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  1. 1 minute ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    Even vaxxed people are ending up in the hospital with severe symptom, are you suggesting we shouldn’t also be finding a treatments or symptoms because a small portion of the population are dumb enough to self dose? 

    Where did I suggest that?? My post specifically suggests people aren’t against trying to find ways to treat it. But it’s preferable to treat only 20 vs treating 100. It’s just prioritizing. Prevention first, treatment second. Not saying you can’t or shouldn’t do both. 

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    Are you implying they should stop testing invermectin for benefits in alleviating  covid symptoms just because it’s also used in livestock? Make sure you pass that on to the 100s of millions that take it every year for other reasons.

    I think the frustration is just the mentality of trying to treat the symptoms rather than the cause. I don’t think anyone is really against trying to find ways to treat Covid, but if you can reduce the case count by 80% through prevention, it does make a little sense. Especially when it is so easily achieavable, scientifically proven and the real world data supports it. When you have a bad section of Highway that results in 100 deaths per year, you don’t solve the problem by building a hospital there or have emergency response there on standby to pick up the bodies - you look at what’s causing it and fix the problem. 

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  3. 5 minutes ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    People have been self medicating and dying long before covid and will continue long after, I was just pointing out for those that do their learning through memes that it is used in people already, and it is being studied for benefits against covid, never hurts to know the whole story.

    “The whole story”. Good grief, with millions of scientists and doctors studying this and 10’s of thousands of studies, I am at least smart enough to know that I will never know the whole story. Glad you have it figured out. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    It’s not take one or the other, vaxxed people still end up in hospital, having a drug that can reduce the symptoms if they do would be a great benefit no?

     

    I for one am glad they are studying drugs that reduce symptoms because god forbid a strain comes out that the vaccine is ineffective on and we have no other options.

     

    I drink water to prevent headaches but if I ever get a headache it’s nice to know there is aspiring to help reduce its effects.

    You’re totally missing the point. For many of the unvaxed , it is in fact one or the other. And the fact that they choose the other to avoid the one that is available now and works. I will gladly do whatever it takes once it has been shown to be effective. In the meantime I choose to keep my intestinal lining. I have an open mind. The 20% not so much.  

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  5. 16 minutes ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    Firstly it’s not a horse dewormer only, it is used in humans and has been for 40 years and Of course you don’t prescribe something used to treat symptoms over a vaccine but if invermectin or some other drug can be approved to reduce the effects once someone contacts covid then that’s an extra option and in my books a good thing. We don’t know how long current vaccines will last, heck a new variant may come out tomorrow that the vaccine won’t help against at all, I’m glad they’re exploring option that can reduce the effects. Seem you have some kind of blinders on and it’s vaccine or nothing, very dangerous stance if things change.

    Meanwhile the pandemic rages on as the less than intelligent try to find any reason NOT to use a proven method to combat it in hopes of finding some other solution. Call it blinders if you want, but I will choose that every day over something that one “hopes” could achieve maybe a similar result. It is very simple math and defensible stats. But no, “the government” has some hidden agenda. I knew I shouldn’t have bothered. At least I can take solace in the fact that Canadians at least are showing they can use their brains and powers of deduction a little better than many other countries. Not much comfort though. I think there is little hope for that last 20%. Hopefully most don’t go the “eliminate your intestines” route to avoid god forbid having to get a vaccination. 

  6. 32 minutes ago, Dumb Nuck said:

    You do know that invermectin is also used in people and has been for some 40 years? For human use it is only available by prescription from a doctor to eliminate parasites, obviously anyone self medicating with any drug is stupid and dangerous. There are also ongoing clinical trials for invermectin and it’s effects on lessening the effects of covid. But hey, partial truth is much funnier right?

    Partial truth? It’s not that it’s funny, it’s just that the reality is, no legitimate doctor is going to prescribe a horse dewormer when an extremely effective vaccine is available, so people are trying to get around it by getting the non human version. So it’s not that it’s a partial truth, it’s just reality that there are that many stupid people out there. Which isn’t funny, but is quite frightening and very depressing. 

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  7. I am so tired of the NHL dog days of summer where media and fans make stories out of nothing. 
     

    Bo - signed Sept 8 (or so) 2017

    Brock - signed Sept 16 2019

     

    EP40 - has obviously been coached by his agent on what hot button words/ phrases to avoid. There is nothing in his interview that is inflammatory. As much as we would love him state how much he loves it here and how he never wants to leave Vancouver, his agent would be maybe just a little annoyed. I’m sure he will be saying those things next month. 
     

    I must be getting old/ impatient with media and their stories, as well as shocked at what some fans read into it. Could also be my mood at reading some of the really dumb/ uninformed opinions people have about Vaccination. At least there’s hope that at least 70% of the population has some common sense. 

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  8. I’m really starting to get an unhealthy hatred of McDavid. Nothing to do with how good he is. Just how he plays dirty and gets away with it. And knows no one will really challenge him because of who he is. And refs let it happen. I’m not religious but am praying he gets several punches to the face by one of our guys. I will buy that players jersey. 

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  9. 25 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

    Got my second dose of Pfizer today, thus far no side effects!

    It was great when I went to the grocery store.
    Instead of scanning my savings card, they just scanned my forehead and all the information was there.

    This is one of the best posts I have read recently. Sonofa… I am still chuckling about it. Made my day. 

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  10. 3 hours ago, Mj2345 said:

    First dose in the books, felt like I’d been waiting forever for this day to come..

     

    Same boat. Unlike others mine was pretty smooth. Registered April 6, got my text this morning (8:20)  that I could book. Went online and there were tons of spots available today. Got it at 12:15. Pfizer. I’m 53. 

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  11. Lots of good reasons to sign him if we can. Other than what’s already been stated:

     

    Anchoring - sign him, the gesture gives him an NHL paycheque and is a solid move to anchor him with the org

    Planning - in this cap world there are a ton of things to weigh. Seeing how he looks and may fit in the group will play a huge part in what we do in the offseason for trades, signings. Gotta know what we have before we commit for the future. 
    - Fan engagement/ excitement. We all want to see him. We pay the bills. Nothing like being excited for the next season. 
     

    That said I have a feeling we won’t be able to due to the worlds. I am hoping Russia passes on him. 

  12. 14 minutes ago, nucksnavsfan said:

    Just got here, my mom passed earlier today and I decided I could use the distraction of checking in

    please tell me they’re winning ?? 

    Jesus Nucks. All I can say is I can relate. And I know the distraction part. As a huge Canucks fan and eternal optimist what I can say that isn’t deep, but something that maybe brings something to you and your mom - we are 10 points back on the oilers. We play them 5 more times. There is always hope. There is always something to look forward to. There is always something more meaningful. Live for the day. All the best to you. 

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