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D&D and the rising pandemic

I wouldn't group that in good news, as much as it is "not bad news".

Maybe that's because I'm a glass empty kind of person, but I generally don't see people failing to do bad things as good.
It's like when a James Bond villain (which, IMNSHO, Sinclair totally is) refuses to shoot a dog. It's not going to make me feel bad for them or change sides, but sometimes it's nice to know that evil has a rock bottom.
 

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Dannyalcatraz

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It's like when a James Bond villain (which, IMNSHO, Sinclair totally is) refuses to shoot a dog. It's not going to make me feel bad for them or change sides, but sometimes it's nice to know that evil has a rock bottom.
Of course, they haven’t chosen to rule out the possibility of airing it in the future, soooo...
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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And why the Toronto Blue Jays are now playing in Buffalo, not Toronto.
Several of the pro sports leagues are doing this kind of thing- they’re sequestering the teams in limited numbers of places so they can control exposure to C19 while letting the athletes play games for money AND our entertainment.

Except, of course, they’re not actually quarantined, only slightly sequestered.
 

Ryujin

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Several of the pro sports leagues are doing this kind of thing- they’re sequestering the teams in limited numbers of places so they can control exposure to C19 while letting the athletes play games for money AND our entertainment.

Except, of course, they’re not actually quarantined, only slightly sequestered.
The NHL is doing this, in two cities with a great deal of separation and actual security, to keep people from coming and going. The latter is what the Blue Jays lacked in their planning.
 

It's like when a James Bond villain (which, IMNSHO, Sinclair totally is) refuses to shoot a dog. It's not going to make me feel bad for them or change sides, but sometimes it's nice to know that evil has a rock bottom.
Exactly. You don't get an award for not murdering someone. You get an award for stopping a murder, or something that benefits society.
 


Ryujin

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We were (hopefully) going to Stage 3 at the end of this week. Unfortunately things like this keep happening, spiking the infection rate, and putting it off. It doesn't take many people to screw up a whole area. Officials are reporting that the party involved up to 200 people and possible fines are in excess of $100K.

 

ad_hoc

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We were (hopefully) going to Stage 3 at the end of this week. Unfortunately things like this keep happening, spiking the infection rate, and putting it off. It doesn't take many people to screw up a whole area. Officials are reporting that the party involved up to 200 people and possible fines are in excess of $100K.
That is awful and makes me angry.

However, are you sure the infection rate has spiked?

There are still only 1550 active cases in Ontario. That is up from a week ago but is that a spike? More importantly there are only 509 active cases in Toronto which is actually down from a week ago.

I think the spike is mostly in the Windsor-Essex area.
 

Ryujin

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That is awful and makes me angry.

However, are you sure the infection rate has spiked?

There are still only 1550 active cases in Ontario. That is up from a week ago but is that a spike? More importantly there are only 509 active cases in Toronto which is actually down from a week ago.

I think the spike is mostly in the Windsor-Essex area.
No spike with this one yet, but we won't know about that for 2 weeks anyway. Past incidents are what I was talking about. Even then I shouldn't really have referred to a spike because our local infection rates are just staying higher than they should. People here, in Brampton, can't seem to wrap their heads around the fact that if they don't behave in a reasonable manner, we're just going to keep getting stuck at Stage 2.

At this point I'm only leaving the house once, maybe twice a week if I need to do a stint at my job in Downtown T.O. and being fastidious about mask wearing, and hand washing/sanitizing. After having pneumonia 5 times in my life, my lungs are basically scar tissue, so I'm not taking any unnecessary chances.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
That is awful and makes me angry.

However, are you sure the infection rate has spiked?

There are still only 1550 active cases in Ontario. That is up from a week ago but is that a spike? More importantly there are only 509 active cases in Toronto which is actually down from a week ago.

I think the spike is mostly in the Windsor-Essex area.
For sure, the pandemic is very much not over and is even more of a concern for people in vulnerable populations. People are also only looking at the death rate and not the very large incidence of permanent damage to lungs, cardiovascular system, brain, etc.

I have been going out again. The TTC has mandatory masks which is nice. I went to the Islands on Sunday. Mandatory masks that are enforced on the ferry.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Researchers have broken down C19’s most common early symptoms into 6 clusters, and now believe there is a strong correlation between the 4th, 5th and 6th clusters and a heightened probability of developing more severe symptoms. If true, this will improve patient triage and monitoring by letting doctors know who is most at risk before more serious complications manifest.
 








Dannyalcatraz

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Always, for me. Not much of a sleeper- never have been.

My parents tell me that they were overjoyed to tell my pediatrician that they had finally gotten me sleeping through the night, a full 8 hours. Shocked, my pediatrician replied that babies were supposed to be sleeping 20 hours a day...
 

Always, for me. Not much of a sleeper- never have been.

My parents tell me that they were overjoyed to tell my pediatrician that they had finally gotten me sleeping through the night, a full 8 hours. Shocked, my pediatrician replied that babies were supposed to be sleeping 20 hours a day...
Ha, same. I don't sleep as much as a normal person, even from when I was a baby.

Coronavirus cases in my county haven't gone down, but we are still opening up. It sucks.
 

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