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  1. Thanks for doing this Kolni. The mechanics are unfixable, but I completely agree with your other criticism. I guess my mindset is somewhat different -- your basic philosophy seems to be go to the biggest mass of HP and bludgeon them down, whereas I tend to head towards key map points and deploy from there. Some it is absolutely crutching on platoons (because friends make the game worth playing) and some of it is comfort/familiarity with spots. Some of the struggles you noticed were from playing high gun dep tanks and then taking a 277 to the same spots and not having that same -8 to 10 degrees to work with. I'll probably rewatch your video again to focus on some points I thought key, but I do appreciate the feedback. Cheers and stay safe!
  2. Virulence means the ability to infect, not the ease of transmission. HIV is a virulent virus, in that it evades host defenses pretty easily. What you're thinking of is infectivity or transmissibility.
  3. I'm not a virologist, but I haven't read whether SARS-CoV-2 will be more akin to measles, HBV or poliovirus, where prior exposure/vaccination confers immunity, or rhinovirus where there are multiple strains circulating and you don't have cross-immunity, or influenza where it is constantly mutating to evade vaccine protection. I don't think there's evidence that it lays dormant in a reservoir like the herpesviruses (notably HSV, CMV or VZV)
  4. Thanks. I've been playing since 2011, and 9 years and 2 kids later, I'm getting worse/slower at aiming/shooting not better. Age can be a bitch.
  5. @kolni I'm generally mediocre at the tanks, and my mechanical issues due to age/lack of FPS experience are basically unfixable, but beyond that, I'll throw a random batch of 5 Obj 277 games from last night up here. Given that this is a random batch, it includes some (for me) above average games, and some below average. You can see my total erraticness on display. General approach/decision making tips appreciated, but in general I will never be one who tries hard or makes too much fuss about my performance. There are bigger things in life to worry about! http://wotreplays.eu/site/5305856#westfield-sr360-object_277 http://wotreplays.eu/site/5305854#serene_coast-sr360-object_277 http://wotreplays.eu/site/5305851#karelia-sr360-object_277 http://wotreplays.eu/site/5305849#murovanka-sr360-object_277 http://wotreplays.eu/site/5305847#cliff-sr360-object_277
  6. @kolni my understanding is that Sweden mucked up their response -- they didn't act aggressively and decisively enough early on, and now are outpacing their Scandinavian neighbors in terms of cases and are bracing for a swarm of cases. Over here our hospital acted to close down elective care and went to full WFH 3 weeks ago now, restaurants have been closed for 3 weeks other than take out and we went to full lockdown 2 weeks ago too. All parks are closed, grocery stores are limiting people inside at one time. And it seems to be working. Hopefully. I'm on standby too in case the hospital gets slammed. Hoping it doesn't happen.
  7. To be precise, inflammation of the heart muscle (myo=muscle, cardia=heart). Inflammation of other parts of the heart leads to endocarditis or pericarditis. Viral myocarditis is a known entity, commonly due to coxsackievirus (named, incidentally, after the town of Coxsackie, NY). I haven’t seen a detail of how common viral myocarditis is in COVID-19, though.
  8. 1. They had 1% prevalence in their ASYMPTOMATIC LOW RISK population, not overall. 2. Comparison to seasonal flu is hard, because we have immunization for the flu, which depending on age, year, and medical condition, is between 30 and 80% effective. 3. I don't have a good answer for the question about upper bounds of virulence, but I'll keep looking. My reading on COVID-19 has been focused on other areas, at present. 4. It has yet to be established that antibodies to COVID-19 are protective, so the premise of herd immunity is premature until we know that infection and convalescence confers even temporary immunity
  9. Looks like the 54E1 is getting a mobility nerf plus a pen/gun handling buff. It could be a beast.
  10. The best data so far comes from Iceland, which has screened 3% of their population so far and plan to screen up to 1/3. They showed that 50% of those who tested positive were asymptomatic, and that the prevalence in their general population was about 1%, and about 20% in higher risk populations. It is difficult to extrapolate some of this data to the more diverse, mobile and poorly tested US population. It is undoubtedly true that the prevalence of Covid-19 is higher in the US than reported, and the overall case mortality rate is probably lower - for now. The issue that we are seeing from Spain and Italy is that the mortality rate spikes when the healthcare system gets slammed, because resources get stretched thin, people who show up for routine issues (heart attacks, strokes, etc) don’t get the care they normally would have, and as the healthcare workers who have front line experience get sick, exhausted and depleted less experienced workers get pulled from other services to cover. I am on standby to be pulled in case our hospital sees a surge, but you don’t want me running your vent- that’s not my specialty, and the last time I ran a vent was in my residency. Hence the whole flattening the curve...
  11. I understand, note my edited post. I did a more detailed response -- it seems this guy is basically an outlier, sort of like the rare climatologist who is also a climate denier. His posts are also not peer-reviewed.
  12. Ah, some random internet dude says that COVID-19 is overblown and doesn't cause death by itself. His work, is (a) not peer-reviewed, (b) been criticized heavily (see links) and (c) discordant with the vast majority of published literature. For example, here. Once again: my medical degree trumps your google search. Now GTFO before I ban you for being an insufferable git spreading baseless conspiracy theories in the midst of a pandemic.
  13. Uhm, that’s not unusual. Many if not most diseases have different names for the pathogen and the disease. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Lyme disease isn’t caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Syphilis is caused by Tremonema pallidum. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever by Rickettsia rickettsii, valley fever by coccidioidomyces... you get my point. I could go on. Of course hepatitis C is caused by the HepC virus, and polio by the poliovirus, and Herpes by the herpesvirus. Pneumocystis pneumonia is caused by ... surprise, pneumocystis jirocivii, and cytomegalovirus disease by cytomegalovirus.
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