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  1. Quick is a guy you pick up after they've been waived.
  2. The Canes reps are starting to call around about "renewing" for those of us who took the full refund in May. I explained that the situation was too undefined right now, with no one knowing exactly what the start of next season would look like, for me to put more money at risk. I felt pretty lucky that I got out when I did. He said something about "guaranteed refunds" and "no risk", but I'd really need to see that in writing with TD's signature before I'd even consider it.
  3. ESPN cared a lot for hockey.. until 2004, when they lost the TV contract, and retaliated by removing all coverage outside of basic score lines and weird Top Ten goal clips. The contract is back up for bidding this year, although nothing will be done until the world becomes slightly more sane. It is entirely possible that the NHL might return to the sphere of 'Things ESPN Cares About'.
  4. Is it Kray-ken, Krack-ken, or Krah-ken?
  5. Too much risk for my blood. I got the refund for all the games I didn't sell on Ticketmaster, and will wait for a written plan that bears a resemblance to the world we're living in next season.
  6. "Oh Heavens, I've just been handed the Syracuse roster. They've actually brought back just for this one game some very famous names.. led by someone we all know, Tim "Dr. Hook" McCracken!"
  7. It can be quite educational to go back to page 1 of this thread, and read through it chronologically. We certainly had no idea what we were in for..
  8. We've just had the two highest days of hospitalization for COVID-19 in the state, an upward trend that started right at phase 1. The good news about acquired immunity in primates was very welcome, however.
  9. "Out of the 382 nasal swab samples the researchers examined from coronavirus patients in the state, a single sample was missing a significant chunk of its genome."
  10. The search for 'normal' continues.. Scientists have identified 14 separate strains of SARS-COV-2, which have been competing against each other, allowing the most infectious strain (which is not the original Wuhan version of COVID-19) to become the most prevalent in Europe and the US. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-05/mutant-coronavirus-has-emerged-more-contagious-than-original Research shows that SARS-COV-2 is not limited to the respiratory system, and can 'hide out' in the intestines of seemingly healthy people. Nowhere near as dangerous a vector, but important to identify before declaring someone as recovered. https://scitechdaily.com/coronavirus-sars-cov-2-infects-cells-of-the-intestine-and-multiplies-there/ Brazil is now the epicenter of the pandemic worldwide, with leadership that discounts the danger and a populace that has no option for social distancing. Any hope that 'warm weather will make it go away' has been doused, the country has averaged temperatures above 80 as the virus spread. https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-sweeps-across-brazil-a-land-ill-equipped-to-fight-it-11588603847?mod=e2tw
  11. Unfortunately, this is very correct. The highest daily counts of new cases in NC were three days ago (388), two days ago (444) and yesterday (571). That is not a good trend for "re-opening" the state.
  12. The word "quarantine" comes from the Italian word for "40-day time period", as they would stop all commercial traffic during the Black Plague until the sailors had been shown to be healthy for 40 days.
  13. This thread is building Great Walls of text that could compete with the one in China. Had an interesting (and distanced) discussion with a neighbor who said they couldn't wait til this was over and things were normal. Since there's no evidence yet that people who have COVID-19 get any immunity from it, if they do it may only be a SARS-like 0 to 2 years, and even then there's a likelihood of different strains in play.. I asked them to consider that this might *be* the new normal.
  14. The biggest difference I see is rebound control.
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