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    I wouldn't count out a 29 year old who has been...

    I wouldn't count out a 29 year old who has been an NFL starter for his whole career. He has two years left on his contract after this year, and his cap hit in his final years isn't too bad. He'd need...
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    Do you really think that our public health...

    Do you really think that our public health authorities aren't already considering those two sides? If we really were trying to eliminate Covid at all costs like you are implying, we'd go the route...
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    Since Peter is such a Trump fan, he should be...

    Since Peter is such a Trump fan, he should be interested to know that in private conversations with his own aides, Trump had stated that Covid is more dangerous than the flu because it spreads...
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    Covid killed over 210,000 Americans now, yet...

    Covid killed over 210,000 Americans now, yet people still try to say that "collateral damage" from Covid restrictions are a more deadly threat than the actual disease.

    So Peter, can you point me...
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    Yep. A good giveaway that someone is detached...

    Yep. A good giveaway that someone is detached from reality is if they still compare Covid to the flu (which nobody credible does), or if they talk as if we're still under a lock down or are about to...
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    I acknowledged the issues around naively taking...

    I acknowledged the issues around naively taking the reported infected and dead numbers in my original post. However, it is a silly thing to argue about in the first place, since finding a more exact...
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    Back when everyone but Quebec was cancelling...

    Back when everyone but Quebec was cancelling their football, weren't you were saying that the Quebec government and Football Quebec were the only ones who had any sense? Now that they're taking the...
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    Canada has over 160,000 cases as 9,316 deaths....

    Canada has over 160,000 cases as 9,316 deaths. The USA has over 7.2 million cases and over 200,000 deaths. You do the math.

    Besides, you completely missed the bloody point. Even if the death rate...
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    Odd that the concern you voiced in the original...

    Odd that the concern you voiced in the original post was that "big brother" was controlling the media. That is a term used for the government, which you now seem to agree is not controlling the media...
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    Meanwhile the USA is a dumpster fire, so looking...

    Meanwhile the USA is a dumpster fire, so looking to them for inspiration is not a great plan.

    If you don't look to America for comparisons, our situation is really no all that great. The...
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    Alarmist much? You're really going off the deep...

    Alarmist much? You're really going off the deep end here.
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    Ug, more of this pedantry about whether to call...

    Ug, more of this pedantry about whether to call it "deadly" or not.

    In Canada, it has killed about 6% of people who have tested positive for the virus. Worldwide, the number is over 3%.

    There...
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    More bad news for the herd immunity strategy. ...

    More bad news for the herd immunity strategy.

    In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes:
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    It seems you don't have a good grasp of media...

    It seems you don't have a good grasp of media ownership in North America if you're worried that "big brother" is censoring it. Most of the mainstream media is corporate owned. Any censorship and bias...
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    No you didn't. Making the media out to be the...

    No you didn't. Making the media out to be the villain is a great way to slide into fascism.

    There are legitimate problems with the media, especially around who owns them and how that biases their...
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    You apparently missed the article talking about...

    You apparently missed the article talking about what life in Swedes was like. They closed high schools and college campuses. Gathering sizes still max out at 50, which would make football impossible...
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    I see. Either way the save is coming from Ottawa....

    I see. Either way the save is coming from Ottawa. That will sting a bit.

    Glad to see someone is still investing in education.
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    Our initial lock down prevented us from starting...

    Our initial lock down prevented us from starting out where Sweden did, or ending up where the USA still is. That said, Sweden is currently more locked down than we are, and has been for most of the...
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    How would that work exactly? Education funding is...

    How would that work exactly? Education funding is provincial. The campus wouldn't get more funding from the province by being under the uOttawa banner. uOttawa would need to invest directly in the...
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    You're delusional. No health experts have said...

    You're delusional. No health experts have said that Sweden's success is due to herd immunity. There are numerous articles out there that refute that idea. If you need help finding them, try Google....
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    Why are you assuming that Sweden's death rate and...

    Why are you assuming that Sweden's death rate and infections are going down because of herd immunity? They've already publicly stated they gave up on that strategy, and no reputable source has...
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    Sweden does not have collective immunity, so why...

    Sweden does not have collective immunity, so why do you keep making false claims? It really undermines your arguments you mix factual statements with blatant falsehoods.

    In any event, Quebec has...
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    If you are going to play the comparison game,...

    If you are going to play the comparison game, what is the difference between football in Quebec and football in every other province in Canada? All of the rest of the university conferences...
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    I'm fairly certain that both the WHL and OHL said...

    I'm fairly certain that both the WHL and OHL said that they would start Dec 1, but only if they could have some fans in the stands. In the WHL especially, paying for all that travel wouldn't be...
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    The bit about Sweden really belongs in the other...

    The bit about Sweden really belongs in the other thread. Note that the article mentions nothing about immunity. The very small immunity they've built so far should have almost no impact on their...
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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    It helps them that they're a small physically...

    It helps them that they're a small physically isolated island nation, which leads to an economy that isn't so tightly integrated with their neighbours. They just need to restrict international...
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    New Zealand was never content to just flatten the...

    New Zealand was never content to just flatten the curve, which only means keeping transmission rates low enough that hospitals aren't overwhelmed. Their goal was to stamp out the virus entirely. They...
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    There are lots of younger adults who are listed...

    There are lots of younger adults who are listed as recovered months ago who still have health issues. Trouble breathing, weak and tired, that sort of thing. It could indicate ongoing issues with the...
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    Of course worldwide numbers aren't still growing...

    Of course worldwide numbers aren't still growing exponentially 8 months into a global pandemic. Nobody is claiming that they are.

    The point is that the rate of growth of a virus, if left...
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    Your ignorance is stunning. The #1 real world...

    Your ignorance is stunning. The #1 real world application of exponential growth curves is to model the spread of viruses. The other common use is for tracking the spread of videos/memes online. Where...
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    Football Quebec has been a national outlier...

    Football Quebec has been a national outlier throughout this whole thing. They just completely skipped over the return to play steps that other jurisdictions were doing.
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    Pretty clear you still don't understand how this...

    Pretty clear you still don't understand how this virus works.

    It is known to affect kids. Saying it doesn't is flat out lying. We know it is common for it to take up to 10-14 days for someone to...
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    SFU no longer the Clan

    After consultation, SFU has decided to undertake a name change for their sports teams:

    https://3downnation.com/2020/08/12/simon-fraser-university-retires-clan-name-from-all-athletics-teams/
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    Big 10 as well. Smaller FBS conferences MAC and...

    Big 10 as well. Smaller FBS conferences MAC and Mountain West did earlier. It seems like most will cancel, with SEC being the one trying hardest not to.
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    Sounds like they'll play if the schools are in....

    Sounds like they'll play if the schools are in. If the structure they were rumoured to go with is true, they'll need all 6 to say yes for it to work, otherwise one of the two pods of teams has to...
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    Children are becoming infected and are spreading...

    Children are becoming infected and are spreading the disease. There is some debate as to how much, with some studies saying it is at about the same rate as adults, but others suggesting it is a lower...
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    Your characterization of the virus as a geriatric...

    Your characterization of the virus as a geriatric disease is not shared by the medical community.

    In any case, I don't think a reasonable response to this virus is to let everyone else spread it...
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    One main difference between Israel and other...

    One main difference between Israel and other nations that successfully reopened schools is that Israel did not limit classroom sizes. There is also a difference in how much each nation opened up...
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    You're still not getting that Quebec outside of...

    You're still not getting that Quebec outside of Montreal is not much different than the rest of Canada outside of Montreal. Yet the rest of Canada has return to sport guidelines in place that are far...
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    In Israel, reopening the schools was by far the...

    In Israel, reopening the schools was by far the largest vector of new infections in their second wave.

    Just because most kids can fight the virus off without needing to go to the hospital doesn't...
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    The nonsense that kids are not able to be...

    The nonsense that kids are not able to be affected or spread the virus is so untrue and harmful that Facebook and Twitter have started taking down Trump campaign posts about it (and Facebook *never*...
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    It is really strange that Quebec is way ahead of...

    It is really strange that Quebec is way ahead of everywhere else in Football Canada's return to play steps, despite leading the nation in infections. If I recall correctly, most provinces started...
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    Hrmm, the last page of this thread no longer...

    Hrmm, the last page of this thread no longer loads for me when I'm logged in. Anyhow:

    CJFL just cancelled their season today. At the junior level, that follows AFL who cancelled on June 9 and QJFL...
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    Montreal is on a whole different scale as far as...

    Montreal is on a whole different scale as far as Covid goes. They had the vast majority of Canada's cases, let alone Quebec's. The rest of Quebec is similar to other parts of Canada. They're doing...
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    Most seasons, the only meaningful games in the...

    Most seasons, the only meaningful games in the RSEQ schedule are between Montreal and Laval. Under this plan they aren't guaranteed to play each other at all, and if they do they likely wouldn't play...
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    So they're a "success" because they let the virus...

    So they're a "success" because they let the virus get 10x worse than any of their neighbours, killing a lot of their people needlessly, but then they brought it back under control (while still being...
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    So some players will still lose a year of eligibility thanks to the lost season, but nobody will be forced to finish their career on a lost season.
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    An interesting look at what schools around the...

    An interesting look at what schools around the world did to reopen:

    https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/school-age/schools-reopening-around-the-world/

    Canada is currently following the Israel...
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    Take a look at what happened in Israel. They...

    Take a look at what happened in Israel. They tried to do this summer exactly what Alberta is about to do this fall, with a complete reopening of schools. They were forced to shut it down after too...
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