COVID-19 'Pandemic'


Girth
+1
#8491
Disney World reopened in Florida for the first time in nearly four months. In the past month, COVID has hit Florida hard, and has led America in new cases for 6 of the past 10 days. I guess the powers that be consider the Tourism industry more important than human lives.
 
petros
+1
#8492
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

sadly, they have no credibility.

Or integrity.
 
petros
+1
#8493
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Disney World reopened in Florida for the first time in nearly four months. In the past month, COVID has hit Florida hard, and has led America in new cases for 6 of the past 10 days. I guess the powers that be consider the Tourism industry more important than human lives.

Epcot. 9 people showed up.
 
pgs
+1
#8494
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

The number of confirmed cases of COVID in the United States has officially reached 1% of the population. This also means that up to 10% of Americans have antibodies for COVID, as most people who come down with the virus remain asymptomatic, or experience only mild symptoms.

In comparison, only 0.28% of Canadians have been confirmed to acquire the COVID-19 virus.

Have you been tested yet ? Are tests readily available to the general public ? Are you comparing apples and oranges 🍊?
 
Girth
#8495
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Have you been tested yet ? Are tests readily available to the general public ? Are you comparing apples and oranges 🍊?


How am I comparing apples and oranges?

Please elaborate.
 
Hoid
#8496
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Have you been tested yet ? Are tests readily available to the general public ? Are you comparing apples and oranges 🍊?

Comparing a country with universal healthcare to a country without universal healthcare is indeed apples and oranges.
 
pgs
+1
#8497
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

How am I comparing apples and oranges?

Please elaborate.

Testing is being done at much higher levels in the two countries , like I asked have you been tested yet , the reason we only test those showing symptoms, in the U.S. testing is widely available . If Canada tested the same percentage of people there is no reason our percentages shouldn’t be similar , we did nothing different from Americans in all other areas . Sure one would expect their larger and more concentrated cities and other demographics might make them some what higher .
 
taxslave
+2
#8498
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Comparing a country with universal healthcare to a country without universal healthcare is indeed apples and oranges.

Universal health care is a figment of your imagination. What we have is near universal medicine.
 
petros
+3
#8499
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Are we sure yet how much blame is attributable to China?

When leftie PBS is warning of China making a global dominance move, maybe you should be listening?
 
petros
+2
#8500
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Universal health care is a figment of your imagination. What we have is near universal medicine.

I guess Hymie doesnt have a top up plan. He'd be on better antipsychotics if he did.
 
Hoid
#8501
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Universal health care is a figment of your imagination. What we have is near universal medicine.

America does not have the figment. That's they are unable to defeat this sickness and why comparing them to us is pointless.
 
pgs
+2
#8502
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Comparing a country with universal healthcare to a country without universal healthcare is indeed apples and oranges.

Right there is no benefit for a Canadian hospital to inaccurately portray their numbers . In the U.S. much emergency funding is directly tied to Covid , it is to their financial advantage to be free with the numbers .
 
Girth
#8503
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Testing is being done at much higher levels in the two countries , like I asked have you been tested yet , the reason we only test those showing symptoms, in the U.S. testing is widely available . If Canada tested the same percentage of people there is no reason our percentages shouldn’t be similar , we did nothing different from Americans in all other areas . Sure one would expect their larger and more concentrated cities and other demographics might make them some what higher .

I am scheduled for a test Sunday. It takes about a day, as I have to schedule one through Alberta health, and show up with picture ID. As for the discrepancy in testing between the United States (12.4% of population) and Canada (8.4% of population), it comes down to the percentage of positive tests. There is no point in keeping up with the amount of tests in America, if Canadians only come back with positive results a fraction of times Americans do (per-capita).

It would be a big waste of time and money.
 
Girth
#8504
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

When leftie PBS is warning of China making a global dominance move, maybe you should be listening?

PBS is one of the most respected TV networks in North America. Some of my fondest memories when I was in high school was sitting at the TV with my late Grandfather, and watching Frontline.
 
Twin_Moose
#8505
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Right there is no benefit for a Canadian hospital to inaccurately portray their numbers . In the U.S. much emergency funding is directly tied to Covid , it is to their financial advantage to be free with the numbers .

The US combine all results, including antibody tests, more money to the individual states this way.
 
Hoid
#8506
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Right there is no benefit for a Canadian hospital to inaccurately portray their numbers . In the U.S. much emergency funding is directly tied to Covid , it is to their financial advantage to be free with the numbers .

America has no universal healthcare.

Poor people are not supposed to have it, because if they got it for free why would they work to get their own?
 
gerryh
+1 / -1
#8507
http://globalnews.ca/news/7165825/co...spike-experts/

I'm sure, though, that deniers like wally will call bullshit or say its lies.
 
Walter
+2 / -1
#8508
An analysis of data released by the Florida Department of Health appears to indicate that coronavirus case numbers have been inflated as much as 30 percent by Florida health officials
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...ercent-n632542

D’oh!
 
taxslave
+3
#8509
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

America has no universal healthcare.
Poor people are not supposed to have it, because if they got it for free why would they work to get their own?

Poor people do get free medical care in the US. Just like you get here. The rest of us pay for it.
 
Girth
+2
#8510
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

An analysis of data released by the Florida Department of Health appears to indicate that coronavirus case numbers have been inflated as much as 30 percent by Florida health officials
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...ercent-n632542
D’oh!

pjmedia???

This news source rates very poor for honesty and integrity. It's an extremely pro-Trump, extreme right wing news source. Pjmedia makes FOX News seem liberal.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/pj-media/
 
Hoid
#8511
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Poor people do get free medical care in the US. Just like you get here. The rest of us pay for it.

The word healthcare is used to describe a system.

They don't have one - as the response to covid has so well illustrated.
 
taxslave
+2
#8512
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The word healthcare is used to describe a system.
They don't have one - as the response to covid has so well illustrated.

In what passes for your ind maybe. But in fact they do have a very good health care system. Never have to wait 18 months just to see a specialist. You can get a new knee in a matter of weeks instead of years like in Canada.
 
Girth
+1
#8513
Today Florida smashed the record for COVID-19 daily cases for a state at 15,300. That is 3,000 more than the old record that New York set in April.

New York went on full lockdown.
Flordia just opened Disney World, and plans to open all schools as soon as possible.


This will not end well.
 
JLM
+1
#8514
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Today Florida smashed the record for COVID-19 daily cases for a state at 15,300. That is 3,000 more than the old record that New York set in April.

New York went on full lockdown.
Flordia just opened Disney World, and plans to open all schools as soon as possible.


This will not end well.


On another note we haven't heard much from Walter lately, IRONICALLY!
 
Walter
-1
#8515
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

In what passes for your ind maybe. But in fact they do have a very good health care system. Never have to wait 18 months just to see a specialist. You can get a new knee in a matter of weeks instead of years like in Canada.

Even the poorest in the US don't wait for hip, knee, or valve replacement.
 
Cliffy
#8516
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#8517
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

NHL has announced some sort of season restart in August in a couple of Canadian hub cities.

I can't believe that anyone would care to watch NHL hockey. On TV. In August.

It seems to be somewhat tone deaf to me.


I miss sports. I will watch some (along with baseball).


It would be ironic if this is they year the Leafs win the cup ... the year we can't celebrate.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+2
#8518
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Testing is being done at much higher levels in the two countries , like I asked have you been tested yet , the reason we only test those showing symptoms, in the U.S. testing is widely available . If Canada tested the same percentage of people there is no reason our percentages shouldn’t be similar , we did nothing different from Americans in all other areas . Sure one would expect their larger and more concentrated cities and other demographics might make them some what higher .




For about 2 months now you can get tested in Ontario if you want to be. You don't need to show symptoms. Not sure about elsewhere but Ontario will test anybody.


I have not been tested. I view going to a COVID testing centre to be a higher risk of getting COVID than to not.
 
Ocean Breeze
+4 / -1
#8519
White House seeks to discredit Fauci amid coronavirus surge

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...l_nbn_20200712

.....and the chaos continues. Instead of working together to solve this crisis..........they keep looking for a fall guy to blame. (Trump SOP)
 
JLM
+3 / -1
#8520
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

White House seeks to discredit Fauci amid coronavirus surge

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...l_nbn_20200712

.....and the chaos continues. Instead of working together to solve this crisis..........they keep looking for a fall guy to blame. (Trump SOP)


Just more proof Trump is an idiot!
 

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