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Is COVID-19 still a thing?

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Are you still worried?
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Edmonton has done really well. One day last week we had 61 active cases and Calgary had 744 with the cities being relatively close in size. Many times I've been the only passenger on a transit bus.

I think I've mentioned I work a couple short shifts a week at Sobey's in my early retirement to ward off boredom. The store employs over 100 people and we haven't had a single staff case since day one. My 55+ condo also hasn't had a single case. Most are scared being some 20 years+ older than I. They're not straying very far. I've picked up groceries and incidentals for neighbours. The only time I've worn a mask was getting a much needed hair cut when it was finally allowed by the province and even then the mask was mandatory at the salon.
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Whatever happened to "stay home to protect front line workers"? Apparently that is no longer a thing.
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Its a big over blown joke based on failed models. The USA was suppose to see a death rate of 3.4%. Worldwide the worst death rate is not even close. Spain at 0.80%. The USA was going to run out of ventilators, lose 2 million people, and have over crowded hospitals. NONE of that happened. Not even close.

So it leaves me concluding that we should have just quarantined sick people and not shut down the entire economy.

Sadly the same stupid people are being herded into the "white privilege" scam. Now the media is convincing people that destroying business is totally OK. The narrative is "they can be rebuilt". If this is the mentality going into the 2020 election, Trump is done.

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I'm very frustrated at the very quick 180 in public discourse re : COVID-19.

The virus doesn't care about the righteousness of your cause because, well... it's a VIRUS.

My frustration goes double for canadians because we have absolutely zero influence on the situation. IDemonstrations outside the USA are all risk for absolutely no result.

One week ago it was unnaceptable to go to a public park and now it's okay to loot your city because of what happens in a foreign country? It was unnaceptable to demonstrate against the lockdown but now than the cause is sufficiently righteous all is forgotten?

Yeah, no. Get lost.

I've been obeying all the measures to fight COVID-19 in the past 3 months because I was convinced that was the moral thing to do. I feel like I've been scammed.

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Covidity still abounds even in quiet mountain locales. Passed through Jasper on Monday. Positively surreal. I hold the honour, With my shooting buddy very close second behind, to be the first person to visit to Mount Robson the visitor centre as the barricades were just coming down as we drove in. One small step for this big bear, one giant leap for all the other bears in the area. :D ;)

Another surreal Covid moment…

My buddy and I were sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Belmont, and we were the only customers. There’s a huge television broadcasting all the propaganda from CBC. It felt like sitting in the chestnut café 1984. Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you, you sold me. Apart from commercial traffic, it is like into a ghost town. Very peaceful and serene. Almost do not want to go back to Mordor, I mean Edmonton. :D
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I have this female friend I have dinner with every three months or so. We've never dated but know each other from the gym and pool. We hit Panini's Cucina in Edmonton where we're regulars. Only 12 seats inside upon reopening. They know me and held a table. All the kitchen staff remembered my name and came out to say hello. I felt like a big shot about town, or maybe a gangster.

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Duane Berke wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:21 am I have this female friend I have dinner with every three months or so. We've never dated but know each other from the gym and pool. We hit Panini's Cucina in Edmonton where we're regulars. Only 12 seats inside upon reopening. They know me and held a table. All the kitchen staff remembered my name and came out to say hello. I felt like a big shot about town, or maybe a gangster.

I observed yet again that yoga pants are the finest invention of all time on the right body.
We don't get to go to restaurants yet. X(
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Connie Fournier wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 am
Duane Berke wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:21 am I have this female friend I have dinner with every three months or so. We've never dated but know each other from the gym and pool. We hit Panini's Cucina in Edmonton where we're regulars. Only 12 seats inside upon reopening. They know me and held a table. All the kitchen staff remembered my name and came out to say hello. I felt like a big shot about town, or maybe a gangster.

I observed yet again that yoga pants are the finest invention of all time on the right body.
We don't get to go to restaurants yet. X(
They are going to allow half capacity seating in BC. I'm guessing most businesses will not open as it is not worth re-opening to just half the clientele.

Someone posted this about COVID 19. "COVID 19 can spread between folks that are 6 feet away. If you are 6 foot 1 inch apart, you will not get sick. Also COVID 19 can live on packages - except anything sent by Amazon. Those are totally safe. You should avoid restaurants, churches and small businesses; however Home Depot, grocery stores, Walmart and Lowes are totally COVID 19 free, and you are perfectly safe to go to those places."

Tongue in cheek.

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Connie Fournier wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 amWe don't get to go to restaurants yet. X(
Just coming back here but slowly and with strict distancing rules. Basically half capacity. Different regions have different time tables. Calgary has ten times the COVID cases as Edmonton for example. Dinner at Panini's was a marvellous treat. I'm sick of eating at home.

They're surrounded by huge apartment and condo towers so they do a booming take out and delivery business. As such they've survived. Many smaller places are in trouble. When there Wednesday evening they said it was all regulars they knew coming back.
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About the same here, Duane, local pub restaurant just opened up (they have been doing take-out), everyone a bit awkward getting into this new routine, servers wearing masks, patrons quite separated. It's better than nothing but people will get sick of this too and pressure will be on for full return to normal, unless there really is some strong second wave.

We are on the vitamins and zinc and feeling almost too healthy to fit in, next step is to try out the new socialist golf (another big pain in the butt no doubt).

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There's a motorcycle deal next weekend to the mountains. Evidently groups of 50 outdoors are allowed now (with the appropriate distancing of course). David Thompson Resort (between Nordegg and the Icefields Parkway crossing) but there's to be a day trip to Radium, BC for lunch the next day. 27 booked to go. I'm debating.
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As a side note, the Sobey's deal sees me working with a lot of young people. I refer to them as my high school and college girlfriends. Imagine all the graduation deals cancelled. My favourite high school girlfriend Abby is having her grad online. Who knows what that means. She was telling me about what some parents paid for grad dresses that won't be worn. I'm told some get into wedding gown price range.
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Duane Berke wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:04 pm There's a motorcycle deal next weekend to the mountains. Evidently groups of 50 outdoors are allowed now (with the appropriate distancing of course). David Thompson Resort (between Nordegg and the Icefields Parkway crossing) but there's to be a day trip to Radium, BC for lunch the next day. 27 booked to go. I'm debating.
Sounds fantastic Duane! Weather would be my only concern, esp on a bike.

I hope the Radium pools will be open by the fall then maybe another trip shall I take. But there is a gun range there too so there is that to entice me as well. Would rather have both though. I am pleasantly sore in spots with all the "heavy artillery" expended on my Valemount trip this past week. :D :ymcowboy:
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Our response to the coronavirus epidemic was the equivalent of jumping off a cliff with the intent of creating, manufacturing, and donning wings on the way down.

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WestViking wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:57 pm Our response to the coronavirus epidemic was the equivalent of jumping off a cliff with the intent of creating, manufacturing, and donning wings on the way down.
That is an interesting take on Icarus. :)
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Grandpa sneezed, close the travel and dining sectors, lay off 30% of the work force, and stay home for three months. :))

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A cop was mean to a black dude, let's adopt communism and burn down all the stores. =))
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It warmed up half a degree, let's shut down the oil industry and stop driving our cars.

Have I now got the hang of this modern intellectual revolution?

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It turns out it was only 0.5 F rather than 0.5 C, so as you were.

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