I have a degree in Russian history and everything I learned has failed to prepare me for the knowledge that Nicholas II was so ripped

Marina Amaral: That was an unexpected find and I swear I wasn't even doing such a specific search.

It's Tsar Nicholas II.

Swimming.

Naked.

At Tsarskoye Selo.

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Re @Theo_Chilton @warpfactor13 @Steve_Sailer sure. bu what you had to say had NOTHING to do with the current discussion. it's just whining, afaics. don't waste my time with such nonsense. twitter.com/hbdchick/status/13

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centralized quarantine. yup! keep infected individuals away from their families for a bit. then we wouldn't have this *most transmission happens in tbe home* business.

Lyman Stone 石來民: The only strategy that actually works is travel bans and centralized quarantine, and those are precisely the things that western countries just cannot stomach.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are now de facto the largest publishers in the world but they lack the standards or oversight or transparency that have existed for broadcasting and other media for decades. Section 230 should be modernized to help change that. twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/

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We haven't see positive testing rates like this at any point during the US pandemic. Overall US positive test rate has shot up to 7.3%, and testing has decreased.

South Dakota 43.4%
Idaho 34.8%
Wyoming 31.5%
Wisconsin 28.0%
Iowa 26.4%
Alabama 25.2%
Nebraska 21.8%
Kansas 20.7% twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1

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The idea that we can somehow fence off the virus from the vulnerable while we let it spread elsewhere is not only unfeasible, but symbolic of a fractured, individualistic society.

We need to work together to solve this, for the benefit of all - in more ways than one.

Isabella Eckerle: Risk groups for severe : Not only elderly in nursing homes, but also persons with obesity, diabetes, cancer, chronic kidney & lung disease, liver disease and pregnancy! affects also the young..

A few problems:
•Wokeness isn’t at its zenith. Things can and will get much worse
•A vote for Trump is a vote for COVID at this point. Hard to focus on long term problems with such a critical immediate one at hand

Ben Winegard 🌲🌲: Excellent thread on why voting for Trump might be a good idea. I disagree, but don’t dismiss Lindsay’s view. These are debates worth having.
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Re It is completely unrealistic to "shield" risk groups. How do you protect a pregnant mother with school-aged children? A person with cancer who has to work? A nurse with diabetes? An overweight young person? If community transmission is high, protection does not work anymore 2/2 twitter.com/EckerleIsabella/st

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Risk groups for severe : Not only elderly in nursing homes, but also persons with obesity, diabetes, cancer, chronic kidney & lung disease, liver disease and pregnancy! affects also the young, which are active members of our society. 1/2 twitter.com/EckerleIsabella/st

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Re 1. "Covid-secure" is pure cope. An office or a pub is treated as 'covid-secure' if you have 2m between people even if they will be staying there for hours in still, stagnant air, breathing all over each other. twitter.com/rtrnicholl/status/

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I’m sorry. This is complete fabrication.

“ENDING THE PANDEMIC” canNOT go on ⁦@POTUS⁩ list of accomplishments - at SAME time as US hits all time high cases!

@POTUS A pandemic that is killing 100,000s does not go away just bc you choose to stop trying.
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Re One problem in all these debates is people have a hard time keeping on top of all the moving parts. Hawaii had a travel ban. It worked. Then they stopped banning travel, and, surprise surprise, they got another big wave. twitter.com/lymanstoneky/statu

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Re The "small island" advantage is simply "it's easier to impose a travel ban." That's it. That's what it is.

Big countries COULD do it too. It just takes political will. twitter.com/lymanstoneky/statu

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Re My general rule of thumb is travel ban effectiveness increases exponentially with intensity. A 100% travel ban is literally infinitely effective. A 50% travel restriction probably has hardly any effect at al. twitter.com/lymanstoneky/statu

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Re But seriously it's funny to me Aussies are all proud of how tough their lockdown was and the truth is what's actually "working" for Australia is that they've kept inbound travel down at like -98% YoY.
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The only strategy that actually works is travel bans and centralized quarantine, and those are precisely the things that western countries just cannot stomach.

Matthew Yglesias: What’s going on in Europe? They gave up too?
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