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  1. 2-1 Canucks, Horvat with the first goal, Hughes with the GWG.
  2. USA with +91,743 new cases, welcome to Canada.
  3. Should have put in this restrictions a year ago. Probably won't be in this mess now. Always behind the curve.
  4. Moving the farms to land means no net loss of jobs. Maybe some of the jobs will be in different communities, but most of the jobs will still be ongoing. Processing, transportation, maintenance, etc.. will still be needed. The return of wild salmon will see more new jobs created, from the participation of sportfishing and commercial fishing.
  5. Sorry got the price wrong. August 15, 1971 The government held the $35 per ounce price until August 15, 1971, when President Richard Nixon announced that the United States would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, thus completely abandoning the gold standard. At that time, banks had to hold a certain amount of gold in reserve. If you had the $100,000, you could get it delivered as well. You went thru the bank, not a broker.
  6. I was going to buy gold when it was like $26 @ ounce. I asked my broker about it. He said it will never go up. At that time you could buy a $100,000 worth of gold through the bank of Nova Scotia for $3,000 down and $50 @ month of maintenance fee. They keep the gold in storage, but it was yours. Good call As.h.le.
  7. BC Ferries asks passengers to avoid non-essential trips over holidays. BC Ferries is adding more sailings on some routes between through the first week of January A spokesperson says the added sailings are meant to accommodate an increase in commercial, essential traffic. In the days leading up to and following Christmas, many sailing reservations are already sold out.
  8. I'm more then just mask. I think they should have shut the country down like Australia did. Only 7 to 16 new cases a day during the last week. Population of just over 25,000,000. The economy has started to rebound there.
  9. The European Union consumes the most farmed salmon, according to Mowi ASA, formerly known as Marine Harvest ASA. They use antibiotics in farmed salmon to prevent them from getting the virus "piscine orthoreovirus". Kinda makes you wonder.
  10. The other voice on the recording is a male doctor who we have so far not been able to identify, except that he works at Niguarda Hospital in Milan, one of the biggest in the city. "We have closed down entire wards, and reduced the number of beds in traditional wards. "All operations have been cancelled, GP surgeries closed so the that the GPs can come in and be ward doctors. "The number of ICU beds has been tripled. There was even pressure to take over our Cardiac ICU." "All the resuscitation bays are full. They’re having to triage, deciding who to intubate and who to let die." The first identifies herself as Martina, but I believe she is Martina Crivellari, an intensive care cardiac anaesthesiologist at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. She said: "There are a lot of young people in our Intensive Care Units (ICUs) - our youngest is a 38-year-old who had had no comorbidities (underlying health problems). "A lot of patients need help with breathing but there are not enough ventilators. "They've told us that starting from now we'll have to choose who to intubate - priority will go to the young or those without comorbidities. "At Niguarda, the other big hospital in Milan, they are not intubating anyone over 60, which is really, really young." She added: "This virus is so infectious that the only way to avoid a 'massacre' is to have the least number possible getting infected over the longest possible timescale. "Right now, if we get 10,000 people in Italy in need of ventilators - when we only have 3,000 in the country - 7,000 people will die. "Rome right now is like where Milan was 10 days ago. In 10 days there has been an incredible escalation. "Lombardy, which has the best healthcare in the country, is collapsing, so I don’t dare to think what would happen in less efficient regions. "We've had no critical cases among children but with children, viruses are much less aggressive - think chickenpox or measles. "But the very young are crazy carriers. "A child with no symptoms will go to visit its grandparents, and basically kill them. So it’s essential to avoid contact between them"
  11. “After much thought about whether and what to write about what is happening to us, I felt that silence was not responsible,” Macchini wrote in his post, as translated by Dr. Silvia Stringhini, an epidemiologist and researcher at the Geneva University’s Institute of Global Health. “I will therefore try to convey to people far from our reality what we are living in Bergamo in these days of Covid-19 pandemic. I understand the need not to create panic, but when the message of the dangerousness of what is happening does not reach people I shudder,” he said. In Bergamo, a city of about 122,000 some 30 miles northeast of Milan, 1,245 people have been diagnosed by the coronavirus in one of the country’s worst affected areas. “I myself watched with some amazement the reorganization of the entire hospital in the past week, when our current enemy was still in the shadows: the wards slowly ’emptied,’ elective activities were interrupted,” he continued in the chilling post, which was shared more than 29,000 times. “All this rapid transformation brought an atmosphere of silence and surreal emptiness to the corridors of the hospital that we did not yet understand, waiting for a war that was yet to begin and that many (including me) were not so sure would ever come with such ferocity,” he said. “I still remember my night call a week ago when I was waiting for the results of a swab. When I think about it, my anxiety over one possible case seems almost ridiculous and unjustified, now that I’ve seen what’s happening. Well, the situation now is dramatic to say the least,” Macchini added. A traveler wears a mask as he waits inside Rome’s Termini train station.AP “The war has literally exploded and battles are uninterrupted day and night. But now that need for beds has arrived in all its drama. One after the other the departments that had been emptied fill up at an impressive pace. “The boards with the names of the patients, of different colors depending on the operating unit, are now all red and instead of surgery you see the diagnosis, which is always the damned same: bilateral interstitial pneumonia.” The doctor urged people not to describe COVID-19 as a bad case of the flu. “Now, explain to me which flu virus causes such a rapid drama. … And while there are still people who boast of not being afraid by ignoring directions, protesting because their normal routine is ‘temporarily’ put in crisis, the epidemiological disaster is taking place,” he said. “And there are no more surgeons, urologists, orthopedists, we are only doctors who suddenly become part of a single team to face this tsunami that has overwhelmed us. “Cases are multiplying, we arrive at a rate of 15-20 admissions per day all for the same reason. The results of the swabs now come one after the other: positive, positive, positive. Suddenly the E.R. is collapsing.” Describing every available ventilator as “gold,” Macchini said the doctors and nurses working at his side are exhausted. “I saw the tiredness on faces that didn’t know what it was despite the already exhausting workloads they had. I saw a solidarity of all of us who never failed to go to our internist colleagues to ask, ‘What can I do for you now?’ “Doctors who move beds and transfer patients, who administer therapies instead of nurses. Nurses with tears in their eyes because we can’t save everyone, and the vital parameters of several patients at the same time reveal an already marked destiny. “There are no more shifts, no more hours. Social life is suspended for us. We no longer see our families for fear of infecting them. Some of us have already become infected despite the protocols,” he said. Macchini noted that some of his colleagues have become infected themselves and then infected their relatives who “are already struggling between life and death.” “So be patient, you can’t go to the theater, museums or the gym. Try to have pity on the myriad of old people you could exterminate,” he said. “I finish by saying that I really don’t understand this war on panic. The only reason I see is mask shortages, but there’s no mask on sale anymore. We don’t have a lot of studies, but is panic really worse than neglect and carelessness during an epidemic of this sort?”
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