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The scientists say their best guess is 800,000 adults in the USA will die from the coronavirus.

Dont worry I'll check in a year or two to see how accurate they were.

But I'm suppose to also make a guess? Haha

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6 minutes ago, Cratter said:

The scientists say their best guess is 800,000 adults in the USA will die from the coronavirus.

Dont worry I'll check in a year or two to see how accurate they were.

But I'm suppose to also make a guess? Haha

I'll guess.......it won't be anywhere close to that death total.

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12 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

This is going to be brutal. Campus, and the country really, may not recover for a long time. Hysteria reigns. 

When people are riddled with ongoing fear and anxiety due to the continued hysteria then throw in them not being able to earn a living because we are all at home watching reruns of The Bachelor.........it will get ugly. Bernie Bros might get an up close view of Venezuela Lite in this country soon.

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11 minutes ago, Cratter said:

The scientists say their best guess is 800,000 adults in the USA will die from the coronavirus.

Dont worry I'll check in a year or two to see how accurate they were.

But I'm suppose to also make a guess? Haha

 

4 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

I'll guess.......it won't be anywhere close to that death total.

So 20,000 have died from the flu this season. And now they’re predicting 800,000 for this? That’s 40 times the amount of people.

Get outta here. This is ridiculous.

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I can see a real chance where they dont have a tournament at all. It would then come down to the regular season poll #1 to determine a natty champ. We could already be champs boys!!!!!!!

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Just now, Gene4Hawks said:

I can see a real chance where they dont have a tournament at all. It would then come down to the regular season poll #1 to determine a natty champ. We could already be champs boys!!!!!!!

It'd go to Cornell if they use the poll.
They would have reason to be elated with that news, being that it's the only way they'll come close to a national title this season.  :) 

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So the question is if NCHC Frozen Faceoff is cancelled to speculators how many of us will still go sown and hang in the bars around the X? 

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3 minutes ago, brianvf said:

It'd go to Cornell if they use the poll.
They would have reason to be elated with that news, being that it's the only way they'll come close to a national title this season.  :) 

Shoot I was thinking pairwise. Well at least we can be proud of our season if it comes to that!!

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Rather than canceling every event, why not let responsible adults choose whether they will attend? FWIW, the governor of Washington has decreed that there will be no gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. That includes about 80% of the population of the state. 

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1 minute ago, siouxfaninseattle said:

Rather than canceling every event, why not let responsible adults choose whether they will attend? FWIW, the governor of Washington has decreed that there will be no gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. That includes about 80% of the population of the state. 

1st amendment right to assemble is just a suggestion now? Freedom of religion would also be restricted at any large church/mosque/etc.

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9 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

1st amendment right to assemble is just a suggestion now? Freedom of religion would also be restricted at any large church/mosque/etc.

In "emergencies" they throw all rules and laws out the window.

Essentially when it's needed most.

Biz, you get the Thrashers joke yet?

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7 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

1st amendment right to assemble is just a suggestion now? Freedom of religion would also be restricted at any large church/mosque/etc.

I dont think right to assemble applys to private property there big guy.

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I work for a financial services firm with upwards of 25,000 employees, 5,000 of them on my campus here in Denver. They won’t let us attend the NCAA hockey or basketball tournament but I bet sure as sh*t I have to go to work each and every day. 

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1 hour ago, Kermit's Luck said:

Tough luck for the boys in our locker room - every game is a home game for them (this time of year in particular), and I'm sure they'll miss having green and white cheering them on no matter what rink they'll be playing in.

However, it is what it is. The decision makers are starting to make hard decisions, and the rest of this pandemic will play out at a micro-level. Most of us aren't going to be the ones closing schools, cancelling flights, and initiating the other societal impacts we're all going to endure. But the way these impacts can be minimized (with respect to severity of the infections/fatalities) is for each of us to follow the advice of the CDC. This requires buy-in, and is the most bi-partisan thing in the world. Infectious disease is not political.

  • Isolate if sick w/ symptoms
  • Call your doctor/clinic/hospital first before flooding the ER 
  • Wash hands/clean surfaces regularly
  • Minimize unneeded contact w/ others
  • Avoid large gatherings 

Unfortunately, testing IS political.  I'm not going to go into whether or not events should be cancelled, people should be mandatory quarantined, etc..  I have mixed feelings about it and, to be honest, I'm primarily focused on the effect an outbreak may have on the healthcare system.

My issue is that every time the number of current cases in the US gets published or discussed, there should be a huge freaking asterisk about how, to date, this country has tested a mere 5,000 people.  Getting approval to have a patient tested is a political minefield of approval from 1) the hospital system's requirements, 2) the county DOH, 3) the state DOH, and 4) the CDC.  And that's for a patient who is sick enough to get admitted.  Heaven forbid you be a patient who is significantly ill but just stable enough to avoid hospitalization.  Getting approval for that person to be tested without a known direct contact?  Pretty much non-existent at this point.  And because of this, the virus will likely spread mostly uninhibited.

Let's say you have a coworker who has flu-like symptoms, but the flu has been ruled out.  They don't qualify for testing because of the absurd amount of red tape and limited resources.  On day 7, the employee starts to feel better and could presumably return to work.  Except, no one knows if it was actually coronavirus.  In a not-able-to-work-from-home-but-we're-super-short-staffed situation, do you force your employee to stay out longer just in case it's coronavirus?  Or do you let said employee return to work on day 8 and hope for the best?

I think the public hysteria is overboard and confounding the problem, but I'm slowly starting to just be filled with dread about what awaits those of us who work in hospitals.

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UND sent out long email with a few links.     In short:

UND Faculty and Staff, 

You may have heard about  ---   Covid 19 and Spring Flooding
UND is prepared to continue to finish the semister, ........

We also want you to be informed and prepared. Should circumstances change, UND will communicate this to you by phone, text, email

..........

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13 minutes ago, Gene4Hawks said:

I dont think right to assemble applys to private property there big guy.

I'm not referring to sporting events. I'm referring to the Washington governor issuing a proclamation that people can't assemble anywhere. 

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19 minutes ago, Cratter said:

In "emergencies" they throw all rules and laws out the window.

Essentially when it's needed most.

Biz, you get the Thrashers joke yet?

No, but I don't pay attention to nhl 

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1 minute ago, UNDBIZ said:

No, but I don't pay attention to nhl 

The Athlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets.

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3 minutes ago, Cratter said:

The Athlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets.

Ah duh

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49 minutes ago, LeftyZL said:

 

So 20,000 have died from the flu this season. And now they’re predicting 800,000 for this? That’s 40 times the amount of people.

Get outta here. This is ridiculous.

Up to 150 million Americans are expected to contract the coronavirus

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Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, said he expects 70 million to 150 million people in the U.S. will become infected with COVID-19, NBC News reported Wednesday.

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Infectious disease experts say the virus so far appears to be deadlier and more contagious than the seasonal flu, with many experts and U.S. health officials saying the mortality rate is likely somewhere around 1%, making it at least 10 times as lethal as the flu. Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard, said earlier this month that he thinks about 40% to 70% of the world’s population could become infected with the virus, and of those, 1% will die.

.01 x 70 mill.

.01 x 150 mill.

Between 700,000 and 1,500,000 people in the USA will die from the Coronavirus.

You gotta trust the experts man!

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I was going to head to the gym and workout, but just to be safe I think I'll have a beer on my couch. 

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