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All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Colin Parkinson

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Kids are wonderful disease vectors and not all elders are nice. It does have merit though. A nice care home is $6-8,000 a month, not many can afford that in the long term.
 

blacktriangle

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$6-8k a month? So in other words, the net income of someone that makes over 100k/year.

I guess I will have to put myself out on an ice floe or something. I prefer to spend my cash.
 

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Colin P said:
Kids are wonderful disease vectors and not all elders are nice. It does have merit though. A nice care home is $6-8,000 a month, not many can afford that in the long term.
I guess I’m lucky I’m only forking out $2500 a month for my dads home. But I pay out of pocket for the extras.
 

Jarnhamar

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[quote author=reverse_engineer]

I guess I will have to put myself out on an ice floe or something. I prefer to spend my cash.
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Do you have kids?
 

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my72jeep said:
I guess I’m lucky I’m only forking out $2500 a month for my dads home. But I pay out of pocket for the extras.

My father in law’s home is 2800 a month
 

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The US-Camada border shut down is extended another 30 days to non-essential travel.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/canada-us-extend-border-restrictions-by-30-days/ar-BB12QgqH?ocid=spartanntp
 

FJAG

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tomahawk6 said:
The US-Camada border shut down is extended another 30 days to non-essential travel.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/canada-us-extend-border-restrictions-by-30-days/ar-BB12QgqH?ocid=spartanntp

Good! (Says the guy living sixty kilometres from the Michigan border.)

:cheers:
 

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Interesting, to me at least, when researchers can drill down into specific neighbourhoods, or even postal / ZIP codes.

Haven't seen much data for Canada. But, there is for New York. In some neighbourhoods, at home DOAs are more than 10 times higher than they were last year.

27 DOAs in another, compared to 2 in the same time period last year.

16 in another, compared to 1 same time last year. etc...

City-wide average for all five boroughs is 6 times higher.

Also, concern about a spike "in a week or two" following the Easter and Passover holidays. 

Saw this in US politics,

reverse_engineer said:
Maybe the final nail in the coffin for public sector defined-benefit pension plans?

If you are already receiving an OMERS pension, I would not worry.

"Without question, pensions will continue to be paid on the first business day of each month."

And, regarding those DOAs...

The city medical examiner’s office tells his wife it could take “three hours to three days” to pick the body up.

https://nypost.com/2020/04/18/nyc-woman-slams-de-blasio-after-relatives-body-left-at-home/

 

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FJAG said:
Good! (Says the guy living sixty kilometres from the Michigan border.)

:cheers:
I hear you when I look across the lake I live on I see Michigan.
 

OceanBonfire

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Military medical team in Quebec:

https://twitter.com/RadioCanadaInfo/status/1251643218082648068

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIaCBGDv-Iw

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=250109552799458
 

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I was killing some time reading threads on Reddit and I came across something which peaked my curiosity.

Some units are ordering troops to open Facebook accounts (to keep troops informed during this crisis). Would there be any disciplinary actions that could be taken against someone who refused to open a social media account?

My first impression is what kind of shitty COC would try to order folks to do that.  What’s next? Everyone has to be on Instagram? Snapchat?
 

blacktriangle

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Whatever happened to a phone call, text, or e-mail?

Just for a laugh, I’d be curious to hear which specific units are doing this.
 

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On the plus side, a CoC that's aware that anything beyond a black telephone with a dial exists as a tool to communicate with soldiers is positive progress.
 

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dapaterson said:
On the plus side, a CoC that's aware that anything beyond a black telephone with a dial exists as a tool to communicate with soldiers is positive progress.

They have that now? Seriously? :)
 

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Dolphin_Hunter said:
I was killing some time reading threads on Reddit and I came across something which peaked my curiosity.

Some units are ordering troops to open Facebook accounts (to keep troops informed during this crisis). Would there be any disciplinary actions that could be taken against someone who refused to open a social media account?

My first impression is what kind of shitty COC would try to order folks to do that.  What%u2019s next? Everyone has to be on Instagram? Snapchat?

Dolphin_Hunter,

Is there any indication which unit(s) are doing this? Is this just a one-off, where a woke leader is trying to invoke his/her view of the benefits of SM?  There is a CAF app that provides direction/info from the top. 
 

blacktriangle

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dapaterson said:
On the plus side, a CoC that's aware that anything beyond a black telephone with a dial exists as a tool to communicate with soldiers is positive progress.

Ha, I guess that’s true.
 

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Weinie said:
Dolphin_Hunter,

Is there any indication which unit(s) are doing this? Is this just a one-off, where a woke leader is trying to invoke his/her view of the benefits of SM?  There is a CAF app that provides direction/info from the top.

No, I have no idea where this is coming from.  It was probably a misinterpreted suggestion.
 

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Anyone suggest that the OP should tell the unit that if they want them to have a Facebook account, they should pay for their internet connection and give them a computer yet?
 
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