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 21 
 on: March 31, 2020, 08:51:21 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blue girl
I have a low white cell count caused by the fact that I have liver issues which is why I have been put on the transplant list, preferably for a living donor due to the fact that I have a reaction to blood transfusions. I have still been going out though because I find that if I stay in my apartment all day I feel worse than if I go out for a short walk and get a little exercise. Until I'm told by a doctor to stay inside I will continue to do this. As for The CFL, I can't see starting until Labour Day. I also don't see how they can pay the players without revenue coming in. As a season ticket holder on the Bomber For Life program I don't mind them keeping the money they have collected but if the season is cancelled I hope that they would put a hold on withdrawals until this is resolved. I have had 45 years of chronic illnesses and I will not let this virus defeat me.

 22 
 on: March 31, 2020, 08:23:13 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by bwiser
The city of Toronto has announced that there will be no large gatherings before June 30th. The CFL will not begin before that date for sure. I fear there will be no 2020 CFL season.

 23 
 on: March 31, 2020, 06:41:12 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by GCn19
This pandemic will prove that social media electorates don?t work.  And I am not picking on JT here, I don?t like him, but he?s doing way better than the average.  I keep thinking how this would play out with the likes of Blair and Obama instead of Johnson and Trump.  The world needs wartime leaders right now, and for the most part we don?t have them.

Let Bernie Sanders at them...this is right up his alley.

 24 
 on: March 31, 2020, 06:30:05 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by BlueInCgy
The American curve is more like a shockwave that will roll across the country. The political forces that are jockeying as this plays out will be the ultimate downfall. Look at Canada. Doug Ford is singing the virtues of Trudeau and Freeland. He's championing their effort and declaring that they're all part of Team Canada. I think his policies are awful, but he's been tremendous. For the most part, Canadian government peeps are working together on this. Not so down south.

Trump has downplayed this thing from the start, and when the virus hit notable blue states like California, Washington and New York, he basically ignored them. Even Michigan, which voted for Trump but now has a Democrat female governor, is being hung out to die by him. His cronies in places like Florida and Texas are fine with letting freedom reign. This will be their downfall as once this thing takes hold there they will be too late to stop it.

This is what will drive our policy with respect to the border. There will not be special exemptions made for anyone just because they play in the CFL. What an absurd notion. The US is already the global centre of the coronavirus, and it's only going to get worse. The border is going to be closed to non-essential travel for a very long time, and I wouldn't be surprised if the border is completely closed if things get way worse in the US.

Sorry for being political, but politics are intertwined in the virus response.

This pandemic will prove that social media electorates don?t work.  And I am not picking on JT here, I don?t like him, but he?s doing way better than the average.  I keep thinking how this would play out with the likes of Blair and Obama instead of Johnson and Trump.  The world needs wartime leaders right now, and for the most part we don?t have them.

 25 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:46:05 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by the paw
Money will be spent. It has to be spent. Nevertheless, my health issues will remain. Without a full disclosure here, let's just say that I fit into multiple risk categories. My world has changed significantly, and the mental aspect of that will be difficult to ignore.

My wife is immuno-compromised as a result of the meds she takes for MS.  That means both of us have to be super careful, and our return to more normal social interaction will be more gradual than most.  We for see the ability to return to a new kind of normal, but it is going to be a long psychological grind.  Harder for her, as she is much more the social butterfly.  If there is one thing we have learned from the MS experience, it is that normal is constantly changing.

 26 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:26:39 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Blue In Edmonton
Easy....this will pass. It may take longer but this isn't a life long isolation sentence. They will get control of this virus eventually or a vaccine will happen. Might be a year or so out from that, but I would think that is honestly about as long as this thing will linger. This is a huge wake up call to the world. Money will be spent to solve this problem.

Money will be spent. It has to be spent. Nevertheless, my health issues will remain. Without a full disclosure here, let's just say that I fit into multiple risk categories. My world has changed significantly, and the mental aspect of that will be difficult to ignore.

 27 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:24:55 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Blue In Edmonton
The US is now the epicentre of this pandemic. So, with us being their next door neighbour, Canadians are going feel the brunt of its effect, not necessarily the virus itself but economic pain, ongoing travel restrictions, and emotional hardship. Our nations are very interconnected, so the ramifications of this event could be felt for some time. There will be a new normal that emerges from this, affecting things like travel and tourism. I have no idea how that looks, though.

Our beloved CFL is no exception in this regard.

The American curve is more like a shockwave that will roll across the country. The political forces that are jockeying as this plays out will be the ultimate downfall. Look at Canada. Doug Ford is singing the virtues of Trudeau and Freeland. He's championing their effort and declaring that they're all part of Team Canada. I think his policies are awful, but he's been tremendous. For the most part, Canadian government peeps are working together on this. Not so down south.

Trump has downplayed this thing from the start, and when the virus hit notable blue states like California, Washington and New York, he basically ignored them. Even Michigan, which voted for Trump but now has a Democrat female governor, is being hung out to die by him. His cronies in places like Florida and Texas are fine with letting freedom reign. This will be their downfall as once this thing takes hold there they will be too late to stop it.

This is what will drive our policy with respect to the border. There will not be special exemptions made for anyone just because they play in the CFL. What an absurd notion. The US is already the global centre of the coronavirus, and it's only going to get worse. The border is going to be closed to non-essential travel for a very long time, and I wouldn't be surprised if the border is completely closed if things get way worse in the US.

Sorry for being political, but politics are intertwined in the virus response.

 28 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:17:58 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by GCn19
I'm a Stage 5 person based on that. I am expecting to be in self-isolation for many more months. I also don't ever expect to be "back to normal" in my life. I know that if I ever attend a live sporting event again, I will do so with great trepidation.

Easy....this will pass. It may take longer but this isn't a life long isolation sentence. They will get control of this virus eventually or a vaccine will happen. Might be a year or so out from that, but I would think that is honestly about as long as this thing will linger. This is a huge wake up call to the world. Money will be spent to solve this problem.

 29 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:14:37 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by GCn19
I read an article somewhere (but can't remember enough to find a link) that suggested there will be 5 stages to the recovery.  We are currently entering stage 2 where we are flattening the curve and trying not to overwhelm the health care system.  As you say, it will be a number of weeks of bad news, and eventually the coefficient of infection will drop below 1.0.    Once that happens, they start phase 3 which will be putting recovered people with immunity and younger people with no underlying health conditions back into the workplace.

If phase 3 goes well, with no second wave of re-infections, they can move to phase 4 which lets slightly more vulnerable people back into circulation, and starts the relaxing of some of the physical distancing protocols.   If that goes well, you eventually get to stage 5, where older people and those who are immune-compromised etc. can return to a somewhat normal life.  

So I guess what I am saying, is that how long this drags on will vary depending on which group you belong to.  When I look at the demographics of the Bomber season-ticket holders, there are a lot of people who may not be attending games this year even if we do get a partial season up and running.  But who the heck knows for sure...

That makes sense. I can't imagine that life returns to complete normal in the upcoming 2 months, but I think that we are likely to see businesses reopening and social distancing measures loosen up significantly. The travel, border closures, large event and school cancellation likely longer as well as the requirement to self isolate and quarantine will go long into the future.

 30 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:11:55 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blue_gold_84
The US is now the epicentre of this pandemic. So, with us being their next door neighbour, Canadians are going feel the brunt of its effect, not necessarily the virus itself but economic pain, ongoing travel restrictions, and emotional hardship. Our nations are very interconnected, so the ramifications of this event could be felt for some time. There will be a new normal that emerges from this, affecting things like travel and tourism. I have no idea how that looks, though.

Our beloved CFL is no exception in this regard.

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