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AtlanticRiderFan last won the day on April 4

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  1. It is because of social distancing that the curve is flattening. We can't just stop our measures the moment the curve begins to flatten. Returning to normal by Easter or May would certainly make it get out of hand again. 6 months is the magic number for social distancing measures to successfully ensure that the healthcare system doesn't get overwhelmed. And that is provided that we are meeting our targets.
  2. That wasn't directed at you, just a general statement. Sorry As for what you said about Singapore, their measures are easily more extreme than ours, with exception to businesses staying open. They aren't under lockdown, but neither are we. The expert in the article states that countries are going to have adopt Singapore's measures in addition to a lockdown in order to keep citizens safe. He also warns that herd immunity requires too many people to be exposed to the virus, and therefore, we should wait until a vaccine is available. Your article proves the opposite of what you are trying to say. It's saying we need to do more, not less.
  3. This is contrary to the what the federal government has stated. They say in a "best case scenario," social distancing will last until at least July. Covid will not be over in May. It might peak at that point, but there will still be many infections at that point, especially if we don't properly flatten the curve.
  4. This is what COVID could have looked like without intervention. Most of the world population being infected and over 40 million dying worldwide. Still think we are overreacting? https://globalnews.ca/news/6754014/coronavirus-pandemic-projected-deaths-report/
  5. Because the strong and healthy can still pass it on to vulnerable people, even if they are not symptomatic. We also don't know everything about this virus yet, as it is new, so it is incredibly dangerous to put the general population at risk by not taking precautions. It could have more detrimental effects on healthy people than we realize. Right now when we don't have a vaccine is all the more reason to keep our distance. A vaccine will be developed eventually, so in the meantime, let's not let it spread exponentially. Yes, the closures are terrible for the economy, but I would rather millions of people not die or have irreversible damage done to their bodies. You also keep saying that the flu is deadlier, but the coronavirus death toll has only spiked within the last two to three weeks. We don't know that it isn't going to be worse than the flu in a few months time. THIS is why we are being more cautious with coronavirus than with the flu.
  6. You didn't come out and say that coronavirus was no big deal, but you have definitely downplayed the severity of it, and you have implied that the measures being taken are too extreme. But those measures are what will prevent the healthcare system from being overrun, and in turn, people dying because they couldn't get proper treatment. And if the measures don't work, it's because not enough people listened. But if they do work, it wasn't an overreaction; it means we took proper precautions.
  7. Thanks, wanna-b. Glad we can be together in this, despite our obvious differences . What I'd give for us to smack talk about football right now!
  8. So on one hand, you're saying that coronavirus is no big deal and that the flu needs to be taken more seriously. But on the other hand, you are criticizing the #1 remedy to the flu crisis (aside from basic hygiene). How the hell does that make any sense? As far as the effectiveness goes, yes they sometimes miscalculate which strain of the flu is going to be the one that gets bad, but getting the shot is still better than nothing and should help boost your immunity. As far as the "hazards" go, there is a far, FAR greater chance that you will be harmed from the flu than getting harmed from the vaccine. People who are immunocompromised especially cannot take that risk. Flu shots are not perfect, and nobody is claiming that they are, but they are better than the alternative (getting seriously ill). And this is coming from someone who, admittedly, hasn't gotten the flu shot for a while, but in light of the pandemic, will be getting it going forward. Always take precautions.
  9. https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/panorama/coronavirus-faktencheck-bhakdi-100.html Bhakdi's numbers don't add up. EDIT: My link is a reliable source https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zdf-zweites-deutsches-fernsehen/
  10. Temporarily laid off, as my organization closed its brick and mortar locations. Staying at home except to go out for a run. Also studying at home (my courses were already distance ed, so that hasn't changed).
  11. Geeze, couldn't ask for worse scum to get the virus, haha. Now just don't spread it around!!
  12. Isn't this some kind of karma for voting against the COVID-19 bill... JUST IN: Sen. Rand Paul says he has tested positive for coronavirus but he doesn't have symptoms. He's the first US senator to test positive. https://t.co/IbyGD0lRtk — CNN (@CNN) March 22, 2020
  13. Does this not alarm you? It is growing rapidly, and until people stay the **** home, stop traveling, and start taking this seriously, people will continue get sick and die. This isn't alarmism; this is reality. Wake up.
  14. Unfortunately, Trump did not actually make that quote. I wish he had, though. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/mar/19/facebook-posts/no-trump-didnt-say-people-are-dying-who-have-never/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-quote-never-died-before/
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