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chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 3:13 AM

Fine example of social distancing. :facepalm:

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Qubert Apr 4, 2020 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 8883511)
^Cuomo also made the point today that almost all first responder activity is COVID-19 related now. He suggested that crime and traffic accidents inn NYC have fallen substantially, but did not give official numbers.

I have really been proud of NYC during this crisis. I did fear if ne'er-do-wells would try for more opportunistic crimes but aside from some increases in graffiti (kids I guess) my area and most places I've gone feel safer. Public civility seems to be holding up well too, actually has gotten somewhat better since the crisis began.

Acajack Apr 4, 2020 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Qubert (Post 8884197)
Not to get too far off topic but:

Can people in Quebec get TV channels straight from France? I heard you say you had some French newschannels, do people typically get the full suite of Metropolitan France programming in Quebec (sports, entertainment, news, public tv like France Inter/France 2, etc)

No, unless there is something obscure I am not aware of, which would be surprising.

We can get some specialty channels like the news networks or a cultural one like Paris Première.

But not the main generalist networks equivalent to ABC CBS NBC FOX in the US.

Though we have TV5 which exists to offer a selection of their shows and also shows from other countries. Including stuff like game shows, variety shows, etc. I watch their quiz shows from time to time. Very challenging!

bnk Apr 4, 2020 2:03 PM

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The North One Apr 4, 2020 3:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8884139)
Fine example of social distancing. :facepalm:

Why do they have what looks like plastic bags on their hats? What is that supposed to do?

TWAK Apr 4, 2020 4:57 PM

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Originally Posted by The North One (Post 8884372)
Why do they have what looks like plastic bags on their hats? What is that supposed to do?

To protect em' from the rain droplets but not covid droplets

chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 5:06 PM

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Originally Posted by The North One (Post 8884372)
Why do they have what looks like plastic bags on their hats? What is that supposed to do?

To protect the Jewish hats (I believe they are Orthodox).

chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 5:06 PM

Today's conference (Cuomo):

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mousquet Apr 4, 2020 5:40 PM

I think the fact that some wild animals are coming back to cities due to the shutdown has been widely discussed on social media.
A falcon chilling on a balcony in Marseille:

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Lol, I find it awesome! I'd forgotten there were such badass birds in the wild in our country.
Definitely not over the Paris region, though. This species must be something of southern France, possibly around the Alpine and Pyrenean mountain ranges, or maybe a Mediterranean bird.

I guess this is some kind of good time for naturalists and environmentalists... Bwaha, it's a shitty rough time to me anyway, even when I like animals.

The North One Apr 4, 2020 7:20 PM

That looks like a peregrine falcon?

Those live and nest in cities regardless of the lockdown. They're all over the US.

mousquet Apr 4, 2020 8:00 PM

^ Ah ouais, it much looks like what you're talking about.
Here's the distribution.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...neRangeMap.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_falcon

It is worldwide, featuring various subspecies, though. I didn't even know there were creatures like this over my own region.
Fact is you're much more likely to pass magpies and pigeons in the streets, quite obviously.
It's not like you'd see anything like this every day in the streets of Paris. Lol.

JManc Apr 4, 2020 8:15 PM

They're common in London and encouraged to keep pigeons at bay so wouldn't be surprised if they've been in Paris all along. Loads and loads of urban wildlife in Paris and tall ledges for raptors to perch on.

mousquet Apr 4, 2020 8:44 PM

You guys just made me look for more info, because this sounds strange to me.

They'd disappeared from the Paris region following WW2, and they've been back only since the early 2010s.
This is a local Pèlerin.

http://www.leparisien.fr/resizer/l--...5M73M5V5GI.jpg

Here's the French article:

http://www.leparisien.fr/info-paris-...18-7853004.php

Their regional settlement is still a bit uncertain, so some local organizations are helping them, including the vet college of my suburb of Maisons-Alfort.
I knew they weren't so common over here. I kinda know about my local menagerie, huh!

Local experts are interested in these because 1 - they look cool and 2 - they feed on pigeons for real!

Their recent coming back is completely unrelated to the current disaster indeed.

Pedestrian Apr 4, 2020 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 8884566)
^ Ah ouais, it much looks like what you're talking about.
Here's the distribution.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...neRangeMap.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_falcon

It is worldwide, featuring various subspecies, though. I didn't even know there were creatures like this over my own region.
Fact is you're much more likely to pass magpies and pigeons in the streets, quite obviously.
It's not like you'd see anything like this every day in the streets of Paris. Lol.

I once sat in a cafe in San Francisco's North Beach (a mostly Italian-American neighborhood with lots of sidewalk cafes) and watched a peregrine tear a pigeon apart for its own lunch. I can regularly see them soaring outside my window.

Here's a less public family meal on a San Francisco high rise (there are a number of peregrine webcams in the city):

Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCxOkbBZmj8

dubu Apr 4, 2020 8:58 PM

How Is Corona-virus (Covid-19) Impacting Life in Your City? my 3d program isnt working. my friend can make it 3d though. ive got large paper to draw a grid on, im starting from the beginning again and then making it look like this. might as well, im not doing anything. found some grid paper and drawing grid lines on big paper will take a long time lol.

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i ws trying to make the first pic the right size but i cant and turned out huge.

edit, instead of drawing a grid i could make a octagon and that will be exact and fast and easy.

Pedestrian Apr 4, 2020 9:10 PM

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Rapid Sentinel Surveillance for COVID-19 — Santa Clara County, California, March 2020
Early Release / April 3, 2020 / 69
Marissa L. Zwald, PhD1; Wen Lin, MD, PhD2; Gail L. Sondermeyer Cooksey, MPH3; Charles Weiss, MD4; Angela Suarez, MD5; Marc Fischer, MD1; Brandon J. Bonin, MS2; Seema Jain, MD3; Gayle E. Langley, MD1; Benjamin J. Park, MD1; Danielle Moulia, MPH1; Rory Benedict4; Nang Nguyen, PhD5; George S. Han, MD2 (View author affiliations)

Summary

On February 27, 2020, Santa Clara County, California, identified its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) associated with probable community transmission.

During March 5–14, among patients with respiratory symptoms evaluated at one of four Santa Clara County urgent care centers serving as sentinel surveillance sites, 23% had positive test results for influenza. Among a subset of patients with negative test results for influenza, 11% had positive test results for COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases identified through this sentinel surveillance system helped confirm community transmission in the county. Local health departments can use sentinel surveillance to understand the level of community transmission of COVID-19 and to better guide the selection and implementation of community mitigation measures . . . .

Discussion

Identification of cases from this sentinel surveillance system helped confirm community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Santa Clara County. Among county residents evaluated at participating urgent care centers in early March with respiratory illness and no known exposure to SARS-CoV-2, approximately one quarter had positive test results for influenza, but 11% of patients with negative test results for influenza had positive test results for COVID-19. If it is assumed there were no influenza and SARS-CoV-2 coinfections and that persons with negative test results for influenza and not tested for SARS-CoV-2 were similar to those who were tested, then an estimated 8% (19 of 226) of persons seen at participating urgent care centers with respiratory symptoms had COVID-19. This is similar to the 5% SARS-CoV-2 infection rate identified among patients evaluated for mild influenza-like illness at one Los Angeles medical center during a similar time frame.

The findings in this report are subject to at least two limitations. First, SARS-CoV-2 testing was performed on a convenience sample of specimens that tested negative for influenza. Second, the findings are based on a small number of patients evaluated for respiratory illness at four participating sentinel sites and might not be representative of the broader community. However, as a result of these data and an increasing number of cases with no known source of transmission in Santa Clara County, the county initiated a series of community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. On March 9, the county issued recommendations to cancel gatherings of ≥1,000 people and to take action to protect vulnerable populations (e.g., older adults).* On March 16, Santa Clara County and five adjacent counties joined to order all residents to shelter in place and all schools, businesses, and government agencies to cease nonessential operations. Santa Clara County also posted updated community mitigation guidance and recommendations for populations at high risk, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.

Early implementation of community intervention is likely essential to maximize its effectiveness in slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Local public health departments can use sentinel surveillance to assess the level of community transmission of COVID-19 and to better guide the selection and implementation of community mitigation measures, including the scale, timing, duration, and settings in which to focus these strategies. Sentinel surveillance in outpatient settings and emergency departments, implemented together with hospital-based surveillance, mortality surveillance, and serologic surveys, can provide a robust, multifaceted approach to monitor the epidemiology of COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/...cid=mm6914e3_w

SIGSEGV Apr 4, 2020 9:43 PM

Au Cheval now delivers their burgers. Better than waiting in line for hours. Had one today, it was delicious.

chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 9:59 PM

NJ as of today.

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chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 10:24 PM

NYC State of Emergency : Rockaway to Chinatown, Manhattan via Flatbush Ave (April 2, 2020)

Video Link

chris08876 Apr 4, 2020 10:27 PM

On a side note, I highly recommend that channel posted above. A lot of NYC travel videos during this lock down, but for those that are either bored or like to see the city, especially the lesser seen areas, like the outer boroughs, some amazing content. And with the lock down and less traffic, more ground is covered. Normally, in some cases, could take 2+ hours to cover the ground this guy is doing from Rockaway to Chinatown (does it in 45 minutes which is unheard of pre corona or unless its like 1 am). Same with some of his Queens or Bronx videos.

Like if anybody wants to take a road trip, via car to NY, and not lose their damn mind, now is the time lol. Once the traffic return, its not fun.


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