Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

drkitkat123

Members
  • Content Count

    223
  • Joined

About drkitkat123

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Sydney, Australia

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. although in (?parts of) Victoria currently where they are locked down severely at the moment, I believe that there is no golf... I think you are allowed out for 1 hour to exercise a day
  2. yep, golf is absolutely the best sport in these times. perfect social distancing outdoors. In fact here in Australia, golf is booming with record numbers of rounds (people not travelling overseas, working from home etc). At the height of the pandemic here, clubhouses were closed but most golf continued except for maybe 2 weeks of panic.
  3. I am sure this was a genuine mistake but it really goes to show how easily fake news starts
  4. i suspect they did not supply figures to WHO for that day
  5. i found this on google for spain for 3 august (but maybe for 2nd august) - anyway I cant believe it can go from 968 to 0 in one day Monday, August 3, 2020 Spain reports 968 new cases, total exceeds 288,000 Spain has reported 968 new coronavirus infections in the past day, showing a slower pace of contagion than last week when the country reported more than 1,000 new cases for three days in a row.
  6. I have to admit I was totally wrong in my post on July 8 in the other thread "when will things start up again" regarding cruising starting in French Polynesia: There is NO chance cruisers will be allowed into French Polynesia. I seriously cant believe anyone is even considering travelling overseas at the moment or in the foreseeable future, especially from the USA which is now the epicenter of the infection in the world! They did allow cruisers into French Polynesia from the USA!
  7. i don't think your figures are correct (please reference them) OTOH maybe it's because of the advanced testing regime in the USA compared to other countries!!!!
  8. Sorry, Susie, as much as I hope you will be going in my heart, my head says very little chance.
  9. There is NO chance cruisers will be allowed into French Polynesia. I seriously cant believe anyone is even considering travelling overseas at the moment or in the foreseeable future, especially from the USA which is now the epicenter of the infection in the world!
  10. agreed but that still took a very long time with HIV
  11. Just thinking about this more. How do you compare the unsuccessful quest for an HIV vaccine in terms of (aggregate over the years) brightest minds, quantity of money and big data/AI being thrown at it, with the quest for the Covid vaccine?
  12. I do not think we disagree with each other, just the time frame. I also believe that with hard work, intelligence etc few problems can not be solved, just that this will take longer than one thinks with COVID. Ai and big data can help but just as not as quick as one thinks. Computers can be ramped up to go faster and quicker to analyse this stuff at the beginning but humans are biological systems which have a certain speed which really can not be ramped up and this will be the rate limiting step Has a quick look at a few of your links (thanks). for example the first one "The machine model is just as accurate as prediction markets, researchers said, and it can scale up to review a larger number of papers in a fraction of the time – minutes instead of months." This is sort of the IBM watson health literature review approach which has been shown to have no clinical benefit.
  13. to me comments that we will solve this sooner than later because: AI and big data will solve it The government is throwing so much money at it The best and brightest minds are working on it do not furnish me with much confidence
  14. Look, I too am involved in AI and big data in my medical pathology company trying to diagnose skin cancers and all I can say that it is a lot harder than people think when they say AI and big data is going to solve this or that. Just look at the disaster that is/was IBM Watson health. I do have hope that the vaccine will be developed sooner than later, but as they say, hope is not a strategy. I am interested in what you are saying but your comments to me are vague. When you say that AI and big data will solve this sooner than you think can you give me/us specific examples of how this will occur?
×
×
  • Create New...