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20 minutes ago, Yote 53 said:

The only people who need to be tested are health care workers, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.  If you are young (under 50) and healthy and are taking up a test kit, crowding the ER, or otherwise taking up the health systems time and resources you are an a$$hole and part of the problem.  Stay home, self quarantine, ride the illness out.  If things start getting worse for you then seek help, otherwise use some common sense and don't be a strain on the system.

That would be out of the norm.

Last yr, I had my mom sitting in the ER for hours, writhing in pain...while services were tied up with every cold and cough that backed up the ER on a Sunday night.

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1 hour ago, Cratter said:

How long after the 2009 pandemic was introduced were tests widely and easily available?

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Within 2 weeks after the first recognition of a pandemic influenza virus, a new, FDA-authorized, accurate, sensitive, and virus-specific diagnostic test was manufactured and distributed to laboratories in the United States and abroad. 

Source: https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/52/suppl_1/S36/499461

 

The main reason it was implemented so quickly was that the CDC was already working on diagnostic tests for detecting emerging influenza virus strains with pandemic potential.

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4 hours ago, CMSioux said:

In the midst of this he made sure to remind us that even though the stock market is down more than 20% in a week it is still higher than when he took office - comforting that this is where his priorities and concerns are. 

He also said that "life and Death matter more than the stock market". The stock market will come back but once you're gone you're gone.

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14 minutes ago, LH Golfer said:

He also said that "life and Death matter more than the stock market". The stock market will come back but once you're gone you're gone.

He also said after 15 cases that in a few days it would be down to zero.

Narrator: It's not down to zero.

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MN GBB tournaments started and played yesterday.....just cancelled the rest of the tournaments.  Unbelievable.  WTF changed in 24 hours in MN?

 

When does the shoe drop that ALL HS activities in this country thru the rest of the school year get cancelled? 

 

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4 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

MN GBB tournaments started and played yesterday.....just cancelled the rest of the tournaments.  Unbelievable.  WTF changed in 24 hours in MN?

 

When does the shoe drop that ALL HS activities in this country thru the rest of the school year get cancelled? 

 

Or all school in general?

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5 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

MN GBB tournaments started and played yesterday.....just cancelled the rest of the tournaments.  Unbelievable.  WTF changed in 24 hours in MN?

 

When does the shoe drop that ALL HS activities in this country thru the rest of the school year get cancelled? 

 

Probably by the end of the day at this rate.

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3 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

MN GBB tournaments started and played yesterday.....just cancelled the rest of the tournaments.  Unbelievable.  WTF changed in 24 hours in MN?

 

When does the shoe drop that ALL HS activities in this country thru the rest of the school year get cancelled? 

 

Doesn't that almost seem inevitable at this point?  I'm also wondering when the other shoe drops on the public schools around here. I think it's up to 6 states, DC and many cities.  That's going to have a real impact on people (as has been discussed previously here).  My wife is a teacher and she said they've discussed very little regarding what will happen.

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33 minutes ago, streetsahead said:

For what it's worth, my wife mentioned that she did look up that the ND department of public instruction does not recognize any form of online learning from home.  Obviously that could change, but currently we're not set up to do things remotely.

You should probably look into the North Dakota Center for Distance Education. Online school based in North Dakota. 

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1 minute ago, snova4 said:

You should probably look into the North Dakota Center for Distance Education. Online school based in North Dakota. 

Will do. I think she was coming at it from the angle of having to make up days that were missed. I told her not to worry about it. The governor can make changes in emergencies if needed.

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1 minute ago, streetsahead said:

Will do. I think she was coming at it from the angle of having to make up days that were missed. I told her not to worry about it. The governor can make changes in emergencies if needed.

Ahhhhh... yeah, I don't think there's that. NDCDE offers full classes online, not makeup days. 

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3 hours ago, Siouxperman8 said:

If you have time I think this is pretty even handed but sobering look at what we should expect.  Joe Rogan interviewing Dr. Micheal Osterholm. 

Osterholm is an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist who is at UM now but was head of MN Dept of Health and also ran the CDC for a time.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFhjMQrVts&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR32ccI_ttm4cdVjo-0s27kUJrKOLZ_x317B377rSdGyYu5595DVjnAHNzo

 

 

The company I work for is sending this video to employees.  Quite a good interview.    

 

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73.5M kids under the age of 18 in this country. Let's cancel everything for them to be a part of for the next few months.

Least there will more TikTok video to watch........but still can't go visit Grandma.

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I'm having trouble understanding how cancelling tournament games (NCHC, NCAA) where attendance is absent represents a meaningful mitigation of risk concerning the corona virus.  If it does, then we are in huge trouble since nothing has been done about much larger risks such as air travel, all forms of mass transportation, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, etc.  Since nothing has been done about these, the ending of the season smacks of grandstanding, window dressing, and empty symbolism ("we're not really doing anything, but at least we're seen to be doing something!").  Can you imagine?  If all forms of mass transit were shut down, the self proclaimed people that matter in the northeast would be lighting their hair on fire.  

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1 hour ago, thUNDer said:

No hockey to watch and we're retired seniors with underlying health conditions. Bingo tonight? 

Nah, hit the casino.  What could go wrong?

Yes, the casinos are still open but my 5 year old daughter's swim class is cancelled, as is her dance class.  My nephew's entire baseball season has been cancelled.  Isn't it ironic that youth activities are being cancelled left and right when kids are at low risk but the casinos are still open so the slot jockeys on oxygen can get their fix?

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Also, just learned the governor of South Dakota has cancelled school statewide for next week.

As of now there will be hockey on TV.  South Dakota HS tournament is on Midco this weekend.  This might be the last live hockey you watch this season, so if you are hard up for some puck...

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