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Re: Coronavirus-Aggregation Thread-Non political

#476 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:38 am

My old high school in Alabama has had an interesting season thus far.

They have had four results this year. They now have a 3-1 record, the one loss being against a highly rated school, and that by only seven points.

The other three results, not in order, are 68-0 (a school record), 1-0, and 1-0.

Yep. They're 3-1, with two of the wins coming from COVID-related forfeits.

They might end up in the playoffs if they can stay healthy (and not in the usual football way).
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#477 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:01 am

This is what I've been fearing:

Coronavirus May Have Mutated To Become More Contagious, Study Finds

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When Houston was gripped by a severe Covid-19 wave in June, a mutated form of coronavirus that developed elsewhere in the world and which is known to be especially contagious grew to eventually dominate the city’s infected patients, according to a study released Wednesday that could raise new questions about how quickly the virus evolved as it spread around the world.
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#478 Post by Vandal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:27 am

From Twitter:

The Tennessee Titans had three new player positives and five new personnel positives for COVID-19. Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.
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#479 Post by Vandal » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:05 am

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Titans-Steelers game this week is being rescheduled for later this season, per source.

There were two more positive tests in Tennessee -- one player, one personnel.

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#480 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:08 am

New England quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive and is out of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The game will probably be postponed at least temporarily.
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#481 Post by Vandal » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:25 am

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New England quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive and is out of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The game will probably be postponed at least temporarily.
According to NFL Network, players from both teams tested positive and the game will be played Monday or a Tuesday.

Or not at all.
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#482 Post by Vandal » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:43 am

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Outbreak now official: Three more Titans’ players tested positive today in Tennessee, per source.



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#483 Post by Vandal » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:13 pm

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Patriots will travel to Kansas City with two planes: One will carry roughly 20 people who had close contact with Cam Newton, and the other will carry everyone else
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#484 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:11 pm

Former FSU head football coach Bobby Bowden, 90, has tested positive for the coronavirus. He was recently in the hospital for treatment of a leg infection.
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#485 Post by Vandal » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:08 am

Here it comes:

#Patriots star CB Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team isn't expected to practice today, per sources.

Now the team is without their top offensive and defensive players. No word as to which of the two planes he was on (the Pats took two separate flights to KC, those w/close contact with Cam Newton and everyone else).
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#486 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:09 am

Tracking the White House Coronavirus Outbreak

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#487 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:16 am

The Virus Surges in North Dakota, Filling Hospitals and Testing Attitudes

As Covid-19 cases grow in the Great Plains, one official said residents need to know “how perilously close we are to the edge.”

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#488 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:54 pm

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#489 Post by Vandal » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:57 am

Broncos vs. Patriots game moved to next Sunday after new positive coronavirus test

The Broncos-Patriots game that had been rescheduled to Monday is now being moved to next Sunday after the Patriots had one new positive test for the coronavirus Sunday morning, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Patriots were to be on bye in Week 6, while the Broncos were supposed to play Miami. The Dolphins-Broncos game is being rescheduled.


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#490 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:53 pm

Two SEC football games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed: Florida-LSU and Vanderbilt-Missouri.

Also, Donald Trump's youngest son Barron has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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#491 Post by Vandal » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:43 pm

Alabama football coach Nick Saban and the athletic director test positive for COVID 19.
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#492 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:19 am

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban and the athletic director test positive for COVID 19.
Of course, this is days before the latest "game of the century" where Bama plays Georgia.

BTW, NCAA rules prevent remote coaching. No electronic communication into the stadium from 90 minutes before the game (when the game officials take over) until the game is finalized. So, Coach Saban, the ultimate micromanager, is going to have to "let it go" for this weekend, and probably next week's game against Tennessee also.

The crazy thing is that, as it now stands, Bama can lose a game this season (as long as it's not to Auburn), and still win the SEC West. Four of the seven teams already have two losses, and Bama has the tie-breaker edge over one-loss Texas A&M. Auburn is the only other team with one loss.
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#493 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:58 am

The people at the Lincoln Project are probably kicking themselves right now because they made this commercial before University of Florida coach Dan Mullen tested positive.

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#494 Post by Spock » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am

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The people at the Lincoln Project are probably kicking themselves right now because they made this commercial before University of Florida coach Dan Mullen tested positive.

Gee, A football coach caught a bug that he will most likely recover from in a few days. Let's shut everything down again.
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And yes, if he does happen to die, I still stand by my ridiculing of our panicking over a disease with an absolutely miniscule death toll among those without significant co-morbidities. This is not the Black Death we are dealing with here.

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#495 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:38 am

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am
I still stand by my ridiculing of our panicking over a disease with an absolutely miniscule death toll among those without significant co-morbidities.
That is a copout. A huge chunk of the American public has significant co-morbidities.

40% of the population is obese (including Donald Trump)
10% of the population has diabetes (100 million adults have diabetes or prediabetes)
8% of the adult population has asthma
15% of the adult population has chronic kidney disease.
Almost half the adult population has some form of cardiovascular disease.

Yes, there's a good bit of overlap among these categories, but what you're really saying is that for the minority of the population that doesn't have some potentially serious pre-existing medical condition, the death toll is small. That's not very consoling to the rest of us.

You're looking at a disease that's going to cause a 10% rise in the overall death rate (from all causes) in the United States for the year 2020, despite not being a factor for the first two months of the year. Add the that the number of others, like krox's daughter, who will suffer the aftereffects of the coronavirus for the rest of their lives, and it's certainly not something to ridicule.

Nobody ridiculed your traffic accident, but the number of people in the United States who are killed or seriously injured in collisions with gravel trucks every year is truly miniscule.
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#496 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:38 am
Spock wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am
I still stand by my ridiculing of our panicking over a disease with an absolutely miniscule death toll among those without significant co-morbidities.
That is a copout. A huge chunk of the American public has significant co-morbidities.

40% of the population is obese (including Donald Trump)
10% of the population has diabetes (100 million adults have diabetes or prediabetes)
8% of the adult population has asthma
15% of the adult population has chronic kidney disease.
Almost half the adult population has some form of cardiovascular disease.

Yes, there's a good bit of overlap among these categories, but what you're really saying is that for the minority of the population that doesn't have some potentially serious pre-existing medical condition, the death toll is small. That's not very consoling to the rest of us.

You're looking at a disease that's going to cause a 10% rise in the overall death rate (from all causes) in the United States for the year 2020, despite not being a factor for the first two months of the year. Add the that the number of others, like krox's daughter, who will suffer the aftereffects of the coronavirus for the rest of their lives, and it's certainly not something to ridicule.

Nobody ridiculed your traffic accident, but the number of people in the United States who are killed or seriously injured in collisions with gravel trucks every year is truly miniscule.
A friend of mine was released from the hospital last week. He was there for about two and a half months. He's having physical therapy to learn how to walk again. His lungs are damaged and will never heal.

Try telling him how mild the virus is.
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#497 Post by SportsFan68 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:54 pm

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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:57 am
Broncos vs. Patriots game moved to next Sunday after new positive coronavirus test

The Broncos-Patriots game that had been rescheduled to Monday is now being moved to next Sunday after the Patriots had one new positive test for the coronavirus Sunday morning, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Patriots were to be on bye in Week 6, while the Broncos were supposed to play Miami. The Dolphins-Broncos game is being rescheduled.


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#498 Post by T_Bone0806 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:28 am

Spock wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am
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And yes, if he does happen to die, I still stand by my ridiculing of our panicking over a disease with an absolutely miniscule death toll among those without significant co-morbidities. This is not the Black Death we are dealing with here.
I shoulda known not to wander into this thread, Despite the "non-political" disclaimer in the title, I managed to find something to piss me off. I will avoid any outright political musings in order to try and keep within the boundaries established in the thread title.

Glad to see you can ridicule my fear of this virus. So happy to see you don't think it will have an impact on you personally, other than of course the inconvenience of being expected to take measures to protect others.

I have muscular dystrophy. As such, my disease has progressed to the point where my lung capacity has decreased. Don't get me wrong, I've got a long way to go, under normal circumstances before I take my leave of Planet Earth, but if I catch this thing....game over. So every time I see someone piss and moan about having to take precautions to protect others, or downplay the seriousness of the virus because they don't feel personally threatened by it, my blood pressure rises to Mount Everest levels.

Panicked? I'm sure as hell scared shitless about venturing out in public, even though my area has a pretty low number of positive tests.

And the attitude of "well, the majority of deaths are people who were probably going to die soon anyway" is infuriating and certainly of little comfort to someone who would be PART OF that "miniscule" death toll. I am a PERSON, not a fucking minor statistic.


BUT..then..if I am to die, I should go ahead and do it, and decrease the surplus population, eh?


You go ahead and ridicule me for being a bit concerned about COVID-19. And if this thing SHOULD happen to get me, I'll have my wife send you directions to my grave so that you can dance on it and laugh at my foolishness.
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#499 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:38 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:38 am
Spock wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am
I still stand by my ridiculing of our panicking over a disease with an absolutely miniscule death toll among those without significant co-morbidities.
That is a copout. A huge chunk of the American public has significant co-morbidities.

40% of the population is obese (including Donald Trump)
10% of the population has diabetes (100 million adults have diabetes or prediabetes)
8% of the adult population has asthma
15% of the adult population has chronic kidney disease.
Almost half the adult population has some form of cardiovascular disease.

Yes, there's a good bit of overlap among these categories, but what you're really saying is that for the minority of the population that doesn't have some potentially serious pre-existing medical condition, the death toll is small. That's not very consoling to the rest of us.

You're looking at a disease that's going to cause a 10% rise in the overall death rate (from all causes) in the United States for the year 2020, despite not being a factor for the first two months of the year. Add the that the number of others, like krox's daughter, who will suffer the aftereffects of the coronavirus for the rest of their lives, and it's certainly not something to ridicule.

Nobody ridiculed your traffic accident, but the number of people in the United States who are killed or seriously injured in collisions with gravel trucks every year is truly miniscule.
A friend of mine was released from the hospital last week. He was there for about two and a half months. He's having physical therapy to learn how to walk again. His lungs are damaged and will never heal.

Try telling him how mild the virus is.
He back in the ICU. :cry:
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