fOriginally Posted by a ftrustworthy long-standing fcontributor.
If ANYONE, be it an employee, employer, retired, military of government bureaucrat witnesses what they believe to be a crime, they have a responsibility to report it.
Hello, my name is Blind Ambition and for the benefit of those in doubt, I agree with the above statement in its entirety.
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I have no idea what you are "searching". Whether it is a transcript, a summary or better yet a video of the APPROXIMATELY(could be more or less) 2 weeks of Cuomo's hour, daily press briefings. I would love to see you go back and again review the material you searched and give YOUR opinion of what he said. I am certain of the 14 or so hours that I watched that I missed some things.
When Cuomo used the term "leading edge" he was claiming that NY had progressed along the "curve" farther than any other area n the US and then came to the conclusion, that "what happens in NY is just an example of what was going to happen in the rest of the US. Yes, the term "leading edge DOES have "substantial value".
So understand that I have he advantage of hearing most all his press briefings as well as those of Dr. Binx and Fauci.
Lawyers . . . I really agree with you. I worked for almost 20 years for a lawyer. She was the Asst to the Assoc Commissioner of Mental Health (Admin). I spent about 30 % of my time explaining to her about the projects I worked. Evey once in a while I'd have to close the door and explain that things in the land use area just weren't governed by the law but rather economics. She was a dear person and I loved working for her but I can't tell you the number of times I had to explain that there just wasn't a law that determined how a piece of land was valued.
WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH WC ("Muse") ... gone now also
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie") ... also gone
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
NSDTR/CH Struan's Driving Us Crazy JH WCI ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
Honeyrun's Duchess of Argyll ("Socks")
Dixie ... the "spare parts" dog
Neither the statement "flatten the curve" or "leading edge", are math terms. The "curve" they speak of, is a chart or "THE RATE OF CHANGE in the number of new infections". This is definitely a variable that involves time. Take a car for example. If one were to say that a car is traveling at the rate of 50 miles per hour, that car would have a "change of rate of speed of ZERO. If one were to chart this over time, with speed as the verticle axis and time the horizontal axis, then the chart would be a horizontal line. Now if you wanted to chart a car that was accelerating at the rate of 10 mph and started at zero and you were charting the speed over time, then the car would be traveling at 10 mph after an hour and 20mph after 2 hours and so on. If you had speed on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis, the chart would be a simple line with a slope based on the rise and run( a term that is often used in defining the pitch of a roof.
The "curve " is actually even more complicated that the above mentioned. The chart is the "rate of INCREASE in the number of infections over a period of time". That is what Dr. Binx was referring when SHE said that "NY was about 2 weeks behind the west coast". Given that there are a finite number of people on earth, It is also true that the rate of increase in new cases MUST fall and not only reach zero but also must become a negative.
People like Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci who have a very high level of training and also over 40 years of experience, are the types of people we normally listen for advice. Their jobs in particular, is to assemble all the necessary data possible and then after weighting and priortizing it, give us their conclusions as what to expect and what to do. sometimes they even use terms such as "flatten the curve, hot spots and even leading edge, in an attempt to simplify or create a term that is easy to remember.