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Alflives last won the day on March 7 2020

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  1. Hey Alf let us know you are OK.

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    2. Toews


      Alf can be found of hfboards, I am afraid he has joined the dark side, goes by the name LuckyLarry.

    3. -AJ-


      I believe @Toews is correct.

    4. DarkIndianRises
  2. Hey Alf,  Praying you are well.

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    2. debluvscanucks


      It's so worrying.  :(

    3. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Love his sense of humour.  I seriously hope he is alright.

    4. Coconuts


      The longer he's gone the more depressing his absence seems 

  3. Did you forget your password?  It's ok happens to the best of us.  Hope all is well!!

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    2. Coconuts


      We're going on three months, it's definitely concerning. I'm not sure anyone was in touch with him away from CDC. 

    3. Zfetch
    4. brilac


      Yeah, I've sent him a PM 12 hours ago, and he has not viewed it.  I hope he is okay!

  4. Where you at @Alflives??

    I hope all is well!

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    2. AngelicHearts


      Hope you're alright @Alflives.

    3. kingofsurrey


      Alf - your dial up modem finally quit on you..... 


      He was getting quite a bit of push back with some of his opinions

      He has done this before

      Im hopping, crossing my fingers all is well and this is the case

  5. how is mel mac at this time of the years, the year of the cat. come back gordon shumway.....

    1. TNucks1


      hasnt been on since march 20th, hope he's alright.

  6. You alive bud?  My scotch supply is dangerously high.

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan


      Alf would appreciate this clip!:



    3. Zfetch


      He's 79. Outlook unpositive.

    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      79 for a Melmacian ain't old.;)


      FYI:  Melmacians age in reverse compared to Earth creatures....




  7. Hope you're doing well.  Save some scotch for the rest of us.

    1. brilac


      @Alflives where are ya? 

  8. Hey fur ball.  People are looking for you! You all right?

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      I hope this is like the time he got too loaded and bonked his head. Maybe he headed to his place in Nova Scotia to hunker down? 

    3. janisahockeynut


      I am still not seeing any activity from Alf

      I am getting worried!

    4. Canuck Surfer

      Canuck Surfer

      Me too.


      I am not offering my cats or anything?  But all my best wishes & thoughts!


      Cheers Alf! 


      @Alflives forever...

  9. Thanks. Hadn’t heard about those cases.
  10. Sounds like this is the best way to beat this virus; shut it out so to speak. Considering it got here from travellers returning from abroad, would we keep our borders closed until there is a vaccine?
  11. Thank you. That makes perfect sense. I’m trying to understand how we can defeat this virus without herd immunity. Are you saying (which is helping me understand, so thank you for that) that the virus will die out if there are no longer any hosts to infect? To me that makes sense, and appears to be what China did, right?
  12. Are they? Please provide data to support, that healthy young people are dying from Covid 19. All I’m able to find is that healthy young people get the virus, but are asymptomatic and can spread it to the high risk elderly. If you show data to the contrary, I will gladly read it.
  13. Why be rude? The government is doing a good job telling young healthy people to stay away from high risk groups. But, if top experts in epidemiology are saying we need to develop a herd immunity (60% infected and recovered) to defeat this virus, then how do we get to those numbers, while keeping our at risk people safe, and still having an economically viable country?
  14. I like your idea. Here’s a recent news article from Holland, and it tells of how their government sees the way to beat the virus. “About 50 to 60 percent of the population of the Netherlands need to be infected by and recovered from Covid-19 for the country to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus, Jaap van Dissel, head of public health institute RIVM said to Nieuwsuur. On Monday evening, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that a large part of the population will likely be infected by the virus, but that this will also build up immunity. "Those who have had the virus are usually immune afterwards," Rutte explained. "The larger the group that is immune, the smaller the chance for the virus to jump to vulnerable elderly people and other people with poor health. With group immunity you build a protective wall around them." That is the Netherlands' strategy in the fight against this virus. But it means that more people will have to become ill. "We want to spread the virus to people who are not really affected by it," Van Dissel said. "At the same time, you try to protect vulnerable groups as well as possible. If the group that has had the virus is large enough, it will protect the vulnerable against the virus." With the measures currently in place, the government is trying to "control the virus" as much as possible, and to level off and spread the peak of infections over a longer period. This way, immunity is built up in the population and the healthcare system is not overloaded, Dissel said. "This is the middle scenario," Dissel said to Nieuwsuur. On the one side of this middle scenario is a scenario in which no measures are taken and the virus is allowed to spread unhindered. This would make many people sick in a short time and could overload the healthcare system. On the other side is a "total lockdown", as was announced by other countries. But this is not the best option, according to Van Dissel. "As long as you suppress hard, there is little disease, but as soon as you stop doing that, the virus can come back right away," he said. He referred to China, where a drastic lockdown was introduced to stop the spread of the virus. Some 80 thousand people in China have had the diseases, but that is a very small percentage of the entire population of some 1.4 billion people. "The disadvantage of such a total lockdown is that the virus will form a kind of peat fire, that there is insufficient build-up of immunity, and that you will therefore always remain sensitive to reintroduction of the virus in the future. If everything is opened up again, foci of infection can re-emerge everywhere."” It sure sounds like some top thinkers on this matter believe we need to develop the herd immunity to really defeat the virus. We can’t keep our borders closed forever though. This is all too confusing.
  15. I accept you’re upset. I’m not trying to do that. I really just want to discuss the topic. Clearly we need to protect the at risk population. I think our government imposed protocols do that.