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Really?

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"As new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, some people seem to think that the deadly outbreak is somehow related to Corona beer. It's not.

The alcoholic beverage from Mexico showed a surge in Google searches in the past week, along with the term “corona beer virus” and “beer virus.”

In the United States, Google Trends calculated that 57% of the people that searched one of those terms searched for “beer virus,” and the remaining 43% searched for “corona beer virus.”

States like Hawaii, New Mexico and Kansas are searching "beer virus" more, whereas states like South Carolina, Colorado and Arizona are searching "corona beer virus" more.

Can't teach stupid, source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/01/29/coronavirus-corona-beer-surges-on-google-trends-as-virus-spreads/4606997002/

 

And this?

"Some of my fellow travelers on spaceship Earth are stupid. Masks not necessary here, if they become better than nothing, it will be announced.

“Surgical masks are a basic defense against some viruses, and they may be helpful in communities where health officials suspect viruses are circulating widely.

But in the US, there’s no need to wear surgical masks — or the N95 respirators physicians wear when treating viruses — says infectious disease expert Dr. Charles Chiu.

There’s no evidence of sustained novel coronavirus transmission in the US like there is in China, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not recommended Americans wear masks in public.

“Right now, there’s no evidence that [wearing face masks] is going to help prevent that infection,” Chiu, a professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN. “I would not recommend that someone in the US who does not have direct exposure, did not recently travel to China…or in general that you go buy a face mask.”

Source: 

https://ktla.com/2020/01/28/coronavirus-scare-has-surgical-masks-selling-out-in-u-s-but-physicians-say-theres-no-need/

 

 

 

 

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My clinic has mask dispensers at the entrance but they have nothing to do with the coronavirus since the dispensers existed long before we heard of the new virus. I just wish everyone who comes in with a cough or sneezing would wear one of the masks rather than share their symptoms with the rest of us.

Linda

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How about Corona California, or Norco which is North Corona? They are suburbs of Los Angeles. Should we avoid going there? Lol lol lol. I never thought of the Mexican beer!

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What I have learned from this dialog, include the one shut down. Don't drink Corona at the rim of The Grand Canyon without your paper mask.

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1 hour ago, Carlos said:

Person.  Average person.  There's no shortage of global stupidity.

But the rest of the world doesn’t glorify being ignorant.  

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2 minutes ago, Barbaraok said:

But the rest of the world doesn’t glorify being ignorant.  

Your right about that.  Trouble with the USA though is that our Public School System seems to take it as a challenge to keep turning out even worse idiots every year.  Just my .02

 

Joe

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4 hours ago, Striper said:

Your right about that.  Trouble with the USA though is that our Public School System seems to take it as a challenge to keep turning out even worse idiots every year.  Just my .02

Joe

Hopefully not getting political here but could it be it's because public schools don't have the funds to hire teachers?  Many classrooms do not have a teacher.

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6 hours ago, Striper said:

Your right about that.  Trouble with the USA though is that our Public School System seems to take it as a challenge to keep turning out even worse idiots every year.  Just my .02

I taught high school physics for 5 years after retiring from my corporate career.  I thought it would be a good chance to "give back." The problem, however, was that many (most?) parents simply wanted their darlings to get an "A" in the course, regardless of whether or not they had demonstrated any knowledge of the subject. I got so tired of hearing "but she's gotten A's in every other course she's taken in high school!" as if that was a justification for why I should give her an "A".  IMHO until we show that we truly value education (and pay teachers a wage that demonstrates that) then the quality of the students that come out of the educational "process" won't improve.  

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1 hour ago, 2gypsies said:

Hopefully not getting political here but could it be it's because public schools don't have the funds to hire teachers?  Many classrooms do not have a teacher.

X 2  So by not having enough funds to hire the best teachers, they take what they can get.  There are lots of dedicated teachers out there, but just being dedicated, doesnt necessarily make a person a good teacher.

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19 hours ago, sandsys said:

My clinic has mask dispensers at the entrance but they have nothing to do with the coronavirus since the dispensers existed long before we heard of the new virus. I just wish everyone who comes in with a cough or sneezing would wear one of the masks rather than share their symptoms with the rest of us.

Linda

I have asthma/COPD, which often causes me to cough, repeatedly if I have an attack. Now when I'm in public and begin coughing, I cover my mouth  always, but now I get a lot of stares.I wear a mask when outside working and It restricts my breathing even more, which in turn causes more coughing, What is the solution to restricted airways and being in public? Asthma specialist says he will not put me on O2.

BTW, Corona Extra is good for one, or two, or more.

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7 hours ago, Striper said:

Your right about that.  Trouble with the USA though is that our Public School System seems to take it as a challenge to keep turning out even worse idiots every year.  Just my .02

 

Joe

Public  school teachers throughout the country appreciate your maligning them.  Public Schools have been down graded by voters  who don’t want to pay taxes.  Which is why we are falling behind the rest of the world.  

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2 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

Public  school teachers throughout the country appreciate your maligning them.  Public Schools have been down graded by voters  who don’t want to pay taxes.  Which is why we are falling behind the rest of the world.  

May I give an Amen to that!

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Ok, for the record.  I worked for the local school district for 13 years.  During that time I met, and still know, a number of very good and dedicated teachers.  However somewhere in the neighborhood of 75% of the teachers were just there for a pay check, and made no bones about telling you that.  Also during that time, the amount of money the State payed the district per student DOUBLED, but the amount the teachers had to spend in their classroom for supplies WENT DOWN.  However also during that time the amount of ADMINISTRATORS, ie higher paid folk, doubled.  And of course each and every one of those folks had to have their own personal secretary.  Here locally the amount spent on Administration is way out of line, but nobody seems to want to try and rein it in.  Bottom line, the kids get short changed.

As for the taxes part, here locally we are paying for several levies to the schools and will most likely be having another levy pass this year.  We taxpayers in this area do support our schools, but our schools are seriously letting us down.  Again, just my .02

 

Joe

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14 hours ago, docj said:

I taught high school physics for 5 years after retiring from my corporate career.  I thought it would be a good chance to "give back." The problem, however, was that many (most?) parents simply wanted their darlings to get an "A" in the course, regardless of whether or not they had demonstrated any knowledge of the subject. I got so tired of hearing "but she's gotten A's in every other course she's taken in high school!" as if that was a justification for why I should give her an "A".  IMHO until we show that we truly value education (and pay teachers a wage that demonstrates that) then the quality of the students that come out of the educational "process" won't improve.  

I agree, I  cannot remember the last time I  heard of a pupil being held back a grade for lack of accomplishment. As to backing, all one has to do is compare USA(#20) and Japan(#2) education system to see how cultural and economic differences affect student performance.

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2 hours ago, Striper said:

As for the taxes part, here locally we are paying for several levies to the schools and will most likely be having another levy pass this year.  We taxpayers in this area do support our schools, but our schools are seriously letting us down.  Again, just my .02

 

Joe

So run for the School Board.  Get involved, raise questions at School Board meetings.  Write letters to the local newspaper about how teachers are getting short changed by all of the "administrators".    And why do we expect teachers to work for nothing and be happy about it.  Want the best and the brightest, pay them accordingly!

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5 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

. . . all one has to do is compare USA(#20) and Japan(#2) education system to see how cultural and economic differences affect student performance.

The US is much much more ethnically diverse than many countries, especially Asian nations. For example, Japan is about 98% Japanese and South Korea is 99% Korean. Being homogeneous simplifies an educational system while diversity presents a host of challenges.

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4 hours ago, Zulu said:

The US is much much more ethnically diverse than many countries, especially Asian nations. For example, Japan is about 98% Japanese and South Korea is 99% Korean. Being homogeneous simplifies an educational system while diversity presents a host of challenges.

Yup, that's the cultural difference.

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15 hours ago, Striper said:

However also during that time the amount of ADMINISTRATORS, ie higher paid folk, doubled.  

Same thing happened in the county where I taught.  They were taking teaching positions from schools to move them "temporarily" to administration so they could tell us how to teach.  The net result was that the number of pupils in each classroom increased so we colld have more useless people at HQ.

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In our county a new administrator was elected after campaigning to reduce administrative costs.  The voters also voted in new taxes to go to teacher salary.  Well the administrative people nearly doubled and there were big raises given to them with new fancy titles.  Teacher pay increases were nearly nonexistent but class sizes were bigger.  The new administrator was finally forced to resign and another administrator is working to undo the mess.  The school board also requested another tax increase as it said it needed more money.  The tax payers did not agree.

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