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  1. RIP Patrick Underwood and David Dorn. The mainstream media doesn’t care.
  2. I knew Schein was very bullish on Buffalo, but had no idea that he voted for McDermott as Coach of the Year.
  3. DUIs are generally habitual behavior. Every time a drunk driver gets on the road, he or she has a good chance of causing serious harm to others. It’s reckless, selfish, and potentially lethal behavior that needs higher minimum sentences as in other countries to disincentive this behavior, which far too many people see as “no harm, no foul.”
  4. Why isn’t he in prison still?
  5. Why do these remind me of Tide Pods?
  6. I generally agree, but it’s also true that many reported deaths are simply of people who died in hospital without symptoms or without a significant enough impact to be a leading cause of death. Many patients with comorbidities, of course, had their deaths accelerated, or caused, by contraction of the virus. So the numbers aren’t as perfect of a data set as we would like them to be. I’m in my late 20s and many friends have just graduated from medical school and in residency, very few of whom are emergency care specialists. A number of them are planning on fields such as plastic surgery, pediatric care, etc., and are wholly unprepared to be on the front lines here mentally; the stress nearly broke many of them in March (I’m in NYC). This is anecdotal, of course, but I’ve heard of far too many cases where a resident, or another doctor untrained in its use was asked to use a ventilator and contributed to a patient’s death. Obviously you can’t blame the medical profession for making mistakes- and I agree with the malpractice exemption granted- but it’s clear that a number of deaths have been caused by improper care. Of course this stems back to the fact that the country wasn’t remotely prepared, from testing to PPE efforts, and we should be ashamed of that. But between these cases and the number of people dying from other diseases (eg, the do not resuscitate order for heart attack patients in NY) because of fear of COVID transmission in hospitals, there are a lot of sad medical realities resulting from the prioritization of COVID care above all else. More than anything, and without wanting to get too political, I’m extremely disappointed and disturbed by the partisanship and stubbornness shown by both parties- from Democrats calling Trump a racist for stopping flights from China, while telling people to go out and live their lives as early as the first week of March (DeBlasio, Pelosi, etc.)- to Trump’s lack of urgency on many fronts, especially domestic PPE production/procurement and a focus on increasing testing capacity. Having worked on PPE procurement myself, the inefficiency of NY state in particular (going back on contract approvals and taking a week to authorize or longer when shipping could be done in two days from China) compared to the private system is shocking.
  7. 90% of deaths involve comorbidities. Over 2m people die in the US every year. Many die from communicable disease. Death is a part of life. But mortgaging the future through additional government debt, and destroying not only the short-term, but medium-term outlook for most people, is unforgivable. It would not have been difficult to ask people at risk or in households with those at risk to stay home, and more sensible and fiscally prudent for the government to provide benefits to those people instead of virtually the entire population. My parents and boss are at risk. I won’t see my parents or siblings, all of whom live within a few dozen miles of me, for perhaps as long as another six months out of abundance of caution. And most of my team won’t work from the office until likely the fall, to be safe. I’m socially distancing as expected, and gave the extra masks I had to friends who are doctors and nurses. But I also know that the fallout from the destruction to economic activity is going to be very painful in the short and medium term and cause a lot of pain, suffering, and death from suicide etc. My sister owns a restaurant and doesn’t know what the long-term future holds. Let people make their own decisions.
  8. That KC spread shows that the Bills are getting respect from a source that actually matters, with the oddsmakers literally putting money on the line.
  9. Davis is a 4th round pick, but not necessarily a lock. It’s unlikely, but if Foster shows the work ethic again, it’s possible that he makes the team and Hodgins takes Williams’ spot. Obviously draft picks at his draft slot tend to make the roster- and I like Davis- but the competition for WR 4-6 (assuming we keep 6) will be fierce.
  10. 1) AJ Klein isn’t very good 2) I agree that continuity is the most important thing, and that the o-line should improve and probably be above average. We still need some elite talent, but that’s probably for next year’s draft.
  11. Periods are inside of quotation marks in American English.
  12. Most people on this board don’t know the difference between “complement” and “compliment.” I cringe every time I see someone say an RB is a good “compliment” to Singletary.
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