NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships

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Yeah I mean at some point it could even come down to if the schools can afford to have those extra players on scholarship. I mean most can but some probably can't.
They could say they have the option to be a walk on. As long as the elgibility is there
 
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You think the media is causing, oh say, the head of Ohio Public Health and the Governor of Ohio to urge cancellation of all meetings with 250 people or more? You think media fear mongering is causing NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA cancellations and postponements?
Only the people who are too stubborn to admit they were wrong are still blaming this on the media. Just look at what's happening to the countries that didn't respond in kind to the virus early on. The fact is, we got a late start just like those countries. We have far, far lower testing rates than countries like South Korea, who've dealt with this rather successfully so far. As of March 8, Italy had tested 826 people per million citizens. Italy is getting hammered right now. You know how many people per million the US has tested? Five. Italy is testing 160x as many people as we are. It's a bit scary to think if we have 1,300 reported cases of CV, and we are woefully, woefully under testing, how many cases are undiagnosed out there.
 

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You think the media is causing, oh say, the head of Ohio Public Health and the Governor of Ohio to urge cancellation of all meetings with 250 people or more? You think media fear mongering is causing NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA cancellations and postponements?
Maybe. But all those entities risk a lot by doing business as usual, so it's like the weather man screaming to take cover for potential bad weather. It's pretty heavily weighted on the "better safe than sorry" side of the scale. The criticism they face by under reacting is far more than they will face for being overly cautious.
 
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NCAA has cancelled March madness.


"Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities," the NCAA statement read.
 

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How many people would have to die before you would consider it not retarded?
I didn't know if he meant the reaction to the virus was retarded or our responses are retarded.

I think it's retarded to make vague posts.
 

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You think the media is causing, oh say, the head of Ohio Public Health and the Governor of Ohio to urge cancellation of all meetings with 250 people or more? You think media fear mongering is causing NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA cancellations and postponements?
In a word...YES...In two words...Most Definitely! In four words...NO DOUBT IN MY MIND.
 

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Only the people who are too stubborn to admit they were wrong are still blaming this on the media. Just look at what's happening to the countries that didn't respond in kind to the virus early on. The fact is, we got a late start just like those countries. We have far, far lower testing rates than countries like South Korea, who've dealt with this rather successfully so far. As of March 8, Italy had tested 826 people per million citizens. Italy is getting hammered right now. You know how many people per million the US has tested? Five. Italy is testing 160x as many people as we are. It's a bit scary to think if we have 1,300 reported cases of CV, and we are woefully, woefully under testing, how many cases are undiagnosed out there.
I don't think ANYONE is blaming the media for the coronavirus...we are blaming the media on the mass hysteria over the coronavirus in comparisons to the actual size of the problem currently (around $50K confirmed cases Worldwide). AND the fact that they have basically shattered our economy in the process with their hysteria. NO ONE thinks we shouldn't attempt to contain it and heal the sick...but MILLIONS of Americans think the media is EXTREEMLY overreacting. Most of the people I know who aren't afraid to express their opinion agree, and I also work in a hospital...so it's not just the "stubborn."

Now some are stubborn...like my 81 year old Dad whom I tried to tell to be careful and he said this was a bunch of political BS and he'd never seen such a stupid over-reaction...said that back when he was in the USAF they had the swine flu that killed far more people than this will and the reaction to containment was NOTHING compared to this hype that is wreaking the country and has a major political element. His words not mine. I told him to be careful and he said he's going to live his life...he's earned it...I'm not going to tell him to stop and take it easy...he's a war hero...and he has a strong opinion about the direction of our country in terms of it's "softness."
 
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I would guess we aren't testing every tom, dick and harry that has a sore throat because we would like to leave hospital and clinical space for those who are actually sick...If that's it, I'm not sure that's a bad policy considering the hysteria and bed availability that higher numbers has caused in other populations (namely Italy).
 
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I don't think ANYONE is blaming the media for the coronavirus...we are blaming the media on the mass hysteria over the coronavirus in comparisons to the actual size of the problem currently (around $50K confirmed cases Worldwide). AND the fact that they have basically shattered our economy in the process with their hysteria. NO ONE thinks we shouldn't attempt to contain it and heal the sick...but MILLIONS of Americans think the media is EXTREEMLY overreacting. Most of the people I know who aren't afraid to exprss their opinion agree...so it's not just the "stubborn."

Now some are stubborn...like my 81 year old Dad whom I tried to tell to be careful and he said this was a bunch of political BS and he'd never seen such a stupid over-reaction...said that back when he was in the USAF they had the swine flu that killed far more people and the reaction to containment was NOTHING compared to this hype that is wreaking the country and has a major political element..his words not mine. I told him to be careful and he said he's going to live his life...he's earned it...I'm not going to tell him to stop and take it easy.
Haha, I'm sure I'll be the same way at his age.

(but seriously hope he and everyone else who's most vulnerable come out of this unscathed)
 
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How many people must die before....

Simply a lame attempt to play moral superiority. There is no answer that would not be rejected as heartless.

In 2017, 80,000 people died during flu season. Nobody stopped games, shut down the country, or called the President incompetent. 80,000. In the US alone. And the media did not run stories 24-7 about it.

Nobody wants to be accused of causing a death, so the hysteria is out of control. How many deaths did the NCAA tourney cause in 2017?
 

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How many people must die before....

Simply a lame attempt to play moral superiority. There is no answer that would not be rejected as heartless.

In 2017, 80,000 people died during flu season. Nobody stopped games, shut down the country, or called the President incompetent. 80,000. In the US alone. And the media did not run stories 24-7 about it.

Nobody wants to be accused of causing a death, so the hysteria is out of control. How many deaths did the NCAA tourney cause in 2017?
How many people were exposed to the flu to get that 80,000 deaths? 300 million? More? That is over 12 months.

How many people have been exposed to covid 19? Even a million yet? How many months?

The point is comparing this to a postmortem snapshot of the flue doesn’t really hold water.
 
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As a virologist - research virology, specifically - this global panic is simply absurd. You have the same chance of dying from the flu (well, coronavirus is slightly more deadly). The reactions spurred by the media apparatus propagating propaganda leaves me bewildered. It's laughable, really. I assure you.. this entire situation is just absurd.
It's more leftist, entitlement pandering to the weakest whiners on the planet. We have become such a wimpy society thanks to leftist policy makers of the past decades. Kowtowing Republicans, so bent on being p*ssies allowing the weak to make policy is to blame for this massive puddle of weak-kneed pandering.
Will men ever begin to start being men again and regain some backbone and stop worrying about being called names?
We need to be led by Cowboys -- not wimps.
 
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A little perspective

CDC: Coronavirus US burden
Updated March 13, 8:00 AM EDT
Confirmed 1,762
Fatal 41
Recovered 31

CDC: 2019-2020 Flu (estimated)
Cases: 34-49 million
Deaths: 20-52,000

The vast majority of deaths in China were elderly folks, most with pre-existing conditions. Most all of the elderly have pulmonary issues because a great majority of Chinese are still heavy smokers (both men and women) so I have to think that contributed to their death toll. I believe the apparent higher fatality rate so far in the US to date has more to do with under-confirmation of cases than an actual higher death rate to due the virus, but that is just my opinion. Also the death rate is usually higher as a new virus is introduced to a population and drops fairly quickly going forward due to several factors.

Long way to go, but at this point we are much more likely to die of some variety of flu virus than coronavirus. Pretty much the same guidelines apply to avoid both - avoid close contact (within a few feet) of others, especially if they are exhibiting signs of being ill (coughing, sneezing). Other things you can do personally to avoid any virus: stop smoking, exercise and eat healthy. Wash hand thoroughly and often as in several times a day. Wash each entire hand (seriously, watch a video as most people don't wash their hands correctly), and scrub with soap long enough to sing "Row Your Boat" twice. Do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose or mouth with bare hands - use a napkin or cotton swab. I've seen some recommendations to add vitamin C and D but I am a little dubious on that if you are a healthy adult under 60. Avoid touching public door doorknobs and other surfaces frequently touched by the public with your bare hands. Use a hand sanitizer wipe if you have no choice (such as a shopping cart handle). Gloves would be far more help for most people to prevent the spread of this virus than face masks.

We have not had a confirmed case within 100 miles of where I live, but school districts are closing now for a week. I believe this has to do with an overwhelming need to "do something" now. Closing for a week now is not going to do a lot of good, and they may wish that had that week off back later if/when the virus actually reaches this area. Store shelves are empty of toilet paper of all things as well as antiseptics, so yes we are seeing some over-reactive behavior based on media hype.
 
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