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Smokers have been found to have lower risk of severe Covid infection. Guesses are that this is a result of nicotine. What are your thoughts as to how this might be used in treatment?
Thank you Larry! Learned quite a bit!
Larry, thank you. That was succinct and easy to follow. Great talk.
Larry, can you share your excellent slides?
Do we know how much Covid-19 and social distancing has slowed the global warming process?
If COVID-19 plays out over a long period of time, there's a suggestion of possibly 2 years, How would that reality change our strategy in advocacy for climate change?
And as a follow-up, what sources would you recommend to track the impact of COVID-19 on the environment?
How much of a time lag is expected in the CDC data set? I.e., reporting to CDC on deaths, incidence from locations around country?
I've heard commentators speculating that once restrictions are lifted, folks will have pent up desire for goods and services and this will negate any gains in lowered fossil fuel use. Thoughts?
InsideClimate News has had numerous articles about the impact of COVID on climate
This Pew report was before COVID but has thorough breakouts: https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2019/08/02/trust-and-mistrust-in-americans-views-of-scientific-experts/
I've been hearing a lot of concern about the accuracy of morbidity numbers. I'm hearing that (1) hospitals get more money if the numbers are high, so there's bias; (2) those who died but weren't tested and showed COVID symptoms were assigned as deaths to COVID; or the opposite -- (3) those who died and weren't tested weren't assigned as COVID deaths even if they were. How reliable do you think the reported numbers are?
Grist (online) also has COVID and climate news and blogging
A counter argument to the "pent-up demand" is that even when there is loosening of restrictions, people will be both reluctant to return to travel and will lack the resources to do so with the economic depression underway
If we take an upcoming economic depression as a certainty, could the effect of COVID-19 on climate change be a matter of the relative cost of renewable energy versus fossil fuels as the virus slow down?
there is data on belief in science. Every survey that I have seen shows that 70% to 90% of people believe the scientist and are concerned about opening too soon rather than restoring the economy. Only about 40% of people believe Trump on Covid. Much lower than any other major source according to a Yale/George Mason U survey here: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/american-public-responses-to-covid-19-april-2020/
polling data on trust Fauci vs. Trump https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/5yope37lqh/econTabReport.pdf
Some experts are saying that we can expect 70% of the US population to be infected by COVID-19. Any suggestions of how to maintain a resilient CCL Chapter if we ourselves are dealing with illness?
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www.snopes.com reports the problems with that study that reported smokers less likely to get COVID-19...
Next weeks presentation will be Climate Change in the Great Lakes- Challenges & Opportunities,” Kris Olsson. Also starting at 8pm.
To Scott's previous live question, while I certainly commiserate, I don't necessarily think that "less" people are trusting science and data, but rather deniers are just louder and maybe more organized. I think it's going to force us all to step outside of our comfort zones (virtually, while social distancing!) and appropriately confront those that are promoting fake news
There's a big difference between how many are infected, and how many are reported as infected. At least here in Louisiana, we were originally told to stay home if we had symptoms and only come in if we had breathing problems or other serious health issues. People only got tested if we showed symptoms, and many just stayed home and got better. So I think it's much more widespread than the numbers indicate. But 70% is a lot.
Have to sign off, but want to Thank Larry again for the detailed presentation and Ginny for hosting. Very helpful.
Here's the link on that action plan to the City Council: https://ecocenter.salsalabs.org/petitionforannarborscarbonneutralityplan/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2e543ae5-ca58-4661-ab1c-14ba167d5b6d
Here’s the link to request a climate voter sign
Thank you, Larry!!
Thank you. Excellent talk
Thank you Larry
Thank you, Larry! Super informative talk!
Thank you! Will the recording be available for circulation?