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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:46:27 PM »
3) One of my favourite epidemiologists right now is Dr. David Fisman of the University of Toronto.

I've got his rookie card!


Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:47:54 PM »
That advice is contradicted by the World Health Organization, the government of Canada and federal public health officials like Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. On its webpage, the WHO says that "if you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected [COVID-19] infection."

"Putting a mask on an asymptomatic person is not beneficial, obviously, if you're not infected," Tam said Monday.

Most of what I've read regarding the garden variety n95 type masks is pretty consistent - it can have some benefit for reducing the potential for passing the virus on, but isn't considered effective for protection. The higher grade protective masks/shields with eye protection etc are a different story, and I wish there was more of it to go around for the front line health care workers.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:41:13 PM »
I want to make it crystal clear, I am not advocating anything to anyone, I mentioned that if I could get said chemical, which won't be named then "I" would get it. Nothing to do with anyone else.

Except that it's irrelevant that you're not advocating it for others. That isn't the line that Carleton clearly set. You were asked to stop, and you're still trying to justify it.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:09:36 PM »
I think this is good reading for those that think moderating the discussion is an overreaction. I don't think some of the posts have been made with necessarily bad intentions as opposed to general ignorance, but spreading misinformation is a bad idea at the best of times, to say nothing of the current situation where people are scared and looking for easy answers. There's no shortage of bad actors that are looking to exploit this situation, and it's important to prevent that foothold. So kudos to the mod team for taking it seriously.

"“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a gathering of foreign policy and security experts in Munich, Germany, in mid- February, referring to fake news that “spreads faster and more easily than this virus.”

WHO explains that infodemics are an excessive amount of information about a problem, which makes it difficult to identify a solution. They can spread misinformation, disinformation and rumours during a health emergency. Infodemics can hamper an effective public health response and create confusion and distrust among people.

In response, a team of WHO “mythbusters” are working with search and media companies like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Tencent, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and others to counter the spread of rumours, which include misinformation like that the virus cannot survive in the hot weather, that taking a high dose of chloroquine medication can protect you, and that consuming large quantities of ginger and garlic can prevent the virus.

These companies, according to news reports, are aggressively filtering out unfounded medical advice, hoaxes and other false information that they say could risk public health. In a rare move, Facebook and Twitter have taken down a post from a head of State that falsely stated that a drug was working everywhere against the coronavirus."

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 05, 2020, 01:30:32 PM »
I'm taking a hard stance here on COVID-19 and I won't apologize for it.

And it's appreciated. There's really only two culprits, anyway.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 05:42:30 PM »
Did you actually read the article because your conclusion and what the authors advocate and discuss are not remotely in line with where you are trying to peddle it

Just what misinterpretation are you alluding to?

The conclusion at the end of the article concludes and summaries the findings of the observational study.  The conclusion speaks for itself.

If I'm reading the article correctly, the vitamin injections are being used to treat a byproduct of the infection in the very ill -sepsis. It's not being used as any other benefit that I could ascertain, and yet it takes careful reading past the sensationalist headlines to actually get any valid information.

It's these sort of articles that infuriates me, because they're manipulative, and often quoted with an agenda.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Covid-19 and Small business closures
« on: March 27, 2020, 05:36:15 PM »
This doesn't look like anything close to charitable. It looks like a business advertisement.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 22, 2020, 12:55:03 PM »
That money feeds into the economy with a high-dollar velocity even if you think they're luxuries that these people don't deserve.

He didn't say a smartphone was a luxury. He said a top of the line, $1100 smartphone was.

He particularly referenced "best and greatest games" in terms of video game systems. Companies in Canada also sell used titles from past years and older systems. Options for all budgets.

Yup. At this point, the smarter choice feels like ending the season where we are, and starting fresh in the fall.

I'd be open to the idea of having the teams continue to hold point differentials to start the new season based on where they were at the end of this one. At least try to salvage some sort of meaning from the lost year.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:20:45 PM »
These conversations always go the same way

1. Make a health claim with poorly reviewed or minimal basis in science and yell "get educated" at everyone.
2. Provide out of context links and 3rd party articles
3. Yell "big pharma" repeatedly
4. Cut bait with "well, it works for me! And my cat has never been healthier!"

shampoo, rinse, repeat. Do the chocolate pudding cups have more value in the barter economy due to all the antioxidants? I'm trying to maximize my return in foil covered convenience foods.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 08, 2020, 02:34:18 PM »
Let's help each other instead of playing games of one-upmanship.

I can't disagree more. No one is served by half baked theories by "experts" and naturopathic nonsense; in fact, it creates more confusion and dilutes proper advice.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2019-2020 NHL Thread
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:33:05 PM »

The commentary is just cringe-worthy awful. "take your harvard degree to the hospital"? Ugh.

The thing is Marner is still putting up a lot of points despite his overall play.

I honestly don't see much difference in his play ly vs cy. He consistently makes high level plays, leads the team in ppg, runs the pp (3rd in league I think?), is good on the PK, and instead of opening up space for Tavares to hit a career best in goals, is now doing the same for matthews.

I'm not saying he's a steal at 11m, but I don't think he's anything even remotely close to the problem with the team.

So that was my long winded way of saying, and my cheap excuse for telling that story, that look on the bright side people.  In 19 games, one way or another, the Leafs regular season will be done.

Got confused and went to airport. Purchased cinnabon.

I once thought these players would certainly bring a championship.  I no longer believe they are capable of so doing.

I'm not sure I'd go that far. I've always been a bit skeptical of Dubas' approach, particularly in the Barrie acquisition and the prioritization of cap forwards over defence, but Matthews, Marner and Tavares are terrific players, and when the team gets balanced out regarding supporting line roles and talent on the back end, they'll be as good a core as anything out there in the league. They've got lots of time in these contracts to improve around them.

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