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Prophet Zacharia

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  1. 10 minutes ago, Prophet Zacharia said:

    It’s rare to see combined Bachelor’s/MD programs in the US, I know the university of Miami once offered it to very select few students, not sure if they do any longer.

    Actually it’s a bit more common than I thought, but most are 7-8 year programs to earn a BS/MD, so I don’t know how that’s much different than a standard undergraduate program and then entering Medical School, except maybe for some support and guidance (and institutional vested interest) in your process.


  2. 4 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

    in those countries, the equivalent professional to the North American and some others use of M.D. is still typically titled Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.).

    I’m not an expert on the English medical education system, but I don’t think that’s entirely correct.  A MD in the US is free to see patients independently, immediately following graduation from medical school. While most go on to do some form of residency for specialization, it is not mandatory. In the UK grads, must first do a 2 year Foundation Program. This appears to be similar to the last two clinical years of an American medical school, rotating through various specialties.  I don’t know if there is an additional  title to having completed this Program, but doctors are only then able to peruse residency training programs.

    I would guess the English system might be similar to the Indian system, where High School students get placed into medical school based on test scores. It’s rare to see combined Bachelor’s/MD programs in the US, I know the university of Miami once offered it to very select few students, not sure if they do any longer.

  3. @Parr8hed is going to buy a grinder on the way home from work today.  You may call them a hero, a hoagie, sub, submarine sandwich, torpedo, blimpie, poor boy, hoagy or wedge, but he doesn’t care, he’ll eat any and all of them (no face to face, able to do it over the "net" and curb side pickup.)


    What are the odds of him keeping his fingers (and toes 😳)?

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  4. 35 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

    If someone takes the high road, maybe others will follow

    For the record, the majority of the US population disagrees with several decisions that have been made which adversely impact our foreign friends and allies.

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  5. My mother’s in a retirement community. Someone in a different building tested positive. She was on isolation precautions, but left her room due to a fire drill. The woman’s neighbor has since died of Covid, presumably due to the encounter during the fire drill. No idea how many other people were also in contact.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Dottles said:

    Which is important.  It's those asymptomatic ones that is a problem for all of us.

    I wear a mask, along with my coworkers. I wish all visitors would be mandated to wear a mask, but they’re not. Maybe we don’t have adequate supplies for that, idk.

  7. 1 minute ago, Dottles said:

    If you're the only one in the office, that may not be so bad -- at all.  But the fact you need to man somebody at the office is a slight concern because to me that means you need somebody to interface with external customers?

    It’s still 50% less exposure, and everyone I interact with has been screened for risk factors and had their temperatures checked coming into the building. 

  8. We’re at 642 cases, up 37 from yesterday. That’s the smallest increase that I’ve noticed in a while, I hope it is the start of something good. 

    Tomorrow I start two weeks working in the office, then two weeks of working from home with my boss alternating home/office rolls with me.

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  9. Just now, ChrisL said:

    I think to help change the paradigm this thread really should be about facial coverings and not a “mask”.  The CDC is recommending covering your mouth & nose.  Bandana, scarf, whatever you got.

    Many are getting hung up on the word “mask”.

    You just want to dress like a bandito!

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  10. 5 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

    I am not setting shit as an example.  I wear a mask so’s not to get or give the virus.   I am immune to other pressure tactics. 

    You may be immune to peer pressure, but it’s impossible to imagine that others around you wouldn’t be positively influence by your behavior. You’re a trend-setter, whether you know it or like it. :nodhead:

  11. 2 hours ago, MickinMD said:

    Most of the know cases are in isolation, yet hundreds more new cases per day are occurring in most states.

    I don’t think it’s known how long people may be infectious before they themselves show symptoms. So it will be hard to trace back all cases to known infected individuals if people aren’t in strict isolation. Also unclear how many people truly remain asymptomatic versus those that then ultimately develop very low grade symptoms that never get tested.

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  12. 34 minutes ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

    I loved ribbing him aboot how Briggs and Stratton engines have always been beri beri  good to me, while he was on the warpath aboot one that crapped oot on him. 

    That was Sack Lunch?

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