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nik mond

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  1. One can dream, and hope. Unfortunately the rear view might be a while yet. Well my belief is that a second wave of this is coming. Where I live, a little island province of 155,000 we have been virtually untouched. Not a single case yet in the hospitals. 27 positives cases resolved at home, no new cases, and no deaths. Once the regional borders open up we'll have our turn, and this will play out similarly in other semi isolated jurisdictions all over the world. But we did buy some time.
  2. Bostom Asymptomatic Cluster Testing Positive (link) On CTV today Dr Sharkawi was asked about a cluster of people in Boston who tested positive and had no symptoms and were fine. He suggested it could be a sign of the virus mutating, then he quickly added it was too early to tell and ended the topic. The thought occurred to me, could this be a tamer Covid 19 vers 1.1 starting to spread? If people are asymptomatic, could this be the beginning to the end of Covid as we know it? One can hope it would certainly be quicker than waiting for the vaccine. (sadly everyone with an earlier strain will still have to suffer as we know too well).
  3. I suppose the foreshadowing to the trenches of WW1 by the sieges in the civil war was by the amount of cannon and mortar that kept arriving to have any effect. Artillery field howitzer rate of fire was not on a comparable scale to the great war. The 20th century anti recoil and breach loading mechanisms played a major role leading to the stalemate of broadfront trenches in WW1. I'm sure if the Model 1862 cannons were modernized at the same rate as CW rifle technology it would have been different. (I play TW lately too, Napoleon and WCII)
  4. China is the worlds major manufacturer and exporter of phages. These are virus engineered to attack bacteria and used for agricultural purposes to eradicate certain blights. Other countries produce and sell phages as well. Its nothing new. From what I searched I didn't find anything relating this to Covid.
  5. That, and there is an election coming up. Trump was riding high on a wave of statistical tremendous economic successes. Won't be able to use that with the way things are now.
  6. He would have known he would lose his command for this, which makes his action all that more selfless and admirable.
  7. Canadian Government now has access to Google's Location History for its Citizens As a result of Covid-19, the gov will use this to track congregating behavior trends. Here and now it seems like an innovative idea. But looking ahead I can't help but wonder if this is one entrance to the Orwellian rabbit hole.
  8. Back on topic. Dr Birx the Corona Virus National Advisor just made a very progressive statement (interview with Dr Oz just now). They have a rapid RNA Antibody test, and in less than a month they estimate testing could begin in mass. The goal is to test the entire population of the USA in a relatively short period of time. Why is this so important, its not a cure? Well, if you have the antibodies for the virus, perhaps through asymptomatic exposure, or maybe you were sick and recovered, whatever the reason, the goal is to get these people cleared and back to work in essential services. This is interesting, and I could see it coming to that where the immune keep the wheels turning and the susceptible stay isolated.
  9. Statistically I think DC is up there for per capita homeless too, followed by NY state. Its unlikely safe distancing is practiced within that risk group. I would expect this might explain the high rates of infection among police. Not sure didn't read anything indicating such. As for China its been mentioned on several covid forums how dependent we are on them as a supplier for Pharmaceuticals, and PPE which puts us in a tread lightly position. Fortunately we didn't rely on them for Biomedical equipment, such as vents. Thank acquisition processes requiring FDA compliant, and CSA compliant standards for that. (add intertek for Europe etc) Pre Covid era dependence on China as a Pharmaceutical supplier
  10. The controversy is not so much how bad it is. Rather, at which point do you carry on with life as before? We are still early in this so fine. In about 3 months lets say people are going to want to talk about the end game, phase 2, whatever. And then what? "...But, speaking only for myself, and as one who celebrated his eighty-first birthday this month, I would rather take the risk of contracting the virus than see my children and grandchildren experience a depression or worse."
  11. All points of view are good. This thread's a distraction if nothing else. I tend to use irony as a joke, sometimes to a fault hence the mandela insinuation. But yeah balance of power is definitely going to change because of this. Way of life will change permanently. A lot of passive income dished out to ease the strain on the individual and not knowing when the end will come leaves a very uncertain future. Could spring-back, could collapse. Priorities first. Take care of the people. Hunker down and low profile.
  12. The Pangolin Connection With these sorts of new virus. There is always a connection with intermediate species being the transferring host. With H1N1 it was bats. With Covid-19 Pangolins are thought to be the connection. If you haven't heard of Pangolins before that is because they are relatively new to our continuum. Which would explain our lack of resistance. (blame Cern 🤐)
  13. What are they doing right, up there in Russia? Must be a lot of zinc in the vodka.
  14. Boomerplague link page for all your boomerplague needs
  15. Leading US bio experts discuss what is known, what will come There is no shortage of up to date info out there. But I found this interview to be very informative by guys who actually know what the are talking about. Its a long interview and strays a little at the end but its one of the best (to me anyways)
  16. Bill the Prophet (2015) Actually wasn't too hard to predict just not a concern at the time.
  17. Kind of a funny thing. 🤣 I live in a place where beer is only sold in government regulated facilities. The local media makes this statement "In 24 hours the following non essential services will be closed indefinitely: Beauty Salons, Gym facilities, nail salons, Agency Liquor Stores...." Lol. everyone was like whuttt??? The proverbial facebook twitter switchboard lit up, phones were messaging hey no beer in 24 hours. So of course everyone lines up, and I mean all at once. All quite civil, nobody hoarded, very polite "oh you take the last case of Keiths, oh no sir you may have it"... you know Canadians. Two days later our local Government medical spokes person apologized for not appropriately estimating the public's response to the closure. I guess that will make the after action report.
  18. Second had toilet paper is more economical, and you probably won't have running water soon anyways.
  19. Brilliant and fresh article. Thank-you. This seems to be the perfect virus because it is just (barely) deadly. Otherwise it wouldn't spread (H5N1 1999 was so deadly it basically killed or hospitalized its hosts before it could spread). Some of the economic and political decisions are self inflicting serious harm of another nature.
  20. All games. All active public forums have this to varying degrees. The more realistic the game is, yes you are correct, more nitpicking. The more abstract, then some issues are avoided, like Bomber Crew and their cutsie cartoon B17's. But even that gets its share of nit picking. Nothing I see on these forums is different compared to other game forums.
  21. The coverage by CBC has been utter subjective garbage. They lost all objectivity and are extremely insidious in their broadcasts to a level rivaled by Pravda. Fortunately not everyone is as gullible as CBC thinks. People started avoiding China town in Toronto when this happened. The CBC reported this as "racism", yes CBC redefined that term. I think its ignorant if people avoid Chinese restaurants during the Corona hype, but it is not racist. Very irresponsible reporting.
  22. Using a target arc as an example where max distance was preferred. In CM2 for panzerfausts I would not use anything less than the max effective range for a target arc for a Pz30 to Pz60. Simply because I've had a fair bit of success doing this. I don't do this for the panzerfaust 100m or a panzershrek. If I was setting an arc for those, it would be 75m and 150m respectively. As mike said, luck and skill. If you can afford the shot we've all seen that arcing tracer heading for our tank from 200 meters... No! And on occasion the panzerfaust guy who flubs his shot at 15 meters.
  23. Those are the effective ranges according to any source I looked at.
  24. That's the one thanks. This guy did a job defending the obj. I've been on the receiving end here too.
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