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by Free Markets
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind

To put the coronavirus into perspective, a good benchmark is what happens every year with the flu. Flu kills about 3,500 Canadians and 250,000 - 500,000 worldwide each year. And that is with influenza vaccines and no protective measure can beat immunity. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/servic...
by Free Markets
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind

The author claims that the media is misleading everyone by claiming the flu death rate is 0.1%. No so. He is interested in the case fatality rate (CFR) while the media focuses on the infected fatality rate (IFR). This article in today's NP points out that the IFR is more in accord with what we think...
by Free Markets
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus

I've stocked up on my favorite single malt and am now ready for whatever nature throws my way.
by Free Markets
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: CPC Leadership Election
Topic: Who would make the best CPC leader, and why?
Replies: 28
Views: 535

Re: Who would make the best CPC leader, and why?

Supporting O'Toole never seemed an option but if he can be trusted to implement his CBC policy, it might be worth all the downsides that come with him.
https://www.westernstandardonline.com/2 ... f-elected/
by Free Markets
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Kirk Douglas dead at 103
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Kirk Douglas dead at 103

A dimple has died.
by Free Markets
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus

There are a lot of rumors flying around that the death toll from the coronavirus is much higher than reported and the Chinese government is covering it up. I read a story by a statistician who specializes in disease analysis who estimates the toll is much higher but probably not because of a cover-u...
by Free Markets
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: CPC Leadership Election
Topic: Who would make the best CPC leader, and why?
Replies: 28
Views: 535

Re: Who would make the best CPC leader, and why?

Let's hope Rona enters the race but very hard to believe it will happen given her firm no.
by Free Markets
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: John Bolton is poison - change my mind
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: John Bolton is poison - change my mind

Bolton is one of those whose response to any international issue is to agitate for war. Dangerous person.