenuous. All that means is there are no double-blind controlled studies proving the relative effectiveness of masks. It does not mean they are "unfounded and disproven" as you allege.

A recent WHO backed study indicated mask usage reduced the infection rate by 80%. Some masks are better than others so there is no way to say with scientific certainty that any particular mask will reduce the rate by 80%, 70%, or 60%, but that doesn't mean they don't reduce the transmission rate at all, which is what you are claiming.

Anonymous said...

Yo, 7:32, take it to 4Chan, dude.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 11:37, so you are waiting on a double blind study to tell you whether or not a cloth face mask provides meaningful protection against an aerosolized viral agent?

Is the CDC's long-standing guidance on use of "surgical masks" (an admittedly higher standard of protection versus cloth face masks) not sufficient?

"[A surgical mask does NOT provide the wearer with a reliable level of protection from inhaling smaller airborne particles and is not considered respiratory protection." Source:

Still wanting that double blind study?

Check out the FDA's guidance on any face masks that are not N95 respirators:

Masks are loose fitting and may not provide full protection from breathing in airborne pathogens, such as viruses.

Face masks (non-surgical masks) may not provide protection from fluids or may not filter particles, needed to protect against pathogens, such as viruses. They are not for surgical use and are not considered personal protective equipment.

Surgical masks are fluid-resistant, disposable, and loose-fitting devices that create a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and the immediate environment. They are for use in surgical settings and do not provide full protection from inhalation of airborne pathogens, such as viruses.


Keep peddling bull$h!+ jackass.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:16 Nobody is saying masks provide protection from getting the virus. What is being shown is that they prevent someone who already has the virus from spreading it as much. Even cloth masks can catch the droplets that are expelled when a person talks, coughs, and sneezes which reduces the infection rate by quite a bit.

Read it all again, slowly this time. Cloth face masks don't protect the wearer, but they do protect those whom the wearer might infect.

Anonymous said...

You want to wear a mask, wear a damn mask. Don't give a rats ass either way.

Anonymous said...

So if masks don’t do anything, this is spreading because people aren’t washing their hands. Not surprised, really. I’d hate to think how this soft nation would do in times like during WWII? Whine about the lack of Avocado toast??

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