Before the launch of the new Cadillac Blackwing sedans with manual standard, Cadillac has released internal researching on the popularity of manual transmissions in the US. The Harris Poll was commissioned to do this research.
Essentially Cadillac's product planners had to figure out if a case could be made for releasing the upcoming Blackwing cars in manual, and commissioned this research to figure it out.
The original slide deck can be found here: Manual Transmission Study 30Oct2020 - Google Slides
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I know some school boards started in-person learning, but there are still many school boards in populous areas (GTA, Hamilton, Ottawa, etc)
I don’t know if I am the only person who think this way, but closing schools in the populous areas may have benefited this recent downward trend in the number of new cases.
As a matter of fact, the 2nd wave started to evolve when the schools opened in September.. and the wave only accelerated as the school year goes on. The school closed at the end of December for the holidays.. but there was a holiday effect which only accelerated the trend even after the schools were closed. Since provincewide lockdown and stay at home order were implemented, many schools in the GTA, Hamilton, and many other populous areas are still having an online classes.
And the cases started to decline once the holiday effect was gone and the trend seems to be getting positive.
So based on the trend, I think places like schools are definitely taking a huge role on spreading virus even though many experts denies that claim (even Dr. de Villa of Toronto is denying that claim)
I’m not saying it is safe to reopen schools just because the numbers are down, but now the government is in very tough position to gamble..
However, I think they need to have more enhanced measures before re-opening schools in those populous areas again in order to make that probability higher to win the gamble.
What I am thinking is that the school definitely took a huge role of spreading the virus based on recent trend.