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#1364569 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 07 April 2020 - 12:55 PM

New Jersey Gov. Murphy is now closing all state parks, country parks and forests.

Gotta watch out for coronavirus when you go on remote hikes -- that'll show'em Phil! Hey Phil, can I get coronavirus if I dip my foot in a stream?

#1364546 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 06 April 2020 - 05:29 PM

They let trolls in the park???

Yep. There's a bridge I like to hang out under, near the lake.

#1364545 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 06 April 2020 - 05:28 PM

Ah, we are by that Parkside/Drummers Grove entrance but Reggie can be dramatic, I'll tell him to hush. I've been going after 8pm, and then its fine for keeping big gaps while biking laps. Will get tougher as it warms up and people get antsy.

Yeah it will definitely get more crowded as it gets nicer. The drummers grove people are just congregating and smoking weed, like they always do, but they don't bother anyone.

I'm bummed they probably aren't going to have the free concerts this summer there. Hopefully smorgasburg can happen in some capacity.

You could always try Greenwood cemetery. Tons of trails, tons of space, less people (but no bike riding). There's a few ponds there that are nice to sit by.

#1364540 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 06 April 2020 - 04:30 PM

According to a friend out for a run, Prospect Park is currently packed with idiots not practicing protocols. Makes me think we'll be dealing with rounds of suppression until a vaccine is available. 

The only people in Prospect Park not practicing distancing protocols are the people that congregate in the Drummer's Grove area (southeast corner). And they probably never will anyway. Other than that, the park was filled with plenty of people today enjoying the beautiful day outside, jogging, biking, walking and getting exercise, all mindful of each other.

So I'm not sure why your friend is trying to spread fake news but you should go for a walk around the loop. It's safe and a great way to blow off steam. It's completely unrealistic to think everyone is just going to sit inside this entire time.

#1364464 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 03 April 2020 - 08:14 PM

My money is on ^ that timing, with a second quarantine sometime in late summer, early fall.

I'm wondering if the fact that personal hygiene has now been drilled into everyone's brains because of this (maybe too overboard for some), it will lessen the risk of a second wave.

Also I think because the 90-day eviction/mortgage suspension thing ends in June, that gives New York state an incentive to get things running again, rather than having to extend that even further.

#1364463 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 03 April 2020 - 07:58 PM

So that would go the other way in that argument. Positive people are not being tested either.

Hope your family members are healthy and have fully recovered.

Yeah but at the same time unless it proves fatal for the positive people who aren't tested, then it means the mortality rate is even lower than what is being reported now.

They say they both have recovered, thanks for asking.

#1364062 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 21 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

If the postponement drags on for a while, should the league just scrap the results of the first two gameweeks and start totally fresh once things begin again?

It would be cool to do like a 3 month world cup format with group stages and knockout rounds to crown the MLS Cup winner this year. I'm not sure how they could set that up with 26 teams though.

#1364054 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 21 March 2020 - 05:39 AM

Im positive for COVID-19. I found out my results on Tuesday.  Let me tell you:  it sucks.  

I have been sick for six days, but luckily have been spared the worst symptoms.  My pulmonologist started me on Kaletra and Plaquenil immediately (in fact, he starred me on the Kaletra before I even had my positive test results, because I am in an at-risk category).  I have no doubt that this timely intervention was key to minimizing my symptoms.  I had developed difficultly breathing and a fever, which the drugs seem to have sorted out.  Not everyone has access to such exceptional care, sadly.  So, others will not be so lucky.  

However, its been no walk in the park.  Ive had diarrhea since Sunday, am constantly achy and can barely keep my eyes open.  No amount of sleep does any good. So, please, do what you can to: a) avoid getting it yourself; and b) avoid passing it on to others who might be more at risk than you are.

Stay strong. You are brave and we are all cheering for your recovery. Please keep us updated when you can.

#1363914 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 02:04 PM

The volume of people blaming him for things will decrease when he stops creating reasons to be blamed. If you want your president to behave like a complete and utter buffoon every time he opens his mouth or picks up his phone, deal with the consequences. He called this a hoax 3 weeks ago. Enough with the attempts at drawing false equivalencies. Nobody behaves like this. You don't get a free pass for "nobody would handle this any better" when you come out of the gate with that type of bullshit. 

Ok, we get it. You're unhinged in your hatred of Trump and nothing is going to convince you otherwise that it's not all his fault.

#1363912 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

The other countries were the first ones to be hit. We had the luxury of learning from China, Japan, South Korea, & Italy.  We chose not to.

Also, in 2018 the Trump administration DISBANDED a pandemic team within the NSC days after the group met to discuss the Spanish Flu of 1918 and what measures they should take to protect us from a similar pandemic in the future, which they thought was an inevitability.

So, thats why, even moderates like myself, wish we had someone that wasnt a TV personality, multiple bankrupt filing, egomaniac in charge. But sure, lets blame it on the left. Lets blame on the party whose President installed a Pandemic team and give a a pass to the guy that disbanded it.

Who is blaming it on the left?

#1363904 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 09:57 AM

Outreach should have been made by SOMEONE.

Cant dump the whole thing on Trump. Can certainly dump a LOT of things on him, but failed leadership over decades has led to this as well.

Yeah I don't get all the Trump hate, other than the usual bitter and insecure left-wing crybabies acting like they always do in trying to find something to blame him for.

No country has handled the outbreak successfully. If Obama or Bush were still president, or even if Hillary was president, they would have fucked up too like everyone else around the world. Bernie Sanders and Biden wouldn't have been able to fully contain it early either.

#1363729 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 15 March 2020 - 03:06 PM

The doctor I know who runs a hospital in Colorado and says they're going to be overrun in 10 days would probably take issue with your description of Group A as "hysterical."

People have been saying the hospitals will be overrun on a daily basis. Let's see how dire it actually gets in 10 days.

#1362848 NYRB2 3rd kit

Posted by Grelladinho on 02 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

Second year in a row their kit is better than the first team.

#1361863 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 20 February 2020 - 09:39 AM

Cincinnati's offseason acquisitions so far below...
They added one DP. Kubo, but the guy doesn't seem to have scored much in a few years. Can't claim to know much about him.
Medunjanin always played very well against us for Philly but also had a habit of getting eaten alive by our press, he's a very slow and methodical player on the ball.

They added Jurgen Locadia from Brighton as a DP

#1361290 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 11 February 2020 - 02:48 PM

I think regardless if things somehow break right for this team  in 2020 its at least clear, if it wasnt already, that RBNY have the least capable sporting director in MLS.

Hamlett should be grilled but none of the people that cover this team seem up to that task.