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  1. I agree. It will take at least a year to get a vaccine that has been thoroughly tested. Until that point, we need to keep everything shut down. One thing I would like to see is Congress pass a temporary bill to eliminate passenger cars from all roads and highways. This would allow truckers to deliver food without worrying about people out driving that should be at home. Essential workers should be on a 2 weeks at work, 2 weeks at home. They could be transported home every 2 weeks by bus. There should be plenty of city buses and school buses available. Keeping people at home would have the added benefit of saving over a million lives a year from traffic accidents and significantly reducing our carbon footprint. After a year, electric and hydrogen cars and buses could be allowed on the roads, if the vaccine has proven to be effective.
  2. I guess some have missed my point. It is not to downplay how serious CV is or how awful it is for those that die from it (or have lifelong complications). Rather it is to highlight how deadly the flu is and how many people will say don't compare CV to the flu because the flu is, well, "just the flu". I was one of those that thought getting the flu was no big deal, just an inconvenient week of feeling weak, coughing, fever, etc. I would get over it and while not pleasant, I went on with my life. I never once thought, geez, I could die from the flu! The only reason I starting getting the flu vaccine every year was to avoid the inconvenience. It wasn't until CV hit that I did a lot of research and found how deadly the flu really is and yes, it too can have lifelong complications after you recover. https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/flu-long-term-effects I had no idea a half a million people die from "just the flu" every year. I was astonished by the numbers and really had trouble believing it. Then again, I was flabbergasted to learn that over 1 million people die every week of the year. At the end of the day, if you are sick, stay home. No matter whether you have CV or "just the flu".
  3. That is just in the US. Seasonal flu kills 291,000 to 646,000 people worldwide each year. That is an average of 25,000 to 50,000 deaths per month. So far, CV deaths in the world stand at 31,000 over 3 months, so it is not close to the number of deaths due to the "regular flu". (Aside: No one seemed to panic or shut down things because 300,000 people were dying of the flu every year) Not that deaths are good, but so far, CV is not killing more than the regular flu does each year and we don't have a vaccine for CV yet. Interestingly, on average, 150,000 people die in the world EVERY DAY!! That is about 1 MILLION deaths a week! This may help put the 30,000 CV deaths in perspective.
  4. Not sure what the big controversy is with this case. If the sentencing is not what the president thinks is just, he can always pardon the guy. If folks aren't doing their job as they see fit, then shame on them. Quitting your job is pointless. It is like taking your ball and going home if you don't like the rules or the outcome.
  5. Only real question is Was it the Russians or the Ukrainians? This is the stock question to ask when you don't win.
  6. Just to illustrate how hard it is to predict who will turn out to be a great offensive tackle based on how they were in high school, Here is ATHLON Sports 2019 NFL Tackle Rankings with their 247 HS Ranking 1. David Bakhtiari, Green Bay - 2 Stars 2. Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City - 3 Star 3. Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams - 5 Star 4. Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans - NO Ranking 5. Terron Armstead, New Orleans - NO Ranking 6. Lane Johnson, Philadelphia - NO Ranking (QB in HS) 7. Tyron Smith, Dallas - 4 Star 8. Joe Staley, San Francisco - 2 Star 9. Taylor Lewan, Tennessee - 4 Star 10. Jason Peters, Philadelphia - 4 Star (as a WDE)
  7. They could have skipped the last mind-numbing weeks and voted on this a month ago. The results were already predetermined. Everybody is going to vote along party lines. Same with the Senate. They should just put it to a vote and don't waste weeks of "testimony" that will not change anyone's mind or how they will vote. This is all a huge waste of time and done to placate their constituents and pretend to be someone important. I guess, since we have zero legislators in Washington that want to work with "the other side, that they wouldn't do anything anyway, but they should have all gone home and started campaigning to get re-elected, which is their primary goal anyway.
  8. Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. rides bus, not plane, after throwing punch https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27890646/clemson-cb-andrew-booth-jr-rides-bus-not-plane-throwing-punch Very Classy!!
  9. Any teams we have played lately that would deploy a similar defense?
  10. Passes on third and long that are picked off, could actually be better than some punts. A pick on a hail mary at half time in the end zone or to end the half are meaningless, but look bad on the stat sheet. A pick 6 returned for 90 yards as you are about to score could be devastating. So who can answer the question without more information"
  11. Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr - 6 months??
  12. Yea, because no one is drinking at an Auburn game. There are probably more empty liquor bottles in the stands after a game than empty glasses or hotdog wrappers. Of course, only the big spenders in their luxury boxes are allowed to have alcohol legally, everyone else has to smuggle it in.
  13. I wish they would get rid of the rule that lets you double dribble in the last 2 minutes of the second half or overtime.