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  1. 7 minutes ago, Alain Vigneault said:

    Yep.  When the fans return, the chants will start, jerseys will be thrown, bridges will be burned.

     

    But hey, you reap what you sow.

    Relax the hyperbolic language. 

     

    You're talking about a professional sports team, not the French Revolution.

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    EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners

    European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc's door to all Britons and to vaccinated Americans.

     

    Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine "safe" countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere, EU sources said.

     

    They are expected to set a new list this week or early next week. Based on data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Britain and a number of other countries would meet the new criteria.

     

    ...

     

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-countries-agree-ease-travel-restictions-non-eu-visitors-2021-05-19/

     

    First real sign of the end of the pandemic? Or too early? 

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    A former volunteer with the Houghton High School hockey team has been sentenced on fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charge.

     

    Brad Aldrich, 30, was sentenced to nine months in Houghton County Jail on criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from his alleged involvement with a male student at the school between the ages of 16 and 18. Aldrich will be given credit for 59 days served.

     

    After he serves time, Aldrich will be under probation for five years and required to apply as a registered sex offender. Under the terms of his probation, Aldrich is prohibited from coming within 1,000 feet of any school or school function that involves minors including athletic events.

     

    https://abc10up.com/2014/02/13/former-volunteer-hockey-coach-sentenced-sexual-conduct-student/

     

    Well then....

  4. 11 hours ago, nuckin_futz said:

    She does seem to be a tireless self promoter. The inflation readings today were way higher than expected.

     

    If this isn't a sign of the top I don't know what is.

    You'll have a lot of fun watching social media influencers posting 10 second Instagram stories and TikTok videos on how to "get rich" by "investing."

  5. 2 hours ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

     

    Maybe it's the asshole streak in me, but I'm more inclined to propose that if they don't pay their fines, they should be cut from more than just a driver's license or vehicle license.  I anticipate that there will be idiots out there who will say, "fine, I won't drive then"; and will stubbornly refuse to pay.  You need something that's a bit more pervasive and necessary to really hit at them.

     

    Something like... oh I don't know, like healthcare services?

    Tack it onto their property tax bill.

  6. 1 minute ago, BCNeil said:

    Great reason for everyone 18+ to register online.  People in their 20s, see they are at 43+ province wide and wait to register.  Meanwhile  20 year old people in the neighbourhood are getting invites.  

    Dr. Henry just announced 18+ in hotspots will get their appointment notifications today. I guess that's why I got my text message earlier. 

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  7. 3 minutes ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

    There are priority zones in play as well.  I asked the same question to my wife (who's over 40) when a colleague of mine (who's between 30 and 40) was booked for his shot, and she showed me the priority zone list (one of which is where my colleague lives in).

    That's what I was thinking, so I checked the BC govt website and while I'm considered to be in a hot spot, it still says 30+ 

     

    Another friend just said he booked, and he's in a hot spot but under 30.

     

    Oh well, not complaining. 

     

    I guess they expanded the criteria for hot spots. I always just assumed most of the hot spots in Greater Vancouver were in Surrey. 

  8. 16 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

    I know, Hip. Just providing the info anyway, he was asking for real numbers and there they are. 

     

    I would hope people would care about potentially passing the virus on to other people, given the vaccines are free, widely available now and its about the least one can do to help other people. Its not asking much. 

     

    Even if you're not afraid of the mortality numbers, the hospitalization time is nasty. I wish they would actually show that on tv so people understand what 1000s of young people are going thorough. 

    Some people just need to re-visit their old economics textbooks and understand the concepts of marginal benefit and risk-reward ratios. 

     

    The Prisoner Dilemma paradox is also a good place to start.

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  9. 25 minutes ago, Jack Fig said:

    I'll bank on my good immune system. At this point, there's no reason not to. 

    You can be confident in your own immune system all you want, that doesn't change the risk of spreading it to others with weaker immune systems. 

  10. 1 hour ago, Canuckster86 said:

    I agree, but to play devil's advocate they have been doing drop in vaccines at lots of pharmacies all over the province. So if someone is that desperate to get a shot they "could" get one in theory. My mother in law went to a pharmacy 2 hours after they started doing vaccines and still was able to get one recently in Kelowna.

     

    They should just be bringing a mobile vaccine RV or something and go school to school imo and give staff the option to get the jab!

    That would be great if the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines didn't have to be kept in ultra cold storage. 

  11. 1 hour ago, BCNeil said:

    Toronto hotspot neighbourhoods to start booking 18+.  

    Yes, but unfortunately I'm hearing from work colleagues that there's a long online queue to book your appointments. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Sharpshooter said:

    It literally justifies how, why and where the pop up sites were introduced. 
     

    That they weren’t turning people away that weren’t from the area is where we agree. There should have been address checks. 
     

    Lastly, I’m certainly not defending ’them’( whoever ‘they’ are, aside from being people who live in our region that are doing what they can to address hotspots in our region, for our collective safety).
     

    Apparently I have to explain the rationale to those who don’t understand/accept the reasoning. 

    Pop up sites were definitely not rolled out in the best way possible, but this is also another case of how human idiocy is making this pandemic harder to deal with.

     

    It's pretty simple, don't be a greedy prick and wait your turn. If you don't work/reside in a hotspot, don't go there to jump the line - you're just making the line longer for everyone who actually needs a shot. Come on people. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, Wilbur said:

    I think the death numbers being limited has a lot to do with the elderly in care homes being largely vaccinated.  Those were most of the deaths.

     

    But yeah, the rise in the hospitals is worrying.

    Yes, that's why there have been arguments to roll out vaccinations at random instead of targeting specific age groups, especially since seniors tend to be less mobile and isolated. If you vaccinate at random, you could be more likely to immunize a transmitter. 

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