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Posts Made By: Maurice Clark

March 27, 2020 11:39 PM Forum: Politics

The Hammer and the Dance..... Why mitigation is not enough.

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

And BTW, just to correct you, and your ignorance, it is Autumn in Australia.  Perhaps you need to learn about Equinoxes and Solstices.  

Just sayin' Dave.  wink

St Richie,

Just to correct you and your total ignorance.  Although March 1 is the official start to autumn in Australia, February is typically the hottest month of the year and March is typically as hot as January.  The weather does not usually start to cool much until April.

While hot weather may slow down the virus, the indications from the southern hemisphere are not hopeful.

Maurice

March 28, 2020 06:09 AM Forum: Politics

The Hammer and the Dance..... Why mitigation is not enough.

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi David,

In Australia, the equinox has never marked the change of a season.  Actually, as far as I know, North America is the only region to do so.  And astronomically, the equinox (or solstice) is the middle of a season.  eg Shakespeare's midsummer's night dream.

Cheers,

Maurice

March 31, 2020 03:06 AM Forum: Politics

Social distancing.....

Posted By Maurice Clark

This one is funny!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52094804

April 9, 2020 08:19 PM Forum: Politics

Enjoying The View...

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html
Hi Rod,

One problem with national polls is that the election is the result really depends on 2 things, turnout and results in battleground states.  Now that Sanders has dropped out, hopefully they will start more battleground state polling.

The other thing to keep an eye on is the senate. From what we have seen these past few years, that is where the real power lies.  From what I have been reading, it seems that the Democratic party has an outside chance of getting a majority there, but only if everything goes their way.  More likely is the Republican party holding on.  Will just have to see what happens.

Going to be an "interesting" next few months!

Cheers,

Maurice

April 24, 2020 09:18 PM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi James,

Sorry to hear you have been put off work.  At least your employer will keep paying your health insurance.  That has me wondering though, with some many people losing their job and possibly their health insurance, I wonder if that will increase support for a move away from employer-based health insurance towards universal health insurance?

Maurice

April 24, 2020 09:21 PM Forum: Politics

Another Covid19 Treatment: Ineffective

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi Rod,

Didn't you hear...?  Trump is now suggesting you inject yourself with disinfectant!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-24/brendan-murphy-on-donald-trump-coronavirus-inject-disinfectant/12182578

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52399464

Maurice

April 25, 2020 04:00 AM Forum: Politics

Too Funny!

Posted By Maurice Clark

That was very funny.  Thanks Rod

April 25, 2020 09:19 PM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi Jim,

I can sympathise with your wife.  Since my university switched to online teaching for the rest of the semester, I have been working ever longer hours.

Hang in there, retirement's coming!  smile

Maurice

May 5, 2020 10:47 PM Forum: Politics

Trump Gallup up 6 to 49 Disapproval Down 7

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi James,

The problem with polls is deciding how accurately they represent the actual turnout on election day.  With so many factors that could affect turnout, polls can only give a general idea.

One thing I do find interesting and maybe indicative, is the way McConnell is trying to ram through as many judicial appointments as possible as quickly as possible.  Ones wonders why he would be doing this if he was not worried about the election.

Speaking of Mitch, it will be interesting to see what happens in the Senate.  Being retained by the Republicans seems to be the most likely, the Democrats do have a slight chance of taking it.  Again, it really boils down to turnout.

Cheers,

Maurice

May 16, 2020 08:27 AM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

An interesting report on the ABC news regarding a small town in Georgia and the Covid-19 virus. 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-16/coronavirus-second-wave-hits-rural-america/12251058

One wonders how other small towns are faring...

Maurice