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All coronavirus-related arguing

11 March 2020 - 02:47 PM

This article lays it out well.  Basically, the issue is that we have hundreds of millions of people (both insured and uninsured) in this country who will  hesitant to get tested for the virus because it could very likely cost them money personally.  In countries with universal healthcare, this is not an issue.  It is much easier to convince people in other systems that there will be no cost to them and that it is in their interest to get tested as soon as possible.  In China, the government can simply say that no one can be charged for the testing.  In Italy and South Korea, they have universal healthcare and it is free. 
This is before you take into consideration things like paid sick leave, which the United States lacks and makes it far more likely that people will go to their work while sick and transmit it to everyone else.  The United States is easily the worst positioned advanced economy to deal with a pandemic.

Cool story bro

Josef Martinez torn ACL

01 March 2020 - 07:02 PM

Josef Martínez torn ACL for Atlanta.

Im bummed.  Big blow for MLS.

I never Like to see guys get hurt.

Hamlett is in so far over his head

17 July 2019 - 02:19 PM

Hamlett is in so far over his head, its an embarrassment.  I would think that he has nothing at all going on for a transfer, unlike every other sporting director in MLS.

I believe 1 or 2 things happen in the transfer market for us:

1:  RB Europe unloads a player to us in the next month that is a surplus to requirements to them.  Just a way to unload salary and a spot for their more important teams.

2. Another sporting director tricks Hamlett into taking a player that used to be good but sucks now.  Basically, selling Hamlett on a relclamation project.  This guy can revive his career in the right environment like RBNY.  Then laugh when Hamlett takes the bait.