Canada is flattening the coronavirus curve


mentalfloss
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Poor Drumpf


Canada is flattening the coronavirus curve

Canadians have closed schools and shut down large parts of the economy to deal with the threat of the novel coronavirus.

Encouragingly, public health experts say that a graph of positive tests shows that the sacrifice is working.

ďThis is a good-news graph,Ē says Steven Hoffman of York University.

ďOverall, itís a positive graph,Ē she says. ďAll the provinces are bending ó you want them to be as flat as possible. They are all headed in the right direction, which is a positive sign.Ē

https://globalnews.ca/news/6826198/c...-canada-graph/
 
taxslave
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Could be because their initial computer models were wildly out of line with reality just like the globull warming ones proved to be.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Could be because their initial computer models were wildly out of line with reality just like the globull warming ones proved to be.

Probably , the computer models have been off in every country . Most of the deaths and serious cases have been in tightly controlled places like long term care facilities , cruise ships and prisons . We are not seeing huge amounts of debilitating sickness among the general population , there has not been the exponential growth as predicted . . According to the stats Twin Moose posts daily there are few active cases in the North and Maritimes and the curve seems to be flattening in the rest of the country . Quebec has been hit hard , but again most of their deaths are in long term care.
 
Said1
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Given the 'out-break' is taking place this time of year, it would appear that the flattening the curve measures are working. My concern is for the NEXT flu season, as covid-19 is expected to be endemic by that point. which is scary.
 
petros
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We are far from done.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We are far from done.

Did the bird flu get you ? Die from Ebola yet ? Swine flu , did you survive ? Have the polar bears all died and gone to bear heaven ? How about the ice free northwest passage .
Yup those experts know what is going to happen .
 
Said1
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We're lucky we live in a first world country. How many are still dying from Swine Flu? Luckily Ebola is transferred the same way as HIV (slow spread) and there is a vaccine that was SHARED. Yup, you know what's going on lol
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

We're lucky we live in a first world country. How many are still dying from Swine Flu? Luckily Ebola is transferred the same way as HIV (slow spread) and there is a vaccine that was SHARED. Yup, you know what's going on lol

I donít suggest I am omnipotent or have any answers ,but it wonít stop me from asking questions . Do you believe all the experts ? The WHO is full of experts , how did that work ? .
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I donít suggest I am omnipotent or have any answers ,but it wonít stop me from asking questions . Do you believe all the experts ? The WHO is full of experts , how did that work ? .

P.S. that first world country we live in could soon turn into third world if we canít meet our fiscal obligations . At the rate we are growing deficits , and stopping revenue it wonít be long .
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I donít suggest I am omnipotent or have any answers ,but it wonít stop me from asking questions . Do you believe all the experts ? The WHO is full of experts , how did that work ? .

Asking questions is great, but not accepting any answers makes one just as closed minded as those that think they have all the answers.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Asking questions is great, but not accepting any answers makes one just as closed minded as those that think they have all the answers.

If the answer comes from one as equally uninformed as I , what good is it ? I have been doing my part maintaining social distancing , not spending time with friends and family , avoiding as much physical contact as possible . Should I not be sceptical when the end of the world does not appear on the horizon ?
 
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I donít suggest I am omnipotent or have any answers ,but it wonít stop me from asking questions . Do you believe all the experts ? The WHO is full of experts , how did that work ? .

I don't recall supporting the WHO, or referring to them or any expert lmao. Just provided an anecdotal comment on the topic of first world access to health care and vaccines - which not the same all over the world. I can draw you a picture if you want. It's no problem, I have time.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

We're lucky we live in a first world country. How many are still dying from Swine Flu? Luckily Ebola is transferred the same way as HIV (slow spread) and there is a vaccine that was SHARED. Yup, you know what's going on lol

The first world is doing the dying this time because the epidemic is linked to travel and people living in third world countries don't do a lot of travelling.

All those airplanes and cruise ships were nice little covid19 delivery systems.
 
Said1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The first world is doing the dying this time because the epidemic is linked to travel and people living in third world countries don't do a lot of travelling.
All those airplanes and cruise ships were nice little covid19 delivery systems.


I was commenting to a comment about the past. But thanks, I had no idea what was going on out there.
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

I don't recall supporting the WHO, or referring to them or any expert lmao. Just provided an anecdotal comment on the topic of first world access to health care and vaccines - which not the same all over the world. I can draw you a picture if you want. It's no problem, I have time.

First world nation that's comparatively thin on the ground (even with 90% of the population living within a few hours of the US Border).
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

I don't recall supporting the WHO, or referring to them or any expert lmao. Just provided an anecdotal comment on the topic of first world access to health care and vaccines - which not the same all over the world. I can draw you a picture if you want. It's no problem, I have time.

I will send you some crayons .
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Did the bird flu get you ? Die from Ebola yet ? Swine flu , did you survive ? Have the polar bears all died and gone to bear heaven ? How about the ice free northwest passage .
Yup those experts know what is going to happen .

Perhaps you can enlighten them on how a novel virus spreads.
 
Said1
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I will send you some crayons .


Crayons are yummy.
 
taxme
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Could be because their initial computer models were wildly out of line with reality just like the globull warming ones proved to be.

In the beginning of this so called pandemic there were predictions of 40 million people world wide from this virus. Now they have revised that number down to 60,000 and maybe next week it will be down to 20,000. What a joke this all has become. I want my freedoms back and I demand that our dear comrade leaders give it back to me now. Works for me!!
 
taxme
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

Given the 'out-break' is taking place this time of year, it would appear that the flattening the curve measures are working. My concern is for the NEXT flu season, as covid-19 is expected to be endemic by that point. which is scary.

Aw quit with the fear mongering. You appear to be just another one of those trained seals who will believe anything their dear comrade leaders and the lying media. Of course the seasonal flu will once again return and no doubt the politicians and the media will try to make a big headline deal out of nothing but to create panic and fear once again in the morons who will believe their lies once again.

If I have to go all thru this again I would prefer to take my chances with the virus and continue to do what I have always been able to do and that is do what the hell I please. I do not wnat to be told once again that I must practice social engineering or not be able to get together with friends or go to a casino or concert.

Our dear comrade minister of health in Victoria has now said that the PNE fair and the yearly fireworks show are now cancelled. Why? is that. Does not a virus die when it starts to get warm outside and where the sun apparently is supposed to kill the virus? I can only hope that the morons who still believe in this made up hoax will not fall for another made up hoax next year. If people do then they are f'n crazy in the head and do need mental health treatments.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Perhaps you can enlighten them on how a novel virus spreads.

Not as fast and as powerfully as was predicted in this case apparently .
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxme View Post

Aw quit with the fear mongering. You appear to be just another one of those trained seals who will believe anything their dear comrade leaders and the lying media. Of course the seasonal flu will once again return and no doubt the politicians and the media will try to make a big headline deal out of nothing but to create panic and fear once again in the morons who will believe their lies once again.
If I have to go all thru this again I would prefer to take my chances with the virus and continue to do what I have always been able to do and that is do what the hell I please. I do not wnat to be told once again that I must practice social engineering or not be able to get together with friends or go to a casino or concert.
Our dear comrade minister of health in Victoria has now said that the PNE fair and the yearly fireworks show are now cancelled. Why? is that. Does not a virus die when it starts to get warm outside and where the sun apparently is supposed to kill the virus? I can only hope that the morons who still believe in this made up hoax will not fall for another made up hoax next year. If people do then they are f'n crazy in the head and do need mental health treatments.

You have a link showing that warm weather and sunlight will kill covid 19? The reason I'm asking is because that didnt seem to help Aistralia and New Zealand which are just finishing their summer, or did you forget about that?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

You have a link showing that warm weather and sunlight will kill covid 19? The reason I'm asking is because that didnt seem to help Aistralia and New Zealand which are just finishing their summer, or did you forget about that?

There was an article I read earlier this morning that stated the virus does not survive on outdoor surfaces long in the daylight and heat and humidity stunt its spread . Also the bodies immune system preforms better when outdoors .
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

There was an article I read earlier this morning that stated the virus does not survive on outdoor surfaces long in the daylight and heat and humidity stunt its spread . Also the bodies immune system preforms better when outdoors .


Link or your full of shit as usual.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Link or your full of shit as usual.

I donít do links . Is abortion an elective procedure? Should it be curtailed during this epidemic ?
 
Avro52
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I donít do links.

Well of course you donít. Itís easier just to make things up to support your narrative.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I donít do links . Is abortion an elective procedure? Should it be curtailed during this epidemic ?


The answer is yes, you are full of shit as usual.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

The answer is yes, you are full of shit as usual.

Thanks , can I push some buttons ? Please ? Come Gerry show us how tolerant and open minded you are .
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

You have a link showing that warm weather and sunlight will kill covid 19? The reason I'm asking is because that didnt seem to help Aistralia and New Zealand which are just finishing their summer, or did you forget about that?

That has been reported in several MSN sources. And mentioned on CBC.None of which necessarily means it is fact if they all got their information from the same government source.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

That has been reported in several MSN sources. And mentioned on CBC.None of which necessarily means it is fact if they all got their information from the same government source.


And it's been disproved on others.
 

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