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SoCal / Re: Full Run version POV and Car Chase View
« Last post by TallDude on Today at 09:49:42 AM »
I think Bolsa's closed now? You caught it at a good time with no one out strolling on the boardwalk/sidewalk. I remember what it feels like to get the speed wobbles at 30+ mph and do the superman road rash body slide. Did it more than a few times with all the hills we have in San Clemente. Be Careful Ralph! That pavement is unforgiving.
Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by Dwight (DW) on Today at 09:37:25 AM »
Obesity usually means high blood pressure, with so many people taking drugs for that, and one of those drugs acting like it super charges the virus.....

It sure would be nice to know if all those deaths claiming no health issues, were actually taking BP meds.

Random / Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Last post by TallDude on Today at 09:37:23 AM »
I don't want to be that Dude.....
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waterstarts
« Last post by Thatspec on Today at 09:12:54 AM »
It would be nice to see that last vid but just reviewing the others for the first time I see now this being done without footstraps.
This makes me very hopeful my 29 liter surf foil board may actually work, I really didn't want to ad footstrap inserts.

Interesting to note though that a little more volume might actually make it easier, would have thought the opposite. In fact I thought the 29L board would be too floaty to sink well enough.
Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by Thatspec on Today at 09:01:11 AM »
Interesting Economist article from yesterday quoting another Imperial College of London study.

As we all knew but nice to see it studied, kinda drops the death rate a bit. Basically they're saying there are a minimum of 21x the number of confirmed cases currently active.
You'd have to subscribe so posted the important paragraph below.

"The results suggest the virus is far more prevalent than official case counts would suggest. Across the 11 European countries studied, official government statistics indicate that there are 319,500 confirmed cases, affecting less than 0.1% of the population. The Imperial researchers peg the more likely figure at 18.5m cases (with a confidence interval of between 7m and 43m), which suggests that, as of March 28th, 5% of the population in these countries have contracted the virus.

This high infection rate is partly because of the highly contagious nature of the virus. The epidemiologists estimated the “basic reproduction number” of covid-19 to be 3.9, meaning that in a population where no one is immune, and no precautions are taken to control the outbreak, each infected individual passes on the virus to nearly four other people. By implementing “non-pharmaceutical interventions”—such as school closures, the banning of public events and nationwide lockdowns—governments have successfully reduced this reproduction number. Once it drops below one, the number of new infections starts to fall.

The researchers estimate that timely interventions over the past month have reduced the reproduction number of the virus across the 11 countries studied by two-thirds to 1.4, thus saving between 21,000 and 120,000 lives. In Italy, alone, interventions have prevented some 38,000 deaths, according to the researchers. The past few weeks have been tough for those hit by the crisis. They can take some solace in knowing that it could have been much worse."
Foil SUP / Re: Covid 19: Now what?
« Last post by supsean on Today at 08:53:28 AM »
Im also in NYC. I went out and surfed yesterday and while on a tiny wave,  the board jumped up with the wind, smacked me in the nose, and helped me to decide that I'm going to take a break until the hospitals settle down... I might have broke it, but I'm going to let it heal, as it doesn't impede my breathing...

Health care professionals certainly don't need to help a middle aged intermediate sup surfer in the ER.
Share the Stoke / Re: Picture of the day!
« Last post by Night Wing on Today at 08:40:40 AM »
The Gulf of Mexico, Rollover Pass, Rollover Bay and East Bay all in one photo.

Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by SUP Leave on Today at 08:38:11 AM »
I have seen a couple of graphs showing year over year United States total death rates by month. I can't find it now though.

We are currently falling through the floor on our national death rate. No one is allowed to live and so no one is dying (car crashes, general accidents, etc). So we are doing a good job of saving unhealthy people from CV-19.
Random / Re: Florida is finally taking this virus seriously...
« Last post by Thatspec on Today at 08:29:18 AM »
I'm jealous though, they're allowed to go "swimming". That's what happens when you fall off your board, right?
Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by Thatspec on Today at 08:25:16 AM »
It would be interesting to see how many of the comorbidity C19 deaths would have occurred anyway from other causes in 2020 (based on prior years data). The fear mongers want us to believe it's 1918, the naysayers the opposite. As is always the case, the truth will be somewhere in the middle ::)
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