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Here is the Outcome of original story. 

From The New York Times: How New Jerseyís First Coronavirus Patient Survived James Caiís case was completely new to his doctors. When he grew severely ill, he tapped a network of Chinese Chinese-American medical colleagues who helped save his life.

The paywall is lifted for most corona virus articles.

Random / Re: Any San Diegans here been to TJ for dental work?
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:31:02 AM »
I canít offer any help, being on the wrong coast except to suggest that it sounds like a great  topic for a first-person article  for a local publication.  I can only sympathize, being an escaped dental patient myself.

General Discussion / Re: MY BILLION$$ STARBOARD IS A POS
« on: November 19, 2019, 09:52:08 AM »
Plus one on giving the retailer and Starboard a chance to make you happy.  You may have voided any warranty by doing your own repairs but let them tell you that. Companies spend tons on advertising and PR that can get neutralized by one unhappy guy on a forum.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Hand Kite
« on: October 16, 2019, 02:00:26 PM »
Mmmmmmmmmmm - Wings!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Hand Kite
« on: October 15, 2019, 10:03:08 AM »
How about ďWater WingĒ?

General Discussion / Re: Home Insurance for SUP gear
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:27:28 PM »
The mast was bent each time. The third time they paid the claim and didnít renew the policy.  Never weaseled on a claim.

General Discussion / Re: Home Insurance for SUP gear
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:59:26 PM »
When I had a catamaran, I got  a rider to my homeownerís policy. I was reading the policy one day (rtfp as they say in the biz) and noticed it excluded storing on the beach and sailing in the ocean, making it useless.  I got a separate stand-alone policy which had a $100 deductible and a $70 premium.  It paid 3 large claims over the years.  It came under the classification of Inland Marine.

SouthEast / Re: Hilton Head Island, SC - should I bring SUP
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:19:57 AM »
This time of year, pop-up thunderstorms are close to the daily norm on the SC coast. The beaches empty out and as soon as the day-trippers are stuck in traffic the skies clear. My collection of beach towels were all harvested after pop-up thunderstorms. 

Years ago my friend used to have trouble getting through the gates at HH to visit his in-laws with a windsurfer on the roof so an inflatable might be the right stealthy

General Discussion / Re: OBX in September
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:44:20 PM »
Rates on weekly house rentals get really reasonable in the fall. At least one of the rental agencies has a very specific search engine - filter for pets, # of bedrooms, smoking, wi-fi, etc. They also donít take huge damage deposits, just roll a small insurance policy into the price.  I would at least get an idea of the price vs a RV rental.

General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:18:05 AM »
Last week I saw a woman obviously on her first day with the paddle backwards. I opened with a compliment  ď hey youíre doing great  to even be out in the ocean. I know experienced surfers who spent days in the flat water before coming out hereĒ.  Then, once Iíve established credibility and good guy cred, ďif you donít mind my telling u, your paddle s backwardsĒ.  That took. BUT, when her guy took his turn, there it was backwards again. I guess his was bigger

Random / Re: Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:45:58 AM »
Lots of folks voted for Trump for that reason, I liked Howard Schultz for the same reason till he dropped out.  Somebody is taking the Dems seriously - thereís a big scare campaign on the tube about Medicare for all

General Discussion / Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:06:26 AM »
I hope youíll check out the non-invasive treatments such as massage, chiropractic, CBD oil and juju beads before going under the knife. Even the SaltWater Cure might be called for, tho itís traditionally Rxíd for depression.  Hope youíre better soon,

Below is the text from an Email Surfrider just sent out.  They seem to do more big picture PR and lobbying than actual beach stuff. I support them as well as the local club.

Hands Across the Sand 🏝️---------- Original Message ----------
Join us for the 10th Annual 🤝 Hands Across the Sand Event

Help us to once again raise our Hands and Voices to send a strong message - letting our leaders (and the world) know that South Carolina says NO to offshore drilling, NO to seismic blasting, and YES to clean energy.

We will join hands in a line as long as possible, forming both a physical and metaphorical line in the sand, standing up for our coast. There will be a second lineup in the water for surfers 🏄‍♀️- so make sure to grab your board!

10am 🏖️ Surfrider Foundation Charleston will lead a beach sweep with all supplies provided.
11:30am🎙️ Elected officials and other community leaders will speak out against offshore drilling in a press conference.
12pm 🤝 Form a line in the sand / water and pose for a picture!

The event will be on the beach, just to the west of the pier (near Tides Hotel).


Hands Across the Sand events will be taking place all across the world! 🌎 More information here:

Copyright © 2019 Surfrider Foundation Charleston Chapter, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are a member of the Surfrider Foundation Charleston Chapter or you subscribed to our mailing list.

Our mailing address is:
Surfrider Foundation Charleston Chapter
PO Box 20972
Charleston, SC 29403

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General Discussion / Re: Waterprrof key holder
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:14:00 AM »
Any locksmith should be able to make a mechanical key as long as he can get a blank. I got one made for my Corolla no problem.  Iíd still want to keep it dry to avoid saltwater in the cylinder. 

Does anybody actually use the key pockets in the leash cuff?

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
if trumps says it, fact check it immediately--before you even consider the meaning, let alone share the message with anyone (lest you make a fool of yourself for believing/disseminating

Not just Trump. In journalism, they say ďIf your mother says she loves you, check it outĒ.  If youíve ever been present at an event that was reported in the media and compared their version with what you saw, youíve seen huge differences.

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