Father Pat

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  1. Father Pat

    Best Grizzlies Highlights of All-Time

    This was awesome. I had one of the T-shirts Wilson made from this. By the way, whatever happened to Wilson?
  2. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Projected covid-19 deaths in Tennessee are expected to peak on April 27th, and bottom out on June 2nd. https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections (click on "United States of America" in green bar and scroll down to whichever state you want to view.)
  3. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Thanks for the update G.V.
  4. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    This is not true, according to Dr. Steve Kassapidis, a critical care physician in NY City who is treating the infected.
  5. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Yes you did. And it was just as misinformed then.
  6. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    I never claimed that everyone infected needs ICU or hospitalization. The whole thing is a math equation. 10 to 16% of infected people have required hospitalization. 5% of those needed ventilators. Each country only has X amount of ICU rooms and/or ventilators. Once that number is met, the death rate climbs considerably. That is exactly what is happening in Italy right now. Two weeks ago Italian officials asked retired doctors and nurses to come back to work because over 2,000 health care workers were infected (or exposed) and couldn't go to work. Yesterday the Mayor of NY city just asked the same thing of retired health care workers. Doctor and nursing shortages will make matters worse. South Korea did an excellent job with self quarantining before the cases exploded. I am not familiar with what's going on in Germany so I won't comment on that. The numbers out of China are pure fiction, as are with North Korea and Iran. It is better to look at what they did and are doing instead of listening to them. Their actions betray their statistics. It needs to be repeated that the Lombardy region of Italy has one of the best health care systems in the world. They are in a very bad way right now. Our fellow Grizz fan and poster Myers lives there and has posted about it. Things are also getting bad in Spain, as fanboyslim has told us. The bottom line is do not take this virus lightly. Don't panic either. Have a good understanding of what can happen so you are not caught off guard.
  7. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Instead of lashing out like a child, try to engage your brain. You stated that "If it is only 1.4% (death rate) then 142 million people need to be infected." You are wrong because the death rate will climb with the number of ICU cases. There are only 100,000 ICU rooms in the U.S., most which are already occupied. There will be triage, like in Italy right now. Once the ICU rooms are full, hospitals can no longer treat patients properly. More will die. It isn't "fearmongering tactics" as you wrongly stated. It is BASIC MATH.
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    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    You are misinformed. For decades our hospitals have been streamlined for financial reasons. At any given time our countries ICU's have been run at near capacity. A sudden need for ICU rooms due to coronavirus will mean triage, which in turn will mean more deaths, not only from coronavirus, but from injuries and disease that are usually treatable. If just 1% of any countries population (including the U.S.) gets coronavirus, their hospitals will be overwhelmed.
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    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Thank you for taking time to post here during such a hard time for you. I'm sure that your insightful and calm posts have helped some here as many in the states don't yet understand how bad things could get. I'm sure that everyone here are wishing you and your loved ones the best. Thanks again Myers and God bless.
  10. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Chances are that you will not find any N-95 masks. Check paint or hardware stores for N-100 respirators. They are more bulky and much more expensive but are better and are not one time use like the masks. My wife bought a bread maker and a few bags of flour and other ingredients needed. Stocked up with canned soup, pasta, tuna fish, things that we use anyway and keep well. Bought over the counter flu meds just in case. Gator aid as well. Don't forget pet food. The Lombardy region in Italy where Myers is has been devastated. They have some of the best health care in the world and can't keep up. Thousands of health care workers have gotten the virus making it even worse. Take a minute and google it because it will probably get like that in places in the U.S.. Don't panic. Don't hoard - get what you will need. Be safe friends.
  11. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Thanks for posting this Teddy.B. This should be required reading for everyone here.
  12. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    I have a friend up in Albany county (NY) that couldn't get N-95 masks that he needed for construction (putting in insulation) because they were sold out so I sent him a box. That was January 31st. Hope you are OK.
  13. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Ace, you still in N.Y.?
  14. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Definitely just the beginning. We are all friends here, so I say as I would to any friend that it just got real. Odds are that it will effect all of us, directly or indirectly. Keep our heads, don't panic, but make sure you can weather the coming storm. Have a couple weeks food minimum. Check out the CDC website for more info. Keep an eye on what's going on in Italy as they are a few weeks edit: 10 days ahead of us with the virus and the problems it is causing. Be safe friends.
  15. Father Pat

    NBA SUSPENDS SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    I'm with you but don't think the playoffs will happen. It will be months before things get better with covid-19. Players contracts will be up before the conclusion of the playoffs if they begin after the virus problem. Just highly doubt it now.