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One thing that most don't think about in this discussion. They say we are flattening the curve. What does that really mean? It means we are saving people because the hospitals can handle the load of sick. If we didn't flatten the curve more would die sooner, our front line fighters would die. So staying the course at this point is good.

 

The CDC wants these guidelines in place to stay going forward, but eventually the virus will make itself known to every town in every county in each state and every country in the world. Most will actually get the virus. So the self quarantine should be in place for 6 months in many places. This buys time to prove out and manufacture mass quantities of therapeutics and get closer to a vaccine.

 

However, a 3 month or a six month shutdown will kill way more than the virus, most businesses will fail and leave behind unemployed people, who used to work for great companies and now are broke financially and mentally.

 

So at some point soon, we will have to open things back up, do everything we can to get the the vulnerable to the time of a vaccine and try to tip the scale to the side of saving the most lives.

 

There is no 100% right answer. We don't have a template to follow for a country of our size and there isn't a template for us to follow when the 2nd round comes.

 

I pray for the President, his teams, the Governors, that they make the right decisions and of course all of the people who are truly affected.

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I agree with that statement. We need some sort of system that allows everyone who can work remotely to work remotely and prohibits employers from unnecessarily forcing them to work in person. But, for those who can and want to work in person, they can finally open up and go back to work. If they don't want to work, they can lose their jobs... But, in the end, there has to be some hybrid system that allows folks to continue to lag back and stay home while allowing anyone else to get out there and work...that'll slow the spread and prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed while allowing a little more time to get some drugs or vaccines in place. In the end, it's tough to tell someone who has a high chance of dying to get out there and just suck it up for humanity, especially when there's a reasonable middle ground. Further, some employers need to get their a$$es in gear and catch up to the 2020's...most people can work virtually...they don't need to be in the office. Let's act like we understand technology and stop distrusting every employee out there...

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I agree with that statement. We need some sort of system that allows everyone who can work remotely to work remotely and prohibits employers from unnecessarily forcing them to work in person. But, for those who can and want to work in person, they can finally open up and go back to work. If they don't want to work, they can lose their jobs... But, in the end, there has to be some hybrid system that allows folks to continue to lag back and stay home while allowing anyone else to get out there and work...that'll slow the spread and prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed while allowing a little more time to get some drugs or vaccines in place. In the end, it's tough to tell someone who has a high chance of dying to get out there and just suck it up for humanity, especially when there's a reasonable middle ground. Further, some employers need to get their a$$es in gear and catch up to the 2020's...most people can work virtually...they don't need to be in the office. Let's act like we understand technology and stop distrusting every employee out there...

 

Not sure about "most people" being able to work virtually. For the most part, office workers can work remotely with a reasonable investment in technology. However, it's industries such as construction, manufacturing, hair salons, gyms, etc. which employ a fair number of people who cannot really work from home along with travel/hospitality/sports/entertainment that are getting hammered.

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I am working from home, so is my wife and my 2 daughters are back from college trying to do their studies online. We ran out of office space here. I am able to do my job from my lanai , but I don't get to meet face to face with my boss or my mentors or mentor the younger folks. We are falling behind professionally not being in the mix. I am an at risk person, and I don't want to come in contact with the virus either. But I can't wait to get tested to see if I may have had it. At one time I did have a slight fever, sore throat and a headache for 3 days while quarantined . If I had it and recovered, i would be back at work as soon as the state and my company says I can. But I doubt that I did. I am diabetic and probably would have been sicker than sh!t or died.

 

My wife and I do provide some care for her mother, she has stage 4 esophageal cancer and going through Chemo. I can't afford to catch anything let alone a damn virus.

 

So its quarantine city for me.

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No. The people that are at high risk should stay home, the rest of us have lives to live. And the whole point of quarantine was to flatten the curve, not to prevent spread entirely but keep the HC system from being overwhelmed. These shifting goal posts are obvious.

 

Your last paragraph is exactly what some of these authoritarian Governors want. They want their citizens to be drunk/high, fat from fast food and no exercise and dependent on them for $. Wake the fck up.

 

The decisions to open/close and to what extent are 100% rooted in partisan behavior. Dem governors, particularly the ones who want to make Trump's response appear more inept, have restricted their states more than conservative governors have. I don't think that is a coincidence. Governors are simply taking whatever course of action they think will get them re-elected in their state. They couldn't care less about keeping anyone safe or healthy.

 

They've turned this pandemic into a political demolition derby during an election year, but your assertion that this has to do with controlling citizens is, well, comical. You prob also think that 5G cellular service is somehow involved.

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The decisions to open/close and to what extent are 100% rooted in partisan behavior. Dem governors, particularly the ones who want to make Trump's response appear more inept, have restricted their states more than conservative governors have. I don't think that is a coincidence. Governors are simply taking whatever course of action they think will get them re-elected in their state. They couldn't care less about keeping anyone safe or healthy.

 

They've turned this pandemic into a political demolition derby during an election year, but your assertion that this has to do with controlling citizens is, well, comical. You prob also think that 5G cellular service is somehow involved.

 

Isn’t attempting to influence voting a form of control?

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Isn’t attempting to influence voting a form of control?

 

Are you telling me that politicians, who rely on the votes from their constituents to remain in office, shouldn't be attempting to influence the votes of the population? That's kinda been the way this country has operated for over a century now....

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Are you telling me that politicians, who rely on the votes from their constituents to remain in office, shouldn't be attempting to influence the votes of the population? That's kinda been the way this country has operated for over a century now....

 

Using draconian methods to influence the Presidential election? Yes, that’s new.

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Back to the OP's topic, is there any new info out there? will there be any type of college football this season?

 

Well, given the fact that LA's mayor has already said that there will be no sporting events through the rest of 2020 (not sure if he has "the power" to enforce it...but he said it), I would go with odds are definitely not good for a season this year.

 

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/los-angeles-mayor-says-no-concerts-or-sporting-events-until-2021/

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-15/coronavirus-concerts-sporting-events-2021-garcetti

 

EDIT: Of course, this is assuming that no vaccine is developed.

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Well, given the fact that LA's mayor has already said that there will be no sporting events through the rest of 2020 (not sure if he has "the power" to enforce it...but he said it), I would go with odds are definitely not good for a season this year.

 

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/los-angeles-mayor-says-no-concerts-or-sporting-events-until-2021/

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-15/coronavirus-concerts-sporting-events-2021-garcetti

 

EDIT: Of course, this is assuming that no vaccine is developed.

 

hmmm. well if there is no season will bama claim the 2020 NC?

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Well, given the fact that LA's mayor has already said that there will be no sporting events through the rest of 2020 (not sure if he has "the power" to enforce it...but he said it), I would go with odds are definitely not good for a season this year.

 

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/los-angeles-mayor-says-no-concerts-or-sporting-events-until-2021/

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-15/coronavirus-concerts-sporting-events-2021-garcetti

 

EDIT: Of course, this is assuming that no vaccine is developed.

 

He’s a pssy. There’s no reason to make a declaration like that 4-5 months before the season.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In latest <a href="

">@Stadium</a> poll of all 130 FBS ADs, 99% of ADs believe we will have college football season this year but 75% of ADs predict season will be delayed. 61% think it starts in Oct/Nov; 14% predict a spring start <a href="https://t.co/CT4ChFPU08">https://t.co/CT4ChFPU08</a></p>— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) <a href="
">April 22, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In latest <a href="
">@Stadium</a> poll of all 130 FBS ADs, 99% of ADs believe we will have college football season this year but 75% of ADs predict season will be delayed. 61% think it starts in Oct/Nov; 14% predict a spring start <a href="https://t.co/CT4ChFPU08">https://t.co/CT4ChFPU08</a></p>— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) <a href="
">April 22, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

Yeah bc Football and Men’s Basketball pay for all of the other sports. There’s going to be a lot schools cutting non rev sports if there’s no football season.

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Ridiculous.....you all need to wake up this is about an election, not the flu....the media is in your head...wake up Irish fans....please Don't feed into their propaganda...

Football and all sports need to press on. Stop being sheep...

Light always prevails over darkness. Stay to God..

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Ridiculous.....you all need to wake up this is about an election, not the flu....the media is in your head...wake up Irish fans....please Don't feed into their propaganda...

Football and all sports need to press on. Stop being sheep...

Light always prevails over darkness. Stay to God..

 

Put the bowl full of sour diesel. Down.

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Ridiculous.....you all need to wake up this is about an election, not the flu....the media is in your head...wake up Irish fans....please Don't feed into their propaganda...

Football and all sports need to press on. Stop being sheep...

Light always prevails over darkness. Stay to God..

 

So with all the numerous countries around the world that have closed their borders and implemented lock downs, quarantines etc, and they don't even realize this is all just about the upcoming US presidential election, wow are they in for a rude awakening!

 

Seriously, you lost me at 'the flu'.

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The decisions to open/close and to what extent are 100% rooted in partisan behavior. Dem governors, particularly the ones who want to make Trump's response appear more inept, have restricted their states more than conservative governors have. I don't think that is a coincidence. Governors are simply taking whatever course of action they think will get them re-elected in their state. They couldn't care less about keeping anyone safe or healthy.

 

They've turned this pandemic into a political demolition derby during an election year, but your assertion that this has to do with controlling citizens is, well, comical. You prob also think that 5G cellular service is somehow involved.

 

We know how the Dem Governors keep their citizens safe.

They should issue bullet proof vests.

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I just don't see it, even in spring. The usual flu season runs through March 31st. If there is truly as large of a "second wave" (did the first ever stop?) as is being predicted, I suspect that will last well into spring.

 

Vaccine or no vaccine, I suspect there won't be more than a handful of games for any team in the 2020-2021 season, whenever that may occur.

Too many conference differences, state differences, political differences, and parental differences to allow a meaningful season methinks.

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Even if they play in the spring, what happens then? Let's assume camp starts over Christmas break (mid-Decemberish), kids stay on campus throughout, games start by the end of January. They play, February March, April; maybe it bleeds into early May for the playoffs and NC game.

 

Do they turn it around in August and do it again?

 

The conference only announcement was a Hail Mary hoping to salvage something and buy some time. I just can''t see how this is workable. It's getting worse.

 

This is dumpster fire. I am sad.

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