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  1. I doubt that we will see something like this again. I believe if we have another virus, they will handle it better from the beginning. Borders and travel should be closed right away. Masks and patient tracking will become a priority. Before the pandemic, in Japan, you'd see people wearing masks often, to reduce the chances of passing viruses to others. There is a sense of respect for the people around you. Not sure if people are aware, but Sweden has taken a different approach than other countries in Europe. We'll see what will happen there:
  2. There is no way we'll be seeing things go back to normal overnight. This is going to be gradual and it's going to be a transition. Societies and the markets will adapt and are adapting. People will start traveling again, with, of course, extra layers of health check from the point of departure and at the destination. I can see the world coming to a unilateral agreement in regards to how traveling will be conducted. I'm sure faster and more immediate testing will be part of the equation. What the Canadian and many other Western governments have done in regards to wage subsidies was the rig
  3. We at least have you, the lone American, who is obsessed about Canada.
  4. Good question. Why would they not just release it?
  5. Yes. In this situation, I wasn't singling out your dear leader. This is why I said that these warnings and reports are a regular occurance. It just happened that the last one was made towards dear leader.
  6. It's not suspicious. We have had a few viruses in the past 25 years that we have had to deal with. Conversations and warnings about potential scenarios is a regular occurance. In fact: Trump administration ignored pandemic warning from White House economists: report The Trump administration ignored a pandemic warning from White House economists who published a study estimating possible effects of a pandemic in September, according to a New York Times report. The White House study reportedly cautioned that a pandemic, like the coronavirus outbreak the world is now facing, co
  7. A global pandemic has never been a secret. It's a concern that humankind has been dealing with for thousands of years. Just because groups were having meetings about it, the pentagon has been talking about it, it doesn't mean that they're plotting something malicious. What are your thoughts on the flat earth conspiracy theories?
  8. This shock to the system has created an opportunity. An opportunity to spend more time with the family and connect with our children more. It's also an opportunity to do business more efficiently. It's highlighting the problems in our financial system. This is an opportunity for blockchain technology to be adopted in the mainstream. Cryptocurrency has never made more sense.
  9. Some productive news: the federal government had finalized deals with two Canadian startups that will provide enough supplies for one million coronavirus tests and the production of 500 ventilator units in the coming months. The government said it has ordered an additional 1,000 ventilators from other manufacturers. Spartan Bioscience Inc. of Ottawa, which makes portable DNA testing machines that can produce coronavirus tests results in 30 minutes, has inked a $78-million order with Ottawa to provide 100 of the testing machines and one million test kits within the next 12 months. It
  10. Some information, like how it was formed, the lifespan on surfaces and what kind of treatment may effect it best is an ongoing process. However, nothing has been changed when it comes to understanding the makeup of this virus. This is easy for scientists to figure out. An educated person just can't call it a flu. This is indisputable. Virology SARS-CoV-2 is closely related to the original SARS-CoV.[61] It is thought to have a zoonotic origin. Genetic analysis has revealed that the coronavirus genetically clusters with the genus Betacoronavirus, in subgenus Sarbecovirus (lineage t
  11. I'm pretty sure they (Canadian gov.) know they need the masks. The problem is that there is a shortage of them. Hospitals are desperate. Hopefully the government has a plan in place to either increase production and/or import them. Since there is a shortage all around the world at the moment, the best option is to manufacture our own. Perhaps this will be a lesson and after some more stumbling, the government will take steps to begin production of needed supplies, like masks and more testing kits, which are the major reasons why the successful countries are able to control the spreading.
  12. I don't think anyone is disputing the mistakes made with the initial response. Trudeau is self-isolating so the family had to go somewhere else. You're reaching. Since the Canadian government came to the understanding that this is more serious than they initially thought, I believe they have been quite consistent and adamant about their message to the Canadians. This is not the case for Trump. Trump, as recent as last week, was standing on stage, contradicting his own top health officials, standing with him on the stage. This is the difference. What I find curious a
  13. COVID-19 is not the flu. The major differences between the common flu and COVID-19 are: - The death rate is 20 times more. - A larger percentage of those who are infected end up going to the hospital and our healthcare systems (in the West) and the number of beds, ventilators, and other equipment cannot handle the surge. - This virus attacks the lungs and the lung, unlike, for example, the liver, does not recover. This means that the virus creates a strain on our healthcare system not only now but also in the future. - COVID-19 sufferer infects between two to three
  14. This is not a popularity contest. Look at the numbers. That's all you need to know.
  15. Trudeau and Trump messed up. They moved too slowly. No one can say otherwise. However, since then, who has done a better job at handling the situation? Why do you think Canada has had a much better response to the pandemic? It's because of better leadership from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Trudeau has outperformed Trump, both in action and in words since the initial response.
  16. He acted sooner in what exactly? You tell me how the approaches of the Canadian government has been the same or how U.S. acted sooner.
  17. You haven't been following? Trump has been in denial of the effects of this pandemic until very recently. He is still contradicting the top health officials in his own administration. Here is a brief rundown of the differences in approach. But also, do look at the number of infected as well in each country and the trajectory of where they are going. This has very much to do with how each countries responded:
  18. You keep saying that but the proof shows that their approaches and actions (or inactions) have resulted in different outcomes in each country. I think we're finally seeing Trump succumb to reality and he's no longer promising "return to the usual by mid-April".
  19. Not everything Trump does is wrong. Just most. Like his handling of the pandemic. The USA, far and away, has the highest acceleration of new cases and will unfortunately blow by all others. Trump's reaction has resulted in poor outcomes. They will need to have lots of beds, ventilators and qualified personnel ready. Great Source: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
  20. It would be helpful if politicians remember the private sector is well-placed to help get us through this crisis--if politicians would recall that it is the private sector that innovates. An example from the U.S.: 'Walgreens has supplied people, facilities and parking lots so Americans can drive in for virus tests.' Philip Cross: Trudeau should take Trump's lead and rally the private sector to help fight COVID-19
  21. So you live near a Costco parking lot with planes going over your head all the time? With all the selfie posts about your wealth, I thought you had it better.
  22. Are you saying that hospitals and labs from around the world, in different countries, are in it together to put out fake statistics to somehow brainwash us into.... what?
  23. Wishful thinking. Canada seems to be ahead of what was expected, but we still have not hit the peak yet. Good news coming out of most locations in China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. They are about three months ahead of us. So if we manage to place the same measures, we could get there in a couple of months to three months.
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