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The End of the World Starts in Canada

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pete Incaviglia, May 9, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/09/canada.train.ap/index.html
     
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    You could work at the Post.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    New York Post or National Post?

    This is the Vancouver to Toronto train which is jam packed full of tourists from about now till the end of September.

    The hysteria level could reach SARS levels.
     
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Isn't there anyone on board who can bring that train into the station safely?

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  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    500 miles? That's only halfway up Yonge Street, isn't it?
     
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I was referencing the NY Post.

    Let me state this for you. Forty-four people died from SARS in Canada.
    20,000 people die annually in Canada from influenza related illness.

    I realize the fear of the unknown and the sensationalism we deal with daily, but we need not ditch our common sense. Especially when 50,000 people were wiped off the face off the earth in one day in Mynamar.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Oh, I thought you were talking about our rag, The National Post.

    Train arrived safely. There was no public health safety threat thanks to the quick work of the EMS folks.

    This is from today's Globe (that's the Globe & Mail, not the Boston Globe)

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080510.train-flu10/BNStory/Front

    But they acted by the book: Quickly, appropriately and professionally. It was a stark contrast to SARS, an outbreak whose response was later described as a “international embarrassment” by a blue-ribbon panel. Canada has invested a lot in pandemic preparedness over the past few years and the investment is paying off.

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  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    They have hamlets in Canada? Who knew?
     
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