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  1. 13 minutes ago, Motor26 said:

    More of a mental health thing. This is the first pandemic in the social media era, and it’s throwing all sort of information and misinformation at people. I do think/hope by May we will start to get a grasp on the gravity of this situation. And it will ultimately fall somewhere between the most optimistic predictions and the doomsday predictions.


    Yeah I totally agree with you, that's why I asked. I've thankfully stayed away from social media but I've been obsessed with this thing since late January. Mainly just watching clips from disease experts and following relatively level-headed discussion. At this point I've had the family locked down for two weeks so it seems likely that we don't have it, so I kind of want to turn everything off and focus on other things, but man it's difficult. I've found this virus to be a total productivity killer, it's hard to focus on much of anything when a historical pandemic is playing out around you.

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  2. 1 minute ago, Motor26 said:

    I refuse to turn on the news until someone delivers some good news on this subject. 


    Do you feel that there's good news that isn't being reported, or are you staying away as more of a mental health thing? 

  3. 2 minutes ago, ColeB said:

    And then, as with the Spanish flu of 1918, the virus could mutate and return with a vengeance in the fall and winter.


    OK that's worse than my worst case scenario. Scary

  4. 12 minutes ago, Cheektowaga Chad said:

    By worse than what they are telling us, I meant worse than what you linked to


    If the shut down/quarantine goes past the summer, we will be talking about cities being war zones, entire cities would be homeless. We are talking collapse of society as we know it. We are talking much worse than corona. Like people being murdered for a glass of water type bad


    I'm not exactly following. This is unprecedented territory. What I linked to is pretty awful. I think 300+ US dead per day and counting is already terrible and it will get worse, but I don't think we're going to start murdering each other in the streets any time soon. My community is stepping up big time already with helping the poor, hungry, etc. This is a huge deal, but I don't think society is going to collapse if it continues for months, which it will. We just may not be able to watch some football.


    Remember, there is no real current food or water shortage despite the grocery store hoarding. That's just idiots hoarding. If people just stay the eff inside and watch some TV we should be able to minimize the impact. Worst case scenario is that it's life for 12-18 months until there's a vaccine.

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  5. Just now, 3rdnlng said:

    Warm weather tends to suppress viruses.


    I know, but my point is that this particular virus is not being suppressed in New Orleans right now, which was 82 degrees today.


    Unless hundreds of new cases per day is suppression, in which case, yikes.

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  6. 16 minutes ago, Ed_Formerly_of_Roch said:


    So how'd China and Korea do it?  I kind of look at this like a forest fire, eventually there's nothing left to burn so it goes away.


    Rough analogy. If this burns through everyone then god help us all. 


    To your question though, China really hasn't done it yet. For starters we can't really trust a thing that China says, and there is evidence that it's spiking there again. South Korea data is solid and truthful it seems however, and they did it through extreme social distancing, and their culture in general is far more apt than ours to band together and listen to authorities. Do you really think we can get all of America to truly shut down simultaneously for 2-3 weeks like they've done in South Korea and Hong Kong? I find it extremely doubtful. We're already talking about the end of this thing and we collectively haven't even really started simultaneous social distancing yet. Florida still doesn't even have a shut down order!


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  7. 40 minutes ago, SectionC3 said:

    I hate to say it but at this point I agree with him.  The problem is the peak in New York City will be followed by growth in other places, e.g., New Orleans, Boston, Detroit, etc.  Hopefully the summer kills this thing off, but right now I have my doubts that we're closer to the end than to the beginning.  


    I fear the fact that this thing is now running rampant in New Orleans is evidence that this is unfortunately not seasonal. Warm climates are watching cases explode as well. This very well could be life until there's a vaccine.

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  8. 1 minute ago, BuffaloFan68 said:

    I’m a big Diggs fan but we gave up way too much for him.  Draft is one of the deepest talent pools for WR & we do this?  System glitched big time 

    Get it together Buffalo 


    So sick of hearing this. Who knew that 18 wide receivers are immediately guaranteed to have back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and a better contested catch rate, than the 2nd best in the league?


    Diggs will put up better stats this year than every single wide receiver in this draft (except, maybe CeeDee Lamb but we weren't getting him anyway).

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  9. 12 minutes ago, Cal said:

    I don't know. I dont think he fits Josh's skill set. Diggs is just a better version of John Brown. I would of liked a bigger guy that can go over middle. Diggs is a good deep threat but Josh isn't the best deep ball thrower. Hopefully I'm wrong.


    John Brown just had a career year?


    I'll gladly take better than John Brown...and John Brown.

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  10. 1 minute ago, turftoe said:

    Why was Minnesota so eager to trade him? Time will tell.


    Because he was unhappy and the relationship frayed and got to the point where it couldn't really be saved. You're right, time will tell, but he's truly just a football player with no off-the-field nonsense who doesn't otherwise display diva tendencies. If he's trashing Josh on Twitter a year from now, then it's a pattern that might fit the head case designation, but at this point I just think he's a guy who needs a fresh start.

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  11. 11 minutes ago, turftoe said:

    Diggs is a crazy head case. Good luck trying to control him McDermott. Least respected guy on the entire Vikings team per the other players. 


    Yes, such a head case that he essentially raised his brothers starting at age 14, chose his college based on his proximity to them, is a father now himself, has never been arrested, and a quick Google search shows that he's respected as an incredibly hard worker. 


    If anybody throws around any head case or "diva" nonsense about Diggs they're completely wrong.



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  12. 47 minutes ago, Commsvet11 said:

    Is that hard to believe a Medical Lab Scientist is on a message board?  

    I can tell your not in medical field because you actually think the medical field isn’t political. That’s adorable.


    It's not personal, I just have no idea who you are, and experts that I've been listening to for weeks now disagree. All real, nonpolitical information that I've been tracking since January, including the awesome and highly recommended John Hopkins tracker site, has shown an incredible rate of infection. That's real - if you're 6-8 feet away from a person with this disease you can catch it. That's insanely concerning. I don't care if the death rate is 0.01%. If 50-70% of the population catches it it's an unprecedented ordeal that none of us have seen in our lifetimes. Except the case fatality rate for this virus is about 3% (6% in Italy, oddly), so why not take this seriously? I'm in Colorado where it has jumped from 8 cases to nearly 40 in about 48 hours, so this is clearly spreading. We've confirmed community spread here. Confirmed community spread of a virus 10x more lethal than the flu? Of course that's concerning. 


    Looking back through this thread though it seems this had a political slant from the start and is not really intended for real conversation about this disease, so I apologize for plugging up the party. So sorry, so sars. Still hope you all wash your hands and consider saying no to the next Goo Goo Dolls concert though.



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  13. Just now, Commsvet11 said:

    I actually do the testing for Flu strands everyday. When I say it’s overblown, you may want to listen.


    Yeah, no sorry, that's not really how this works. For all you know I'm an infectious disease expert...so you should listen to me.


    In reality however I'm not going to get my infectious disease advice from anybody on a Buffalo Bills message board. Maaaaaybe if Bud Carpenter had an account. Are you also Bud Carpenter?

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