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    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/interview-francis-collins-nih/608221/ Some comparisons to Italy......... but The Atlantic does lean left...... so you'll have to take that into source consideration.
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    I'll stop.........
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    cut and pasted from hockeybuzz....... a leafs blog in the comments. Thursday @ 8:59 AM ET I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the US has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this post because each of you, today, not the government, not the school district, not the mayor, each individual citizen has the chance, today to take actions that will deter the Italian situation from becoming your own country’s reality. The only way to stop this virus is to limit contagion. And the only way to limit contagion is for millions of people to change their behavior today. If you are in Europe or the US you are weeks away from where we are today in Italy. I can hear you now. “It’s just a flu. It only affects old people with preconditions” There are 2 reasons why Coronavirus has brought Italy to it’s knees. First it is a flu is devastating when people get really sick they need weeks of ICU – and, second, because of how fast and effectively it spreads. There is 2 week incubation period and many who have it never show symptoms. When Prime Minister Conte announced last night that the entire country, 60 million people, would go on lock down, the line that struck me most was “there is no more time.” Because to be clear, this national lock down, is a hail mary. What he means is that if the numbers of contagion do not start to go down, the system, Italy, will collapse. Why? Today the ICUs in Lombardy are at capacity – more than capacity. They have begun to put ICU units in the hallways. If the numbers do not go down, the growth rate of contagion tells us that there will be thousands of people who in a matter of a week? two weeks? who will need care. What will happen when there are 100, or a 1000 people who need the hospital and only a few ICU places left? On Monday a doctor wrote in the paper that they have begun to have to decide who lives and who dies when the patients show up in the emergency room, like what is done in war. This will only get worse. There are a finite number of drs, nurses, medical staff and they are getting the virus. They have also been working non-stop, non-stop for days and days. What happens when the drs, nurses and medical staff are simply not able to care for the patients, when they are not there? And finally for those who say that this is just something that happens to old people, starting yesterday the hospitals are reporting that younger and younger patients – 40, 45, 18, are coming in for treatment. You have a chance to make a difference and stop the spread in your country. Push for the entire office to work at home today, cancel birthday parties, and other gatherings, stay home as much as you can. If you have a fever, any fever, stay home. Push for school closures, now. Anything you can do to stop the spread, because it is spreading in your communities – there is a two week incubation period – and if you do these things now you can buy your medical system time. And for those who say it is not possible to close the schools, and do all these other things, locking down Italy was beyond anyone’s imagination a week ago. Soon you will not have a choice, so do what you can now. Please share.
  4. Very happy to see Matthews with 0 goals and 0 assists 3 SOG..........Tavares - 0 goals and 0 assists 2 SOG.......
  5. We've been down that road.......... GDT - Tuesday, January 14th - Vegas Golden Knights @ Buffalo Sabres, 7pm ET (WGR/MSG) It's a bad road......... heavily patrolled.
  6. At AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, they're having a crowler/bomber/growler special this week to honor the super bowl........ almost all draft beers are $4/32 oz and $8/64......with some solid breweries represented......... If you're local to Rochester, check it out.... https://www.ajsbeerwarehouse.com/draft-list/
  7. I'm very jealous..........I've backpack hunted in NW Montana, in grizzly country without incident. We've seen a few grizzlies while hunting and tracks many times, but the bears in NW Montana are no where near the density of where you're headed. The most unnerving feeling is lying in the tent and hearing animals outside the tent. If you're hearing the "thump - thump" of hooved animals that's one thing. If all your hearing is sticks/branches breaking, that's another..... makes it tough for me to sleep. Sounds like your friend has it down though, and you'll be in good hands. It might be worth exploring the hi-voltage electric fence thing. I'm excited to see your pictures........
  8. Best game day thread evah........... Look at those groupers! Anybody else notice the fish? Inda? Weave?............. didn't think so.
  9. We'd have to call up some grit to the front office...........
  10. Elderberries are intended to be taken in pie form. Not syrups, not extracts, pies.............. delicious............. purple............... pies.........
  11. If the entire team worked as hard as Okposo, I doubt we'd be talking about trading him.
  12. Thin Man - Bliss, is pretty solid when you can find cans....... and @ Elmwood when you can't. 3HB - Suspended Particle and Strong Arm are others I enjoy. Hazy, IPA's, delicious, and locally brewed. From the Genny discussion in the Mitz thread....... I want to like their beers, just can't find one that really is great. Except for Ruby Red, they're all kinda meh. Drinkable but nothing that is really delicious......... and the Ruby Red is outstanding, once the temps get over 80 F. A couple other hazy ones to look into...... Bell's Official, and Brewdog Hazy Jane. Pretty good stuff.
  13. I'm amazed it's taken this long....... Bring him back when he can do a pull up. (We should have known)
  14. gnat............ Matt Ellis of the insect world. Won't bite you. Won't sting you. Won't make you any honey either.
  15. Pete: I've always wondered, what's the devil look like? Everett: Well, of course there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
  16. I'm jealous......... of not just this, but particularly this...... bears, mushrooms, waterfowl, walleyes..... dude, you got the world by the short ones and the world don't know it yet.
  17. I'd like to see 15 games. I'm not yet convinced that HCRK is a good coach. I am convinced that he is an effective communicator and listener, which will go a long way towards being a good coach. The best surprise to me has been Colin Miller. Being from Vegas, we hadn't seen much, but I've liked his play so far. Biggest fear? How long can Reinhart take that punishment in front of the net? Stay healthy Sam...........stay healthy.
  18. I'm looking forward to seeing Brett Murray get some time in Rochester..... hopefully. Also looking forward to returning to Froth Brewing. We stopped for a couple Saturday afternoon before the Boston game.
  19. Made the appointment for my 14 year old foxhound.....Joplin.... for 4 PM Friday...... She's run more coyotes in a year than most people see in their lives. She was the first hound I ever trained to run fox/coyotes, and she is such a special pet. She's been in retirement for the past 4 years...... Hangin' out and acting cool around the house..... and of course, barkin' at $hit.
  20. Canned some sweet/hot pickles along with several pints of dills............The sweet/hots are my favorite though.
  21. A few months ago, my family spent a couple hours with the brewmaster at Genny, touring the small batch facility, and then drinking a flight downstairs. He had just done the collab with Other Half on the Dream Ale........... (Other Half is probably my favorite local beer......not cheap, but pretty darn good)..... anyway, we talked at length about hops and what they bring...... and he recommended taking a standard pilsner(with a twist off cap) and adding about a t-spoon of pelletized hops to the beer, recapping it an letting it sit for a few days in the fridge, in order to figure out which hops you really like. I tried it with a 6 pack of Bud, and Cascade and Centennial hops, and can say for certain, that I like Cascade better than Centennial, but both make the Bud better........ The pain in the neck is filtering out the hops just before drinking.
  22. We took a quick 2 person (my wife and I) limit of walleyes this morning out of Sturgeon Point. The fish are really stacked up on the Canadian line off the condos......... We set up way West of that and trolled into that water, not knowing what was there. We more or less picked away at them until between Pt. Abino and the condos, and then all hell broke loose.... great day. It's no secret..... lots of boats out of Buffalo SBH were there. These are the good 'ol days.
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