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  1. kas23

    COVID-19

    Agreed. What should rule this decision is simple. Do you have direct contact with confirmed positive cases on a daily or weekly basis? And if you contracted Covid, would you be able to quarantine without a detriment to society? But, no, the government wants to work in the world of hypotheticals. Well, what if this population contracts Covid? Also, keep in mind, many hospitals across the country are telling their nursing staff to continue to work if Covid positive and asymptomatic. This is how bad things are.
  2. kas23

    COVID-19

    Once it’s in the facility, yes, they have a big problem. That said, people in LTCFs should be having very limited interaction with the public. They basically shouldn’t be leaving the property. Now, there are people who can bring the virus in. This is why they have barred visitation for the most part. I do agree that LTCF workers should be vaccinated, as these are probably where the outbreaks originate. Another reason they probably shouldn’t be vaccinated is the availability of casirivimab, imdevimab, and bamlanivimab. These are the now FDA approved monoclonal blocking antibodies that
  3. kas23

    COVID-19

    Just as I predicted (and sent some people into a state of surprise), healthcare workers will not be given preference when it comes to vaccination. Director of CDC has stated nursing home residents will be given the vaccine first, followed by a combination of people at high risk for mortality (obesity, diabetes, etc) and a select number of healthcare providers. I read this as hospital administrators. Yes, this is backwards considering nursing homes can isolate. I can’t isolate from patients coming to me because they are sick. Fortunately, it’s not going to up to him, but rather indivi
  4. kas23

    COVID-19

    I’ll take a stab at this: firemen, policemen, teachers, daycare workers, prisoners, homeless shelters, people in long-term care or retirement communities, cashiers, restaurant workers, hospital administrators. 50M doses is only 15% of the US population and will go quick. The only thing physicians have going for them is that the nursing unions will demand it or will force a strike. If the nurses get it, it’ll be harder for them to exclude physicians.
  5. kas23

    COVID-19

    But that’s not how things work. Drug companies rarely have to repeat P3 trials unless they are borderline results or failure due to a placebo population not matching historical controls. HPV vaccine is much different. For almost everyone who receives it, there’s no perceptible benefit. People don’t live in fear of contracting HPV and developing cervical cancer decades later. In fact, most don’t care and only do it because their doc is recommending it. This vaccine is different and the benefit is palpable. People will be asking for it. No one makes an appointment to get their HPV vacc
  6. kas23

    COVID-19

    A trial of over 26k participants isn’t going to need a repeat P3. I’m not sure what type of data you think it would contribute. Duration of response is certainly going to be under the microscope, but this isn’t a reason for a repeat trial considering their participant number. Under normal circumstances, there wouldn’t be an additional P3, but rather the FDA would take its time (6-12 months) to do its due diligence to gather data on this duration. I also have less concerns about people getting their 2nd vaccination to complete the dosing. For other vaccines, yes, this would be an issu
  7. kas23

    COVID-19

    I’m a healthcare worker. I come in direct contact with multiple positive cases per week. I volunteer as a swabber at our testing site. I fully expect I will not be in the correct demographic to receive this vaccine first. This whole thing has become so politicized. People have lost all sense of reason.
  8. If they view him that way, they likely won’t get anything for him in return. Chicago is a couple steps away from a full rebuild. I can’t see how Kane will be part of that and would probably start dropping hints of a trade. Plus, Kane will be a shell of his former self by the time they are rebuilt. Geez, we think we’re wasting away Jack in his prime, look at Chicago. Teams know he doesn’t fit into he Hawk’s long-term plans, so they’ll wait them out.
  9. A no checking league is also going to adversely affect player development. Players grow with challenges and checking removes this. What happens when they make it to the NHL and are getting steamrolled? I guess it will be back to the AHL or wherever to become reacquainted with physical contact.
  10. kas23

    COVID-19

    -80 C freezers are found plentiful within every University hospital system and every blood bank. My lab even owns 3. Standard equipment in research setting or blood processing unit. And for every 3 freezers, there’s usually a running spare in case one goes down (and emergency that happens). Problem solved. I don’t see this as a regular “go to your doctor’s office” type of vaccine. There will likely be centralized distributions within towns/cities.
  11. He has been in an inside position for years to learn about Mitts. If he hasn’t formed an opinion himself (rare nowadays), he certainly has talked to people who have. I would be shocked if he has nothing to say about him, but if he does, then he’s going to give an opinion. Even if he doesn’t know if he’s going to be good or bad (who really does know?), then after being in a position for years to learn about him, then this certainly is an opinion too. Haven’t you read a letter of recommendation that doesn’t really say anything good or bad about someone? What does that tell you? Let’s
  12. One way our another, Jankowski is definitely going to have an opinion on Mitts. We just don’t know if it’s a good or bad one.
  13. I disagree that he is only going to minimally improve. He just completed his rookie season. Outside of a sophomore slump, it really wouldn’t make much sense for a rookie not to improve in subsequent years. And maybe his “improvement” is maintaining his production outside of being on Jack’s line.
  14. And we’ll be paying Hall $8M for 45-60 games? If they plan on shortening the season and wasting contracts, I’d rather they waited 1-2 more months for the vaccine to start.
  15. I didn’t say it was a lie, but that there was zero substance to it because anyone is free to call GM Adams and ask for them for a trade. That’s not what I would consider as news as it probably happens a few times per day. Considering there’s no tollbooth to such an action, then why would anyone care? Do people run stories about when a GM ties their shoes? These are not substantial occurrences. Given that, this story was then twisted into the Sabres entertaining trade offers and that Eichel may have requested a trade and was possibly unhappy. That was the story, not that the Rangers called once
  16. I read these comments and you could just see that one of these “exec” (or someone like him) leaked the Eichel trade rumor. I get that the NYRs did make a phone call (as any GM is free to do), but there was zero substance in that non-story. I wouldn’t be surprised if they caught wind of the Sabres’ Hall interest and decided to use a tool in their toolbox.
  17. We still need a top shelf 3rd liner. Would anyone driver a corvette without insurance? No, that would be dumb. If any one of our top 6 goes down for any significant amount of time, we are toast. Hall and his 8M flushed down the toilet.
  18. After sleeping on this, I guess things aren’t so bad. They are signing filler parts. Luckily these are all 1-2 year deals. I know we are wasting Eichel in his prime, but in 1-2 years Cozen should be entrenched at 2C and Quinn should be ready at 2RW. Lines 1-2 should be solid. I would hope we could bring in a decent 2RW now instead of relying on Cozens. And we still need a top 4 LHD. I’m ambivalent about Hutton. Maybe his eye problems are resolved. As for Larsson, he was a 4th liner on one of the worse teams in the NHL. Even if he played 2L minutes, he obviously didn’t do an adequate
  19. I’m not talking about our line up. I just remember GMTM pulling these guys off the street to cobble together something to put on the ice. Players like Matt D’Agostini. I don’t really see a big difference between those slumming days and these players we are signing now. I’m at the point where I’d be happier if we just didn’t sign anyone and rolled with last year’s roster plus Staal.
  20. This reminds me of the tank years.
  21. I always find it interesting that an unwritten rule exists between organizations not to offer sheet players. In effect, this action controls player contract amounts. In any other industry, this would be called collusion and would be illegal. Given that this mechanism was formally agreed upon in the constructs of the CBA, how can it be that the NHLPA turns a blind eye to this practice? I would even suspect that decoys are orchestrated by organizations every once in a while to keep this from being illegal. The Aho offer sheet last year was a joke and easily matched.
  22. How long does waivers take? When will we know? If he’s not claimed, it would be fantastic if a team then turned around with an offer sheet for Cirelli or Serg.
  23. I would’ve signed him for that stache alone.
  24. Yes, and see this award being over $4.1M too. Or, at least the risk of this level of award is higher than not.
  25. But arbitration is a non-binding event. The team can still walk away from the ruling at which they become a UFA. The Sens just cut away all the wasted effort.
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