Covid-19 discussion, continued...

gut Senior Member
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Mon, May 18, 2020 6:40 PM

It all seems premature when we aren't even 100% certain kids will be back in school in the fall.

I'm afraid high school football is a goner.  Don't see how that is going to happen this year.  Basketball and Soccer, really any contact sport, don't have any  better outlook.

The other thing that has to really suck for developing high school athletes is most probably have little to no access to a weight room going on 3 months now.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, May 18, 2020 7:05 PM

Notre Dame announced they’d be back on campus in the Fall. 
 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, May 18, 2020 7:18 PM

There’s a picture going around of some patio in Columbus that was packed and no rules were being obeyed. Everyone is commentating about the second lockdown that’ll happen next month as a result. 
 

Could there be another lockdown? I just don’t see that going over well at all. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Mon, May 18, 2020 7:40 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Notre Dame announced they’d be back on campus in the Fall. 
 

USC (Carolina) came out with a plan on how students come back, and hopefully others follow suit. And I don’t think there will be another lockdown, people won’t comply.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Mon, May 18, 2020 11:27 PM
posted by gut

It all seems premature when we aren't even 100% certain kids will be back in school in the fall.

I'm afraid high school football is a goner.  Don't see how that is going to happen this year.  Basketball and Soccer, really any contact sport, don't have any  better outlook.

The other thing that has to really suck for developing high school athletes is most probably have little to no access to a weight room going on 3 months now.

Enough with this shut. HS football a goner?  It’s fucking MAY!

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:43 AM

Not only did Notre Dame and South Carolina say they are coming back, they are bringing back students EARLIER than originally scheduled. My wife's school district has been talking about the same. It's smart. Finish the semester before Thanksgiving. When I was a college coach, I would talk to administrators about the same thing -- only mine wasn't about any sickness, it was about logic in travel and expenses.

Seems to me the ODH task force for adult and youth sports leagues put together a good crop of people to put together some guidelines. It's spread out across the state and has a wide variety of sports represented.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:59 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Enough with this shut. HS football a goner?  It’s fucking MAY!

Consider the source. Same guy who said baseball owners are not motivated to have a season. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 10:32 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Enough with this shut. HS football a goner?  It’s fucking MAY!

Agreed. Closing schools for all of this spring was a huge mistake as it were.  We have punished kids unnecessarily for this by completely overreacting to the risks to them of getting the virus or passing it on. Talk of no sports or school in the fall is insanity. 

gut Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 11:58 AM
posted by SportsAndLady

Consider the source. Same guy who said baseball owners are not motivated to have a season. 

Does being so stupid come naturally, or does it take effort?  What's the appeal of trolling people by constantly making yourself look like an idiot? 

Read the article I posted over there that proves you wrong.  You'd save yourself a lot of embarrassment if you used google before posting another hilariously uninformed hot take.

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Tue, May 19, 2020 1:32 PM

Anyone trust the Swiss? https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

Here's just a snippet of their findings.

  1. According to data from the best-studied countries and regions, the lethality of Covid19 is on average about 0.2%, which is in the range of a severe influenza (flu) and about twenty times lower than originally assumed by the WHO.
  2. Even in the global “hotspots”, the risk of death for the general population of school and working age is typically in the range of a daily car ride to work. The risk was initially overestimated because many people with only mild or no symptoms were not taken into account.
  3. Up to 80% of all test-positive persons remain symptom-free. Even among 70-79 year olds, about 60% remain symptom-free. Over 97% of all persons develop mild symptoms at most.
Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:13 PM

Anyone fly and/or book lately? I'm getting the fuck out of here. Headed to Denver for 3 weeks in mid-June.

A few weeks ago, big airlines had whatever I wanted for cheap. Today? Very limited and hardly any deals. Assuming they cut a ton of flights. I had to go Southwest like a plebe. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:40 PM
posted by Automatik

Anyone fly and/or book lately? I'm getting the fuck out of here. Headed to Denver for 3 weeks in mid-June.

A few weeks ago, big airlines had whatever I wanted for cheap. Today? Very limited and hardly any deals. Assuming they cut a ton of flights. I had to go Southwest like a plebe. 

Heard they’re actually adding flights, since their flights will be capped  at 50-60% capacity. The price increase is most likely because demand is picking back up and they gotta make up for revenue lost lol. 

Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:44 PM

It’s weird. It literally changed in 2 days. Maybe you’re right, people scooped up the flights quickly. 
 

NYC to Denver flies in and out of all 3 airports and is usually anytime/day you want. Today I couldn’t find a reasonable nonstop Delta flight (I have credit), even with flexible dates. 

gut Senior Member
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Tue, May 19, 2020 10:28 PM
posted by Automatik

Anyone fly and/or book lately? I'm getting the fuck out of here. Headed to Denver for 3 weeks in mid-June.

I know someone who just did NY-MIA....they went Spirit for like $50 and the plane was full, even the middle seat.  Didn't think they could do it, but I suppose that's what you get with Spirit.

Saw an article the other day that TSA screenings were down 95% from last year!  But airlines cut routes by 60-70%, so that should mean most flights are still pretty empty.  Except they're probably using smaller more economical planes - if you're only getting 30 people on a flight you'll fly the 60-seat puddle jumper instead of the bigger A380.  Might be why it's hard to find non-stop from NY-DEN because they need to add legs to a route to get a remotely reasonable utilization.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, May 20, 2020 10:26 AM

 

Definitely been an uptick in prices.  May fly to Tampa near the end of June for some fishing.  Driving to the OBX for a week before that.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, May 20, 2020 2:09 PM

Our CEO just announced we'll continue working under our current at-home arrangement until at least August 31st.

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, May 20, 2020 2:51 PM
posted by justincredible

Our CEO just announced we'll continue working under our current at-home arrangement until at least August 31st.

Is that good or bad?

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, May 20, 2020 3:00 PM

 

https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-via-contaminated-surfaces

 

Bureaucrats have been wrong about every step of the way.

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, May 20, 2020 6:38 PM
posted by Spock

Is that good or bad?

I'm fine with it. I said earlier in the thread I doubt I'd be back in the office in 2020.

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, May 20, 2020 6:44 PM

https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-via-contaminated-surfaces

 

So they just found out a respiratory virus wasnt as contagious when its on surfaces?  Saw some science awhile back that they felt like the virus could only last a few minutes in a humid hot environment

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