I guess everyone here realized COVID is real

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In Austin and San Antonio, the last 6 days have seen a drop in new cases and in deaths. Also, as of this year, our Country is now below the average deaths per month in a normal year. The CDC should have taken off the Pandemic listing for the virus already according to their Stats but they still have not done so. On Nov 5th, they will remove the Pandemic listing.
 

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So I have a poker group that hasn’t played since pandemic started. Someone has offered to host a game tonight. 8 ppl.

What say ye? Yea or nea to attend?
Just make sure to sanitize the chips and cards after each play.
 

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So I have a poker group that hasn’t played since pandemic started. Someone has offered to host a game tonight. 8 ppl.

!!! Death vs Losing ya money? Hmmm! I choose watching ya poker chums catch Corno and or you making a excuse to not go..Good Luck in the ICU....or keep ya money Old! Don;t take a chance for a few bucks..

What say ye? Yea or nea to attend?
 
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So I have a poker group that hasn’t played since pandemic started. Someone has offered to host a game tonight. 8 ppl.

What say ye? Yea or nea to attend?
YES, I am no doctor, but I would guess all the alcohol consumed would mitigate any risk of transmission.
 
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In case anyone was curious--- Google how many people under the age of 20 that have died in Travis County due to Covid.
 
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seriously....I wouldnt do it as all of em are likely old farts. If everyone wore a mask then , sure, go ahead....but the odds of that happening are about the same as me getting a date with Taylor Swift in the next 30 min.
 

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There you are! Scared ya caught the Corno...
Not at all. In point of fact, I've had two blood tests thus far and both have come back as "inconclusive anomalies" insofar as the virus doesn't appear to have taken hold in my body because there are such small amounts of anti-virus present. My third blood draws were sent to Boston Heart and the CDC for further evaluation.
I've had zero symptoms this entire time and aside from a case of the runs that I'm sure o got from eating spice Thai food one night, I have had zero problems. Two separate doctors offices (one in SA and the other in Austin) have done my blood draws and evals at separate testing labs. Both came back with the same results-- they don't know what to make of it nor have they seen results like it yet.

Sooo--- on Thursday I did another blood draw of six vials. Three are being sent to some specialists in Boston and three to Atlanta to the CDC. When I get my results back I will post them here.
 

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And by the way--- just so everyone knows--- there have been ZERO deaths of anyone 20 and under in Travis County due to Covid.

Zip
Zero
Nein
Nada
Nyet

But some slap nut doctor hired by the district predicted that if kids went back to school there would be "between 40 and 1700" deaths. Where did he get those numbers from?

Oh I know---- fvcktardsville.
 

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Not at all. In point of fact, I've had two blood tests thus far and both have come back as "inconclusive anomalies" insofar as the virus doesn't appear to have taken hold in my body because there are such small amounts of anti-virus present. My third blood draws were sent to Boston Heart and the CDC for further evaluation.
I've had zero symptoms this entire time and aside from a case of the runs that I'm sure o got from eating spice Thai food one night, I have had zero problems. Two separate doctors offices (one in SA and the other in Austin) have done my blood draws and evals at separate testing labs. Both came back with the same results-- they don't know what to make of it nor have they seen results like it yet.

Sooo--- on Thursday I did another blood draw of six vials. Three are being sent to some specialists in Boston and three to Atlanta to the CDC. When I get my results back I will post them here.
Maybe your the one that has the antibodies to cure Corno, maybe the Drs been waiting for you to appear....LOL
 

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Not at all. In point of fact, I've had two blood tests thus far and both have come back as "inconclusive anomalies" insofar as the virus doesn't appear to have taken hold in my body because there are such small amounts of anti-virus present. My third blood draws were sent to Boston Heart and the CDC for further evaluation.
I've had zero symptoms this entire time and aside from a case of the runs that I'm sure o got from eating spice Thai food one night, I have had zero problems. Two separate doctors offices (one in SA and the other in Austin) have done my blood draws and evals at separate testing labs. Both came back with the same results-- they don't know what to make of it nor have they seen results like it yet.

Sooo--- on Thursday I did another blood draw of six vials. Three are being sent to some specialists in Boston and three to Atlanta to the CDC. When I get my results back I will post them here.
How's your girlfriend?
 

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I'm going to a wedding in South Texas in a few weeks. Yeah, I'm concerned about the corona, but more concerned about driving from the Dallas area down I35.
You ought to be concerned about both.

Wear a mask when in public, people. Better yet, wear two. At work (print shop), 3 people have caught it. About 45YO, 55, 60.

When a new sickness comes, I don't do statistics and say how unlikely it is (so far). I don't pretend it's a political issue (it shouldn't be). I protect my family and try to help my community.
 

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You ought to be concerned about both.

Wear a mask when in public, people. Better yet, wear two. At work (print shop), 3 people have caught it. About 45YO, 55, 60.

When a new sickness comes, I don't do statistics and say how unlikely it is (so far). I don't pretend it's a political issue (it shouldn't be). I protect my family and try to help my community.
I stayed home. Didn't go to the wedding. Also, I turned down an invite to a hold em tournament, recently. Saved my buy in $ and didnt gain weight (usually lose out and then graze the bbq and liquor way too early and long).
Hook em Horns!
 
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This is true regarding HCQ: If given early (as when somebody test positive) it works. Cheap and Safe and very Effective. If you are overweight or have underlying health conditions or over 65, get a prescription for it. It works in spite of the ignorance about it.
 

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This is true regarding HCQ: If given early (as when somebody test positive) it works. Cheap and Safe and very Effective. If you are overweight or have underlying health conditions or over 65, get a prescription for it. It works in spite of the ignorance about it.
It's not ignorance. It's orange man hatred. Must maximize body count and run tv add.
 

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I stayed home. Didn't go to the wedding. Also, I turned down an invite to a hold em tournament, recently. Saved my buy in $ and didnt gain weight (usually lose out and then graze the bbq and liquor way too early and long).
Hook em Horns!
Thanks for the update. I'm sorry you missed the wedding--and for anyone trying to have family and friends at their wedding right now--but glad you stayed safe.

Everything is risk/reward. The Covid vaccines sure will be. I'm not sure if I'll want to be first in line for any new vaccine, but I'll definitely take one of them.

Stay safe, everyone. Help others be safe.
 

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Fauci is a freaking fraud POS. Dude doesn’t even believe his own drivel


John Ziegler
@Zigmanfreud

Nothing screams “I’m a fraud!” more than being against masks until your fans demanded them, lying about why you were originally against them, signaling your virtue by needlessly wearing 1 while throwing out 1st pitch (poorly & like a fame whore) & then doing THIS! #FauciTheFraud




 
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This video is truth. Covid would drastically improve in the contagion, severity of symptoms/suffering, hospitalization rate and death rate if they would simply unleash HCQ and Zinc upon initial positive test regardless of severity of symptoms. Azithromycin only in certain situations.

 
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Hahahahaha!

Dallas County update - Saturday’s record number of reported cases was overstated due to a “technical glitch”. Numbers back down Sunday to 800. And yet the headlines in not the one death on Sunday (with pre-existing condition), not the reduction in cases, not the "technical glitch", but "Dallas County records 605th death"!! They are running out of scare tactics.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/dallas-county-reports-605th-covid-19-death-800-new-cases/2413482/?amp
 
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YES !!!!!
There are many who have been fine without HCQ. Clob for instance.
And many more we know. I know of folks who have died despite taking HCQ.

Is your statement on HCQ a belief or founded on something that is based on more data?
 

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There are many who have been fine without HCQ. Clob for instance.
And many more we know. I know of folks who have died despite taking HCQ.

Is your statement on HCQ a belief or founded on something that is based on more data?
It is based on my spending 17 days in the Hospital with Pneumonia and Covid 19, being given two doses of HCQ per day . At two days in Doctors said I was so sick, they didn't think I would make it but HCQ did the trick. So my thinking is based on FACT!!
 

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It is based on my spending 17 days in the Hospital with Pneumonia and Covid 19, being given two doses of HCQ per day . At two days in Doctors said I was so sick, they didn't think I would make it but HCQ did the trick. So my thinking is based on FACT!!
I am sorry you went through that experience. Must have been horrid for you and your family. Glad you are out of it.

I am not questioning if HCQ helped your recovery or not.

But, objectively, you are one data point. I am sure there are others. I am sure there are others who took it and it did not help.
To approve drugs it does take a fair bit of study before they can "approve it". Clearly, you did not need the CDC's approval for you to take it. Glad you did.

BTW, I am not a fan of the CDC or the WHO or the Pharma industry at all. They are all morally corrupt and care about one thing and one thing alone - $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

The best we can all do it to focus on prevention. It would be stupid for us to relax on prevention under the unproven pretense that there is a cure.
 

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I am sorry you went through that experience. Must have been horrid for you and your family. Glad you are out of it.

I am not questioning if HCQ helped your recovery or not.

But, objectively, you are one data point. I am sure there are others. I am sure there are others who took it and it did not help.
To approve drugs it does take a fair bit of study before they can "approve it". Clearly, you did not need the CDC's approval for you to take it. Glad you did.

BTW, I am not a fan of the CDC or the WHO or the Pharma industry at all. They are all morally corrupt and care about one thing and one thing alone - $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

The best we can all do it to focus on prevention. It would be stupid for us to relax on prevention under the unproven pretense that there is a cure.
Why is the left so hell bent on discrediting any positive qualities of HCQ? I have no idea who Older Fan is, but he is one of MANY who have seen similar results (including the doctors whose video was banned from Facebook yesterday). I have no idea if HCQ is the magic cure, or if it just worked in certain people due to specific circumstances, or if these people were going to survive anyway and HCQ had no effect - but for crying out loud, why the continuous need to discredit HCQ? Throw it in the hopper with everything else and keep trying! BTW - not accusing you hookem of all I just said - but by and large the left (and media) are going to unprecedented lengths to discredit this one drug, and I can only come to one conclusion - Trump said something positive about HCQ, so it must be bad.
 
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Why is the left so hell bent on discrediting any positive qualities of HCQ? I have no idea who Older Fan is, but he is one of MANY who have seen similar results (including the doctors whose video was banned from Facebook yesterday). I have no idea if HCQ is the magic cure, or if it just worked in certain people due to specific circumstances, or if these people were going to survive anyway and HCQ had no effect - but for crying out loud, why the continuous need to discredit HCQ? Throw it in the hopper with everything else and keep trying! BTW - not accusing you hookem of all I just said - but by and large the left (and media) are going to unprecedented lengths to discredit this one drug, and I can only come to one conclusion - Trump said something positive about HCQ, so it must be bad.
If it just saves one life.


I've heard several people of certain beliefs say that before.

If it just saves one life.

Well, HCQ has just saved one life. That means it works. Does it work for everyone in every situation? Nope.

And guess what else doesn't work for everyone--- flu shots. But a crap ton of people take them. So HCQ works. It saved a life.
 

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For those of you that believe in science. According to randomized control trials hydroxychloroquine works as well as the standard treatment. I don't know why more people aren't talking about remdesivir. Randomized control tirals actually show it helps

IF you want to do a little reading here are the studies.

Boulware DR, Pullen MF, Bangdiwala AS, et al. A randomized trial of hydroxychloroquine as postexposure prophylaxis for Covid-19. N Engl J Med. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2016638.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2019014?query=featured_coronavirus

Tang W, Cao Z, Han M, et al. Hydroxychloroquine in patients with mainly mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019: open label, randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2020;369:m1849-m1849.

This is the big one from the UK.

No clinical benefit from use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitalised patients with COVID-19. Press release from the chief investigators of the Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) Trial. June 5, 2020 (https://www.recoverytrial.net/news/statement-from-the-chief-investigators-of-the-randomised-evaluation-of-covid-19-therapy-recovery-trial-on-hydroxychloroquine-5-june-2020-no-clinical-benefit-from-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-hospitalised-patients-with-covid-19. opens in new tab).

‘A total of 1542 patients were randomised to hydroxychloroquine and compared with 3132 patients randomised to usual care alone. There was no significant difference in the primary endpoint of 28-day mortality (25.7% hydroxychloroquine vs. 23.5% usual care; hazard ratio 1.11 [95% confidence interval 0.98-1.26]; p=0.10). There was also no evidence of beneficial effects on hospital stay duration or other outcomes.

For those of you with a stats background pay attention to the confidence interval and p value.
 

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Why is the left so hell bent on discrediting any positive qualities of HCQ? I have no idea who Older Fan is, but he is one of MANY who have seen similar results (including the doctors whose video was banned from Facebook yesterday). I have no idea if HCQ is the magic cure, or if it just worked in certain people due to specific circumstances, or if these people were going to survive anyway and HCQ had no effect - but for crying out loud, why the continuous need to discredit HCQ? Throw it in the hopper with everything else and keep trying! BTW - not accusing you hookem of all I just said - but by and large the left (and media) are going to unprecedented lengths to discredit this one drug, and I can only come to one conclusion - Trump said something positive about HCQ, so it must be bad.
It's because a dose of HCQ is about $14 and there's enough supply to treat the whole freaking world several times over. Big pharma and their political swamp partners in Congress and DC can't make any money or get rich with HCQ. They prefer several other potential vaccines and therapeutics that are much more expensive. Like everything else you follow the money. They want the most expensive treatments and medications so they can bilk insurance companies and line their pockets. It's also why they were scrambling to build ventilators for all the hospitals. Each time a ventilator was used on a Covid patient it would generate a $40k bill to Medicare or a private insurance carrier. I guarantee you there were thousands of patients put on ventilators unnecessarily just so they could juice up the hospital income.