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#676 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:06 am

Arizona passed 1,000,000 Covid cases reported yesterday.
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#677 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:06 pm

Not exactly on point, but this is the closest thing to it.

The New Orleans Saints announced that their season-opening home game against the Green Bay Packers will be played in Jacksonville September 12. Much of New Orleans is still without power, and the Saints are practicing in Cowboys Stadium.

The Saints faced this same problem after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. That year the Saints played their first "home" game at Giants Stadium against the Giants. They wore their dark home jerseys and the logos on the field said "Saints" but the crowd was definitely pro-Giants and the Giants won the game handily. The Saints played the rest of their home games in the Alamodome in San Antonio and LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. With all the stadium-hopping, they finished the season 3-13.
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#678 Post by mrkelley23 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:38 pm

I first read about this study in the Washington Post, but it and other stories in American mass media seemed to me to be written by people who didn't really understand the science. What I posted above, therefore, is not the actual study (although there are links to it if you're interested), but a Stanford Med analysis and review of the study.

My shortened version:

Surgical masks work at limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2
Certain interventions were effective at increasing mask participation in this population
The study was randomized and controlled, which is a first in the study of mask effectiveness
The findings were statistically significant, which to a researcher is almost like saying "this is a fact."
The study is not peer-reviewed yet, but it has been submitted.
Cloth masks were not included in the analysis, so no conclusions were attempted about their effectiveness.
And, shockingly, "more studies are needed." :)
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#679 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:47 am

Another football game relocation. Tulane's scheduled home opener against Oklahoma this Saturday is moving to Norman, OK, due to the conditions in New Orleans. This may be a good break for Tulane. They weren't going to beat Oklahoma no matter where they play the game, and Tulane remains the home team and gets to keep all the gate receipts. This game will draw more people in Norman than it would have in New Orleans under perfect conditions.
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#680 Post by BackInTex » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:25 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:47 am
Another football game relocation. Tulane's scheduled home opener against Oklahoma this Saturday is moving to Norman, OK, due to the conditions in New Orleans. This may be a good break for Tulane. They weren't going to beat Oklahoma no matter where they play the game, and Tulane remains the home team and gets to keep all the gate receipts. This game will draw more people in Norman than it would have in New Orleans under perfect conditions.
But now a higher percentage of the fans in the stands will be drunk.
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#681 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:50 am

BackInTex wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:25 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:47 am
Another football game relocation. Tulane's scheduled home opener against Oklahoma this Saturday is moving to Norman, OK, due to the conditions in New Orleans. This may be a good break for Tulane. They weren't going to beat Oklahoma no matter where they play the game, and Tulane remains the home team and gets to keep all the gate receipts. This game will draw more people in Norman than it would have in New Orleans under perfect conditions.
But now a higher percentage of the fans in the stands will be drunk.
You must not know New Orleans well.
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#682 Post by BackInTex » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:58 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:50 am
BackInTex wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:25 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:47 am
Another football game relocation. Tulane's scheduled home opener against Oklahoma this Saturday is moving to Norman, OK, due to the conditions in New Orleans. This may be a good break for Tulane. They weren't going to beat Oklahoma no matter where they play the game, and Tulane remains the home team and gets to keep all the gate receipts. This game will draw more people in Norman than it would have in New Orleans under perfect conditions.
But now a higher percentage of the fans in the stands will be drunk.
You must not know New Orleans well.
And you've never been to an OU game in Norman. I've been to New Orleans and an OU game in Norman.
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#683 Post by Beebs52 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:43 am

BackInTex wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:58 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:50 am
BackInTex wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:25 am


But now a higher percentage of the fans in the stands will be drunk.
You must not know New Orleans well.
And you've never been to an OU game in Norman. I've been to New Orleans and an OU game in Norman.
Y'all crack me up. Ranger Jeff et al own Norman...
Actually all gate receipts will go to Tulane. Only half stadium will be open. A bunch of friends had arranged to go to original game but not now. Had to rebuy tics even if season holders, yada
Norman home games aren't debauches like OU Tex, LSU...
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#684 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:53 pm

Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols

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TUCSON (KVOA) - A conflict over the COVID-19 quarantine policy at a Vail Unified School District elementary school has been resolved shortly after protesters threatened to make a citizen's arrest on the principal Thursday morning.

According to VUSD officials, a student at Mesquite Elementary School was asked to quarantine after he reportedly was in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

VUSD said this decision was made per state policy, citing that when a school in Arizona experiences a positive case of COVID-19, it is required to report the case to its county health department - in Vail's case, Pima County Health Department. Then, the county decides which individuals need to quarantine in order to prevent a potential outbreak in the community.

However, after hearing the quarantine request, three individuals and the child involved drove over to the school in order to protest the decision. The three individuals were later identified as one of the child's parents, another community member and a local business owner, who live-streamed the confrontation over his business' Instagram account.

Over the Instagram live, the business owner reportedly shared his discontent over the situation and threatened to use zip ties to arrest the principal of Mesquite Elementary School. The zip ties could also be seen in the video.

According to school officials, when the group went into the principal's office, the school's principal, Diane Vargo listened to their concerns. After a conversation, Vargo asked them to leave the school grounds.

After the group refused her request, the principal left her office without incident.

The group left the scene before Tucson Police Department officers arrived at the school.

VUSD said Vargo was not harmed in connection to the incident. The district has not yet decided if they will press charges against the protesters.
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#685 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:23 pm

Actor Miles Teller has reportedly tested positive for COVID on the set of the upcoming Paramount Plus miniseries, "The Offer," about the making of the movie, "The Godfather." Teller plays Albert Ruddy, the movie's producer and the central character in the miniseries. Production has now shut down. Teller was not vaccinated. Ironically, Teller got the role when he replaced Armie Hammer, who was let go following the allegations of sexual misconduct on his part.
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#686 Post by Vandal » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:50 pm

Hall of Famer and former Big Red Machine great Johnny Bench announced Friday afternoon via Twitter that he's tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, New York.

Bench, 73, who was in Cincinnati last week for former broadcaster Marty Brennaman's Reds Hall of Fame induction and a Reds Hall of Fame Legends Game in which he managed one of the teams, added that he's been vaccinated and credited the vaccine for not requiring hospitalization.

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#687 Post by jaybee » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:32 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:23 pm
Actor Miles Teller has reportedly tested positive for COVID on the set of the upcoming Paramount Plus miniseries, "The Offer," about the making of the movie, "The Godfather." Teller plays Albert Ruddy, the movie's producer and the central character in the miniseries. Production has now shut down. Teller was not vaccinated. Ironically, Teller got the role when he replaced Armie Hammer, who was let go following the allegations of sexual misconduct on his part.
So apparently Covid made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
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#688 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:24 pm

The Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifying game in Sao Paulo was suspended today shortly after it began when health officials objected to three Argentine players participating who supposedly violated quarantine rules. The Argentine players in question played in the English Premier League and under local quarantine rules, were required to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Brazil. No decision has been reached as to the ultimate outcome of the game.

That's not the only game that was postponed today. The Guinea-Morocco match in Guinea scheduled for tomorrow was postponed after a military coup in the country. The Moroccan team is locked down in their hotel, trying to get out of the country.
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#689 Post by Vandal » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:11 am

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Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:16 pm
All three quarterbacks on the Denver Broncos roster have been ruled high risk for COVID and will not be dressed for tomorrow's game against New Orleans. The game will not be forfeited. Instead, running back Royce Freeman will be the emergency QB. The Broncos also have a receiver on the practice squad, Kendall Hilton, who played QB in college and will probably be activated for the game as well.
More came out about why Denver had to play with no QBs in a game last season:

John Elway, Denver’s president of football operations, made several frustrated pleas to Goodell to postpone the Sunday game until Tuesday, when the quarterbacks would be available. The league denied those requests because surveillance video from Denver’s facility showed the quarterbacks had tried to fool the system. They had removed their contact-tracing devices and put them in the four corners of the meeting room, then they sat together to watch film. That close contact automatically made them ineligible to play.

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