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  1. Derrico

    COVID-19

    Are you still of the mind this is just a bad flu season?? JFC......
  2. Derrico

    COVID-19

    Liger also said this was essentially just a political issue in the old thread that got locked down. If people and governments listened and reacted when concern over this was first raised as it happened in Asia and started the spread to Europe we would be much further ahead of the curve. Wish I could quote that old thread but it got locked because people turned into into a political issue. Oh well, let’s focus on what can be done now. The lack of testing (still!) in North America is absolutely mind bending when compared to how quickly countries like South Korea and Germany started rolling out mass testing.
  3. I hear this was a thriller https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_(film)
  4. Derrico

    COVID-19

    What a great article. Ask my family and this is what I’ve been shouting from the rooftops for a month now. If we mitigate the spread now it interrupts the exponential spread which could literally save hundreds of thousands of lives. Obviously not me determining that but every virologist or other infectious disease expert had been saying for at least a month. Makes perfect sense but I look around and just baffled and disturbed by societies response. Articles reassuring people if they’re young and healthy they will be fine. They’re trying to limit panic but I think this takes the opposite effect and limits people’s perceived risk. They don’t take it serious or take necessary precautions and that is how the spread picks up exponentially.
  5. Derrico

    COVID-19

    Well said. Hiking for us.
  6. Derrico

    COVID-19

    I sometimes wonder if society is desensitized to what’s happening because of Hollywood and the fact many have predicted or glorified this for several years. No reason to panic but if people don’t wake up and take this ***** seriously it will literally cost many lives. Even if you won’t die, don’t be an ***** and downplay the severity so it continues spreading (I quoted you but not directed at you).
  7. I sure wouldn’t bet that. But we will see.
  8. Derrico

    COVID-19

    Ontario has announced it will close all schools for two weeks following next weeks March break.
  9. Derrico

    COVID-19

    This times a million. I think everyone is too focused on mortality rate for the virus itself. There are reports 15% of cases require hospitalization. Even conservative estimates say 40% of population may be impacted. Run those numbers. It’s not just dying from the virus. It’s the impact to the entire health network that is concerning. People who have a stroke it is so imperative to get to a hospital and treated immediately. Now there are less paramedics and doctors available for all other illnesses and events. The mortality rate of literally every other health issue will also likely increase.
  10. Derrico

    COVID-19

    One last rant I need to get out. I'm so sick of hearing the media announce a death and immediately start talking about the individuals underlying health conditions. Incredibly disrespectful to report the death and immediately introduce an underlying connotation that it was somehow their fault almost. I know it's to 'calm' the public but if that's my dad or aunt or whomever then I just find it so belittling. You know what is counted as underlying health conditions? High blood pressure and diabetes. I wouldn't be surprised that the North American population has a higher concentration of both those conditions then any other continent. When you start including even high blood pressure the death rate jumps significantly greater then 1%. Also, when did it become socially acceptable to reassure all the younger people that if they're young and healthy they will probably be just fine?? The elderly are societies most vulnerable population and there is so much selfishness going around reassuring younger people they will be just fine. This lowers young peoples perceived risk of the virus and will lead to increase spread rates as a result. JFC, I can't believe the dismissive attitude many still have over this virus. No, there isn't a need to buy 800 million rolls of toilet paper, but yes you should be prepared and regardless of your age or health, please take all necessary precautions to consider social distancing measures even if you're unlikely to get really sick from this. Think about your mom, dad, grandparents, neighbors. Every virologist that I've seen interviewed over the past two months has beaten the drum about limiting the spread early. It could have dramatic results on the overall mortality rates when all is said and done. Telling younger people they don't need to be overly concerned will lead to greater spread rates and an even greater burden on our hospitals.
  11. Derrico

    COVID-19

    I was being facetious. You think this is still just the flu? Also, to those that continue to plead how many more people die of the flu each year then the virus all I can say is brush up on how exponential math works. When this is all said and done deaths from Covid 19 will significantly outpace the flu. The other major concern is the rate at which the virus requires hospitalization of the host. Our hospitals are going to be completely over run just as it is in Europe right now. Do we start including deaths from people that may die of heart attack, stroke, cancer etc that now can’t be saved due to the lack of health care resources due directly to Covid 19?
  12. The ignorance North America has had to this virus from the beginning all the way up to today has been both disturbing and maddening.
  13. Derrico

    COVID-19

    No it’s only the flu guys. It’s only an American political issue. Who here got the flu shot???
  14. Much more to consider then just stats to be sure but he’s at 85 points in 51 or 1.67points per game. Reinhart D+1 was 1.38.
  15. He’s regressed offensively?? Isn’t he the second highest scoring teenage D to ever play the game? Like better numbers then teenage Bobby Orr? Wow, I couldn’t disagree more with this take.
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