If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

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Postby sudog03 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:13 pm

funkychicken wrote:To put the situation in perspective, and with numbers from the CDC, the plain ol’ flu bug kills 12-15 thousand Americans every year AND pneumonia kills 50 thousand every year. Where’s the hand wringing over those ailments?

While it is commendable to take preventive measures, some of these actions seem like overkill.

FC


It's the rate of infection, not necessarily the mortality rate that is the issue. The US has a very limited number of hospital beds (some reports say only about 300k open at any one time). If you do not take measures to slow the rate of spread, you will end up overwhelming your healthcare system and it will make the mortality rate much worse.
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Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

Postby sudog03 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:23 pm

Also, we have vaccines to help prevent the plain ol flu bug, anti-virals to help treat it, same goes for pneumonia. Italy is no 3rd world country. They have a real mess at the moment.
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Postby AP » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Wow. Did not expect 03 to drop a good public health take, but there it is.
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Postby Smurf » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:48 pm

At the macro level, overreact and you look like a fool. Under react and you have a grave unprecedented crisis on your hands...so to speak. This is the conundrum that faces leadership. They can't win really.

I'd rather we overreact and look foolish than to under react and suffer tragic consequences. What we don't know and may never know is how many lives might have been saved or outcomes altered by implementing strict measures. Some of these are lessons learned from previous epidemic/pandemics. Some cities (like Philadelphia, for example) were slow to implement changes during the 1918 flu outbreak. Once they hopped on board, it was too late. Compare that to St. Louis, which implemented radical changes early on. The result was a much higher mortality and infection rate in Philly than in St. Louis.
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Postby Cujo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:37 pm

AP wrote:Wow. Did not expect 03 to drop a good public health take, but there it is.

:lol:
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Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

Postby 77SU » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:32 pm

NCAA just canceled Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring championships.

Now to cancel my hotel reservation in College Park, MD, and the rental car.
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Postby Cujo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:03 pm

The NCAA sucks.
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Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

Postby AP » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:40 pm

Cujo wrote:The 'rona sucks.
Fixed.
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Postby Jay » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:44 pm

I’m with Cujo.
Go Bulldogs!!!
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Postby Smurf » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:09 pm

As is being suggested by some, the NCAA should seriously consider granting another year of eligibility for spring sport athletes.

As if being a Samford fan isn't challenging enough, our women fight through very slim odds to win a berth in the NCAA tourney for the first time in years. Then the rug gets pulled out from underneath them. The baseball team was off to a torrid start. They were 13-2 and may have well been on a path to having a special year and perhaps their best season in school history. Then the rug gets pulled out from underneath them.
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