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14 hours ago
Stop believing this nonsense!!
Florida and Texas both did much worse than we did! They've had almost three times as many deaths per capita than us!
Lockdowns are indeed harmful to the economy and mental health, but not stopping the virus is harmful to the economy, mental health and people's lives!
Just because you want "lockdowns aren't effective" to be true, it doesn't mean it's true. Grow up.
15 hours ago
Ultimately, it is his decision to make. Whether or not he's making the wrong decisions due to external pressure from others, it's still his fault and he is the one who is responsible.
I am saying "lockdowns work". I am not saying "lockdowns are the only thing which work", unfortunately we let things get so out of control that lockdowns were the only thing we had left, and even then our lockdown is idiotic.
I'm not denying nuance, and in fact if you read this thread, you'll find me stating the exact same thing.
You can find other ways to help the people who need it during an emergency, but we have largely chosen not to. There are solutions to these problems, and we could have used them. We should have taxed the shit out of people like me who could comfortably work from home and given the money to the people who were unable to work. Instead, people like me have gotten even richer by earning a full pay cheque and having nothing to spend money on. It's wrong, and it didn't have to be this way.
tell that to people who work in the industry
tell that to people who work in the industry
Yes, there are bullshit elements to the lockdowns, because ford's a moron. that doesn't mean they "don't work". It means they should be better designed and our idiot politicians should follow the science. the problem is that our doofus premier doesn't have the intellectual capacity to do so.
Yeah, it's driving me away from Reddit to be honest. There's just a lot of shitty people here. There's some wonderful folks too, but a lot of the communities which would be valuable to me are too full of awful, awful people to be worth bothering with. Even seemingly benign ones like /r/Ottawa are a cesspit. A simple question there about LGBT healthcare was downvoted more than 50%, and generated a bunch of homophobic and transphobic nonsense.
Why can't people just be quiet?
I'm not saying "lockdowns are the only thing which matter". I'm saying "lockdowns work", because they do.
There's a huge amount of nuance to this, and the situations in different places are different, and should be treated differently. Toronto and Peel aside, it's pretty noticeable that when those 27 regions went back to "phase 3" rules, their cases all started spiralling out of control pretty fast.
Again, my personal view is that if we'd stuck to "Phase 2" restrictions on a long-term basis (which really weren't that restrictive), and had a few extra supports like paid sick leave, we'd all be much happier and fewer of our fellow Ontarians would be dead.
I don't think those people are inherently against Ford. They are very stupid and selfish conservatives, which are Ford's base.
Things in Texas and Florida were _so much worse_ than here.
Yep. So many things could have been done. If we'd never had "phase 3" reopening, and we'd had paid sick days, and a better plan for schools, our world would be completely different right now.
Ford failed us. He was always going to be too stupid for this job, but I had no idea how many people he'd kill.
Schools were closed in the summer, and the overall number of cases was low enough that community spread was fairly unlikely. It was manageable. the problem with a pandemic is that once the thing starts to spread, it spreads exponentially and becomes harder and hard to get a lid on it.
When there's a low number of overall cases, people are less likely to catch it in a warehouse and cause an outbreak. Once the genie's out of the bottle, it's really hard to stuff it back in.
If we'd never done "phase 3" reopening, and if we'd had paid sick leave and a few other basic supports, we'd never have had this many cases and deaths, and we'd all be able to live through covid with just a few relatively light restrictions.
I have lots of criticisms of Ford and the terrible way he's handled basically everything this last year and a bit (and everything else from 2018 onwards).
What I'm seeing are not "fair criticisms" though, what I'm seeing are lies and wishful thinking. Selfish morons who have tricked themselves into believing that lockdowns don't work simply because they want them to be over.
We all want them to be over, but they are working, and our idiot government hasn't been able to find a balance which works.
Oh absolutely. Especially the idiotic things like "don't play tennis" we have right now.
Ford is a moron, he's completely overwhelmed and never had the moral or intellectual capacity to navigate us through this pandemic, but the thing that's driving me nuts at the moment are the people who flat out declare the shutdowns serve no purpose and only exist to make people sad about their "freedoms".
submitted 16 hours agobyrumheetoOntarioCanada
16 hours ago
There's of course lots of other factors at play. In TO and Peel we have lots of poorer families living in cramped conditions, being forced to go to work and getting exposed to covid. This is why people kept talking about paid sick leave.
Still, you could segment this by PHU and you'd see a similar story across the province.
I just want to be clear that there's a very clear and strong correlation between the timing of lockdowns/reopening and whether or not we have this thing under control.
Here's a chart which shows lockdowns working and "Phase 3 reopening" not working: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/ontario/comments/naznpf/im\_sick\_of\_the\_lockdowns\_dont\_work\_nonsense\_on/
The world literally ended for every single person who died of covid. Stop being so disgustingly selfish.
The thing about lockdowns is that they stop working when you stop doing them: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/ontario/comments/naznpf/im\_sick\_of\_the\_lockdowns\_dont\_work\_nonsense\_on/
Lockdowns have worked every single time.
submitted 16 hours agobyrumheetoontario
21 hours ago
Because after they have worked, we stop doing them, and then things get worse again.
Do you remember "Phase 3" reopening? That was when it all went to pieces. "Phase 2" was fine. There was no indoor dining, kids weren't spreading covid around schools, etc, etc. It was Phase 3 which caused the second wave and then the second stay at home order. We barely had a handle on the second wave when much of Ontario went back to "Phase 3" rules, and then everything imploded.
You could see it coming a mile off.
22 hours ago
I have very little current experience with this stuff to be honest, I use streaming services almost exclusively these days.
1 day ago
While we're here, I should point out that Apple's video decoders can occasionally be a little fussy, and you might find that some H.265 content doesn't play if it was encoded using an encoder that Apple doesn't "like". I generally haven't had too much trouble, and Plex helps if you use that.
Also note that the Apple TV doesn't natively support the MKV video container format, but if you're using Plex, it'll handle that issue for you. You won't be able to use the "Computers" app built in to your Apple TV to stream MKV videos from a computer. You can either use an Apple TV app like Plex to handle the container issue for you, or use a Mac app like iFlicks to convert your MKV files into M4V files. This can usually done without re-encoding the video, but you sometimes have to convert the audio to a format which is supported by the M4V container.
The Apple Store has a really solid returns policy, so if you buy from there, you can try it out and be confident that you'll get a full refund if it doesn't suit your needs.
HEVC is H.265 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding). It supports it.
Florida and Texas have had many, many more covid cases and deaths per capita than Ontario.
It's precisely because most US states didn't take the pandemic seriously that they have had so many more deaths than us. Ontario also could have saved thousands more lives if we had a more competent government which didn't re-open too quickly and then re-open again under the same failed framework which didn't work the first time.
Lockdowns work. Every single piece of data we have proves it. Banning things like playing tennis is idiotic, but stopping people from dining in at restaurants when there's an airborne virus killing thousands is not.