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Re: Coronavirus-Aggregation Thread-Non political

#651 Post by mrkelley23 » Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:26 am

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The pandemic is not over. The NC State baseball team has dropped out of the College World Series because they would be unable to field a team due to COVID protocols. Their scheduled game with Vanderbilt Saturday was declared No Contest, and Vanderbilt advanced to the finals against Texas or Mississippi State. NC State played and lost to Vanderbilt 3-1 on Friday and had been scheduled for a second game today to determine who would advance to the final. State only had 13 players available for the Friday game (nine position players and four pitchers) and 12 of them played in the Friday game.
I may be wrong here, but the reports I've read said that NC State was not given a choice in the matter of the final game. They opted to play the Friday game (with only 9 position players and four pitchers), but were then told by the NCAA people and the local health department that they would not be allowed to play the elimination game against Vanderbilt. Elliott Avent, NC State's coach, deflected questions about whether he personally was vaccinated and whether he encouraged his players to get vaccinated.
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#652 Post by Vandal » Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:38 pm

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game postponed after 3 Yankees test positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK -- The Yankees' post-All-Star break opener against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among New York pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta.

Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka and Gio Urshela are also in COVID-19 protocols, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

Yankees general manager Brian Chasman said tests for three other players were pending, but he did not name them. He said he assumes the tests will come back positive.

Because Judge was at the All-Star Game with other players, this has triggered contact tracing questions for other teams.

Loaisiga went on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, when the Yankees were in Houston, and he did not travel home with the team Sunday.

Cashman said all three were fully vaccinated, as are most of the players on the team.

While vaccinations do not prevent a person from contracting COVID-19, it prevents severe effects.



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#653 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:45 pm

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game postponed after 3 Yankees test positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK -- The Yankees' post-All-Star break opener against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among New York pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta.
Considering the way the Yankees have been playing, especially against the Red Sox, this has to qualify as good news.
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#654 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:09 am

It's now six Yankees.
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#655 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:13 am

Guinea has become the first country to pull its team from the Olympic games. The country had planned to send five athletes in various sports. The official reason for the withdrawal was concern about COVID-19, but some reports say the country just couldn't afford the cost of sending a team. North Korea earlier announced that it would not participate in the Games. So far, at least 18 individual athletes, including five Americans, have withdrawn following positive COVID tests. The opening ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow night, although it's still unclear as to what it will include or who will participate, since there will be no spectators. Competition has already begun in various team sports, although no medals have been awarded yet.
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#656 Post by Vandal » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:33 pm

From Twitter (Tom Pellisero):

The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources. Massive implications.

Here’s more from today’s memo, which also says the team responsible for a canceled game because of an outbreak among unvaccinated players/staff will be responsible for financial losses and subject to potential discipline from the commissioner.

The league intends to play its entire 272-game schedule over 18 weeks (17 games per club). And this is key: "We do not anticipate adding a '19th week' to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled within the current 18 weeks of the regular season." Play on time or don't play.
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#657 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:13 pm

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Guinea has become the first country to pull its team from the Olympic games. The country had planned to send five athletes in various sports. The official reason for the withdrawal was concern about COVID-19, but some reports say the country just couldn't afford the cost of sending a team. North Korea earlier announced that it would not participate in the Games. So far, at least 18 individual athletes, including five Americans, have withdrawn following positive COVID tests. The opening ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow night, although it's still unclear as to what it will include or who will participate, since there will be no spectators. Competition has already begun in various team sports, although no medals have been awarded yet.
Guinea has now reversed its decision and will send its team of five athletes to the Games.
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#658 Post by Vandal » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:45 pm

After refusing to get a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Vikings assistant coach. The vaccine is required for all Tier 1 staff, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts.
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#659 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:27 pm

Vandal wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:33 pm
Here’s more from today’s memo, which also says the team responsible for a canceled game because of an outbreak among unvaccinated players/staff will be responsible for financial losses and subject to potential discipline from the commissioner.
Another note on the NFL edict. If a game is not played, no player on either team gets paid for the game, so in essence they lose 1/17 of their annual salary. And of course performance bonuses will be more difficult to earn as well.
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#660 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:22 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Vandal wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:33 pm
Here’s more from today’s memo, which also says the team responsible for a canceled game because of an outbreak among unvaccinated players/staff will be responsible for financial losses and subject to potential discipline from the commissioner.
Another note on the NFL edict. If a game is not played, no player on either team gets paid for the game, so in essence they lose 1/17 of their annual salary. And of course performance bonuses will be more difficult to earn as well.
It's not obvious to me that the NFL can just impose that pay cut on players (particularly faultless players) without negotiating with NFLPA. --Bob
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