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    10-24-2014, 04:48 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    A press release today (from Gov. Cuomo's office, I believe) claims that his temperature was 100.3F when he called for help, and not 103F as...
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    10-22-2014, 01:08 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Given the amount of time you've invested criticizing him and his position, I would have thought you'd be dying to let us know who it is (you know, so...
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    10-21-2014, 06:05 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    You are correct, and I realized after the fact my statement came off that way. The hospital was ill-prepared for such a crisis, and the staff not...
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    10-21-2014, 04:12 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    You just can't drop the one-off statement of someone you heard on TV, can you? (can you even identify him anymore? google?) This is despite the...
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    10-21-2014, 03:02 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Actually, those have been around for a long time. They're a favourite among biological science people: http://www.giantmicrobes.com/ They...
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    10-21-2014, 03:08 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Certainly it's cause for concern. But remember, the virus doesn't live long outside its host. So, if some sweaty Ebola patient touches a doorknob,...
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    10-21-2014, 02:10 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    In your opinion, which is more likely: 1. Ebola has either mutated and has developed a radical new transmission vector, or is transmissible in a...
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    10-21-2014, 12:39 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Since you added this afterward, let me comment separately. Again, we don't know the full circumstances behind the cameraman's situation. Ockham's...
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    10-21-2014, 12:09 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    One must assume something was different, since he got infected and his family did not. I don't know specifics about what he touched while...
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    10-20-2014, 11:46 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    I will add that the people on the plane and in the apartment didn't handle his feces, blood, or vomit either. Rather, the only individuals who ended...
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    10-20-2014, 03:52 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    But the prevalence of a disease has been accounted for by the models / figures I quoted earlier. They're based on likely infection of individuals...
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    10-19-2014, 02:46 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    I thought the point of the basic reproduction number is that it can be applied across the board and is reasonably robust to such variations. The...
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    10-19-2014, 12:25 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Well, it's not just the CDC reporting on the infectious nature of diseases. Science is open source. The ranking criteria of "contagion" is by a value...
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    10-18-2014, 08:42 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    I refuse to take part in this debate any longer, as long as you insist on taking the statement "rolling around in vomit" literally, particularly from...
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    10-18-2014, 04:29 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    I don't want my comments from yesterday to be construed as what the MD said is the ONLY way to transmit the virus. Rather, I was addressing your...
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    10-17-2014, 08:17 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    Perhaps I'm slow, but I fail to see the political agenda here. Perhaps you can enlighten us? Also as I said, when you're cleaning up after...
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    10-17-2014, 07:23 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    First, the MD's statement -- although perhaps verging on hyperbole -- was designed to counter the hysteria currently festering in the general public....
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    10-17-2014, 05:46 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Ebola in the US in Things Not T&F
    No training to handle this level of quarantine; improper removal of protective clothing. Touched something with fluids on it. Rubbed eyes, picked...
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    10-07-2014, 01:54 AM
    JRM replied to a thread Strange infields and tracks in Historical
    While scanning through the older posts in this thread, I came across this one. I actually remember exactly where I was when I saw that image in that...
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    10-06-2014, 08:52 PM
    JRM replied to a thread Strange infields and tracks in Historical
    I don't think I've ever resurrected a thread this old. But in lieu of starting a new one, I believe this post is quite on topic. Here's some...
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    09-25-2014, 05:16 PM
    Using dark matter to fix the rotation curve problem isn't the only solution to the problem. Rather, it's the best way to preserve favoured theories...
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    09-25-2014, 03:31 PM
    It's incorrect to say that dark energy is effectively mass (E=mc^2 doesn't mean that all energy *is* mass, just that there is an equivalence). ...
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