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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Fish Actuary
That would be a lagging indicator. The drop in...

That would be a lagging indicator. The drop in positive tests is over the last few days. I'd expect a drop in ICU cases in a week or two if the drop in new cases is real...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Interesting looking at per-capita numbers. New...

Interesting looking at per-capita numbers. New cases seem to be declining in Arizona while Florida has just leaped past Arizona in terms of per-capita cases. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Really sad to hear!

Really sad to hear!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2020, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Fish Actuary
'Murica! Really cringy story from the sun (e.g....

'Murica! Really cringy story from the sun (e.g. take it with a grain of salt, also, potentially NSFW content in the ads...). 16 or 17 year-old girl who was immuno-compromised was taken to a church...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 63,616
Posted By Fish Actuary
Your return is beating my dividend only return...

Your return is beating my dividend only return and I'd argue that there's value in the fun part too.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 63,616
Posted By Fish Actuary
Bank of Montreal, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Nova...

Bank of Montreal, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Toronto Dominion Bank. I'm currently getting a 5.89% dividend across these 4 banks. Royal Bank of Canada is paying a 4.X% dividend, but...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 63,616
Posted By Fish Actuary
I'm getting 5.89% in dividends from Canadian...

I'm getting 5.89% in dividends from Canadian Banks...

Eta: looking at several of the posts here, it seems like you're working hard for relatively low returns. Is this more entertainment than...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 63,616
Posted By Fish Actuary
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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-12-2020, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Florida reporting ~15,300 new cases today. ...

Florida reporting ~15,300 new cases today.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/12/florida-reports-more-than-15000-new-coronavirus-cases-shattering-record.html
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-12-2020, 12:16 PM
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Views: 753
Posted By Fish Actuary
I occasionally enjoy watching the cracking the...

I occasionally enjoy watching the cracking the cryptic channel. It's fun to try doing the puzzle and then get them for hints.

For those of you who miss traveling... I enjoy Kara and Nate. They...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-11-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Somewhat... The story mentions other work that...

Somewhat... The story mentions other work that found it in Spain back in March of last year. This story is apparently running in the WSJ now. I'd be concerned about false positives and a lack of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-11-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Traces of Covid-19 were found in Brazilian water...

Traces of Covid-19 were found in Brazilian water samples from November 2019...
https://amp.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3091757/earlier-signs-coronavirus-sewage-samples-brazil
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-11-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Hadn't realized this... I was going to comment...

Hadn't realized this... I was going to comment that Florida is starting to catch Arizona on the Washington Post Covid tracker for new cases, but now I'm wondering if it's just that Arizona is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,172
Views: 786,681
Posted By Fish Actuary
Things seem to be going well in Houston... ...

Things seem to be going well in Houston...
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/all-hospitals-are-full-houston-overwhelmed-icus-leave-covid-19-n1233430
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
I think Marcie was whining about me talking about...

I think Marcie was whining about me talking about a person who was damaged by H1N1 (a flu variant) rather than had died of it. I'm not really sure how that's shifting the goal posts. I'd argue it...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Yeah... No... ...

Yeah... No...
https://theconversation.com/melbournes-hotel-quarantine-bungle-is-disappointing-but-not-surprising-it-was-overseen-by-a-flawed-security-industry-142044
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
That's why I think the policy is stupid. The test...

That's why I think the policy is stupid. The test is useless for determining if you just got infected.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
So what happens with the PCR test if your family...

So what happens with the PCR test if your family tests negative, but another passenger tests positive?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
I have a co-worker who's lungs are still being...

I have a co-worker who's lungs are still being affected by the damage she experienced from H1N1 a few years ago.

In unrelated discussion... I stopped by the local airport on the weekend and was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
What was the 14 days? 14 days since he started...

What was the 14 days? 14 days since he started quarantine or 14 days since he had symptoms... assuming he had symptoms at some point given you said he was symptom free?

Someone at one of the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10,172
Views: 786,681
Posted By Fish Actuary
They don't do tests at the end of the 14-day...

They don't do tests at the end of the 14-day quarantine in Canada either. If you're not feeling sick at the end of 14-days then you probably don't have covid.

You seem a bit confused on the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
14-day isolation period isn't for you to recover...

14-day isolation period isn't for you to recover from covid, it's to see if you develop it. If you develop it, then it's often recommended that you isolate until symptoms are gone and/or you have two...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
The weird thing in some of the Canadian stats I'm...

The weird thing in some of the Canadian stats I'm seeing is that 30-39 is the peak demographic group for covid. The decadal age groups for 40+ all have higher frequencies than for people in the <30...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10,172
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Posted By Fish Actuary
My 71 year-old dad is convinced that the only...

My 71 year-old dad is convinced that the only people dying of Covid are people his age and older who are in nursing homes. Being in Canada, that's somewhat true, but he just needs to look to the U.S....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10,172
Views: 786,681
Posted By Fish Actuary
This feels like an amusing reversal of the old...

This feels like an amusing reversal of the old saying "Don't trust anyone over 30"
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