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  1. You can have immunity without antibodies. The antibodies themselves will go away after a certain amount of time without the virus present, but the T cells will still retain the memory and can make them again.
  2. Cool, this has already got me thinking and looking up different things. @Homestar - Infection rates is a known number, it looks like it's expressed as the basic reproduction number, R0. CDC has the current best estimate as 2.5. The wikipedia article has it as 2-6, but the sources are from papers in July, whereas the CDC's page was updated in September. For reference the common cold has an R0 of about 2-3 from the wikipedia page, and seasonal strains of influenza are listed as 0.9-2.1. As far as morbidity, the Swedish doctor I linked to before seems to have concluded that it's about on par
  3. Thread bump. Now that its been around for a few months and we know a lot more about it, I'm curious to hear what people think about the state of the pandemic and the response to it. In particular, I'd like to hear from people who think the opposite that I do. I've done a fair bit of reading, and it seems to me that the response in most places seems out of proportion to the actual threat that the virus provides. Currently, the CDC best estimate for the infection fatality rate (not to be confused with case fatality rate, which is not corrected for asymptomatic people) breaks down like this: 0-1
  4. You jest but I was surprised to see night landings in the new T-6 syllabus...
  5. Red River BJJ? They are good people.
  6. Not just the approach. Verbalize verify monitor in the 17 was the most annoying shit ever. Basically repeating everything I spun into the autopilot, which became its own whole dick dance between configuration changes and radios from a busy departure. Not to mention when I went to gracc the stan-eval guy made it seem like they wanted pilot monitoring duties to be part of the checkride. As in downgrade-able if you didn't verify and monitor well enough. Not sure if that ever became a thing (I'm no longer in the 17).
  7. Single engine... I wonder if students will have to learn ELPs...
  8. Well . I hope they open it to T-1 guys, but I get why they wouldn't... Sucks though, there was nothing in the world like my T-6 solos, and if I got another chance at my childhood dream... Even if I got there I'd get that I'd be the red headed step child of the squadron but to me it'd be worth it to have a shot again at getting that fighter.
  9. Gotcha thanks. Didn't know it was started by the MAF.
  10. Has anyone heard anything about the MAF to CAF thing lately? It went from an email, then dudes meeting with O-6's a week later, and now crickets.
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