Added reply in a thread Things that will never be the same post-Corona era 3/21/2020 10:29 AM

I think we may have different views of what working hard is. There is very little chance that anything we do can eliminate all disease transmissions. But we do go to great lengths to limit the effects of the seasonal flu, and despite all those efforts ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/21/2020 8:21 AM

We had planned to go visit our daughters in Portland and Beaverton next weekend. Looks like we are going to postpone that trip. I don’t really want to multiply the contacts that my oldest already has because of her Type 1, and my younger daughter teaches ... more »

Added reply in a thread Things that will never be the same post-Corona era 3/21/2020 8:15 AM

We do extensive work every year to try to fight the seasonal flu, including giving immunizations at workplaces, pharmacies, etc. We’ve worked very hard to reduce the death toll as far as we can. We have made the flu as manageable as we can for the capacity ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/21/2020 7:30 AM

None of the Guardsmen who are serving today, that’s for sure. I think Kent State is an important issue in this tangent. The people I’ve known who’ve served in the NG have always seemed to understand that it was a low point and an example of what shouldn’t ... more »

Added reply in a thread Things that will never be the same post-Corona era 3/21/2020 7:20 AM

If it gets worse, we didn’t do enough, early enough. If it feels like we overreacted a year from now, then we probably just did enough....

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/21/2020 7:18 AM

I don’t think anyone knows what ‘could’ happen if the National Guard were to be ordered to act out of their scope. While we think many of them are “weekend warriors”, they’ve also served over 300K deployments to the Middle East in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/21/2020 5:30 AM

Easy. Tell them they won’t be able to come back to the house if they don’t follow your rules.

Added reply in a thread Poof "Disappearing Threads" Just Hypothetical mind you. 3/20/2020 2:36 PM

Sounds like he wants a full refund...….

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/20/2020 5:24 AM

I am not certain, but I believe that “cannabis clubs” in California were/are those that began as medicinal outlets. You used to have to get a medical card for a condition that a doctor felt would be helped by cannabis. That made them a quasi-pharmacy. ... more »

Added reply in a thread My picks for the ten loveliest Husqvarnas MX'ers of all time 3/19/2020 6:23 PM

They look great in pictures, but they looked far better in person. Loved them.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/19/2020 12:47 PM

I'm skeptical, but hopeful. I know that after a certain point, the WHO and our own CDC stopped counting new cases of H1N1 in the 2009-10 outbreak. And I am not certain that the Chinese government couldn't classify any new deaths as "natural causes" or ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/19/2020 11:55 AM

Those numbers are likely close to annual averages, I'd bet. Meaning that they are somewhat predictable and we have measures in place to at least try to keep them from rising, or even reducing them. As was said earlier, only one other is something that

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Added reply in a thread The virus 3/19/2020 5:05 AM

There’s probably some folks out in the waiting area in pain who is being told that everyone is very busy with patients and can’t get to them right now, while they are posing for pictures ....... 😀

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/18/2020 1:55 PM

The recoveries have to be at 999 to every one death in order for it to be like an "average" seasonal flu...….

Added reply in a thread will this early season flu bug affect more championship contenders? 3/18/2020 1:48 PM

So this creepin crud started about 30 years ago when it would sweep through the Supercross field at least once a year? Got it......

Added reply in a thread Updated MXGP calendar and it's consequences 3/18/2020 8:55 AM

I hope that they can pull off all those races. But if I were a betting man, I'd bet on at least a couple revisions before everything is said and done...….

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/18/2020 8:52 AM

Again, you can believe that your wife's hospital is representative of every hospital in the nation if it makes you feel better. My wife's hospital has made some pretty drastic cuts to their services because of their inability to obtain PPE for their

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Added reply in a thread The virus 3/18/2020 7:47 AM

Brad, stop being a fucking moran. Everyone wants to hear that the virus is slowing, less lethal, etc. But we also want to be realistic. You can keep your head in the sand and believe that whatever is happening at your wife's hospital represents the same ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/17/2020 9:41 PM

Even 30 years ago a new virus like this would have caused concern. It may have actually lasted longer, though, without the public knowing about the danger as early. A “bad” flu year is anywhere from 1.5-2 times the “usual” mortality, not 32 times the ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/17/2020 9:34 PM

Might be easy pickins if the roads are empty..... Is driving actually banned? Or just the working part?