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47 minutes ago, dre22era said:

So now the only thing left "live" to watch are cable news networks spearheaded by the Left & Right pointing fingers at one another.

You could read a book

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31 minutes ago, ziptrumpet87 said:

So the NEO sports curse is alive.¬†ūüėě

 

The only thing immune to COVID-19. 

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NCAA tournament has not been officially canceled yet but I will be surprised if it is held. Only two conferences that have not completed play that have yet to cancel theirs are the MAAC and MEAC.

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1 hour ago, clarkwgriswold said:

 

Christ man.  This reaction has some science and experience behind it.  This is not the damn cold.  I don't think panic does anyone good, but it is obvious some people need educated.  These aren't schlubs making these calls, it's our best and brightest.

 

Sorry, but I don't share your confidence in the people making these "calls". IMHO they're not considering big picture. We're all complaining because we don't get to see our sports, but what about all of the lost jobs? Not just in sports but in everything that's being and will be affected? COVID 19 has a higher death rate than the flu they say. But, for 80%, they say it is merely a cold or less. How will death rates and sickness from global recession / depression compare? We all face risk everyday at home and when we step outside our homes. Is the current reaction really warranted for the risk?

 

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3 minutes ago, Zip_ME87 said:

 

Sorry, but I don't share your confidence in the people making these "calls". IMHO they're not considering big picture. We're all complaining because we don't get to see our sports, but what about all of the lost jobs? Not just in sports but in everything that's being and will be affected? COVID 19 has a higher death rate than the flu they say. But, for 80%, they say it is merely a cold or less. How will death rates and sickness from global recession / depression compare? We all face risk everyday at home and when we step outside our homes. Is the current reaction really warranted for the risk?

 

Probably because of what happened in Italy.  this is changing so rapidly and there's a lot of misinformation coming from other countries as well as the federal govt.  

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/2019-nCoV

I would suggest following the stats on this website.  There were 3 cases a few days ago now there are 5.  If those numbers flatten out, then life can move forward.

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Those final two games against Ohio and PCCC will be a lasting memory for this team #119.

So happy the guys got to cut down the nets and celebrate and had a sold out arena for their final game for the Zips.

Incredibly sad.

 

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11 minutes ago, dre22era said:

Kansas and Duke now out of the NCAA men's tournament

 

RIP March Madness 2020. 

 

Unbelievable. 

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33 minutes ago, Zip_ME87 said:

 

Sorry, but I don't share your confidence in the people making these "calls". IMHO they're not considering big picture. We're all complaining because we don't get to see our sports, but what about all of the lost jobs? Not just in sports but in everything that's being and will be affected? COVID 19 has a higher death rate than the flu they say. But, for 80%, they say it is merely a cold or less. How will death rates and sickness from global recession / depression compare? We all face risk everyday at home and when we step outside our homes. Is the current reaction really warranted for the risk?


Yes, in fact the current reaction is a little late because experts were ringing the alarm to be careful and start getting prepared last year.  Go read about the Spanish Flu of 1918.  Then go listen to this interview with infectious disease expert.  

Like the fact that the economy nose dives in response to a pandemic and supply-chain economics means it's a problem with the economy, not with the experts or their opinions for how to deal with infectious disease.  If the people in charge of this country (politicians) hadn't cut pandemic-response teams (whose job it is to spear head preventing this from happening/preventing the panic from happening) and actually listened to health officials when they make warnings years...even decades ago...that we need to be preparing for things like this; making changes to our supply chains etc...

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico; the world faced a shortage of bags used for saline because 85% of them were produced there.  And it's like no-one knew it wasn't going to happen either.  Governments actually need to LISTEN to experts instead of playing politics.

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1 hour ago, clarkwgriswold said:

Will they wear the blue, gold or grey hazmat suits?

As long as it’s not the pink ones.

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Person #5 with COVID is a man from Stark County.  Again, doesn't mean he is going to die or even get seriously ill but if he passed it to someone who has underlying health conditions then there's a serious problem.

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"How Deadly is Coronavirus? What We Know and What We Don't" | New York Times

 

"We spoke to a number of experts in epidemiology, and they all agreed that 1% [death rate] was probably more realistic (than the 3.4% being mentioned)."  So that's good news - if The Time's sources are correct.  But the situation is still fluid and is changing rapidly.

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I was also thinking they could do Selection Sunday so the kids would officially be in the Dance.

They can't put it off for too long because April gets close to the end of the school year and other commitments.

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9 minutes ago, dre22era said:

Its Over

 

Amazing. What a time to be alive...

 

Meanwhile it's safe to send kids to school tomorrow, but not on Monday. Tomorrow is Friday the 13th by the way. 

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I can’t imagine how these kids feel.  Such a special season!  From the feeling cutting down the nets last week to this.  Unbelievable 

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2 minutes ago, ZIPS96 said:

I can’t imagine how these kids feel.  Such a special season!  From the feeling cutting down the nets last week to this.  Unbelievable 

 

Seems like just yesterday we were allowed to be elbow-to-elbow in a gym watching basketball... 

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Let them play X-Box against each other in a 68 team bracketed tourney and televise it nationally. I'll be Jonesing so hard for hoops next week I'd probably watch it.

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