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  1. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Yeah he also said in the sentence prior that they were going to sweep the Lakers... a series they ended up not winning. Doesn't seem like his evaluation holds much water.
  2. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    It is certainly eerie going to work these days. As a result of the cancellation of elective procedures, our surgical stepdown units are at ~50% capacity. The 24-bed SICU currently has 8 patients in it -- an all-time low during my seven years here. The goal is to keep these numbers about where they're at (or get them even lower) so that we have a maximal number of beds available if/when we get a surge of COVID. Depending on how bad it gets, likely will need to "create" new ICUs in conference rooms and such, although ventilator access will still be an issue. Also got an email today that injectable hydromorphone/fentanyl are on shortage again. And that's before the COVID wave hits.
  3. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    What will come to light? What truth is going to come out? Be specific so we can see who was right and wrong. How will we know if you were right if you keep vaguely alluding to some nebulous/nefarious goings-on as you've been doing for ~10 pages? I want to know what the lizard people are cooking up in their underground lair!
  4. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Wait so are you not trolling? The trolling would be kinda funny but it's REALLY funny if you actually believe all the QAnon/Soros/pizzagate/Deep State Westworld style **** you're spouting.
  5. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Guys guys guys it was already solved for you by the QAnon video guy a few pages ago. Open your eyes!
  6. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Please enlighten us
  7. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    This is a bad take and you usually don’t have those. The degree to which it would spread without these suspension/cancellation/quarantining/social distancing measures would be disastrously worse than if they are implemented effectively. Now if your argument is that we delayed too long to stop the train, I’m not sure I can argue with you there.
  8. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Here is the CDC saying basically what I said earlier, but in a better way: What May Happen More cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the United States in the coming days, including more instances of community spread. It’s likely that at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. Widespread transmission of COVID-19 would translate into large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. Schools, childcare centers, and workplaces, may experience more absenteeism. Mass gatherings may be sparsely attended or postponed. Public health and healthcare systems may become overloaded, with elevated rates of hospitalizations and deaths. Other critical infrastructure, such as law enforcement, emergency medical services, and sectors of the transportation industry may also be affected. Healthcare providers and hospitals may be overwhelmed. At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it. Nonpharmaceutical interventions would be the most important response strategy.
  9. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    This is the suspected origin per CDC, yes.
  10. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I want to comment on these points. There is a tendency to think that since the mortality rate of this virus is not exceptionally high, the safeguards being taken are out of proportion with the risk. If only judging by mortality rate that might be true, but that alone is not the deciding factor for why it is so imperative to control the spread. This virus seems to spread fairly easily per CDC. It exhibits "community spread" which means some people in an area of the infection are unaware how or where they became infected. Just take Italy as an example, which is showing exponential spread. Three weeks ago today (2/20/20) there were 4 cases total in Italy; as of yesterday there are 12,462 cases. So the problem isn't the mortality. It's that unless the exponential growth curve is curtailed, at some point the prevalence will outpace our healthcare infrastructure, which will in turn put strain on other aspects of society. WHO estimates that 1 in 5 infected individuals require hospital care. How many of those patients will require ICU care (and therefore a ventilator)? For those patients, will we have an adequate supply of opioid infusions which are needed for routine ICU analgesia (fentanyl is already on shortage prior to the coronavirus outbreak)? Will the hospital be able to obtain enough intravenous fluids for supportive care? How will resources be allocated from manufacturers/distributors of drugs/devices? Will visitors be allowed? If not, what plan will be implemented for controlling the grief of family members who cannot be present at the bedside at the time of death? Where do you send people when there are no beds available? So it's not the flu. There's a readily available flu vaccine that smart people get annually. That in itself significantly reduces the yearly spread. Also, the mortality rate of the flu is far lower than coronavirus thus far, even when considering that the coronavirus mortality rate is likely inflated (due to the fact that there have certainly been undiagnosed cases since tests weren't available initially). I get the comparison to the flu, especially amongst young people who will not die from coronavirus, but there's more to it than that.
  11. ML6

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    So the Warriors are the first team to officially announce they will play games without fans in attendance. It is a matter of when and not if the Magic (and the rest of the league) follow suit. On the basketball side, it is really unfortunate that we're in the home-heavy part of our schedule. 8 of the next 10 games are at home, but they won't be true "home" games if there are no fans. On the human side, this is so ****ty for the people who work at the arena.
  12. Nice W, way to fight back after an abysmal start. MCW was the heart and soul.
  13. If Josh Jackson fakes someone out of his shoes and then hits an and1 three in the same quarter, does the franchise have to relocate?
  14. Hoooo boy... Josh Jackson making highlight plays. Shut it down, this ones over
  15. No one came to play tonight. Disappointing